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Growing Up ... Jose Calderon

Oct 05, 2017 | by Joe Gabriele, nba.com

If you’ve ever seen the documentary “Go, Tigers!” about high school football in Massillon, Ohio, one of the most memorable scenes is near the beginning, as nurses place tiny plastic footballs in the cribs of the newborn boys. The implication is that these young’ns are born to play football.

You might imagine that in the city of Villanueva de la Serena ...

Representing Brooklyn, Taj Gibson becomes NBA's first No. 67

Oct 04, 2017 | by Nick Friedell, ESPN
Representing Brooklyn, Taj Gibson becomes NBA's first No. 67

SHENZHEN, China -- Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Taj Gibson is making history this season by becoming the first player to wear the No. 67 in NBA history. The reason he chose the number is just as noteworthy.

"Fort Greene," Gibson said proudly after Tuesday's practice. "Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Fort Greene projects, Brooklyn. That's all you need to know. Everybody from my neighborhood knows what that ...

Lakers News: Kyle Kuzma Voted Second Biggest Draft Steal In Annual NBA GM Survey

Oct 04, 2017 | by Corey Hansford, lakersnation.com
Lakers News: Kyle Kuzma Voted Second Biggest Draft Steal In Annual NBA GM Survey

Los Angeles Lakers rookie forward Kyle Kuzma put the NBA world on notice at the Las Vegas Summer League where he led the team in scoring en route to winning Championship Game MVP. That has carried over into the first two preseason games where Kuzma has averaged 21 points on 62.1 percent shooting.

Kirk Cousins Nearly Leads Second Game-Winning Drive Of Season

Oct 04, 2017 | by Brandon Hill, redskins.com
Kirk Cousins Nearly Leads Second Game-Winning Drive Of Season

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins had a lot on his mind Monday night.

Just two days after his son Cooper was born, Cousins traveled west to play in a primetime game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Trevor Siemian's Calm and Collected Demeanor Earning Him Respect—and Wins—in Denver

Oct 03, 2017 | by Robert Klemko, si.com

Trevor Siemian hit rock bottom in a rental car traveling north on I-65 through pastoral northwest Indiana. Earlier that November afternoon in 2014, against Purdue, he’d charged into the fray on a QB sneak and faced that terrifying moment in football when your feet are stuck in a pile of bodies but you’re still standing upright. A tackler slammed into ...

Kia MVP Of The Game: Redskins Quarterback Kirk Cousins

Oct 03, 2017 | by Stephen Czarda, redskins.com

While the Redskins were ultimately unable to score a victory over the Chiefs in Monday night’s Week 4 matchup at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., quarterback Kirk Cousins was once again effective.

Cousins connected on 14-of-24 attempts for 220 yards with two touchdowns to no interceptions. He also tallied 38 rushing yards, most of which came on a late game-tying drive in ...

Josh McCown is quietly doing everything Jets ask

Oct 02, 2017 | by Howie Kussoy, New York Post
Josh McCown is quietly doing everything Jets ask

Josh McCown is doing just enough.

While the Jets rode their defense and run game to a 23-20 overtime win over the Jaguars on Sunday at MetLife Stadium, McCown put forth another effective effort as game manager, completing 22-of-31 passes for 224 yards.

Tyler Kroft's career day lifts Cincinnati Bengals over Cleveland Browns

Oct 01, 2017 | by Branson Wright, cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert became a Pro Bowler in only his second year in the NFL in 2015, but a host of injuries have sidelined him for much of his four-year career.

The current season has not been much better as Eifert missed his second straight game on Sunday when the Bengals visited FirstEnergy Stadium to ...

Heat rookie Derrick Walton Jr. impressing coaches, teammates with two-way contract

Sep 29, 2017 | by Jake Elman, PalmBeachPost.com
Heat rookie Derrick Walton Jr. impressing coaches, teammates with two-way contract

BOCA RATON — With the ability to use two-way contracts to alternate players between the NBA and the G-League, the Miami Heat used their first such contract on Michigan’s Derrick Walton Jr.

The Heat’s recent history of using the former D-League to their advantage, Walton said, was why he signed with the organization this summer.

Wake Forest coach Danny Manning believes NCAA Tournament is 'the standard'

Sep 28, 2017 | by Alec Brzezinski, Sporting News
Wake Forest coach Danny Manning believes NCAA Tournament is 'the standard'

Wake Forest last season made its first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 2009-10, and coach Danny Manning would like the program to get used to the feeling.

“Making the NCAA Tournament is our goal every year, that’s the standard," Manning said in an exclusive interview with Omnisport. "It’s the highest level in which you want to accomplish, that’s how we think.

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