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Kiper: Day 2 winners and question marks

Seattle got a steal in DL Jarran Reed, while the Jets took a boom-or-bust QB in Christian Hackenberg. The draft continues Saturday with Rounds 4 through 7 (noon ET on ESPN & WatchESPN).

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Results, analysis for every Day 2 pick

We tracked every selection of the first, second and third rounds. See how every team will incorporate their new additions.

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Walton, 36, returning to Lakers as head coach

Luke Walton is headed back to the Lakers -- this time as a head coach. The sides have agreed to a deal, with GM Mitch Kupchak saying "we feel he's going to start an outstanding" career here.

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Trail Blazers close out Clippers in Game 6

It wasn't easy, but Portland punched its ticket to Round 2. Damian Lillard scored 28 points as the Trail Blazers fought off a depleted yet determined Clippers squad.

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Portland crowd erupts when Jordan air balls free throw (0:37)
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Austin Rivers bloodied after being hit by elbow (0:33)
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Mets make history with 12 runs in an inning (0:56)
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Red Bulls pull off slick free kick (0:30)
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The 'Purple Shirt Man' gets testy with Dwyane Wade (0:38)
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Warren G's interesting rendition of 'Take Me Out To The Ballgame' (0:46)
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Possum invades field during baseball game (0:21)
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Sharks surge past Predators in series opener

San Jose came alive in the third period, scoring all five of its goals, to take Game 1 from Nashville. Joel Ward keyed the Sharks' rally with a go-ahead goal and one assist.

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Waste of time for Durant to return to Thunder next season? (1:47)
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Welcome to Whiteside's block party (0:42)
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Pacers go on 32-5 run late in game (1:04)
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Ronaldog shows off crazy soccer moves (0:49)
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Conley pulled with no-no in 8th (0:20)
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How Derrick Henry will impact Titans' running game (0:53)
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Skip: Cowboys got next Emmitt Smith (1:39)
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This is SportsCenter: Ortiz breaks in Yankees cap (0:30)
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Golic to Bradford: Be a professional (0:55)

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Ward sneaks right past goalie for winner
NHL 

Joel Ward gave the Sharks a lead for good when he deked out Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne in San Jose's 5-2 Game 1 win.

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Crawford misses potential game-tying shot
NBA 

With the Clippers down two, Jamal Crawford drives the lane and his shot doesn't fall. Los Angeles' season comes to an end, losing the series to the Blazers 4-2.

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NBA 

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

The Blazers beat the Clippers, 106-103, and advance to the Western Conference Semifinals. Paul Allen and Steve Ballmer shake hands on the baseline.

Austin Rivers: 21 points, 11 stitches
NBA 

The Clippers PG, who was thrust into a starting role, had a huge night despite getting elbowed and bloodied early in the game on this play. But it wasn't enough as Portland took the series.

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Trevor Story goes yard again
MLB 

Make it 10 homers (tied for MLB lead) for the Rockies rookie shortstop after another homer vs. Arizona.

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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Mariners get one hit -- a Seth Smith home run -- and beat the Royals 1-0. The Royals go 0-for-11 with runners in scoring position, Leonys Martin crashes into the wall to catch the final out and Felix Hernandez ties Jamie Moyer for most wins in Mariners history. Oh, and there was a controversial call against the Royals in the ninth.

Blazers can seven 3's in the third quarter
NBA 

The Trail Blazers were on fire in the third, and now lead the Clippers in the fourth quarter of Game 6. (Live on ESPN)

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Kiper: Round 2 winners and question marks
NFL 

Seattle got a steal in DL Jarran Reed, while the Jets took a boom-or-bust QB in Christian Hackenberg. Liking it, questioning it (Insider)

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NFL 

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Recapping the Jets' draft after two days: 1. Darron Lee, LB, Ohio State; 2. Christian Hackenberg, QB, Penn State; 3. Jarvis Jenkins, OLB, Georgia. They have three picks on Day 3.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Here are the Raiders' picks so far through three rounds: 1. Karl Joseph, S, West Virginia; 2. Jihad Ward, DE, Illinois; 3. Shilique Calhoun, OLB/DE Michigan State.

Brewers pull off a triple play the easy way
MLB 

Milwaukee turned a lazy Marcell Ozuna grounder into three outs in very cool fashion.

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MLB 

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

There were lots of boos for former Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp when he came to the plate in a key spot in the eighth inning at Dodger Stadium. Fully motivated, Kemp then delivered a 3-run home run off Dodgers reliever Chris Hatcher to give the Padres a 4-1 lead in the eighth inning.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Austin Rivers' line heading into the fourth quarter: 19 points, 11 stitches, 6 assists.

Kevin Arnovitz ESPN Staff Writer 

An odd third quarter in Portland, as the Trail Blazers trail the Clippers 82-80. Portland made their first seven attempts from behind the 3-point line, yet were outscored in the period 34-30. Damian Lillard leads the Trail Blazers with 25 points. Mo Harkless has 14.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

Surprised the Blazers never intentionally fouled DeAndre Jordan even when the Clippers found an offensive rhythm. Visitors lead 82-80 heading to the final period.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Austin Rivers, who has 11 stitches around his left eye, has scored 18 points for the Clippers with 13 in the third quarter alone.

Mets destroy Giants with 12-run inning
MLB 

The Mets put up a franchise record 12 runs in the third inning, launching a 13-1 win over the Giants.

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Jean-Jacques Taylor ESPN Staff Writer 

Finally, Jerry Jones admits Greg Hardy has no chance to return to Cowboys no matter how dire their situation at DE.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

For the first time this offseason Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones has ruled out the return of defensive end Greg Hardy. The door is closed.

Lakers looking for fresh start with Walton
NBA 

After two of the worst seasons in franchise history, Ramona Shelburne discusses how the Lakers are hoping to start fresh with Luke Walton. "They needed someone to change the narrative for this franchise."

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NBA 

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Don't sell Trevor Story from your fantasy team just yet! He's homered again tonight, as has teammate Nolan Arenado. They're tied for the MLB lead with 10 home runs. One key for Story: As pitchers have started to pitch him away more often, he's drawn another walk, giving him five in four games, after walking just four times in his first 17 games. He still has a lot of swing-and-miss, but a good sign that he's not just a wild hacker up there.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Halftime: Blazers 50, Clippers 48. Damian Lillard has 14 points. Jamal Crawford has 22 points off the bench. No other Clipper has more than 8 points.

‘Purple Shirt Man’ jaws with Dwyane Wade
NBA 

The fan kept talking and Wade kept draining clutch shots.

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Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

I asked Dwyane Wade in the locker room what he and the Purple Shirt Dude were saying to one another. Wade said the Charlotte fan kept telling him, "You should retire." Wade's response (G-rated version): "Not yet!"