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The Draft

Making Headlines

MLB: Former Cy Young Award winner Felix Hernandez will sign a $1 million minor-league deal with the Orioles, according to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman.

NBA: The league and its players’ association agreed to hold the All-Star Game on March 7 in Atlanta, according to The Athletic.

NHL: The league has expanded in-arena COVID protocols to help stem virus outbreaks, per SportsNet.

Tonight’s Action

No. 7 Ohio State at No. 8 Iowa

Watch: 7 p.m. ET, ESPN

Odds: Iowa -5.5 || O/U 156.5

Pick: The Buckeyes have the fourth-most efficient offense in the nation, and they’ve vaulted to No. 7 after winning six of their last seven. Iowa has just the 117th defensive efficiency, which will be problematic for stopping Ohio State’s E.J. Liddell (15.3 PPG). The value is all with Ohio State getting points in a high-scoring contest.

Who ya got? Reply to this newsletter with your prediction of the winner and final score. Nail it and you get a mention in the next edition of Sports Section.

Shoutout: Yesterday, we asked subscribers to predict the winner and high scorer of the Pacers-Bucks game. The Bucks won 130-110 with the Pacers’ Domantas Sabonis dropping a game-high 33.

Shaun Henderson came closest, picking the Bucks 118-112. While the blowout prevented his (very unique) choice of Giannis scoring 35, we’ll give him (some) credit since Antetokounmpo got a triple-double. 

Well done, Shaun. Keep the picks coming!