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Our top story today follows the fallout from last nights draft, as one player was so unhappy with the prospect his team selected that he handed in a trade request. 

In other news, the Chicago Bulls wrapped up their series with the Milwaukee Bucks in resounding fashion with a huge win, while the Anaheim Ducks opened up their series against the Flames in s similar manner.

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Zac Stacy Trade?

We kick things off with the fallout from the first round of the NFL Draft that took place last night. One of the big shocks was delivered by the Saint Louis Rams, who despite already having a pretty impressive backfield, decided to draft star running back Todd Gurley with the 10th overall pick.

This didn't sit well with current Rams running back Zac Stacy, who, according to Adam Caplan, has reportedly sent in a trade request to the team just hours after Gurley was drafted, rather than be faced with life as a third-stringer on the depth chart.  

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Stacy, who rushed for 973 yards as a rookie in 2013, tweeted (and deleted) "yikes" after the Gurley pick. For two years in a row, the Rams have taken a halfback with a high pick and it seems like Stacy has finally gotten that message.

Gurley ran for 3,285 yards and 36 touchdowns in 30 games in three seasons at Georgia. He had 911 rushing yards, averaging 7.4 yards per carry, in only six games for the Bulldogs last season. You can see why the Rams made the move.

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Staying in the NFL, there were certainly some Draft shocks last night. The Redskins passed on Leonard Williams to take Brandon Scherff, while the Browns picked Cam Erving over a wide receiver.

After pre-draft problems, Shane Ray dropped to 23 where he was snapped up by the Broncos, whilst Randy Gregory fell out of the first round entirely.

Over to the NBA now, where the Chicago Bulls advanced to the next round of the playoffs. The Bulls, led by Mike Dunleavy who dropped 20, crushed the Bucks 120-66 as they won the series in 6.

In the other game, the Clippers drew their series with the Spurs level at 3-3 behind 26 points from Blake Griffin.

And finally to the NHL, where the Anaheim Ducks demolished the Calgary Flames 6-1 in game one of their playoff series. Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf both recorded 4 points each as the Ducks sent a big wakeup call to their Canadian counterparts.

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