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  • Adam Silver says Draymond Green’s kick was reckless but unintentional, swears there’s no conspiracy

    Inside the Warriors "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said that while Draymond Green’s kick in the groin of Steven Adams in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals was reckless, the league determined it was unintentional. “I acknowledge that that was a close decision on upgrading Draymond’s kick to a Flagrant 2, but..." May 30

  • City of Memphis to return millions in tax money to NBA players

    Sportsnaut "Back in 2009, state leaders in Tennessee approved what was dubbed as the “jock tax.” It was a controversial piece of legislation that impacted a ton of NBA and NHL players. All said, the professional privilege tax cost players between $2,500 and $7,500 per game. That’s no small amount for those..." May 30

  • Durant says OKC players won't watch film from Game 6 collapse vs. Warriors

    CBS Sports "Losing to the Golden State Warriors at home for the first time in the Western Conference finals on Saturday, Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder have to now head on the road to play a win-or-go-home. Golden State now seemingly has the momentum heading into Game 7 and have also been..." May 30

  • C.J. McCollum calls out old timers for their mouthguard opinions

    Larry Brown Sports "Apparently, the way some of the NBA’s current players, most famously Stephen Curry, use their mouthguards as toys does not go over well with the old guard. Portland guard C.J. McCollum brought that to light on Sunday when he called out said old guard for their thoughts." May 30

  • Ex-NBA Player DeShawn Stevenson Owes AMEX $384K; Only $62.09 In His Bank Account

    Total Pro Sports "Former NBA player DeShawn Stevenson, who last played for the Atlanta Hawks in 2013 recently gotten himself into trouble with American Express. Stevenson had an AMEX Black Card at one point, but never paid the bill and now owes the company $384,000. AMEX to him to court and received a judgement..." May 29

  • What excuses will Rob Ryan use if the Bills defense under performs?

    SB Nation "Rex and Rob Ryan have a lot to say. Blah, blah, blah. The best part of this interview might be Rob Ryan trying to convince you that his defense with the Saints was good and not his fault when it was bad. He and his brother put their blustery on full display for the MMQB. It also raises another..." May 29

  • Pats unlikely to owe NFL legals fees for Brady case

    Pro Football Talk "With the Patriots getting involved in quarterback Tom Brady’s effort to overturn the four-game suspension imposed against him by filing a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the Patriots possibly have could end up pick up a portion of Park Avenue’s..." May 29

  • Exploring the viability of an NFL franchise in London

    The Score "The NFL continues to take steps overseas, as it looks to establish its brand worldwide. Eventually, however, those steps will have to turn into one giant leap, as the NFL will have to move a franchise outside the U.S. if it's ever to truly become a global sport. A franchise based in the..." May 29

  • Rex Ryan slams Mario Williams for being selfish

    Sportsnaut "Rex Ryan and Mario Williams apparently didn’t part on the greatest of terms when the defensive end was released by the Buffalo Bills this offseason. Williams complained about his role in Ryan’s defense often during the 2015 campaign — the worst statistical season since his rookie season. He..." May 29

  • Julian Edelman interrupted a Boston concert to yell 'Free [Tom] Brady'

    SB Nation "Ever since the start of the interminable Deflategate saga, "Free Tom Brady" has emerged as the unofficial rallying cry of the six New England states. It reverberates throughout Fenway Park during nearly every Red Sox home game and one Patriots fan even claims he shouted it at Roger Goodell in a..." May 29

  • Jonathan Lucroy's return to elite status gives Brewers a great trade chip

    CBS Sports "Coming into the 2016 season, it was no secret the Brewers would not be very good. Owner Mark Attanasio and GM David Stearns were both open about the team's status as a rebuilder and the need to take a step back so they can build for the future. Rebuilds are painful, but sometimes they're..." May 30

  • Syndergaard won't face added discipline for Utley incident

    The Score "Noah Syndergaard looks to be in the clear one day after being ejected for throwing a 99-mph fastball behind Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley. Major League Baseball officials appear to be satisfied with the ejection, and no other punishment will be enforced, reports ESPN's Adam..." May 29

