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Root for Laremy Tunsil, who handled his draft-night tumble like a grown-up

Tunsil, the former likely No. 1 overall pick who dropped all the way to No. 13, didn't deserve to be humiliated on the biggest night of his young life, Ian O'Connor writes.

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Golic doesn't buy Fitzpatrick sitting out
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Mike Golic is confident Ryan Fitzpatrick will be the Jets starting QB next season even though he alledgedly would rather sit out than accept what's currently being offered to him.

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Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Paul George knows what's on the line tonight. Before he even starts talking to the media he says: "It's a must win. It's a must win."

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

The Raptors have a chance to win their first playoff series in 15 years tonight. "You have to stay mellow and calm but it's a big opportunity," DeMar DeRozan said.

Round 1 of NFL Draft pictures
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A crop-top suit, Bison fans and commissioner selfies were just a sampling of the best photos from the draft's opening round. Gallery

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Golic to Bradford: Be a professional
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Mike Golic says it's time that Sam Bradford gets over the fact the Eagles are not committing to him long-term.

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Tunsil didn't deserve draft-night humiliation
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The former likely No. 1 overall pick didn't deserve to be humiliated on the biggest night of his young life, writes Ian O'Connor. 'I'm a good person'

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Kiper: Paxton Lynch needs 2-3 years
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Mel Kiper Jr. thinks Lynch has a lot to learn about playing QB in the NFL and doesn't see him starting for the Broncos this season.

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Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

Bills DE Shaq Lawson said he doesn't need shoulder surgery. At least 6 teams said they believe he will need shoulder surgery at some point.

How the Patriots dealt with round 1

New England didn't have a first-round pick Thursday because of Deflategate penalties. So the Pats' Instagram account sent a very simple message. No words necessary

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Goodell: Unaware of Tunsil situation during draft
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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was unaware what was happening with Larmey Tunsil during the draft on social media and hopes he can be a great player in the league.

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Lawyer: Tunsil's stepdad didn't hack account
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Matthew Wilson, the attorney of Lindsey Miller, Laremy Tunsil's stepfather, told ESPN's Mark Schlabach that his client had nothing to do with Tunsil's social media accounts being hacked Thursday night. "We denounce whoever did this act," Wilson said. "It is abhorrent."

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Ronaldo, Benzema out Saturday
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Real Madrid strikers Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema will miss Saturday's La Liga match vs. Real Sociedad as they try to recover from injuries in time to face Manchester City in the return leg of their Champions League semi.

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Kiper: 25 best available players on Day 2
NFL Draft 

There is still plenty of talent on the board entering the second round -- such as three defensive players from the reigning national champions. Top 25 (Insider)

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Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

Roger Goodell on ESPN Radio on whether gambling in Las Vegas is an issue for possible Raiders relocation: "All of us have evolved a little bit on gambling. To me, where I cross the line is anything that can impact on the integrity of the game. If people think it is something that can influence the outcome of a game, we are absolutely opposed to that."

Olney: PED use not always linked to size
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Buster Olney says that unless the MLBPA opens up the CBA and gives teams the option to void multiyear contracts for players busted for PEDs, the reward outweighs the risk for players.

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Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

Roger Goodell said on ESPN Radio that he would still consider changes to the NFL's personal conduct policy and criticized the NFLPA for rejecting a recent proposal that "would have been better for players." But he made clear: "I'm not going to hand off the integrity of the NFL to someone who doesn't understand our business."

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Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

The Chris Colabello and Dee Gordon suspensions have ramped up debate on whether the current MLB penalty structure is enough of a deterrent to potential PED users. Recent developments will also spur discussion on whether teams should be stuck with the tab on multi-million dollar deals for players who break the rules. It's a volatile and contentious topic that can only add to the complexity of the ongoing MLB labor talks.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

Roger Goodell said on ESPN Radio that "of course" the NFL would pick up the phone if Tom Brady's representatives called to discuss a settlement to Deflategate. But he gave no indication the league would budge from its four-game suspension.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

Roger Goodell on Laremy Tunsil: "I think it's all part of what makes the draft so exciting. Clubs make decisions. Sometimes they take risks. Sometimes they do the right things. Sometimes they don't, and we'll see. Hopefully he is going to turn our to be a great young player."

Watch: Roger Goodell on Mike & Mike
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The NFL commissioner joins the show ahead of Day 2 of the NFL draft. Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers had UCLA OLB Myles Jack on their draft board when they selected at No. 30, but the knee injury kept them from taking that position for the second straight year. "Very frankly, the kid came out and said he is going to need microfracture (surgery)," GM Dave Gettleman said. So would Gettleman consider Jack in the second round at No. 62? "You're talking hypotheticals," he said with a smile. "He was on the board."

Tunsil admits to taking money in college
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Laremy Tunsil, who fell to 13th to the Dolphins after a video emerged right before the draft of him smoking a substance in a gas mask, later admitted to taking money from an Ole Miss coach. Story

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Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Myles Jack's loss of value insurance policy kicks in at the 45th pick. Gets paid about $60,000 per pick from then on, collects up to $5M.

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Best, riskiest picks of Round 1
NFL Draft 

Todd McShay thinks several teams got good value with their picks Thursday night, while some also made selections that could pay off big but represent significant gambles. Risk/reward (Insider)

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Brandt: Tunsil didn't drop because of social media
NFL Draft 

Andrew Brandt shoots down the notion that the social media post showing Laremy Tunsil using drug paraphernalia was the reason he fell to the 13th pick in the draft.

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