THE ROSTER of top 100 prospects for this Thursday's NBA draft includes a few exotic-sounding names—Vlatko Čančar (above, left), a 6'8" forward from Slovenia; Ognjen Jaramaz, a 6'4" point guard from Serbia; and Alpha Kaba (above, right), a 6'10" center from France, are just a few. What's almost as striking, though, is how many sound as if they could be extras in a British melodrama. Each pair of names listed to the right comprises one 2017 NBA hopeful and one character from Downton Abbey. See if you can figure out which is which.

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COLUMN A COLUMN B
Edrice Adebayo [DRAFTEES] Igor Kuragin [DOWNTONERS]
Ivan Rabb [DRAFTEES] Tom Branson [DOWNTONERS]
Aleksandar Vezenkov [DRAFTEES] Kemal Pamuk [DOWNTONERS]
Antonius Cleveland [DRAFTEES] Atticus Aldridge [DOWNTONERS]
Alec Peters [DRAFTEES] Hugh MacClare [DOWNTONERS]
Thomas Bryant [DRAFTEES] Thomas Barrow [DOWNTONERS]
Johnathan Motley [DRAFTEES] William Mason [DOWNTONERS]
Sterling Brown [DRAFTEES] Jimmy Kent [DOWNTONERS]
Tyler Dorsey [DRAFTEES] Andrew Parker [DOWNTONERS]
Jaron Blossomgame [DRAFTEES] Septimus Spratt [DOWNTONERS]
Edmond Sumner [DRAFTEES] Patrick Gordon [DOWNTONERS]
Cameron Oliver [DRAFTEES] Anthony Foyle [DOWNTONERS]
Nigel Hayes [DRAFTEES] Alfred Nugent [DOWNTONERS]
Wesley Alves da Silva [DRAFTEES] Nikolai Rostov [DOWNTONERS]
Isaac Humphries [DRAFTEES] Simon Bricker [DOWNTONERS]

KEY: COLUMN A = DRAFTEES; COLUMN B = DOWNTONERS

THEY SAID IT

"THE WORLD'S MOST DECORATED ATHLETE TAKES ON THE OCEAN'S MOST EFFICIENT PREDATOR."

From a Discovery Channel release announcing that Michael Phelps will race a shark on July 23.

SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE

Organizers planned the Aug. 26 Mayweather-McGregor fight for Las Vegas's T-Mobile Arena. The venue is already booked.