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Is soccer getting worse?

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By J Hutcherson (Jun 15, 2017) US Soccer Players - The NBA finals came to a close this week with many people feeling that the league blew an entire season of games and four rounds of playoffs to get to the obvious conclusion. We all knew who the best team was in October. There's more to this than what we now expect in the era of hot take sports coverage.

Warriors star Curry swaps jerseys with Brazil’s Neymar

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Oakland (United States) (AFP) NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry swapped jerseys with Brazilian football star Neymar after Curry helped the Golden State Warriors rout Cleveland 110-77 in the NBA Finals.

NBA scoring champion Curry made the exchange shortly after the defending NBA champions seized a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven championship series, which resumes Wednesday in Cleveland.

Warriors star Curry swaps jerseys with Brazil’s Neymar

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Oakland (United States) (AFP) NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry swapped jerseys with Brazilian football star Neymar after Curry helped the Golden State Warriors rout Cleveland 110-77 in the NBA Finals.

NBA scoring champion Curry made the exchange shortly after the defending NBA champions seized a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven championship series, which resumes Wednesday in Cleveland.

Miami Heat

5 Reasons LeBron James Won't Leave Miami

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LeBron James is happy and has been for a while. Two consecutive championships for his Miami Heat and two Finals MVP's will do that.

Really, he had a personality change after defeating the OKC Thunder in the 2012 Finals. He got the monkey off his back in that NBA Finals and hasn't gone sour since.

Rick’s Cabaret Girls Congratulate Miami Heat

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Dancers from the famous Rick's Cabaret gentlemen's club in midtown Manhattan formed their own basketball squad several months ago and the team watched last night's NBA Miami Heat vs Oklahoma City Thunder contest with rapt attention.

The basketball game was shown on the club's numerous TVs and screens, and there was a private VIP viewing party on the Rick's Roof Deck Cigar Lounge which was attended by several top Wall Street bankers, celebrities, and other notables.

Heat Survive Game 3, Up 2-1

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LeBron James is halfway to his first championship ring. In a game that featured a ton of missed perimeter shots, the Miami Heat defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder by a final score of 91-85. LeBron led the way with 29 points and 14 rebounds for the Heat, who now lead the series 2-1.

Kevin Durant had a solid game for the Thunder.

Bird feels that Bryant is ideal teammate

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When it comes down to comparing the great players in the NBA today, Kobe Bryant is someone that i've always kept as the gold standard because of his ability to compete, desire to win, and proven track record.

Boston Celtics great Larry Bird saw the Los Angeles Lakers as the enemy during his playing days, but sees Bryant as the one current player he'd like on his side if he were playing today.

Bosh Sued by His Baby Mama

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2011 NBA Finals Brings Unpredictable Ride

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The NBA Finals this year has unexpectedly produced quite a few storylines for U.S. sports fans. The general consensus from fans seems to be for them to root against the Miami Heat. The Heat have painted themselves as villains, but not on purpose. They did it unintentionally.

The Heat's main contributors, Lebron James and Dwayne Wade, have all the moves on the basketball court, but apparently, not all the moves off when courting public opinion.

Rashard Lewis Denies Hooking Up with Lebron’s Girlfriend

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Ailing Dirk Surges Late; LeBron Disappears

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Heat Regain Series Lead

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Chris Bosh hit the go-ahead jumper with just under 40 seconds left and the Miami Heat went on to take Game 3 of the NBA Finals with an 88-86 victory on Sunday. The Heat now have a 2-1 lead over the Dallas Mavericks.

Dirk Nowitzki scored the final 12 points of the contest for the Mavs, but his shot at the buzzer didn't go in and Miami came away with the victory.

Mavs Rally Back to Even Series

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Down by 15 points halfway through the fourth quarter, the Dallas Mavericks looked like they'd be heading home down 2-0 in the NBA Finals. But the game wasn't over yet. In one of the best comebacks of all time, Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavs rallied for a 95-93 victory over the Miami Heat to even up the series at 1-1.

