Elite teams have success in the draft on Day 3 and later

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles' Corey Clement, right, catches a touchdown pass in front of New England Patriots' Marquis Flowers during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game in Minneapolis. While first-round picks receive most of the attention and players chosen the first two days of the draft get more money and better job security, success on Day 3 of the draft often separates the elite teams from the good ones. That was evident when the Eagles and Patriots met in February. Corey Clement had 100 yards receiving and one touchdown and LeGarrette Blount ran for 90 yards and one touchdown in Philadelphia's 41-33 victory. Danny Amendola led the Patriots with 152 yards receiving and Chris Hogan had 128. All four players were undrafted free agents. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eighteen starters in the last Super Bowl were selected in the fourth round or lower, including six players who didn’t get a call until the NFL draft was over.

Believe it! 76ers roll past Heat in Game 5

In this photo taken with a fisheye lens, Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, of Cameroon, dunks the ball during the first half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Miami Heat, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 104-91. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons shined again in front of rapper Meek Mill, and the dominant duo ushered the nightmares-into-dreams Process of the Philadelphia 76ers into the second round with a 104-91 win over the Miami Heat on Tuesday night.

Granderson leads Blue Jays past Red Sox on somber night

Toronto Blue Jays' Curtis Granderson, center, is welcomed by teammates after he hit a walk-off home run against the Boston Red Sox during the 10th inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Toronto. Toronto won 4-3. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)

TORONTO (AP) — Curtis Granderson hit a walk-off homer in the 10th inning to give the Toronto Blue Jays a 4-3 win over Boston on Tuesday night and hand the Red Sox their season-worst third straight defeat.

FIFA urged to let Morocco proceed to 2026 World Cup vote

FILE - In this April 20, 2018, fie photo, head of Morocco's Bid Committee Moulay Hafid Elalamy speaks during a press conference to promote Morocco's bid for the 2026 soccer World Cup after the visit of the Task Force in Casablanca, Morocco. A senior FIFA official from Germany says Morocco’s bid to host the 2026 World Cup must be allowed to reach the final vote without being disqualified, in order to avoid any questions about the selection process. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar, File)

GENEVA (AP) — Morocco’s bid to host the 2026 World Cup must be allowed to reach the final vote without being disqualified, in order to avoid any questions about the selection process, according to a senior FIFA official from Germany.

Langer to miss Senior PGA title defense for son’s graduation

Senior PGA Championship defending champion Bernhard Langer smiles while talking to officials during media day for the 2018 golf tournament at Harbor Shores Golf Course in Benton Harbor, Mich., Monday, April 23, 2018. Langer announced that he will not be competing in this year's championship because his son is graduating from high school the very same weekend. (Don Campbell/The Herald-Palladium via AP)/The Herald-Palladium via AP)

Bernhard Langer has compiled 36 victories and just over $25 million in earnings on the PGA Tour Champions, and he is a seven-time player of the year. It might help the others if the 60-year-old German takes a week off every now and then.

Rubio’s play points to winning ways in postseason

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) reacts after loosing the ball as Utah Jazz's Royce O'Neale, left, Donovan Mitchell (45) and Ricky Rubio, right, defend in the first half during Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Monday, April 23, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

OKLAHOMA CITY — A poised and productive Ricky Rubio has been smiling and laughing, masterfully running Utah’s offense in his matchup with Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook.

Broncos have their highest pick since 2011

FILE - In this April 19, 2018, file photo, John Elway, general manager of the Denver Broncos, talks with reporters during a news conference about the team's priorities in the NFL Draft, at the team's headquarters in Englewood, Colo. Elway and his lieutenants spent countless hours studying the "Big Four" passers _ Baker Mayfield, Josh Allen, Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen _ over the past several months, sending contingents to pro days, coaching Allen and Mayfield at the Senior Bowl, bringing them in for two-day visits and interviewing them at the combine. Maybe that was all a smoke screen, maybe not. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Von Miller publicly pleaded with John Elway to sign free agent quarterback Kirk Cousins this offseason only to see the Denver Broncos GM reel in Case Keenum instead.

Mitchell scores 33, Jazz rout Thunder 113-96

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) drives around Oklahoma City Thunder forward Corey Brewer (3) in the first half during Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Monday, April 23, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Shutting down the Utah Jazz offense is proving easier said than done for the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Capitals beat Blue Jackets to advance to 2nd round

Washington Capitals players celebrate their goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the third period of Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series Monday, April 23, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. The Capitals defeated the Blue Jackets 6-3. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored twice and Braden Holtby had 35 saves as the Washington Capitals advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals with a 6-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 6 on Monday night.



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