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Warriors Need to Play Their Game, Not the Game Houston Rockets Want Them to Play


The Houston Rockets, able to stave off a late run and defend their home court during Thursday night's Game 5, have given the NBA the blueprint for beating the Golden State Warriors...

Real Madrid vs. Liverpool: Where the Champions League Final Will Be Won and Lost


Saturday represents the final curtain for the 2017-18 European football season. The Champions League final, which pits Real Madrid against Liverpool, will be contested in Kiev, Ukraine...

Game of Zones Season 5, Episode 7: NBA 1K


Rookie sensations Ben Simmons, Donovan Mitchell, Jayson Tatum and Lonzo Ball are among the first-year squires comparing their abilities in the new NBA 1K game. That discussion leads to a heated debate over who deserves to be named Squire…

Warriors vs. Rockets Odds: Golden State 10.5-Point Favorites in Elimination Game


The Golden State Warriors opened as 10.5-point favorites to win Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals against the Houston Rockets despite dropping Game 5, 98-94, on Thursday night...

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Postgame Sound from Warriors vs. Rockets Game 5


The Houston Rockets moved to within one win of their first NBA Finals appearance since 1995 with a 98-94 victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 at the Toyota Center on Thursday night...

Chris Paul 'Worried' After Suffering Hamstring Injury at End of Game 5


Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul appeared to suffer a hamstring injury in the fourth quarter of Thursday's 98-94 win over the Golden State Warriors ...


Rockets Survive James Harden's Struggles to Win Critical Game 5 vs. Warriors


The Houston Rockets held serve on their home court and defeated the Golden State Warriors, 98-94, in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals on Thursday night at Toyota Center to take a 3-2 series lead...


Damian Lillard Reportedly Requests Meeting with Trail Blazers Owner Paul Allen


Damian Lillard is reportedly seeking another meeting with Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen. Per John Canzano of the Oregonian , one NBA front office source said Thursday ...


Paul Pierce: Jayson Tatum Will Be 1 of the 'Great Players' in Celtics History


Boston Celtics legend Paul Pierce said on Thursday that Celtics rookie small forward Jayson Tatum can join him as one of the best players in the storied franchise's history...


Kristaps Porzingis After Call with Knicks HC David Fizdale: 'Man I'm Excited!'


Kristaps Porzingis appears to be all in on the New York Knicks' choice of David Fizdale as their new head coach...


Magic Rumors: Tom Izzo Won't Be Orlando's Next Head Coach


Tom Izzo reportedly won't leave Michigan State University to become the new head coach of the Orlando Magic, according to Graham Couch of the Lansing State Journal ...


LeBron James, James Harden, Anthony Davis Headline 2017-18 All-NBA Team


The NBA has unveiled the players who make up the All-NBA team for the 2017-18 season, and the list is headlined by MVP finalists LeBron James , James Harden and Anthony Davis on the first team...


Report: NFL Did Not Hold Official Vote for National Anthem Policy Change


The NFL 's new policy requiring players and team personnel to stand for the national anthem reportedly didn't go to an official vote at the league's meetings...


Tom Izzo Rumors: Magic Have 'Expressed Interest' in Michigan State Head Coach


The Orlando Magic are reportedly interested in hiring one of the most successful coaches in the college basketball ranks to fill their head coaching vacancy for the 2018-19 campaign and beyond...


Manchester United Reportedly Could Swap Matteo Darmian for Mario Mandzukic


Manchester United could reportedly sign Juventus forward Mario Mandzukic as part of a deal sending Matteo Darmian to Turin...


NBA Rumors: Dwane Casey to Be a 'Primary Target' of Pistons' Head Coach Search


Dwane Casey led the Toronto Raptors to the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference before being fired after losing in the second round of the playoffs, and the Detroit Pistons reportedly have their eyes on him in their head coaching search...

Kerr and Draymond's Relationship Nearly Destroyed Warriors; Now It Fuels Them

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The greatest NBA team of this era nearly detonated on live television. There was screaming, profanity, rage, an implied threat—a sense that something terrible, something violent, might unfold...

Johnny Manziel to Back Up Jeremiah Masoli for Hamilton's Entire Season


Hamilton Tiger-Cats head coach June Jones expects Johnny Manziel to serve as the backup to Jeremiah Masoli for the entire 2018 CFL season. According to ESPN...


Report: NFL Hired Firm to Poll Americans on Colin Kaepernick Remaining Unsigned


The NFL reportedly used a consulting firm to poll fans' opinions on quarterback Colin Kaepernick not playing during the 2017 season...


Confirmed: LFC's squad for the Champions League final


Jürgen Klopp has named a 24-man travelling squad for Liverpool's Champions League final clash with Real Madrid on Saturday night.

