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5-star recruit picks Milwaukee over Duke, UVa

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10:32 AM ETJonathan GivonyPaul BiancardiCloseBasketball Recruiting National Recruiting Director for ESPN.com 18 years of coaching experience at Division I level Former Horizon League coach of the year at Wright StateFive-star basketball recruit Patrick Baldwin Jr. has committed to Milwaukee of the Horizon League, he told ESPN on Wednesday, spurning offers from the likes of Duke,…

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Heat’s Oladipo to have season-ending surgery

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5:00 PM ETRoyce YoungESPN Staff Writer CloseCovers the Oklahoma City Thunder for ESPN.comMiami Heat guard Victor Oladipo has opted to have season-ending surgery on his right quadriceps tendon, the team announced Wednesday.Oladipo will have the surgery Thursday in New York, and the team said there currently is no timetable for his recovery and return to…

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Rangers fire coach Quinn to continue upheaval

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11:16 AM ETEmily KaplanESPN CloseEmily Kaplan is ESPN's national NHL reporter.The New York Rangers fired coach David Quinn and three of his assistant coaches on Wednesday, capping off a wild week and a half for the franchise.In addition to Quinn, assistant coaches David Oliver, Jacques Martin and Greg Brown also were fired, the team announced.…

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Sources: Mariners calling up touted RHP Gilbert

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The Seattle Mariners are calling up right-hander Logan Gilbert, their top pitching prospect, and he's likely to start Thursday against the Cleveland Indians, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan.Gilbert is ranked as the No. 43 prospect in baseball, according to ESPN's Kiley McDaniel.Seattle is also expected to call up touted outfield prospect Jarred Kelenic, the No.…

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Beal rips Bazemore after scoring chase remark

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May 11, 2021Nick FriedellESPN Staff Writer CloseNick Friedell is the Chicago Bulls beat reporter for ESPN Chicago. Friedell is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and joined ESPNChicago.com for its launch in April 2009.SAN FRANCISCO -- Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal called out Kent Bazemore on Twitter Monday…

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MLB HR champ Voit back in Yankees’ lineup

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1:00 PM ETAssociated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Major league home run champion Luke Voit was activated from the 10-day injured list by the New York Yankees and is set to make his season debut against the AL champion Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.Voit, 30, had surgery March 29 to repair a torn meniscus…

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ASU’s Martin enters portal; NBA option on table

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1:33 PM ETJeff BorzelloESPN Staff Writer Close Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware.Arizona State guard Remy Martin, a two-time first-team All-Pac-12 selection, entered the transfer portal Tuesday.Martin, one of the most productive guards in college basketball over the past two seasons, will graduate before spending his final season elsewhere.Martin…

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Righty Zimmermann, two-time All-Star, retires

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10:27 AM ETESPN News Services Right-hander Jordan Zimmermann, a two-time All-Star who threw the first no-hitter in Washington Nationals history, announced his retirement after 13 major league seasons.The Wisconsin native had been pitching for his home-state Milwaukee Brewers this season and had a 7.94 ERA in 5⅔ innings pitched. His final appearance was Friday, when…

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UFC’s McGregor: I’d do ‘big things’ at Man Utd

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playOgden: Glazers won't sell Manchester United despite protests (2:02)Mark Ogden explains how the Glazer family's ownership is keeping Manchester United from being as successful as their rivals at Manchester City. (2:02)UFC legend Conor McGregor has said he will do "big things" with Manchester United if he were to buy the club.The Premier League club are…

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Sources: Rapper J. Cole to play hoops in Africa

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10:43 AM ETMarc J. SpearsRapper J. Cole is expected to play for Rwandan side the Patriots BBC in the inaugural season of the Basketball Africa League, sources told The Undefeated.J. Cole, 36, arrived in Rwanda two days ago and is in the midst of quarantining in order to play in the 12-team league.Born Jermaine Lamarr…

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Derby champ faces DQ; Baffert banned by track

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May 9, 2021ESPN News Services LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Medina Spirit's victory in the Kentucky Derby is in serious jeopardy because of a failed postrace drug test, one that led Churchill Downs to suspend Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert on Sunday in the latest scandal to plague the sport.Baffert denied all wrongdoing and promised to…

