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Erik Malinowski
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article July 29, 2016

Arsenal B-Team Outguns MLS Stars

A hard-fought loss for the MLS squad? Yes, but with a competitive showing against one of the premier English clubs in front of a nationwide audience on ESPN, the stewards of American soccer will take that result most any time. More»
Kevin-Durant article July 27, 2016

Durant Era Dawns In Oakland

Kevin Durant's performance Tuesday night at Oracle Arena with Team USA a resounding success, but everyone figured it would be. The real test -- the real fun -- begins in earnest come late October, some three months from now. More»
Mike-Piazza article July 23, 2016

Piazza: Hall of an Underdog Story

A player who defied every obstacle to become a big-league star, Mike Piazza has cemented his legacy as one of the game's best with a Hall of Fame induction -- at long last. More»
Kevin-Durant-2 article July 4, 2016

With KD, Dubs Reload For Future

Against what most people expected, Kevin Durant left the only franchise he's ever known to join the Golden State Warriors, who now look to be title contenders for years to come. More»
Gm7Malinowski article June 20, 2016

James 7: 'Cleveland, This Is For You'

This incredible reality had come true: The Cavaliers are, at long last, NBA champions. But that summation, so succinct and superficial, doesn't do the accomplishment any sort of justice. Game 7 of the Finals vs. the Warriors was epic. More»
CavsDubsGm6 article June 17, 2016

King Reigns Supreme In Game 6

LeBron James ascended to a whole other plane of basketball in Game 6, a ferocious 115-101 Cavs win at Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday night to even the series against the Warriors. Sunday's Game 7 is going to be epic. More»
CavsDubsGm5 article June 14, 2016

Two Good: LeBron, Kyrie Save Cavs

Sublime performances from LeBron James and Kyrie Irving kept the Cavs' hopes for a title afloat, as they beat back the shorthanded Warriors, 112-97, to force Game 6 in Cleveland. It's hard to overstate just how great those two stars were. More»
DubsCavsGm4 article June 11, 2016

Splash Dance: Dubs One W Away

Thanks to Steph Curry's explosive rebirth, Golden State's D and a record-setting night from beyond the arc, the Warriors gutted out a 108-97 win on the road against the Cavs Friday and are on the verge of immortality. More»
AP_16161118435458 article June 9, 2016

Cavs Three-mendous As Dubs Flub

LeBron James scored 32 points and Cleveland dominated a step-slow Golden State team that looked lost in a 120-90 thrashing that may change the course of these NBA Finals. More»
DubsCavs article June 6, 2016

Dubs Look Golden As Cavs Flail

The Warriors beat the Cavs in Game 2 of the NBA Finals, 110-79, and the point differential was in every way indicative of the complete smackdown Golden State applied in what very well could be its final home game of the season. More»
GettyImages-537747318 article June 3, 2016

Dubs' Bench Is Golden In Game 1

No superlative performances from either Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson? No problem. Shaun Livingston's 20 points carried Golden State to an easy win over Cleveland in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. More»
CurryMalinowskiGm7 article May 31, 2016

Finals: The Steph Word To OKC

With Monday's Game 7 win against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Golden State Warriors completed one of the most historic comebacks in NBA playoff history. But they won't have much time to reflect: A rematch with the Cavs is next. More»
WarriorsThunderm7Walkup article May 30, 2016

7th Heaven For Warriors-Thunder

With the Warriors staving off elimination thanks to two gritty wins and the Thunder now anxious to avoid an epic collapse, Monday's Game 7 is the most anticipated NBA game in years. However it ends, we'll all be in for a treat. More»
WarriorsThunderGm6 article May 29, 2016

Road Warriors: Dubs Force Game 7

When Golden State is playing at its best, when Steph Curry and Klay Thompson are hitting long, soul-crushing threes as they did on Saturday night to take Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals in Oklahoma City, it is simply unbeatable. More»
Curry-Game5 article May 27, 2016

Dubs Not Done Yet, Silence Thunder

Thanks in no small part to 31 points by Steph Curry, Golden State wrapped up a 120-111 victory against Oklahoma City at Oracle Arena Thursday that now sends the Western Conference finals back to OKC on Saturday for Game 6. More»
GettyImages-534026882 article May 25, 2016

OKC Has Dubs Thunder Pressure

An inspired and unstoppable style of basketball propelled Oklahoma City to another statement win in Game 4 and put the defending champ Warriors on the brink of elimination. More»
ThunderWarriorsGm3 article May 23, 2016

Dubs Drubbed By Thunder In Game 3

Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals Sunday night in Oklahoma City was the Thunder playing at their best, the Warriors at their worst and the final 28-point differential - a 133-105 win for the Thunder -- didn't do this one justice. More»
GettyImages-532006326 article May 19, 2016

Golden State gets the dub, ties series

The Warriors came out in Game 2 with a renewed focus, Stephen Curry lit up for 28 points, and Golden State tied up its Western Conference Finals battle with Oklahoma City. More»
OKC-Game1 article May 17, 2016

Thunder Road: OKC Stuns Dubs

f the Oklahoma City Thunder expect to pull off the mother of all upsets and knock off the 73-win Golden State Warriors just short of the NBA Finals, Monday night's Game 1 win at Oracle Arena needs to serve as the blueprint. More»
WarriorsbeatBlazers article May 12, 2016

The Dubs Are On A Mission

Despite a spirited elimination-game effort, Portland was no match for Golden State, which advanced to the Western Conference Finals for the second straight year. Now, Curry and co. are looking ahead to their next challenge and much-needed rest. More»

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