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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.

Lavoy Allen not having Schroder's layup (0:16)
Ryan Leaf on Manziel: 'It feels like I'm holding up a mirror' (1:19)
3hPaul 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.

1hRamona 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.

The Swami's Super Bowl pick (0:29)
ICYMI: Best of SportsCenter at the Super Bowl (0:42)
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12hElizabeth 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?

Worst dab ever, Ed Werder? (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.

Dilfer: NFL can't fix Manziel (1:24)
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.

8hPaul 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.


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?

5hRafa 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


Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

A-Rod's Super Bowl Prediction


Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz

#Grizzlies lead the #Knicks at the half, 50-40. #Grizz shooting 51% lead by Green (10pts) and ZBo (8pts)

Nets hold edge over Kings at halftime

Joe Johnson went 4-of-4 from beyond the arc in the first half and his 20 points have pushed Brooklyn to a 65-61 lead. Darren Collison's 12 points lead four Sacramento players in double figures. Halftime stats


Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets forward Terrence Jones most likely will miss Saturday's game against the Blazers. Jones did not attend Thursday's game at Phoenix after being in a car accident on the way to the airport. He spent the night in the hospital and test results according to the team were negative.


Pacers go back and forth with Hawks

It's been a see-saw battle as Indiana is up 62-61 midway through the third period. Paul George is up to 19 points while Paul Millsap has 18 for Atlanta. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN


Halftime: Cavaliers 49, Celtics 43

Kyrie Irving and J.R. Smith each poured in 11 points as Cleveland turned a strong first 12 minutes into a halftime advantage. LeBron James scored nine points but was just 3-of-8 from the floor with four turnovers. Halftime stats


Fans let C.J. Miles know he airballed

When an opponent airballs, you make sure they're aware.


Hahn leads, Fowler in running at Phoenix Open

A bobcat on the course and a dabbing golfer were among the highlights from the second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, where James Hahn leads by one stroke over Rickie Fowler and Danny Lee.


Super Bowl 50 cheat sheet

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


Cam's dances, animated

You might have heard: Cam Newton likes to dance. So we animated his top moves. Best dances

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Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Tim Duncan getting in some pre-game work. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said he's "coming along slowly, but surely."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Barnes knocks a down a jumper and hears it from the MSG crowd. Score is tied at 26-26 early in the second quarter. Knicks have opened the game 4-for-8 from beyond the arc.

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Hornets and Heat in a tight one, with game tied 47-47 at the half. Hassan Whiteside leads the way with 5 blocks in a game in which the teams have combined for 14 rejections in the first half. That's fitting on a night when the Hornets are honoring Hall of Fame center Alonzo Mourning.

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

Pacers losing matchup, winning match

Paul Millsap outdueled Paul George 16-14 in the first half but Indiana holds a 51-50 lead at intermission. Sixteen of Atlanta's 19 field goals have been assisted, but the Hawks have been sloppy with the ball, committing 10 turnovers that yielded 12 points. Halftime stats

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks are down six after one quarter. Jose Calderon has 10 points on 4-for-5 shooting. The rest of the Knicks are a combined 3-for-17.

Clippers ride hot shooting

Los Angeles jumped to a 55-44 halftime lead behind the 14 points of J.J. Redick, who shot 4-of-5 from the floor and 3-of-4 from beyond the arc. Orlando mustered only 2-for-11 from deep, but have picked up 18 points off 11 Clipper turnovers. Halftime stats

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas landed awkwardly after a layup attempt was blocked and limped to the locker room late in the first quarter in Cleveland. The team said he is getting the ankle re-taped and will return to the game.

Johnson powering Nets with 13 in first

Joe Johnson has Brooklyn on top of Sacramento 33-25 in the Barclays Center after the Nets shot 60 percent in the first quarter. Rajon Rondo was a perfect 5-for-5 from the field for the Kings with 11 points and four assists. Follow live

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Barnes checks in for Memphis for the first time. Mild boos from the MSG crowd. This is the second time Barnes and Derek Fisher are in the same building since the two were involved in an offseason altercation.

Michael Collins Senior Writer 



Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

A source close to Johnny Manziel who spoke to the quarterback Friday told ESPN that Manziel "is concerned" about all of the stories about him and said he is doing "all right." The source declined to comment on the family's push to get Manziel in rehab, or Manziel's father's comments on his son not making it to his 24th birthday.

David Auguste ESPN.com Editor 

Ten years as hated AFC North rivals. Now it's all hugs and smiles.