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Pittsburgh Steelers QB Joshua Dobbs getting golden opportunity

Aug 10, 2017 | by Ryan Wooden, all22.com
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Joshua Dobbs getting golden opportunity

The Steelers want keep starter Ben Roethlisberger fresh by keeping him out of harm’s way, and backup Landry Jones is dealing with an injury. That leaves Dobbs as the starter, and he’s got an excellent chance to start the developmental process on a positive note.

Packers backup QB Brett Hundley eager for preseason shot

Aug 09, 2017 | by GENARO C. ARMAS, Associated Press

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — For one training camp practice, quarterback Aaron Rodgers was back on the Green Bay Packers' scout team. The two-time NFL MVP took every snap, throwing the ball to relatively unknown rookies or undrafted free agents like they were Jordy Nelson or Randall Cobb.

"Well yeah, today's a day where it's probably the toughest practice that I've ...

Trevor Siemian: Things have started 'clicking for me'

Aug 09, 2017 | by Kevin Patra, nfl.com

Trevor Siemian has taken strides toward winning the Denver Broncos' quarterback battle with more consistent play over the past few practices. The third-year quarterback said getting more comfortable in offensive coordinator Mike McCoy's system has been the key.

Tyler Lydon's goal: 'Prove I belong' in NBA

Aug 09, 2017 | by Stephen Haynes, Poughkeepsie Journal

Tyler Lydon signed his first professional basketball contract last month, a deal with the Denver Nuggets that will pay the Elizaville native what he described as “life-changing money.”

But, despite the whirlwind of NBA experiences — some highs and some lows — and overnight celebrity that have filled his recent weeks, the Pine Plains product is still driving his 2013 truck.

"I've never been a ...

Undrafted Alex Barrett making most of extra reps from Detroit Lions injuries

Aug 09, 2017 | by Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press

Alex Barrett has a confession to make.

The first time he talked to Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell, Barrett had no idea who was on the other line.

Caldwell phoned Barrett in late April, a few days before the NFL draft, to tell the San Diego State defensive lineman the Lions were interested in bringing him to town.

Barrett had talked to a ...

Jabari Parker puts on free basketball camp in Chicago

Aug 07, 2017 | by CSN Chicago

Jabari Parker is making a positive impact in his hometown.  

The Milwaukee Bucks forward returned to Chicago last week to put on a free basketball camp for kids, drawing hundreds of young hoopers. The former Simeon star teamed up with his dad, Sonny, and the Jordan brand to make a difference in Chicago communities. 

"It's about the culture," Parker said. "Chicago has ...

Zaza Brings Larry Home

Aug 07, 2017 | by NBA.com
Zaza Brings Larry Home

Earlier this summer Zaza Pachulia became the first NBA player from Georgia to win an NBA title, so it is only fitting that he headed back to his home country to celebrate this honor with his country and of course with Larry as well.

While in Georgia, Pachulia was presented with the Order of Honor, an award given to him by Georgian ...

Kurt Warner's storybook path ends in fitting fashion

Aug 06, 2017 | by Alden Gonzalez, ESPN

There were so many times when Kurt Warner wondered why he never took what he called "the straight path." Why he didn't go from starring in college to being drafted in the first round to locking down a starting job in the NFL, just like so many others.

He sees it a little differently these days.

"I wouldn't want to change anything ...

Los Angeles Lakers: Kyle Kumza will outperform draft position

Aug 05, 2017 | by Kenneth Teape, lakeshowlife.com

The Los Angeles Lakers look like they could have a steal on their hands in power forward, Kyle Kuzma.

The Los Angeles Lakers had a very strong performance during the 2017 NBA Draft. When they landed the No. 2 pick via the NBA Draft Lottery, they were put into a position to land a transcendent player. But, they didn’t just stop knowing they had ...

Former WSU WR Gabe Marks turning heads at New York Jets camp

Aug 05, 2017 | by Stefanie Loh, The Seattle Times
Former WSU WR Gabe Marks turning heads at New York Jets camp

Every Washington State fan’s favorite underdog is back on a football field with something to prove.

And so far, six padded practices into New York Jets training camp, it looks as if Gabe Marks’ campaign to stick with the team is working.

Marks, who signed with the Jets after going undrafted in May, has turned some heads in Jets camp.

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