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This season, Eagle's Kafka is bigger, stronger

Jun 04, 2012 | by Reuben Frank, csnphilly.com
This season, Eagle's Kafka is bigger, stronger

He just looks different. Bigger. Stronger. More like a real NFL quarterback than some scrawny kid from Northwestern.

Mike Kafka spent most of the off-season in Mesa, Ariz., working out with Jay Schroeder and his Evo Sport fitness and lifting system. This isn’t the former Redskins’ quarterback but a different Jay Schroeder, and the results are obvious.

“I’m a lot stronger, absolutely,” ...

Tags: Mike Kafka , Philadelphia Eagles

Hayward, Jennings in Call of Duty Grudge Match

May 24, 2012 | by Juan Martinez, Examiner.com
Hayward, Jennings in Call of Duty Grudge Match

To celebrate the launch of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Content Collection 2, Activision and Infinity Ward invited members of the press to check out the new maps and modes down in Venice Beach and participate in a sports-themed Grudge Match featuring Brandon Jennings of the Milwaukee Bucks and Gordon Hayward of the Utah Jazz.

Tags: Gordon Hayward , NBA , Basketball , Call of Duty

Carl Landry Should Stay

May 22, 2012 | by Ryan Schwan, Hornets 24/7
Carl Landry Should Stay

If there is any place on the floor that the Hornets seem to have lots of options this off-season, it is the frontcourt.  The draft has a group of promising young power forwards and the Hornets already have Okafor, Jason Smith and Gustavo Ayon under contract – not to mention tweener forward AFA.  As a result here’s a question I ...

Tags: Carl Landry , New Orleans Hornets , NBA , Basketball , free agency

Andrew Nicholson Generating Interest

May 22, 2012 | by David Zavac, Fear the Sword
Andrew Nicholson Generating Interest

As Cavaliers fans anxiously await May 30 to figure out just where the team will be slotted in the 2012 draft lottery, there are already rumblings about different teams' plans for improving. After the jump, see what people are talking about.

1. From Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, It sounds as if the Oklahoma City Thunder, and perhaps the Boston Celtics, are ...

Tags: Andrew Nicholson , NBA , Basketball , draft

Warner: Champion on, off Field

May 20, 2012 | by Eric Golub, Washington Times
Warner: Champion on, off Field

Finally, the tide has turned in the ongoing saga involving the National Football League and the chronic pain and suffering that may be linked to football.

The death of Junior Seau was a wakeup call for some, but the comments a few days later by Kurt Warner may one day prove to be a crucial turning point.

The former Arena League and ...

Tags: Kurt Warner , NFL , Football , concussions

Turiaf's Exciting Week Ends as Bosh Fill-In

May 13, 2012 | by Ethan Skolnick, Palm Beach Post
Turiaf's Exciting Week Ends as Bosh Fill-In

It was one of the reasons Ronny Turiaf signed with Miami in March, the chance for his 81-year-old grandmother Annie to see him play an NBA game in person for the first time.

It merely took two surprises.

For the past month, the veteran frontcourt player has contributed mostly as a manic spectator, wildly cheering from the bench. After Chris Bosh's first-half ...

Tags: Ronny Turiaf , Miami Heat , Chris Bosh , playoffs , NBA , Basketball

Abercrombie Raises Money for Earthquake Victims

May 11, 2012 | by Rachel Young, The Press
Abercrombie Raises Money for Earthquake Victims

Basketball fans can bid for a lunch with a New Zealand Breakers star to help raise money for children who lost a parent in last year's February earthquake.

Tom Abercrombie, the 2011 Australasian National Basketball League best forward, is auctioning off lunch with himself to raise funds for the Canterbury Earthquake Children's Trust, which provides financial support to children and their families who ...

Tags: Tom Ambercrombie , New Zealand , earthquake victims , fundraiser , children

Gibson Gives Bulls Emotional Lift

May 09, 2012
Gibson Gives Bulls Emotional Lift

Taj Gibson had a quiet night, other than being a one-man SWAT team, scuffling with Elton Brand and limping onto the court a la Willis Reed.

When Gibson returned in the fourth quarter with a sprained right ankle, the United Center crowd erupted.

"I was going back in regardless of the pain," Gibson said. "I was only worried about riding till the ...

Tags: Taj Gibson , Chicago Bulls , playoffs

Gibson: Bulls Must Impose Their Will

May 03, 2012
Gibson: Bulls Must Impose Their Will

Many have tried to break down the Bulls' surprising and disheartening Game 2 loss to the 76ers at home Tuesday. A lot of analysis went into what the Bulls did wrong and what they didn't do right.

But for forward Taj Gibson, any analysis came down to just one word -- will.

"The lack of defensive play the last game was bad. ...

Tags: Taj Gibson , NBA , Basketball , Chicago Bulls , playoffs

DeMarre Carroll: Next Man Up

Apr 18, 2012 | by Jarom Moore, KSL.com
DeMarre Carroll: Next Man Up

Al Jefferson did what no Jazz player had done before with 28 points and 26 rebounds, but DeMarre Carroll kept Utah's playoff hopes alive with a few plays that might go unnoticed.

As the clock finally ticked down to a 123-121 triple-overtime victory over the Dallas Mavericks, the usual starting line of Jefferson, Devin Harris, Gordon Hayward and Paul Millsap all ...

Tags: DeMarre Carroll , Utah Jazz

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