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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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2hJ.A. Adande

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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1hAndrew Marchand

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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Scott Kacsmar

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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How FIFA's day of drama unfolded (4:23)
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10hJohn Clayton

Clayton: Why a Peterson trade won't happen

An Adrian Peterson trade isn't happening this offseason, says John Clayton. Here's why his only option is to play for the Vikings in 2015.

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7hAdam Rittenberg

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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6hJayson 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.

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Ducks looking to be 1st team in NHL history without a regulation loss in 15 consecutive games in a single postseason (1979 Rangers had 14)

'Level of willful ignorance' with Blatter
Soccer 

Jeremy Schaap on the culture the FIFA president cultivated over the past 40 years: "This is the FIFA that Sepp Blatter has built, and fostered, and under which he has prospered."

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Soccer 

Lester Munson: Blatter should lawyer up
Soccer 

"Four FIFA officials already have entered guilty pleas and forfeited more than $2 million of their ill-gotten gains. Any of these four officials, who include former FIFA executive Chuck Blazer, may yet produce evidence implicating Blatter. They will be cooperating with federal prosecutors as they try to reduce their time in the penitentiary." Massive investigation

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Soccer 

Curry: 'I'll be ready to go'
NBA 

Steph Curry, sporting a sleeve on his arm, met with doctors following a scary fall in Game 4, but is ready to try to close out the Rockets.

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NBA 

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

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Cards' Adams could miss extended time

Matt Adams' strained quadriceps is severe and surgery is a possibility, according to St. Louis GM John Mozeliak. "Hopefully in the next couple of days we'll have a better understanding of exactly how long this is," Mozeliak said.

Dudley: 'We love you, Kobe, but c’mon.'
NBA 

In a radio appearance with ESPN’s Colin Cowherd on Wednesday, Milwaukee Bucks F Jared Dudley said Kobe Bryant’s refusal to defer to his Lakers teammates at this late stage in his career is why, Dudley said, “most guys don’t want to play with Kobe.”

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NBA 

A long night ahead?
NHL 

Long games have been the norm for the Blackhawks and Ducks during the postseason, as they rank 2nd and 3rd, respectively, in terms of average game time this postseason. Game 6 is tonight at 8 p.m. ET in Chicago.

NHL 

Rockets survive when cornered
NBA 

Houston is one loss away from being eliminated from the playoffs, but it has done well in that position. The Rockets have won 4 straight elimination games, 1 win away from tying the second-longest streak in a single postseason (via Elias).

NBA 

Chargers begin San Diego stadium talks

Team executives will sit down with city and county officials on Tuesday to begin negotiations for a new stadium. The Chargers are threatening to leave San Diego for the Los Angeles area if they don't get a new stadium deal.

DeSean Jackson's priorities
NFL 

Mark Brunell says DeSean Jackson's decision to miss OTAs in order to attend a Cavaliers playoff game is a missed opportunity to help improve team chemistry because "every practice matters."

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NFL 

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Steph Curry needs five 3s to break the record for most made 3s in a single series. He has made at least five in each of his last six games.

Could Stosur upset Sharapova?
Tennis 

Big-hitting Australian Samantha Stosur is on a seven-match winning streak and has cruised so far in Paris. And her next opponent, Maria Sharapova, who has become almost Rafa-like at Roland Garros, is feeling under the weather. Upset brewing?

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Tennis 

Federer happy with security this time
Tennis 

With no overt breeches of security this time out, Roger Federer cruised in his second-round match over Marcel Granollers at the French Open. Four security guards courtside

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Tennis 

Boston Red Sox @RedSox

#RedSox acquire OF Carlos Peguero from TEX in exchange for cash. To make room on 40-man, RHP Anthony Varvaro transferred to 60-day DL.

Legendary champ's improved outlook
Tennis 

Roger Federer isn’t the same caliber clay player as Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, but here are five reasons why he could win the French Open. Five for Federer

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Tennis 

Giants sweep Brewers
MLB 

Joe Panik hit a two-run homer, Ryan Vogelsong tossed six innings of one-run ball to win his third straight start and the Giants beat the Brewers 3-1 in Milwaukee.

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MLB 

Why the U.S. led the FIFA takedown
Soccer 

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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Soccer 

Warriors golden in home eliminators
NBA 

Golden State is 15-2 all-time with a chance to close out a series at home, best in NBA history. In all, the Warriors have won 5 straight home games with a chance to clinch and haven't lost such a game since the 1976 Western Conference finals.

NBA 

Advocaat won't stay with Sunderland
Soccer 

Dick Advocaat will not be the permanent manager of the Premier League team. The coach told the club: "He no longer wished to continue a career in club management."

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Soccer 

Texans set to star on HBO's 'Hard Knocks'

"The 'Hard Knocks' documentaries do a tremendous job of displaying how an NFL team prepares for the upcoming season. We look forward to showcasing the Houston Texans to a worldwide audience," Texans owner Bob McNair said in a statement. 'Hard Knocks' in H-Town

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