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Trevor Siemian shares Skittles-inspired gift in new ad

Dec 21, 2016 | by Darren Rovell, ESPN

When it comes to companies getting a bang for their buck through sports, Skittles ranks near the top of the list. The Wrigley-owned brand is all about drawing eyeballs by giving away custom-branded pieces to athletes, who share pictures of their gifts on social media.

The most high-profile work was with Marshawn Lynch. Together with the marketing firm Olson Engage, Skittles ...

Garrett and Andi: The Incredible Story of an NBA Player-Fan Bond That Changed Each Other’s Lives

Dec 20, 2016 | by Jared Zwerling, NBPA.com

Think about all of the fans you see at games, the fans commenting on social media and the fans waiting outside of arenas, hotels and airports hoping to have an interaction with their favorite player. Most become a photo from a distance, some become an autograph and a few others become a small conversation.

Rarely will you find an interaction that becomes ...

UTAH JAZZ GORDON HAYWARD THROWS BACK TO WHEN HE PLAYED HALO COMPETITIVELY

Dec 19, 2016 | by John Gaudiosi, redbulletin.com
UTAH JAZZ GORDON HAYWARD THROWS BACK TO WHEN HE PLAYED HALO COMPETITIVELY

Utah Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward has made a name for himself in the NBA. The former Butler University star who led his team to the 2010 NCAA championship game in his sophomore year has transitioned well to the NBA since being selected as the ninth overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft.

BRADLEY BEAL CONTINUES TO PROVE WORTHY OF $128 MILLION MAX CONTRACT

Dec 18, 2016 | by J. Michael, csnmidatlantic.com

In NBA free agency, as such was the case with Bradley Beal last summer, it's a futures market more than about the present. A 23-year-old shooting guard with his size, shooting/scoring potential and defensive ability may have yet to come to full bloom, but if he does the dividends can be endless. On a Sunday, 26 games into a season ...

Warriors film room: Appreciation for center Zaza Pachulia slowly growing in his absence

Dec 16, 2016 | by Anthony Slater, bayareanewsgroup.com
Warriors film room: Appreciation for center Zaza Pachulia slowly growing in his absence

OAKLAND — Something happened to Zaza Pachulia’s right wrist last week in Los Angeles. He just doesn’t know exactly when or what.

“Honestly, I don’t remember,” Pachulia said. “I just felt it after the game.”

5 things to know about Sean Lee's charity work: LB is monster on the field, has a heart of gold off it

Dec 15, 2016 | by Kristi Scales, SportsDay
5 things to know about Sean Lee's charity work: LB is monster on the field, has a heart of gold off it

Linebacker Sean Lee is this season's nominee for the NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year Award for the Dallas Cowboys, which recognizes a player's excellence on and off the field. Here are five things to know about Lee's nomination:

Haloti Ngata: Improved tackling helping Lions defense

Dec 13, 2016 | by Max DeMara, cbssports.com
Haloti Ngata: Improved tackling helping Lions defense

The Detroit Lions defense has come on strong in recent weeks, and according to Haloti Ngata, it's got everything to do with their one on one work in the trenches.

"I think a lot of it is stopping the run, I think a lot better now. We're tackling really well with the short game, and that's helping us out," Ngata said ...

Raptors’ DeMarre Carroll gives back to Toronto’s pet community

Dec 12, 2016 | by Dave Zarum, sportsnet.ca
Raptors’ DeMarre Carroll gives back to Toronto’s pet community

“Do you think they have the Taste of the Wild?” DeMarre Carroll asks, searching for his go-to brand of dog food with focused eyes darting back and forth across the aisles like he was running a three-man weave.

Kirk Cousins becomes first Redskins’ QB to throw for 4,000 yards in multiple seasons

Dec 12, 2016 | by King Motley, kcmsports.com

Kirk Cousins completed 14-of-21 passes for 234 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the Redskins’ 27-22 win over the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday. In the process, Cousins accomplished a feat no other Redskins’ quarterback has ever done. Cousins eclipsed the 4,000-yard mark for the second straight season, becoming the first Washington quarterback to throw for 4,000 yards in multiple seasons.

Utah Jazz: With stability restored at home, Ingles has found a bigger role on the court

Dec 11, 2016 | by Tony Jones, The Salt Lake Tribune
Utah Jazz: With stability restored at home, Ingles has found a bigger role on the court

There was something missing for Joe Ingles. And the Utah Jazz small forward knew exactly what it was.

His family was gone, as his wife, Renae, and their two children were back in their native Australia to deal with visa issues. To say Ingles missed their presence qualifies as an understatement. Phone calls, Skype and Facetime — they were cool and ...

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