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The Draft


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Making Headlines

College Football: Northwestern signed coach Pat Fitzgerald to a 10-year extension through the 2030 season. Also: Tennessee hired Josh Heupel as its new head coach.

NHL: The Blues announced that 1,400 fans will be allowed to attend the team’s next homestand.

MLB: Former New York Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen is joining Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports agency as chief operating officer.

Tonight's Action

All eyes will be on the primetime showdown between the NBA’s top two teams when the Lakers and 76ers tangle in Philadelphia. It’s the perfect combination of a fun betting opportunity and the unquestionable game of the night.

Watch: 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN

Odds: Lakers -3.5 || O/U 221.5

Pick: Take the free points and the under; Sixers win outright in an upset predicated on their top-four defensive efficiency.

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