Jackson Holliday Goes No. 1 to Orioles in MLB Draft

Jackson Holliday, son of the seven-time All-Star Matt, went No. 1 and Druw Jones, son of the 10-time Gold Glover Andruw, went No. 2. But Kumar Rocker’s going third was Day 1’s biggest surprise.

#baseball, #crawford-justin, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #holliday-jackson, #jones-druw-2003, #major-league-baseball, #rocker-kumar-1999

MLB Union Short on Latino Voices Ahead of International Draft Deadline

A deadline looms on an international draft, but players from Latin America, who would be affected more than anyone, are largely absent from union leadership.

#baseball, #collective-bargaining, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #hispanic-americans, #latin-america, #major-league-baseball-players-assn, #major-league-baseball, #organized-labor

NBA Draft: Paolo Banchero Goes No. 1 to Orlando Magic

Banchero, a forward from Duke, helped his team reach the Final Four this past season. Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren went to the Oklahoma City Thunder at No. 2.

#banchero-paolo-2002, #basketball, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #holmgren-chet, #houston-rockets, #national-basketball-assn, #oklahoma-city-thunder, #orlando-magic, #smith-jabari-2003

He Saw. He Believed. Now He Can Be an N.B.A. Star.

The former Duke center Mark Williams is expected to be picked at the N.B.A. draft this week. He’s quickly learning what going pro really means.

#basketball, #basketball-college, #content-type-personal-profile, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #duke-university, #national-basketball-assn, #williams-elizabeth-o-1993, #williams-mark-2001

For One Man, the N.F.L. Draft’s ‘Mr. Irrelevant’ Meant a Lot

Paul Salata made a point of celebrating the last player selected in the draft. His family carried on the tradition by honoring the 262nd pick on Saturday.

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How the Jets and Giants Won the First Round of the NFL Draft

The Jets scooped Ahmad Gardner, Garrett Wilson and Jermaine Johnson II, three of their eight top targets in the N.F.L. draft, while the Giants bolstered both lines with Kayvon Thibodeaux and Evan Neal.

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What We Learned From Round 1 of the N.F.L. Draft

It was a big night for linemen, receivers, and the state of Georgia, but a very quiet one for quarterbacks. In surprising moves, A.J. Brown was traded to the Eagles and the Jets and Giants drafted prudently.

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NFL Draft Order and Picks: First Round Results and Tracker

The Jacksonville Jaguars took Travon Walker, a defensive end from Georgia, at No. 1 overall. Here’s a full list of the results as they happen.

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The Power of Humility

Tonight, America begins an annual festival celebrating hubris.

#allen-josh-1996, #brady-tom, #careers-and-professions, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #football, #hiring-and-promotion, #internal-storyline-no, #mahomes-patrick-1995, #national-football-league, #new-york-jets

When Draft Pundits Are Right, and N.F.L. Teams Wrong

An analysis shows that teams usually misfire when they ignore analysts and make a surprise pick early in the first round.

#brady-tom, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #football, #jones-daniel-1997, #national-football-league

Who’s No. 1 in the N.F.L. Draft? Depends on Who You Ask.

Mystery at the top of the N.F.L. draft makes predicting the rest of the first round anyone’s guess.

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How the N.F.L Learned to Like Las Vegas, Host of the Draft

After a long-held stiff arm to Las Vegas, the N.F.L. has in short order selected the city to host a Pro Bowl, a Super Bowl and a draft.

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What to Know About the 2022 NFL Draft

Could the Jets trade down? Are any quarterbacks worth taking? Here’s what could happen in Las Vegas as the draft begins on Thursday.

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W.N.B.A. Draft: Kentucky’s Rhyne Howard Goes No. 1 to Dream

Howard, a senior guard, was the top pick after Atlanta made a deal with the Washington Mystics to move up in the draft.

