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No contest: Study shows shooters better than ever

Steph Curry vs. Larry Legend. Are today's 3-point shooters greater than their predecessors? The answer can be found from watching NBA 3-point contests.

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7mOhm 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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Allen adds to Cameron mystique with winner at the buzzer (2:02)
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Kansas beats Oklahoma on the road (1:28)
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19hKevin 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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Indiana HS wins record 30th swim title in row

The Carmel High School girls swimming team set a national record for most consecutive state titles in any sport, winning its 30th straight Saturday at the IHSAA girls state championships.

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NBA All-Stars try to name five famous Canadians (2:15)
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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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5hDavid 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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19hD'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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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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4dRobert 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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Vitto Brown puts Wisconsin up by 10
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Brown's triple made it a double-double lead for the Badgers against the 2nd-ranked Terrapins. (Live on ESPN)

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Jerry Stackhouse is one of the 100+ retired players in town for All-Star Weekend, and always has time for the fans.

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Baxter Holmes @BaxterHolmes

Silver says after Kobe takes time to decompress, "hes going to be looking for ways to stay directly involved in the game of basketball."

Kobe Bryant's All-Star mixtape
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20 NBA seasons. 18 All-Star selections. 1 mixtape.

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Muggsy picks potential 'Space Jam 2' lineup
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Who better to pick the new lineup of players that have their talents taken than one of the originals, Muggsy Bogues? The future Monstars

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No. 2 Maryland has big hill to climb
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The Terrapins started the second half in a 15-point hole vs. Wisconsin, but has since shrunk that under 10 points. Will Maryland be the latest top team to go down? Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Carmelo Anthony reiterated to Sirius XM NBA Radio that he has no intentions of waiving his no-trade clause.

Reports: Wild fire coach Mike Yeo

Yeo had a 171-131-44 record with the team. The Wild have 3 regulation wins since January 1st. They are 3-12-4 since that day after starting the season 20-10-6.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

It's almost time for All-Star Saturday Night, where the buzz surrounds Zach LaVine and whether he can top his dunk contest performance from last year.

Baxter Holmes @BaxterHolmes

Adam Silver on Kobe: "I dont think theres any doubt that hell go down as one of the greatest players to ever play this game."

Duke beats No. 7 Virginia at the buzzer
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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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Graham: I took it personal
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What spurred Devonte' Graham's career-high 27-point game vs. Oklahoma? Everyone who said Kansas couldn't contain Buddy Hield.

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If the glove fits...
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Oregon State's Gary Payton II came in with a ferocious one-handed jam.

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

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Tide's Taylor dunks on top of Gator
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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
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Oregon's Jordan Bell and Dillon Brooks linked up on the break for a soaring slam.

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Calipari ejected in under 3 minutes
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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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