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Follow live: French Open Day 7

Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray each cruised in straight sets. Now it's Rafael Nadal's turn, and it looks like he will join them as winners Saturday at the French Open.

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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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11hColey Harvey

Leah Still suffers setback in cancer treatment

Leah Still, the 5-year-old daughter of Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still, has been diagnosed with veno-occlusive disease resulting from a complication in her recovery from pediatric cancer.

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Mark Dominik

Dominik: Watt, Beckham among 32-team FAs

Which NFL players would be coveted by every team if they hit the open market? Mark Dominik makes his list, which includes J.J. Watt and Odell Beckham Jr.

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13hKevin 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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1dDavid 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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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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Potentially LeBron's finest playoffs
NBA 

LeBron James has passed Steph Curry in David Thorpe's ranking of postseason MVPs. "His legacy continues to grow, as this season has been a testament to his mind, his leadership, his skills, his athleticism and, maybe as important as anything, his will to win when dealing with obstacles." Top 10 (Insider)

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NBA 

SportsCenter @sportscenter

Tarik Cohen on campus giving us some pointers on how to make a one-handed backflip catch. Looks pretty easy, right?

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Rafael Nadal wins second set 6-3
Tennis 

He's had 22 unforced errors but Nadal is up over Andrey Kuznetsov two sets to none. Can he finish it off in straight sets? Follow live

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Tennis 

'Crying Piccolo Girl' gets bobblehead
Men's College Basketball 

You may remember Roxanne Chalifoux's brush with viral fame when the Villanova "Piccolo Girl" was caught crying during March Madness. Now you can honor the memory with a bobblehead. Take a look

Men's College Basketball 

Age not a problem for Sock
Tennis 

Jack Sock, 22, who beat Borna Coric in straight sets today, is the youngest male into this year's Round of 16. Sock, the last American man left in the French Open draw, will likely play Rafael Nadal next. French Open bracket

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Tennis 

Hoiberg to the Windy City?
NBA 

The Chicago Bulls are quietly confident that Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg will accept an offer to become the next head coach of the team, multiple league sources tell Nick Friedell. Story

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Melrose: Better fit for Tampa Bay?
NHL 

Barry Melrose thinks the Lightning will be underdogs no matter who they face in the Stanley Cup finals, but selfishly wants to see a Tampa Bay-Chicago matchup.

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NHL 

Big day of major soccer (all times ET)
Soccer 

  • Arsenal vs. Aston Villa (FA Cup Final), 12:30
  • Dortmund vs. Wolfsburg (German DFB Pokal Final), 2 p.m. on ESPN3
  • Athletic Bilbao vs. Barcelona (Copa del Rey Final), 3:30 p.m. on ESPN2/Deportes
  • USWNT vs. South Korea, 4:30 on ESPN

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Soccer 

Jets raise Marshall's guaranteed salary
NFL 

The Jets retooled the contract of WR Brandon Marshall, according to ESPN's Field Yates. The maximum value of his amended pack is $26M over the next three seasons, up from $24.3M, including an additional $1.3M in full guarantees.

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NFL 

Jayson Stark @jaysonst

Multi-HR games by Josh Hamilton this year: 1. Multi-HR games by all #Angels outfielders this year: 1. This is known as a stat to follow

Caple: Keys unsure on clay
Tennis 

Eager for the shift to grass, young American Madison Keys one-ups Maria Sharapova and says her game on clay is more like a hippo on ice after bowing out in the third round of the French Open. Cows vs. hippos

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Tennis 

Blackhawks in familiar territory

The Blackhawks are looking to advance to their third Stanley Cup finals this decade (won in 2010 & 2013). Between 1966-2009, the Blackhawks made it to the Stanley Cup finals three times combined. Game 7 vs. the Ducks is tonight at 8 p.m. ET.

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USC outfielder's incredible diving catch
College Baseball 

USC left fielder Bobby Stahel lays out -- on the warning track, no less -- to make an amazing grab.

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College Baseball 

Cardinals: No regrets for Heyward trade

Jason Heyward's slow start with the Cardinals (.241 BA, 5 HRs) hasn't given GM John Mozeliak buyer's remorse: "I still think there's more in the tank for [Heyward]." (via St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Michael Bennett wants new deal
NFL 

The Seahawks DE wants to stay in Seattle but also wants a new deal, and has been staying away from OTAs as he negotiates for one: "Trying to get the contract right. I'll be there shortly." Bennett is entering the second season of a 4-year, $28.5M deal. (via Seattle Times)

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NFL 

Rafael Nadal wins first set 6-1
Tennis 

Despite a couple loose shots and being broken one game, Nadal took a one set lead over Andrey Kuznetsov as he hopes to advance to the Round of 16. Follow live

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Tennis 

Photo of the Night: Khan's uppercut
Boxing 

Amir Khan landed this blow vs. Chris Algieri Friday but the bout went the full 12 rounds before Khan won by unanimous decision. Khan improved his record to 31-3 with his fifth straight victory.

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Boxing 

Smith: ‘The league has run out of excuses’
NFL 

NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith takes issue with Roger Goodell over his role as arbitrator in the Tom Brady "Deflategate" appeal, as well as perceived double standards in disciplinary measures against players vs. owners. Q&A

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NFL 

Liriano racking up K's
MLB 

Francisco Liriano struck out 11 Padres in six scoreless innings Friday, becoming the first Pittsburgh pitcher to fan 11+ in six innings or fewer since ... Francisco Liriano on Sunday.

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MLB 

Braves defense could be incredible

The addition of Juan Uribe could give Atlanta the best defensive infield in baseball. Now if they would just use it correctly. Spratt: Time to 'shift'

Why did the rabbit cross the race track?

Easy: To avoid the Italian MotoGP racers during today's qualifying session.

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Marcotti: U.S. still could host '26 World Cup
Soccer 

ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti on SportsCenter: "I think Sepp Blatter is sitting there, basically waiting for the U.S. to come and say, 'We want to bid' and Blatter will probably say 'All right, let's do this.'"

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