Wednesday, April 25, 2018

A calm, measured 76ers fan's diary: Philadelphia is a place of Dreams and the NBA's worst Nightmare

  1. A calm, measured 76ers fan's diary: Philadelphia is a place of Dreams and the NBA's worst Nightmare  SB Nation
  2. The Sixers are flying high in the playoffs and, thanks to Joel Embiid, so is Kevin Hart  Washington Post
  3. The Heat's First-Round Loss To The Sixers Could Foreshadow Real Issues In Miami  UPROXX
  4. 76ers a 'process' Knicks can only envy  Newsday
  5. Sixers move on to next round, eager to take next step  ESPNFull coverage

Report: Browns have cooled on Sam Darnold

  1. Report: Browns have cooled on Sam Darnold  NBCSports.com
  2. Peter Schrager 2018 three-round NFL mock draft: Round 1  NFL.com
  3. 2018 NFL Mock Draft: Day Before the Draft Edition  The Big Lead
  4. NFL Draft: Spread offenses don't prepare linemen for NFL  NewsdayFull coverage

NFL Media pushes anonymous negativity about Lamar Jackson

  1. NFL Media pushes anonymous negativity about Lamar Jackson  NBCSports.com
  2. 2018 NFL Draft Rumors: Lamar Jackson 'in' play for Steelers, Patriots smoke screening?  CBSSports.com
  3. Everyone chill and let Lamar Jackson be an NFL quarterback. He's never let us down before.  SB NationFull coverage

Can the people in charge of NCAA schools ever just admit it's not 1947 anymore?

  1. Can the people in charge of NCAA schools ever just admit it's not 1947 anymore?  SB Nation
  2. Rice Commission's report no recipe for successful change  Sporting News
  3. 5 things to know about the Rice Commission's plan to fix college basketball  News & Observer
  4. Full report from Commission on College Basketball - WRALSportsFan.com  WRALSportsFan.com
  5. Rice Commission's Recommendations Miss the Point of College Basketball's Real Problems  Sports IllustratedFull coverage

NHL playoffs 2018: Predictions, odds for Capitals vs. Penguins second-round series

  1. NHL playoffs 2018: Predictions, odds for Capitals vs. Penguins second-round series  Sporting News
  2. Third time will be a charm against Penguins for healthy, hungry Capitals  ESPN
  3. Feb. 22, 2009: Capitals 5, Penguins 2  SB NationFull coverage

NFL draft 2018 running back rankings: Where does Georgia duo come in behind Saquon Barkley?

  1. NFL draft 2018 running back rankings: Where does Georgia duo come in behind Saquon Barkley?  USA TODAY
  2. Here's Why Drafting Saquon Barkley Could Be A Mistake  FiveThirtyEight
  3. Is drafting a center in the first round worth it?  Cincy JungleFull coverage

Report: Dez Bryant won't sign before draft

  1. Report: Dez Bryant won't sign before draft  NBCSports.com
  2. If Cowboys can't trade up to draft Derwin James on Thursday, cut a deal for Earl Thomas on Friday  Dallas News (blog)
  3. Cowboys 2018 Draft: Three potential second-round trade up options for the Cowboys  Blogging The Boys (blog)Full coverage

Kawhi Leonard for Damian Lillard. A Sweeping Change Worth the Risk?

  1. Kawhi Leonard for Damian Lillard. A Sweeping Change Worth the Risk?  Blazer's Edge
  2. Off-season priority for Spurs: Meet with Kawhi Leonard, resolve that issue  ProBasketballTalk (blog)Full coverage

Pete Carroll fires back at Sherman, Bennett criticism

  1. Pete Carroll fires back at Sherman, Bennett criticism  NFL.com
  2. Pete Carroll on criticism from ex-players: 'Sometimes guys can't hang with what's expected'  Sporting News
  3. Pete Carroll Fires Back At Richard Sherman, Michael Bennett Criticism  Total Pro SportsFull coverage

Matt Kenseth to drive select races in No. 6 car for Roush Fenway Racing

  1. Matt Kenseth to drive select races in No. 6 car for Roush Fenway Racing  ESPN
  2. Matt Kenseth to make NASCAR return with Roush Fenway Racing  Motorsport.com, Edition: Global
  3. Matt Kenseth to return to NASCAR with Roush Fenway Racing  FOXSports.comFull coverage

Barnwell: Should the Giants really draft Saquon Barkley?

