Hot'N'Not: April 29, 2015

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FC Barcelona attacker Lionel Messi celebrating scoring a goal against Granada CF in October 2014. Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar Jr. have combined for 102 goals this season.

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The FC Barcelona attacking trio of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar Jr. combined for five goals during Barcelona’s 6-0 win over Getafe CF on Tuesday and increased their combined goals to a remarkable 102 on the season.

That number surpasses Barcelona’s previous high of 100 goals from a trio by Messi, Thierry Henry and Samuel Eto’o in the 2008-09 season.

NFL Mock Drafts

The 2015 NFL Draft is just one day away, and mock drafts are flying around the Internet at a rapid rate. Many mock drafts have the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selecting former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston first overall and former Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota going in the top 10.

The draft will take place in Chicago this year, having moved from Radio City Music Hall in New York.

NBA Playoff hype

The playoffs are in full swing with the first round nearly ready to give way to the second round. Despite a couple first round sweeps, the vast majority of playoff series have heated up over the last couple days.



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Baltimore

The city of Baltimore is in a furor over the death of African-American Freddie Gray. Protests turned into riots, and riots turned into madness all across the city.

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred made waves by postponing two Baltimore Orioles games and announcing the third would be played without fans, a first in MLB history.

Shane Ray

NFL draft prospect and likely first-rounder Shane Ray was cited for possession of marijuana just days before the draft. Ray was automatically entered into Phase 1 of the NFL’s substance abuse program.

Timing was certainly not on Ray’s side, as talk of a slide down the draft boards has come up.

Kevin Love

Cleveland Cavaliers star power forward Kevin Love was ruled out for the Eastern Conference semifinals after injuring his shoulder during game four of the Cavs’ first round series against the Boston Celtics.

Cleveland general manager David Griffin announced on Tuesday that it’s unlikely Love rejoins the team for the playoffs.

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