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N.F.L. Draft: Analysis of Every Pick in Round 1

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:26:51 GMT

Myles Garrett held up a Cleveland Browns jersey alongside his mother, Audrey Garrett, left, and Bruce Smith, right, after being selected first over all in the N.F.L. Draft. Garrett watched the draft from Terre Verde Golf Course in Arlington, Tex.The Browns took defensive end Myles Garrett with the top overall pick. Here’s a look at each team player selected in the first round.


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Sports of The Times: From Combine to Draft, N.F.L. Prospects Are Treated Like Pieces of Meat

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:58:47 GMT

Michigan linebacker Jabrill Peppers preparing for the 40-yard dash at the N.F.L. scouting combine in Indianapolis in March.The league weighs, measures and pokes its aspiring employees, whose medical histories and genes are analyzed as if they were Wagyu cattle.


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Giants Add Wrinkle to Offense in Mississippi Tight End Evan Engram

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 03:59:19 GMT

Evan Engram set records at Mississippi for receptions, receiving yards and touchdown catches by a tight end.Engram, who was selected with the No. 23 pick, is a receiving threat alongside Odell Beckham Jr. and the free-agent acquisition Brandon Marshall.


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Jets Select L.S.U. Safety Jamal Adams After Surprises Atop Draft

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 03:46:25 GMT

One analyst rated Jamal Adams, the son of a former Giants running back, as the second-best player in the draft.The Jets used the No. 6 pick on Adams, whom one analyst considered the second-best player available. He upgrades a secondary that lacks depth and quality.


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Senators 2, Rangers 1 | Ottawa leads series, 1-0: Rangers Lose Opener to Senators. Don’t Blame Henrik Lundqvist.

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:04:33 GMT

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist chasing the puck in a busy first period Thursday in which he made 21 saves against Ottawa. He had 41 for the game.Lundqvist, continuing his strong play, stopped 41 shots, but Erik Karlsson’s goal with 4 minutes 11 seconds left lifted Ottawa.


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A Business Deal and a Murder, Seen Through the Rearview Mirror

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:00:26 GMT

A Toyota 4Runner, center, stored in a garage in Westford, Mass., was once used by Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots tight end.It seemed like the beginning of a good relationship. It ended in a murder trial and a suicide.


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On Soccer: In Manchester, Calm Before a Stormy Summer

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 01:00:30 GMT

Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini was sent off after clashing with Manchester City’s Sergio Agüero in the teams’ 0-0 tie.At some point, United and City, who drew, 0-0, on Thursday, will have to reflect on why a season that promised so much has delivered so little.


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On Pro Basketball: From the Start, Kristaps Porzingis Made It Clear He Wouldn’t Be Timid

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:34:34 GMT

Despite nagging injuries that limited him to 66 Knicks games this season, Kristaps Porzingis has said he will play for the Latvian national team this summer.After two seasons of Knicks dysfunction, can anyone be surprised that Porzingis has publicly grown tired of team leadership?


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ESPN Layoffs: The Struggling Industry Giant Sheds On-Air Talent

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:19:26 GMT

A control room at ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Conn. The sports broadcaster laid off many on-air personalities, including the former N.F.L. players Trent Dilfer and Danny Kanell and the former N.B.A. player Len Elmore, on Wednesday.Trent Dilfer, Jayson Stark and Ed Werder were among the numerous big names laid off.


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Sports Briefing: Maria Sharapova Advances to Quarterfinals in Germany

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:02:23 GMT

Maria Sharapova serving in her 7-5, 6-1 victory over Ekaterina Makarova in the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.In her second match back from a doping suspension, Sharapova defeated Ekaterina Makarova, 7-5, 6-1, at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix.


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In N.F.L. Draft’s First Round, Offense Is Back in Favor

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:16:34 GMT

Mitchell Trubisky was selected second over all by the Chicago Bears.Cleveland took defensive end Myles Garrett with the top pick, but eight of the first 12 selections were offensive players, bucking a trend.


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Yankees 3, Red Sox 0: Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka Shuts Out Red Sox and Beats Chris Sale

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:10:23 GMT

Yankees third baseman Chase Headley snaring a foul ball off the bat of the Red Sox’ Xander Bogaerts in the eighth inning.Tanaka threw a three-hitter in the first complete game for a Yankee since he had one in August 2015, and Matt Holliday drove in two runs to help defeat Boston.


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At Jackie Robinson Museum, a Timeless Mission Will Live On

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:48:18 GMT

Rachel Robinson, the 94-year-old widow of Jackie Robinson, at a groundbreaking ceremony at a site near the Holland Tunnel.A groundbreaking took place for the museum, which founders hope will inspire a new generation to battle barriers. It is set to open in spring 2019.


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Travis Green, New Canucks Coach, Will Focus on Youth and Offense

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:39:23 GMT

The former N.H.L. center Travis Green after his introduction as the successor to Willie Desjardins as coach of the Vancouver Canucks.Green, with no N.H.L.-level coaching experience, will have to develop Vancouver’s roster after the club set a franchise low for goals this season.


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A Texas-Size Prospect Lifts the Rangers

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:31:34 GMT

Joey Gallo watching the home run he hit in the sixth inning against the Kansas City Royals on Sunday. Gallo, a third baseman, has hit seven homers and driven in 16 runs this season.Joey Gallo — all 6 feet 5 inches and 235 pounds of him — has been filling in admirably for the injured Adrian Beltre.


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Raptors Lose 25-Point Lead but Eliminate the Bucks

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 02:33:31 GMT

The Knicks gave no timetable for the return of Joakim Noah.DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points and Cory Joseph fueled a late 9-0 run to lead Toronto to an 92-89 victory and a matchup with the Cavaliers.


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U.S.A. Hockey Names a New Executive Director

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 02:10:25 GMT

Pat Kelleher, an assistant executive director who has developed youth programs at U.S.A. Hockey, will become executive director as the sport’s national governing body faces scrutiny for a lack of gender diversity.Pat Kelleher has developed youth programs for the sport’s national governing body, which last month faced a boycott by the national women’s team.


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Braves 7, Mets 5: Mets Lose Noah Syndergaard, Yoenis Cespedes and Still Another Game

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 02:47:00 GMT

Yoenis Cespedes, center, pulled his left hamstring after hitting a double in the fourth inning.Syndergaard, the ace of the Mets’ pitching staff, was scratched from his start on Thursday. Then Cespedes, the team’s leading slugger, went down, too.


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Maria Sharapova Stays on a Roll at the Porsche Grand Prix

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:23:04 GMT

Maria Sharapova advanced to the quarterfinals in Stuttgart, Germany, after hitting nine aces and holding serve throughout on Thursday.In her second match after a 15-month doping suspension, Sharapova beat Ekaterina Makarova, 7-5, 6-1, to advance to the quarterfinals.


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N.H.L. Playoffs: The Oilers Survive a Wild Third Period to Beat the Ducks

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:32:04 GMT

Adam Larsson, center, celebrating one of his two third-period goals in Edmonton’s 5-3 victory over Anaheim in Game 1 on Wednesday.Edmonton blew a two-goal lead in the third but took Game 1 of its second-round series in Anaheim. Nashville also won Game 1 on the road, beating St. Louis.


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