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Cuban still not sold on Westbrook as 'superstar'

Mark Cuban, who declared during last season's playoffs that Russell Westbrook wasn't a superstar, isn't convinced by the Thunder point guard being on pace to average a triple-double.

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FPI breaks down bowl season

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South Dakota State gets tricky for first TD (0:46)
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Vardy scores again for Leicester City

Jamie Vardy collected his second goal of the match on a brilliant move that increased Leicester's, which they've maintained deep into the second half.

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The Uncoverables: Best NFL WRs in every category

Who's the best deep threat? Which WR is most dangerous after the catch? What about the toughest player to cover in the red zone? Here's your ultimate breakdown of the league's top wide receivers.

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Mark Schwarz ESPN Reporter 

Hayes says "I have been fighting a murder charge a whole year and I am completely innocent trying to defend my life. Twice in one year I'm trying to defend my life." Assistant District Attorney Jason Napoli has been peppering Hayes that no other witness corroborates any of Hayes' testimony. Hayes insists he can't speak for any other witness and maintains he has been telling the truth throughout his testimony.

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Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Great effort by Notre Dame. Gutsy game from Villanova. And a welcome to the spotlight - finally - for Josh Hart. Finishes with 37 points.

Bridges tip-in extends Villanova lead
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Kris Jenkins puts up a 3-pointer that hits off the side of the rim, but Mikal Bridges races to the basket and tips in the rebound over a Notre Dame defender. The No. 1 Wildcats beat No. 23 Villanova 74-66.

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Mark Schwarz ESPN Reporter 

Saints coach Sean Payton leaves the courtroom to join his team on its flight to Tampa. Payton was in court to support Racquel Smith and her family.

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Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Josh Hart has a career-high 31 for Nova so far. Guy is a terrific college player. NBA executives vary on what he will be at the next level, but he has gotten better in every area since last season. Has 12 of team's last 16 as Villanova now leads Notre Dame midway through the second.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The state is now asking Cardell Hayes if every eyewitness is lying -- including his own friend Kevin -- when they testified that they saw no physical contact between Will Smith and Hayes. Hayes testified he was hit in the face about four times by Smith, but state points out he had no marks on his face. Hayes insists he is telling the truth and can't speak for what anyone else saw. He pointed out that nobody has told the exact same story all week.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardell Hayes said he was crying when Racquel Smith testified the other day. "I didn't want to kill Will Smith. I didn't want to kill nobody. ... The way she was just saying I shot her and stood over her husband, like she did the other day, I was over there crying because I would never hurt her. She didn't do me anything." Hayes said Will Smith was the only person who made him feel like he was about to be killed or severely injured. "I knew I was gonna be shot. I probably would've died. I knew for a fact I was gonna get shot." Hayes began crying when talking about his son being without his father. Tears could be heard throughout the courtroom. The prosecution is now beginning its cross-examination.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Fickell will remain with Ohio State through the College Football Playoff. He agreed to a six-year contract with Cincinnati -- pending approval from the school's board Sunday -- and will be introduced at 3:15 p.m. ET today.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Notre Dame has so many veteran players and it shows. Irish work nearly seamlessly together. Currently have 13 assists on 19'made buckets

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardell Hayes said after Will Smith reached into his vehicle, Smith spun his wife Racquel off of him and turned toward Hayes. Hayes said he saw a black weapon in Smith's hand, then fired. Then Hayes added, "Everything happened so fast, when I see him spin, I hear a pop. And when he fired, I fired my weapon." Hayes said his gun fired several times rapidly, and he didn't expect it to go off that many times and he tried to stop it from shooting that many times. Hayes said he dropped his weapon after that. Hayes said, "I definitely didn't want to kill him. ... I don't want to kill anybody."

Farrell races to hit buzzer-beating layup
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No. 23 Notre Dame leads No. 1 Villanova 41-36 at the half, thanks in part to Matt Farrell's layup just before the buzzer.

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Chris Haynes ESPN.com 

Golden State Warriors say forward Kevon Looney (sprained right ankle) and forward Andre Iguodala (rest) are out for tonight's game against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Ivan Maisel ESPN Senior Writer 

The Corps of Cadets is marching into M&T right past the Midshipmen, who welcome them with open lungs.

Second Vardy goal gives Leicester 3-0 lead
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Jamie Vardy has snapped his goal drought in a big way with two in the first 20 minutes against Manchester City, including this one following some brilliant passing.

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Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

That last bucket from Matt Farrell emblematic of Villanova's entire first half. Caught flat footed. Trail at half for the first time this year, 41-36. Josh Hart scored 10 of Wildcats last 12 but can't keep them in it alone. Notre Dame really smart, fluid offense.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardell Hayes said he was not angry, enraged or upset after being bumped by Will Smith's vehicle from behind, then Smith drove off, causing Hayes to follow him at a normal speed to try and get license plates and call police. Hayes said he was looking down to unlock his phone when he accidentally ran into the back of Smith's vehicle. Said he pumped brakes as he realized impact was coming.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Amazing what Notre Dame coach Mike Brey has done in South Bend. Two consecutive Elite Eight appearances despite losing Jerian Grant and Pat Connaughton two years ago -- and Demetrius Jackson and Zach Auguste after last season. Not sure if Irish will hold on and beat No. 1 Villanova today, but up early and look for real.

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Leicester City is the first team to score twice in the first 5 minutes of a Premier League match since Chelsea on Aug. 30, 2014 vs. Everton.

King adds another goal for Leicester
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Just five minutes into the game, Leicester City has a 2-0 lead over Manchester City after this Andy King goal.

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Vardy strikes quickly for Leicester City
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Jamie Vardy scored just 3 minutes into the game to give Leicester City an early lead over Manchester City. It is his first goal since September 10.

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Trick play leads to South Dakota St. TD
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SDSU's Brady Mengarelli hides behind the line of scrimmage, receives the sneaky handoff and scores easily after some misdirection to give his team an early lead on No. 1 seed North Dakota State. The Bison have won five straight FCS championships.

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Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardell Hayes asked if he was familiar with Will Smith: "Yes, I really was. Not personally, but I knew him as a good football player." Hayes was a defensive lineman on some minor professional football teams and said he tried to incorporate some of Smith's game into his own. Hayes was then getting a little choked up talking about his 6-year-old son, Cardell Jr.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Notre Dame is shooting 63 percent. That's good

Ivan Maisel ESPN Senior Writer 

The best spectacle in college football. The Midshipmen have marched into M&T.

Mark Schwarz ESPN Reporter 

Cardell Hayes sworn in to take the stand in Will Smith shooting death trial. Hayes claims he killed the Saints standout in self-defense

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