In what TNT analyst Doug Collins called a franchise-defining series, the Phoenix Suns were sent home after a Game 5 loss to the Spurs. The addition of Shaquille O'Neal was not enough to push the Suns over the top.
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Just two seasons removed from his dreadful one-year stint with the Knicks, Larry Brown is back at the helm, this time for the Charlotte Bobcats. With a wealth of young talent and Michael Jordan in charge of basketball operations, Larry Brown hopes to revitalize yet another franchise.
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For the first time since 2000, Alex Rodriguez has been placed on the 15-day disabled list. It is just the fifth trip to the DL for the three-time AL MVP, but the Yankees find themselves bereft of both A-Rod and catcher Jorge Posada as they head into May.
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Roger Clemens found himself embroiled in yet another controversy after country singer Mindy McCready confirmed a long-term intimate relationship with the married former MLB pitcher.
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LeBron James once again showed his calm and composure after receiving a flagrant foul from DeShawn Stevenson. With seconds to go and the score tied, James drew a double-team and kicked the ball out to Delonte West for a game-clinching three.
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The Enver Nuggets, as TNT analyst Charles Barkley prefers to call the defensively-challenged Denver squad, were exposed once again by Kobe Bryant and the Lakers and fell into an 0-3 hole.
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With Jake Long (right) essentially off the board at the start of the NFL draft, the St. Louis Rams opted for Chris Long (center), the defensive end from Virginia and son of former NFL player and current Fox NFL analyst Howie Long with the second overall pick. Trades affected 14 of the 31 first-round picks.
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For the fourth year in a row, Rafael Nadal won the Monte Carlo Masters after not dropping a single set to Roger Federer.
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With top-ranked Lorena Ochoa sitting this one out, Annika Sorenstam defeated the rest of the field at the Stanford International.
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Adam Scott captured his sixth career PGA Tour victory on Sunday, defeating Ryan Moore in a playoff in the EDS Byron Nelson Championship.
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Ashley Force became the first female to win a national Funny Car event and did so by beating her father, the legendary John Force.
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In their first season since dropping the "Devil" from their name, the Rays are on a six-game winning streak and recently swept the Boston Red Sox in a three game series for the first time in franchise history.
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The Oakland Athletics reunited with future Hall of Famer Frank Thomas after the Blue Jays released the Big Hurt in the wake of a 4-35 slump.
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After Kyle Busch fell back a lap mid-race, he battled back for his first win at Talladega, giving Joe Gibbs Racing its third victory in the last nine races.
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The University of Georgia's gymnastics team (Courtney McCool pictured) won their fourth straight national title at the Super Six held at Stegeman Coliseum. It is the second longest streak all-time behind the Utah Utes back when they rattled off five straight national championships during their reign from 1982-1986.
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