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Will mindbending proposed changes to MLB’s playoffs change the game?

Major League Baseball may restructure its playoffs to add teams and primetime drama. The changes would pit purists against progressives The NBA to add a 17th regular-season game. Its all in the name of increasing revenue streams, and if new rumors are to be believed, you can put Major League Baseball right on that bandwagon: the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal. And while a change in playoff format doesnt quite have the sizzle of one of the most profound transgressions in the history of the sport, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred must…

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Kobe Bryant: Remembering the final game of ‘The Black Mamba’

(CNN)Gone but never forgotten. As tributes poured in remembering Kobe Bryant’s remarkable basketball career following his death in a helicopter crash on Sunday in California, fans were left cherishing countless memories as they mourned the NBA great’s passing. “He’s the greatest of our generation,” he said. “He’s been a great inspiration for all of us.” ‘The first reality show’: ‘Hoop Dreams’ at 25 READ: ‘We all have Hoop Dreams’ — Bittersweet tale of first ‘reality TV show’ How great was Bryant as he bid farewell to the NBA? He outscored…

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Police say two shot as 1.5m pack Toronto streets for Raptors’ title parade

There were reports a woman had been shot as Toronto Raptors fans crowded into the citys downtown to greet the newly crowned NBA champions Toronto police say two people were shot as Toronto Raptors fans packed the citys downtown to watch the teams NBA title parade. Police said two people had sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries two people had been taken into custody, and the parade was resumed after a short delay. Jennifer Pagliaro (@jpags) Im on the roof of city hall and something is happening. People are running…

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Warriors believe Kevin Durant suffered achilles tear during Game 5

Golden State forward Kevin Durant has an injured right achilles, a massive blow for the perennial All-Star and two-time NBA finals MVP Golden State forward Kevin Durant has an injured right achilles, a massive blow for the perennial All-Star and two-time NBA finals MVP who may be three weeks away from free agency and could also be facing a long rehabilitation process. Warriors general manager Game 5 of the NBA finals on Monday night. An MRI will be performed on Tuesday to determine the severity of the injury, but Durants…

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The Rockets lost more than a playoff series. Their title window has closed

After a third straight playoff ouster at the hands of the Warriors, theres nowhere left to go for Daryl Moreys Houston experiment Golden State beat Houston, 118-113, in Friday nights Game 6 of the Western Conferences semi-finals, viewed by many as the de facto NBA finals. For the third straight year, the Warriors closed the books on a Rockets title bid. And they did so without Kevin Durant, the current holder of the best-on-earth moniker. The often contentious series drilled 11 three-pointers and scored 41 points to force a Game…

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NBA playoffs: Curry misses wide-open layup before Rockets seal win

James Harden made a big three-pointer in overtime and scored 41 points, and the Houston Rockets outlasted the Golden State Warriors 126-121 on Saturday night James Harden made a big three-pointer in overtime and scored 41 points, and the Houston Rockets outlasted the Golden State Warriors 126-121 on Saturday night to cut the deficit in the Western Conference semifinals to 2-1. A layup by PJ Tucker put Houston up by three with two minutes left and the Warriors missed shots on their next two possessions. That set up the three-pointer…

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In 2018 the ticketing industry finally killed the sold out show

Jesse Lawrence If the Redskins and Warriors signaled a shift away from the sellout era in sports, Taylor Swift’s Reputation tour did the same for music. Having wrapped up earlier this month, Reputation finished as the highest grossing US Tour in history, despite a flurry of articles lambasting the artist for not selling out many shows.  Ironically, it turns out that the most important factor in her record-breaking success was exactly that: not selling out. Rather than a lack of demand, these unsold tickets for high-profile events are the result…

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Riley Curry throws down some mean dance moves during Golden State Warriors preseason finale

Riley Curry, daughter of NBA star Steph Curry and celebrity cook Ayesha Curry, may no longer be the delightful toddler interrupting her dad’s press conferences, but she’s still pretty darn adorable and capable of capturing our hearts. SEE ALSO: BTS challenges Jimmy Fallon to the ultimate ‘Fortnite’ dance-off Cameras caught Riley, now six years old, throwing down some mean dance moves during the final preseason game for her dad’s Golden State Warriors (a loss to the Lakers), proving that she’s still got what it takes to be captivating.  Riley Curry…

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Sports teams won’t stay at Trump’s hotels, which is hitting his wallet hard

The Chicago Cubs visited Trump at the White House, but other teams refuse to stay at his hotels.Image: Mark Wilson/Getty Images President Trump has been riling up pro athletes with disinvitations to the White House and attacks on police brutality protests. Now some teams are hitting back where it hurts: his wallet. Pro sports teams from the NBA, MLB, and NHL have stopped staying at Trump-owned hotels. The Washington Post reached out to all teams in those three leagues and the NFL (that’s 123 teams altogether) and found at least…

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Houston Rockets sign James Harden to NBA-record $228m contract extension

The Rockets have signed Harden to the richest contract extension in NBA history, a deal that will pay the star guard $228m through the 2022-23 season The Beard has the richest contract in NBA history. The Houston Rockets signed guard James Harden to a four-year contract extension for about $160m on Saturday, giving him a total six-year deal with $228m guaranteed. With Harden under contract on his existing deal for another two seasons, the extension will not affect Houstons aggressive pursuit of free agents this summer as the Rockets try…

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NBA draft: social media error sees Fultz heading No1 to (team name) and (City)

The Philadelphia 76ers got the player they wanted and Lonzo Ball the team he wanted during Thursdays draft The Philadelphia 76ers got the player they wanted and Lonzo Ball the team he wanted. The 76ers selected guard Markelle Fultz on Thursday night with the No1 pick and the Lakers followed by taking Ball, the start of a record-setting run of one-and-dones in the NBA draft. The point guards from the Pac-12 Conference began a run of seven straight freshmen. Nine of the first 10 selections played just one season of…

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NBA finals: Unstoppable Warriors beat stunned Cavaliers in Game 2

The Cavaliers put in an improved performance against the Warriors in Game 2 but the Western Conference champions were too strong once again The Cavaliers put up a strong fight but still fell 132-113 in Game 2 of the NBA finals to the Golden State Warriors, a superteam who are starting to look and this postseason literally are unbeatable. The Cavaliers played significantly better than they did in the first game of the series, but a triple-double from LeBron James, 20 forced turnovers and 15 stealsstill wasnt enough to topple…

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