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Twitter Reacts to Jimmy Butler Getting First Rest Since Game 5 vs. Nets

The unthinkable happened in Game 2 between the Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat Wednesday night: Jimmy Butler actually took a rest.<p>Maybe you were expecting to hear that LeBron James had agreed to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, or that Derrick Rose had decided he wanted to play so badly that he hit …

Basketball

NFL Player Arrested Twice In 15 Hours, Delivers Amazing Mugshot

But that's just the beginning. Double the arrests means double the mugshots!<p>• He intentionally lined up in the wrong spot on the field to punish the team for not throwing enough passes to him.<p>H/T Larry Brown at Larry Brown Sports.

Warriors finally win in San Antonio

16-year drought in Alamo City finally ends<p><b>San Antonio</b> -- About 40 minutes after Wednesday night's game against the Spurs, a handful of the Warriors' players and coaches posed for photos with family, friends and fans near the baseline at the AT&T Center.<p>The subjects of the photos will make for nice …

Basketball

OKC Thunder's Blueprint to Reach the Western Conference Finals

Down 2-1 with a tough road matchup ahead of them, the Oklahoma City Thunder is in desperate need of a blueprint for victory in their series against the Memphis Grizzlies. It won't be easy, but adjustments can be made, and they have to do without their second-leading scorer.<p>Okay, so no Russell …

Basketball

Klay Thompson's 34 points help Warriors hold off Spurs in Game 2

SAN ANTONIO -- Golden State coach Mark Jackson insisted the Warriors' historic collapse in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals would only …

Pau Gasol has tendonosis in knees

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol underwent a procedure Thursday to address the tendonosis in both of his knees.<p>The procedure, …

College Football

Iman Shumpert Continues His Emergence for New York Knicks

Every time J.R. Smith takes a shot, an angel loses its wings.<p>Times have been tough for the reigning NBA Sixth Man of the Year, as Smith has shot a ghastly 28 percent from the field since serving his one-game suspension against the Boston Celtics.<p>Smith’s troubles are only compounded by Carmelo …

Basketball

Dwight Howard Wise to Take His Time Making a Free Agency Decision

Dwight Howard has an extremely difficult decision to make this summer, which is why he’s doing the right thing by taking some time away to think about it.<p>According to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN Los Angeles, the Lakers big man plans to take a break from the constant scrutiny and ultimate failure that …

NBA

Happy Mother's Day? Kobe Bryant sues mom for trying to sell his old stuff

It turns out the parents of NBA superstars are just like regular parents: At a certain point, they want to get all their kids' crap out of the house. For Kobe Bryant and his mom, however, where things get awkward is when this brings on a lawsuit.<p>Bryant is fighting his mother in court to prevent her …

College Football

Nick Fairley: Lions will be Super

The Lions took a step back in 2012, but at least according to defensive tackle Nick Fairley, they're about to take a huge step forward in 2013 -- the …

NFL

LeBron: Refs will establish control

MIAMI -- LeBron James expects referees to establish even more control of the Miami Heat's physical playoff series with the Chicago Bulls in the …

Joakim Noah shows composure

DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah let it be known Thursday that he was none-too-thrilled with getting a middle finger thrust into …

NBA Rumors: Latest Coaching Buzz on Phil Jackson, Doc Rivers and More

Even though the NBA playoffs are just starting to heat up, the coaching carousel is already spinning at a rapid rate. Teams know the offseason can get hectic with the draft, free agency and other moves, so stabilizing the coaching staff early is key.<p>The name generating the most attention is Phil …

Basketball

Floyd Mayweather Must Fight Amir Khan in September

When Floyd “Money” Mayweather (44-0) defeated Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-2-1) on May 4, the undefeated champion proved not only that he was still the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world, but that he also needs more competition.<p>Mayweather and his team will be working to decide whom he will …

Boxing

Chargers sign Manti Te'o, 3 other draft picks

The high-profile second-round selection has signed, with terms undisclosed.<p>The San Diego Chargers signed second-round pick Manti Te'o and three other draft picks Thursday, on the eve of rookie minicamp. No details were immediately available as to the salary or terms of Te'o's contract.<p>The Chargers …

Kevin Durant against the world

Kevin Durant needed to be superhuman for the Oklahoma City Thunder to advance in the playoffs after Russell Westbrook's injury. Durant has been ... and it still might not be enough.<p>Kevin Durant never asked for this. He never tried to do it himself or create a bigger stage for his talents and he …

Talks begin for next Mayweather fight

Just a few days removed from welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s dismantling of interim titleholder Robert Guerrero on Saturday night at the …

College Football

Here's The Profane Tirade That Got A Chicago Bulls Player Fined $25,000

Chicago melted down in the fourth quarter. Both Joakim Noah and Gibson got ejected in quick succession.<p>Gibson, on his way out, appeared to unleash a string of F-bombs at the official.<p>Here's the video (the Gibson part starts at the 50-second mark):<p>Marv Albert called it. You can here him say, "He's …

Joakim Noah

The New Stephen Curry: How the Warriors’ Super-Shooter Has Transformed His Game in the Playoffs

When the Warriors lost David Lee to what the team assumed was a season-ending injury in the team’s first playoff game, I was skeptical that Golden …

Justin Gatlin warns Usain Bolt of sprint 'dogfight' after Doha victory

Justin Gatlin and Mike Rodgers have warned their Jamaican rivals Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake that they intend to win a sprinting "dogfight" after …

Auction of Bryant's items delayed

A federal judge in California has ruled an auction house cannot sell, destroy or otherwise dispose of Kobe Bryant memorabilia offered by the NBA …

Ticket Pic of Derrick Rose Rubs Salt in Chicago Bulls Fans' Wounds

As if slogging through an entire regular season without Derrick Rose weren't enough, Chicago Bulls fans had to stomach a very tangible reminder that the former MVP won't be offering up any help against the Miami Heat in Game 3, either.<p>That's right, the tickets for Chicago's home opener in Round 2 …

NBA

Nazr Mohammed ejected for shove

CHICAGO -- Nazr Mohammed was sent packing early in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Miami Heat on Friday night, and the entire …