Best Players Still Available for NFL Draft Day 2 – Bleacher Report

Eric Gay/Associated Press With three signal-callers already off the board, quarterback-needy teams will become more desperate to acquire a talent like Notre Dame’s DeShone Kizer in the second round.  Physically, Kizer is everything a team wants in its quarterback. He stands 6’4″ and weighs 233 pounds with an arm to effortlessly make difficult throws. His willingness […]

Larry Bird reportedly stepping down as Indiana Pacers president – FOXSports.com

Larry Bird, who has been in and out of the Indiana Pacers’ front office for 25 years, reportedly is taking another step back – moving from team president to a consultant role. Larry Bird is stepping down as Pacers president, league sources tell @TheVertical. Kevin Pritchard will take over basketball operations. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) […]

Ryan Pace: If you want to be great, you can’t sit on your hands – NBCSports.com

Getty Images In a pre-draft season that saw few things go unnoticed, the Bears’ interest in quarterback Mitchell Trubisky slipped through the cracks. Trubisky seemed to indicate the same after the pick, but General Manager Ryan Pace admitted to having a private workout with Trubisky that the team was able to keep under wraps. That […]

Nike, Under Armour, Adidas spurn deal with Ball – ESPN

1:08 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment An endorsement deal with Nike, Under Armour or Adidas is not in the cards for Lonzo Ball. Ball’s father, LaVar, confirmed that the three shoe and apparel companies informed him they were not interested in completing a deal with his son. Sources with the […]

B/R Presents: NFL1000 Guide to Day 2 of the 2017 NFL Draft – Bleacher Report

Elsa/Getty Images Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson I had Watson going sixth to the Jets in my mock draft, but he fell to the 12th pick, where the Houston Texans pounced after their trade with the Browns. Watson has excelled on the biggest stages, and that ability leads me to believe he’ll be able to handle the […]

ESPN’s Diminished Future Has Become Its Present – Deadspin

ESPN’s Diminished Future Has Become Its Present – Deadspin

Scott Van Pelt hosts the midnight SportsCenter, where he squares up to the camera and talks directly to the viewer, and features segments reflecting his personal interests, like gambling. The 6 p.m. SportsCenter was rebranded “The Six” when Jemele Hill and Michael Smith took over in February; it’s an opinion-driven back-and-forth with segments the duo […]

Mets’ Syndergaard scratched as Dickey returns (Apr 27, 2017) – FOXSports.com

Mets’ Syndergaard scratched as Dickey returns (Apr 27, 2017) – FOXSports.com

NEW YORK — Mets starter Noah Syndergaard was scratched from his scheduled Thursday start and sent to see a specialist due to tightness in his right biceps, pushing right-hander Matt Harvey to the mound for New York for a matinee with the Atlanta Braves. Manager Terry Collins said Thursday morning the Mets suspect Syndergaard is […]

Report: Scot McCloughan has advised teams on draft since being fired – NBCSports.com

Getty Images Earlier this offseason, Scot McCloughan was relieved of his duties as the General Manager of the Redskins in a move that came after the team had already started work on this year’s draft board. Director of college scouting Scott Campbell confirmed this week that McCloughan’s influence could be seen on that draft board […]