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24mNick 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.

46mRamona 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.

32mTerry 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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1hJeff 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.


Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

Definitely a sense of relief within the United Center -- from all involved -- that this thing has come to a resolution.

Man catches big fish -- a really big fish

Jon Black, from Cape Coral, was able to reel in a goliath grouper from his kayak. Estimated size of the fish? 552 pounds or about the combined weight of J.J Watt (289 lbs) and Bartolo Colon (283 lbs).


Kelly not worried about perception

Coach Chip Kelly addresses former Eagles RB LeSean McCoy's comments that race played a role in his personnel decisions: "I know how we run this organization and it's not run that way."


Broncos' Ryan Clady tears ACL

The Pro Bowl LT tore his left ACL during practice Wednesday and is likely to miss the 2015 season, a league source told Adam Schefter. Clady has had issues with his left knee in the past. He was treated by trainers after he went down on the field, stood up and walked around for the remainder of the practice.

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Blatter still has an edge in election

Grenada F.A. president Cheney Joseph says that Sepp Blatter has an advantage in Friday's FIFA elections, despite all the drama and corruption charges.


Schoenfield: Lester and worst hitters

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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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.

Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

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

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.


Pelton: The Tom Thibodeau Paradox

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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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?

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


Americans stick around in Paris

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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Laimbeer would take LeBron over MJ

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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WATCH: Blatter's comments to FIFA

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


There's always tomorrow, Rory

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.