Daily Roundup: April 29

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Apr 29, 2019

Here’s a recap of the latest sports news:

  • The NFL says that the 2019 draft held this past weekend in Nashville is the highest rated and most attended ever, Sports Illustrated reports. The league in a statement says the draft averaged of 6.1 million viewers across all digital platforms, including the NFL Network, ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC, which broadcast the three-day event.
  • Houston Rockets guard James Harden pleaded for a “fair chance” from officials after Houston’s 104-100 loss to the Golden State Warriors in Sunday’s Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals, ESPN’s Tim MacMahon reports.
  • Nobody in the NFL knows what a catch is, and nobody in the NBA knows what a foul is. It’s like The Dress: People will look at the same plays, see entirely different things, insist they are correct and spend the next two weeks arguing online, writes the Wall Street Journal’s Ben Cohen.
  • Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, the two richest free agents in baseball history, aren’t subtle in their personal re-branding, embracing their new homes in words and action. Less obvious – and quantifiable – is the impact both men have had on their teams one month into their landmark commitments, writes USA Today’s Gabe Lacques.

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