• National Football League draft set to begin in Philadelphia
National Football League draft set to begin in Philadelphia

Now if we could just get them to stop holding it over three nights. It was a big party, one which even-especially?-fans of crappy teams could enjoy. Barnett is the first UT defensive lineman drafted since the Pittsburgh Steelers picked Daniel McCullers in the sixth round (No. 215 overall) in 2014.

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  • Is Isaiah Thomas playing in Game 2?
Is Isaiah Thomas playing in Game 2?

It's created a delicate balancing act. So now, after barely managing to sneak into the playoffs, the Chicago Bulls carry a 2-0 series lead as they head home to Chicago. Smith died a few days after Stevens visited. The two grew up outside Seattle and played AAU ball together. "Bobby, he's really been comfortable in that bench role, " Hoiberg s...

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  • San Jose Sharks fall in Game 6 against Oilers
San Jose Sharks fall in Game 6 against Oilers

After blowng a chance to eliminate them on Friday night at home, the Ottawa Senators will try and get the job done in Boston today. The Wild's Devan Dubnyk lived up to expectations with a Game 4 shutout but was otherwise outplayed by Allen, whose sturdiness in the net came in overtime once again on Saturday.

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  • McDavid faces off with Kesler when Oilers visit Ducks
McDavid faces off with Kesler when Oilers visit Ducks

They also have to display tremendous physicality and be a force from the moment the puck drops. During Game 4 of the Sharks and Oilers series, the Oilers' inexperienced youth behaved in the same way as the Flames did when confronted with adversity.

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  • Mike Mayock mocks LSU safety Jamal Adams to 49ers
Mike Mayock mocks LSU safety Jamal Adams to 49ers

Instead, Mayock said he would "bang the table" for Adams because he's "one of the safest picks" in the draft. Those time limits are established for teams to make decisions once they're on the clock, but months already have passed without much of a consensus as to how the top of the first round of this draft might unfold.

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  • Watch NHL Game 2 Online, Team News
Watch NHL Game 2 Online, Team News

My linemates played well. "We've played them a lot this year, and we've played them a lot recently", said McDavid. McDavid credited Kassian with being the difference-maker. "I think this year we are going to get even closer and get it". The road doesn't get any easier for the Sharks , but the Game 1 victory guarantees at least an away split ...

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  • Warriors move on with a sweep of the Trail Blazers
Warriors move on with a sweep of the Trail Blazers

Golden State almost scored 50 points in the first quarter ... and would have, if they hadn't missed five free throws. The said disorder could make him miss the entire playoffs altogether, according to recent reports. The Toronto Raptors, meanwhile, moved into a 3-2 lead over the Milwaukee Bucks after recording a 118-93 victory at Air Canada Centre....

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  • JONES: Veteran Sharks looked old compared to energetic Oilers
JONES: Veteran Sharks looked old compared to energetic Oilers

This is a team that played (24) playoff games past year and three elimination games. A turnover by Wild netminder, Devan Dubnyk was corralled by Vladimir Sobotka along the boards. Thornton was sidelined for the first two games of the series but managed to take the ice in the final four. One minute and six seconds. But the puck just wasnt goi...

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  • Clippers' Griffin to miss rest of playoffs with toe injury
Clippers' Griffin to miss rest of playoffs with toe injury

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert arrives before Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers , Sunday, April 23, 2017, in Salt Lake City. Utah got all its banged-up players back for the final regular-season contest, entering the postseason with renewed hope despite losing a head-to-head tiebreaker against ...

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  • NFL Draft Trade Rumors: Browns Acquiring 49ers #2 Pick
NFL Draft Trade Rumors: Browns Acquiring 49ers #2 Pick

When Brown was asked if he envisions trading for a veteran quarterback on draft weekend, he said, "No", and left it at that. That would create a showdown between Cleveland and Buffalo at the No. 2 to 1. But if the Browns think Trubisky is the best quarterback in the draft, it seems odd that they'd settle for their No. 2 or No. 3 quarterback.

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  • 49ers' Lynch on first-ever draft: 'You can't play scared'
49ers' Lynch on first-ever draft: 'You can't play scared'

But in his most recent update to those rankings , Kizer slipped to fourth. Both ESPN and the NFL Network will have live coverage from Philadelphia this Thursday. I think he can play anywhere you want him too and I think he brings and attitude and physicality to the CB position that the Tennessee Titans would love to pair with Logan Ryan.

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  • Cavs waive Sanders in move before playoff roster finalized
Cavs waive Sanders in move before playoff roster finalized

Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook will sit out Tuesday's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves after notching his NBA-record 42nd triple-double of the season Sunday against the Denver Nuggets. Every team wants to be the champions, and that's what they are. "I think you've seen we have the ability in the regular season to be very, ver...

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  • Easy choice: Browns CB Haden wants Garrett with No. 1 pick
Easy choice: Browns CB Haden wants Garrett with No. 1 pick

The Cleveland Browns now own the number one pick, and Cleveland taking a quarterback could be a possibility. "This is me making 107 picks - three full rounds - based on what's best for each team at that slot". As a run defender, he may never get to the level of a Von Miller or a Khalil Mack, but he can affect the quarterback and his improvement...