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IOC’s Bach cancels Japan trip due to virus cases

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6:41 AM ETAssociated Press TOKYO -- IOC president Thomas Bach has canceled a trip to Japan because of surging cases of COVID-19 in the country, the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee said Monday in a statement.Bach was to visit Hiroshima next Monday and meet the torch relay and then probably travel to Tokyo.Organizing committee president Seiko…

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Juventus to be dropped if it holds onto ESL

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playLaurens: Pirlo and Juventus were a DISGRACE (1:48)Julien Laurens is shocked at Juventus as that look to face a season without Champions League football. (1:48)Italian FA president Gabriele Gravina said on Monday that Juventus face expulsion from Serie A if they don't withdraw from the European Super League.The Bianconeri were one of 12 teams that…

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Rodriguez victorious in UFC bout after travel woes

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11:44 PM ETMarc RaimondiESPN Staff Writer Marina Rodriguez did not arrive in Las Vegas until Thursday, two days later than every other fighter on the card. The Brazil native had struggles getting a visa into the United States because of COVID-19 and spent 20 hours in travel over Wednesday and Thursday morning.None of that ended…

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Russ ties triple-double record, seals win for Wiz

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May 8, 2021Ohm YoungmisukESPN Staff Writer CloseOhm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State…

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Source: Tortorella out after 6 years in Columbus

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11:38 PM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN CloseGreg Wyshynski is ESPN's senior NHL writer.John Tortorella will not return as coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets, the team announced Sunday.There had been heavy speculation in recent weeks that Tortorella's six-season tenure with the Blue Jackets would come to an end. He didn't have a contract for next season and…

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Hamstring, ankle injuries keep Beal from overtime

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10:53 PM ETOhm YoungmisukESPN Staff Writer CloseOhm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State…

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Benoit pulled from UFC card after shaky weigh-in

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playRyan Benoit wobbly at weigh-in, fight called off (0:40)Ryan Benoit can't stand on his own after coming in 3 pounds overweight at the UFC Vegas 26 weigh-in. (0:40)2:09 PM ETMarc RaimondiESPN Staff Writer Ryan Benoit has been removed from this weekend's UFC card after a scary scene at weigh-ins.Benoit missed weight by 3 pounds on…

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La Russa: ‘No fit’ for Pujols on stacked White Sox

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7:19 PM ETJesse RogersESPN Staff Writer CloseJesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers MLB for ESPN.com.CHICAGO -- There won't be a reunion between Albert Pujols and his former manager as White Sox skipper Tony La Russa indicated the slugger won't be joining him in Chicago."We have Jose (Abreu) and Yermin (Mercedes) and even…

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Eagles claim former Lions RB Johnson off waivers

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The Philadelphia Eagles have claimed former Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson off waivers, the team announced Friday.The Lions waived Johnson on Thursday, officially cutting ties with their 2018 second-round pick out of Auburn.Johnson joins a suddenly crowded Eagles backfield that includes Miles Sanders, rookie Kenny Gainwell, Jordan Howard and Boston Scott. Sanders is expected…

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Mays arrives in style as Giants celebrate his 90th

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11:00 PM ETPaul GutierrezESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered Oakland Raiders for CSNBayArea.com and Sacramento Bee for eight years Member of Pro Football Writers Association Previously worked at Los Angeles Times, Las Vegas Review-Journal and Sports IllustratedSAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Giants turned their idyllic waterfront park into baseball's biggest birthday bash Friday night as the…

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Police: Texas LB Ehlinger found dead off campus

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May 6, 2021Dave WilsonESPN Staff Writer CloseDave Wilson is an editor for ESPN.com since 2010. He previously worked at The Dallas Morning News, San Diego Union-Tribune and Las Vegas Sun.Texas linebacker Jake Ehlinger, the 20-year-old younger brother of former Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger, was found dead on Thursday, according to police in Austin, Texas.The Austin…

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Nash: Nets’ slide a good playoff ‘dress rehearsal’

