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Firing of Art Briles a milestone in college football standards

Baylor fired a coach who turned a perennial loser into a national contender, proving good behavior is demanded now where it once wasn't.

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Briles' fall happens nearly as fast as his rise (1:58)
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MVP Curry, LeBron highlight All-NBA First Team

Stephen Curry (unanimous selection), LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Kawhi Leonard and DeAndre Jordan have made the All-NBA First Team, the league announced Thursday.

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Why the Penguins will win Game 7

Momentum may be a myth, but Sidney Crosby's clout is not. Pittsburgh has won the past 11 playoff games in which its captain has scored. Here's why the Pens will make a Stanley Cup finals return.

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SC Cartoons: Big Baby vs. Dwight's elbow (1:41)
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Marine disguises himself as umpire to surprise kids (0:42)
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Surfer's incredible feat lands top play (2:46)
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SC remembers the best of the Bee (1:04)
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On this date: Canseco's head gets the assist on a home run (0:38)
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Yu's Year Of Magical Thinking

It's been 20 months since Yu Darvish's last major league start. With Tommy John surgery, personal scandal and a change in approach now in the rearview mirror, can he still be the King of K's?

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13 things you indisputably missed when LeBron mowed down the Raps for that and-one layup (1:12)
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GameDay 100: Deion Sanders' pick-six on Brett Favre (0:34)
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4hMichael Rothstein

Source: Lions' Abdullah had labrum surgery

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah had surgery to repair a torn labrum, according to a source close to the situation, and is expected to be back by the start of training camp this summer.

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Predictions: Which unbeaten bantamweight has next?

Brett Okamoto breaks down his picks for Sunday's UFC Fight Night card from Las Vegas, including a bantamweight bout between red-hot prospects Thomas Almeida and Cody Garbrandt.

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Andrew Han ESPN Writer 

The NBA announced on Thursday that DeAndre Jordan was selected to the All-NBA First Team and Chris Paul to the All-NBA Second Team. It is Jordan's second selection to the All-NBA squad (Third Team, 2014-15) and he becomes just the third second-round draftee to make an All-NBA First Team. This is Paul's sixth selection to the All-NBA roster and third Second Team appearance.

Hey Coach, you know it's May, right?
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As hot as it was today, Bill Belichick scorched the earth with some choice words during the Patriots' two-hour practice. Demanding perfection

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Author: We've never seen anything like this
NCAAF 

Jessica Luther, author of the forthcoming book, "Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape," reacts to the news that Baylor will fire football coach Art Briles following the release of a report on the school's response to allegations of sexual assaults by students, including several football players.

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Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Baylor posted signs declaring "Real Men Respect Women" and "Be The Most Physical Team" at the entrance to its practice field this spring. Those signs are noticeably absent today.

OTD: Canseco's head with the assist
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On May 26, 1993, Jose Canseco committed a blooper for the ages by letting a ball hit by Carlos Martinez bounce off his head for a home run.

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Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Spoke with a Baylor football player. He said he's heard defensive coordinator Phil Bennett will be the interim coach, but players have not been officially informed yet. They're expected to have a team meeting next week - when Baylor players return to campus - to discuss the plan moving forward.

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Amy Goldstein ESPN Editor 

Ten spellers have advanced to the evening finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which will air live on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET. Spellers who were evening finalists last year were Snehaa Ganesh Kumar, who tied for fourth, and Sylvie Lamontagne, who tied for ninth.

Marine surprises kids with umpire scheme

After a deployment in Japan, Master Sgt. Randy Brock made his way to home plate, where he donned an umpire uniform and surprised his son during his at-bat.

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Art Briles, the rise and fall
NCAAF 

From November 2007 to today, here's a rundown of Briles' coaching tenure at Baylor. Timeline

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors G Kyle Lowry was voted third-team All-NBA which is a pretty incredible accomplishment given where he was when he got to Toronto four seasons ago.

What changes do Warriors need to make?
NBA 

Brad Daugherty breaks down what the Warriors need to do against the Thunder in Game 5 to come away with a win.

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Mark Schlabach @Mark_Schlabach

A Baylor regent said board was "shocked" about what they learned about Baylor police dept. "It made us angry, shocked & very humble."

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Davis did not receive enough votes to make any of the three All-NBA teams, meaning the maximum extension he signed last offseason will be worth only 25% of the league salary cap and not the 30% he would have made, as stipulated by the CBA's "Rose Rule." Davis will leave around $25 million over the length of the contract, and give the Pelicans about $4.3 million extra in cap space this summer to utilize.

Mark Schlabach @Mark_Schlabach

Baylor officials say Ken Starr's role as chancellor will be external fundraising and religious liberty. Took away all operational duties

Surfer's incredible feat lands top play

Gabriel Medina's landmark backflip on a surfboard must be seen to be believed.

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Heather Dinich ESPN Staff Writer 

The details that have emerged surrounding Baylor sicken me, but I'm encouraged by the women who were brave enough to come forward and force not only Baylor to acknowledge what happened, but every campus in the country. The firing of Art Briles made the statement that these women and the safety of others are more important than winning -- something that should go without saying, but every single coach and athletic administrator needs to hear. Don't let this happen again.

Joe Schad @schadjoe

Ivan Maisel: “Baylor asking Briles to leave is Facebook turning on Mark Zuckerberg. Both CEOs created something where nothing existed.”

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

I really hope this change is seen through at Baylor. From university release: "A centralized hub of student conduct information will provide a level of "early warning" for those students who are at risk or who may place others at risk. The university will ensure the accountability of employees by making clear the violation of reporting obligations could be cause for discharge. Additionally, processes will be put in place to ensure all instances of interpersonal violence, regardless of where they originate, will be evaluated under the Title IX office."

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin left Chiefs practice early with an apparent injury, though the situation didn't look serious. Maclin was slow to get off the ground after making a catch during a 7 on 7 passing drill. He walked on his own to the sideline, where he received no medical attention but did consult with trainer Rick Burkholder. Maclin soon left for the locker room unaccompanied by medical personnel.

How common are situations like Baylor's?
NCAAF 

espnW columnist Kate Fagan examines the power dynamic of football programs on college campuses and how it contributes to situations like the one at Baylor.

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