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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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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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9hElizabeth 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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The Swami's Super Bowl pick (0:29)
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Steph Curry has no limit to his range (1:06)
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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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5hTim MacMahon

It's complicated: Rick Carlisle and Chandler Parsons

After a gradual comeback from knee surgery, Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons is eager to be a crunch-time performer. His coach seems reluctant to let him loose just yet.

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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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Harbaugh: Recruiting is about building relationships (2:33)
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5hPaul 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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Gregg Popovich has total job security
NBA 

Since replacing Bob Hill during the 1996-97 season, the number coaching changes in the league:

  • Spurs: 0
  • Rest of NBA: 222

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony will miss tonight's game against Memphis due to left knee soreness.

Leaf: Manziel needs to let others help him
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Former NFL QB Ryan Leaf on Johnny Manziel: "It's like I'm holding a mirror up. I'm hearing and seeing things that I did."

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Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

In 40 career regular season games against the Boston Celtics, LeBron James is averaging 29.7 pts on 49.7 pct, 6.5 reb, 6.4 ast, 1.9 stl and 1.1 blk. The only team he's averaged more pts against in his career is OKC (29.73 pts).

Harbaugh: Recruiting is about relationships
NCAAF 

Jim Harbaugh tells Hannah Storm it helps him to build a connection with recruits' families.

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Cam's summer Super Bowl proclamation
NFL 

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

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Puppies ... in slow motion

Just to brighten your weekend. You're welcome.

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Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James getting in some early shooting work before the Celtics game.

All-Time #NBArank: Where to put Kobe?
NBA 

It's Mamba time. Where will Kobe Bryant land among legends like the Big O and Dr. J? Our countdown of the best ballers ever moves closer to the Top 10. Nos. 11-15

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A one-on-one with Roger Goodell
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The NFL commissioner talked to Robin Roberts about player safety, discipline, the Rooney Rule and Super Bowl 50.

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Ryan Leaf not resentful of Peyton
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Former NFL QB Ryan Leaf, who went one spot behind Peyton Manning in the 1998 NFL draft, says he is proud of the Broncos QB.

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Steph Curry has no limit to his range
NBA 

This season, NBA players shoot 59.5 percent on shots from three feet or closer. Curry is shooting 60.4 percent on shots from 28 feet or farther. Here's visual proof.

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Haslam: 'Manziel has not responded to us'

"We'll do anything we can to help him personally," Browns owner Jimmy Haslam told ESPN Cleveland. "And our thoughts and prayers are with Johnny and his family. We're not worried about Johnny Manziel the football player. We're worried about Johnny Manziel the person. ... I think it's a personal issue now. It's not a football issue."

Will Neymar's career surpass Ronaldo's?
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Neymar has better numbers than Cristiano Ronaldo did at age 24, but which birthday boy will have the better career?

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Louisville was rounding into form

The team's odds to win the national title had been on the move before today's news according to the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook:

  • November: 50-1
  • December: 30-1
  • January: 20-1
  • February: 15-1

Pitino: 'This penalty is quite substantial'
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Coach Rick Pitino said Louisville's self-imposed one-year postseason ban came as a "complete shock" to him.

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Roger Goodell's take on the dab
NFL 

Robin Roberts got the NFL commissioner to attempt Cam Newton's favorite celebration.

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Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Klay Thompson on guarding Russell Westbrook: "He's fun to play against"

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Funniest photos in sports

Leprechauns, gold medals and awkward falls, oh my. Friday funnies

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Roger Goodell disappointed in Pro Bowl
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The NFL commissioner says the league may have to think about the game differently going forward.

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Cam's dances, animated
NFL 

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

Richard Roberts
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Michael Collins Senior Writer 

Harold Varner III makes a great par save on 16th hole and gets the crowd screaming. "What did you do?" I asked as he came to 17... Dab

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Trey Wingo goes 'Top Gun'
NFL 

The Blue Angels take Trey Wingo up, up and away to reveal his Super Bowl 50 bold prediction.

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Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Following Friday's Big 12 presidents meeting, Kansas State president Kirk Schulz said "there's a unanimity" among the 10 schools that wasn't always there before in putting the interests of the conference over the interests of the individual schools. Schulz added the Big 12 will look to come to a 10-0 consensus moving forward on any major decisions, including possible expansion or implementation of a conference championship game.

Will Sooners end Jayhawks' Big 12 streak?

For the first time in a decade, Kansas could end the regular season without a share of the Big 12 title. In fact, Oklahoma is the numerical favorite. Weekend Homework

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