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Alex Kirshner

Meet the draft WR whose uncle is a president and Ballon d’Or winner

It’s almost impossible for Weah to become the best athlete in his family, but he could still have a strong NFL career.

Jester Weah was Pitt’s leading receiver in 2016 and 2017. He ran a 4.43-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine, tied for sixth among 37 wideouts. At 6’2 and 211 pounds — and with a 38-inch vert — he’s one of the draft’s most enticing deep threats.

Few prospects ever have come from more accomplished athletic families.

He’s the cousin of Tim Weah, a rising...

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Bill Connelly

Sonny Dykes’ SMU should be an AAC contender by 2019

Sonny Dykes inherits a program on the rise, but it will take him a little while.

Bill C’s annual preview series of every FBS team in college football continues. Catch up here!

In a recent episode of Podcast Ain’t Played Nobody, around the six-minute mark, my co-host Steven Godfrey laid out why SMU nailed it with its hire of former Louisiana Tech and Cal head coach Sonny Dykes.

I think they made an amazing hire in terms of fit. Sonny Dykes was a P5-quality who got into a situation that...

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James Dator

Donovan Mitchell got such an ovation from Jazz fans that he was left speechless

What an amazing moment.

Donovan Mitchell has been a phenom for the Jazz, and the rookie put on a show Monday night as he led the team with 33 points in a 17-point win over the Thunder in the playoffs. After the game the Utah crowd stuck around to show their appreciation, and Mitchell was left without words.

The crowd left Donovan Mitchell speechless. pic.twitter.com/ZmQxC9Wb19

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 24, 2018

It was Mitchell’s wide-eye wonder that made this all so...

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Jason Kirk

2018 NFL draft the first in years with actual drama at No. 1

We usually know exactly how the NFL draft’s first pick or two will go, but not this time.

In the days before a normal NFL draft, we almost always know who’ll be the No. 1 pick.

Or at least we know which two players from the same position are still in the running, and we have a decent idea of which one is favored.

2017: For months, Myles Garrett was projected No. 1. 2016: Everyone knew the Rams would pick Jared Goff or Carson Wentz. 2015: It’d clearly be either Jameis Winston or...

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Mina Dunn

A woman’s place can be in the booth

Tuesday’s Say Hey, Baseball takes a look at Jenny Cavnar in the Rockies broadcast booth

In Drew Goodman’s absence, Jenny Cavnar added herself to history. Her accomplishment should excite anyone with an investment in baseball and seeing it succeed. Baseball being equally open to all kinds of people grows the sport. The feat might not have produced as many electric highlights as Max Scherzer did when he etched his name as the third pitcher to coax 20 strikeouts in a game, but it got...

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Bill Connelly

What a new approach to evaluating receivers and tight ends says about the 2018 NFL Draft class

Which pass catchers might surprise you and who will disappoint?

My own personal favorite part of a given draft cycle is when pro coaches and scouts complain that others aren’t helping them do their jobs well enough. This is typically a construct for quarterbacks — they don’t know how to line up under center! — but there are variations.

Earlier in April, for instance, we learned about the [hits cap lock button] NFL’s WIDE RECEIVER CRISIS.

[Ricky] Proehl is definitely buying into...

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ADAM NAGOURNEY and CHARLES McDERMID

California Today: California Today: How Does a Republican Win an Election Here?

Tuesday: Rent control appears headed to the ballot, Quentin Tarantino promotes a new film about Hollywood and could U.S.C.’s Sam Darnold be the No. 1 pick?

ESPN.com

Source: Browns considering Mayfield at No. 1

Baker Mayfield "definitely" has been a part of the Cleveland Browns' considerations with the No. 1 draft pick, a league source told ESPN's Adam Schefter, and the former Oklahoma QB cannot be ruled out as a possibility for the top overall selection.

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Trump begins state visit with Macron discussing his polls

President Donald Trump served up a dinner of Dover sole and political talk on the first night of his inaugural state visit, with intensive discussions over the Iran deal and Syria still to come on Tuesday.

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Melania gives a peek of state dinner decor

First Lady Melania Trump is prepared the first state dinner hosted by the Trump administration for French President Emanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte.

