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Foster Signs $45 Million Contract

Mar 05, 2012 | by John McClain, Houston Chronicle

After he rushed for 1,616 yards and scored 18 touchdowns in his first season as a starter, Arian Foster was told by the Texans if he could do it again in 2011, they would reward him with a multimillion-dollar contract.

Foster did his part last season with 1,224 yards, 53 receptions and 12 touchdowns in the regular season. He added 285 ...

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AJ Hawk Loses Locks for Charity

Mar 04, 2012 | by Gary Mihoces, USA Today

Wigs for Kids, a charity that provides wigs for children who lose their hair due to medical treatments and other conditions, has a requirement that donated hair for wigs be at least 12 inches long. Linebacker A.J. Hawk of the Green Bay Packers had no problem meeting that requirement.

A.J. Hawk displays his shorn hair, which he has donated to charity.

Known ...

Tags: AJ Hawk , charity , hair , cancer

Gasol Gives Calderon Props

Mar 02, 2012 | by Mike Ganter, Toronto Sun

Marc Gasol thinks he knows what’s coming.

“OK, surprise me,” the Memphis centre says as a handful of media members descend upon him following the morning shootaround.

Gasol just expects the questions are going to be about his longer-NBA-tenured brother Pau, who could potentially find himself with a new team next week. Pau’s name is front and centre in trade speculation heading ...

Tags: Jose Calderon , Toronto Raptors

Lang Stumps for Wells

Feb 29, 2012 | by Brad Biggs, National Football Post

The Green Bay Packers might be a long ways away from re-signing Pro Bowl center Scott Wells, and he’s been quiet lately with teammates. But T.J. Lang believes it’s paramount the club works out a deal with Wells, who has been regarded as the team’s best lineman the last few seasons.

Tags: T.J. Lang , Green Bay Packers

Utah's Evans Wins Slam Dunk Contest

Feb 25, 2012 | by Associated Press

His nickname is the Human Pogo Stick and Utah's Jeremy Evans set out to put some bounce back into the Slam Dunk Contest.

Evans endeared himself to the fans with a mix of props and creativity, and they voted him the winner of one of the marquee events of the NBA's All-Star Saturday festivities.

Tags: Jeremy Evans , 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend , Utah Jazz , champion , Slam Dunk

Jeremy Evans Added to All-Star Dunk Contest

Feb 23, 2012 | by Priority Sports Staff

As the Salt Lake Tribune reported Thursday, Jeremy Evans of the Utah Jazz will be joining the dunk contest for the 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend.

Brian T. Smith wrote that Evans' teammates are elated that he'll be part of the event. Gordon Hayward had something interesting things to say about it.

David Lee Is Most Underrated Player in the NBA Today

Feb 21, 2012 | by Talal Elmasry

Buried in the later paragraphs of most stories. Hidden behind flashier but less-productive stars.

That’s where you’ll find Golden State power forward David Lee, who has inexplicably turned 20 points and 10 rebounds a night into an afterthought.

Even after a stellar but all-too-common night in which Lee notched 24 points and 13 rebounds (his ninth 20/10 night of the year), the ...

Tags: David Lee , Basketball

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Landry Elected to NJCAA Hall of Fame

Jan 25, 2012 | by The Exponent

Former Purdue standout Carl Landry has been elected to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Hall of Fame as part of a six-man Class of 2012, the NJCAA announced Wednesday.

Before becoming an all-conference selection at Purdue, Landry put up impressive numbers at Vincennes University.

After missing part of his freshman season with a broken hand, Landry averaged 19.4 points, 8.9 ...

Tags: Carl Landry , Purdue , New Orleans Hornets , NJCAA Hall of Fame

Leuer Well Equipped to Help Bucks

Jan 19, 2012 | by Michael Hunt, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Upon entering the Bradley Center's confined home locker room, turn left to find Jon Leuer. Predictably, his stall occupies an area sometimes allotted to second-round rookies like him.

Already, though, he has adopted the proper veteran attitude about his chosen profession.

Leuer had just started his fourth game at forward, an accomplishment for a rookie second-round pick, and had played reasonably well ...

Tags: Jon Leuer , Milwaukee Bucks

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