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Croucher and Dinsick preview the best bets for the Indy 500, including why they like Scott Dixon to win over the favorite Scott McLaughlin.
Minnesota is going to have to switch up how it defends Luka Doncic and Kyrie Iring.

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  • TB Starting Pitcher #11
    Baz was strong in his last outing and had gotten up to 76 pitches. However, his command still needs to be refined as he works back from Tommy John surgery. Baz is likely to make a few starts in the minors and, provided they go well, could join the Rays’ rotation at some point in June.
  • KC Starting Pitcher #55
    Ragans held up his end of the bargain in a highly-anticipated matchup against Tigers ace Tarik Skubal, limiting Detroit’s offense to just one hit and three walks over six shutout frames. The 26-year-old emerging ace generated 15 swinging strikes and a near-elite 35 percent CSW, finishing with a season-high 12 punchouts. He’ll carry a solid 3.34 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 76/21 K/BB ratio across 62 innings (11 starts) into a road tilt on Tuesday against the division-rival Twins.
  • SD Shortstop #2
    Ouch. Bogaerts sustained the injury while diving for a ball during the first game of Monday’s doubleheader. He’s expected to miss at least two months while recovering from the injuy. Luis Arraez is covering second base on Wednesday and will probably see additional action there while Bogaerts is shelved. David Peralta was promoted from Triple-A El Paso to take his place on the Padres’ active roster on Wednesday.
  • CWS Left Fielder #74
    So many leg injuries. Jiménez’s numbers aren’t great or even very good, but from an xwOBA perspective, he had really picked it up in recent weeks, and Statcast though he should have been slugging .465, rather than his current .381. The White Sox will put Gavin Sheets at DH while Jiménez is out, which at least will improve the defense. Corey Julks, Dominic Fletcher and Zach DeLoach will battle for at-bats in right.
  • HOU Left Fielder #30
    Tucker’s homers couldn’t have been much different. The first was a 340-foot shot to the opposite field that would have a homer in Houston and nowhere else, according to Statcast. The second was a no-doubter that was pulled 407 feet to right. Tucker now leads the majors in homers by one over Gunnar Henderson. His 1.074 OPS puts him behind only Shohei Ohtani.
  • KC Shortstop #7
    Witt drove in Maikel Garcia in the bottom of the first to give the Royals a 1-0 lead after Garcia started things off with a leadoff triple. That was just the start for Witt, who would later blast a three-run homer 468 feet to center field to put the Royals up 5-0 and hit another homer in the sixth inning just for good measure. Witt has now hit safely in five straight games and has upped his RBI total to 31 on the season.
  • BOS Third Baseman #11
    Devers’ home run streak officially ends at six games, but he did manage to push his hitting streak to 11 games in the 5-2 win over the Rays. Devers’ lone hit came in the second inning, as he later came around to score on a Vaughn Grissom single. Devers has totaled 13 hits in his last 44 at-bats and is batting .286 on the month. We’ll see if he can stay hot and get another home run streak going in his next outing.
  • CWS Left Fielder #74
    Not good. Jiménez is currently in the midst of an extended offensive slump and will almost certainly wind up requiring a trip to the injured list. The oft-injured 27-year-old outfielder simply hasn’t been able to stay on the field the last few years, which diminishes his appeal for fantasy managers, despite his immense talent. There should be an update regarding the severity of the injury at some point in the near future after he undergoes some additional imaging.
  • MIN Center Fielder #25
    Buxton helped Minnesota snap a seven-game losing streak with a 10-run explosion highlighted by his 11th career multi-homer performance. The 30-year-old center fielder has undeniably gotten off to an ice-cold start at the plate this season, but he’s shown some signs of life since returning from the injured list earlier this week. He took Nationals starter Patrick Corbin deep in the second and fifth innings, respectively, to spearhead the Twins’ offensive outburst. We’re not going to draw too many conclusions from a single contest, but this certainly feels like it has the potential to be a confidence-booster for Buxton moving forward.
  • MIN Starting Pitcher #41
    Ryan’s velocity was up across the board as his four-seam fastball had a little bit of extra life on it, which led to an impressive eight swinging strikes and a near-elite 39 percent CSW. He limited Washington’s lineup to just three hits and a pair of walks over seven stellar frames. The 27-year-old righty will bring a strong 3.15 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 64/9 K/BB ratio across 60 innings (10 starts) into a home outing on Monday against the division-rival Royals.
Indy 500 on NBC, Peacock
Jeff Gordon sits down with NBC Sports to discuss Kyle Larson’s rise to racing greatness and how it will all come to a head in a historic double attempt at the Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600.
The crowd for this year’s Indy 500 will be the largest since the sold-out 100th Indianapolis 500 in 2016.
One of the most iconic traditions in sports, the Indy 500 winner drinking milk at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, can trace its roots back to a mother in Yonkers, New York, kicking off a yearly ritual which began in 1956.
Nate Ryan previews the 108th Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where Team Penske has emerged as a clear favorite after qualifying runs by Scott McLaughlin, Will Power, and Josef Newgarden.
In an exclusive interview with NBC Sports, the No. 3 Dallara-Chevrolet driver discusses his team’s front row sweep in Indy 500 qualifying.
Relive the high-speed action from Day 2 of qualifying for the 108th Indianapolis 500, where twelve drivers battle for pole position and four others fight for the final spot to make the race.
Kyle Larson will become the fifth driver to attempt racing the Indy 500 and Coca-Cola 600 on the same day, and a fifth-place starting spot for the Indy 500 is a great place to start with a legitimate chance to win.

