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Gators vying for second straight NCAA crown

Up 1-0 in the WCWS championship series, Florida can wrap things up. But Michigan is looking to stay alive (Live on ESPN/WatchESPN).

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Thompson clears protocol, OK to play in Game 1

Klay Thompson has completed the NBA's concussion protocol, clearing the Golden State Warriors guard to play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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FIFA presidency: Who's next? (1:09)
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Schaap: Sepp Blatter is seen as a crook (2:06)
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Clayton: Newton's deal sets the stage for Wilson

Two things will likely happen for Russell Wilson following the Cam Newton deal: His negotiations with the Seahawks will resolve more quickly, and he'll become one of the NFL's highest-paid QBs.

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Goodell tells NFLPA he'll hear Brady's appeal

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has formally rejected the NFL Players Association's motion to recuse himself as arbitrator of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's appeal hearing June 23.

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Peterson rejoins Vikings, seeks restructured deal (3:08)
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Gallo gives Texas 2-0 lead in first at-bat

Joey Gallo stepped to the plate to a standing O in his first major-league at-bat in the first inning. The bases were loaded with two outs, and the Rangers 3B hit a 2-RBI single past White Sox 1B Adam LaRoche. Follow live

Pitchers' duel at Fenway
MLB 

Clay Buchholz has struck out 8 Twins through 5 innings, while Mike Pelfrey has allowed just 1 Red Sox hit through 4 in a scoreless game. Follow live

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ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Today is 5th anniversary of Armando Galarraga's "imperfect" game (due to missed call). Alfredo Simon: no hits allowed through 4 IP vs OAK

Survey says! Gronkowskis to be on Family Feud
NFL 

Fun and games never end for Rob Gronkowski. The family's four eldest brothers and their father will star on the game show, older brother Chris revealed. The opponent has not been named.

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NFL 

Doubles on doubles lift Nats

Tyler Moore followed up Bryce Harper's near-homer with a double of his own to deep left, bringing Harper home and tying things up at 1-1 until Jose Laboton scored Moore to give Washington a 2-1 lead. Follow live

Haeger gets Florida one win away
Softball 

Lauren Haeger hit her 71st career HR to help lead Florida to a win in Game 1 of the Women's CWS finals. The win snapped Michigan's 28-game win streak and puts the Gators one win away from repeating as national champions. Game 2 starts now on ESPN. Watch live on ESPN/Watch ESPN

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Karl-Anthony Towns a hot commodity

Chad Ford: "Big men can't do things Towns can do. They're not supposed to. It's not natural. Yet, for 90 minutes, Towns keeps playing more like James Harden than Dwight Howard … What if Howard could shoot, dribble and move the way Harden does? You watch [Towns] over and over again and it feels like someone has tampered with reality." Towns is No. 1 (Insider)

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Rangers' Joey Gallo to make MLB debut

Gallo, who became the first minor leaguer with back-to-back 40-HR seasons (2013-14) since Ron Kittle (White Sox) in 1981-82, will bat sixth and play third base tonight vs. the White Sox. Follow live

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Maps: Florida is totally over LeBron
NBA 

LeBron James might have brought Miami two championships, but recent SportsNation poll results show the Sunshine State isn't exactly in the King's corner anymore. LeSnub?

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Relive the Stanley Cup playoffs in 3 goals
NHL 

Getting ready for tomorrow's Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals? Make sure you're fully prepared with the top goals so far.

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Milwaukee without Davis for 4-6 weeks

OF Khris Davis underwent surgery this morning on his right knee (meniscus). The expected recovery time is 4-6 weeks.

Pillar puts Toronto up early

Kevin Pillar squashed a Max Scherzer fastball deep to left, sending it on a one-way ride for his third HR of the season, and that's been all the scoring so far. The Blue Jays lead 1-0 through 2. Follow live

McDonald's ex: I was repeatedly attacked

Former DT Ray McDonald's ex-fiancee said in court records that McDonald repeatedly attacked her over several months, contending that McDonald began a pattern of "verbal abuse and controlling behavior" after the couple got engaged that escalated into "full attacks." Story

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Utley beats the shift with his own shift

The Reds tried to take the bat out of Chase Utley's hands, and they were sort of successful. Utley calmly laid down a bunt and took first base with little Cincinnati's shifted infielders could do. It's a tactic you think you'd see more often. Follow live

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Does Blatter's move overshadow WWC?
Soccer 

Julie Foudy says while Sepp Blatter's decision to resign as FIFA president is a distraction ahead of this week's Women's World Cup, the move could help women's soccer in the long run.

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Jeff Carlisle's favorite players to watch
Soccer 

While the women's game doesn't feature the level of theatrics endemic to the men's side, there is still plenty of gamesmanship. And Brazil's Marta is most adept at pushing the envelope and drawing fouls. World Cup superlatives

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