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The Draft


Super Bowl LV is right around the corner and we imagine we aren’t the only ones wishing we were enjoying the weather in Florida right about now.

Making Headlines

X Games: Chloe Kim won her fifth X Games halfpipe title on Saturday, pulling to within one of Kelly Clark’s record. Also: 17-year-old skier Eileen Gu became the first woman and second rookie to win two gold medals, and the first Chinese athlete to win gold. 

Baseball: The players’ association is mulling over an MLB proposal for a delayed, 154-game season, according to multiple reports. Elsewhere: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia announced his retirement.

WNBA: WNBA career scoring leader Diana Taurasi, 38, will sign a multi-year deal to return to the Phoenix Mercury, according to The Athletic.

Soccer: Ligue 1 bottom-dweller Lorient stunned Paris Saint-Germain in stoppage time, winning 3-2 on Sunday. 

NHL: The Penguins’ Sidney Crosby, Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin and Oilers’ Connor McDavid each scored an overtime game-winner on Saturday night.

Tonight’s Action

No. 9 Oklahoma at No. 13 Texas Tech

Watch: 9 p.m. ET, ESPN

Odds: Texas Tech -6.5 || O/U 134.5

Pick: Texas Tech men’s basketball is looking to capture its sixth consecutive win over Big 12 foe Oklahoma. The Red Raiders play a stifling defense and will have enough offensive firepower behind Mac McClung and Terrence Shannon Jr. to pull off the comfortable road win. Lay the points and take the under.

Who ya got? Reply to this newsletter with your prediction of the winner and the final score. Nail it and you get a mention in the next edition of Sports Section.

Shoutout: On Friday, we asked subscribers to pick the winner and high scorer between the Nuggets and Spurs. The Spurs won it 119-109 and DeMar DeRozan had a team-high 30 points (Nikola Jokic had 35 for the Nuggets). Richard Lintker was on it, predicting a Spurs win and DeRozan to score 33.

Keep the picks coming!