#atlanta-dream, #basketball, #basketball-college, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #howard-rhyne-2000, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #womens-national-basketball-assn

How Australia Became an NBA Point Guard Pipeline

The N.B.A. Global Academy has developed a reputation for training elite young passers, including Josh Giddey, the sixth overall pick in last year’s draft.

#australia, #australian-institute-of-sport, #basketball, #canberra-australia, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #g-league-ignite-basketball-team, #giddey-josh-2002, #national-basketball-assn, #nba-global-academy

L.S.U.’s Mess of a Season Ends Amid Coach’s Firing

The team played without its former head coach, Will Wade, who was fired along with an assistant coach amid allegations that he illegally paid recruits.

#alexander-f-king, #basketball-college, #coaches-and-managers, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #dawkins-christian, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #louisiana-state-university, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #wade-will-1982

NCAA March Madness Tournament: What to Watch as Round of 64 Begins

Don’t be surprised if there are some early upsets on the tournament’s first day of wall-to-wall games.

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L.S.U. Men’s Basketball Coach Fired After N.C.A.A. Alleges Violations

Will Wade was accused by N.C.A.A. regulators of offering cash and jobs to lure recruits.

#basketball-college, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #louisiana-state-university, #wade-will-1982

Back Slaps and Buzz Drown Out Critics at N.F.L. Combine

Even as agents and players questioned the inequities and value of the event, N.F.L. decision makers and, for the first time, fans, gathered again in Indianapolis.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #football, #national-football-league, #national-football-league-players-assn, #thibodeaux-kayvon

Without the Wonderlic, the N.F.L. Finds Other Ways to Test Football I.Q.

The league will not administer the test, which has been criticized for racial bias, to draft prospects at this year’s scouting combine. Instead, teams are deploying other assessments of football acumen.

#discrimination, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #football, #football-college, #intelligence-and-intelligence-tests-iq, #national-football-league, #race-and-ethnicity

Soccer’s Fastest-Growing Market Is the One for Ideas

Wealthy teams accustomed to pursuing players are simultaneously competing for the signatures of a new era’s most sought-after talents: data analysts.

#coaches-and-managers, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #eintracht-frankfurt-soccer-team, #europe, #rb-leipzig-soccer-team, #soccer, #statistics, #trades-sports

Prospects Get a Taste of N.B.A. Life During All-Star Weekend

Members of a developmental team, the N.B.A. G League Ignite, some still in their teens, participated in the N.B.A.’s All-Star Weekend.

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This Time, the Cavaliers’ Revival Has Nothing to Do With LeBron James

Two All-Stars, a surprising rookie and savvy trades have Cleveland among the best teams in the Eastern Conference. “Everybody is doing something,” one veteran said.

#allen-jarrett-1998, #altman-koby-1982, #basketball, #cleveland-cavaliers, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #garland-darius-2000, #james-lebron, #levert-caris-1994, #love-kevin, #osman-cedi-1995, #rondo-rajon, #sports-injuries

Playoff Fans in the Cold as College Football Plots Its Future

Recent huddles among the sport’s leaders have shown how much television drives their thinking.

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Amir Johnson Is More Than an Answer in N.B.A. Trivia

His name was the last on a list that included LeBron James, Kevin Garnett and Kobe Bryant. But his biggest impact on basketball may be yet to come.

#basketball, #content-type-personal-profile, #detroit-pistons, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #g-league-ignite-basketball-team, #interscholastic-athletics, #johnson-amir-1987, #national-basketball-assn, #national-basketball-assn-development-league

Deion Sanders Lands Top Recruit Travis Hunter at Jackson State

On national signing day, the high school star from Georgia spurned Florida State after a two-year commitment in favor of the historically Black college.

#draft-and-recruitment-sports, #florida-state-university, #football-college, #historically-black-colleges-and-universities, #jackson-state-university, #sanders-deion, #travis-hunter

What We Learned From Week 10 in the N.F.L.

Mac Jones is leading the Patriots back into the A.F.C.’s elite and Tom Brady and the Buccaneers are winless so far this November.

