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The Vikings had plenty of picks and a need at wide receiver, both because of the Percy Harvin trade. So they made a bold move, trading second-, third-, fourth- and seventh-round picks to the Patriots for the 29th pick, which they used on Tennessee wide …Upvote Share Tweet
Vikings received 640 points in one pick; Patriots received 648 for four.Upvote Share Tweet
Patriots are getting closer to the clockA lot of good players, especially at receiver, are on the board.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Apr 25, 2013David Ortiz went 3 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs, boosting his batting average over .500 as the Boston Red Sox beat the Houston Astros 7-2 Thursday night to win their eighth straight series opener.Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Updated Apr 25, 2013Clay Buchholz sparkled again on Thursday night, hurling 7 2/3 innings of two-run ball as the Red Sox cruised to a 7-2 win over the Astros and Buchholz became the first five-game winner in the Majors.Upvote Share TweetNEW YORK -- Derek Jeter has no doubt he will return to the New York Yankees this season at the same level that made him one of baseball's most revered players.Upvote Share TweetThe Celtics need a pick-me-up after losing the opening two games of their first-round playoff series against the New York Knicks. The city of Boston could use one, too, after a traumatic two weeks of bombings and manhunts and grieving.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Updated Apr 25, 2013During the New York Knicks' Thursday media session in Boston, where the team practiced and prepared for Game 3 of its opening-round series against the Boston Celtics, the talk turned, as it often does, to respected hit-making singers of the 1950s and '6…Upvote Share Tweetdeadspin.com Updated Apr 25, 2013It's come to this. Last one off the bandwagon has to root for the Celtics!Read more...Upvote Share TweetThere was a report Thursday that the Patriots have fielded “multiple” calls about quarterback Ryan Mallett. Those calls haven’t developed into trade discussions at this point, per a report from Tom Curran of CSN New England. Curran reports that thinUpvote Share TweetBy Baxter Holmes, Globe Staff Celtics coach Doc Rivers was fined $25,000 for publicly criticizing NBA officials after the team's loss Tuesday to the New York Knicks in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series. The league announced..…Upvote Share TweetBoston Celtics coach Doc Rivers said he planned to limit Kevin Garnet activity during Thursday's practice with the goal of having him on the floor for Friday's Game 3 of an Eastern Conference first-round series against the New York Knicks.Upvote Share TweetThe NBA boasts a wealth of young stars in their prime. But don't forget about the grizzled vets -- several of whom have come to define the postseason thus so far, says Ian Thomsen.Upvote Share Tweet
Report: Patriots used “about 25 percent” of pre-draft visits on WRsThe Patriots, who released Brandon Lloyd and lost Wes Welker in free agency, spent “about 25 percent” of their allotted pre-draft visits with wide receivers, ESPN’s Mike Reiss reported Thursday. California’s Keenan Allen and Southern California’Upvote Share Tweetdimemag.com Updated Apr 25, 2013A few weeks ago the NBA debuted a TV spot heading into the the Playoffs based on LeBron James and his legendary Game 7 performance against the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals last year. [WATCH IT HERE] This morning, just hours after his …Upvote Share TweetHow the Globe’s Greg A. Bedard sees the first round of the NFL draftUpvote Share TweetHere’s a historical look at the way the Bills have systemically ignored QBs in the Draft (and we wonder why they are the way they are). For the Dolphins, the 12th pick represents the least of the drama, as trade talks on multiple fronts are ongoing. RetUpvote Share Tweet
Getting you ready for draft dayWhen the NFL draft kicks off tonight, we'll be covering it every step of the way.Upvote Share TweetHow the Globe’s Greg A. Bedard sees the first round of the NFL draftUpvote Share Tweet
What positions could the Patriots be targeting in NFL draft?The NFL draft finally gets underway Thursday night, and almost from the moment league commissioner Roger Goodell announces the first pick, all of the mock drafts and prognostications from the last few months become irrelevant. As they say, beauty is in …Upvote Share Tweetnydailynews.com Updated Apr 25, 2013For a playoff road opener, the Knicks sure know how to pick their spots. They have to play Friday night, in Boston, in the Celtics’ first home game since the Boston Marathon bombings. Yikes.Upvote Share TweetThe Red Sox have optioned right-hander Alfredo Aceves to Triple-A Pawtucket.Upvote Share Tweet
Buchholz Fans 10 In Boston's WinApr 25David Ortiz went 3-for-4 with a home run and Clay Buchholz struck out 10 batters over 7 2/3 innings to improve to 5-0 on the season.
Mike Reiss' Impressions of Patriots Draft TradeApr 25ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss discusses the Patriots' first-round trade and what lies ahead in Rounds 2-7.
2013 NBA Playoffs: Chicago Bulls stay true to identity in ugly win over Br…Apr 25The Bulls took a 2-1 series lead by staying true to their identity as a defensive team.
2013 NBA Playoffs -- Chicago Bulls stay true to identity in ugly win over …Apr 25The Bulls took a 2-1 series lead by staying true to their identity as a defensive team.
2013 NFL draft -- First-round winners, losersApr 25Quarterbacks and veteran left tackles took a hit in the first round, but things fell the Vikings' way, writes John Clayton.
Don Banks: 2013 NFL Mock Draft 7.0Apr 25Stuff we're hearing as my final mock gets put to bed and the first round of the NFL Draft mercifully approaches: