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1hGabriele Marcotti

Marcotti: Blatter wins, football loses

Sepp Blatter, the game's master politician, won the FIFA presidential election for his fifth term, but football is the real loser, writes Gab Marcotti.

16mKevin Arnovitz

Sefolosha says arrest has hurt his reputation

Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha blames police for the leg injuries he suffered during his April arrest in New York and told ESPN that the incident has damaged his reputation.

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Sharper pleads guilty in sexual assault case

Former New Orleans Saints player Darren Sharper has pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from allegations he drugged and assaulted women in four states.

1hESPN Staff

Rory McIlroy crashes out of Irish Open

US Open chances hit as World No.1 misses weekend action for second successive tournament - and third straight year at his home event.

15hDavid Schoenfield

Time for some fearless predictions!

Among the predictions: The San Francisco Giants' Brandon Crawford will win the NL MVP award and the Los Angeles Dodgers will pick up Aroldis Chapman.

18hMichael Wallace

Dwyane Wade, Pat Riley at crossroads

Will the two Heat mainstays stick together in Miami, or will a superstar on the decline opt out of the $16.1 million left on his deal and bolt?

22hLynn Olszowy

Grandmothers power LeBron James fan club

The LeBron James Grandmothers' Fan Club is just what the name implies. None of the women is related to James, but they are all grandmothers who feel a special bond with the Cavs' forward.


SportsCenter's Not Top Plays

A tennis player repeatedly beating his racket against his head is the week's worst play. Also don't miss NBA ref Joey Crawford's tumble.


Man slapped by massive fish

With one violent swing of its tail, this enormous grouper exacted a measure of revenge for all of its sea relatives and served notice to other fisherman. Watch: Fish gets even

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Outsiders: Clady injury won't doom Denver

Think Ryan Clady's injury dooms the Broncos? Think again. Peyton Manning, who has the lowest sack rate (3.07%) in NFL history, is essentially offensive line-proof. Stick any five-man combination in front of him and he'll make it work. Rarely under pressure (Insider)

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Broncos offensive line has a new look

The Broncos may be forced to turn to 2nd-round pick Ty Sambrailo from Colorado State to start in place of the injured Ryan Clady in 2015.


Alex Rios back with Royals on Saturday

Rios is expected to return Saturday from a broken left hand suffered in mid-April. The 12-year vet was hitting .321 before going on the DL. KC's game against the Cubs just begun, with the Royals leading 1-0 in the first. Follow live

Blatter: I'm the president of everybody

Newly-elected president Sepp Blatter addresses the FIFA congress after winning his 5th term as president, but did not discuss this week's indictments of a number of top officials.


Sports tone-deaf hall of fame

FIFA’s re-election of president Sepp Blatter despite scandal after scandal during his reign got us thinking about some other infamously tone-deaf moments in sports. Some of the worst

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Belichick: 'We're on to next year'

Patriots coach Bill Belichick's "short-term focus" was on display today, says Mike Reiss.


Klay Thompson diagnosed with concussion

Said the Warriors in a statement: "[Thompson] will not return to the court until he is symptom-free and cleared under the NBA's concussion protocol guidelines. He will be evaluated daily and there is no timetable for his return."

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With no Klay, Warriors lean on Curry

Stephen Curry's usage rate with Klay Thompson off the court is 36.4% in the playoffs, compared to 29.3% with Thompson on the court. That would be equal to LeBron James' playoff-high usage rate this season.

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NFL rookies: What the first week showed

Several high-profile rookies hit the practice field this week at OTAs. Who impressed? Is anyone behind schedule? Here's what grabbed our reporters' attention. Rookie watch

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SEC ups fines for rushing fields, courts
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It will be $50,000 for first-time offenders, then $100,000 and $250,000 for subsequent violations. The new fines will take effect beginning with the 2015-16 academic season.

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Sefolosha: Arrest hurt reputation

The Hawks forward, who has blamed police for leg injuries suffered during an April arrest in New York, said that the incident not only ended his season but also brought stress to his entire family: "Every aspect of my life was affected by something like this." Double the damage

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Blatter: I won't touch the World Cup

In his acceptance speech after his re-election as FIFA president, Sepp Blatter vowed reform and to "bring this boat back ... to shore," but said, "I will not touch the World Cup because the World Cup is too important."


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Remember when Carmelo Anthony was named Most Outstanding Player in the 2003 national championship game? Happy 31st birthday, Melo! #fbf

LeBron's playoff accomplishments lacking

LeBron James has eliminated just 7 50-win teams (including the Bulls and Hawks this season) in his postseason career. Compared to other legends, that doesn’t stack up well.


Friday night DFS picks

Jose Altuve and Evan Gattis are among the players that ESPN's analysts are building their daily fantasy rosters around. Tonight's top options

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Prince Ali: FIFA desperately needs change

Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein praised the "73 really brave countries" who voted for him for FIFA president and hopes it is a sign that there will be major changes in the organization in the near future.


"I need to see Everest with my own eyes"

Of the hundreds of people who climb Mount Everest each year, only one in 11 is a woman. But Chunu Shrestha was determined to be different, to be extraordinary. "My brother asked why I wanted to die. I didn’t want to die. I wanted to do something big for women." The Seven Summits

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