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Thank You, Utah

Jul 04, 2017 | by Gordon hayward, The Players' Tribune
Thank You, Utah

This has been the toughest decision that I’ve ever had to make in my life. This weekend has probably been the longest weekend of my life. And today … well, today has definitely been one of the craziest days of my life. But I wanted to make sure that I got this right.

Kurt Warner chooses his wife to be the presenter for his Hall of Fame induction

Jun 30, 2017 | by Tanya Ray Fox, Ramswire
Kurt Warner chooses his wife to be the presenter for his Hall of Fame induction

St. Louis Rams legend Kurt Warner will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 5th, and his choice for presenter is as unconventional as his path to NFL immortality was.

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Summer Hoops: Alec Peters’ selection in NBA draft a first for Peoria AAU team

Jun 29, 2017 | by Aaron Ferguson, pjstar.com

The Peoria-based Illinois Irish AAU basketball program has plenty of alums who’ve gone on to successful college careers. But when Washington’s Alec Peters was selected by the Phoenix Suns in last week’s NBA draft, it was a first for the program.

Dallas Cowboy Sean Lee visits Texoma Medical Center

Jun 29, 2017 | by Michael Hutchins, Herald Democrat

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee visited Texoma Medical Center Thursday afternoon to meet with patients and fans. The appearance was the first time a professional athlete had come to visit patients at the hospital, officials said.

The appearance came ahead of the All-Texomaland Banquet presented by the Herald Democrat and Texoma Medical Center and sponsored by Bonham Chrysler where Lee served ...

Troy Daniels reflects on journey to NBA

Jun 29, 2017 | by Eric Johnson, WSLS

ROANOKE, Va. - During his four years at William Fleming High School, Troy Daniels became a star under Coach Mickey Hardy. He led the Colonels to a state championship in 2007. By the time his senior season rolled around, a seed of drive and persistence had been planted.

"I believed in myself from day one," Daniels said.

He went on to play at Virginia Commonwealth University ...

Dombeck: Sam Dekker can shine with Los Angeles Clippers

Jun 29, 2017 | by Tom Dombeck, sheboyganpress.com

Sam Dekker is on the move.

The former Sheboygan Lutheran standout was one of seven players, along with a protected first-round draft pick and $661,000, to go to the Clippers Wednesday.

In return, the Rockets get Chris Paul to team up with James Harden next season.

Any time a player is traded, it’s important to look at the situation he’s headed into.

The Loss: Gordon Hayward

Jun 28, 2017 | by Gordon Hayward, The Players' Tribune

The Loss is a three-part series that explores how defeat can compel a player to strive for greatness. Each episode will use an athlete’s biggest disappointment in competition as its starting point, and combine intimate interviews with cinematic training footage to delve into the different ways that a loss can be used for motivation.

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Bucs WR Mike Evans: 'I want to be a big dog this year'

Jun 27, 2017 | by Bonnie Mott, bucswire.com
Bucs WR Mike Evans: 'I want to be a big dog this year'

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are slated to have one of the most promising young offenses in the NFL this season and no one is more excited about it than wide receiver Mike Evans.

Well-traveled Ryan Boatright still chasing NBA dream

Jun 25, 2017 | by Rick Armstrong, Chicago Tribune
Well-traveled Ryan Boatright still chasing NBA dream

Ryan Boatright is devoted to the chase, learning the process.

The nomadic life of a professional basketball player like Boatright — who has plied his trade the last two years in Europe and Asia in his continuing pursuit of a NBA career — can be financially rewarding in its own right. It isn't always easy, however.

Bradley Beal gets back to basketball at his Virginia hoops camp

Jun 24, 2017 | by Candace Buckner, The Washington Post
Bradley Beal gets back to basketball at his Virginia hoops camp

LORTON, Va. — It’s been more than a month since the Washington Wizards’ season ended and during that time, Bradley Beal has not thought much about basketball. He’s kept a low profile, grown his hair a bit longer and mostly ignored the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers trilogy — even though the 4-1 series win for the Warriors registered as ...

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