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Minnesota landed the University of Central Florida cornerback late in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft on Thursday night, giving the Vikings even more depth in an already solid secondary. We have an understanding of exactly what we're looking for. The 5-10 Hughes can play as an outside corner or in the slot, Zimmer said, though the coach said Hughes wasn't drafted to push third-year corner Mackensie Alexander .
  • Browns Select Mayfield with #1 Overall Pick

    Browns Select Mayfield with #1 Overall Pick

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    I'm comfortable in my own skin. The Cleveland Browns were seriously considering drafting Baker Mayfield . It has happened only three other times in the common-draft era - Richard Todd (1976), Ken O'Brien (1983) and Chad Pennington (2000).
  • NFL Owner makes $800 Million offer for Wembley Stadium

    NFL Owner makes $800 Million offer for Wembley Stadium

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    Asked when he thought the sale could be completed, Khan said: "Early fall, like August, maybe two to three months from now, is what we're targeting for a full close ". The English Football Association has received an offer from Khan, a University of IL graduate, of about $840 million for the national soccer stadium, which would continue to host England games and major cup finals after a sale.
  • Memphis Grizzlies: 5 biggest disappointments from 2017-18 National Basketball Association season

    Memphis Grizzlies: 5 biggest disappointments from 2017-18 National Basketball Association season

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    The Memphis Grizzlies didn't have the most productive season in 2017-18 and it showed in the final results. Overall, the Grizzlies finished with a 22-60 record. High marks were expected from the team past year. With the return of Conley, a favorable draft pick and continuity with Bickerstaff remaining aboard, the Grizzlies will look to once again compete for a playoff spot in the Western Conference moving forward.
  • Budenholzer, Atlanta Hawks decide to part ways

    Budenholzer, Atlanta Hawks decide to part ways

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    Budenholzer, 48, spent 17 years on San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich's staff before taking over the Hawks. In his five seasons with Atlanta, The Hawks made the playoffs in each of Budenholzer's first four seasons, including a franchise-record 60 victories in 2014-15 as he earned Coach of the Year honor.
  • NFL Draft: DJ Moore Set To Make Waves

    NFL Draft: DJ Moore Set To Make Waves

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    DJ Moore will be at that organization for a long time", Smith said. On offense, Panthers fans have a lot to be excited about with quarterback Cam Newton , receivers Devin Funchess, Torrey Smith , Curtis Samuel and now Moore. He also had 80 receptions last season which is a single season record at Maryland . His college numbers don't jump off the page, but consider that Maryland never ranked better than 102nd in passing yards or 92nd in passing TDs in Moore's 3 seasons there.
  • Why Seahawks fans should be excited about Rashaad Penny

    Why Seahawks fans should be excited about Rashaad Penny

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    Penny rushed for 2,248 yards and 23 touchdowns last season, capping a career in which he ran for 3,656 yards and 38 TDs. Penny ranked second among draft-eligible running backs in elusive rating in 2017 (128.6). He was named Associated Press All-America first team , one of the highest honors in college football. The Seahawks, who originally possessed the No.
  • Colts take OL Quenton Nelson with sixth overall pick

    Colts take OL Quenton Nelson with sixth overall pick

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    Colts selected Notre Dame OG Quenton Nelson with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2018 National Football League draft. Nelson led one of the best offensive lines in college football previous year. "McGlinchey should become an early starter at either tackle position, but his ability to handle bull rushers and power at the point of attack will define the type of career he has".
  • NFL Scout Makes Tantalizing Lamar Jackson Comparison, Ranks QB No. 2 Overall

    NFL Scout Makes Tantalizing Lamar Jackson Comparison, Ranks QB No. 2 Overall

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    He's not going to be starting this year unless Joe Flacco gets injured, however he'll have a team around him that can develop him. After falling to the bottom of the first round, Jackson was asked if he had a chip on his shoulder. Hurst becomes the third Gamecock in 2018 to be selected in the first round of a professional draft, joining women's soccer standout Savannah McCaskill (second overall in the National Women's Soccer League) and women's basketball star A'ja Wilson (first overall in ...
  • Michigan to Vote on Adult-use Marijuana Legalization in November

