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In this photo taken Feb. 5, 2017, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick watches during warm ups before the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Houston. If the Patriots are the NFL's model franchise, maybe the rest of the league needs to take a closer look at how Belichick and Co. have gone about constructing their roster, especially when it comes to the draft. These are the basic tenets: stockpile picks; go relatively heavy on defense and offensive line; go light on skill positions; when you find a starter, keep him. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
April 26, 2017 - 7:51 pm
The New England Patriots are, without a doubt, the NFL's model franchise over the past decade, so it makes sense that the rest of the league would take a close look at how Bill Belichick and Co. have gone about constructing their roster, especially when it comes to the draft. An examination by The...
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April 26, 2017 - 7:44 pm
Here are the latest scores from today's sports events: ——— INTERLEAGUE Toronto at St. Louis 8:15 p.m., postponed ——— AMERICAN LEAGUE Final Chi White Sox 5 Kansas City 2 Cleveland 3 Houston 2 (Bot 5th) Tampa Bay 0 Baltimore 0 (Bot 2nd) Seattle 1 Detroit 0 (Top 2nd) N-Y Yankees 2 Boston 0 (Bot 2nd)...
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April 26, 2017 - 7:34 pm
Here are the latest scores from today's sports events: ——— INTERLEAGUE Toronto at St. Louis 8:15 p.m., postponed ——— AMERICAN LEAGUE Final Chi White Sox 5 Kansas City 2 Cleveland 3 Houston 2 (Top 5th) Tampa Bay 0 Baltimore 0 (Bot 1st) Seattle 0 Detroit 0 (Bot 1st) N-Y Yankees 2 Boston 0 (Top 2nd)...
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April 26, 2017 - 7:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN is laying off about 100 employees, including former athletes-turned-broadcasters Trent Dilfer, Len Elmore and Danny Kanell, in a purge designed to focus the sports network on a more digital future. The cuts will trim ESPN's stable of on-air talent and writers by about 10...
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FILE - This April 21, 2017 file photo shows Leslie Alexander, owner of the Houston Rockets, looking over a stat sheet during the third quarter of the team's first-round NBA basketball playoff game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oklahoma City. Alexander has been fined $100,000 by the NBA for confronting a referee during live game action. Byron Spruell, the NBA’s president of league operations, announced Alexander’s fine Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
April 26, 2017 - 6:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander has been fined $100,000 by the NBA for confronting a referee during live game action. Byron Spruell, the NBA's president of league operations, announced Alexander's fine Wednesday. The incident occurred Tuesday in the final minute of the first...
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FILE - In this April 7, 2017, file photo, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, center, speaks during NBA basketball practice in Oakland, Calif. The Warriors return to the practice court following a day off after their first-round sweep of Portland, with coach Kerr's health status still unclear. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
April 26, 2017 - 6:30 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers fully expects Steve Kerr to find a solution to his debilitating health issues and return to the bench without being forced out of coaching altogether because of complications from two back surgeries. It just might not be right...
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FILE - This April 21, 2017 file photo shows Leslie Alexander, owner of the Houston Rockets, looking over a stat sheet during the third quarter of the team's first-round NBA basketball playoff game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oklahoma City. Alexander has been fined $100,000 by the NBA for confronting a referee during live game action. Byron Spruell, the NBA’s president of league operations, announced Alexander’s fine Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
April 26, 2017 - 5:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander has been fined $100,000 by the NBA for confronting a referee during live game action. Byron Spruell, the NBA's president of league operations, announced Alexander's fine Wednesday. The incident occurred Tuesday in the final minute of the first...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2017, file photo, Indiana offensive lineman Dan Feeney runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. The Minnesota Vikings were ultimately done in last season by a decimated offensive line. The draft this year won't be a quick fix for them or any of the other teams around the league lacking in proven, quality blockers, with a comparatively weak class of rookie offensive linemen entering the league. Development at this critical position has become a lot more difficult. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
April 26, 2017 - 5:55 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The deficiency on Minnesota's offensive line made that position the obvious priority for offseason improvement on a team that stumbled to an 8-8 finish. By the second day of the NFL's open market last month, the Vikings had two free-agent tackles signed for their starting lineup...
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Lexi Thompson pauses after becoming emotional while speaking to reporters about her recent tournament loss Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in Irving, Texas. Thompson suffered a four-stroke penalty that cost her a major earlier this month after a spectator called in to point out the infraction. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
April 26, 2017 - 5:52 pm
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Lexi Thompson paused, tears welling up in her eyes, when asked about how difficult things have been since a viewer-cited penalty cost her what appeared to be a sure victory in the LPGA Tour's first major of the year. Thompson stopped for more than 30 seconds after starting to...
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FILE - In this April 7, 2017, file photo, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, center, speaks during NBA basketball practice in Oakland, Calif. The Warriors return to the practice court following a day off after their first-round sweep of Portland, with coach Kerr's health status still unclear. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
April 26, 2017 - 5:50 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers fully expects Steve Kerr to find a solution to his debilitating health issues and return to the bench without being forced out of coaching altogether because of complications from two back surgeries. It just might not be right...
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