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All Rights Reserved en-us Wed, 27 May 2015 01:02:22 -0400 5 LeBron, Cavs sweep Hawks to reach Finals, raise playoff reform questions http://www.si.com/nba/2015/05/23/lebron-james-cavaliers-reach-nba-finals-sweep-hawks-adam-silver-playoff-reform?xid=si_topstories The Cleveland Cavaliers swept the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference finals to reach the NBA Finals, raising questions about the NBA's playoff format. Wed, 27 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nba/2015/05/23/lebron-james-cavaliers-reach-nba-finals-sweep-hawks-adam-silver-playoff-reform marquee LeBron, Cavs sweep Hawks to reach Finals, raise playoff reform questions Ben Golliver Ben Golliver Rangers at Lightning Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 http://www.si.com/nhl/game/2015/05/26/rangers-lightning-tuesday-may-26th-2015?xid=si_topstories Tue, 26 May 2015 20:00:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nhl/game/2015/05/26/rangers-lightning-tuesday-may-26th-2015 marquee Rangers at Lightning Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 <![CDATA[Should college football adopt the NFL's PAT rule? Punt, Pass & Pork]]> http://www.si.com/college-football/2015/05/26/college-football-pat-rules-punt-pass-pork?xid=si_topstories Tue, 26 May 2015 14:55:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/college-football/2015/05/26/college-football-pat-rules-punt-pass-pork marquee Andy Staples Andy Staples The Cavaliers long road back to the NBA Finals http://www.si.com/nba/video/2015/05/26/nba-finals-lebron-james-cleveland-cavaliers-long-road?xid=si_topstories The Cleveland Cavaliers are headed back to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2007. Sports Illustrated's Maggie Gray looks back at the road... Tue, 26 May 2015 23:00:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nba/video/2015/05/26/nba-finals-lebron-james-cleveland-cavaliers-long-road marquee The Cavaliers long road back to the NBA Finals Hawks at Cavaliers Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 http://www.si.com/nba/game/2015/05/26/hawks-cavaliers-tuesday-may-26th-2015?xid=si_topstories Tue, 26 May 2015 20:30:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nba/game/2015/05/26/hawks-cavaliers-tuesday-may-26th-2015 topstories Hawks at Cavaliers Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 As signpost nears, clues about who will reach October (hang on, Houston) http://www.si.com/mlb/2015/05/26/may-baseball-trends?xid=si_topstories As the MLB season nears the one-third mark, there are important clues about which teams are in good position to reach October, and which ones are merely pretenders. Tue, 26 May 2015 09:15:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/mlb/2015/05/26/may-baseball-trends topstories As signpost nears, clues about who will reach October (hang on, Houston) Tom Verducci Tom Verducci Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr: 'Fans don't understand the game' http://www.si.com/mlb/2015/05/26/philadelphia-phillies-ruben-amaro-rips-fans?xid=si_topstories Tue, 26 May 2015 09:45:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/mlb/2015/05/26/philadelphia-phillies-ruben-amaro-rips-fans topstories Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr: 'Fans don't understand the game' SI Wire Rockets C Dwight Howard will not be suspended for Andrew Bogut slap http://www.si.com/nba/2015/05/26/dwight-howard-not-suspended-andrew-bogut-slap-playoffs?xid=si_topstories Tue, 26 May 2015 19:45:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nba/2015/05/26/dwight-howard-not-suspended-andrew-bogut-slap-playoffs topstories Rockets C Dwight Howard will not be suspended for Andrew Bogut slap SI Wire Report: Braves trade Callaspo to Dodgers for Uribe in 6-player deal http://www.si.com/mlb/2015/05/26/dodgers-braves-alberto-callaspo-juan-uribe-waive-trade-deal-veto?xid=si_topstories Tue, 26 May 2015 22:15:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/mlb/2015/05/26/dodgers-braves-alberto-callaspo-juan-uribe-waive-trade-deal-veto topstories Report: