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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 ...

2016-17 Player Profile: Mason Plumlee

Apr 28, 2017 | by Christopher Dempsey, nba.com
2016-17 Player Profile: Mason Plumlee

Plumlee’s Energy, Athleticism were Big Boosts in Short Time with Nuggets

In the locker room after the Nuggets’ last game of the season, Mason Plumlee ate a post-game meal and looked forward to being able to obtain one thing right off the top: His clothes.

“They’re in Portland,” he said, grinning. “In a storage unit.”

Plumlee had “been living out of the same ...

Bevins, Weitl go from small town Iowa to NFL dreamers

Apr 27, 2017 | by Brandon Zenner, News-Press Now
Bevins, Weitl go from small town Iowa to NFL dreamers

The dreams Collin Bevins and Cass Weitl are chasing down are unthinkable in small-town Iowa.

Bevins went from being the fourth-ranked player in Iowa out of Creston to playing at Iowa State. One thing led to another, and he ended up winning three national championships at Northwest Missouri State.

Jhajuan Seales On Elandon Roberts Winning Super Bowl: “It inspires me a lot to go and try and do the same thing”

Apr 27, 2017 | by Brandon Robinson, respect-mag.com
Jhajuan Seales On Elandon Roberts Winning Super Bowl: “It inspires me a lot to go and try and do the same thing”

Port Arthur, Texas is a big breeding ground for entertainment and sports. Rappers Pimp C and Bun B easily ring a bell like Sunday’s at 12 O’clock on the entertainment side. The sports side? Add NBA champion Stephen Jackson, Kansas City Chiefs speed demon Jamaal Charles and newly minted New England Patriot linebacker Elandon Roberts to that list.

We’ve also got ...

Texas A&M WR Josh Reynolds among NFL draft’s most underrated

Apr 27, 2017 | by Shehan Jeyarajah, seccountry.com

Former Texas A&M wide receiver Josh Reynolds is used to being overlooked. Out of high school, Reynolds went to Tyler Junior College after not receiving a single FBS scholarship offer.

Reynolds led the SEC in receiving yards as a senior, with 1,039 yards and 12 touchdowns on 61 receptions for the Aggies. Fittingly, he was left off the All-SEC teams. Instead, ...

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 ...

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