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Steph Curry, Steve Nash and the NBA’s fun factor

Warriors vs. Rockets is a celebration of the NBA's new normal: A frenzied, rapid-fire style of basketball.

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Barkley thinks Rockets can win series

Charles Barkley says the Houston-Golden State series will be decided by the winner of Game 5.

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Fort Worth Invitational

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Thursday Home Runs

Mancini, Jones crush back-to-back HR

Trey Mancini and Adam Jones hit back-to-back home runs in the second inning that White Sox outfielders couldn't reel in.

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Smith Jr. homers in sixth

Dwight Smith Jr. lifts a solo home run out to right field as Toronto trails Los Angeles 4-1.

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NBA

Is Damian Lillard deserving of an All-NBA nod over Russell Westbrook?

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NFL

Graziano: Bungled anthem policy shows NFL has much to learn from NBA

Why can't the NFL get it right with its anthem policy and clumsy handling of players' rights? The answer has to do with sincerity and trust.

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What the NFL anthem policy actually means

How will "show respect" be defined? Can players raise their fist? Will there be any avenue to protest without discipline? Here's what to expect.

Is the NFL's anthem controversy over with new policy?

The SportsNation crew believe that the NFL's changes to its national anthem policy have created other issues for the league.

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What issues surround new anthem rules?

Josina Anderson says NFL player rights are being infringed upon by not being able to express themselves freely.

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NFL anthem policy leaves a lot open to interpretation

Jason Reid joins OTL to weigh in on the NFL's new rules for the national anthem.

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Riddick: 'Owners trying to protect their bottom line'

Louis Riddick says the new anthem policy requiring players to stand or be in the locker room helps owners from alienating fans.

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NBA Draft

JUNE 21 AT 7 P.M. ET ON ESPN

Why Luka Doncic could slide in the draft

Could the Slovenian superstar slip out of the top three? Our draft experts break down the latest intel.

Is Doncic's draft stock slipping?

Zach Lowe and Stephen Jackson react to the conflicting intel in regards to Sacramento's interest in Doncic.

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Capitals headed to Cup final

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Permission for optimism: The Caps take on D.C.'s pain

No Washington big four team has won a title since 1991. With the hockey gods seemingly on their side, can the Capitals end the streak of futility?

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Ovechkin: 'Been waiting for this moment for a long time'

Alex Ovechkin expresses how it feels to reach the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in his career.

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Happy Birthday, Bartolo!

45 things to know about Bartolo Colon on his 45th birthday

He's pitched for 11 teams over 21 seasons, winning 242 games and a Cy Young -- but there's so much more to "Big Sexy" than mere numbers.

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GIF: The evolution of Bartolo Colon

The Rangers pitcher, who turns 45 today, has changed quite a bit since breaking into the big leagues with the Indians in 1997.

Colon's HR is a part of history

In honor of Bartolo Colon's 45th birthday, take a look at the lone home run of his career compared to other monumental long balls in MLB history.

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Eastern Conference Finals

8:30 p.m. ET, Friday, ESPN

Facing elimination, LeBron finds comfort in a book

Up against elimination for the second time this postseason, the three-time NBA champion told ESPN about the lessons he has learned from reading "The Alchemist."

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Wozniacki's unfulfilling rise

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  • When No. 1 Isn't Enough

    Caroline Wozniacki says she's never chased fame, only tennis excellence. But her search for fulfillment? That's been a longer, tougher journey.

Tragic end, new beginning

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  • Grounds For Return

    For Chicago White Sox grounds crew member Nevest Coleman, the journey from prison to exoneration is a story of time lost, new beginnings and a murder that remains a mystery.