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Spurs coach Gregg Popovich on the key factors in the sustained excellence of Tim Duncan and Dirk Nowitzki: I think they have really high character in a sense of being mature enough to understand the responsibility that they have with that talent. They have the mental capacity and mental toughness to understand that they need to bring it every night, and they take pride in that. Thats a special competitiveness and mental acuity that a lot of players just dont have. Most players have no idea what its like to be somebody like that who brings it night after night after night for so many years. Theyre definitely in a special category.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

How has Dirk Nowitzki's game changed as he has aged? "Not much. He looks the same to me," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "Hes a remarkable player, competitor. Fierce competitor, class act, special guy."

What must the Panthers do to stay unbeaten? (1:38)
The Hater's Guide to Rivalry Week (2:21)
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2 Minute Drill: Cowboys le quitará el invicto a las Panteras

Lalo Varela y Pablo Viruega tienen los mejores temas de la actualidad en la NFL en solo dos minutos. Mirar

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What's at stake in Baylor vs. TCU

To finish as the Big 12 champion, Baylor has to win out and have Oklahoma lose to Oklahoma State. If TCU plays spoiler on Friday, though, the Bears are knocked out of the conversation for good. GameDay Kickoff: Rivalry Week

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Art Briles on Jarrett Stidham's ankle injury

Baylor coach Art Briles dishes on Jarrett Stidham's ankle injury, when Stidham could return, what Chris Johnson is like, how the Bears develop QBs, Big 12 scheduling and whether the CFP should expand.

Double Check: Panthers-Cowboys (0:42)
College football pick: Baylor-TCU (1:13)
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Cowboys' emergency QB: Cole Beasley

He's usually on the receiving end of passes, but Beasley can chuck it as well. He played quarterback in high school and was just an injury away from going under center in Week 2. Emergency QBs

Randle on arrest: 'Just trying to play blackjack' (1:04)
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Texas vs. Texas A&M: Who wins?

The Longhorns and Aggies renew their rivalry in the Bahamas. How good is Shaka Smart's squad? Are the Aggies top-25 worthy? Both questions will be answered tonight. Weekday predictions

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NFC East race far from over

The Giants got some breathing room during their bye week, but FPI still gives the Eagles a 33 percent chance at winning the division. The Redskins and Cowboys aren't out of it, either.