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A.J. Hawk leaves a legacy of dependability

Apr 19, 2017 | by Wes Hodkiewicz, packers.com

GREEN BAY – Few players in Packers history entered the NFL with higher expectations than A.J. Hawk.

The fifth overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, Hawk remains tied with Terrell Buckley as the Packers’ highest draft choice in the past 25 years.

All of that extra attention creates lofty, sometimes unattainable, expectations. It’s enough pressure to crush the will power of ...

How Advanced Teaching—From His NBA Father to a Special Ops Trainer—Led to Tim Hardaway Jr.’s Emergence

Apr 19, 2017 | by NBPA
How Advanced Teaching—From His NBA Father to a Special Ops Trainer—Led to Tim Hardaway Jr.’s Emergence

Tim Hardaway Jr. had a basketball routine before he even had a full set of teeth.

Three months after NBA great Tim Hardaway had Junior in 1992, while he was playing for the Warriors, he would regularly take him to the practice center when he was still sucking a bottle. As Hardaway remembers it, crying turned to calmness when his infant ...

Utah Jazz: Joe Ingles is annoyingly good at what he does

Apr 17, 2017 | by Jody Genessy,deseretnews.com
Utah Jazz: Joe Ingles is annoyingly good at what he does

LOS ANGELES — Simply put, Joe Ingles isn’t fun to play against.

He’s a (bleep) and has a way of getting under your skin, according to one player.

He grabs you, pesters you and loves to annoyingly straddle the line between what’s a foul and what’s not a foul while guarding you, another player admitted.

And he loves to talk smack, as every ...

Josh Dobbs: The Rocket Scientist QB Who Could Be the Next NFL Draft Steal

Apr 17, 2017 | by Mike Tanier, Bleacher Report
Josh Dobbs: The Rocket Scientist QB Who Could Be the Next NFL Draft Steal

Josh Dobbs will spend the weekend before the NFL draft flying hockey pucks across the desert.

BOBBY PORTIS - CONFIDENCE, SWAGGER, EFFORT AND TENACITY

Apr 17, 2017 | by Sam Smith, nba.com
BOBBY PORTIS - CONFIDENCE, SWAGGER, EFFORT AND TENACITY

Bobby Portis never lost confidence, never doubted. And as a result, the Bulls suddenly are in position with a 1-0 series lead to shock the Boston Celtics in their first round playoff series.

Tarell Basham: My Life As An NFL Draft Prospect

Apr 17, 2017 | by Tarell Basham and Ryan Mayer, CBS Local Sports
Tarell Basham: My Life As An NFL Draft Prospect

When I was eight, I wrote my mom a letter telling her that I was going to the NFL. I made the decision at that young age and to this day, my mom still has that letter.

Joe Ingles helps Jazz make NBA Finals impact

Apr 16, 2017 | by news.com.au
Joe Ingles helps Jazz make NBA Finals impact

JOE Ingles sat in the Utah Jazz locker room with ice packs on his knees and a big smile on his face.

The Jazz had just entered the Los Angeles Clippers’ home court, Staples Centre, for game one of their NBA playoff series, lost their star centre Rudy Gobert to a knee sprain in the opening 17 seconds and held on ...

Bobby Portis plays the game of his life in Game 1 win over Celtics

Apr 16, 2017 | by Nick Friedell, ESPN

BOSTON -- As Fred Hoiberg prepared for the first playoff game of his NBA coaching career Sunday night, a lot of thoughts raced through the 44-year-old's head.

DeMarre Carroll carries battle against liver disease into Raptors-Bucks NBA playoff series

Apr 15, 2017 | by Mark Inabinett,AL.com
DeMarre Carroll carries battle against liver disease into Raptors-Bucks NBA playoff series

 

Toronto Raptors forward DeMarre Carroll's mission to raise awareness of liver disease and funds for its prevention doesn't take the postseason off. Instead, the Birmingham native is using the NBA playoffs as another way to put the focus on liver disease.

The Raptors start a seven-game series in the first round of the NBA playoffs at 4:30 p.m. CST Saturday. ESPN ...

Six-year-old battling cancer gets surprise visit from Josh Dobbs

Apr 14, 2017 | by Daniel Sechtin, WBIR

KNOXVILLE - With AJ Cucksey's seventh birthday coming up, East Tennessee Children's Hospital wanted to do something special.

So they rented an ice cream truck and asked him to serve as an honorary ice cream man, something he's always wanted to do. But that wasn't the only surprise in store for AJ, who has kept his spirit up all while battling ...

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