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Tim Hume

Rouhani just reminded Trump Iran can also pull out of international deals

Donald Trump would face “severe consequences” if he scrapped the international nuclear agreement with Iran, President Hassan Rouhani warned Tuesday.

“I am telling those in the White House that if they do not live up to their commitments, the Iranian government will react firmly,” Rouhani said in a speech in Tabriz, amid growing fears Trump will pull the U.S. from the deal.

“If anyone betrays the deal, they should know that they would face severe consequences.”

One...

TechCrunch

Jonathan Shieber

BuildingConnected lands $15 million for its service linking contractors and developers

BuildingConnected, which provides software linking contractors and developers has raised $15 million from a strategic investor — Brookfield Ventures, the new venture arm from real estate developer Brookfield Asset Management.

The new investment bumps the total raised by BuildingConnect to $53 million. Previous investors in the company include Crosslink Capital, Brick & Mortar Ventures, Freestyle Capital, Homebrew, Bee Partners, and Lightspeed Venture Partners.

“It is rare to have an...

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Taylor Hatmaker

Credit Karma expands its identity theft monitoring tool to include dark web data

Credit Karma is best known for being the only reason anyone is ever willing to peek at their credit score, but the company has other things it wants you to be less stressed out about too.

After introducing a free identity monitoring tool for its users late last year, Credit Karma is widening the scope of its fraud-fighting scans to include data from the dark web.

Credit Karma’s existing ID monitoring tool searches 4.5 billion public breaches for a user’s personal data, but the improved...

TechCrunch

Brian Heater

Delivery robotics company Marble raises $10 million, with plans to move beyond food

San Francisco-based robotics company Marble announced this morning that it’s just closed a $10 million Series A. The round, which involves the likes of Tencent, Lemnos, Crunchfund and Maven, brings the startup’s total funding to $15 million.

In press material tied to the announcement, Marble’s careful not to get hung up on the whole food delivery label that’s been hung on the company since its early days. Instead, Marble’s now referring to itself as “the last-mile logistics...

TechCrunch

Sarah Perez

Roku’s adds news to its free channel, including the new streaming network ABC News Live

Last fall, Roku launched its own channel to provide its cord-cutting customers with access to free movies and TV shows in a single destination. Today, it’s adding live news to its channel, too.

In partnership with ABC News and others, The Roku Channel will now feature live news streams and linear news programming, alongside its entertainment options.

ABC News will be the flagship partner for the launch, as Roku will be the exclusive over-the-top home for its new live and linear streaming...

TechCrunch

Anthony Ha

Flipboard launches a new tech section

With recent changes, Flipboard has been placing a big emphasis on allowing readers to go deep on their interests. Now it’s adding even more features around one particular interest, in the Technology section of the Flipboard website and app.

“We want to make Flipboard definitive for tech insiders and enthusiasts,” said CEO Mike McCue .

This positions Flipboard as more of a direct competitor to a tech news aggregator like Techmeme, but with more curation from partners and from readers...

Fast Company

Ainsley Harris

Train For Your Mars Mission With Astronaut Chris Hadfield

The former International Space Station commander is teaching a MasterClass on space exploration

Astronaut Chris Hadfield has logged 4,000 hours in space. But his career may be defined by the five-minute, 30-second cover of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” that he filmed in 2013. The cover is so good that Bowie himself sung Hadfield’s praises in a Facebook post, declaring the music video “poignant.”

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Harry McCracken

Flipboard Wants To Be The Go-To News Source For Tech Mavens

From curation to presentation, the personalized magazine app is rethinking how it packages up the world of technology–with professionals in mind.

In 2010, when Flipboard debuted, it called itself a “social magazine.” At the time, that meant that it pulled in content from your friends’ Twitter and Facebook feeds and displayed them in prettified, browsable form on an iPad.

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Fast Company

Lindsay Tigar

12 Women Executives On How They Keep Their Cool in High Stress

We asked leaders from Uber to KIND snacks and more what they do to stay sane when everything starts to hit the fan.

Cohesive companies still experience periods of disarray, where office politics, client relations, and employee happiness falter. During these times of turbulence, it’s the top leadership who serves as an example for employees in order to help keep things running smoothly.

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