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Haberstroh: The NBA's 35-year war over the 3

The NBA's 35-year war against the 3-pointer is ending. Tom Haberstroh traces the long ball's rise from its debut until now, when it's taking over the NBA Finals.

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Bills' McCoy stands by racism claims against Kelly

Bills running back LeSean McCoy defended his claims that Eagles coach Chip Kelly considered players' race in roster decisions and confronted reporters who pressed him on the subject.

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Gallo's magical debut changes nothing

Eric Karabell examines the debut of Joey Gallo, and writes why fantasy owners should temper long-term expectations. He compares Gallo to Kris Bryant.

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College football jersey numbers mark time (2:03)
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14hDarren Rovell

Pharoah owners strike landmark marketing deal

The owners of American Pharoah agreed to a marketing deal early Wednesday morning that will blanket the horse with logos from the energy drink brand Monster ahead of his run for the Triple Crown.

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As a team, Warriors will guard LeBron
NBA 

Andrew Bogut on slowing down LeBron James: "Our coaches do a great job scouting him. It's going to be a team effort. It's not just going to be one guy guarding him."

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NBA 

Murray: For Rafa, results disappointing
Tennis 

Said Andy Murray of the King of Clay's loss to Novak Djokovic today: "It's a pretty good season. He's still playing well, not just as well as before. He's coming back from a rough six-month period. It takes time."

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Tennis 

No DeSean Jackson at OTAs? No biggie

The Redskins WR received an excused absence from the first week of OTAs, saying he was "obligated to do things" in California. "As far as critics," Jackson said, "I don't play for them and I don't worry about them." Coach Jay Gruden expressed little worries about his star WR: "He'll be in great shape."

Gallery: What to watch for in Austin
X Games 

X Games Austin 2015 begins Thursday, so have a peek at some of the biggest storylines entering the competition, including BMX Vert king Jamie Bestwick searching for his record 10th straight X Games gold. Photos

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X Games 

Grantland: Rooting for The King
NBA 

There's a whole host of reasons the Cavs don't stand a chance in these Finals. But that's what's exciting -- LeBron James is an UNDERDOG. And after all, asks Andrew Sharp, when else will you be able to root for the best, most dominant player on earth without feeling even a little bit guilty? Testing a legend

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NBA 

Splash Bros will both be in action

Despite a scary concussion in Game 5 of the West finals, Klay Thompson has been cleared for Thursday's Game 1 of the NBA Finals. The Warriors' net efficiency with Thompson in the lineup this postseason is +9.0.

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GM, Vikings happy to have AD in camp

GM Rick Spielman on Adrian Peterson being back with the Vikings: "We're excited to get this kind of resolved and I think everybody's very excited about moving forward with this."

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Stanley Cup Finals: Lightning-Blackhawks
NHL 

It’s been a long journey for the Lightning organization to get back to the pinnacle (or at least very near the pinnacle) and they won’t have an easy time of it with the Blackhawks, who are looking for their third championship since 2010. W2W4

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NHL 

Shelburne: Warriors' staff keeps it light
NBA 

"You get the sense they could go on like this for hours, trading one-liners and finding the lighter side of things. Somehow, in his first year as a head coach, [Steve] Kerr has managed to construct a coaching staff and an environment that's just about the most fun anyone involved has ever been around." Fast, loose, disciplined

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NBA 

Rafa deals with rare French Open loss
Tennis 

Rafael Nadal lost today for only the second time ever at Roland Garros. On his birthday. To rival Novak Djokovic. It's simple though, according to Nadal: "He was better than me."

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Tennis 

Inside the jersey numbers
College Football 

Numbers tell a story -- especially in college football. Adam Rittenberg explains the significance of college football's most recognizable and revered jersey numbers and which ones should be retired forever.

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College Football 

Curry taking shots at practice

Stephen Curry is getting shots up at the first open practice of the 2015 NBA Finals. Curry, like the rest of the Warriors roster, has never appeared in a Finals game.

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Spieth's game headed in right direction
Golf 

Jordan Spieth is the highest-ranked player (No. 2) at the Memorial this week. With 8 top-10 finishes in 15 starts this season, Spieth's key has been avoiding big numbers. His 2 bogey average per round is the best on tour.

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Golf 

LeSean McCoy doesn't want to talk Philly
NFL 

The Bills RB said last month that Eagles coach Chip Kelly considered race in roster decisions. McCoy wasn't keen on the topic today: "I have nothing to say about that. I mean, I'm in Buffalo. Everything in Philadelphia is over. I have nothing more to really say about it."

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NFL 

5-on-5: Cavs vs. Warriors
NBA 

Marc Stein's top storyline? "LeBron's chance to lead Cleveland to the city's first championship of any kind in a bazillion years; LeBron's potential slippage to a 2-4 career record in the NBA Finals ... LeBron's mighty struggles from beyond the 3-point arc throughout this postseason. In a word: LeBron." What else is there?

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NBA 

Was Rafa Benitez a good hire?
Soccer 

ESPN FC's Stewart Robson says no: "At Napoli, I thought he made the team worse. ... I'm not sure this is a great move for Real Madrid. How is he going to change Real Madrid to make them better than Barcelona?"

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Rookie Rodriguez sharp so far
MLB 

Eduardo Rodriguez is making the most of his Fenway Park debut, striking out six Twins over the first four innings as Boston leads 3-1. Follow live

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MLB 

French final four feels different
Tennis 

With Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer both out, this will be the first time neither has advanced to the French Open semifinals since 2004.

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Tennis 

Memorial often memorable for Tiger
Golf 

Tiger Woods is making his 15th start at the Memorial, where he has won 5 times and has never missed the cut. That's the longest streak of made cuts in tournament history. Only Jay Haas has more top-10 finishes than Woods at this event (9 to 8).

Golf 

Cardinals off to fast start

St. Louis erupted for 5 runs in the first inning against Brewers starter Jimmy Nelson and have a 5-0 lead in the third inning. Follow live

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