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Watch live: FIFA election

The time has come: FIFA's members are choosing between longtime incumbent leader Sepp Blatter and challenger Prince Ali Bin al-Hussein as their next president.

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Sources: Magic pushing to sign Skiles as coach

The Magic have entered into contract discussions with Scott Skiles and expect to soon complete his hiring as the team's next coach, according to league sources.

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Peterson sounds off on Vikes' contract stance

In a string of tweets on Thursday afternoon, running back Adrian Peterson said NFL players should have the same kind of fully guaranteed contracts that players in other sports receive.


Spelling bee ends in tie for 2nd year in row

Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar shared the Scripps National Spelling Bee title Thursday night, giving the bee co-champions for an unprecedented two years running.

Kluber strikes out 13 in Tribe's win (1:05)
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Time for some fearless predictions!

Among the predictions: The San Francisco Giants' Brandon Crawford will win the NL MVP award and the Los Angeles Dodgers will pick up Aroldis Chapman.

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Dwyane Wade, Pat Riley at crossroads

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Grandmothers power LeBron James fan club

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Keep your eyes on these regionals

The NCAA baseball tournament begins this weekend with the regional round. As always things won't go as planned for all of the favorites. Check out which roads will be the toughest to navigate.



Prince Ali's closing remark: "When you cast your ballot today, I ask you only to listen to your conscience and listen to your hearts."

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This Prince Ali speech is the speech lots of people want to hear...but probably not most of the people who he'd need to vote for him.

Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein's final pitch

"It will take a committed leader to fix this mess we're in. ... If you give me the honor of your vote, I will take full responsibility and hold myself accountable to all of you and the world." SportsCenter live on ESPN & WatchESPN


Magic expect to hire Scott Skiles

Orlando has entered into contract discussions with Skiles and expects to shortly complete his hiring as the team's next coach, league sources told ESPN's Marc Stein. The deal could come as soon as today. Skiles also interviewed with the Pelicans.


Maria Sharapova wins first set

The defending champion, who has won 22 of her last 23 matches at Roland Garros, took the first set 6-3 from Sam Stosur. Follow live


'Crazy how one side has so much power'

Adrian Peterson unleashed several tweets Thursday venting about the leverage the Vikings have and argued he should get some protection against the possibility the team eventually will release him with money remaining on his deal. All about the money

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FIFA election coverage on SportsCenter

Bob Ley on FIFA's delay before the vote: "They are making it up as they go along right in front of our face. ...They're still on agenda No. 11 and they're supposed to be on 17. ... It makes you wonder what's going on." Live on ESPN & WatchESPN


Outsiders: Clady injury won't doom Denver

Think Ryan Clady's injury dooms the Broncos? Think again. Peyton Manning, who has the lowest sack rate (3.07%) in NFL history, is essentially offensive line-proof. Stick any five-man combination in front of him and he'll make it work. Rarely under pressure (Insider)

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Rangers hope to jump ahead early

When the Rangers lead after the 2nd period in BOTH the regular and postseason this year, they are 43-0-1, including 7-0 in the playoffs. Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals is tonight at 8 p.m. ET.


FIFA elections: What you need to know

There is just one other option besides Sepp Blatter for FIFA president: Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein (right). Key facts

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FIFA prepares to vote

There will be a 10-minute break to prepare for the secret ballot. All 209 FIFA members have a vote in the election. Two-thirds of votes are needed to win on the first ballot. A simple majority is needed in subsequent ballots. Live coverage on ESPN FC


Novak Djokovic dominating in 2015

Djokovic won the year's first major, the Australian Open, and then won all four Masters 1000 tournaments he played in. He's won five tournaments this year, while no one else on the tour has won more than three. By the numbers


Kanaan gets car Swift, as in Taylor

Former Indy 500 champion Tony Kanaan will feature the pop superstar on this sick car for the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. Kanaan said: "I'm hoping that some of Taylor's luck we saw last weekend at the Billboard Music Awards will carry over with me into our doubleheader in Detroit."


NASCAR chooses Adam Sandler

The actor will serve as the grand marshal for the Sprint Cup race at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 19. Sandler is a native of Manchester and said he used to watch NASCAR with his dad and brother growing up.


Bulls eyeing Hoiberg to replace Thibs

Chris Broussard says Fred Hoiberg's name has been associated with the Bulls' job almost all season.


Sharapova vs. Stosur at the French

Maria Sharapova has won 22 of her last 23 matches at Roland Garros, and is tied with Serena Williams for most clay-court titles among active players with 11. Sam Stosur is on a 6-match winning streak, but is only 2-14 lifetime against Sharapova, who has claimed the first game of the day. Follow live

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"I need to see Everest with my own eyes"

Of the hundreds of people who climb Mount Everest each year, only one in 11 is a woman. But Chunu Shrestha was determined to be different, to be extraordinary. "My brother asked why I wanted to die. I didn’t want to die. I wanted to do something big for women." The Seven Summits

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