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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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2hPaul 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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7mRamona 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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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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11hElizabeth 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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Worst dab ever, Ed Werder? (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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Dilfer: NFL can't fix Manziel (1:24)
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Eldrick The Robot sinks hole-in-one on fifth swing (0:19)
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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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7hPaul Lukas

Uni Watch: Peeling back Super Bowl patches

Friday Flashback: We're used to seeing jerseys bearing Super Bowl patches, but it hasn't always been the norm. Paul Lukas uncovers the history of uniform adornment in the big game.

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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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Defensiva de Panthers también puede ganar SB 50

Mucho se habla de la ofensiva de Carolina Panthers, pero la unidad defensiva también ha destacado y confían en imponer sus condiciones ante Broncos en el SB.

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Britton, Orioles reach 1-year deal
MLB 

Closer Zach Britton and Baltimore have avoided arbitration and agreed to terms on a $6.75M contract. Britton had a 1.92 ERA with 36 saves on 40 opportunities last year.

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Hawks know how to share the ball

Atlanta has 14 assists on 16 field goals. That unselfishness has translated into a 38-36 lead in the second quarter over Indiana. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Spartans reunite at Super Bowl
NFL 

Redskins QB Kirk Cousins and Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell reminisce about their days at Michigan State, as well as look forward to building on their respective teams' successes.

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Wizards cast 'score', cuts 76ers HP by half

Things are going great for the home team in Washington as the Wizards have doubled up the Sixers 38-18 after one. John Wall and Bradley Beal would've been enough by themselves, combining for 20 first-quarter points. Follow live

Clippers power to lead over Magic

Los Angeles holds the top three scorers in the game through one quarter with Chris Paul (9 points), Paul Pierce (7 points) and J.J. Redick (6 points) as Orlando trails 28-20. Follow live

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Hornets lead the Heat 31-25 after the first quarter. Miami's defense struggled with Charlotte's interchangeable wings Nic Batum, Marvin Williams and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. But the Heat's bench contributed 13 early points.

Pacers edge out Hawks through one

Paul George is up to 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting after playing the entire first quarter. But Atlanta countered with a game-high 14 points from Paul Millsap, who went 6-for-7 from the floor. Indiana is up 29-26 after the opening frame. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Ed Werder with candidate for worst dab
NFL 

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

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Grizzlies (29-20) at Knicks (23-29)

Reeling New York had no answer for Marc Gasol last month and will face him after a difficult loss in the first of back-to-back games. The Knicks are looking to avoid a sixth straight loss in this series and deny visiting Memphis its longest winning streak in a year. Follow live

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Celtics (29-22) at Cavaliers (35-13)

Cleveland is trying to bounce back from a loss at Charlotte that ended a five-game winning streak. Meanwhile, a surging Boston has won 10 of its last 13 games. Follow live

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Schefter: Manziel 'destroyed' his NFL value
NFL 

Johnny Manziel allegedly struck his ex-girlfriend and Adam Schefter tells Mike & Mike that the QB has likely ruined his chances in the NFL: "The league is not going to like this."

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Barnes will play tonight against the Knicks, the Grizzlies say. Barnes was questionable due to a hamstring injury. This is his second game against Derek Fisher's Knicks since the Barnes-Fisher offseason altercation.

Paul George starts hot

Paul George has 5 quick points as Indiana holds a 9-8 lead early in the game. That's good news for the Pacers as 2 of George's 4 worst shooting performances this season have come against Atlanta. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Fitting that LB Thomas Davis will call the coin toss for the Panthers in Super Bowl 50. No player on the roster has been with the team longer than the 2005 first round pick. "I take a lot of pride (in it), and not just knowing that I'm going to be able to make the call. It's more so taking pride in just being a captain and being one of the leaders of this football team. That's one thing that I'm extremely excited about and I take pride in it."

Watch: Harvard (9-11) vs. Princeton (12-5)

Harvard has appeared in four straight NCAA tournaments, but that streak is very much in jeopardy, although it has the Ivy League's leading rebounder in Zena Edosomwan. The Crimson travel to face a Princeton team that last reached the tournament in 2011. Live on ESPNU, WatchESPN

Friends, competitors remember Dave Mirra
X Games 

"He was a superhero. He could do anything on a bike," said BMX icon Mat Hoffman. "Dave was the strongest dude any of us ever knew." Memories

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Pacers (26-23) at Hawks (29-22)

Atlanta is looking for its third straight win, having defeated Indiana in 16 of the previous 18 at home. But star Paul George did not play against them last season and rookie Myles Turner is averaging 16.6 in his past nine games. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Super Bowl 50 betting nuggets
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  • A consultant used by some Nevada sportsbooks made the line Carolina minus-4, 44.5
  • Consensus belief among Las Vegas bookmakers: Denver and the under are the sharp sides
  • "Yes" on "Will there be a successful two-point conversion?" is the most popular prop bet at William Hill
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Mourinho the only option for Man United
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Not everyone in the club thinks Jose Mourinho is the right choice as Manchester United's next manager, but after a failed pursuit of Pep Guardiola, they dont have many alternatives, writes Miguel Delaney. Best solution

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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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Watch: Cuba vs. Dominican Republic
MLB 

The final game of the round robin in the Caribbean Series features a pair of 0-3 teams in Cuba and the Dominican Republic. There is still plenty at stake, though, as the winner will earn a spot in the semifinals. Live on ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN

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The ultimate Super Bowl party snack
NFL 

Scrambling for a stellar Super Bowl snack? ESPN's own Chef Michone has you covered, with an easy-to-make recipe for Loaded Mashed Potato Croquettes.

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Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Clippers forward Blake Griffin underwent a second procedure this week on his broke right hand, sources told ESPN. The procedure was a part of the original surgery last week, so sources said the 4-6 week timeframe for his return remains unchanged.