Braves trade Callaspo to Dodgers for Uribe in 6-player deal SI Wire Bucks nearing deal with Wisconsin lawmakers for new Milwaukee arena http://www.si.com/nba/2015/05/26/milwaukee-bucks-arena-budget-approval?xid=si_topstories Tue, 26 May 2015 19:30:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nba/2015/05/26/milwaukee-bucks-arena-budget-approval topstories Bucks nearing deal with Wisconsin lawmakers for new Milwaukee arena SI Wire Astros at Orioles Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 http://www.si.com/mlb/game/2015/05/26/astros-orioles-tuesday-may-26th-2015-0?xid=si_topstories Tue, 26 May 2015 19:05:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/mlb/game/2015/05/26/astros-orioles-tuesday-may-26th-2015-0 topstories Astros at Orioles Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 Bryce Harper: Mike Trout 'hands down' is best player in baseball http://www.si.com/mlb/2015/05/26/bryce-harper-mike-trout-best-player-baseball?xid=si_topstories Nationals OF Bryce Harper said he still believes Angels OF Mike Trout is the best player in baseball. Tue, 26 May 2015 17:15:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/mlb/2015/05/26/bryce-harper-mike-trout-best-player-baseball topstories Bryce Harper: Mike Trout 'hands down' is best player in baseball SI Wire Chiefs DB Eric Berry completes treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma http://www.si.com/nfl/2015/05/26/kansas-city-chiefs-eric-berry-hodgkin-lymphoma-treatments-andy-reid?xid=si_topstories Tue, 26 May 2015 19:00:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nfl/2015/05/26/kansas-city-chiefs-eric-berry-hodgkin-lymphoma-treatments-andy-reid topstories Chiefs DB Eric Berry completes treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma SI Wire Hawks guard Kyle Korver says he will have surgery on injured ankle http://www.si.com/nba/2015/05/26/atlanta-hawks-kyle-korver-injury-surgery-ankle?xid=si_topstories Tue, 26 May 2015 19:00:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nba/2015/05/26/atlanta-hawks-kyle-korver-injury-surgery-ankle topstories Hawks guard Kyle Korver says he will have surgery on injured ankle SI Wire Royals catcher Salvador Perez leads AL batters in early All-Star balloting http://www.si.com/mlb/2015/05/26/all-star-voting-alex-rodriguez-miguel-cabrera-salvador-perez?xid=si_topstories Tue, 26 May 2015 16:15:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/mlb/2015/05/26/all-star-voting-alex-rodriguez-miguel-cabrera-salvador-perez topstories Royals catcher Salvador Perez leads AL batters in early All-Star balloting SI Wire Shaq once threatened to kill Kobe during the 03-04 season http://www.si.com/external/link/shaq-once-threatened-kill-kobe-during-03-04-season?xid=si_topstories Tue, 26 May 2015 23:45:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/external/link/shaq-once-threatened-kill-kobe-during-03-04-season topstories Shaq once threatened to kill Kobe during the 03-04 season Nepalese workers in Qatar barred from attending family funerals http://www.si.com/planet-futbol/2015/05/26/qatar-world-cup-nepal-migrant-workers-earthquake-funerals?xid=si_topstories Migrant workers from Nepal building facilities for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar have not been allowed to return home to attend the funerals of family members killed in last month's devastating earthquake. Tue, 26 May 2015 11:45:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/planet-futbol/2015/05/26/qatar-world-cup-nepal-migrant-workers-earthquake-funerals topstories Nepalese workers in Qatar barred from attending family funerals SI Wire Day 4 lineup: Sharapova, Federer, American Johnson return to action http://www.si.com/tennis/2015/05/26/french-open-day-4-schedule-matches-to-watch?xid=si_topstories Tue, 26 May 2015 13:29:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/tennis/2015/05/26/french-open-day-4-schedule-matches-to-watch topstories Day 4 lineup: Sharapova, Federer, American Johnson return to action Courtney Nguyen Courtney Nguyen play fantasy http://www.si.com/external/link/play-fantasy?xid=si_topstories Wed, 12 Nov 