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Follow live: French Open quarterfinals

Serena Williams avoided another slow start at the French Open, winning the first set 6-1 against Sara Errani (Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN).

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Pharoah owners strike landmark marketing deal

The owners of American Pharoah agreed to a marketing deal early Wednesday morning that will blanket the horse with logos from the energy drink brand Monster ahead of his run for the Triple Crown.

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Clayton: Newton's deal sets the stage for Wilson

Two things will likely happen for Russell Wilson following the Cam Newton deal: His negotiations with the Seahawks will resolve more quickly, and he'll become one of the NFL's highest-paid QBs.

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Jim Caple @jimcaple

Serena as recorded the fastest serve at this French Open -- 126 mph. The slowest? Errani at 87 mph. Quite a contrast.

Happy 29th birthday, Rafael Nadal!
Tennis 

The birthday boy has a big day ahead of him -- he takes on world No. 1 and 1-seed Novak Djokovic in the French Open quarterfinals. Good news for Rafa -- he's 5-0 on his birthday.

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Tennis 

American Pharoah takes the course

The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner hit the track this morning for his first look at Belmont Park. The draw for Saturday's race is today at noon ET.

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Janikowski: New atmosphere under Del Rio

Raiders vet Sebastian Janikowski has played for 8 coaches in 15 seasons, but sees "changes" with coach No. 9, Jack Del Rio: "He makes players relaxed but he's demanding. In some other years, I wouldn't say players didn't care, but it's not like it is now. Jack's laid-back but he expects the best from you."

Sara Errani is in trouble vs. Serena
Tennis 

Top-seeded Serena Williams is 238-7 at Grand Slams when winning the 1st set -- and she's 43-2 at the French Open when winning the 1st set. Errani has some work ahead of her, already down 6-1. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN

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Rangers rookie Joey Gallo gets a bright orange bath after an impressive MLB debut. Gallo: 3-4, HR, 4 RBI

LeBron no favorite in these Finals
NBA 

The Warriors are the team that won 67 times this year. One rating put them as the best non-Michael Jordan team ever. LeBron James and the Cavs have their work cut out for them.

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Justin Morneau not yet ready to return
MLB 

The Rockies 1B went on the concussion DL in mid-May after suffering a cervical neck sprain and concussion on a diving play. Said manager Walt Weiss: "It's difficult for Justin, given his history [with concussions]. This is a process and [we] have to wait it out."

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MLB 

Dean Lombardi: Kings to educate players

After a "gut-wrenching" meeting with Jarret Stoll (drug arrest), and with Slava Voynov's domestic violence trial to start in July, the Kings president/GM said: "We missed a big step here in trying to make sure [the players] understand right and wrong and that this has to be reinforced, not only as a human being, as somebody who is representative of the community."

Archer ties Rays' strikeout record

Chris Archer tied a Rays franchise record with 15 K's in a win at the Angels on Tuesday. According to Elias, Archer became the second pitcher in the modern era (since 1900) to strike out at least 12 without issuing a walk in consecutive starts. The other was Dwight Gooden in 1984.

Dan Marino endorses Tom Brady
NFL 

The Dolphins legend is a self-proclaimed "big fan" of the Patriots QB and doesn't believe Deflategate will -- or should -- affect Brady's legacy: "My perception of him is he's one of the greatest players at that position to ever play. That is not going to change." (via WEEI)

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NFL 

BBTN's Tuesday Web Gem
MLB 

Ender Inciarte slid head-first into the wall to make this catch, but can it knock Alex Gordon's leaping catch into the stands off its throne?

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Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Iowa State search to replace Hoiberg includes Murray State coach Steve Prohm and Stephen F. Austin’s Brad Underwood, source told ESPN.

Stamkos has Blackhawks' number
NHL 

The 2015 Stanley Cup final begins tonight in Tampa Bay, as the Blackhawks visit the Lightning for Game 1. Steven Stamkos has 11 goals in 9 career games vs. the Blackhawks, which is the most goals per game (1.22) against Chicago by any player in the NHL’s expansion era (minimum 5 games). (via Elias)

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Former FIFA VP may run for presidency
Soccer 

Chung Mong-joon says "many people" are asking him if he'll run to fill the post previously filled by Sepp Blatter: "I'll carefully think about it before making a decision on whether to participate in the FIFA presidency election." Chung lost his VP seat in 2011 after 17 years.

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Interpol issues notices for FIFA officials
Soccer 

International wanted persons alerts have been issues for former FIFA executives on racketeering and corruption charges, including Jack Warner and Nicolas Leoz. The notices were issued at the request of the U.S. justice department.

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Soccer 

Watch: Serena in French Open quarters
Tennis 

First-seeded Serena Williams takes on 17-seed Sara Errani at Roland Garros today as Serena looks to win her 20th career Grand Slam. She holds a perfect 8-0 record over Errani. Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN

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Tennis 

Dodgers rally past Rockies
MLB 

Alex Guerrero lifted a 1-2, 2-out pitch for a grand slam in the 9th inning to complete the Dodgers' come-from-behind win vs. the Rockies at Coors.

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