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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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Dwyane Wade turning back the clock (0:20)
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Paul George gets prayer answered (0:17)
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Ryan Leaf on Manziel: 'It feels like I'm holding up a mirror' (1:19)
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Sources: Griffin has second surgery on broken hand

Clippers star Blake Griffin underwent a second surgery on the broken right hand he suffered during an altercation with equipment manager Matias Testi. The surgery is not considered a setback.

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Horford punishes Hill with that dunk (0:12)
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The Swami's Super Bowl pick (0:29)
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ICYMI: Best of SportsCenter at the Super Bowl (0:42)
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13hElizabeth Merrill

The moment Ron Rivera was at the brink of failure

Carolina coach Ron Rivera has brought the Panthers to a Super Bowl. Just 15 months ago, he was coaching a 3-8-1 team that was circling the drain. How'd it all turn around?

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Werder might need a little work on his dab (0:18)
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Steph Curry has no limit to his range (1:06)
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Are you ready for the Sloth Bowl? (1:23)
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Would Goodell let his kids play football? (0:46)
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Richard Sherman is the ultimate Pokémon master (2:31)
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Super Bowl 50: ESPN staff picks

Who will prevail in Super Bowl 50? ESPN's pro football brain trust assembles its list of predictions for the big game.

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FC: Who's who in the FIFA scandal

2015 was a watershed year for world football, as a criminal investigation into widespread corruption left FIFA in disarray. Here's what you need to know about the people involved and where things stand.

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6hPaul Gutierrez

Goodell would 'love' to have son play football

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said that if he had a son, he would "love to have him play the game of football" despite various concerns about concussions and other safety-related issues.

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Growing up Stewie

Before she was a UConn All-American, Breanna Stewart developed her handle dribbling around her childhood home. What happens when she goes back to the place where she fell in love with the game?

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7hRafa Zamorano

Contrato con NFL será de tres partidos en México

Las autoridades mexicanas, acompañadas por Mark Waller, vicepresidente ejecutivo de NFL International, y Mark Davis, propietario de los Oakland Raiders, dejaron claro que ya no les interesa imponer otra marca de asistencia

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Avery Bradley sinks Cavs with game-winner
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The Cavs could only lose to a 3-pointer.

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Butler carted off, Bulls lead at half
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Jimmy Butler scored 19 points but was carted off late in the second quarter after his right leg got caught behind him as he was falling to the floor. Chicago leads Denver 57-55. Box score

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Spurs trouncing Mavs in first half

Dallas only managed 12 points in the first and midway through the second it only has 20 points. That's bad in and of itself, but San Antonio is up to 42 as the Mavericks are getting blitzed at home. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Lots of blame to go around to explain the Cavs losing that one: J.R Smith for fouling Evan Turner; the refs for calling that questionable call on Smith; Ty Lue for subbing Timofey Mozgov in place of Tristan Thompson to rebound on the Turner FT; Mozgov failing to grab the board when Turner missed; Cavs going 21-for-35 from the FT line.

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Brad Stevens on the final play: "I thought it was a good, unselfish play by Isaiah to make that pass to Avery, and Avery hit a big shot."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimmy Butler being carted off the floor after a leg injury.

Iowa State suspends McKay indefinitely

Jameel McKay, the Big 12's reigning defensive player of the year, will miss at least Saturday's road game against Oklahoma State, the team announced. McKay is averaging 12.0 PPG, 9.0 RPG and 1.7 BPG for the No. 13 Cyclones.

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Celtics 104, Cavs 103: Avery Bradley with the buzzer-beating 3 during improbable late (JR Smith-aided) rally. Good ECF preview.

Celtics sink Cavaliers at the buzzer

Boston's Avery Bradley hit a 3-pointer as time expired to down Cleveland 104-103. The Cavaliers had a four-point lead with seven seconds remaining. The Celtics scored 39 points in the final frame. Box score

Wall triple-double leads Wizards to win
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John Wall did it all with 18 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists for a triple-double in the Wizards' 106-94 win.

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Clippers continue woes for Magic
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Chris Paul led all scorers with 21 points in the Clippers' 107-93 win.

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Patriots owner Robert Kraft to Steve Burton of WBZ-TV on why Tom Brady is attending the Super Bowl 50 pre-game ceremony of Super Bowl MVPs: "I chatted with him about it and he was his usual selfless self, saying he represents all of the players on the team, the coaches and the New England market. Without that sense of team, he wouldn't have gotten those MVP awards."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Spurs 27, Mavs 12 after a quarter. Dallas did manage to outscore Kawhi Leonard, who has 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting.

Dwyane Wade discovers time travel
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And he used it to teleport a dunk on the Hornets.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Grizzlies 91, Knicks 85: Knicks had chance to tie the game or take a lead with 15 seconds to go but Arron Afflalo missed a fadeaway jumper and Memphis sealed the win from the free throw line. The Knicks have dropped 8 of 9 and are a season-high 7 games under .500. They are also 0-7 in games Carmelo Anthony misses due to injury. Matt Barnes is 2-0 against Derek Fisher and the Knicks this season. Kristaps Porzingis had 17 points, 10 rebounds and 6 blocks for New York.

Grizzlies knock off Knicks 91-85

Memphis got 53 points from its bench to hold off New York and capture a fifth straight win. New York dropped to 0-7 without Carmelo Anthony. Box score

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Police open criminal investigation into Manziel

Dallas police announced Friday night they are launching a criminal investigation into a domestic violence assault complaint filed against Browns QB Johnny Manziel. The move comes a day after the police said they closed an investigation into allegations Manziel hit his ex-girlfriend in an incident last Saturday at a downtown Dallas hotel, when no charges were filed. Story

Manziel ex-girlfriend gets protective order

According to the order first obtained by TV station WFAA, Browns QB Johnny Manziel cannot see Colleen Crowley for two years and must stay at least 500 feet from her home and place of work. Manziel was being investigated for allegedly hitting Crowley last weekend but will not face charges. Story

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Final: Nets 128 Kings 119. Brooklyn explodes offensively, making 18 3-pointers and shooting 55.8 percent from the field en route to snapping a five-game losing streak. Joe Johnson : 27 points, 11 assists, 6 rebounds. Brook Lopez: 26 points, 12 rebounds. Bojan Bogdanovic: 23 points, 7 3s. DeMarcus Cousins: 24 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists.

Johnson, Lopez guide Nets past Kings
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Joe Johnson (27 points, 11 assists) and Brook Lopez (26 points, 12 rebounds) helped Brooklyn snap a five-game skid. DeMarcus Cousins recorded his fourth career triple-double in the loss. Box score

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