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Wicked Wolverine: A Look at Michigan Wolverine Alum Derrick Walton

May 02, 2017 | by Jasmine D Brown, SB Nation

If there is a guy who took on the definition of a leader, it would be the now former Michigan Wolverine Derrick Walton Jr. Walton had splashes of success in his college career, but his best career year was arguably as a senior at Michigan.

Patriots may have made Harvey Langi one of NFL's highest paid undrafted free agents

May 02, 2017 | by Henry McKenna, Patriots Wire

The New England Patriots have landed a man in demand.

Brigham Young University linebacker Harvey Langi decided to join the Patriots. And it wasn’t just because they won Super Bowl LI. The Patriots made a significant investment in the youngster.

His $115,000 dollar contract is one of the biggest in this year’s draft class, according to USA TODAY’s Tom Pelissero.

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Head Coach Steve Gansey to Return for 2017-18 Season

May 02, 2017 | by Vinessa Needham, Fort Wayne Mad Ants

Fort Wayne, Ind. (May 2nd, 2017)- The Fort Wayne Mad Ants NBA affiliate, the Indiana Pacers have exercised their option to have Steve Gansey continue as head coach for the 2017-18 season. The Pacers named Gansey Head Coach following the purchase of the team in August of 2015, making this his third consecutive season as head coach for the Ants.

Troy Daniels posted career best season with Grizzlies in 16-17

May 01, 2017 | by Sudu Upadhyay, wmcactionnews5.com

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The Memphis Grizzlies offense saw a boost under first year head coach David Fizdale in 2016-17.

The Grizz notched either a 100 points or over in close to 50 games.

Memphis also broke the franchise single season record for three pointers with 767 total.

Grizzlies shooting guard Troy Daniels was a huge part of that.

After spending the first three years ...

Getting his chance

May 01, 2017 | by Creston News

“My top three choices would be you guys, Baltimore and Houston,” Bevins was heard saying. “I like the opportunity to play with you guys.”

As it turned out, it was not information about an upcoming draft selection, because by that time Arizona had exhausted its 2017 draft opportunities. Rather, team officials wanted to gauge what interest remained in Bevins from teams ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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