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May 28, 2018

A generation of fans will see this Game 7 victory as LeBron validation
Love him or hate him, LeBron James' performance against the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals deserves to be recognized and revered.... More >>

Lue: East clincher best game of LeBron's career
Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue didn't hold back when putting LeBron James' performance in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals into context, comparing it to his NBA title-winning Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals.... More >>

LeBron: Nothing but respect for Celtics' Tatum
LeBron James sought out Jayson Tatum after the NBA Finals-clinching win for the Cavaliers. James then heaped praise on the Boston rookie in his Q&A with the media. "I just love everything about the kid," he said.... More >>

CP3 likely a game-time decision for West finale
Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said he expects Chris Paul's status for Monday's Game 7 of the West finals to be a game-time decision.... More >>

Basketball prospect dies after collapsing in game
A 17-year-old player for a North Carolina youth basketball team collapsed on the court while playing in a tournament game in Virginia and later died.... More >>

Kyle Busch makes history with Charlotte win
Kyle Busch led 377 of 400 laps in a dominating Coca-Cola 600 run at Charlotte Motor Speedway and became the only driver in NASCAR's modern era to win a points race at every NASCAR track on the schedule.... More >>

White 'confident' Conor, Khabib want fight
UFC president Dana White says he is "pretty confident" that Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov want to face off, this time in the Octagon.... More >>

Celtics fall short, but know they are legitimate contenders
The Boston Celtics overcame the challenges of youth and injury to nearly make it to the NBA Finals. Just don't expect them to accept condolences.... More >>

Day 2: No reason to think Nadal or Sharapova will struggle, right?
Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova open up their French Open campaigns Monday, and both should sail -- at least on paper.... More >>

An unhappy 'first' for Venus this season
If her opening-round loss at the Australian Open wasn't painful enough, Venus Williams fell in her first match in Paris. It's not the way she expected things to go.... More >>

Olney: Hot commodities in the relief pitching market
Could Kelvin Herrera be the key player on the move? Not every contender will chase stars, but all of them will be looking for help in the bullpen.... More >>

Aggressive Tanaka throws off Ohtani, Trout
Masahiro Tanaka and Shohei Ohtani squared off in a much-anticipated meeting Sunday, with the Yankees righty passing the test and then some.... More >>

Will Power's Indy 500 victory completes epic IndyCar resume
Power had everything an IndyCar driver could want except for an Indy 500 win, which is why he drank the celebratory milk with vigor on Sunday.... More >>

Danica crashes out of Indy 500, her final race
Danica Patrick's race ended when she lost control of her car and hit the outside wall in Turn 2.... More >>

Stefan Wilson's Indy 500 story comes up a few laps short
Stefan Wilson's inspiring story almost led to an improbable Indianapolis 500 finish on Sunday, but he had to make one last pit stop.... More >>

Who had the best sneakers of the NBA conference finals?
Though only four teams remain in the postseason, several of the league's biggest signature shoe stars are still in the hunt and have been flexing some heat lately.... More >>

Ranking every player in the Stanley Cup Final
Our top two are obvious, but who lines up after Alex Ovechkin and Marc-Andre Fleury? We go 50 deep.... More >>

Capitals-Golden Knights tale of the tape: Full breakdown and picks
Which team has the superior first line? The better power play? Who has been blessed by the hockey gods? We debate eight categories and make picks.... More >>

Ricciardo battles car issues to secure Monaco victory
Daniel Ricciardo secured a victory against the odds at the Monaco Grand Prix after grappling with power unit issues for two-thirds of the 78-lap race.... More >>

The life and legacy of Chris Moneymaker, 15 years after his WSOP title changed poker
Fifteen years after his unbelievable and unlikely 2003 World Series of Poker main event win, Chris Moneymaker looks back at his experiences over that stretch -- through highs and lows -- and explains how he came out the other side better for it.... More >>

Madrid's historic title obscured by online outrage
Real Madrid's Champions League final win over Liverpool was a work of art. So why hasn't it been the subject of adoration for everyone in the game?... More >>

Madrid cement their place in football's history books
Not since the 1970s has a club won three straight European Cups. Real Madrid's achievement is unparalleled in modern football, so where's the love?... More >>

Power Rankings: NYRB on top as rivals City slide
The New York Red Bulls remain Major League Soccer's team to beat, while speculation over Patrick Vieira's future has sent City tumbling.... More >>

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.... More >>

Jerwin Ancajas retains belt with decision win vs. Sultan
Ancajas retained his IBF junior bantamweight title for the fifth time, outboxing mandatory challenger Jonas Sultan en route to a unanimous decision victory Saturday.... More >>

Rory McIlroy must hold off charging Francesco Molinari at Wentworth
It wasn't an easy third round for McIlroy, but he fought past hitting multiple spectators and shares the lead with a fast-charging Molinari.... More >>

Breaking down the most common mistakes at the National Spelling Bee
From the number of letters to the language of origin, the trickiest traits of National Spelling Bee words... More >>

Meet Wisconsin's backflipping 'Mr. Aloha'
You may know Olive Sagapolu as the 335-pound lineman doing backflips on the beach, but he has other hidden talents, too.... More >>

Has WWE put Ronda Rousey on the wrong path?
Ronda Rousey is getting a title shot at Money in the Bank, but has the WWE rushed its new star, who is still working on her in-ring ability?... More >>

Keeping up with Virat Kohli, India's best cricketer
To be India's best cricketer is to live with the suffocating, infuriating, frightening trappings of fame. But for Virat Kohli, it's seductive all the same.... More >>

The annual ranking of the biggest names in sports
To find the 100 most famous athletes in the world, we started with a list of 600. Then we ranked them based on a formula that consists of three fame factors.... More >>

Kyle Korver excels in season of personal sorrow
Despite the sudden loss of his youngest brother, Cavs guard Kyle Korver has managed to play his best.... More >>


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