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Bellinger Stays Hot, Blues Up 2-1, Nuggets and 76ers Win, Twins Hit 50th HR

Michael Bari Show Daily

April 30th, 2019

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The Philadelphia 76ers square the series at 1-1 after squeezing out a 94-89 win over the Toronto Raptors, their first win in Toronto since 2012. Jimmy Butler led the way with 30 points and 11 rebounds, with four other Sixers scoring in double figures on the night. (Read) by Benyam Kidane and Kyle Irving

The first game between the Trail Blazers and Nuggets, two of the most dynamic offensive teams in the NBA, lived up to its billing Monday night at the Pepsi Center, with both team shooting better than 50 percent from the field and combining for 234 points. (Read) by Casey Holdahl

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If you spend any time on social media, you know that hockey fans have a lot to say about officiating during any contest in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs. And you can apply that griping – accurate or overwrought – to basically all over forms of competition. It was difficult to ignore some of the key calls in the St. Louis Blues’ 4-3 win against the Dallas Stars in Game 3, giving the Blues a 2-1 series lead. (Read) by James O’Brien

Raiders

The Oakland Raiders notably selected three players in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. With the Raiders selecting former Clemson defensive lineman Clelin Ferrell, former Alabama running back Josh Jacobs and former Mississippi State defensive back Johnathan Abram, many believe that Oakland did a pretty good job. (Read) by

The best 2019 NFL draft pick for each franchise. So many teams did good work on Days 2 and 3 in securing contributors at value. I especially liked the way the Colts, Patriots, Broncos and Chiefs managed the draft. (Read) by Todd McShay

So long, 2019 NFL draft. What a wild ride throughout Rounds 1-7, with some quarterback surprises, trade drama and several top prospects who slipped out of the first round. (Read) by Mel Kiper Jr.

NFL Draft grades usually end up being embarrassing for those who do them. So what? We love them, right? It’s probably unfair to do draft grades right after the draft, but we eat them up. The fair way to do it is to wait three years, which is why I always re-visit my grades and look back at the draft. (Read) by

Still more to clean up (and there will be for a while) from the 2019 NFL Draft. (Read) by Albert Breer

At the risk of getting blow-darted by the majority of you who already are suffering from 2019 NFL draft burnout, we must soldier on. It’s all we know. Yes: The 2020 NFL draft is a mere 360 days away! We must be ready. So with that in mind, feel free to start your chants now … (Read) by Eric Edholm

Twins righthander Jake Odorizzi had his best start of the season Monday night, pitching seven shutout innings against the mighty Astros and needing on

As usual, Justin Verlander was good. Jake Odorizzi was better. A third-inning homer by utility infielder Ehire Adrianza provided the game’s only offense. It was the Twins’ 50th home run this season. (Read) by Do-Hyoung Park

With 14 home runs (tied for an MLB record for homers before May 1) and a batting average north of .400, Cody Bellinger is off to a hot start that could see him win an NL MVP Award when all is said and done this year. (Read) by

Yes, I’m leading with the Angels. Have I gone crazy while I was off? No. I’m actually an Angels fan. Every year, I begin the season hoping for an Dodgers-Angels World Series. (Read) by

Brett Gardner has won a World Series with Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Robinson Cano and Mark Teixeira, so he understands star power and what it means to a team. He watched what Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge did last year when healthy. (Read) by George A. King III

With the visiting Brewers on the verge of a sweep and his team having fallen to a .500 record after one month, Mets General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen announced Sunday that the reserve catcher Travis d’Arnaud had been designated for assignment. (Read) by Kevin Armstrong 

Jon Duplantier’s fist pump after escaping a bases-loaded, nobody-out jam in the 12th inning on Sunday tells you everything you need to know about how the right-hander feels about being in the big leagues. (Read) by

The Giants have placed starter Derek Holland on the 10-day injured list with a bone bruise in his left index finger, which he first hurt while practicing a bunt in spring training. (Read) by Henry Schulman

 

 

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