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Hottest rookie jersey no contest

Tim Tebow is already setting records. A first-round pick of the Denver Broncos, Tebow sold more jerseys during the National Football League's draft weekend than any other rookie or current player. While the league doesn't disclose sales totals, the former University of Florida quarterback logged the most jersey orders since 2006, the first year joined with GSI Commerce Inc. to expand its online store. Tebow's sales totals eclipsed the previous draft-weekend record of [Mark] Sanchez, who in 2009 was the first quarterback taken by the Jets with a top-five pick since Joe Namath. "It's a pretty substantial difference between him and the next guy," NFL spokeswoman Joanna Hunter said of Tebow's jersey sales. (Bloomberg News) Comment

Expect to see Strasburg by June

Stephen Strasburg is coming. The Washington Nationals have been guarded about their plans for Strasburg, the top pick in last June's draft, who signed for a record $15.1 million out of San Diego State. But he will not be with Harrisburg, in Class AA, much longer. After an apprenticeship for Class AAA Syracuse, Strasburg is expected to be in the majors by June. He is clearly ready for a promotion: after firing five no-hit innings in his fourth start on Tuesday, Strasburg is 3-0 with a 0.52 earned run average. His single drove in the only run in a 1-0 victory, and he now has 23 strikeouts and 3 walks in 17 1/3 innings. (New York Times) Comment

LeBron can make biggest splash in Charlotte

It seems everyone has an opinion on where LeBron James should sign, and if you're looking for something less like a business and more like a fairy tale, the Bobcats will be waiting. Charlotte was missing one piece, LeBron: you. For the last two years the world has been advising you about where to play next season -- or where to stay. Where can you make the greatest impact? Where can you make the most dollars? Where? In Charlotte, N.C., where Michael Jordan, your basketball hero, is majority owner. (New York Times) Comment

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Lyon goalkeeper Hugo Lloris watches Bayern Munich's third goal during Tuesday's return leg of a Champions League semifinal tie. (AP)

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Top-ranked Roger Federer suffered an upset loss to Ernests Gulbis on Tuesday in the opening round of the Rome Masters. It was Federer's first match on clay since last year's French Open final.

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