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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.

16hMike Rodak

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.

13hMike 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.

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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14hDavid Schoenfield

#TBT: When Babe Ruth hit right-handed

According to nationalpastime.com, Babe Ruth decided to bat right-handed in the ninth inning on May 21, 1930 -- a game in which he hit three homers.

16hJohn Clayton

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)



Rory way back in Europe

Francesco Molinari leads the BMW PGA Championship after shooting a 3-under 69 today. Rory McIlroy is on the course but is even for the tournament, 10 strokes behind Molinari. Euro leaderboard


Breaking down the Rockets' final play

Antonio Davis isn't blaming James Harden's decision-making on the final play of Game 2: "In the flow of the game, I don't know if there was a time that he could have called a timeout. ... I'm okay with this play in a lot of different ways."


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.


BBTN's Thursday Web Gem

Alex Gordon couldn't stop Alex Gordon from becoming the 22-time reigning Web Gems winner -- does Chris Carter's sliding catch stand a chance?


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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20 MLB players most likely to be traded

Does your team need a pitcher? How about Cole Hamels, Scott Kazmir or Aaron Harang? According to MLB Insider Jim Bowden, those pitchers are as good as gone from their teams. The interested teams (Insider)

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Warriors still learning how to be champs

The Warriors won last night despite turning it over 17 times and scoring just 3 points in the final 2:24. Coach Steve Kerr: "I think sometimes our group competes so hard that the distinction between making the simple play and playing as hard as you can gets blurred." Adande: A lot to learn


Tough French Open road for Djoker

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic trains at Roland Garros today as the French Open draw is announced. The draw sets him up to play Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals. He lost to Nadal in the final here in 2012 and 2014.


Carlos Huertas out of Indy 500

The driver has an inner ear condition that requires further evaluation and will keep him from racing in Sunday's Indy 500. Huertas' car, scheduled to start on the outside of Row 6, will be moved to the last row.

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Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Freddie Freeman on Will Smith/sunscreen: "Every pitcher does it so they'll have a better grip so we won't get hit in the head."

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."


Should DeMarre Carroll play on bad knee?

Brian Windhorst said the Hawks forward shouldn't risk further injury in Game 2 while on the verge of a big contract: "Now he’s in a situation where his knee is weakened ... and I just don’t know if it’s responsible for him and his family to try to go in this situation." (via Mike & Mike)


Notable Kentucky non-conference games

Kentucky men's basketball announced its 2015-16 non-conference schedule, and it's a doozy.

  • Nov. 17: Duke, neutral court
  • Dec. 3: at UCLA
  • Dec. 19: Ohio St, neutral court
  • Dec. 26: vs. Louisville
  • Jan. 30: at Kansas

Jim Caple @jimcaple

Andy Murray: 'Novak goes into the tournament as favorite but Rafa's record here is ridiculous . . . It would be stupid to write him off.'

Mats Zuccarello skates with team

The Rangers RW has been out since April 24 after taking a shot off his helmet. This was the first time he skated with teammates since being hurt but he is still out indefinitely. Said coach Alain Vigneault: "He's coming along. Normal steps. There are a number of steps, and this is one of them."

Women's French Open draw

Serena Williams could meet former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka in the third round. And if the world No. 1 wins? She could play sister Venus in the fourth round. Of Serena's 19 majors, only two have come at the French Open. Full draw

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Kerr shining in playoff coaching debut

Steve Kerr is off to a 10-2 start in his NBA playoff coaching career, which is 1 shy of the best start ever by a coach in his first dozen playoff games. The only coach with a better start was Pat Riley, who was 11-1 in 1982 with the Lakers. The Lakers would go on to win the NBA title. (via Elias)

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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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Jim Caple @jimcaple

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."