49ers go for offense, grab OT Mike McGlinchey with 9th pick

April 26th, 2018

Even before speaking with his new boss after being selected by San Francisco with the ninth overall pick, Mike McGlinchey had a pretty good idea of what to expect from 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan. McGlinchey's cousin, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, spent two seasons working closely with Shanahan from 2015-16 when Shanahan was the team's offensive coordinator.

Antetokounmpo leads Bucks’ charge over Celtics to force Game 7

April 26th, 2018
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Giannis Antetokounmpo had 31 points and 14 rebounds and the Milwaukee Bucks pulled away late to beat the Boston Celtics 97-86 on Thursday night to force a Game 7 in the first-round series.

Bears draft Georgia LB Roquan Smith with No. 8 pick in draft

April 26th, 2018

The Chicago Bears drafted Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith with the No. 8 overall pick Thursday night, adding a potential cornerstone player on defense rather than another offensive weapon for quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. The Bears have spent the offseason collecting pieces they believe will help Trubisky develop into a franchise quarterback. ''What they can expect from me when I arrive is a relentless guy on the field and off the field, going about my business the right way and going to do whatever it takes to put the Bears in the best possible situation every time I step on to the field,'' smith said.

Jays fall short as J.D. Martinez powers Red Sox to series win

April 26th, 2018
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J.D. Martinez hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning as the Boston Red Sox edged the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4 on Thursday at Rogers Centre.

2018 NFL draft: Steelers trade WR Martavis Bryant to Oakland for third-round pick

April 26th, 2018

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced they’ve traded receiver Martavis Bryant to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for the Raiders’ third-round pick (75th overall) on Friday night. Update (10:55 p.m. ET): The Steelers made a correction and said they’re receiving the 79th pick. There was an ESPN report on Thursday morning that the Steelers were “quietly shopping” Bryant, a 2014 fourth-round pick, and clearly they found a partner.

Bills trade up 5 spots to draft QB Josh Allen with 7th pick

April 26th, 2018

The Buffalo Bills are pinning their future on Josh Allen, while maintaining their faith in the Wyoming quarterback even after a last-minute controversy erupted over a series of racially insensitive tweets he posted while still in high school. Overseeing his first draft in Buffalo, general manager Brandon Beane moved up five spots in the order by making a trade with Tampa Bay to select Allen seventh overall on Thursday night. Tampa Bay acquired the Bills No. 12 pick and Buffalo's two second-round selections this year: 53rd and 56th.

Penguins march back to steal Game 1 away from Caps

April 26th, 2018
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Patric Hornqvist, Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel scored in a 4:49 span to help the Pittsburgh Penguins rally to beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Thursday night in Game 1 of the second-round series.

Trump threatens support to nations who won’t back North American World Cup bid

April 26th, 2018
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?U.S. President Donald Trump is threatening to withhold support from nations who don't back the joint bid by the United States, Canada and Mexico to host the 2026 World Cup.

The Latest: Chargers take Derwin James at No. 17

April 26th, 2018

The Latest on the NFL draft (all times local): 9 p.m. Oakland, selecting 15th after trading down from 10th, bolstered its offensive line with UCLA's Kolton Miller in the NFL draft. The 6-foot-9 tackle left the Bruins after his junior season and had strong workouts leading up to the draft. The 16th selection also came after a trade. Buffalo, which previously moved into the seventh slot to get Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen, again was dealing, swapping No. 22 overall and a third-rounder with Baltimore. Buffalo took Virginia Tech linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, who can play inside or outside and was considered by some the best at the position in this group. Safety Derwin James of Florida State also

2018 NFL draft: Bills trade with Tampa Bay, moving up to No. 7 to take QB Josh Allen

April 26th, 2018

It’s likely been a tumultuous 24 hours or so for Josh Allen, after tweets the quarterback sent as a high schooler in which he used a racial slur were dug up and highlighted on Wednesday night, but it likely all disappeared after his phone began ringing around 8:45 p.m. ET on Thursday. 53 and 56, as well as their original first-round spot to Tampa Bay to make the move. Allen is best known for his huge arm, but there have been consistent questions about his accuracy – he completed just 56 percent of his passes as Wyoming’s starter the last two seasons.