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2dHallie Grossman

From The Mag: Can Melo Trimble return the Terps to glory?

Melo Trimble has helped Maryland announce its presence among NCAA basketball's elite, loud and clear. But for a deep March run, the talented point guard has to find his voice.

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Allen adds to Cameron mystique with winner at the buzzer (2:02)
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2hOhm Youngmisuk

Youngmisuk: A slam-dunk Q&A with Vince Carter

It might have been one slam dunk, but Vince Carter launched a nation of Canadian basketball fans with his 2000 Slam Dunk performance.

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Kansas beats Oklahoma on the road (1:28)
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18hKevin Pelton

All-Star Grades: Rising Stars

Here's Kevin Pelton's grades for the Rising Stars game, which pits the top young NBA players against one another in a Team USA-versus-World format. Team USA won 157-154.

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Jim Brown on significance of Hampton lacrosse (3:43)
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Calipari ejected, Kentucky routs South Carolina (1:42)
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NBA All-Stars try to name five famous Canadians (2:15)
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1dScoop Jackson

Scoop Jackson: Thirty years of Jordans

If you think Air Jordans are just sneakers, you're missing the point. Scoop Jackson details the 30-year reign of the world's most recognizable basketball shoe.

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Prem: Sunderland 2-1 Man United (2:05)
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Sage Steele and Stephen A. Smith talk potential NBA trades (2:04)
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Drummond busts a move behind Kevin Hart (0:32)
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Hampton president: 'We are pioneering things here' (1:55)
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4hDavid Schoenfield

Ranking the teams: 24 through 19

Twins still a year away? David Schoenfield continues his pre-spring training rankings with a look at teams that fall closer to the middle of the pack.

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Joseph Blandisi's ridiculous between-the-legs goal (0:28)
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Watch out league, Jabari Parker's healthy (0:19)
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18hD'Arcy Maine

The Buzz: NBA Celeb Game grades

The NBA and WNBA's best and brightest are in Toronto this weekend for the All-Star festivities. Friday night's Celebrity Game might not have had the same talent caliber, but it was entertaining.

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Canada wins Celebrity Game (1:54)
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9dSteve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada

OTL: NFL rewards, punishes as research funder

Behind the NFL's donations for brain research is a funding apparatus that some researchers believe steers research away from potentially uncomfortable truths about football and brain disease.

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Kobe Bryant All-Star Mixtape (2:42)
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1dJohnette Howard

Why Manning's decision might not be so easy

Justin Tuck, Jerome Bettis, Damien Woody and Bill Polian provide insight into the things an NFL player like Peyton Manning takes into consideration when deciding whether to retire.

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Best Dunks of the Season (So Far) (1:59)
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1dSonia Thompson

The Buzz: Kristen Wiig is hilarious as Super Bowl champ

Jimmy Fallon interviews Super Bowl champion quarterback Peyton Manning, aka Kristen Wiig dressed in a full Broncos uniform, and you'll be cracking up for the full six minutes.

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3dRobert Sanchez

TrueHoop Presents: Jahlil Okafor opens up

For the first time ever, the 76ers rookie discusses his run-ins with the law and growing up in the NBA spotlight. Can he put this season's troubles behind him and focus on the game?

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1dPaul Lukas

Uni Watch: History of NBA All-Star design

Friday Flashback: NBA All-Star Game design has bounced all over the place, like a Larry Bird shot in a game of H-O-R-S-E. Paul Lukas explores the history of the showcase game's uniforms.

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Bosh to have more tests on 'lingering' calf issue

All-Star forward Chris Bosh will have more exams on his strained right calf when he gets back to Miami, possibly as early as Monday to determine the status and severity of the problem.

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Eric Campbell wants to talk to Manziel

Earl Campbell said he hopes to sit down with Johnny Manziel to help him change his path. Campbell said a friend affiliated with Texas A&M asked him to speak with the Browns QB. 'We gotta get him some help'

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Hayes, Wisconsin up big on No. 2 Maryland
NCAAM 

This Nigel Hayes 3-pointer made him 3-for-3 from long range in the first half and extended the Badgers' double-digit lead on ESPN.

