Best Of The SB Nation Network: May 9, 2011

We have 305 fantastic sports blogs in SB Nation, so in case you didn't have a chance to read them all today we've collected the best stuff right here. Get sports smart in no time fast!

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Basketball

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- On the Demise of the Lakers.

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- Hope for the Hawks, if they only learned to play the right way all the time.

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- Very important update on Andrei Kirilenko's back tattoo.

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- The rumor mill has started for Andre Iguodala.

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College Sports

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- Along the Olentangy takes a look at Ohio State's investigation into automobile purchases by athletes and their families. Dawg Sports, comparing Jim Tressel to Pakistani Intelligence, is thinking more and more that Tressel is "not as ignorant of certain things as he would like to be."

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- AZ Desert Swarm recaps this weekend's Sean-Miller-to-Maryland soap opera while Testudo Times attempts to cut through the "fog of misinformation" and posits some theories on what might be happening behind the scenes with Maryland's coaching search.

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Baseball

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- Federal Baseball wonders if Ian Desmond is still the future at shortstop for the Nationals.

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- Purple Row has some parking and insider tips for your visit to Coors Field.

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- Bleed Cubbie Blue explains the lesson of Milton Bradley now that the former Cub has been released by the Mariners.

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- Amazin' Avenue wonders why managers insist on batting terrible hitters second in the lineup.

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Soccer

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- Aston Villa have driven the good writers at 7500 to Holte to drink with alarming regularity this season, so turnabout is fair play.

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- This week saw yet another high-priced MLS star go down with a potentially season ending injury. Sounder at Heart suggests a rule change that would allow teams to more easily replace those players.

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Combat Sports

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