(NFL Draft)…Night of Surprises in lst round…will lead to a Morning of Questioning heading into 2nd round on Friday
..9-trades involving 14-first round picks on Thursday…bringing to 20-major trades in the off season
..Tennessee stunned the NFL by dealing WR-AJ Brown to the Eagles
..Baltimore shipped WR-Marquise Brown to Arizona
..Minnesota traded it’s first round pick to division rival Detroit
..Only 1-QB went in the first round
..6-WRs were drafted in the opening round
..15-players on defense were taken in the round
..No Running backs were selected
..QB-Malik Willis and LB-Nakobe Dean were bypassed in the round
..Steelers drafted QB-Kenny Pickett at #20
..Green Bay bypassed WRs to draft CB-DT in opening round
..New England traded back and took small college OC
..Washington..bypassed WRs and traded back to take a lesser rated receiver
(NFL Draft)…Top Selections:
6-Carolina..OT-Ikem Ekonwu-North Carolina State
9-Seattle..OT-Charles Cross-Mississippi State
10-Jets..WR-Garrett Wilson-Ohio State
11-Saints..WR-Chris Olave-Ohio State
14-Ravens..S-Kyle Hamilton-Notre Dame
15-Houston..OT-Kenyon Green-Texas AM
Chargers…Stung by run on WRs and DBs in first round….had top OT-still on board but bypassed OT-Trevor Penning-Northern Iowa and CB-Trent McDuffie-Washington to instead take OG-Zion Johnson-Boston College (6’1-302)..means team still has major vacancy at right tackle with the release of Brian Bulaga and the struggles of Storm Norton.
Arizona…Pickup 5th year option QB-Kyler Murray (29M)
Giants..Decline 5th year option QB-Daniel Jones..not willing pay (22M)
Raiders..Denied they offered TE-Darren Waller to Packers for 1st-2nd round picks
49ers..Had trade offers from Jets-Green Bay-Detroit for WR-Deebo Samuel
Padres-W-Reds (7-5)…Ha Seong-Kim 3R-double…Manny Machado 4H…Eric Hosmer 2H-raises batting average to (.415)…San Diego sweeps series-beats Reds for 6th straight game…Padres (9-1) vs bad teams on schedule…San Diego (13-7)…Reds (3-16)
Padres-at-Pittsburgh…Open Friday series at PNC Park..Yu Darvish-vs-Zach Thompson
Padres..OF-Wil Myers on DL-out 2W-restrained thumb..hitting (.215)
Padres..P-Mike Clevinger-rehab start El Paso (3.2inn-1R-4H-1W-5K)
Padres..P-Blake Snell-rehab start at Ft Wayne
Padres..OF-Robert Hassell-at Fort Wayne (.385-4HR)
Padres..P-Ryan Weathers-at El Pso (0-1) with 7.36-ERA
Dodgers…Off day Thursday
Dodgers-Detroit…Friday weekend series in LA…Tyler Anderson-vs-Tyler Alexander
Dodgers..Decision on status of P-Trevor Bauer-possible discipline….has been on MLB..Administrative leave since last June 29th.
Angels-W-Cleveland (4-1)…Reid Detmers (5inn-1R) for Halos…
Angels-at-White Sox…Open weekend series at Comiskey Park…Noah Syndegaard-vs-Lucas Giolito.
Yankees-W-Orioles…Aaron Judge 3RHR-4RBIs..Yankees now (13-6)
Royals-W-White Sox..KC scores 3R in 10th
Red Sox-L-Blue Jays..Alex Manoah (7inn-0R-3H) for Toronto..
Brewers-W-Pirates..Andrew McCutchen 2R-single for Milo
Phillies-W-Rockies..Zach Wheeler (6inn-1H) as Phillies sweep
Miami-W-Washington…Marlins Trevor Rogers (6inn-1R)
Twins-W-Tigers..Carlos Correa 3H-3RBIs in Minnesota win
Tampa Bay-W-Seattle..Brandon Phillips 2 singles-2 RBIs
Houston-W-Texas..Justin Verlander (7inn-1R)..Kyle Tucker 2RHR
Cubs-L-Braves..Dansby Swanson-Austin Riley HRs for Atl.
