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  • How to slow MVP Curry: 'You can't,' LeBron says "Looking ahead to the NBA Finals for the first time since the Golden State Warriors clinched their place as the Cleveland Cavaliers' championship opponent, LeBron James was asked Friday what it will take to slow down league MVP Stephen Curry. "Well, the same way you slow me down," James said...." May 30

  • Pelicans conduct second interview with Alvin Gentry in New Orleans, sources say

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Golden State Warriors lead assistant Alvin Gentry was interviewed for the second time by New Orleans Pelicans executive VP Mickey Loomis and general manager Dell Demps on Friday. But unlike nine days ago when he was interviewed for the first time in San Francisco, Gentry's second interview..." May 30

  • Thabo Sefolosha reflects on incident, says he's always been a professional "Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha, who has blamed Manhattan police for the season-ending leg injuries he suffered during his April arrest in the city, told ESPN on Friday that the incident, in addition to carrying a physical toll, has damaged his reputation. "I was injured in the hands of the..." May 30

  • Andrew Bogut says Dwight Howard goes beyond physical play

    San Francisco Chronicle "On the day that Dwight Howard was suspended for a game without pay for collecting his fourth flagrant foul of the postseason, Andrew Bogut took a parting shot at the Houston center. “There was some physicality there (with Houston), like any playoff series, but the Memphis series was more..." May 30

  • Kevin Love likely to “look around” this summer; Celtics, Rockets, Lakers among options

    Sheridan Hoops "Kevin Love is expected to seriously study the free-agent market this summer and consider leaving the Cavaliers after one year with the franchise, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. “He’s got options,” the Yahoo! Sports NBA insider said in a radio appearance on The Jason McIntyre..." May 30

  • Bill Belichick deflects Deflategate, says 'We're on to next year'

    ESPN Boston "New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick commented publicly for the first time since the NFL levied penalties against the franchise for underinflated footballs, saying he isn't looking back. "That's a long time ago," Belichick said when asked whether the issue has affected any of the team's..." May 30

  • Ex-Falcon didn’t mean to kill girlfriend’s dog, attorney says

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "A former Atlanta Falcons player kicked his ex-girlfriend’s small dog because it bit him, his attorney said Friday night. Prince Shembo was in tears over his arrest and release from the team, attorney Jerry Froelich said. “He didn’t mean to kill the dog,” Froelich told reporters outside the..." May 30

  • Byron Maxwell guarantees Eagles Super Bowl, forgets who his QBs are "If there's anyone currently on the Philadelphia Eagles roster who knows a thing two about what it takes to get to a Super Bowl, it's Byron Maxwell. Before signing a six-year, $63 million deal with the Eagles in March, Maxwell spent four seasons in Seattle, where he played in two straight Super..." May 30

  • Matt Barkley says Tim Tebow is 'not taking my reps on the field' at Eagles OTAs

    Newark Star-Ledger "Many of the 105 sets of eyes in attendance at the first Eagles OTA practice open to the media were trained on quarterback Tim Tebow. Tebow, signed by the Eagles this spring after a two-year absence from the NFL looked about as could be expected from a No. 4 quarterback in his first week back..." May 30

  • Tom Brady’s Appeal Set For June 23

    Pro Football Rumors "Those hoping for closure on the DeflateGate saga will have to wait at least a few more weeks. According to Adam Schefter of (via Twitter), Tom Brady‘s appeal hearing won’t be held until Tuesday, June 23, and may continue on Thursday, June 25, if more than one day is required. The..." May 30

  • Cubs will target Ben Zobrist

    Chicago Sun-Times "While the Cubs keep their eye on the pitching market as they mull a buyer’s approach for the trade deadline, one of their biggest targets heading into June is play-anywhere hitter Ben Zobrist of the Oakland Athletics, according to multiple sources. Zobrist, a Joe Maddon favorite who played for..." May 30

  • Masahiro Tanaka: 'I'm feeling healthy'