Chris Bosh Carries Heat in Game 3 Win

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Chris Bosh has gotten his share of heat this season and not in a good way. The power forward has been in the shadow of Dwyane Wade and LeBron in Miami. However, in Game 3 of the 2011 Eastern Conference Finals against the Chicago Bulls, Bosh carried the Heat to a 96-85 victory. The Heat now lead the series 2-1.

sports fans

Do the Olympics Serve Notice to Football, Baseball and Basketball?

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Did the Olympics indicate that U.S. spectator sports fans are suffering burnout from college football, college basketball, the NFL, NBA and MLB?

The television ratings for the Olympics were the best ever, but this fact doesn't necessarily represent any correlation with the 'Big 3' U.S. spectator sports.

Video: Rare Comeback Triggered by Landon Donovan

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With much of the Soccer world focused on Euro Cup and the sports world in general still focused on the NBA Finals, one MLS game this past week providing unusual intrigue.

A team went down by two goals and came back to win.

Where does Bob Costas Fit on NBC Broadcasts of MLS?

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He may not have any role. He may not be asked to participate.

There is, though, a possibility that Bob Costas will have something to say for MLS broadcasts on NBC in 2012.

He'd probably look forward to the challenge.

Flipping channels between the Gold Cup and NBA Finals

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The next 'Chosen One', Javier Hernandez (Chicharito)It's a great feeling to be a Soccer fan. It gives the U.S. sports fan that many more options. I'm able to watch an intriguing, unpredictable NBA Finals and check in on Gold Cup matches during time-outs.

As a recent Soccer convert, I haven't been able to watch too many Gold Cups in my life, so there aren't many memories to build on.

veteran

VIDEO: Sixers' Elton Brand Is Bad At Soccer, Very Bad

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The Philadelphia 76ers surprised a lot of people in the 2012 National Basketball Association playoffs, partially due to Chicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose suffering an injury that knocked him out of the series. Veteran power forward Elton Brand was a catalyst for the team's progression over the course of the year and helped the Sixers almost upset the Boston Celtics, who nearly made the NBA Finals.

NBA Prediction: Pacers vs. Magic

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One of the most interesting matchups in the first round of the 2012 NBA Playoffs is the series between the Indiana Pacers and the Orlando Magic. The Pacers got the third seed in the East but they are so unproven that no team really fears them. The Magic, on the other hand, have NBA Finals experience but they are without Dwight Howard due to injury.

American sports

Cascadia Cup: Like Euro, But Way More Awesome

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Soccer fans in the Pacific Northwest have gathered over the past few weeks in bars and cafes, or hooked up their ESPN3-streaming computers to their television sets, to watch the impressive quality of soccer being played in Poland and Ukraine. From Greece's unlikely upset of Russia to squeak into the knockout stage, to the calm confidence Germany exerted over their "Group of Death," Euro has not disappointed this year.

Soccer as a Savior to American Sports fans

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There's been a littany of problems in so many American sports lately. College football has an annual crisis of players, coaches and boosters scheming the system, Ohio State University being the latest. College basketball has its own share of problems as witnessed earlier in the year when the University of Connecticut got busted for recruiting violations only to bounce back and win the national championship a month later.

Los Angeles Lakers

OKC Positioned for Historic Playoff Run

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Over the last 13 NBA seasons, there have been only three teams from the Western Conference to play for an NBA championship.

The Dallas Mavericks have played twice, both times against the Miami Heat, winning one time and losing one time.

The Los Angeles Lakers have played seven NBA Finals, all under Kobe's watch, going 3-1 with Shaq and 2-1 with Gasol and Bynum.

Popovich's culture in San Antonio is popular blueprint

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Gregg Popovich may be the best coach in American professional sports today.
What Popovich has done goes far beyond guiding his San Antonio Spurs to the best record in the National Basketball Association this season. He has created a template for NBA success. His influence extends so far that his presence is likely to be felt in the NBA Finals even if the Spurs don't make it.

