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Blatter named FIFA president for 5th term

Sepp Blatter was re-elected to a fifth term as FIFA president, when Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein withdrew from the race following the first round of voting (watch OTL's live coverage on ESPN & WatchESPN).

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Belichick on Deflategate: 'We're on to next year'

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Sefolosha says arrest has hurt his reputation

Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha blames police for the leg injuries he suffered during his April arrest in New York and told ESPN that the incident has damaged his reputation.

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Rory McIlroy crashes out of Irish Open

US Open chances hit as World No.1 misses weekend action for second successive tournament - and third straight year at his home event.

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Time for some fearless predictions!

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Dwyane Wade, Pat Riley at crossroads

Will the two Heat mainstays stick together in Miami, or will a superstar on the decline opt out of the $16.1 million left on his deal and bolt?

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Grandmothers power LeBron James fan club

The LeBron James Grandmothers' Fan Club is just what the name implies. None of the women is related to James, but they are all grandmothers who feel a special bond with the Cavs' forward.

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Brady, Garoppolo split reps at OTAs
NFL 

Jimmy Garoppolo could be pressed into QB duty at the start of this season while Tom Brady serves a four-game suspension for his part in Deflategate. Coach Bill Belichick's take on the matter? "We're on to next year."

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Hislop: FIFA election process flawed
Soccer 

ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop wonders why Sepp Blatter can even get five terms as FIFA president, when the U.S. president is limited to just two terms.

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Big Apple teams big in home Game 7's
NHL 

The Rangers are a perfect 7-0 when hosting Game 7's. Combined with their fellow Madison Square Garden residents, the Knicks, they are a formidable 11-2 in Game 7's played in Manhattan.

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Watkins: Dwight suspension is right call
NBA 

Calvin Watkins said the NBA got it right when they upgraded the foul against Dwight Howard that resulted in a one-game suspension that he'll serve next season.

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The eagles won't be landing after all
Golf 

For a few minutes today, there was a 104-yard par-4 at the Byron Nelson Classic. The PGA Tour initially shortened the 406-yard par-4 14th hole at TPC Las Colinas because of 4½ inches of overnight rain, but later changed course and said the hole will play as a par-3.

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Meyer: Braxton Miller not leaving OSU
College Football 

Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer shot down rumors today that the QB would be transferring: "He's playing for Ohio State this fall." Miller will compete with Cardale Jones and J.T. Barrett for the starting job.

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Burley: Sad day for soccer
Soccer 

ESPN FC's Craig Burley isn't surprised that Sepp Blatter was re-elected as FIFA president, but says, "It's like your great, great granddad running one of the most powerful organizations in the world."

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Melrose: Toews is a winner
NHL 

Barry Melrose thinks Chicago's Jonathan Toews will play a huge role in Saturday's Game 7. Why? "Because he's Jonathan Toews. We expect great things out of him on the biggest stage."

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Houston's future is now
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The Astros have baseball's second-best record and are on pace to win 101 games after years of futility. The rebuilding process is already paying off, even with many of their top prospects still in the minors. Jayzerli: Into orbit

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ESPNTennis @ESPNTennis

No. 28 Pennetta notches a straight sets win over No. 8 Suarez Navarro who becomes the fourth Top 10 player eliminated before the Round of 16

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LeBron when asked how do you slow down Steph Curry: "The same way you slow me down ... You can't."

Blatter: I'm the president of everybody
Soccer 

Newly-elected president Sepp Blatter addresses the FIFA congress after winning his 5th term as president, but did not discuss this week's indictments of a number of top officials.

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Big 12 announces it will distribute roughly $27 million in TV revenue to its members. TCU, West Virginia will get $23 million.

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College Football 

The SEC will distribute $435M out of an NCAA-record $455 million in revenues between its 14 institutions, sources told ESPN. Each league member will receive $31.07M, an increase of more than $10M per school from last year. The Big 12 will distribute "north of $250 million."

College Football 

Belichick: We're onto 2015
NFL 

Commenting for the first time publicly since the Patriots were penalized for underinflated footballs, coach Bill Belichick told reporters today at OTAs: "That's a long time ago. We're on to next year. It's 2015. You can forget about last year. That was last year."

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Blatter: I won't touch the World Cup
Soccer 

In his acceptance speech after his re-election as FIFA president, Sepp Blatter vowed reform and to "bring this boat back ... to shore," but said, "I will not touch the World Cup because the World Cup is too important."

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Soccer 

Max Bretos @mbretosESPN

That Speech did nothing to alter the image of Sepp Blatter. Delusional & dealing in non-specifics. Acting as if nothing happened this week.

Blatter re-elected as FIFA president
Soccer 

With Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein withdrawing his candidacy, Sepp Blatter has been re-elected for a fifth term as FIFA president. Blatter wasn't able to garner a two-thirds majority with the first vote, but Bin Al Hussein conceded shortly after. Reaction on ESPN & Watch ESPN

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ESPN FC @ESPNFC

Blatter: "I promise you, in the end of my term, I will give this FIFA to my successor in a very strong position." #FIFACongress

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Blatter now addressing #FIFACongress. "I would like to give compliments and express my gratitude to His Royal Highness Prince Ali."