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Austin Corbett is an under-the-radar name in the 2018 NFL draft – New York Giants Blog

Somewhere late in the first or early in the second round of the NFL draft, Austin Corbett’s name will be called. There will be plenty of shrugs and Google searches to follow for fans of whatever team drafts him, as they try to figure out who he is and what he can bring to the table. Anonymity is nothing new for Corbett. He should be used to it by now. Corbett was a walk-on offensive lineman at the University of Nevada after playing as a 240-pound senior at Reed High…

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Featherweight Michael Conlan to fight June 30 in Northern Ireland

Irish featherweight prospect Michael Conlan, already a major attraction in New York thanks to its large Irish community, is headed home for his first professional fight in Belfast, Northern Ireland. On June 30, at the SSE Arena in Belfast, Conlan, a two-time Irish Olympian, will face an opponent to be determined, on a card that will stream live in the United States on ESPN+. The 26-year-old Conlan (6-0, 5 KOs), who claimed an Olympic bronze medal in 2012 and was controversially eliminated in the quarterfinals of the 2016 Olympics, signed…

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Hang Time with the Houston Rocket’s Clint Capela

This story appears in ESPN The Magazine’s May. 07 Mayhem Issue. Subscribe today! “Bonjour!” chef Clemence Gossett says. Clint Capela’s eyes nearly spring from his skull. “You’re French!” the Rockets’ 6-foot-10 Swiss center exclaims, before they jabber in their go-to tongue. He knew he’d be spending his day off in LA facing me in a bake-off at the Gourmandise School inside the Santa Monica Place mall — it was his idea — but he didn’t know it would be with a real live French person in charge. Now he feels…

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European Challenge Cup: Cardiff Blues 16-10 Pau

Cardiff Blues beat Pau as they did in both Challenge Cup pool-stage games last season European Challenge Cup semi-final: Cardiff Blues v Pau Cardiff Blues (13) 16 Tries: Anscombe Cons: Evans Pens: Evans 3 Pau (10) 10 Tries: Smith Cons: Taylor Pens: Taylor Cardiff Blues are into the European Challenge Cup final after beating Pau 16-10 at the Cardiff Arms Park. In a closely-fought encounter, it was the Welsh/French side who came out on top, their defence holding firm despite immense pressure throughout. Anscombe’s try early on was cancelled out…

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From deGrom’s A to Harvey’s … not an A: Grading Mets’ starters – SweetSpot

It was going to be a dream rotation for the ages: Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz and Zack Wheeler. That group of young starters would do for the New York Mets what Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, John Smoltz and Steve Avery did for the Atlanta Braves in the 1990s: division titles, multiple playoff appearances, a World Series title — if not two or three. The Mets group peaked in the 2015 postseason. Wheeler had missed the season with Tommy John surgery, but rookies Syndergaard and Matz joined…

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Washington Wizards win Game 3 against Toronto Raptors, led by All-Stars John Wall and Bradley Beal

WASHINGTON — On the morning of the Wizards‘ biggest game of the season, John Wall pulled out of the Capital One Arena parking lot in a sleek, silver convertible Ferrari. With sunglasses on, top down and music blaring, Wall enjoyed a beautiful day in the nation’s capital as he left the team’s morning shootaround before Game 3. If Wall, though, didn’t bring the fight later that night to the Toronto Raptors, the Wizards’ season would be on the brink of another disappointing postseason exit. Washingtonians have seen a Wizards superstar…

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Baez-Almora a suddenly dynamic duo Chicago Cubs can’t break up now – Chicago Cubs Blog

DENVER — Will Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon ride his hot hands at the top of the lineup? He addressed that issue after a convincing victory — once again in rain-soaked conditions for his team — at Coors Field. After five postponements for the Cubs this month because of weather, Maddon wanted to get Friday night’s game in simply because the Cubs played so well the day before in beating the Cardinals 8-5. And it might be only two games, but Albert Almora Jr. and Javier Baez have been the…

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Max Holloway will defend featherweight title against Brian Ortega at UFC 226

UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway will attempt to defend his title against Brian Ortega at UFC 226 on July 7 in Las Vegas. Frankie Edgar will fight on Saturday night just 49 days after being brutally knocked out by Brian Ortega at UFC 222. Does the quick turnaround make sense? We looked at the historical trends to find out. Two-time UFC title challenger Alexander Gustafsson has signed a new multifight deal with the promotion and expects his next fight to take place “very soon.” Francis Ngannou and Derrick Lewis are…

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Aaron Rodgers of Green Bay Packers purchases minority stake in Milwaukee Bucks

Aaron Rodgers has long professed his love for the NBA game and the Milwaukee Bucks. In fact, he has often used the hashtag #midrange because he loves that part of the game and has referred to Vlade Divac as one of his favorite players in interviews. Now, the Green Bay Packers quarterback has a stake in the game. He was announced Friday as a limited partner in the Bucks ownership group during the team’s playoff game against the Celtics at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Rodgers was introduced during the…

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