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The Rockets Have An Answer For The Warriors The Rockets Have An Answer For The Warriors

In a game that saw James Harden go 0-for-11 from three point range, the Houston Rockets didn’t have to reckon with disaster. Instead, they beat the Warriors with defense, winning Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals 98-94 by neutralizing some of the toughest-to-guard players in the NBA.

The NBA Shouldn't Get Credit Just For Not Being The NFL The NBA Shouldn't Get Credit Just For Not Being The NFL

Ahead of his team’s Game 5 matchup with the Rockets tonight, Warriors coach Steve Kerr took time to blast the NFL for its new rule banning players from kneeling during the national anthem. Kerr called the policy, which compels all NFL players to stand for the anthem or stay in the locker room while it’s played,…

It Hurts To Watch The Cavs Like This It Hurts To Watch The Cavs Like This

LeBron James looked exhausted. Jordan Clarkson was tasked with running the offense on far too many possessions. The Celtics’ rotation of hyped-up young dudes absolutely hounded the Cavs to death on defense. Watching the best player in the world trying to keep his team from going down 3-2 in the Eastern Conference…

The Capitals Rained Fire On The Lightning The Capitals Rained Fire On The Lightning

It was a dream start for the Washington Capitals tonight—or for any team on the road in a Game 7. Just a minute into the deciding match-up of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Lightning, the Caps’ all-time best player dramatically announced his importance. On a cross-ice pass from Tom Wilson, Alex Ovechkin…

Braydon Coburn Made The Mistake Of Trying To Fight Tom Wilson Braydon Coburn Made The Mistake Of Trying To Fight Tom Wilson

A small scrap in the first period of the Capitals-Lightning Game 7 sent Tampa’s Braydon Coburn and Washington’s Tom Wilson to the box for two minutes each. When that time was up, Wilson wanted to escalate the violence, and Coburn foolishly decided to try and stand his ground in an old-fashioned hockey fight.

Judge Dismisses Domestic Violence Charges Against Reuben Foster Judge Dismisses Domestic Violence Charges Against Reuben Foster

After the ex-girlfriend of San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster recanted her allegations of domestic violence in court last week, Superior Court Judge Nona Klippen ruled today that there is insufficient evidence to proceed with his domestic violence case, and ordered the charges dismissed.

Brian Dozier Got A Ball Stuck In The Outfield Wall Brian Dozier Got A Ball Stuck In The Outfield Wall

Twins second baseman Brian Dozier was a few inches short of a dinger in his first at-bat against the Tigers Wednesday afternoon, but pulled off a much more unique feat instead. Dozier’s long drive to center field wedged itself perfectly between two of the outfield wall panels, suspending the ball in the park and…

The Rockets Refused To Die And Tied The Series The Rockets Refused To Die And Tied The Series

Despite some early hiccups and, um, premature pronouncements of doom, the Rockets held a 53-46 lead going into halftime in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals against the Warriors. For the most optimistic of Rockets fans, that advantage might’ve been enough to nervously hope for an even series. Everyone else was…

Trevor Bauer Wrote "BD 911" On The Mound Before His Start [Update] Trevor Bauer Wrote "BD 911" On The Mound Before His Start [Update]

Trevor Bauer, the Indians pitcher who loves both funny numbers and casually suggesting conspiracy theories, wrote “BD 911” on the back of the pitching mound before the first pitch of his start against the Cubs. Here’s video of him carving with his cleats in the dirt, then appearing to admire his work.

