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3hTodd McShay

McShay: Final 2016 NFL mock draft

Before the first round gets rolling on Thursday, Todd McShay takes one more stab at predicting the picks. Watch the NFL draft unfold live on ESPN and WatchESPN at 8 p.m. ET.

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Wentz on Bradford: Can only control what I can control (1:49)
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Maddon: Wrigley Field is the essence of baseball (2:35)
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Highlights: Villarreal 1-0 Liverpool (1:52)
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Curry having a blast on the bench (0:33)
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WATCH: Firework incident ends Swedish match (1:30)
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Keegan-Michael Key hosts the 2016 Name Draft (2:13)
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Detroit is for the birds! (0:32)
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LeBron celebrates NFL draft day with football after practice? (0:28)
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Wade's wife criticizes refs for missed foul call (0:37)
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1dBill Barnwell

Barnwell: The sneaky success of the second-round QB

QBs drafted early in Round 2 recently have been more successful than those drafted later in Round 1. The opportunity cost makes second-tier prospects like Christian Hackenberg a worthwhile bet.

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6hMiguel Delaney and Jim Caple

Debate: Best way to crown a champion

Leagues like the NBA and NHL determine their champions in a way that is quite different from a circuit like the Premier League. Which system is better? Read the debate and cast your vote.

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Jemele says 'James Harden is not a superstar' (1:23)
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Is this the most athletic kickball play of all time? (2:48)
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Remembering Mirra: Triple gold (1:06)
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Lillard and McCollum's ridiculous four-bucket sequence (0:55)
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Hingle McCringleberry builds himself up for NFL draft (3:10)
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Nick Young saved from tattoo blunder

The Los Angeles Lakers guard was all set to get a tattoo with the word "rebel" spelled wrong, until his fiancée stepped up and caught the error.

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Does Hack-a-Shaq actually work? (1:05)

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Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

These are the first fans to line up for the Rams' draft party at LA Live tonight. They arrived at 10 a.m. with doors opening at 3:30 p.m. Rams legend Eric Dickerson stopped by to say hello earlier.

NFL 

Maddon: Wrigley Field is essence of baseball
MLB 

Take a tour of the Cubs' hallowed field with manager Joe Maddon and Hannah Storm.

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Shelley Smith SportsCenter correspondent 

Only in LA would they put out white couches for an NFL draft party!

NFL 

Todd McShay's final 2016 NFL mock draft
NFL 

Before the first round gets rolling on Thursday, Todd McShay takes one more stab at predicting the picks. Watch the NFL draft unfold live on ESPN and WatchESPN at 8 p.m. ET. Mock draft (Insider)

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Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The Los Angeles Rams are hosting a party for more than 4,000 fans at LA Live tonight. They're expecting about 14 current and six former players to be in attendance as well.

Shelley Smith SportsCenter correspondent 

Rams fans lined up for draft party! Full regalia!!

NFL 

Adrian's late goal helps Villarreal top Liverpool
Soccer 

Bruno made a brilliant pass to Denis Suarez, who took off and found Adrian Lopez in the box as Villarreal prevailed 1-0 with a stoppage time goal. The second leg of the Europa League semis is next Thursday at Anfield.

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Soccer 

Is Paige Spiranac an 'innovator'?
Golf 

The golfer graced the cover of Golf Digest's Futurists issue as one of their "Innovators and Influencers of 2016." Anya Alvarez, a pro golfer, says Spiranac's looks are the focus, rather than her golf game. Truly new?

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Golf 

Europa League highlight: Shakhtar 2-2 Sevilla
Soccer 

A late penalty kick sends Sevilla back to Spain with the away-goal advantage after a 2-2 draw in Ukraine.

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Villarreal take the lead! Adrián taps into the empty net after a great assist from Denis Suarez! Villarreal 1-0 Liverpool

Uni Watch: Minors on the cutting edge
MLB 

Rawlings and the Atlantic League -- an independent minor league -- team up to give some generic catcher gear a whole new look. Catching gear: The next frontier

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MLB 

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Raiders owner Mark Davis surveys the 42 acres near UNLV on the flight back to Oakland for the NFL draft after Thursday's Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee meeting .

Chris Sprow ESPN.com 

Buckeyes are going to be a frequent topic tonight in Chicago. Mel Kiper dressed appropriately.

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Teams to watch in 2016 NFL Draft
NFL 

Todd McShay, Adam Schefter, Tim Hasselbeck and Tedy Bruschi share the teams they are most intrigued by entering the NFL draft.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kris Bryant left Thursday's game after rolling his right ankle running the bases. Though hit by 2 pitches it was rounding a bag that forced him out. He's being evaluated by the medical staff.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jake Arrieta's home scoreless streak ends at 52.2 IP after an RBI double by Alex Presley scored the Brewers first run on Thursday. It's the second longest home scoreless streak in the modern era. (Ray Herbert)

Arrieta falls short on setting record
MLB 

Jake Arrieta's 52 2/3 scoreless innings streak at Wrigley Field was snapped today in the 5th inning of the Cubs vs. Brewers game. He's streak ended just short of Ray Herbert's 54 IP scoreless streak set in 1962-63. (Elias) Follow live

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MLB 

Pens-Caps: Goalies in the spotlight
NHL 

Braden Holtby is a Vezina Trophy finalist, but he will have his hands full with a Penguins offense that shredded former Vezina winner Henrik Lundqvist. W2W4

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Nichols: Rockets are infuriating to watch
NBA 

From The Jump, Rachel Nichols expresses her frustration with the Rockets due to their lack of effort all season and lackluster play in their do-or-die Game 5 against the Warriors.

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Jalen: Shaq was a good leader
NBA 

Jalen Rose told Dan Le Batard that Shaquille O'Neal did a good job leading the Lakers during the 2000s.

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Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The attorney for Will Smith's family, Peter Thomson, said: "I've spoken to (Smith's wife) Racquel and relayed to her the results of this indictment. She's very, very pleased, the family's pleased, we're all pleased with the indictment. We're not surprised. And we're very confident that once all the facts are in evidence, then the defendant will be convicted on all counts. While nothing can relieve the pain that Racquel and her family are dealing with, we feel this is a step in the right direction toward justice."

Lowe: Hornets pull out all their tricks

Miami's defense versus Charlotte's offense showed the razor-thin margin between winning and losing. Game 5 tweaks

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Will Smith's shooter, Cardell Hayes, pled not guilty to all four counts against him. And proceedings are now done for the day since the grand jury indictment rendered the preliminary hearing unnecessary. The next hearing is a discovery hearing set for May 18.

Firework incident ends Swedish match
Soccer 

A Goteborg fan threw a firework near Malmo's Tobias Sana, who responded by launching a corner flag into the crowd.

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Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Dwyane Wade's reaction today to wife Gabrielle Union's social media rampage about the officiating in Miami's two-point loss in Game 5 to Charlotte: "My wife is very expressive. She has a voice, and she's gonna use it."

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