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April Fools! The top pranks, hoaxes and hijinks in sports

Published: Tuesday, April 1 2014 12:10 a.m. MDT

Alex Jensen, right, talks with Rudy Gobert (27) of the Utah Jazz during NBA basketball in Salt Lake City, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014.  (Ravell Call, Deseret News) Alex Jensen, right, talks with Rudy Gobert (27) of the Utah Jazz during NBA basketball in Salt Lake City, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. (Ravell Call, Deseret News)

April Fools' Day is upon us, which means everyone better be prepared for pranks.

That includes the world of sports.

Sure, there's the typical pie in the face or the photobomb, but these pranks take things to a whole new level … in a good-natured way, of course. From a pitcher who could throw at impossible speeds to the "Great Imposter," here's some of our favorite sports-related pranks, hoaxes and hijinks.

See the whole list here

Lafe Peavler is a staff sports writer for the Deseret News. Follow him on Twitter @LafePeavler.

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