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How Kevin Durant became his most efficient self yet

As Kevin Durant gets ready for his first game against the Clippers as a Warrior, he's finding the beat as an efficiency expert with his new team.

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Wade Davis (traded from the Royals to the Cubs) owns the lowest ERA in MLB history as a reliever (1.51) among all pitchers with at least 250 career innings in relief. He is the only pitcher in MLB history to have multiple seasons with at least 50 IP and an ERA of 1.00 or lower (2014 and 2015).

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Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben McAdoo says "it's too early to tell" about putting JPP on injured reserve. They'll review it in coming days. Surgery just happened.

NFL 

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs have a new closer in Wade Davis as they traded Jorge Soler to the Royals on Wednesday. The move means Hector Rondon will continue to set up along with Carl Edwards Jr. who emerged late last season. Soler is better suited in the AL where he can DH giving him a better chance to stay healthy while limiting his time on defense. Davis played for Joe Maddon in Tampa Bay.

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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyrod Taylor: "I don't have Instagram on my phone, Twitter. I don't watch TV. I don't see or hear [the criticism]." Taylor says, "we're still in it" in the playoff race.

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Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers coach Chip Kelly back to work with team after spending yesterday at funeral for his father in Maine. Kelly was touched by how many people attended the funeral, said his father clearly had a huge impact in his "vibrant and long" life. Kelly said his father, who spent his career as a trial lawyer wearing a suit asked to be buried in 49ers gear. "My dad was loyal," Kelly said.

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Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

RB Adrian Peterson (knee) opened a can of worms today by telling reporters that he'll return this season only if the Vikings are in playoff contention. It's an understandable hedge, with one flaw of logic. If doctors clear him to play, even if at less than 100 percent, isn't he obligated to work per the terms of his contract?

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Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey have declared for the NFL draft, and the expectation is Florida State's Dalvin Cook will eventually as well to make for a strong 2017 RB class. He's rushed for more than 1,600 yards in each of the last two seasons, but so far he's declined comment about his future.

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James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins veteran DE Jason Jones (No. 98) is back from his two-game suspension. He was cited for a DWI incident in the offseason.

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John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins left tackle Trent Williams is practicing for the first time since he was suspended four games for violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy.

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James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins players and coaches get back to work today in preparation for the Arizona Cardinals. Can Miami recover from last week's 32-point drubbing by the Ravens?

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David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Moving forward, Bryce Love is expected to replace Christian McCaffrey as Stanford's featured back. Love showed he was already ready for that role in 2016.

NCAAF 

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Christian McCaffrey will finish his Communication degree at Stanford. "I don't know when, but I will finish," he said. "As soon as my career takes shape, I'll figure out a plan. Stanford does a great job of encouraging former players to return and graduate."

NCAAF 

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

College football has enjoyed a transcendent talent in Christian McCaffrey. He's racked up over 2,000 more all-purpose yards than any other player over the past two years and has shown unprecedented versatility. This year, McCaffrey showed he can also be a great short yardage back -- and that likely sealed his early-pick NFL Draft ticket.

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Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Adrian Peterson told reporters in the locker room he wouldn't come back this season if the Vikings are out of the playoff race, "for obvious reasons."

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Christian McCaffrey's 6,191 all-purpose yards in the last two seasons are nearly 2,000 more than any other FBS player.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey made the right decision in declaring for the NFL draft. He had nothing left to prove at the college left and will be an interesting player to watch develop in the NFL. "I talked to Coach Shaw about everything. He completely agreed," McCaffrey said in a statement. "Really, it just made sense. The opportunity is right in front of me."

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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Sammy Watkins, not practicing today because of his foot, watching practice from the sideline.

NFL 

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart received a flop warning from the NBA for his exaggerated dive at the end of Monday's 107-106 loss to the Houston Rockets. As Al Horford's last-second layup attempt rolled off the rim, Smart embellished contact chasing a rebound in hopes of a whistle. Smart is only the fourth player to receive a warning this year.

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Andrew Bogut said timetable he's been given for his recovery from a hyperextension and bone bruise in his left knee is 10 days to 3-4 weeks.

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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matthew Stafford said "it's up there" when it comes to if this is the most fun he's had playing football. Lions have won 7 of 8 games.

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Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

NBA scouts have been enamored with Florida State's Jonathan Isaac when he's been healthy this season. 6-10 and long, but they're most impressed by his shooting: 44.4 percent from 3.

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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan on Sammy Watkins missing practice Wednesday: "Hopefully he'll be ready to roll." Ryan says Watkins came out of Sunday's game feeling better than he did after the game before.

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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Sammy Watkins is projected not to practice today because of his foot.

NFL 

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers' priority is to bring back Justin Turner, but is there a point when they move on from their desired plan? Club president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman: "Sure. I think that as conversations get to the point where you will potentially lose something, you go to them. In the case where a player is Option A and Option B has gotten to the point where you need to make a decision, that's when you go and say, 'Look, we're at this point.' That's the part of the timing element that is tricky."

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Ian Desmond is expected to play 1B for the Rockies, a position he hasn't played in the minors or majors. He moved from SS to OF last season.

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