Deshaun Watson’s NFL draft doubters should trust Dabo Swinney

Deshaun Watson didn’t do much at Clemson’s Pro Day on Thursday to help or hurt his stock as the potential top quarterback prospect in the 2017 NFL Draft. But running around and throwing lasers again to his college go-to guys at wide receiver and tight end provided a reminder of his greatest, most immeasurable asset
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Former Bears LB Lance Briggs worried about CTE symptoms

Lance Briggs is retired now, but the former Bears linebacker knows the 12 seasons he spent in the NFL didn’t do his brain’s health any good. In a recent video Briggs posted to Sqor, he opened up about the dangers of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, commonly known as CTE, a progressive degenerative brain disease. More information
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Baseball Hall of Fame class of 2017 announcement date, time, TV and streaming info

This unnecessary decoration is just that — a decoration. A decoration that ruins an otherwise fine piece of headwear. A decoration that continues the silly trend of destroying the sanctity of on-field hats with patches for various events: spring training, the All-Star Game, the postseason, the World Series. That’s not even counting the logo for
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Baseball Prospectus’ 2017 PECOTA projections love Dodgers, still hate Royals

Baseball Prospectus has made headlines with its PECOTA projection system in recent years, most notably in the algorithm’s disregard for the Kansas City Royals. That hasn’t changed in 2017, as the computer projects the Royals to be the worst team in the American League this season. But it sure does love the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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Miguel Montero appears to have cleared air with Cubs manager Joe Maddon

Harper’s 24 years old, with five seasons and an MVP award under his belt — and he hasn’t come close to peaking yet. Already, he’s one of five position players to wrack up at least 7 Wins Above Average in his age-22 season. The others aren’t special, just four inner circle Hall of Famers: Ted
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You may notice that SBNation.com underwent a massive refresh overnight. Ev

Leave it to the Mets to win a series against the division- and NL-leading Nationals but make it feel like they lost. New York took the first two games of the three-game set from Washington, but then dropped the finale on Sunday, 23-5. Not only were they blown out, but they lost ace Noah Syndergaard
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Thomas averaged more than 20 points and six assists per game

First, the goal was ruled good on the ice. Then an official’s review deemed the puck in before the net came off. THEN the Capitals challenged for goaltender interference and won the call on Kunitz running into Holtby’s glove unassisted. Here’s the reasoning given by the NHL on the disallowed goal: At 1:05 of the
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NFL draft grades 2017: Jonathan Allen heads up NFC East’s top draft class

The 2017 NFL Draft featured 32 teams trying to do what the Cowboys did in 2016 — find the combination of players who can take you from worst to first. Dallas went from division bottom feeder to top seed in the NFC thanks to the arrivals of Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott, two rookies who
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It took the Cubs 108 years to get the World Series trophy, and 7 months to break it

The World Series trophy is stylish, beautiful, and quite spindly. Theo Epstein should have remembered this from winning one with the Boston Red Sox, but alas he did not learn the lesson. The Commissioner’s Trophy needed repair after reports that several of the flags snapped off the top of it. How does this happen, you
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