Minicamp live: Best of rookies, veterans from teams in action

The NFL’s second week of mandatory practices is underway as the summer break approaches. Here’s what’s happening. – NFL

2019 NFL minicamp live: Best of rookies, veterans from around the league

Nine teams start their mandatory offseason practices, including the Super Bowl champion Patriots and the offseason-winning Cleveland Browns. Here’s what’s happening. – NFL

Setting up the NFL’s QB battles: Who’s leading, where rookies stand

After getting drafted in the first round by the Cardinals last season, Josh Rosen is getting a shot with a new team. For five rookies, a starting job in the NFL may not be far off. Here’s what’s ahead for each. – NFL

Stanley Cup Playoffs Daily: Lightning shocked, rookies rule

It was a wild opening night of the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs. Get caught up here, and get ready for Thursday’s set of Game 1’s. – NHL

MVP, top rookies and other award winners in each division

Some postseason awards are easy to pick — Defensive Player of the Year in the NFC West? It’s easily Rams DT Aaron Donald. Other awards? Wide open. – NFL

NHL Power Rankings: Standout rookies for all 31 teams

The Lightning hold steady at No. 2 in this week’s edition. Plus, insights on impactful rookies for every club. – NHL

Ranking the rookies: Who’s in the top 10 after Week 3?

Things can change fast for NFL rookies. In the latest rankings, Sam Darnold is nowhere to found, but a second-round pick from SC State is No. 1. – NFL

5-on-5: Rookies talk best advice, big purchases and LeBron

We caught up with Deandre Ayton and the Class of 2018 to talk about awards, most anticipated matchups and LeBron’s move to L.A. – NBA

Ultimate ‘Madden 19’ preview: Best players, rookies, more

The strongest. The fastest. The slowest. The players rated 99 overall. We break down everything you need to know as “Madden NFL 19” hits shelves. – NFL

Rookies who could start for each of the NFL’s 32 teams

NFL Nation reporters assess which first-year players have the best chance of cracking starting lineups across the league. – NFL

The 9 most impressive rookies in NBA summer league, ranked

Las Vegas Summer League is all about the rookies. Teams get an early chance to see if their draft picks have improved on their college scouting reports, while the players get a unique opportunity to leave a strong first impression in front of an NBA audience. This was considered a strong draft class, and summer league only reinforced that idea. Even as a few notable lottery picks like Dallas’ Luka Doncic and Denver’s Michael Porter Jr. sat out, the rookies put on a show that will leave lots of fanbases optimistic heading into the season. These were the nine best rookies at Las Vegas Summer League. Sexton willed the Cavs to the semifinals at summer league by doing the same thing he’s done all

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10 NFL rookies primed to break out in Year 2

Mitchell Trubisky has the offensive system and talent around him to make a big leap in 2018. Here are the other NFL sophomores on their way to stardom. – NFL

No experience necessary? Rookies proving crucial to Celtics’ rise

After losing an All-Star minutes into the season, the Celtics were forced to lean on their rookies. Led by No. 3 pick Jayson Tatum, Boston’s youngsters have kept dreams of a No. 1 seed solidly intact. – NBA

Suns’ Jackson forgotten man among rising rookies (Yahoo Sports)

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Lost in the headlines and tweets about Lonzo Ball and Jayson Tatum and Dennis Smith Jr. is the do-it-all small forward from Phoenix.

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Cody Bellinger vs. Aaron Judge: Battle of the rookies (and their very loud bats)

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