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The Draft


The sports weekend always starts with Thursday. Bay Hill hosts the PGA Tour during its Florida swing, spring training is heating up, and NBA players keep getting ejected.

Making Headlines

NFL: The Steelers announced they have signed quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to a new contract for 2021. Also: The Giants released veteran receiver Golden Tate, according to The Athletic, and the Saints released tight ends Jared Cook and Josh Hill.

MLB: Former Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. is set to sign a two-year, $24 million contract with the Brewers, according to multiple reports. Also: Major League Baseball has designated June 2 as “Lou Gehrig Day” to raise awareness for ALS.

NHL: Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin was fined $5,000 — the maximum allowed under the CBA — for spearing the Bruins’ Trent Frederic on Wednesday night.

Tonight’s Action

Milwaukee Bucks at Memphis Grizzlies, 8 p.m. ET

Odds: Bucks -6 || O/U 234

Pick: The Bucks haven’t been particularly good on the road (7-9), but the Grizzlies aren’t exactly dominant at home (7-10). 

In the first meeting between the teams this season, look for the Bucks to control the boards and for Giannis Antetokounmpo to go off offensively. Lay the points with Milwaukee and take the over.

Who ya got? Reply to this newsletter with your prediction of the Bucks-Grizzlies winner, final score, and leading scorer. Nail it, and you get a mention in the next edition of Sports Section. Don’t forget to include your Twitter handle. 

Shoutout: Yesterday, we asked subscribers to predict the winner, score, and first goal-scorer of Capitals-Bruins. Washington won 2-1 in a shootout. Boston’s David Pastrnak opened the scoring.

Sports Section had the Caps on the moneyline but missed on the over 6.

Subscriber Michael Alper (@mikealper) had the Capitals and came closest to the score. David Nagelberg (@SportsGuruDave) predicted Pastrnak scoring first. Good job, guys.

Keep the picks coming!