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The NFL draft is quickly approaching and there has been a major shake-up in the odds for the second overall pick. Many experts are now predicting that Washington will select quarterback Jayden Daniels with the pick, despite previous projections favoring other players. This unexpected change has caused a stir among fans and analysts, with some questioning the decision and others praising it. As the draft draws closer, all eyes will be on Washington to see if they do indeed choose Daniels as their future franchise quarterback.

Read more at: https://nypost.com/2024/04/18/sports/nfl-draft-no-2-pick-odds-shake-up-has-jayden-daniels-to-washington/

During a pre-draft press conference, New York Giants General Manager Joe Schoen discussed the team’s approach to the upcoming NFL Draft and the importance of building a strong roster through both the draft and free agency. Schoen emphasized the need for a balanced approach and highlighted the potential of quarterback Daniel Jones, stating that the team is confident in his abilities. He also addressed the team’s plans for the future, including the potential for a new stadium and the importance of creating a winning culture within the organization.

Read more at: https://www.giants.com/news/nfl-draft-2024-free-agency-joe-schoen-pre-draft-press-conference-daniel-jones

Despite hosting the NFL Draft this year, the Detroit Lions are not afraid to trade out of their first-round pick. General Manager Brad Holmes has stated that the team is open to all options and will not be swayed by the pressure of making a flashy pick. With multiple needs to address, the Lions are willing to move down in the draft and acquire more picks in order to build a stronger roster. This strategy aligns with Holmes’ philosophy of building through the draft and prioritizing long-term success over immediate gratification.

Read more at: https://www.prideofdetroit.com/2024/4/18/24133892/detroit-lions-not-afraid-trade-out-1st-round-despite-hosting-draft

Highly-touted New York Yankees prospect Anthony Volpe expressed his excitement for the MLB debut of fellow top prospect Jack Leiter. Volpe, who has been teammates with Leiter since high school, praised the young pitcher’s talent and work ethic. Leiter, the son of former MLB pitcher Al Leiter, is set to make his debut for the Texas Rangers on Tuesday. Volpe and Leiter’s friendship and shared journey to the majors adds an extra layer of excitement to Leiter’s highly anticipated debut.

Read more at: https://www.mlb.com/news/anthony-volpe-excited-for-jack-leiter-s-mlb-debut

Former MLB player Gary Cooper has launched a petition calling for the Atlanta Braves to provide pension benefits to former players who were excluded from the league’s pension plan. Cooper, who played for the Braves in the 1970s, argues that these players were unfairly left out of the plan due to a loophole in the system. The petition has gained support from other former players and has brought attention to the issue of pension disparities in professional sports. The Braves have yet to respond to the petition, but Cooper remains determined to fight for the rights of his fellow players.

Read more at: https://www.cnn.com/2024/04/18/sport/gary-cooper-mlb-pension-atlanta-braves-petition-spt-intl/index.html

As the NHL regular season comes to a close, several teams have the opportunity to secure their spot in the playoffs with a win on April 18th. The Colorado Avalanche, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Toronto Maple Leafs are among the teams that can clinch a playoff berth with a victory. Meanwhile, the Nashville Predators and Dallas Stars are fighting for the final playoff spot in the Central Division, with the Predators needing a win to keep their hopes alive. With only a few games left, the race for the playoffs is heating up and every win is crucial for these teams.

Read more at: https://www.nhl.com/news/nhl-playoffs-clinching-scenarios-for-april-18

In a surprising move, college basketball star Haley Cavinder has left TCU to join her twin sister Hanna in returning to their hometown of Miami. The Cavinder sisters, who made a name for themselves at Fresno State, will now play for the University of Miami, citing a desire to be closer to family and friends. This decision has sparked speculation about the future of TCU’s women’s basketball team and the impact of the transfer portal on college sports.

Read more at: https://nypost.com/2024/04/18/sports/haley-cavinder-bolts-tcu-to-join-twin-hanna-in-return-to-miami/

Caitlin Clark, a 22-year-old sports columnist for the Indianapolis Star, has quickly made a name for herself in the male-dominated world of sports journalism. Despite facing criticism and sexism, Clark has risen to success with her sharp writing and insightful analysis. She credits her passion for sports and determination to break barriers as the driving forces behind her career. With a bright future ahead, Clark is determined to continue breaking down barriers and inspiring other young women in the industry.

Read more at: https://www.thecut.com/article/caitlin-clark-indystar-sports-columnist.html

The highly anticipated reveal trailer for the newest installment in the F1 video game series, F1 24, is set to be released tomorrow. Fans of the popular racing game can expect to see stunning graphics and exciting gameplay footage, as well as new features and improvements. The trailer is expected to generate buzz and anticipation among the gaming community, as F1 24 promises to deliver an immersive and realistic racing experience. Stay tuned for the official release of the trailer and get ready to rev your engines.

Read more at: https://racinggames.gg/f1/f1-24-reveal-trailer-coming-tomorrow/

The highly anticipated iOS 17 update is set to bring a host of new features and improvements to Apple’s mobile operating system. Among the most notable additions are a redesigned Control Center, enhanced privacy settings, and a revamped Messages app. The release date for iOS 17 is expected to be in the fall, coinciding with the launch of the next generation of iPhones. With these updates, Apple continues to solidify its position as a leader in the mobile technology industry.

Read more at: https://9to5mac.com/2024/04/17/ios-17-5-new-features-release-date-and-more-details/