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Arian Foster plays pickup basketball with regular Houstonians: Sports' most-grounded star strikes again

Jul 05, 2012 | by Chris Baldwin, houston.culturemap.com
Arian Foster plays pickup basketball with regular Houstonians: Sports' most-grounded star strikes again

Arian Foster doesn't put on airs. Unless, it's Air Jordans maybe — and he's asking you to come hoop with him.

Foster — the best running back in the NFL, a newly-minted $43 million NFL superstar on the rise — made a bunch of regular, everyday Houstonians' Fourth of July when he sent out an open call on Twitter to come ...

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Wizards' Bradley Beal on Team USA radar

Jul 02, 2012 | by Michael Lee, Washington Post
Wizards' Bradley Beal on Team USA radar

John Wall will have his opportunity to earn some equity in the U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team this weekend in Las Vegas, where he will train with the Select Team that will scrimmage Team USA.

Tags: Bradley Beal , Washington Wizards

Titans Player of the Week: Mike Martin

Jul 02, 2012 | by KGDRummer, sbnation.com
Titans Player of the Week: Mike Martin

With the 82nd pick in the 2012 draft, the Tennessee Titans selected none other than the Michigan boy Mike Martin. This man is to drop an anchor for the defensive line with Jurrell Casey for our Titans.

Let's look into Mr. Mike Martin...

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Brad Smith Hosts Football Camp

Jun 30, 2012 | by WYTV.com
Brad Smith Hosts Football Camp

Proud Chaney alum and current Buffalo Bill Brad Smith is back in the Valley with his organization, The Brad Smith True Foundation.

"We wanted it to be free for our community and to really make an impact. I think that's what we need to do, and Youngstown is my home," said Bills receiver Brad Smith.

For the fifth straight year, Smith and ...

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Former Mayfair, UCLA standout Alterraun Verner hosts football camp that makes the grade

Jun 29, 2012 | by David Felton
Former Mayfair, UCLA standout Alterraun Verner hosts football camp that makes the grade

Tennessee Titans defensive back will stress grades as well as sport in free event Saturday at his old high school.

Youngsters who want to learn the fundamentals of football from actual NFL and college players, as well as one of the most experienced coaching staffs in the area, can do so Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Mayfair High.

Youngsters ...

Tags: Alterraun Verner , Tennessee Titans

Wizards select Beal with No. 3 pick in NBA draft

Jun 29, 2012 | by Associated Press
Wizards select Beal with No. 3 pick in NBA draft

WASHINGTON (AP) Bradley Beal's birthday wish came true.

On the day he turned 19, the 6-foot-4 guard from Florida was drafted Thursday night as the third overall pick by the Washington Wizards, a franchise looking for an outside shooter and a return to the postseason.

During his freshman campaign, Beal averaged 14.8 points and 6.5 rebounds for the Gators last season. Now ...

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Purdue's Hummel Picked 58th By T-Wolves

Jun 29, 2012 | by Glenn Marini, wane.com
Purdue's Hummel Picked 58th By T-Wolves

With Brad Miller retiring the Minnesota Timberwolves are tapping another Purdue product to help fill out their roster as the T-Wolves took Robbie Hummel with the 58th overall pick in the second round of Thursday's NBA draft.

Hummel is the 44th Purdue player to be drafted by an NBA franchise. Former Boilermaker stars JaJuan Johnson and E’Twaun Moore, two-thirds of Purdue’s ...

Tags: Robbie Hummel , Minnesota Timberwolves

Andrew Nicholson To Magic With No. 19 Pick In 2012 NBA Draft Pick

Jun 28, 2012 | by Kyle Hightower, Associated Press
Andrew Nicholson To Magic With No. 19 Pick In 2012 NBA Draft Pick

 

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Andrew Nicholson is expecting to contribute in a hurry to the Orlando Magic even though he may not have taken the traditional path the NBA.

A baseball player who didn't take up basketball until his junior year of high school, the Magic saw enough in the four-year power forward from St. Bonaventure to take him with the ...

Tags: Andrew Nicholson , Orlando Magic

Agent: Hummel going to have a great career in the NBA

Jun 28, 2012 | by Jim Peters, NWI.com
Agent: Hummel going to have a great career in the NBA

As tonight's NBA draft unfolds, the question regarding Robbie Hummel doesn't seem to be "if" as much as "when."

The Valparaiso High School and Purdue graduate's stock has risen during recent workouts to the point where his name could be called sooner rather than later.

Tags: Robbie Hummel , Minnesota Timberwolves

Hayward prepping for USA Select Team, future

Jun 28, 2012 | by Brent Glasgow, The Flyer Group
Hayward prepping for USA Select Team, future

Former Brownsburg Bulldog Gordon Hayward has experienced some of the greatest thrills in sports, but when he suits up for the USA Basketball Men’s Select Team next month, he’ll feel something only one thing can provide.

Along with 12 other NBA players, Hayward will be in Las Vegas July 5-12 to train with and scrimmage against the Men’s National Team that ...

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