>>First Round Of NFL Draft Complete
(Philadelphia, PA) — The first round of the 2017 NFL Draft is complete. The Browns opened the league’s annual selection meeting by taking Texas A&M pass rusher Myles Garrett with the top pick.
>>Bears Trade Up To Take Trubisky
(Philadelphia, PA) — Mitch Trubisky is heading to Chicago. The Bears traded up one spot to take the North Carolina quarterback with the second-overall pick in the NFL Draft last night. Trubisky threw for 3,748 yards, 30 touchdowns and six interceptions while with the Tar Heels last season.
>>Bears Give Up Big Haul For Trubisky
(Philadelphia, PA) — The Bears gave up a big haul to land Mitch Trubisky. Chicago flipped spots with San Francisco, shipped it’s third and fourth-rounder this year, plus a 2018 third. The draft continues with rounds two and three tonight.
>>Chiefs, Texans Move Up To Take QBs
(Philadelphia, PA) — The Chiefs and Texans are also hoping they’ve landed their quarterbacks of the future. Kansas City moved up 17 spots to take Texas Tech’s Patrick Mahomes 10th overall. Houston also traded up to the 12th spot to select Clemson signal-caller Deshaun Watson.
>>Colts Draft S Hooker
(Philadelphia, PA) — The Colts selected Ohio State safety Malik Hooker with the 15th overall pick in the NFL Draft yesterday. Hooker piled up seven interceptions and three touchdowns for the Buckeyes last season. The draft continues today with rounds two and three.
>>Raptors, Spurs Move On
(Undated) — The Raptors and Spurs are moving on in the NBA playoffs. Toronto closed out its opening-round series with a 92-89 win over the Bucks in Game Six in Milwaukee. San Antonio rallied for a 103-96 victory over the Grizzlies in Memphis in Game Six of that series.
>>Celtics Look To Close Out Bulls
(Chicago, IL) — The Celtics can close out the Bulls with a win in Game Six of their opening-round series tonight in Chicago. Boston grabbed a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven set with a 108-97 home victory in Game Five. The Celtics have won three straight in the series after dropping the first two games at home.
>>Chicago’s Rondo Out For Game Six
(Chicago, IL) — Bulls guard Rajon Rondo has been confirmed as out for Game Six. Rondo guided the Bulls to wins in the first two games of the series, but has been out since with a fractured right thumb and a torn ligament in his right wrist. Head coach Fred Hoiberg stated it’s unlikely Rondo returns for this series.
>>Pens, Sens Win Openers
(Undated) — The Eastern Conference semifinals in the Stanley Cup playoffs are underway. The defending champion Penguins clipped the top-seeded Capitals 3-2 in Game One in D.C. The Senators edged the visiting Rangers 2-1 in the opener of their best-of-seven set. The semis in the West resume tonight.
>>Blues Look To Even Series With Predators Tonight
(St. Louis, MO) — The Blues look to get even with the Predators tonight when they host Game Two of their second-round playoff series at Scottrade Center. Nashville took Wednesday’s series opener 4-3 after the Blues had scored twice in the third period to tie it. The Preds host Game Three on Sunday.
>>Cardinals Beat Blue Jays With Walk-Off Slam In Opener
(St. Louis, MO) — Matt Carpenter smacked a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the 11th inning to give the Cardinals an 8-4 win over the Blue Jays in the first of their day-night doubleheader at Busch. Randal Grickuk’s two-run shot in the ninth tied the game at four for St. Louis, which overcame a 4-0 deficit.
>>Cardinals Hold Off Blue Jays To Complete DH Sweep
(St. Louis, MO) — The Cardinals built a 6-0 lead in the fourth inning and hung on to beat the Blue Jays 6-4 and complete a doubleheader sweep at Busch Stadium. Dexter Fowler homered among three hits and Matt Adams went 3-for-3 with two RBI. Adam Wainwright picked up his second win.
>>Cubs Begin Series In Boston Tonight
(Boston, MA) — After an off-day, the Cubs begin a three-game series tonight in Boston. They battle the Red Sox at Fenway Park, with Jake Arrieta set to start for Chicago. He’s 3-and-0 with a 3.65 ERA. The Red Sox send 1-and-1 Drew Pomeranz to the mound. The Cubs lead the NL Central at 12-and-9.
>>Sox Take On Tigers
(Detroit, MI) — The White Sox begin a three-game series with the Tigers tonight in Detroit. Chicago enters the set a half-game out of first place in the AL Central at 11-and-9 on the season. Mike Pelfrey will be on the mound for the Sox. Detroit sends out Matthew Boyd.
>>Nats Crush Rockies With 11-Run Seventh
(Denver, CO) — The Nationals remain red hot. Washington put up 11 runs in the seventh inning en route to a 16-5 rout of the Rockies at Coors Field. The Nats went 9-and-1 on their 10-game road trip and lead the major leagues with a 16-and-6 record. They’re up four games on Philly in the NL East.
>>Monster Series Heads To Richmond
(Richmond, VA) — The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Richmond International Raceway for the Toyota Owners 400. Qualifying takes place at 4:45 this evening, with the 300-mile, 400-lap race to follow on Sunday afternoon. Kyle Larson enters the weekend atop the standings.