(AP) - Ever wondered who the best picks of the NBA draft were at every draft slot? Wonder no more. From No. 1 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to No. 30 Spencer Haywood, a look at the players whose footsteps will be followed by the new NBA players selected on Thursday night.
HOUSTON (AP) - C.J. Cron homered early and Wilson Ramos hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth inning to lift the Tampa Bay Rays to a 2-1 win to snap a 12-game winning streak by the Houston Astros. Blake Snell (9-4) allowed just three hits and one run in seven innings, but had to pitch around a career-high seven walks for his fifth straight win. Sergio Romo pitched for the third straight game, taking over with one out in the ninth and allowing one hit for his third save
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buster Posey homered in the first, Gorkys Hernandez hit a two-run drive in the second with an RBI double later, and the San Francisco Giants held their lead this time to beat the Miami Marlins 6-3 in another night of plunking by both pitching staffs. Marlins starter Dan Straily and manager Don Mattingly were automatically ejected in the second after Straily hit Posey on the left arm with a pitch. Both sides were warned the previous inning after Rodriguez beaned Lewis Brinson.
(AP) - The Ottawa Senators have traded winger Mike Hoffman, hoping to solve an off-ice issue involving star defenseman Erik Karlsson. The Senators traded Hoffman to the San Jose Sharks, who then sent him to the Florida Panthers. The transactions involved four players and six draft picks. The Senators were eager to deal Hoffman, whose fiancee was accused of cyberbullying by Karlsson's wife.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Jackson Kowar struck out a career-high 13 in 6 2/3 innings as defending national champion Florida eliminated Texas from the College World Series with a 6-1 win. Kowar held the Longhorns scoreless on five hits. He mixed his changeup with a fastball still touching the mid-90s deep into his season-high 121-pitch afternoon. Jonathan India hit his 21st home run to break the game open in the sixth inning.
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