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Stevens: Bucks have 'physically dominated' Celtics (1:10)
Giannis' superb performance keeps Bucks alive (0:59)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots have have selected RB Sony Michel (Georgia) with the No. 31 overall pick. The 5-foot-10, 214-pound Michel totaled 591 carries for 3,638 yards, with 33 TDs in college. He joins Rex Burkhead, James White, Mike Gillislee, Jeremy Hill and Brandon Bolden on the team's depth chart. This is the first time the Patriots have selected a running back in the draft since 2014, when they tabbed White.

Martinez powers Red Sox past Blue Jays (0:46)
Georgia bar erupts when Pats take Wynn (0:23)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots have selected Georgia OL Isaiah Wynn with the No. 23 overall pick. The 6-foot-2, 313-pound Wynn has experience at both left tackle (21 games) and left guard (19 games). In New England, he will initially add depth at guard – where right guard Shaq Mason is a free agent after the 2018 season – and could potentially be part of the mix as the team looks to fill the void created by Nate Solder's free-agent departure.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

"Bucks in 7" chant reverberates through BMO Harris Bradley Center as Milwaukee closes out Game 6 win. Winner take all on Saturday night in Boston.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots are on the clock at No. 23, and there was some intrigue ahead of them as the Titans – who have strong Patriots ties in their organization with GM Jon Robinson (former director of college scouting) and head coach Mike Vrabel (top player from 2001-2008) – traded to No. 22 to select LB Rashaan Evans. The Patriots had Evans in for a pre-draft visit and that position is a significant need for them. Watch for the possibility of an offensive lineman here.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Within eight picks to the Patriots' initial selection at No. 23, two of the top four off-the-line linebackers are still available (Rashaan Evans, Leighton Vander Esch), and that is arguably the team's top position of need. This is also the range where the Patriots could made a trade up the board without giving up their additional first-round pick.

Martinez goes opposite way for 3-run homer (0:24)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

A few thoughts on how picks by the Patriots' AFC East rivals might have a trickle-down effect in New England: QB Sam Darnold (No. 3, Jets) and QB Josh Allen (No. 7, Bills) give those clubs hope that they've found their franchise quarterbacks, while DB Minkah Fitzpatrick (No. 11, Dolphins) is the type of player that helps in the matchup game against various offensive personnel, such as against TE Rob Gronkowski. Meanwhile, as usual, the Patriots are exploring various trade possibilities as they sit at No. 23 and No. 31.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Giannis Antetokounmpo singlehandedly outscored the Celtics over the final 7:30 of the first half and it wasn't like his supporting cast wasn't clicking, too. Greek Freak had nine points on 4-of-5 shooting while the Celtics mustered just eight points on 3-of-13 shooting. Bucks close on 24-8 run and lead by nine at intermission.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics starting point guard Terry Rozier really struggled in Games 3 and 4 in Milwaukee (19 total points on 5 of 19 FG, 3 of 15 3PT). But Rozier banked in an early 3 in Game 6 and put up 11 first-quarter points on 4-of-6 shooting with three 3-pointers.

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NHL to Marchand: Stop licking other players

Bruins star Brad Marchand, who appeared to lick the face of Leafs forward Leo Komarov in Boston's Game 1 win over Toronto, has been told by the NHL to not repeat that particular antic again.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

For the first time since 2015, the Patriots enter the first night of the draft with a first-round pick, which has raised the excitement level among New England fans. The Patriots own the 23rd overall pick, which they acquired in the Brandin Cooks trade, as well as their original 31st overall pick. Add in two second-rounders (43, 63) and a third-rounder (95) and the team has a great opportunity ahead of itself to add talent to the roster.

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MLB upholds Kelly suspension; Austin's cut to 4

Joe Kelly's appeal of a six-game ban stemming from his throwing at the Yankees' Tyler Austin was denied by MLB, and the Boston pitcher started serving the penalty Thursday against Toronto. Austin's five-game ban was trimmed to four games.