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From The Mag: No one at Blinn College recognizes Polarizing Cam

It's the weeklong media slog before the Big Game, so it's inevitable: Panthers star Cam Newton must explain how he's polarizing America.

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Bradley sinks Cavs with game-winner (0:44)
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Paul George gets prayer answered (0:17)
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Sources: Griffin has second surgery on broken hand

Clippers star Blake Griffin underwent a second surgery on the broken right hand he suffered during an altercation with equipment manager Matias Testi. The surgery is not considered a setback.

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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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14hElizabeth 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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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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Steph Curry has no limit to his range (1:06)
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Are you ready for the Sloth Bowl? (1:23)
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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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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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7hPaul Gutierrez

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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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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Contrato con NFL será de tres partidos en México

Las autoridades mexicanas, acompañadas por Mark Waller, vicepresidente ejecutivo de NFL International, y Mark Davis, propietario de los Oakland Raiders, dejaron claro que ya no les interesa imponer otra marca de asistencia

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Bulls picking up slack without Butler
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Chicago lost its All-Star for the night with a knee sprain but its lead grew in the third quarter as the Bulls outscored the Nuggets 32-18 in the frame. Follow live

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Pancake wins by a nose

Pancake broke from post 11 under Manny Esquivel and briefly was stacked wide around the clubhouse turn, but Esquivel eased her to the front, backed up the pace to set slow splits of 25.42 seconds, 50.06, and 1:15.05, and had just enough to win.

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Knicks' woes continue against Grizzlies
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Playing without Carmelo Anthony, the Knicks fell to the Grizzlies 91-85 for their eighth loss in nine games.

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Cousins' triple-double not enough vs. Nets
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DeMarcus Cousins posted a triple-double but the Nets came away with the 128-119 win.

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Spurs no stranger to monster leads

This is the second time this season that the Spurs have led by 36 at half. They're the third team in the shot-clock era to do that twice in a season and the first since the 1988-89 Suns. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Millsap, Horford carry Hawks past Pacers
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Paul Millsap and Al Horford combined for 44 points as the Hawks down the Pacers 102-96.

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Cam's summer Super Bowl proclamation
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It wasnt quite a guarantee, but it was close. The 6-month-old video

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There's no pleasing Gregg Popovich
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Ask too many questions? Pop gets mad. Jeff Van Gundy went the opposite route and asked one question. Pop got mad.

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Mavs hit lowlight at halftime

San Antonio's 62-26 halftime lead is the largest halftime deficit Dallas has faced in franchise history, eclipsing a 35-point halftime deficit against the Kings in 1992. That 1992-93 Mavericks team finished 11-71 for the season. Halftime stats

Cavaliers try red rover defense
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Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson call on Jonas Jerebko to come over.

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Heat win with Whiteside triple-double
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Hassan Whiteside posted another triple-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 blocks, helping the Heat knock off the Hornets 98-95.

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Celtics stun Cavs with buzzer-beater
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Avery Bradley's 3-pointer at the buzzer capped a 10-4 Celtics' run in the final 48 seconds to give Boston the stunning 104-103 win.

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United States hosts Canada in friendly
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In its final match before World Cup qualifying and Olympic qualifying next month, the USMNT looks to run its unbeaten streak against Canada to 17 games. Follow live

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Butler out for game with knee sprain
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Bulls G Jimmy Butler will miss the second half against the Nuggets with a knee sprain. Butler is Chicago's leading scorer this season and had 19 against Denver before exiting late in the second quarter. Follow live

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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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Butler carted off, Bulls lead at half
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Jimmy Butler scored 19 points but was carted off late in the second quarter after his left leg got caught behind him as he was falling to the floor. Chicago leads Denver 57-55. Box score

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Spurs trouncing Mavs in first half

Dallas only managed 12 points in the first and midway through the second it only has 20 points. That's bad in and of itself, but San Antonio is up to 42 as the Mavericks are getting blitzed at home. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Lots of blame to go around to explain the Cavs losing that one: J.R Smith for fouling Evan Turner; the refs for calling that questionable call on Smith; Ty Lue for subbing Timofey Mozgov in place of Tristan Thompson to rebound on the Turner FT; Mozgov failing to grab the board when Turner missed; Cavs going 21-for-35 from the FT line.

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Brad Stevens on the final play: "I thought it was a good, unselfish play by Isaiah to make that pass to Avery, and Avery hit a big shot."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimmy Butler being carted off the floor after a leg injury.

Iowa State suspends McKay indefinitely

Jameel McKay, the Big 12's reigning defensive player of the year, will miss at least Saturday's road game against Oklahoma State, the team announced. McKay is averaging 12.0 PPG, 9.0 RPG and 1.7 BPG for the No. 13 Cyclones.