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NFL 2017 First Round Draft Picks
1. Cleveland Browns
Garrett, Myles
DE 6'4" 272 Texas A&M
2. Chicago Bears (From 49ers)
Trubisky, Mitchell
QB 6'2" 222 North Carolina
3. San Francisco 49ers (From Bears)
Thomas, Solomon
DE 6'3" 273 Stanford
4. Jacksonville Jaguars
Fournette, Leonard
RB 6'0" 240 LSU
5. Tennessee Titans (From Rams)
Davis, Corey
WR 6'3" 209 Western Michigan
6. New York Jets
Adams, Jamal
S 6'0" 214 LSU
7. Los Angeles Chargers
Williams, Mike
WR 6'4" 218 Clemson
8. Carolina Panthers
McCaffrey, Christian
RB 5'11" 202 Stanford
9. Cincinnati Bengals
Ross, John
WR 5'11" 188 Washington
10. Kansas City Chiefs (From Bills)
Mahomes, Patrick
QB 6'2" 225 Texas Tech
11. New Orleans Saints
Lattimore, Marshon
CB 6'0" 193 Ohio St.
12. Houston Texans (From Browns through Eagles)
Watson, Deshaun
QB 6'2" 221 Clemson
13. Arizona Cardinals
Reddick, Haason
LB 6'1" 237 Temple
14. Philadelphia Eagles (From Vikings)
Barnett, Derek
DE 6'3" 259 Tennessee
15. Indianapolis Colts
Hooker, Malik
S 6'1" 206 Ohio St.
16. Baltimore Ravens
Humphrey, Marlon
CB 6'0" 197 Alabama
17. Washington Redskins
Allen, Jonathan
DE 6'3" 286 Alabama
18. Tennessee Titans
Jackson, Adoree'
CB 5'10" 186 USC
19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Howard, O.J.
TE 6'6" 251 Alabama
20. Denver Broncos
Bolles, Garett
OT 6'5" 297 Utah
21. Detroit Lions
Davis, Jarrad
LB 6'1" 238 Florida
22. Miami Dolphins
Harris, Charles
OLB 6'3" n253 Missouri
23. New York Giants
Engram, Evan
TE 6'3" 234 Mississippi
24. Oakland Raiders
Conley, Gareon
CB 6’0” 195 Ohio St
25. Cleveland Browns (From Texans)
Peppers, Jabrill
S 5'11" 213 Michigan
26. Atlanta Falcons (From Seahawks)
McKinley, Takkarist
DE 6'2" 250 UCLA
27. Buffalo Bills (From Chiefs)
White, Tre'Davious
CB 5'11" 192 LSU
28. Dallas Cowboys
Charlton, Taco
DE 6'6" 277 Michigan
29 .Cleveland Browns (From Packers)
Njoku, David
TE 6'4" 246 Miami
30. Pittsburgh Steelers
Watt, T.J.
OLB 6'4" 252 Wisconsin
31. San Francisco 49ers (From Seahawks through Falcons)
Foster, Reuben
LB 6'0" 229 Alabama
32. New Orleans Saints (From Patriots)
Ramczyk, Ryan
OT 6'6" 310 Wisconsin

WHAT YOU SAY!?

ESPN’s 2017 Monday Night Football Schedule
Preseason
Thurs, Aug. 17
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Jacksonville Jaguars 8 PM ET
Mon, Aug. 21
New York Giants at Cleveland Browns 8 PM ET

Regular Season (8 PM ET unless indicated)
Sept. 11
New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings 7 PM ET
Los Angeles Chargers at Denver Broncos 10:15 PM ET
Sept. 18
Detroit Lions at New York Giants
Sept. 25
Dallas Cowboys at Arizona Cardinals
Oct. 2
Washington Redskins at Kansas City Chiefs
Oct. 9
Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears
Oct. 16
Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans
Oct. 23
Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles
Oct. 30
Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs
Nov. 6
Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers
Nov. 13
Miami Dolphins at Carolina Panthers
Nov. 20
Atlanta Falcons at Seattle Seahawks 
Nov. 27
Houston Texans at Baltimore Ravens 
Dec. 4
Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals
Dec. 11
New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins
Dec. 18
Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Dec. 25
Oakland Raiders at Philadelphia Eagles

