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Josh McCown on his way to playing in a full season for a change

Nov 29, 2017 | by Calvin Watkins, newsday.com
Josh McCown on his way to playing in a full season for a change

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Josh McCown is having a renaissance season for the Jets and he would like it to continue.

And while the Giants have their issues at quarterback, McCown is trying to provide stability for the Jets.

How about that for a change of events?

Lance Stephenson succeeding in dual roles: Full-time motivator, part-time agitator

Nov 28, 2017 | by Jim Ayello, indystar.com

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Pacers love playing alongside Lance Stephenson. They love his inate ability to bring a crowd to life and the energy he ushers onto the court night in and night out.

It’s fun being his teammate, Myles Turner said, “but I would hate playing against him.”

“Playing with a guy like that gases me up, gets me going,” the Pacers center said after ...

Let this picture of Kyle Kuzma and Larry Nance Jr. remind us that the Lakers have a good problem

Nov 28, 2017 | by Drew Garrison, SB Nation

The debate on who the Los Angeles Lakers should be starting at power forward is a big one within our fanbase, and rightfully so. Head coach Luke Walton has gone with Larry Nance Jr.since the season opener, but Kyle Kuzma flourished in his absence. Meanwhile, Julius Randleis playing inspired hoops on both ends of the floor, and it’s arguable that he deserves a chance to reclaim his starter ...

Notebook: Heupel, Elarbee land on Offensive Coach of the Year finalist list

Nov 28, 2017 | by Anne Rogers, Missourian

With Missouri quarterback Drew Lock breaking the school and conference single-season passing touchdown records last week against Arkansas, it’s no surprise that his coach is gaining recognition for it. It’s also no surprise that the coach of the position that protects Lock is gaining recognition, either.

While others are ‘sleepwalking,’ Timberwolves’ Taj Gibson is a first-quarter all-star

Nov 28, 2017 | by Jace Frederick, twincities.com
While others are ‘sleepwalking,’ Timberwolves’ Taj Gibson is a first-quarter all-star

Taj Gibson finished with 16 points and 14 rebounds in Minnesota’s 119-108 win over Phoenix on Sunday, another impressive stat line in an impressive season for the veteran forward.

Ten of those points and eight of those rebounds came in the first 12 minutes, continuing a season-long trend for one of the Timberwolves’ key offseason acquisitions. Gibson is averaging 10.6 points this ...

DeMarre Carroll ... enjoying a new role as mentor

Nov 23, 2017 | by Bryan Fonseca, netsdaily.com

April 8, 2012.

In the second quarter of a game against the then 40-14 San Antonio Spurs, Utah Jazz starting forward CJ Miles left with 5:43 to go until halftime. Miles had injured his calf, did not return, and did not play another game during the 2011-12 season.

Enter DeMarre Carroll, then in his third year and on his fourth team.

Tim Hardaway Jr.’s 38 Points Carry Knicks Past Raptors

Nov 22, 2017 | by The Associated Press

An eight-minute stretch of the third quarter was all the Knicks needed to turn a double-digit deficit into an insurmountable lead.

Tim Hardaway Jr. scored a career-high 38 points, including 12 during a 28-0 run in the third that sent the Knicks to a 108-100 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night.

Kristaps Porzingis added 22 points and 12 rebounds for ...

’Jinglin’ Joe Ingles takes new role as Utah Jazz’s glue guy

Nov 21, 2017 | by Eric Woodyard, Deseret News
 ’Jinglin’ Joe Ingles takes new role as Utah Jazz’s glue guy

SALT LAKE CITY — For the most part, members of the Utah Jazz are pretty mild-mannered.

Donovan Mitchell is a joy to be around. Rudy Gobert is an entertaining follow on social media. Thabo Sefolosha is the consummate professional.

Ricky Rubio is fairly quiet. Derrick Favors minds his business. Rodney Hood is family-oriented — typically inviting his young son inside the locker room after home games.

Alan Faneca, Kevin Mawae among 27 semifinalists for Hall of Fame's Class of 2018

Nov 21, 2017 | by Jeff Duncan, nola.com
Alan Faneca, Kevin Mawae among 27 semifinalists for Hall of Fame's Class of 2018

Former LSU offensive linemen Alan Faneca and Kevin Mawae made the list of 27 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2018, announced by Hall officials on Tuesday.

Ex-Grambling State and Dallas Cowboys cornerback Everson Walls also made the list, which includes six first-year eligible candidates: Ronde Barber; Steve Hutchinson; Ray Lewis; Randy Moss; Richard Seymour; and Brian ...

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