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ELEVENTH HEAVEN

WHO CAN OVERTHROW THE KING OF CLAY? NO ONE
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FRENCH OPEN

May 27--June 10

Tennis Channel and NBC

You can try to convince yourself that someone not named Rafael Nadal has a shot to win in Paris this year: that rising star Alexander Zverev's time has come; that 2016 champ Novak Djokovic has one more in him; that clay-court maven Dominic Thiem is ready to win his first Slam. But Nadal, a 10-time champ who owns a staggering 79--2 career mark at Roland Garros, arrives playing perhaps the best tennis of his career, even at 32. In May, he set a record, winning 50 straight sets on clay, and after taking the title in Rome, his third of the season, he wrested the No. 1 ranking from Roger Federer. If anyone else takes this year's French, it will be an astounding feat on clay.

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FLAMINGO & KOVAL

by Bobby Feeno

Cowboys receiver Cole Beasley's rap album, The Autobiography, might be the talk of the NFL at the moment, but we're still loving the excellent musical debut of Bobby Feeno, aka Arian Foster.

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FIFA 68TH CONGRESS

June 13, 6:30 a.m. ET

Get up early and check in with @GrantWahl, SI's soccer maven, live from Moscow, as the host of the 2026 World Cup is announced: Morocco, or a joint bid by Canada, Mexico and the U.S.

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THE BACHELORETTE

Mondays at 8 p.m., ABC

Courtship and sports collide when 28 fellas—including a onetime Harlem Globetrotter, a former Indianapolis Colt and a Pro Football Focus analyst—vie for the heart of 28-year-old publicist Becca Kufrin of Minnesota.