Thursday, May 24

On the Brink of Elimination, LeBron James Must Be Perfect for Cavs to Survive

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LeBron James has shouldered an unreasonably heavy burden for his Cleveland Cavaliers throughout these NBA playoffs, so what now lies ahead is nothing new. He's got to be perfect...

Rob Gronkowski, Patriots Reportedly Nearing New Contract


New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has not shown up to organized team activities as he seeks a new deal, and it appears as though he may soon get his wish...

Brad Stevens: It's 'Killing' Kyrie Irving to Miss Playoffs with Knee Injury


As his Boston Celtics battle with his former team in the 2018 Eastern Conference Finals, Kyrie Irving has to sit back and watch from the sideline. And it hasn't been easy for him...

Chris Long Rips NFL's New Anthem Rules: 'This Is Not Patriotism'


The NFL announced a new policy for the national anthem Wednesday, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, and Eagles defensive end Chris Long is among those who disagree with the rule changes...

Wednesday, May 23

Rudy Gobert, Anthony Davis Top NBA All-Defensive Team; Draymond Green 2nd Team


Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert and New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis headlined the 2017-18 NBA All-Defensive First Team announced Wednesday. NBA...

With Topsy-Turvy 2 Years Behind Him, Alex Reyes Ready to Reclaim Star Potential

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St. Louis is his business address, and the Cardinals hope it will be for a very long time. But Chicago is the place where the team learned that phenom Alex Reyes works with a fearlessness enjoyed by only the seriously gifted...

Warriors' Margin for Error Is 0 with Chris Paul, James Harden on the Other Side


By all accounts, the Golden State Warriors should have won Game 4. A year or two ago, the Warriors were invincible...

James Harden, Chris Paul Carry Rockets to Crucial Game 4 Win vs. Warriors


The Houston Rockets are in the driver's seat in the Western Conference Finals. Houston went into Oracle Arena for Tuesday's Game 4 and exited with a 95-92 victory over the Golden ...

Tuesday, May 22

The Key to Unleashing MVP Steph Curry? Bench Kevin Durant


When Stephen Curry pulled his mouthpiece out in the third quarter of the Warriors ' 126-85 beatdown of the House Rockets in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals and yelled ...

What Happens When You Lose Diamonds on the MLB Diamond?


Chris Archer had heard the stories before, from his friend and Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones, from Tampa Bay Rays teammates, from others in the sport, of what it's like to lose diamonds on the baseball diamond...

Full Highlights of LeBron James' 44-Point Explosion in Cavaliers Win vs. Celtics


LeBron James was never going to go down without a fight. After his Cleveland Cavaliers dropped the first two games of the Eastern Conference Finals to the Boston Celtics, James led his side to two straight wins at Quicken Loans Arena to…

Kawhi Leonard Rumors: Spurs Hoping to Fix Relationship, Offer Supermax Contract


The San Antonio Spurs reportedly want to put any tension with star Kawhi Leonard in the past and reach an agreement with the forward on a supermax contract...

Monday, May 21

Knicks Rumors: NY Has 'The Hots' for Trae Young Ahead of 2018 NBA Draft


The New York Knicks used the eighth pick a year ago to select combo guard Frank Ntilikina. They may use the ninth pick this year to find his long-term backcourt partner...

'A Lose-Lose Battle': NBA Stars on Tunnel Trash Talk and Why It Makes Them Snap

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Put yourself in the shoes of an NBA player. Yes, I realize they don't fit. You wear a size 11, and Kevin Durant wears a size they do not carry in your local JCPenney. Go with me anyway...

Would a Healthy Andrew Luck Even Make the Colts Playoff Contenders?


The Indianapolis Colts can't make the playoffs without Andrew Luck —that's pretty clear. The possibility only slightly increases with Luck in the lineup...

How Stephen Curry Put Shooting Slump Behind Him, Torched Rockets in Game 3


For Stephen Curry, during the first 10 quarters of the Western Conference Finals, the series had been more about defense than offense...

Sunday, May 20

1 Realistic Free-Agent Target for Each Eliminated NBA Playoff Team


The NBA playoffs take the guesswork out of roster building. If you got eliminated, you weren't good enough. Simple. There are levels of "good," of course...

Most Overrated NFL Teams Heading into the 2018 Season


Relative to their Super Bowl odds, five teams stand above the rest as being overvalued going into next season...

LeBron James, Cavaliers Destroy Celtics 116-86 for Critical Game 3 Win


The Cleveland Cavaliers earned their first win of the Eastern Conference Finals, beating the Boston Celtics 116-86 in Game 3 on Saturday night at Quicken Loans Arena...