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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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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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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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Munson: Blatter needs an attorney -- now
Soccer 

If Sepp Blatter has not already hired a criminal defense attorney, he should do so in a hurry. Each of the indicted officials may seek to cooperate with federal prosecutors, and that could be trouble for Blatter. Investigation not over

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Soccer 

Key points from today's FIFA news
Soccer 

  • 9 FIFA officials indicted for corruption
  • Swiss investigation into bids for 2018 and 2022 tournaments that were given to Russia and Qatar
  • '18, '22 World Cups will go on as planned
  • FIFA president Sepp Blatter not involved
  • U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch: $110M in bribes linked to 2016 Copa America tournament

Soccer 

ESPN on Snapchat Discover live

Do you think you can spell the Greek Freak’s last name? Take the ESPN Snapchat Spelling Bee challenge in today’s edition of ESPN in Snapchat Discover.

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Calipari & Johnson: V Throw Challenge
Men's College Basketball 

Avery Johnson and John Calipari participated in the V Throw Challenge -- and put Anthony Davis and Gregg Popovich, among others, on notice.

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Men's College Basketball 

Grantland names interim chief

Award-winning reporter Chris Connelly takes over as the site's interim editor-in-chief. Said ESPN exec Marie Donoghue: "As a longtime contributor at Grantland, he appreciates the incredible team we have assembled." 'Thrilled'

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Granollers' not top play
Tennis 

Marcel Granollers attempted, and failed miserably, at a trick shot during his second-round match against Roger Federer.

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Tennis 

Marlins' next manager should be ... A-Rod?
MLB 

Buster Olney explains: "Alex Rodriguez really knows baseball, he works like crazy, he loves working with young players, he certainly would have the credibility to walk into a clubhouse with the players -- and he's from Miami!"

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MLB 

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Academic progress rates released: All 58 ACC football, men’s hoops, women’s hoops and baseball programs exceeded the required 930 APR avg

A-Rod passes Ruth, Gehrig on RBI list
MLB 

Alex Rodriguez's three-run home run in the third inning this afternoon vaulted him past Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig into sole possession of third place on MLB's official career RBI list with 1,995.

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MLB 

Sepp Blatter releases statement
Soccer 

"As unfortunate as these events are, it should be clear that we welcome the actions and the investigations by the U.S. and Swiss authorities and believe that it will help to reinforce measures that FIFA has already taken to root out any wrongdoing in football. ... Let me be clear: Such misconduct has no place in football and we will ensure that those who engage in it are put out of the game."

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Soccer 

Hingis wins 1st French doubles match in 15 years
Tennis 

Martina Hingis teamed with Sania Mirza to win their first-round doubles match today. The last time the 34-year-old Hingis played doubles in Paris was in 2000 when she won the title with Mary Pierce. Hingis: "I had enough of a break, so I'm fresh again."

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Tennis 

Stark's first-quarter awards
MLB 

MVPs? Easy. Rookies? Done. But Cy Youngs? It's basically a dead heat. In both leagues. So who did Jayson Stark choose? All awards

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MLB 

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