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Ohio State’s Braxton Miller carries the ball on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, at Ohio Stadium in Columbus. David Jablonski/Staff

Braxton Miller: Houston ‘a lovely place to be’

Former Houston Texans offensive lineman Chester Pitts stepped to the podium at the NFL Draft in Chicago around 11 p.m. Friday night. Meanwhile, in Dublin, Ohio, a NFL Network film crew focused their camera on former Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback and wide receiver Braxton Miller. Miller waited a long time ...

Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford, left, shoots in front of Portland Trail Blazers guard Gerald Henderson during the first half of Game 6 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Friday, April 29, 2016, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

Blazers advance 4-2 with 106-103 victory over the Clippers

Even as they huddled after the victory that sent them through to the next round, the Portland Trail Blazers were drawing inspiration from the doubters. The confetti fell on them from the ceiling and Damian Lillard told his gathered teammates he was proud of them for shutting out the "outside ...

Michigan State QB Cook biggest name still on board

A draft that has featured just about everything enters its final day and last four rounds with some intrigue remaining. So far, there have been bizarre drops and megatrades early on, a run on players from national champion Alabama on Day 2, and a fascination with Ohio State Buckeyes — ...

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2015, file photo, Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy watches from the sideline during the team's NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Arlington, Texas. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says he has ruled out re-signing Hardy after one tumultuous season with the polarizing defensive end. Jones acknowledged Friday night, April 29, 2016, what appeared to be the case for weeks. The Cowboys didn’t want to bring back Hardy after several disruptions in 2015. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade, File)

Jerry Jones: Cowboys have ruled out re-signing Greg Hardy

Greg Hardy won't return for a second season with the Dallas Cowboys. Owner and general manager Jerry Jones said Friday night he has ruled out re-signing the polarizing defensive end after one tumultuous year. Jones, speaking to reporters after the second night of the NFL draft, acknowledged what appeared to ...

Curry rehabbing right knee several times a day to get back

Stephen Curry is rehabbing his injured right knee about three times a day, spending four to five hours at the Warriors' practice facility to try to get back on the court for the defending champions as soon as possible. And, if there's any chance he can pull it off, that ...

California's Jared Goff arrives for a news conference after being selected by the Los Angeles Rams as the first pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL football draft in Los Angeles Friday, April 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Jared Goff arrives in Los Angeles to begin work with Rams

Jared Goff is Northern California to the core. He grew up in Marin County rooting for the San Francisco Giants and idolizing Joe Montana before going on to a record-setting football career in Berkeley. When he touched down Friday on the other end of the Golden State as the new ...

Milwaukee Brewers' Jonathan Lucroy hits a single during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins Friday, April 29, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Conley pulled in 8th with no-hit bid, Miami hangs on

Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly said it was an easy decision to pull Adam Conley after 116 pitches despite the lefty having not allowed a hit for 7 2/3 innings. Conley exited with a no-hit bid intact, drawing boos from the crowd at Miller Park, and Miami's bullpen might have ...

New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz delivers against the San Francisco Giants during the third inning of a baseball game, Friday, April 29, 2016, in, New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Cespedes has 6 RBIs during Mets' record 12-run inning vs SF

For a while there, it seemed as though the New York Mets would never make another out. Yoenis Cespedes and the rest of the Mets broke loose for a team-record 12 runs in the third inning Friday night, rolling to their seventh straight victory with a 13-1 blowout of the ...

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, right, poses for a photo with the league's coach of the year trophy alongside assistant coach Luke Walton before Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Lakers hire Warriors assistant Luke Walton as head coach

Luke Walton is coming home to rebuild the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers reached an agreement Friday night with the Golden State assistant to become their head coach, dramatically choosing a young leader for their new era after Kobe Bryant. The Lakers grabbed Walton just five days after they fired ...

Indiana Pacers' Paul George (13) is defended by Toronto Raptors' DeMarre Carroll (5) during the first half of Game 6 of an NBA first-round playoff basketball series Friday, April 29, 2016, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Pacers force Game 7 against Raptors with 101-83 win

This time, the Indiana Pacers buckled down and fought back. Reeling from a fourth-quarter collapse followed by a sluggish start, the Pacers turned things around just in time with an 18-0 run to save their season. Paul George and George Hill combined for 24 second-half points Friday to help Indiana ...

Miami Heat's Justise Winslow (20) drives between Charlotte Hornets' Cody Zeller (40) and Jeremy Lin during the first half in Game 6 of an NBA basketball playoffs first-round series in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, April 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Wade, Heat force Game 7 with 97-90 win over Hornets

Dwyane Wade hadn't made a 3-point shot since December, enduring a streak of 22 consecutive misses. That all changed on Friday night with Miami's season on the line. The 34-year-old star hit both 3-pointers he attempted, including a big one with 46 seconds left, finishing with 23 points as the ...

