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August 18, 2022

DRAFT

Draft Shows Watchdog Took Months to Report Missing Secret Service Texts

New York Times
WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security’s internal watchdog took months to alert Congress to missing Secret Service text messages around the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol even after lawyers had approved a draft notification, leaving the information out of a key report and eventually releasing only a milder......

Standard Scoring 12-Team Mock Draft: Chase, Jefferson, Kupp and Adams Go in Round 1

Sports Illustrated
Earlier this week, the SI Fantasy team put on the pads to do their fourth mock draft in 2022. This time, we used a standard scoring system over 15 rounds. Kickers and defense were available, but there was some miscommunication on the lineup requirements. Here is the list of the......

Fantasy Football Draft Strategies for Rounds 1-5

Sports Illustrated
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Ravens Sign David Ojabo, Last Holdout From 2022 NFL Draft

Sports Illustrated
A week after earning the distinction of being the last holdout in the 2022 NFL draft class, David Ojabo signed his rookie contract. The Ravens announced the agreement with the edge-rusher, their second-round pick, on Tuesday night. Baltimore selected Ojabo with the No. 45 overall pick in the draft. Ojabo won’t be......

‘Unprecedented’ violations and lost draft picks: What we know of the NFL’s discipline of the Miami Dolphins

ESPN
A busy week of NFL discipline continued Tuesday as the league stripped the Miami Dolphins of their 2023 first-round pick, among other measures, for tampering violations commissioner Roger Goodell said were of “unprecedented scope and severity.” The announcement came one day after an independent disciplinary officer suspended Cleveland Browns quarterback......

Miami Dolphins to Lose Two Draft Picks; Owner Suspended for Tampering

New York Times
Ken Belson The N.F.L. has suspended Miami Dolphins owner Stephen M. Ross and taken away two draft picks after an investigator found that the team violated the league’s anti-tampering policy by trying to lure quarterback Tom Brady and former head coach Sean Payton to Miami. At the same time, the......

Early-Round Fantasy Football Draft Strategies, Explained

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Kyle Wood Good morning! Even if you’re not contractually obligated to watch film like Kyler Murray is—or was—I hope you’ve been grinding the tape to prepare for your fantasy draft. It’s nearly August, which means September is right around the......

No international draft … for now? Here’s what the decision means for MLB, free agency and the future

ESPN
There will be no MLB international draft … for now, at least. On Monday’s deadline for the two sides to come to an agreement, the Major League Baseball Players Association formally rejected MLB’s last proposal for an international draft, a decision that will have ripple effects not just for young......

M.L.B. Players Choose Status Quo Over International Draft

New York Times
James Wagner Major League Baseball and its players’ union couldn’t agree on the specifics of an international amateur draft ahead of Monday’s deadline, and thus the status quo will continue in the sport. Despite calls to reform an existing system that some have argued takes advantage of Latin American children,......

MLBPA rejects MLB’s international draft proposal

ESPN
The Major League Baseball Players Association rejected MLB’s “final” proposal for an international draft on Monday, meaning the existing qualifying-offer system will remain in place. Talks on an international draft nearly scuttled negotiations over a new collective bargaining agreement, which came amid a prolonged, owner-imposed lockout that lasted until March......

‘It’s important for us to have a voice’: How Latino players are being heard on the international draft

ESPN
THE LOCKOUT HAD been lifted, a new collective bargaining agreement was in place and so Omar Minaya ventured out for spring training. It was the middle of March, and Minaya, the former front-office executive who is now employed by Major League Baseball as an amateur scouting consultant, had a simple,......

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