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J.R. Smith is graceful

Just another reason why J.R. Smith is the best, along with this response to Rihanna's famous Instagram. Via Reddit.

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Pens look to make it two in a row against Sens

After playing perhaps their best game of the playoffs in Game 1, the Pens will try to take a 2-0 lead on Ottawa.

Why Pop benched Duncan

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Gregg Popovich made the gutsy decision to sit Tim Duncan down the stretch of the Spurs' Game 6 win over the Warriors. We show you why Popovich made the move and why it ended up working so well.

Stick to sports: The SB Nation beer roundtable

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Your opinions about beer are wrong, and you should feel bad about that, per the SB Nation staff.

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Staal returns, Edler suspended

Eric Staal has returned to North America, while Alexander Edler has been punished for the hit.

Vote for the best GIF of the week

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This week's terrific crop of animated sports GIFs teaches us an invaluable lesson: effort is for suckers. Vote, and help us decide the best of the week.

Nothing ever changes

Jim Delany promised frequent games between the top teams in the East and West. Instead, we are getting Minnesota against Michigan and Ohio State. What does this say about Delany's view of the...

The Stoops Brothers are hitting the road

They're taking a family trip to the Grand Canyon, and you're invited to join them on their adventure.

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Sharks can't overcome choker label in Game 2 loss

The San Jose Sharks choked away another chance in the playoffs. So...what else is new?

Sacramento's dawn

The Kings have been neglected for so long that the mere presence of someone who cares will drastically alter the course of the franchise.

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