Miami Marlins' Derek Dietrich can't catch a ball hit by Milwaukee Brewers' Jonathan Lucroy during the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 29, 2016, in Milwaukee. The hit was the first of the game for the Brewers. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Marlins' Conley pulled in 8th with no-hit bid, Brewers rally

Marlins lefty Adam Conley threw no-hit ball for 7 2/3 innings before being pulled by manager Don Mattingly after 116 pitches, and Miami's bullpen wound up holding off the Milwaukee Brewers 6-3 Friday night. Jonathan Lucroy blooped a single with one out in the ninth off reliever Jose Urena to ...

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz celebrates his two-run home run as New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann waits during the eighth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park on Friday, April 29, 2016, in Boston. The Red Sox won 4-2. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Big Papi's 2-run HR in 8th lifts Red Sox past Yank

David Ortiz still enjoys beating the New York Yankees. In what he's said will be his final season before he retires, Ortiz hit a tiebreaking two-run homer off Dellin Betances in the eighth inning, and the Red Sox rallied for a 4-2 win over the Yankees on Friday night in ...

Robert Patterson prepare the stage at Auditorium Theater of Roosevelt University for the second and third rounds of the 2016 NFL football draft, Friday, April 29, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

LBs Jack, Jaylon Smith go early in 2nd round of NFL draft

It was a long wait and a soft landing for Myles Jack and Jaylon Smith. Now about those knees. The pair of athletic linebackers with health questions went early in the second round of the NFL draft on Friday, with Jacksonville trading up to grab Jack two spots after Dallas ...

Ohio State tight end Nick Vannett stretches for his second touchdown as Rutgers defensive back Johnathan Aiken drags him down on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at Ohio Stadium in Columbus. DavidJablonski/Staff

NFL Draft: Seahawks draft Nick Vannett in third round

Nick Vannett showed up at his alma mater, Westerville Central, on Friday and posted for photos with students, even if his thoughts must have drifted to the NFL Draft.A day earlier, before the first round in Chicago, the former Ohio State Buckeyes tight end Vannett wrote on Twitter, “Appreciate all ...

ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 30: Jameis Winston #5 of the Florida State Seminoles is sacked by Emmanuel Ogbah #38 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the first half of the Advocare Cowboys Classic at AT&T Stadium on August 30, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Cleveland Browns add four new players on second day of draft

The Cleveland Browns wrapped up a productive second day of the NFL Draft by selecting USC quarterback Cody Kessler with their pick of Friday night’s third round. Kessler (6-foot-1, 220 pounds) threw 88 touchdowns and just 19 interceptions in three years as a starter for the Trojans. BROWNS DRAFT COVERAGE: ...

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2015 file photo, Mississippi offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil (78) loosens up prior to his team's NCAA college football game against Texas A&M in Oxford, Miss. Mississippi will investigate former offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil's comments that he accepted money from a member of the football staff while playing at the school. The university said in a statement Friday, April 29, 2016, it is "aware of the reports from the NFL Draft regarding Laremy Tunsil and potential NCAA violations during his time at Ole Miss" and "will aggressively investigate and fully cooperate with the NCAA and the SEC." Tunsil was selected 13th overall Thursday night in the NFL draft by the Miami Dolphins (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Tunsil tries to tamp down furor regarding his draft freefall

Laremy Tunsil kept repeating the same answer to questions about his freefall in the NFL draft, the social media hacking that cost him millions and the investigation he stirred at Ole Miss. "I'm just here to talk about the Miami Dolphins," Tunsil said several times Friday. At his introductory news ...

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Adam Conley throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, April 29, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Marlins' no-hit bid broken up with 1 out in 9th vs Brewers

Jonathan Lucroy blooped a single with one out in the ninth inning to break up the combo no-hit bid by the Miami Marlins at Milwaukee. Lucroy's hit fell just beyond the dive of second baseman Derek Dietrich in short right field. Dietrich was playing in place of speedy Dee Gordon, ...

BOISE, ID - DECEMBER 22: Linebacker Nick Vigil #41 of the Utah State Aggies attempts to tackle quarterback Thomas Woodson #13 of the Akron Zips during second half action at the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on December 22, 2015 at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho. Akron won the game 23-21. (Photo by Loren Orr/Getty Images)

Bengals take WR in second round, LB in third

The Bengals added linebacker Nick Vigil in the third round with the 87th overall pick. The 6-foot-2, 235-pound Vigil is a two-time first team All-Mountain West selection who declared for the draft after his junior season. It’s the second year in a row the Bengals have taken a linebacker in ...

Ohio State’s Braxton Miller (1) celebrates after a 53-yard touchdown run against Virginia Tech on Monday, Sept. 7, 2015, at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, Va. David Jablonski/Staff

NFL Draft: Braxton Miller goes to Texans in Round 3

Braxton Miller has had a documentary film crew following him since he first arrived at practices before the 2015 season. A drone with a camera followed him that day. The filmmakers plan to try to sell the documentary after the draft. Considering the ups and downs of the last ninth ...

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