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

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Mike Sando

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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2hAdam Rittenberg

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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50mJayson Stark

Stark: First-quarter award winners

Now that all 30 teams have finally played 40 games, it's time to look back at the first quarter of a fun season and hand out a little imaginary hardware.

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1dBob 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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Clayton: An AP trade won't happen
NFL 

Adrian Peterson might not want to be in Minnesota, but the Vikings simply can't extract enough value for a deal to make sense -- even to Dallas. Why he'll stay put

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NFL 

Mike Zimmer: AD's with us, or no one
NFL 

Adrian Peterson hasn't reported to Vikings' OTAs yet, but the Minnesota coach had a simple choice for him: Us, or no one. Said Zimmer: "He's not going to play for anybody else. ... He's missed a lot of OTAs over the course of his career. I'm not worried about it."

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NFL 

UEFA calls for postponement of election
Soccer 

Europe's organizing body of soccer called for postponement of the FIFA presidential election set for Friday. UEFA president Michel Platini had been supporting Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan in the vote.

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Soccer 

Melrose's keys to Ducks-Blackhawks
NHL 

Barry Melrose wants to see Patrick Sharp start scoring for the Blackhawks if they want to stave off elimination tonight. Does Melrose think they can do it?

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NHL 

Rangers' Colby Lewis rocked again

Lewis allowed 10 runs (9 ER) in 2 2/3 innings this afternoon against the Indians. In the last 2 years, there have been 3 times a pitcher allowed 10+ runs in less than 3 innings -- and Lewis has 2 of them.

U.S. soccer releases statement
Soccer 

"The United States Soccer Federation firmly believes there is no higher priority, and nothing more important, than protecting the integrity of our game. We are committed to the highest ethical standards and business practices, and we will continue to encourage CONCACAF and FIFA to promote the same values."

Soccer 

Titans hoping to bounce back
NFL 

Tennessee posted its worst record and had its worst points differential since 1997 (when they moved to Nashville) last season and also ended the year on a 10-game losing streak, the longest since leaving Houston.

NFL 

6 of 7 FIFA officials resist extradition
Soccer 

U.S. authorities have 40 days to submit formal extradition requests to Switzerland in the FIFA corruption case. Only one of the seven officials arrested agreed to a quick extradition. Story

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 

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 

Dugout culture part of vulnerability
NCAA Softball 

From dancing to videobombing to making invisible pizza, dugout antics are a big part of softball's identity. Just don't let all that fun cause you to take the sport less seriously. Softball's big dance

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NCAA Softball 

A long night ahead?
NHL 

Long games have been the norm for the Blackhawks and Ducks during the postseason, as they rank 2nd and 3rd, respectively, in terms of average game time this postseason. Game 6 is tonight at 8 p.m. ET in Chicago.

NHL 

Indians roughing up Rangers

Cleveland has surged out to a 10-0 lead over Texas, thanks to an 8-run third inning. The outburst was capped by a 3-run homer from Carlos Santana. Follow live

Avert your eyes, Bears fans
NFL 

Chicago was one of only 2 teams in the NFL to rank in the bottom half of the league in Total QBR, QBR allowed, yards per rush and yards per rush allowed last season.

NFL 

'Business as usual' for Rivers, Chargers
NFL 

Bill Polian thinks Philip Rivers' concerns about where the franchise will be in a year are well-founded, but adds that there's no urgency to get a new contract done.

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NFL 

Early fireworks in Cincinnati

Nolan Arenado hit a three-run homer in the first and Charlie Blackmon had a two-run blast in the second for the Rockies. Todd Frazier has a solo shot for the Reds. Colorado leads 5-1 in the middle of the second. Follow live

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 

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 

FIFA corruption 'spanned two decades'
Soccer 

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch unloads the details of the 47-count indictment. The 14 defendants include FIFA officials and corporate executives and the charges include racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering.

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Soccer