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Kapadia: Super Bowl cheat sheet

Here are the 10 things you need to know if you plan on placing a wager, making a prediction or just want to sound smart when talking about the big game.

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Sport Science: Durant re-enacts iconic moments (3:08)
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Cuban: Hacking rules keep intrigue in NBA game

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban disagrees with the notion that hacking hurts the game, telling ESPN.com that he believes fans actually feel more part of the game in hack-a-player situations.

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Experts: How to bet Super Bowl 50

If you're looking to bet on Super Bowl 50, this is the story for you. Chalk's Vegas experts explain their top wagers from nearly 400 prop bets, along with analysis on the side and total.

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Junior college gave Newton 'sense of humility' (1:30)
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Bradley sinks Cavs with game winner (0:44)
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Prem: Firmino goal -- Liverpool (60') (0:48)
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Popovich angry he doesn't get a second question (0:59)
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Did Draymond Green start a water bath trend? (0:32)
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Paul George gets prayer answered (0:17)
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Dwyane Wade turning back the clock (0:20)
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10hDoug McIntyre

McIntyre: Few bright spots in U.S. win

Jozy Altidore's late winner was the highlight of an otherwise disappointing performance for the U.S. in an ugly win over Canada, writes Doug McIntyre.

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SportsCenter's Hall of Fame preview (2:22)
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Should George Karl be fired? (0:40)
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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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1dElizabeth 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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ICYMI: Best of SportsCenter at the Super Bowl (0:42)
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Werder might need a little work on his dab (0:18)
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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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The Swami's Super Bowl pick (0:29)
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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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13hNick Friedell

Bulls' Butler injures knee in loss; MRI scheduled

Bulls star Jimmy Butler left the court on a cart after suffering a sprained left knee in Friday's loss to the Nuggets. He is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Saturday morning.

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From the mag: Remember Whitney's anthem?
NFL 

Just 10 days after the U.S. entered a war, Whitney Houston's national anthem at Super Bowl XXV was the melody that helped everyone unite for the moment. When Whitney hit the note

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Elhassan: 'Coach Karl deserves better'
NBA 

ESPN's Amin Elhassan says he told George Karl not to go to the Kings.

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Reports: Kings mull firing George Karl
NBA 

The Kings (21-29) are increasingly concerned about their floundering play under George Karl and are hoping to delay any decisions about his future until the All-Star break, according to ESPN's Marc Stein & multiple reports. Story

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'Wacky circumstances' at UFC Fight Night
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Brett Okamoto says the prospect of CM Punk fighting led to tonight's bout between two fighters with next to no experience.

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GameDay picks Final Four crashers
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Dayton is one of the teams that Seth Greenberg thinks has the chops to make noise in March.

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Avery Bradley sinks Cavs with game winner
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The Cavs could only lose to a 3-pointer.

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Roberto Firmino breaks deadlock
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Liverpool has dominated possession against Sunderland and finally has a lead to show for it.

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John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Redskins coach Joe Gibbs said he spoke to ex-Hog Joe Jacoby earlier this week about the Hall of Fame. Jacoby is one of 15 finalists who will learn their fate today. "We had a prayer," Gibbs said. "I really think this is a big deal for everybody, the Redskins and myself. I know he deserves it and I'm praying we get a positive result."

Manziel's downward spiral with Browns

Johnny Manziel has experienced some turbulent times since signing with Cleveland and it all has come to a halt. Timeline of events

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Hall of Fame preview: Who's in?
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Insider Field Yates believes Brett Favre is in but hed like to see Kurt Warner and Orlando Pace get in too.

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Al Horford, the destroyer of worlds

Let all cower before his dunking might.

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Carolina Panthers @panthers

Hey @SFGiants, thanks for hosting us in your fine city. Say hello to Madison Bumgarner for us! #SB50 #OneCarolina

Brett Favre, Terrell Owens HOF finalists
NFL 

Favre and Owens are two of three first-year eligible nominees among the 15 modern-era finalists who will be considered for today's election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Dwyane Wade discovers time travel
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And he took advantage of Flashback Friday for a dunk on the Hornets.

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Watch: College GameDay
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Jay Bilas, Rece Davis, Seth Greenberg and Jay Williams are in South Bend, Indiana as the No. 2-ranked Tar Heels come to town later tonight. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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What should Kevin Durant do?
NBA 

Amin Elhassan says the versatility of Atlanta and Golden State's offenses would allow Durant to dominate within the context of the team scheme. Elhassan's recommendation (Insider)

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Sport Science: Durant as legends

Kevin Durant does Allen Iverson's crossover plus legendary moves by Dr. J. and Michael Jordan in the Sport Science lab.

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Louisville without top scorer Saturday

Rick Pitino told Wave 3 News in Louisville that Damion Lee (17.0 PPG) will not play today against Boston College because of a minor knee injury. Louisville would prefer to rest him for Monday's game at Duke.

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Broncos' defense is among best ever
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John Clayton says based on talent, the Orange Rush (or whatever ends up being the nickname of this defense) stacks up to some of the best ever. Where they stack up

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Paul George hits fadeaway, one-footed 3
NBA 

The Pacers star was hoping for a foul, but got a highlight-reel 3 instead.

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Andy Katz puts Tar Heels on upset watch

South Bend will be rocking Saturday with ESPN's College GameDay in town. Can No. 2 North Carolina avoid a second straight road loss? Daily Word

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On the doorstep of immortality

Terrell Owens, Brett Favre and Alan Faneca are all finalists in their first year of eligibility for the Hall of Fame. They are competing with Marvin Harrison, Kurt Warner and others for enshrinement in Canton.

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