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Curry comes through as Warriors take Game 2

From scoring 33 points to thwarting James Harden on the game's final play, Stephen Curry made all the difference as Golden State took a 2-0 series lead.


Brewers' Smith ejected for substance on arm

Brewers relief pitcher Will Smith was ejected for having rosin and sunscreen on his right forearm Thursday night in the seventh inning of a 10-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves.

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Bills DT Dareus suspended 1 game by league

Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus has been suspended for the first game of the regular season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, the league announced Thursday.

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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.

MLB Highlights

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

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

Have You Seen?

Okafor's mid-interview block (0:17)

Best of the NBA playoffs in super slow motion (1:14)
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Clayton: Teams that could pursue Ray Rice

Don't expect Ray Rice to be signed any time soon, John Clayton writes. But here are five teams, including the Cowboys, that could consider adding him at the start of training camp.

SportsCenter clips

Not Top Plays of the week (1:47)



Harden's great game wasn't enough

Stephen Curry was great last night -- and he was outplayed by James Harden. To get to the NBA Finals, the Rockets now must beat the Warriors four times in five games -- something that hasn't been done vs. Golden State all season.


How the Hawks can handle J.R. Smith

Kevin Arnovitz told SportsCenter that Atlanta's defense did its job; it wasn't their fault Smith made his shots: "They're unlikely to switch up their strategy, they just have to hope for a better outcome."


SportsCenter Not Top 10

Happy birthday, Novak Djokovic. Your gift? An appearance on this week's worst plays.


Sport Science: Steph Curry's shot

The Warriors star has one of the quickest releases Sport Science has analyzed -- ever.


Todd Archer @toddarcher

Orlando Scandrick:“I would like to think I’m going to be (a Cowboy) for life ... It’s now on me to take care of my end of the bargain."

LeBron James: Road warrior

LeBron James' teams have won a road game in 21 straight series, second only to Michael Jordan (24). “I like playing on the road more than home ... To be able to silence the road crowd is the ultimate for me.” Road sweet road

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Proceeding with caution at Indy

Indy 500 qualifying has been dominated with talk about safety since there's been four severe accidents in the past two weeks. Each of the past two Indy 500s have had only five cautions apiece. Those are tied for the fewest at the Indy 500 since 1991.

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Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

Jordan Spieth leads at Colonial. Even though Byron Nelson event gave him his first start, he's always admitted this course suits him better.

Nadal losing grip on clay dominance?

This season marks the first time that Rafael Nadal enters the French Open without a title during the European clay court season in April and May. French Open draw

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Sport Science: Madison Bumgarner

Bumgarner's release point for three of his pitches are all within a half-inch of each other, which leaves hitters with only .25 seconds to determine what pitch is headed their way.


Clayton: Teams who could pursue Rice

Don't expect Ray Rice to be signed any time soon, but there are some teams -- including the Cowboys, who have shown they're willing to take on a player's behavioral baggage -- that could consider adding him at the start of training camp. Five possible teams

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20 MLB players most likely to be traded

Does your team need a pitcher? How about Cole Hamels, Scott Kazmir or Aaron Harang? According to MLB Insider Jim Bowden, those pitchers are as good as gone from their teams. The interested teams (Insider)

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OTD: Janet Guthrie qualifies for Indy 500

On this date 38 years ago, Guthrie became the first woman to qualify for the Indy 500. "I want to thank my folks for not bringing me up thinking I couldn't do something because I was a woman," she said.

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Michael Sam timeline

  • May 2014: Drafted in 7th round by Rams
  • August 2014: Cut by Rams
  • Sept. 2014: On Cowboys practice squad
  • Oct. 2014: Released by Cowboys
  • March 2015: NFL veteran combine
  • Today: Two-year deal with CFL's Montreal

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Alouettes GM releases Sam statement

"With the signing of Michael Sam, we have become a better organization today. Not only have we added an outstanding football player, we have added even a better person that brings dignity, character, and heart to our team."

Warriors one of the best ever

One simple rating system ranks this year's Warriors team as the 4th-best in NBA history. There's a familiar face at the top of the list. 538: Jordan's Bulls dominate

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Pierce: Start of post-Brady era?

"What happened to [Tom] Brady this week is unconscionable. Were I as bullgoose paranoid about the Patriots as some Patriots fans apparently are about the NFL, I might wonder if this maneuver were nothing less than the opening days of the post-Brady era in Foxborough." Brady thrown under bus

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Mag: The pitcher strikes back

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, MLB teams used to score runs. No more. Pitchers have risen to take over the game. And here's how

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Jim Caple @jimcaple

Serena says she had been worried about her elbow but it's getting better: ''I'm just starting to serve harder, so I'm like -- Yes.''

Spieth atop another leaderboard

Jordan Spieth took the lead at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial with a birdie on his 5th hole of the 2nd round. He has 7 birdies and no bogeys for the tournament. Leaderboard