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  • Harden's triple-double helps Rockets over Wolves 123-118
Harden's triple-double helps Rockets over Wolves 123-118

The Rockets drilled four 3-pointers to open the second half, seizing a 72-67 lead they would not relent. The last NBA Player to do that? "I just go out when my name is called", he said. He broke a record. Why shouldn't he be the MVP? Ultimately, though, I think Pops steers the ship to another first-round victory. It's the first postseason...

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  • Flames swept by Ducks falling Wednesday night 3-1
Flames swept by Ducks falling Wednesday night 3-1

Anaheim Ducks players celebrate after defeating the Calgary Flames 3-1 in Game 4 in a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Calgary , Alberta. The Canadian brass also reached out to Sean Monahan, but he declined due to upcoming surgery on his wrist. The Flames players spoke Tuesday about playing the gam...

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  • Isaiah Thomas Grieving NBA star thanks Celtics fans for support
Isaiah Thomas Grieving NBA star thanks Celtics fans for support

Tomorrow night, the No. 8 seed Chicago Bulls will tip off game three of their seven-game series against the No. 1 seeded Boston Celtics. Like the rest of his teammates and coaches, Wade expects the Celtics to come out fighting during Game 3 on Friday night at the United Center.

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  • The woman who broke marathon's gender barrier
The woman who broke marathon's gender barrier

With a number of runners attempting the infamous race, there were sure to be a few who needed a little motivation, so onlookers tried their best to provide it whenever possible. Keflezighi finished 13th overall with a time of two hours, 17 minutes, and one second. If I quit, I'd never run Boston . All four ladies said it would be an honor to run...

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  • Rockets overcome Westbrook's 51, take 2-0 lead over Thunder
Rockets overcome Westbrook's 51, take 2-0 lead over Thunder

While James Harden had a great season and deserves a shot at the MVP, Russell Westbrook took a team who lost Kevin Durant to free agency into a playoff caliber squad, all while rewriting the record books in the process. Houston was 5 of 9 from behind the arc in the fourth. It started with Roberson, and when Harden beat him off the dribble, Steve...

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  • Kevin Durant won't play for Warriors in Game 2 of playoffs
Kevin Durant won't play for Warriors in Game 2 of playoffs

Golden State is the best team in the league this is an absolute fact. But defense has been at the root of their rise from irrelevancy to perennial contention in the past half-decade. But the Blazers did nothing to make the Warriors pay for the hubris of sitting Durant. Patrick McCaw, in a spot start for Durant, slid with Lillard and spiked his layu...

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  • Milwaukee Bucks blow out Toronto Raptors for 2-1 series lead
Milwaukee Bucks blow out Toronto Raptors for 2-1 series lead

The coach said he made his players aware of it and wants them to push the envelope themselves. Dwane Casey went a little deeper into the rotation, playing Delon Wright and Jakob Poeltl, and the young guys gave the team solid minutes. Kidd is not afraid of mixing it up and trying out different combinations, it's just that those are not always to tea...

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  • Celtics Coach: If Smart made a gesture, 'it's unacceptable'
Celtics Coach: If Smart made a gesture, 'it's unacceptable'

I don't think the Bulls will sweep the Celtics , despite their overwhelming superiority in Game Two. The truth of the matter is when Rondo, Butler and Wade are playing at their best , and [Nikola] Mirotic hits jump shots and guys off the bench can score, like [Bobby] Portis, the Celtics have a real matchup problem.

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  • Champions League | Ronaldo hat trick puts Real into semis
Champions League | Ronaldo hat trick puts Real into semis

He also netted 15 in the competition and one in a qualifier for Manchester United prior to moving to the Spanish capital in 2009. A fourth on the break from substitute Marco Asensio in the 112th minute ensured Real would reach their seventh successive Champions League semi-final.

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  • Westbrook vs Harden the highlight when NBA playoffs open
Westbrook vs Harden the highlight when NBA playoffs open

Beyond the stats that underscored their success against Oklahoma City, the Houston Rockets showcased that for all the dynamism Thunder guard Russell Westbrook possesses, his individual brilliance isn't always a corollary for victories. JOHN YANG: When you were in Oklahoma City with Westbrook the other day, you charted The chant, "MVP". OSCAR ...

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  • Hawks' Millsap ready to match Morris, Wiz with 'MMA' style
Hawks' Millsap ready to match Morris, Wiz with 'MMA' style

John Wall went off against the Atlanta Hawks. Young of the Boston Celtics is the only player of the seven to reach the playoffs who most likely won't see too much playing time . The Hawks will try everything at their disposal to avoid repeating that worst-case scenario. The bench played well. Basically, Wall was a Wizard with the ball in ...

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  • Jazz center Gobert to miss game two with Clippers
Jazz center Gobert to miss game two with Clippers

But for much of the night, a double-digit lead seemed tenuous and laced with trepidation. The series is now 2-0 in favor of the Bulls with two games in Chicago this weekend, and if the Bulls have their way, it'll be the last time they see green T-shirts, the last time they see the 17 championship banners and countless retired numbers in the raf...

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