FavoritesSettings

Play1:10
Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports
1mNick Friedell

Sources: Bulls confident Hoiberg is next coach

The Chicago Bulls are quietly confident that Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg will accept an offer to become the next head coach of the team, according to multiple league sources.

Play0:37
55mKevin Arnovitz

Sefolosha says arrest has hurt his reputation

Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha blames police for the leg injuries he suffered during his April arrest in New York and told ESPN that the incident has damaged his reputation.

Play1:47
22hDavid Schoenfield

Time for some fearless predictions!

Among the predictions: The San Francisco Giants' Brandon Crawford will win the NL MVP award and the Los Angeles Dodgers will pick up Aroldis Chapman.

Sean Gardner/Getty Images
5hESPN.com Staff

Photos: Friday Funnies - Celebration Fails

Celebrations can be pretty epic, but for some ... in not such a great way. A look at some of the top celebration fails on the field.

Courtesy Baboon Creation
8hMatt Walks, ESPN.com

Reimagining NBA mascots as cartoon characters

A two-man, Montreal-based design firm released a batch of 16 reimagined NBA mascots that look like they were taken straight out of Looney Tunes.

Now

Mike Mazzeo @MazzESPN

#NYR has scored just four goals in what is about to be 240 minutes worth of Eastern Conference finals hockey at the Garden

Triplets a triple threat

Ondrej Palat's goal in the third gave the Lightning a 2-0 lead. It's the 28th goal for the "Triplets" line in these playoffs (team scored 55 total). Tyler Johnson has 12 (leading all scorers), Nikita Kucherov has 9, and Ondrej Palat has 7. In this series, Johnson and Palat have 4 goals each, and Kucherov has 3.

AP

Falcons cut Shembo after arrest
NFL 

Hours after Prince Shembo was charged with allegedly killing his girlfriend's dog, the Falcons cut the linebacker. Vaughn McClure says the team, which has dealt with animal cruelty cases before, was quick to make a move to avoid further distractions.

Play3:03
NFL 

Shembo attorney: Death an accident

Former Falcons LB Prince Shembo's attorney Jerry Froelich told reporters today that Shembo was putting the dog in its cage and he kicked it after it bit his hand. "When you're a small dog it doesn't take much with the size he is,'' Froelich said.

Hoiberg to the Windy City?
NBA 

The Chicago Bulls are quietly confident that Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg will accept an offer to become the next head coach of the team, multiple league sources tell Nick Friedell. Story

David K Purdy/Getty Images
NBA 

Donaldson's 14th shot ties game

Blue Jays star Josh Donaldson rocked Twins SP Trevor May for a 3-run bomb to knot the score at 4-4 in the 5th. Donaldson now sits in a tie for 4th in HRs this season. Follow live

Reds cruise in Strasburg's short outing
MLB 

Joey Votto and Todd Frazier sent solo shots into the bleachers to help the Reds to a 5-2 win over the Nationals. Only reaching the 4th inning in 3 of his 4 May starts, Strasburg only managed 16 pitches and was pulled in the 1st. Box score

Play0:57
MLB 

Lightning strikes in the third

The first goal in the game came on an Alex Killorn backhand. Tampa Bay is 8-0 in the playoffs when scoring first in these playoffs. Follow live

AP

Bettis nearly no-hits Phillies in win

Chad Bettis came five outs from a no-hitter, but eight shutout innings from him and two Troy Tulowitzki homers still got the Rockies a 4-1 win. Box score

Play1:21

Steve Levy @espnSteveLevy

4 years ago, game 7 eastern conference final, scoreless midway thru the 3rd period. Nathan Horton scored for Boston...beat Tampa Bay 1-0