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Lydon’s return helps Rio Grande Valley Vipers continue hot streak

Dec 12, 2017 | by Greg Luca, The Monitor
Lydon’s return helps Rio Grande Valley Vipers continue hot streak

EDINBURG — Just one game and one minute into his first professional season, RGV Vipers forward Tyler Lydon was headed to the bench after suffering a twisted ankle.

A 2017 first-round pick out of Syracuse who is under contract with the Denver Nuggets, Lydon missed nearly a full month of action due to the injury suffered Nov. 6.

Pelicans' E'Twaun Moore has career night in loss to Rockets

Dec 12, 2017 | by William Guillory, nola.com

HOUSTON -- E'Twaun Moore is one of the quietest players on the New Orleans Pelicans roster, but he's been making a lot of noise with his play as of late.

He scored a career-high 36 points in Monday's 130-123 loss to the Houston Rockets, going 15-of-20 from the field, and his move into the starting lineup a few weeks ago has turned New ...

Kings’ Garrett Temple and George Hill adopt Sacramento high schools

Dec 11, 2017 | by Marc J. Spears, the undefeated
Kings’ Garrett Temple and George Hill adopt Sacramento high schools

SACRAMENTO, California — What do you think about the Colin Kaepernick national anthem protest? How do you handle losing? How do you deal with adversity off the court?

Those were a few of the questions Sacramento Kings forward Garrett Temple fielded during his first day as a student-athlete mentor at Sacramento Charter High School.

Sean Lee timely in his return from a hamstring strain

Dec 11, 2017 | by TPDD ARCHER, ESPN

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- As Jerry Jones walked through the halls of MetLife Stadium well after the Dallas Cowboys' 30-10 win against the New York Giants, he could not have grinned wider when he spoke about Sean Lee.

“I think it’s very apparent whether you have a game that we don’t have him out there or have him out there what he means,” the ...

Bradley Beal is on fire, and John Wall doesn’t want to cool him off

Dec 10, 2017 | by Candace Buckner, The Washington Post

LOS ANGELES — When John Wall surprised the local TV audience last week by conducting a postgame interview with Bradley Beal after another lights-out shooting display, he channeled a comedian popular on social media. Borrowing the delivery and phrasing of Ha Ha Davis, Wall asked Beal how he had recently been getting “bucket buckets.”

Though Wall was going for laughs — several Washington Wizards ...

ESPN, SANTA CLAUS SPIN CHRISTMAS AS THE OFFICIAL HOLIDAY OF THE NBA

Dec 07, 2017 | by Anthony Crupi, adage.com

As much as the dictates of the calendar occasionally present an opportunity for the NFL to air games on Christmas Day, the NBA rules Dec. 25 in the much same way in which Santa has dominion over the North Pole. In a bid to further underscore how televised basketball is now a holiday staple alongside more suspect traditions such as ...

Lions backup QB Jake Rudock gets snaps, runs practice 'smoothly'

Dec 06, 2017 | by Dave Birkett & Carlos Monarrez, freep.com

If Jake Rudock makes his first-ever NFL start in place of Matthew Stafford this weekend, the former Michigan quarterback will be ready for his opportunity.

“I think the biggest thing is you can’t create a true game environment (in practice), so definitely having experienced those feelings and everything that comes with that (last week is important)," Rudock said. "I don’t know how ...

UCF hires Josh Heupel to replace Scott Frost

Dec 05, 2017 | by Adam Rittenberg, ESPN

The UCF Knights have hired Missouri offensive coordinator Josh Heupel as head coach, replacing Scott Frost.

Heupel is finishing his second season at Missouri, which has put up big offensive numbers.

"I'm extremely excited about the opportunity to represent UCF," said Heupel, who flew to Orlando on Monday night to meet with athletic director Danny White and Randy Shannon, who will be the Knights' new defensive ...

McCown Helps Jets Take Another Step

Dec 03, 2017 | by Eric Allen, newyorkjets.com
McCown Helps Jets Take Another Step

Punched in the mouth early, the Jets need a settling presence Sunday and Josh McCown once again was in position to give his team a lift. Making his 12th start of the 2017 season, McCown turned in perhaps his most impressive performance to date. In a wild 38-31 win over the Chiefs, McCown threw for 331 yards and a score and added two ...

South Bay Lakers head coach Coby Karl named NBA G League Coach of the Month

Dec 01, 2017 | by Noah Camarena,

EL SEGUNDO – South Bay Lakers head coach Coby Karl today was named NBA G League Coach of the Month for games played in November. The award is the first of Karl’s career and the first such award in franchise history.

Karl led South Bay to an 8-1 record, their best start in franchise history. South Bay ended the month on a five-game ...

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