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Cardinals rookie, slowed by car accident, fights to excel with passion for football

May 25, 2018 | by Richard Morin, azcentral.com

All his life, Cardinals undrafted rookie Frank Ginda has had football on the forefront of his mind.

It was there at San Jose State during his senior season, in which the linebacker led the nation with 173 tackles. It's with him now during organized team activities (OTAs) at the team's facility in Tempe, as Ginda makes a bid to crack the 53-man roster.

And it ...

Martin 'couldn’t be prouder' of Thornwell, rookie season

May 25, 2018 | by John Del Bianco, 247sports.com

Sindarius Thornwell recently completed the first NBA rookie season by a South Carolina player since head coach Frank Martin was hired prior to the 2012 season.

Martin believes the Gamecock great is in a good frame of mind, good health, and good position to play for a long time.

Mike Evans: The Next Level is YAC

May 24, 2018 | by Scott Smith, Buccaneers.com

By virtually any measure, Buccaneer star Mike Evans has been a hugely successful NFL receiver through his first four seasons. Since he entered the league as the seventh-overall pick in the 2014 Draft, Evans has recorded the sixth-most receiving yards and the 10th-most receptions, and he's tied for the seventh-most touchdown receptions. The names all around him on those lists ...

The Real-Life Diet of Michael Porter Jr., Future NBA Lottery Pick and Raw Vegan

May 23, 2018 | by Christopher Cason, GQ
The Real-Life Diet of Michael Porter Jr., Future NBA Lottery Pick and Raw Vegan

The nation's former top high school recruit discusses how his diet is evolving as he prepares for his pro career.

At this time last year, Michael Porter Jr. was preparing to begin his college basketball career at Missouri as one of the nation's top recruits and a consensus future NBA lottery pick. Alas, a back injury in the opener derailed his ...

"What’s Your Plan Here, God?"

May 23, 2018 | by Isaiah Pead, The Players' Tribune

When I woke up in the hospital, I couldn’t feel anything. I was still drugged up. I could hear people in the room talking, and I remember hearing my mom’s voice. I tried to listen to what they were saying — just … ear hustling, you know? Trying to pick up whatever I could and piece together what had happened.

click ...

Jets QB Josh McCown has enduring quality

May 22, 2018 | by Calvin Watkins, Newsday
Jets QB Josh McCown has enduring quality

Josh McCown has been here before. He’s the starting quarterback for an NFL team, playing a position that eventually will belong to somebody else.

McCown, 38, knows that Sam Darnold is the Jets’ quarterback of the future and his job is to make it hard for the first-round draft pick to wrest that job in the present.

James Johnson 2017-18 Season Rundown

May 22, 2018 | by Joe Beguiristain, Heat.com
James Johnson 2017-18 Season Rundown

After a strong 2016-17 campaign, James Johnson was named one of the HEAT’s captains entering this past season.

He didn’t take that responsibility lightly.

Time and time again, Johnson brought the right approach to big-time games and wreaked havoc on both ends of the floor like only he can. In particular, JJ really kicked things into high gear late in the season ...

Steve Kerr wins PBWA’s 2017-18 Rudy Tomjanovich Award

May 21, 2018 | by Pro Basketball Writers Association

Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors has won the 2017-18 Rudy Tomjanovich Award, which honors an NBA coach for his cooperation with the media and fans, as well as his excellence on the court, the Professional Basketball Writers Association announced today.

Kerr led the Warriors to a 58-24 record in his fourth season as their coach. He gives members of ...

2017-18 Pelicans Season in Review: E'Twaun Moore

May 21, 2018 | by Noah Graham, NBA.com/Pelicans
2017-18 Pelicans Season in Review: E'Twaun Moore

Age: 29 NBA experience: Seven seasons (two with Pelicans) Games played/started: 82/80

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Former Aggie star Jaycee Carroll wins 2nd Euroleague title with Real Madrid

May 20, 2018 | by Sean Walker, KSL.com

BELGRADE, Serbia — Jaycee Carroll is at it again.

The former Utah State hoops star won his second European championship with Real Madrid, coming off the bench to score nine points Sunday in Real Madrid’s 85-80 win over Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul in front of 16,967 fans in the Euroleague final in Belgrade, Serbia.

With the win, the Spanish giants became the first team to ...

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