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  • SF Starting Pitcher #62
    Webb retired a career-high 19 consecutive batters following back-to-back singles from Ketel Marte and Corbin Carroll, respectively, to open the contest before issuing a one-out walk to Christian Walker in the seventh inning. The 27-year-old workhorse, who finished with five strikeouts and only issued one walk, completed seven frames for the third consecutive start in this one. He’ll bring a sparkling 2.93 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 22/6 K/BB ratio across 30 2/3 innings (five starts) into another home outing on Tuesday against the Mets.
  • TEX Starting Pitcher #31
    Scherzer is scheduled to face hitters again on Friday in a 40-pitch live batting practice session and could progress to a minor league rehab assignment shortly afterwards. The 39-year-old veteran righty has made a rapid recovery from offseason back surgery, which was originally expected to keep him on the shelf until late June. It might be too optimistic to expect him to make his season debut in early May, but it can’t be completely ruled out at this juncture. It certainly sounds like he’s going to return to the Rangers’ starting rotation at some point next month.
  • PIT Starting Pitcher #30
    Just a few hours after Pirates general manager Ben Cherington told reporters he needed to continue building up volume in the minors, Skenes delivered another masterful performance, allowing just three baserunners and striking out eight of the 14 batters he faced. He touched triple digits a staggering 34 times on 65 pitches (37 strikes), generating 11 swinging strikes and finishing with a near-elite 37 percent CSW. It certainly feels like Skenes is on the precipice of his highly-anticipated arrival in the big leagues.
  • CLE Starting Pitcher #24
    McKenzie opted for the rest and rehabilitation route last year instead of undergoing Tommy John surgery, and insists that he isn’t feeling any pain this season. However, his on-field results have been utterly abysmal with a bloated 6.23 ERA, 1.77 WHIP and 5/12 K/BB ratio across 13 innings (three starts). The biggest concerns for fantasy managers are that his fastball velocity (90.9 mph) is down nearly two miles-per-hour from two seasons ago (92.5 mph) when he was completely healthy and he’s walked nearly 20 percent of the batters he’s faced so far. Simply put, McKenzie’s early season performance has been alarming, but there appears to be a possible explanation. Fantasy managers should expect Cleveland to continue carefully managing his workload and hope that his stuff rebounds in the coming weeks.
  • BOS Right Fielder #17
    O’Neill confirmed Thursday to reporters that he’s been diagnosed with a concussion and has been dealing with some dizziness and lightheadedness. He added that he was feeling a bit better on Thursday a few days after a brutal on-field collision with teammate Rafael Devers. He’ll travel with the team this weekend, despite being on the 7-day concussion injured list, and is hoping to be ready to return when first eligible next week. There should be some clarity on his status at some point this weekend or early next week.
  • BOS Third Baseman #11
    Red Sox manager Alex Cora added that he doesn’t think Devers will require a trip to the injured list. It’s an extremely encouraging development for Boston, and fantasy managers, after a precautionary MRI on Thursday confirmed that Devers isn’t dealing with any major structural damage in his left knee. The 27-year-old fantasy superstar will likely require a few additional days off to rest and recover, but doesn’t appear to be facing an extended absence.
  • LAA Center Fielder #27
    Both steals came in the sixth inning. It’s the first multi-steal game for Trout since May 20, 2018 and it’s a flashback to when the 32-year-old was one of the best producers of thefts in the sport. With that pair of swipes he’s up to five on the season, and it’s possible — but far from a guarantee — that Trout is going to be much more active on the bases than he has over the past few seasons. On top of those steals, Trout is now slashing .257/.357/.662 over the first 19 games of 2024.
  • BOS Third Baseman #11
    Red Sox manager Alex Cora told reporters Thursday that the additional imaging is more for peace of mind than anything else, but an MRI is still an MRI. He added that Devers wasn’t feeling great and had trouble staying on his leg on Wednesday. The 27-year-old was removed from Tuesday’s game against the Guardians when he experienced discomfort in his left knee. We’ll have to wait and see if the MRI revels anything significant, but it adds to the laundry list of injuries the Red Sox are dealing with earlier on this season.
  • SEA Starting Pitcher #50
    The 25-year-old right-hander punched out seven batters on the afternoon while issuing only one base on balls. The only hit that he allowed came on a solo home run off the bat of Elly De La Cruz in the second inning, aside from that Miller was incredible. He got six swings and misses on 91 pitches on the impressive day, posting a solid CSW of 30 percent. Miller has been outstanding through his first four starts on the season, registering a 1.85 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and a 24/7 K/BB ratio over 24 1/3 innings. He’ll look to keep the good times rolling when he squares off against the Rangers in Arlington on Wednesday.
  • NYY Right Fielder #99
    Judge stepped to the plate to face Blue Jays lefty Tim Mayza with two outs in the ninth inning of a tie ballgame, and wound up coming through with an infield single down the left-field line that scored two runs on the play, putting New York ahead for good in this one. The 31-year-old former AL MVP’s ice-cold start at the dish has been well-documented so far, so he certainly needed a moment like this in a big spot. It was his lone hit in five at-bats, but Judge certainly came through when it mattered most.


