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Bulls fire Thibodeau as coach after five seasons

The Chicago Bulls have fired head coach Tom Thibodeau. Thibodeau just finished his fifth season and had two years and $9 million left on his contract.

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Father: Klay Thompson vomited, was 'woozy'

Warriors guard Klay Thompson threw up and experienced other "concussion-like symptoms" Wednesday night after being kicked in the head by Rockets forward Trevor Ariza, Thompson's father said.

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2hJeff Goodman

Goodman: My Top 25 men's hoops ballot

Jeff Goodman offers a look at what his Top 25 ballot would like if he was submitting it right now, and ID's 25 more top teams to be considered.

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5hEamonn Brennan

Looking ahead: Oregon State Beavers

Led by Gary Payton II, the Oregon State Beavers could be heading toward an NCAA tournament bid.

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John Paxson: Bulls want championship

"Our whole goal now is to move forward. We probably wouldn't be sitting here if we'd won a championship, that's the truth. But we haven't done that." Coverage on ESPNews

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I've got confidence in Pax and Gar. They will bring in a new coach who will fit the culture and help the Bulls grow and improve.

Paxson: Thibs drama didn't reach players

Bulls VP of basketball operations John Paxson doesn't think the front office's issues with Tom Thibodeau affected Chicago's playoff run: "When I was a player, I hated being put in the middle of something like that. ... We try never to do that, so I really don't think that it affected them." Coverage on ESPNews

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Pax: "The minutes restriction was an organizational decision." Says minutes limit was to give "players best chance to succeed."

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Gar Forman: "Out of respect for everyone involved..." Sorry Gar, that card was burned with the release and opening of the press conference.

Watch: Bulls' front office on SC

Gar Forman said the Bulls will begin their search for a new coach tonight. Chicago will be looking for an "open and creative learner." Coverage on ESPNews

Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

Gar says "nothing could be further from truth" in regards to Bulls using Thibs as an asset. Says no team called to talk to Thibs.

Garber: Isner expected longer French run
Tennis 

Given John Isner's clay-court success this year, it's understandable why he's so upset with his early dismal from the French Open. 'Going out early sucks'

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Warriors, Cavs split regular season
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The Warriors won on Jan. 9 but, LeBron James didn't play. On Feb. 26 in Cleveland, James erupted for 42 points as Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined to score just 31 points on 10-of-30 shooting.

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FIFA prez Sepp Blatter deflects blame
Soccer 

Speaking at the FIFA Congress Opening, Blatter said: "We, I, cannot monitor everyone all of the time. If people want to do wrong, they will also try to hide it." Blatter did not respond to questions asking why he has not resigned, as demanded by UEFA president Michel Platini.

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Friedell: Where it went wrong for Thibs

Tom Thibodeau trails only Phil Jackson as the best coach in Bulls history. The defense-first, selfless and tough-as-nails Bulls have an identity that matters for the first time since MJ left. So how did it fall apart? Pushed too hard

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Name That Eagle
NFL 

The Eagles have undergone widespread roster changes during the offseason. Some Philly fans need some time to get used to their new team.

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POTUS talks hoops
NBA 

President Obama chatted with fans about the NBA on Twitter today -- and as a Bulls fan, he's not particularly thrilled about Tom Thibodeau's firing. Check it out

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How Blatter can be charged
Soccer 

U.S. Defense attorney Mike Miller says the legal process has to "follow the money" if charges are to be brought on FIFA president Sepp Blatter.

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Clady one of league's best o-linemen

Ryan Clady has been named a 1st-team All-Pro twice (2009, 2012). Since 2009, Joe Thomas is the only OT that has been named a 1st-team All-Pro more times than Clady. Take heart, though, Broncos fans: When Clady missed the 2013 season with a Lisfranc injury, Denver set a single-season scoring record with 606 points.

Broncos' Ryan Clady tears ACL
NFL 

The Pro Bowl LT tore his left ACL during practice Wednesday and is likely to miss the 2015 season. This will be his fourth major surgery in the last five years, with the others coming on his left knee, shoulder and foot.

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