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Follow live: French Open Day 10

A day after stunning Maria Sharapova, Lucie Safarova has taken the first set off Garbine Muguruza in the quarterfinals of the French Open (live on ESPN3). Ana Ivanovic cruised in Tuesday's other quarterfinal.

VCU clinches its first regional championship (1:41)

NBA union to investigate concussion protocol

The NBA union has hired neurologists to examine the league's concussion policy and determine whether any changes are needed to prevent players from playing with an undiagnosed concussion.

Historic Road Trip Takes Its Toll (3:22)
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MLB Power Rankings: Week 9

The ultra-consistent Cardinals and the suddenly surging Giants are worthy of being in the top spot in our rankings. Who's No. 1?

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Revamped Mercury set sights on WNBA repeat

After a chaotic offseason, defending WNBA champ Phoenix is an almost entirely different team in 2015. But with a good nucleus still on the roster, the Mercury sure don't sound worried.


Nishikori-Tsonga in French quarters

Fifth-seeded Kei Nishikori takes on 14-seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga -- who upset 4-seed Tomas Berdych on Sunday. Nishikori looks to become the 1st Japanese man to reach the French Open semis since Jiri Satoh in 1933. Follow live


Iowa State not known for its defense
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Fred Hoiberg and Tom Thibodeau were both at Iowa State and Chicago since 2010-11. During Hoiberg's tenure, the Cyclones' defense never ranked better than 110th. In that same span, the Bulls were first under Thibodeau.

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Bulls expected to introduce Hoiberg today

Fred Hoiberg would be the ninth man to coach a Bulls game since the departure of Phil Jackson. The previous eight combined to win 5 of 15 playoff series, while Jackson won 27 of the 30 playoff series he coached for the Bulls.


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Andrei Kirilenko via e-mail on basketball retirement report: "It's a possibility, but not certain." Will think about it more over summer.

Hope Solo seeks redemption

Growing up, the U.S. goalie faced "poverty, neglect, familial mental illness, chronic deception." In soccer, she found respite. And now, she is in her 3rd World Cup searching for her better self. espnW: Pride. Regret. Hope.

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Adrian Peterson timeline

Peterson was reinstated in April, but sat out the first 3 days of OTAs in hopes that Minnesota would re-work his contract.


D-Wade ... the NBA TV analyst?

Miami's Dwyane Wade will join the pregame and halftime desk of ABC NBA Countdown for Games 2, 3, 6 and 7 of the NBA Finals, ESPN announced. Wade has appeared in the previous 4 NBA Finals, winning two titles.

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Peterson -- NFL's best for 7 seasons

From 2007-13, the Vikings' Adrian Peterson was the only RB to rush 2,000 times and accumulate 10,000 yards. Also, no player in those 7 seasons scored more combined rushing and receiving TDs than Peterson (91).

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Adrian Peterson joining Vikings today

The RB will join Minnesota for today's OTAs, ending a nearly 9-month absence from the team. Why today? Said AD: "Basically it's time for me to come in and test the waters and re-familiarize myself with our offense and the direction they're trying to go in." (via ESPN's Ben Goessling and Josina Anderson) Story

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Tie-break in Muguruza-Safarova first set. Safarova has yet to lose a set, is 4-0 in tie-breaks in the tournament. Muguruza playing her first

LeBron and Kyrie's lefts are not all right

Cavs stars LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, who are both righties, tried shooting left-handed 3-pointers in practice, and the best we can say is one of them managed to draw backboard -- the side of it, anyway.


Seriously, who eats Kit Kats like this?

After teammate Dee Gordon tweeted a photo of Giancarlo Stanton's unique Kit Kat-eating technique earlier Monday, reps from the candy company sent the slugger 432 Kit Kats and some handy instructions to use for practice.


Hawks unveil 'new identity'

Atlanta announced new primary and secondary logos for next season. The secondary logo symbolizes "how the city of Atlanta rose from the ashes to become one of the nation’s leading international cities," the team said.

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Ana Ivanovic's important first set

The Serb took the first set 6-3 over 19-seed Elina Svitolina in the quarterfinals. Ivanovic is 32-1 at the French Open after winning the first set, with her only loss coming in 2012 to Sara Errani. Follow live


Hoiberg, Thibodeau not similar coaches

ESPN's Bradford Doolittle: "[Fred] Hoiberg is so polar opposite in personality from [Tom] Thibodeau that the buzzword you keep encountering is 'anti-Thibs.' One NBA executive I spoke to raved about Hoiberg, calling him a 'great guy with absolutely no ego.'" Strategy different, too (Insider)

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After outcry, UAB football coming back

ESPN's Paul Finebaum on OTL: "I've never seen anything quite like this. The people won. The little people. The average guy on the street. Joe Schmo was finally heard."


Redskins president: RG III is a starting QB

Said Bruce Allen of picking up Griffin's $16M option for 2016: "We've seen him win. We've seen him win big games. We know his talent. It really was a no-brainer. I think if you asked us six months before it would have been the same decision."

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Peterson's return has been in the works since last week. Conversations with Zimmer -- whom AP deeply respects -- played a big part in it.