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The Draft


The only thing better than fans at Augusta? Japan’s hero raising his arms after delivering the country its first men’s major.

Making Headlines

NHL: In the biggest trade prior to Monday’s deadline, the Bruins acquired winger Taylor Hall and center Curtis Lazar from the Sabres for forward Anders Bjork and a 2021 second-round draft pick. Also: The Kings traded forward Jeff Carter to the Penguins in exchange for two conditional draft picks.

MLB: The Phillies topped the Braves 7-6 on a controversial ninth-inning play at home, where it appeared Alec Bohm’s foot never touched the plate. After a lengthy delay, umpires declared Bohm safe.

NBA: Enis Kanter pulled down a team-record 30 rebounds to help lift the Trail Blazers to a 118-103 win over the Pistons.

Tonight’s Action

76ers at Mavericks

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

Odds: 76ers -2.5. || O/U 218.5

Pick: MVP candidates Joel Embiid of Philadelphia and Dallas’ Luka Doncic square off in the second meeting of the season between the teams. Philly won the first meeting 111-97 on Feb. 25.

Sports Section likes the 76ers to do it again. Lay the points and take the over.

Who ya got? Reply to this newsletter with your prediction of the 76ers-Mavericks 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: On Friday, we asked subscribers to predict the winner of Phillies-Braves and the final score. Atlanta won 8-1.

We hope you took our advice of the Braves on the moneyline and the over-7.5.

Subscriber Marty Magee (@martymagee) had the Braves and was closest to the score. Way to go, Marty!

Keep the picks coming, everyone!