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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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1hRamona 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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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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2hJeff 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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POTUS talks hoops
NBA 

President Obama chatted with fans about the NBA on Twitter today -- and as a Bulls fan, he's not particularly thrilled about Tom Thibodeau's firing. Check it out

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How Blatter can be charged
Soccer 

U.S. Defense attorney Mike Miller says the legal process has to "follow the money" if charges are to be brought on FIFA president Sepp Blatter.

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Clady one of league's best o-linemen
NFL 

Ryan Clady has been named a 1st-team All-Pro twice (2009, 2012). Since 2009, Joe Thomas is the only OT that has been named a 1st-team All-Pro more times than Clady. Take heart, though, Broncos fans: When Clady missed the 2013 season with a Lisfranc injury, Denver set a single-season scoring record with 606 points.

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Broncos' Ryan Clady tears ACL
NFL 

The Pro Bowl LT tore his left ACL during practice Wednesday and is likely to miss the 2015 season. This will be his fourth major surgery in the last five years, with the others coming on his left knee, shoulder and foot.

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NFL 

A lot has changed since 1975

What the world looked like the last time the Warriors were in the Finals:

  • U.S. president: Gerald R. Ford
  • NBA and ABA hadn't yet merged
  • 3-point shot didn't exist in NBA
  • No players on Cavs or GSW had been born
  • Steve Kerr was 9 years old

Brad Daugherty: Firing Thibs a mistake
NBA 

"If I was a GM, I would be knocking the door down to get ahold of him."

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Finding humor in FIFA indictments
Soccer 

What happens when some of the most powerful men in soccer are arrested? Social media has fun

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Clark: No direct answer from Kelly
NFL 

Chip Kelly's lack of a direct answer today when asked if race played a role in the Eagles' offseason moves leads Ryan Clark to wonder: "Is there some fire where this smoke is coming from?"

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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).

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Kelly not worried about perception
NFL 

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."

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Blatter still has an edge in election
Soccer 

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.

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Soccer 

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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Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

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
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.

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