  • Bogaerts extends hitting streak to 22 games

    WEEI Boston "The streak is now at 22. Xander Bogaerts was able to extend his hit streak to 22 games with a one-out single to left field in the sixth inning against Blue Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey on Sunday." May 29

  • Syndergaard ejection exposes MLB's lack of consistency

    Fox Sports "The problem is the lack of consistency. I could live with a sport in which pitchers no longer threw at hitters out of vengeance, a sport in which umpires no longer give teams "a shot" to retaliate, in the words of Mets manager Terry Collins. Collisions at home plate mostly are gone, and..." May 29

  • What Mets' Matt Harvey can learn from Yankees' Michael Pineda

    ESPN "The career arcs of Matt Harvey and Michael Pineda are remarkably similar. Both are 27, born within two months of each another in 1989. Both were sensations as rookies. Both suffered serious, and in Pineda's case, potentially career-ending arm injuries, early in their careers. Both have struggled..." May 29

  • Crosby motivated to win Cup again "Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby started to reel off names of people who serve as motivation for him to win the Stanley Cup again. It took him a while. He started with Pascal Dupuis, his former teammate who had to retire because of blood clot issues. He talked about Mario Lemieux, the..." May 29

  • It's still Auston Matthews at No. 1, but let's give credit to Patrik Laine

    Toronto Star "There is no doubt in my mind the Maple Leafs will select Auston Matthews with the first overall pick in the June draft. But there are second-guessers everywhere. Part of the issue is folks have been talking about Matthews for two years as the presumptive No. 1 overall pick, and it's human..." May 29

  • Pominville: ‘Name one guy who had my start who winds up having a good year’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Jason Pominville couldn’t have envisioned a worse start to his season. Pominville picked up four assists in his first three games of 2015-16, but he didn’t score his first goal until Nov. 28 (22 games). The 33-year-old finished the year with 11 goals and 36 points in 75 games. Those are clearly..." May 29

  • Penguins' Daley out 4-8 weeks, won't rule himself out of Cup Final

    The Score "Trevor Daley is keeping the door ever-so-slightly open on a return during the Stanley Cup Final. The Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman suffered an ankle injury on May 21 that effectively ended his postseason, and while Daley admitted Sunday the expected timeline of recovery is four-to-eight weeks,..." May 29

  • Sullivan: Kessel showing Penguins how badly he wants to win "When forward Phil Kessel was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins from the Toronto Maple Leafs on July 1, 2015, he didn't immediately envision making the Stanley Cup Final. But almost 11 months later, he'll take the ice for Game 1 of the Final against the San Jose Sharks at Consol Energy Center on..." May 29

  • Kentucky transfer Marcus Lee may commit to Cal when he visits on Tuesday

    CBS Sports "Kentucky transfer Marcus Lee will visit Cal on Tuesday and is expected to commit to the Pac-12 school, sources told CBS Sports on Sunday. "He's going to Cal," one source said of Lee. "Unless something crazy happens, he's going to Cal."" May 29

  • Canisius names Reggie Witherspoon head coach

    Today's U "The Canisius Golden Griffins are hiring Chattanooga assistant and former Buffalo head coach Reggie Witherspoon as its new men’s basketball coach. Various outlets reported the hiring. Witherspoon has a direct connection to the area. In fact, a large portion of his coaching career has come near..." May 28

  • Ex-Ohio State guard A.J. Harris transferring to New Mexico Sate

    Eleven Warriors "Friday night, former Ohio State guard A.J. Harris announced via his Twitter feed that he will be transferring to New Mexico State. " May 28

  • Deyonta Davis plays like an NBA rim protector. Now he has to talk to like one

    SB Nation "A hoard of reporters leaned in with their microphones as Deyonta Davis slouched into his seat at the NBA Draft Combine. Questions were asked and Davis answered with a faint voice. Three minutes into the interview one reporter said, "It's like you need a microphone in front of you for us to hear..." May 27

  • Purdue coach Matt Painter against 5th-year graduate transfer rule

    ESPN "Purdue Boilermakers men's basketball coach Matt Painter is not in favor of the fifth-year graduate transfer rule, even though he is benefiting from it in getting Michigan transfer Spike Albrecht. Painter, who was on Thursday's ESPNU College Basketball podcast, said players haven't used the rule..." May 27