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14hDave McMenamin

LeBron on slowing Curry in Finals: 'You can't'

When asked Friday what it will take to slow down league MVP Stephen Curry in the NBA Finals, the Cavaliers' LeBron James said, "The same way you slow me down. You can't."

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9hColey Harvey

Leah Still suffers setback in cancer treatment

Leah Still, the 5-year-old daughter of Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still, has been diagnosed with veno-occlusive disease resulting from a complication in her recovery from pediatric cancer.

12hKevin Arnovitz

Sefolosha says arrest has hurt his reputation

Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha blames police for the leg injuries he suffered during his April arrest in New York and told ESPN that the incident has damaged his reputation.

1dDavid Schoenfield

Time for some fearless predictions!

Among the predictions: The San Francisco Giants' Brandon Crawford will win the NL MVP award and the Los Angeles Dodgers will pick up Aroldis Chapman.

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Photos: Friday Funnies - Celebration Fails

Celebrations can be pretty epic, but for some ... in not such a great way. A look at some of the top celebration fails on the field.


Garber: What Murray could teach Kyrgios

Showing a nice balance of steadiness and clutch shot-making, Andy Murray had few issues with the flashy Nick Kyrgios, who alternated between dazzling brilliance and alarming lapses of concentration. Ever-evolving

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Blatter: timing of arrests 'not a coincidence'

Sepp Blatter told Swiss channel RTS: "The Americans were candidates for the 2022 World Cup, and they lost. ... If the Americans want to get involved in money or common law offenses relating to North and South American citizens, they should arrest them there, but not in Zurich when there is a congress."

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Nadal in action at French Open

The next hurdle standing between Rafael Nadal and the pursuit of his 10th career French Open title is Andrey Kuznetsov. Follow live

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Melrose: 'Tampa Bay is great in New York'

With Ben Bishop shutting out the Rangers and beating Henrik Lundqvist in Game 7, is it time to give him the throne? Not so fast, according to Barry Melrose: "I think he's got to win the next round to be the king, but the guy is an unbelievable player."


McClure: Falcons OK without Shembo

It wasn't a given that Prince Shembo would have been impactful this season. Let's not forget that despite showing potential last season, Shembo struggled due to injuries and learning a new position. So even with a lack of depth at LB, Brooks Reed and O'Brien Schofield will help fill the gap. Next-man-up scenario

Jim Caple @jimcaple

Taking the old Maria Sharapova analogy one species further, Madison Keys described her clay court form as "like a hippo on ice.''

Sefolosha: Arrest hurt reputation

The Hawks forward, who has blamed police for leg injuries suffered during an April arrest in New York, said that the incident not only ended his season but also brought stress to his entire family: "It took away a lot from my every day life."


FIFA bans Indonesia before WC qualifiers

FIFA says Indonesia was suspended because of the government's "effective 'take over'" of the national football federation. Indonesia was scheduled to begin World Cup qualifying on June 11.


Olney: Angels could sure use Hamilton

"Josh Hamilton clubbed two homers for the Rangers in his fifth game back in the big leagues, mostly on the Angels' dime, and what must really gnaw on his old team -- his old team in Anaheim, that is -- is that they could really use a hitter like him right now, for the middle of their lineup." Power outage (Insider)

Ryan to be more mobile in new offense

Falcons QB Matt Ryan, in a new offense for the first time in his career, says there "will be a little bit more running" this season: "Going into season eight, I feel better than I have, more athletic and I'm moving better than I really have."

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Hamilton's better in Texas

Josh Hamilton has been much better throughout his career as a Ranger than an Angel. His batting average is 50 points higher with the Rangers, and he has homered every 17.7 AB with the Rangers compared to every 29.5 AB with the Angels.

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Lightning became 1st road NHL team to win a Game 7 at MSG by beating Rangers to advance to their 2nd Stanley Cup Final in team history.

Darren Cahill @darren_cahill

Thought Kokkinakis looked anything but out of place against Djokovic. Had Novak's attention. Big improvement from Thanasi in last 12 months.

From strikeouts to grand slams

Derek Norris struck out 4 times in the first 8 innings Friday vs. the Pirates. But his at-bat with two out in the 9th and the bases loaded in a tie game went differently: He hit a walk-off grand slam, the first in MLB this season. Norris is only the 8th player in the live-ball era to have 4 K's and a grand slam in the same game, but the first to have the slam be a walk-off.

Michael Bennett wants new deal

The Seahawks DE wants to stay in Seattle but also wants a new deal, and has been staying away from OTAs as he negotiates for one: "Trying to get the contract right. I'll be there shortly." Bennett is entering the second season of a 4-year, $28.5M deal. (via Seattle Times)

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Nick Kyrgios stymied by Andy Murray

Kyrgios has beaten Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, but has never even won a set vs. Murray, including today's loss: "I think he's one of the best defenders of the game at the moment. ... I don't think he served well, but he made a lot of returns and he just does what he does best: that's make a lot of balls and mix up the game."

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Lightning get rare Game 7 win in MSG

Tampa Bay became the first road NHL team to win a Game 7 at MSG by blanking the Rangers to advance to its second Stanley Cup final. Ben Bishop became the first goalie in Stanley Cup history to record shutouts in each of his first two Game 7 appearances, according to Elias.

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Prince Shembo charged in death of dog

Hours after Shembo was charged with allegedly killing his girlfriend's dog, the Falcons cut the linebacker, saying: "We are extremely disappointed that one of our players is involved in something like this. Accordingly, we have decided to waive Prince Shembo." Story

Sacrifice is necessary for a Web Gem

Only the greats are willing to put it all out there to make a great play. Does Brock Holt's slide into a wall in foul territory for the catch top Alex Gordon's reigning Web Gem?