The Golden State Warriors took many people by surprise with their poise and ability in last seasons NBA Playoffs, but were ultimately dismissed by the vets of the West, the Spurs. A summer to remember what losing feels like plus a few new pieces has them feeling like Finals contenders this year, and they hosted the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night looking to prove a point. OKC has Russ back, though, so it wasn't an easy task. In fact, the Warriors needed every second of the 48-minute game to get what they were looking for.

 

Andrew McCutchen and Miguel Cabrera won MVP Awards, and both should be big-names on World Series contending teams for the foreseeable future.

 

Andrew Luck wasn't feelin' his team's performance at halftime, as the Colts were down at the break for the third week in a row, and he let his teammates have it. The Colts came back to beat the Titans, 30-27.

"He had fire and passion with his talk," tackle Anthony Castonzo said. "He had some powerful words behind it. It's been three weeks in row that we were down at halftime. There was some frustration. He wanted to make sure we came back and won this thing."

 

NFL investigators will meet with Jonathan Martin today.

 

Bad news, Vikings fans. Adrian Peterson has trade on his mind.

 

The New York Jets signed Ed Reed.

 

Clemson QB Tajh Boyd set an ACC scoring record in the first half against Georgia Tech, winning easily, 55-31.

 

Michael Phelps is back in the pool and could be gearing up for the 2016 Olympics.

 

Six cities are in the running for the 2022 Winter Olympics, all in Asia or Europe.

 

FLASHING LIGHTS

 

The Daily Show's John Oliver will leave Comedy Central and start his own HBO show.

 

The release of the new Playstation 4 drew huge crowds in NYC.

 

Chris Brown left rehab after two weeks.

 

Mr. Cee dropped an hour-long tribute to Jay Z in honor of the 10 year anniversary of The Black Album.

 

Casey Veggies and Dom Kennedy dropped a video for "She In My Car."

 

DID YOU REALIZE?

 

Al-Qaeda linked rebels in Syria apologize after beheading the wrong man.

 

Here's an Op-ed describing now differently the laws apply to middle-aged white men than anyone else in New York City.

 

China will loosen it's one-child policy and will also abolish labor camps. 

 

President Obama issued an insurance cancelation fix, giving everyone whose plan was canceled an opportunity to get it back for the next year.

 

The C.I.A. is collecting information on international money transfers.

 

GOTTA HAVE IT

 

Jeezy and the crew are heading to Benihana.