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Best NBA teams of all time, according to Elo

Where do this season's Warriors stack up among the best teams of all time? Pretty highly. Using Elo, FiveThirtyEight ranked the top teams in NBA history and found Steph Curry & Co. are in elite company.

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Indy 500 drivers prefer whole milk, survey says

The 33 starters in Sunday's Indy 500 have submitted their preferences of milk to the American Dairy Association Indiana, and more drivers have chosen to guzzle whole milk than any other variety.

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1hJim Bowden

Bowden: 20 MLB players likely to be traded

Jim Bowden lays out the 20 players most likely to be dealt by July 31, including a trade likeliness rating, interested teams and best fit for each guy.

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Smart move for Michael Sam to sign with CFL? (1:34)

MLB Highlights

Bryant extends hit streak in Cubs' win (0:43)

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Olbermann: Manning brothers, friends of David Letterman (4:19)

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Is this the start of the post-Brady era? (7:00)

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Ford/Pelton: Best fits for top four picks

Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton debate which players the top four teams in the 2015 NBA draft should take. Should Minnesota take Karl-Anthony Towns No. 1 overall?

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1hMike Fish

OTL: Kurt Busch's ex used charity as bank

Documents show that Patricia Driscoll, in effect, used the Armed Forces Foundation as a bank to lend money for or pay various personal expenses, including bills for a private company she owns.

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5hDana O'Neil

Looking ahead: Arizona Wildcats

The Wildcats are losing four starters, but a solid recruiting class and plenty of depth should keep them at the top of the Pac-12.

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Mike Babcock bids farewell to Detroit
NHL 

Roughly 48 hours of having to make the most important, and agonizing, decision of his career, we saw a much different side to the man who had spent a decade behind the Red Wings bench. An emotional goodbye

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NHL 

Road rules: LeBron James
NBA 

Brian Windhorst writes: "With the Cavs' win at Philips Arena this week, James' teams have now won a road game in 21 consecutive series. That streak, which covers victories in 12 opposing arenas and five seasons, is second all-time to Jordan’s incredible run of 24 consecutive series with a road win." LBJ's road warrior ways

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NBA 

Baxter Holmes @BaxterHolmes

Lakers GM on Kobe playing beyond 2015-16 season: "There have been no discussions about anything going forward. I don't think there will be."

Ian Poulter has the lead
Golf 

Jordan Spieth (plus-2 today after 16) had been tied with Poulter (minus-3 today) at minus-8 overall after 12 holes but fell off the pace over his next few at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. Leaderboard

Golf 

Dwayne 'the Rock' Johnson surprises fan

That time the Rock surprised a superfan, who was supposed to interview him, by officiating his wedding instead. Quite the wardrobe

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'Hard Knocks' contenders whittling down

A high-ranking Redskins official told ESPN's John Keim that the team is not a possibility to appear on "Hard Knocks" and does not want to be on the show. That leaves the most likely potential participants this season as the Texans and Bills. Buffalo can opt out as the team has a new coach in Rex Ryan.

Mike Rodak @mikerodak

Bills source confirms that the team is still not interested in doing Hard Knocks this summer.

Kobe's final season with Lakers?
NBA 

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak says he hasn't had discussions with Kobe Bryant about playing with L.A. beyond this season, which is the last on his contract. Bryant will be 37 when the season begins and played just 35 games last season. Kobe's uncertain future

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NBA 

Can Nadal remain French Open king?
Tennis 

Brian Phillips to Rafael Nadal: "The idea that you could win here seems impossible. The idea that you could lose here seems impossible. Can you believe in either outcome yourself?" Grantland on The Nadal Era

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Tennis 

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

MLB suspends Will Smith for 8 games. Should've deferred discipline 'til they had a common-sense conversation about foreign-substance rule.

Will Smith suspended eight games

The Brewers pitcher was suspended for having a foreign substance on his arm during Thursday's game. Smith, who claimed it was rosin and sunscreen that he forgot to wipe off, is appealing. He can continue to pitch until the process is complete.

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Cowboys, Scandrick agree to new deal
NFL 

The CB will be paid $20 million over the next five seasons, according to reports. Said Scandrick: "I would like to think I'm going to be [a Cowboy] for life. ... It's now on me to take care of my end of the bargain."

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NFL 

Matt Holliday is all about that base
MLB 

The Cardinals LF has reached base in all 38 games he has played this season. It's the second-longest streak to start a season since 2000, trailing only Albert Pujols, who reached in his first 42 games for the Cardinals in 2008.

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MLB 

Thibodeau's tumultuous times
NBA 

Tom Thibodeau may not be back with the Bulls despite five very successful seasons as head coach. Nick Friedell looks at how and when things may have gone wrong. Thibodeau timeline

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NBA 

Fantasy impact of new extra-point rule
NFL 

Matthew Berry says kickers should still be drafted in the last round, and RBs don't change value even if they get some extra 2-point conversions.

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NFL 

How to bet the Indy 500
IndyCar 

ESPN Chalk’s PJ Walsh and Dave Tuley provide their best bets for Sunday's Indianapolis 500 and give advice if you want to back NASCAR's Kurt Busch. ESPN Chalk

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IndyCar 

The economics of a shorter MLB season
MLB 

The obstacles blocking a 154-game season isn't stats or records or magic numbers. It isn't about schedules or travel or history books. It's all about the money

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MLB 

McIlroy misses cut at Wentworth
Golf 

Rory McIlroy won't defend his title at the BMW Championship in England after he shot 6-over 78 on Friday. McIlroy, who has won two tournaments this month, is in the middle of a stretch of playing five straight events over three countries and eight time zones.

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Golf 

NFLPA executive director on Deflategate
NFL 

DeMaurice Smith believes that Roger Goodell is a "necessary witness," which he believes would stop him from presiding over the Tom Brady appeal.

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NFL 

Tainted glove almost costs recruitment

Kentucky softball coach Rachel Lawson almost didn't recruit catcher Griffin Joiner, but this was one case where blaming the equipment was entirely understandable.

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