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The Draft


Brackets are revealed in two days. The drama unfolds every hour until then. Before you get your ducks and bets in order, meet the former Olympian who is our latest “Friday Conversation” guest.

Making Headlines

NFL: Tom Brady and the Buccaneers agreed to a contract extension that will keep him in Tampa through the 2022 season, according to multiple reports. Also: The Patriots are re-signing QB Cam Newton to a one-year deal, according to reports.

NCAA: Virginia and Kansas dropped out of their respective men’s conference tournaments due to positive COVID tests within their programs. Meanwhile, Michigan, Wichita State, Alabama, and Western Kentucky all advanced in Friday’s early conference tournament play. On the women’s side, Missouri State, Howard, Bowling Green, Alabama State, Marist, Dayton, and Texas advanced.

MLB: Former All-Star Nick Markakis is retiring after a 15-year career with the Braves and Orioles, per The Athletic

Tonight’s Action

Georgetown vs. Seton Hall

Watch: 6 p.m. ET, FS1

Odds: Seton Hall -3.5 || O/U 141

Pick: Are you really not betting on the Hoyas? They shouldn’t even be in the Big East Semifinals, and their coach and Knicks legend Patrick Ewing apparently shouldn’t be in the Garden. Seton Hall also played last night and had to win in overtime. Grab the points and root for the program with several chips on its shoulder. This could be 28-26 at the half, so take the under, too.

Who ya got? Reply to this newsletter with your prediction of the Georgetown-Seton Hall winner, final score, and the leading scorer in the game. 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 leading scorer of North Carolina-Virginia Tech.

The Tar Heels won 81-73, with the Hokies’ Justyn Mutts dropping in a game-high 24.

Sports Section had a split-decision. We hit the Tar Heels laying 3.5, but a late offensive surge made us miss the under 141.

Subscriber Tim Maher (@glenayrfarm) goes back-to-back with another stellar pick, predicting a 70-59 North Carolina victory. Nobody had Mutts leading the scorers. 

Keep the picks coming, everyone! See you Monday.