    Michigan to Vote on Adult-use Marijuana Legalization in November

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    The proposal, which the bipartisan state elections board allowed to proceed on a 4-0 vote, would make MI the 10th state and the first in the Midwest to legalize the drug for recreational purposes. A Bureau of Elections review found the group turned in 365,384 signatures. The petition language now moves to the state legislature, which has 40 days to consider the plan before it moves to the ballot for voter approval.
  • Patriots Select Georgia Teammates Wynn, Michel In First Round

    Patriots Select Georgia Teammates Wynn, Michel In First Round

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    While he developed into an elite tackle in the SEC, Wynn projects as an interior offensive lineman at the National Football League level. The Patriots opted for Wynn over Texas tackle Connor Williams, who still was on the board at the time of their selection.
  • Boateng, Neuer face race to be fit for World Cup

    Boateng, Neuer face race to be fit for World Cup

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    With the German domestic season ending with the DFB Pokal final on May 19, and the Champions League final being played the following week, the defender is unlikely to feature for Bayern again this term. Having last played for Germany in October 2016, Neuer only resumed training with Bayern last week after seven months out with a metatarsal fracture. "For the remaining games this season I will support my team as well as it goes".
  • Tennessee Titans NFL Draft Picks: 2018 Round-by-Round Results, Grades

    Tennessee Titans NFL Draft Picks: 2018 Round-by-Round Results, Grades

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    He is likely already a candidate to replace Avery Williamson, who left Tennessee via free agency, at inside linebacker. We'll be tracking their picks during rounds 2-7 on Friday and Saturday. But Evans did not run the 40-yard dash at the National Football League combine or at Alabama's pro day. Evans will join a Tennessee squad that qualified for the postseason in 2017.
  • Washington Redskins draft former Alabama star Da'Ron Payne at No. 13

    Washington Redskins draft former Alabama star Da'Ron Payne at No. 13

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    Payne, for good reason, was one of them. Payne is ready to defend the run in the pros and offers sneaky bull-rush upside. Washington selected Jonathan Allen's former Alabama Crimson Tide teammate in Da'Ron Payne at No. Payne said his pre-draft visit to the Redskins felt "like family", and he's eager to reunite with his former teammates. When Allen left for the NFL , Payne took over as the dominant force on Alabama's great line.
  • Amazon, NFL Renew 'Thursday Night Football' Streaming Deal

    Amazon, NFL Renew 'Thursday Night Football' Streaming Deal

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    After watching its quarterly profits double in its latest earnings announcement, it looks like Amazon has made a decision to use some of that extra money to acquire the NFL's Thursday night streaming rights in a deal that didn't come cheap for the online behemoth.
  • The Cardinals Traded Into The Top 10 To Draft UCLA's Josh Rosen

    The Cardinals Traded Into The Top 10 To Draft UCLA's Josh Rosen

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    With that selection, the Cardinals picked up Rosen. That's not a hefty price. It is unclear if Rosen will play right away, but he should probably be in the competition. Sam Bradford was signed this offseason by the Cardinals, but with the way his knees have held up, even if Rosen doesn't start the year, there is a good chance he will play this season.
  • President Donald Trump Tweets Support for US' 2026 World Cup Bid

    President Donald Trump Tweets Support for US' 2026 World Cup Bid

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    It read: "The U.S. has put together a STRONG bid w/ Canada & Mexico for the 2026 World Cup". Morocco is the only other country competing against the North American bid, which includes Mexico and Canada. from six majority-Muslim countries, has rankled top global soccer officials. Ahmad Ahmad, president of the Confederation of African Football, has urged European countries to support Morocco.
  • Sit-Down Interview with Frank and his mom Marty Ahead of NFL Draft