    ESPN New York "New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka will start Wednesday at the Seattle Mariners after nearly six weeks on the disabled list with wrist and forearm injuries. Yankees manager Joe Girardi made the announcement before Friday night's game against the Oakland Athletics at Coliseum..." May 30

  • Eight possible spots for Ryan Howard, and more notes "Ryan Howard is healthy and he is hitting, and this is may be the best chance for the Phillies to finally get serious about trading him. Howard could help a contender, and it's high time for the Phillies to stop "playing hard to get," in trade talks involving Howard, which is how one rival..." May 30

  • Phillies' Cole Hamels becoming more attractive trade chip by the day "Cole Hamels will take the mound at Citizens Bank Park tonight. But the ticking clock on his Phillies career is growing louder by the day. Major League Baseball's trade deadline is two months from Sunday and the Phillies own the prize of the market. That is, of course, if they decide to trade..." May 30

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    Rafael Soriano is leaving agent Scott Boras, per source familiar with the situation. He wants to sign with a team. He's still a free agent.

  • Rangers: Ryan McDonagh played through broken foot for 'couple games'

    ESPN New York "Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh was playing through a broken foot, coach Alain Vigneault revealed after New York was eliminated from the playoffs with a 2-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals Friday night at Madison Square Garden. "[Ryan] played through a..." May 30

  • LA Kings’ Slava Voynov’s wife remains in counseling, no plan to testify, attorney says

    L.A. Daily News "A Torrance judge on Wednesday allowed the wife of Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov to continue receiving counseling before she announces whether she will agree to testify during her husband’s upcoming domestic violence trial. Indications are, however, she won’t testify. Judge Eric..." May 30

  • Phil Housley could be Devil's next head coach

    Newark Star-Ledger "Phil Housley, who played 22 games for the Devils late in the 1995-96 season, is at the top of general manager Ray Shero's short list to become the club's next head coach. Shero has done an extensive search to find the right coach for the Devils, considering Guy Boucher of SC Bern in..." May 30

  • Connor McDavid poised to become NHL’s first million-dollar endorsement baby

    The Hockey News "Perhaps Buffalo is not the ideal venue to celebrate a deal that will effectively make Connor McDavid a millionaire before he even sets foot on an NHL ice surface – might be rubbing it in just a little – but equipment giant CCM has a lot to celebrate next week. So does McDavid. Next week at the..." May 30

  • St. Louis subtly admits sad truth after possible final game

    New York Post "In the moments after the Rangers’ season ended with a 2-0 loss to the Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final at the Garden on Friday night, Martin St. Louis had no interest in discussing his future as an unrestricted free agent this summer. “I’m not even thinking about that right..." May 30

  • KeiVarae Russell announces end of suspension on Instagram "KeiVarae Russell says his suspension from Notre Dame has been lifted, and the cornerback will rejoin the Fighting Irish for the 2015 season. He announced his return to the team Friday on Instagram. Russell, a senior, was serving a university suspension during the 2014-15 academic year and..." May 30

  • Florida State QB John Franklin to transfer "When you bring in a transfer quarterback like Florida State did Everett Golson you're almost assured to be losing another quarterback to transfer soon afterward, and that's exactly what's happening with the Seminoles. The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that quarterback John Franklin is..." May 30

  • SEC schools to each receive record $31.07 million payout "The Southeastern Conference will distribute $435 million out of an NCAA-record $455 million in revenues between its 14 institutions, sources told ESPN on Friday. Each league member will receive $31.07 million -- an increase of more than $10 million per school from last year's payout of $20.9..." May 29

  • Allen Iverson almost played football at Notre Dame

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Before he was an NBA legend and a lightning rod for controversy, Allen Iverson was a two-sport high school star at Bethel High School in Hampton, Va. The future Hall of Fame basketball player said had he not run into trouble off the field, he would have played football at Notre Dame. "I..." May 28

