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Royal whupping: Djokovic clobbers 'King' Nadal

Top-ranked and top-seeded Novak Djokovic dethroned the "King of Clay" on Wednesday, beating nine-time champion Rafael Nadal.

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Slowing down LeBron James (2:41)
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1hEric 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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Haberstroh: It's all about the 3-ball
NBA 

Sorry, Phil. Here's why the 3-pointer is the "special sauce" of great NBA offenses.

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Djokovic finally gets Rafa in France
Tennis 

This was the seventh time Novak Djokovic played Rafael Nadal at the French Open, but the first time he's come away with the win. He's also the only player to beat Nadal four times at Grand Slams.

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Tennis 

Legs: Can the Cavs corner Curry?
NBA 

"You're talking about the best shooter in the game coming off downscreens." Good luck with that.

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Allen Iverson... Notre Dame QB?

It could have happened, Gary Moore, Iverson's longtime manager, told Bleacher Report. "That was our dream. We watched the Fighting Irish on TV every Saturday. ... He was never supposed to be in the NBA. We were focused on the NFL. He should be in Canton as we speak."

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No. 1 Djokovic lives up to his ranking
Tennis 

Novak Djokovic extends his match win streak to 27 with a clinical three-set win over Rafael Nadal, 7-5, 6-3, 6-1.

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Tennis 

Jim Caple @jimcaple

The king is dead. Djokovic beats 9-time French Open champ Nadal in straight sets. Just Rafa's second loss in 72 matches at Roland Garros.

David Lee IG @dlee042

The new jerseys have arrived! One day left before we get started! #GSW #StrengthinNumbers #Finals

Murray takes first two sets
Tennis 

Andy Murray looks well on his way to his first win on clay in five tries vs. No. 7 David Ferrer. Live on WatchESPN

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Tennis 

Legs: How to slow down LeBron

What can the Warriors do? Force him to go right.

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LeBron taking a dip from three
NBA 

Although it isn't affecting his overall production for the Cavs, LeBron James has not been money on 3-pointers so far this postseason.

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Djokovic-Nadal's epic 18-shot rally
Tennis 

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal traded 18 athletic shots during one rally in the first set. Djoker ultimately won the point in the quarterfinal match at the French Open.

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Skip Bayless @RealSkipBayless

LeBron has played in 172 playoff games. Warriors starting 5 has played in a total of 168. LeBron: 5th straight Finals. Big advantage, LBJ

Brian Phillips @runofplay

After Djokovic tears through the firewall of Rafa in Paris, it's hard to believe that he'll ever lose again.

Watch: Djoker's slick backhand winner
Tennis 

This cross-court backhand winner by Novak Djokovic was emblematic of his dominating second set vs. Rafael Nadal.

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Todd Archer @toddarcher

Jason Garrett said Joseph Randle's "meat on the bone" comment was addressed last wk & RB needs to talk less, play more, according to coach

Novak not looking back
Tennis 

Novak Djokovic Is 139-1 when winning first two sets in grand slams. The only loss came vs. Jurgen Melzer in the 2010 French Open quarters.

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Larry Bird on the emergence of the 3
NBA 

Says the Celtics legend: "I never even practiced 3-pointers. We might have thrown up only a couple of them. The only time I practiced them was right before the 3-point contest in 1988. Danny [Ainge] would get the rack out and we'd rebound and throw the ball back out and shoot some 3s. But we didn't fire up 100 3s after every practice." What Pop thinks

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Dan Marino endorses Tom Brady
NFL 

The legend is a "big fan" of Brady and doesn't believe Deflategate will -- or should -- affect his legacy: "My perception of him is he's one of the greatest players at that position to ever play. That is not going to change." (via WEEI)

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