The picks were Solomon Thomas and Reuben Foster, but the man who got the loudest cheers from 49ers fans was John Lynch. Coming off like someone who’s been running drafts for decades, San Francisco’s neophyte general manager pulled off draft-day trades to get the guy he wanted a pick later and also a talent who slid due to controversy.
The Raiders select former Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley with the 24th pick in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday. Conley was selected while under added scrutiny after sexual assault allegations were levied against him earlier this week.
With defensive studs everywhere in this draft, NFL teams go on the offensive. The top of the draft was predictable: Roger Goodell gets booed, then Myles Garrett is picked first by the Cleveland Browns. Eight of the first 12 players picked play offense.
Ricky Nolasco throws 5 2/3 solid innings for the Los Angeles Angels, who sweep the A’s with a 2-1 victory at home Thursday night.
Run-scoring singles by Andrew Toles and Justin Turner in the 10th inning lead the Dodgers to a 5-1 victory over the Giants after Los Angeles pitcher Julio Urias makes a solid start in his 2017 debut.
Kawhi Leonard scores 29 points, and the San Antonio Spurs advance to the Western Conference semifinals by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 103-96 Thursday night to take the series 4-2.
DeMar DeRozan scores 32 points and the Toronto Raptors squander a 25-point lead late in the third quarter before holding on for a 92-89 win over the Milwaukee Bucks to take their first-round playoff series in six games.
Ground has been broken in New York City for the Jackie Robinson Museum after a 10-year wait caused by the Great Recession.
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