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Follow live: French Open Day 5

Andy Murray is getting an unexpected second-round test from unseeded Joao Sousa. Will the No. 3 seed join Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal as Day 5 winners?

9hJeff Dickerson

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

23hJayson Stark

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.


Statement from Bulls GM on coach firing

Said Gar Forman: "When Tom [Thibodeau] was hired in 2010, he was right for our team and system at that time, and over the last five years we have had some success with Tom as our head coach. But as we looked ahead and evaluated how we as a team and an organization could continue to grow and improve, we believed a change in approach was needed."

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Bulls looking for new identity

The Bulls were known for the defense under Tom Thibodeau. Bulls GM Gar Forman: "But as we looked ahead and evaluated how we as a team and an organization could continue to grow and improve, we believed a change in approach was needed."


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The Bulls announce Tom Thibodeau will not be retained as coach next season. Bulls D ranked 1st in PPG allowed in 5 seasons under Thibodeau.

Blatter’s most 'memorable' moments

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?


Blatter: Guilty parties must be punished

Sepp Blatter, here sitting next to his girlfriend Linda Gabrielian, said today, "Those who are corrupt in football are in a minority, like in society and must be held responsible for their actions. Football cannot be the exception to the rule. There can be no place for corruption of any kind."


FIFA prez Sepp Blatter deflects blame

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 UEFA president Michel Platini.


Sepp Blatter speaks at FIFA congress

"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."


UEFA won't boycott FIFA election

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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How Blatter can be charged

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.


What to know about FIFA investigation

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.


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

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


Bill Laimbeer picks LeBron over Jordan

"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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Nadal continues French cruise

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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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."

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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

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


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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