  1. Barnwell: Should the Giants really draft Saquon Barkley?  ESPN
  2. Who is your 2018 NFL Draft crush?  SB Nation
  3. NFL mock draft: Colts stand pat, take defensive difference maker  Indianapolis Star
  4. Draft buzz: Bills unlikely to trade for Giants' No. 2 pick  NFL.com
  5. How the Browns impact both the Jets' and Giants' draft fates  NewsdayFull coverage

Five reasons the Philadelphia 76ers are the favorites in the East after ousting Miami Heat

  1. Five reasons the Philadelphia 76ers are the favorites in the East after ousting Miami Heat  USA TODAY
  2. Dwyane Wade's future up in air after playoff revival  New York Post
  3. Hassan Whiteside knows Heat's problem: Not enough Hassan Whiteside  Yahoo Sports
  4. The Miami Heat still owes a bundle of cash to a bunch of veterans. How it breaks down  Miami Herald (blog)Full coverage

Inside the Confidential NFL Meeting to Discuss National Anthem Protests

  1. Inside the Confidential NFL Meeting to Discuss National Anthem Protests  New York Times
  2. Sources: Dolphins owner Stephen Ross deposed in Colin Kaepernick grievance  Yahoo Sports
  3. Nate Boyer defends Seahawks over Colin Kaepernick situation  247Sports
  4. Stephen Ross questioned in Kaepernick collusion case  NBCSports.comFull coverage

5 takeaways from Bucks-Celtics Game 5

  1. 5 takeaways from Bucks-Celtics Game 5  FOXSports.com
  2. Marcus Smart thrives in chaos, but his return brought calm to the Celtics  SB Nation
  3. Smart returns, Horford dominates in Celts' Game 5 win  Yahoo SportsFull coverage

NBA, NBPA focus on lowering minimum age requirement

  1. NBA, NBPA focus on lowering minimum age requirement  ESPN
  2. Jay Wright opens up about the NBA Draft, Villanova Basketball, and The Pope.  VU Hoops
  3. If Romeo Langford chooses that path, spurning the state of Indiana wouldn't be new  News Sentinel
  4. College commission's plea to NBA: Bring back prep-to-pros  NBCSports.comFull coverage

Sixers move on to next round, eager to take next step

  1. Sixers move on to next round, eager to take next step  ESPN
  2. Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade mum for now on future plans, retirement talk  NBA.com
  3. The Sixers are flying high in the playoffs and, thanks to Joel Embiid, so is Kevin Hart  Washington Post
  4. 76ers a 'process' Knicks can only envy  NewsdayFull coverage

The NCAA's new report doubles down on just about everything already wrong with college basketball

  1. The NCAA's new report doubles down on just about everything already wrong with college basketball  SB Nation
  2. College basketball commission wants NCAA to regulate agents  FOXSports.com
  3. Rice Report: Big changes needed in college basketball — including ending 1-and-done  Roanoke Times
  4. Commission on College Basketball proposes major changes to NCAA to fix the sport's problems  CBSSports.comFull coverage

Daniel Jeremiah's top 50 prospects for 2018 NFL Draft 4.0

  1. Daniel Jeremiah's top 50 prospects for 2018 NFL Draft 4.0  NFL.com
  2. Why Baker Mayfield is the right quarterback for the Jets  ESPN (blog)
  3. 2018 NFL mock draft: How early will Baker Mayfield get picked?  SB Nation
  4. NFL Draft: Spread offenses don't prepare linemen for NFL  Newsday
  5. Jeff Garcia no longer listed as Buccaneers' draft pick presenter  NBCSports.comFull coverage

