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The Draft


When you know, you know; the face of the Black and Gold could change. The destination of the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft might be in for a shakeup too.

Making Headlines

Baseball: The Cardinals and Rockies are in talks about a possible trade to bring star third baseman Nolan Arenado to St. Louis, according to The Athletic.

NCAA: Saturday’s game between No. 25 Louisville and No. 5 Texas was canceled due to COVID-19 protocols.

Soccer: MLS has set a Feb. 4 deadline for negotiations with its players’ association on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement to avoid a work stoppage for the 2021 season.

Tonight’s Action

After starting the season a dismal 1-4, the fourth-place Nuggets have been on a roll, winning 10 of 13 and five in a row as they head to San Antonio to face the Spurs, who sit one game back in the West. The Spurs have won their last two and are 6-4 over their last 10 games.

Watch: 8:30 p.m. ET, NBA League Pass

Odds: Nuggets -4 || O/U 221.5

Pick: Take the Spurs and the points at home. LaMarcus Aldridge keeps Nikola Jokic off the boards, and San Antonio surprisingly outscores the Nuggets.

Who ya got? Reply to this newsletter with your prediction of the winner and the game’s high scorer. Nail it and you get a mention in the next edition of Sports Section.

Shoutout: No subscriber predicted the exact score between the Bruins and Penguins last night—Boston won 4-1—or the first goal-scorer (Chris Wagner). Closest were Matt Jeske (Bruins 4-2) and Jason Dumont (Bruins 3-1). Keep the picks coming!