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Joe Mixon is the best RB in the 2017 NFL draft. That’s ... awkward, to say the least

Ranking 24 top RB prospects, based on their college and combine numbers. Last year around draft time, I used fancy stats and Combine numbers to tell you that Ezekiel Elliott was a pretty good running back. Pretty brilliant, right? Who could have known that without numbers. To be fair, those numbers said more difficult things. Show More Summary

Why Draymond Green, the NBA's best defender, is at his best when guarding nobody

The central paradox to the NBA’s premier defensive player is what makes him so great. Before the NBA playoffs began, I listed 31 set plays and player quirks that these 16 teams use that you need to look closely to discover. Call them the Easter Eggs or the cheat sheet of the NBA Playoffs. Show More Summary

How Mark Smith went from potential MLB draft pick to a big-time college hoops recruit

Mark Smith's transformation from pitcher to coveted point guard is the most unlikely story of the college hoops recruiting cycle. Mark Smith had his future all mapped out. As a high school junior, he committed to Missouri to play baseball as a right-handed pitcher with a fastball sitting in the low 90s. Show More Summary

The secret to picking a great offensive lineman in the NFL draft

College spread offenses are making it harder than ever to evaluate offensive linemen for the NFL Draft. Here's how to do it right. The college game has changed how offensive lineman get ready for the NFL, and how they are evaluated for the NFL. Show More Summary

Solomon Thomas, Stanford's gentle giant, owes his nimble feet to Irish step dancing

The Stanford defensive end went from chubby dancer to potential top-five pick at the 2017 NFL draft. Solomon Thomas didn’t have a typical NFL upbringing. Growing up in Australia meant his after-school activities included soccer and Irish step dancing. Show More Summary

The Nationals' very bad bullpen could ruin everything for Washington

After Monday’s loss, the Nationals’ bullpen has blown 4 out of 12 save opportunities.

Ian Desmond is beginning another new chapter, this one in Colorado

The former Nationals' shortstop saw his former team across the field for the first time on Monday.

AS Roma beats world’s biggest clubs to hiring world renown sporting director Monchi

After 30 years at Sevilla, Monchi has opted for another challenge instead of a super club. Despite opportunities to take a job at the biggest clubs in the world, "Monchi" Ramón Rodríguez Verdejo opted to remain at Sevilla as their sporting director for 17 years. Show More Summary

The Solid Verbal: We don’t know anything about the 2017 NFL draft

But we’re smart enough to find someone who does. Subscribe to The Solid Verbal: iTunes | RSS Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | SoundCloud With the 2017 NFL draft quickly approaching, we recruited an expert in NBC Sports/Rotoworld’s...Show More Summary

The Rockets are offering $1 beers for fans that arrive early to Game 5 vs. the Thunder

Cheap beers didn’t work out so well for MLB’s Cleveland Indians back in the day. The Houston Rockets announced they are offering $1 food and drinks for fans who arrive early (5:30 p.m. early) to the potentially deciding Game 5 of their first-round playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Show More Summary

Watch Shaq learn on live TV that Ernie Johnson didn’t vote for him for MVP

One of the best moments on Monday night was Shaq finding out live on the air that Ernie Johnson didn’t vote for him for MVP in 2005 and 2006. The exact moment Shaq finds out Ernie Johnson voted for Steve Nash over him pic.twitter.com/9nbgwM1FwR...Show More Summary

‘Lexi Thompson Rule’ announced by USGA will limit TV viewers ability to call in rules infractions

A new ‘Lexi Thompson Rule’ does not thwart TV viewers from playing referee from their recliners but it does limit the use of video replay. Lexi Thompson returns to competition in Texas on Thursday, for the first time since a TV viewer...Show More Summary

NFL draft prospect Caleb Brantley charged after allegedly knocking out woman

Brantley is facing a misdemeanor battery charge. Former Florida Gators defensive tackle Caleb Brantley is facing a misdemeanor battery charge. The charge stems from an altercation with a woman on April 13 that ended with Brantley allegedly...Show More Summary

Tony Stewart and other NASCAR drivers react to Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s retirement announcement

Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced Tuesday he will retire at the end of the current NASCAR season. Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s announcement Tuesday morning that he’s retiring from NASCAR at the end of the 2017 season generated exactly the kind of social media reaction you’d expect when someone of his stature reveals something so monumental. Show More Summary

Chelsea vs. Southampton 2017 live stream: Time, TV channel, and how to watch online

Chelsea can take one step closer to securing the Premier League title with a win over Southampton. The end of the Premier League season is in sight, and Chelsea’s hopeful title triumph is just as close. They hold a four-point lead over...Show More Summary

Deshaun Watson warns teams they'll 'live with the consequences' if they draft Mitchell Trubisky over him

Watson thinks he should be the first quarterback off the board on Thursday night. This year’s quarterback draft class is unusual. None of these prospects have established themselves as the clear No. 1 signal caller. Deshaun Watson thinks...Show More Summary

NFL prospect D’Onta Foreman reveals he lost a son during his junior season

The former Texas running back is expected to be taken in the second or third round. Former Texas Longhorns running back D’Onta Foreman entered the 2017 NFL draft after three seasons in Austin. Foreman’s junior year was his best of his career. Show More Summary

Drake will host the NBA’s 1st season awards show

The Grammy award-winning artist hosted the ESPYs in 2014. The NBA and Turner Sports jointly announced on Tuesday Grammy award-winning rapper Drake will host the inaugural season awards show. The show will air on TNT on June 26, and the...Show More Summary

Johan Cruyff is soccer’s greatest mythical figure

As long as the sport exists, Cruyff can never really die. Johan Cruyff was born on this day 69 years ago. He died in 2016 after a long battle with lung cancer. He actually thought that he would have died at the age of 45, as his father did. “My father died when I was just 12 and he was 45,” Cruyff said. Show More Summary

The NBA coaching carousel has stopped cold. Why?

Is the new-found stability for NBA head coaches or a blip or a trend? The NBA coaching carousel is shockingly quiet. Does this mark a permanent shift in sideline turnover or are we in a weird vortex of random stability? Paul Flannery...Show More Summary

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