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Best NBA teams of all time, according to Elo

Where do this season's Warriors stack up among the best teams of all time? Pretty highly. Using Elo, FiveThirtyEight ranked the top teams in NBA history and found Steph Curry & Co. are in elite company.

52mDarren Rovell

Indy 500 drivers prefer whole milk, survey says

The 33 starters in Sunday's Indy 500 have submitted their preferences of milk to the American Dairy Association Indiana, and more drivers have chosen to guzzle whole milk than any other variety.

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Bowden: 20 MLB players likely to be traded

Jim Bowden lays out the 20 players most likely to be dealt by July 31, including a trade likeliness rating, interested teams and best fit for each guy.

Smart move for Michael Sam to sign with CFL? (1:34)

MLB Highlights

Bryant extends hit streak in Cubs' win (0:43)

Olbermann: Manning brothers, friends of David Letterman (4:19)

Have You Seen?

Is this the start of the post-Brady era? (7:00)

46mChad Ford and Kevin Pelton

Ford/Pelton: Best fits for top four picks

Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton debate which players the top four teams in the 2015 NBA draft should take. Should Minnesota take Karl-Anthony Towns No. 1 overall?

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Kupchak says next season will be Kobe's last (2:41)

2hMike Fish

OTL: Kurt Busch's ex used charity as bank

Documents show that Patricia Driscoll, in effect, used the Armed Forces Foundation as a bank to lend money for or pay various personal expenses, including bills for a private company she owns.

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Looking ahead: Arizona Wildcats

The Wildcats are losing four starters, but a solid recruiting class and plenty of depth should keep them at the top of the Pac-12.


Kobe's final season with Lakers?

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak says he hasn't had discussions with Kobe Bryant about playing with L.A. beyond this season, which is the last on his contract. Bryant will be 37 when the season begins and played just 35 games last season. Kobe's uncertain future


Dan Boyle is on a mission

At 38, the Rangers defenseman is finding his game and adjusting to fewer minutes while trying to go out in style by lifting the Stanley Cup one more time. Cup > money

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Players weigh in on shorter MLB schedule

The MLB season has variously been described as a marathon, a grind, and a physical and mental endurance test, with players afraid to complain. But with commissioner Rob Manfred broaching the topic, they're beginning to lend their voices to the cause. What will it cost?

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The economics of a shorter MLB season

The obstacles blocking a 154-game season isn't stats or records or magic numbers. It isn't about schedules or travel or history books. It's all about the money

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Hawks can't afford to lose Game 2 tonight... LeBron James' teams after going up 2-0 in best-of-7 series: 14 series wins, 0 losses

Kobe, Lakers ready to pass torch?

Ramona Shelburne on free-agent targets: "You want to know if the Lakers will be your team one day. ... That was one of the main issues when Dwight Howard was here. He essentially said to the Lakers, 'When is the transfer of power going to happen?'"


Slava Fetisov: Keep young Russians from NHL

The former Red Wings star wants more stringent laws that would prevent promising young Russian players from moving to the NHL before they turn 28. Fetisov told Russia's R-Sport news agency that the aim is to keep "our most talented guys, the ones who the people come to see."

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CFL will give Michael Sam fair platform

The NFL isn't happening, at least not now, not until Sam does something to change perception of his game, writes Kevin Seifert. Which is why signing with the CFL's Montreal Alouettes, as Sam did Friday, was the best and probably only move he could make. CFL success stories

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Kansas now a possibility for top transfer
Men's College Basketball 

With Sterling Gibbs going to UConn, Johnathan Williams III of Missouri ranks as the most attractive "free agent" looking to transfer. He's considering Gonzaga, Michigan State, Georgetown, SMU and Kansas. Top 10 uncommitted transfers

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Men's College Basketball 

Tortorella: Lundqvist is the backbone

John Tortorella told SportsCenter that the Rangers need to slow the game down and added there's no chance Henrik Lundqvist should be pulled: "If you tried to pull him, I don't think he'd leave."


What a difference a week makes

Through 2 rounds at last week's Wells Fargo Championship, Rory McIlroy was -7 overall and -7 on the par 5's, just 3 shots off the 36-hole lead. This week at Wentworth, he was +5 after 2 rounds, missing the cut, and was just -2 on the par 5's.

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History doesn't repeat for Smith

History tells us we won't see J.R. Smith be hot from long range in Game 2 tonight. Including the playoffs, Smith has four games this season when he's made at least eight 3-pointers. In the following games, he's a combined 5-for-21 from beyond the arc.

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OTD: Ted Williams enlists in military

On this date in 1942, the season after hitting .406, Williams enlisted in the U.S. Navy Air Corps to train to become a fighter pilot. He would go on to hit for the Triple Crown before missing the next three seasons while on duty.

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Joel McHale to host the ESPYS

The comedian, actor and TV personality will host the 2015 ceremony, which airs on ABC on July 15. McHale said he's "ecstatic" to be hosting: "After my stunning victory in the Iditarod this year by only using six Bichon Frises and a lamb, I think the sports world saw me as the logical host."

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What's next for Busch and Driscoll

Kurt Busch testified that he believed his ex-girlfriend Patty Driscoll made a living killing people with "knives, pistols or poison." Driscoll allegedly told close friends she was a "hit woman" whose job it was to date drug lords. She also grew Armed Forces Foundation from a volunteer group into a multimillion dollar operation. Driscoll's double life

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Mike Babcock bids farewell to Detroit

Roughly 48 hours of having to make the most important, and agonizing, decision of his career, we saw a much different side to the man who had spent a decade behind the Red Wings bench. An emotional goodbye

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Road rules: LeBron James

Brian Windhorst writes: "With the Cavs' win at Philips Arena this week, James' teams have now won a road game in 21 consecutive series. That streak, which covers victories in 12 opposing arenas and five seasons, is second all-time to Jordan’s incredible run of 24 consecutive series with a road win." LBJ's road warrior ways

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Baxter Holmes @BaxterHolmes

Lakers GM on Kobe playing beyond 2015-16 season: "There have been no discussions about anything going forward. I don't think there will be."

Ian Poulter has the lead

Jordan Spieth (plus-2 today after 16) had been tied with Poulter (minus-3 today) at minus-8 overall after 12 holes but fell off the pace over his next few at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. Leaderboard


Dwayne 'the Rock' Johnson surprises fan

That time the Rock surprised a superfan, who was supposed to interview him, by officiating his wedding instead. Quite the wardrobe

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'Hard Knocks' contenders whittling down

A high-ranking Redskins official told ESPN's John Keim that the team is not a possibility to appear on "Hard Knocks" and does not want to be on the show. That leaves the most likely potential participants this season as the Texans and Bills. Buffalo can opt out as the team has a new coach in Rex Ryan.

Mike Rodak @mikerodak

Bills source confirms that the team is still not interested in doing Hard Knocks this summer.