PFT Draft: Teams that must nail the 2024 NFL Draft
From the Cowboys to the Vikings, Mike Florio and Myles Simmons outline which teams have too much to lose if they don't play their cards right in the draft.

NBC Sports Podcasts

Premier League: The Run In
A look at the remaining schedule for Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City as the title race goes down to the wire.
The Premier League title race is a remarkable three horse race as we enter the final six games of the 2023-24 season.
Will Manchester City complete its quest for an unprecedented fourth-straight title?
Check out the Premier League fixtures and results for the 2023-24 season
Matchweek 34 of the Premier League sees the potential for a dramatic reshaping off the relegation zone, plus Arsenal and Liverpool have opportunities to take advantage of FA Cup-competing Manchester City.
This season’s Premier League title race is a beauty and Jurgen Klopp knows the Reds’ standards versus Crystal Palace were not good enough for silverware.
When Arsenal ran out of stream in the second half against Aston Villa on Sunday you knew what was coming. There was tension in the air amongst the home fans. They were quiet. Agitated. Frustrated.


It’s no coincidence that Terry Pegula is willing to sell 25 percent of the equity in the Bills.
If Rashee Rice plays all or most of this season, he likely will be the Chiefs’ No. 1 receiver.
Former Arizona State football coach Herm Edwards, who previously coached the Jets and the Chiefs, likely won’t be coaching in college again any time soon, if ever.
Six quarterbacks could be taken in round one this year.


Matthew Pouliot evaluates some hitters worth adding in mixed leagues.
Hayden Winks of Underdog Fantasy joins Patrick Daugherty, Denny Carter and Kyle Dvorchak to assess how the NFL draft will change Brock Bowers’ fantasy football outlook and where Bo Nix stacks up in this year’s draft.
Hayden Winks joins the Rotoworld Football Show to discuss where Washington WR Ja’Lynn Polk and Texas WR Adonai Mitchell rank among the top wide receiver prospects ahead of this year’s NFL draft.
Road to Paris
The 2024 U.S. Olympic team roster of athletes updated as they qualify.
Rowing gold medalist Stefanos Ntouskos of Greece was the first torchbearer of the 2024 Olympic torch relay.
Kenyan Hellen Obiri repeated as Boston Marathon women’s champion, while Ethiopian Sisay Lemma won the men’s race.
2024 Boston Marathon top 10 and notable results.
Mykolas Alekna broke a 37-year-old world record in the men’s discus.
20-year-old American Evy Leibfarth is headed to her second Olympics after earning a spot in the canoe slalom event at U.S. Trials in Montgomery, Alabama.
Evy Leibfarth is the first American to qualify for the Paris Olympics in caoneing.


Bryan finished eagle-birdie-birdie to stay on top through 36 holes in the Dominican.
So Yeon Ryu speaks with Amy Rogers about her emotions upon retiring from golf at the LPGA’s Chevron Championship and what she’s looking forward to her in her next chapter.
Morikawa is looking to win after coming up short last week at Augusta National.
The Irish duo will headline the field in the PGA Tour’s only official team event.
Here are the tee times and pairings for Saturday at Harbour Town.


The Cavaliers will put a max contract extension in front of Mitchell this summer and if he doesn’t sign it they almost have to trade him.
Jamal Crawford joins Dan Patrick to discuss Kevin Durant, Jayson Tatum and Jalen Brunson entering the 2023-24 NBA playoffs as well as the most entertaining players in history.
Vaughn Dalzell breaks down his two picks for the NBA Play-in game between the Bulls and Heat, plus the Kings versus Pelicans.
Sheppard is projected as a top-10 pick come June.


