Apr 23, 2020 3:26 AM

Chiefs GM poised to finally make first-round pick -- maybe

Posted Apr 23, 2020 3:26 AM

AP Sports Writer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Brett Veach used his first two drafts as general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs to put the finishing touches on a roster that won the franchise its first Super Bowl in 50 years, all without making a single selection in the first round.

Now, on the eve of his third draft, the always-aggressive Veach is finally poised to pick on Day 1 — just barely. And maybe.

The Chiefs only have five picks in the draft, and there is a very real possibility that they trade No. 32 to accumulate more picks as they aim to defend their championship.

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Apr 23, 2020 3:26 AM
Red Sox stripped of pick, Cora banned in sign stealing scams

AP Sports Writers

NEW YORK (AP) — The Boston Red Sox got off lightly in Major League Baseball's sign-stealing scandal after Commissioner Rob Manfred concluded their violations were far less flagrant than those of the Houston Astros.

Boston was stripped of its second-round pick in this year's amateur draft for sign stealing in 2018 and former manager Alex Cora was suspended through the 2020 postseason for his previous conduct as the Astros' bench coach.

Manfred issued his decision Wednesday, announcing Red Sox replay system operator J.T. Watkins violated the prohibition on in-game use of video to revise sign sequences provided to players. Watkins was suspended without pay through this year's postseason. He denied the allegations.