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Klay Thompson saves Warriors’ season with familiar Game 6 scoring barrage

SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ Sam Amick breaks down Game 6 of the Western Conference finals, where the Warriors blitzed the Rockets in second half to force a decisive game back in Houston. OAKLAND — Klay Thompson wasn’t ready to be done. It sounds like such an obvious sentiment, right? A professional

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Warriors erupt to force decisive Game 7 vs. Rockets

SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ Sam Amick breaks down Game 6 of the Western Conference finals, where the Warriors blitzed the Rockets in second half to force a decisive game back in Houston.

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Warriors erupt to force decisive Game 7 vs. Rockets

SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ Sam Amick breaks down Game 6 of the Western Conference finals, where the Warriors blitzed the Rockets in second half to force a decisive game back in Houston.

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Warriors erupt to force decisive Game 7 vs. Rockets

Sports Pulse: USA TODAY Sports’ Sam Amick breaks down Game 6 of the Western Conference finals, where the Warriors blitzed the Rockets in second half to force a decisive game back in Houston.

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Draymond Green, Charles Barkley make amends after high-profile war of words

SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ Sam Amick breaks down Game 6 of the Western Conference finals, where the Warriors blitzed the Rockets in second half to force a decisive game back in Houston. OAKLAND — Draymond Green and Charles Barkley finally stepped into the same ring on Saturday night. But nearly

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Aaron Judge becomes fastest player in MLB history to 70 career home runs

SportsPulse: MLB insider Bob Nightengale looks at the historic season Shohei Ohtani is putting together and if he truly can become the ‘next Babe Ruth.’ The New York Yankees got off to a hot start on Saturday, and Aaron Judge made some baseball history in the process. In the bottom of the first

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City of Las Vegas ‘bans’ capital letters to support Golden Knights in Stanley Cup vs. Capitals

SportsPulse: We have the makings of a great Stanley Cup Final on our hands and USA TODAY Sports’ Kevin Allen breaks it all down. Let the cringing begin for grammar school teachers.  The City of Las Vegas has opted to ban capital letters in support of the Golden Knights as the Stanley Cup Final nears

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City of Las Vegas ‘bans’ capital letters to support Golden Knights in Stanley Cup vs. Capitals

SportsPulse: We have the makings of a great Stanley Cup Final on our hands and USA TODAY Sports’ Kevin Allen breaks it all down. Let the cringing begin for grammar school teachers.  The City of Las Vegas has opted to ban capital letters in support of the Golden Knights as the Stanley Cup Final nears

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What to expect in Game 7 of Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers

The Eastern Conference Finals are headed to a decisive Game 7 on Sunday, because of course they are. There was no other way for this series to play out. The Boston Celtics haven’t done anything easily this year – a young,  injury-ravaged unit that’s been pulling comeback injuries out of thin

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Harry Edwards: NFL’s failure to learn from history on protests will prove costly

SportsPulse: NFL insider Mike Jones breaks down the new national anthem policy and how owners, fans and players are reacting to it. It would be a shock if Harry Edwards were not appalled by the revised national anthem policy that NFL owners pushed thro…

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Capitals and Golden Knights are unlikely Stanley Cup rivals with unique connections

SportsPulse: We have the makings of a great Stanley Cup Final on our hands and USA TODAY Sports’ Kevin Allen breaks it all down. The Washington Capitals against the Vegas Golden Knights for the Stanley Cup. What were the odds last October that these two teams would meet in the Final, each vying for

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One crazy LeBron stat may change your mind about the Michael Jordan debate

If daytime sports television is any indication, we’re going to be having the LeBron vs. Michael Jordan debate nearly every day for the next several years, if not several decades. LeBron still hasn’t finished building his case that he’s the greatest player of all time – he could still add

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Rockets keeping their ‘same swag’ despite the Chris Paul hamstring injury

When Chris Paul strolled down the hallway with his Houston Rockets teammates inside the team’s practice facility on Friday morning, you never would have known that he’s in a world of hoops hurt. There was no noticeable limp from the right hamstring injury that took him out of the Rockets’

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James Harden says he hung out with injured Chris Paul until 2:30 a.m.

Chris Paul fell to the court and couldn’t run back on defense after attempting a floater with less than a minute left in the Rockets’ 98-94 Game 5 win over the Warriors on Thursday night. As he was forced to go to the bench at the end of their close victory, the look on the face of Paul, who

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7 reasons LeBron is having his best year ever

We are all witnesses (potentially) to what could be LeBron James’s final game of the 2017-18 season and perhaps his Cleveland Cavaliers career. But it’s already safe to say, regardless of the outcome of Game 6 or what happens going forward, that 2017-18 is James’s best year of a storied career

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Harvick sizzling, but life doesn’t revolve around the track; just ask his kids

SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ Mike Hembree discusses Kevin Harvick’s dominance leading up to the Coca-Cola 600 and Jeff Gordon being inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. CONCORD, N.C. – It’s good to be Kevin Harvick these days. He is the acknowledged king of NASCAR one-third into the season

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