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JAY: Barry, with all the hubbub this week about Tommy John surgeries and then a high school kid throwing 194 pitches in a 14-inning appearance, let's talk about pitching arms.

Atlanta is fighting through one of those downward slides that hit every baseball team. The cyclacur nature of the marathon of the baseball season requires good teams to manage rocky times.

Guys, great back and forth Monday about the Donald Sterling situation. Interesting stuff and that type of exchanging of ideas is excellent.

Now that the dust has settled from the NFL draft, what we know and what we believe are strikingly different things.

We love the draft you know this. The draft came and went. Players were picked and picks were panned. Such is life.

JAY: Did you see Kevin Durant's MVP speech earlier this week? It was real and touching and emotional. It should be required viewing for everyone who knows the difference between a basketball and basket-weaving.

Gang, hope you guys had a blessed Draftmas and your team got everything it wanted.

Remember the Drafting the Draft contest. We need who you think will go No. 1, who the Falcons will pick with their first pick, who the Titans will pick with their first pick, how many SEC players go in round 1 and what number selection is Aaron Murray. Enter your picks in the comments below or hit me on Twitter at @jgreesontfp.

The draft is about so many things. Value. Risk. Luck. Hidden gems and high-pick busts.

Warnings: The draft is this week. We love the draft. You know this.

This is starting to get serious, right? Seven losses in a row, going into Tuesday night, for an Atlanta Braves team built and designed to avoid extended slumps with a vast collection of good-but-not-great starting pitchers hardly inspire confidence.

The future of the NFL will be changed Thursday. Don't know if it's good or bad for any particular team, but it will be different.

The basketball in the first round of these NBA playoffs was great in the West and subpar in the East.

JAY: Barry, we've been openly discussing issues about youth sports for a few weeks now, and we've even received a few questions.

Jay -- I had to buy a paper to get your email, but I had to write to you about Press Row. I just moved here from Atlanta in the last six months I missed the sports talk radio from down there. Then I started listening to Press Row, and you guys are awesome. I sat in my car for the last three segments yesterday to see if you could make all the way through with a crab leg joke. And I'm not sure why I was surprised you made it but I was.

It's crab legs right? It's the chance to laugh at a 'shellfish act' or remind folks that this story has legs or even lament Winston as a po' boy who fought the claw and the claw won.

So the NBA has spoken and new commissioner Adam Silver has issued a lifetime ban on L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling and fined him the maximum $2.5 million.

Dalton State assistant basketball coach John Redman has been hospitalized after being involved in a serious car wreck in Atlanta on Monday night, according to a release from the school.

By now almost everyone knows of the tape that allegedly has Donald Sterling spewing hate speech and insults toward minorities.

Gang, we moving fast this morning. Lots of stuff and Butch Jones will join us on Press Row on ESPN 105.1 FM today at 5 p.m. Good times.

The future of the NCAA is cloudy, and the spectrum ranges from dead to overhauled to who knows in the coming days.

Future of college athletics seem as unknown as ever. The Northwestern thing and then the release from the NCAA you and David talked about today on Press Row. Crazy.

Hey it's, Donnie Tyndall, Tennessee's new basketball coach. His name sounds as country as grits and NASCAR. His reputation and style have earned praise from basketball folks we respect.

Evan Gattis hit a two-run double in the eighth as the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 3-1.

Morning gang. How's your mom and 'em?

Jay, for the Friday bag, what are your round-by-round predictions for the playoffs? And who are your season-award winners? Didn't you pick Durant to win MVP? That is looking really good right now.

Julio Teheran was aces Wednesday night, going the distance in a 1-0 gem that was awesome in its awesomeness. Maybe it's because we missed them in the offseason, but this Braves team is fun to watch right now. Good times. Evan Gattis homered and went 4-for-4.

So did anything happen in Knoxville this week?

So did anything happen in Knoxville yesterday?

Gang, remember the mailbag.

JAY: Barry, just back from the land of green jackets and pimento cheese sandwiches. Watching the best in golf play at the best course in golf is amazing.

Bubba Watson is one of 17 golfers to land multiple Masters title. He has won two of the last three, including Sunday's march to par snooze-fest that was more Memorial than Masters. Watson has delivered twice on golf's grandest stage and likely punched his Hall of Fame ticket. Read that again.

AUGUSTA, Ga. — When we started Sunday at Augusta National, we knew the afternoon would be filled with fireworks for fans and firing squads for the frontrunners.

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jay Greeson breaks down Sunday's final-round action from the Masters at Augusta National.

There are a few golfers on the course, but most of the players on Augusta National right now are the opening act for what could be an 18-hole masterpiece that is Sunday of the Masters.

AUGUSTA, Ga. — World, meet Jordan. Jordan, the world.

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jay Greeson breaks down Saturday's third-round action from the Masters at Augusta National.

Woodland makes move

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Harris English walked from the 18th green, after yet another birdie putt painstakingly burned another edge of another hole, and made his way through the patrons of Augusta National.

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jay Greeson breaks down Friday's second-round action from the Masters at Augusta National.

Jay, do you see hypocrisy with the Paul Finebaums the Dick Viatles and the Jay Bilas of the world who continue to preach that the NCAA and colleges are taking advantage of athletes by not giving athletes money and yet these kind of guys wouldnt be making the millions they make if not for college athletics, Would a Jay Bilas be willing to share in his personal revenue with college athletes, not they he should, but he should quit pointing fingers and throwing stones while living in an expensive glass house. Your thoughts?

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The Masters is about so many things.

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jay Greeson breaks down Thursday's first-round action from the Masters at Augusta National.

As the clock flips past lunchtime among the East Georgia pines, the field at this Masters has colored the scoreboard red early in this first round at Augusta National.

Gang, hit us with your questions for the mailbag. Giddy-up. We will be doing more Twitter (@jgreesontfp) than normal the next few days.

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