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Kiper: Round 1 impact rookies

Mel Kiper identifies the first-round rookies he thinks will have the biggest impact, including Amari Cooper and Dante Fowler Jr.

Tommy Rancel

Ranking top 10 fantasy MLB prospects for '15

Noah Syndergaard jumps to the top of Tommy Rancel's updated top 10 fantasy prospects for 2015, which also includes a couple of Blue Jays rookies who were demoted last week.

Curry's plays of the year (2:34)

SportsCenter Clips

Clippers-Rockets preview (2:54)

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Milwaukee's best may be yet to come

After exceeding expectations this season, the future looks even brighter for Jason Kidd and the Bucks.

Have You Seen?

Skip voices his frustrations on Mayweather (0:54)



Mike Conley provides an update

The Grizzlies PG participated in practice today and did some extra work after the session. Asked if he'd play in Game 2, he told reporters, "I believe I will." Nothing official, but there's hope for Memphis.

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Player makes one-handed, backflip grab
College Football 

If you can make a one-handed catch, why not amplify it with a backflip? Apparently, North Illinois' Marlon Moore was thinking the same thing.

College Football 

Favorites for the Players Championship

Tiger Woods is in the field in Florida this weekend but he's a 30-1 longshot to win. Here are the favorites according to Westgate SuperBook:

  • Rory McIlroy: 7-1
  • Jordan Spieth: 7-1
  • Henrik Stenson: 20-1
  • Justin Rose: 20-1
  • Jim Furyk: 20-1


Melvin Gordon top fantasy rookie

Despite being drafted after QBs Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota; RB Todd Gurley; and WRs Amari Cooper, Kevin White and DeVante Parker; Chargers RB Gordon is the guy to target, writes ESPN's Christopher Harris. Top rookies

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Silver: Resting players unique problem

Adam Silver on Spurs coach Gregg Popovich resting starters: "He's doing it to get his players more rest. So we're focusing on the schedule to try to get rid of more back-to-backs and four games in five nights. ... It's very different to legislate to [coaches] a minimum number of minutes."


Mariota didn't hear Goodell's mistake

Marcus Mariota to Nashville radio show 3HL on NFL commish Roger Goodell mispronouncing his name on draft night: “He gave me a call ... He apologized, and I’m like, ‘I have no idea what you’re talking about.’ But he was really apologetic and I truly respect that."

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Adam Silver talks tanking, playoffs

On Pardon the Interruption, the NBA commish said that while he's not ready to seed the playoffs 1-16, divisions have "probably outlived their usefulness." On the extreme tanking of the 76ers, Silver admitted, "It's not great basketball to watch, but I don't have an easy solution to it."

Peter Yang

Rangers ready to pay the price

The Rangers realize they're in for a physical test against the Capitals and, banged-up or not, they're willing to sacrifice to make plays against one of the hardest-hitting teams in the league. Leaving it on the ice

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Contract note: Michigan QB-turned-WR Devin Gardner, undrafted free agent signing w/ Patriots, gets $15,000 guaranteed ($5k in signing bonus)

NFL Draft helps Tim Tebow's chances

The fact that the Eagles did not draft a QB in this year's draft likely means that Tebow will compete for a roster spot, writes ESPN's Phil Sheridan. Tebow or Matt Barkley?

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Belichick cut Patriots draft pick's dad

Bill Belichick and the Patriots used a sixth-round pick on Arkansas TE AJ Derby. Belichick already had a connection to the Derby family: he cut AJ's father John when Belichick was coaching the Browns.

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These Auburn players are no Bo Jackson

The noted Auburn alumnus was a star in two sports, but things didn't go quite as well for these Tigers when they switched from the gridiron to the equestrian team. Horsing around and falling down

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Projections for every 2015-16 bowl game
College Football 

Both Mark Schlabach and Brett McMurphy have TCU, Ohio State and Auburn making the College Football Playoff, but they differ on the Pac-12 team filling the last spot. Picks for every bowl

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Hamilton 0-for-4 in extended spring game

Fresh off a trade that sent him back to Texas, Josh Hamilton struck out once and hit three grounders in his first game action since October.

David Blatt not revealing Cavs starters

With Kevin Love out for the remainder of the playoffs, Cleveland's coach has some decisions to make on his rotation. But when asked if he could reveal his starters, Blatt simply told reporters, "Uh, no."

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