While new Philadelphia 76ers point guard Markelle Fultz was commonly agreed upon as the top prospect, there was less of a consensus on the identity of the second-most likely future star. Was it UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball, who will be tasked with leading the Los Angeles Lakers’ return to contention? Or was it Kansas wing Josh Jackson, the No. 4 pick of the Phoenix Suns and a multi-faceted talent who seems to fit in with many of the prevailing trends of this era?
A lot happened in baseball on Wednesday. Max Scherzer lost a no-hitter, then the game; Jarrod Dyson bunted to break up Justin Verlander's perfect-game attempt; Miguel Cabrera played with a fan's beard; Yasiel Puig and the New York Mets squawked at each other following a home run. For the sake of satisfying everyone's inner drama king or queen, let's focus on the last one there by presenting four things you need to know about the incident. Given how most baseball squabbles are borne from joyful exuberance, it's not surprising that the Mets' issue with Puig stemmed from his post-homer behavior. Take a look: There's no question Puig was admiring his home run. This wasn't a fair-or-foul situation
The Oakland Raiders are eventually moving to Las Vegas, but quarterback Derek Carr isn’t going anywhere. The Raiders on Thursday signed Carr to a five-year, $125-million contract extension, making him the NFL’s highest-paid player when it comes to per-season average. Carr will average $25 million per season, edging ahead of Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck, who is at $24.769 million. In his three seasons, Carr has thrown for 11,194 yards and 81 touchdowns, with 31 interceptions. He was a leading most-valuable-player candidate last season before suffering a broken leg in a Christmas Eve game against the Colts. Oakland’s promising season imploded and the Raiders could barely move the ball in