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Titans to decline fifth-year option on former No. 5 pick Corey Davis

Titans to decline fifth-year option on former No. 5 pick Corey Davis

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May 1 (UPI) -- The Tennessee Titans are declining to pick up the fifth-year option on wide receiver Corey Davis. ESPN and NFL Media confirmed the Titans' decision to not pick up the option Friday, meaning Davis will be in a contract year this season. According to ESPN, the fifth-year option would have carried a $ 15.68 million salary for Davis in the 2021 campaign. Davis, the No. 5 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, has struggled with consistency in his first three seasons in Tennessee. Since entering the league, he has recorded 142 receptions for 1,867 yards and six touchdowns in 42 career games. In 2019, Davis notched only two receiving scores during the regular season and another touchdown in the postseason against the Baltimore Ravens on a pass from star running back Derrick Henry. ...
Bengals get Tee Higgins, Eagles pick Jalen Hurts on Day 2 of 2020 NFL Draft

Bengals get Tee Higgins, Eagles pick Jalen Hurts on Day 2 of 2020 NFL Draft

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April 24 (UPI) -- One day removed from adding star quarterback Joe Burrow with the No. 1 overall pick, the Cincinnati Bengals selected ex-Clemson receiver Tee Higgins with the first pick in the second round of the virtual 2020 NFL Draft on Friday. Burrow, who won the Heisman Trophy and a national title at LSU last season, faced off against Higgins and Clemson in the College Football Playoff championship game. Now, the duo will head to Cincinnati and join an offense that already consists of Pro Bowl wideout A.J. Green and running back Joe Mixon. The Indianapolis Colts picked USC wideout Michael Pittman Jr., the son of former Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Michael Pittman Sr., with the second pick in Round 2. The Detroit Lions chose Georgia star running back D'Andre Swift with the No. 3...
Bengals pick Burrow, Dolphins get Tagovailoa in virtual 2020 NFL Draft

Bengals pick Burrow, Dolphins get Tagovailoa in virtual 2020 NFL Draft

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April 23 (UPI) -- Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa were the first quarterbacks selected in Thursday's 2020 NFL Draft. Burrow -- the No. 1 overall pick -- will play for the Cincinnati Bengals. The Miami Dolphins picked Tagovailoa at No. 5. "To jump to the No. 1 overall pick is crazy," Burrow said. "It's a dream come true." The Southeastern Conference broke its own record for players drafted in the first round, with 15 players picked. Burrow was one of five LSU players taken in the round. Four quarterbacks and six wide receivers were selected, and four trades were completed. Ohio State teammates Chase Young and Jeff Okudah went with the No. 2 and No. 3 overall picks, respectively. Young will play for the Washington Redskins, while Okudah is headed to the Detroit Lions. "It's time to go to wo...
NASA, SpaceX pick May 27 to resume astronaut launches in US

NASA, SpaceX pick May 27 to resume astronaut launches in US

Technology
NASA and SpaceX have chosen May 27 for resuming astronaut launches from the U.S. after nine yearsBy MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace WriterApril 17, 2020, 10:08 PM3 min read3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA and SpaceX have picked May 27 for resuming astronaut launches from the U.S. after nine years of complete Russian dependence. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced the launch date Friday. Astronauts haven’t launched into orbit from the U.S. since NASA’s last space shuttle flight in 2011. SpaceX aims to end the drought by sending two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station. “On May 27, @NASA will once again launch American astronauts on American rockets from American soil!” Bridenstine tweeted. Astronauts Doug Hurley an
How do toy shops pick the right Christmas toys?

How do toy shops pick the right Christmas toys?

Business
It can be stressful deciding what toy to buy for kids at Christmas.Imagine, then, deciding what toys to buy to fill the shelves of Hamleys on London's Regent Street, where more than 650,000 shoppers have already walked through the doors this December.It is a mammoth task that starts at the beginning of the year, according to Sumeet Yadav, who runs the retail business of Reliance Brands, which owns Hamleys.He says the stores' buyers visit toy fairs all over the world to decide what children will want for Christmas, when Hamleys makes about a fifth of its money.It's "a bit of science and a bit of luck", Mr Yadav says, describing their process.The science is identifying and matching social trends with the toys being made by manufacturers.This year, a lot of ...