KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Chiefs boldly moved up in the NFL draft on Thursday night to select Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes with the 10th overall pick, giving them an heir apparent to veteran Alex Smith. Kansas City sent its first-round picks this year and next year and one of two third-round picks in this year's draft to Buffalo, climbing from the No. 27 pick to take the second QB off the board.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- The New Orleans Saints have selected Ohio State cornerback Marshon Lattimore with the 11th overall pick in the NFL draft as they aim to shore up a pass defense that ranked last in the NFL last season. Coach Sean Payton made no secret that improving the Saints' defense was his priority this offseason. It was unavoidable after New Orleans led the league in offense but still finished below .
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Tom Coughlin wanted more playmakers in Jacksonville. So no surprise to see him grab one of the best in college football over the last three years. The Jaguars selected LSU running back Leonard Fournette with the fourth overall pick in the NFL draft Thursday night, giving Coughlin the bruising back he craves in his return to the floundering franchise.
A thumbnail scouting report of the players picked in the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday night. 1. Cleveland Myles Garrett, 6-foot--4, 272 pounds, Texas A&M Notable: All-American last season and one of the best pass rushers in the country, despite some nagging injuries. Sum-it-up-in-a-sentence scouting report: Elite speed, quickness and strength add up to a potentially dominant pass rusher with only the need to stay on the field more.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- The Browns didn't mess around with the No. 1 pick. Myles Garrett was the consensus best player in the NFL draft, and Cleveland made sure he didn't go anywhere else. Although their biggest need remains a franchise quarterback, the Browns selected Texas A&M's defensive standout first overall, a pick that had been projected for weeks.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Titans have given quarterback Marcus Mariota a playmaking receiver by selecting Western Michigan's Corey Davis with the fifth overall pick in the NFL draft. Davis ended his college career as the only Football Bowl Subdivision player with at least 300 catches, 5,000 yards and 50 touchdown receptions. He had an FBS record 5,285 yards receiving and had said before the draft that Mariota is his favorite NFL quarterback.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- With defensive studs everywhere in this draft, NFL teams turned offensive. With an emphasis on quarterbacks. Hardly stunning in a pass-happy league, except that no quarterbacks in this crop have been highly touted. Yet three went in the first dozen Thursday night, with two whopping trades putting the Bears and Chiefs in position to grab QBs.
KOREAS-TENSION-THE LATEST The Latest: Tillerson says China asked NK to stop nuke tests WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says China has asked North Korea to conduct no further nuclear tests. Tillerson says China also told the U.S. that it had informed North Korea "that if they did conduct further nuclear tests, China would be taking sanctions actions on their own." The top U.S.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Latest on the first round of the NFL draft (all times local): 10:07 p.m. The Baltimore Ravens have selected Alabama cornerback Marlon Humphrey with the 16th pick in the NFL draft. Baltimore was eager to get depth at cornerback. Jimmy Smith played the position well, but he's missed time with injuries in two of the last three years.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- It didn't take long for Brad Underwood to set the foundation at Illinois. Thirty-nine days to be exact. The new Illini coach made his first splash when Illinois Mr. Basketball Mark Smith announced his commitment Wednesday night.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- Defense attorneys say a Lee County grand jury has declined to indict former Auburn tight end Landon Rice on a rape charge. Attorneys Augusta S. Dowd and Kelly Brennan said in a statement Thursday that the grand jury decided April 12 there wasn't sufficient evidence against Rice. A woman had accused Rice of rape last year. Auburn dismissed the freshman from the team, but he wasn't charged.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- It's been a rough few weeks for South Carolina, a top-five team and favorite to reach the College World Series when the year began that now struggling to hold onto a postseason spot. The Gamecocks (24-15) have lost four straight series in the Southeastern Conference and are 6-9 since March 31.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Washington and Ohio State have announced a two-game home-and-home series beginning in the 2024 season. The two schools will meet at Husky Stadium in Seattle on Sept. 14, 2024, and have a date at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on Sept. 13, 2025. The schools announced the scheduling agreement on Thursday.
Purdue and TCU announced a two-game series in football, with the first one coming in 2019 and the next a decade later. The Boilermakers will host the Horned Frogs on Sept. 14, 2019, and visit Fort Worth, Texas, on Sept. 8, 2029. Purdue and TCU have met twice previously, opening the 1969 and 1970 seasons against each other.
ROME (AP) -- After a week of touring Rome, shooting each other with paintballs, hanging out at the beach, snapping photos inside the Colosseum and seeing the pope, Michigan got back to work Thursday. A chance to burn off all that pasta, pizza and gelato.
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NFL DRAFT Browns take A&M lineman with top pick. PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The NFL draft has begun in Philadelphia, and the Cleveland Browns opened the three-day process by adding to their defense. The Browns have chosen Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett, making him the first Aggie to be taken first overall. The junior All-American possesses dynamic passing rushing skills and was unblockable when healthy last season.
UNDATED (AP) -- Boston and Washington have taken 3-2 leads in their first-round NBA playoff series. The Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls 108-97 last night while the Wizards topped Atlanta 103-99. In tonight's playoff games, Toronto is at Milwaukee and San Antonio is at Memphis. The Raptors and the Spurs lead those series 3-2.