ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have reached contract agreements with their first two NFL draft picks, offensive tackle Jake Matthews and defensive end RaShede Hageman. . The team now has agreements with seven of its nine picks. Matthews, the sixth overall pick from Texas A&M, will play right tackle with the Falcons and could earn a starting job as a rookie. Hageman, Atlantas second-round pick, played defensive tackle at Minnesota and began work at end in last weeks rookie minicamp. The terms of the agreements were not disclosed. The Falcons previously announced the signings of five draft picks: cornerback Ricardo Allen and linebackers Prince Shembo, Marquis Spruill, Yawin Smallwood and Tyler Starr. . And I wanted to take this opportunity to share some of my experiences gained through International competition and the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. Seven NHL referees and six linesmen will be assigned upcoming games in Sochi by the IIHF as part of their 28-man officiating roster comprised of 14 refs and 14 linesmen. . Others describe it as taking the parrot for a walk.BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Dries Mertens scored one minute from time as Belgium scrapped to a 1-0 victory over Tunisia in its final preparation game for the World Cup on Saturday. The match was interrupted for about 40 minutes after a severe hail storm forced players off the field in the first half. After a successful preparation campaign highlighted by a 5-1 victory over Luxembourg and a 2-0 win in Sweden, Belgium coach Marc Wilmots sought safety first for the send-off game against Tunisia. He kept Romelu Lukaku on the bench until the 61st minute after the strriker had already proven his form with four goals in the last two games. . He also experimented in midfield by keeping expected World Cup starters Axel Witsel and Kevin De Bruyne sidelined. Tunisia was reduced to 10 men after 63 minutes when Issam Jemaa was sent off for a second yellow card for grabbing Vincent Kompanys shirt. Belgium dominated but lacked the cutting edge and had only a few shots at goal until Mertens slotted home after being set up by Nacer Chadlis pass. Belgium plays Russia, South Korea and Algeria in Group H. ' ' '