It’s Day 2 of the NFL Draft following a trade-filled opening night that saw Florida star Tim Tebow land with the Denver Broncos with the No. 25 pick of the first round. “Hindsight being 20-20 and all that, Denver would seem to be an ideal spot for Tebow to serve his NFL apprenticeship,” said SI.com's Don Banks. “For one, the Broncos already have two quarterbacks in Kyle Orton and the newly acquired Brady Quinn (who might be the night's real loser, come to think of it). That should give Tebow time to work on his game without even being asked to serve as an NFL backup as a rookie, let alone a starter.”
While Tebow is gone, Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen and Texas quarterback Colt McCoy are among those who could be selected today when the draft resumes at 6:00 p.m. on ESPN and NFL Network. (Rounds 2 and 3 will take place on Friday night.) Other sports highlights (all times Eastern) include:
Celtics at Heat (7:30, ESPN)
Kevin Garnett is back for Boston after a one-game suspension for elbowing Quentin Richardson, which isn’t good news for the Heat who lost the first two games of the series. Tonight’s game in Miami is a must win for the home team. No team has ever rallied from an 0-3 deficit in NBA playoff history.
Canadians at Capitals (7:00 PM, Versus)
Washington can put a wrap on the series tonight with a win at home. Star forward Alex Ovechkin has eight points in four games and is a plus-seven in the series.
BY THE NUMBERS
years between triple plays for the New York Yankees, who pulled of the feat yesterday in a 4-2 loss to the A’s.
Number of runs the Brewers scored against the Pirates during its three-game series, which mercifully ended Thursday afternoon with a 20-0 Milwaukee win.
turnovers for LeBron James on Thursday night in Chicago’s 108-106 win over Cleveland. The Caves lead the series 2-1. Game Four is Sunday.