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The Draft


Can K.D. pick up the slack against the Bucks with the rest of the Nets’ Big Three hobbling? Only Giannis knows.

Making Headlines

NBA: Trae Young scored 25 points and dished out 18 assists as the Hawks rallied from an 18-point first-half deficit to defeat the 76ers 103-100 and even the best-of-seven series at 2-2. Also: The Clippers topped the Jazz 118-104 to even their series at 2-2.

NHL: The Golden Knights won their fifth game in a row to take a 1-0 series lead over the Canadiens in the Stanley Cup Playoffs semifinals. Also: The Rangers have hired Gerard Gallant as their head coach, according to multiple reports.

Euro 2020: Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals to become the tournament’s all-time leading scorer with 11 during Portugal’s 3-0 win over Hungary. Also: Slovakia defeated Poland, while Sweden and Spain battled to a draw.

MLB: The Athletics announced they have exercised the club option of manager Bob Melvin’s contract for the 2022 season.

Today's Action

*All times are EST unless otherwise noted.
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What We’re Watching

Rays at White Sox, 8:10 p.m. ET

Odds: White Sox -113, Rays -107 || O/U 8

Pick: Shane McClanahan (2-1, 4.54 ERA) will start for Tampa against fellow lefthander Dallas Keuchel (5-1, 4.14) for Chicago.

Sports Section likes the White Sox to snap the Rays’ four-game winning streak. Take Chicago on the moneyline and parlay it with the under.

Who ya got? Reply to this newsletter with your prediction of the Rays-White Sox winner, the final score, and the player who hits the game’s first home run. Nail it, and you get a mention in the next edition of Sports Section. Don’t forget to include your Twitter handle. 

Shoutout to subscriber Tim Maher (@glenayrfarm), who goes back-to-back with his prediction of the Clippers downing the Jazz. He was also closest to the final score (118-104) and the combined points of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George (62). Terrific job, Tim!

Keep the picks coming, everyone!

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