'Willis Reed moments' provide life lessons for young athletes/MIKE JACOBS COLUMN

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Courtesy of the Evansville Courier Press, March 25, 2012

With crucial NCAA basketball games taking place this weekend with trips to the Final Four at stake, look for models of resiliency for young athletes in the mold of Willis Reed.

Growing up in New York, I always heard stories from my father of the legend of Willis Reed.

Dwight Howard is a Loser

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Before coming into the league, Dwight Howard built himself up as a very religious man who wanted to make a mark on the league by being a great human. As it turns out, Dwight Howard is a loser.

Even though the Orlando Magic have helped him make it to the NBA Finals, Howard isn't happy in Florida and has instead demanded a trade.

Mavs vs. Thunder Preview and Prediction

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When the NBA playoffs tipped off, nobody would have imagined that the two teams left standing in the Western Conference would end up being the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Pundits saw the Mavs as too old and too much of a regular season wonder. The Thunder, on the other hand, were viewed as too young and not quite ready.

Oklahoma City

Thunder Choke, Mavs Go Up 3-1

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The Oklahoma City Thunder were on the verge of tying the 2011 Western Conference Finals. However, with about five minutes to go in regulation, the Thunder's youth showed ... as did the Dallas Mavericks' veteran mettle. After the game went to overtime, the Mavs continued to dominate on their way to a 112-105 victory.

Dirk Nowitzki's 48 Points Powers Mavs

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Dirk Nowitzki is one of the best shooting bigmen of all-time. On Tuesday night, Nowitzki might have cemented himself as the absolute best. In Game 1 of the 2011 NBA Finals, the German superstar poured in 48 points on only 15 field goal attempts as the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder by a final score of 121-112.

The Rest

Why the Premier League in the US Will Continue to Grow in Popularity

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For better or worse, the days of afternoon NBA Finals are over. Long gone are the afternoons where I would rush home after school to catch Major League Baseball playoff games. The vast majority of important matches in the traditional ......

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The Top 5 Most Futile Pro Sports Teams

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The criteria for this list involves franchises who have not changed cities or nicknames and have never made it to a championship final in their respective sport. A minimum of 35 years is used to gauge a futile existence.

Teams reviewed were picked from the NFL, NBA and MLB. The NBA Finals, World Series and Super Bowl are the significant events being evaluated.

Is Tony Parker Hall of Fame Worthy?

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Three NBA championships, one NBA Finals MVP and four NBA All-Star appearances make for a decent shot at Springfield, Massachusetts immortality.

As one very new point guard in New York makes the headlines, another in the Alamo City keeps on running under the radar.

NBA Lockout Update: 78 Games Still Possible?

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While everyone now agrees that the 2011-12 NBA season won't feature 82 games, the New York Post is reporting that a 78-game regular season is still possible. Of course, that is assuming that an agreement can be reached before next weekend.

Since all NBA games are canceled until Nov. 30, to squeeze in the needed games, David Stern would have to push back the start of the playoffs and limit the number of off days during the season.

MUA#9 talks to Strikers #9

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Fort Lauderdale Strikers #9 Abe Thompson was generous with his time and talked to Miami Ultras Alive on our 9th show. Number 9 on MUA#9, coincidence...?
Abe scored his first Strikers goal this past weekend and celebrated with the fans in the stadium and now on our internet radio show. Abe now has some good mojo coming his way.

South Beach Stroll: Diego Forlan & Zaira Nara

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Can anyone spare a block of cheddar? We'd like to grate some cheese on these abs. Diego Forlan, his abs and his fiancée Zaira Nara are currently on extended holiday in Miami until Uruguay begins Copa América tournament play in Argentina on the 1st of July. The couple even attended the first game of the NBA finals last night, and we believe Diego had to remain fully clothed while indoors since there's no proof otherwise.