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All Rights Reserved en-us Sat, 30 May 2015 08:10:07 -0400 5 Lightning beat hockey's best clutch goalie to clinch Stanley Cup berth http://www.si.com/nhl/2015/05/30/tampa-bay-lightning-new-york-rangers-game-7?xid=si_topstories Sat, 30 May 2015 02:00:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nhl/2015/05/30/tampa-bay-lightning-new-york-rangers-game-7 marquee Lightning beat hockey's best clutch goalie to clinch Stanley Cup berth Sarah Kwak Sarah Kwak Reform is possible for FIFA, but it must come from outside, not Blatter http://www.si.com/planet-futbol/2015/05/29/fifa-election-sepp-blatter-reform-sponsors?xid=si_topstories What, ultimately, will spark FIFA reform? While USA, others have taken a stand, it will be outside forces that make FIFA change its ways. Fri, 29 May 2015 19:45:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/planet-futbol/2015/05/29/fifa-election-sepp-blatter-reform-sponsors marquee Reform is possible for FIFA, but it must come from outside, not Blatter Brian Straus Brian Straus Wild success of SEC Network creating Titanic Two of conference finances http://www.si.com/college-football/2015/05/29/sec-network-big-ten-revenue-gap?xid=si_topstories The wild success of the SEC Network and Big Ten Network are elevating those conferences above what the other Power Five leagues can match. Fri, 29 May 2015 17:00:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/college-football/2015/05/29/sec-network-big-ten-revenue-gap marquee Wild success of SEC Network creating Titanic Two of conference finances Andy Staples Andy Staples Rangers D Ryan McDonagh played with broken foot for 'a few games' http://www.si.com/nhl/2015/05/30/new-york-rangers-ryan-mcdonagh-broken-foot?xid=si_topstories Sat, 30 May 2015 00:30:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nhl/2015/05/30/new-york-rangers-ryan-mcdonagh-broken-foot topstories Rangers D Ryan McDonagh played with broken foot for 'a few games' SI Wire Pirates at Padres Friday, May 29th, 2015 http://www.si.com/mlb/game/2015/05/29/pirates-padres-friday-may-29th-2015-0?xid=si_topstories Fri, 29 May 2015 22:10:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/mlb/game/2015/05/29/pirates-padres-friday-may-29th-2015-0 topstories Pirates at Padres Friday, May 29th, 2015 Report: Tom Brady Deflategate appeal date set for June 23 http://www.si.com/nfl/2015/05/29/tom-brady-deflategate-appeal-date?xid=si_topstories Fri, 29 May 2015 18:30:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nfl/2015/05/29/tom-brady-deflategate-appeal-date topstories Report: Tom Brady Deflategate appeal date set for June 23 SI Wire Sepp Blatter reelected for fifth term as FIFA president http://www.si.com/planet-futbol/2015/05/29/sepp-blatter-reelected-fifa-president?xid=si_topstories FIFA president Sepp Blatter has been re-elected for a fifth term. Fri, 29 May 2015 13:15:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/planet-futbol/2015/05/29/sepp-blatter-reelected-fifa-president topstories Sepp Blatter reelected for fifth term as FIFA president SI Wire Watch: Josh Hamilton hits first two home runs of season vs. Red Sox http://www.si.com/mlb/2015/05/29/josh-hamilton-first-home-run-back-back-rangers?xid=si_topstories Fri, 29 May 2015 22:45:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/mlb/2015/05/29/josh-hamilton-first-home-run-back-back-rangers topstories Watch: Josh Hamilton hits first two home runs of season vs. Red Sox SI Wire Royals at Cubs Friday, May 29th, 2015 http://www.si.com/mlb/game/2015/05/29/royals-cubs-friday-may-29th-2015-0?xid=si_topstories Fri, 29 May 2015 16:05:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/mlb/game/2015/05/29/royals-cubs-friday-may-29th-2015-0 topstories Royals at Cubs Friday, May 29th, 2015 Dodgers at Cardinals Friday, May 29th, 2015 http://www.si.com/mlb/game/2015/05/29/dodgers-cardinals-friday-may-29th-2015-0?xid=si_topstories Fri, 29 May 2015 20:15:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/mlb/game/2015/05/29/dodgers-cardinals-friday-may-29th-2015-0 topstories Dodgers at Cardinals Friday, May 29th, 2015 Darren Sharper pleads guilty to drugging women with intent to rape http://www.si.com/nfl/2015/05/29/darren-sharper-pleads-guilty-drug-rape-charges?xid=si_topstories Former NFL safety Darren Sharper pleads guilty to federal charges of drugging women for rape Fri, 29 May 2015 11:00:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nfl/2015/05/29/darren-sharper-pleads-guilty-drug-rape-charges topstories Darren Sharper pleads guilty to drugging women with intent to rape SI Wire Falcons waive LB Prince Shembo after felony animal cruelty charges http://www.si.com/nfl/2015/05/29/atlanta-falcons-prince-shembo-animal-cruelty?xid=si_topstories Atlanta Falcons linebacker Prince Shembo was charged with felony animal cruelty after allegedly kicking and