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Follow live: French Open Day 10

A day after stunning Maria Sharapova, Lucie Safarova advanced to the French Open semis with a straight-set win over Garbine Muguruza. 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.


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Ana Ivanovic will play Lucie Safarova in the semi-finals. The two have played eight times with Safarova holding a 5-3 edge.

OTD: Babe Ruth announces retirement

On June 2, 1935, The Great Bambino retired from baseball at 40 years old. With 714 HRs, a career .342 BA and 94 wins to his name, he would go down as one of the greatest to ever play the game.

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Mets' deGrom has string of good starts

Jacob deGrom had 8 K's and no walks in a win Monday vs. the Padres. It was his third straight start with at least 8 K's and no walks. According to Elias, he is the third pitcher since 1900 to have three consecutive appearances with that stat line (Cliff Lee, 2013; Ferguson Jenkins, 1976).

Foudy: How to end World Cup drought

It's been 16 years since the U.S. women won a World Cup, but you don't need to remind Shannon Boxx of that. "Every World Cup that pressure grows as we get further away from the last World Cup title." What they've learned

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Dominik: Big moment for Vikings

Mark Dominik said of Adrian Peterson's return: "This is really big for, obviously, the Minnesota Vikings, for many reasons, but bigger for Teddy Bridgewater."


Curry with shot to knock LeBron down

Steph Curry is on pace to be the first player to achieve a +1,000 plus-minus for a season since the NBA began tracking the stat. The previous "record"-holder: LeBron James from '08-09.


Lauren Haeger setting the bar

The Gators pitcher has 71 career home runs and 72 wins, something no player has ever done in NCAA baseball history. And according to Elias, only one player has ever done so in MLB: Babe Ruth.


Chicago rookie could return for finals

Trevor van Riemsdyk hasn't played since suffering a knee injury Nov. 16, but with the Hawks thin on defense, the defenseman will travel with the team to Tampa and could play in the opening games.

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The Numbers Game

A new graphic shows the best players in NBA history to wear each jersey number. Spoiler: Several league legends were left off the list. Check it out

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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