2014 13:30:00 -0500 http://www.si.com/external/link/play-fantasy topstories play fantasy NBA draft rumors: Latest buzz around teams, players http://www.si.com/nba/2015/05/25/nba-draft-rumors-news-prospects?xid=si_topstories As the 2015 NBA draft draws closer, rumors persist regarding the top picks and potential surprises. What's the latest? Mon, 25 May 2015 11:45:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nba/2015/05/25/nba-draft-rumors-news-prospects topstories NBA draft rumors: Latest buzz around teams, players SI Wire NBA players making their voices heard as new civil rights movement rises http://www.si.com/nba/2015/05/26/nba-civil-rights-lebron-james-carmelo-anthony-trayvon-martin-eric-garner?xid=si_topstories The NBA has emerged as America's most socially conscious pro sports league thanks to LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and others. Tue, 26 May 2015 10:45:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nba/2015/05/26/nba-civil-rights-lebron-james-carmelo-anthony-trayvon-martin-eric-garner xltile NBA players making their voices heard as new civil rights movement rises Stanley Kay NBA players making their voices heard as new civil rights movement rises http://www.si.com/nba/2015/05/26/nba-civil-rights-lebron-james-carmelo-anthony-trayvon-martin-eric-garner?xid=si_topstories The NBA has emerged as America's most socially conscious pro sports league thanks to LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and others. Tue, 26 May 2015 10:45:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nba/2015/05/26/nba-civil-rights-lebron-james-carmelo-anthony-trayvon-martin-eric-garner xwtile NBA players making their voices heard as new civil rights movement rises Stanley Kay Bears didn't do their due dilligence before signing McDonald http://www.si.com/external/link/bears-didnt-do-their-due-dilligence-signing-mcdonald?xid=si_topstories Bears didn't do their due dilligence before signing McDonald Tue, 26 May 2015 10:30:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/external/link/bears-didnt-do-their-due-dilligence-signing-mcdonald writer Bears didn't do their due dilligence before signing McDonald Robert Klemko Robert Klemko Gurley is a rare breed, a RB you can build around http://www.si.com/external/link/gurley-rare-breed-rb-you-can-build-around?xid=si_topstories Gurley is a rare breed, a RB you can build around Tue, 26 May 2015 11:00:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/external/link/gurley-rare-breed-rb-you-can-build-around writer Gurley is a rare breed, a RB you can build around Peter King Peter King Sizing up the playoff odds of the NFL's seven teams with new head coaches http://www.si.com/nfl/2015/05/26/nfl-coaches-playoff-odds-gary-kubiak-rex-ryan-john-fox?xid=si_topstories New coach Gary Kubiak could lead the Broncos deep into January. John Fox in Chicago? Not so much. Playoff odds for every first-year head coach. Tue, 26 May 2015 13:22:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nfl/2015/05/26/nfl-coaches-playoff-odds-gary-kubiak-rex-ryan-john-fox writer Sizing up the playoff odds of the NFL's seven teams with new head coaches Don Banks Don Banks Hit and Run: Hamilton returns to red-hot Rangers, Kimbrel clipped again http://www.si.com/mlb/2015/05/26/hit-and-run-josh-hamilton-texas-rangers-craig-kimbrel-san-diego-padres?xid=si_topstories Jay Jaffe tackles the return of Josh Hamilton to a hot-hitting Rangers team rising up the standings and Craig Kimbrel's struggles for the moribund Padres in today's Hit and Run. Tue, 26 May 2015 14:15:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/mlb/2015/05/26/hit-and-run-josh-hamilton-texas-rangers-craig-kimbrel-san-diego-padres writer Hit and Run: Hamilton returns to red-hot Rangers, Kimbrel clipped again Jay Jaffe Jay Jaffe Fox Sports president discusses Bill Simmons, U.S. Open broadcast, more http://www.si.com/more-sports/2015/05/25/fox-sports-eric-shanks-bill-simmons-espn?xid=si_topstories Fox Sports president Eric Shanks discusses the network's interest in Bill Simmons, its broadcast of the U.S. Open and more. Mon, 25 May 2015 