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2hElizabeth 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: Duke aims to stay a cut above

The unranked Blue Devils need all the wins they can get during an upcoming pivotal stretch, which starts today against NC State. Watch the game on ESPN and WatchESPN.

7-foot-6 Tacko Fall tips in with ease (0:23)
Ellis' big day fuels Kansas (1:03)
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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)
3hTom 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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2hNFL Vegas Experts

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)
Kenny's magical Super Bowl journey (3:16)
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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)
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SportsCenter's Hall of Fame preview (2:22)
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Omogbo finding peace on the court (5:55)
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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.

Ryan Leaf on Manziel: 'It feels like I'm holding up a mirror' (1:19)
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13hDoug 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.

ICYMI: Best of SportsCenter at the Super Bowl (0:42)
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Michigan State routing Michigan at half

Bryn Forbes already tied his career-high with seven 3-pointers in the first half and has 23 points overall, as the No. 10 Spartans lead the Wolverines 44-28. Overall, Michigan State is shooting a whooping 10-for-14 from long range. Follow live


Mariner: Fan walkout affected Liverpool

Paul Mariner thinks a fan protest against Anfield ticket prices may have influenced Liverpool's late collapse against Sunderland.


Brogdon trots out Statue of Liberty dunk

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


Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Arizona freshman guard Allonzo Trier (broken hand) will return tonight against Washington. Sean Miller told ESPN his "role will be limited." Huge for the Wildcats as he was team's best scoring weapon at time of injury a little less than a month ago.


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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Ed Werder with candidate for worst dab

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


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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C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

In the same way Kentucky's Skal Labissiere has shown improvement late, Duke's Chase Jeter just made the most self-assured move I've seen all season scoring off a pick & roll and getting fouled going to the basket. it may be baby steps for a player ranked in the top 10, but if he's got his confidence back that will benefit Duke while it's still without Amile Jefferson.

Duke, where's my shoe?

Marshall Plumlee doesn't. He played a couple possessions without one for Duke.


Forbes off to hot start from long range

Bryn Forbes is 5-for-5 from 3-point range for 15 points late in the first half as No. 10 Michigan State leads in-state rival Michigan by double digits. It's his fifth game with at least 5 three-pointers this season. Follow live

Grayson Allen heads to locker room

Duke's leading scorer Grayson Allen seemed to hurt his ankle on this hard foul. He had 10 points in the first half.


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.


Big East-leading Cats tip at Providence

Ben Bentil is expected to play for 11th-ranked Providence after he left a game this week with an injured ankle. But Villanova's center Daniel Ochefu is expected to miss a third straight game (concussion). Follow live

Watch: Caribbean Series semifinals

Puerto Rico (2-2) will face Venezuela (3-1) for a spot in the finals. Puerto Rico is led by Neftali Soto, who has two homers during the tournament, while Venezuela is led by Dariel Alvarez, who is hitting .500. Live on ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN

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Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Tim Duncan (knee), Matt Bonner (left calf strain), and Manu Ginobili (surgical recovery) are all out for Saturday's Game against the Lakers.

Iowa State scuffling out of the gate

Playing with six primary players today due to injuries and suspensions, Iowa State had just 3 points in the first 10 minutes against Oklahoma State -- but the Cowboys are not pulling away. Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN

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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Should this have counted at the buzzer?

UCF's A.J. Davis' tip-in, after review, is ruled to be too late. It would have sent the game into overtime. Instead, Temple won 62-60.


Cuban: Hacking rules keep intrigue in NBA

Mark Cuban says it would be a mistake if the league made changes to the rule that sends poor free-throw shooters like DeAndre Jordan to the line constantly. Teachable moments

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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.


No. 6 Xavier rallies past Marquette

The Musketeers surged ahead in the second half for the 90-82 win, their fifth straight win. Trevon Bluiett led the way with 23 points and 8 assists while Edmond Sumner and J.P. Macura each scored 20. Box score


Watch: Duke aiming for back-to-back wins

Duke is playing its first home game in 19 days. The Blue Devils beat the Wolfpack on the road just two weeks ago. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN