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Indicted FIFA officials face extradition

Nine current or former FIFA officials face extradition to the U.S. after a 24-year probe into soccer corruption. Also, Swiss prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids.

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Curry to wear protective sleeve in Game 5

Warriors guard Stephen Curry is expected to wear a sleeve on his right arm in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals Wednesday night to protect an elbow injury he received in his Game 4 fall.

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2hAndrew Marchand

A-Rod's 1,995th career RBI sets record in AL

Alex Rodriguez hit a three-run homer in the third inning of Wednesday's game at Yankee Stadium, giving him 1,995 career RBIs. He passed Lou Gehrig (1,993) on the all-time list.

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Scott Kacsmar

Outsiders: Why Maclin won't save Chiefs

Football Outsiders identifies the top remaining needs for Kansas City, Denver, Oakland and San Diego, including the Chiefs' lack of a vertical passing game.

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How FIFA's day of drama unfolded (4:23)
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10hJohn Clayton

Clayton: Why a Peterson trade won't happen

An Adrian Peterson trade isn't happening this offseason, says John Clayton. Here's why his only option is to play for the Vikings in 2015.

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X Games Austin preview -- The Texters (4:29)
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8hAdam Rittenberg

SEC West hasn't lost its luster or bluster

Those within the West say it's only getting tougher despite not putting a team in the title game last season for the first time since the 2008 campaign

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6hJayson Stark

Stark: First-quarter award winners

Now that all 30 teams have finally played 40 games, it's time to look back at the first quarter of a fun season and hand out a little imaginary hardware.

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Other players asked Griner to appeal
WNBA 

Brittney Griner said previously she would not appeal her 7-game suspension for a domestic violence incident involving her partner and fellow player Glory Johnson. However, other WNBA players told her it could set a precedent if she does not appeal.

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WNBA 

Uribe Bobblehead Night still a go

Juan Uribe is gone, but his bobblehead still lives on in L.A. The Dodgers plan to proceed with their promotion on July 11, according to Dodgers executive VP and CMO Lon Rosen: "Juan Uribe will hold a special place in Dodgers history for always being a fan favorite and a consummate professional. "

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Racers fined for Indy 500 infractions
IndyCar 

Indy 500 rookie of the year Gabby Chaves was fined $10,000 and put on probation for 6 races after hitting a crew member with his car. James Davison received the same punishment for an unsafe release from the pit box that led to contact with two crew members.

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IndyCar 

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Noah Syndergaard is the 4th pitcher in the last 50 years to throw 7 scoreless innings in a game, while collecting 3 hits, including a HR

Dudley: Melo the most overrated player
NBA 

“The reason I say Carmelo, is because Carmelo is viewed as a top-five player, he’s viewed in the NBA as a top-five,” Bucks F Jared Dudley said in an interview with Colin Cowherd. “You gotta get your team to the playoffs. LeBron with that roster ... he would have got them to the playoffs, he would have got them to at least the 8th seed."

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NBA 

SEC may increase fines for rushing field
College Football 

The conference could raise the initial fine to a school whose fans rush the field or storm the court from $5K to $50K. Only 5 of the league's 14 schools (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi State, Texas A&M) have not been fined since the policy went into effect in Dec. 2004.

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College Football 

Monumental shift could come to FIFA
Soccer 

Craig Burley: “I want to see is this eventually bringing down the guy at the top, because all this has happened on the watch of Sepp Blatter. Now if they can’t make anything stick on him, this guy has the skin of a rhino. ... He needs to go now if FIFA are going to gain any credibility."

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Soccer 

Rockets confident for road game
NBA 

James Harden says the Rockets believe they have a shot to come back vs. the Warriors heading into Game 5. "Having an opportunity to win here Game 1 and Game 2 gives us confidence as well."

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NBA 

LeBron and the two Celtics
NBA 

LeBron James is only one of three players to play in five NBA Finals and five All-Star games in five consecutive seasons. The other two players? Boston Celtics legends Bill Russell and Bob Cousy.

NBA 

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Ducks looking to be 1st team in NHL history without a regulation loss in 15 consecutive games in a single postseason (1979 Rangers had 14)

'Level of willful ignorance' with Blatter
Soccer 

Jeremy Schaap on the culture the FIFA president cultivated over the past 40 years: "This is the FIFA that Sepp Blatter has built, and fostered, and under which he has prospered."

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Soccer 

Lester Munson: Blatter should lawyer up
Soccer 

"Four FIFA officials already have entered guilty pleas and forfeited more than $2 million of their ill-gotten gains. Any of these four officials, who include former FIFA executive Chuck Blazer, may yet produce evidence implicating Blatter. They will be cooperating with federal prosecutors as they try to reduce their time in the penitentiary." Massive investigation

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Soccer 

Curry: 'I'll be ready to go'
NBA 

Steph Curry, sporting a sleeve on his arm, met with doctors following a scary fall in Game 4, but is ready to try to close out the Rockets.

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NBA 

Thibodeau firing grows more likely

The Bulls are giving increasing consideration to firing coach Tom Thibodeau and absorbing the corresponding financial hit, league sources told ESPN's Marc Stein. There's nearly $9M left on the coach's contract. Story

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Cards' Adams could miss extended time

Matt Adams' strained quadriceps is severe and surgery is a possibility, according to St. Louis GM John Mozeliak. "Hopefully in the next couple of days we'll have a better understanding of exactly how long this is," Mozeliak said.

Dudley: 'We love you, Kobe, but c’mon.'
NBA 

In a radio appearance with ESPN’s Colin Cowherd on Wednesday, Milwaukee Bucks F Jared Dudley said Kobe Bryant’s refusal to defer to his Lakers teammates at this late stage in his career is why, Dudley said, “most guys don’t want to play with Kobe.”

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NBA 

A long night ahead?
NHL 

Long games have been the norm for the Blackhawks and Ducks during the postseason, as they rank 2nd and 3rd, respectively, in terms of average game time this postseason. Game 6 is tonight at 8 p.m. ET in Chicago.

NHL 

Rockets survive when cornered
NBA 

Houston is one loss away from being eliminated from the playoffs, but it has done well in that position. The Rockets have won 4 straight elimination games, 1 win away from tying the second-longest streak in a single postseason (via Elias).

NBA 

Chargers begin San Diego stadium talks

Team executives will sit down with city and county officials on Tuesday to begin negotiations for a new stadium. The Chargers are threatening to leave San Diego for the Los Angeles area if they don't get a new stadium deal.

DeSean Jackson's priorities
NFL 

Mark Brunell says DeSean Jackson's decision to miss OTAs in order to attend a Cavaliers playoff game is a missed opportunity to help improve team chemistry because "every practice matters."

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