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NFL Mock Draft 2016: Final Draft-Day Projections for All 32 Teams

Get ready for a wild ride as the 2016 NFL draft kicks off Thursday night. A deep yet not overly star-studded group of prospects is awaiting word on where they will continue their football careers, and there will likely be plenty of twists and turns along the way.<p>That's why this year's draft is …

Broncos fans petition for '#TebowTime'

It was bound to happen sometime.<p>With the defending Super Bowl champion Broncos in need of a starting quarterback and former Denver signal-caller Tim …

Mel Kiper Jr. 2016 Mock Draft: Notable Picks from ESPN Guru's Final Predictions

When it comes to the NFL draft, no name rings louder than Mel Kiper Jr.’s, especially in the realm of mock drafts.<p>A pioneer of the draft process and one of the individuals responsible for the booming industry that has morphed into a year-round process and even crafted a day arguably as big as the …

Chris Mortensen returns to salute Peyton Manning in new Gatorade ad

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, who stepped away from the network due to a battle with throat cancer, still broke a huge bit of news in March: that Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was retiring.<p>Now, Mortensen is appearing in a new Gatorade ad campaign that salutes Manning via his penchant for …

Ezekiel Elliott: 'It would be an honor' to run behind Cowboys' O-line

You can make a case that the Cowboys have the NFL's best offensive line, which goes a long way in explaining why Ezekiel Elliott would love to play …

Muhammad Ali defied the draft -- and polarized the nation -- 49 years ago today

It was 49 years ago Thursday when an Army officer in Houston summoned Muhammad Ali three times to step forward for induction into military service during the Vietnam War, and the heavyweight world champion refused each request.<p>"Looking back on this requires you to immerse yourself back in the time. …

Boxing

NFL Sunday Ticket streams out-of-market games at no extra cost

Before now, DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket subscribers had to pay extra for the Max package in order to livestream out-of-market games. The television provider announced today that when the 2016 season starts this fall, the additional purchase will no longer be required. This means that anyone who opts …

The Steelers don’t have a lot to work with in this year’s NFL draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been the best at selecting players in the NFL draft over the past 20 years. Highlights include two-time Super Bowl winner Ben Roethlisberger at quarterback, safety Troy Polamalu and center Maurkice Puncey. Sure, there has been a bust here and there (Jamain Stephens), …

Quigley looks 'big picture' with no Rio regrets

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two years ago, exciting Irish prospect Jason Quigley aborted his dream of competing as an amateur at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and turned professional, a decision he has not once regretted.<p>Jul 12, 2014; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Jason Quigley (green trunks) and …

Boxing

Paxton Lynch is suddenly the NFL draft’s most pivotal player

An NFL draft that wasn’t supposed to revolve around quarterbacks suddenly started to when the Los Angeles Rams and the Philadelphia Eagles completed blockbuster trades to obtain the top two picks in hopes of selecting prospective franchise passers at the outset of the first round. The names of …

Peyton Manning honored by friends, famous athletes in new ad campaign

A year and a half after Gatorade released its "Made In New York" Derek Jeter retirement spot, the sports drink maker rolled out a unique tribute to …

Curt Schilling Says ESPN Has 'Some Of The Biggest Racists' On Air

"If you wanted to go off-topic as a sports person you had to go off-topic left."<p>Curt Schilling has no problem burning bridges.<p>Schilling, the Hall of Fame-aspiring pitcher with what many see as Hall of Shame opinions, played hardball with former employer ESPN during a radio interview.<p>In a …

On the NFL Draft: Myles Jack tackles questions about his knee on eve of the draft

This was supposed to be the golden hour for Myles Jack, the culmination of an exceptional career at UCLA both as a linebacker and an occasional running back. Here he would be, on the eve of the NFL draft, contemplating his sure slot among the top five picks.<p>But the situation hasn't unfolded quite …

Man indicted in fatal shooting of ex-Saints player

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A business owner and semiprofessional football player was indicted Thursday on a second-degree murder charge in the shooting death …

Crime