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The Buffalo Bills moved up five spots during Thursday’s first round of the NFL draft. They took the best Wide Receiver on the board (Sammy Watkins) and filled an immediate need on offense. I really don’t love that they gave up so much to Cleveland to get the fourth pick, but I love that the Bills are at least willing to go after a top talent. They gave away next year’s first and fourth round draft picks plus their ninth pick in this year’s draft. I really hope they don’t end up regretting this choice.

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Kevin Durant won the NBA Most Valuable Player award. He got 116 first place votes from the sportswriters and broadcasters while LeBron James got six. It’s nice to see someone else other than James win the award and it was awesome to see Durant’s emotional acceptance speech where he recalled the struggles his mom went through to keep food on the table and a roof over his head. If you haven’t seen the video, check it out.

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It’s another instant replay First — the Pittsburgh Pirates are the first team to directly win a game from challenging the final play on the field. The Pirates’ Starling Marte hit a two-out triple in the bottom of the 9th, and tried to score when Ehire Adrianza threw the ball away at third base. After initially being called out at home, replay showed that Giants catcher Buster Posey wasn’t able to make contact on the tag until after Marte’s hand hit home. Posey could have blocked the plate and possibly sent the game into extra innings if it wasn’t for a new rule ironically created by….um…. Buster Posey. Anyway, replay overturned the call. While a delayed walk off celebration isn’t as fun as an instant one, at least the correct call was made after replay.

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I guess when you’re Tommy Lasorda you can say whatever you want. He was asked by a TV station in West Palm Beach about L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Lasorda admitted that he’s been good friends with Sterling for over 30 years and he wasn’t surprised that he made the racist comments. When asked about the girl responsible for the release of the private conversations (V. Stiviano), he said the following: “I don’t wish any bad luck for that girl, but I hope she gets hit by a car”.

 

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