20:00:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/more-sports/2015/05/25/fox-sports-eric-shanks-bill-simmons-espn writer Fox Sports president discusses Bill Simmons, U.S. Open broadcast, more Richard Deitsch Richard Deitsch Will Nadal's dominant opening win in Paris restore his confidence? http://www.si.com/tennis/2015/05/26/wertheim-french-open-rafael-nadal-day-3?xid=si_topstories Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal looks to find his top form and confidence on the Roland Garros clay after his strong opening win against Quentin Halys. Plus, five thoughts from French Open Day 3 and reader questions. Tue, 26 May 2015 13:00:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/tennis/2015/05/26/wertheim-french-open-rafael-nadal-day-3 writer Will Nadal's dominant opening win in Paris restore his confidence? Jon Wertheim Jon Wertheim Why LeBron James still doesn't make Cavs NBA Finals' favorites http://www.si.com/nba/video/2015/05/26/lebron-james-doesnt-make-cleveland-cavaliers-nba-finals-favorites?xid=si_topstories On SI Now, Sports Illustrated senior writer Phil Taylor shares why he doesn't think the Cleveland Cavaliers are the favorites to win the NBA Finals. Tue, 26 May 2015 14:52:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nba/video/2015/05/26/lebron-james-doesnt-make-cleveland-cavaliers-nba-finals-favorites lists Why LeBron James still doesn't make Cavs NBA Finals' favorites Will another NFL team take a chance on Ray McDonald? http://www.si.com/nfl/video/2015/05/26/will-another-nfl-team-pick-up-ray-mcdonald?xid=si_topstories On SI Now, The MMQB contributor Andrew Brandt discusses why another team might take a chance on Ray McDonald in the future. Tue, 26 May 2015 14:45:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nfl/video/2015/05/26/will-another-nfl-team-pick-up-ray-mcdonald lists Will another NFL team take a chance on Ray McDonald? How Warriors should handle Stephen Curry's head injury http://www.si.com/nba/video/2015/05/26/how-golden-state-warriors-should-handle-stephen-curry-head-injury?xid=si_topstories On SI Now, Sports Illustrated senior writer Phil Taylor discusses how the Golden State Warriors should approach Stephen Curry's head injury and if... Tue, 26 May 2015 14:34:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nba/video/2015/05/26/how-golden-state-warriors-should-handle-stephen-curry-head-injury lists How Warriors should handle Stephen Curry's head injury Should Chicago Bears be held accountable for signing Ray McDonald? http://www.si.com/nfl/video/2015/05/26/chicago-bears-at-fault-signing-ray-mcdonald?xid=si_topstories On SI Now, The MMQB contributor Andrew Brandt discusses if the Chicago Bears were at fault for signing Ray McDonald and what may have gone into... Tue, 26 May 2015 15:08:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nfl/video/2015/05/26/chicago-bears-at-fault-signing-ray-mcdonald lists Should Chicago Bears be held accountable for signing Ray McDonald? Indy 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya: 'I try harder than anyone else' http://www.si.com/racing/video/2015/05/26/juan-pablo-montoya-legacy-team-penske?xid=si_topstories On SI Now, 2015 Indy 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya describes how driving for Team Penske fuels his passion for racing and motivates him to be the... Tue, 26 May 2015 15:11:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/racing/video/2015/05/26/juan-pablo-montoya-legacy-team-penske lists Indy 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya: 'I try harder than anyone else' Hitting Report: Nelson Cruz surpassing all expectations at age 34 http://www.si.com/fantasy/2015/05/26/fantasy-baseball-hitting-report-nelson-cruz-mike-napoli?xid=si_topstories Nelson Cruz has become one of the most dangerous hitters in baseball by improving one aspect of his hitting this season. Tue, 26 May 2015 16:37:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/fantasy/2015/05/26/fantasy-baseball-hitting-report-nelson-cruz-mike-napoli bigtiles Hitting Report: Nelson Cruz surpassing all expectations at age 34 Michael Beller Michael Beller