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Bracketology: Texas is rising to the occasion

Texas jumps to a 5-seed in Joe Lunardi's latest projection. Shaka Smart's Longhorns can state their case even louder with a win at No. 1 Oklahoma on Monday (live on ESPN and WatchESPN).

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UConn women too much (again) for South Carolina

For the second straight year, the top-ranked Connecticut women showed just how big the gap is between No. 1 and No. 2, as Breanna Stewart (25 points) and the Huskies stayed perfect at South Carolina.

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Phil, Thibs or Walton for next Knicks coach?

What happens now in Gotham with Derek Fisher fired? Is Luke Walton a coaching candidate? Or will Phil Jackson return to the sidelines?

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Curry on Newton: 'I can't really say how I would have responded in that moment' (0:59)
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Duke's Allen gets flagrant for intentional trip (0:39)
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NBA Power Rankings: Will the Warriors ever stop?

After their 41st straight win at home, Golden State is showing no signs of slowing down atop Marc Stein's latest rankings. Meanwhile, back East, Boston is gaining a sneaky bit of momentum.

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Stephen A.: Phil Jackson is not playing games (1:22)
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Thomas: Dream come true to have mother at Super Bowl (2:25)
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Wilbon: Newton acted like a loser (2:53)
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Warriors at the White House (1:37)
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Stephen A.: Newton still has growing up to do (1:44)
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Sunday Blitz: Broncos' D seventh-best ever (1:16)
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21hGreg Garber

Best and worst of Super Bowl 50

When it was all said and done, the Broncos simply shut down the Panthers in a defensive affair. The best and worst of it? Greg Garber shares.

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19hJohn Clayton

Clayton: Wade Phillips finally kicks down that door

Von Miller got the MVP award, but the architect of Denver's defensive domination in Super Bowl 50 is a coach who was out of work not long ago. Wade Phillips finally broke through on a big stage.

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Mexico wins Caribbean Series on walk-off HR (0:51)
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Must See Moments: Leicester living the dream (1:58)
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Leicester keep passing title tests

Marcotti's Musings: When will we finally take Leicester seriously in the title race? Plus: Barca win ugly and Gary Neville's situation at Valencia get

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Hornets take care of short-handed Bulls
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Chicago was without Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose, and Charlotte made the most of it, outscoring the Bulls 38-20 in the first quarter and cruising to a 108-91 win to get to .500 on the season. Box score

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LeBron, Cavaliers rout Kings
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LeBron James put up his first triple-double of the season and got help from Kyrie Irving (32 points) and J.R. Smith (22 points) as Cleveland rolled to a 120-100 win over visiting Sacramento. Box score

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Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

I saw Brandon Ingram at the Champions Classic in Chicago. Against Kentucky, he wasn't aggressive. So timid. Amazing how far he's come with his assertiveness. He's so intentional when he has the ball and he fights for loose balls in ways he did not a few months ago. His talent with a little attitude is scary.

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Kobe Bryant has caught fire here in Indy. Has just scored 11 points in the last two minutes here.

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Ranking Air Jordans

As all the sneakerheads know, the Air Jordan XXX drops Friday. What better time to look back at all 29 looks of past Jordan kicks? Full ranking

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Duke takes down No. 13 Louisville
NCAAM 

The Blue Devils claimed their third straight win with a 72-65 victory over the Cardinals, who were playing their second game since their self-imposed postseason ban. Box score

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Watch: (24) Texas at (3) Oklahoma

To get a fifth straight win, the Longhorns will have to hand the Sooners their first home loss since January of 2015. Oklahoma lost its last game, which dropped it out of the nation's top spot. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Clippers chipping away at lead

After trailing by as many as 19 earlier in the game, the short-handed Clippers have cut the 76ers' lead down to just 3 early in the fourth quarter. Follow live

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UConn wins battle of Top 2 teams
Women's College Basketball 

Geno Auriemma's Huskies have now won 60 straight games after they took down No. 2 South Carolina 66-54 on the road. Breanna Stewart posted a double-double of 25 points and 10 rebounds. Box score

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Westbrook crashes Durant's interview
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Kevin Durant was talking about his experience taking pictures at Super Bowl 50. Russell Westbrook was unimpressed.

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Triple-double for LeBron James

The Cavs star has 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists as Cleveland has opened up a 21-point lead over Sacramento. It's his first triple-double of the season, and sixth since returning to the Cavs last year, including the postseason. Follow live

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Duke's Allen gets flagrant for tripping
NCAAM 

Grayson Allen received a Flagrant 1 early in the second half when he appeared to intentionally trip a Louisville player.

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Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Tigers and J.D. Martinez have agreed to terms on a two-year contract worth $18.5 million, a source confirms to ESPN. The deal, which comes with a contract value of $6.75 M in 2016 and $11.75 M in 2017, is pending a physical

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Can't imagine what these Louisville players have been through over the last 72 hours or so. But they're not playing like a team that's given up on the season. Fighting for everything right now on the road. Says a lot about who they are and the leadership of Damion Lee and Trey Lewis.

Pacers extend lead over Lakers

Julius Randle has a double-double (10 points, 11 rebounds), but Kobe Bryant is just 2-for-11 from the field and the Pacers have opened up a 15-point lead midway through the third quarter. Follow live

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UConn one quarter away from 60 straight
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The top-ranked Huskies lead No. 2 South Carolina 54-33 after three quarters. UConn is searching for its 60th straight win. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN

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Louisville right back in it
NCAAM 

Duke has led by as many as 14 in the second half, but that advantage is down to 1 after Trey Lewis's layup. (Live on ESPN)

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Magic off to slow start in Atlanta

Looking for their first back-to-back wins in 2016, the Magic have fallen behind the Hawks 26-8 midway through the first quarter. Atlanta is shooting 73% from the field. Follow live

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

This is probably the most important description that Phil Jackson offered today about his next coach: "Someone has to match the style of the way we do things. There's a certain style that I have that I think works and I've found (to work) before."

Jackson: It was time to make a change
NBA 

Knicks president Phil Jackson said of Derek Fisher, who was fired Monday: "I think he was a dedicated worker. Some of that onus is on the players."

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76ers take rare big halftime lead

For just the fourth time this season, Philadelphia is up double-digits at the break, leading the Clippers 59-49. The 76ers are 1-2 in the previous three games they led by at least 10 going into the second half. Follow live

Did antics keep Owens out of the Hall?
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The SportsNation crew believes WR Terrell Owens is a Hall of Famer and voters got distracted by his antics instead of looking at his production.

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Triple-double watch for LeBron James

The Cavs star hasn't had a triple-double this season, but has 10 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists at halftime, helping Cleveland take a 61-45 lead over visiting Sacramento. Follow live

Bulls down big at halftime

With no Jimmy Butler and no Derrick Rose, the Bulls are struggling to put the ball in the basket. They're shooting 35% from the field and trail the Hornets 57-42 at the break. Follow live