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What the hell was that Warriors fourth quarter?

What the hell was that Warriors fourth quarter?

Golden State lost yet again to Houston in Game 5, and it played out eerily similar to Game 4. Again, in a near repeat of Game 4, the Houston Rockets hang onto a late lead over the Golden State
The Rockets have always needed Chris Paul and now they need him more than ever

The Rockets have always needed Chris Paul and now they need him more than ever

Paul saved the Rockets in Game 5. It was the reason Houston went out and got him. And then he hurt his hamstring. With 4:29 remaining in a tightly contested, pivotal Game 5 matchup between the Rockets
The Houston Rockets are one win away from the NBA Finals

The Houston Rockets are one win away from the NBA Finals

Best-of-seven series is tied 2-2. The Houston Rockets are now just one win away from something they’ve been chasing all season, a trip to the NBA Finals. They’ve pushed this series to 3-2 after an
Chris Paul leaves final minute of Game 5 with apparent hamstring injury

Chris Paul leaves final minute of Game 5 with apparent hamstring injury

The Rockets still won, but this was ugly. Chris Paul was rolling. He had come up huge for the Rockets in a pivotal fourth quarter of a must-win Game 5 against the Warriors with a trip to the Finals on
Chris Paul did Steph Curry’s shimmy in Steph Curry’s face

Chris Paul did Steph Curry’s shimmy in Steph Curry’s face

P. E. T. T. Y. There are many, many levels to pettiness, and Chris Paul showed his petty level is well over 9,000 after he flipped Stephen Curry’s trademark celebration onto his head in
James Harden cant stop dunking on Draymond Green

James Harden cant stop dunking on Draymond Green

We’ve got a new Dunk of the Year candidate, y’all. James Harden followed his incredible poster dunk on Draymond Green in Game 4 with yet another tomahawk by the same victim in Game 5. He blew by Green
Denard Span paid tribute to the Tampa Bay Lightning’s playoff exit by hip checking an old man

Denard Span paid tribute to the Tampa Bay Lightning’s playoff exit by hip checking an old man

This fan never stood a chance. Before we go any further here, everyone who didn’t catch this incident live should know that the fan in question is okay. After he got taken out he got back up and told
Danny Farquhar will throw out the first pitch for the White Sox on June 1

Danny Farquhar will throw out the first pitch for the White Sox on June 1

He suffered a brain hemorrhage in late April. White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar suffered a brain hemorrhage stemming from a ruptured aneurysm in late April, collapsing in the dugout and subsequently
Cricket’s governing body will answer your friends’ rules debate on Twitter

Cricket’s governing body will answer your friends’ rules debate on Twitter

This is wonderful. If you’ve played sports casually you’ve probably had a rules dispute, but it’s rare that you can go directly to the sport’s governing body and get an answer. A fan named Hamza sent
LeBron James’ reign isn’t over yet. But this is how the end will look.

LeBron James’ reign isn’t over yet. But this is how the end will look.

LeBron James has shown he can do it all, but his past is no guarantee of his future. History says that, back pressed against the wall, LeBron James will put together as enormous a performance as

Real Madrid always covers for Marcelo. Can Mohamed Salah solve them?

Real Madrid’s ultra-attacking left back and Liverpool’s mega-star right winger will answer some of soccer’s biggest questions on Saturday. Marcelo is the most attack-minded fullback playing at the
This is what the world was like the last time the Capitals made the Stanley Cup Final

This is what the world was like the last time the Capitals made the Stanley Cup Final

What a time to be alive. The Washington Capitals are in the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since the 97-98 season and it just feels ... weird. I mean, if you’re a DC sports fan then I’m really
President Trump suggests players who don’t stand for national anthem ‘shouldn’t be in the country’

President Trump suggests players who don’t stand for national anthem ‘shouldn’t be in the country’

“You shouldn’t be there, maybe you shouldn’t be in the country.” The NFL’s non-compromise over the national anthem means teams can be fined if their players fail to “stand and show respect” for the
The NFL, Donald Trump and the perseverance of black protest

The NFL, Donald Trump and the perseverance of black protest

When the terms of oppression are discussed, there is nothing to compromise. Football has never served the black body. This is not revolutionary, but something important to lay bare. The sport’s Day of
The NFLPA made a grave mistake thinking Roger Goodell cared about players’ right to protest

The NFLPA made a grave mistake thinking Roger Goodell cared about players’ right to protest

The NFLPA assumed the NFL was sincere about protecting players’ right to protest, despite plenty of evidence that Roger Goodell’s word means practically nothing. On Wednesday the NFL announced a
Jayson Tatum is a Celtics star, and a rookie, in that order

Jayson Tatum is a Celtics star, and a rookie, in that order

The 20-year-old keeps defying every expectation that we’ve ever set for players his age. Just three rookies have ever scored more points than Jayson Tatum in a postseason run. It’s a statistic fraught
7 reasons this Stanley Cup Final will be a classic

7 reasons this Stanley Cup Final will be a classic

Washington and Vegas are overflowing with storylines. Every Stanley Cup Final is compelling. At no point does any hockey fan look at a Stanley Cup Final matchup and say, “Wow, this series looks
The Capitals are going to the Stanley Cup Final. After all this, D.C. deserves it.

The Capitals are going to the Stanley Cup Final. After all this, D.C. deserves it.

It’s been two decades since a D.C. team has gotten this far. Now the Capitals can make even more history. The Washington Capitals have advanced to the second Stanley Cup Final in team history by
Capitals beat Lightning, advance to first Cup Final in 20 years

Capitals beat Lightning, advance to first Cup Final in 20 years

The Capitals’ magical spring isn’t over yet. The Capitals are in the Stanley Cup Final. They clinched their spot — for the second time ever and first in 20 years — by beating the Lightning in an
Wellington Castillo reportedly suspended 80 games for PEDs

Wellington Castillo reportedly suspended 80 games for PEDs

The news comes a week after Robinson Cano’s suspension. Welington Castillo, the 31-year old White Sox catcher, is being suspended for steroid use, as first reported on Wednesday by Americo Celado via