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Unsung Jazz star Gordon Hayward praises team's loyal fans as Warriors await

Apr 30, 2017 | by Sam Amick, USA Today

LOS ANGELES – Of all the NBA’s superstar sagas, those annual subplots where a certain team is hoping to hold onto a certain player in free agency by proving itself in the playoffs, Gordon Hayward’s was as overlooked as they come.

NBA star helps kids of incarcerated parents

Apr 30, 2017 | by News 12 Brooklyn

BROOKLYN - A Brooklyn Nets player helped to bring hope and smiles to the children of incarcerated parents.

Sean Kilpatrick came out with other volunteers and Starbucks employees Sunday to do some spring cleaning and repainting at the Children of Promise building.

The organization offers afterschool programs and counseling to the children of incarcerated parents.

The organization's founder says the goal is to ...

6-Foot-10 and a 3-Point Shooter. Just What the Rockets Want.

Apr 29, 2017 | by Scott Cacciola, The New York Times
6-Foot-10 and a 3-Point Shooter. Just What the Rockets Want.

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — When Kyle Wiltjer interviewed with the Houston Rockets before last year’s N.B.A. draft, he came prepared. He knew all about Daryl Morey, the team’s general manager. He knew all about the Rockets’ belief in analytics. He knew all about their fondness for the 3-point line. Wiltjer, a 6-foot-10 forward with a willowy jump shot, was as personable ...

Football is not rocket science, except for new Steelers quarterback Joshua Dobbs, it is

Apr 29, 2017 | by Ray Fittipaldo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Football is not rocket science, except for new Steelers quarterback Joshua Dobbs, it is

Many of the early citations for the popular phrase “It’s not rocket science”’ were written about the game of football. It was and remains a way of saying the game is not that complicated.

In reality, it can be quite complicated, especially for quarterbacks. Playing the position in the NFL requires a certain amount of brainpower, and new Steelers quarterback Joshua ...

Bevins signs with Cardinals

Apr 29, 2017 | by John Zetmeir, News-Press Now

Northwest Missouri State University senior defensive end Collin Bevins did not have his name called during the 2017 NFL Draft.

That, however, did not keep him from getting his shot to play on Sundays. Bevins signed an un-drafted free agent deal with the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday.

For Tarell Basham, getting drafted is "a blessing"

Apr 29, 2017 | by Mark Berman, The Roanoke Times
For Tarell Basham, getting drafted is "a blessing"

Friday night, said Tarell Basham, was the best night of his life.

The Franklin County High School and Ohio University graduate achieved his dream Friday night when he was chosen by the Indianapolis Colts in the third round of the NFL Draft.

“It’s amazing,” Basham said Saturday in a phone interview from Athens, Ohio. “I always dreamed of playing in the NFL. ...

2016-17 Player Profile: Mason Plumlee

Apr 28, 2017 | by Christopher Dempsey, nba.com
2016-17 Player Profile: Mason Plumlee

Plumlee’s Energy, Athleticism were Big Boosts in Short Time with Nuggets

In the locker room after the Nuggets’ last game of the season, Mason Plumlee ate a post-game meal and looked forward to being able to obtain one thing right off the top: His clothes.

“They’re in Portland,” he said, grinning. “In a storage unit.”

Plumlee had “been living out of the same ...

Bevins, Weitl go from small town Iowa to NFL dreamers

Apr 27, 2017 | by Brandon Zenner, News-Press Now
Bevins, Weitl go from small town Iowa to NFL dreamers

The dreams Collin Bevins and Cass Weitl are chasing down are unthinkable in small-town Iowa.

Bevins went from being the fourth-ranked player in Iowa out of Creston to playing at Iowa State. One thing led to another, and he ended up winning three national championships at Northwest Missouri State.

Texas A&M WR Josh Reynolds among NFL draft’s most underrated

Apr 27, 2017 | by Shehan Jeyarajah, seccountry.com

Former Texas A&M wide receiver Josh Reynolds is used to being overlooked. Out of high school, Reynolds went to Tyler Junior College after not receiving a single FBS scholarship offer.

Reynolds led the SEC in receiving yards as a senior, with 1,039 yards and 12 touchdowns on 61 receptions for the Aggies. Fittingly, he was left off the All-SEC teams. Instead, ...

Jhajuan Seales On Elandon Roberts Winning Super Bowl: “It inspires me a lot to go and try and do the same thing”

Apr 27, 2017 | by Brandon Robinson, respect-mag.com
Jhajuan Seales On Elandon Roberts Winning Super Bowl: “It inspires me a lot to go and try and do the same thing”

Port Arthur, Texas is a big breeding ground for entertainment and sports. Rappers Pimp C and Bun B easily ring a bell like Sunday’s at 12 O’clock on the entertainment side. The sports side? Add NBA champion Stephen Jackson, Kansas City Chiefs speed demon Jamaal Charles and newly minted New England Patriot linebacker Elandon Roberts to that list.

We’ve also got ...

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