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Jazz-Clippers has been the closest and best series of the NBA first round

These two teams have given us great, tight basketball. It doesn’t feel like anything in the Jazz-Clippers series has gone according to plan. In the utopia version of this series, Blake Griffin wouldn’t have suffered a season-ending injury,...Show More Summary

Steve Ballmer's reaction to a Joe Johnson dagger was priceless

Oh no! The first-round series between the Jazz and the Clippers has provided plenty of excitement and plenty of Joe Johnson heroics. He hit a game winner in Game 1 and he was huge in Game 3 as well. Who shot the dagger in Game 5? Oh,...Show More Summary

Russell Westbrook, Patrick Beverley trade verbal jabs in postgame press conferences

This beef is far from over. The Russell Westbrook and Patrick Beverley beef history is nothing new. We got one more dose of it in Game 5 of the Houston Rockets-Oklahoma City Thunder first-round series. With Westbrook doing all he could...Show More Summary

Spurs' Game 5 win over Grizzlies showed they haven't lost killer instinct

San Antonio dominated in the final five minutes and took a commanding lead over Memphis. With two minutes and 12 seconds left in the San Antonio Spurs’ 116-103 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies, both coaches unloaded their benches.Show More Summary

Here’s how badly Rockets destroyed Thunder with Russell Westbrook on the bench

Westbrook sat for 46 minutes in this series. When he did, the Rockets outscored his teammates by 58 points. Russell Westbrook is the best player on the Oklahoma City Thunder, and it’s not cutting-edge basketball knowledge that they’ll...Show More Summary

Chris Coghlan went full Superman to jump over Yadier Molina and scored ridiculous run

LOOK AT THIS FING JUMP. "I told you I wasn't gonna slide." - Chris Coghlan. pic.twitter.com/DQIG1qAYm2 — MLB (@MLB) April 26, 2017 What a leap! Chris Coghlan made everyone look silly (and also maybe himself, but it was worth it) by not sliding on his way to home and instead jumping over Yadier Molina. Show More Summary

UNLV lands 5-star recruit Brandon McCoy over Arizona, Oregon

This is a shocker: the Rebels have landed elite center Brandon McCoy. Marvin Menzies has landed his first signature recruit at UNLV. Brandon McCoy, a 5-star center from California, committed to the Rebels on Tuesday night over Oregon and Arizona, according to ESPN’s Paul Biancardi. McCoy is rated as the No. Show More Summary

Russell Westbrook's season ended the same way it happened: with none of us able to look away

If there’s one thing we can agree about Westbrook’s historic season, it’s that we had to see it ourselves. Damn near every play Russell Westbrook makes exudes Russ. As much as nostalgia urges us to compare players to the benchmarks that...Show More Summary

Who could replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Hendrick Motorsports?

Analyzing the candidates Hendrick Motorsports will likely consider to drive the No. 88 car next season. Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s announcement on Tuesday that he’s retiring at the end of the current Monster Energy Cup Series season creates...Show More Summary

Marlins have to stay in Delaware because NFL rented out all Philadelphia hotels

Thanks, draft weekend! It’s NFL Draft week in Philadelphia, and the city is packed with football teams. Even though that is an important event, other sports have to go on. Unfortunately for MLB, the NFL got all the hotels in the city, forcing the Miami Marlins to stay in a hotel in Wilmington, Del. Show More Summary

Rockets owner stepped onto court for one-on-one chat with referee

The game was going on! Being the owner of an NBA team is a pretty cool and prestigious thing. I have a lot of respect for NBA owners. But here is the thing. You can’t just walk onto the court in the middle of the game and talk to a referee! Les...Show More Summary

Gregg Popovich left generous $5,000 tip at Memphis restaurant

Pop loves his wine and tipping. It’s well known that Spurs coach Gregg Popovich loves wine, and he also likes tipping generously. On April 21, Popovich went to McEwen’s in Memphis and tipped $5,000 on a $815.73 bill. A Reddit user posted this screenshot sent from a friend. Show More Summary

Utah Jazz help a blind 7-year old fan watch a game for the first time

This is awesome. The Jazz are testing new technology that would allow vision-impaired fans to better see their games at Vivint Smart Home Arena. One of their first fans to do so is a boy named Landon Carter. Carter, 7, is legally blind,...Show More Summary

Daryl Washington reinstated to return to Cardinals after 3 years of suspensions

The Cardinals are still not convinced that Washington will ever play for the team again. Daryl Washington has been conditionally reinstated to return to the NFL and the Arizona Cardinals after spending three entire seasons sidelinedShow More Summary

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s most memorable NASCAR races

A look back the races and moments that defined Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Cup Series career. Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s NASCAR Cup Series career spanned three decades, encompassed 603 starts that saw him total 26 wins. During that run he was the...Show More Summary

14 NFL draft rumors, and how much we believe them

Never count out the possibility of catastrophic failure for the Browns. As the 2017 NFL Draft approaches, teams across the league are preparing the final version of their evaluation boards. Some players, like Patrick Mahomes and Haason Reddick, keep rising. Show More Summary

New Oklahoma law allows schools to sue agents, boosters who cause NCAA sanctions

The law was passed last week. A new law passed by the state of Oklahoma last week allows universities to file lawsuits against sports agents and boosters who subject the schools to NCAA sanctions. The Oklahoman reported that the bill was signed by the state’s governor, and it will go in effect on Nov. Show More Summary

Marcus Smart on whether he’s about that life: ‘I can show you better than I can tell you’

Jimmy Butler questioned Smart’s toughness after Game 4, suggesting he didn’t feel the Celtics guard was “about that life.” After Jimmy Butler questioned Marcus Smart’s toughness following the Chicago Bulls’ Game 4 loss to the BostonShow More Summary

Martavis Bryant reinstated by NFL after serving year-long ban

Bryant will return to the field in 2017. The NFL has reinstated Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant on a conditional basis, the team announced Tuesday. “Bryant may join the Steelers at the training facility and participate in meetings, conditioning work and similar activities,” the team said in a statement. Show More Summary

Ludicrously athletic soccer ref does splits mid-game so ball won't hit him

One quick-thinking referee in Iowa ensured that the game would go on -- no matter what. Always be ready! Best referee crew out there! @ESPNTop @BleacherReport @RushSoccer #WeAreRush #SCtop10 pic.twitter.com/TAaM7LHODX — Iowa Rush Soccer...Show More Summary

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