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Steve Kerr wins PBWA’s 2017-18 Rudy Tomjanovich Award

May 21, 2018 | by Pro Basketball Writers Association

Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors has won the 2017-18 Rudy Tomjanovich Award, which honors an NBA coach for his cooperation with the media and fans, as well as his excellence on the court, the Professional Basketball Writers Association announced today.

Kerr led the Warriors to a 58-24 record in his fourth season as their coach. He gives members of ...

Former Aggie star Jaycee Carroll wins 2nd Euroleague title with Real Madrid

May 20, 2018 | by Sean Walker, KSL.com

BELGRADE, Serbia — Jaycee Carroll is at it again.

The former Utah State hoops star won his second European championship with Real Madrid, coming off the bench to score nine points Sunday in Real Madrid’s 85-80 win over Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul in front of 16,967 fans in the Euroleague final in Belgrade, Serbia.

With the win, the Spanish giants became the first team to ...

ESPN names Jevon Carter one of NBA Combine’s biggest draft risers

May 19, 2018 | by David Statmen, West Virginia Diehards

Former West Virginia star Jevon Carter has turned heads at the NBA combine, and more analysts are taking notice. On Saturday, ESPN’s Mike Schmitz named Carter as one of his biggest risers based off his performance at the combine.

Carter has impressed during 5-on-5 scrimmages, showcasing his smothering defense in a live setting. Schmitz considers Carter one of the best defensive prospects in this class, ...

Football is family for James Looney

May 18, 2018 | by Wes Hodkiewicz, Packers.com

GREEN BAY – Everything started at home for James Looney. His name comes from his father. He credits his fun-loving nature to his mom. The athleticism? Well, that sprouts from almost every branch of the family tree.

Although Looney is only weeks into his NFL career, it’s easy to see why virtually every major draftnik listed the University of California-Berkeley standout’s personality ...

These Are The 2018 NBA Draft’s Most Fascinating Second Round Prospects

May 18, 2018 | by Brad Rowland, Uproxx

With the NBA Draft Combine rolling along and plenty of attention being paid to the top prospects available, it is easy to overlook players that project to land comfortably outside the top-20 overall picks. Those prospects can exist in a variety of ways, ranging from high-floor, proven college veterans to high-ceiling, risky athletes will all kinds of potential and plenty of downside. ...

Larry Nance Jr.'S Postseason Blog

May 17, 2018 | by Larry Nance Jr, NBA.com/Cavaliers

It’s been an up-and-down journey for Larry Nance Jr. in his first foray in the NBA Playoffs. Through the first three rounds, consistent minutes have been tough to come by for the third-year pro out of Wyoming.

Nance appeared in 24 regular season contests with Cleveland, including nine starts, but as the rotations have tightened up in the postseason, the high-flying ...

2017-18 Wizards roster review: Bradley Beal

May 16, 2018 | by Chase Hughes, NBC Sports

To wrap up the 2017-18 season, we are looking at each player on the Wizards' roster. Today, we evaluate Bradley Beal's season...

Player: Bradley Beal

Position: Shooting guard

Age: 24

2017-18 salary: $23.8 million

2017-18 stats: 82 G, 36.3 mpg, 22.6 ppg, 4.5 apg, 4.4 rpg, 1.2 spg, 0.4 bpg, 46.0 FG%, 37.5 3P%, 79.3 FT%, 52.7 eFG%, 109 ORtg, 110 DRtg

Best game: 12/5 at Blazers - 51 points, 21-for-37 FG, 5-for-12 3PT, 3 rebounds, ...

Lang: Offensive line has lofty goals, work to do

May 16, 2018 | by Tim Twentyman, Detroit Lions

One of the best lines in football is that the best ability is availability.

That was an issue for the Detroit Lions’ offensive line in 2017. Injuries hit the Lions hard upfront, as the team played 11 different starting five combinations in 16 games.

“Last year, we thought it was going to be pretty good,” veteran right tackle T.J. Lang said at the Taste ...

Igwebuike Sold on Opportunity in Tampa

May 15, 2018 | by Scott Smith, buccaneers.com

Donald Igwebuike played six seasons in the NFL as a placekicker, making a living off his right foot. His first cousin once removed, Godwin Igwebuike is now trying to make it in the same league at a vastly different position. The latter member of the Igwebuike clan, a Northwestern safety who signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted ...

The unshakable bond between Bobby Portis and his mother

May 13, 2018 | by Nick Friedell, ESPN
The unshakable bond between Bobby Portis and his mother

CHICAGO -- Tina Edwards didn't think much of the missed phone call. She had just arrived home from her job running a local bread company in Arkansas and went to her bedroom to lie down. About 650 miles away in Illinois, her son, Bobby Portis, was in serious trouble and desperately trying to reach her.

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