Doncic’s historic triple-double powers Mavs past Warriors

first_img(Field Level Media) Luka Doncic scored 22 of his game-high 35 points in the first quarter last night as the host Dallas Mavericks made quick work of the injury-riddled Golden State Warriors in a 142-94 thrashing. Doncic ran up his 35 points in only 26 minutes, hanging around just long enough to record a second straight triple-double with a game-high-tying 10 rebounds and a game-high 11 assists.According to ESPN, the 25:30 total that Doncic played was the least court time for a player in a 30-point triple-double in NBA history.Tim Hardaway Jr. went 4-for-4 from 3-point range on a 20-point night against his dad’s former team, and the Mavericks shot 22-for-38 (57.9 percent) on 3s en route to their third straight win during a four-game homestand featuring the last six NBA champions. Rookie Eric Paschall led Golden State with 22 points.Coming off a career-best, 42-point performance in a triple-double Monday against San Antonio, Doncic made five 3-pointers in the first quarter, helping the Mavericks take 8-0, 26-7 and 39-12 leads.His 22-point period provided half of Dallas’ scoring en route to a 44-16 advantage after one quarter. The Mavericks, who already had beaten the reigning champion Toronto Raptors on the homestand, went on to lead by as many as 39 in the second quarter, relegating the second half to bench-clearing.Doncic shot 11-for-18 from the field and Hardaway went 6-for-7, helping Dallas shoot 57.3 percent overall for the game.Jalen Brunson, who made all six of his shots, added 15 points for the Mavericks. Kristaps Porzingis had 14 points and 10 rebounds, Courtney Lee turned four 3-pointers into 12 points, and Boban Marjanovic chipped in with 10 points for Dallas, which will complete the homestand Friday against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Paschall, a second-round pick who has been one of the NBA’s top-scoring rookies this season, had a team-high seven rebounds for the Warriors, who suited up only eight players.Golden State, the league’s losingest team, had nine in uniform Tuesday night for a rare win at the Memphis Grizzlies but lost Draymond Green to a sore right heel.Ky Bowman had 16 points, while Alec Burks, Omari Spellman, Marquese Chriss and Jordan Poole put up 11 apiece for Golden State, which has lost eight of its last nine games.last_img read more

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Unhappy fans cannot sue over Mayweather-Pacquiao bout -U.S. court

first_img(Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court yesterday said boxing fans who felt cheated after learning that Manny Pacquiao had been injured before fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr. cannot pursue class-action litigation because the 2015 welterweight bout dubbed the “Fight of the Century” proved to be a letdown. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 3-0 that fans and pay-per-view subscribers who paid hundreds of millions of dollars to watch a “yawner” of a fight “got what they paid for” when Mayweather and Pacquiao stepped into a Las Vegas ring, with Mayweather winning a unanimous 12-round decision.Circuit Judge Jacqueline Nguyen said the plaintiffs suffered no legal injury from Pacquiao’s failure to reveal a four-week-old injury to his right shoulder until three hours before the May 2, 2015, fight started.She said letting the case proceed could fundamentally alter professional sports by requiring athletes to disclose minor injuries, which opponents could use to their advantage, or risk a slew of lawsuits. “Although the match may have lacked the drama worthy of the pre-fight hype, Pacquiao’s shoulder condition did not prevent him from going the full 12 rounds,” Nguyen wrote. “Plaintiffs therefore essentially got what they paid for – a full-length regulation fight between these two boxing legends.”Nguyen also noted a New York state appeals court had dismissed fraud claims when Mike Tyson was disqualified for biting off part of Evander Holyfield’s ear in a 1997 heavyweight bout, because fans had paid to see “whatever event transpired.”Mayweather-Pacquiao tickets started at $1,500 and fetched up to $231,000 on the secondary market. Commercial subscribers paid up to $10,000 for pay-per-view access. Hart Robinovitch, a lawyer for the plaintiffs, did not respond to requests for comment.Defendants included Mayweather and Pacquiao, AT&T Inc’s HBO unit, which co-produced the fight, and promoters Top Rank and Bob Arum.“We are very pleased,” Daniel Petrocelli, a lawyer for Top Rank and Arum, said in an interview. “The court established the very important principle that while sports fans may be zealous and passionate they do not have the right to sue because they are disappointed in how a contest was conducted, or in the outcome.” Mayweather’s lawyer Mark Tratos said the decision shows that ticketholders get “no guarantee” they will like what they watch.HBO did not respond to requests for comment. It decided in September 2018 to stop televising boxing.The Pasadena, California-based appeals court’s decision upheld an August 2017 dismissal by U.S. District Judge Gary Klausner in Los Angeles. The case is In re: Pacquiao-Mayweather Boxing Match Pay-Per-View Litigation, 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 17-56366.last_img read more

