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D'Antoni named NBA Coach of the Year

D'Antoni named NBA Coach of the Year

NBA Coach of the Year was selected by a global panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. D'Antoni previously won the award in 2005 during Steve Nash's first season with the Suns. The Rockets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games in the first round before bowing out against the San Antonio Spurs in six games in the second round.


Westbrook set to learn if his historic season was an MVP one

Westbrook set to learn if his historic season was an MVP one

Mike D'Antoni proved everyone wrong by taking a Dwight Howard-less Rockets to the second round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs. Oklahoma Citys Russell Westbrook , Houstons James Harden and San Antonios Kawhi Leonard are the finalists for MVP of the 2016-17 season.


Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott to appear in ESPN Magazine body issue

Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott to appear in ESPN Magazine body issue

Never one to shy away from the spotlight, Elliott embraces the role without any inhibitions, or clothes. In addition to Edelman and Thomas, athletes featured in this year's issue include former Bruins player Joe Thornton , as well as tennis player Caroline Wozniacki , Cowboys running back Ezekial Elliott, figure skater Ashley Wagner, and Cubs second baseman Javier Baez .


Rafael Nadal: French Open title 'more special' after tough times for Mallorcan

Rafael Nadal: French Open title 'more special' after tough times for Mallorcan

And the French Open champion and two-time Wimbledon victor has made a decision to prolong his period of rest ahead of his trip to the All England Club by skipping Queen's. "If I win I have chances to become number one - if I play well, why not?" Nadal's resurgence is one of the tennis storylines of 2017 along with the similar rejuvenation of Federer who defeated him in the Australian Open final in January.


Murray to play at Hurlingham event to warm up for Wimbledon

Murray to play at Hurlingham event to warm up for Wimbledon

The three-time major champion is preparing for the defence of his Wimbledon title, while Jamie will be among the favourites in the doubles with partner Bruno Soares. Murray last played at Hurlingham in 2014 after he lost in the last 16 at Queen's . Yet Nadal gave notice of his intent after winning in Paris .


Police block pride march in Istanbul

Police block pride march in Istanbul

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Laura Ozlen, one of the organizers of the march in Istanbul . Members of the city's LGBT community have reached out to her "voicing their concern" about the optics of Toronto police officers marching in the NY parade when there is turmoil at home.