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Watch live: FIFA election

The time has come: FIFA's members are choosing between longtime incumbent leader Sepp Blatter and challenger Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein as their next president.

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Peterson sounds off on Vikes' contract stance

In a string of tweets on Thursday afternoon, running back Adrian Peterson said NFL players should have the same kind of fully guaranteed contracts that players in other sports receive.

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Kluber strikes out 13 in Tribe's win (1:05)
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12hDavid Schoenfield

Time for some fearless predictions!

Among the predictions: The San Francisco Giants' Brandon Crawford will win the NL MVP award and the Los Angeles Dodgers will pick up Aroldis Chapman.

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15hMichael Wallace

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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19hLynn Olszowy

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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17hEric Sorenson

Keep your eyes on these regionals

The NCAA baseball tournament begins this weekend with the regional round. As always things won't go as planned for all of the favorites. Check out which roads will be the toughest to navigate.

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Sepp Blatter's FIFA presidential elections
Soccer 

  • 2015: Faces Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein
  • 2011: Re-elected unopposed
  • 2007: Re-elected unopposed
  • 2002: Defeated Issa Hayatou
  • 1998: Defeated Lennart Johansson

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FIFA's presidential votes are in
Soccer 

All 209 votes are in. Officials are counting the results, literally, by hand. Bob Ley on SportsCenter: "This is basically how you elect a class president in an American high school." Live coverage on ESPN & WatchESPN

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FIFA elections: What you need to know
Soccer 

There is just one other option besides Sepp Blatter for FIFA president: Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein (right). Key facts

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Who is voting for FIFA president?
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Each of the 209 nations' votes count equally. To secure the presidency, a two-thirds majority is necessary on the first ballot, and if no one secures that, a simple majority vote on the second.

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Paul Carr @PCarrESPN

The first round of FIFA presidential voting is done, from A(fghanistan) to Z(imbabwe).

Outsiders: Clady injury won't doom Denver
NFL 

Think Ryan Clady's injury dooms the Broncos? Think again. Peyton Manning, who has the lowest sack rate (3.07%) in NFL history, is essentially offensive line-proof. Stick any five-man combination in front of him and he'll make it work. Rarely under pressure (Insider)

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Magic expect to hire Scott Skiles

Orlando has entered into contract discussions with Skiles and expects to shortly complete his hiring as the team's next coach, league sources told ESPN's Marc Stein. The deal could come as soon as today. Skiles also interviewed with the Pelicans.

Golic: Peterson missed chance to lead
NFL 

Mike Golic understands Adrian Peterson's venting about his dissatisfaction with his contract, but asks what did he do to work with the union beforehand?

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What Sepp Blatter needs to win re-election
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Each of the 209 nations' votes count equally. To secure the presidency, a two-thirds majority is necessary on the first ballot, and if no one secures that, a simple majority vote on the second. Bob Ley and Jeremy Schaap lead SportsCenter's coverage. Live on ESPN & WatchESPN

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Imagine a world without FIFA
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Nate Silver says that institutional power is hard to break, but sometimes money can motivate change. 538: How to break FIFA

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Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

Rory McIlroy shot 80 without a double yesterday. Just made double without a bogey yet today. Will MC in likely last start before U.S. Open.

Highlight: Federer into Round of 16
Tennis 

Damir Dzumhur has 16 career match wins. Roger Federer has 17 career major titles. So it's probably not surprising that Federer won today's 3rd-round match at the French Open in straight sets.

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FIFA election winding down
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A notary holds a ballot paper with the names of the two candidates for FIFA president. The vote continues, alphabetically. Scotland was just called up. SportsCenter coverage on ESPN

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Expectations for Kyrie Irving?
NBA 

Dave McMenamin believes that if Irving follows the same routine he developed last series with Dr. Andrews, Cavs fans can expect a good bit of production from the guard.

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WATCH: Bob Ley has had enough
Soccer 

Ley got a little heated on SportsCenter this morning by FIFA's inability to follow its own agenda.

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Brady begins a day full of football
NFL 

Tom Brady is passing at the Patriots' organized team activity today, and is later hosting a charity game at 6 p.m. ET. Teammates Julian Edelman, Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola are also expected to participate.

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FIFA voting continues
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Laos just voted in the FIFA presidential elections taking place in Switzerland, marking the midway point of the alphabetical proceedings. A second round will take place immediately if neither Sepp Blatter nor Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan gets two-thirds of the votes. Watch live on ESPN FC

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Gabriele Marcotti @Marcotti

Guess is Ali is getting most of CONMEBOL + UEFA + some of Asia+CONCACAF. How much of the latter 2 will determine success.

Maria Sharapova advances at French
Tennis 

Sharapova didn't have as many winners as Sam Stosur (12 to Stosur's 19), but the defending champ made it to the Round of 16 thanks to a 6-3, 6-4 win.

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Tennis 

FIFA voting continues in Zurich
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A protester wearing a mask depicting FIFA president Sepp Blatter was in front of the building where the annual FIFA congress was taking place. The vote continues, alphabetically. Ireland was just called up. Live on ESPN FC

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"I need to see Everest with my own eyes"

Of the hundreds of people who climb Mount Everest each year, only one in 11 is a woman. But Chunu Shrestha was determined to be different, to be extraordinary. "My brother asked why I wanted to die. I didn’t want to die. I wanted to do something big for women." The Seven Summits

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Bob Harig @BobHarig

Irish Open projected cut is +5. Rory is +7 with 6 holes including a par 5 to go. Royal County Down looks spectacular and stout