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2hGabriele Marcotti

Marcotti: Blatter wins, football loses

Sepp Blatter, the game's master politician, won the FIFA presidential election for his fifth term, but football is the real loser, writes Gab Marcotti.

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1mDave McMenamin

LeBron on slowing Curry in Finals: 'You can't'

When asked Friday what it will take to slow down league MVP Stephen Curry in the NBA Finals, the Cavaliers' LeBron James said, "The same way you slow me down. You can't."

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2hKevin Arnovitz

Sefolosha says arrest has hurt his reputation

Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha blames police for the leg injuries he suffered during his April arrest in New York and told ESPN that the incident has damaged his reputation.

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17hDavid Schoenfield

Time for some fearless predictions!

Among the predictions: The San Francisco Giants' Brandon Crawford will win the NL MVP award and the Los Angeles Dodgers will pick up Aroldis Chapman.

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54mESPN.com Staff

Photos: Friday Funnies - Celebration Fails

Celebrations can be pretty epic, but for some ... in not such a great way. A look at some of the top celebration fails on the field.

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6hCraig Custance

Buffalo Sabres make 'perfect hire' with an evolved Dan Bylsma

Early on during Team USA’s world championship semifinal against Russia, head coach Todd Richards noticed that the Russians had found a way to effectively counter his set forecheck so that they were attacking the American defensemen with speed.

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4hMatt Walks, ESPN.com

Reimagining NBA mascots as cartoon characters

A two-man, Montreal-based design firm released a batch of 16 reimagined NBA mascots that look like they were taken straight out of Looney Tunes.

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Adam Silver responds to draft proposal
NBA 

FiveThirtyEight crowdsourced solutions to fix the NBA draft, sent the best one to commissioner Adam Silver and he responded. Even though he said he won't be riding a bear into the lottery room any time soon (as one suggested), he said "there appears to be a growing consensus that we need to reform the draft lottery." No 'tanking' talk

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NBA 

Melrose: Lundqvist a can't miss in Game 7
NHL 

Barry Melrose is picking the Rangers tonight in Game 7 against the Lightning: "The hot goaltender is the most important position we have in hockey. And Henrik Lundqvist is the hottest goalie going."

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NHL 

With no Klay, Warriors lean on Curry
NBA 

Stephen Curry's usage rate with Klay Thompson off the court is 36.4% in the playoffs, compared to 29.3% with Thompson on the court. That would be equal to LeBron James' playoff-high usage rate this season.

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NBA 

Klay Thompson diagnosed with concussion
NBA 

Said the Warriors in a statement: "[Thompson] will not return to the court until he is symptom-free and cleared under the NBA's concussion protocol guidelines. He will be evaluated daily and there is no timetable for his return."

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NBA 

Thompson uncertainty looms over Finals
NBA 

If Klay Thompson has lingering issues relating to his concussion or misses time, it could spell trouble for the Warriors. Only one player has made more 3s this postseason than Thompson, his backcourt mate Stephen Curry.

NBA 

Belichick: 'We're on to next year'
NFL 

Patriots coach Bill Belichick's "short-term focus" was on display today, says Mike Reiss.

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NFL 

Big Apple teams big in home Game 7's
NHL 

The Rangers are a perfect 7-0 when hosting Game 7's. Combined with their fellow Madison Square Garden residents, the Knicks, they are a formidable 11-2 in Game 7's played in Manhattan.

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NHL 

LeBron: Ain't no stopping us, now
NBA 

When asked what it will take to slow down MVP Stephen Curry in the Finals, LeBron James said, "The same way you slow me down. You can't." Stopping Curry

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NBA 

Klay Thompson out with concussion
NBA 

Shelley Smith broke down how the Warriors handled Klay Thompson's concussion and Stephen Curry offered this response to the diagnosis: "Thankfully, we have a week off in between games for him to fully recover. He took a nice little blow to the head."

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NBA 

Friday night DFS picks
MLB 

Jose Altuve and Evan Gattis are among the players that ESPN's analysts are building their daily fantasy rosters around. Tonight's top options

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MLB 

Not the Strasburg you're used to seeing
MLB 

Stephen Strasburg's 6.50 ERA simply doesn't make sense. But it's there and step one in his attempt to lower it starts tonight vs. the Reds at 7:10 p.m. ET. What's up with Stras?

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MLB 

Morgan's 'eye-opening' Blatter encounter
Soccer 

USWNT's Alex Morgan recalls the time she was nominated for the Ballon d'Or and FIFA presisdent Sepp Blatter seemed unsure who she was.

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Soccer 

Gab Marcotti: Blatter wins; Soccer loses
Soccer 

"This is politics of the highest order. And few do it better than Blatter does." Political virtuoso

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Soccer 

Bounce-back on the mind for MAtt Harvey
MLB 

Harvey allowed a career-high 7 earned runs in his last start at Pittsburgh. He returns to Citi Field vs. a slumping Marlins team tonight at 7:10 p.m. ET.

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MLB 

Falcons LB allegedly kills girlfriend's dog

Prince Shembo was charged with aggravated cruelty for allegedly killing his girlfriend's dog on April 15. The investigation concluded yesterday. Shembo played in all 16 games for Atlanta last season as a rookie. Story

Burley: Blatter is a buffoon
Soccer 

ESPN FC's Craig Burley has an idea to limit Sepp Blatter's fifth term as FIFA president. "If it's good enough for the United States of America['s President] to only serve a couple of terms, why is it a guy at the top here can continue to run, and run and run?"

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Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

Tom Brady’s appeal hearing will be held June 23, and possibly continued June 25, a league source told ESPN.

Dwight suspended 1 game of 2015-16 season
NBA 

Dwight Howard's common foul on Andre Iguodala in Game 5 was upgraded to a flagrant foul 1 and will now be suspended for a game to start the 2015-16 season: "Well, that means I have to play 81 games hard, not 82."

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NBA 

vaughn mcclure @vxmcclure23

Looks like according to Georgia law, Shembo would face 1 to 5 years in prison if found guilty of felony aggravated cruelty to animals.

Homers a rarity for Arrieta -- except today
MLB 

Cubs SP Jake Arrieta entered today with 3 HRs allowed in 58 innings this season. The Royals have matched that number in four innings today as they lead 3-1. Follow live

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MLB 

New York vs. Chicago titles are rare

If the Rangers and Blackhawks win their Game 7's, it would be the first-ever Stanley Cup final matchup between the two despite the fact that both are Original Six franchises. The cities of New York and Chicago haven't met for a major championship in 52 years, since the Bears beat the Giants for the NFL title in 1963.

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