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Rams pick quarterback Goff

The Los Angeles Rams on Thursday selected quarterback Jared Goff with the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft. The No. 2 selection for the Philadelphia Eagles was Carson Wentz, making it the second straight year that two quarterbacks were the first two selections. Goff started every game during his three college seasons at California, setting records with 977 completions, 12,220 yards passing and 96 touchdown passes. The Rams, back in Los Angeles for next season after relocating from St Louis, traded with Tennessee to get the pick. Wentz led North Dakota State to their fifth consecutive FCS college championship in January. He passed for 1,651 yards and 17 touchdowns during his senior year that was shortened by a broken right wrist. Philadelphia acquired the No. 2 selection in a trade with Cleveland last Wednesday. It is the first opening-round quarterback for the Eagles since taking Donovan McNabb with the No. 2 pick in the 1999 draft.


Tomic out of Istanbul Open

Top-seeded Bernard Tomic was knocked out of the Istanbul Open, losing to unseeded Diego Schwartzman of Argentina 6-2, 6-2 on Thursday. As the top seed, Tomic also lost his opening match a week ago at the Nastase Tiriac Trophy in Bucharest. “I am playing well on these courts, which are slow,’’ Schwartzman said. “I tried to be focused today and I think I played a great match.” In the quarter-finals, he faces Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia and Herzegovina, who defeated Illya Marchenko of Ukriane 6-3, 5-7, 6-3. Third-seeded Ivo Karlovic hit 13 aces to advance past Dusan Lajovic of Serbia 7-6 (11), 7-6 (7), recording his 300th career victory, and is to play fifth-seeded Marcel Granollers of Spain, who defeated Hyeon Chung of South Korea 6-3, 6-4.


Quintana takes second stage

Colombia’s Nairo Quintana seized control of the Tour de Romandie by winning Thursday’s second stage in Morgins after defending champion Ilnur Zakarin was stripped of his victory. Quintana, who was jostling with fellow escapee Zakarin in a sprint finish, crossed the line in second behind the Russian, before the Katusha rider was downgraded by race officials for interfering with his rival. “Zakarin would have won anyway, but he boxed me in. I am not commenting on the decision of the judges,” Quintana said. “It is not easy to win here given the plateau. Being able to do so is a very good sign.” The pair finished 26 seconds ahead of a group headed by Portugal’s Rui Costa, with Rigoberto Uran and Thibaut Pinot also clocking the same time in the Swiss mountain village. Podium hopefuls Rafal Majka, Bauke Mollema and 2010 winner Simon Spilak all finished together as well, but American Tejay van Garderen lost over a minute.


Goffin advances in Munich

Belgium’s David Goffin on Thursday beat Victor Estrella of the Dominican Republic 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 to advance to the quarter-finals of the Munich Open. Goffin next faces Germany’s Alexander Zverev, who secured his quarter-final berth after downing the Czech Republic’s Lukas Rosol 6-3, 6-4. In Thursday’s other matches, Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro beat Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany defeated fellow German Florian Mayer 6-3, 6-2, Italy’s Fabio Fognini downed Kazakhstan’s Mikhail Kukushkin 6-3, 7-5, and Slovakia’s Jozef Kovalik downed the Netherlands’ Igor Sijsling 6-3, 6-4.

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