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Royal whupping: Djokovic clobbers 'King' Nadal

Top-ranked and top-seeded Novak Djokovic dethroned the "King of Clay" on Wednesday, beating nine-time champion Rafael Nadal.

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Slowing down LeBron James (2:41)
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How impressive was Joey Gallo's debut? (0:37)
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1hEric Karabell

Gallo's magical debut changes nothing

Eric Karabell examines the debut of Joey Gallo, and writes why fantasy owners should temper long-term expectations. He compares Gallo to Kris Bryant.

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SweetSpot TV: Greatest No. 1 Draft Picks (3:25)
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Schaap: Sepp Blatter is seen as a crook (2:06)
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College football jersey numbers mark time (2:03)
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4hDana O'Neil

Looking ahead: Kentucky Wildcats

Replacing eight guys from a team that lost but one game in 39 tries is a rather tall order, but this is Kentucky, and expectations are always high.

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Pharoah owners strike landmark marketing deal

The owners of American Pharoah agreed to a marketing deal early Wednesday morning that will blanket the horse with logos from the energy drink brand Monster ahead of his run for the Triple Crown.

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Rafa Nadal's French streak finally over

His 39-match win streak at the French Open was the 4th-longest in the Open Era at any Grand Slam, and the longest at Roland Garros. The most consecutive wins at a single Grand Slam event was 41 by Bjorn Borg at Wimbledon.

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ESPN on Snapchat Discover Live
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Did you know the 2015 Stanley Cup features the regular season's highest scoring team vs. the second-best goals-against average? Preview the Blackhawks and Lightning in today's edition of ESPN on Snapchat Discover.

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ESPN reporter takes on James Jones
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Dave McMenamin has this appreciation of the Cavs' forward, punctuated by a 3-point shooting contest. It doesn't go well. "Don’t worry about it. You tried,” said Jones, whose team has reached the Finals 5 years in a row.

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Haberstroh: It's all about the 3-ball
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Sorry, Phil. Here's why the 3-pointer is the "special sauce" of great NBA offenses.

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Djokovic finally gets Rafa in France
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This was the seventh time Novak Djokovic played Rafael Nadal at the French Open, but the first time he's come away with the win. He's also the only player to beat Nadal four times at Grand Slams.

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Legs: Can the Cavs corner Curry?
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"You're talking about the best shooter in the game coming off downscreens." Good luck with that.

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Allen Iverson... Notre Dame QB?

It could have happened, Gary Moore, Iverson's longtime manager, told Bleacher Report. "That was our dream. We watched the Fighting Irish on TV every Saturday. ... He was never supposed to be in the NBA. We were focused on the NFL. He should be in Canton as we speak."

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No. 1 Djokovic lives up to his ranking
Tennis 

Novak Djokovic extends his match win streak to 27 with a clinical three-set win over Rafael Nadal, 7-5, 6-3, 6-1.

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Jim Caple @jimcaple

The king is dead. Djokovic beats 9-time French Open champ Nadal in straight sets. Just Rafa's second loss in 72 matches at Roland Garros.

David Lee IG @dlee042

The new jerseys have arrived! One day left before we get started! #GSW #StrengthinNumbers #Finals

Murray takes first two sets
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Andy Murray looks well on his way to his first win on clay in five tries vs. No. 7 David Ferrer. Live on WatchESPN

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Legs: How to slow down LeBron

What can the Warriors do? Force him to go right.

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LeBron taking a dip from three
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Although it isn't affecting his overall production for the Cavs, LeBron James has not been money on 3-pointers so far this postseason.

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Djokovic-Nadal's epic 18-shot rally
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Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal traded 18 athletic shots during one rally in the first set. Djoker ultimately won the point in the quarterfinal match at the French Open.

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Skip Bayless @RealSkipBayless

LeBron has played in 172 playoff games. Warriors starting 5 has played in a total of 168. LeBron: 5th straight Finals. Big advantage, LBJ

Brian Phillips @runofplay

After Djokovic tears through the firewall of Rafa in Paris, it's hard to believe that he'll ever lose again.

Watch: Djoker's slick backhand winner
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This cross-court backhand winner by Novak Djokovic was emblematic of his dominating second set vs. Rafael Nadal.

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Todd Archer @toddarcher

Jason Garrett said Joseph Randle's "meat on the bone" comment was addressed last wk & RB needs to talk less, play more, according to coach

Novak not looking back
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Novak Djokovic Is 139-1 when winning first two sets in grand slams. The only loss came vs. Jurgen Melzer in the 2010 French Open quarters.

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