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Garber: Djokovic's beatdown of Nadal a stunning piece of work

Novak Djokovic has played the best tennis of his life, and it showed in a thorough domination of the greatest clay-court player of all time, Rafael Nadal, in the French Open quarterfinals.

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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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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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LeSean McCoy doesn't want to talk Philly
NFL 

The Bills RB said last month that Eagles coach Chip Kelly considered race in roster decisions. McCoy wasn't keen on the topic today: "I have nothing to say about that. I mean, I'm in Buffalo. Everything in Philadelphia is over. I have nothing more to really say about it."

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NFL 

Andy Murray: David Ferrer fought well
Tennis 

"I knew it was going to be an extremely tough match today. The first set was very, very important. ... The third set was a tough one to lose, having match point. ... He fought extremely hard at the end of the third and made it very, very difficult."

AP
Tennis 

Andy Murray advances to semis
Tennis 

The 3-seed beat 7-seed David Ferrer in four sets (he needed 3 match points) to advance to the French Open semis, where he'll face world No. 1 and top-seeded Novak Djokovic. Murray is the sixth man in the Open Era to reach the semis at all four Slams at least three times.

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Tennis 

Did loss to Djoker ruin Nadal's birthday?
Tennis 

Said Rafael Nadal: "Like you can imagine after 20 minutes of losing, I don't know what's gonna happen the next couple of hours. It's my birthday, yes, but, you know, I have my family here. I'm gonna be with them, and I'm gonna go back to Mallorca."

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Tennis 

Ryan Braun out of lineup today vs. Cards

The Brewers OF is receiving a cryotherapy shot in his right thumb in Los Angeles. Manager Craig Counsell considers the procedure "a minor thing" and the team views it as a maintenance issue. Braun will return to the lineup Sunday at the latest.

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American Pharoah draws 5 position for Belmont and is 3-5 morning-line favorite. Each of last 8 odds-on favorites in the Belmont have lost

Is Archer the best pitcher in the AL?
MLB 

Tim Kurkjian thinks Chris Archer is a strong contender for the Cy Young Award. evoking memories of a young Dwight Gooden.

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MLB 

Andy Murray pours it on
Tennis 

David Ferrer managed to keep Murray from advancing in straight sets, but the Scot has raced out to a 5-0 lead in the fourth set, even willing to crash into the stands. Can he put Ferrer away for good? Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN

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Tennis 

Sport Science looks at X Games
XGAMES 

The X Games start Thursday, so ESPN Sport Science researched the difference between body types on the skateboard Big Air event. Heavier skaters get more speed and bigger air but lighter skateboarders can spin more quickly.

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XGAMES 

This future X Games gold medalist was born in San Diego, California. Who is he? Find out in today's Wayback Wednesday edition of ESPN in Snapchat Discover.

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XGAMES 

Brian Phillips: FIFA not fixed yet
Soccer 

"If Blatter is somehow being forced out by status quo cronies who think sacrificing him will satisfy the media and let the con keep rolling, then all we’ll get is more pretend reform and no real change. Getting rid of Blatter makes it possible to fix FIFA. It doesn’t mean FIFA is fixed." What's next

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Soccer 

Rafa deals with rare loss at French Open
Tennis 

Rafael Nadal lost today for only the second time ever at Roland Garros. On his birthday. To rival Novak Djokovic. It's simple though, according to Nadal: "He was better than me."

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Tennis 

Nadal loss snaps consecutive wins streak
Tennis 

Rafael Nadal's 39-match win streak at the French Open, which began in 2010, was the longest at Roland Garros in the Open Era. Had Nadal won this year's French Open, he would have broken Bjorn Borg's overall record.

Tennis 

New Real Madrid manager introduced
Soccer 

Rafael Benitez was introduced with Real Madrid's President Florentino Perez in Spain today. Benítez started his coaching career in Madrid and has won 12 titles with five clubs since 2001 -- but has no league titles since 2004.

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Soccer 

Silver: Trying to be realistic on gambling
NBA 

NBA commissioner Adam Silver: “If it’s going to happen, to protect the integrity of the league, there needs to be more transparency ... I don’t want to hide from the business element. … If it’s going to happen anyway it might as well be regulated, it should be taxed, regulated, controlled.” (via The Herd)

NBA 

Garber: A stunning show from Djokovic
Tennis 

"The funny/sad thing? Nadal -- the ultimate fighter -- almost seemed to quit in the ragged third set. ... The match required 2 hours, 26 minutes, but it felt much, much faster." Djokovic closing the gap

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Tennis 

David Ferrer gets on the board
Tennis 

The 7-seed took the third set 7-5 from Andy Murray to stay alive in the quarterfinals at the French Open. Murray leads 2 sets to 1. Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN

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Tennis 

Highlights: Djokovic's domination
Tennis 

No. 1 Novak Djokovic snapped Rafael Nadal's 39-match win streak at the French Open. He had 45 winners to just 16 for Nadal. Next stop: the semis.

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Tennis 

How Bucs WR's can impact Winston

"Into the ultimate nowhere-to-go-but-up situation, Jameis Winston enters with some unusual weapons at his disposal. For the fourth time in NFL history, a first-round quarterback will play his first starting season with two 1,000-yard receivers from the previous year." Healy: Resurrecting the offense (Insider)

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Rafael Nadal: Djokovic was better
Tennis 

“In general, Novak was in control most of the time. He was better than me -- that’s it. It's simple, when an opponent plays better than you, he’s in better shape than you. It happens. Just congratulate him. I was doubtful about myself.”

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Tennis 

No exit for D-Will, Nets

Asked if the Nets would buy out or use the stretch provision on the final two seasons of point guard Deron Williams' contract, GM Billy King responded, "No." Owed $43.3M

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