2018 NFL Free Agents: Updated List of Best Players Available Before NFL Draft

  1. 2018 NFL Free Agents: Updated List of Best Players Available Before NFL Draft  Bleacher Report
  2. Dez Bryant not expected to sign until after NFL draft  NFL.com
  3. Jerry Jones closes Dez Bryant chapter, rules out a Cowboys return  USA TODAY
  4. If Lamar Jackson were white, he'd be the first quarterback drafted on Thursday night  New York Daily NewsFull coverage

2018 NFL draft reset: Mel Kiper, Todd McShay answer last-minute questions

  1. 2018 NFL draft reset: Mel Kiper, Todd McShay answer last-minute questions  ESPN
  2. 2018 NFL Draft: Saquon Barkley falls out of the top 5 and more surprising predictions  CBSSports.com
  3. Who is your 2018 NFL Draft crush?  SB Nation
  4. Draft buzz: Bills unlikely to trade for Giants' No. 2 pick  NFL.com
  5. How the Browns impact both the Jets' and Giants' draft fates  NewsdayFull coverage

All hail Manu Ginobili, the trickster god of the NBA

  1. All hail Manu Ginobili, the trickster god of the NBA  SB Nation
  2. Four best Kawhi Leonard trades we'd like to see  ESPN
  3. Off-season priority for Spurs: Meet with Kawhi Leonard, resolve that issue  Yahoo Sports
  4. NBA playoffs: The Process is moving on; Will Manu Ginobili call it a career after Spurs' elimination?  Washington PostFull coverage

Michael Vick to be offensive coordinator in new football league

  1. Michael Vick to be offensive coordinator in new football league  ESPNFull coverage

Ex-NFL cheerleaders offer to settle for $1 in exchange for meeting with commissioner Roger Goodell

  1. Ex-NFL cheerleaders offer to settle for $1 in exchange for meeting with commissioner Roger Goodell  USA TODAY
  2. Former NFL cheerleaders willing to settle for $1 to meet with Roger Goodell  Sporting News
  3. Ex-NFL cheerleaders offer to settle disputes for $1 in exchange for meeting with Goodell, report says  Fox News
  4. Your daily 6: Dreamers get a win, changes to your Gmail and cheerleaders want a meeting  STLtoday.comFull coverage

Liverpool-Roma clash: Victim of Anfield attack named

  1. Liverpool-Roma clash: Victim of Anfield attack named  BBC News
  2. Liverpool gave us beautiful, flowing Champions League soccer ... then they gave Roma hope  SB Nation
  3. Major Link Soccer: Liverpool take charge in Champions League  Sounder At Heart
  4. Irish man left in critical condition following attack outside Anfield  JOE
  5. Liverpool 5-2 Roma: Win unlike any football I've seen before - Lawrenson  BBC SportFull coverage

For players like Florida's Callaway and LSU's Key, character concerns weigh down tremendous talent

  1. For players like Florida's Callaway and LSU's Key, character concerns weigh down tremendous talent  The Florida Times-UnionFull coverage

Virginia Police reviewing traffic stop of Paul Richardson

  1. Virginia Police reviewing traffic stop of Paul Richardson  NBCSports.com
  2. Paul Richardson: Police Asked If I Was a Drug Dealer, in a Gang During Stop  Bleacher Report
  3. Redskins' WR Paul Richardson says police asked if he was in gang  USA TODAYFull coverage

2018 NBA Draft Early Entry List: Who declared? Who is returning? Who are we waiting on?

  1. 2018 NBA Draft Early Entry List: Who declared? Who is returning? Who are we waiting on?  NBCSports.com
  2. Jay Wright opens up about the NBA Draft, Villanova Basketball, and The Pope.  VU Hoops
  3. If Romeo Langford chooses that path, spurning the state of Indiana wouldn't be new  News SentinelFull coverage

