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Follow live: Serena wins, Venus in action at French Open

Serena Williams won her rain-interrupted third-round match against talented French opponent Kristina Mladenovic. Sister Venus has split the first two sets with Alize Cornet and later, Novak Djokovic will take the court.

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Curry inspiring young hoops fans (3:09)
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Letterman will fake his death if team doesn't win Indy 500 (1:27)
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Sights and Sounds: LeBron, Cavs bury Raptors, advance to Finals (1:34)
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Beer can pyramids, more exciting than a baseball game (0:14)
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Draymond names all players drafted before him from memory (1:46)
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Stephen A. not sold Cavs can win it all (1:22)
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Rangers going to be cautious with Darvish (0:59)
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2dMichael J. Mooney

Yu's Year Of Magical Thinking

After surgery, scandal and a change in approach, can Yu Darvish still be the king of K's?

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On this date: Barry Bonds hits 715th home run (1:29)
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Cruise around Charlotte Motor Speedway (1:41)
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2hBen Arledge

Smith at peace with infamous Stanley Cup own goal

Thirty years ago, Steve Smith became hockey's Bill Buckner when his infamous gaffe cost the Oilers a chance at a Cup. Now he's helping other young defensemen weather the ups and downs in the NHL.

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Cavs' news conferences filled with shenanigans (0:52)
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On this date: Larry Bird wins third straight NBA MVP (1:27)
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Jalen & Jacoby wonder why Paul George wears his own jersey on vacation (1:45)
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Olney: Red-hot Pirates are a sleeping giant

Buster Olney focuses on the 28-19 Pirates, laying out an apt analogy for the perception of the NL Central and what Pittsburgh is capable of.

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Oh No!: Muddy golf and snowy cycling (0:57)

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LeBron, Cavs finish off Raptors
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Check out the sights and sounds from LeBron James and the Cavaliers' victory over the Raptors in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals.

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Cornet wins the second set 6-1 over Venus Williams to force a third. First time in six meetings Cornet has won a set off Williams. #RG16

Christopher Wondoloski ESPN FC 

Beautiful day for the Champions League Final in Milan!

Matt Wilansky Tennis editor 

Elina Svitolina on her next opponent, Serena Williams: "I think mentally I need to stay strong, stay positive, and no more junior mentality and junior tennis. It's been a big thing for me now, and I need to change something, my preparation in my game, as well. Of course I still do bad mistakes, but, you know, I cannot go further without doing mistakes."

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Christopher Wondoloski ESPN FC 

Friends. For now. Outside San Siro Stadium in Milan.

Sam Strong ESPN Staff Writer 

North Carolina throttling Loyola after one quarter as the Tar Heels have a 9-2 lead. For reference, UNC's season high for goals is 20. Tar Heel sophomore Chris Cloutier has a hat trick. Loyola has tried man-to-man, zone and now is going to goalie Grant Limone, who began the season as the starter.

Stephen Curry inspiring young hoops fans
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“Our parents wanted to be like Mike. But for us, we'd rather be like Steph."

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In 26 minutes, (12) David Goffin wins the first set against Nicolas Almagro. Kiki Bertens takes first set 6-2 over (29) Kasatkina. #RG16

Alex Perry ESPN UK Editor 

A stunning eagle at 18 rescues Scott Hend at Wentworth, but Danny Willett's weekend woes continue as a 4-over 76 sees the Masters champion down to T5. It wasn't pretty, but it sets up a fascinating final day of the BMW PGA Championship.

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Mark Martin, selected Wednesday to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, hasn't been to a race since November 2013. Why? He explains:

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Pitchers who will, won't turn it around
MLB 

For all of Matt Harvey's struggles this season, he also has been one of the unluckiest pitchers on his batted balls. Even if Harvey's stuff is diminished, Scott Spratt thinks he can expect to see better results. Bad luck, bad seasons (Insider)

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Is Curry's defense actually underrated?
NBA 

Russell Westbrook laughed at the idea that Steph Curry's defense is underrated. Kevin Pelton has the facts on whether the two-time MVP really is a strong defender or not. What do metrics say? (Insider)

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors F DeMarre Carroll missed a ton of time this season due to knee surgery -- he had a couple of setbacks while trying to return -- but got tons of opinions from doctors and came back for the playoffs. His right elbow then got hyperextended and he dealt with a wrist injury and a hip pointer, too. He says he felt at best 70-75 percent. He is confident he will be 100 percent by training camp.

Ronaldo needs career-defining moment
Soccer 

Cristiano Ronaldo has done plenty in his storied career, but legendary footballers are generally not remembered by numbers. Instead, they're remembered by individual moments -- and it's time for Ronaldo's, writes Michael Cox. More than stats

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Draymond's memory is pretty ridiculous
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Draymond Green named the 34 players drafted before him in the 2012 NBA draft all from memory. Very impressive.

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What did LeBron say to make Drake laugh?
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LeBron James didn't seem like he was telling a joke, but he directed some words toward Drake and the rapper laughed it off. Last laugh went to Cleveland, though.

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Alex Perry ESPN UK Editor 

What is going on at Wentworth? It's a bogeyfest out there and Tyrrell Hatton now leads -- despite finishing his round more than 2 hours ago. Overnight leaders Danny Willett, Scott Hend and Y.E. Yang can't buy a birdie at the moment.

Golf 

Why Lynch isn't coming back to Seahawks
NFL 

Even if Marshawn Lynch decided to end his retirement after just four months, Sheil Kapadia writes it's unlikely he'd fit in the Seahawks' financial plan for 2016. They've moved on

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors G DeMar DeRozan: "My mindset has always been Toronto. I don't want to switch it up now."

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

We'll see what happens, but Raptors G DeMar DeRozan sure sounds like he wants to stay in Toronto, for what it's worth.

Olney: Pirates are a sleeping giant
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Glaring needs are developing for championship contenders, but Pittsburgh doesn't have any gaping holes right now. Watch out (Insider)

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