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12:28 AM ETMalika AndrewsESPN Staff Writer CloseStaff Writer Joined ESPN in 2018 Appears regularly on ESPN Chicago 1000After the Brooklyn Nets fell to the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night and extended their losing streak to a season-high four games, the team tried to focus on the silver lining: This is all preparation for the challenges…

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Luka: Have to stop ‘complaining way too much’

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11:37 PM ETTim MacMahonESPN Staff Writer CloseJoined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009Covers the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas MavericksAppears regularly on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FMDALLAS -- Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic, who has vowed to avoid an automatic one-game suspension by being called for his 16th technical foul of the season, acknowledged Thursday that he has been…

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Union calls NFL memo ‘gutless’ in reply to players

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8:06 PM ETJeff LegwoldESPN Senior Writer Close Covered Broncos for nine years for Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News Previously covered Steelers, Bills and Titans Member of Pro Football Hall of Fame Board of Selectors since 1999ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Denver Broncos and tackle Ja'Wuan James have become the focal points in the growing acrimony…

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DE Foster back at Clemson (long-haul COVID-19)

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5:19 PM ETT.J. QuinnESPN Staff Writer CloseT.J. Quinn joined ESPN in November 2007 as an investigative reporter for ESPN's Enterprise Unit, which is charged with developing long-form, investigative features to be presented across multiple platforms.Clemson defensive end Justin Foster, who announced in February that he was ending his football career because of long-haul COVID-19 symptoms,…

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A&M’s Fisher says he’s confident in beating Saban

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7:50 PM ETAlex ScarboroughESPN Staff Writer CloseCovers the SEC.Joined ESPN in 2012.Graduate of Auburn University.Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher took a playful shot at Alabama coach Nick Saban during an appearance at the Houston Touchdown Club on Wednesday.According to audio obtained by the Houston Chronicle, Fisher was asked what it would take to beat Alabama…

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‘Disappointed’ Rangers call for removal of Parros

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playWhy did the NHL decide not to suspend Tom Wilson? (1:21)Emily Kaplan breaks down how Tom Wilson avoided suspension after his altercation with the Rangers on Monday. (1:21)6:47 PM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN CloseGreg Wyshynski is ESPN's senior NHL writer.The New York Rangers have called for the removal of George Parros, head of the NHL Department of…

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Mets’ deGrom scratched, having MRI on right side

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5:12 PM ETESPN News Services ST. LOUIS -- New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom was scratched from Tuesday night's scheduled start against St. Louis because he was having trouble getting loose as he started to stretch ahead of his outing.Mets manager Luis Rojas said deGrom had a scan that showed inflammation of the latissimus dorsi…

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Ravens CB Peters calls out ‘disrespectful’ Rams

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playRay Lewis: Lamar can lead the Ravens to a Super Bowl (1:12)Ray Lewis says that Lamar Jackson can lead the Ravens to a Super Bowl if he's surrounded by playmakers. (1:12)2:31 PM ETJamison HensleyESPN Staff Writer CloseUniversity of Maryland graduate Lives in the Baltimore area with his wife and sonBaltimore Ravens cornerback Marcus Peters sounds…

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Seahawks WR Metcalf to run at USA track event

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2:36 PM ETBrady HendersonESPN SEATTLE -- DK Metcalf established his credentials as one of the NFL's fastest players with his famous chase-down of Arizona Cardinals safety Budda Baker.The Seattle Seahawks wide receiver will now test his speed against sprinters.He's competing in the USA Track and Field Golden Games and Distance Open, which is Sunday in…

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Manchester City ousts PSG to reach first CL final

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Manchester City took a big step towards their first Champions League final as goals by Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez earned them a 2-1 comeback win at Paris Saint-Germain in the semifinal first leg on Wednesday.PSG went ahead courtesy of a Marquinhos header in the first half, but Mauricio Pochettino's side lost control after…

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Alabama lands former Buckeyes WR Williams

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11:26 AM ETAlex ScarboroughESPN Staff Writer CloseCovers the SEC.Joined ESPN in 2012.Graduate of Auburn University.Former Ohio State receiver Jameson Williams announced on Monday that he plans to transfer to Alabama.Williams, a junior, would be immediately eligible to play after the NCAA voted last month to allow players to transfer one time without having to sit…