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J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

Adam Silver begins his annual All-Star press conference by expressing condolences to Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams, whose wife died in a car accident this week.

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Vince Carter tribute draws technical foul
NCAAM 

Vince Carter performed this slam in a dunk contest. Memphis' Shaq Goodwin did it in a game.

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NCAAM 

Tide's Taylor dunks on top of Gator
NCAAM 

Alabama's Jimmie Taylor went right over a defender to finish through contact.

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ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

107 unranked men's Div. I teams have defeated ranked teams this season. That's the most ever through Feb. 13 in a single season.

Bell punishes the rim on alley-oop
NCAAM 

Oregon's Jordan Bell and Dillon Brooks linked up on the break for a soaring slam.

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NCAAM 

Calipari ejected in under 3 minutes
NCAAM 

Just 2:26 into the game against South Carolina, John Calipari got two techs and the boot. Kentucky ended up winning 89-62.

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Duke beats No. 7 Virginia at the buzzer
NCAAM 

Grayson Allen banked in a wild, contested shot from close as time expired to get the unranked Blue Devils a 63-62 win, their fourth straight W.

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NCAAM 

Ridiculous between-the-legs goal
NHL 

Joseph Blandisi showed some splendid stick-handling and scored a nifty goal.

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NHL 

Jason Sobel Senior Writer 

Tomorrow marks 938 days since Phil Mickelson last PGA Tour win at the 2013 Open Championship -- his longest drought since winning as an amateur in 1991. With one hole left to play in his third round, Mickelson leads by two strokes. If he wins tomorrow, it would be the 43rd title of his career and fifth at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Golf 

Alabama takes buzzer-beater to the bank
NCAAM 

Justin Coleman beat the buzzer from long range to end the first half.

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NCAAM 

Can you name five Canadian celebrities?
NBA 

Klay Thompson is really the only All-Star to nail this question.

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NBA 

No. 11 Oregon falls at Stanford 76-72
NCAAM 

Michael Humphrey swatted Dillon Brooks' layup attempt with less than 10 seconds remaining to help the Cardinal hang. The Ducks have lost two in a row.

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NCAAM 

The road to the dunk contest
NBA 

Zach LaVine proved last year why he belongs in the dunk contest. But here's some compelling arguments from Andre Drummond, Will Barton and Aaron Gordon.

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Duke making it tough on No. 7 Virginia

The Blue Devils and Cavaliers are knotted at 53 with under 8 minutes to play, as unranked Duke searches for its fourth straight win. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Notre Dame might not be as good as last season, but still a team that will be a tough out in the NCAA tournament. They can really, really score. Most efficient offense in the country. Demetrius Jackson is impossible to keep out of the lane, they have good perimeter shooters and scorers around him, plus Zach Auguste is solid inside and Bonzie Colson is a glue guy. Three road games coming up could be telling, though.

Notre Dame knocks off No. 13 Louisville

Demetrius Jackson was 6-of-12 from beyond the arc for 27 points, Steve Vasturia scored 20, and the Fighting Irish handed the Cardinals their second straight loss. Box score

Jason Sobel Senior Writer 

Aaron Rodgers underwent knee surgery just three weeks ago, but said there was no way he'd miss the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. It looked like there was no way he'd miss the cut, either, as Rodgers and pro Jerry Kelly opened with a pair of 64s in the team best-ball competition. They ran into some trouble at Pebble today, though, and won't be one of the 25 tandems to reach Sunday's final round.

NFL 

No. 13 Louisville trails Notre Dame late

Demetrius Jackson and Steve Vasturia have combined for 45 points to put the Fighting Irish on top of the Cardinals 65-63 with 4:20 to play. Live on ESPN2 & WatchESPN