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Quiz: Which NBA team are you?

Four strong cultures in the NBA have endured for at least a decade, writes Kevin Arnovitz: The San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets. Find out which one fits you best.

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11mZach Lowe

Lowe: Did Vogel get a fair shake?

Pacers president Larry Bird wants his team to play a certain way, and his coach couldn't deliver. Don't worry, Frank Vogel will be back and better than ever.

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Stephen A.: I think Vogel got screwed over (1:35)
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1hTodd McShay

McShay: Way-too-early 2017 NFL mock draft

Todd McShay takes a preliminary stab at predicting the picks for the 2017 NFL draft, which could feature DE Myles Garrett, RB Leonard Fournette and QB Deshaun Watson coming off the board early.

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TBT: The epic pizza throw in Boston (0:54)
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#TBT: 17 things you patently missed that time Steph Curry dribbled Chris Paul into the floor (1:30)
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Khan, Alvarez ready to face off (0:39)
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3hChris Wright

Shaq celebrates Northampton promotion

NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal bellows his way through "We Are The Champions" to celebrate his favourite football team's promotion.

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Rays mascot KO'd by Adrian Gonzalez (0:31)
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Arrieta's stats are ludicrous, and Dallas Braden can't even handle it (2:51)
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Muscala's head gets the assist on Shumpert's 3 (0:18)
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Ahmed needs a better place to keep his sunflower seeds (0:29)
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Dancing ump gets his groove on (0:22)

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Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Another lovely day in Seattle, Washing -- oops, I mean Baltimore.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook said the Thunder can't be "happy" after the emotional Game 2 win in San Antonio. "Happy teams get beat," he said.

NBA 

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Atlanta coach Mike Budenholzer had no response to TNT analyst Charles Barkley saying the Hawks should "take somebody out" after the Cavs made a record 25 3-pointers, setting the record late in a Game 2 blowout. Budenholzer also said he wasn't upset that the Cavs kept shooting 3's late either.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Cubs v. Nats. Two best records in baseball. Chicago's sweep in Pittsburgh was impressive, but so was Washington taking five of six in St. Louis and KC. Here's a fun fact: If the Nats manage to take 3 of 4 at Wrigley, then despite having managed nearly 5,000 combined games, Dusty Baker and Joe Maddon will have the same exact winning percentage (.528).

Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer 

Jim Furyk was generally pleased with a 73 at the Wells Fargo Championship. It was his first round in nearly 9 months due to a wrist injury that required surgery. "I've got no pain, no apprehension; I just can't hit a lot of golf balls,'' Furyk said. "I'm not really allowed to or can't so I'm enjoying that part of it.'' Furyk said he has to limit his practice time but is scheduled to play tournament golf six of the next eight weeks.

Golf 

Salvador Rodríguez Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

Este sábado vengo a una guerra, vengo dispuesto a morir en el ring: @DiegodelaHoya #CaneloKhan

Boxing 

'King Mo' talks Bellator, must-see fights
MMA 

What's the best fight Bellator MMA can make? Who deserves to be next in line for a UFC heavyweight title shot? Bellator light heavyweight Muhammed Lawal weighs in. Five Rounds with Lawal

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MMA 

Salvador Rodríguez Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

David Mijares será el primer peleador que peleé en la nueva @TMobileArena el sábado #CaneloKhan

Boxing 

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

On Cinco de Mayo, some local flavor in Walpole, the town bordering Foxborough and Gillette Stadium where the Patriots play.

Brett Okamoto ESPN Staff Writer 

UFC announces a light heavyweight matchup between Anthony "Rumble" Johnson (21-5) and Glover Teixeira (25-4) will co-headline a televised event on July 23 in Chicago. Johnson is 5-1 in the UFC's 205-pound division with four knockouts. He is the only UFC-rostered fighter in ESPN.com's Top 10 light heavyweight rankings who has not previously fought interim champion Jon Jones.

Phil Jackson's out of office message
NBA 

Jackson has tweeted photos from Iowa and Nebraska the last two days. Is the coaching search on hold with the Knicks president out of the office? On a break

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NBA 

The QB train is leaving College Station
NCAAF 

From Kyle Allen to Kyler Murray to Tate Martell, Texas A&M has seen an exodus of top-ranked QBs. Here's a look at how it's all gone down. Timeline

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NCAAF 

From water skiing to driving a race car

Shea Holbrook jumped from water skiing to auto racing at 16. Now she's a six-race winner in road racing's Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car class and a team owner. 'You're like a fighter jet pilot'

Lafayette Britto

Sanchez in better spot than Bradford
NFL 

John Clayton explains why Mark Sanchez, who makes a quarter of the salary of Sam Bradford, is in a better long-term situation.

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NFL 

Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer 

Rory McIlroy rallied to shoot 73 in the first round at the Wells Fargo Championship after opening the tournament with a 40 for his first nine holes. McIlroy, the defending champion, said "I really didn't have my scoring head on. I was thinking about my golf swing,'' and noted he had not played much golf since the Masters. "I knew I was going to have to sort of play my way into the next couple weeks,'' said McIlroy, who is 7 strokes behind leader Anirban Lahiri.

Golf 

Cam Newton and his brothers freestyle
NFL 

The Panthers QB revealed a hidden talent when he rapped on Instagram. Dropping rhymes

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NFL 

Bird won't consider McHale for top job
NBA 

Pacers president Larry Bird tells reporters his relationship with former Celtics teammate Kevin McHale is too important to him to consider McHale for the Pacers' coaching opening.

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NBA 

What's next for Arsenal's Arsene Wenger?
Soccer 

While you soak up Leicester's title success, the ever-mindful Ian Darke is asking the tough questions about Wenger's Arsenal future. Fans want change

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Soccer 

Kiper: Early-impact rookies, Rounds 2-3
NFL 

Which second- and third-rounders could produce immediately? Giants WR Sterling Shepard and Jaguars LB Myles Jack make Mel Kiper's list. Making plays early (Insider)

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NFL 

Manziel prohibited from contact with ex

Judge Roberto Canas' conditions of bond to Johnny Manziel included the QB avoiding all contact with his ex-girlfriend.

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Cubs looking like the 1998 Yankees
MLB 

The 2016 Cubs, like the 1998 Yankees, are making their at-bats count and feasting on weak opponents, and they haven't necessarily hit full stride yet. Just getting started (Insider)

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MLB 

Devastation in Fort McMurray is personal
NHL 

Blues winger Scottie Upshall has watched from afar as his hometown burns. For Upshall and others with ties to the Alberta city, the tragedy has brought a bit of perspective amid a tense playoff series. Hitting home

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NHL 

Which NBA team are you?
NBA 

Four strong cultures in the NBA have endured for at least a decade: The Spurs, Heat, Lakers and Rockets. Find out which one fits you best. School of thought

Elias Stein
NBA 

9 Mother's Day ideas for athlete moms

Still looking for something for mom this Sunday? Or better yet, maybe something for yourself? We've got you covered with these nine awesome pieces of gear. Gifts for mom

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