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Titans draft pick charged with assaulting woman

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2:07 PM ETTurron DavenportESPN Close Covered Eagles for USA Today Covered the Ravens for Baltimore Times Played college football at Cheyney UniversityNASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Titans fourth-round NFL draft pick Rashad Weaver has been charged by the Pittsburgh Police Department with one count of simple assault in connection to an incident that occurred on April…

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Agent: Cowboys declining option on Vander Esch

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playStephen A. feeling 'sick' the Cowboys drafted Parsons (1:05)Stephen A. Smith reacts to the Cowboys selecting Penn State LB Micah Parsons with the No. 12 pick in the NFL draft. (1:05)1:08 PM ETTodd ArcherESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered NFL since 1997, Cowboys since 2003 Previously covered Bengals and Dolphins Lives in Dallas area with his wife…

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Seahawks talk to Sherman as DB mulls future

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May 1, 2021Brady HendersonESPN SEATTLE -- Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed that he's been in communication with Richard Sherman, but said a reunion with the former All-Pro cornerback isn't currently in the works."That's not one of our thoughts right now that we're going out and getting another guy at that spot, but we're going to…

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Biggest surprises, questions of the 2021 NFL draft

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May 1, 2021Kevin SeifertESPN Staff Writer CloseESPN.com national NFL writer ESPN.com NFC North reporter, 2008-2013 Covered Vikings for Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1999-2008By most measures, NFL offenses last year produced their best season in the history of pro football. Never had the collective environment been more conducive to scoring, especially via the pass, and new records…

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LaFleur: ‘Can’t fathom’ Rodgers not in Green Bay

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May 1, 2021Rob DemovskyESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered Packers for Green Bay Press-Gazette from 1997-2013 Two-time Wisconsin Sportswriter of the Year as selected by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters AssociationGREEN BAY, Wis. -- Three days after the depths of Aaron Rodgers' disgruntlement with his team came to light, his coach over the past two seasons still…

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Surveying the scene after a wild Saturday

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7:57 AM ETTim KavanaghESPN.com CloseTim Kavanagh is a senior NHL editor for ESPN. He's a native of upstate New York.The NHL's 15-game slate Saturday was just as wild as we'd hoped, with six games requiring overtime or a shootout to decide the victor. And like a motion-sensing spotlight in an alley, the results of those…

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Betting market surged ahead of Lance pick

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Apr 30, 2021David PurdumESPN Staff Writer Close Joined ESPN in 2014 Journalist covering gambling industry since 2008Trey Lance went from underdog to favorite to be the No. 3 pick quickly Thursday afternoon, with a rush of betting action on the quarterback out of North Dakota State hitting sportsbooks leading up to the NFL draft.Lance was…

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Team-by-team analysis for every pick

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Apr 30, 2021NFL NationESPN The 2021 NFL draft began Thursday and continues through Saturday (ABC/ESPN/ESPN App). With quarterbacks going 1-2-3 -- Trevor Lawrence to the Jacksonville Jaguars, Zach Wilson to the New York Jets and Trey Lance to the San Francisco 49ers -- the rest of the draft promises to be just as exciting.If you…

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Rockets’ Porter Jr., 20, 4th youngest to score 50

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playPorter drops 50 points in win vs. Bucks (2:27)Kevin Porter Jr. goes off for 50 points in the Rockets' 143-136 win vs. the Bucks. (2:27)Apr 29, 2021ESPN News Services HOUSTON -- Kevin Porter Jr. scored a career-high 50 points to go along with 11 assists Thursday night, becoming the youngest player ever to log a…

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Bama has six 1st-rounders, ties ’04 Miami record

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playWaddle avoids family after being drafted No. 6 overall (0:16)Jaylen Waddle avoids being mobbed by his family after being drafted No. 6 overall by the Dolphins. (0:16)12:17 AM ETKevin SeifertESPN Staff Writer CloseESPN.com national NFL writer ESPN.com NFC North reporter, 2008-2013 Covered Vikings for Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1999-2008Six former University of Alabama players were selected…

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