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He Was an NFL Draft Pick, and a Brazen Serial Killer

'Sports Illustrated' looks at Randall Woodfield, the I-5 killer

(Newser) - In the 17th round of the 1974 NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers went with Randall Woodfield. The handsome, six-foot-tall Portland State receiver showed up for training camp that summer and scrimmaged against the Chicago Bears in July. On Aug. 19, his NFL career was over before it really began.... More »

NBA Age Limits Are a Scam

Cynical 2005 move by pro basketball was all about the bottom line

(Newser) - The NBA’s minimum draft age of 19, with one year of college—and a new proposal to make it 20—is nothing but a cynical ploy by pro basketball and the NCAA that “hasn’t helped players in any way,” Buzz Bissinger writes. Players can easily sail... More »

Sorry, Blake Griffin—No. 1 NBA Picks Usually Bomb

(Newser) - Power forward Blake Griffin is almost certainly the No. 1 pick in tonight’s NBA draft, and that scares the bejesus out of Griffin fan Gregg Doyel. “Superstars as the No. 1 pick are the exception to the rule,” Doyel writes on CBS Sports.com, conceding the point... More »

Miami Deals Taylor to Redskins

'DWTS' defensive end leaves Dolphins in exchange for 2 draft picks

(Newser) - Dancing With the Stars hunk Jason Taylor is a Dolphin no longer. After spending his career in Miami, the defensive end will head for Washington after the teams agreed on a trade that sends two Redskins draft picks to the Dolphins, the Miami Herald reports. "I love Miami, will... More »

Kings Send Bibby to Atlanta

Hawks offer four players and a 2nd-round draft pick for veteran PG

(Newser) - Mike Bibby is headed to Atlanta as part of a trade that will give the Sacramento Kings four expiring contracts and a second-round draft pick, and allow the Hawks to (so they hope) make a run at the playoffs, reports the Sacramento Bee. "I had some good times here... More »

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