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Hield comes up big as Sooners hold off Horns

Buddy Hield capped off a 27-point night with the deciding 3-pointer in the final seconds to help No. 3 Oklahoma get past Texas and avoid a second consecutive loss.

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Hield's 3 caps Sooners' comeback over Longhorns (1:18)
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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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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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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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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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Pelton: What's the Knicks' real problem?

Phil Jackson has gotten some things right while running the Knicks. But for that to really matter, he'll have to improve in one major area, Kevin Pelton writes.

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Sunday Blitz: Broncos' D seventh-best ever (1:16)
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23hGreg 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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21hJohn 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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Mexico wins Caribbean Series on walk-off HR (0:51)
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4hGabriele Marcotti

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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Kings ready to move on from Karl
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Marc Stein reports the Kings are planning on firing coach George Karl, saying on SportsCenter: "Since they lost Friday night in Brooklyn this has been seen as an inevitability."

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NBA greats debate all-time greats
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Who's in Chris Bosh's all-time NBA Top 5? "No. 1? I have to say Jordan. No. 2 is Kareem. No. 3 is Magic. Uh, shoot, man. I'd probably go Bill Russell No. 4. Man, this is so hard." Who made the cut?

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Hield makes big shot to break tie
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Oklahoma's comeback over Texas was capped by a clutch three-pointer by Buddy Hield, giving the Sooners a 63-60 win. Hield scored 21 of his 27 points in the second half.

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Crosby remains red hot for Penguins
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Sidney Crosby scored two goals and had two assists in Pittsburgh's 6-2 win over Anaheim. He's scored a goal in 9 straight home games, the longest streak in the NHL since Mario Lemieux had an 11-game streak during the 1995-96 season (via Elias).

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Blazers best Grizzlies in OT

Damian Lillard scored 33 points and iced the game with free throws down the stretch as Portland earned a 112-106 OT win in Memphis. The Blazers have won 7 of their past 8. Box score

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Ranking Air Jordans

As all the sneakerheads know, the Air Jordan XXX drops Friday. What better time to look back at all 29 looks of past Jordan kicks? Full ranking

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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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Magic come back to win in OT

Orlando fell behind by 20 in the first quarter, but outscored Atlanta 29-18 in the fourth, then 16-9 in OT to pick up its second consecutive win. Box score

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Allen Crabbe forces OT in Memphis

The Blazers guard made a layup at the buzzer in regulation, sending Portland and Memphis to overtime tied at 102. It's the third game in the NBA tonight to require an extra session. Follow live

LeBron's triple-double leads Cavs
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LeBron James recorded his first triple-double of the season, finishing with 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in Cleveland's 120-100 win over Sacramento.

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Jackson: It was time to make a change
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Knicks president Phil Jackson said of Derek Fisher, who was fired Monday: "I think he was a dedicated worker. Some of that onus is on the players."

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KAT pounces for big slam
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Karl-Anthony Towns faked the handoff and instead took it in himself for a massive dunk.

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Johnson comes up clutch for Nets again
NBA 

After the last 10 years, no one has made more game-winning buzzer-beaters than Joe Johnson. He did it again Monday night, lifting the Nets over the Nuggets.

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Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Oklahoma entered the Kansas State loss shooting above 46 percent from the 3-point line. Historic numbers. Went 6 for 24. 32 pct tonight.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

ESPN sources say that the Sacramento Kings are going ahead with a coaching change and plan to fire George Karl in coming days

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Buddy Hield gets going in second half
NCAAM 

The Sooners guard was tired of his team trailing the Longhorns so he slams this dunk, and they're now tied on ESPN.

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Hawks-Magic going long

Regulation was not enough time to decide this one as the teams head to overtime tied at 101. Al Horford's 27 points leads all scorers. Follow live

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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NCAAM 

Johnson wins it, Prokhorov goes bonkers
NBA 

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
NBA 

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'
NBA 

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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