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TCU defensive tackle Joseph Noteboom, Delaware defensive tackle Bilal Nichols, Sam Houston State defensive tackle PJ Hall and South Carolina State linebacker Darius Leonard.

It isn’t wise to talk trash when you’re being outplayed and trailing in a playoff series. But Bledsoe backed up his talk in Game 3, outperforming Rozier and helping lead the Bucks to a dominant 116-92 win. With the Bucks winning Game 4 and extending this series to at least six games, here’s hoping this isn’t the last we hear of this (one-sided) beef.

Drake has been known to get into it with Toronto Raptors opponents while sitting in his courtside seats, including former NBA star and ESPN analyst Paul Pierce while he was with the Washington Wizards during the 2015 postseason. After the Wizards pulled off an upset and swept the series, Pierce took to social media to roast Drake. So there’s history here.

Three players who are quietly coveted as middle-to-late Day 2 picks: The first two could go as early as the middle of the second round, with all four expected to be drafted in the third.

Here are “My Guys” for 2018, the players I have vouched for as prospects on whom I’d stake my reputation: Western Kentucky’s Mike White, Richmond’s Kyle Lauletta, N.C. State’s Jaylen Samuels, Memphis’ Genard Avery and Boston College’s Isaac Yiadom.

Schoenfield: It’s still too early to change from original predictions for now: Nationals take the East and the Cardinals and Diamondbacks win the wild cards. The Mets have played well, no doubt, but Matt Harvey has already been pushed to the bullpen, and let’s see if the other starters can stay healthy before we declare them playoff-bound.

Miller: Oh, 94 or so. [Checks Rick Porcello’s numbers so far.] Oh, 97 or so. I wouldn’t say it’s a team that looks radically better than it did a month ago, and they’re probably not one of the superteams, but Porcello’s bounce back and Price’s revival make them a very interesting October threat.

“It was a dark time, I feel like,” Lawson said. “Just tried to tune people out, and I think it affected basketball and confidence. I didn’t play the same.”

Lawson said he “completed everything [the court] wanted me to do,” from probation to community service and classes with John Lucas, but the damage to his NBA reputation had been done.

“Everybody was like, ‘Oh he has a problem,'” Lawson said. “I have heard that. I don’t know, actually, what people think about me in other locker rooms. Because, I mean, maybe [they think] I am a problem around the team. I’m not. I am probably one of the chillest guys ever.”orioles_055

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The Lions will be crisscrossing the country this season, but at least the travel is reasonably spaced out, with only two back-to-back trips.

The first back-to-back doesn’t come until Weeks 9 and 10 and that’s with relatively close trips to Minnesota and Chicago.

There will be a little more strain down the stretch when the Lions follow a road game in Arizona with a trip to Buffalo, but again, at least the second leg is only an hour away by plane.

Speaking of awful hitting schedules, may I present to you the Washington Nationals, who will have to tangle with both Jacob deGrom and Clayton Kershaw during Week 3 — not to mention probably also Rich Hill during their weekend series at the Los Angeles Dodgers? The Nationals haven’t extracted a lot of offensive value out of any of their active hitters other than Bryce Harper, and that probably won’t change for slow starters such as Michael Taylor and Ryan Zimmerman, despite the likelihood of four of their six games coming against left-handed starting pitchers.

Obviously, a lot of that has to do with the ongoing collusion case he has filed against the NFL and its teams. Though, Kaepernick himself remains a central figure in large part due to the community work he continues to do around the United States.

No matter our stance on Kaepernick’s politics, he should be given some level of respect for said work and for his fight for equality in the United States.

Apparently, Amnesty International agrees. The group honored Kaepernick Saturday in the Netherlands with its Ambassador of Conscience Award.

But Game 2 was a liberation for DeRozan. It was both an appropriate second episode following a heady, unselfish, if statistically unexceptional Game 1 performance and a portrait of nearly everything the Toronto Raptors — and DeRozan individually — have added to their portfolio as a team: a willingness to work through possessions with additional triggers, a sincere trust in teammates to make the most of opportunities, a desire to maximize the statistical benefits of the 3-point shot. To be sure, DeRozan wreaked plenty of havoc on Washington as an iso-pro, but the effort came seamlessly.seahawks_197

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