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For nearly four hours Thursday night, GM Rick Spielman and the Vikings, with no first-round selection, watched NFL rivals bolster rosters. Minnesota is not scheduled to pick until No. 48 on Friday night.
NFL draft night supplies the usual sample of deft dealing and head-scratching. Mark Craig dives in.
The Arizona Diamondbacks suffered through a heartbreaking loss the night before and learned earlier in the day that they may have lost one of their starting pitchers for the season.
Ricky Nolasco had extra days between starts to work on mechanical issues and it paid off as he led the Los Angeles Angels to a 2-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Thursday night to earn the series sweep.
With defensive studs everywhere in this draft, NFL teams turned offensive. With an emphasis on quarterbacks.