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13hTim Keown

From The Mag: No one at Blinn College recognizes Polarizing Cam

It's the weeklong media slog before the Big Game, so it's inevitable: Panthers star Cam Newton must explain how he's polarizing America.

Bradley sinks Cavs with game-winner (0:44)
Paul George gets prayer answered (0:17)
Ryan Leaf on Manziel: 'It feels like I'm holding up a mirror' (1:19)
2hRamona 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.

Dwyane Wade turning back the clock (0:20)
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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.

Horford punishes Hill with that dunk (0:12)
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14hElizabeth 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?

The Swami's Super Bowl pick (0:29)
ICYMI: Best of SportsCenter at the Super Bowl (0:42)
Werder might need a little work on his dab (0:18)
Steph Curry has no limit to his range (1:06)
Are you ready for the Sloth Bowl? (1:23)
Would Goodell let his kids play football? (0:46)
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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11hJames 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.

7hPaul 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.


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?

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


Millsap, Horford carry Hawks past Pacers

Paul Millsap and Al Horford combined for 44 points as the Hawks down the Pacers 102-96.


Cam's summer Super Bowl proclamation

It wasnt quite a guarantee, but it was close. The 6-month-old video

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There's no pleasing Gregg Popovich

Ask too many questions? Pop gets mad. Jeff Van Gundy went the opposite route and asked one question. Pop got mad.


Mavs hit lowlight at halftime

San Antonio's 62-26 halftime lead is the largest halftime deficit Dallas has faced in franchise history, eclipsing a 35-point halftime deficit against the Kings in 1992. That 1992-93 Mavericks team finished 11-71 for the season. Halftime stats

Cavaliers try red rover defense

Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson call on Jonas Jerebko to come over.


Heat win with Whiteside triple-double

Hassan Whiteside posted another triple-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 blocks, helping the Heat knock off the Hornets 98-95.


Celtics stun Cavs with buzzer-beater

Avery Bradley's 3-pointer at the buzzer capped a 10-4 Celtics' run in the final 48 seconds to give Boston the stunning 104-103 win.


United States hosts Canada in friendly

In its final match before World Cup qualifying and Olympic qualifying next month, the USMNT looks to run its unbeaten streak against Canada to 17 games. Follow live

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Butler out for game with knee sprain

Bulls G Jimmy Butler will miss the second half against the Nuggets with a knee sprain. Butler is Chicago's leading scorer this season and had 19 against Denver before exiting late in the second quarter. Follow live


Avery Bradley sinks Cavs with game-winner

The Cavs could only lose to a 3-pointer.


Butler carted off, Bulls lead at half

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


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

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


Clippers continue woes for Magic

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


Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

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.