#american-football-conference, #belichick-bill, #brady-tom, #cleveland-browns, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #football, #heinicke-taylor-1993, #henry-hunter-1994, #jones-mac-1998, #national-football-league, #new-england-patriots, #tampa-bay-buccaneers, #washington-football-team

St. John Bosco and Mater Dei Look a Lot Like Division I Programs

St. John Bosco and Mater Dei, 24 miles apart in Southern California, don’t just funnel players to the top college teams. Increasingly, they resemble them.

#draft-and-recruitment-sports, #football, #football-college, #interscholastic-athletics, #los-angeles-calif

Sam Huff, Fearsome Hall of Fame Linebacker, Dies at 87

Huff, who became the epitome of the rough-and-tough football star with the Giants, was remembered for his head-on duels with two of the game’s greatest fullbacks.

#coaches-and-managers, #deaths-obituaries, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #football, #halls-of-fame, #national-football-league, #new-york-giants, #sam-huff, #washington-football-team

Jon Scheyer Reloads Talent at Duke With Coach K Retiring

Jon Scheyer, the men’s basketball coach who will replace Mike Krzyzewski at Duke next season, has already taken over recruiting.

#basketball-college, #coaches-and-managers, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #duke-university, #krzyzewski-mike, #scheyer-jon

Paul Salata, Champion of the N.F.L.’s ‘Irrelevant,’ Dies at 94

He created an annual award to honor the player picked last in the college draft, because, he said, “they do their work and should be noticed.”

#deaths-obituaries, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #espn, #football, #national-football-league, #salata-paul-1926

His N.B.A. Dream Was Right There. Then He Couldn’t Move His Legs.

A mysterious illness on the eve of the 2019 N.B.A. draft derailed Kris Wilkes’s hopes of going pro. As he heals, he’s not giving up hope.

#basketball, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #national-basketball-assn, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #wilkes-kris

The N.F.L.’s Problems Are Bigger Than Gruden

Gruden’s scandal revealed the gross underbelly of the N.F.L.

#allen-bruce-1956, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #football, #goodell-roger, #gruden-jon, #internal-sub-only-nl, #sexual-harassment, #smith-demaurice

Red Sox and Astros ALCS Matchup Provides a ‘Moment of Pride’ for Puerto Rico

A matchup between the Astros and the Red Sox is loaded with representation of the Caribbean island. Some friendships had to be put on hold.

#baseball, #boston-red-sox, #cora-alex, #correa-carlos-1994, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #hernandez-enrique-1991, #houston-astros, #puerto-rico

Nets Rookie Day’Ron Sharpe Goes Apartment Shopping.

Day’Ron Sharpe, the 29th overall pick in this year’s N.B.A. draft, is making himself at home in New York as he gets ready for his first season alongside the Nets’ big stars.

#basketball, #brooklyn-nets, #content-type-personal-profile, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #sharpe-dayron-2001

NFL Bull Market Benefits T.J. Watt and Other Pass Rushers

N.F.L. teams are in an ever-escalating arms race to generate maximum pressure on opposing quarterbacks. The Steelers pass rusher T.J. Watt and other QB maulers benefit from the demand.

#brady-tom, #buffalo-bills, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #football, #free-agents-sports, #mahomes-patrick-1995, #national-football-league, #pittsburgh-steelers, #watt-t-j-1994

Which A.F.C. Teams Could Challenge Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs?

The Kansas City Chiefs fortified their offensive line in pursuit of another championship, but the Bills, Browns and a bevy of first-year starters should shake up the order.

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Can Anyone in the N.F.C. Stop Tom Brady and the Bucs From Repeating?

Tampa Bay returns much of its Super Bowl-winning roster, but Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams have Jordan-and-Pippen-style title dreams for Green Bay.

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Keith McCants, Football Star Laid Low by Drugs, Dies at 53

At one time the N.F.L.’s highest-paid defensive player, he left the league after six seasons and fell into a spiral of addiction, homelessness and desolation.

