Lakers News: Larry Nance Jr. Named 2018 Slam Dunk Contest Participant

Feb 01, 2018 | by Matt Borelli, Lakers Nation

After months of speculation, Los Angeles Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. was named among the four participants for the 2018 Slam Dunk Contest. The competition will take place on Feb. 17 at Staples Center during NBA All-Star Weekend.

With Nance officially in the fold, he receives a unique advantage in that he’ll be able to showcase his talents in front of ...

Milwaukee Bucks: Sterling Brown is playing a key role in recent games

Feb 01, 2018 | by Josh Cornelissen,

Milwaukee Bucks rookie Sterling Brown has seen inconsistent minutes this year, but in recent games is finding his place in the rotation.

The Milwaukee Bucks recently fired head coach Jason Kidd after three and a half seasons at the helm. Interim coach Joe Prunty took over the team for the last four games, a 4-0 stretch where the Bucks have dominated the competition.

Q&A: As Thuney, Pats prep for Super Bowl, his NCSU teammates look back

Jan 31, 2018 | by Jared Fialko,

RALEIGH, N.C. — Joe Thuney will be looking for a second Super Bowl ring Sunday when he lines up at guard for the New England Patriots.

And while he's quickly become a key piece of the Patriots offensive line in his second season in Foxboro, it wasn't that long ago that Thuney was taking the field for North Carolina State.

He played all ...

Former Gonzaga great Ronny Turiaf gets WCC Hall of Honor call

Jan 31, 2018 | by Jim Meehan,
Former Gonzaga great Ronny Turiaf gets WCC Hall of Honor call

Ronny Turiaf, whose game and magnetic personality left an indelible impression on Gonzaga basketball and the university, is part of the WCC’s 2018 Hall of Honor class.

Turiaf joins nine others, one from each WCC school, in the 10th annual Hall of Honor class. Induction ceremonies will be held March 3 at the Orleans Hotel as part of WCC Tournament festivities ...

Dean Lowry returns to Boylan and receives honor

Jan 30, 2018 | by Michael Poirier,


Boylan Catholic High School held a Catholic Schools Mass this morning and they honored a Rockford native afterward.

Dean Lowry received Boylan's young alumnus award after the mass today. Lowry graduated from Boylan in 2012 and went on to play football at Northwestern University. After being drafted in the 4th round 2 years ago by the Green Bay Packers, ...

Former Penn State PG Tim Frazier poised to see more NBA action

Jan 30, 2018 | by Mark Brennan,

Former Penn State guard Tim Frazier figures to see a boost in his playing time with the NBA’s Washington Wizards over the next six to eight weeks.

Frazier, who has spent parts of six seasons in the league, was traded to the Wizards from the New Orleans Pelicans for the 52nd pick in the 2017 NBA Draft with the idea that he would ...

Bengals’ Clayton Fejedelem ranked among NFL’s top 20 safeties

Jan 30, 2018 | by Jason Marcum,

The Cincinnati Bengals got a steal in Clayton Fejedelem.

That’s become pretty obvious during his two-year stint with the Bengals, as the former seventh-round pick has become a key contributor on defense and special teams. After being relegated to mostly special teams in 2016 as a rookie, Fejedelem stepped into a bigger role in the defense last season.

HOF Finalist Alan Faneca reflects on his career

Jan 29, 2018 | by Teresa Varley,

Former Steelers guard Alan Faneca is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018. The class will be revealed on Saturday during the NFL Honors show. 

Throughout the week will be highlighting Faneca as his quest for a Gold Jacket closes in. 

We kick things off with Faneca sharing what it meant to him to play for ...

Five Things to Know About New Quarterbacks Coach Mike Kafka

Jan 29, 2018 | by Matt McMullen,
Five Things to Know About New Quarterbacks Coach Mike Kafka

Kafka was promoted to Quarterbacks Coach on Monday afternoon

The Kansas City Chiefs promoted former Offensive Quality Control Coach Mike Kafka to Quarterbacks Coach as part of a handful of coaching changes on Monday afternoon.

Here’s five things to know about the Chiefs’ assistant.  

1. Kafka is entering his second year on the Chiefs' coaching staff

The Chiefs hired Kafka last February as an Offensive Quality ...


Jan 29, 2018 | by Gordon Hayward,

It’s been a few weeks since my last blog entry. I’m deep in the rehab process now, just grinding.

Every morning is basically the same. Massage work. Balance work. Lift. Low Load circuit. Conditioning. Stuff on the court. Four or five hours go by.

It’s pretty monotonous, and it’s not fun. I’m just trying to get through it.

The biggest change is that ...


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