– NFL Draft –
- Chargers..Hit Jackpot…Trade up to select…1st round pick…Wisconsin RB-Melvin Gordon (2,578R-7.5YPC)…Bolts traded #1-4-5 to jump ahead of Miami and Houston to take Gordon.
- Chargers..GM-Tom Telesco-Called Gordon ‘Electric-Game Changer-Exciting-Run and Catch-Durable-Big 10-RB any type of weather…Hated to give up 4th-5th round picks-had to pay price get talent.
- Chargers..Coach Mike McCoy-Team followed Gordon for 2-years..Have to get back to power run game.
- Chargers…Draft 48th and 83rd today…may still have a chance at DT-Carl Davis-Iowa..LB-Eli Harrold-Virginia…DT-Jordan Phillips-Oklahoma in 2nd round…3rd round-may look at QB-Sean Mannion-Oregon State.
- 1st Round-Top 10 Picks.
- Tampa Bay-QB-Jameis Winston-Bucs-interviewed 75-background check.
- Tennessee..QB-Marcus Mariota-Turned down 5-trade offers for him.
- Jacksonville,,LB-Dante Fowler-Florida
- Raiders..WR-Amari Cooper-Alabama
- Washington..OT-Brandon Scherff-Iowa
- Jets..DT-Leonard Williams-USC.
- Bears..WR-Kevin White-West Virginia
- Atlanta.. LB-Vic Beasley-Clemson
- Giants..OT-Ereck Flowers-Miami
- Rams..RB-Todd Gurley.
- NFL…7-players-who were highly rated but had off field issues Drugs-DUI-Murder Probe were not taken including OL-La’el Collins-LSU..Dorial Beckham-Oklahoma.
- Houston..Sign FA-S-Stevie Brown-ex-NYGiants.
- Jets..QB-Geno Smith says ‘this is my team’….has (11-18) record as starter with 34-interceptions.
- Browns..Coaches say Johnny Manziel commitment to team is like ‘night and day’ compared to last year.
- Miami..LB-Dion Jordan-suspended entire 2015 season-tampering with urine sample-his 3rd drug offense…loses 5.6M contract.
- New York..ex-WR-Plaxico Burress-indicted-failure to pay income tax-then bouncing electronic check for back payment-penalties.
- LSU..Report La’el Collins-OT-asked NFL to remove him from draft board-put in supplemental draft-till his name is cleared in Murder Case involving pregnant woman he had been dating.
- Padres-Rockies…Open weekend series tonite…Ian Kennedy-vs-Eddie Butler…Padres have lost 7-of-8…now (11-12) on season…
- Padres…Batting Order slump…JUpton (1-15)..MKemp (3-15)…YAlonso (1-18)…JGyorko (.143)
- Padres..Minor Leagues
- AAA..Austin Hedges (345)..Tommy Medica (333)..Rymer Liriano (279)..Nick Vincent (0.96)..Robbie Erlin (3-1)
- AA….Travis Jankowski (371)..Diego Goris (301)..Hunter Renfroe (189-26K-74AB)…Casey Kelly (0-2) 9.00
- A…….Jose Rondon (294)…Michael Gettys (294)…
- Dodgers-Arizona..LA heads out on road..Carlos Frias-vs-Rubby DeLaRosa.
- Angels-W-A’s (6-5)..Kole Calhoun 3RBIs…Garrett Richards (6inn-0R)…
- Angels-Giants..Halos open interleague series tonite…CJ Wilson-vs-Chris Heston.
- Mets-L-Washington..Bryce Harper single-double..Steven Strasburg clocked 96mph..
- Cardinals-W-Phillies..Matt Carpenter single-double.
- Reds-W-Braves…Mike Leake 8-strong innings…Reds hit 3HRs…
- Indians-L-Blue Jays..Jays score 5R in 4th…
- Tigers-L-Royals.Dan Duffy (7inn-0R) for KC..
- White Sox-L-Twins..Minnesota erupts 7R-in-3rd.
- Mariners-L-Astros..Jose Altuve RBI single in 10th..Astros won 7-row
- Angels..DH-Albert Pujols ailing with hamstring..hitting (.209).
- Royals..SS-Alciedes Escobar-possible concussion from beaning.
- Arizona..P-Archie Bradley-DL-fracture nose area-hit by line drive.
- Marlins..P-Jose Fernandez-20P-Batting Practice session..lst outing since tearing elbow ligament last year.
- Baltimore..OF-Andrew Jones-face of Orioles..Voice of reason..says Baltimore as a city is hurting badly.
- Clippers-W-San Antonio (102-96)..Chris Paul-JJ Redick combine (38)..Blake Griffin (26)…Clippers put lid on Kawhi Leonard (3-15) shooting..Spurs made 12-3’s still lost game…Series tied (3-3) heading back to LA for final Game 7. ..
- Bulls-W-Bucks..Chicago buries Milwaukee on their court 54-point win.
- Atlanta-at-Brooklyn….Game 6-tonite..Hawks still lead series (3-2).
- Oklahoma City Thunder..Hire Billy Donovan-head coach from University of Florida…replacing Scott Brooks…will bring fire..will demand defense.
- Ducks-W-Calgary…Anaheim scores 2G in 3-minutes in lst period..jumps out to (6-0) lead..Corey Perry 2G….Flames (1-23) in Anaheim since 2004.
- Rangers-L-Washington..Caps pull of shocker..Joel Ward scores game winner with 1.3-seconds left in game..Brayden Holtby 31-saves at Madison Square Garden as Caps take home ice away from New York.
- Montreal-hosts-Tampa Bay….Game 1-their NHL series.
- Minnesota-at-Chicago…1st game of their series.
- Blackhawks..Sign FA-F-Artemi Panarin-KHL…(26G-62P) playing in Russia.
- NASCAR…Talladega 500…Go back to single car qualifying this weekend rather than controversial group qualifying.
- NASCAR..Waltrip Racing…Hires David Ragan to run rest of schedule in place of Brian Vickers-sidelined for year with on going blood clot issues.
- Formula 1…idle this weekend..Spanish Grand Prix next weekend.
- Indy Car..Teams-drivers report to Indianapolis Speedway for Month of May-leading up to Indy 500.
- Kentucky Derby..American Pharo-favorite-start 18th post position..has won 4-races in row this year….Dortmund-2nd favorite-will go off in 8th spot-has (8-0) career record….3rd favorite Cape Diem will start inside a 2nd post position.
- Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather…Boxing fans waited 5-years for this title bout…Pac Man (57-5-2) but has lost 2-of-last-3 fights…has 38-knockouts…Mayweather (47-0) with 26-knockouts…
- Manny….Won 8-titles in 8-different weight classes…has fought and beaten all the toughest in the ring..Marques-Mosley-
Margariot-Cotto-Hatton- DeLaHoya-Morales…did lose to Marquez-Tim Bradley…
- Mayweather…latest wins against Carnelo Alvarez-Roberto Guerrero..but has not fought the biggest names in his weight classes over the years…