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Mama Beal Has No Chill

Apr 26, 2017 | by Bradley Beal, The Players' Tribune

I start getting it immediately after every game.

I get roasted. I get dissected. Even if I score 30, I still get it, right on schedule:

… Your legs were gone by the fourth quarter. You weren’t jumping into your shot.

… You were rushing. You were throwing the ball. And what do we do? We shoot the ball. We don’t throw it.

… ...

Ingles fires in Jazz's NBA playoff win

Apr 24, 2017 | by Peter Mitchell, au.sports.yahoo.com

Australia's Joe Ingles could have been channelling club legend John Stockton as he changed roles and sparked the Utah Jazz to a NBA playoff series-levelling win over the Los Angeles Clippers.

Playing as point guard, Ingles dished out 11 assists and sunk two late three-pointers as the Jazz came from behind to win 105-98 in Salt Lake City on Sunday, squaring ...

Franklin County product Tarell Basham exicted as NFL Draft nears

Apr 24, 2017 | by Mark Berman, The Roanoke Times,
Franklin County product Tarell Basham exicted as NFL Draft nears

It has been eight years since a former Timesland standout was chosen in the NFL Draft.

That drought should end this week.

Franklin County High School and Ohio University graduate Tarell Basham is expected to be chosen in the NFL Draft, which will be held Thursday through Saturday in Philadelphia.

Isaac Asiata: My Life As An NFL Draft Prospect

Apr 24, 2017 | by Isaac Asiata and Ryan Mayer, CBS Local Sports
Isaac Asiata: My Life As An NFL Draft Prospect

The 2017 NFL Draft is set for Thursday, April 27th through Saturday, April 29th. As the stars of the college game get ready to find out where they will begin their NFL journey, CBS Local Sports’ “My Life As” series will give them an opportunity to talk about how they got to this point and what they expect from the ...

Rutgers great Mohamed Sanu's quiet actions inspire anonymous family to send note

Apr 23, 2017 | by Ryan Dunleavy, nj.com

PISCATAWAY -- Mohamed Sanu was in the spotlight Saturday as he coached the Rutgers football spring game.

But it's Sanu's actions when nobody was watching -- or when he thought nobody was watching -- that made national headlines.

Sanu received a heartwarming note from an anonymous family and Tweeted a picture of it Friday night.

According to the note, Sanu was sitting in ...

Blue-collar Taj Gibson delivering for Thunder

Apr 22, 2017 | by Berry Tramel, newsok.com

Russell Westbrook couldn't believe his eyes when he looked at Taj Gibson and saw him headed to the Thunder interview room wearing an Oklahoma City Basketball T-shirt. “Come on, man!,” Westbrook said in the locker room Friday night. Westbrook, perhaps you've heard, takes wardrobe quite seriously.

The Thunder brass had summoned Gibson to chat with the media, a notable initiation considering ...

Gordon Hayward's career-high 40 points not enough to lead Jazz past Clippers

Apr 22, 2017 | by Dirk Facer, deseretnews.com
Gordon Hayward's career-high 40 points not enough to lead Jazz past Clippers

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward looked pretty dapper as he made his way to the locker room at Vivint Smart Home Arena. He arrived at Friday night’s NBA playoff game against the Los Angeles Clippers wearing a well-tailored suit.

It paled in comparison, however, to how sharp he was when play got underway.

Arizona Wildcat-turned-agent Kenny Zuckerman is the man of reason on NFL's craziest day

Apr 22, 2017 | by Jon Gold, Arizona Daily Star
Arizona Wildcat-turned-agent Kenny Zuckerman is the man of reason on NFL's craziest day

An NFL agent is part financial adviser and part mouthpiece, part negotiator and part hurdle-jumper.

But on draft day, there may be no bigger role for an agent than psychologist.

Fortunes are made on this day, lives are changed. Children get to buy their parents houses because of this day. Third cousins get new rides. Generations upon generations can be affected.

I'Tavius Mathers has been in contact with NFL teams

Apr 21, 2017 | by Aldo Giovanni Amato, Daily News Journal

MURFREESBORO — One of the greatest running backs to step foot on MTSU's campus is hoping to hear his name called during the NFL draft.

Murfreesboro native I'Tavius Mathers is one of MTSU's top NFL draft prospects and, after a pro day that caught the eyes of NFL scouts, Mathers is optimistic he'll hear his name called.

The former Blackman and MTSU ...

Northwest’s Bevins keeping a cool head as NFL draft nears

Apr 21, 2017 | by David Merrill, Maryville Daily Forum
Northwest’s Bevins keeping a cool head as NFL draft nears

Former Northwest Missouri State University football defensive lineman Collin Bevins finds himself counting down the days.

“I’ve been pretty nervous and anxious,” said the Creston, Iowa, native. “I guess it just comes with the territory.”

The NFL draft starts Thursday and Bevins has had recent workouts with the Arizona Cardinals and the Los Angeles Chargers leading up to it.

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