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Follow live: French Open quarterfinals

The highly anticipated quarterfinal is here. World No. 1 Novak Djokovic vs. nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal (Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN).

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Schaap: Sepp Blatter is seen as a crook (2:06)
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Stanton helps Marlins past Cubs (0:22)
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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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17hJohn Clayton

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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Michelle Beadle channels MJ
NBA 

On the anniversary of MJ's famous I-just-can't-believe-how-amazing-I-am shrug in the Finals after hitting his sixth 3 in a half, we had our very own Michelle Beadle recreate his classic playoff images. The Shot, The Flu Game, etc.

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NBA 

Rittenberg: What's in a number?
College Football 

Certain numbers tell important stories for different college programs. Take No. 55 at USC, or Nos. 18 and 16 down south, where the name Manning holds sway. Some numbers, like Syracuse's No. 44, have been retired -- and should stay that way.

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College Football 

Ley: You can't change a culture overnight
Soccer 

OTL's Bob Ley thinks there may not be an easy criminal case against former FIFA president Sepp Blatter: "It was always the power and the prestige [for Blatter], it was not the money." Listen

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Soccer 

Adrian Peterson still a No. 1 fantasy pick?
NFL 

Not so fast, says Eric Karabell. The facts: He's 30 years old, he's finished as the top fantasy back just once (2012) and already has a lot of mileage despite little playing time last season -- he’s third among active running backs in rushing attempts. Where to draft him (Insider)

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NFL 

Looking back: Rafa and Djoker
Tennis 

On June 7, 2006, Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic in the French Open quarters in their first meeting on tour. Today, the two meet for the 44th time on tour -- the most head-to-head meetings between any players in the Open Era (Nadal leads series 23-20). Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN

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Tennis 

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 

Ducks GM not ready to talk coaching

After the Ducks lost in a Game 7 at home for the third straight season, Bob Murray said Tuesday: "I thought the coaching staff made strides this year. But I've still got to talk to them. ... I've got to sort things out in my mind. I'm not one to do things quickly."

Serena Williams advances to semis
Tennis 

The top-seed cruised to the French Open semis after beating Sara Errani in straight sets. Serena -- sitting at 19 Slam titles -- is looking to join Steffi Graf as the only women with at least 20 Slam titles in the Open Era.

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Tennis 

Real Madrid hires Rafa Benitez
Soccer 

Benitez received a three-year contract to replace fired Carlo Ancelotti. Said the club: "He is a product of this house [and] began his coaching career here." Benitez will be Madrid's 8th coach in 10 years.

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Soccer 

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Rafa Benitez hired as Real Madrid coach; with Napoli last 2 seasons, has won 12 titles with 5 teams since 2001 (no league titles since 2004)

On this date in 1992 ...

"Here's Jordan, for 3 ... Yes! Did you see that look? Michael indicating he can't believe it!"

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Tiger loves the Memorial Tournament
Golf 

Tiger Woods is making his 15th start at the Memorial, where he has won 5 times and has never missed the cut. That is the longest streak of made cuts in tournament history.

Golf 

Jim Caple @jimcaple

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

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."