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No pressure ahead of key quarter-final, says skipper Melius

first_imgBENONI, South Africa, CMC – West Indies captain Kimani Melius says his side will not be putting themselves under undue pressure for today’s quarter-final match of the ICC Under-19 World Cup against New Zealand. The Caribbean side enter the game at Willowmoore Park on the backs of an unbeaten run in the preliminary round where they topped Group B after knocking over heavyweights Australia and England.“It’s a normal match, a normal game,” said Melius.“It’s just another game of cricket the guys are looking to enjoy. We won’t put any quarter-final pressure on ourselves. It’s just a normal game of cricket.” All-rounder Nyeem Young has been the star of the tournament for West Indies, slamming two half-centuries and snatching a five-wicket haul.He, along with Kevlon Anderson, Matthew Patrick and Melius – all with half-centuries – have provided the runs while fast bowler Jayden Seales, with eight wickets, has led the attack.“Credit must be given to Nyeem Young against Australia – he batted very well and also bowled very well,” Melius pointed out. “Seales has been bowling very well [with] great pace and accuracy and also Matthew Forde in the middle overs coming up with key wickets.”New Zealand were less than convincing in their preliminary round campaign, winning just once in Group A to scrape into the quarter-finals.However, following their no-result against Japan, they played well to beat Sri Lanka before missing out against powerhouses India. Young said the Windies would not be taking New Zealand lightly, and would need to play their best cricket in order to come out on top.“We’ll take it one game at a time but New Zealand are a decent team,” said Young, in his second year at the Under-19 World Cup.“They’ve had some really good performances so far during the tournament and I think it will be a really good game, and whoever plays the better cricket on the day will be victorious.”last_img read more

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Coronavirus break could help prolong careers, says Buttler

first_img(Reuters) – The novel coronavirus shutdown has allowed cricketers to recharge their batteries and could help prolong their careers by a few years, England wicket-keeper Jos Buttler said. Buttler last played in a warm-up match against Sri Lanka in March before the COVID-19 pandemic brought global sport to a standstill.The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) last month extended the suspension of the professional game in the country until July 1 and Buttler believes the extended break will prove beneficial in the long run.“I think maybe in years to come we’ll be looking back at the benefits. It’s a strange time and tough on families and people across the world,” Buttler, 29, told British media. “I hope we never experience it again, but to have a complete break — both physically and mentally — will hopefully add some more years to come to our careers. Potentially, it could have a benefit on us as players.”Britain has recorded Europe’s highest death toll from the outbreak with over 32,000 fatalities, but the government has given the green light for elite sport to return from June 1.England players are set to return to individual training in the coming weeks and Buttler admitted he has mixed feelings about getting back on the field. “It’s a bit of everything — nerves, excitement and apprehension — but I think it’s a positive step for cricket for players to train,” Buttler, who has played 41 tests for England, added.“As a player you feel like you’ve had a nice rest and really enjoyed it, it’s been good to have the break and are hopefully feeling refreshed for some cricket.”The ECB hopes to host a three-test series against West Indies in July, possibly behind closed doors and at ‘bio-secure’ venues.last_img read more

