6:05 PM EDT, Thu May 28, 2015
Chris Fedor / Plain Dealer 2 hours ago
Stephen Curry, not LeBron James, picked as Las Vegas favorite to win 2015 NBA Finals MVP (poll)

Stephen Curry, not LeBron James, picked as Las Vegas favorite to win 2015 NBA Finals MVP (poll)

Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James has two NBA Finals MVP's in his trophy case, but the oddsmakers in Las Vegas believe another player is most likely to take home the hardware this year.
Akron Beacon Journal 6 hours ago

Stephen Curry wants what LeBron has in Warriors-Cavaliers NBA Finals

Stephen Curry and LeBron James, this season’s brightest stars taking basketball’s biggest stage. The NBA Finals start June 4 with the Golden State Warriors against the Cleveland Cavaliers, two teams who have little experience playing this time of year. James does, getting ready to appear in his...
Plain Dealer 7 hours ago

Why Golden State's Stephen Curry is so tough to stop: An X's and O's look

The league's MVP is tough to stop because of his unlimited range and quickness.

Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge's free agent contract scenarios

A breakdown of LaMarcus Aldridge's possible contract scenarios if he were to re-sign with the Trail Blazers or leave the team in free agency.
Behind The Blazers Beat | Oregonian 49 mins ago

Breaking down the impact of state income tax on LaMarcus Aldridge's free agency

LaMarcus Aldridge can get a higher annual salary by re-signing with the Trail Blazers, but Oregon's 9.9 percent income tax negates some of financial advantages of staying with Portland.
Rip City Project 11 hours ago

If LaMarcus Aldridge leaves, Blazers must emulate Warriors

First off, it could go without saying that my preference is for LaMarcus Aldridge to re-sign with the Portland Trail Blazers in free agency. For good measure, I will say it anyway. I hope he stays. But… At this point, we have to consider the possibility of Aldridge leaving, right? I mean, if he...
CSN Washington 8 hours ago

Warriors reach finals, Harden fumbles, Riley Curry roars

Golden State's supporting cast led the way, James Harden fumbled repeatedly and Riley Curry continued a dominating and adorable performance as the Warriors advanced to the NBA Finals
Houston Chronicle 5 hours ago

Warriors 104, Rockets 90: Five things we learned from Game 5

Warriors 104, Rockets 90: Five observations The Rockets so often could go only as far as James Harden could take them, and in the end, he could take them no further than their Game 4 win when he had his best game of the series. Harden never seemed right in Game 5, dribbling when he […]

Gasol expresses admiration for Spurs as free agency looms

Calling them a model franchise, Marc Gasol expressed his admiration in the Spurs in advance of what is expected to be their strong pursuit when free agency begins on July 1.
Tacoma News-Tribune 5 hours ago
Russell Wilson's agent 'optimistic' he can get contract extension done – but there's no deadline

Russell Wilson's agent 'optimistic' he can get contract extension done – but there's no deadline

Agent Mark Rodgers broke his public silence on his negotiations with the Seahawks on a contract extension beyond 2015 for quarterback Russell Wilson this morning by talking to 710 ESPN…

Report: Cowboys WR Dez Bryant participates in individual drills during OTAs

Dez Bryant is having a hard time staying away from his teammates. Despite not attending offseason activities in hopes of landing a new long-term contract, the Cowboys star wide receiver was at Valley Ranch again on Thursday. Although Bryant had …
Baltimore Sun 6 hours ago

Tyler Wilson makes starting debut for O's, plus Game 1 lineups

Today is the day the Orioles weren’t looking forward to: A doubleheader on what was supposed to be a day off.
Chicago Tribune 3 hours ago

What does Ray McDonald debacle mean for Bears?

The Ray McDonald-Chicago Bears news cycle is near its merciful end. For a player who never even put on shoulder pads as a Bear, let alone played in a game, he sure made a mark on the franchise.

It's time for the Dodgers to play Alex Guerrero more regularly

Maybe you’re as excited about that Juan Uribe trade as I am , which is to say not at all, but there is a reason the Dodgers can get away with dealing him.
Second City Hockey 4 hours ago
Blackhawks vs. Ducks Game 7 moves to NBC

Blackhawks vs. Ducks Game 7 moves to NBC

The NHL will close out the conference finals on major network television. The Chicago Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks Game 7 of the Western Conference Final on Saturday has been shifted to televise on NBC, reports Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register. The decisive game was originally scheduled to air on NBCSN, but will now close out the conference finals on major network television with a 7 p.m. CT puck drop. The Hawks forced Game 7 with a 5-2 win, led by three second-period goals assisted by Duncan Keith, over the Ducks on Wednesday at the United Center. The Eastern Conference Final...
Houston Chronicle 3 hours ago

The best, worst from a memorable 2014-15 Rockets season

The Rockets’ season came to an end in Oakland, Calif., late Wednesday with their Game 5 loss to the Warriors in the Western Conference final. But while the result fell short of what they wanted, the journey to get there was a memorable one, filled with peaks, valleys and no lack of adversity. From James […]
Baltimore Sun 46 mins ago

Chris Sale stifles O's, White Sox win 3-2 in Game 1 of doubleheader

Before the first game of Thursday’s doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox, the Orioles recalled rookie right-hander Tyler Wilson from Triple-A to make his first career major league start.
Thursday lineups: Angels vs. Tigers

Thursday lineups: Angels vs. Tigers

ANAHEIM -- The Angels will have a couple of new players when they open their four-game series against the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night at 7, but neither one of them is in the lineup. The Angels added Kirk Nieuwenhuis (via trade) and Alfredo Marte...

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