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NEW YORK -- It took a few hours on the final day of the NFL draft for A.J. McCarron, Aaron Murray and Zach Mettenberger to finally hear their names called. It took much longer, but Missouri defensive end Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to enter the draft, heard his in the seventh and final round. Sam was taken 249th out of 256 picks, by St. Louis. There was applause at Radio City Music Hall from the slim crowd on hand. Scouts had pegged him to be a mid- to late-round selection, but he didnt perform well at the combine; some questioned whether he would be drafted at all. The star quarterbacks of the SEC went earlier, but will be long shots to become early starters in the pros. McCarron led Alabama to two national titles, but had to wait until the 164th overall spot to be selected by Cincinnati. Georgias Murray went one pick earlier Saturday to Kansas City. LSUs Mettenberger didnt go until the sixth round, to Tennessee. Virginia Techs Logan Thomas, not nearly as accomplished as the SEC passers, was the first QB chosen on the last day, by Arizona in the fourth round. Murray had a penchant for big plays with the Bulldogs, but the SECs career passing leader tore his ACL on Nov. 8 and did not work out during the NFL combine. He figures to compete for a third-string job this year. "Theres no restrictions, no second thought when Im running, cutting," Murray said. "Its full-speed, full-go ahead." McCarron expects to learn behind Andy Dalton, who led the Bengals to three straight playoff berths for the first time in franchise history. "Im confident in myself, but at the same time, I know Andys the QB out there and I respect that," McCarron said. "All I want to do is go in and help us in whatever way I can. If that means me holding the clipboard for a couple of years and giving Andy reports during the week and watching film with him and helping him in any way I can, Im just ready to do it." Thomas comes out of school healthy, but the inconsistency that plagued his career hurt his draft stock. Thomas never really improved to the level expected with the Hokies after a strong debut. Hes big, with a strong arm, but is turnover prone. "Ive grown as a quarterback in this off-season," Thomas said. "Everybodys basing it off the season, which I understand. Thats whats on film. But this off-season was a chance I was able to really go refine some things." In all, 14 quarterbacks were selected. Early Saturday, many picks had ties to Clemson star receiver Sammy Watkins. Watkins, the fourth overall selection in the first round by Buffalo, saw his older brother, Florida cornerback Jaylen Watkins, taken by Philadelphia to open the fourth round. Philadelphia acquired the selection the previous day from Houston, trading its third-round pick (No. 83) for the Texans fourth- and fifth-round spots. "Today is a very big day for our family," Jaylen said. "I texted him (Thursday) before he went on stage and he just texted me ... were both excited for each other. We cant complain about anything that happened this year for us." The next pick, by Washington, was Sammy Watkins college teammate, cornerback Bashaud Breeland, who went up against the nations top wideout in practice for several years at Clemson. Watkins fellow receiver with the Tigers, Martavis Bryant, also went in the fourth round, to Pittsburgh. Andre Williams of Boston College, the nations leading rusher, went to the New York Giants, whose backfield has been plagued by injuries. Williams rushed for 2,177 yards and won the Doak Walker Award as Americas top running back in 2013, but he is considered a weak receiver. "Patience is a really valuable thing," Williams said. "It worked out the best possible way it could, no matter what round it ended up being." Arizonas KaDeem Carey, like Williams, an All-American runner, was taken four spots later by Chicago. Oregons DeAnthony Thomas went to Kansas City, ostensibly to replace departed Dexter McCluster. National champion Florida State had two players go in the first five picks Saturday: running back Devonta Freeman to Atlanta, and centre Bryan Stork, another All-American, to New England. Big 12 power Oklahoma, which was blanked in the first three rounds, broke through when the New York Jets drafted receiver Jalen Saunders. Another powerhouse program, Texas, did not have anyone taken, although its former quarterback, Garrett Gilbert, who transferred to SMU, was chosen at the end of the sixth round. While the Longhorns were looking for someone to be picked, Duke had a drafted player. When Buffalo made cornerback Ross Cockrell the 109th overall selection, it was the highest a Blue Devil had gone since offensive lineman Lennie Friedman went to Denver in the second round in 1999. Cockrell thought Duke making the Chick-Fil-A bowl helped his stock. "I think it opened a lot of eyes that this guy from Duke can actually play a little ball and will be able to compete at the next level," he said. The final player chosen, dubbed "Mr. Irrelevant," was Memphis safety Lonnie Ballentine. He was taken by the Texans. There were a record 102 early entrants into this draft, and 61 were selected. AP Pro Football Writer Rob Maaddi, College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo, and Sports Writers Will Graves, Joe Kay and Dave Skretta contributed to this story. Leander Dendoncker Belgium Jersey . Monta Ellis had 30 points and nine assists, Nowitzki was another of seven Dallas players in double figures with 11 points and the Mavericks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 123-104 Tuesday night. Romelu Lukaku Belgium Jersey . Tortorella told The Vancouver Province hell be cheering for Team Sweden to win gold when they take on the defending Olympic champions on Sunday