THINGS TO CARE ABOUT
The only NHL draft primer you'll need ... Have any last-minute questions about tonight's NFL draft? Wondering who the potential busts and sleeper picks are among the first-rounders? Just want to have as much hockey in your life as possible? Our experts answered the 25 biggest questions around the draft. Read More
A new cast for "Space Jam 2" ...It's difficult to imagine any starting five living up to the original Monstars lineup of Pound (Charles Barkley), Blanko (Shawn Bradley), Bang (Patrick Ewing), Bupkus (Larry Johnson) and Naut (Muggsy Bogues), but "Space Jam 2" is pulling out all the stops for the sequel. Here's who will be facing off against LeBron James in the form of talent-stealing alien ballers this time around. Read More
The Tampa-Montreal Rays? ... This is still in the "exploration of a plan" stage, but here's a weird one: The Rays might try to play the first part of their season in Tampa and the second in Montreal. Yes, seriously. Considering how much Montreal misses the Expos, we could see a pretty significant fan base for the Rays when they play up north, so maybe this plan isn't as far-fetched as it seems. Read More
The draft's winners and losers ... We know that Zion Williamson was the top prize, but he wasn't the only talented player in this draft. After all the picks, trades and drama, which teams came out of the draft on top -- and which are going to regret their moves for years to come? Our experts have the breakdown. Read More
Knicks take Barrett at No. 3
The New York Knicks select Duke's RJ Barrett with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft.
WEEKEND BINGE READS
Freddy Adu is not ready to give up ... He was supposed to be the wunderkind who would lead U.S. soccer to glory, but Freddy Adu was never able to put it all together. Now, after playing for 13 clubs in 13 years, he has found a kind of happiness in coaching. But remember, though he seems like he has been around forever, Adu has turned only 30. Could he still make it as a player? He certainly wants to give it another shot. Read More
Zion needs to do more than dominate ... He has the talent to succeed in the NBA and become an instant icon. But merely winning won't be enough for New Orleans to embrace Zion Williamson. He has to embrace the city's unique culture and way of life. If he does that and wins, he could dramatically raise the Pelicans on New Orleans' list of favorite teams. Read More
"LeBron with trying to be an all-around player, Jordan with how hard he played on offense and defense, Russell Westbrook with the tenacity he brings, and Kawhi Leonard with just the businesslike mentality."
-- Zion Williamson on who he models his game after. Watch
On this date in 2012, LeBron James put up a triple-double in Game 5 of the NBA Finals to win his first title. This game would be James Harden's last as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder -- he was traded to the Houston Rockets before the start of the next season. Watch
WHAT'S ON TONIGHT?
NHL draft (Friday, 8 p.m. ET; Saturday, 11 a.m. ET, NBCSN, NHL Network): It's time for hockey's best prospects to find out their future homes. Center Jack Hughes is No. 1 in our top 100 list -- will the New Jersey Devils do as predicted and select him with the top pick? Watch
McGregor vs. Allan (Saturday, 3 p.m. ET, ESPN+): Lee McGregor takes on Scott Allan, as they finally take their war of words to the ring in a 12-round bout for McGregor's Commonwealth bantamweight title.
Ecuador vs. Chile (Friday, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN+), Bolivia vs. Venezuela (Saturday, 3 p.m. ET, ESPN+), Peru vs. Brazil (Saturday, 3 p.m. ET, ESPN+), Colombia vs. Paraguay (Sunday, 3 pm. ET, ESPN+), Qatar vs. Argentina (Sunday, 3 p.m. ET, ESPN+): Lots of games this weekend in the Copa America, but pay special attention to the Argentina match on Sunday. Argentina has a loss and a draw so far in their group and desperately needs this win in order to avoid an early exit.
UFC Fight Night: Moicano vs. The Korean Zombie (7 p.m. ET, ESPN+): Renato Moicano takes on Chan Sung Jung in this featherweight headliner. Jung has one of the coolest nicknames in MMA, a result of his ability to weather lots of punishment on his way to victory. You can also catch the prelims at 4 p.m. ET on ESPN.