• MIAMI, FL - APRIL 13: Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat passes during a game against the Orlando Magic at American Airlines Arena on April 13, 2015 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice: (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)MIAMI, FL - APRIL 13: Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat passes during a game against the Orlando Magic at American Airlines Arena on April 13, 2015 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice: (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)Few active NBA players are as associated with their franchises as Dwayne Wade is with the Miami Heat. Since they selected him with the fifth pick of the 2003 draft, the now 33-year-old future Hall of Famer has won three titles, made eight All-NBA teams, and generally been one of the best players in the league. Beyond those credentials, he has been quite loyal to the Heat (apart from taking a few meetings as a free agent in 2010, which is almost nothing) and seemed like the sort of player who could take on a larger role with the franchise after retirement if he chose to.

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    It's a bit surprising, then, to learn that Wade could be on his way out of South Beach this summer. While Wade opted out of the final two seasons of his contract last summer (worth $41.6 million) to take a cheaper two-year deal (worth $31 million) that would help Miami add other players, the new agreement included an early termination option for

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  • The Chicago Bulls fired head coach Tom Thibodeau on Thursday, bringing an end to years of palace intrigue within United Center and weeks of speculation that the increasingly contentious relationship between the Bulls' front office and the hard-charging and remarkably successful coach had run its course after five seasons.

    Thibodeau exits Chicago with a career regular-season record of 255-139, giving him the seventh-highest winning percentage among coaches who have spent at least three years on the bench. He led the Bulls to three 50-win seasons — including the best record in the NBA in each of his first two campaigns, winning Coach of the Year honors after the 2010-11 season — and five consecutive playoff berths.

    He did this despite being without MVP point guard Derrick Rose for the bulk of the last three seasons due to injury, working without other key contributors missing time, and consistently having to make the best out of shuffled-up benches after management allowed valuable

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  • Brazilian bantamweight Bethe Correia caused quite a stir Tuesday when she said that she hopes Ronda Rousey doesn’t ‘kill herself’ after their UFC 190 title tilt on Aug. 1.

    That comment, alone, could be looked at as a bit of a promotional snafu, even without any prior context. However, when you take into account that Rousey’s father killed himself when she was just 8, then the barb takes on a whole new level of disrespect.

    Many wondered if Rousey would even take the time to address the comment. It was undoubtedly in very poor taste, and no one would have held it against her if she just let the comment fall to the wayside.

    Then again, that isn’t Ronda Rousey’s style.

    Earlier today, Rousey took to social media to address Correia’s shortsighted comments.

    It didn’t take long for Correia to issue a very formal, and very public

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  • From his high school days through the pre-draft process — "... it is notable how far apart Curry’s role in the NCAA was from the role he is likely to play in the NBA" — there have been questions about just how big an impact Stephen Curry's likely to have. Seven games into his pro career, answers seemed tough to come by.

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    After selecting the former Davidson superstar with the seventh overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft, the Golden State Warriors opened the 2009-10 season 2-5, with three of those losses coming by double-digits. Despite the presence of capable veteran scorers like Monta Ellis, Stephen Jackson and Corey Maggette in head coach Don Nelson's uptempo system, the Warriors were struggling to score, ranking down around the bottom third of the league in points per possession. On a more expected note, they couldn't defend anybody, giving up 108 or more points in five of their seven outings.

    Curry was slowly

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  • President Barack Obama tips a Bulls cap to supporters during a fundraiser in Chicago on April 14, 2011. (Scott Olson/Getty)President Barack Obama tips a Bulls cap to supporters during a fundraiser in Chicago on April 14, 2011. (Scott Olson/Getty)Noted Chicago Bulls fan and governing enthusiast President Barack Obama took a break from a Thursday afternoon Twitter chat about climate change to offer his opinion on the Bulls' decision to fire head coach Tom Thibodeau after five successful but acrimony-filled years.

