Starting 5: Durant's MVP, Kershaw's Return and Jackson's New Boot

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw pitches during the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

1. Kevin: Love

Thunder forward Kevin Durant is named NBA Most Valuable Player and thanks mom in emotional speech, calling her "the real MVP."

2. Over Down

Under In his first start since suffering an Opening Day injury in a game played in Sydney, Australia, Dodger ace Clayton Kershaw throws seven shutout innings in an 8-3 win at Washington.

3. "There Goes That Man"

Golden State fires coach Mark Jackson after a 51-win season and a Game 7 loss in first round of NBA playoffs. Sacramento is the only California-based franchise that hasn't jettisoned a coach or owner in the past week.

RTR3NH75 Goodbye Mark Jackson Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

4. Shhhhhhh-utout

The Chicago Blackhawks, whose defenseman, Niklas Hjalmarsson, was not allowed to speak after taking a puck to the neck the previous game, are silenced by the Minnesota Wild, 4-0. Chicago leads the series, 2-1.

5. Jamies Returns

Florida State's most notorious seafood lover, Jameis Winston, returns to the Seminole baseball team and pitches one inning of relief in a 9-4 win at Stetson... although poetic justice would have seen the game end on a walk-off.

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