    Sit-Down Interview with Frank and his mom Marty Ahead of NFL Draft

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    Graham Glasgow will now move there, supplanting recently signed backup Kenny Wiggins . Detroit desperately needs to improve its ground game and took a step toward that goal Thursday night. Detroit won three of their first four games last season and had a 6-4 record, but had setbacks in three of five games to fall out of the playoff picture and the late-season slide cost coach Jim Caldwell his job.
  • Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)

    Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)

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    The company has market cap of $240.37 billion. The stock increased 0.53% or $0.69 during the last trading session, reaching $131.79. INTC has also 25.75M shares volume. Analysts await USA Compression Partners, LP (NYSE:USAC) to report earnings on May, 3. (NASDAQ:BLKB). 3,883 were reported by Regions. According to the Analysts, the Low Earnings estimate for the current quarter is $0.17, while the High earnings estimate is $0.52.Comparatively, EPS for the same quarter past year was $0.25.
  • Why the Cowboys might not be able to draft a Safety

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    With that connection nixed, Bryant will wait until after the draft to ink a deal. There hasn't been a gold rush to sign Dez Bryant , who isn't the receiver he was a few years ago but is still the best free agent left on the market. Bryant turns 30 in November. The NFL Draft is closing in, and the rumor mill is swirling with speculation about who might get picked, who is falling and what trades might happen.
  • Oakland Raiders select UCLA OT Kolton Miller with No. 15 pick

    Oakland Raiders select UCLA OT Kolton Miller with No. 15 pick

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    They traded down five spots with Arizona, adding a third- and fifth-round pick in the deal. After a trade back with the Arizona Cardinals, the Oakland Raiders selected former UCLA offensive tackle Kolton Miller with the 15th pick in the 2018 National Football League draft.
  • Saints Send Two Firsts To Packers For 14th Pick

    Saints Send Two Firsts To Packers For 14th Pick

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    The Packers entered the night with the No. 14 pick, but new general manager Brian Gutekunst struck deals with New Orleans and Seattle to get picks later in the draft. Standing in at 5-foot-11 and 195 pounds, Alexander is a solid size to defend against any type of receiver. Green Bay has put together a huge corner with a quick corner, which is a deadly combination if both players reach their full potential.
  • Tiger Woods to Play in Wells Fargo, Players Championship in Consecutive Weeks

    Tiger Woods to Play in Wells Fargo, Players Championship in Consecutive Weeks

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    The 14-time major champion and victor of 79 PGA Tour events has five career top-10 finishes at the Stadium Course. Woods was runner-up by one shot at the Valspar Championship. Woods, a victor of the event back in 2007 when it was known as the Wachovia Championship, has also announced he will follow up his Wells Fargo outing by appearing at the Players Championship - scene of the second to last of his 79 PGA Tour wins.
  • Broncos take Hillgrove alum Bradley Chubb with No. 5 pick

    Broncos take Hillgrove alum Bradley Chubb with No. 5 pick

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    Chubb is NC State's highest National Football League pick since Williams. At Denver, Chubb will be paired with one of the feared defensive players in the entire league. Chubb mentioned Von Miller as a role model and player he models his game after. The 6-foot-4, 269-pound Chubb posted 72 combined tackles and 10 sacks for the Wolfpack during the 2017 season.
  • Police charge two men who nearly killed Liverpool fan

    Police charge two men who nearly killed Liverpool fan

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    According to Kevin Kilbane, who was talking on the OffTheBall show, he revealed the classy thing the club are doing to pay tribute to Cox. The Irish Independent understands the Liverpool squad will hang a Dunboyne GAA jersey in their dressing room during their game with Stoke this weekend.
  • Martavis Bryant Traded To Raiders For Third Round Pick

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    The pick sent to Pittsburgh is the same one that was acquired from the Arizona Cardinals in a trade for the 15th overall pick. The Raiders are coming off a 6-10 season, and the new regime has done a nice job changing this roster completely.
  • What Time Does the 2018 NFL Draft Start?

