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ESPN names Jevon Carter one of NBA Combine’s biggest draft risers

May 19, 2018 | by David Statmen, West Virginia Diehards

Former West Virginia star Jevon Carter has turned heads at the NBA combine, and more analysts are taking notice. On Saturday, ESPN’s Mike Schmitz named Carter as one of his biggest risers based off his performance at the combine.

Carter has impressed during 5-on-5 scrimmages, showcasing his smothering defense in a live setting. Schmitz considers Carter one of the best defensive prospects in this class, ...

Football is family for James Looney

May 18, 2018 | by Wes Hodkiewicz, Packers.com

GREEN BAY – Everything started at home for James Looney. His name comes from his father. He credits his fun-loving nature to his mom. The athleticism? Well, that sprouts from almost every branch of the family tree.

Although Looney is only weeks into his NFL career, it’s easy to see why virtually every major draftnik listed the University of California-Berkeley standout’s personality ...

These Are The 2018 NBA Draft’s Most Fascinating Second Round Prospects

May 18, 2018 | by Brad Rowland, Uproxx

With the NBA Draft Combine rolling along and plenty of attention being paid to the top prospects available, it is easy to overlook players that project to land comfortably outside the top-20 overall picks. Those prospects can exist in a variety of ways, ranging from high-floor, proven college veterans to high-ceiling, risky athletes will all kinds of potential and plenty of downside. ...

Larry Nance Jr.'S Postseason Blog

May 17, 2018 | by Larry Nance Jr, NBA.com/Cavaliers

It’s been an up-and-down journey for Larry Nance Jr. in his first foray in the NBA Playoffs. Through the first three rounds, consistent minutes have been tough to come by for the third-year pro out of Wyoming.

Nance appeared in 24 regular season contests with Cleveland, including nine starts, but as the rotations have tightened up in the postseason, the high-flying ...

2017-18 Wizards roster review: Bradley Beal

May 16, 2018 | by Chase Hughes, NBC Sports

To wrap up the 2017-18 season, we are looking at each player on the Wizards' roster. Today, we evaluate Bradley Beal's season...

Player: Bradley Beal

Position: Shooting guard

Age: 24

2017-18 salary: $23.8 million

2017-18 stats: 82 G, 36.3 mpg, 22.6 ppg, 4.5 apg, 4.4 rpg, 1.2 spg, 0.4 bpg, 46.0 FG%, 37.5 3P%, 79.3 FT%, 52.7 eFG%, 109 ORtg, 110 DRtg

Best game: 12/5 at Blazers - 51 points, 21-for-37 FG, 5-for-12 3PT, 3 rebounds, ...

Lang: Offensive line has lofty goals, work to do

May 16, 2018 | by Tim Twentyman, Detroit Lions

One of the best lines in football is that the best ability is availability.

That was an issue for the Detroit Lions’ offensive line in 2017. Injuries hit the Lions hard upfront, as the team played 11 different starting five combinations in 16 games.

“Last year, we thought it was going to be pretty good,” veteran right tackle T.J. Lang said at the Taste ...

Igwebuike Sold on Opportunity in Tampa

May 15, 2018 | by Scott Smith, buccaneers.com

Donald Igwebuike played six seasons in the NFL as a placekicker, making a living off his right foot. His first cousin once removed, Godwin Igwebuike is now trying to make it in the same league at a vastly different position. The latter member of the Igwebuike clan, a Northwestern safety who signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted ...

Bulls forward Bobby Portis surprises mom with new home for Mother's Day

May 13, 2018 | by KATV

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Chicago Bulls forward and former Arkansas hoops star Bobby Portis surprised his mom with a new home Sunday for Mother's Day.

His mother, Tina Edwards, thought she was going to the house in Maumelle for a meeting. But when she and her son stepped through the front door, he handed her a box with a ribbon on it. ...

The unshakable bond between Bobby Portis and his mother

May 13, 2018 | by Nick Friedell, ESPN
The unshakable bond between Bobby Portis and his mother

CHICAGO -- Tina Edwards didn't think much of the missed phone call. She had just arrived home from her job running a local bread company in Arkansas and went to her bedroom to lie down. About 650 miles away in Illinois, her son, Bobby Portis, was in serious trouble and desperately trying to reach her.

Sean Lee really is a coach on the field for the Cowboys

May 12, 2018 | by RJ Ochoa, SB Nation

Sean Lee is one of the best defensive football players on earth. That much is true.

This, obviously, makes him one of the best on the Dallas Cowboys. In fact, one of the few things generally agreed upon by Cowboys fans is that Sean Lee is the single best defensive player on the team. Glad we can all agree on something, I think. ...

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