Lions begin off-season workouts ahead of draft

  1. Lions begin off-season workouts ahead of draft  WTVB
  2. Matt Patricia getting used to “big-picture” draft look as head coach  NBCSports.comFull coverage

New York tabloids had a field day with the reports Mike Francesa would return to WFAN

  1. New York tabloids had a field day with the reports Mike Francesa would return to WFAN  For The Win
  2. Chris 'Mad Dog' Russo on K&C: I am 'shocked' that Mike Francesa is returning to WFAN  WEEI.com (blog)
  3. What the heck is going on with Mike Francesa and WFAN?  Washington Post
  4. Will Francesa's pending return and the stir it created, while entertaining, end well for WFAN?  Newsday
  5. Traina Thoughts: Mike Francesa Gives Wild Reason for Wanting to Return to WFAN SNL - Eddie Murphy & Stevie ...  Sports IllustratedFull coverage

Arsene Wenger Says Timing of Arsenal Exit 'Not Really' His Decision

  1. Arsene Wenger Says Timing of Arsenal Exit 'Not Really' His Decision  Sports Illustrated
  2. Campbell tips Vieira and Bergkamp to replace Wenger  Yahoo Sports
  3. PSG disregard Arsene Wenger as coach, consider general manager role - source  ESPN
  4. FREE KICKS: Which Arsene Wenger will we remember?  Toronto Sun
  5. Reaction to Liverpool's win & Wenger news conference  BBC SportFull coverage

Nebraska AD: Urban Meyer, Jim Harbaugh 'running a little bit scared right now'

  1. Nebraska AD: Urban Meyer, Jim Harbaugh 'running a little bit scared right now'  NBCSports.com
  2. Nebraska AD Bill Moos backtracks on Urban Meyer, Jim Harbaugh crack  USA TODAY
  3. Frosted Flakes: Mascots, Baseball, and the Return of the Elephant Bird (Not Really)  Corn Nation
  4. Nebraska's AD jokes Scott Frost's arrival has Jim Harbaugh and Urban Meyer 'running a little bit scared'  ESPNFull coverage

Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade mum for now on future plans, retirement talk

  1. Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade mum for now on future plans, retirement talk  NBA.com
  2. Meek Mill, the 76ers and moving on: 2018 NBA Playoffs rewind  cleveland.com
  3. Embiid, Simmons led 76ers from Process to postseason success  FOXSports.com
  4. 76ers a 'process' Knicks can only envy  Newsday
  5. NBA Playoffs: 76ers eliminate Heat, win first playoff series of Ben Simmons-Joel Embiid era  CBSSports.comFull coverage

Peter Schrager 2018 three-round NFL mock draft: Round 1

  1. Peter Schrager 2018 three-round NFL mock draft: Round 1  NFL.com
  2. Why Baker Mayfield is the right quarterback for the Jets  ESPN (blog)
  3. Wednesday morning one-liners  NBCSports.com
  4. NFL Draft: Mike Maccagnan moved up to get his QB . . . now he has to make the right decision.  Newsday
  5. 2018 NFL Draft: Dates, times, how to watch and stream, full draft order for all 7 rounds  CBSSports.comFull coverage

Commission on College Basketball calls for reforms to sport

  1. Commission on College Basketball calls for reforms to sport  ESPN
  2. Quickies: Fixing College Basketball Edition  A Sea of Blue
  3. Hoops panel says ban cheats, end 1-and-done  WNAX
  4. College basketball is in a crisis. Can the Rice Commission save the game?  News & ObserverFull coverage

NBA Playoffs: Live scores, updates, highlights, bracket: Warriors and 76ers advance; Celtics go up 3-2

