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Indicted FIFA officials face extradition

Nine current or former FIFA officials face extradition to the U.S. after a 24-year probe into soccer corruption. Also, Swiss prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids.

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Curry to wear protective sleeve in Game 5

Warriors guard Stephen Curry is expected to wear a sleeve on his right arm in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals Wednesday night to protect an elbow injury he received in his Game 4 fall.

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21mAndrew Marchand

A-Rod's 1,995th career RBI sets record in AL

Alex Rodriguez hit a three-run homer in the third inning of Wednesday's game at Yankee Stadium, giving him 1,995 career RBIs. He passed Lou Gehrig (1,993) on the all-time list.

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Sando: What to pay QBs Wilson, Newton

Mike Sando explains why the cost of quarterback contracts in the NFL will continue to rise -- and what that means for upcoming contract negotiations for Cam Newton and Russell Wilson.

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SEC West hasn't lost its luster or bluster

Those within the West say it's only getting tougher despite not putting a team in the title game last season for the first time since the 2008 campaign

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3hJayson Stark

Stark: First-quarter award winners

Now that all 30 teams have finally played 40 games, it's time to look back at the first quarter of a fun season and hand out a little imaginary hardware.

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1dBob Ehalt

Baffert seeks to join rare company

At age 75, Billy Turner's the only person on Earth who can say he has trained a Triple Crown winner. He would love to welcome Bob Baffert to that exclusive club.

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Former FIFA candidate: One of worst days
Soccer 

Portugese soccer great Luis Figo, and one-time FIFA presidential candidate: "People who love football such as I do, will remember 26th May as one of the worst days of the history of FIFA."

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Soccer 

Remembering the 'Memorial Day Massacre'
NBA 

Thirty years ago today, the Celtics crushed the Lakers 148-114 in Game 1 of the 1985 Finals. The Lakers would rebound to win the series in six games.

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Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

You just never know: NYY sweep the best team in baseball, taking three from the Royals, following a stretch in which the NYY lost 10 of 11.

Unlikely goal outburst in Europa Final
Soccer 

Sevilla was celebrating a pair of goals in a span of three minutes in the first half -- but Dnipro still tied it at the half 2-2. Dnipro hadn't scored 2 goals in any of its previous four Europa League matches. Follow live

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Soccer 

Don't crown the Cavs just yet

The Cavaliers made quick work of the Hawks, but that doesn't mean they're a lock for the title. The last two teams to sweep the conference finals both lost in the NBA Finals (Spurs in 2013, Nets in 2003).

Twins take 3-game series against Red Sox
MLB 

With a 6-4 win over the skidding Red Sox, the Twins remained hot, notching a fifth straight win behind homers from Aaron Hicks and Eddie Rosario. Box score

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Maradona vindicated about FIFA
Soccer 

Diego Maradona has said FIFA was corrupt for years but wasn't taken seriously: "I was treated like a crazy person. Now the FBI has told the truth. ... Enough lying to people and dinner parties to re-elect [Sepp] Blatter." (via Radio La Red in Buenos Aires)

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Soccer 

Potential pair of NHL Game 7's is rare
NHL 

If the Blackhawks win tonight, it will be just the second time since expansion in 1967-68 that both series immediately preceding the Stanley Cup finals have gone to a Game 7. The only other time it happened was in 2000 (New Jersey beat Philly; Dallas beat Colorado).

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Rockies ride HRs to series win
MLB 

Nolan Arenado hit a 3-run shot in the first inning and Charlie Blackmon followed with a 2-run HR in the second as the Rockies took the three-game set against the Reds in Cincy. Box score

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ESPNTennis @ESPNTennis

Play stopped for the day with Kohlschreiber holding a 4-2 lead in the fifth set over Andujar. They will resume Thursday. #RG15

Cards place Matt Adams on DL

The Cards 1B has a strained right quadriceps, which he sustained running on a double in a 6-4 win against the Diamondbacks Tuesday night. Adams was batting .243 with 4 HRs and 20 RBIs.

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Curry: 'I'll be ready to go'
NBA 

Steph Curry, sporting a sleeve on his arm, met with doctors following a scary fall in Game 4, but is ready to try to close out the Rockets.

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How the Vikes are handling AD's absence
NFL 

Ben Goessling reports from Minnesota where Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Adrian Peterson will not be a distraction for the team.

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NFL 

Noah Syndergaard drops the hammer
MLB 

The ESPN HR Tracker measured his homer this afternoon at 430 feet, the longest hit by a pitcher in the last 7 seasons since Carlos Zambrano's 431 feet in 2012. Syndergaard bested Zambrano's and Matt Cain's 428-foot shots in 2011.

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MLB 

Brazil sponsor Nike 'concerned' by case
Soccer 

An unnamed U.S. company allegedly involved in bribes related to a Brazil national team sponsor came up in the FIFA case. Nike's statement: "Nike believes in ethical and fair play in both business and sport and strongly opposes any form of manipulation or bribery."

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Soccer 

ESPN FC @ESPNFC

Goal, Sevilla! Carlos Bacca gets behind the defence, rounds the keeper and scores! 2-1 Sevilla!

Thibodeau firing grows more likely

The Bulls are giving increasing consideration to firing coach Tom Thibodeau and absorbing the corresponding financial hit, league sources told ESPN's Marc Stein. There's nearly $9M left on the coach's contract.

Hamilton gets 1st hit back with Rangers

Josh Hamilton, hitless in his first nine at-bats since returning to the Rangers Monday, lined a single down the left line in the seventh inning but was thrown out going for a double. Hamilton finished 1-for-4 with a strikeout in Texas' 12-3 loss to the Indians. Box score

Five-run 7th propels Pirates to sweep
MLB 

Gerrit Cole tossed 7 innings of 2-run ball, and the Pirates backed him with five runs in the 7th inning -- sparked by Josh Harrison's 2-RBI single. Miami dropped its third straight, while Pittsburgh notched its longest win streak since 2013 (6 games). Box score

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