killing his girlfriend's dog. Fri, 29 May 2015 16:00:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nfl/2015/05/29/atlanta-falcons-prince-shembo-animal-cruelty topstories Falcons waive LB Prince Shembo after felony animal cruelty charges SI Wire NBA Finals roundtable: Which Warrior wing is best-suited to guard LeBron? http://www.si.com/nba/2015/05/29/nba-finals-lebron-james-warriors-cavaliers-draymond-green-harrison-barnes?xid=si_topstories Fri, 29 May 2015 09:15:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nba/2015/05/29/nba-finals-lebron-james-warriors-cavaliers-draymond-green-harrison-barnes topstories NBA Finals roundtable: Which Warrior wing is best-suited to guard LeBron? SI Staff NBA draft rumors: Latest buzz around teams, players http://www.si.com/nba/2015/05/29/nba-draft-rumors-news-prospects?xid=si_topstories The NBA rumor mill will continue to churn as we move closer to the draft next month. Check back often as we update below with all the latest scoops, including news, rumors and possible transactions. Fri, 29 May 2015 14:00:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nba/2015/05/29/nba-draft-rumors-news-prospects topstories NBA draft rumors: Latest buzz around teams, players SI Wire Five candidates to replace Thibodeau in Chicago http://www.si.com/external/link/five-candidates-replace-thibodeau-chicago?xid=si_topstories Five candidates to replace Thibodeau in Chicago Fri, 29 May 2015 11:15:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/external/link/five-candidates-replace-thibodeau-chicago topstories Five candidates to replace Thibodeau in Chicago Orlando Magic name Scott Skiles as head coach http://www.si.com/nba/2015/05/29/orlando-magic-hire-scott-skiles-head-coach?xid=si_topstories The Orlando Magic hired Scott Skiles as their head coach on Friday. Fri, 29 May 2015 16:45:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nba/2015/05/29/orlando-magic-hire-scott-skiles-head-coach topstories Orlando Magic name Scott Skiles as head coach SI Wire SEC passes rule banning transfers dismissed for 'serious misconduct' http://www.si.com/college-football/2015/05/29/sec-transfer-rule-serious-misconduct-domestic-violence?xid=si_topstories Fri, 29 May 2015 15:30:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/college-football/2015/05/29/sec-transfer-rule-serious-misconduct-domestic-violence topstories SEC passes rule banning transfers dismissed for 'serious misconduct' Andy Staples Andy Staples 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 SI.com's 10 most popular stories from the week ending May 29 http://www.si.com/more-sports/2015/05/29/most-popular-stories-week-ending-may-29?xid=si_topstories Here is a roundup of SI.com's 10 most popular stories this week. Fri, 29 May 2015 13:15:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/more-sports/2015/05/29/most-popular-stories-week-ending-may-29 topstories SI.com's 10 most popular stories from the week ending May 29 SI Wire Unbelievable May suggests Bryce Harper's breakout has finally begun http://www.si.com/mlb/2015/05/29/bryce-harper-washington-nationals-month-of-may-breakout-season?xid=si_topstories Fri, 29 May 2015 14:15:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/mlb/2015/05/29/bryce-harper-washington-nationals-month-of-may-breakout-season xltile Unbelievable May suggests Bryce Harper's breakout has finally begun Jay Jaffe Jay Jaffe Unbelievable May suggests Bryce Harper's breakout has finally begun http://www.si.com/mlb/2015/05/29/bryce-harper-washington-nationals-month-of-may-breakout-season?xid=si_topstories Fri, 29 May 2015 14:15:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/mlb/2015/05/29/bryce-harper-washington-nationals-month-of-may-breakout-season xwtile Unbelievable May suggests Bryce Harper's breakout has finally begun Jay Jaffe Jay Jaffe Rangers feel sting after coming up short of Stanley Cup finals http://www.si.com/nhl/2015/05/30/rangers-come-up-short-stanley-cup-lightning-game-7?xid=si_topstories After a 2-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers trid to make sense of coming up short of the Stanley Cup finals. Sat, 30 May 2015 02:02:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nhl/2015/05/30/rangers-come-up-short-stanley-cup-lightning-game-7 writer Rangers feel sting after coming up short of Stanley Cup finals Sarah Barshop The Sepp Blatter Show takes stage in Zurich in fifth FIFA election win http://www.si.com/planet-futbol/2015/05/29/fifa-congress-sepp-blatter-election-prince-ali?xid=si_topstories Fri, 29 May 2015 14:30:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/planet-futbol/2015/05/29/fifa-congress-sepp-blatter-election-prince-ali writer The Sepp Blatter Show takes stage in Zurich in fifth FIFA election win Peter Berlin With Mayweather a possibility, Khan fails to impress in win over Algieri