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Newcastle bounce back to draw 2-2 with West Ham

first_imgNEWCASTLE, England, (Reuters) – Newcastle United twice came back from a goal down as they grabbed a 2-2 Premier League draw with West Ham United yesterday, robbing the visitors of the chance to put some more daylight between themselves and the relegation zone. Having lost their previous seven away league games, West Ham started the day three points above the drop zone, and they got off to the perfect start when Michail Antonio opened the scoring after four minutes following a mistake by Jamaal Lascelles.Newcastle levelled in the 17th minute through Miguel Almiron, who swept home Emil Krafth’s cross after a slick passing move by the home side.They went behind again in the 66th minute when midfielder Tomas Soucek fired home a rebound after Declan Rice hit the crossbar with a header from a corner, with Soucek reacting quickest to volley the ball into the net. The lead was short-lived as Jonjo Shelvey struck back immediately for Newcastle, dancing through the visitors’ defence before slotting home with his left foot to make it 2-2.Having been pegged back twice, West Ham surged forward looking for the win and substitute Andriy Yarmolenko went closest with a stinging late shot that Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka palmed away.Despite securing their first points away from home since they beat Southampton on Dec. 14, the ease with which Shelvey sliced through his defence left Hammers boss David Moyes shaking his head in disbelief. “I was sickened because of us working so hard to get a goal back and then gave it up so quickly,” Moyes told a news conference.“I am pleased we got something but disappointed it wasn’t all three (points). This could still easily go right to the end of the season,” he added.The result leaves West Ham in 16th spot on 31 points, four points ahead of Aston Villa in 18th, while Newcastle are 12th on 43 points.last_img read more

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Who’ll be the next UN Secretary General?

first_imgShare Related Articles Share Bookies Corner – Super Tuesday holds no foregone conclusions March 2, 2020 Ladbrokes punters pile in on no deal Brexit after Commons vote January 31, 2019 Odds shorten on May departure reports Ladbrokes Coral February 21, 2019 History is being made at the United Nations at present with contenders aiming to become the next UN Secretary General by making their pitch in front of the General Assembly.Irina Bokova is the favourite to replace Ban Ki-moonThe selection process is also being live streamed via the UN site. The question of who’ll succeed Ban Ki-moon is something of a momentous occasion as the South Korean has occupied the position since January 1st 2007 when he replaced Kofi Annan.Ladbrokes has opened a market on who will become the ninth UN Secretary General, and Irina Bokova is the 2/1 favourite. Should she win it’ll be even more of a momentous occasion as Bokova would become the first woman to hold the position. The 63 year old Bulgarian is the current Director General of UNESCO.Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark is second on the list at odds of 3/1.Matthew Shaddick, Head of Political Betting at Ladbrokes, had this to say on the matter: “Looking at the analysis from UN-watchers, two things were clear. It was seen as being Eastern Europe’s turn to have a go (although there is no formal geographical rotations policy) and that a lot of people think that a female Secretary-General is overdue. The other main factor seems to be how Russia feels about the East Europeans on the list and the suspicion that they might try to block anyone who isn’t sufficiently friendly towards Moscow.”He continued: “We based our opening odds on those three factors but, as it happens, the best backed runner this morning has been Helen Clark, although that may be because she is the only one on the list who anyone from the UK is likely to have heard of.”Other candidates include Vesna Pusic, Natalia Gherman, Antonio Guterres, one of Slovenia’s founding fathers Danilo Turk, Srgjan Kerim and former Prime Minister of Montenegro Igor Luksic.Each of the candidates will have had a chance to present their case between 12th and 14th April, and the successor to Ban Ki-moon will be announced on the evening of April 14th. They’ll take office from January 1st 2017. The ultimate decision is that of the UN General Assembly, with a recommendation by the UN Security Council playing a key role. (Image credit) Submit StumbleUponlast_img read more

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Vahe Baloulian – BetConstruct – What else is out there?

