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A Concussed Klay Thompson Vomited And His Dad Had To Drive Him Home After Game 5

Following Golden State’s advance to the NBA Finals, Klay Thompson experienced “concussion-like symptoms” after Trevor Ariza’s flying knee connected with Thompson’s right ear. Forgive us for re-showing it, but it lends credence to the severity of Thompson’s post-game danger signs.

Thompson might have …

NBA

Chicago Bulls fire head coach Tom Thibodeau

The Chicago Bulls fired head coach Tom Thibodeau on Thursday, bringing an end to years of palace intrigue within United Center and weeks of …

Tom Thibodeau

Warriors blossomed and thrived under rookie head coach

The Warriors — after a brief 39-year pause, during which time man learned to walk upright and create fire — are back in the NBA Finals.

If it seems like a dream, it is, sort of. One year ago, the Warriors hired Steve Kerr, and he had a dream. The rookie head coach would take a great group of …

Stephen Curry

Four schools given postseason ban for poor APR scores in NCAA report

The NCAA has released its annual Academic Progress Rate scores, and once again, a few schools were not able to meet proper standards.

Four schools who failed to clear the minimum APR multi-year bar of 930 points will be ineligible for postseason play in 2015-16. Those schools: Alcorn State (SWAC), …

March Madness

Tom Thibodeau declined Doug Collins' offer to join Bulls staff: sources

Bulls management has had issues with some of coach Tom Thibodeau’s offensive philosophies, but three sources refuted a published report that the team tried to force Doug Collins onto Thibodeau’s staff as an assistant last summer.

In fact, Collins initiated the idea and it came in 2013, the sources …

Tom Thibodeau

Garrick Sherman, Former College Basketball Player, Rips NCAA in Twitter Rant

Garrick Sherman didn’t make a lot of noise on the court as a Michigan State player, but Spartans fans will surely know his name now.

The center, who transferred to Notre Dame in 2012 and actually averaged 13.5 points and 7.3 rebounds per game in his senior year, took to Twitter to criticize the …

College Sports

Rockets vs. Warriors 2015 final score: 3 things we learned as Golden State advanced to the NBA Finals

Harrison Barnes stepped up in the fourth quarter to help the Warriors close out the Rockets and advance to the NBA Finals.

The Golden State Warriors advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time since 1975 with a 104-90 Game 5 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night at Oracle …

NBA

Dudley: 'Most guys don't want to play with Kobe'

Milwaukee Bucks forward Jared Dudley said Kobe Bryant’s refusal to defer to his Los Angeles Lakers teammates at this late stage in his career is why “most guys don’t want to play with Kobe.”

As a comparison, Dudley referenced the final years of Michael Jordan’s career with the Washington Wizards.

“If …

Jared Dudley

Rockets coach Kevin McHale to Dwight Howard: “Hit them first”

Dwight Howard may have been facing down a suspension for a retaliatory backhand directed at Warriors’ center Andrew Bogut, but Rockets’ coach Kevin McHale had some critical advice for his star big man heading into Game 5.

“Hit them first,” he said. “They always call the second one.”

Back in McHale’s …

Kevin McHale

Kentucky will pay top assistant Kenny Payne lavishly to stay put

Thanks to an annual salary that has ballooned to nearly $8 million per year, John Calipari has priced himself out of the market for many NBA gigs …

Kentucky

Jeremy Lin Free-Agency Update: Will He Be Rocket-Man or Title-Chasing Warrior?

Arnel Imperial | May 25, 2015 08:52 PM EDT

Los Angeles Lakers guard Jeremy Lin (Photo : REUTERS/GARY A. VASQUEZ)

Jeremy Lin's incoming free-agency will …

Jeremy Lin

Shocking Arrests as Team America Smashes ‘Corrupt’ FIFA Soccer

After an unprecedented FBI investigation, Swiss police swooped on FIFA moguls in Zurich this morning and turned the world’s favorite sport upside down.

LONDON — The United States is leading an unlikely charge to save the rest of the world from its beloved beautiful game.

Soccer has wallowed in …

American Soccer

James, Cavs sweep Hawks to reach Finals

James, Cavs sweep Hawks to reach Finals

CLEVELAND -- When he published the letter, when LeBron James declared to the world he was returning to Cleveland, he did so with the intent of ending the city's half-century of misery.

Even he thought it would take longer than this.

"I couldn't foresee us being …

NBA

LeBron James becomes 1st player to make 5 straight NBA Finals since Bill Russell

LeBron James (and technically James Jones, too) just did something nobody has done in 50 years.

