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Luka Doncic, Jayson Tatum lead 11 NBA players who have improved their stock with breakout 2019-20 seasons

Luka Doncic, Jayson Tatum lead 11 NBA players who have improved their stock with breakout 2019-20 seasonsWe've seen plenty of players take a leap during this shortened season The NBA is a league of adjustments, and some of the most entertaining adjustments to watch are those that players make as they progress in their careers. Adding a skill, confidence, consistency or all three can take a player to another level in a span as short as one season. We have seen several players make the leap during the 2019-20 season (as the voting for Most Improved Player will likely reflect), and they came at all different levels. Players who were barely in the rotation have suddenly become essential to their teams. Some have fulfilled the potential we all thought was there but had yet to tap into. And others have surprised us by reaching heights that were never supposed to be in their future, and they've done it quickly. Here's a look at 11 NBA players who have made drastic leaps in st..

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Ranking MLB’s top 100 players with 2020 season on hold: Cole, deGrom battle for top pitcher’s spot

Ranking MLB's top 100 players with 2020 season on hold: Cole, deGrom battle for top pitcher's spotWho are baseball's best? We've ranked them as we wait for baseball to return Because of the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, we don't yet know when the 2020 regular season will grace us with its presence. Despite all that prevailing uncertainty, the time has come to rank the top 100 players in baseball for 2020. The rankings you'll soon be yelling about are based upon reasonable expectations, using things like age, trajectory, scouting profile, and recent performance history to arrive at those expectations. In essence, we're making educated guesses at which players will provide the most value in the 2020 season (and the 2020 season alone -- we're not concerned with how these players project for 2021 and beyond). While a player's performance in 2019 is very relevant to these rankings, it's not the sole consideration. Again, these are i..

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2020 NFL Draft: League advising agents of prospects to scrub social media accounts, per report

2020 NFL Draft: League advising agents of prospects to scrub social media accounts, per reportThe NFL doesn't want any surprises on draft day -- seeing as it's happened a lot recently You've seen it happen before. A person rises to prominence only to find themselves trapped in controversy because of an old social media post they had long forgotten about, or simply don't remember hitting send on in the first place. NFL prospects are not at all immune to this, and few know this better than former first-round pick Nick Bosa. It was only one year ago when the former Ohio State star was the center of a questions that surrounded deleted controversial tweets and even likes of Instagram posts that contained racial and homophobic slurs, and Bosa admitted his agents scrubbed his social media accounts -- noting they "had to" because he "might end up in San Francisco." That turned out to be exactly right, because none of it impacted general manager John Lynch's decision ..

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‘FIFA 20’ Champions League simulation: Barcelona, Messi vs. Ronaldo, Juventus in final

'FIFA 20' Champions League simulation: Barcelona, Messi vs. Ronaldo, Juventus in finalHere's how the season played out with 'FIFA 20' The Champions League's 2019-20 season is far from over, but with the coronavirus pandemic suspending pretty much every competition in the world, who knows when this tournament will conclude? Aiming to be finished by the summer, there is still the entire quarterfinal, semifinal and final rounds to be played while some round of 16 matches still remain. But why wait to see who wins this competition when we can just simulate it? We ran a simulation of the entire tournament (from scratch) on "FIFA 20." All of the teams that made the round of 16 in the real tournament are into the round of 16 here. Below you'll find the results of the knockout stage and the big final, which for the first time sees Lionel Messi face Cristiano Ronaldo for the top club prize in Europe. Note: Juventus is not officially licensed in the video gam..

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2020 NFL win totals, odds, predictions, best bets: Model picks under 8.5 wins for Browns

2020 NFL win totals, odds, predictions, best bets: Model picks under 8.5 wins for Browns The NFL Draft, which gets underway later this month, will certainly have an effect on 2020 NFL win totals. The Bengals are expected to draft quarterback Joe Burrow with the No. 1 overall pick, while Tua Tagovailoa's destination remains to be seen. Burrow led LSU to the national title and finished last season with 5,671 passing yards, 60 touchdowns and just six interceptions. Tagovailoa, meanwhile, suffered a season ending hip injury at Alabama, but is expected to be fully healthy for training camp. William Hill is currently listing Cincinnati at five in its 2020 NFL win totals, but seeing where players like Tagovailoa, Justin Herbert and Chase Young end up will certainly affect the 2020 NFL futures. Before making any NFL picks on 2020 season-long win totals, be sure to see the NFL predictions from SportsLine's proven computer model. The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NFL g..

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Ben Roethlisberger details what impressed him about JuJu Smith-Schuster, James Washington in 2019

Ben Roethlisberger details what impressed him about JuJu Smith-Schuster, James Washington in 2019Roethlisberger saw a team-first player during Smith-Schuster's trying season Ben Roethlisberger experienced the NFL in an entirely new way in 2019. And while he obviously doesn't want to spend another season on the sideline, Roethlisberger did take advantage of his opportunity to see the game from a different vantage point. Roethlisberger, the Steelers' veteran quarterback who missed most of last season with an elbow injury, said that he was able to see certain things from some of his offensive teammates that he otherwise would have missed had he been on the field last season. One of the things he noticed was the maturity of JuJu Smith-Schuster, his young receiver who endured a rocky season as far as health and statistics were concerned. A year after being named team MVP, Smith-Schuster caught just 42 passes for 552 yards and three touchdowns. He also missed four games wit..

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Transfer news, rumors: Chelsea, Arsenal after Hakimi; Lautaro Martinez more likely for Barcelona than Neymar

Transfer news, rumors: Chelsea, Arsenal after Hakimi; Lautaro Martinez more likely for Barcelona than NeymarHere's what to know about the transfer rumors from Thursday With no major leagues playing, the transfer rumors have picked up ahead of play hopefully resuming in the next month or two as the world aims to get through this coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday, Barcelona was in the news as it looks for the future replacement of Luis Suarez, while Chelsea and Arsenal are after a rising star of Borussia Dortmund who may be hard to pry away from his giant parent club. Here are the top rumors from around the world for Thursday, April 9: Chelsea, Arsenal, Spurs want HakimiReal Madrid's Achraf Hakimi, who has been sensational while on loan at Borussia Dortmund, is being chased by Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham, according to Mundo Deportivo. The 21-year-old Morroco international joined Dortmund on a two-year loan in 2018, with that move set to expire at the end of this season. H..

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Nasr remains optimistic of making IndyCar debut in 2020

Share this article on Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Former Formula 1 driver Felipe Nasr remains optimistic of racing an IndyCar after his one-off deal to race for Carlin at St. Petersburg was aborted by the coronavirus pandemic. The Brazilian's deal to contest the IndyCar season-opener for the team with which he won the 2011 British Formula 3 championship and finished second in GP2 in 2014 was agreed after a promising test showing at Sebring. But with many more rounds having since fallen by the wayside, including the Detroit street race, the 27-year-old has no guarantees that he will get another opportunity at Carlin this season, while any IndyCar outings will have to work around his regular IMSA SportsCar Championship programme with Action Express Racing. But speaking to Autosport magazine, 2018 IMSA champion Nasr revealed that he is "thinking way ahead of time" and already thinking about racing on ovals. "For now all I have talked with Trevor [Carlin] was to..

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