The Rockets Are Short-Circuiting

One of the coldest, most ruthlessly efficient scorers in the NBA froze up on a wide-open three that Draymond Green was cool to let him have. P.J. Tucker eventually missed his own three to end the possession, but if you’re wondering how badly the Warriors own James Harden and the Rockets right now, here’s your answer:

Report: Nick Foles Turned Down Browns Starting QB Job To Remain Eagles Back-Up Report: Nick Foles Turned Down Browns Starting QB Job To Remain Eagles Back-Up

Reigning Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles will still be stuck as the Eagles’ back-up QB heading into next season, as long as Carson Wentz is healthy. But according to an NFL.com report, Foles could’ve potentially landed a job as a starter elsewhere in the league if he wanted it. The problem was, that job was in Cleveland,…

José Bautista Is Somehow Hitting Fifth For The Mets Tonight José Bautista Is Somehow Hitting Fifth For The Mets Tonight

Just a few days after the Atlanta Braves told José Bautista that he was too washed up to play third base for them and cut him loose, the once-great slugger has moved across the division to sign a one-year deal with the New York Mets. He’s not only on the active major league roster for their game tonight against the…

LeBron James Can Make Scoring 44 Points Look Ordinary LeBron James Can Make Scoring 44 Points Look Ordinary

Probably the highest praise to give LeBron James is that his 44-point game tonight wasn’t even all that exhilarating, particularly when it didn’t come packaged with quite as many boards and assists (five and three) as his previous five 40-point outings this postseason. The Cavaliers’ 111-102 defeat of the Celtics to…

The Capitals Were Finally Flawless The Capitals Were Finally Flawless

It wasn’t Andrei Vasilevsky’s fault, but it’s hard to beat perfection. The Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender stopped 31 of 33 Capitals shots tonight in Washington’s 3-0 win over the Bolts in Game 6. Several of those saves were spectacular—though unsurprising for anyone who had seen Vasilevsky’s previous three…

Wonderteen Juan Soto Homers On First Pitch Of First MLB Start Wonderteen Juan Soto Homers On First Pitch Of First MLB Start

Nineteen-year-old Nationals outfielder Juan Soto became the youngest position player to start in the majors since 2012 tonight, and he immediately proved his worth. On the very first ball that he saw off Padres pitcher Robbie Erlin, Soto crushed a three-run oppo dinger 422 feet into left, earning a curtain call as the…

The Lightning Scored Three Beautiful Goals And The Capitals Only Scored Two The Lightning Scored Three Beautiful Goals And The Capitals Only Scored Two

It might seem a bit tedious to go through all the goals in the Lightning’s 4-2 Game 4 win over the Capitals on Thursday night, which evened the Eastern Conference Finals at two games apiece. But bear with me—in the tensest game of the series so far, every scoring play (minus the empty netter with two seconds to go)…

D-III Closer Gets Final Three Outs After Puking On The Infield D-III Closer Gets Final Three Outs After Puking On The Infield

Rhodes College beat Franklin College 4-2 on the opening day of D-III regionals today, but it wasn’t without a ninth inning pitching performance that gave new meaning to the phrase “gutting it out.”

Buck Showalter Will Not Yield For Your Home Run Trot

A three-run dinger from Xander Bogaerts gave his Red Sox a 6-0 lead and chased Orioles pitcher Kevin Gausman in the fifth inning of tonight’s game. While Gausman himself couldn’t have been thrilled with his mistake, O’s manager Buck Showalter appeared even more disgusted, as he couldn’t even restrain himself until…

An NHL Prospect Is Reportedly Ruining His Career Over A Video Game Addiction An NHL Prospect Is Reportedly Ruining His Career Over A Video Game Addiction

A recent first-round NHL draft pick might be spoiling his career prospects because of a video game addiction, according to some gossip passed along by hockey analyst Jeff Marek on the Sportsnet podcast 31 Thoughts. Marek, who declined to name the player, cited a conversation with his junior general manager, who said…

Heck Yeah, J.D. Martinez Is Smashing Dingers Like Clockwork Again Heck Yeah, J.D. Martinez Is Smashing Dingers Like Clockwork Again

New Red Sox signing J.D. Martinez had a very, very good first month in a Boston uniform—an April OPS of .994 is nothing to sneeze at—but Just Dingers has truly been living up to his nickname since May began. And in his first at-bat tonight against the Orioles, J.D.’s fifth-gear hot streak got even more impressive.

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