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Warriors veteran Carl Landry likely to step in for injured David Lee

Apr 23, 2013 | by Adrian Dater, The Denver Post
Warriors veteran Carl Landry likely to step in for injured David Lee

Carl Landry has done it before. When the Houston Rockets lost all-star center Yao Ming to injury in the 2007-08 regular season, instant doom was forecast. But the then-rookie Landry was a key fill-in who helped Houston extend what became a 22-game winning streak — third-longest in NBA history — and a playoff berth.

Ex-Michigan State QB Kirk Cousins gets out from behind center, takes spot behind microphone

Apr 20, 2013 | by Matt Charboneau, detroitnews.com

Kirk Cousins was always comfortable in front of the camera during his days as Michigan State's quarterback.

On Saturday, he got his first crack at what it would be like to work in broadcasting, serving as analyst for Michigan State's spring game on the Big Ten Network.

Sopoaga Massive In Middle Of D

Apr 19, 2013 | by Dave Spadaro, philadelphiaeagles.com
Sopoaga Massive In Middle Of D

I'm staring at Isaac Sopoaga's right shoulder, which is exposed by the old-school Wes Unseld basketball jersey he is wearing. Huge, absolutely huge. Sopoaga is a massive man ...

Do you remember those old fast-food commercials in which the nice lady yelled, for comedic purposes, "Where's the beef?" into the air and we all laughed because, well, here's this kindly little ...

Brown Deer honors Steve Novak for donation

Apr 17, 2013 | by Dave Boehler, JS Online
Brown Deer honors Steve Novak for donation

Mike Novak coached his son, Steve, and the rest of the Brown Deer boys basketball team in the 2002 state tournament. He watched his son reach the Final Four with Marquette the following year and then get drafted by the Houston Rockets in 2006.

But what happened April 10 ranks right alongside those highlights, he says.

That's when the Brown Deer community ...

Sources: Scheyer to accept Duke post

Apr 16, 2013 | by Steve Wiseman, The Herald Sun
Sources: Scheyer to accept Duke post

The most recent point guard to lead Duke to an NCAA championship is planning a return to the Blue Devils. Jon Scheyer, who led Duke to the 2010 championship, is expected to be named a special assistant coach, according to sources close to the program.

Kurt Warner giving others their 'Moment'

Apr 16, 2013 | by Gail Pennington, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Kurt Warner had his moment. Now he's helping others have theirs.

Warner's story is one of the most famous in football, one that high school coaches use to inspire their players.

In 1995, ignored in the NFL draft, he stocked shelves at an Iowa supermarket. In 1996, he played arena football. In 1998, he signed with the St. Louis Rams as the ...

Peyton Manning still hopes Broncos will bring Brandon Stokley back

Apr 15, 2013 | by Michael David Smith, Pro Football Talk
Peyton Manning still hopes Broncos will bring Brandon Stokley back

When the Broncos signed receiver Wes Welker, it appeared to close the door on Brandon Stokley returning to the team. But Peyton Manning hopes that’s not the case.

Manning said today at the opening of the Broncos’ voluntary offseason workouts that he hopes the Broncos’ front office will still find a place for Stokley at some point before the start of ...

Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant says DeMarre Carroll 'presents a good challenge'

Apr 09, 2013 | by Bill Oram, The Salt Lake Tribune
Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant says DeMarre Carroll 'presents a good challenge'

Our Steve Luhm had good stuff earlier today on DeMarre Carroll's thoughts on his budding rivalry with Kevin Durant. Carroll, you'll remember, came to the aid of teammate Alec Burks on Feb. 12 after the NBA scoring leader flattened the young Jazz guard on the fast break. A month later, in Oklahoma City, Carroll retaliated with a similar foul on ...

Philosophic Watson has future as hoops coach

Apr 06, 2013 | by Jim Burton, Standard-Examiner

There isn’t a more thoughtful player on the Utah Jazz roster than backup point guard Earl Watson.

And by thoughtful, I don’t mean he’s the type to send a nice thank-you note (although I wouldn’t be surprised to learn he does that sort of thing).

No, when I mention he’s thoughtful, I mean he thinks.

In a world where so many professional athletes ...

Utah Jazz: Why Gordon Hayward Is the Most Important Player for the Jazz

Apr 04, 2013 | by Andy Hu, bleacherreport.com
Utah Jazz: Why Gordon Hayward Is the Most Important Player for the Jazz

Paul Millsap, Al Jefferson and the upcoming Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter combine to form one of the most prominent, deep frontcourt rotations in the NBA. Although Millsap and Jefferson are the two most recognizable names on the roster, neither of them will be as important as the young Gordon Hayward if the Utah Jazz creep into the playoffs.

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