Notes from Day 2 of 2017 NHL Draft – NHL.com

Following is a breakdown of draft selections by birthplace and league: Country # of SelectionsCanada 77United States 50Sweden 27Finland 23Russia 18Czech Republic 9Switzerland 3Belarus 2Denmark 2Slovakia 2France 1Germany 1Norway 1Slovenia 1 Total 217 League # of SelectionsOHL 42WHL 33USHL 20Sweden-Jr. 17QMJHL 14High School – U.S. 12Sweden 12NCAA 9USNTDP Under-18 9Finland-Jr. 7Finland 6Russia-Jr. 6Czech Republic 4AJHL 3Russia-2 […]

Markelle Fultz lets Philadelphia know Sixers are playoff team now – ESPN

3:24 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment CAMDEN, N.J. — While the notion of becoming the top overall pick had yet to sink in the morning after the NBA draft, Markelle Fultz didn’t need much time to let Philadelphia know that he thinks the Sixers are now a playoff team. “I […]

What was behind the Butler trade, and what each team does now – ESPN

What was behind the Butler trade, and what each team does now – ESPN

1:00 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Pivotal offseasons sneak up on exciting young teams — especially with the salary cap expected to flatten after an unprecedented two-year bubble that warped the league. The young pup Wolves were about to become expensive. Zach LaVine and Andrew Wiggins become eligible for extensions […]

Derek Carr: Deal was structured to help retain our stars – NFL.com

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr said he doesn’t care that his $25 million per year deal will be quickly surpassed by a handful of NFL quarterbacks with expiring contracts looking to top the market. His main concerns? Take care of his team and his family. Both of those are now complete. Carr confirmed on Friday […]