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Garber: Djokovic's beatdown of Nadal a stunning piece of work

Novak Djokovic has played the best tennis of his life, and it showed in a thorough domination of the greatest clay-court player of all time, Rafael Nadal, in the French Open quarterfinals.

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Bills' McCoy stands by racism claims against Kelly

Bills running back LeSean McCoy defended his claims that Eagles coach Chip Kelly considered players' race in roster decisions and confronted reporters who pressed him on the subject.

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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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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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LeSean McCoy doesn't want to talk Philly
NFL 

The Bills RB said last month that Eagles coach Chip Kelly considered race in roster decisions. McCoy wasn't keen on the topic today: "I have nothing to say about that. I mean, I'm in Buffalo. Everything in Philadelphia is over. I have nothing more to really say about it."

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NFL 

5-on-5: Cavs vs. Warriors
NBA 

Marc Stein's top storyline? "LeBron's chance to lead Cleveland to the city's first championship of any kind in a bazillion years; LeBron's potential slippage to a 2-4 career record in the NBA Finals ... LeBron's mighty struggles from beyond the 3-point arc throughout this postseason. In a word: LeBron." What else is there?

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NBA 

Was Rafa Benitez a good hire?
Soccer 

ESPN FC's Stewart Robson says no: "At Napoli, I thought he made the team worse. ... I'm not sure this is a great move for Real Madrid. How is he going to change Real Madrid to make them better than Barcelona?"

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Rookie Rodriguez sharp so far
MLB 

Eduardo Rodriguez is making the most of his Fenway Park debut, striking out six Twins over the first four innings as Boston leads 3-1. Follow live

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MLB 

French final four feels different
Tennis 

With Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer both out, this will be the first time neither has advanced to the French Open semifinals since 2004.

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Tennis 

Memorial often memorable for Tiger
Golf 

Tiger Woods is making his 15th start at the Memorial, where he has won 5 times and has never missed the cut. That's the longest streak of made cuts in tournament history. Only Jay Haas has more top-10 finishes than Woods at this event (9 to 8).

Golf 

Cardinals off to fast start

St. Louis erupted for 5 runs in the first inning against Brewers starter Jimmy Nelson and have a 5-0 lead in the third inning. Follow live

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Garrett: Focus on doing, not talking

Cowboys RB Joseph Randle last week said DeMarco Murray "left a lot of meat on the bone" last season, and coach Jason Garrett didn’t like the comment: “I think sometimes comments like that get taken out of context or they are not really intended the way they come out.”

Haberstroh: It's all about the 3-ball
NBA 

Sorry, Phil. Here's why the 3-pointer is the "special sauce" of great NBA offenses.

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NBA 

Rafael Nadal: Djokovic was better
Tennis 

“In general, Novak was in control most of the time. He was better than me -- that’s it. It's simple, when an opponent plays better than you, he’s in better shape than you. It happens. Just congratulate him. I was doubtful about myself.”

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Tennis 

Ranking all the No. 1 picks
MLB 

Matt Bush, Tim Belcher and Brien Taylor share a common bond with Chipper Jones, A-Rod and Ken Griffey Jr.: They were all No. 1 picks. Who was the best? David Schoenfield ranks them all. No. 1 through 44

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MLB 

On this date in 1992 ...
NBA 

"Here's Jordan, for 3 ... Yes! Did you see that look? Michael indicating he can't believe it!"

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NBA 

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Cool local note: Before their Ohio Stadium concert this past weekend, Mick Jagger and Kid Rock played nine holes at nearby Scioto CC.

Baltimore Orioles @Orioles

Since the 2014 All-Star break, Miguel Gonzalez has posted a 2.80 ERA (132.0IP, 41ER) which ranks ninth among AL starters (min. 20 starts).

Tiger: I just want to be in contention
Golf 

How is Woods' game going into the Memorial this week? "I feel very good about the changes we've made. We've just implemented a couple of new things. It's still evolving, but it's getting better. It's nice to see."

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5-on-5: Cavs vs. Warriors
NBA 

Marc Stein's top storyline? LeBron. "LeBron's chance to lead Cleveland to the city's first championship of any kind in a bazillion years; LeBron's potential slippage to a 2-4 career record in the NBA Finals; LeBron's status as the only player in this whole series with an NBA Finals pedigree to speak of ... In a word: LeBron." What else is there?

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NBA 

Offense vs. defense in Stanley Cup finals
NHL 

John Tortorella expounds on the value of defense in the Stanley Cup finals -- "You don't win a championship without defense" -- and the type of edge Steven Stamkos gives Tampa Bay.

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NHL 

USA: World leader... in soccer?
Soccer 

Doug McIntyre writes that America deserves much of the credit for finally forcing Sepp Blatter out. "With the Americans leading the way, FIFA is being forced to change before our eyes." Watershed moment

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Soccer 

Experts' picks: NBA Finals

Only five of our experts picked Cleveland to win it all, but take heart, Cavs' fans: At least none of them think Golden State will pull off the sweep. See predictions

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Djokovic finally ousts Nadal in Paris
Tennis 

With today's win, Novak Djokovic is that much closer to his first-ever French Open title -- which would cap a Career Slam -- and 9-time champ Rafael Nadal is out of the way.

Tennis