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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 opened a criminal investigation of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids.

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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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23hBob Ehalt

Baffert seeks to join rare company

At age 75, Billy Turner's the only person on Earth who can say he has trained a Triple Crown winner. He would love to welcome Bob Baffert to that exclusive club.

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Experts' picks: AT&T Byron Nelson

Which golfer will win this week's AT&T Byron Nelson? Aussie Marc Leishman seems to be the trendy pick among our experts.

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Countdown to kickoff: 99 days
College Football 

There are 99 days until college football is back -- 1 day for each yard of 2014’s longest play from scrimmage.

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College Football 

Jason Kipnis: Shaved heads a 'team thing'

Indians players and coaches shaved their heads in support of Mike Aviles' 4-year-old daughter who was diagnosed with leukemia. "It means a lot for me," said Aviles, who returned May 18 after a week and a half on the family emergency list. "It's kind of cool when you have your whole team on your side."

Corruption on large scale in CONCACAF
Soccer 

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said investigators found $110M in bribes linked to the planning of the 2016 Copa America tournament, which is being held in the U.S. for the first time.

AP
Soccer 

'We are issuing FIFA a red card'
Soccer 

IRS investigator Richard Weber: "FIFA's official slogan is 'for the game, for the world,' but the co-conspirators in this case corrupted the game for the sole purpose of personal gain -- not for the game and certainly not for the world."

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Soccer 

Mike Trout: I'll never skip All-Star Game
MLB 

The Angels star said if he was selected, he would always attend: "You play baseball to win a championship, but there are things that come along with that. For me, it's a special honor."

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MLB 

Bills QB won't be decided anytime soon

At Bills camp today, head coach Rex Ryan said: "You're not going to make a decision about who your starting QB is in OTAs, but you might have an idea." Here, E.J. Manuel watches Tyrod Taylor throw in Orchard Park, N.Y.

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Soccer officials driven by greed
Soccer 

With various executives involved in the indictments, U.S. Attorney Kelly T. Currie said "Greed drove them to use and exploit their positions for cash." He said CONCACAF president Jeffery Webb accepted bribes.

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Soccer 

LeBron's series: one-of-a-kind
NBA 

LeBron James finished the Cavaliers' four-game sweep of the Hawks averaging 30.3 points, 11 rebounds and 9.3 assists per game. James is the first player in NBA history to average 30-10-9 in a playoff series of any length. (via Elias)

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NBA 

LeBron James: This team is 'very special'
NBA 

"To know how far we've come as a group ... I think that's special in its own right."

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NBA 

FBI agents raid CONCACAF HQ
Soccer 

The FBI raided CONCACAF's headquarters in Miami Beach Wednesday morning as a result of an investigation lasting "decades," according to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

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Soccer 

Sharks to hire Peter DeBoer
NHL 

San Jose will hire him as head coach before the end of the week, a source told ESPN's Pierre LeBrun. GM Doug Wilson declined to comment. DeBoer coached the Devils to the 2012 Stanley Cup finals, but was fired 36 games into the 2014-15 season after four years behind the bench.

NHL 

Mike Rodak @mikerodak

LeSean McCoy has a neck injury. Rex says it's not serious. "We don't need him out there," he said. McCoy sat out team drills.

FIFA corruption: how it works
Soccer 

The Justice Department displayed this graphic during the releasing of indictments against 14 defendants. Nine of the 14 indicted are soccer officials, four are sports marketing executives and another works in broadcasting.

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Soccer 

Why has FIFA gone unchecked?
Soccer 

Former FIFA exec Guido Tognoni to E:60: "These little islands which are not bigger than a football field, do you believe they care what is happening in FIFA, if there is a scandal or not? As long as they get their money, they are happy."

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Soccer 

Tommy Smyth @TommySmythESPN

Things are even worse in the FIFA world than we could have rxpected. The amount of money used for bribes is crazy some people are so greedy.

WSOP going online
Poker 

Dave Tuley says the impact of online poker at the World Series of Poker is undeniable, culminating in the tournament giving away its first online-only bracelet on July 2. Future is intertwined

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Poker 

James Hinchcliffe out of hospital
IndyCar 

The IndyCar driver, who crashed during practice for the Indy 500 and required surgery for an upper thigh and pelvic injury, will continue his recovery at home. Hinchcliffe has not yet been cleared to resume racing but is expected to make a full recovery.

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IndyCar 

Caple: Lucic-Baroni has day's biggest upset
Tennis 

Many experts were picking Simona Halep to win her first Grand Slam at the French Open, but a resurgent Mirjana Lucic-Baroni didn't get that memo, sending the 2014 runner-up home in the second round. A wrench in the plans

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Tennis 

IRS: 'This is the world cup of fraud'
Soccer 

IRS Chief of Criminal Investigation Richard Weber: "As the best financial investigators in the world, [the IRS found] tens of millions of dollars hidden away in offshore accounts. This is the world cup of fraud. Today we are issuing FIFA a red card."

Soccer 

Fact or Fiction with Buster Olney
MLB 

Olney believes it's fiction that the Astros will make the playoffs, unless they upgrade their rotation. Clayton Kershaw winning another NL Cy Young though?

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MLB