morning. "I hope Sweden wins, cause I dont think Hammer (Dan Hamhuis) is going to play, judging by whats happened. ... um-jersey/. Kamloops, B.C., the host city of this years Tim Hortons Brier, is where he won his first Canadian mens curling crown in 1996. Yannick Carrasco Belgium Jersey . - Jerome Verrier scored the winner 8:24 into overtime and Louis-Phillip Guindon stopped 46 shots as the Drummondville Voltigeurs edged the host Val-dOr Foreurs 4-3 on Friday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoff action. Nacer Chadli Jersey . The thunderous cheers quickly changed to an appreciative chant: "Ma-son! Ma-son! Ma-son! Headed to New York with new life, Mason sure earned this curtain call.News from Thursdays meeting at Cheltenham where Perfect Candidate gained compensation for missing out on the National. Perfect Candidate once again demonstrated his affinity for Cheltenham as he gained some compensation for missing out on an Aintree run with victory in the Llewellyn Humphreys Handicap Chase at Prestbury Park.The Fergal OBrien-trained gelding was making his seventh consecutive start at the course after failing to make the cut in the Crabbies Grand National for which he was third reserve. The bet365 Gold Cup at Sandown was also mooted for Conor Shoemarks mount, but OBrien had the final word and that decision paid dividends.Picking up the bridle with a vengeance coming down the hill, the 11-1 winner stayed on strongly from the final fence to score by a length and three-quarters from Forgotten Gold.OBrien said: We had him in the National and were disappointed that he didnt get in. We also looked at Sandown but, along with the owner, I agreed that he would be better off here.All his runs have been here (this season), including in the Kim Muir at the Festival, and he ran on like a lion that day. In five runs at Cheltenham, hes done us proud.Briery Belle signed off for the season with a gutsy triumph for Henry Daly and Tom OBrien in the Arkells Brewery Mares Handicap Hurdle.Enjoying the ground and fast pace, the 8-1 chance fought off Debdebdeb and Flementime by three lengths and nine.Daly was thanking his lucky stars that he decided to resist the temptation of running in a race at Ayrs Scottish National meeting that starts tomorrow.He said: We nearly went for the three-miler where she would have enjoyed the longer trip, but Im glad we came here.I thought we would get a fast pace today and her jumping kept her in it.I shall probably give her a school over fences before sending her on her holidays. Shell probably go novice chasing next season. Shes a big mare and made for that.Neil Mulholland, successful with Fox Norton at the course on Wednesday, brought Indian Stream back from a 225-day absence to run out a clear-cut winner of the EBF TBA Mares Novices Chase Handicap Finale at Cheltenham.Noel Fehily seized the initiative on the 8-1 winner when Cresswell Breeze departed coming down the hill and the duo kept on strongly up the hill to prevail by eight lengths from Kilronan High with Ebony Empress back in third.I took her away for a gallop, but then you cant beat a run, said Mulholland.It was all about today and there is no major panic, but Ive put her in the two-miles-five-furlonng mares handicap chase at Punchestown.ddddddddddddCresswell Breeze was bang in contention when falling at the top of the hill and was unscathed following her spill.Katie Too rounded off a productive campaign with what appeared to be a fortuitous triumph in the Thoroughbred Breeders Association Mares Novices Hurdle.Rapidly drying ground failed to halt the progress of the 100-30 favourite, who was scoring for the third time in only four starts this season.However, her battling neck verdict over Actinpieces might not have happened if The Organist had not landed steeply and crumpled at the final flight when still a couple of lengths to the good.That left the path clear for the Alan King-trained winner to maintain a neck advantage to the line under Wayne Hutchinson.King said: Two things that worried me were the moderate form of my horses right now and the fact that she had an easy three weeks after developing an ulcer at the back of her throat.Shed either been stood in her box or just doing light exercise, and when she lost her position at the top of the hill I thought she was going to need it.Thankfully, after intentionally skipping the Festival, we were able to bring her here. She must be good to overcome what she did today.The Organists trainer Oliver Sherwood gained a measure of compensation as Hitherjacques Lady (4-1) landed the closing Spreadex Sports And Financial Betting Mares Standard Open NH Flat Race.Paul Nicholls saddled the first and fourth in the Barbury International Supporting the IJF handicap Hurdle courtesy of The Eagleshaslanded and Southfield Vic.After a disappointing run at Exeter, Nicholls decided to equip the Sam Twiston-Davies-ridden winner with blinkers.The headgear did the trick as the six-year-old powered up the final hill to score by six lengths.Nicholls said: The blinkers have sharpened him up and Ill probably run him again later in the week. That will be it and hes a nice prospect for fences next season.A pronounced rain shower made conditions tricky for horses and jockeys in the Nicholson Holman Novices Limited Handicap Chase.The final two fences concerned Solstice Son and Get Involved and the former grabbed the initiative before the last to go four lengths clear up the hill for Anthony Honeyball and Harry Cobden. Sky Tickets Racing Fast, secure racing tickets: Exclusive racing offers near you China Jerseys Wholesale Cheap Jerseys Wholesale NFL Camo Jerseys Wholesale NFL Gear Cheap Jerseys Online Disocunt Football Jerseys Cheap NFL Black Jerseys ' ' '
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