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Criminal case opened on World Cup bids

Swiss federal prosecutors opened criminal proceedings related to the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups hours after seven serving FIFA officials were among 14 people indicted in a separate corruption probe.

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Kaepernick sorry for insensitive flooding post

Colin Kaepernick, who has nearly 755,000 Twitter followers and 1.3 million followers on Instagram, deleted and apologized Tuesday for a post that trivialized deadly floods in the Houston area.

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2hMark Saxon

Emotional Uribe says trade to Braves complete

Dodgers infielder Juan Uribe said Tuesday night he was told a trade with the Atlanta Braves would be made official either later that night or Wednesday morning.

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Mike Sando

Sando: The soaring cost of NFL QB contracts

Mike Sando explains why the cost of quarterback contracts in the NFL will continue to rise -- and what that means for upcoming contract negotiations for Cam Newton and Russell Wilson.

Cavs advance to Finals

Finals big for Cleveland fans (0:55)

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57mAdam 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

MLB Walk-offs

Mets walk off in 10 (0:50)

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19hDavid Purdum

Point spreads play key role in TV ratings

Two economists have shown that the point spread plays a significant role in viewing interest, at times producing 30 percent spikes in TV ratings on noncompetitive games.

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21hBob Ehalt

Baffert seeks to join rare company

At age 75, Billy Turner's the only person on Earth who can say he has trained a Triple Crown winner. He would love to welcome Bob Baffert to that exclusive club.

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Smith: LeBron best in the world (2:15)

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Experts' picks: AT&T Byron Nelson

Which golfer will win this week's AT&T Byron Nelson? Aussie Marc Leishman seems to be the trendy pick among our experts.

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Braves shut out by Kershaw, Dodgers (0:37)

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Tandon: Federer has a French advantage
Tennis 

Despite being the all-time leading Slam winner and the No. 2 player in the world, we didn't give Roger Federer much of a shot to win the French Open -- but that's no longer the case. 5 reasons he could win

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Tennis 

Cavs celebrate in style (with a hot tub)
NBA 

After sweeping the Hawks, LeBron James, J.R. Smith and the Cavaliers hit the hot tub, took a news-conference selfie and much more as part of a jubilant postgame celebration. Cavs live it up

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NBA 

Warriors looking to close out Rockets

Golden State is 15-2 all-time with a chance to close out a series at home, best in NBA history. In all, the Warriors have won 5 straight home games with a chance to clinch and haven't lost such a game since the 1976 Western Conference Finals. Game 5 is tonight at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Will arrests impact FIFA election?
Soccer 

ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti: "You wonder if there isn't more information that's being held back. More information that they'll try to extract from these gentlemen and how that will impact Sepp Blatter and FIFA."

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Soccer 

Caple: Why Stosur could upset Sharapova
Tennis 

Big-hitting Australian Samantha Stosur is on a seven-match winning streak and has cruised so far in Paris. With an under-the-weather Maria Sharapova up next, is an upset brewing? Stosur on a roll

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Tennis 

Clayton: An AD trade won't happen
NFL 

Adrian Peterson might not want to be in Minnesota, but the Vikings simply can't extract enough value for a deal to make sense -- even to Dallas. Why he'll stay put

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NFL 

Braves just what Kershaw needed
MLB 

In his past 3 starts against them, Clayton Kershaw has struck out 29 batters without walking anyone and has an ERA of just 1.17. He's gone at least 7 innings and struck out at least 9 in all 3 of those starts.

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MLB 

Schaap: Blatter's a smart guy
Soccer 

ESPN's Jeremy Schaap describes the culture of corruption in FIFA and how Sepp Blatter has been able to stay away from being held criminally liable.

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Soccer 

Wenger: Sometimes we're quick to judge
Soccer 

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says the concept of "innocent until proven guilty" must be upheld in the wake of news that the FBI has arrested a number of FIFA officials in Switzerland.

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Soccer 

LeBron James: This team is 'very special'
NBA 

"To know how far we've come as a group ... I think that's special in its own right."

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NBA 

Watch: Halep at French Open
Tennis 

No. 3 seed Simona Halep lost the first set 7-5 to Mirjana Lucic-Baroni. Can she rally to come out on top in her second-round match? Live on WatchESPN

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Tennis 

FIFA execs face corruption charges
Soccer 

Nine top FIFA officials have been indicted for corruption charges involving World Cup bids awarded to Russia and Qatar. FIFA president Sepp Blatter is not involved in the investigation, and his election will go ahead as planned on Friday. Story

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Soccer 

FIFA -- forever changed?
Soccer 

ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti believes these FIFA arrests can mark a day in history that changes FIFA forever.

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Soccer 

Sharapova wins, still battling a cold
Tennis 

Said Maria Sharapova of her French Open experience so far: "It's been a little bit of a struggle, obviously, physically," adding that her quick wins have helped give her time to recover.

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Tennis 

Avisail Garcia nursing sore right knee

The White Sox OF will likely miss the rest of the series against Toronto with the injury. Manager Robin Ventura hopes Garcia can stay off the DL: "As of right now, we're going to see if we can get him off the turf and give him a few days of not doing anything here and see how he looks when we got to Baltimore."