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What makes Cam Newton and Greg Olsen click?

Cam Newton and Greg Olsen have worked hard on routes, studied film and forged a bond that gives Carolina a formidable threat in Super Bowl 50.

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Bubble Watch: Duke aims to stay a cut above

The unranked Blue Devils need all the wins they can get during an upcoming pivotal stretch, which starts today against NC State. Watch the game on ESPN and WatchESPN.

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Brogdon's 'Statue of Liberty' dunk (0:16)
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Kansas' Graham, Lucas make alley-oop look easy (0:21)
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Kapadia: Super Bowl cheat sheet

Here are the 10 things you need to know if you plan on placing a wager, making a prediction or just want to sound smart when talking about the big game.

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Sport Science: Durant re-enacts iconic moments (3:08)
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3hTom Haberstroh

Cuban: Hacking rules keep intrigue in NBA game

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban disagrees with the notion that hacking hurts the game, telling ESPN.com that he believes fans actually feel more part of the game in hack-a-player situations.

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Final Four party crashers (1:37)
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Experts: Best bets for Super Bowl 50

Looking to place a wager on Super Bowl 50? Chalk's Vegas experts help sort through nearly 400 prop bets, and give analysis on the side and total.

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Junior college gave Newton 'sense of humility' (1:30)
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Kenny's magical Super Bowl journey (3:16)
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How Broncos and Panthers got here (2:03)
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Prem: Liverpool 2-2 Sunderland (1:28)
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Popovich angry he doesn't get a second question (0:59)
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Did Draymond Green start a water bath trend? (0:32)
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Paul George gets prayer answered (0:17)
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Dwyane Wade turning back the clock (0:20)
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SportsCenter's Hall of Fame preview (2:22)
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Should George Karl be fired? (0:40)
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Omogbo finding peace on the court (5:55)
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All-Time #NBArank: Where does Kobe belong?

As Kobe Bryant closes his storied career, where does he stack up among the likes of the Big O and Dr. J? See where he stands as our countdown approaches the top 10.

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Ryan Leaf on Manziel: 'It feels like I'm holding up a mirror' (1:19)
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12hDoug McIntyre

McIntyre: Few bright spots in U.S. win

Jozy Altidore's late winner was the highlight of an otherwise disappointing performance for the U.S. in an ugly win over Canada, writes Doug McIntyre.

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Big East-leading Cats tip at Providence
NCAAM 

Ben Bentil is expected to play for 11th-ranked Providence after he left a game this week with an injured ankle. But Villanova's center Daniel Ochefu is expected to miss a third straight game (concussion). Follow live

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Watch: Caribbean Series semifinals

Puerto Rico (2-2) will face Venezuela (3-1) for a spot in the finals. Puerto Rico is led by Neftali Soto, who has two homers during the tournament, while Venezuela is led by Dariel Alvarez, who is hitting .500. Live on ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN

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Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Tim Duncan (knee), Matt Bonner (left calf strain), and Manu Ginobili (surgical recovery) are all out for Saturday's Game against the Lakers.

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Who needs two shoes?
NCAAM 

Marshall Plumlee doesn't. He played a couple possessions without one for Duke.

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Iowa State scuffling out of the gate

Playing with six primary players today due to injuries and suspensions, Iowa State had just 3 points in the first 10 minutes against Oklahoma State -- but the Cowboys are not pulling away. Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN

Cam, Curry, Coldplay and a creaky QB
NFL 

Here are 10 things you need to know when watching Sunday's game. Super Bowl cheat sheet

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Should this have counted at the buzzer?

UCF's A.J. Davis' tip-in, after review, is ruled to be too late. It would have sent the game into overtime. Instead, Temple won 62-60.

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Cuban: Hacking rules keep intrigue in NBA
NBA 

Mark Cuban says it would be a mistake if the league made changes to the rule that sends poor free-throw shooters like DeAndre Jordan to the line constantly. Teachable moments

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SC Throwback: Suns hands Bulls fifth loss
NBA 

Twenty years ago today it was the Charles Barkley show as the Suns handed the 72-win Bulls their 5th loss of the season.

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No. 6 Xavier rallies past Marquette

The Musketeers surged ahead in the second half for the 90-82 win, their fifth straight win. Trevon Bluiett led the way with 23 points and 8 assists while Edmond Sumner and J.P. Macura each scored 20. Box score

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Watch: Duke aiming for back-to-back wins

Duke is playing its first home game in 19 days. The Blue Devils beat the Wolfpack on the road just two weeks ago. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

Lucas lays down hammer against TCU
NCAAM 

Devonte' Graham connected with Landen Lucas, who finished with a strong two-handed jam on the alley-oop, as No. 7 Kansas rolled 75-56.

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From the mag: Remember Whitney's anthem?
NFL 

Just 10 days after the U.S. entered a war, Whitney Houston's national anthem at Super Bowl XXV was the melody that helped everyone unite for the moment. When Whitney hit the note

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Wolverines look to upset Michigan State

The 10th-ranked Spartans head to Ann Arbor for the only scheduled meeting between the in-state rivals this season. Caris LeVert is missing his 10th straight game for Michigan. Follow live

Kennys Mayne's Super Bowl journey
NFL 

Panthers DE Jared Allen came along on a magical trip to the best 7-Eleven in San Jose. Joe Montana and Bill Walton made appearances.

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Mitchell soars in for Louisville
NCAAM 

It was an easy afternoon for the Cardinals, as seen with this alley-oop by Donovan Mitchell, as they routed Boston College 79-47.

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Elhassan: 'Coach Karl deserves better'
NBA 

ESPN's Amin Elhassan says he told George Karl not to go to the Kings.

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UVa rides 3-pointers to win vs. Pitt

Virginia made 9-of-16 from long range en route to winning its third straight ACC road game. It started 0-3 on the road in conference play. Box score

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Guarding 7-foot-6 Tacko Fall is unfair

UCF's Tacko Fall barely jumps on this dunk over several Temple defenders. He has 10 points, seven rebounds and three blocks in a tight game with Temple on ESPNU.

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Duke usually responds when unranked

The Blue Devils are 3-1 in their last four games while unranked. They are double-digit favorites vs. NC State (2:00 p.m. ET on ESPN).

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Jeff Ma's prop bet picks
NFL 

ESPN Chalk's Jeff Ma says don't be fooled with recency bias when projecting Denver-Carolina.

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Tim Duncan ruled out for Lakers game

The Spurs center will miss his seventh straight game tonight because of soreness in his right knee. The Spurs are 42-8 this season and beat the Lakers by 13 points two weeks ago.