The Red Sox defeated the Mariners 5-3 on Sunday. Eduardo Rodriguez allowed just three runs over seven innings, recording eight strikeouts.
Also on Sunday, the Bruins lost to the Penguins, 1-0.
And the Celtics fell to the Hornets, 125-104.
The latest on the Patriots and trading up: The NFL Draft gets underway on Thursday at 8 p.m., and all eyes will be on where the top-rated quarterbacks get picked.
According to a recent report, the 49ers (holding the third pick after trading up in March) have narrowed the team’s list of possible quarterback picks down to Mac Jones of Alabama and Trey Lance from North Dakota State.
As a result, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields could be available beyond the first few picks. The door might be open for a team to trade up into the top-10 and pick Fields. New England, a team analysts have been listing as a potential candidate to trade up to get a quarterback, is reportedly calling around to explore the possibility of a deal.
NFL reporter Tom Pelissero, speaking for a recent segment on NFL Network, offered an intriguing scenario.
“This is an interesting one,” Pelissero began. “The Patriots have been calling around in the top-10. And teams that have gotten those calls believe that [New England’s] target would be Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields. Now it would cost the Patriots a lot to move from 15 up to seven or eight, probably the in the region of a second-round draft pick. But that is a small price to pay if New England sees an opportunity to land a potential franchise quarterback.”
Several teams have been making calls about getting into the top 10 of next week’s NFL Draft — including the #Patriots, who could have their eyes on Ohio State QB Justin Fields if he begins to slide. @gmfb @nflnetwork pic.twitter.com/GjJazJXZQp
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 26, 2021
The Patriots currently hold the 15th overall pick, as well as the 46th overall pick, which falls in the second round.
Trivia: The last time the Patriots traded up in the first round to draft an offensive player was 2002. What player did New England select that year?
(Answer at the bottom).
Hint: He played college football at Colorado.
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From the weekend: Rob Gronkowski (eventually) caught a football dropped out of a helicopter.
Rob Gronkowski and Tedy Bruschi are the honorary head coaches for the University of Arizona’s spring game. But before the game, Gronk set a world world record because…he’s Gronk. pic.twitter.com/RuSCZPUFQU
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 24, 2021
Teams are reportedly inquiring about Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones:
The #Falcons have received calls from teams inquiring about possible trades for All-Pro WR Julio Jones, sources say. A trade could not happen for cap reasons before June 1, but teams know Atlanta’s brutal cap situation and are calling. A deal won’t happen now, but later? Maybe.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 26, 2021
A look at a Boston Globe cartoon from the next day depicting the scene:
Daily highlight: Grizzlies guard Ja Morant left C.J. McCollum standing still during Sunday’s 120-113 Memphis win over Portland.
must see tv. pic.twitter.com/AXH5cQDddH
— Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) April 25, 2021
Trivia answer: Daniel Graham
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