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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.

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Brogdon's 'Statue of Liberty' dunk (0:16)
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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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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.

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Final Four party crashers (1:37)
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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.

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Junior college gave Newton 'sense of humility' (1:30)
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Kenny's magical Super Bowl journey (3:16)
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How Broncos and Panthers got here (2:03)
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Prem: Liverpool 2-2 Sunderland (1:28)
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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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SportsCenter's Hall of Fame preview (2:22)
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Should George Karl be fired? (0:40)
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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.

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Ryan Leaf on Manziel: 'It feels like I'm holding up a mirror' (1:19)
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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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Wolverines look to upset Michigan State
NCAAM 

The 10th-ranked Spartans head to Ann Arbor for the only scheduled meeting between the in-state rivals this season. Caris LeVert is missing his 10th straight game for Michigan. Follow live

NCAAM 

Kennys Mayne's Super Bowl journey
NFL 

Panthers DE Jared Allen came along on a magical trip to the best 7-Eleven in San Jose. Joe Montana and Bill Walton made appearances.

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Mitchell soars in for Louisville
NCAAM 

It was an easy afternoon for the Cardinals, as seen with this alley-oop by Donovan Mitchell, as they routed Boston College 79-47.

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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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UVa rides 3-pointers to win vs. Pitt

Virginia made 9-of-16 from long range en route to winning its third straight ACC road game. It started 0-3 on the road in conference play. Box score

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Guarding 7-foot-6 Tacko Fall is unfair

UCF's Tacko Fall barely jumps on this dunk over several Temple defenders. He has 10 points, seven rebounds and three blocks in a tight game with Temple on ESPNU.

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Duke usually responds when unranked

The Blue Devils are 3-1 in their last four games while unranked. They are double-digit favorites vs. NC State (2:00 p.m. ET on ESPN).

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Jeff Ma's prop bet picks
NFL 

ESPN Chalk's Jeff Ma says don't be fooled with recency bias when projecting Denver-Carolina.

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NFL 

Tim Duncan ruled out for Lakers game

The Spurs center will miss his seventh straight game tonight because of soreness in his right knee. The Spurs are 42-8 this season and beat the Lakers by 13 points two weeks ago.

JD Miller with exclamation point for TCU
NCAAM 

The Horned Frogs may be trailing Kansas big, but JD Miller still provided a great highlight with a monstrous dunk.

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NCAAM 

Super Bowl 50 betting nuggets
Poker 

  • Consensus belief among Las Vegas bookmakers: Denver and the under are the sharp sides
  • "Yes" on "Will there be a successful two-point conversion?" is the most popular prop bet at William Hill
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C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Duke handing out Blue Devil 'horns' for its game against North Carolina State. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski returns to the sideline after missing the Georgia Tech win for health reasons.

The ultimate Super Bowl party snack
NFL 

Scrambling for a stellar Super Bowl snack? ESPN's own Chef Michone has you covered, with an easy-to-make recipe for Loaded Mashed Potato Croquettes.

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Can't bring any weak stuff around Jeter
NCAAM 

Pittsburgh's Sheldon Jeter showed incredible presence on this defensive play.

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NCAAM 

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

After talking to Ben Bentil for a few minutes on the court, Providence coach Ed Cooley just told me that his big man WILL give it a go today against Villanova despite the ankle injury.

Tony Dungy a Hall of Famer?
NFL 

In his third year of eligibility, Dungy is a finalist for the 2016 HOF and his record speaks for itself. He spent 13 years as a head coach, and is the first African-American head coach to win a Super Bowl when he led the Colts in Super Bowl XLI.

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Omogbo finding peace on the court
NCAAM 

Colorado State's Emmanuel Omogbo lost both parents and twin niece and nephew in a tragic house fire. He's used basketball -- and support from around the country -- to find peace.

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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 

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 

7-foot-6 Tacko Fall tips in with ease

The UCF big man easily cleans up after a missed shot against Temple. The Owls, however, lead early in the second half on ESPNU.

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Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Providence coach Ed Cooley said in a text the Friars are working on Ben Bentil (right ankle) but doesn't look good for Villanova game at 2:30 pm at the Dunk. They may try and give it a go but he will be limited.

No. 7 Kansas rolling past TCU at halftime

The Jayhawks are shooting 53.6% from the floor, including Perry Ellis going for a game-high 11 points, in taking a 38-20 lead over the Horned Frogs. TCU has lost 11 straight against top-10 teams. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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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No. 19 Louisville throttling BC at halftime

One day after announcing they would not be going to the postseason, the Cardinals are dominating the Eagles 32-14 at halftime. Jaylen Johnson leads all scorers with 7 points, while Chinanu Onuaku has 7 rebounds. Streaming live on ESPN3

ICYMI: 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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