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Kawhi Leonard, Christian Yelich, Brad Marchand, Kyler Murray, NFL Draft

MICHAEL BARI SHOW DAILY

April 22nd, 2019

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ON THIS DAY IN SPORTS:

  • 1914 Babe Ruth‘s 1st professional game (as a pitcher) is a 6-hit 6-0 win
  • 1915 NY Yankees don pinstripes & hat-in-the-ring logo for 1st time
  • 1954 NBA adopts 24-second shot clock & 6 team-foul rule
  • 1966 Atlanta Braves win their 1st game, beating NY Mets 8-4
  • 1981 Dodgers rookie Fernando Valenzuela tosses his 3rd shutout in 4 starts
  • 1990 NFL Draft: University of Illinois quarterback Jeff George first pick by Indianapolis Colts

Toronto Raptors' Kawhi Leonard (2) drives to the basket against Orlando Magic's Aaron Gordon, left, during the first half in Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Sunday, April 21, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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Kawhi Leonard missed the NBA playoffs last season, in multiple ways. He wasn’t playing the games. He wasn’t feeling the games, either. That’s not a problem this season for the 2014 NBA Finals MVP. Healthy and happy, Leonard has the Toronto Raptors one win away from the second round. (Read) by Tim Reynolds, AP Basketball Writer

The Associated Press

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DON’T PITCH TO HIM! NL MVP Christian Yelich gets yet another chance to feast on St. Louis pitching when the Brewers visit Busch Stadium. The teams have already played seven times this season — Yelich has eight home runs and 19 RBIs in those matchups, going 12 for 24 with eight walks for an incredible 2.167 OPS. Cardinals right-hander Jack Flaherty is 1-2 with a 4.58 ERA in seven career starts against Milwaukee. (Read) by Associated Press, Wire Service Content

The Associated Press

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Facing elimination, Boston Bruins didn’t panic when it fell behind halfway through the first period. The Bruins kept their focus, quickly tied it and took the lead, and then held off the Toronto Maple Leafs to force a Game 7 in their first-round playoff series. Brad Marchand had two goals and an assist as the Bruins beat the Maple Leafs 4-2 on Sunday. (Read) by Associated Press, Wire Service Conte

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 1: Kyler Murray #QB11 of the Oklahoma Sooners is seen at the 2019 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 1, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

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The Arizona Cardinals may be moving on from Oklahoma Sooners star Kyler Murray as an option for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL draft. The Cardinals ownership wanted to float the idea of selecting Murray as a way to excite the fanbase and sell tickets. However, Arizona is now “pulling back” on its interest in the Heisman Trophy winner. (Read) by Joseph Zucker

The 2019 NFL draft features game-changing quarterbacks poised to take the league by storm.

Mel Kiper Jr. explains why Nick Bosa is the best player in the 2019 NFL draft, and why Quinnen Williams is the 2nd best defensive player in this year’s draft. Kiper Jr. also breaks down Miles Sanders’ draft stock and Daniel Jones’ potential as an NFL quarterback. Dan Orlovsky then joins the conversation on Jones and compares him to Alex Smith.

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