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The workouts at the NFL Draft Combine in Indianapolis Continue this weekend. With the Giants and Jets owning four of the top 10 overall picks, starting tonight the offensive linemen will have special interest for fans. The full weekend viewing schedule is below for NFL Network coverage.

Here’s what we’re watching tonight:

  • NFL: Draft Combine — RB, OL, ST — 7 PM ET
  • NBA: Knicks @ Suns — 10 PM ET
  • NHL: Rangers vs. Devils — 7 PM ET

What are we watching this weekend?


  • NFL: Draft Combine — DL, LB — 7 PM ET
  • NHL: Islanders vs. Blues — 12:30 PM ET
  • CBB: Seton Hall @ Creighton — 2:30 PM ET
  • CBB: St. John’s @ Marquette — 9 PM ET


  • NFL: Draft Combine — DBs — 2 PM ET
  • NBA: Nets @ Celtics — 1 PM ET
  • NBA: Knicks @ Clippers — 10 PM ET
  • NHL: Devils vs. Blues — 1 PM ET
  • NHL: Rangers @ Jets — 7 PM ET
  • CBB: Rutgers vs. Penn State — 12:00 PM ET

Nets blow double-digit lead in Durant’s return

The Brooklyn Nets looked great for a half against the shorthanded Miami Heat but fell flat down the stretch. Let’s start with the positives from the loss — Kevin Durant.

Durant is back and his return sparked the Nets early. The former MVP tallied 31 points on 21 shots in 35 minutes. Although he missed a few shots he would normally hit down the stretch, it’s clear that Durant is healthy. His return is going to mask a ton of the issues that have plagued Brooklyn over the last month and a half.

As for the negatives from this loss, Brooklyn’s chances of playing their way out of the play-in tournament are on life support. The loss puts the Nets four games back and six games back in the loss column of the Raptors and Celtics, respectively.

At this point, the play-in tournament is becoming an inevitability.

Joe Harris on the shelf

Unfortunately, there is more bad news for the Nets. Joe Harris — Brooklyn’s best three-point shooter — is done for the season and will need another procedure on his injured ankle.

Losing Harris is a big loss for Brooklyn, but general manager Sean Marks has done a decent job at filling in the gaps. The offseason addition of Patty Mills brought another dangerous three-point shooter into the mix. Later on, the James Harden trade brought back Seth Curry, another legitimate threat from the outside.

It’s not an ideal situation, but the Nets still have shooters.

NHL coach gets tossed!?

We see coaches get tossed in basketball games from time to time. Although not as rare. with replay review, ejections are a part of the fabric of being an MLB manager. But hockey coaches?

It’s not every day we see a coach get ejected in the NHL. Jon Cooper took one for the team on Thursday night.

NY/NJ hoops reporter (NBA/NCAA) & sports betting writer for XL Media. Never had the makings of a varsity athlete.