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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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8mMike Rodak

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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Cardinals off to fast start
MLB 

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
NFL 

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.”

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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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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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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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Tiger misses being in contention

Can Tiger Woods recapture the leaderboard and the crowd at the Memorial this weekend? Bob Harig says Tiger has looked relaxed in practice so far.

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On this date in 1992 ...

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

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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.

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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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Cardinals off to fast start
MLB 

The St. Louis offense was busy right away, scoring five runs in the first inning against Brewers starter Jimmy Nelson. Follow live

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Jason Garrett didn't like Randle comment
NFL 

Cowboys RB Joseph Randle said last week that DeMarco Murray "left a lot of meat on the bone'' last season with Dallas, and the coach 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."

NFL 

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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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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Cardinals off to very fast start
MLB 

The St. Louis offense got rolling right away, scoring five runs in the first inning against Brewers starter Jimmy Nelson. Follow live

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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 

Re-ranking the 2014 NFL draft
NFL 

Mike Sando gets the help of NFL evaluators to re-rank the top 25 players in the 2014 NFL draft class -- and Khalil Mack and the Raiders top the list. Other 24 (Insider)

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Shelburne: Warriors' staff keeps it light
NBA 

"You get the sense they could go on like this for hours, trading one-liners and finding the lighter side of things. Somehow, in his first year as a head coach, [Steve] Kerr has managed to construct a coaching staff and an environment that's just about the most fun anyone involved has ever been around." Fast, loose, disciplined

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92-year-old overwhelmed by attention
Olympic Sports 

Harriette Thompson became the oldest woman to ever finish a marathon by doing so in a little over seven hours.

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