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2018 NFL draft first-round analysis

See analysis of QB Lamar Jackson and every selection in the first round as well as where your team drafts in Rounds 2-7.

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Pros and cons for every 2018 NFL first-round draft pick

With the first pick, a team has to take a player, not a project. The Browns made quarterback Baker Mayfield the first overall pick in the draft.

More from the NFL Draft

Cardinals trade up to draft QB Rosen at No. 10

The Cardinals moved up in the draft to get their QB of the future, selecting Josh Rosen with the 10th pick after trading with the Raiders.

Mayfield reacts to being first pick

Baker Mayfield hears his name called by the Browns and celebrates with his draft party.


Rosen: 'There were 9 mistakes made ahead of me'


Shazier walks to podium to announce Steelers' pick


Browns' future starts with Mayfield and Ward


Giants select Barkley with No. 2 overall pick


Top Headlines

Giannis propels Bucks past Celtics to force decisive Game 7

The Boston Celtics closed to within two points with six minutes left in the fourth, but Giannis Antetokounmpo poured in 8 of his game-high 31 points to close out the Celtics and lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a Game 6 victory.

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Bucks force a Game 7 against Celtics


Giannis steals and slams


Giannis' superb performance keeps Bucks alive


Greek Freak drops defender with sick Eurostep


Maker rejects Brown's monster dunk attempt


Greek Freak rises high for alley-oop slam


Horford hammers home baseline jam


Tatum fools Giannis for and-1 bucket


Thursday's Game

Stanley Cup Playoffs

Crosby scores as Penguins rally to take Game 1

Sidney Crosby shoots a one-timer off a beautiful pass from Jake Guentzel to tie the game in the third period.


Commission on CBB

Bilas: Failure of NCAA basketball commission is disappointing, but not surprising

Jay Bilas explains how the Commission on College Basketball's report pointed fingers everywhere but at the NCAA rulebook itself.

Thursday's walk-offs

Sanchez walks off to give Yanks' sixth straight win

Gary Sanchez belts a three-run home run to left in the bottom of the 9th to help New York sweep Minnesota.


Dickerson lifts walk-off homer for Pirates

Corey Dickerson clears the fences on a solo home run to walk it off for Pittsburgh.


Fowler slugs walk-off double for Cardinals

Dexter Fowler rips a line drive to right field to score Jose Martinez and give the Cardinals a walk-off win in the bottom of the 13th.


LeBron sinks Pacers

Game 6: Friday, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN

LeBron James' magical Game 5 winner in photos

After a costly turnover in the final minute of Game 5, LeBron James comes up with a huge block then a game-winning shot to defeat the Pacers in Cleveland.

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NBA concedes missed goaltending on LeBron

The NBA noted in its Last Two Minute Report that referees missed a goaltending call when LeBron James blocked Victor Oladipo's shot after the ball made contact with the backboard.

LeBron's block leads to his game winner

Victor Oladipo drives to the rim for the go-ahead basket but is met by LeBron James for a huge block which led to the game-winning possession.


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College hoops: Way-Too-Early Top 25

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  • NBA draft departures shake up Way-Too-Early Top 25

    The deadline for early entrants to declare for the NBA draft has passed, so it's time to re-evaluate the early top 25 for 2018-19. With so many players testing the waters yet not signing with an agent, it's more art than science.