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Quiz: Which NBA team are you?

Four strong cultures in the NBA have endured for at least a decade, writes Kevin Arnovitz: The San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets. Find out which one fits you best.

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10mDave McMenamin

Lue: No place for Sir Charles' 'take out' talk

Cavs coach Tryonn Lue believes there's no "place in our game" for taking an opponent out -- tactics that Charles Barkley proposed after the Hawks fell in a 2-0 series hole Wednesday.

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1hZach Lowe

Lowe: Did Vogel get a fair shake?

Pacers president Larry Bird wants his team to play a certain way, and his coach couldn't deliver. Don't worry, Frank Vogel will be back and better than ever.

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18mTodd McShay

McShay: Way-too-early 2017 NFL mock draft

Todd McShay takes a preliminary stab at predicting the picks for the 2017 NFL draft, which could feature DE Myles Garrett, RB Leonard Fournette and QB Deshaun Watson coming off the board early.

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TBT: The epic pizza throw in Boston (0:54)
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#TBT: 17 things you patently missed that time Steph Curry dribbled Chris Paul into the floor (1:30)
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Khan, Alvarez ready to face off (0:39)
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4hChris Wright

Shaq celebrates Northampton promotion

NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal bellows his way through "We Are The Champions" to celebrate his favourite football team's promotion.

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Rays mascot KO'd by Adrian Gonzalez (0:31)
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Arrieta's stats are ludicrous, and Dallas Braden can't even handle it (2:51)
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Muscala's head gets the assist on Shumpert's 3 (0:18)
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Ahmed needs a better place to keep his sunflower seeds (0:29)
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Dancing ump gets his groove on (0:22)

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Different kind of kicks
Soccer 

Leicester's Christian Fuchs reached excellence on the soccer pitch by winning a title -- but can he kick an American football over a house?

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Soccer 

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

It might not beat Lil Wayne throwing a Twitter shoutout to Tom Watson after his final Masters appearance -- really, nothing beats that -- but Vanilla Ice tweeted this photo of Jordan Spieth (and yes, that's Lindsey Vonn, too), which should have us all reimagining the best golfer/rapper duos imaginable.

Golf 

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Curry did not practice, and no 3-on-3. Game 3 looking quite doubtful

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Steph Curry, back at his basket

Which NBA team are you?
NBA 

Four strong cultures in the NBA have endured for at least a decade: The Spurs, Heat, Lakers and Rockets. Find out which one fits you best. School of thought

Elias Stein
NBA 

The Real MVP: Kevin Durant's mom
NBA 

Wanda Durant was thrust into the spotlight when her teary-eyed son famously dedicated his MVP acceptance speech to her in 2014. Lifetime will tell her story in "The Real MVP: The Wanda Durant Story." Happy Mother's Day

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NBA 

Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer 

Jordan Spieth played Oakmont for the first time earlier this week and came away understanding the hype. "This is arguably the hardest course in America day to day,'' he said of the site for next month's U.S. Open, which will host the tournament for the ninth time. The last was in 2007, when Angel Cabrera won with a winning score of 285, 5 over par. "Par is going to be a fantastic score,'' Spieth said. "I'd sign for par for 72 holes right now.''

Golf 

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets haven't given away Ryan Fitzpatrick's No. 14 just yet. Rookie QB Christian Hackenberg, who wore 14 in college, was given No. 5. Darron Lee received No. 50. The Jets apparently don't believe in jinxes. It's the same number worn by former draft bust Vernon Gholston, who, like Lee, was a first-round linebacker out of Ohio State (2008).

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Another lovely day in Seattle, Washing -- oops, I mean Baltimore.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook said the Thunder can't be "happy" after the emotional Game 2 win in San Antonio. "Happy teams get beat," he said.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Atlanta coach Mike Budenholzer had no response to TNT analyst Charles Barkley saying the Hawks should "take somebody out" after the Cavs made a record 25 3-pointers, setting the record late in a Game 2 blowout. Budenholzer also said he wasn't upset that the Cavs kept shooting 3's late either.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Cubs v. Nats. Two best records in baseball. Chicago's sweep in Pittsburgh was impressive, but so was Washington taking five of six in St. Louis and KC. Here's a fun fact: If the Nats manage to take 3 of 4 at Wrigley, then despite having managed nearly 5,000 combined games, Dusty Baker and Joe Maddon will have the same exact winning percentage (.528).

Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer 

Jim Furyk was generally pleased with a 73 at the Wells Fargo Championship. It was his first round in nearly 9 months due to a wrist injury that required surgery. "I've got no pain, no apprehension; I just can't hit a lot of golf balls,'' Furyk said. "I'm not really allowed to or can't so I'm enjoying that part of it.'' Furyk said he has to limit his practice time but is scheduled to play tournament golf six of the next eight weeks.

Golf 

Salvador Rodríguez Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

Este sábado vengo a una guerra, vengo dispuesto a morir en el ring: @DiegodelaHoya #CaneloKhan

Boxing 

'King Mo' talks Bellator, must-see fights
MMA 

What's the best fight Bellator MMA can make? Who deserves to be next in line for a UFC heavyweight title shot? Bellator light heavyweight Muhammed Lawal weighs in. Five Rounds with Lawal

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MMA 

Salvador Rodríguez Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

David Mijares será el primer peleador que peleé en la nueva @TMobileArena el sábado #CaneloKhan

Boxing 

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

On Cinco de Mayo, some local flavor in Walpole, the town bordering Foxborough and Gillette Stadium where the Patriots play.

Brett Okamoto ESPN Staff Writer 

UFC announces a light heavyweight matchup between Anthony "Rumble" Johnson (21-5) and Glover Teixeira (25-4) will co-headline a televised event on July 23 in Chicago. Johnson is 5-1 in the UFC's 205-pound division with four knockouts. He is the only UFC-rostered fighter in ESPN.com's Top 10 light heavyweight rankings who has not previously fought interim champion Jon Jones.

Phil Jackson's out of office message
NBA 

Jackson has tweeted photos from Iowa and Nebraska the last two days. Is the coaching search on hold with the Knicks president out of the office? On a break

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NBA 

The QB train is leaving College Station
NCAAF 

From Kyle Allen to Kyler Murray to Tate Martell, Texas A&M has seen an exodus of top-ranked QBs. Here's a look at how it's all gone down. Timeline

USA Today Sports, Getty Images
NCAAF 

From water skiing to driving a race car

Shea Holbrook jumped from water skiing to auto racing at 16. Now she's a six-race winner in road racing's Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car class and a team owner. 'You're like a fighter jet pilot'

Lafayette Britto

Sanchez in better spot than Bradford
NFL 

John Clayton explains why Mark Sanchez, who makes a quarter of the salary of Sam Bradford, is in a better long-term situation.

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NFL 

Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer 

Rory McIlroy rallied to shoot 73 in the first round at the Wells Fargo Championship after opening the tournament with a 40 for his first nine holes. McIlroy, the defending champion, said "I really didn't have my scoring head on. I was thinking about my golf swing,'' and noted he had not played much golf since the Masters. "I knew I was going to have to sort of play my way into the next couple weeks,'' said McIlroy, who is 7 strokes behind leader Anirban Lahiri.

Golf