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12mEli Saslow

On some days, Demaryius Thomas' mom wants the simplicity of prison life

Pardoned by President Obama, released from a halfway house late last year, Demaryius Thomas' mom, Katina Smith, finds life on the outside overwhelming, and a trip to the Super Bowl unfathomable.

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Manning: 'I'm not lead singer anymore, but still in it' (3:49)
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Different paths, same destination (1:29)
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11mBradford Doolittle

Heat to make major trade to become contenders?

A blockbuster deal for Melo or Pau could move Miami into title contention. Will the Heat trade Hassan Whiteside? Will they make a move to win now?

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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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Allegre and Martin ready to call Super Bowl 50 for ESPN Deportes (2:22)
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Thompson hits the three, Curry hits the dab (0:24)
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Rivas flattens Lahat with flying knee KO (0:15)
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Eli: I want it so bad for him (5:22)
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Owens: My numbers speak for themselves (2:59)
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Curry calling for Panthers' blowout (0:15)
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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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Celebrities and Super Bowl commercials, Caliendo-style (1:57)
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Kenny Mayne really, really wants to interview Beyonce... gets Harbaugh instead (1:20)
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12hBrett Okamoto

Jones-Cormier II to headline UFC 197 on April 23

Jon Jones, who was stripped of his light heavyweight title in April and suspended due to disciplinary reasons, will make his return against Daniel Cormier on April 23 at UFC 197 in Las Vegas.

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9hEthan Sherwood Strauss

Unstoppable Warriors vs. unstoppable KD

When two immense hoop forces collided, excellence ensued. Still, Kevin Durant (40 points) couldn't lift the Thunder past a Warriors team lacking its usual Splash Bros. 3-point success.

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LeBron soars for massive slam (0:29)
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Nerlens Noel, oh my! (0:26)
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3hDoug McIntyre

McIntyre: Altidore still the man for U.S.

Jozy Altidore is still the man for Jurgen Klinsmann and the U.S, while the national side's MLS contingent also impressed during training camp.

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LaVine warming up for dunk contest (0:15)
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Sport Science: Durant re-enacts iconic moments (3:08)
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5hBrett Okamoto

Thompson surprises Hendricks with TKO win

Welterweight contender Stephen Thompson demolished former champion Johny Hendricks in one round at UFC Fight Night 82 in Las Vegas, and made a case to get a crack at the title.

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59mDavid Schoenfield

Five free agents worth the gamble

Dexter Fowler's consistency puts him on David Schoenfield's list of five free agents teams should consider signing.

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Triple crown: Watt collects his 3rd DPOY award

Texans DE J.J. Watt tied Lawrence Taylor by winning his third Defensive Player of the Year award. Eric Berry (comeback) and Todd Gurley (offensive rookie) also were among the winners.

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Tom Haberstroh ESPN Staff Writer 

Steph Curry not just a shooter. Neither is JJ Redick, showing off some handles ahead of LAC-MIA on ESPN 2 pm ET.

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SC Throwback: MJ, Bulls take on Warriors
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On Feb. 7, 1996, the Warriors were 21-26 and lost to the Bulls team that would win a record 72 games. Twenty years later, the Warriors are on pace to beat that Bulls record.

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Why fight when you can dab?
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As Vanderbilt and Ole Miss scuffled, Commodores G Wade Baldwin IV didn't take part in the altercation and instead chose to dab.

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EPL: Chelsea 1-1 Man United
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Diego Costa's stoppage-time goal negated a second-half strike from Jesse Lingard as Chelsea and Man United played to a 1-1 draw.

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ICYMI: Jeff Van Gundy recognizes Beyoncé
NBA 

And he can't contain his enthusiasm.

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Owens: My numbers speak for themselves
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Terrell Owens joined SportsCenter to discuss not being selected to the 2016 Class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, feeling disrespected not surprised.

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

ˇHola Levi's Stadium!

Curry predicts a Panthers blowout
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Steph Curry & Co. took care of business. Then, he predicted the Panthers would take care of business.

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No. 5 Iowa at Illinois

The Hawkeyes are taking on the Illini, who have lost three straight at home since upsetting Purdue on Jan. 10. Iowa is averaging 80.8 points, trailing only the Hoosiers in the conference. Follow live

Kings (21-29) at Celtics (30-22)

The Celtics have won 8 of their last 9 games -- including Friday's win over the first-place Cavaliers -- as they take on a Kings team that's lost 6 of its last 7 while allowing 116.4 points per game. Follow live

Manning, Ware emotional in team meeting
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ESPN's Sal Paolantonio said Peyton Manning and DeMarcus Ware got choked up during Denver's team meeting Saturday.

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Best Moments from Super Bowl Week
NFL 

Fans around the Bay Area had an eventful week leading up to Super Bowl 50. Best photos

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Sunday's bookmaker roundtable
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Jay Kornegay from Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook says there's a 14-to-1 ticket imbalance on if there will be a safety. Line moves, sharp bets (Insider)

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Spin, shoot, score, dab: Man Utd. version
Soccer 

This brilliant opener from Jesse Lingard gave Manchester United the 1-0 lead it's still holding on to late against Chelsea.

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Monta Ellis plays peek-a-boo with pass
NBA 

Where's Jordan Hill? There he is!

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ICYMI: Flying V? Try a flying knee

It took just one flying knee from Diego Rivas to take down Noah Lahat, making this the top play on SportsCenter.

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Source: Lynch telling people he's retiring
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Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch has told people close to him that he plans to retire, according to Adam Schefter. The 29-year-old just finished his 9th season in the NFL. Story

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Terrible Steph Curry impersonations
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SportsCenter anchors John Buccigross and Steve Levy are not Steph Curry. No one will ever make that mistake.

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Outside the gimmicks -- Panthers are good

They dab and dance. They give footballs to kids after TDs and rip down banners to defend their home turf. They shoot music videos in the locker room, and their QB wears sequined shoes and designer pants. Reality TV show?

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Olney: Preparing for Big Papi's finale
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Derek Jeter will be remembered as a player who won more than anyone in his era, but he played a major role in the Yankees' losing in his last season -- and the Red Sox need to avoid that with David Ortiz. Learning from NYY (Insider)

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Dave Duerson's son calls out Goodell
NFL 

Tregg Duerson is not happy the league is downplaying the danger of head trauma in football during media sessions at the Super Bowl. Story

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ESPN FC @ESPNFC

Jesse Lingard spins and fires into the top corner! What a finish! Chelsea 0-1 Manchester United

Smart Money picks for Super Bowl 50
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ESPN sports betting analyst Jeff Ma looks at his favorite prop bets for Super Bowl 50.

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