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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.

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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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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.

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

Spieth tied for lead at Crowne Plaza Invitation (1:04)



Giants racking up shutouts

The Giants capped a Dodgers sweep Thursday and did not allow a run in any of the 3 games -- the second time this month the Giants have recorded 3 straight shutouts. According to Elias, San Francisco is the first team to notch 3 straight shutouts twice in the same calendar month since the 1969 Mets -- who went on to win the World Series.

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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Scout’s Take: Edward Oliver picks Houston

The DT not only gives the Cougars one of the top defensive prospects in the 2016 class, he is far and away the most heralded recruit in the program's recent history. Tough, athletic, disruptive (Insider)

Cavs-Hawks play Game 2 tonight

The Hawks desperately need a win, as LeBron James has been up 2-0 in a best-of-seven series 14 times in his career -- and has won all 14 of those series. The only time it even went 7 games was in the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals, when the Heat beat the Celtics en route to James' first career NBA title.

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Sharapova on media re: Nadal slump: 'To put up so many question marks (for 9-time champ), I almost think it's a little bit disrespectful,'

Kentucky to play Duke, Kansas in 2015-16

The Wildcats' schedule includes six programs that played in the 2015 NCAA tournament. Said UK coach John Calipari of the star-packed schedule: "Putting a schedule together, especially one like this, is fun. Having to play those games is a different story. To understate it, this will obviously be a challenging schedule for a young team like ours."

Steph Curry, James Harden bring 'A' games

Harden nearly had a 40-point triple-double, while Curry became the first player in NBA history with at least five 3-pointers in 4 straight playoff games.


Garber: Ultimate challenge faces Djoker

Novak Djokovic has beaten his great rival, Rafael Nadal, at every event in the world -- except the French Open. But that could all change this season. Solidifying his legacy

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Mercury exercise option on coach

Sandy Brondello had her 2016 option picked up by the team. She was hired in 2013 and led the Mercury to a league-record 29 wins and a WNBA title in her first season. Said Brondello: "I know where I'll be for the next two years, and I'm excited to be here. ... Hopefully, I'm here even longer than that."

Houston forgot about 'Dre

Andre Iguodala is a former dunk contest runner-up. He reminded the Rockets of that on this epic slam early in the second quarter, sparking a massive Warriors run.


Ducks bounce back on the road

Anaheim recovered from the marathon of Game 2 by beating the Blackhawks in Chicago to take a 2-1 series lead. Frederik Andersen made 27 saves, killing off 5 power plays in the Ducks’ 2-1 Game 3 victory.


Brewers' Smith ejected for substance on arm

"It was chilly and kind of windy," Milwaukee P Will Smith said. "I had rosin and sunscreen on my arm. I just forgot to wipe it off before I went out and pitched. I had to kind of get ready in a hurry. I just forgot. That's it."


Okafor's mid-interview block
NBA Draft 

Jahlil Okafor averaged 1.4 blocks per game during his one season at Duke, so the NBA draft prospect wasn't about to get posterized during this recent interview.

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Bumgarner bests Kershaw, Dodgers again

Madison Bumgarner homered off Clayton Kershaw and tossed 6 1/3 scoreless innings as the Giants finished a 3-game sweep of their rival, outscoring the Dodgers 10-0 over the series.


One-handed backflip catch

North Carolina A&T State running back Tarik Cohen took one-handed grabs to the next level by making one in the midst of a backflip.


James Harden: From cooking to cursed?

If you believe in curses, you might think rapper Lil B aka the Based God is the reason Kevin Durant hasn’t won a title. Well he’s back, claiming Harden took his cooking dance. If Harden doesn’t give Lil B credit, he says the Rocket will be cursed. Lil B to blame for Houston's loss?

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The complete history of the NBA

Nov. 28, 1969, was a long time ago. Bad news for Knicks fans, that's also the date the franchise peaked, at least according to FiveThirtyEight's breakdown of power ratings for every game by every team in NBA history. How did your team fare?

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Isiah Thomas: Meet me before judging

Many are critical of his hiring as president of a WNBA team due to a 2007 sexual harassment case. Said Thomas: "I'd like for them to meet me themselves and judge from their own interactions with me. And whatever conclusions they walk away with, that's the conclusion they walk away with." Thomas wants open minds

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Court artist

One artist was so inspired by this year's NBA playoffs that he made some pretty impressive portraits of James Harden, Tim Duncan and others. Check them out


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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Uni Watch Power Rankings: NFL edition

The Steelers and Raiders went 1-2. As for who came in dead last? Writes Paul Lukas: "There's no getting around it: This is the worst helmet in NFL history, and everything else in this uniform set is subordinate to that. Woof!" Full rankings

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Olajuwon doesn't mince words on MVP

Hakeem Olajuwon on James Harden being named first-team All-NBA: "It's well deserved. I'm very happy for him, but I think he deserves more than that. We all know [Harden] is the MVP of the league. It reminds me of losing the MVP to David [Robinson in 1995]." (via Mark Berman, Fox 26 Houston)

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