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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.

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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.

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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.

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Skip voices his frustrations on Mayweather (0:54)

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Cavs starters officially announced
NBA 

Missing J.R. Smith and Kevin Love, Cleveland will start Mike Miller and Iman Shumpert alongside Kyrie Irving, LeBron James and Timofey Mozgov in Game 1 against the Bulls. Miller did not play in the 1st round series against the Celtics.

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Bear witness to Steph Curry
NBA 

Tom Haberstroh explains that the MVP single-handedly outpaces the Grizzlies in one key stat -- and it could very well decide the playoff series between the Grizzlies and Warriors.

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Jays hitting coach suspended 14 games

The Blue Jays' Brook Jacoby received a 14-game unpaid suspension for his "postgame conduct toward the umpire crew" following last Wednesday's game vs. the Red Sox. The Blue Jays have announced they will appeal the decision.

Another look at Paul's series-winner
NBA 

The biggest basket of Chris Paul's career was pretty sweet. It's even cooler in super slow-mo.

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Today's best Ace to start in DFS?

Kershaw? King Felix? Bumgarner? No. Nope. Negative. Houston's Dallas Keuchel, says Tristan Cockcroft: "He'll cost you roughly 70% of your typical aces working Monday, but give you performance in the same ballpark."

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EPL Top 5 Goals of the Week
Soccer 

One of Alexis Sanchez's two goals in Arsenal's 3-1 win over Hull City today made the cut. But it couldn't beat out Philippe Coutinho's bender.

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Willie Cauley-Stein: so, Trill
Men's College Basketball 

Former Kentucky star Willie Cauley-Stein legally changed his name to Willie Trill Cauley-Stein. His mother, Marlene Stein, said he decided to change his middle name since he was making his last name official. She said that Trill is the "nickname his 'boys' call him."

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Steph Curry tears up talking family
NBA 

The MVP on his father, Dell Curry: "Obviously, the most important thing is your family. Pops, you're the example of what a true professional is on and off the court. I remember a lot of your career, and to be able to follow in your footsteps, it means a lot to me. This is special."

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Draymond Green grills the MVP
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The Warriors forward is happy his teammate won the MVP award and all, but he wants to know what gift ideas Curry has in mind for the other Warriors. Kobe gave out watches when he won; could Curry have other jewelry in mind?

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Whitworth wants respect from Bengals

Bengals OL Andrew Whitworth, entering the final year of his contract, on Cincy drafting 2 OLs: "It's pretty easy to prove my contributions to this franchise over the last 10 years and you've got a guy fighting for his life? ... I think I've earned more than that."

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Get well soon, Mike

Andrew Sharp says he's going to avoid the Grizzlies-Warriors series until Mike Conley comes back and even writes a get-well card. "I don’t mean to be rude, but it’s sad and it’s true, Without perimeter scoring, your buddies are screwed." Grantland's NBA Shootaround

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.

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College Football 

Favorites for the Players Championship
Golf 

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

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Melvin Gordon top fantasy rookie
NFL 

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
NBA 

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."

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Mariota didn't hear Goodell's mistake
NFL 

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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