When Al Golden recruited David Njoku to the University of Miami in 2014 the Cedar Grove, N.J., native was known more for his world-class high jumping skills and freakish athletic gifts than his hands.
Miami's former head ...Read more
LOS ANGELES--They could only sit and watch as 32 players came off the board Thursday night during the first round of the NFL draft.
The Los Angeles Rams did not have a first-round pick -- one of the costs of last year's ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- Cleveland hocks.
The barter-happy Browns zigged and zagged their way through the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night, making two trades and three selections, stuffing their pockets with future ...Read more
PHOENIX -- Jered Weaver and the San Diego Padres had been able to stomach a spate of home runs this season. Most had come with no one on base. In each of Weaver's last three starts, his team had stood a chance while he ...Read more
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Historically awful on defense last season, the 49ers new regime took drastic and dramatic measures in Thursday's draft to reverse course. Two trades delivered two marquee defenders, Stanford ...Read more
MILWAUKEE -- A frantic comeback by the Milwaukee Bucks came up just short as they fell, 92-89, to the Toronto Raptors and were eliminated in their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series on Thursday night.
The Bucks...Read more
BEREA, Ohio -- The Browns kicked off what they dubbed a "momentous" NFL draft by enlisting Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett and Michigan defensive back Jabrill Peppers on Thursday night to transform their defense.
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The crowd inside the ESPN Zone Thursday night had the cameras and bright lights pointed at them before seeing the big television screens flash to a group of rowdy football fans cheering.
Assuming it was...Read more
ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Raiders took a calculated risk Thursday night by selecting Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley with the 24th pick in the NFL draft.
With Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster still on the board and ...Read more
T.J. Watt, brother of one of the most acclaimed pass rushers in the NFL, became the Steelers first-round draft pick late Thursday.
Watt is the brother of three-time NFL defensive player of the year J.J. Watt of the ...Read more
Taco Charlton's breakout senior season has paid off.
And will show up in real dollars soon enough.
Charlton became a first-round NFL draft pick on Thursday night, being selected No. 28 by the Dallas Cowboys.
It was a ...Read more
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Falcons pulled off a trade with Seattle on Thursday night to land UCLA pass rusher Takkarist McKinley with the 26th pick in the NFL draft.
The Falcons gave up a third-round and a seventh-round ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- Now finally arrived for the Bears in the boldest draft day move the organization has made in more than two decades.
General manager Ryan Pace, a year after trading up to choose pass rusher Leonard Floyd, ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- The Detroit Lions were on the clock with the 21st pick in Thursday's NFL draft, staring at a decision that could change the makeup of their defense in the face: Take Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster, ...Read more
DAVIE, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins selected defensive end/outside linebacker Charles Harris of Missouri with the No. 22 pick of the first round in Thursday's NFL draft, boosting their struggling defense with a pass rusher. ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The Penguins arrived in the nation's capital this week knowing they'd have to win at least once at Verizon Center to make it out of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
In a season where the Penguins were ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- The Eagles selected Tennessee defensive end Derek Barnett with the No. 14 overall pick in the NFL draft Thursday night in front of a spirited crowd along the Art Museum steps that heard that music from ...Read more
With a choice of several top defensive players, the Chargers -- drafting for the first time as a Los Angeles team -- instead selected Clemson wide receiver Mike Williams in the No. 7 overall pick of Thursday's NFL draft.
ST. LOUIS -- After starting off the 2017 season with a 3-9 record, the Cardinals have returned to .500.
A walk-off grand slam capped off the matinee, and a 6-4 win in Thursday's night game boosted the Cardinals to a ...Read more