Daily Roundup: April 19

Top sports stories heading into this weekend: Football, baseball and Kyler Murray: Sports Illustrated writer (and Merrill College alum) Robert Klemko explains the tangled web for the presumptive No. 1 NFL draft pick. The NCAA is slowly but surely changing transfer rules for athletes. How far can Damian Lillard take the Portland Trail Blazers this postseason? The Boston Red Sox went all-in to win the 2018 World Series. They are pay

Daily Roundup: April 18

Here’s a recap of the latest sports news: You’d think the NFL, the corporate and cultural behemoth of American sports, would have a set of rules governing the attributes of a franchise quarterback. You would be wrong — not that it doesn’t try, writes ESPN’s Tim Keown. Sports Illustrated’s Greg Bishop wrote about boxer Terence Crawford and his hometown of Omaha, the place that molded and shaped him and a

Daily Roundup: April 17

Here’s a recap of the latest sports news: When high school sports replicate the training methods and intensity seen at the college level, players feel the toll, writes The Atlantic’s Linda Flanagan. The Boston Globe’s Alex Speier assesses the damage and examines just how bad it is for the Red Sox at this point. In the car on the way to pick up his 88-year-old mother from the airport, Jim Nantz took a few minutes to expla

Daily Roundup: April 16

Here’s a recap of the latest sports news: Over the past six months, as the Warriors toiled through locker-room turmoil and lapses in effort, the rest of the league began to foster hope: Is Golden State vulnerable? In their 135-131 loss to the Clippers in Game 2 of the first round Monday night at Oracle Arena, the Warriors showed why some suspect this could be the year their dynasty ends, writes the San Francisco Chronicle

Daily Roundup: April 15

Here’s a recap of the latest sports news: Yahoo! Sports’ Dan Wetzel says one picture sums up the meaning of Tiger Woods’ Masters’ victory. Nearly 30,000 competitors are set to hit the starting line in Hopkinton for the 2019 Boston Marathon, The Boston Globe reports. The NFL has partnered with a group of mathematicians from University at Buffalo to create better game schedules. No wonder. There are 10 to the 300th p

Daily Roundup: April 12

Here’s a recap of the latest sports news: ESPN’s Jessica Mendoza has made it no secret: She wants to be a role model for women and girls in baseball. “I won’t shy away from that,” Mendoza told Sports Illustrated. “I want to be a role model. Girls need to see it to believe.” Former Michigan State hockey player Taro Hirose made an instant impact with the Detroit Red Wings this season. He has no intentions of sl