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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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6mRamona 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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12mTerry 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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30mJeff 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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4hEamonn 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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Laimbeer would take LeBron over MJ
NBA 

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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NBA 

WATCH: Blatter's comments to FIFA
Soccer 

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

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Soccer 

There's always tomorrow, Rory
Golf 

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.

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Golf 

Garman transfers to Maryland
College Football 

Daxx Garman will join the Terrapins football team for the 2015 season, head coach Randy Edsall announced today. Garman has a year of eligibility remaining after his junior season at Oklahoma State, where he started eight games and threw for 2,041 yards and 12 TDs.

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College Football 

Thibs, and Bulls, better with Rose
NBA 

It's pretty simple: Tom Thibodeau had more success when former MVP Derrick Rose was in the lineup. Under Thibodeau, the Bulls had a win percentage of .729 in the regular season and .552 in the playoffs with Rose in the lineup. Without Rose, Chicago had a win percentage of .577 in the regular season and .318 in the playoffs.

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NBA 

Dissecting the Bulls' statement
NBA 

Bulls chairman Jerry Reinsdorf released the equivalent of a 230-word fire emoji of a statement explaining the Tom Thibodeau firing. Jon Greenberg dives into what was left unsaid. Thibs deserved better

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NBA 

President Obama sad to see Thibs leave
NBA 

In response to a question on Twitter, the President gave his take on today's Tom Thibodeau firing: "Love thibs and think he did a great job. Sorry to see him go but expect he will be snatched up soon by another team."

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NBA 

Kelly: McCoy 'wrong' about race playing role

Chip Kelly, responding to LeSean McCoy's comments about race being a major factor in his personnel moves: "We put a lot of time looking into character and factors that go into selection and retention of players. Color's never been one of them." Chip speaks out

FIFA prez Sepp Blatter deflects blame
Soccer 

Speaking at the FIFA Congress Opening, Blatter said: "We, I, cannot monitor everyone all of the time. If people want to do wrong, they will also try to hide it." Blatter did not respond to questions asking why he has not resigned, as demanded by UEFA president Michel Platini.

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Soccer 

Why Kerr didn't choose New York
NBA 

Rookie coach Steve Kerr is in the Finals with Golden State after walking away from the offer of the same job with the Knicks. Ian Begley explains Kerr's thought process.

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NBA 

Anniversary of 50 Cent's awful pitch
MLB 

One year ago, 50 Cent threw out the first pitch at a Mets game. If you don't remember, it was just a bit outside.

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MLB 

Jerry West: Curry a humble leader
NBA 

The Warriors executive gave a shoutout to Golden State's fans and then lauded Steph Curry: "This kid looks like a little baby-faced kid who just walked in off the street but he is really special. I don't think I've seen a shooter like him."

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NBA 

Friedell: Where it went wrong for Thibs

Tom Thibodeau trails only Phil Jackson as the best coach in Bulls history. The defense-first, selfless and tough-as-nails Bulls have an identity that matters for the first time since MJ left. So how did it fall apart? Pushed too hard

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Blatter vs. Prince Ali: Who will serve?
Soccer 

Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein is the lone voice against Sepp Blatter in the FIFA presidential race. The vote is still scheduled for Friday. It's the incumbent vs. the Prince. Who wins?

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Soccer 

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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NBA 

Blatter’s most 'memorable' moments
Soccer 

As he prepares to battle for his job as the head of FIFA, here are some of the defining moments from Sepp Blatter's career, including when he said, “Let the women play in more feminine clothes.” He said what?

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Soccer 

Blatter says FIFA must take a stand
Soccer 

At FIFA Congress opening. president Sepp Blatter called this week's indictments "unprecedented and difficult." Said Blatter: "The events of yesterday have cast a long shadow over football. We cannot allow the reputation of football and FIFA to be dragged through the mud."

Soccer 

Elite teams are perfect in Finals
NBA 

The Warriors went 67-15 in the regular season. Each of the previous 13 teams to win at least 65 games AND make it to the Finals went on to win the title. Only one of those 13 teams (the Heat in 2013) even took the full 7 games to take home the trophy.

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NBA 

Caple: The mystery of Serena
Tennis 

After dropping the first set to a player ranked 105th in the world, Serena Williams knows she'll have to shape up her game in a hurry to beat Victoria Azarenka. Clunker out of the way

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Tennis