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NFL's top 25 players under 25

Four quarterbacks, five defensive backs, five running backs, five receivers, four front-seven players and two offensive linemen comprise our annual ranking of top young talent, led by second-year Eagles QB Carson Wentz.

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3dDan Szymborski

Projecting MLB's award winners in 2018

Houston has not one but two potential MVPs in its infield. Max Scherzer has a shot at another Cy Young, and MLB will have a new crew of rookies to recognize. Who is most likely to take home the major awards next year?

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4dDan Szymborski

Just how good is Shohei Ohtani, anyway?

One of the most fascinating players in the world is set to make the jump from Japan to the major leagues for the 2018 season. We break down just how much he's worth as a pitcher, a hitter -- and both -- as he makes a difficult transition across the world.

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10dMatt Bowen

How to jump-start seasons of five super-talented rookies

Christian McCaffrey has a lot of catches, but he hasn't had a great first NFL season overall. Here's what the tape reveals about McCaffrey, Mitchell Trubisky, O.J. Howard, Joe Mixon and Corey Davis and how they can break out down the stretch.

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9dJohn Gasaway

Projecting the seasons of the nation's best freshmen

Freshmen -- especially the best ones -- have become the centerpiece of college hoops. This year's crop is no exception. So how good will Texas' Mohamed Bamba or Duke's Marvin Bagley or Missouri's Michael Porter Jr. be? We give you their numbers -- now.

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11dMel Kiper Jr.

Kiper's 2018 Big Board: Rosen or Darnold as No. 1 QB?

The battle between UCLA and USC isn't just on the field next weekend -- their quarterbacks could go No. 1 overall in the 2018 NFL draft. Here's Mel Kiper's ranking of the top 25 prospects for next year's draft.

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17dJohn Gasaway

Successful coaches have their go-to move

College hoops' best coaches seem to get their teams to excel at the same things, season after season. For John Calipari, it's about getting his Kentucky freshmen to play beyond their years. Find out how he and other top coaches stay ahead of the field.