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May 27

NBA Finals trilogy, Marlins homestand, Canes baseball saving its streak top Hot Button Top 5

1. NBA: Finally, it’s on! The inevitable Warriors-Cavs Finals begins: It’s the Golden State-Cleveland trilogy, LeBron-Steph III, and the rubber-match series begins Thursday night. Now all it has to be … Click to Continue »

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May 27

Golden State or LeBron, this NBA Finals is going to crown somebody as the greatest ever

I respect the past and appreciate that wonderful stuff happened before TV, before me. Games were exciting and athletes great long before ESPN’s “SportsCenter” came along. The world was in … Click to Continue »

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May 27

Underdog Cavaliers insist they have plenty of bite for NBA Finals

They are defending champions and decided underdogs. The Cleveland Cavaliers, however, say they aren’t using any snubs to get ready for the NBA Finals.

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May 27

Suns to start NBA draft workouts Monday

Team officials generally don’t announce participants until the day of the workout, but Phoenix is expected to host some of the draft’s biggest names.

      

 

 

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May 27

Underdog Cleveland Cavaliers insist they have plenty of bite for NBA Finals

They are defending champions and decided underdogs.

The Cavaliers, however, say they aren’t using any snubs to get ready for the NBA Finals.

Set for a third straight championship matchup against Golden State, the Cavs are ignoring the Las Vegas odds makers and others who don’t think they have a shot at beating Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant & Co.

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May 27

David Stern: We thought we could re-work Chris Paul-to-Lakers trade until Mitch Kupchak ‘panicked’

NBA commissioner David Stern – acting as New Orleans’ owner representative, he says – infamously vetoed a potential Chris Paul-to-Lakers trade in 2011. The New Orleans Hornets (now the Pelicans and not be confused with the current Charlotte Hornets), Lakers and Rockets tried to rework the three-team trade that would’ve sent Paul to the Lakers, Pau Gasol to Houston and Lamar Odom, Kevin Martin, Luis Scola, Goran Dragic and a first-round pick to New Orleans.

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May 27

Homer Simpson gets Baseball Hall of Fame plaque

There was one small error on Homer’s plaque

       

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May 27

Jim Bunning, Phillies Hall of Famer and former senator, dies at 85

Jim Bunning was a Republican Senator from Kentucky and a seven-time All-Star.

       

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May 27

Cartoon caption contest: Has LeBron James surpassed Michael Jordan?

Leave your caption in the comment section of this article on freep.com

       

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May 27

Ntilikina, Smith, Markkanen: Immediate contributors should be plentiful for Dallas in the NBA draft

Over the last month, the Mavericks have dispatched several members of their front-office staff to Europe to get to know more about point guard Frank Ntilikina and watch him play.Among the people who have seen him, the opinion is quite positive.He has l…

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May 27

Mosley: Lottery team or not, current Mavs roster will do everything it can to return to the playoffs next season

Matt Mosley, contributor to SportsDayDFW.com and columnist for Texas Monthly, answered questions in a recent live chat. Are Harrison Barnes and Nerlens Noel good enough to be the second and third best players on a championship team?Mosley: If the No. 1…

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May 27

Spurs’ Lee won’t need surgery

SAN ANTONIO – Spurs forward David Lee will not need surgery to repair his injured left patellar tendon, his agent Mark Bartelstein confirmed Saturday. Lee suffered the injury in the first quarter of Game 3 of the West finals against Golden State and did not play in Game 4. Lee is expected to be able

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May 27

Stanley Cup 2017: Predators vs. Penguins predictions

The 2017 Stanley Cup Final will make history regardless of the outcome.

       

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May 27

4 questions the Celtics need to answer before the draft

Danny Ainge has some tough decisions to make as he tries to build the Celtics into a contender.

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May 27

Warriors enter NBA finals well rested

Warriors enter NBA finals well rested

In the 2007 NBA Finals, then-Cavaliers head coach Mike Brown noticed that the Spurs’ defenders repeatedly went underneath the screen on pick-and-rolls when LeBron James had the ball.

Only four years removed from high school at the time, James’ jump shot was still inconsistent.

Golden State will try, in the five days before it hosts Cleveland for Game 1 of the NBA Finals, to craft a game plan that at least makes life difficult for him.

Because seven years since he last coached James, Brown realizes that shutting down the future Hall of Famer is impossible.

A year after fatigue contributed to its Finals collapse against the Cavaliers, Golden State will enter the sport’s biggest stage having played 19 games in 63 days.

Motivated by the urge to silence anyone who doubted their surprising run to the 2015 NBA title, the Warriors delivered playoff-level effort throughout an 82-game schedule last season.

By the time Golden State secured the top overall seed, it was already within striking distance of the 1995-96 Bulls’ regular-season wins record.

In the regular season, it did not lose back-to-back games.

The Warriors needed to climb out of a 3-1 hole in the Western Conference finals, something only nine teams had done in playoff series history, to set up a rematch with the Cavaliers.

On March 11, with forward Kevin Durant already injured for the final game of an eight-city, 13-day odyssey, Kerr sat Curry, Green, guard Klay Thompson and swingman Andre Iguodala for a nationally televised loss in San Antonio.

Golden State played 11 of its final 16 regular-season games, including six of its last seven, at home.

Throughout the playoffs, players have been cracking jokes, resting achy muscles and overwhelming opponents.

Before sweeping Utah and San Antonio in the conference semifinals and finals, respectively, the Warriors had breaks of at least six days.

Unlike last season, when several key players nursed nagging injuries entering the Finals, Golden State is expected to have its entire rotation at full strength for Game 1.

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May 27

Elena Delle Donne scores 20 against former team as Mystics top Sky 88-79

Elena Delle Donne scored 20 points against her former team, Tayler Hill added 19 and the Mystics beat the Sky 88-79 on Friday night. Washington was ahead by 21 points after three quarters, but Chicago cut it to 77-66 on Courtney Vandersloot’s 3-poi…

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May 27

Meet the Indy 500 pit crew straight out of a Disney movie

Four firefighter brothers from Texas will do the job for the first time Sunday. You know, race day.

      

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May 27

By the numbers: Warriors, Cavaliers dominant on path to third title fight

The Warriors and Cavaliers will meet in the NBA Finals on Thursday for the third consecutive season, and their respective paths through the postseason were nothing short of dominant. A closer look at the numbers:

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May 27

The NBA Finals everyone predicted is here. But is inevitable dominance good for the league?

As Kevin Durant walked off the Pepsi Center floor back in December, a Nuggets fan riding the wave of Denver’s resounding upset victory over Golden State had some parting words for the Warriors’ newest star.

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May 27

10 things you might not know about Wesley Matthews, including his love for Iron Man

*Editor’s note: Throughout the Mavs’ offseason, we’re republishing some of our best Dallas Mavericks stories from years past. Today we meet Wesley Matthews. Here are 10 things you might not know about the guard.Iron ManMatthews calls himself Iron Man a…

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