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Friday
Jul242009

WNBA Stars, Marketing Partners Ready To Shine At All-Star Game

July 24, 2009: There was no WNBA All-Star Game in 2008 due to the Olympics, where the USA went 8-0 and won the gold on a team that included Lisa Leslie, Fowles, Sue Bird, Cappie Pondexter and Diana Taurasi. But the league is ready to show off its stars this weekend in Connecticut when the 2009 game hits Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The game will air live July 25 on ABC, and the overall two-day event has the league excited.

"Our marketing partners have really shown their support for the league," said WNBA president Donna Orender. "Everyone is facing challenges right now, but our attendance is up, our receipts are up and sales of merchandise are up. So, given all the factors, I'd say the WNBA is in a good place [economically]."

Like all organizations in sports, the WNBA has had to make significant concessions to keep ahead of the current economic challenges. Rosters were reduced from 13 to 11, teams had to eliminate an assistant coaching spot and front offices were held to tighter budgets. Off the court, Taurasi had been suspended for two games by her team the Phoenix Mercury this month after being arrested for suspicion of DUI, but will be in the iine-up and make a return to the state where she became a collegiate legend at UConn.

Given the current economic climate, the WNBA may be faring better than most of its brethren. Earlier this year, the Mercury and Los Angeles Sparks broke ground (except in Major League Soccer and Nascar) by selling jersey-front sponsorships, to Lifelock and Farmers Insurance, respectively. Orender said more such deals will follow, but not until next season. As players will be wearing special All-Star jerseys, these sponsorship deals will not be part of the game itself.

In addition, despite the loss of the storied Houston Comets franchise, which had won four league championships, other cities are anxious to join. This past week, Orender was in Tulsa meeting with investors and city officials regarding possible expansion. "If the deal elements we all discussed are met we'd be ready to make that move," said Orender. "The enthusiasm is there, fan interest is there, suites are already selling and there is genuine excitement about the WNBA."

Beginning today (July 24), however, the center of the WNBA universe is Uncasville, Conn. Among the league partners activating behind the game are:

adidas, which is presenting a "Tweet-Up" viewing party at the NBA Store in New York and also sponsored the "iDesign Program," where a WNBA fan designed a T-shirt that will be worn by players.

• Toyota, which is presenting the pregame All-Star SKills Competition and Three-Point Shootout.

• Southwest Airlines, which ran a contest with a grand prize of four tickets to the All-Star Game and two nights at the hotel.

Gatorade, which will be presenting a WNBA All-Star highlights package that will run during the fourth quarter and will be branded as the “G Moments of the Game.”

Nike, which will be giving one row at the game a merchandise package .

• HP, which will have product integration courtside during the game.

• 1-800- Flowers, which will be providing product for hospitality events.

• T-Mobile, which was presenting partner of the all-star ballot and along with Kia is presenting partner of the NBA Nation tour. The NBA Jam Van presented by Doublemint is expected to be onsite with videogames and other activities.

Other WNBA marketing partners are expected to have a presence over the next two days, including General Mills, EA Sports, IHOP, PItney Bowes, Russell, Peak, Pitney Bowes, Sanofi Pasteur, Starwood and Spalding.

Players Voted To The Starting Line-Ups
EAST: Tamika Catchings (F) Indiana, Candice Dupree (F) Chicago, Sylvia Fowles (C) Chicago, Alana Beard (G) Washington, Katie Douglas (Indiana). Head Coach Lin Dunn (Indiana)

WEST: Swin Cash (F) Seattle, Lauren Jackson (F) Seattle), *Lisa Leslie (C) Los Angeles, Sue Bird (G) Seattle, Becky Hammon (G). San Antonio Head Coach Dan Hughes (San Antonio). *Leslie has an injury and is being replaced by Nicole Powell (Sacramento).

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