How Will Chris Paul and James Harden Fit Together?

Pairing Chris Paul with James Harden seems awkward at first glance, but maybe those guys know something we don’t. The Clippers are sending Paul to the Rockets for a seven-player package that includes Patrick Beverley, Sam Dekker, Lou Williams, and a 2018 first-round pick. Chris Paul and James Harden were determined to play together. Paul…

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Guide to Quicken Loans National

Rickie Fowler was in contention for his first major championship heading into the final round of the U.S. Open last weekend. The ninth-ranked player in the world instead was unable to make up a two-shot deficit after 54 holes and finished in a three-way tie for fifth. Making his first start since then, Fowler headlines…

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Houston Skipping The 2017 Draft Is The Most Moreyball Thing Ever

Daryl Morey and the Houston Rockets did the most Moreyball thing ever on Thursday. They skipped the NBA Draft. Houston went full Moreyball. They entered the NBA Draft with two picks and exited with no new salary cap commitments while retaining and gathering assets for the future. By drafting a 19-year-old German who isn’t NBA…

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What to watch for at the Travelers Championship

We get a surprisingly star-studded field this week at the Travelers Championship in the week after Brooks Koepka took the U.S. Open. Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Jason Day and Jordan Spieth will all play at TPC River Highlands, which makes for a hell of a field anywhere, even more so the week after a major…

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The NBA draft is where dreams temporarily come true

The NBA draft is a magical device. In the months leading up to and over its four-hour course, anything seems possible. Even the most skeptical curmudgeons talk themselves into this 19-year-old or that Latvian. In these hours, the players all believe they will be the next LeBron, or the next Nowitzki, or the next Draymond.…

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The summer solstice is upon us: 7 things to know about the longest day of the year

The summer solstice is upon us: June 20th and the 21st will be the longest days of 2017 for anyone living north of the equator. If pagan rituals are your thing, this is probably a big moment for you. If not, the solstice is still pretty neat. Technically speaking, the summer solstice occurs when the…

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Goodbye Wisconsin!

After marveling at Rickie Fowler’s 65 and all those other low scores on Thursday at the 2017 U.S. Open, what happened on Friday? We saw TWO 65’s. But it wasn’t easy for everyone at Erin Hills, and to wrap up all the action, here’s our latest edition of birdies and bogeys: Birdie — World No.…

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