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First round awaits Gordon, Waynes

Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon and Michigan State's Trae Waynes, best friends and high school teammates from Kenosha, Wisconsin, are poised to be drafted in the first round.

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Jon Gruden

Gruden: My favorite players in 2015 NFL draft

Jon Gruden thinks Marcus Mariota should be No. 1 on Mel Kiper's board, Bud Dupree is a top-10 player and Amari Cooper is a lot like Tim Brown. Here are his 15 favorite 2015 draft prospects.

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

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Love a big loss for Cavs (1:43)

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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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Wainwright out for the season with Achilles injury

Jerry Crasnick has the latest on Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright, who is expected to miss the rest of the season with an Achilles injury, which he suffered Saturday night while stumbling out of the batter's box.

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9hGary West

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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Gruden's QB Camp: Pass Rushers (6:56)

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Washington Redskins @Redskins

McCloughan said picking up Griffin III's fifth year option "does not affect our draft process whatsoever." Will pick best player at No. 5.

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

HUGE decision tonight coming from Brandon Ingram. Long, skilled. Choosing from Duke, UNC, UK, KU. Could help someone win a national title.

Redskins exercise RG III's 5th-year option
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Washington GM Scot McCloughan announced the news today. Griffin had a tumultuous 2014: a dislocated ankle limited him to 7 starts, and he threw more INTs (6) than TDs (4).

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Carlisle's statement on officiating

Don't ask Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle about the officiating. He'll just tape his mouth shut.

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UFC champ Jon Jones still at large
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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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Hamilton trade: The fantasy impact
MLB 

Josh Hamilton is available in 96.4% of ESPN Fantasy leagues. Which Hamilton will you get: his 28.4 HRs per year with Texas (2008-12) or his 15.5 HRs per year with the Angels the last 2 seasons. Karabell explores (Insider)

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Winston definitely going No. 1?

Multiple media reports continue to point to the Buccaneers selecting Jameis Winston with the top pick. Winston has made several visits to Tampa, including for Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks' charity event Sunday night, also attended by Bucs coach Lovie Smith.

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Clippers' win turns series around
NBA 

ESPN's Bruce Bowen on the Clips' Game 4 win: "The mantra for the Clippers was 'take the ball to the basket any chance we get.' ... That was the biggest difference in this game from the Clippers' standpoint -- they had energy."

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Kluber winless in April
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Only three defending Cy Young-winning starting pitchers have gone winless through April. The reigning AL ace Corey Kluber needs a win tonight to avoid becoming the fourth.

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Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

Most sold 2015 NFL tickets on StubHub so far: 1. Steelers at Chargers (10/12), 2. Seahawks at Packers (9/20), 3. Pats at Cowboys (10/11)

Your team has the No. 1 pick -- now what?

What would your team do with the No. 1 overall pick in the draft? Jeff Legwold asked just that, and 17 teams picked a certain defensive end -- and those QBs everyone keeps talking about? Just 10 picks between the two. Team's No. 1 picks (Insider)

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Yankees-Mets feud... over Twitter
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The official Mets Twitter account tweeted this in the Subway Series finale Sunday: "NY (AL) grabs a run in the 5th. We trail 6-4." The Yankees' Twitter account was not pleased with being referred to as NY (AL) and responded: "Yankees. We are the YANKEES." But the Mets, see below, had the last barb.

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ICYMI: Smith ejected for Crowder smack
NBA 

Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith was ejected for his backhanded swipe on Celtics forward Jae Crowder. After the game Smith said regarding possible discipline: "I know I'm nervous as hell to see what could come out of this."

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Ian O'Connor @Ian_OConnor

We know the NFL's power vs MLB, but here's hoping final Yankees-Mets game Sept. 20 overshadows Giants' home opener vs Atlanta

Is this the next Michael Phelps?
Olympic Sports 

Some compare American swimmer Michael Andrew, 16, with the 22-time Olympic medalist Phelps. Others say he's a future burnout and a puppet for his family. "God has given Michael to us," his father, Peter says. "It's my duty to build him into the best that he can ever be." Phelps or bust?

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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.

OTD: Nolan Ryan becomes strikeout king
MLB 

On April 27, 1983, Nolan Ryan passed Walter Johnson on the all-time strikeout list with 3,509 strikeouts -- and Ryan was still 10 years from retirement. He would end his career with 5,714 K's, still good for most in MLB history.

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MLB 

You're busted, Bill!

John Legend called out Patriots coach Bill Belichick for checking out Legend's supermodel wife, Chrissy Teigen, at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. But he wasn't the only one: We see you, Russell; Nice eye, Frank the Tank! 'Spy Gate'

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Difference in boxing styles
Boxing 

While Manny Pacquiao throws just over the average number of punches per round, Floyd Mayweather is significantly below the average.

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LeBron is used to first-round sweeps
NBA 

With the Game 4 win over the Celtics on Sunday, LeBron James has swept a best-of-7 series six times. The only players in NBA history with more sweeps of a best-of-7 series are Tim Duncan (8) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (7). (via Elias)

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