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Friend: Meet the Splash Fathers

Long before Steph and Klay took the league by storm, Dell Curry and Mychal Thompson were busy making a name for themselves in the NBA, and preparing their sons for life in the spotlight.

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Thompson clears protocol, OK to play in Game 1

Klay Thompson has completed the NBA's concussion protocol, clearing the Golden State Warriors guard to play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Clayton: Newton's deal sets the stage for Wilson

Two things will likely happen for Russell Wilson following the Cam Newton deal: His negotiations with the Seahawks will resolve more quickly, and he'll become one of the NFL's highest-paid QBs.

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Goodell tells NFLPA he'll hear Brady's appeal

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has formally rejected the NFL Players Association's motion to recuse himself as arbitrator of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's appeal hearing June 23.

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Rangers' Joey Gallo to make MLB debut

Gallo, who became the first minor leaguer with back-to-back 40-HR seasons (2013-14) since Ron Kittle (White Sox) in 1981-82, will bat sixth and play third base tonight vs. the White Sox. Follow live

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Maps: Florida is totally over LeBron

LeBron James might have brought Miami two championships, but recent SportsNation poll results show the Sunshine State isn't exactly in the King's corner anymore. LeSnub?

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Relive the Stanley Cup playoffs in 3 goals

Getting ready for tomorrow's Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals? Make sure you're fully prepared with the top goals so far.


Milwaukee without Davis for 4-6 weeks

OF Khris Davis underwent surgery this morning on his right knee (meniscus). The expected recovery time is 4-6 weeks.

Pillar puts Toronto up early

Kevin Pillar squashed a Max Scherzer fastball deep to left, sending it on a one-way ride for his third HR of the season, and that's been all the scoring so far. The Blue Jays lead 1-0 through 2. Follow live

McDonald's ex: I was repeatedly attacked

Former DT Ray McDonald's ex-fiancee said in court records that McDonald repeatedly attacked her over several months, contending that McDonald began a pattern of "verbal abuse and controlling behavior" after the couple got engaged that escalated into "full attacks." Story

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Utley beats the shift with his own shift

The Reds tried to take the bat out of Chase Utley's hands, and they were sort of successful. Utley calmly laid down a bunt and took first base with little Cincinnati's shifted infielders could do. It's a tactic you think you'd see more often. Follow live

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Does Blatter's move overshadow WWC?

Julie Foudy says while Sepp Blatter's decision to resign as FIFA president is a distraction ahead of this week's Women's World Cup, the move could help women's soccer in the long run.


Jeff Carlisle's favorite players to watch

While the women's game doesn't feature the level of theatrics endemic to the men's side, there is still plenty of gamesmanship. And Brazil's Marta is most adept at pushing the envelope and drawing fouls. World Cup superlatives

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Why did Sepp Blatter resign now?

ESPN's Bob Ley wonders about the timing of Blatter's resignation: "In terms of the money, the alleged bribes have gotten closer and closer to the throne, closer and closer to FIFA," as Blatter's top lieutenant came under suspicion.


Rockies ready to do it again after win

Jorge De La Rosa threw 6 solid innings despite a cut on his middle finger that had delayed 2 previous starts, Michael McKenry homered and the Rockies beat the Dodgers 6-3 in the first game of a doubleheader.


Reds already on the board

It took just 7 pitches for Cincinnati to put its first run across the plate. Joey Votto doubled to right, bringing home Brandon Phillips, and the Reds lead the Phillies 1-0 in the top of the 1st. Follow live

Riley Curry is way up and feels blessed

Stephen Curry's daughter, Riley, made her podium appearance at the Western Conference finals and stole the show -- and hearts of fans everywhere.


Cosmos cruise in historic friendly in Cuba

The New York Cosmos scored 4 first-half goals in a 4-1 win over the Cuban national team in Havana. It was the first match for an American sports team in the country since the U.S. ended trade and travel restrictions in January.


Hamilton out of lineup tonight

Josh Hamilton tweaked his left hamstring on his game-winning double with two outs in the bottom of the ninth Sunday against the Red Sox. However, Hamilton doesn't think he'll miss much more time.


LeBron no favorite in these Finals

The Warriors are the team that won 67 times this year. One rating put them as the best non-Michael Jordan team ever. LeBron James and the Cavs have their work cut out for them.


Soler out of lineup, DL trip possible

Cubs RF Jorge Soler could miss an extended period of time because of an ankle injury, manager Joe Maddon said today. Soler was hurt trying to beat out a grounder Monday. Kris Bryant made his 1st start in LF vs. Miami.


Get Gallo now?

Rangers slugging prospect Joey Gallo will make his big league debut tonight. Tommy Rancel says he is "worth a look in deeper formats if you are short on home runs or RBIs, but make sure your average is strong or are in an OBP league." Gallo's fantasy value (Insider)


Hoiberg: 'I absolutely love this roster'

New Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg says the versatility of Chicago's veterans will allow him to play with pace next season.