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The 93rd Academy Awards are one week from Sunday. We’re already in the spirit with our guest for today’s “Friday Conversation,” one of the most famous film critics of all time.

Making Headlines

NCAAM: USC freshman Evan Mobley declared for the 2021 NBA Draft. The freshman center is a likely Top 3 pick. Also: Senior center Theo John announced that he is transferring from Marquette to Duke.

MLB: The Braves placed lefthander Drew Smyly (forearm inflammation) on the injured list.

NBA: Dwyane Wade joined the ownership group of the Jazz, according to ESPN.

Tonight’s Action

Indians at Reds, 7:10 p.m. ET

Odds: Indians +107, Reds -124 || O/U 9

Pick: Lefthander Logan Allen (1-1, 2.70 ERA) is scheduled to pitch for Cleveland and will be opposed by righthander Jeff Hoffman (1-1, 3.86) for Cincinnati.

Sports Section likes the Reds on the moneyline and the over.

Who ya got? Reply to this newsletter with your prediction of the Indians-Reds winner and final score. 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 of Bucks-Hawks, the score, and the leading scorer. Milwaukee won 120-109, with Atlanta’s Bogdan Bogdanovic putting up a game-high 28.

Hopefully, you took Sports Section’s advice and had the Bucks -4 and the under-230.5.

Subscriber Marty Magee (@martymagee) had Milwaukee and was closest to the final score. Nice job, Marty!

Keep the picks coming, everyone!

Comments? Suggestions? You can reach me at chris.kuc@thedraftmag.com or follow me on Twitter.