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Indicted FIFA officials face extradition

Nine current or former FIFA officials face extradition to the U.S. after a 24-year probe into soccer corruption. Also, Swiss prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids.

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Curry to wear protective sleeve in Game 5

Warriors guard Stephen Curry is expected to wear a sleeve on his right arm in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals Wednesday night to protect an elbow injury he received in his Game 4 fall.

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A-Rod's 1,995th career RBI sets record in AL

Alex Rodriguez hit a three-run homer in the third inning of Wednesday's game at Yankee Stadium, giving him 1,995 career RBIs. He passed Lou Gehrig (1,993) on the all-time list.

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Sando: What to pay QBs Wilson, Newton

Mike Sando explains why the cost of quarterback contracts in the NFL will continue to rise -- and what that means for upcoming contract negotiations for Cam Newton and Russell Wilson.

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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.

Mets pitcher blasts mammoth homer (0:24)


May 27, 1968: George Halas retires

On this date 47 years ago, Halas retired as the Bears coach for the fourth time -- this time for good. His 324 wins stood as the NFL record for 27 years until Don Shula passed it.

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Atlanta Braves @Braves

Braves acquire IF Juan Uribe and RHP Chris Withrow in exchange for IF Alberto Callaspo, LHPs Eric Stults and Ian Thomas and RHP Juan Jaime

Cruz HR splashes in fish tank

Nelson Cruz sends a shot to center field that lands in the sting-ray pool, giving his team a three-run lead in the top of the ninth inning en route to a victory over Tampa Bay.


Why the U.S. led the FIFA takedown

ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti: "A lot of the allegations concern CONCACAF, the Miami-based confederation that represents North and Central America and the Caribbean. ... Many of those indicted are not American, but the money flowed via the U.S. or via U.S. companies." What you need to know

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Highlight: King Felix's gem

Felix Hernandez was sterling in a four-hit shutout to become MLB's first eight-game winner. He has 11 shutouts in last 10 seasons. Only Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee have more.


Final: White Sox 5, Blue Jays 3 (10)

Toronto's Josh Donaldson tied the game with a solo HR in the bottom of the 9th -- his third game-tying or go-ahead HR in 9th inning or later this season. But the White Sox got ribbies from Adam LaRoche and Gordon Beckham in the 10th to snap a 4-game slide. Box score

Darren McFadden active at Cowboys OTA's

He will be a part of a running-back-by-committee to replace DeMarco Murray who had a franchise-record 392 carries. Will the Cowboys stop looking for replacements? ESPN's Todd Archer: "Not likely. [Joseph] Randle, McFadden, [Lance] Dunbar and [Ryan] Williams have not given the Cowboys a reason to stop looking."


Thibodeau firing grows more likely

The Bulls are giving increasing consideration to firing coach Tom Thibodeau and absorbing the corresponding financial hit, league sources told ESPN's Marc Stein. There's nearly $9M left on the coach's contract. Story

Cruz-ing along

Nelson Cruz currently leads the majors in HR after his go-ahead blast in the 9th inning today. He actually has one more HR than he did at this same point last year when he went on to lead the majors in that category.


McCann, A-Rod power Yanks past Royals

Brian McCann and Alex Rodriguez jacked home runs to deliver a Yankees sweep of the Royals in the Bronx. Michael Pineda improved to 6-2 after providing more than 6 innings of 1-run ball. Box score


Syndergaard does it all in Mets' 7-0 win

Noah Syndergaard tossed 7 1/3 scoreless innings and even hit his first career homer (430 feet) to lift the Mets to a series win and sweep of the Phillies at Citi Field. 1B Lucas Duda added two homers to give him 8 this season. Box score


Former FIFA candidate: One of worst days

Portugese soccer great Luis Figo, and one-time FIFA presidential candidate: "People who love football such as I do, will remember 26th May as one of the worst days of the history of FIFA."

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Remembering the 'Memorial Day Massacre'

Thirty years ago today, the Celtics crushed the Lakers 148-114 in Game 1 of the 1985 Finals. The Lakers would rebound to win the series in six games.


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You just never know: NYY sweep the best team in baseball, taking three from the Royals, following a stretch in which the NYY lost 10 of 11.

Unlikely goal outburst in Europa Final

Sevilla was celebrating a pair of goals in a span of three minutes in the first half -- but Dnipro still tied it at the half 2-2. Dnipro hadn't scored 2 goals in any of its previous four Europa League matches. Follow live


Don't crown the Cavs just yet

The Cavaliers made quick work of the Hawks, but that doesn't mean they're a lock for the title. The last two teams to sweep the conference finals both lost in the NBA Finals (Spurs in 2013, Nets in 2003).

Twins take 3-game series against Red Sox

With a 6-4 win over the skidding Red Sox, the Twins remained hot, notching a fifth straight win behind homers from Aaron Hicks and Eddie Rosario. Box score


Maradona vindicated about FIFA

Diego Maradona has said FIFA was corrupt for years but wasn't taken seriously: "I was treated like a crazy person. Now the FBI has told the truth. ... Enough lying to people and dinner parties to re-elect [Sepp] Blatter." (via Radio La Red in Buenos Aires)

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Potential pair of NHL Game 7's is rare

If the Blackhawks win tonight, it will be just the second time since expansion in 1967-68 that both series immediately preceding the Stanley Cup finals have gone to a Game 7. The only other time it happened was in 2000 (New Jersey beat Philly; Dallas beat Colorado).

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Rockies ride HRs to series win

Nolan Arenado hit a 3-run shot in the first inning and Charlie Blackmon followed with a 2-run HR in the second as the Rockies took the three-game set against the Reds in Cincy. Box score