first_img Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Danske Spil calls for esports makeover with Pinnacle Solution August 25, 2020 Submit Share Share Related Articles Vahe Baloulian, BetConstructVahe Baloulian is the CEO at BetConstruct. He’ll be speaking at the two day Betting on Sports Conference late next week at London’s prestigious Grange Tower Bridge Hotel.Vahe will be speaking on marketing and customer acquisition strategies alongside Pinnacle’s Harry Lang, Richard Hayler of IBAS, Jacob Lopez Curciel of Optima with Rebecca Jennings of Global Reviews as chair.SBC: The method of acquiring players hasn’t changed much since the start of the industry – basically a sign up bonus. Is this method still viable?Vahe: This method is still viable but it is boring, overused and sometimes quite expensive. What else is out there? Well, generally speaking, not much. The industry, and not only ours, is moving towards automating every possible task. On this path, we tend to look at our relationship with humans who contribute to our success – our players – as a technical issue we have to resolve with the technical tools we have. Only when we again rediscover that players are humans and we try to address them through humans we employ, we will uncover a lot more ways to attract, engage and make them like us for what we are, not for the free bonuses we give.SBC: What alternative methods of player acquisition have caught your eye?Vahe: Recently, everything I see from the global brands boils down to free bonuses. In the past, there was a lot more acquisition through direct contact and interaction with players. Yes, the number of actual players who were touched by the operators was limited but word of mouth and publicity from these events did contribute enormously to acquisition efforts. For example, we have a small number of operators that never used bonuses in their local markets amidst fierce competition and still are market leaders. They generate business the old-fashioned way – by concentrating on their players and doing the best possible job for them. The most powerful marketing anywhere is a satisfied customer. SBC: Given there is so much focus on acquiring new players, is the industry missing a trick by not investing more in retention of players?Vahe: Industry invests in retention but I think this investment often goes to buying tools that are supposed to help us retain players instead of investing in human interactions with players. We have to treat players as our friends. Those of us who do – have no problem with retention. It’s hard to find great friends. And once players feel your genuine friendship – they stay. It is not easy to ditch a good friend. You don’t forget your real friends and you trust them. Building trust is a laborious process, but well worth the investment. The benefits are enormous. For me that’s the most obvious task for those involved in retention efforts – to make every player feel as a real friend. That’s how you earn their loyalty – something that can’t be purchased with a free bonus.SBC: Is the industry making the most of the channels available to it when reaching new players?Vahe: I don’t know about the industry as a whole but we have operators who definitely value that approach. For those who outsource their marketing efforts to us, we use social and legacy media, direct and digital mail, webcasts and live events to create expectations of positive consequences for joining their brands and, as a result, we acquire new customers. The most successful efforts are those where through creative symbiosis of all the channels we manage to deliver a uniquely powerful message of our partner’s brand. We activate brand advocates and make sure the message is focused on the most important attributes of their brand, on their values. We try to make players feel like our partner is next to them.SBC: Can cross-selling other products and other channels be an effective way to retain custom?Vahe: For cross-selling and reaching out through different channels to help your retention efforts, you first of all need to know who your players are. You can have a unique proposition, excellent content, and customer support ready to handle any question via all the channels. If you don’t know who you are talking to, all that effort will be irrelevant. If you treat your players as faceless data points on your screen, you will have harder time retaining them. To retain you need to go to basics – know your customer and treat him or her the way they expect to be treated.Who are they? How do they get entertained? What motivates and aspires them? What bothers or scares them? The human-to-human connection is the way to understand your customer. Without this you may trigger negative experiences and drive them into hands of your competitors.Check out the full Betting on Sports agenda here. StumbleUpon ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020last_img read more

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Mentally Tough Caps Even Up Series