Cardinals-W-Arizona..Tyler O’Neil 2 sacrifice fly RBIs
Rockies..OF-Kris Bryant-back injury
Reds..DL-P-Nick Ledolo-back injury
Royals…SS-Adalbert Mondeski-torn ACL
Washington..P-Stephen Strasburg-Joe Ross throw bullpen sessions
Houston..Release P-Pablo Baez
Washington..Sign FA-P-Zach Burdi-ex Arizona
Giants..Sign FA-P-Darien Nunez-ex Dodgers
Royals..Option P-Brady Singer to AAA
Red Sox..Sign FA-Of-Jaylen Davis-ex Giants
John Jay…Longtime Cardinals-Cubs OF-retires after 11-year career (.283-hitter)
Lakers…Bleacher Report reports that Lakers front office is blaming interference from Klutch Sports Agency that led to bad trade for G-Russell Westbrook.
Keyon Dooling…Longtime NBA guard and VP-of Players Union…Pleads guilty for stealing (2.5M) in Union funds thru bogus mental health claims filed with the Union….18-former NBA players also involved in scam…Ordered to repay 485,000 to Union…facing 2-to-4 years in prison
Miami…G-Jimmy Butler fined (15,000) for obscene gesture to fans during Atlanta series.
Milwaukee..G-Kris Middleton will miss entire series with Boston…ankle issues.
Chicago..G-Lonzo Ball will seek 3rd medical opinion for on going bone bruise-knee problems..has shut down rehab.
NBA Playoff Scoreboard:
76ers-W-Toronto (132-97)…Joel Embiid (33P-10R)…Sixers win series (4-2) …
Suns-W-Pelicans (115-109)…Chris Paul (33P-5A)…Suns eliminate Pelicans (4-2)
Dallas-W-Utah..Mavs led (98-96) ..Luka Doncic-Jalen Brunson combine for (48P)….Mavs eliminate Jazz in Salt Lake City upset
NBA Playoff Schedule: Friday
Memphis-Minnesota…Grizzlies lead series (3-2)
Aztecs…F-AG Aroup announces he will return to play 5th year at SDSU
Aztecs..C-Nathan Mensah-files for NBA draft cut could withdrawn in May
USD..New coach Steve Lavin lands first two recruits-via transfer portal
..Nic Lynch (6’11-250-F)..averaged (12P-9R) Lehigh University
..Deuce Turner (6’2-G)..8PPG at Bucknell University
Kings…Veteran RW-Dustin Brown to retire end of season…18-year veteran..(325-goals) in career
Las Vegas..Team shocked by failing to make playoffs…Injuries to Mark Stone-Mark Pacioretty-Alec Martinez among 6-major injuries…poor play from Jack Eichel after his trade acquisition.
CHL..Canadian Hockey League-which oversee junior hockey in Canada-has banned Ontario Hockey League-Quebec League-Western Hockey League from drafting any players from Russia-Belarus.
Kings-L-Vancouver (3-2) OT…Brock Boeser overtime goal for Canucks..inThursday game
Ducks-at-Dallas..Friday game…Anaheim lost 17-of-20 games
Gulls-L-Tucson..(6-2)…Roadrunners score 4-goals in a row in 2nd period…Gulls skidding into playoffs with worst losing stretch in team history..AHL action-Thursday night…
PGA Tour…Mexico Open
..Jon Rahm-5-birdies-1 Eagle..shoots (-7) 64..in 5-way tie.
Tiger Woods…arrived at Southern Hills-Tulsa for practice round where PGA Championships will be played
Phil Mickelson…shoots practice round at Rancho Santa Fe Country Club
Horse Racing…Federal Judge recommends NY Racing Association hand out 2-year suspense to trainer Bob Baffert for positive drug tests for his horses…Kentucky Racing Commission imposed a 2-year suspension on Baffert last month for drug issue with last year’s Derby winner Medina Spirit.
Soccer….Liverpool gives coach Jurgen Klopp extension thru (2026)
English Premier League..Top weekend games:
..Manchester United-Tie-Chelsea..Cristiano Ronaldo goal for Man U
Formula 1…Bye weekend..Run in Miami next week
NASCAR..Dover 400-Sunday in Delaware
Indy Car…Off weekend…Run Indy Grand Prix-May 14th