Daily Roundup: April 16

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Apr 16, 2019

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’s Connor Letourneau.
  • The Mets did not use Edwin Díaz last night in the highest-leverage plate appearance of their season in the eighth inning. They explain why, and The Athletic’s Tim Britton explains why he thinks they’re wrong.
  • At a January meeting, a source says, the Oakland A’s offered Kyler Murray an additional $14M — giving him NFL first-round money — and a guarantee he’d be on their 40-man roster. The MMQB’s Robert Klemko on the draft’s most compelling, and perplexing, prospect.
  • Russell Wilson is sticking around with the Seattle Seahawks as the highest-paid player in the NFL, the Washington Times reports.

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