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Seattle 3-3 New England: Amazing Sounders comeback (2:48)
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GOAL: Juan Agudelo brace caps off the NE counter! - Via MLS (0:59)

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Red Sox LF Andrew Benintendi hit his third home run of the season during Saturday's 7-4 loss to the Cubs. The solo shot was the longest homer of his career.

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The Celtics and Wizards split their regular season series as the home team won every game. Fewer than 10 points decided each of the two contests in Boston, while the pair of games in Washington were not as close.

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The Celtics' defense was noticeably weaker vs. the Wizards this season when Isaiah Thomas was on the floor.

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Pats' acquisitions will overshadow draft picks (1:26)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Here are the Patriots picks of the 2017 draft: 3a. Derek Rivers, DE, Youngstown; 3b. Antonio Garcia, LT, Troy; 4; Deatrich Wise, DE, Arkansas; 6. Conor McDermott, LT, UCLA. When including players the Patriots acquired by using draft capital, the list expands to include WR Brandin Cooks (acquired for first-round pick); DE Kony Ealy (acquired for an 8-slot move down the board from late second round to early third round); TE Dwayne Allen (acquired with a sixth-round pick in exchange for a fourth-rounder); RB Mike Gillislee (signed as a restricted free agent, which cost a fifth-round pick); and TE James O'Shaughnessy (acquired with a sixth-round pick in exchange for a fifth-rounder).

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Cubs rally to top Red Sox (1:08)
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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio discusses one of the themes of the team's top picks: How the Senior Bowl gave them more comfort in selecting smaller-school prospects Derek Rivers (DE, Youngstown) and Antonio Garcia (LT, Troy).

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Marcus Smart on Boston's Round 1 victory over the Bulls: "We were more than just a basketball team. We're a family."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs 7, Red Sox 4: As bad losses go, what happened Saturday at Fenway Park ranks high on the list. The Red Sox (12-11) blew an early three-run lead, giving up three runs in an ugly seventh inning in which starter Steven Wright gave up the game-tying homer, the defense threw the ball all over the field and the undermanned bullpen wilted. On plus side, Hanley Ramirez launched a tape-measure homer onto Lansdowne Street.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Brad Stevens on the quick turnaround before Game 1 vs. the Wizards: "You're not going to be able to go into an NFL week of prep. … [Game 1] is about playing with a clear mind and going out and playing hard with two or three things to think about, not 15."

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Rizzo gets Cubs closer with 2-run shot (0:20)
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Benintendi powers one out for solo homer (0:20)
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Schwarber's bloop single gives Cubs the lead (0:27)
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Hablando de los Entrenadores de Eliminatorias con el Coach (1:48)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

One of the interesting things that OT Conor McDermott (6-foot-8 1/8) said Saturday is that when he arrived at UCLA he weighed between 235 and 240 pounds. He relayed that he is currently at 315 pounds after playing last season around 300-305 pounds. As for how he gained weight, he called it a "slow process." Growing up, McDermott was named Mr. Basketball in Tennessee. "I definitely thought that was my future," he said on a conference call. "I changed to football my senior year of high school and never looked back. It's been a great experience."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots have no other picks in the 2017 draft, so unless they trade back in, here is the roster math: They had 65 players entering the draft, made four picks and traded for Chiefs TE James O'Shaughnessy, and now have 20 spots to fill with free agents (veteran and undrafted).

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots made a trade up in the sixth round to select UCLA offensive tackle Conor McDermott with the 211th overall pick. The team shipped its sixth rounder (216) and seventh rounder (239) to Dallas to make the pick. McDermott is 6-foot-8 1/8 and 307 pounds, fitting the profile of a Patriots lineman in the sense that he is long and athletic. The Patriots made only four selections in the draft, double dipping at offensive tackle and defensive end.

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Former high school basketball star Conor McDermott has some of the biggest hands (11 inches) among offensive linemen in this year's draft class. The two-time second-team All-Pac 12 selection made 31 career starts in 36 games at UCLA, including 12 starts at left tackle in 2016.