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Fantasy: 7 players who will lead you to a title in 2018

More from this series No fantasy owner’s draft plan should be so rigid as to classify any player as a “must-own,” but it’s wise to enter yours with a short list of names to target. Below, we identify seven players we believe will be key to winning a fantasy title this season. You shouldn’t expect to get them all – ...

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Donovan Mitchell, Ben Simmons lead 2017-18 NBA All-Rookie first team

NEW YORK – Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell and Philadelphia 76ers guard/forward Ben Simmons were unanimously selected to the 2017-18 NBA All-Rookie First Team after receiving first-place votes on all 100 ballots from a global panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (99 First Team votes) fell one vote shy of joining Mitchell and Simmons as a unanimous ...

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Sweet 16: Mookie takes over MLB lead in HRs

ST. PETERSBURG — Mookie Betts continues to play the role of slugger from the leadoff spot for the Red Sox. The star right fielder smashed a three-run homer over the wall in left to give Boston a 3-0 lead over the Rays in the top of the third inning on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field. … MLB News Index

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J.D. hits 2 dingers, tied for MLB lead with 15

BOSTON — J.D. Martinez continues to be red-hot, as he belted a pair of homers in Sunday afternoon’s series finale against the Orioles at Fenway Park. In the second inning, the slugger hit a first-pitch leadoff home run off a 94-mph fastball from Orioles right-hander David Hess, who was called up before the game to make his second Ma… MLB ...

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Jets running out of runway as Smith's winner gives Knights 3-1 series lead

Marc-Andre Fleury is an expert on the difficulty of closing out a playoff series. The Vegas Golden Knights goaltender has the experience to know, with his three Stanley Cup rings and 129 career NHL playoff games. Up three games to one on the Winnipeg Jets in the NHL’s Western Conference final, the expansion Golden Knights are a win away from advancing to the Stanley Cup final thanks ...

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Jets drop 2nd in a row as Fleury's heroics give Knights 2-1 series lead

James Neal’s goal and assist paced the Vegas Golden Knights to a 4-2 playoff win over the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday. The expansion Golden Knights lead the best-of-seven NHL Western Conference final two games to one with Game 4 back at T-Mobile Arena on Friday. The series returns to Winnipeg for Sunday’s Game 5. The winner of the series advances to the Stanley Cup ...

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Not so fast, Ovi: Stamkos, Hedman lead Lightning back into East final

Victor Hedman figured all the Tampa Bay Lightning needed to get back on track was a shift in momentum. The big defenceman took it upon himself to provide it. Hedman scored his first goal of the playoffs and added two assists, and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 36 of 38 shots to help the Lightning beat the Washington Capitals 4-2 in Game ...

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Celtics overcome LeBron's 42-point triple-double, take 2-0 lead over Cavs

This time, the Cleveland Cavaliers may really be in trouble. The Boston Celtics rode a hot third quarter Tuesday on the way to a 107-94 win over the Cavs in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. Boston now leads 2-0, with the series shifting to Cleveland for Games 3 and 4. LeBron James scored 42 points, adding 12 assists ...

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