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13mNick Friedell

Bulls fire Thibodeau as coach after five seasons

The Chicago Bulls have fired head coach Tom Thibodeau. Thibodeau just finished his fifth season and had two years and $9 million left on his contract.

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33mRamona Shelburne

Father: Klay Thompson vomited, was 'woozy'

Warriors guard Klay Thompson threw up and experienced other "concussion-like symptoms" Wednesday night after being kicked in the head by Rockets forward Trevor Ariza, Thompson's father said.

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19mTerry Blount

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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58mJeff Goodman

Goodman: My Top 25 men's hoops ballot

Jeff Goodman offers a look at what his Top 25 ballot would like if he was submitting it right now, and ID's 25 more top teams to be considered.

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5hEamonn Brennan

Looking ahead: Oregon State Beavers

Led by Gary Payton II, the Oregon State Beavers could be heading toward an NCAA tournament bid.

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Schoenfield: Lester and worst hitters
MLB 

Jon Lester is now 0-for-59, the worst streak to start a career. In honor of his futility, we compiled a list of the worst hitters at each position. Call 'em the Non-All-Stars, if you will. See the team

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MLB 

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Broncos Pro Bowl LT Ryan Clady tore his left ACL during practice Wednesday and is likely to miss the 2015 season, a league source told ESPN.

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Bulls assistant coach Andy Greer just left the Advocate Center. Bulls security was wheeling a lot of boxes out with him.

CONCACAF dismisses pair of execs
Soccer 

CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb, a FIFA VP from the Cayman Islands and Costa Rica's Eduardo Li were among several high-ranking soccer officials arrested Wednesday in Zurich.

Soccer 

Pelton: The Tom Thibodeau Paradox
NBA 

It's hard to argue with Tom Thibodeau's results. The man won games. Lots of them. And he created an elite defense year after year. But Thibodeau kept falling short in the playoffs, begging the question: Can his style win in the postseason? Too much regular-season success (Insider)

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NBA 

ACC teams are 1-2 in Goodman's rankings
Men's College Basketball 

Narrowing it down to 25 was too hard, so Jeff Goodman included 50 teams on his preseason ballot. Is it UNC or Maryland who claimed his top spot? See the ballot (Insider)

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Men's College Basketball 

Chef Curry to cook up another MVP?
NBA 

Stephen Curry is a big favorite to be named MVP of the NBA Finals in Golden State's series vs. Cleveland.

NBA 

Americans stick around in Paris
Tennis 

After 13 losses in Round 1 of the French Open, American women rebounded in the second round, going 4-0 with wins by Serena Williams, Irina Falconi, Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens. Recapping the day

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Tennis 

Laimbeer would take LeBron over MJ
NBA 

New York Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer said on The Dan Patrick Show this morning: "There’s no question I would take LeBron James [over Michael Jordan]. He can do more." Sorry, MJ

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NBA 

WATCH: Blatter's comments to FIFA
Soccer 

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

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Soccer 

There's always tomorrow, Rory
Golf 

Rory McIlroy hangs his head after missing a putt on No. 18 at the Irish Open in Northern Ireland. McIlroy shot an 80 with 9 bogeys and 9 pars.

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Golf 

Garman transfers to Maryland
College Football 

Daxx Garman will join the Terrapins football team for the 2015 season, head coach Randy Edsall announced today. Garman has a year of eligibility remaining after his junior season at Oklahoma State, where he started eight games and threw for 2,041 yards and 12 TDs.

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College Football 

Thibs, and Bulls, better with Rose
NBA 

It's pretty simple: Tom Thibodeau had more success when former MVP Derrick Rose was in the lineup. Under Thibodeau, the Bulls had a win percentage of .729 in the regular season and .552 in the playoffs with Rose in the lineup. Without Rose, Chicago had a win percentage of .577 in the regular season and .318 in the playoffs.

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NBA 

Dissecting the Bulls' statement
NBA 

Bulls chairman Jerry Reinsdorf released the equivalent of a 230-word fire emoji of a statement explaining the Tom Thibodeau firing. Jon Greenberg dives into what was left unsaid. Thibs deserved better

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NBA 

President Obama sad to see Thibs leave
NBA 

In response to a question on Twitter, the President gave his take on today's Tom Thibodeau firing: "Love thibs and think he did a great job. Sorry to see him go but expect he will be snatched up soon by another team."

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NBA 

Kelly: McCoy 'wrong' about race playing role

Chip Kelly, responding to LeSean McCoy's comments about race being a major factor in his personnel moves: "We put a lot of time looking into character and factors that go into selection and retention of players. Color's never been one of them." Chip speaks out

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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Soccer 

Why Kerr didn't choose New York
NBA 

Rookie coach Steve Kerr is in the Finals with Golden State after walking away from the offer of the same job with the Knicks. Ian Begley explains Kerr's thought process.

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