The Oklahoma City Thunder were looking for the franchises’ first NBA Finals appearance in only the fourth year of existence in Oklahoma City and previously moving from Seattle. After trailing by as many as 18 to the Spurs, Kevin Durant caught fire, scoring 34 points and pulling down 14 rebounds to lead the Thunder to a 107-99 victory to propel them into the NBA Finals.
Joe Banner is out as the Eagles president and will now be an adviser to owner Jeffrey Lurie. Banner has been a member of the Eagles’ front office since 1994, and will now become a strategic adviser to the owner. He will be replaced by Don Smolenski as team president.
Kenny Britt (knee surgeries) insists he’s doing good” with his rehab and everything’s going as planned.
Cowboys WR Dez Bryant admitted that he “wasn’t at my best” in terms of conditioning last season.
The NFL will hear the appeals of the suspended bounty scandal players on June 18.
The Steelers can put the screws to WR Mike Wallace in eight days.
49ers rookie WR A.J. Jenkins is struggling with consistency during the teams’ OTAs.
Cowboyz OLB/DE DeMarcus Ware says he still gets occasional stingers.
Jaguars rookie WR Justin Blackmon apologized for his recent DUI arrest Wednesday and vowed to stop drinking alcohol…for now.
Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh doesn’t care how LB Terrell Suggs injured his achilles.
Bears RB Matt Forte insists he isn’t trying to become the league’s highest paid RB.
49ers RB Frank Gore comes to defense of the Saints and MLB Jonathan Vilma.