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Watch live: No. 2 Tar Heels on upset alert in South Bend

Tune in to watch No. 2 North Carolina vs. Notre Dame on ESPN and WatchESPN.

When court-storming is banned after upsetting No. 1, the team goes into the crowd (0:44)
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Young/Strauss: Durant leads Thunder into Western showdown

Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry share the court tonight. Could they one day be teammates? It's just one of many subplots that surround OKC's trip to Golden State (9 p.m. ET, ESPN & WatchESPN).

Look out Cameron Payne, basketball coming your way (0:25)
Auguste completely destroys UNC's layup with vicious block (0:14)
Not the prettiest buzzer-beater, but 3 points is 3 points (0:39)
No easy baskets when Ben Simmons is lurking (0:28)
Ellis' big day fuels Kansas (1:03)
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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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What makes Cam Newton and Greg Olsen click?

Cam Newton and Greg Olsen have worked hard on routes, studied film and forged a bond that gives Carolina a formidable threat in Super Bowl 50.

Big Weekend in the Bay Area (3:01)
Sport Science: Durant re-enacts iconic moments (3:08)
Final Four party crashers (1:37)
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Experts: Best bets for Super Bowl 50

Looking to place a wager on Super Bowl 50? Chalk's Vegas experts help sort through nearly 400 prop bets, and give analysis on the side and total.

Junior college gave Newton 'sense of humility' (1:30)
Kenny's magical Super Bowl journey (3:16)
How Broncos and Panthers got here (2:03)
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Gall wins in 45 seconds, earns CM Punk fight

Welterweight Mickey Gall punched his ticket to a matchup against former WWE pro wrestler CM Punk by submitting Michael Jackson via rear-naked choke on Saturday.

Prem: Liverpool 2-2 Sunderland (1:28)
Attwood: England strangled Scotland (2:46)
Stepan nets shootout winner for Rangers (1:26)
Omogbo finding peace on the court (5:55)
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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.


Marcus Peters named top defensive rookie

Chiefs CB Marcus Peters, the 18th overall pick in the 2015 draft, earned the award after tying for the NFL lead with 8 interceptions, returning two for TDs. Peters got 45 of a possible 50 votes, with the Bills' Ronald Darby getting 4 votes and the Jets' Leonard Williams earning one.

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History brewing in college hoops

If No. 2 UNC falls to Notre Dame, it would mark only the seventh day in which both the AP No. 1 and No. 2 teams each lost to unranked opponents. Oklahoma fell to Kansas State. Tar Heels trail on ESPN & WatchESPN


Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Kobe Bryant just got a nice tribute video and a "Kobe-Kobe" chant from the crowd here at the AT&T Center.


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Eric Berry: Comeback Player of the Year Played all 16 games this season, a year after playing 6 games after being diagnosed with lymphoma.

Bryant: Good memories in San Antonio

Kobe Bryant spoke about his last game against the Spurs in San Antonio and all the memories he has had in their building.


Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Eric Berry's remarkable story added another chapter when he was named as the NFL's comeback player of the year. The Kansas City Chiefs safety was diagnosed in November 2014 with Hodgkin lymphoma but was determined not to miss any of the 2015 season. Because of an arduous workout regimen that included conditioning sessions during his chemotherapy treatments, Berry was back with the Chiefs for the start of the season. He played well enough to make the Pro Bowl.

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Kobe Bryant on how the San Antonio Spurs elevated his game: "Their discipline. When I first came into the league, I played off a lot of emotion. I played with a lot of rage. But the year we got swept in '99, it really showed me another level of the game in terms of the coldness in which they played, and the discipline they played with. That's when I realized I've got to get my game to that level, and I've got to get there now. They helped me find that next level of discipline."

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Bird's eye view of NFL Honors.

Mistakes hurting UNC vs. Notre Dame

The Tar Heels are getting outscored 17-0 on points off turnovers midway through the second half. Entering the game, UNC outscored its opponents by 9.0 ppg off turnovers, 2nd-most among major conference teams. Live on ESPN & WatchESPN


Kyrie Irving lighting up Pelicans

The Cleveland PG is 7-for-11 from the floor to lead all scorers with 19 points at intermission. New Orleans has made just one 3-pointer and is -21 from beyond the arc. Halftime stats

Cam Newton wins offensive player of the year

The Panthers QB passed for 35 TDs and ran for 10 more this season. He earned 18 of a possible 50 votes, with Steelers WR Antonio Brown finishing second with 10 votes.

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Lakers (11-41) at Spurs (42-8)

Kobe Bryant's farewell tour makes its final trip to San Antonio with the Mamba enjoying his best stretch of the season: 29.3 points per game while hitting 15-of-30 from 3 over the past three games. Follow live


Thunder getting ready for Warriors

But Cameron Payne needs a few more minutes, it seems. Get out the way, Payne!


David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Cam Newton becomes the first Carolina player to win the NFL Offensive Player of the Year. NFL MVP will come later.

Notre Dame cuts deficit to three on ESPN

Demetrius Jackson followed up a miss with a tip-in to bring the Fighting Irish within one possession of the 2nd-ranked Tar Heels.


Blazers roll past struggling Rockets

All five starters scored in double figures for the Trail Blazers in a 96-79 win over the Rockets.


Wildcats storm the crowd after upset

Fans weren't allowed to storm the court after knocking off No. 1 Oklahoma, so Kansas State brought the celebration to them.


Todd Gurley wins offensive rookie of the year

The Rams RB rushed for 1,106 yards and 10 TDs this season in just 13 games. He earned 27 out of a possible 50 votes for the honor. Bucs QB Jameis Winston finished second with 17 votes.

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Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley has been named the Associated Press' Offensive Rookie of the Year. Gurley led all rookies in rushing yards and finished third in the NFL in rushing amongst all players. His award comes on the heels of Rams DT Aaron Donald winning the Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2015. Gurley is the first Ram to win the Offensive Rookie of the Year since Sam Bradford after the 2010 season.

Sword's dunking not sharp

Mississippi State's Craig Sword made the steal and raced downcourt all alone, only to get denied by the rim.


Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Curry logo warmup


Baxter Holmes @BaxterHolmes

Can Pop imagine Kobe playing in San Antonio? "I think Kobe did fine just where he is. Hes LA. We dont have a whole lot of LA around here."