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Goodell, NFL might be warming up to gambling

Showered with boos on a rain-soaked weekend in Chicago, Roger Goodell told the draft crowd to “bring it on” in a rare show of his sense of humor. The NFL commissioner knows he’s unpopular, and he’s embracing the hate.

Raiders in Las Vegas: Realistic or long shot?

Meetings will be scheduled, big money will be discussed and, eventually, Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis will make a decision. Davis’ decision will be based on money, of course, and nothing will happen overnight.

LeBron James, Cavs still will coast in NBA’s Eastern Conference

During a season of instability, reports circulated about the Cavaliers’ demise. Players posted cryptic messages on Twitter, trade rumors swirled, the media hit the proverbial panic button and LeBron James talked of someday forming a new dream team. And, of course, there was a coaching change in January.

Books fire air ball on Warriors’ win total

In late October, before Stephen Curry sank his first 3-pointer of the season, oddsmakers were casting a skeptical eye on the Golden State Warriors. There was absolutely no talk of a 72-win season for this jump-shooting gimmick team.