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Myers excited for added 'physical presence...veteran leadership'

Aug 02, 2012 | by Matt Steinmetz, CSNBAYAREA.COM
Myers excited for added 'physical presence...veteran leadership'

Warriors general manager Bob Myers spoke to reporters on Wednesday about there-signing of Brandon Rush, signing of Carl Landry, and other team-related topics.

Here are some excerpts from what he said:

On the re-signing of Brandon Rush:

Myers: “We’ve said all along we were going to prioritize re-signing Brandon Rush, and we’re happy we were able to make that happen. I think he ...

Tags: Brandon Rush , Carl Landry , Golden State Warriors

Redskins: NT Barry Cofield hopes familiarity equals improvement

Aug 02, 2012 | by John Keim, CBSSports.com

Redskins nose tackle Barry Cofield would return to the sidelines in 2011, anxious to share the blocking scheme he just saw -- and even more anxious to learn what he should do. It was his first year as a nose tackle and he saw something new almost every game.

Throughout the season, Cofield would make tackles using more of his athleticism ...

Tags: Barry Cofield , Washington Redskins

Hardin has special motivation to contribute

Aug 02, 2012 | by Michael C. Wright, ESPNChicago.com

Chicago Bears rookie safety Brandon Hardin considers special teams the most reasonable route onto the field.

At the same time, he wants current starters Chris Conte and Major Wright to be on alert.

“Definitely, I want the (starting) spot," Hardin said. “I'm coming for it, and hopefully that will elevate everybody's play. If I'm right behind Chris and Major wanting the spot, ...

Tags: Brandon Hardin , Chicago Bears

Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee fills vital role as team leader

Aug 02, 2012 | by Jimmy Burch, star-telegram.com
Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee fills vital role as team leader

During free time between the Dallas Cowboys' twice-daily practice sessions in training camp, defensive coordinator Rob Ryan can count on linebacker Sean Lee to join him in breaking down videotapes from the morning workout.

"He's in there every day. It'll be just us coaches and him," Ryan said. "No one cares more than he does. I think there's one Sean Lee ...

Tags: Sean Lee , Dallas Cowboys

Former Pacers player, and a rookie, visit with Muncie youth

Aug 01, 2012 | by Samm Quinn, thestarpress.com

 More than a hundred local children learned how to play basketball from Indiana’s best on Wednesday.

As part of the Pacers Youth Hoops Tour, former Pacers player Darnell Hillman spent five hours with youth ages 8-14 at the Downtown YMCA, teaching them basketball basics, including teamwork and the right attitude.

“I’m hoping to change some of their attitudes,” Hillman said. “They’re out ...

Tags: Miles Plumlee , Indiana Pacers

A few minutes with Jason Jones

Jul 30, 2012 | by By Eric Williams, The News Tribune

Football player, basketball body At 6-foot-5, 276, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Jason Jones thought basketball would be his ticket to a college scholarship. The Detroit native averaged 24 points and 14 rebounds at Lathrup High.

But not many colleges were looking for a 6-5 power forward, so Jones used his basketball skills to become a dominant pass rusher at Eastern Michigan, where ...

Tags: Jason Jones , Seattle Seahawks

Backup Kirk Cousins has starter's mentality

Jul 27, 2012 | by Gene Wang, Washington Post

Kirk Cousins remembers waiting around on the final day of the NFL draft in April, for the most part unsure where he was going to land. About the only certainty, the quarterback recalled, was the Washington Redskins were not in the mix after having picked Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III at No. 2 overall.

Cousins was stunned when the phone ...

Tags: Kirk Cousins , Washington Redskins

Clippers Sign Ronny Turiaf

Jul 27, 2012 | by Arash Markazi, ESPNLosAngeles.com

The Los Angeles Clippers signed free-agent forward Ronny Turiaf, the team announced Friday.

Turiaf, who played for the Miami Heat and Washington Wizards last season, signed a one-year contract for the veteran's minimum.

A seven-year NBA veteran, Turiaf is currently playing in the 2012 London Olympics for the French National Team. Turiaf, 29, played in 12 playoff games for the Heat last ...

Tags: Ronny Turiaf , Los Angeles Clippers

Former Bison starts a new journey playing the sport he loves

Jul 26, 2012 | by By Dom Izzo, WDAY

Ben Woodside has traveled the world playing the sport he loves. NDSU's all-time leading scorer thought he landed in the best spot possible last summer signing with a Slovenian team in the EuroChallenge, the top league in Europe. But then a hard reality hit when the team stopped paying him.

Ben Woodside: "It was extremely challenging when you're playing twice a ...

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Shannon Brown Ready To Emerge From the Shadows

Jul 26, 2012 | by Kristofer Habbas, SB Nation Arizona
Shannon Brown Ready To Emerge From the Shadows

As part of the Suns plan for a new beginning they welcome back a familiar face to fill a large void. The team spent the better part of the off-season building depth in the backcourt, but did not address scoring, shooting, or size.

After inking Shannon Brown to a contract to return to Phoenix they now have at least one player ...

Tags: Shannon Brown , Phoenix Suns

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