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Bracketology: Texas is rising to the occasion

Texas jumps to a 5-seed in Joe Lunardi's latest projection. Shaka Smart's Longhorns can state their case even louder with a win at No. 1 Oklahoma on Monday (live on ESPN and WatchESPN).

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UConn women too much (again) for South Carolina

For the second straight year, the top-ranked Connecticut women showed just how big the gap is between No. 1 and No. 2, as Breanna Stewart (25 points) and the Huskies stayed perfect at South Carolina.

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Phil, Thibs or Walton for next Knicks coach?

What happens now in Gotham with Derek Fisher fired? Is Luke Walton a coaching candidate? Or will Phil Jackson return to the sidelines?

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King James takes the low-hanging fruit from Kings (0:16)
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Duke overcomes fatigue, outlasts Louisville

In an intense ACC battle, Duke held off Louisville's late surge to pick up its third straight victory. Grayson Allen led the Blue Devils with 19 points.

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NBA Power Rankings: Will the Warriors ever stop?

After their 41st straight win at home, Golden State is showing no signs of slowing down atop Marc Stein's latest rankings. Meanwhile, back East, Boston is gaining a sneaky bit of momentum.

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Drummond drills it from 3/4 court (0:38)
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Kobe 'hammers' it home (0:15)
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Thomas: Dream come true to have mother at Super Bowl (2:25)
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Curry on Newton: 'I can't really say how I would have responded in that moment' (0:59)
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Warriors at the White House (1:37)
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Westbrook decides to crash Durant's interview (0:35)
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Stephen A.: Newton still has growing up to do (1:44)
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Sunday Blitz: Broncos' D seventh-best ever (1:16)
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22hGreg Garber

Best and worst of Super Bowl 50

When it was all said and done, the Broncos simply shut down the Panthers in a defensive affair. The best and worst of it? Greg Garber shares.

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20hJohn Clayton

Clayton: Wade Phillips finally kicks down that door

Von Miller got the MVP award, but the architect of Denver's defensive domination in Super Bowl 50 is a coach who was out of work not long ago. Wade Phillips finally broke through on a big stage.

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Leicester keep passing title tests

Marcotti's Musings: When will we finally take Leicester seriously in the title race? Plus: Barca win ugly and Gary Neville's situation at Valencia get

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Duke's Allen gets flagrant for tripping
NCAAM 

Grayson Allen received a Flagrant 1 early in the second half when he appeared to intentionally trip a Louisville player.

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Johnson wins it, Prokhorov goes bonkers
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Joe Johnson banked in a 3-pointer at the buzzer to down the Nuggets, much to the delight of Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov.

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Kobe Bryant makes three late 3-pointers
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Bryant only made 6 field goals vs. the Pacers tonight. But 3 of them came in just over a minute's time late in the fourth quarter.

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Did antics keep Owens out of the Hall?
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The SportsNation crew believes WR Terrell Owens is a Hall of Famer and voters got distracted by his antics instead of looking at his production.

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Joe Johnson redefines 'ankle breaker'
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There are ankle breakers, and then there is Johnson doing this to Denver's Jusuf Nurkic.

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Final: Nets 105 Nuggets 104. Joe Johnson beats Denver at the buzzer with a 3-pointer. Wow.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Lakers coach Byron Scott on Kobe Bryant's shooting after Bryant went 6-of-25 from the field in 89-87 loss to Indiana: "Sometimes you live and die with it, and I'm willing to do that with him."

No shame in Lammert's game
NCAAM 

Longhorns F Connor Lammert made a long 3-pointer to give Texas a 31-22 lead over No. 3 Oklahoma going into the half on ESPN.

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Drummond drills one from 3/4 court
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Free throws might befuddle the Pistons' Andre Drummond. But 3/4-court shots are his thing.

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Clippers survive scare from 76ers
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Philadelphia led by as many as 19 points, but Los Angeles mounted a big comeback to escape with the 98-92 overtime win. DeAndre Jordan finished with 12 points and 21 rebounds. Box score

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Tigers, OF Martinez strike 2-year deal
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J.D. Martinez has reached a deal with Detroit worth $18.5M pending a physical, according to ESPN sources and multiple reports. The OF slugged 38 homers and drove in 102 in 2015. Story

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Power Rankings: Warriors at home at No. 1
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After their 41st straight win at home, Golden State is showing no signs of slowing down atop Marc Stein's latest rankings. Rankings

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Buddy Hield can pass too
NCAAM 

The Oklahoma star and nation's second-leading scorer tossed up the perfect alley-oop early vs. Texas.

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Kobe can still elevate ... sort of
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This wasn't exactly the form that won Kobe Bryant a dunk contest title, but it counts for two points just the same.

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Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Cavs win 120-100 to improve to 7-3 in Lue's first 10 games. LeBron 21p 10r 10a (40th career triple-double); Kyrie 32p 12a; J.R. 22p; Love 11p 6r; TT 10r; Shump 6p 11r (ties career high); Richard Jefferson 10p 4r.

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

And, that was it. After 11 points in 2 minutes to spark the Lakers comeback, Kobe tries a bunch of long, contested shots over Paul George. None go in. Pacers win 89-87. Crowd chants "Kobe! Kobe!" As he leaves the floor. The farewell tour marches on to Cleveland

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Big slam keeps Texas in front
NCAAM 

Prince Ibeh brought the power on this two-handed jam; he also kept No. 24 Texas ahead of No. 3 Oklahoma on the road. (Live on ESPN)

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Clutch Kobe not enough for Lakers

Kobe Bryant scored 11 points in the final 4:15 of the fourth quarter, including making 3-pointers on 3 consecutive possessions, but the Pacers came back in the final minute to beat the Lakers 89-87. Box score

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Redick's 3 forces OT for Clippers

The Clippers were down by as many as 19 against the 76ers, but J.J. Redick made a game-tying 3-pointer with 10 seconds left in the fourth quarter to force overtime in Philadelphia. Follow live

Rondo to LeBron for the slam
NBA 

Rajon Rondo set up LeBron James for a breakaway dunk with a perfect outlet pass. One problem: they don't play for the same team.

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Hornets take care of short-handed Bulls
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Chicago was without Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose, and Charlotte made the most of it, outscoring the Bulls 38-20 in the first quarter and cruising to a 108-91 win to get to .500 on the season. Box score

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LeBron, Cavaliers rout Kings

LeBron James put up his first triple-double of the season and got help from Kyrie Irving (32 points) and J.R. Smith (22 points) as Cleveland rolled to a 120-100 win over visiting Sacramento. Box score

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Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

I saw Brandon Ingram at the Champions Classic in Chicago. Against Kentucky, he wasn't aggressive. So timid. Amazing how far he's come with his assertiveness. He's so intentional when he has the ball and he fights for loose balls in ways he did not a few months ago. His talent with a little attitude is scary.

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Kobe Bryant has caught fire here in Indy. Has just scored 11 points in the last two minutes here.

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