Bruins Win Game 7, Sharks Win OT Thriller, Raptors & Trail Blazers Win, NFL Draft


April 24th, 2019

Welcome back, NFL Draft time tomorrow!


  • According to Phil Matier of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Oakland A’s and Alameda County have reached a deal that will see the county receive $85 million from the team in exchange for its half-ownership stake in the 155-acre site.
  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Monday that bans the sale of single use plastic bags in the state beginning March 2020. The legislation also allows counties in the state to charge a 5-cent fee for single-use paper bags.
  • Disney is getting ABC in on the NFL Draft action. On ABC, the coverage will take on a more entertainment-focused strategy whereas over on ESPN, the approach will cater to its target demographic of hardcore sports fans.
  • Robert Roselli the Assistant Athletic Director of Marketing at Rutgers, kicked around ideas on how to celebrate ah important football milestone on campus. On November 6th, 1869, Rutgers hosted the first-ever intercollegiate football game, where it defeated the College of New Jersey, today known as Princeton by a score of six points to four.
  • Now you can get your media on the side with your cycling class. A growing number of high-end gyms and fitness studios are dabbling in media as a way to increase revenue. Equinox is ratcheting up its media ambitions: The luxury gym chain, which this year will launch a high-end hotel and a new series of retreat experiences for clients already has a magazine, called Furthermore.


  • 1901 The Chicago White Stockings win against the Cleveland Blues in the 1st game played in baseball’s American League
  • 1956 AL umpire Frank Umont is 1st to wear glasses in a regular season game
  • 1974 NFL grants franchise to Tampa Bay Bucaneers
  • 1978 Angels Nolan Ryan strikes out 15 Mariners, 20th time he has 15 in game
  • 1981 Bill Shoemaker wins his 8,000th race, 2000 more than any other jockey
  • 1995 Court orders Darryl Strawberry to pay back $350,000 in taxes
  • 2004 NFL Draft: Ole Miss quarterback Eli Manning first pick by San Diego Chargers

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins

The Associated Press

 (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Another Game 7 matchup between Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs, another victory for the Bruins. Joakim Nordstrom and Sean Kuraly each had a goal and assist, Tuukka Rask stopped 32 shots and the Bruins beat the Maple Leafs 5-1 in Game 7 on Tuesday night to wrap up their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series. (Read) by Kyle Hightower

Las Vegas Golden Knights vs. San Jose Sharks

The San Jose Sharks capped off an incredible comeback in the game and in the series, beating Vegas 18 minutes into overtime. Barclay Goodrow didn’t get much run in OT but he scored the game-winner to clinch the series for the Sharks, who will move on to face the Colorado Avalanche. (Read) by &

Watch as Barclay Goodrow ends a Game 7 thriller between the San Jose Sharks and the Vegas Golden Knights with an overtime goal.


Philadelphia 76ers vs. Brooklyn Nets

The Associated Press

(AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Joel Embiid showed no mercy. He buried a 3-pointer that gave the Philadelphia 76ers a 24-point lead and waved his arms like a boss, exhorting an already jacked crowd to get louder. Philly obeyed its most popular player and went wild — and the All-Star center believes the good times have only just started. (Read) by Dan Gelston

Charles Barkley & Shaquille O’Neal reacts to Joel Embiid 23 Pts, Philadelphia 76ers beat Brooklyn Nets 122-100, close out series.

Orlando Magic vs. Toronto Raptors

The Associated Press

(Nathan Denette/Canadian Press via AP) 

The Toronto Raptors turned in another dominant defensive effort, extending their playoff winning streak to a team-record four and clinching a berth in the second round. Kawhi Leonard scored 27 points, Pascal Siakam added 24 and the Raptors routed the Orlando Magic 115-96 on Tuesday night, winning their first-round playoff series in five games. (Read) by Ian Harrison 

San Antonio Spurs vs. Denver Nuggets

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The Denver Nuggets came home following their first win in San Antonio since 2012 and did what they’ve done all season long: took care of business. In a well balanced, classic Nuggets-style victory, Denver completely dismantled anything the Spurs tried to throw at them, culminating in a masterful 108-90 victory on Tuesday night. (Read) by

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Portland Trailblazers

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The Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder in game 5, 118-115. They win the opening round series, 4-1. OKC heads into the offseason with more questions than answers. (Read) by J.A. Sherman


News & Notes

Frank Clark, who was tagged by the Seahawks this offseason, will go to Kansas City for quite the haul, as the Seattle Seahawks will get a first-round pick in 2019 and a second-round pick (the later of the Chiefs two picks) in 2020. The teams will also swap third-round picks this year.

NFL Draft order 2019: Updated list after Seahawks-Chiefs Frank Clark trade originally appeared on A blockbuster trade Tuesday involving the Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs has impacted the order of the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

The Arizona Cardinals have had since the end of the 2018 regular season to identify the top selection of the 2019 NFL Draft. But with two days remaining before the Cardinals make the pick official, the team continues to mull options at No. 1. “We’re still working through things,” Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury told reporters Tuesday. “It is a process. I wouldn’t say the hay is in the barn.”

While my draft rankings show how the top prospects of the 2019 NFL draft stack up overall, it can be difficult to sift through for specific skills.

Peter King talks first round trades in the 2019 NFL Draft.

The 2019 NFL Draft has been labeled a “meat and potatoes” draft by executives, scouts and coaches around the NFL. Evaluators believe this class is loaded with trench players (offensive and defensive linemen) while also including a few marquee playmakers on the offensive side of the ball.

In the days, weeks and months leading up to the NFL draft, teams’ personnel departments are angling for as much information as possible about the prospects and what they need to do to get those prospects, using every avenue—including the media—to gain that intelligence.

Who are the best team-builders in the NFL today? Just days before the roster-refurbishment exercise known as the NFL draft, it’s time to revisit this honcho hierarchy.

With the scouts out of the building, the Oakland Raiders are running new general manager Mike Mayock through several pre-draft rehearsals.

Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris has requested a new contract or a trade from the team. The news comes just hours after Broncos general manager John Elway told reporters that contract talks with Harris would not begin until after the NFL draft.

San Francisco 49ers kicker Robbie Gould has requested the team for a trade. Gould told the Niners that he will not negotiate or sign a long-term deal with with the team.

New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon has reportedly officially signed his restricted free agent tender. This ensures Gordon will play in New England if he plays this upcoming season.

The Minnesota Vikings nearly got to the Super Bowl without Kirk Cousins. With him, they failed to make it to the playoffs. But the organization still believes in its franchise quarterback, who is under contract to the franchise for two more years.

Former Missouri quarterback Drew Lock is one of the X-factor prospects at the top end of this week’s NFL Draft. The consensus of experts profiles him as one of the top four quarterbacks in the draft. So Lock could go in the top half of the first round.

Wide Receiver D.K. Metcalf admits that his body-fat percentage isn’t an eye-popping 1.6 percent. He says it’s 1.9 percent.







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