  • Darian Dailey dismissed from team by Rutgers coach Kyle Flood

    Newark Star-Ledger "Rutgers coach Kyle Flood dismissed cornerback Darian Dailey from the team on Thursday. Dailey was arrested early Sunday morning in Florida and charged with robbery with a firearm. Dailey is the second Rutgers player to be kicked off the team as a result of criminal charges in the past..." May 28

  • Former Vandy guard Dai-Jon Parker dies at age 22 "Former Vanderbilt standout Dai-Jon Parker died Thursday night in a drowning accident in Indiana, multiple sources told late Thursday. He was 22 years old. Vandy coach Kevin Stallings confirmed Parker's death Friday morning. "We are extremely saddened with the news of..." May 30

  • Iowa State's AD already working in anticipation of losing Fred Hoiberg "Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard has already informally talked with a search firm to start identifying potential coaching candidates in anticipation of losing Fred Hoiberg to the Chicago Bulls, a source told on Friday. The Bulls fired Tom Thibodeau Thursday. Sources..." May 29

  • Assault charge to be dismissed against VCU's Mo Alie-Cox

    USA Today "Assault charges will be dismissed against forward Mo Alie-Cox, according to a statement Thursday from Virginia Commonwealth. Cox originally was charged April 30 for allegedly punching a woman, according to court documents obtained by USA TODAY Sports. "We have been informed by the Richmond..." May 28

  • Bielfeldt holds decision for Hoiberg/Bulls resolution

    Indianapolis Star "The Chicago Bulls' dismissal of coach Tom Thibodeau could impact Indiana's 2016-17 season. Max Bielfeldt, a 6-8 forward and Michigan transfer, told The Star on Thursday night that he's delaying his final decision to see whether Fred Hoiberg -- a likely candidate for the opening in Chicago --..." May 28

  • VCU transfer Terry Larrier chooses Connecticut over Maryland, other schools

    Baltimore Sun "After signing five-star prospect Diamond Stone in April and getting a commitment from Duke transfer Rasheed Sulaimon earlier this month, Maryland men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon’s hot streak was finally stopped Thursday. Terry Larrier, a 6-foot-7 forward who announced plans to transfer from..." May 28

  • Tim Sherwood tells Christian Benteke to stay - then land Real Madrid deal

    The Independent "As a motivational ploy, you have to concede the prospect of landing a move to Real Madrid has its merits. That is the carrot Tim Sherwood is dangling before his sought-after striker Christian Benteke ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup showpiece against Arsenal. Forget a move away, son. Stay with us..." May 30

  • Southampton reject Liverpool's initial £10m bid for Man Utd target Nathaniel Clyne

    The Express "The offer was tabled yesterday and Clyne wants to move to Anfield despite the difficulties endured on Merseyside by former team-mates Dejan Lovren, Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana. Clyne has one year left on his contract and is unlikely to sign a new deal. Southampton do not want to sell, but..." May 30

  • Liverpool FC end their pursuit of Fiorentina keeper Neto

    Liverpool Echo "Liverpool will turn their attention to other goalkeeper targets after ending their pursuit of Fiorentina’s Norberto Neto. The Reds are in the market for a shot-stopper this summer following the departure of Brad Jones on a free transfer. Brazilian Neto had been extensively scouted and..." May 30

  • Porto helpless to stop Arsenal triggering £24.7m Jackson Martinez clause

    The Express "Gunners manager Arsene Wenger has singled out the Colombian striker as one of the men he wants to reinforce his side for a serious title challenge next season. Arsenal have already been in talks with Porto over Martinez, but Liverpool are also interested in a player who scored 21 goals this..." May 30

  • Sepp Blatter beats Prince Ali to be named FIFA president for 5th term

    ESPN FC "Sepp Blatter won FIFA presidential re-election for an unprecedented fifth term as challenger Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan conceded after failing to win by a two-thirds majority in the first round of voting on Friday. At FIFA's 65th Congress in Zurich, the 209 member nations cast their..." May 30