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Bulls fire Thibodeau as coach after five seasons

The Chicago Bulls have dismissed head coach Tom Thibodeau, the team said Thursday. Thibodeau just finished his fifth season leading the Bulls.

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QB Wilson's agent: Contract talks 'encouraging'

Mark Rodgers, the agent for Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, said Thursday that negotiations on a new contract for Wilson have been encouraging, but there is no deadline.

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DE McDonald arrested twice in under 72 hours

Police in California arrested former Chicago Bears defensive end Ray McDonald at 5:35 p.m. local time Wednesday for violating a restraining order, the Santa Clara Police Department said.

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Scott Kacsmar

Outsiders: Why Maclin won't save Chiefs

Football Outsiders identifies the top remaining needs for Kansas City, Denver, Oakland and San Diego, including the Chiefs' lack of a vertical passing game.

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Wednesday's power rankings

Bryce Harper hit his 18th home run of the season as the Nationals continue to win.

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SEC West hasn't lost its luster or bluster

Those within the West say it's only getting tougher despite not putting a team in the title game last season for the first time since the 2008 campaign

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Stark: First-quarter award winners

Now that all 30 teams have finally played 40 games, it's time to look back at the first quarter of a fun season and hand out a little imaginary hardware.

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Watch: Blatter's comments to FIFA

FIFA president Sepp Blatter spoke to the FIFA Congress today, deflecting blame for yesterday's corruption and racketeering indictments.

Rose was off the bloom for Thibodeau
NBA 

Including the playoffs, Tom Thibodeau coached 445 games in five seasons with the Bulls. Due to injury, Derrick Rose played in only 47% of those games (210).

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Bulls release on Thibs a lot like the letter you would send to an awful departing roommate as you begrudingly attach their security deposit

LeBron partially to blame for Thibs ouster
NBA 

Tom Thibodeau and the Bulls were eliminated by LeBron James' team in three of his five seasons. Chicago was 4-2 in all other playoff series.

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Statement from Bulls GM on coach firing
NBA 

Said Gar Forman: "When Tom [Thibodeau] was hired in 2010, he was right for our team and system at that time, and over the last five years we have had some success with Tom as our head coach. But as we looked ahead and evaluated how we as a team and an organization could continue to grow and improve, we believed a change in approach was needed."

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Thibodeau was elite in regular season

Tom Thibodeau was fired by the Bulls despite a win percentage of .647 in the last five seasons. The only teams who won at a better clip were the Spurs, Thunder and Heat.

Thibs couldn't get it done in playoffs

Tom Thibodeau had a 23-28 record in the playoffs with the Bulls. That .451 win percentage ranked 15th among all active coaches.

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Tom Thibodeau 5-year Bulls bio
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  • 255-139, .647 win pct.
  • 3rd most wins in franchise history
  • 1st or 2nd every year in Central Division
  • 2010-11 NBA Coach of the Year
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Bulls looking for new identity
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The Bulls were known for the defense under Tom Thibodeau. Bulls GM Gar Forman: "But as we looked ahead and evaluated how we as a team and an organization could continue to grow and improve, we believed a change in approach was needed."

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ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

The Bulls announce Tom Thibodeau will not be retained as coach next season. Bulls D ranked 1st in PPG allowed in 5 seasons under Thibodeau.

Blatter’s most 'memorable' moments
Soccer 

As he prepares to battle for his job as the head of FIFA, here are some of the defining moments from Sepp Blatter's career, including when he said, “Let the women play in more feminine clothes.” He said what?

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Soccer 

Blatter: Guilty parties must be punished

Sepp Blatter, here sitting next to his girlfriend Linda Gabrielian, said today, "Those who are corrupt in football are in a minority, like in society and must be held responsible for their actions. Football cannot be the exception to the rule. There can be no place for corruption of any kind."

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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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