http://www.si.com/boxing/2015/05/30/amir-khan-beats-chris-algieri-unanimous-decision-floyd-mayweather-manny-pacquiao?xid=si_topstories Amir Khan defeated Chris Algieri via unanimous decision Friday night, but did little to convince that he's worthy of a bout against Floyd Mayweather. Sat, 30 May 2015 01:30:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/boxing/2015/05/30/amir-khan-beats-chris-algieri-unanimous-decision-floyd-mayweather-manny-pacquiao writer With Mayweather a possibility, Khan fails to impress in win over Algieri Chris Mannix Chris Mannix NBA draft deep dive: Towns-Okafor in context, this year's sleepers and more http://www.si.com/nba/2015/05/29/nba-draft-karl-anthony-towns-jahlil-okafor-frank-kaminsky-delon-wright?xid=si_topstories Thu, 28 May 2015 15:45:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nba/2015/05/29/nba-draft-karl-anthony-towns-jahlil-okafor-frank-kaminsky-delon-wright writer NBA draft deep dive: Towns-Okafor in context, this year's sleepers and more Luke Winn Luke Winn Reviewing LeBron James' five-year dominance of the Eastern Conference http://www.si.com/nba/2015/05/29/lebron-james-cavaliers-heat-nba-finals-appearance-five-eastern-conference?xid=si_topstories Fri, 29 May 2015 14:58:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nba/2015/05/29/lebron-james-cavaliers-heat-nba-finals-appearance-five-eastern-conference writer Reviewing LeBron James' five-year dominance of the Eastern Conference Rob Mahoney Rob Mahoney Sharapova's strong first and second serves show her mental toughness http://www.si.com/tennis/2015/05/29/maria-sharapova-french-open-first-second-serve-speeds?xid=si_topstories Fri, 29 May 2015 14:35:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/tennis/2015/05/29/maria-sharapova-french-open-first-second-serve-speeds writer Sharapova's strong first and second serves show her mental toughness Jon Wertheim Jon Wertheim Why LeBron James' NBA Finals experience will matter in Game 1 http://www.si.com/nba/video/2015/05/29/lebron-james-experience-matter-nba-finals?xid=si_topstories On SI Now, Sports Illustrated senior writer Chris Mannix discusses how much of a role LeBron James' experience will play in the NBA Finals. Fri, 29 May 2015 15:05:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nba/video/2015/05/29/lebron-james-experience-matter-nba-finals lists Why LeBron James' NBA Finals experience will matter in Game 1 Why Draymond Green is Golden State's X-factor http://www.si.com/nba/video/2015/05/29/golden-state-warriors-draymond-green-x-factor?xid=si_topstories On SI Now, Sports Illustrated senior writer Chris Mannix explains why Draymond Green is the Golden State Warriors best defensive weapon against... Fri, 29 May 2015 15:34:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/nba/video/2015/05/29/golden-state-warriors-draymond-green-x-factor lists Why Draymond Green is Golden State's X-factor Which team poses the biggest threat to USWNT in Group D? http://www.si.com/planet-futbol/video/2015/05/29/womens-world-cup-uswnt-biggest-threat-group-d?xid=si_topstories On SI Now, Sports Illustrated senior writer Grant Wahl discusses why the USWNT needs to finish first in Group D. Fri, 29 May 2015 15:17:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/planet-futbol/video/2015/05/29/womens-world-cup-uswnt-biggest-threat-group-d lists Which team poses the biggest threat to USWNT in Group D? Will FIFA corruption probe overshadow the Women's World Cup? http://www.si.com/planet-futbol/video/2015/05/29/fifa-corruption-charges-womens-world-cup-overshadowed?xid=si_topstories ON SI Now, Sports Illustrated senior writer Grant Wahl and 1999 Women's World Cup champion Brandi Chastain explain why they believe the Women's... Fri, 29 May 2015 15:16:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/planet-futbol/video/2015/05/29/fifa-corruption-charges-womens-world-cup-overshadowed lists Will FIFA corruption probe overshadow the Women's World Cup? How Thibodeau firing impacts all NBA coaching vacancies http://www.si.com/external/link/how-thibodeau-firing-impacts-all-nba-coaching-vacancies?xid=si_topstories How Thibodeau firing impacts all NBA coaching vacancies Thu, 28 May 2015 14:45:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/external/link/how-thibodeau-firing-impacts-all-nba-coaching-vacancies lists How Thibodeau firing impacts all NBA coaching vacancies Chris Ballard Chris Ballard Everything you've ever wondered about satellite camps; #DearAndy http://www.si.com/college-football/2015/05/28/satellite-camps-sec-dear-andy?xid=si_topstories Want a better understanding of what satellite camps are, why coaches are arguing about them and some real (and fake) implications of them? #DearAndy Thu, 28 May 2015 16:00:00 -0400 http://www.si.com/college-football/2015/05/28/satellite-camps-sec-dear-andy bigtiles Everything you've ever wondered about satellite camps; #DearAndy Andy Staples Andy Staples