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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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Bradley sinks Cavs with game winner (0:44)
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Prem: Mahrez goal -- Leicester (48') (0:49)
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Super Bowl 50: ESPN staff picks

Who will prevail in Super Bowl 50? ESPN's pro football brain trust assembles its list of predictions for the big game.

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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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9hDoug 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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Should George Karl be fired? (0:40)
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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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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?

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ICYMI: Best of SportsCenter at the Super Bowl (0:42)
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Werder might need a little work on his dab (0:18)
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Are you ready for the Sloth Bowl? (1:23)
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Would Goodell let his kids play football? (0:46)
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Richard Sherman is the ultimate Pokémon master (2:31)
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The Swami's Super Bowl pick (0:29)
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23hJames Tyler / ESPN FC

FC: Who's who in the FIFA scandal

2015 was a watershed year for world football, as a criminal investigation into widespread corruption left FIFA in disarray. Here's what you need to know about the people involved and where things stand.

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16hRamona Shelburne

Sources: Griffin has second surgery on broken hand

Clippers star Blake Griffin underwent a second surgery on the broken right hand he suffered during an altercation with equipment manager Matias Testi. The surgery is not considered a setback.

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Watch: College GameDay
NCAAM 

Jay Bilas, Rece Davis, Seth Greenberg and Jay Williams are in South Bend, Indiana as the No. 2-ranked Tar Heels come to town later tonight. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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NCAAM 

What should Kevin Durant do?
NBA 

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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NBA 

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.

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Louisville without top scorer Saturday
NCAAM 

Rick Pitino told Wave 3 News in Louisville that Damion Lee (17.0 PPG) will not play today against Boston College because of a minor knee injury. Louisville would prefer to rest him for Monday's game at Duke.

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NCAAM 

Broncos' defense is among best ever
NFL 

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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NFL 

Paul George hits fadeaway, one-footed 3
NBA 

The Pacers star was hoping for a foul, but got a highlight-reel 3 instead.

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NBA 

Andy Katz puts Tar Heels on upset watch

South Bend will be rocking Saturday with ESPN's College GameDay in town. Can No. 2 North Carolina avoid a second straight road loss? Daily Word

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On the doorstep of immortality

Terrell Owens, Brett Favre and Alan Faneca are all finalists in their first year of eligibility for the Hall of Fame. They are competing with Marvin Harrison, Kurt Warner and others for enshrinement in Canton.

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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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Leicester dominates Man City in 3-1 win
Soccer 

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.

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ICYMI: Butler carted off, Bulls fall to Nuggets
NBA 

Jimmy Butler was carted off after suffering a sprained left knee as the Bulls fell to the Nuggets.

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Olney: Why good players remain unsigned
MLB 

The lack of activity around useful players like Marlon Byrd and Shane Victorino show that some teams don't regard playing experience the way they once did. Buster's theories (Insider)

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MLB 

There's no pleasing Gregg Popovich
NBA 

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

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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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NFL 

SVPs Best Thing I Saw Today
High School 

A finalist for Kentucky's Mr. Basketball award dialed up an epic hook shot for a game-winning buzzer beater.

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High School 

Who will these celebrities take for QB?
NFL 

Athletes and celebrities stopped by the ESPN Express interview lounge to show off their end zone dances and pick their QB.

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Should George Karl be fired?
NBA 

Bobby Jackson believes that it might be time for the Kings to move on. DeMarcus Cousins thinks the team's problems extend beyond "energy and effort."

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Paul Carr @PCarrESPN

The @LVSuperBook gave Leicester City 2,500-1 title odds before the season. Worst NFL title odds pre-season: Oakland & Jacksonville at 100-1

Ed Werder with candidate for worst dab
NFL 

There's just so much that isn't working here.

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NFL 

Reports: Kings mull firing George Karl

The Kings (21-29) are increasingly concerned about their floundering play under George Karl and are hoping to delay any decisions about his future until the All-Star break, according to ESPN's Marc Stein & multiple reports. Story

Paul Carr @PCarrESPN

Leicester City is now SPI's Premier League title favorite. 41% Leicester 33% Man City 17% Arsenal 9% Tottenham

Police open criminal investigation into Manziel

Dallas police announced Friday night they are launching a criminal investigation into a domestic violence assault complaint filed against Browns QB Johnny Manziel. The move comes a day after the police said they closed an investigation into allegations Manziel hit his ex-girlfriend in an incident last Saturday at a downtown Dallas hotel, when no charges were filed. Story