With the Cleveland Cavaliers' Eastern Conference Finals win over the Atlanta Hawks, LeBron James clinched a bid to the NBA Finals for the fifth straight year. It's been a long time since anybody has done …

Lebron James

The @cavs are the 2015 Eastern Conference Champions, advance to the #NBAFinals! @ Quicken Loans Arena

Find Out About The Time Shaq Reportedly Threatened To Murder Kobe Bryant

By just about all accounts, Kobe Bryant is a pretty hard guy to get along with. Nobody knows this better than friend turned enemy turned frienemy Shaquille O’Neal. It’s common knowledge that the duo just could not get along, even though they were able to co-exist on the court for three-consecutive …

Kobe Bryant

Kendrick Perkins, JR Smith Believe LeBron Could Pass Michael Jordan in Greatness

The Michael Jordan-LeBron James debate won't be settled until at least after James' playing days are over. Even so, basketball fans go back and forth on the matter right now. Some may say James will never catch Jordan, but according to a couple of James' Cleveland Cavaliers teammates, the debate is …

Kendrick Perkins

Stephen Curry's return from 'scary' injury counts as a win for family, Warriors

HOUSTON — The waiting was the hardest part.

For Stephen Curry, the Golden State Warriors star who waited and waited for his frightening fall to come to an end before his head and back slammed against the floor. And, of course, for his mother.

As the league's MVP lay there for those few minutes in the …

Stephen Curry

Ex-A’s pitcher Dallas Braden: ‘I’d go into the bathroom and load up’

Two pitchers got suspended in the past week for applying foreign substances to the baseball, igniting the latest debate of Rule 8.02.

It’s that little regulation against doctoring the ball, including with pine tar. Though it’s considered widespread, managers don’t like calling out opposing pitchers …

Baseball

James Harden's 45 help Rockets show life in Game 4 to make it 3-1

HOUSTON — Breaking down the Houston Rockets' 128-115 victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals.

What happened: Kevin McHale set the tone for a possible Houston Rockets revival in his pre-game session with the media.

"You're either going to fight or not fight," …

James Harden

Report: Kevin Love Expected To Leave Cavaliers

• Henry McKenna
• 3:51 pm, May 23rd, 2015

Kevin Love has attended just one Cavaliers playoff game since his shoulder surgery. It’s fair to say he’s checked …

Kevin Love

Will new speed limit speed up college basketball?

It's nearly universally agreed up by coaches, the men's basketball rules committee and the NCAA that the 30-second shot clock is coming to college …

March Madness

Boivin: ASU's approach to basketball scheduling is a game-changer

Doug Haller and Paola Boivin talk Arizona State basketball after ASU coach Bobby Hurley's news conference on Thursday, May 21, 2015.

Arizona State's …

Arizona State University

NBA Playoffs: Warriors' Curry is Doing Things Only Michael Jordan Did While Sparking a New Debate

You know the Houston Rockets are really in deep trouble in the Western Conference Finals when Stephen Curry is starting to do things on the basketball court that haven’t been done since Michael Jordan.

Yeah, that Michael Jordan.

Curry’s 40-point assault in the Golden State Warriors’ 35-point romp in …

Michael Jordan

Internet Reacts with Great Memes After LeBron James Collapses in Game 3 Win

The Cleveland Cavaliers' impressive 114-111 win in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Atlanta Hawks came in large part due to 47 minutes from LeBron James, who put up 37 points, grabbed 18 rebounds and dished 13 assists.

As the final horn sounded, James fell to the court, likely …

Lebron James

5 Keys for Cleveland Cavaliers to Close out Series with Atlanta Hawks

Following a thrilling 114-111 Game 3 overtime win, the Cleveland Cavaliers are now just one victory away from sweeping the Atlanta Hawks and advancing to the NBA Finals.

LeBron James has been brilliant in the series, contributing even more in place of injured star teammates Kyrie Irving (knee …

Cleveland Cavaliers

Phil is 'glad for' J.R., Shump & Pablo

J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert have helped the Cleveland Cavaliers to within two wins of the NBA Finals.

Pablo Prigioni has played a small but integral role in helping the Houston Rockets to the Western Conference finals.

All three veterans also used to play for the New York Knicks.

So there are …

Phil Jackson

LeBron's triple-double helps Cavs top Hawks in thriller

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James dropped to his knees and slapped the floor with his hand.

He was exhausted and exhilarated — and one win from the NBA Finals.

"I gave everything I have," James said.

James shook off an atrocious shooting start, withstood Atlanta's gritty comeback and battled cramps and …

Lebron James

Billy Donovan, wife Christine say goodbye to Florida with full-page Gainesville Sun ad

It's been a little more than three weeks since Billy Donovan finally decided to leave Florida to become the head coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder, …

Billy Donovan

Tar Heels receive notice of allegations

The University of North Carolina announced Friday it has received a notice of allegations from the NCAA regarding the re-opening of its academic fraud investigation.

North Carolina chancellor Carol Folt and athletic director Bubba Cunningham issued a joint statement that the university would …

Fraud