…(Football)…NFL Draft Day
NFL Draft-in Las Vegas
..1st round…11-of top 15-players taken could be offensive lineman or on defense
..No QB could be drafted till Pittsburgh’s 20th pick
..4-WR could go in top 15 picks
..No RBs to be drafted in entire first round.
..8-NFL teams have multiple picks in 1st round
..8-teams without 1st round picks
Early Round Draft Picks:
..Chiefs..29-30-50-62..12 picks in all
..Carolina reach for QB with #6 pick
..Steelers take a QB with #20
..Seattle trade up to get QB in 1st round
..Saints spend #16 pick on QB
..Chiefs or Packers trade up for top WR
..Giants-Jets both interested in a CB with #4-5 picks
..Jaguars use #1 pick for Travon Walker-Aiden Hutchinson
..Is DE-Kayvon Thibodeaux rising or falling on draft boards
..Which OL goes off board first-Evan Neal-Ikem Ekonwu
..Which QB-Desmond Ridder-Matt Corral rising on draft boards
..WR-Jameson Williams rising on boards-how high
..OT-Charles Cross making big jump on draft boards
..Will Cleveland deal QB-Baker Mayfieldfor 1st round picks
..Will San Francisco deal QB-Jim Garoppolo
..Does Green Bay-Jets deal for WR-DK Metcalf
..Will Packers-Lions make offer for WR-Deebo Samuels
..Will Raiders deal TE-Darren Waller to Packers for #1 pick
Draft Order-Top selections:
Chargers…Draft 17th in first round…fear there will be run on OL-DL-WR as QBs bypassed-Bolts would not get access to Drake London..Jordan Davis..Trevor Penning.
Chargers…Pick 17-79-123 in opening four rounds of draft..Do not have 2nd round pick
Rams..Do not pick till pick 104-3rd round because of prior trades
Raiders..Dealt away #1-2 picks..don’t choose till #86 in 3rd round.
Aztecs…P-Matt Araiza projected to go in 3rd round……DE-Cam Thomas in 2nd round..TE-Daniel Bellinger in 5th round
(NFL Draft Notes)
Carolina…Owner David Tepper gives vote of confidence to QB-Sam Dirndl
Washington..Coach Ron Rivera praises QB-Carson Went-vibes in workouts
Peyton Manning…Funds an Endowment at Georgia Tech for his former WR-Demaryius Thomas-who passed away this year
Houston..Son of Vince Wilfork pleads guilty for stealing and selling his father’s Super Bowl rings for 300,000.
Minnesota…Reggie Fowler pleads guilty of Federal Charges of Money Laundering with Crypto Currency exchanges…Charged with setting up ‘Shadow Banks’ to create 600M-wealth in phony deals…Fowler was facing 90-years in prison..he co-funded Alliance American Football but put only 28M of promised 150M into AAF which folded 8-weeks into the season.
Padres-W-Reds (8-5)…Jurickson Profar 3RHR..Eric Hosmer HR…Mackenzie Gore (5inn-1R-10K)….Friars (12-7)…Reds (3-14)…San Diego now (8-1) vs weakest teams on schedule
Padres-Cincinnati..Final game of series on Thursday..Nick Martinez (0-2)…last 2-games (9inn-6R-11H-9W-5HRs)
Padres…DL-OF-Wil Myers-Reinsures thumb 2nd time
Padres..Callup OF-Trayce Thompson-had 9HRs in 56AB at El Paso
Dodgers-L-Arizona…(3-1)…Diamondbacks score 2R on Max Muncey throwing error…Zack Gallen throws 6-shutout innings…LA (12-6)….Dodgers lose 2-in a row because of shoddy fielding.
Angels-Cleveland….Angels jumped out to (6-2) lead at Press Time…Taylor Ward-Grand Slam HR in 2nd inning…Halos (11-7)
Angels-Gladiators..Thursday game..Reid Detmers-vs-Cal Quantrill
Mets-L-Cardinals..Nolan Arenado 3RBIs-ejected in bench clearing beanball incident
Royals-L-White Sox..Andrew Vaugh 3RHR for Chisox..
Brewers-W-Pirates..5-Milwaukee pitchers combine for 1-hitter
Seattle-L-Tampa Bay..Kevin Kiemaier 2RHR for Rays..
Rockies-L-Phillies..Bryce Harper 3 hits in win..
Yankees-W-Orioles..Giancarlo Stanton 350th career HR for NY
Washington-L-Marlins..Pablo Lopez 6-shutout innings for Miami..
Red Sox-W-Toronto..Xander Bogaerts 4-hits.
Cubs-Braves…Game tied (3-3) at Press Time..Seiya Suzuki RBI double for Chi.
Tigers-L-Twins…Joe Ryan (7inn-0R-1H) for Minnesota.
Astros-Rangers..Astros led (4-2) at Press Time..Kyle Tucker 3R-double..
Giants-A’s….SF trailed (1-0) at Press Time
Reds..DL-P-Justin Wilson-elbow issue
Pirates..SS-Kevin Newman-out 5W-groin injury
White Sox..Surgery OF-Eloy Jimenez-Torn hamstring
Toronto..P-Hyun Jin-Ryu-test forearm with bullpen workout
Phillies..Release 2B-Ron Torreyes
Seattle-Giants..TRADE..Mariners deal 3B-Kevin Padlo to Giants
Cleveland..Sign FA-Luis Oviedo-ex Pirates
Mets..Sign FA-P-Tommy Hunter-ex Braves-Phillies-Orioles
Brewers..Callup C-Alex Jackson
Reds..Callup P-Phil Diehl
Mets..P-Chris Bassitt says MLB needs to examine texture of balls being used by pitchers…Mets have had 18-batters hit by pitches.
..Bucks-W-Bulls (116-100)..Giannis (33P) in win..Bobby Portis (14P-17R) for Bucks…….Milwaukee win series (4-1)
..Warriors-Nuggets…Golden State led (39-34) in late game at Press Time..Warriors led (3-1)
..76ers-Toronto…Phila leads (3-2)
..Suns-New Orleans..Phoenix leads (3-2)
..Dallas-Utah..Mavs lead (3-2)
NBA…Announce 283- underclassmen file for draft…Also 36-International players
Aztecs..C-Nathan Mensah files for NBA draft to be evaluated
USC..G-Boogie Ellis files for draft
UCLA..G-Julius Bernard files for draft
UCLA..G-Tygher Campbell bypasses draft to return to school
Miami..May have to start 2nd round playoffs without G-Jimmy Butler-Kyle Lowrie
Golden State..F-Andre Iguodala-neck injury
Atlanta..C-Clint Capela-hyperextends knee a 2nd time
Chicago..G-Zach LaVine-knee surgery
Kings-Seattle….Kings trailed (1-0) in 1st period at Press Time…
Toronto…Auston Matthews-60 goals on season..new Leafs all time record
Vancouver..Heartbroken-missed playoffs by 1-game
Winnipeg..Players say they ‘wasted’ a year of career with poor season
Las Vegas..Sign F-Ivan Morozov-Sochi, Russia
Andrei Kuzmenko-F-St Petersburg-KHL-leaving Russia as free agent..scored (64G) in 4-years in KHL….This year 61-points in 64-games…Becomes free agent on Saturday
Nashville..G-Juusi Saros-to miss start of playoffs with knee injury
Penguins…CEO-David Morehouse retires after 16Y with club.
PGA…1st round Mexico Open on Thursday at Vedanta