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Auriemma, Staley renew rivalry in 1-2 showdown

UConn has been on top for decades. South Carolina seeks its place there, too. Both teams are led by coaches whose personas inspire greatness. Watch live on ESPN2 and WatchESPN.

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Daily Word: Are the Devils coming back to life?

After its uncharacteristic struggles, Duke has posted consecutive wins. Are the Blue Devils fully revived or are they in full zombie mode? Monday's meeting with Louisville should offer clues. Watch live on ESPN and WatchESPN.

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Phil, Thibs or Walton for next Knicks coach?

What happens now in Gotham with Derek Fisher fired? Is Luke Walton a coaching candidate? Or will Phil Jackson return to the sidelines?

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Curry on Newton: 'I can't really say how I would have responded in that moment' (0:59)
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Pass or shot? Doesn't matter because Plumlee dunks it anyways (0:17)
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NBA Power Rankings: Will the Warriors ever stop?

After their 41st straight win at home, Golden State is showing no signs of slowing down atop Marc Stein's latest rankings. Meanwhile, back East, Boston is gaining a sneaky bit of momentum.

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Stephen A.: Phil Jackson is not playing games (1:22)
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Thomas: Dream come true to have mother at Super Bowl (2:25)
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Wilbon: Newton acted like a loser (2:53)
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Bracketology: Texas is rising to the occasion

Texas jumps to a 5-seed in Joe Lunardi's latest projection. Shaka Smart's Longhorns can state their case even louder with a win at No. 1 Oklahoma on Monday (9 p.m. ET, ESPN and WatchESPN).

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Warriors at the White House (1:37)
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Stephen A.: Newton still has growing up to do (1:44)
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Sunday Blitz: Broncos' D seventh-best ever (1:16)
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19hGreg Garber

Best and worst of Super Bowl 50

When it was all said and done, the Broncos simply shut down the Panthers in a defensive affair. The best and worst of it? Greg Garber shares.

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16hJohn Clayton

Clayton: Wade Phillips finally kicks down that door

Von Miller got the MVP award, but the architect of Denver's defensive domination in Super Bowl 50 is a coach who was out of work not long ago. Wade Phillips finally broke through on a big stage.

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Mexico wins Caribbean Series on walk-off HR (0:51)
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Must See Moments: Leicester living the dream (1:58)
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5hGabriele Marcotti

Leicester keep passing title tests

Marcotti's Musings: When will we finally take Leicester seriously in the title race? Plus: Barca win ugly and Gary Neville's situation at Valencia get

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LeBron stuffing stat sheet early
NBA 

LeBron James had 7 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in the first quarter, helping the Cavaliers take a 31-23 lead over the Kings, who come in having lost 7 of their past 8 games. Follow live

NBA 

Hornets nearly double up Bulls
NBA 

Eight different Hornets players scored in the first quarter, as they put up 38 points, taking an 18-point lead over the visiting Bulls after 1. Charlotte has won 3 of its past 4 games coming into tonight. Follow live

NBA 

MLB closer to rule change for slides
MLB 

The league is making progress in its effort to change rules about sliding into second base after a pair of devastating injuries last season, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney. Story

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A Cameron Indoor history lesson
NCAAM 

On the eve of Cameron Indoor's 1,000th game, take a look at the stadium's beginning.

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Clippers down big ... to the 76ers

Philadelphia is shooting a scorching 70% from the field while holding the visiting Clippers to 5-for-15 shooting, taking a 10-point lead midway through the first quarter. Follow live

Stewart takes hit, doesn't miss a beat
Women's College Basketball 

Breanna Stewart tossed in a layup and was barely phased after she banged her head into a cameraman's knee. UConn leads South Carolina 17-8 after the first quarter on ESPN2.

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Women's College Basketball 

Hornets fly out to big lead

Charlotte has made 7 of its first 9 shots from the field, taking a 17-6 lead and forcing an early Bulls timeout. Chicago is playing without Derrick Rose (soreness). Follow live

Airball or alley-oop pass?
NCAAM 

If the play ends in a dunk, does it really matter?

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Plumlee fakes way to easy hoop
NCAAM 

Marshall Plumlee extended Duke's lead over No. 13 Louisville with a series of nice pump fakes then a layup to finish it off. (Live on ESPN)

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Karl, Kings take on Cleveland

With rumors swirling about George Karl's job security, the Kings coach leads his team into Cleveland to face the Cavaliers, who've lost two of their past three under Tyronn Lue. Follow live

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Kobe Bryant makes final visit to Indiana

The retiring Lakers star plays his final game against the Pacers, the franchise he beat for his first NBA title back in 2000. Follow live

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Thought this was interesting: in a meeting with Derek Fisher and some members of the coaching staff last month, Phil Jackson told Derek Fisher: "I may not have mentored you as well as I could have."

Watch: (1) UConn at (2) South Carolina

The top two teams in women's college hoops face off with undefeated seasons on the line (both are 22-0). The Huskies enter on a 59-game winning streak and have not won a game by less than double digits this season. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN

Watch: (13) Louisville at Duke

Cardinals leading scorer Damion Lee is back after missing their last game vs. Boston College, which came one day after the school's self-imposed postseason ban. Still unranked Duke is looking for a third straight win. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Surprised to see so many empty seats in Cameron especially in the corners of the student section. Did Duke fans lose interest in Louisville because of the postseason ban?

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

View from the rafters as Duke prepares to tip off against Louisville in 10 minutes. It's the Cardinals first visit to Cameron Indoor Stadium as a member of the ACC.

Ranking Air Jordans

As all the sneakerheads know, the Air Jordan XXX drops Friday. What better time to look back at all 29 looks of past Jordan kicks? Full ranking

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Did Chris Harris cause Cam's walkout?
NFL 

Following the Panthers' Super Bowl 50 loss, Cam Newton appeared to be listening to the Broncos cornerback's comments before saying, "I'm done" and walking out on reporters.

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Tiffany Mitchell videobombs Finebaum
Women's College Basketball 

The South Carolina star brought out all the dance moves while Paul Finebaum was previewing the Gamecocks' big game tonight against UConn (7 p.m. ET, ESPN2).

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Derrick Rose out vs. Hornets

The Bulls guard will miss tonight's game due to general body soreness. "Just soreness all over," Rose said before the game. "That's pretty much it. Body soreness."

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Power Rankings: Warriors at home at No. 1
NBA 

After their 41st straight win at home, Golden State is showing no signs of slowing down atop Marc Stein's latest rankings. Rankings

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Jackson: It was time to make a change
NBA 

Knicks president Phil Jackson said of Derek Fisher, who was fired Monday: "I think he was a dedicated worker. Some of that onus is on the players."

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Warriors-Rockets headline NBA's Chinese New Year push

James Harden, Steph Curry and Jeremy Lin are the NBA's faces for its initiative celebrating the Lunar New Year, which begins Monday. Jerseys, ads and galleries

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Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford is one of Tom Thibodeau's closest friends and confidants. Clifford was asked before the game how much interest he thought Thibodeau would have in the New York Knicks job now that Derek Fisher has been fired. "I don't have any idea," Clifford said before Monday's game against the Chicago Bulls. "Obviously, he wants to coach again and that's a great job, he worked there and everything, but you'd have to ask him about that."

Wilbon: Newton acted like a loser
NFL 

Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon agree that Cam Newton can remain a star, but Newton must act like a gracious, grown professional.

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