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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 (live on ESPN and WatchESPN).

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UConn women too much (again) for South Carolina

For the second straight year, the top-ranked Connecticut women showed just how big the gap is between No. 1 and No. 2, as Breanna Stewart (25 points) and the Huskies stayed perfect at South Carolina.

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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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Duke escapes fatigue, outlasts Louisville

In an intense ACC battle, Duke held off Louisville's late surge to pick up its third straight victory. Grayson Allen led the Blue Devils with 19 points.

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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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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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22hGreg 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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20hJohn 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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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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Buddy Hield can pass too
NCAAM 

The Oklahoma star and nation's second-leading scorer tossed up the perfect alley-oop early vs. Texas.

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Kobe can still rise ... sort of
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This wasn't exactly the form that won Kobe Bryant a dunk contest title, but it counts for two points just the same.

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Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Cavs win 120-100 to improve to 7-3 in Lue's first 10 games. LeBron 21p 10r 10a (40th career triple-double); Kyrie 32p 12a; J.R. 22p; Love 11p 6r; TT 10r; Shump 6p 11r (ties career high); Richard Jefferson 10p 4r.

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Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

And, that was it. After 11 points in 2 minutes to spark the Lakers comeback, Kobe tries a bunch of long, contested shots over Paul George. None go in. Pacers win 89-87. Crowd chants "Kobe! Kobe!" As he leaves the floor. The farewell tour marches on to Cleveland

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Big slam keeps Texas in front
NCAAM 

Prince Ibeh brought the power on this two-handed jam; he also kept No. 24 Texas ahead of No. 3 Oklahoma on the road. (Live on ESPN)

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Clutch Kobe not enough for Lakers
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Kobe Bryant scored 11 points in the final 4:15 of the fourth quarter, including making 3-pointers on 3 consecutive possessions, but the Pacers came back in the final minute to beat the Lakers 89-87. Box score

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Redick's 3 forces OT for Clippers
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The Clippers were down by as many as 19 against the 76ers, but J.J. Redick made a game-tying 3-pointer with 10 seconds left in the fourth quarter to force overtime in Philadelphia. Follow live

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Rondo to LeBron for the slam
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Rajon Rondo set up LeBron James for a breakaway dunk with a perfect outlet pass. One problem: they don't play for the same team.

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Hornets take care of short-handed Bulls
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Chicago was without Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose, and Charlotte made the most of it, outscoring the Bulls 38-20 in the first quarter and cruising to a 108-91 win to get to .500 on the season. Box score

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LeBron, Cavaliers rout Kings

LeBron James put up his first triple-double of the season and got help from Kyrie Irving (32 points) and J.R. Smith (22 points) as Cleveland rolled to a 120-100 win over visiting Sacramento. Box score

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Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

I saw Brandon Ingram at the Champions Classic in Chicago. Against Kentucky, he wasn't aggressive. So timid. Amazing how far he's come with his assertiveness. He's so intentional when he has the ball and he fights for loose balls in ways he did not a few months ago. His talent with a little attitude is scary.

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Kobe Bryant has caught fire here in Indy. Has just scored 11 points in the last two minutes here.

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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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Duke takes down No. 13 Louisville

The Blue Devils claimed their third straight win with a 72-65 victory over the Cardinals, who were playing their second game since their self-imposed postseason ban. Box score

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Watch: (24) Texas at (3) Oklahoma

To get a fifth straight win, the Longhorns will have to hand the Sooners their first home loss since January of 2015. Oklahoma lost its last game, which dropped it out of the nation's top spot. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Clippers chipping away at lead

After trailing by as many as 19 earlier in the game, the short-handed Clippers have cut the 76ers' lead down to just 3 early in the fourth quarter. Follow live

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UConn wins battle of Top 2 teams
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Geno Auriemma's Huskies have now won 60 straight games after they took down No. 2 South Carolina 66-54 on the road. Breanna Stewart posted a double-double of 25 points and 10 rebounds. Box score

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Westbrook crashes Durant's interview
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Kevin Durant was talking about his experience taking pictures at Super Bowl 50. Russell Westbrook was unimpressed.

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Triple-double for LeBron James

The Cavs star has 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists as Cleveland has opened up a 21-point lead over Sacramento. It's his first triple-double of the season, and sixth since returning to the Cavs last year, including the postseason. Follow live

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Duke's Allen gets flagrant for tripping
NCAAM 

Grayson Allen received a Flagrant 1 early in the second half when he appeared to intentionally trip a Louisville player.

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Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Tigers and J.D. Martinez have agreed to terms on a two-year contract worth $18.5 million, a source confirms to ESPN. The deal, which comes with a contract value of $6.75 M in 2016 and $11.75 M in 2017, is pending a physical

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Can't imagine what these Louisville players have been through over the last 72 hours or so. But they're not playing like a team that's given up on the season. Fighting for everything right now on the road. Says a lot about who they are and the leadership of Damion Lee and Trey Lewis.

Pacers extend lead over Lakers

Julius Randle has a double-double (10 points, 11 rebounds), but Kobe Bryant is just 2-for-11 from the field and the Pacers have opened up a 15-point lead midway through the third quarter. Follow live

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UConn one quarter away from 60 straight
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The top-ranked Huskies lead No. 2 South Carolina 54-33 after three quarters. UConn is searching for its 60th straight win. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN

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