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Follow live: French Open quarterfinals

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal in a two-set hole after winning the second set 6-3 (Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN).

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Djoker takes first set (0:28)
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How impressive was Joey Gallo's debut? (0:37)
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32mEric Karabell

Gallo's magical debut changes nothing

Eric Karabell examines the debut of Joey Gallo, and writes why fantasy owners should temper long-term expectations. He compares Gallo to Kris Bryant.

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SweetSpot TV: Greatest No.1 Draft Picks (3:25)
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Schaap: Sepp Blatter is seen as a crook (2:06)
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College football jersey numbers mark time (2:03)
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3hDana O'Neil

Looking ahead: Kentucky Wildcats

Replacing eight guys from a team that lost but one game in 39 tries is a rather tall order, but this is Kentucky, and expectations are always high.

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10hDarren Rovell

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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Indians' Moss' 100th HR Ball held Ransom
MLB 

Cleveland OF Brandon Moss cranked his 100th career home run on Tuesday night. But to add that memento to his collection, he'll have to meet his teammate's exorbitant demands for high-end technology. The "ransom note"

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MLB 

Mike Rodak @mikerodak

Rex Ryan says Percy Harvin and Marcell Dareus were absent for non-injury reasons. Says he'll let them address it.

Nadal in unfamiliar territory
Tennis 

Rafael Nadal lost the first two sets of a five-set clay-court match for the first time in 95 career matches.

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Tennis 

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Nadal never before 0-2 down on clay. He has played two 5-setters in 71 Roland Garros matches, winning both - Isner 2011 1R, Djokovic 2013 SF

Don't count Nadal out... yet
Tennis 

Rafael Nadal is 7-1 all-time at the French Open after dropping the first set, including a comeback win over Novak Djokovic in last year's final. But he really has his work cut out for him now as he just dropped the second set, 6-3. Live on ESPN2 & WatchESPN

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Tennis 

Venezuela prez: Maradona best for FIFA
Soccer 

President Nicolas Maduro believes Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona should succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president. On his national TV program, Maduro said Maradona was proven right in calling out FIFA over the years.

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Soccer 

Looking back: MJ's Shrug Game
NBA 

On this date in 1992, Michael Jordan knocked down his sixth 3 in a half over Portland in the Finals -- and simply shrugged. Yeah, he knew he was good.

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NBA 

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, we had our very own Beadle recreate his classic playoff images last year. It's so good, we brought it back. The Shot, The Flu Game, etc.

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NBA 

Djoker gets the drop on Nadal
Tennis 

Rafael Nadal probably thought he had this point won with his cross-court backhand. But Novak Djokovic tracks the shot and surprises with a drop shot for the point in this French Open quarterfinal matchup.

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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 

The power of the 3-pointer
NBA 

Tom Haberstroh calls the 3-pointer the "special sauce" to a great NBA offense.

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NBA 

McClendon goes for broke after ejection
MLB 

It's not walking off the field with first base, but Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon got a standing O for his theatrics during his ejection Tuesday night.

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MLB 

FENWAY IN THE (FICTIONAL) FUTURE?

If this screenshot from a recent video game trailer can be believed, Fenway Park can even survive the end of the world. Check it out!

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Murray is broken serving for the first set and it's now 5-all against Ferrer. Six total breaks through 10 games on Lenglen. #RG15

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 

Mike Rodak @mikerodak

LeSean McCoy participating in 11 on 11s at today's OTA after sitting out last week (neck)