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An accessible throw-and-catch game that lends itself more to families. While it may take some time to get adjusted, the large scoopers pick up the lightweight ball easily and allow for more creativity both when tossing and receiving. This inexpensive set includes six colorful handles to make for a lively game. Available at Dick’s Sporting Goods and Amazon

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We’d be remiss if we didn’t include a volleyball set, which includes a net, ball and pump, on our list. Whether you’re an experienced player or a beginner, volleyball offers a chance to develop physical fitness as well as coordination and teamwork. Available at Amazon

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We love this staple of so many kids’ childhoods that offers a fun and easier way to play catch. Ideal for the park or the beach, the ball easily sticks to the paddle however hard it’s thrown or from however far away. The game also lends itself to some acrobatic catches while building coordination and confidence. Available at Dick’s Sporting Goods and Amazon

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This age-old game is relaxing and accessible, although it can become more competitive if you want it to be. Bocce ball involves trying to throw a pair of balls as close to the marker as possible — you may knock competitor’s balls along the way. It can be easily played in a backyard, at a park or on the beach. Available at Amazon

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Cat lovers get a kick out of watching their pets play with interactive toys, and that’s why the Crazy Circle is a nice gift for a cat and their human. Your kitty will spend hours batting at the ball enclosed in the circle track while her owner enjoys the show. $14.99 at Chewy. Also available at Amazon.

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Kids of all ages (and even some adults) can struggle with sitting still and remaining on video for class all day. If your child likes to fidget, you might want to consider buying a large stress ball for them to squeeze with their hands or feet off screen. It can help get out some of their energy so they can stay focused on class. If you search online for “giant stress ball,” you'll find plenty of options for under $15.

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NBC play-by-play man Marv Albert announces "Oh! A spectacular move by Michael Jordan!" after he rose for a right-handed layup, encountered the long-armed Sam Perkins, then switched to his left hand and kissed the ball in off the glass on the other side of the rim.

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Makes his All-Star Game debut. Controversy arises with talk of a "freeze out" supposedly led by Isiah Thomas to keep the ball away from the popular rookie. Thomas later denies this was intentional. Jordan shoots 2 for 9, scoring seven points in 22 minutes.

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The Seahawks need an edge rusher who can take advantage of Jadeveon Clowney’s presence, assuming he returns. Gross-Matos needs to add some strength to his frame, but he’s a gifted pass rusher with elite athleticism and a nose for the ball. Top needs: Edge, OL, S.

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Indoor fetch works best in a long hallway or on stairs. It’s safer on carpeting or another grippy surface so your dog does not slip or slide. Make sure to clear away fragile or dangerous items first. Then, find a ball and toss it.

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To this day, NC State's Dereck Whittenburg jokes his deep jumper that came up woefully short against Houston in the 1983 title game was really the perfect pass. Regardless, the Wolfpack's Lorenzo Charles was in the perfect spot to make the catch, drop the ball through the net and send Jim Valvano racing across the court like a mad man.

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Christian Laettner hit plenty of memorable ones, including the winning jumper against Connecticut in the 1990 regional final and the winning foul shots against UNLV in the 1991 national semifinals. But it was his catch-and-shoot off a full-court pass from Grant Hill to beat Kentucky in double-overtime of their 1992 regional final that became historic.

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The Cardinals extended D.J. Humphries (three-years, $45 million) to guard Kyler Murray's blindside, so GM Steve Keim can utilize this pick for more offensive weaponry. Murray's former teammate with the Sooners has elite hands and ball skills (he's special with the ball in the air). He can also contribute as a blocker. Top needs: OL, DL, DB

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Wide right. The Giants running the ball all day with Ottis Anderson, keeping the "K-Gun" offense off the field, yet only surviving because of Scott Norwood's missed 47-yard field goal at the end.

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The Packers wide receiver corps has been a disappointment this season outside of Davante Adams. Reagor is one of the most impressive athletes at any position in this draft class. He's special with the ball in his hands. Top needs: WR, LB, OT

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