• Broncos stick with theme of toughness, athleticism in Day 3 of draft

    Associated Press
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    ENGLEWOOD — Grouching that the Denver Broncos hadn't gone out "kicking and screaming" in the playoffs the last three seasons, John Elway set out to toughen up a team that featured 11 Pro Bowlers but went out with a whimper. After changing coaches and shaking up the roster, he...

  • Cards again beat Pirates 2-1 in extras, win in 11th

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Carpenter takes pride in giving St. Louis baseball fans their money's worth. The Cardinals' third baseman hit a game-ending sacrifice fly in the 11th inning Saturday and the Cardinals once again beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 in extras. The Cardinals, who have...

  • Prado homers, drives in 4, leads Haren, Marlins past Phils

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — After a 3-11 start, it didn't take long for the Miami Marlins to get back to the .500 mark. Martin Prado homered and drove in four runs, leading Dan Haren and the Miami Marlins over the Philadelphia Phillies 7-0 on Saturday. The Marlins won for ninth time in 10 games to...

  • Jaguars choose mostly from major programs in NFL draft

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Forget scouring the country. Don't bother looking for hidden gems. No need scouting every pro day. The Jacksonville Jaguars just went big, really big in the NFL draft. Seven of the eight players Jacksonville selected during the three-day draft came from...

  • Giants gamble on depth and insurance with final draft picks

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Though Mykkele Thompson, Geremy Davis, and Bobby Hart aren't high-profile players, the Giants' final three draft choices fit their initial goals of getting bigger, faster, and stronger, according to general manager Jerry Reese. "We always want that -- big,...

  • Mr. Irrelevant: Louisville TE Christian last pick in draft

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The 10th Louisville Cardinal chosen in the NFL draft earned the title "Mr. Irrelevant." With the 256th — and last — pick of the three-day draft, the Arizona Cardinals chose tight end Gerald Christian. He will be the guest of honor for a weeklong celebration in...

  • Saints take 3 more defensive players on draft's last day

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints tipped the balance of their 2015 draft class decisively toward trying to fortify a defense that ranked near the bottom of the NFL last season. The Saints, who began Saturday's final rounds of the draft with two fifth-round picks, traded for...

  • New Falcons defensive tackle Jarrett escapes house fire

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — New Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jarrett had a major scare while he waited for his name to be called in the NFL draft Friday night. Jarrett, picked by Atlanta in the fifth round Saturday, said he and about 40 family members and close friends were at his...

  • Raiders fill more holes on final day of draft

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — After targeting two of their biggest needs on the first two days of the NFL draft, the Oakland Raiders looked to fill a hole on their offensive line on the final day. The Raiders drafted Miami guard Jon Feliciano in the fourth round Saturday after trading down...

  • Titans use 7 of 9 draft picks trying to fix woeful offense

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans went into the NFL draft intent on improving one of the NFL's worst offenses. They believe they did. The Titans put the finishing touches on their efforts Saturday, using seven of their nine total selections on offense and giving coach Ken...

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