first_imgFor all of the talk out of the Big Apple about the mental toughness of the Rangers in their three overtime victory early Thursday morning, the Washington Capitals sure answered back on Saturday with a gritty 3-2 victory at the Verizon Center on Mike Green’s late power play goal. It was a huge marker for #52 and the Caps, who now have tied this series up at two games apiece as it moves back to Manhattan for game five on Monday.If you were projecting the future based on Caps team history, this was a contest that Washington probably would have lost following a heart breaking defeat in game three. But we just might be seeing a different Capitals club that is doing their best to rewrite that book with a brand new chapter. Today’s victory was a combination of the Young Guns stepping up their respective games combined with more solid play from some of the key guys who helped win two straight Calder Cups in Hershey plus some true blue collar grit from several grinders. Simply put, there were many players who contributed their part to the win.Let’s go down the list starting with the Young Guns:Alexander Ovechkin scored in the first period to give the Caps an important 1-0 lead off of a Rangers turnover. Why was that goal so key? Well in 11 playoff games this spring that the Caps have played, the first goal has won 10 of them (including today).Nicklas Backstrom was probably the best forward on the ice today. #19 was a BEAST. His play on the second goal was pure power and skill as he showed his amazing strength on his skates by knocking Artem Anisimov to the ice like he was a flea and then the Young Swede skated into prime scoring position, took a sweet pass from Jason Chimera, and beat Henrik Lundqvist top shelf.Green is a player that I felt would be the difference maker in this series in my round two preview. Today #52 made it happen for the Capitals. Game Over Greenie was +1 in 22:08 of ice and his rocket of a shot past King Henrik with 5:48 remaining was just what he and the team needed.Alexander Semin was pointless but he came close to making it 3-1 in the middle frame. #28 was inches away from making a big play to break this game open or give the Caps the lead a few times but just couldn’t get a bounce. Perhaps in game five he will be rewarded for what was a good 17:02 from him on Saturday?Now to the Hershey crew:Karl Alzner and John Carlson were as solid as rocks on the back end. Alzner is the team’s shut down d-man and Carlson was all over the ice again winning lose puck battles and being a physical force. #74 is playing the best hockey of his young career and it was his strong play on the offensive blue line that kept the puck in the zone and as a result Carl Hagelin took his critical slashing penalty. #62 broke Carlson’s stick and the zebras had to call it, otherwise Marian Gaborik has a breakaway (the Rangers were upset that an Ovechkin slash on Brian Boyle minutes earlier wasn’t whistled but given that it happened in a non-threatening area of the ice, they let it go. Besides, the Rangers received two power plays in OT on Wednesday to none for the Caps so they can whine all they want, but they’ve had their share of the calls in this series.)Jay Beagle was super once again in his own zone and even though he was 5-13 on face-offs, some of those key wins were at the end of the game. #83 is one of the best stories of the Caps season.Braden Holtby continues to be unflappable in net and he made some big stops (18 saves overall). The two tallies against him were the result of poor coverage and bad breaks. On the first goal the puck bounces off of Brooks Laich’s skates right to Anisimov, who received a layup. The second tally started with bad officiating from the linesmen. The back linesman, who was directly in #70’s sight line, was calling icing but when the puck went over Dennis Wideman’s head the near linesman, for some crazy reason, waved it off. Holtby didn’t hear or see that and had his arm up thinking one of the Caps would touch up the puck. Instead Anisimov beat Wideman to the biscuit and #6 and Jeff Schultz both made the cardinal sin of vacating the front of the cage. That allowed Gaborik to get a lay up. Poor communication there first by the linesmen, second between Holtby and his d-pair, and more importantly, it was terrible non-talk by #6 and #55 to not decide who was staying out front. Holtby told me after the game had it not been icing he would have definitely played the puck. Oh well, there is one of those zebra breaks that went New York’s way. Overall, the missed calls have pretty much evened out through four games.As for the grinders, the list of hard workers that got it done is long.Let’s start with Matt Hendricks who is doing ALL of the intangibles. #26 blocks shots, wins puck battles and just sacrificies like no tomorrow for his team. I can’t say enough good things about his determination and effort.Laich, Troy Brouwer, Roman Hamrlik, Joel Ward, Chimera, Mike Knuble, and Keith Aucoin all did the little things necessary to win a tight hockey game. These guys all want to win badly.So at the end of the day, Coach Dale Hunter has to feel good about his club. As he’s said and I’ve blogged about time and time again, special teams is such a huge factor in the playoffs. Today the Capitals started and finished strong with their power play (1 for 2) while they received two key penalty kills in the middle frame (2 for 2 overall). The PK’s were especially important because the Rangers dominated the first 10 minutes of that period but Alzner, Carlson, and Beagle all confirmed to me afterwards that Washington’s mid game turnaround was sparked by those penalty kills. If the Rangers go up 2-1 there, the series may have been squarely in the corner of New York, but they didn’t get that key go ahead goal and Washington went on to get a huge victory.It was a win that showed their mental toughness and came after a rough defeat. Holtby and the Caps are now 5-0 after a loss in these playoffs.They now head to New York on Monday to try and write a new chapter in Capitals history, one that could have a positive ending, for the first time in a very long time.Stay tuned.Notes: The Caps outshot the Rangers 26-20 but attempted shots were 52-40 in favor of the Blueshirts…Green’s goal came with he and Wideman on the points on the PP and Ovechkin down low, something I’ve wanted to see more of. On the replay of the goal you see the Gr8 with a free lane to the net and I can’t help but think that Lundqvist’s peripheral vision catches that and prevents #30 from totally squaring up on Green’s shot…Schultz blocked nine shots but was -2 and Marcus Johansson was -1 with a couple of giveaways. Both need to be better, especialy MJ90 who played on the top line with Ovechkin and Laich…I was thrilled to see the 8-19-90 line broken up before puck drop today. It lacked net presence on Wednesday and in the playoffs you need someone to crash the cage on each shift. Hunter’s four lines on Saturday all had that element with the Knuble-Aucion-Ward line doing that the best…for more of my take on the game, check out a post game video I did over at On Frozen Blog.last_img read more

