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Ryan Izzo hopes to make name for himself with Patriots

Aug 15, 2018 | by Rich Garven, Providence Journal
Ryan Izzo hopes to make name for himself with Patriots

FOXBORO — Ryan Izzo was home in New Jersey with his family and friends watching the third and final day of the NFL Draft wind down when his phone started ringing with regularity.

It seemed a lot of teams weren’t interested in drafting the Florida State tight end, but they were keen on signing him as a rookie free agent. For ...

The Falcons' quiet leader: Brooks Reed

Aug 15, 2018 | by Matthew Tabeek, Atlanta Falcons
The Falcons' quiet leader: Brooks Reed

They call him Thor.

Brooks Reed certainly has the long, flowing blond hair similar to the hammer-wielding fictional superhero most often seen in comic books.

But the name fits for more reasons than looks alone.

“He’s a man of few words, but he packs … he packs a punch,” Falcons defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel said while explaining why the nickname fits for Reed.

Kyle Kuzma provides hope to hometown of Flint, Michigan, with inaugural free camp

Aug 15, 2018 | by Eric Woodyard, Deseret News
Kyle Kuzma provides hope to hometown of Flint, Michigan, with inaugural free camp

FLINT, Mich. — Around 2 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, Los Angeles Lakers star Kyle Kuzmacould finally fold his arms to relax.

After a long day of interacting with kids during his inaugural basketball camp at Flint Powers Catholic High School, in his hometown of Flint, Michigan, the local hero had every right to catch a breath.

“It was a great first day of camp,” ...

Kyle Kuzma's free camp about more than basketball for Flint-area kids

Aug 15, 2018 | by Brendan Savage, mlive.com

FLINT, MI -- Growing up, Kyle Kuzma knew there were at least two things he wanted to do in life.

Kuzma wanted to play in the NBA and when he did, he wanted to hold a basketball camp for local youngsters like the ones he attended in Flint as a kid.

Kuzma accomplished his lifelong dream when he made his NBA debut ...

90+96=Back to School in Cincy

Aug 12, 2018 | by Geoff Hobson, Bengals.com
90+96=Back to School in Cincy

While the NFL’s grind of news and knocks is far from a walk in the park and never takes an off day, Carlos Dunlap and Michael Johnson quietly took the Bengals’ day off Sunday and let the kids walk through the park at their annual Back to School Fun Dey.

Panthers sign defensive back Alex Carter

Aug 12, 2018 | by Panthers.com

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – After a rash of injuries in the secondary, the Panthers needed help.

They found it in Alex Carter, a 6-foot, 200-pound defensive back who was most recently with the Seattle Seahawks during last year’s training camp. Carter, who can play corner and safety, joined the Panthers in time for Sunday's training camp practice at Wofford College.

Carter was originally ...

Rookie QB Kyle Lauletta adjusts quickly to pro game

Aug 10, 2018 | by Michael Eisen, Giants.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – When asked what they consider the difference between college football and the NFL, it is not uncommon for professional rookies to mention the speed of the game.

Kyle Lauletta is apparently an uncommon rookie.

Brett Hundley impressive in Packers' 31-17 exhibition win over Titans

Aug 10, 2018 | by Ryan Wood, Green Bay Press-Gazette

GREEN BAY – Not long after the misery subsided, and Brett Hundley’s season from hell was over, the Green Bay Packers quarterback locked himself in the film room.

He could’ve burned that 2017 tape. There weren’t many positives to build on. By his own head coach’s admission, Hundley was caught unprepared for the opportunity when Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone.

Instead, Hundley said, ...

Gordon Hayward asks Celtics fans to chant ‘Daddy’s always happy’ at games

Aug 09, 2018 | by Alysha Tsuji, ftw.usatoday.com
Gordon Hayward asks Celtics fans to chant ‘Daddy’s always happy’ at games

During one of his Fortnite streaming sessions on Twitch this week, Gordon Hayward said it “would be awesome” if Celtics fans could get a “daddy’s always happy” chant going at TD Garden.

The phrase comes from Hayward’s comically monotone response to his wife in their recent gender reveal video. His wife, Robyn, asks if he’s happy when pink balloons come out of a box, ...

Mejri: ''I feel the responsibility of being the flag bearer of Tunisian basketball''

Aug 09, 2018 | by Fiba.basketball
Mejri: ''I feel the responsibility of being the flag bearer of Tunisian basketball''

TUNIS (FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 African Qualifiers) - The wait is finally over for Tunisia center Salah Mejri, his fans, and a whole country.

Mejri has recently met with the Tunisian Basketball Federation and head coach Mario Palma to reaffirm his availability for the national team again.

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