Today’s Hot Plays
NBA Draft Recap
THE NBA DRAFT 2017
WHAT WE LIKED ...
Let's start off by saying that we won't at all be surprised four or five years from now when folks are calling Kentucky point guard De'Aaron Fox the best player to come out of this man's draft - and not top draftee G Markelle Fultz. Sure, we heard the comment on draft day that Philadelphia 76ers-bound Fultz was on his own "tier" as compared to these other rookies but we're just not buying it and so Sacramento's heady move to draft Fox - and resist trading this #5 overall pick despite fielding lots of inquiries - goes down as the headiest move of the night.
We also liked the following: Going against the grain here but kudos to the Chicago Bulls for dealing away G Jimmy Butler to Minnesota and winding up with Arizona F/C Lauri Markkanen along with former Timberwolves Kris Dunn and Zach LaVine. Keep in mind the Bulls were a dysfunctional team in large part because of Butler in 2016-17 and they needed a major infusion of fresh/young blood and Markkanen, Dunn and LaVine was a great haul ...
Cubs/Nationals Series Preview
ANOTHER POTENTIAL NL PLAYOFF PREVIEW WHEN CUBS VISIT NATIONALS FOR FOUR-GAME SET
While the Los Angeles Dodgers have been grabbing all the headlines in recent weeks, the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals are still intent on winning their own respective National League divisions and doing whatever it takes to reach the World Series from the National League.
The Cubs were there last year, and are long overdue this summer to "remember" what it takes to play championship caliber baseball. Washington is long overdue to play to its talent level in the postseason! Both are still market favorites with the Dodgers to win the NL. The guys behind "Futures" prices know that anything can happen in the postseason...and that both the Cubs and Nats are extremely likely to be playing in October.
They're 100% certain to be playing this week...against each other!
MLB notebook: Cubs designate Montero for assignment
The Chicago Cubs designated Miguel Montero for assignment on Wednesday, one day after the catcher publicly called out starter Jake Arrieta for seven stolen bases by the Washington Nationals.
Cowboys DE Irving supended four games
Dallas Cowboys defensive end David Irving has been suspended for the first four games of the 2017 season for violating the NFL's policy on the use of performance-enhancing drugs, the league announced Wednesday.