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NBA's Amundson brings it home to Colorado to teach young hoops players

Jun 20, 2012 | by Paul Willis, BoCoPreps.com
NBA's Amundson brings it home to Colorado to teach young hoops players

Louis Amundson knew he'd be home this week, catching up with his family, his Boulder-area buddies and hosting a basketball camp at Legacy High School.

After the camp-- the Louis Amundson Skills Academy -- ended Thursday, the picture was a bit cloudier.

The Indiana Pacers forward, a former Boulder and Monarch athlete who also played for the Colorado 14ers, becomes a free ...

Tags: Louis Amundson , Indiana Pacers

Bess Hitting His Stride With the New Offense

Jun 19, 2012 | by thefinsiders.com
Bess Hitting His Stride With the New Offense

Davone Bess, the Dolphins’ most-tenured receiver, has had to acclimate to a new role in a new offense this offseason.

Bess recently sat down with Jesse Agler to talk about what’s different with the new coaching staff and the dynamic among the team’s receivers.

The structure of Joe Philbin’s practices, even as Bess is picking up the new offense himself, allows for ...

Tags: Davone Bess , Miami Dolphins

Haloti Ngata Made More Money Over Last 12 Months Than Any Athlete Playing A Team Sport

Jun 19, 2012 | by Zach Wilt, baltimoresportsreport.com
Haloti Ngata Made More Money Over Last 12 Months Than Any Athlete Playing A Team Sport

Even with a salary cap, football somehow seemed to give the biggest pay day of the last 12 months.

According to Mike McCartney, who cites Forbes, Ravens defensive lineman Haloti Ngata earned $37.1 million in salary and bonuses over the last year which is more than any other athlete playing a team sport.

Well done, Haloti.  Congratulations.

If you gave me Ngata and ...

Tags: Haloti Ngata , Baltimore Ravens , Contracts

Bengals' Binns could become other starting receiver

Jun 15, 2012 | by Jay Morrison, Springfield News-Sun

CINCINNATI — Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Armon Binns earns his paycheck by running, but the highlight of his year thus far has been a slow, deliberate walk.

It came Friday night when the 6-foot-3, 210-pound Binns strolled across the stage at the University of Cincinnati’s Fifth Third Arena to pick up his diploma and become the first member of his family ...

Tags: Armon Binns , Cincinnati Bengals

There's More to Those Jumpshots Than Three Points

Jun 15, 2012 | by Steve Novak, Huffington Post
There's More to Those Jumpshots Than Three Points

What I've learned throughout this past NBA season is that it's not all about hitting jumpshots.  While I may be known as Novakaine, "the Wisconsin native sharpshooter," I have learned that there is a greater responsibility that we are given than making sure the ball finds its way into the basket. When I became an NBA player, I soon realized ...

Tags: Steve Novak , New York Knicks

Ronny Turiaf reminds us that this is all just fun, that he is great

Jun 14, 2012 | by Dan Devine, Yahoo Sports
Ronny Turiaf reminds us that this is all just fun, that he is great

Barring injury, Ronny Turiaf probably won't play a lot in the NBA Finals.

Tags: Ronny Turiaf , Miami Heat

Watch Out For Alterraun Verner This Year

Jun 14, 2012 | by Daniel R, musiccitymiracles.com
Watch Out For Alterraun Verner This Year

Watching Alterraun Verner play has been a great deal of fun the past two years. He burst onto the scene his rookie year with 85 solo tackles, 11 passes defensed and 3 interceptions. In 2011 Jerry Gray played Cortland Finnegan as the the slot corner in nickel and dime packages, resulting in Verner being pushed to the outside. The results ...

Tags: Alterraun Verner , Tennessee Titans

Bears' Hardin has all the tools

Jun 13, 2012 | by Dan Pompei, Chicago Tribune
Bears' Hardin has all the tools

Truth be told, not much is revealed about a football team in padless practices in May and June.

About 75 percent of what your eyes tell you is an outright lie. And another 20 percent is half truth.

But one thing the eyes are not deceiving us about is the Bears have a big, athletic player in the back end of their ...

Tags: Brandon Hardin , Chicago Bears

Arian Foster says $43.5 million deal won't change him

Jun 13, 2012 | by Marc Sessler, NFL.com
Arian Foster says $43.5 million deal won't change him

Arian Foster is a rarity among young running backs in that he was fortunate enough to score a big-money contract this offseason. The Houston Texans workhorse signed a five-year, $43.5 million deal in March, but don't expect the greenbacks to change the man.

"Money reveals you," Foster told Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com on Wednesday. "I think it'll bring out the philanthropist ...

Tags: Arian Foster , Houston Texans

Former Ohio State star Hartsock gives back to home town with football camp

Jun 11, 2012 | by AHN, gantdaily.com
Former Ohio State star Hartsock gives back to home town with football camp

Chillicothe, OH, United States (AHN Sports) – Nine-year NFL veteran and former Ohio State star Ben Hartsock is giving back to his hometown.

Hartsock brought along several area coaches and current Division I college athletes for the Ben Hartsock Football Camp at the Unioto High School athletic complex.

The camp, which was players in grades three through eight, was organized by Hartsock’s ...

Tags: Ben Hartsock , Carolina Panthers

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