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Mayor, police chief discuss Scheffler's case
The Golf Channel crew listens and reacts to Louisville's mayor and police chief's press conference regarding Scottie Scheffler's arrest prior to the second round of the PGA Championship.

NBC Sports Podcasts

NFL

Cardinals first-round receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. made if official Thursday, signing his four-year rookie contract with a fifth-year option.
Among the things that went into the pro column for quarterback Bo Nix heading into the draft was his experience.
Jets cornerback Sauce Gardner has proved over his first two seasons that he’s one of the league’s best at his position.
Much has been made of the Chiefs’ 2024 schedule, which has them playing on every day of the week except Tuesday.

Rotoworld

The FFHH crew remembers some of David Johnson’s greatest fantasy stat lines after the running back’s retirement and evaluates what the Vikings’ signing of Robert Tonyan indicates about T.J. Hockenson.
The FFHH team dips into the mailbag to discuss potential steals and beginning-of-draft strategy when it comes to the running back position as well as Amon-Ra St. Brown’s first-round value.
The FFHH crew opens up the mailbag to answer questions about offseason running back additions, WR2s who could outscore their WR1s, Memorial Day rib preparation and more.
Matthew Berry, Lawrence Jackson Jr., Jay Croucher and Denny Carter pick out a few fantasy football players they feel might disappoint based on average draft position in the Best Ball format.

Motor Sports

NASCAR’s top three series return to the sport’s home track this weekend.
Kyle Larson looks to become the fifth driver to complete “The Double” on Sunday
The injured driver will honor the late Gil de Ferran, winner of the 2003 Indianapolis 500
Indianapolis Motor Speedway president Doug Boles said the track is monitoring the May 26 forecast.

Golf

The Golf Channel crew watches and reacts to the video released by the Louisville Police Department of Scottie Scheffler’s arrest prior to the second round of the PGA Championship.
The Golf Channel crew listens and reacts to Louisville’s mayor and police chief’s press conference regarding Scottie Scheffler’s arrest prior to the second round of the PGA Championship.
The Louisville mayor and police chief addressed the media but did not take questions on Thursday.
Gil Hanse led a restoration of the venerable club ahead of this year’s Charles Schwab Challenge.
Hailey Hunter catches up with Jordan Spieth about why he likes playing at Colonial Country Club (the site of this weekend’s Charles Schwab Challenge), the condition of the greens, being near home and more.
Seventeen-year-old Blades Brown, who made the cut in his PGA Tour debut at the Myrtle Beach Classic, explains his mindset going into the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball this weekend.

MLB

Jorge Montanez breaks down the week of saves across baseball in his weekly closer rankings and highlights some steals options on the waiver wire.
Kyle Hendricks is looking at his transition to the bullpen as an opportunity.
The only major injuries have been to ace Gerrit Cole, third baseman DJ LeMahieu, and centerfielder Jasson Domínguez.
The Rotoworld Baseball Show examines the advanced metrics on St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Lars Nootbaar and why a turnaround could be on the horizon.