#deaths-obituaries, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #football, #mccants-keith, #national-football-league, #pain-relieving-drugs, #sports-injuries, #tampa-bay-buccaneers

Cade Cunningham Is No. 1 Pick For Pistons in N.B.A. Draft

Cunningham, a 6-foot-8 guard out of Oklahoma State, becomes the latest part of Detroit’s pursuit of a resurgence.

#basketball, #cunningham-cade-2001, #detroit-pistons, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #national-basketball-assn, #oklahoma-state-university

Not ‘Bad Boys’ Anymore, the Pistons Just Want to Be Good Again

Detroit has the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday’s N.B.A. draft, the culmination of years of mediocrity. The team is banking on the top pick and a young core for revival.

#basketball, #cunningham-cade-2001, #detroit-pistons, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #duggan-mike, #national-basketball-assn, #relocation-of-business, #rose-jalen, #securus-technologies-inc, #suggs-jalen-2001, #wallace-ben

The Queen of Basketball: How Lusia Harris Changed the Game

Lusia Harris led her team to three national championships, scored the first basket in women’s Olympic history and was an official draft pick in 1977.

#black-people, #college-athletics, #documentary-films-and-programs, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #lusia-harris, #mississippi, #national-basketball-assn, #olympic-games-1976, #women-and-girls, #womens-national-basketball-assn

Teenage Ballers Can Cash in Earlier Than Ever. But at What Cost?

Male players as young as 16 have many options to play high-level basketball before the N.B.A. without going to college — and get paid big money to do it.

#basketball, #basketball-college, #coaches-and-managers, #colleges-and-universities, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #g-league-ignite-basketball-team, #interscholastic-athletics, #national-basketball-assn, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #overtime-elite-league, #student-athlete-compensation, #wages-and-salaries

The Dynamics of College Sports Are Changing. So Are the Business Prospects.

Some digital opportunities didn’t exist even a few years ago, but now are part of what young athletes will be evaluating as they consider where, or whether, to go to college.

#basketball-college, #colleges-and-universities, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #student-athlete-compensation

Ruling Dings N.C.A.A., but It Keeps Rule-Making Power

The narrow ruling was not quite the blow that the critics of college sports had hoped would bring the system crashing down.

#alston-shawne, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #basketball-college, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #decisions-and-verdicts, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #emmert-mark, #football-college, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #obannon-ed, #student-athlete-compensation

Mike Schmidt Is the Greatest Draft Pick Ever

Fifty years later, Mike Schmidt stands alone as the baseball player who did the most for the team that drafted him. To one scout, Schmidt’s potential was obvious.

#baseball, #content-type-personal-profile, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #philadelphia-phillies, #schmidt-mike

Mike Krzyzewski’s Finish at Duke Comes on His Terms

Some signs that the end might be near came last season. But Krzyzewski has remained steadfast in his program’s tenets even as his teams adapted to the game.

#basketball-college, #calhoun-jim, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #duke-university, #krzyzewski-mike, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men

High Tech Comes to the High School Basketball Court

Sensors that track the movement of athletes and the basketball were recently used at a high school championship tournament for the first time.

#basketball, #ddsports-inc-shottracker, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #interscholastic-athletics, #national-federation-of-state-high-school-assns, #new-mexico, #playfly-sports-llc, #sensors

Scoot Henderson Has Options. He’s Choosing G League Ignite.

Henderson, 17, will bypass college to play for the Ignite, an N.B.A. developmental team for elite prospects. “You know how every kid has their own path?” he said.

#basketball, #content-type-personal-profile, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #g-league-ignite, #henderson-scoot-2004, #national-basketball-assn-development-league, #student-athlete-compensation

N.C.A.A. Chief, Pressured by State Laws, Pushes to Let Athletes Cash In

Five states are poised to allow college athletes to profit from their fame starting on July 1, and the N.C.A.A.’s leader says the association is preparing to respond.

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