May 2018 archive

May 22

Falcons bring in 27 undrafted free agents

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The Falcons have complemented their six-player draft class by bringing in 27 undrafted free agents. The group includes a pair of fullbacks, which gives the Falcons two more than they had on the roster before the draft. Luke McNitt, who went to Nebraska, and Daniel Marx, who went to Stanford, will try to show enough …

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May 20

Report: J.T. Barrett to sign with Saints

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Former Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett wasn’t deemed worthy of a draft pick by any of the league’s 32 teams, but it appears he’s found a place to start his NFL career as a free agent. Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that Barrett will sign with the Saints. Ohio State previously announced that he …

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May 17

No decision for Severino

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Severino’s lone shaky outing of the season came against the Red Sox, when he allowed five runs on eight hits over five innings on April 10 at Fenway Park in Boston. Despite walking away with a no decision, he was much sharper in his second start against the Yankees’ rival. He allowed two earned run on six hits …

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May 15

Saquon Barkley’s jersey top seller among first-round picks

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Saquon Barkley, the Penn State running back selected second overall by the New York Giants on Thursday, generated more jersey sales on NFL draft night than any other first-round pick. It won’t be known until Sunday morning if Barkley’s jersey lead will hold up, but within minutes of his selection, new teammate Odell Beckham Jr. …

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May 13

Top prospect Ronald Acuna Jr. joins Braves, scores tying run in victory

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No break-in period needed for 20-year-old Ronald Acuna Jr. Promoted by the Atlanta Braves from Triple-A, the youngest player in the majors was put in the starting lineup Wednesday night, batting sixth and playing left field against Cincinnati. “As soon as I hit the field, I felt at home,” Acuna said through an interpreter after …

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May 10

Josh Rosen revises ‘mistakes’ picked ahead of him to three — the QBs

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A calmer Josh Rosen took the podium for his introductory news conference with the Arizona Cardinals on Friday, walking back one of his comments from a charged draft night. “I was a little emotional last night,” Rosen said Friday. For this, he credits a tweak to his slider — he’s using the index finger to …

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May 07

Giannis, Bucks beat Celtics 97-86 to force Game 7

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Giannis Antetokounmpo asserted himself in the biggest game of his budding career with his team on the brink of playoff elimination. Now it’s on to Game 7 for the Milwaukee Bucks. Antetokounmpo had 31 points and 14 rebounds and the Bucks pulled away late to beat the Boston Celtics 97-86 on Thursday night to force …

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May 05

Anthony Davis says Pelicans know they can beat Warriors

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The Pelicans enter Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal against the Warriors on Saturday believing they can knock off the defending NBA champions and win the series. While describing what it’s like playing against another team that likes to get up and down the floor, New Orleans star Anthony Davis set the tone for …

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May 02

Fowler, Pham lead Cards over Mets 4-3 in 13 innings

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Dexter Fowler has hit in six different lineup slots in the last six games for the St. Louis Cardinals. In the series finale against the New York Mets, he was at the right spot at the right time. Fowler’s 13th-inning single capped a comeback from a pair of deficits Thursday and gave the Cardinals a …

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