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SportsCenter special: NFL Nation mock draft

Live on ESPN, WatchESPN: Join us as our team reporters go head-to-head to plot the course of the first round.

NFL Draft

Players who could be drafter lower than expected (3:07)

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1hMike Mazzeo

Lopez's play gives Nets a fighting chance

If Brooklyn has any chance of evening the series against Atlanta -- let alone pulling off the upset -- expect a heavy dose of Brook Lopez.

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MLB Power Rankings: Week 4

The Royals, Mets and Cardinals all have legitimate cases to be our No. 1 team. Which team gets the nod?

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Is Michael Andrew the next Michael Phelps?

In ESPN The Magazine's Fight for Perfection issue, Robert Sanchez writes about Michael Andrew, the controversial 16-year-old swimming sensation who is being groomed to be the next Michael Phelps.

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West: The Derby personality test

Every Kentucky Derby has a distinct personality. What does this year's field say about the 141st run for the roses?

Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao

Manny and Freddie's Wild Card relationship (2:43)

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Mike Conley undergoes facial surgery

The Grizzlies PG is out indefinitely after undergoing facial surgery today from a fracture sustained in Game 3 vs. the Trail Blazers when he inadvertently took an elbow to the face. Memphis can sweep the series tonight with a win.

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Mock draft: Panthers pick Shane Ray

Broncos reporter Jeff Legwold on 28th overall pick: "There has been some concern of late with a toe injury Ray suffered in the bowl game to close out the 2014 season, but in this scenario, Ray is easily the best player available when the Broncos pick." Watch live on ESPN

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Jon Gruden's 15 favorites in the Draft
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Gruden wants Mel Kiper to change his Big Board: "I don't understand why [Marcus Mariota] isn't the No. 1 player in this draft on Mel Kiper's Big Board. … He is like Russell Wilson, only he is 6-4.” Gruden's other 14 (Insider)

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Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

If you have kids who are, say, 11 and 8 ... you better know what Stance socks are unless you want to get laughed out of your own house

New official sock of the NBA
NBA 

All players will wear Stance socks in their team's colors while on the court. Said executive VP of business development Clarke Miyasaki: "All we do is socks and we're committed to making the best for the best players in the world." (via ESPN's Darren Rovell)

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NFL Nation mock draft: Picks 21-25
NFL 

Here are picks 21-25 in today's NFL Nation mock draft, as selected by our team reporters:

  • 21. Bengals: WR Nelson Agholor
  • 22. Steelers: CB Byron Jones
  • 23. Lions: RB Todd Gurley
  • 24. Cardinals: LB Randy Gregory
  • 25. Panthers: WR Devin Smith
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Mock Draft: Gurley goes to Lions at No. 23
NFL 

Lions reporter Michael Rothstein on Todd Gurley: "The Lions have bigger needs along both the offensive and defensive line, but general manager Martin Mayhew's strategy has always been to take the best player available (other than quarterback)." Watch live on ESPN

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NFL 

UFC champ Jon Jones still at large
UFC 

Albuquerque PD continue to search for Jones, who's the lead suspect in a hit-and-run case. A PD spokesperson confirmed to ESPN's Brett Okamoto that Jones was identified fleeing from the scene of a 3-car accident. Jones search

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Butler quietly posting huge numbers

Through four games in the first round, Jimmy Buckets is averaging 28.3 points per game. That'd be good for the highest first-round Bulls average of all time if not for a gentleman named Michael Jordan.

NFL Nation mock draft: Picks 16-20
NFL 

Here are picks 16-20 in today's NFL Nation mock draft, as selected by our team reporters:

  • 16. Texans: S Landon Collins
  • 17. Chargers: RB Melvin Gordon
  • 18. Chiefs: CB Kevin Johnson
  • 19. Browns: C Cam Erving
  • 20. Eagles: WR Breshad Perriman
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NBA playoff games tonight (ET)
NBA 

  • Hawks at Nets, 7 p.m. (Hawks lead 2-1)
  • Bucks at Bulls, 8 p.m. (Bulls lead 3-1)
  • Grizzlies at Trail Blazers, 10:30 p.m. (Grizzlies lead 3-0)

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NBA 

Kevin Love's timetable to return

What the MRI shows on Kevin Love's shoulder will determine how long he'll be out, but if he does come back this season, Dr. Michael Kaplan said: "He's going to be a little nervous about it if he comes back too early. ... I would think not before a few weeks."

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Police seek Jon Jones for hit-and-run

ESPN's Brett Okamoto on the latest: "Whoever was driving the car -- we believe it to be Jon Jones -- ran a red light. After the accident, [the suspect] exited the car, ran away, actually came back to grab what witnesses said looked like a handful of cash and then took off."

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NFL Nation mock draft: Picks 11-15
NFL 

Here are picks 11-15 in today's NFL Nation mock draft, as selected by our team reporters:

  • 11. Vikings -- CB Trae Waynes
  • 12. Browns -- DT Danny Shelton
  • 13. Saints -- LB Bud Dupree
  • 14. Dolphins -- WR DeVante Parker
  • 15. 49ers -- DL Arik Armstead
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NFL 

Notable 5th year options not picked up
NFL 

There are a lot more 2012 first-rounders in limbo with the deadline for team's to apply fifth-year options looming.

NFL 

The week of boxing hype

Here's the schedule of events leading up to Saturday night's Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight, beginning with Pacquiao's Las Vegas arrival later today.