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Royals jump to top of Power Rankings

Fresh off a series win over their in-state rivals, the Royals are the class of baseball right now. Who follows Kansas City on our list?

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Looking ahead: UCLA Bruins

Three returning starters -- Bryce Alford, Tony Parker and Isaac Hamilton -- will form the Bruins' nucleus. The potential challenge is depth.

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Americans struggling in Paris
Tennis 

With Sam Querrey’s 4-set loss to Borna Coric, the Americans fell to 0-7 today and 1-9 for the French Open. Steve Johnson is the U.S.'s only winner over the first two days, but another is guaranteed with Venus Williams and Sloane Stephens meeting today.

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Tennis 

Royals, Yankees on different paths
MLB 

Reigning AL-pennant winner Kansas City sits atop ESPN's MLB Power Rankings. New York, after missing the playoffs for two straight seasons, has lost 10 of 11. They meet today at 1:05 p.m. ET on ESPN/WatchESPN.

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Murray closes out the opening set 6-3 over Arguello on Chatrier while Stephens and Venus Williams make their way onto Lenglen. #RG15

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Maria Sharapova is dealing with a cold but there was no doubt about her playing: 'Unless I'm really in my coffin, I'm going to be out there'

Rubin: Don't sweat Harvey's 'dead arm'
MLB 

ESPN reporter Adam Rubin says fans shouldn't overreact to Mets manager Terry Collins's comments on Matt Harvey's recent struggles.

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Melrose's keys to Chicago-Anaheim Game 5
NHL 

"If the Ducks are going to try and physically intimidate the Chicago Blackhawks, the one weapon the Hawks have is a great power play. If that power play works then the Ducks can't be as aggressive as they'd like."

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Grantland: In praise of Ben Bishop
NHL 

"Bishop didn’t make any especially spectacular saves last night, but he didn’t need to. This was a night when a solid performance was all it would take to grab the series lead, and Bishop delivered at least that." 10 thoughts

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Chelsea celebrates with its fans
Soccer 

Detractors lamented Chelsea's "park the bus" defensive strategy all season, but its fans are saluting the players on a festive bus today in London, celebrating its Premier League title.

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Soccer 

Tulo, Cargo both out for Rockies

Troy Tulowitzki (rest) was not in the lineup to begin with, but Carlos Gonzalez, originally slated to bat third, was just scratched (illness) for today's game vs. the Reds. Neither of the team's stars are playing very well for a 17-25 Colorado team.

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Indy 500 posts 4.2 overnight rating, up from 4.1 last year. Peaked at 5.7 from 3-3:15. Indy (tape delayed) was top local mkt at 12.7.

Norwich City earns Premier League spot
Soccer 

Early goals from Cameron Jerome and Nathan Redmond sent Norwich City past Middlesbrough 2-0 at Wembley Stadium, putting the Canaries back in England’s top league after they were relegated at the end of last season.

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Bryce Harper asked if he knows which way wind is blowing (it's out). Says he doesn't know and doesn't need wind.

Vegas connection
MLB 

Today at 2:20 p.m. ET is the first “head-to-head” meeting between Bryce Harper and Kris Bryant.

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Harper, Bryant share patience
MLB 

Tim Kurkjian on the wunderkinds: "A lot of people see a lot of pitches and strike out in the end. These guys see a lot of pitches and either walk in the end or hit something really hard."

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Berdych cruises in first round
Tennis 

"Everything has been aimed for this tournament," 4th-seeded Tomas Berdych said after his 6-0, 7-5, 6-3 win over Yoshihito Nishioka. "I'm feeling well. I'm feeling physically, mentally strong, and that's the best possible start that I can have."

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Antonio Davis: Dellavedova's 'reckless'
NBA 

"I don't think he's dirty, to me there's a difference. ... He's just reckless, and he has to figure out 'I can play hard, but there's certain situations where I have to be careful at the way that I play.'"

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Custance: Ducks will take their chances

The Ducks have the edge as the Western Conference final vs. Chicago turns into a best-of-3 heading back to Anaheim. Here's why (Insider)

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Sharapova reaches 2nd round in Paris
Tennis 

No. 2 Maria Sharapova beat Kaia Kanepi 6-2, 6-4 to kick off her title defense at the French Open.

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Tennis 

Brewers to have 'Star Wars Night'
MLB 

Apparently the sausage race isn't enough entertainment for Miller Park. "Star Wars Night" will happen this Saturday when Milwaukee hosts the D-backs. However, the Brewers request you leave your lightsabers at home.

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Women's score update: Azarenka d Torro-Flor 6-2 6-1. Riske has split sets with Errani. Watson wins first set over Johansson. #RG15

LeBron's big shot an anomaly
NBA 

LeBron hit the go-ahead 3-pointer in OT Sunday night, but that doesn't reflect how poorly he's shot from long range this postseason.

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