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34mElizabeth Merrill

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: Who could use a quality win?

Kansas isn't thinking about March, yet, as it travels to TCU (live on ESPN & WatchESPN). But several teams have opportunities to bolster their NCAA resumes today.

Brogdon's 'Statue of Liberty' dunk (0:16)
Ellis capitalizes on TCU's poor defense with massive dunk (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.

Sport Science: Durant re-enacts iconic moments (3:08)
1hTom 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.

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.

Junior college gave Newton 'sense of humility' (1:30)
Bradley sinks Cavs with game winner (0:44)
Prem: Liverpool 2-2 Sunderland (1:28)
Popovich angry he doesn't get a second question (0:59)
Did Draymond Green start a water bath trend? (0:32)
Paul George gets prayer answered (0:17)
Dwyane Wade turning back the clock (0:20)
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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.

SportsCenter's Hall of Fame preview (2:22)
Should George Karl be fired? (0:40)
Omogbo finding peace on the court (5:55)
Ryan Leaf on Manziel: 'It feels like I'm holding up a mirror' (1:19)
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11hDoug 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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1dElizabeth Merrill

The moment Ron Rivera was at the brink of failure

Carolina coach Ron Rivera has brought the Panthers to a Super Bowl. Just 15 months ago, he was coaching a 3-8-1 team that was circling the drain. How'd it all turn around?

ICYMI: Best of SportsCenter at the Super Bowl (0:42)
Would Goodell let his kids play football? (0:46)
The Swami's Super Bowl pick (0:29)


Tony Dungy a Hall of Famer?

In his third year of eligibility, Dungy is a finalist for the 2016 HOF and his record speaks for itself. He spent 13 years as a head coach, and is the first African-American head coach to win a Super Bowl when he led the Colts in Super Bowl XLI.

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Omogbo finding peace on the court

Colorado State's Emmanuel Omogbo lost both parents and twin niece and nephew in a tragic house fire. He's used basketball -- and support from around the country -- to find peace.


Broncos' defense is among best ever

John Clayton says based on talent, the Orange Rush (or whatever ends up being the nickname of this defense) stacks up to some of the best ever. Where they stack up

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What should Kevin Durant do?

Amin Elhassan says the versatility of Atlanta and Golden State's offenses would allow Durant to dominate within the context of the team scheme. Elhassan's recommendation (Insider)

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7-foot-6 Tacko Fall tips in with ease

The UCF big man easily cleans up after a missed shot against Temple. The Owls, however, lead early in the second half on ESPNU.


Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Providence coach Ed Cooley said in a text the Friars are working on Ben Bentil (right ankle) but doesn't look good for Villanova game at 2:30 pm at the Dunk. They may try and give it a go but he will be limited.

No. 7 Kansas rolling past TCU at halftime

The Jayhawks are shooting 53.6% from the floor, including Perry Ellis going for a game-high 11 points, in taking a 38-20 lead over the Horned Frogs. TCU has lost 11 straight against top-10 teams. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Leicester dominates Man City in 3-1 win

Leicester City, whose entire starting lineup costs almost half as much as one Manchester City defender, built a 6-point lead atop the Premier League table.


No. 19 Louisville throttling BC at halftime

One day after announcing they would not be going to the postseason, the Cardinals are dominating the Eagles 32-14 at halftime. Jaylen Johnson leads all scorers with 7 points, while Chinanu Onuaku has 7 rebounds. Streaming live on ESPN3

ICYMI: There's no pleasing Gregg Popovich

Ask too many questions? Pop gets mad. Jeff Van Gundy went the opposite route and asked one question. Pop got mad.


Marquette leads No. 6 Xavier at halftime

The Golden Eagles went on a 17-1 run to take a 38-35 lead over the Musketeers. Henry Ellenson leads the way with 10 points and 6 rebounds. An unranked Marquette team has not beaten a top-6 teams since upsetting UConn in 2006. Follow live

Sport Science: Durant as legends

Kevin Durant does Allen Iverson's crossover plus legendary moves by Dr. J. and Michael Jordan in the Sport Science lab.


Brogdon trots out Statue of Liberty dunk

Virginia's Malcolm Brogdon soars past the Pittsburgh defense for the big one-handed dunk.


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Super Bowl 50: First time the No. 1 pick (Cam Newton in 2011) will face the No. 2 pick (Von Miller) from same draft in Super Bowl

SC Throwback: Suns hands Bulls fifth loss

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


Newton won't attend NFL awards show

Panthers QB Cam Newton is the front-runner for NFL MVP honors but he won't be around to accept it tonight, as he told ESPN's Ed Werder he has curfew and will be at the team hotel preparing for Sunday's Super Bowl.

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Ellis wide open for alley-oop

So where was the TCU defense in trying to stop Kansas' Perry Ellis on the very easy alley-oop?


Brett Favre, Terrell Owens HOF finalists

Favre and Owens are two of three first-year eligible nominees among the 15 modern-era finalists who will be considered for today's election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Hello from Louisville's Adel

Deng Adel makes the steal, tiptoes along the sideline then cuts between a couple of Boston College defenders for the bucket as the Cardinals are already up 17 just 8 minutes into the game. (Live on WatchESPN)


Manziel's downward spiral with Browns

Johnny Manziel has experienced some turbulent times since signing with Cleveland and it all has come to a halt. Timeline of events

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Broncos hope to let the underdog out

Denver thrived in an underdog role two weeks ago against New England and it is 5½-point underdogs to Carolina tomorrow. Familiar ground

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Cam, Curry, Coldplay and a creaky QB

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

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McManus: Goodell fails to tackle biggest issues

Jane McManus writes that Roger Goodell's goal was to protect the status quo and not make any news that might distract from the Super Bowl. Lacked substance

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Watch: Louisville's first game since self-ban

(19) Louisville welcomes lowly Boston College to town one day after it banned itself from postseason play. The Cardinals are one game behind North Carolina for the ACC lead. Streaming live on ESPN3