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Warriors Stir Pot, Hint at Nowitzki

Tim Kawakami, San Jose Mercury News

Sweating NHL Expansion Draft

M. Hume & N. Greenberg, Washington Post

Baylor May Keep Briles After All

Chip Patterson, CBS Sports

This is why the Warriors want Dirk Nowitzki. Did I surprise you with that name? I was surprised when I heard that a run for Nowitzki was bouncing around the Warriors’ thought...(full article)

COLORADO SPRINGS — When we last saw Shaka Smart on our TV screens, he was striking an anguished pose, with both hands clutching his scalp and both eyes shut tight. The cause ...(full article)

It appears the battle over Art Briles’ contract and how much Baylor will have to pay him to go away is about to get very messy. Briles filed a motion Thursday in a federal lawsui...(full article)

The rules governing the upcoming NHL expansion draft are getting clearer. And thanks to the reporting of Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston and ESPN’s Craig Cust...(full article)

Baylor's administration is reportedly considering a reversal of last month's decision to dismiss football coach Art Briles in the wake of the Pepper Hamilton report, which revealed...(full article)

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