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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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Bradley sinks Cavs with game winner (0:44)
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Paul George gets prayer answered (0:17)
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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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Dwyane Wade turning back the clock (0:20)
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6hDoug 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.

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Should George Karl be fired? (0:40)
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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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23hElizabeth 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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ICYMI: Best of SportsCenter at the Super Bowl (0:42)
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Werder might need a little work on his dab (0:18)
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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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The Swami's Super Bowl pick (0:29)
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20hJames Tyler / ESPN FC

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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Report: Cy winner Arrieta given $7.07M raise

Coming off a breakout season, Jake Arrieta has agreed to a one-year contract worth $10.7 million with the Chicago Cubs, avoiding arbitration, according to The Associated Press.

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11hRamona Shelburne

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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14hPaul 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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But Parsons doesn't go that high
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Chandler Parsons was looking for a layup. Jonathon Simmons says there's no layups here.

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It's 1st vs. 2nd in Premier League
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Man City trails Leicester City by 3 points in the standings. The teams drew 0-0 on Dec. 29 but Man City is unbeaten in the last nine meetings. Follow live

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Ed Werder with candidate for worst dab
NFL 

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

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Cavaliers try red rover defense
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Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson call on Jonas Jerebko to come over.

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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

ESPN coaching sources say Nancy Lieberman "unlikely" to be named interim coach if George Karl indeed let go. One option: Corliss Williamson

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Reports: Kings mull firing George Karl

The Kings (21-29) are increasingly concerned about their floundering play under George Karl and are hoping to delay any decisions about his future until the All-Star break, according to ESPN's Marc Stein & multiple reports. Story

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

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ESPN FC @ESPNFC

Reports: #LFC manager Jurgen Klopp will not in be in charge of today's match against Sunderland due to a suspected bout of appendicitis.

Al Horford, the destroyer of worlds

Let all cower before his dunking might.

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Paul George hits fadeaway, 1-footed 3
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The Pacers star was hoping for a foul, but got a highlight-reel 3 instead.

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There's no pleasing Gregg Popovich
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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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Steph Curry has no limit to his range

This season, NBA players are shooting 59.5 percent on shots from 3 feet or closer. Curry is shooting 60.4 percent on shots from 28 feet or farther. Here's visual proof.

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Dwyane Wade discovers time travel
NBA 

And he took advantage of Flashback Friday for a dunk on the Hornets.

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Fans let C.J. Miles know he air-balled

When an opponent air-balls, you make sure they're aware.

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Leaf: Manziel needs to let others help him
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Former NFL QB Ryan Leaf on Johnny Manziel: "It's like I'm holding a mirror up. I'm hearing and seeing things that I did."

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Did Draymond Green start a trend?
NBA 

Draymond Green poured water on Steph Curry on Wednesday. Andre Drummond got Reggie Jackson on Thursday. Now, DeJuan Blair hit John Wall with the water on Friday.

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Noel takes lob, flips it and reverses it
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Could Nerlens Noel do ballet? This seems like a smooth tour en l'air, or perhaps "lob en l'air" would be more appropriate?

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Should George Karl be fired?
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Bobby Jackson believes that it might be time for the Kings to move on. DeMarcus Cousins thinks the team's problems extend beyond "energy and effort."

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Are you ready for some Sloth Bowl?

First came the Super Bowl. Then came Puppy Bowl and Kitten Bowl. Now there's Sloth Bowl.

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All-time #NBARank: Where to put Kobe?

It's Mamba time. Where will Kobe Bryant land among legends like the Big O and Dr. J? Our countdown of the best ballers ever moves closer to the Top 10. Nos. 11-15

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Super Bowl 50 cheat sheet
NFL 

Want to feel smarter about the big game? ESPN Stats & Information has you covered.

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Puppies in slow motion

Just to brighten your weekend. You're welcome.

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