NFL draft: Evaluating ex-top recruits who didn’t match hype

Receivers Malachi Dupre of LSU and Travis Rudolph of Florida State are prime examples of pro prospects who left high school as five-star recruits and now enter the NFL draft trying to overcome perceptions that they never fulfilled their promise in college.

Ex-Dallas Cowboy found guilty of battery at Kansas party

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle has been found guilty of aggravated battery, aggravated burglary, criminal threat and marijuana possession after striking three people with his car as he left a house party in Kansas.

25 years for ex-Saint’s killer in ‘profoundly sad’ case

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Calling it a ''profoundly sad and tragic'' case, a judge sentenced a 29-year-old New Orleans man to 25 years in prison for killing former Saints star Will Smith and wounding Smith's wife after an April 2016 traffic crash.

Raiders exercise fifth-year option on star defender Mack

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Menacing pass rusher Khalil Mack had his fifth-year contract option exercised by the Oakland Raiders on Thursday, presumably keeping him with the team through the 2018 season.