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Follow live: French Open Day 7

Will Sloane Stephens and Serena Williams advance join Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray in the fourth round? Each of the men cruised in straight sets Saturday at the French Open.

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LeBron on slowing Curry in Finals: 'You can't'

When asked Friday what it will take to slow down league MVP Stephen Curry in the NBA Finals, the Cavaliers' LeBron James said, "The same way you slow me down. You can't."

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12hColey Harvey

Leah Still suffers setback in cancer treatment

Leah Still, the 5-year-old daughter of Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still, has been diagnosed with veno-occlusive disease resulting from a complication in her recovery from pediatric cancer.

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Mark Dominik

Dominik: Watt, Beckham among 32-team FAs

Which NFL players would be coveted by every team if they hit the open market? Mark Dominik makes his list, which includes J.J. Watt and Odell Beckham Jr.

Cohen backflips and catches live on SC (2:03)
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2hJim Trotter

DeMaurice Smith: 'The league has run out of excuses'

Deflategate. Ray Rice. Adrian Peterson. Yes, DeMaurice Smith's plate has been plenty full, so we caught up with the NFLPA's executive director to talk Roger Goodell, neutral arbitration and more.

Better matchup for Lightning: Blackhawks or Ducks? (1:50)
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2hDavid Thorpe

Postseason MVPs: Driven to Finals

Steph Curry and LeBron James have been the biggest difference-makers in the playoffs. Who else cracks David Thorpe's list?


Tarik Cohen does some more backflips
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The NC A&T State RB showed off his catch-a-football-while-doing-a-backflip skills at the ESPN campus today.

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How Nadal and Sock match up

Jack Sock and Rafael Nadal will face off in the next round of the French, and their resumes couldn't be more different. Nadal has more titles and more money, but Sock may have the better nickname. Good luck, J-Sizzle.


Jack Sock: Match vs. Rafa a 'chess match'

"I'm kind of excited to see the forehand-to-forehand battle. ... It will be pretty interesting to see the different game plans going on. ... For me, the ad side of the court and him the deuce side of the court obviously and try to find the other's backhand and maneuver the ball around."

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Astros on historic worst-to-first path

Big jumps in win totals happen in MLB. But going from the laughingstock of MLB -- Houston was 51-111 in 2013 -- to first place in their division? That doesn't happen. Unless you're the 2015 Astros

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Smith: ‘The league has run out of excuses’

NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith takes issue with Roger Goodell over his role as arbitrator in the Tom Brady "Deflategate" appeal, as well as perceived double standards in disciplinary measures against players vs. owners. Q&A

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Liriano racking up K's

Francisco Liriano struck out 11 Padres in six scoreless innings Friday, becoming the first Pittsburgh pitcher to fan 11+ in six innings or fewer since ... Francisco Liriano on Sunday.

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Why did the rabbit cross the race track?

Easy: To avoid the Italian MotoGP racers during today's qualifying session.


No. 7 David Ferrer rallies in epic 5-set win

Ferrer was down a set before ripping off 11 straight games en route to winning the next two sets -- and the match. He beat Simone Bolelli 6-3, 1-6, 5-7, 6-0, 6-1 to advance at the French Open.


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Ferrer loses consecutive sets to Bolelli, then wins 12 of 13 games for a 6-3 1-6 5-7 6-0 6-1 win. He'll play Cilic in Round of 16. #RG15

#MassiveFootball Cup final predictor

There are four cup finals in Europe on Saturday, starting with the FA Cup at 12:30 p.m. ET. Mark Donaldson and Tommy Smyth make picks as the soccer world turns its attention from the FIFA crisis to the field.


The feats of Bryce Harper

No homers for Harper last night, but he did single off a 102.2-mph Aroldis Chapman fastball. That's the fastest pitch a batter collected a hit on in the PITCHfx era. (via Daren Willman)

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O's expect Matt Wieters to return Friday

The catcher, out for nearly 13 months after Tommy John surgery, will return to the lineup Friday if his rehab assignment goes well. Said manager Buck Showalter: "You can tell Matt feels good. ... You can just tell in his voice and his body language that he's real close."

San Diego State wins by stealing home
College Baseball 

The Aztecs' Steven Pallares broke a 3-3 tie in the 8th with a straight steal of home to beat UCSB 4-3 in the Lake Elsinore Regional of the College World Series.

College Baseball 

Matthews: Time for Yanks to drop Drew

Stephen Drew is batting .159 in his last 100 games. It's enough of a sample size for ESPN's Wallace Matthews for Yankees to cut their losses with Stephen Drew as their 2nd baseman. Yanks should do better

Manziel developing during Browns OTAs

Browns OT Joe Thomas said that Johnny Football will be a starter in the NFL one day. Insider Field Yates said, "Johnny Manziel has to show to his teammates that he has the commitment."


Stephen A. Smith: Pat Riley no LeBron fan

"If you're Pat Riley... As far as you're concerned, LeBron left you... LeBron betrayed you, he turned his back on the franchise and therefore he's no friend of Pat Riley."


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Ferrer bagels his way into a fifth set against Bolelli. Meanwhile, Gasquet to serve for 2 sets to 1 edge on Anderson. #RG15

Bishop with an NHL first on Friday

Ben Bishop became the first goaltender in NHL history to send his team into the Stanley Cup Final with a road shutout in a Game 7 (via Elias).

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Factor in Fred Hoiberg-to-Bulls timeline

The Bulls, according to sources, are giving extra consideration to the time frame to hire the current Iowa State coach because he underwent open-heart surgery to replace his aortic valve last month.

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Nadal cruises in straight sets

Rafael Nadal smashed this shot en route to smashing Andrey Kuznetsov in their third round match, 6-1, 6-3, 6-2. He'll face American Jack Sock in his next match


Pats avoiding 'Deflategate' at charity event

Tom Brady and other Patriots players are at the Best Buddies Challenge fundraiser on Saturday. WR Julian Edelman: "We worry about what we can control."