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Smart, Alec: Peters pushes ahead at NBA draft combine, interviews with five teams

May 13, 2017 | by Michael Osipoff, Chicago Tribune
Smart, Alec: Peters pushes ahead at NBA draft combine, interviews with five teams

CHICAGO — After Alec Peters learned his Valparaiso career was over, he didn't leave his room for several days.

It remains gutwrenching for the Crusaders' career scoring and rebounding leader, even if he's moved forward, including with the NBA draft combine.

Living Abroad

May 13, 2017 | by Ryan Boatright, positionless

Coming from UCONN, which was a basketball powerhouse, my transition to the NBA and overseas has been difficult at times. But, the championship we won in 2014 along with the experience there is something that has helped me move to where I am today. It's not every day that you get to say you're a national champion, so I am ...

Kyle Kuzma, Frank Jackson make strong impressions at NBA Draft Combine

May 12, 2017 | by Mike Helfgot, Deseret News

CHICAGO — Kyle Kuzma already hired an agent, so the Utes forward was turning pro regardless of what happened to his stock this week.

As a 19-year-old freshman with three years of college eligibility remaining, Frank Jackson was in more of a no-lose situation, but just like Kuzma, the Duke guard and 2016 Deseret News Mr. Basketball emerged as a big ...

Josh Dobbs' wild 24 hours -- engineering school graduation, first Steelers practice

May 11, 2017 | by Jetemy Fowler, ESPN
Josh Dobbs' wild 24 hours -- engineering school graduation, first Steelers practice

PITTSBURGH -- Catch Josh Dobbs if you can.

The rookie quarterback is trying to pull off one impressive day with a multistate merge of football and academics.

Dobbs, the Pittsburgh Steelers' fourth-round pick, will spend Thursday accepting his aerospace engineering degree at the University of Tennessee's Tickle College of Engineering undergraduate commencement.

After celebrating with family and friends, Dobbs will head to the ...

QB Drew Stanton doesn’t pass on chance to help kids

May 10, 2017 | by Matt Charboneau, The Detroit News

Drew Stanton has seen his share of adversity on the football field.

Whether it was rallying Michigan State from a 35-point deficit in the third quarter against Northwestern back in 2006 or battling his share of injuries to forge an NFL career that is about to enter its 10th season, the former Farmington Hills Harrison standout has worked through his share ...

Townsville claims CLB3X3 Aussie Summer Series Championship

May 10, 2017 | by Hayley Wildes, pickandroll.com.au

Eight teams arrived at ‘The Triangle’ in St Kilda last Sunday afternoon, all with hopes of punching their ticket to the FIBA World Tour Qualifiers in Mongolia(!) later this year.

The CLB3X3 Aussie Summer Series Final, with picturesque surrounds of St Kilda beach palm trees and the famous Palais Theatre, didn’t disappoint.

Whilst the competition was fierce, perhaps the biggest adjustment for ...

New York Giants D.J. Fluker Will Be One Of The Keys To Success in 2017

May 10, 2017 | by Jason Leach, elitesportsny.com

There will be other players such as Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. that will play or more pivotal role in the success of the New York Giants in 2017 than D.J Fluker. But Fluker will be one of the biggest X-factors in determining the Giants success this season.

Gordon Hayward: 'I have nothing but love for everybody in Utah'

May 09, 2017 | by Ryan McDonald, Deseret News
Gordon Hayward: 'I have nothing but love for everybody in Utah'

SALT LAKE CITY — There’s no doubt the biggest question surrounding the Utah Jazz this summer concerns All-Star forward Gordon Hayward’s future as a member of the team.

Hayward has a player option in his contract, which in simplest terms gives him the choice of whether or not he wants to return to the Jazz or go somewhere else.

At the team’s ...

Falcons' Brooks Reed supports Pirates pitcher suspected to have cancer

May 09, 2017 | by Vaughn McClure, ESPN

Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker Brooks Reed expressed his support for Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon, who underwent surgery Monday for suspected testicular cancer.

Reed, who wears No. 50 for the Falcons, posted an Instagram picture of himself in Taillon's No. 50 Pirates jersey with the message: "Repping the #50 extra hard today, we are with you all the way @j_taillon19!"

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS’ RB I’TAVIUS MATHERS RELIVES BREAKING NCAA RUSHING & RECEIVING RECORDS SENIOR YEAR AT MTSU

May 09, 2017 | by Omari White, thesource.com

The Jacksonville Jaguars’ I’Tavius Mathers  had a pretty big season in his senior year. Playing at Ole Miss for three years, he ran for 1,061 yards, had 7 total touchdowns and 18 receptions.

In his senior year as a Middle Tennesse State University transfer, he went full throttle. Mathers became the first player in NCAA history with over 1,500 yards rushing, ...

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