The Rangers recalled Owen White from Round Rock to provide bullpen depth for the start of their weekend series against the Braves.
Vaughn Dalzell explains why the Pirates’ Paul Skenes has a shot at winning NL Rookie of the Year despite not being on the big league roster right now.
Chapman (0-1) was ejected by plate umpire Edwin Moscoso after Harrison Bader doubled in the eighth inning of the Pirates’ 6-3 loss to the Mets.
Legendary fireballer Randy Johnson joins Dan Patrick to revisit the time he hit a bird while pitching, how pitching has changed from his prime to the modern game and more.

Premier League

Manchester City have taken the lead in the Premier League race. Check out Brad Thomas’ Premier League Betting Power Rankings for Matchday 34.
Will Erling Haaland hold on to claim another Premier League Golden Boot? Cole Palmer is level with the Norwegian on 20 goals late in the season.
Whose injury status is up in the air, and who’s hoping to be fit in time for matchweek 34?
Liverpool’s sole focus is the Premier League title race, and they’ll look to overcome weary legs and Fulham at Craven Cottage on Sunday.

Motor Sports

Austin Hill wins the pole for Saturday’s race and will be joined on the front row by teammate Jesse Love.
Andretti Global and Cadillac have met numerous obstacles from Formula One’s current owners to join the series in 2026
Cup drivers compete at the longest superspeedway on the circuit.
Jesse Love and Austin Hill form Richard Childress Racing’s Xfinity lineup.


Vaughn Dalzell explains why the Pirates’ Paul Skenes has a shot at winning NL Rookie of the Year despite not being on the big league roster right now.
Vaughn Dalzell breaks down his two picks for the NBA Play-in game between the Bulls and Heat, plus the Kings versus Pelicans.
Connor Rogers joins Jay Croucher and Drew Dinsick to discuss the buzz around the Giants and Jets as they each enter the 2024 NFL Draft with a top-10 pick.

College Basketball

AJ Storr will give Kansas an infusion of athleticism and scoring on the wing.
NCAA athletes will be immediately eligible to play no matter how many times they transfer — as long as they meet academic requirements — after the association fast-tracked legislation Wednesday to fall in line with a recent court order.
The 6-foot-10 sophomore averaged 9.0 points and 7.2 rebounds this past season.
The former Iowa star will now try and help revive the Indiana franchise along with last season’s No. 1 pick, Aliyah Boston.

College Football

The College Football Transfer Portal is underway. Here is a one-stop shop to track which big-name players are on the move this offseason.
The 93rd edition of the Blue-Gold game takes place this Saturday, April 20 at 1:00 PM ET exclusively on Peacock.
Connor Rogers’ latest NFL mock draft takes a look at what he would do if he were in the GM chair for each team’s first selection.
Defensive back Trystan Haynes (Oklahoma City, OK/ Carl Albert High School), the four-star prospect has officially accepted his invitation to the 2025 All-American Bowl.

Brother From Another

Now 16 seasons since his last NBA title, Brother From Another explores what narratives could form if Doc Rivers and the Milwaukee Bucks fall to the Indiana Pacers in the first round.
Michael Holley and Vinnie Goodwill react to the NCAA’s decision to put the Michigan Wolverines football program on probation, where the school also received fines for violating recruiting rules.
Michael Holley says this season’s iteration of the 76ers deserves more “respect” compared to their recent rosters ahead of Wednesday’s play-in clash with the Miami Heat.
Brother From Another explains why the Golden State Warriors dominant run is “officially over” after elimination in the play-in tournament, where Steph Curry & Co. looked “two steps behind” the Kings.

Local coverage

The C’s star opened up about his playoff mindset in an exclusive sitdown with our Chris Forsberg.
With his future hazy and subjected to educated guesses and rampant speculation, Klay Thompson spent almost 17 minutes steering discussion into his comfort zone.
The Phillies took advantage of the opportunity in front of them, beating the Rockies with starting pitching, defense and two of their better offensive nights of the season.
The Bears are poised to draft Caleb Williams with the No. 1 overall pick. After that things get hazier.


The filing also notes that while the court doubted some aspects of Zedan’s counts, it did not find any of them insubstantial.
The Cowboys feel good about their quarterback situation for 2024 with Dak Prescott, Cooper Rush and Trey Lance.
After going 5-12 in 2022, the Rams were one of the surprise teams in 2023, going 10-7 to reach the playoffs, where they lost by one point at Detroit in the Wild Card.
The Cardinals have gone 4-13 in each of the last two seasons, but this year’s draft could mark the beginning of the team’s turnaround.
After missing the playoffs last season, the Seahawks chose to move on from Pete Carroll, who had been Seattle’s head coach since 2010.