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Follow live: French Open Day 5

Andy Murray is getting a second-round test from unseeded Joao Sousa, who has split the first two sets with the No. 3 seed.

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DE McDonald arrested twice in under 72 hours

Police in California arrested former Chicago Bears defensive end Ray McDonald at 5:35 p.m. local time Wednesday for violating a restraining order, the Santa Clara Police Department said.

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Outsiders: Why Maclin won't save Chiefs

Football Outsiders identifies the top remaining needs for Kansas City, Denver, Oakland and San Diego, including the Chiefs' lack of a vertical passing game.

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Wednesday's power rankings

Bryce Harper hit his 18th home run of the season as the Nationals continue to win.

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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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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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FIFA prez Sepp Blatter deflects blame
Soccer 

Speaking at the FIFA Congress Opening, Blatter said: "We, I, cannot monitor everyone all of the time. If people want to do wrong, they will also try to hide it." Blatter did not respond to questions asking why he has not resigned, as demanded by FIFA VP Michel Platini.

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Soccer 

Sepp Blatter speaks at FIFA congress
Soccer 

"Many people hold me responsible. I can't monitor everyone all the time. ... I'm sure more bad news will follow, but it is necessary to begin to restore trust."

Soccer 

UEFA won't boycott FIFA election
Soccer 

The nations backed down from their threatened boycott hours before today's start of congress. If Sepp Blatter is re-elected Friday though, English FA vice chairman David Gill will reject his seat on the FIFA executive committee.

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Soccer 

How Blatter can be charged
Soccer 

U.S. Defense attorney Mike Miller says the legal process has to "follow the money" if charges are to be brought on FIFA president Sepp Blatter.

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Soccer 

What to know about FIFA investigation
Soccer 

Sepp Blatter, who isn't involved in the current corruption investigation involving FIFA, has refused to resign as its president following a request from UEFA chief Michel Platini. Blatter is up for re-election; the vote is Friday.

Soccer 

Blatter says FIFA must take a stand

At FIFA Congress opening. president Sepp Blatter called this week's indictments "unprecedented and difficult." Said Blatter: "The events of yesterday have cast a long shadow over football. We cannot allow the reputation of football and FIFA to be dragged through the mud."

Djoker plays through pain
Tennis 

Despite hampered movement, Novak Djokovic is up two sets and 5-4 in the third set against Luxembourg's Gilles Muller. Follow live

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Tennis 

Bill Laimbeer picks LeBron over Jordan
NBA 

"There's no question that I would take LeBron James. ... I mean, Michael Jordan could score and make big shots and look spectacular at times with wild flying dunks, but ... LeBron can get you 15 assists if he chooses to or he can score 50 if he wanted to." (via Dan Patrick show)

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Wallace adjusting to Vikings offense

Former Dolphins and Steelers WR Mike Wallace on the difference being on his new team: "It's a vertical offense, [rather] than a short, West Coast offense. You go down the field a lot more here, more what I'm accustomed to." Feeling at home

It's time to S-P-E-L-L
Spelling Bee 

The vowels are flying at the Scripps National Spelling Bee as 20 boys and 18 girls remain in the semifinals. Live on ESPN2 & WatchESPN

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Spelling Bee 

Nadal continues French cruise
Tennis 

Rafael Nadal improved to 68-1 all-time at the French Open with an easy 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 win over fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro. Nadal is now 19-2 against his fellow countrymen.

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Mike L. Goodman @TheM_L_G

I feel like some of you were expecting Blatter to get up there and go "Oops you got us. Oh well, it's been a good run."

Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

YouTube disables comments on live stream & replay of Sepp Blatter's speech due to what it says was "high volume." More like angry comments.

Djokovic struggling with groin injury
Tennis 

Novak Djokovic stretches during the break between the 2nd and 3rd sets. Djokovic called an injury timeout late in the 2nd set. He is up 2-1 in the 3rd. Follow live

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Tennis 

OTD: Larry Bird wins 3rd straight MVP

On this date in 1986, Larry Legend became just the third player to achieve the feat (Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain). Eleven days later, he would lead Boston to an NBA championship over Houston.

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Djokovic recovers to win 2nd set
Tennis 

No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic needed an injury timeout late in the second set of his match with Gilles Muller. Follow live

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Tennis 

ESPNTennis @ESPNTennis

Djokovic leads 2 sets to 0 but needed medical timeout late in second. Murray splits sets with Sousa. Isner down a set to Chardy. #RG15

Rory looking at another missed cut
Golf 

After shooting an 80 today, Rory McIlroy looks like he may miss his 13th cut worldwide since rising to No. 1 in the world in March 2012. Tiger Woods has missed 13 cuts since turning pro in 1996.

Golf 

Hard to topple the MVP in the Finals
NBA 

This is the 31st instance that a player won the MVP award and then went on to make the NBA Finals that same season. They are 22-8 in those series.

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NBA 

Blatter’s most 'memorable' moments
Soccer 

As he prepares to battle for his job as the head of FIFA, here are some of the defining moments from Sepp Blatter's career, including when he said, “Let the women play in more feminine clothes.” He said what?

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Soccer 

FIFA still planning to rock the vote
Soccer 

There are two men in tomorrow’s FIFA presidential election: Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein vs. Sepp Blatter. Know your candidates

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