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Defense, trades rule first round — NFL DRAFT

Bears general manager Ryan Pace had always been planning to take quarterback Mitchell Trubisky in the first round of the NFL Draft, going great lengths to hide the secret. Live streaming for the 2017 NFL draft is available via Watch ESPN or NFL Network . LSU running back Leonard Fournette , who some scouts compared to Adrian Peterson, went to Jacksonville; new Jaguars boss Tom Coughlin is enamored of powerful running backs.


Red Sox's Pedroia out again, to have MRI

Red Sox's Pedroia out again, to have MRI

There was some initial confusion on whether Machado was first hit on the helmet, but the ball clearly hit his bat. Farrell on Saturday called the league office to discuss about what he called "an illegal slide" by Machado. Phillies 4, Braves 3 (10): Maikel Franco hit a two-run single with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning to give Philadelphia the win. Rodriguez, who was traded to Boston for left-handed reliever Andrew Miller in July 2014, walked five and struck out seven in six innings.


Hurricanes acquire goalie Scott Darling from Chicago for draft pick

Hurricanes acquire goalie Scott Darling from Chicago for draft pick

He did it before the calendar flipped to May. The Chicago Blackhawks have traded goalie Scott Darling to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange a third round draft pick. Originally drafted by the Coyotes in the sixth round, 153rd overall, in the 2007 NHL Draft , Darling played two seasons at the University of ME before turning professional.


TJ Watt ready to write own tale in NFL with big brother

TJ Watt ready to write own tale in NFL with big brother

I don't think I'm anxious or anything like that because all that stuff is out of my control. The 22-year-old Watt began his collegiate career as a tight end before shifting to defense. Watt suffered a severe knee injury during spring practice in 2015, an injury that required surgery. He belongs to a family of professional football players; J.


Jets still working phones to trade Sheldon Richardson

Jets still working phones to trade Sheldon Richardson

Heading into the offseason, there was talk about the Jets trading defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson but nothing materialized over the last couple of months. The 26-year-old former first-round pick has performed at a Pro Bowl level throughout his career. Now that the Jets have a surplus at both safety and defensive line, it's prudent for them try to get something in return for Richardson and Pryor.


Browns cut Gary Barnidge after he welcomed NFL Draft selection David Njoku

Browns cut Gary Barnidge after he welcomed NFL Draft selection David Njoku

He is a dynamic tight end who stands 6-foot-4 and ran a 4.64 40-yard dash at the combine. And, Njoku did stuff like jump over defenders on his way to the endzone. According to his interview with USA Today Sports , Njoku meditates to work on his instincts. Davis also said Njoku "makes splash plays all over the field and will outrun most linebackers and plenty of safeties".