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Thumbs up, thumbs down on each team's draft

With the 2016 NFL draft in the books, NFL Nation reporters hand out a thumbs up or a thumbs down on each team's 2016 NFL draft class.

Scooby celebrates by jumping into the pool (0:16)
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4hZach Lowe

Lowe: Why OKC-San Antonio III is no undercard

Even with record-setters at Golden State and royalty in Cleveland, Thunder-Spurs III is still main-event worthy (Game 1, Saturday at 8:30 p.m. ET).

Thunder's dance party raves into the playoffs (1:40)
Manute Bol's 6-foot-11 son's between-the-legs dunk (0:23)
Premature celebration costs softball team title (0:33)
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1dScott Burnside

Never mind skill, Pens-Caps is about swagger

Game 1 between Pittsburgh and Washington was expected to be a showcase of skill, but instead each team came out swinging. Will that nasty edge carry over into the rest of the series?

Drouin goes backhand five-hole for Tampa Bay (0:32)
David Villa scores with a marvelous scissor-kick (0:18)
The 'Purple Shirt Man' gets testy with Dwyane Wade (0:38)
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1hMike Rodak

Bills pick Listenbee: I'm fastest player in NFL

Kolby Listenbee, a wide receiver and a four-time All-American in track at TCU who was drafted in the sixth round by the Bills, believes he's the fastest player in the NFL.

Myles Jack on Jaguars: 'They got somebody who's real hungry' (1:41)
McShay: Cardale Jones an all-time QB project for Bills (0:34)
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NFL draft: A day with Laquon Treadwell

Laquon Treadwell takes ESPN behind the scenes to one of the biggest nights of his young life, the 2016 NFL draft. The former Ole Miss wide receiver was picked by the Minnesota Vikings with the 23rd overall pick, and has officially begun his NFL career.

Drogba strikes with brilliant free-kick (0:20)
Warren G the latest to fall victim to 'Take Me Out to the Ball Game' (0:46)
Moritz Boehringer highlights (1:12)
Mike Epps is falling for the Pacers (0:33)
Black cat roams the ice pregame (0:13)
1hBen Goessling

German-engineered: Vikings pick European WR

German Mortiz Boehringer was first exposed to football via YouTube clips of Adrian Peterson. Now the first NFL draft pick who never played in North America will be Peterson's teammate.

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A-Rod gifts HR bat to young fan at Fenway

Alex Rodriguez gave his bat to a young Red Sox fan, reportedly at Fenway Park to honor his late father, after hitting a home run in Friday's game between the historic rivals.

Portland crowd erupts when Jordan air balls free throw (0:37)
8dPablo Viruega, ESPN Digital

Roberto Aguayo quiere emular éxito de Raúl Allegre

De padres mexicanos, el pateador de Florida State Seminoles probará suerte en el Draft 2016 con las credenciales de ser uno de los mejores pateadores univeristarios que se han visto en muchos años.


Catcher fooled by pitch, batter not

Twins catcher John Ryan Murphy appeared to be expecting a different pitch from starter Tyler Duffy. Justin Upton wasn't fooled at all, though.


Fully-clothed Browns draftee hops in pool

Scooby Wright III had an appropriate response after learning he was one of the draft's final picks.


Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Running back Marshawn Lynch has still not filed his retirement papers, Seahawks GM John Schneider said. But Pete Carroll said Lynch is committed to being retired and it's a non-issue for the organization right now.

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

Former Duke WR Max McCaffrey - son of former Broncos WR Ed and brother of Stanford RB Christian - is signing with the Raiders, per source.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Brian Hoyer agrees to a one-year deal with Chicago Bears. GM Ryan Pace says Hoyer's experience and connection to OC Dowell Loggains played a huge role in team wanting the veteran QB.

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Bill Belichick is asked about Tom Brady's four-game suspension and says, "I'll talk about the draft. You good on that?" Then smiles.

Expert predictions: Spurs-Thunder

They all agree: The series will take a while to finish. Picks

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Draft: Thumbs up, thumbs down for all 32

NFL Nation reporters hand out a thumbs up or a thumbs down on each team’s 2016 NFL draft class. Lots of ups

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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Undrafted free agent fullback Glenn Gronkowski just tweeted that he is signing with the Bills. He's a Buffalo native and the youngest of the Gronkowski brothers.

Bol Bol dunks between the legs with ease

Manute Bol's son Bol Bol nabs a steal on defense then takes it all the way by himself for a between-the-legs dunk. Reminder: He's 6-foot-11.


Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich just said there won't be "any magic tricks" in this series considering all the familiarity between San Antonio and Oklahoma City. Pop said neither team "is trying to re-invent the wheel" and that this game will come down to all the basketball things that secure wins: execution, not turning over the ball, etc.

Thunder dance party raves into playoffs

Before Game 1 vs. the Spurs, take a peek at some of OKC's best pregame dance routines.


Jeff Legwold ESPN Staff Writer 

No time to find another apparently, but they held up a Broncos jersey for the Mr. Irrelevant pick. But the Broncos traded the 253rd pick to the Tennessee Titans earlier this afternoon.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dolphins cap Saturday with a celebratory NFL draft cake.

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

The Yankees got some "tough love" from manager Joe Girardi after Friday night's 4-2 loss to the Boston Red Sox. According to a source, Girardi addressed his team in a voice loud enough to be heard outside the steel door of the Fenway Park visitors clubhouse. Girardi's agitation with his team, which has lost 3 in a row, 7 of their last 10 and sits in last place in the AL East with an 8-13 record, was confirmed by a player and a coach, neither of whom would speak on the record. Asked for specifics, one of the clubhouse sources shrugged and said, "We've been losing." Girardi refused to confirm he had spoken angrily to his team but when asked if he uses the tough love approach said, "I've given them plenty of that."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan on Tom Brady's suspension: "It is what it is. We're gonna play them if Steve Grogan is their quarterback."

How Penguins can even series vs. Caps

Sidney Crosby's line was on for all three of T.J. Oshie's goals in Game 1, but Penguins coach Mike Sullivan has zero intention of shying away from that top-line matchup in Game 2. What to watch

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Drouin goes backhand five-hole for goal

On a shot Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss probably would want back, Jonathan Drouin scores on a soft backhander in the first period of the Lightning's 4-1 Game 2 win.


Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Punter Lac Edwards, drafted by the Jets in the seventh round, grew up in Australia. After high school, he took a year off from school, worked for a brick layer and played Australian football. He punted an American football for the first time in 2012. He put together a highlight film, sent it to American universities and landed at Sam Houston State.

Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

Joey Logano said he is fine after what he called the hardest hit of his career on the final lap of the Xfinity Series race at Talladega. The race was won by Elliott Sadler.