  1. NBA Playoffs: Live scores, updates, highlights, bracket: Warriors and 76ers advance; Celtics go up 3-2  CBSSports.com
  2. Boston Celtics draw inspiration from Marcus Smart in Game 5: 'That edge he has, he's a little crazy'  MassLive.com
  3. NBA playoffs 2018: Three takeaways from Celtics' Game 5 win over Bucks  Sporting News
  4. Marcus Smart gives Celtics jolt of energy in Game 5 win over Bucks  ESPNFull coverage

The first round showed how much the Warriors…

  1. The first round showed how much the Warriors…  The Mercury News
  2. Requiem for the Spurs: An era of uncertainty begins?  FanSided
  3. Durant steers Warriors past Spurs, Sixers advance  Yahoo Sports
  4. Danny Green: Kawhi Leonard still part of team until things change  ESPNFull coverage

NBA Playoffs 2018: Spurs were perfect warm-up for Warriors' series against Pelicans, and beyond

  1. NBA Playoffs 2018: Spurs were perfect warm-up for Warriors' series against Pelicans, and beyond  CBSSports.com
  2. Warriors vs. Pelicans: Preview, predictions as New Orleans attempts to pull off upset  Sporting News
  3. 7 things to know about the Golden State Warriors, the Pelicans' second-round opponent  NOLA.comFull coverage

Did Gronk commit to returning to prevent a trade?

  1. Did Gronk commit to returning to prevent a trade?  NBCSports.com
  2. Rob Gronkowski's decision gives Patriots important clarity in draft  ESPN (blog)
  3. Rob Gronkowski says he'll play for Patriots in 2018  NFL.com
  4. Rob Gronkowski on Instagram: “I met with coach today and informed him I will be back for the 2018 season with the ...  InstagramFull coverage

Report: Phenom Ronald Acuña Jr. will join Braves on Wednesday

  1. Report: Phenom Ronald Acuña Jr. will join Braves on Wednesday  FOXSports.com
  2. Fantasy Baseball: Ronald Acuna's promotion is what we've been waiting for  CBSSports.com
  3. LEADING OFF: Acuna called up, Beltre strain, Cobb sees Rays  SFGateFull coverage

'Like being in a Stephen King story': Italy's press on Roma's Anfield misery

  1. 'Like being in a Stephen King story': Italy's press on Roma's Anfield misery  The Guardian
  2. Chaotic Liverpool's awesome attack undermined by more defensive mishaps  ESPN (blog)
  3. Exclusive: Roma owner James Pallotta talks Champions League, Serie A and Mo Salah  ESPN FC (blog)
  4. Irish man left in critical condition following attack outside Anfield  JOE
  5. Liverpool 5-2 Roma: Win unlike any football I've seen before - Lawrenson  BBC SportFull coverage

NFL Players Who Should Be Traded on Draft Day

  1. NFL Players Who Should Be Traded on Draft Day  Bleacher Report
  2. NFL Draft 2018: How to watch live coverage for free on CBS Sports HQ  CBSSports.com
  3. Machota's seven-round mock draft: Cowboys get their wide receiver, but will they trade for Earl Thomas?  Dallas NewsFull coverage

Redskins' Paul Richardson: Police thought I was dealer, asked if I was in gang

  1. Redskins' Paul Richardson: Police thought I was dealer, asked if I was in gang  ESPN
  2. Redskins' WR Paul Richardson says police asked if he was in gang  USA TODAY
  3. Redskins' Paul Richardson: Virginia State Police trooper asked if I was in a gang  WJLAFull coverage

Boomer Esiason weighs in on Mike Francesa's impending return to WFAN

  1. Boomer Esiason weighs in on Mike Francesa's impending return to WFAN  Newsday
  2. Former WIP host Chris Carlin's move to New York to replace Mike Francesa isn't going well  Philly.com
  3. Mike Francesa and WFAN Mutually Cave on Reported 3-7PM Afternoon Drive Return  The Big Lead
  4. Ugly Carlin texts, big pay cut: Behind Mike Francesa's WFAN return  New York PostFull coverage