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    Back in 2010, when the Bulls snagged Thibodeau from the Boston Celtics, where he'd helped helm a defensive renaissance that resulted in two NBA Finals trips in three years and one championship, Obama praised the move:

    "When the job was open again, I talked to [U.S. Secretary of Education and 2014 All-Star Celebrity Game MVP Arne] Duncan several times on the subject, and he still strongly recommended Thibodeau," [Bulls chairman Jerry] Reinsdorf recalled. ‘‘So we hired him. Then in July 2010, the White Sox were playing in Washington, and we invited President Obama to come to the game.
    ‘‘First, David Axelrod [then Obama's senior adviser] arrived and
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  • Rory McIlroy stunned golf with a 9-over 80 to open the Irish Open on Thursday. Combined with his 78 to miss the cut at the BMW PGA Championship, is that reason to worry about his major chances this summer?

    We delve into the Dallas deluge that is the AT&T Byron Nelson and wonder if some guys might just be going through the motions this week.

    We also give some love to the NCAA Women's Golf Championship and the Stanford Cardinal, including the very clutch Mariah Stackhouse.

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  • In July of 1998, the Chicago Bulls held a news conference to announce that Tim Floyd had been hired as the team’s “director of basketball operations.” The job title was completely made-up; an insult to anyone attending who had to write those four words in their press report. The Bulls left Floyd to answer questions from the confused about why, after over a year and a half of speculation, that he hadn’t been hired as Bulls coach.

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    Earlier in the press conference, while the true “director of basketball operations” and official general manager Jerry Krause seethed, team owner Jerry Reinsdorf publicly told anyone that would listen that he would like player and coach free agents Michael Jordan, Phil Jackson, Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman to return to the team. It was about as pathetic as sham moves get, with the NBA already in a player lockout that wouldn’t resolve itself for another 5 1/2 months, and with Jackson

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  • Normally when players are traded away from teams, their subsequent giveaway night can be a bit awkward, and sometimes it's flat-out cancelled. The Dodgers are putting out a much different vibe for Juan Uribe's bobblehead night, slated for July 11 despite his trade to the Atlanta Braves. Uribe was a clubhouse and fan favorite for over four seasons in Los Angeles, and the Dodgers are honoring that time by using the night as a tribute to his time in Chavez Ravine. It's a pretty cool gesture, and pairs nicely with his short, but sweet, goodbye video to Dodgers fans.

    If we're talking about NCAA golf teams on the Mad Dash, you know someone just put out a great trick shot video. The University of Oklahoma men's team recently posted their greatest hits, mostly filmed inside their team lounge, and we were absolutely impressed. It takes some skill to chip balls across the room and off walls into trash cans or buckets, but to do the same into small plastic

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  • For Rory McIlroy, it was a death by a thousand bogeys on Thursday at Royal County Down -- or, at least, it must have felt that way.

    The world No. 1 and tournament host at the Irish Open shot 9-over 80 for his highest round since a final-round 80 in the 2011 Masters.

    McIlroy didn't make a single birdie on the round, but he also didn't have a blow-up hole that ballooned his score in very windy conditions in Northern Ireland. He bogeyed half his holes, made pars on the other nine. McIlroy had to make an 8-footer at the last to save par and shoot 80. 

    This is the second consecutive shocking round from McIlroy, who shot 78 in Round 2 of last week's BMW PGA Championship to miss the cut. His two-round total of 158 to straddle the two events is McIlroy's highest since shooting 80-78 to miss the cut as a 16-year-old in the 2005 British Masters. Then again, this if the fifth consecutive week McIlroy has played, starting in San Francisco for the WGC-Cadillac

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  • The rest of you can have Stephen Curry, James Harden, and Klay Thompson. For the discerning fan, the true star of the Western Conference Finals was Steph's young daughter Riley Curry, who dominated the aftermath of the Golden State Warriors' Game 1 victory over the Houston Rockets by serving as the cutest press-conference attendee in recent NBA history. Sadly, Riley did not factor heavily into the next three games, perhaps because many playoff games last well past what we assume to be her bedtime.

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    Yet Riley returned to accompany her father to the podium after the Warriors won Wednesday's Game 5 to clinch the franchise's first NBA Finals appearance in 40 years. While this appearance didn't offer the surprise factor of her Game 1 performance, it was still pretty darn adorable. Take a look:

    There are a few highlights here, most notably her foray into the curtain at stage left:

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