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Curry comes through as Warriors take Game 2

From scoring 33 points to thwarting James Harden on the game's final play, Stephen Curry made all the difference as Golden State took a 2-0 series lead.


Brewers' Smith ejected for substance on arm

Brewers relief pitcher Will Smith was ejected for having rosin and sunscreen on his right forearm Thursday night in the seventh inning of a 10-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves.

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Bills DT Dareus suspended 1 game by league

Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus has been suspended for the first game of the regular season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, the league announced Thursday.

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OTL: Kurt Busch's ex used charity as bank

Documents show that Patricia Driscoll, in effect, used the Armed Forces Foundation as a bank to lend money for or pay various personal expenses, including bills for a private company she owns.

MLB Highlights

Bryant extends hit streak in Cubs' win (0:43)

Olbermann: Manning brothers, friends of David Letterman (4:19)

Have You Seen?

Okafor's mid-interview block (0:17)

Best of the NBA playoffs in super slow motion (1:14)

SportsCenter clips

Evaluating the Rockets' final play (2:21)



Joel McHale to host the ESPYS

The comedian, actor and TV personality will host the 2015 ceremony, which airs on ABC on July 15. McHale said he's "ecstatic" to be hosting: "After my stunning victory in the Iditarod this year by only using six Bichon Frises and a lamb, I think the sports world saw me as the logical host."

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Rangers should get back to basics

Barry Melrose points out that the Rangers need to return to being a defensive-minded team if they want to even the series at 2 with the Lightning tonight.


Allow six goals -- still win series

The Rangers have allowed 6 goals in each of the last 2 games against the Lightning. Since the 2005 lockout, three teams have won a series despite having a pair of games where they gave up at least 6 goals. Two of those teams -- the Kings and Hurricanes -- would later go on to win the Stanley Cup. (via Elias)

Report: Browns don't want 'Hard Knocks'

The Browns have asked to opt out to protect Johnny Manziel and that request likely will be granted by the NFL, according to ESPN Cleveland. Potential participants are the Texans, Redskins or Bills. Per rules, the Bills can also opt out since they have a new coach in Rex Ryan.

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Todd Archer @toddarcher

Re Scandrick contract: Impressive feat to get an extension with four years left on deal. Has to be a first for the Cowboys.

Steph Curry so good, dad couldn't watch

Dell Curry told SI about the time his son dropped 63 points in a middle school game: "All these people were coming in to see what was going on, and there was so much commotion, it seemed like he was never going to stop. ... I had to get out of there. I felt bad for the other team. I couldn't watch what he was doing to those kids."

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Cowboys lock up Orlando Scandrick

The CB reached agreement on a new deal, according to ESPN sources and multiple reports. He reportedly was due $10.5M from Dallas over the next four seasons before this new deal, and will now make $20M over the next five. The new contract was first reported by the NFL Network.

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Looking ahead: Arizona
Men's College Basketball 

The real definition of elite, especially in this era of turnover, is what happens to a team when its roster is depleted by early defections and graduations. Does it crumble or reload? Arizona is reloading. O'Neil: Solid recruiting class

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John Keim @john_keim

FWIW: I was told the Redskins did not want to be on Hard Knocks and do not consider themselves possibilities for the HBO show...

How the Hawks can handle J.R. Smith

Kevin Arnovitz told SportsCenter that Atlanta's defense did its job; it wasn't their fault Smith made his shots: "They're unlikely to switch up their strategy, they just have to hope for a better outcome."


Lacrosse's manifest destiny

Memorial Day weekend means it's time for the lacrosse final four. Notre Dame is making its second straight trip there, while Denver is in its fourth in five years. Is this the year the title finally goes west? O'Neil: Good for the sport

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Sport Science: Steph Curry's shot

The Warriors star has one of the quickest releases Sport Science has analyzed -- ever.


Kenny Hill enrolling at TCU
College Football 

The former Texas A&M QB told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram he'll start classes "two Mondays from now." He will have to sit out a year as a transfer. Hill had 511 yards and 4 TDs in his first start but lost the starting job after 8 games and was later suspended 2 games for violating team rules.

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College Football 

Babcock thanks Detroit fans

Former Red Wings coach Mike Babcock took out a full-page ad in today's Detroit Free Press which said: "Detroit Red Wings fans, Thank you for an amazing 10 years! We'll never forget the support you've provided us and will always cherish the memories we've shared together in Hockeytown. - The Babcocks."

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Aggies pick up a running back

Ex-Oklahoma RB Keith Ford tells 24/7 Sports he intends to transfer to Texas A&M. Ford had 392 rush yards and 5 TDs last season. He will have two years of eligibility left after sitting out the 2015 season.

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Rory way back in Europe

Francesco Molinari leads the BMW PGA Championship after shooting a 3-under 69 today. Rory McIlroy is on the course but is even for the tournament, 10 strokes behind Molinari. Euro leaderboard


Breaking down the Rockets' final play

Antonio Davis isn't blaming James Harden's decision-making on the final play of Game 2: "In the flow of the game, I don't know if there was a time that he could have called a timeout. ... I'm okay with this play in a lot of different ways."


One-handed backflip catch

North Carolina A&T State running back Tarik Cohen took one-handed grabs to the next level by making one in the midst of a backflip.


BBTN's Thursday Web Gem

Alex Gordon couldn't stop Alex Gordon from becoming the 22-time reigning Web Gems winner -- does Chris Carter's sliding catch stand a chance?


Clayton: Teams who could pursue Rice

Don't expect Ray Rice to be signed any time soon, but there are some teams -- including the Cowboys, who have shown they're willing to take on a player's behavioral baggage -- that could consider adding him at the start of training camp. Five possible teams

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