LoCain returns to Kansas City, helps lift Brewers over Royals 5-2

  1. LoCain returns to Kansas City, helps lift Brewers over Royals 5-2  FOXSports.com
  2. Notes: Lorenzo Cain still adjusting to 'definitely different' role of batting leadoff  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  3. Cain homers in KC return; Crew's streak at 7  MLB.comFull coverage

Matt Patricia getting used to “big-picture” draft look as head coach

  1. Matt Patricia getting used to “big-picture” draft look as head coach  NBCSports.com
  2. Follow our mock NFL Draft 2018 on Facebook Live as we pick the first round  MLive.com
  3. 3 trade-down scenarios for the Detroit Lions  Lions WireFull coverage

Third time will be a charm against Penguins for healthy, hungry Capitals

  1. Third time will be a charm against Penguins for healthy, hungry Capitals  ESPN
  2. Pittsburgh funeral home continues to ruin lives of Flyers fans  FanSided
  3. Penguins to face Capitals in 2nd round of Stanley Cup playoffs  247Sports
  4. Ron Cook: Penguins' fiercest rival is Washington, not Philadelphia  Pittsburgh Post-GazetteFull coverage

Tuesday NBA Playoffs Takeaways: Joel Embiid Is Right That Sixers' 'Time Is Now'

  1. Tuesday NBA Playoffs Takeaways: Joel Embiid Is Right That Sixers' 'Time Is Now'  Bleacher Report
  2. Dwyane Wade: Retirement decision 'not my focus' right now  ESPN
  3. Future arrives as Philadelphia 76ers show maturity in closing out Miami Heat in Game 5  NBA.com
  4. 76ers a 'process' Knicks can only envy  Newsday
  5. NBA Playoffs: Miami Heat's season comes to an end after another bad second half  Miami HeraldFull coverage

Manu Ginobili Hugs It Out: Spurs Legend May Have Played His Last Game for San Antonio

  1. Manu Ginobili Hugs It Out: Spurs Legend May Have Played His Last Game for San Antonio  Yahoo Sports
  2. Spurs suffer Game 5 loss to Warriors  Pounding The Rock
  3. Spurs vs. Warriors 2018 recap: Manu Ginobili nearly leads comeback in possible final game  SB Nation
  4. Sources: Kawhi meeting atop Spurs' priorities  ESPNFull coverage

Fantasy Baseball: Ronald Acuna's promotion is what we've been waiting for

  1. Fantasy Baseball: Ronald Acuna's promotion is what we've been waiting for  CBSSports.com
  2. Top prospect Ronald Acuna set to join Braves on Wednesday  ESPN
  3. Report: Braves Call Up Top Prospect Ronald Acuna  Sports IllustratedFull coverage

2 men from Rome arrested after attacking Liverpool fan

  1. 2 men from Rome arrested after attacking Liverpool fan  Washington Post
  2. Steven Gerrard Hails Mohamed Salah as World's Best After Roma Masterclass  Bleacher Report
  3. Police arrest two on suspicion of attempted murder before Liverpool-Roma game  Reuters
  4. Liverpool overwhelmed Roma at Anfield before their late wobble  SkySports
  5. DynaMO Kiev: Liverpool, Mohamed Salah's conquest of Roma stuns media  ESPN (blog)Full coverage

The Mets Try the Personal Touch

  1. The Mets Try the Personal Touch  New York Times
  2. Jay Bruce home run challenged, catching Mets by surprise  New York Post
  3. New York Mets blast past St. Louis Cardinals via Jay Bruce's 10th-inning HR (Highlights)  Elite Sports NYFull coverage

Antonio Callaway's agent confirms diluted sample at Combine

  1. Antonio Callaway's agent confirms diluted sample at Combine  NFL.com
  2. AP source: Florida's Callaway fails drug test at NFL combine  FOXSports.com
  3. Ex-Florida WR Antonio Callaway reportedly tested positive for marijuana at combine  CBSSports.comFull coverage