After months of speculation and mock drafting, the 2017 NFL draft is finally here. The Cleveland Browns hold the first pick, and rumors have been flying as to whether the team will select consensus No. 1 player, Myles Garrett from Texas A&M or if the team will roll the dice and draft one of the quarterbacks. Follow Round 1 of the NFL draft with SI's live show 1 Myles Garrett, edge, Texas A&M GRADE: A There were a good 24 hours or so leading into Thursday when people started buying into the idea that Cleveland would take QB Mitchell Trubisky over Garrett.
In the wake of ESPN’s mass firings, news of which continued into Thursday, some joked that it might be easier to list network employees who weren’t fired. Others took the next step by pointing out certain ESPN figures who they would have preferred to see laid off. Given that Stephen A. Smith is arguably ESPN’s best-known personality and, less arguably, its most polarizing, it was inevitable that his would be a prominent name pointed out by those arguing that, if the network had to let some people go, he should have been among them. On his ESPN radio show Thursday, Smith took issue with one source of criticism in particular: Jeff Pearlman, an author and former writer for Sports Illustrated and ESPN.
The Spurs defeated the Grizzlies tonight in Game 6, 103-96, and with the win, the Spurs clinched a spot in the second round, winning the series 4 games to 2. This ensures that the Rockets and the Spurs will meet in the playoffs for the first time since the 1995 Western Conference Finals, a series in which the Rockets won, by the way. Here’s the schedule for the first round: Game 1: Rockets @ Spurs - Monday, May 1st - 8:30 PM - TNT Game 2: Rockets @ Spurs - Wednesday, May 3rd - 8:30 PM - TNT Game 3: Spurs @ Rockets - Friday, May 5th - 8:30 PM - ESPN Game 4: Spurs @ Rockets - Sunday, May 7th - 7:00 PM - TNT Game 5: Rockets @ Spurs - Tuesday, May 9th - TBD Game 6: Spurs @ Rockets - Thursday, May