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Bulls fire Thibodeau as coach after five seasons

The Chicago Bulls have fired head coach Tom Thibodeau. Thibodeau just finished his fifth season and had two years and $9 million left on his contract.

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Father: Klay Thompson vomited, was 'woozy'

Warriors guard Klay Thompson threw up and experienced other "concussion-like symptoms" Wednesday night after being kicked in the head by Rockets forward Trevor Ariza, Thompson's father said.

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QB Wilson's agent: Contract talks 'encouraging'

Mark Rodgers, the agent for Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, said Thursday that negotiations on a new contract for Wilson have been encouraging, but there is no deadline.

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DE McDonald arrested twice in under 72 hours

Police in California arrested former Chicago Bears defensive end Ray McDonald at 5:35 p.m. local time Wednesday for violating a restraining order, the Santa Clara Police Department said.

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Goodman: My Top 25 men's hoops ballot

Jeff Goodman offers a look at what his Top 25 ballot would like if he was submitting it right now, and ID's 25 more top teams to be considered.

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Looking ahead: Oregon State Beavers

Led by Gary Payton II, the Oregon State Beavers could be heading toward an NCAA tournament bid.


Brad Daugherty: Firing Thibs a mistake

"If I was a GM, I would be knocking the door down to get ahold of him."


Blatter’s most 'memorable' moments

As he prepares to battle for his job as the head of FIFA, here are some of the defining moments from Sepp Blatter's career, including when he said, “Let the women play in more feminine clothes.” He said what?


Blatter says FIFA must take a stand

At FIFA Congress opening. president Sepp Blatter called this week's indictments "unprecedented and difficult." Said Blatter: "The events of yesterday have cast a long shadow over football. We cannot allow the reputation of football and FIFA to be dragged through the mud."


Elite teams are perfect in Finals

The Warriors went 67-15 in the regular season. Each of the previous 13 teams to win at least 65 games AND make it to the Finals went on to win the title. Only one of those 13 teams (the Heat in 2013) even took the full 7 games to take home the trophy.

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Caple: The mystery of Serena

After dropping the first set to a player ranked 105th in the world, Serena Williams knows she'll have to shape up her game in a hurry to beat Victoria Azarenka. Clunker out of the way

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Thibs wins, but not in playoffs

Tom Thibodeau had an overall win percentage of .647 with the Bulls, second only to Phil Jackson, but in the playoffs, he was under .500.


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Jeremy Chardy defeats the top-ranked American man, John Isner, 6-4 4-6 6-3 6-3. Meanwhile, Sock split the first two sets with Carreno Busta.

Finding humor in FIFA indictments

What happens when some of the most powerful men in soccer are arrested? Social media has fun


LeBron a thorn in Thibodeau's side

Tom Thibodeau and the Bulls were eliminated by LeBron James' team in three of his five seasons. Chicago was 4-2 in all other playoff series.


Replacing Tom Thibodeau in Chicago

Said Ramona Shelburne of Thibodeau's ousting: "The real question was not if they were gonna get divorced but how." So who will replace him in Chicago? The names of Fred Hoiberg and Alvin Gentry have surfaced.


CONCACAF dismisses pair of execs

CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb, a FIFA VP from the Cayman Islands, and Costa Rica's Eduardo Li were among several high-ranking soccer officials arrested Wednesday in Zurich.

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Jimmy Butler declined comment regarding Thibs situation. Players and assistants still filing in and out of Advocate Center.

A look back: Thibs' era in Chicago

Exploring why Tom Thibodeau's otherwise successful tenure as Bulls coach was marked by a rift with the front office.


Statement from Bulls GM on coach firing

Said Gar Forman: "When Tom [Thibodeau] was hired in 2010, he was right for our team and system at that time, and over the last five years we have had some success with Tom as our head coach. But as we looked ahead and evaluated how we as a team and an organization could continue to grow and improve, we believed a change in approach was needed."

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Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Hoiberg Watch officially begins -- as Fred Hoiberg is frontrunner to replace Thibs in Chicago. Opposite of Thibs in just about every way.

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Sepp Blatter: " I cannot monitor everyone all the time". How about trying for SOME of them SOME of the time?

WATCH: Blatter's comments to FIFA

FIFA president Sepp Blatter spoke to the FIFA Congress today, deflecting blame for yesterday's corruption and racketeering indictments.


Rose was off the bloom for Thibodeau

Including the playoffs, Tom Thibodeau coached 445 games in five seasons with the Bulls. Due to injury, Derrick Rose played in only 47% of those games (210).

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Bill Barnwell @billbarnwell

Bulls release on Thibs a lot like the letter you would send to an awful departing roommate as you begrudingly attach their security deposit