• 2018 NFL mock draft: Jets, 49ers grab franchise QBs with top 2 picks
    San Francisco 49ers
    The Draft Wire

    2018 NFL mock draft: Jets, 49ers grab franchise QBs with top 2 picks

    We’re only a few weeks into the 2017 football season, but projections for the 2018 NFL draft are already flying around, and the quarterback class is already taking control of the early slots. The latest 2018 NFL mock draft comes from Bleacher Report, with a pair of Pac-12 passers coming off the board with the first two picks. UCLA’s Josh Rosen grabs the top spot, landing with the New York Jets, while USC’s Sam Darnold stays in California with the San Francisco 49ers. Darnold and Rosen have both had roller-coaster performances through the first three weeks of the season, but their peaks have overshadowed their valleys to this point. They’re far from finished products, but both players have the

  • Celtics Storylines: Who fills out the starting lineup? Pick two
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    Celtics Storylines: Who fills out the starting lineup? Pick two

    I know, I know. He’s big, strong, doesn’t really stretch the floor as a shooter, so why would Boston throw him in with the first unit?   Because as much as Boston wants to be versatile across the floor, they also need some added toughness in the frontcourt in part to help them set a defensive tone.   Among centers who appeared in 75 or more games, only then-San Antonio big man Dewayne Dedmon (Orlando Magic) had a better defensive rating (97.5) than Baynes (98.5). But you would be remiss in looking at his role with a somewhat skeptical eye because of how this roster is constructed.   The Celtics are not built to be a good rebounding team because the players that give them the best shot at winning

  • Kasey Kahne: New partnership with Leavine Family Racing ‘makes a lot of sense’
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    NBC Sports4 hours ago

    Kasey Kahne: New partnership with Leavine Family Racing ‘makes a lot of sense’

    Kahne will drive the No. 95 Chevrolet for the one-car team after six seasons driving the No. 5 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports. Kahne said the deal came together over the weekend after the two parties began having conversations in mid-August. It’s his time with Red Bull Racing, which lasted 41 starts from 2010-11, that inspires some of his confidence in Leavine Family Racing.