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The Draft


Before settling in for a weekend of great sports viewing, enjoy our Friday Conversation with a Paralympian who’s inspiring others in her quest for gold in Tokyo.

Making Headlines

NHL: Marc-Andre Fleury made 30 saves to help the Golden Knights top the Avalanche 6-3 and advance to the semifinals. Fleury’s 89th career playoff win moved him into fourth place all-time. Also: The Hurricanes’ Rod Brind’Amour, the Wild’s Dean Evason, and Joel Quenneville of the Panthers were named Jack Adams Award finalists.

NBA: Khris Middleton scored 35 as the Bucks topped the Nets 86-83, trimming Brooklyn’s series lead to 2-1.

Soccer: Samantha Mewis scored to lift the U.S. women’s national team to a 1-0 win over Portugal in the first of the USWNT’s Summer Series warmups for Tokyo.

MLB: The White Sox put second baseman Nick Madrigal on the 60-day injured list with a torn hamstring.

Today's Action

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What We’re Watching

76ers at Hawks

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

Odds: Hawks +2 || O/U 224.5

Pick: Atlanta is riding a 13-game winning home streak, and Sports Section likes the Hawks to extend that with a Game 3 victory. Jump on the points and take the over.

Who ya got? Reply to this newsletter with your prediction of the 76ers-Hawks winner, the final score, and the combined points of Philly’s Joel Embiid and Altanta’s Trae Young. Nail it, and you get a mention in the next edition of Sports Section. Don’t forget to include your Twitter handle. 

Shoutout to subscriber Patrick Harrington (@legalpaddywagon), who predicted the Golden Knights would defeat the Avalanche and was closest to the final score (6-3). Good going, Patrick!

Keep the picks coming, everyone!

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