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On this date in 1986, Michael Jordan dropped 63 points on the Celtics in a playoff game. We believe His Airness could go for 30 tonight if called upon.

Making Headlines

NBA: The Suns’ Chris Paul passed Magic Johnson for fifth place on the all-time assists list (10,142) during Phoenix’s 128-127 overtime victory over the Bucks.

NHL: Sharks forward Patrick Marleau became the NHL’s all-time leader in games played, passing Gordie Howe’s mark of 1,767.

NFL: The Steelers signed coach Mike Tomlin to a three-year contract extension that runs through the 2024 season. Also: Washington Football Team tight end Jordan Reed is retiring, according to multiple reports.

Tonight’s Action

Rays at Royals, 8:10 p.m. ET

Odds: Rays -108, Royals -107 || O/U 8

Pick: Lefthander Rich Hill (1-0, 7.53) will be on the mound for the Rays and will be opposed by righthander Brad Keller (1-1, 9.58) for the Royals.

Sports Section likes Kansas City and the over.

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Shoutout: Yesterday, we asked subscribers to predict the winner and score of Padres-Brewers. Milwaukee won 3-1.

No subscribers picked the Brewers to top Padres ace Joe Musgrove. Better luck next time!

Keep the picks coming, everyone!

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