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Friend: Meet the Splash Fathers

Long before Steph and Klay took the league by storm, Dell Curry and Mychal Thompson were busy making a name for themselves in the NBA, and preparing their sons for life in the spotlight.

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Thompson clears protocol, OK to play in Game 1

Klay Thompson has completed the NBA's concussion protocol, clearing the Golden State Warriors guard to play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Clayton: Newton's deal sets the stage for Wilson

Two things will likely happen for Russell Wilson following the Cam Newton deal: His negotiations with the Seahawks will resolve more quickly, and he'll become one of the NFL's highest-paid QBs.

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Goodell tells NFLPA he'll hear Brady's appeal

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has formally rejected the NFL Players Association's motion to recuse himself as arbitrator of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's appeal hearing June 23.

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Curry with shot to knock LeBron down

Steph Curry is on pace to be the first player to achieve a +1,000 plus-minus for a season since the NBA began tracking the stat. The previous "record"-holder: LeBron James from '08-09.


What can 'Splash Fathers' do for you?

Things are a little different for the sons of NBA players. Says Klay Thompson's dad, Mychal: "Not only could they talk to us, but Steph and Klay could talk to the best of the best, the greatest there ever was. A Jordan. A Kobe. A Magic Johnson. ... That's as good as it gets right there.'' Father knows best

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OTD: Lou Gehrig replaces Wally Pipp

On June 2, 1925, Wally Pipp had a headache and popped a couple of Aspirin, so Lou Gehrig stepped in at first -- and "The Iron Horse" would not miss a game for the next 2,128 games. Said Wally Pipp: "I took the two most expensive Aspirin in history."

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Schefter: Panthers to build around Cam

Adam Schefter on SportsCenter: "You're allocating a tremendous amount of salary cap space to the quarterback, but he's a quarterback that they believe in, that they want to have around."


Jeremy Schaap on Sepp Blatter's rep

"If Sepp Blatter turns out not to be criminally liable ... he is at least, I think, in the eyes of many, a crook."


Hoiberg: 'I absolutely love this roster'

New Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg says the versatility of Chicago's veterans will allow him to play with pace next season.


Back to the Future Nostalgia in miami

In "Back to the Future II," the Cubs swept Miami in the 2015 World Series. With Chicago in town, the Marlins are looking to #RewriteTheFuture, complete with shirts declaring themselves '15 AL champions. No hoverboards, though


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THIS JUST IN: Klay Thompson, who was diagnosed with concussion, has been cleared to play in Game 1 of NBA Finals.

Klay Thompson's made a splash

His health is crucial because he's helped elevate Golden State's offense from good to great in the playoffs.


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Guaranteed money, current QB deals: Ben Roethlisberger-$64M Colin Kaepernick-$61M Matt Ryan-$59M Tom Brady-$57M >Cam Newton: $60M (reported)

Cam Newton inks 5-yr, $103.8M extension

The Panthers locked up their franchise QB with a multiyear extension today, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Newton will earn $67.6M in the first three years of the deal. $60M of the contract is guaranteed. Story


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Cam Newton's deal is the 21st in NFL history with a max value of $100M or more. Agent Bus Cook has had a part in 6 of those deals.

Chris Bosh returns to Heat workouts

Chris Bosh has joined the Heat at practice for the first time since being sidelined at the All-Star break due to blood clots on his lung, according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

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Cuba vs. New York Cosmos at 5 p.m. ET

This is the first match for an American pro sports team in Cuba since U.S. ended trade/travel restriction with Cuba in January. The Cosmos are currently in first place in NASL and feature Raúl, Real Madrid's career scoring leader. Live on ESPN2 & WatchESPN

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Cam contract includes $22.5M signing bonus, $7.5M roster bonus due June 6, and $1M salary this season, paying Newton $31 million this year.

How Newton deal affects Russell Wilson

John Clayton: "Look for Wilson and the Seahawks to find a reasonable midpoint and for this deal to get done sooner than we previously expected. I think Wilson will get a deal close to what [Cam] Newton has earned in new money, but not as much as Newton will be paid per year overall."

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Blackhawks' Kruger, Bickell OK for Game 1

Marcus Kruger and Bryan Bickell said they will play in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals after each sat out stretches against the Ducks in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals. "I think everyone is going to be a little banged up after the long year," Kruger said today.

Goodell: 'Not wedded' to Wells report

In his letter rejecting the NFLPA's motion to recuse himself as arbitrator in Tom Brady's appeal, Roger Goodell said he may "reach a different conclusion about Mr. Brady's conduct or the discipline imposed." 'Mind is open'

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