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    Will the Patriots use both of their first-round picks? Despite the move happening in the top five, the fact that teams don't have to worry about paying a top draftee $50M guaranteed makes a huge , huge difference. ESPN's Adam Schefter was told Mayfield is " definitely " in the running to be the No. 1 overall pick. Of all the Cleveland Browns in the world, they're still the Cleveland Brownsiest.
  • Watch a real-life Transformer change from robot to auto

    Watch a real-life Transformer change from robot to auto

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    They're calling it the first accomplishment of its kind in the history of robots, according to Reuters . One such marvel, a humanoid robot called J-deite RIDE was unveiled in Japan this week. CEO of Brave Robotics, Kenji Ishida , initiated the co-project with Asratec, an affiliate of the Japanese mobile phone giant SoftBank, and a roller coaster manufacturer Sansei Technologies.
  • NFL Draft: Bills trade up again, land LB Tremaine Edmunds

    NFL Draft: Bills trade up again, land LB Tremaine Edmunds

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    The former Virginia Tech star was selected 16th overall after finishing the 2017 season with an 87.1 overall grade, and a trade by the Bills to move up six spots from No. They have two picks in each of the first three rounds, which should help plug thus holes. But we should all be careful to realize that we at least have to give Allen a chance to prove himself.
  • Roger Goodell loudly booed at NFL Draft

    Roger Goodell loudly booed at NFL Draft

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    Despite walking onto the stage alongside Cowboys legends like Roger Staubach , Troy Aikman, and Jason Witten, the fans still booed relentlessly at the oft-criticized owner during his entire introduction. "I appreciate having this draft here in Dallas, this is a neat deal, I think it's very fitting that we got it", Jones said, "and so I hope we give him a very positive reception".
  • Saints trade up in NFL Draft, select Marcus Davenport

    Saints trade up in NFL Draft, select Marcus Davenport

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    His raw power is clear, but his pad level and pass rush technique are both areas that require development before he will get the best of National Football League offensive tackles. He will now join the New Orleans defensive line with Cameron Jordan, Sheldon Rankins, and Alex Okafor, and others. He will be back, but the success of his rehabilitation from such a significant injury remains to be seen.
  • Why 49ers fans should be excited about Mike McGlinchey

    Why 49ers fans should be excited about Mike McGlinchey

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    The 49ers have one pick in the second round and two picks in the third round. The move came as a surprise to many, with the 49ers returning two tackles firmly implanted as starters in Joe Staley and Trent Brown . He might follow that pattern with the 49ers, especially with Brown still recovering from his labrum surgery this spring. Given the chaos of the draft, it's hard to say If the Niners could have traded out from the No.
  • Arctic Monkeys aren't releasing singles ahead of new album

    Arctic Monkeys aren't releasing singles ahead of new album

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    The new project will follow the band's 2013 album AM and is set to be released on 11 May. Speaking to Mojo magazine in the same interview guitarist Jamie revealed the record almost became a solo album for Alex as the tracks were more piano-led originally so Alex was planning on keeping them for himself.
  • Dez Bryant reportedly turned down long-term deal from the Ravens

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    The defensive tackle was the organization's first pick in the first-round of the 1961 draft (13th overall), and was named to 11 Pro Bowls and was selected first-team All-Pro seven times. It's possible the Cowboys releasing Bryant so late in free agency has hurt his chances of landing a significant contract, as some teams already have spent their free-agent dollars.
  • Josh Allen apologizes for offensive tweets sent in 2012-13

    Josh Allen apologizes for offensive tweets sent in 2012-13

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    Josh Allen is at the center of controversy hours before the 2018 NFL Draft , and his situation has some people thinking about former Ole Miss tackle Laremy Tunsil. Allen has tweeted the "n" word multiple times. Allen also told Smith that he recognized that "this particular moment, on the eve of the draft, this is an incredibly bad look".
  • Romelu Lukaku Expects Manchester United Title Challenge Next Season

    Romelu Lukaku Expects Manchester United Title Challenge Next Season

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    A win for City over Swansea City on Sunday will restore a huge 16-point gap at the top of the table, but Lukaku insists they are not that much better than United. The Hammers are still not guaranteed safety having picked up just 35 points in 34 league games, and January loan signing Joao Mario wants the team to prove their quality against City by picking up more points .