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Arsenal vs. Aston Villa - FA Cup final live

One day, four trophies. The Boot Room crew will be here for them all, starting with Arsenal vs. Aston Villa in the FA Cup. Later, follow the DFB-Pokal, the Coupe de France and the Copa del Rey.

18hDave McMenamin

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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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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3hJim 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.

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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?


Victoria Azarenka wins opening set

Azarenka got the jump on Serena Williams in the first set, winning 6-3. This would be Azarenka's first career win against Williams in a Grand Slam event; she was 0-8 entering today. The two had never met at the French before.


Garber: Hoping for a Rafa-Djoker clash

The only obstacle in the way of what would be an incandescent quarterfinal match between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal at the French Open? A pair of fourth-round matches on Monday. Waiting anxiously

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Blackhawks, Ducks hold out for a hero

Six nights of tumult and heaving emotions have led to one night to determine who advances to the Stanley Cup finals. So who goes from unsung hero to, well, sung? Potential heroes

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Powers: D-men not fazed by minutes

The Blackhawks' top four defensemen have carried the load against the Ducks -- combining for more than 725 minutes -- and they relish the chance to play huge minutes again tonight in Game 7. But what sort of toll has all that time -- and all those hits -- taken? 'We welcome the opportunity'

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Jets raise Marshall's guaranteed salary

The Jets retooled the contract of WR Brandon Marshall, according to ESPN's Field Yates. The maximum value of his amended pack is $26M over the next three seasons, up from $24.3M, including an additional $1.3M in full guarantees.

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He's a bit of a hot head

Think Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is a bit stressed over the FA Cup Final between his club and Aston Villa? He shouldn't be -- Theo Walcott has given Arsenal a 1-0 lead at the half.

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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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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."


Photo of the Night: Khan's uppercut

Amir Khan landed this blow vs. Chris Algieri Friday but the bout went the full 12 rounds before Khan won by unanimous decision. Khan improved his record to 31-3 with his fifth straight victory.

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Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

Terry Collins says Juan Lagares' rib issue won't get worse by playing, but playing through some discomfort. Elbow issue is more of a factor.

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The Warriors are the 14th team in NBA history to win at least 65 regular-season games and reach the NBA Finals. The other 13 won the title.

Howard Bryant @hbryant42

Maybe Serena will find her way, but even her biggest supporters must conclude she really is not playing well this RG. Just not comfortable.

Curry with shot to knock LeBron down

Steph Curry is on pace to be the first player to achieve a +1,000 plus-minus for a season since the NBA began tracking the stat. The previous "record"-holder: LeBron James from '08-09.


DFS: Alex Sanchez not a safe bet

Sanchez comes off two decent outings entering today's start at Target Field, but consider his 5.75 ERA on the road this season before using him in fantasy. More lineup analysis

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Teemu Sel8nne @TeemuSel8nne

Wierd feeling, I haven't play hockey over a year but this morning I woke up with same feeling in my body when I played. Game 7, Go ducks!

Burnside: Kesler just what Ducks needed

No team will advance to the Stanley Cup finals because of one player. The game is too fast, too complex; the lines separating success and failure too fine for it to be that simple. But the prickly Ryan Kesler just might be the perfect piece to Anaheim's Cup puzzle. 'A force to be reckoned with'

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Familiar foes clash at French Open

Serena Williams hasn't been terribly sharp so far at the French Open. Against two-time Grand Slam champion Victoria Azarenka, that will have to change. The two have faced each other 18 times, with Williams winning 15. Follow live

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