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FIFA elections: Blatter vs. Prince Ali

Originally expected to be a ho-hum affair, FIFA's presidential election has plenty of extra intrigue with scandal swirling around FIFA again this week.

2hRamona Shelburne

Father: Klay Thompson vomited, was 'woozy'

Warriors guard Klay Thompson threw up and experienced other "concussion-like symptoms" Wednesday night after being kicked in the head by Rockets forward Trevor Ariza, Thompson's father said.

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3hJeff Goodman

Goodman: My Top 25 men's hoops ballot

Jeff Goodman offers a look at what his Top 25 ballot would like if he was submitting it right now, and ID's 25 more top teams to be considered.

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Looking ahead: Oregon State Beavers

Led by Gary Payton II, the Oregon State Beavers could be heading toward an NCAA tournament bid.


St. John's athletic director resigns

Chris Monasch, who had been with the school for 10 years, resigned today. The resignation is effective June 30 as Monasch leaves to "pursue new leadership opportunities."

NFL OTA and minicamp schedule

Twenty-six of the 32 teams are holding OTAs today. Wondering when the next sessions are, or when minicamps start? Here's a chance to get the dates on your calendar. Offseason workout sked


So far, so good for Jameis Winston

The No. 1 overall pick has earned rave reviews early on from Buccaneers teammates. "He gets better every day. He's picking up the offense very fast," TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins said. Making an impression

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POTUS talks hoops

President Obama chatted with fans about the NBA on Twitter today -- and as a Bulls fan, he's not particularly thrilled about Tom Thibodeau's firing. Check it out


Sale, White Sox beat Orioles

Chris Sale got it started with 7 2/3 innings of four-hit ball, striking out 12, an outing the bullpen almost ruined by allowing a two-run home run to Chris Davis in the 9th. Chicago hung on to beat Baltimore 3-2. Box score


Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

The biggest takeaway from Gar/Pax press conference? Thibs, Gar and Pax really, really didn't like each other. In case you still weren't sure

Chris Davis homers in ninth

The Orioles star took Zach Duke deep in the ninth with a 2-run blast that cut the White Sox's lead to 3-2. That's Davis' third homer in the last two games. Follow live

Thibs historically good in Chicago

In just five seasons, Tom Thibodeau established himself as a winner.


Burley: Blatter has to go

ESPN FC's Craig Burley doesn't believe FIFA can rebuild its reputation if Sepp Blatter is still in charge: "This guy has the skin of a rhinoceros."


Louis Riddick @LRiddickESPN

No matter who plays LT in Denver, you can bet on this team running the football MUCH more in '15. Would be foolish not to, for many reasons.

No Clady leaves Broncos' OL 'unsettled'

ESPN's Jeff Legwold: "They're going to get a lot younger in the OL, and one of their better players that they were going to count on as being one thing they didn't have to worry about, it's now something they have to worry about."


Honoring a teammate's last wish
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Malik Sparkman died May 17 following a battle with kidney cancer. Before laying him to rest, his fellow Coffee County (Ga.) football players made sure he got to take the field he loved one final time. Poignant tribute

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Montreal mayor: We want MLB games

Denis Coderre met with Rob Manfred today to ask the baseball commissioner to consider playing 3 or 4 regular-season games in Montreal next season. Montreal, home to the Expos from 1969-2004, drew more than 96,000 fans to a pair of exhibition games in early April.

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Jeff Legwold @Jeff_Legwold

Gary Kubiak said team will wait "7 to 10 days'' for swelling to go down in Clady's knee and then Clady will have surgery.

A lot has changed since 1975

What the world looked like the last time the Warriors were in the Finals:

  • U.S. president: Gerald R. Ford
  • NBA and ABA hadn't yet merged
  • 3-point shot didn't exist in NBA
  • No players on Cavs or GSW had been born
  • Steve Kerr was 9 years old

Clark: No direct answer from Kelly

Chip Kelly's lack of a direct answer today when asked if race played a role in the Eagles' offseason moves leads Ryan Clark to wonder: "Is there some fire where this smoke is coming from?"


Blatter still has an edge in election

Grenada F.A. president Cheney Joseph says that Sepp Blatter has an advantage in Friday's FIFA elections, despite all the drama and corruption charges.


It's all about the money

FIFA brought in over $5.7 billion in revenue during the previous World Cup cycle (2011-14), with $4.8 billion of that from the 2014 World Cup. Forty-three percent of FIFA's revenue came from TV rights, and 29 percent from marketing. FIFA turned a profit of $338 million during the cycle, bringing its total cash reserves to $2.9 billion.


Saints, Patriots to hold joint practices

New Orleans originally planned to practice with Houston during training camp, but nixed that idea, in part because of the Texans' appearance on "Hard Knocks." Sean Payton explains

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Man catches big fish -- a really big fish

Jon Black, from Cape Coral, was able to reel in a goliath grouper from his kayak. Estimated size of the fish? 552 pounds or about the combined weight of J.J Watt (289 lbs) and Bartolo Colon (283 lbs).