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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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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)

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23hMike 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.

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Sport Science: Steph Curry's shot
NBA 

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

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Will Smith suspended eight games
MLB 

The Brewers pitcher was suspended for having a foreign substance on his arm during Thursday's game. Smith, who claimed it was rosin and sunscreen that he forgot to wipe off, is appealing. He can continue to pitch until the process is complete.

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MLB 

SportsCenter Not Top 10
Tennis 

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

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Giants make statement with sweep
MLB 

Is there such thing as a big series in baseball during May? If so, the Giants just delivered one doozy of a message to the Dodgers: Don't forget about us. NL West race is officially on

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Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

Two thoughts on Kupchak's statement about this being Kobe's last year. 1. That's not for Mitch to say. Until Kobe says it, it's open ended

Little Cavs fan big on introductions
NBA 

It started with a viewing of a phone video. OK, a lot of viewings. Then 4-year-old Anthony Kocmit did his own rendition of the Cavaliers pregame show and it reached Facebook, Browns CB Joe Haden and, eventually, LeBron James.

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Mike Reiss @MikeReiss

Asked his opinion of Wells report, on @OTLonESPN, DeMaurice Smith says "I think the Wells report delivered exactly what the client wanted."

Mike Reiss @MikeReiss

DeMaurice Smith, on @OTLonESPN, says union hasn't heard from NFL on request 4 Roger Goodell to remove himself as arbitrator of Brady appeal.

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

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Dan Boyle is on a mission
NHL 

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
MLB 

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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MLB 

The economics of a shorter MLB season
MLB 

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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ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

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?
NBA 

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?'"

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Slava Fetisov: Keep young Russians from NHL
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
CFL 

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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CFL 

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
NHL 

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."

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What a difference a week makes
Golf 

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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Golf 

History doesn't repeat for Smith
NBA 

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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NBA 

OTD: Ted Williams enlists in military
MLB 

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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