Dave Birkett Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EDT Mar 20, 2019 Free Press sports writer Dave Birkett peers into his crystal ball to predict who the Detroit Lions will select with the No. 8 pick in the 2019 NFL draft: 1-Arizona Cardinals: QB Kyler Murray, Oklahoma – A change up top as rumors continue to run rampant that the Cardinals will take Murray and deal last year’s first-round pick, Josh Rosen. [ Carlos: Why Lions should draft Kyler Murray in NFL draft ] 2-San Francisco 49ers: DE Nick Bosa, Ohio State – The 49ers traded for Dee Ford, but he’s essentially on a one-year deal. Bosa is too good to pass up at No. 2. 3-New York Jets: OLB Josh Allen, Kentucky – Anthony Barr bailed on the Jets to return to Minnesota, so New York turns to Allen to fill its pass-rush void. 4-Oakland Raiders: DE Montez Sweat, Mississippi State – Sweat was reportedly flagged for a heart condition at the combine, but the Raiders took Mo Hurst last season and … [Read more...] about Detroit Lions nab defensive star in NFL mock draft 2.0
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Produced by Clare Friedland, Lourdes Aguiar, Elena DiFiore and Shoshanah Wolfson [This story previously aired on July 15, 2017. It was updated on Dec. 29, 2018.] Matt Herren still struggles to make sense of what happened the night of Oct. 12, 2012, when his close friend, Ryan Poston, was killed. "I think about him every day," Herren said. "You don't think something like that is ever going to happen to someone you know." "Is there something I could've done that could've prevented that? And I know a lot of people in his life had to have felt the same way," Herren told "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant. How did things spiral so out of control between Ryan and his girlfriend, Shayna Hubers, that she shot him to death -- insisting it was to protect herself? "What was lost when your friend was shot and killed?" Van Sant asked Herren. "He's the type of person that you want in your life," he replied. "Not just a friend, but a loving son, a protective, adoring older brother." "He had … [Read more...] about New murder trial for Shayna Hubers: Why did she shoot Ryan Poston six times?
This post should come with an explicit content warning for Eagles fans, because when it comes to picking a winner in the Week 15 matchup between the Birds and Rams, it's a bloodbath. Nearly everyone's picking against the Eagles, with the exception of an occasional coin flip... We've broken down the injuries and offered our own predictions for this one. Now, as we do every weekend, it's time to take a look around the nation to see how the various experts, both local and national, think Sunday night's matchup is going to play out. • PhillyVoice staff: Last week, we were split over our picks for Eagles-Cowboys. This week, not so much. Here's a look at what sports editor Evan Macy had to say (since he has the best record of any of us picking Birds game). We'd need a Super Bowl-like performance from Foles to keep the Eagles in this one, on the road in L.A. I have a little hope after seeing the Rams unable to do much in Chicago last week - but it was … [Read more...] about Week 15 NFL picks: Rounding up the experts’ predictions for Eagles-Rams
Express-News Editorial Board Published 12:00 am CST, Saturday, December 15, 2018 Charles “Fuzzy” Lobban shows some renovation work he did with the Lubbock Private Defender’s Office. He broke down into tears talking about his legal representation saying he would have been homeless if he had been convicted of a minor charge. “Not many people care for somebody like me,” he said. less Charles “Fuzzy” Lobban shows some renovation work he did with the Lubbock Private Defender’s Office. He broke down into tears talking about his legal representation saying he would have been homeless if ... more Photo: Josh Brodesky /Express-News Photo: Josh Brodesky /Express-News Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Charles “Fuzzy” … [Read more...] about How Lubbock became the model for indigent defense in Texas
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