Whom to draft -- Clowney or QB?
The NFL draft pool got a little shallower Tuesday, when Marcus Mariota announced he would return to Oregon in 2014. But quarterback-hungry teams at the top, even ones who don't rate Johnny Manziel highly, still expect to have at least one target: Teddy Bridgewater, who did little at Louisville to damage his draft stock. But he's not No. 1 on the boards of either Mel Kiper Jr. or Todd McShay; that spot belongs to DE Jadeveon Clowney, whose junior year might not have netted him Heisman Trophy consideration, but who still appears to be the best defensive prospect in some time. Is he good enough for a team with the top pick to forgo the NFL's most important position?
Jacoby Ellsbury to the Yankees
Hello, Johnny Damon 2.0. Like the World Series-winning Boston Red Sox center fielder before him, Jacoby Ellsbury reportedly is making the short trip down Interstate 95 to the New York Yankees. It's not for lack of reasons -- around $153 million of them over seven years. Is this a good move for New York? Will the Yankees be back in 2014?
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Marcus Mariota returning to Oregon
Good news descended on Eugene, Ore., like refreshing Pacific Northwest rain Tuesday: Star quarterback Marcus Mariota will return to the Oregon Ducks in 2014. This comes despite the redshirt sophomore's status as a top-five NFL draft prospect, according to both Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay. Clearly the Ducks, who disappointed in 2013, will be flying with this announcement. But is this a good move for the quarterback?
According to a report by ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney, Texas Rangers closer Joe Nathan is headed to the Detroit Tigers, taking his 341 career saves to the Motor City. That number ties him for 10th on Major League Baseball's all-time list, behind some iconic closers -- and a few sneaky savers who finished off games for several teams during long careers.
Can you name the top 10 and ties? We've already given you one name ...