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Draft Draws Young Ukrainian Home to Fight

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

The question of whether or not he would fight for his country, even die for his country, has real weight for 24-year-old Ukrainian Yuriy Didula, now that Ukraine has reinstated the draft.

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The 1998 NFL Draft: History's Biggest Sports Flop?

Monday, May 05, 2014

In 1998, the Colts picked Payton Manning and Ryan Leaf went to the Chargers. The draft produced one of the greatest busts in history. What have we learned about the science of evaluating human talent?

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It's A Free Country ®

That's My Issue: Draft Ambivalence

Friday, August 24, 2012

A new draft makes sense to my notions of fairness, smart decision-making and national unity. But I have a hard time getting too passionate about imposing a draft.

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NFL Draft Begins in New York

Friday, April 29, 2011

The NFL draft began last night in New York amid a busy few days for the league in court. On Wednesday, Judge Susan Nelson in Minnesota denied the league's appeal of an injunction against them, ending the lockout. Takeaway sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin speaks with us about draft, and the strange current NFL landscape.


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The First Round Of The NBA Draft and World Cup Update

Friday, June 25, 2010

Not all college graduates are struggling to find jobs this year. The 2010 NBA Draft was last night and the Washington Wizards were given the first pick. The Wizards surprised no one when they used their first pick to choose John Wall, from the University of Kentucky. Other college players who graduated to the pros last night included Evan Turner, who went to Philadephia, Derrick Favors, who was picked by the Nets, and Wesley Johnson, who will be joining the Timberwolves.



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Takeouts: The NFL Draft, Remembering I.O.C. President Juan Antonio Samaranch

Thursday, April 22, 2010

  • NFL TAKEOUT: The NFL draft starts tonight in New York City, and sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin has all the rumors swirling around the event. The St. Louis Rams have the first overall pick, so we talk to one of their fans, Justin Stine, lead blogger of Ramblin' Fan, to find out who who he hopes will be their choice.
  • OLYMPIC TAKOUT: The Olympic world lost one of its most influential leaders yesterday, former I.O.C. President Juan Antonio Samaranch. We're joined by Jere Longman, New York Times sports reporter, who tells us more about the influential figure in the Olympic world.

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