Sports News for Friday April 29, 2016

>>Rams Take Goff With First Pick


(Chicago, IL)  —  The 2016 NFL Draft is underway.  The LA Rams selected Cal quarterback Jared Goff with the number-one overall pick.  North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz was selected second by the Eagles.  Rounds two and three are tonight in Chicago.


>>Tunsil Tumbles To Dolphins


(Chicago, IL)  —  A once-projected top-overall pick tumbled in the draft last night.  Laremy Tunsil fell to the Dolphins at 13 after a video of the Ole Miss offensive lineman smoking marijuana surfaced on his Twitter account minutes before the draft.  Tunsil says his account was hacked.


>>Colts Select Center Ryan Kelly With 18th Overall Pick


(Chicago, IL)  —  The Indianapolis Colts selected Alabama center Ryan Kelly in the first round of last night’s NFL Draft.  Kelly won the Rimington Trophy last year as the best center in college football.


>>Bears Trade Up To Take Floyd


(Chicago, IL)  —  A wild first round of the 2016 NFL Draft is in the books.  The Bears traded up two spots to ninth to take Georgia linebacker Leonard Floyd.  Chicago shipped the 11th pick and a fourth-round selection to the Buccaneers to move up.


>>Diamondbacks Blank Cardinals


(Phoenix, AZ)  —  The Cardinals couldn’t get to Ruby De La Rosa as they were shutout, 3-0, at Chase Field.  St. Louis was held to three hits as the two teams split four games.  Michael Wacha fell to 2-and-1 allowing three runs over seven innings, but he did strike out nine.


>>Cardinals Host Harper, Nationals Tonight


(St. Louis, MO)  —  The Cardinals welcome Bryce Harper and the Nationals to town tonight.  The teams play the first of a three-game series at Busch Stadium, with first pitch at 7:15 p.m.  Mike Leake opposes Washington’s Stephen Strasburg.  Harper is tied for the NL lead in home runs with nine.


>>Arrieta Wins Again As Cubs Cruise Past Brewers


(Chicago, IL)  —  Jake Arrieta [[ air-ee-ETT-uh ]] pitched five innings of one-run ball as the Cubs cruised to a 7-2 win over the Brewers at Wrigley Field.  Coming off his second career no-hitter, Arrieta allowed three hits and four walks while improving to 5-and-0.  Ben Zobrist had two hits and two RBI for Chicago, which swept the rain-shortened two-game series.


>>Cubs Open Series With Braves


(Chicago, IL)  —  The Cubs open a three-game series with the Braves this afternoon at Wrigley Field.  Chicago enters the set atop the NL Central at 16-and-5.  Jon Lester will get the start on the mound for the Cubs.  Atlanta will counter with Aaron Blair.


>>O’s Thump White Sox


(Baltimore, MD)  —  The Orioles thumped the White Sox, 10-2, in the opener of a four-game set in Baltimore.  John Danks fell to 0-and-4 after allowing six runs in five-plus innings.  Chicago’s six-game winning streak came to an end.


>>White Sox Continue Series With O’s


(Baltimore, MD)  —  The White Sox and Orioles meet in the second installment of their four-game set tonight in Baltimore.  The White Sox are 16-and-7 after last night’s loss.  Carlos Rodon will get the ball for the Sox.  The O’s will send out Tyler Wilson.


>>Hawks Close Out Celtics


(Boston, MA)  —  The Hawks closed out the Celtics with a 104-92 win in Game Six of their East quarterfinal series.  Atlanta blew the game open with a 39-point third quarter.  The Hawks will face LeBron James and the Cavaliers in the conference semifinals.


>>Blues, Stars Play Game One Tonight In Dallas


(Dallas, TX)  —  The Blues open the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs tonight against the Stars in Dallas.  Game One of the best-of-seven Western Conference semifinals faces off at 7 p.m.  St. Louis beat Chicago in seven games in the first round, while Dallas downed Minnesota in six.


>>Sprint Cup Series Heads To Talladega


(Lincoln, AL)  —  The Sprint Cup Series heads to Talladega Superspeedway for the Geico 500.  Qualifying takes place tomorrow afternoon, with the 188-lap, 500-mile race to follow on Sunday.  Dale Earnhardt Jr. took the checkered flag at last year’s race.







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