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Blatter: FIFA 'storm' unleashed

Sepp Blatter, who faces Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein in Friday's FIFA presidential election, addressed FIFA's members hours before the vote in which he is a seeking a fifth term.

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Peterson sounds off on Vikes' contract stance

In a string of tweets on Thursday afternoon, running back Adrian Peterson said NFL players should have the same kind of fully guaranteed contracts that players in other sports receive.


Spelling Bee ends in tie for 2nd year in row

Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar shared the Scripps National Spelling Bee title Thursday night, giving the bee co-champions for an unprecedented two years running.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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Keep your eyes on these regionals

The NCAA baseball tournament begins this weekend with the regional round. As always things won't go as planned for all of the favorites. Check out which roads will be the toughest to navigate.


British prime minister wants Blatter gone

David Cameron wants FIFA president Sepp Blatter (pictured) to resign: "The sooner that happens, the better." Cameron called it "unthinkable" that Blatter was fit to lead FIFA through the ongoing corruption investigation. (via Associated Press)


NBA Finals: The best and worst unis

There are lots of interesting subplots to the NBA Finals match-up between the Cavs and the Warriors -- LeBron vs. Steph, the Bay Area vs. the Rust Belt, and so on. But we know what you're thinking: Yeah, that other stuff is fine, but what about the uniforms? Best. Jersey. Ever.

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Watch: Roger Federer wins 2nd set

No. 2 seed Federer is cruising through his third-round match, as he leads Damir Dzumhur 6-4, 6-3. Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN


Latest on FIFA elections from Zurich

Today's presidential vote is the 17th bullet on the agenda, and is still an hour or more away. ABC News' Kendis Gibson says it's expected that Sepp Blatter will be re-elected for an "unprecedented" fifth term.


Watch: FIFA congress

The 65th meeting of the FIFA congress will include a vote for president today. Incumbent Sepp Blatter, looking for his fifth term, faces Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein. Live coverage on ESPN FC


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Stephen Curry: 1st in NBA history to face every other member of 1st-Team All-NBA in a single postseason (Davis, M. Gasol, Harden, James)

FIFA congress in progress amid crisis

One of the upcoming votes is its presidential election. Sepp Blatter seemed to refer to Qatar and Russia receiving upcoming World Cups as the root of the problem: "If two other countries had emerged from the envelope I think we may not have these problems." Live coverage on ESPN FC


McEnroe: 5 French Open observations

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have looked impressive so far, which only adds intrigue to their already mega-hyped probable quarterfinal showdown. All observations

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Bomb threat at FIFA congress confirmed

A bomb threat was received at FIFA's congress meeting today, Zurich police confirmed. The soccer governing body has been under increased scrutiny this week as numerous FIFA officials were arrested in conjunction with a corruption investigation. Story


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Rafael Nadal keeps his eye on the ball in his inevitable 2nd round straight sets victory at the French Open.

'Crazy how one side has so much power'

Adrian Peterson unleashed several tweets Thursday venting about the leverage the Vikings have and argued he should get some protection against the possibility the team eventually will release him with money remaining on his deal. All about the money

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Roger Federer takes first set

Federer, who won the French in 2009, is bidding for his 11th straight Round of 16 appearance. Taking the first set 6-4 from Damir Dzumhur is a good start. Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN


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Two more women advance to the Round of 16: No. 13 Safarova d No. 20 Lisicki 6-3 7-6(2) No. 9 Makarova d Vesnina 6-2 6-4 #RG15

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SportsCenter's Robert Flores hosts a sports-related Spelling Bee with contestants Scott Van Pelt and John Buccigross. Which anchor knows his root words better?

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How the FIFA vote breaks down

Every country in FIFA gets a vote. Africa holds the most with 54, with Europe just behind at 53. To secure the presidency, a two-thirds majority is necessary on the first ballot, and if no one secures that, a simple majority vote on the second.


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First weather delay of week at Byron Nelson Championship, as TPC Four Seasons enduring rainy season. Course is saturated and waterlogged.

Examining the Dwyane Wade situation

ESPN's Michael Wallace writes: "Just the mere discussion of the possibility Wade would walk away from the Heat just a year after LeBron [James] fled Miami is enough to sink South Beach." Wade, Pat Riley at crossroads

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Rangers host Lightning in Game 7 tonight

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist has not only won six consecutive Game 7's, but his career total of six Game 7 wins is tied with Martin Brodeur and Patrick Roy for the most by a goaltender in Stanley Cup playoff history.

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John Tortorella: Game 7 about goalies

"It's the goalies. It has to be," Tortorella told SportsCenter. He said he wasn't making predictions. But ... Henrik Lundqvist? ... At home at Madison Square Garden? "Scary," said Torts.


Kluber using K's to turn it around

Corey Kluber had 13 strikeouts Thursday in the Indians' win at Seattle. Since starting the season 0-5, Kluber is 3-0 with 50 K's and just 2 walks in his last 4 starts. Kluber joins Hall of Famer Bob Feller as the only pitchers in Indians history to strike out 50 batters in a 4-start stretch.

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Watch: Roger Federer at the French

The 17-time major champion takes on Damir Dzumhur in their third-round match at Roland Garros. Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN

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Qatar proceeding with World Cup plans

The Gulf nation, which is hosting the World Cup in 2022, is going forward with its plans, saying it has "fully complied with every investigation" as Swiss authorities investigate possible corruption in FIFA.

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