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Curry says this is current Warriors’ best stretch

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DALLAS — One win away from returning to the NBA Finals, Stephen Curry says this is the best stretch of basketball this current Golden State Warriors team has played. Having won four straight games dating back to Game 6 of the last round against Memphis, the Warriors look to complete......

PGA champ, Bama fan Thomas takes Jimbo jab

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PGA Championship winner Justin Thomas, a former Alabama star and big Crimson Tide football fan, couldn’t help but weigh in on the Nick Saban-Jimbo Fisher feud after winning a second Wanamaker Trophy on Sunday. Thomas, who rallied from a 7-shot deficit in the final round at Southern Hills Country Club......

MLB suspends Yanks’ Donaldson for one game

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Major League Baseball has suspended New York Yankees third baseman Josh Donaldson for one game for “inappropriate comments” made to Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson on Saturday. Donaldson, who also was fined an undisclosed amount, is appealing the punishment, MLB announced on Monday. He will be eligible to play......

Djokovic laments Wimbledon’s ‘lose-lose’ decision

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Following his first-round win at the French Open on Monday, world No. 1 Novak Djokovic told reporters he disagreed with Wimbledon’s decision to ban Russian and Belarusian players from the upcoming tournament. Djokovic added that he understood the ATP’s subsequent decision to not award ranking points at the event. “On......

With unexpected first-round exits, a huge opportunity emerges at the French Open

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The look of disappointment was obvious all around the grounds at Roland Garros during the first two days of play. Ons Jabeur. Garbine Muguruza. Naomi Osaka. Anett Kontaveit. And defending champion Barbora Krejcikova. With play suspended on every other court due to rain on Monday afternoon, all eyes were on......

Transfer Talk: Tottenham to battle Arsenal, tempt Man City’s Jesus with Champions League football

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The summer transfer window is approaching, and there’s plenty of gossip swirling about who’s moving where. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumours, comings and goings and, of course, done deals! TOP STORY: Spurs, Arsenal in line for Jesus Having secured a Champions League spot for next......

Ukrainian tennis player laments lack of support

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PARIS — Words such as “invasion” and “politics,” “ban” and “boycott,” are suddenly a part of the daily discourse in tennis, as in many segments of society, really, and for Ukrainian pro player Lesia Tsurenko, these are not abstract concepts. Her country is under attack from Russia. It weighs on......

Sources: Wolves hire exec Connelly on $40M deal

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Denver Nuggets president Tim Connelly has agreed to a five-year deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves that is worth over $40 million and includes ownership equity, making Connelly one of the league’s highest-compensated executives, sources told ESPN. Connelly becomes the second consecutive top basketball executive to leave the Nuggets for a......

Oasis star headbutted in City title celebrations

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Noel Gallagher revealed he was injured when celebrating Manchester City’s title victory. Photo by Cameron Smith/Getty Images Former Oasis rock star Noel Gallagher received stitches in his face after being accidentally headbutted by Ruben Dias‘ father as the pair celebrated Manchester City‘s thrilling comeback to clinch the Premier League title on......

Trevor Bauer’s hearing begins today: Will his 324-game suspension stand?

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It was 325 days ago that Major League Baseball first placed Trevor Bauer on administrative leave, the start of a process that has become more prolonged and more complex than either side could have anticipated. Bauer, at that point a reigning Cy Young Award winner and one of the sport’s......

The what-ifs that haunt Liverpool as title bid falls short

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LIVERPOOL, England — There are always what-ifs when a team gets so close to glory. Liverpool may yet end the 2021-22 season as Treble winners if they add the Champions League to the FA Cup and Carabao Cup already won by Jurgen Klopp’s players this year, but when they analyse......

Could the SEC stage its own football playoff? It’s all on the table at spring meetings

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12:20 PM ET Pete ThamelESPN With all respect to the rapt attention that will be paid to the verbal donnybrook between Alabama’s Nick Saban and Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher, there are more pressing matters that will unfold when SEC officials meet in Destin, Fla., for their annual meetings next week.......

Sources: Murray to skip Cards’ OTAs this week

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Quarterback Kyler Murray will not be at the Arizona Cardinals‘ organized activities this week, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. All continues to remain quiet on his contract front, for now, the sources said. Attendance for organized team activities is voluntary. The Cardinals will have a mandatory minicamp from June 14-16.......

Jimbo defends A&M recruiting, rips ‘complete lies’

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Jimbo Fisher doubled down on his defense of Texas A&M recruiting in an interview with a San Antonio TV station, saying just one of the 11 early enrollees in the Aggies’ No. 1 recruiting class has an NIL deal. Fisher fumed last week when Alabama coach Nick Saban spoke to......

WNBA Power Rankings: Las Vegas dethrones Washington to return to No. 1

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9:00 PM ET Mechelle VoepelESPN.com Close Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. Former coach Bill Laimbeer was back in Las Vegas over the weekend and talked about how......

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