NBA

Charles Barkley joins Dan Patrick to discuss the Dallas Mavericks’ Game 1 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves, including Kyrie Irving’s brilliance and Karl-Anthony Towns’ hesitance to use his size in big games.
Bickerstaff’s dismissal came one week after the Cavs were eliminated in five games by the Celtics in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
The Nets largely disappointed this season, and that includes the team’s top fantasy options.
Doncic and Irving combined for 66 points on the night, while Anthony Edwards could not find a rhythm.

Betting

Kyle Larson looks to become the fifth driver to complete “The Double” on Sunday
Jay Croucher and Drew Dinsick preview the best bets for the Indy 500, including why they like Scott Dixon to win over the favorite Scott McLaughlin.
Jay Croucher and Drew Dinsick discuss who the best bets for the rest of the season are at their current price, and the Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers sit atop the list.
Brad Thomas is back this week with another round of golf betting. See who he’s eyeing for the Charles Schwab Challenge.

Premier League

Joe-Prince Wright, Andy Edwards, and Nick Mendola preview this weekend’s unique edition of the Manchester Derby in the FA Cup final between Manchester City v. Manchester United at Wembley.
Joe-Prince Wright, Andy Edwards, and Nick Mendola preview this weekend’s EFL Championship playoff-final between Leeds United and Southampton, where the final promotion spot to the Premier League is on the line.
Two of the most fun things in Premier League fandom are predicting who will thrive in an upcoming season and reviewing who actually did the thing at the end of the campaign.
Leicester City and Ipswich Town have clinched promotion and an epic Championship playoff final has been set up.

College Football

The College Football Transfer Portal is underway. Here is a one-stop shop to track which big-name players are on the move this offseason.
A potential multibillion-dollar settlement of an antitrust lawsuit cleared the second of a three-step NCAA approval process Tuesday.
A potential multibillion-dollar settlement of an antitrust lawsuit has cleared the first of a three-step NCAA approval process.
The Gators may have thought they were off the hook but Jaden Rashada’s lawsuit puts them back in the spotlight, at the very least.

College Basketball

Seimone Augustus, who led LSU to three straight NCAA Final Fours and won three Olympic gold medals, will return to the Tigers as an assistant.
Jan Jensen had numerous head coaching opportunities in her 24 years as an assistant on Lisa Bluder’s coaching staff at Iowa.
Green Bay announced Tuesday that Gottlieb will take over for Sundance Wicks, who left the Phoenix after one year to take over Wyoming’s program.
The game, which will be played on Saturday, Dec. 21, will feature two of the college game’s biggest stars in USC’s JuJu Watkins and UConn’s Paige Bueckers.

Brother From Another

Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving lead the way for Dallas, but the Mavericks’ defense could be what propels them past the Timberwolves as they chase an NBA Finals berth.
BFA debates if the Nuggets ran into exhaustion in their series against the Timberwolves, or if Nikola Jokic & Co. choked away a chance at advancing.
Michael Smith and Vinnie Goodwill believe Indiana has a “coaching edge” vs. Boston, while Michael Holley sees a title in the Celtics’ future as the “best team in basketball.”
Fueled by Anthony Edwards and a strong supporting cast, Minnesota is using its collective talent to overcome a lack of playoff experience as it prepares for the Western Conference Finals.

Local coverage

In a way, Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals was a Rorschach test for Boston Celtics fans and critics.
It’s no secret that Brock Purdy is a humble guy, and the 49ers QB hasn’t changed one bit since seeing his status rise in the weeks before and after Super Bowl LVIII.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Russell Wilson would get the first crack at starting this year.
The Eagles are still high on Nakobe Dean but after an injury-riddled season, how much can they rely on him in 2024?

Latest

Both were far back when the sprint was launched by Alberto Dainese but Tim Merlier managed to find a gap on the right while Jonathan Milan powered down the middle.
Lions defensive back Brian Branch was spotted in a walking boot and using a knee scooter while in Detroit for the draft last month and head coach Dan Campbell updated his condition on Thursday.
Burko and Brentley recap the NCAA Women’s Championship and preview the men’s finals on tap.
The Steelers announced their second addition to the running back group of the week.