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39mBill Barnwell

Barnwell: Browns lead way in draft trade winners (so far)

Teams who trade up in the NFL draft typically undervalue future picks. Often decision-makers assume they won't be around to use the picks if they don't win soon. Good for their trade partners.

4hMel Kiper

Kiper: Round 1 winners and question marks

As expected, quarterbacks went 1-2 in the NFL draft. But Round 1 wasn't without a few questionable picks. Rounds 2 and 3 continue Friday (7 p.m. ET on ESPN & WatchESPN).

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Gronk's best digital dating advice

From pickup lines to security measures, Rob Gronkowski and other athletes weigh in on the best ways to approach dating in the digital age.

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Oshie's OT game winner completes hat trick (0:26)
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Van Gundy: Drummond 'open' to underhand FTs

After the worst free throw shooting season in NBA history, Pistons center Andre Drummond is willing to consider shooting free throws underhanded, according to coach Stan Van Gundy.

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2hKevin Seifert

Goodell defends power, citing integrity of game

Roger Goodell reiterated that he is still willing to consider changes to some areas of the discipline policy but nothing that involves what he classifies under integrity of the game.

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Stephen A.: Lynch to Broncos a 'beautiful move'

Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless agree that Denver is a perfect place for Paxton Lynch to develop and Skip thinks we will look back and say John Elway stole the QB late in the first round.


Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

It isn't Tiger Woods, but another well-known PGA Tour veteran will return from a lengthy injury layoff at the Wells Fargo Championship next week. Jim Furyk, who has been sidelined since last year after wrist surgery, will make his 2016 debut at Quail Hollow and plans to play The Players Championship one week later.


Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

A motivated Isaiah Thomas: "I'm going to do whatever it takes to not have this feeling again because it really hurt me. I'm going to use that as motivation to continue to get better and work on my flaws and make those into my strengths. I promise you I'll be back better."

Best, riskiest picks of Round 1
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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
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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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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony explains why he believes he's a better scorer than Steph Curry and LeBron James: "As an athlete, as a competitor, you're not going to say no," he said on The Dan Patrick Show. "I always have that mindset. When it comes to being on that court, I don't think anybody is better. That's my mindset." Most elite athletes have a similar mindset, so it shouldn't really surprise anyone that Anthony thinks this way. This mentality also explains why some retired players think their teams can beat the 2015-16 Warriors. Which is why we really shouldn't be shocked by it.

Round 2 mock draft: Perfect fits for each team

Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl take a shot at predicting how the second round would play out if every team was drafting purely for best fit. Second-round mock (Insider)

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NFL draftees were dressed for success

The first round of the NFL draft featured some unique outfits, with the best example being Ezekiel Elliott's crop-top suit.


Le Batard: Teams who passed on Tunsil were cowards

Dan Le Batard thinks it was fascinating to "watch people in the violence business run scared over nothing."


Haywood: Hawks not better than last year

Brendan Haywood feels Atlanta will have trouble getting one win against the Cavs in their upcoming series.


Thumbs up, thumbs down on first round

Our NFL Nation reporters assessed every first-round pick from Thursday night in Chicago. All 31

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SVP: No one knows who won the NFL draft

Scott Van Pelt feels bad for guys like Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay who are supposed to weigh in, give grades and know the future of draft picks when nobody knows right now.


Todd McShay's best available for Day 2

Feel as if your team missed out on a draft prospect in Round 1? McShay is here to provide you a reason to be optimistic for Day 2. Starts with Jack (Insider)

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Cowboys tried to get back in 1st round to get Lynch

Ed Werder says the Cowboys were willing to spend all of their draft picks in the first three rounds to come away with a running back and a QB who would be the heir apparent to Tony Romo.


Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

When first-round pick Darron Lee (Ohio State) becomes a starter for the Jets at inside linebacker, he'll line up alongside veteran David Harris, a proud Michigan alum. Inside LBs coach Mike Caldwell pointed that out to Lee soon after he was picked. "That's all water under the bridge," Lee said with a laugh. "I didn't play when he was playing so we can put all that rivalry stuff behind us. It'll be all about helping us win games."

Round 1 winners and question marks
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The Titans and Seahawks received high praise from Mel Kiper Jr. for their picks and moves around the draft board, while the 49ers' second pick was a surprise -- and a clear reach. Value picks (Insider)

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First pick in 22 years ... how to react?

Just like Los Angeles Rams fans did when they heard QB Jared Goff's name called No. 1 overall.


How does this NFL draft class stack up?

Jared Goff, Carson Wentz, Ezekiel Elliot, Laremy Tunsil, Keanu Neal and Laquon Treadwell already compare favorably to some well-known NFL stars.


Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Walkers Pie Co. in downtown Leicester made pork pies this AM to celebrate Leicester City closing in on Premier League, sold out immediately

When will Leicester win the Premier League?

It's simple: A win over Manchester United on Sunday gives Leicester City the Premier League title. Will it happen? Vote

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Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

It's test time for the 14-7 Nationals, who kick off a 10-day road trip against the Cards, Royals, and Cubs. Gulp. Those three teams have combined for a .625 winning percentage, and a run differential of plus-122. That's a whopping 210 runs better than the minus-88 of Washington's first four foes.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors coach Dwane Casey: "We have to treat this like it's our Game 7. It comes down to which team comes out with will and heart and does it for 48 minutes."

Golic doesn't buy Fitzpatrick sitting out

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.