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Cost-Effective Boldin Replacements

first_imgRamses BardenFormer Team: New York Giants2012-2013 Stats: 14 Catches, 220 YardsBarden’s biggest issue his entire career has been finding his way on the field, playing behind Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks. He is an imposing target at 6’6”, who can go up and get the ball over many corners in the NFL. If he can get consistent playing time, he may be able to perform like he did in his start against the Panthers last season (9 Catches, 138 Yards). Brandon GibsonFormer Team: St. Louis Rams2012-2013 Stats: 51 Catches, 691 Yards, 5 TDsGibson has the potential to become a stud at Wide Receiver but has yet to put it all together. Injuries have derailed his past couple seasons and he has a tendency to disappear for games at a time. When he is hitting on all cylinders though, he can put numbers like he did against Buffalo last season (6 Catches, 100 Yards, Td). Mohamed MassaquoiFormer Team: Cleveland Browns2012-2013 Stats: 17 Catches, 254 YardsMassaquoi’s has struggled catching the ball ever since entering the NFL, but the potential is there to become a dynamic threat. He has a good combination of size and speed, who may benefit playing for a good QB like Joe Flacco (unlike Colt McCoy, Seneca Wallace and Brandon Weeden). Massaquoi’s peak would be as a decent No. 2 wide out across from Torrey Smith.*All Photos Courtesy of NFL.com.* Julian EdelmanFormer Team: New England Patriots2012-2013 Stats: 21 Catches, 235 Yards, 3 TDsEdelman is a natural slot receiver in the mold of Wes Welker (who he learned the position from). He can be a threat in the middle of the field and an asset in the short passing game. His size and tools will not wow anyone, but he can grind out yards 5-10 yards at a time (11.4 YPC in 2013). As the aftermath of the Anquan Boldin trade coincides with the start of Free Agency, the Ravens may look to some guys off the street to fill his role. Even with his departure, the team is still strapped against the cap because of the amount of their own Free Agents (Unrestricted and Restricted) on the roster. With holes at vital positions such as Left Tackle, Middle Linebacker and Defensive Line, the Ravens will probably look for some cost effective options for a veteran presence, while drafting a player with big upside in April.Here is a look at possible veteran wide outs that the Ravens could consider:Early DoucetFormer Team: Arizona Cardinals2012-2013 Stats: 28 Catches, 207 YardsDoucet was the reason the Cardinals were willing to depart Boldin in the first place. He obviously did not live up to expectations; he plays a similar style as Boldin, as a physical presence who is willing to make tough catches across the middle. Doucet has struggled with injuries (playing in only 5 games last season), but if he can stay on the field he has the potential to be a solid No. 3 option.last_img read more

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Ravens select Virginia defensive end Urban to begin Day 3 of draft

first_imgOWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Ravens continued an effort to beef up their defensive line by selecting Virginia’s Brent Urban with the 134th overall selection to begin Day 3 of the 2014 NFL draft.The 6-foot-7, 298-pound end was the second defensive line to be drafted by the Ravens over the first four rounds, joining second-round pick Timmy Jernigan from Florida State. The Canadian lineman was drafted with the 15th overall selection of the Canadian Football League by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats last year but elected to remain with the Cavaliers.Starting 20 games over his last two seasons in Charlottesville, Urban made 75 tackles, 16.5 stops for a loss, and three sacks in his four-year collegiate career. A high ankle sprain limited him to eight games last season, but Urban still earned all-ACC honorable mention honors as he led all down linemen in the nation and finished sixth overall on the league charts with nine pass deflections.Urban told reporters he’s confident he’ll be 100 percent by the summer after undergoing ankle surgery in February. The lingering issue forced him to withdrawal from January’s Senior Bowl.With Ravens defensive end Chris Canty turning 32 in November, Urban figures to be a possible successor at the 5-technique spot in Baltimore’s 3-4 base alignment.last_img read more

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