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  • It's that time again! "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer rings the lightning round bell, which means he's giving his answers to callers' stock questions at rapid speed.

Keysight Technologies: "This thing has been just red hot and I really like it."

Amarin: "The only reason why you should buy it is because it's a spec … It is not necessarily a great company."

Paysafe: "Down 10%, I want to buy."

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Humanigen: "Be careful. This is a big Twitter stock … If you want monoclonal antibody, you want Regeneron."

Transmedics: "It's very, very hard … I don't think it's going to be a profitable business anytime soon."

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Brett Favre wants politics out of sports, says kneeling for national anthem has ‘created more turmoil’

Pro Football Hall of Famer Brett Favre said he does not want politics involved in sports because it's hurting the games. 

Favre made his comments Sunday on "The Andrew Klavan Show," on The Daily Wire. He added that he believes most fans want sports to remain about sports, not politics. 

"I know when I turn on a game, I want to watch a game. I want to watch players play and teams win, lose, come from behind," Favre said. "I want to watch all the important parts of the game, not what's going on outside of the game, and I think the general fan feels the same way,

"I can't tell you how many people, have said to me, 'I don't watch anymore, it's not about the game anymore,' and I tend to agree."

Favre's comments came days after Major League Baseball decided to move the league's All-Star Game to Coors Field in Denver, Colorado after pulling it from Truist Park near Atlanta, Georgia. The decision to pull the game from the Atlanta Braves' stadium came after Georgia passed voting laws likened to Jim Crow-era laws.

2021 WNBA mock draft: Who will the Dallas Wings select with the top two picks?

The WNBA will welcome new talent to the league Thursday night when the 2021 draft premieres at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.

All eyes will be on Dallas as the Wings hold four of the top seven picks, including the first two. 

Commissioner Cathy Engelbert will announce 36 picks over three rounds (12 picks per round) for the WNBA’s 25th season. For a second consecutive year, the draft will be held virtually.

The season, scheduled to begin on May 14, will celebrate the league's unique impact on sports over the past quarter century. Commemorative plans include a new logo displayed on courts, jerseys and game balls, new uniforms by Nike that were unveiled earlier this month, an inaugural Commissioner's Cup, a WNBA All-Star Game, the selection of The W25 and more to further push the WNBA’s initiatives to promote social change and equality within the league and beyond.

With big plans to create a unique and memorable season, the WNBA draft — full of top talent and dynamic players from college and international play — is sure to set the tone for the 2021-2022 season.

Here are USA TODAY Sports’ projected first-round picks:

1. Dallas Wings (via New York Liberty)

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