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Anthony Davis trade grades: Lakers begin title chase; Pelicans exploit LA's desperation

It finally happened. Anthony Davis is going to be a Laker. The Pelicans agreed to trade Davis to the Lakers on Saturday, as first reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Los Angeles will send , , Josh Hart and three first-round picks (including this year's No. 4 pick) to New Orleans. Kyle Kuzma will stay in LA. (Sporting News)

The Raptors May Be the Unlikeliest Champions in NBA History

The thing to remember, I think, is that the Toronto Raptors were broken. They’d been drummed out of three straight postseasons by an indomitable supervillain. And now, some 13 months after one of the lowest points in the emotional life of a franchise striving to matter like glamour organizations do, the Raptors have reached the summit. (The Ringer)

Auburn adds four-star linebacker Trenton Simpson to 2020 recruiting class

Auburn has secured its 10th commitment of the 2020 recruiting class. Four-star linebacker Trenton Simpson from Mallard Creek High School in Charlotte, N.C., announced his decision to join the Tigers on Friday. Simpson is ranked as the No. 4 outside linebacker in the country and No. 52 overall recruit, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings. (Opelika-Auburn News)

Clemson PED emails reveal in-house probe, theories that include food tampering

Clemson athletic department managers immediately started asking questions in-house after three football players tested positive for the performance-enhancing drug ostarine just before the Cotton Bowl. Associate AD Natalie Honnen sent an email to Director of Football Nutrition Paul Harrington asking for “verification that all supplements are … certified and PED free.” (Charleston Post and Courier)

Pam gets the last 'Office' laugh on Jim with a Blues 'Gloria' cake

One of the best Stanley Cup Finals subplots was the Jim vs. Pam — sorry, that’s John Krasinski vs. Jenna Fischer, of The Office fame — rivalry. Fischer is a St. Louis Blues fan and Krasinski is a Boston Bruins die-hard. It all started with a few tweets back and forth at the beginning of the series. Before Game 6 of the Finals, it escalated. (USA Today)

What You Need To Know About The 2019 College World Series Field

After last season’s heartbreaking ending in Omaha, Arkansas is back and determined to go home with the trophy. Most of college baseball will be rooting for Florida State this year because of the respect Mike Martin has around the game. Like Florida State, Michigan was one of the last four teams into the NCAA Tournament and has made the most of the opportunity. (Baseball America)

Which schools could end up in NCAA crosshairs in basketball scandal?

The NCAA said in a statement recently that “at least six Division I men’s basketball programs will receive NCAA notice of allegations within the coming months.” Those expected to be in the crosshairs and face the most significant penalties include: Louisville, North Carolina State, Kansas, Arizona, LSU, USC, Oklahoma State, South Carolina and Auburn. (Yahoo! Sports)

John Calipari’s new deal at Kentucky worth $86 million over 10 years

John Calipari and Kentucky agreed in April to what was described as a “lifetime contract.” Thursday, the terms of that deal were disclosed. The Wildcats coach’s new contract is worth $86 million over 10 years. What Kentucky is paying him will almost certainly be more than any other program – and potentially NBA franchises – are going to be willing to pay. (NBC Sports)

Jim Halpert trolled Pam by bringing Roy to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final

In a painful twist, the 2019 Stanley Cup Final pitted The Office lovebirds Jim and Pam against each other. Jenna Fischer, who plays Pam in the sitcom, grew up in St. Louis while John Krasinski, Jim, was born in Boston. The two actors have been playing up the rivalry and taking shots at each other online over the last few weeks. Wednesday, the beef went next level. (Russian Machine Never Breaks)

Florida State announces plans to privatize its athletics department

FSU is privatizing its athletics department, shielding it from public-records requests and treating it like a corporation rather than a traditional state university department. The school touted the move as an opportunity to streamline the relationship between the athletics department and Seminoles Booster, Inc., the fundraising arm of the athletics department. (Orlando Sentinel)

'An incredible win and a horrible loss': Scenes from an unforgettable NBA Finals Game 5

It was a most terrible win. There were no victors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night. Yes, the Golden State Warriors had 106 points to the Toronto Raptors' 105. But Kevin Durant's right Achilles injury and the circumstances around it, both in the present and future, thudded down on everyone's chest. (ESPN.com)

At least six college basketball programs will be notified of major NCAA violations by this summer

At least six Division I men's basketball programs will receive Notices of Allegations for Level I violations from the NCAA by the summer, stemming from the federal government's recently completed investigation of the sport. Stan Wilcox, NCAA vice president for regulatory affairs, said two high-profile programs would receive notices of allegations by early July. (CBS Sports)
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