The following stories are planned for Friday AMs:
PHILADELPHIA — After trading up twice to get the No. 2 pick, the Eagles are expected to select the quarterback the Los Angeles Rams don’t take at No. 1. Jared Goff or Carson Wentz should be coming to Philly and the drama surrounding Sam Bradford will intensify.
By Pro Football Writer Rob Maaddi. Upcoming. 600 words.
PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers will look for help along the defensive line or in the secondary with the 25th pick in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday. The Steelers last picked a cornerback in the opening round in 1997. By Will Graves. Draft begins at 8 p.m. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.
WASHINGTON — Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins visit the Washington Capitals for Game 1 of their second-round series. By Stephen Whyno. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. EDT.
PHILADELPHIA — More than 20,000 athletes participating in the 124th Penn Relays, which begin Thursday at Franklin Field. Every April, the Ivy League school’s quiet campus hosts small colleges, NCAA champions and Olympians for three days in the sport’s oldest relay event. By freelancer Dave Zeitlin. UPCOMING. 650 words. By 7 p.m. AP Photos.
WASHINGTON — The Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies wrap up a three-game series. coverage by freelancer Harvey Valentine. Starts at 4:05 p.m. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.
DENVER — The Pittsburgh Pirates go for a four-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies on Thursday. The Pirates won their eighth straight game at Coors Field after beating the Rockies in 12 innings on Wednesday. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time is 3:10 p.m. ET.
PHILADELPHIA — In the 1920s and 1930s, Bill Tilden was to tennis what Babe Ruth was to baseball. Honoring him with a historical marker should be an ace — if not for questions around his conduct with teenage boys. The long shadow of the Jerry Sandusky scandal makes a group’s attempt to honor Tilden an uphill battle. By Kristen de Groot. SENT: 843 words, AP Photos.
SCHEDULE FOR THURSDAY, APRIL 28
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Pittsburgh at Washington, 8 p.m.
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Pittsburgh (Nicasio 2-2) at Colorado (Chatwood 2-2), 3:10 p.m.
Philadelphia (Nola 1-2) at Washington (Roark 2-2), 4:05 p.m.
Penn Relays, Philadelphia, 10 a.m.
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
NFL Draft First Round, Chicago, 8 p.m.