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Growing Up ... Jeremy Pargo

Dec 20, 2012 | by Joe Gabriele, Cavs.com
Growing Up ... Jeremy Pargo

Cavaliers guard Jeremy Pargo is easily one of the Wine and Gold’s most colorful characters. When he checks into the game, he shakes things up. And with his outgoing personality sense of humor, he has the same effect on the locker room.

Pargo was acquired this offseason from Memphis and has been a valuable reserve for Byron Scott this season. When ...

Jared Dudley thriving in starting role once again

Dec 19, 2012 | by Aaron Torres, SB Nation

After spending nine games coming off the bench, Jared Dudley is back in the Suns' starting line-up, and both the team and player are better because of it. Phoenix has won three straight entering Wednesday night's game against Charlotte.

For Dudley, his return to the starting line-up five games ago has resulted in several big nights, including two of his best ...

Texans’ Foster nominated for weekly award

Dec 18, 2012 | by John McClain, Ultimate Texans
Texans’ Foster nominated for weekly award

After rushing for a season-high 165 yards in the 29-17 victory that clinched the AFC South title for a second consecutive year, Texans running back Arian Foster has been nominated for the weekly FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week award.

Foster, who carried 27 times against the Colts, has some stiff competition in Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson, who carried 24 times ...

Redskins select G Kory Lichtensteiger for Ed Block Courage Award

Dec 18, 2012 | by Mike Jones and Mark Maske, The Washington Post
Redskins select G Kory Lichtensteiger for Ed Block Courage Award

The Redskins Tuesday announced left guard Kory Lichtensteiger as winner of their  Ed Block Courage Award in recognition of his recovery from two torn ligaments in his right knee. Lichtensteiger tore his ACL and MCL in 2011 and has returned to start every game this season.

Lichtensteiger suffered the injury in Washington’s fifth game last season and spent the offseason rehabbing. ...

Jared Dudley is Suns top player for week

Dec 17, 2012 | by Riley Breckenridge, SB Nation
Jared Dudley is Suns top player for week

After embracing his new role as the Phoenix Suns' starting small forward, Jared Dudley has thrived and was named the team's top player for last week by Bright Side of the Sun.

The 27-year-old Dudley averaged 17 points, five rebounds and five assists in an average of 41 minutes per game last week. He had a fantastic game in the Suns ...

Will Bynum Donates Christmas Toys in Chicago and Detroit

Dec 16, 2012 | by Bryan Crawford, NBCChicago.com
Will Bynum Donates Christmas Toys in Chicago and Detroit

Chicago native and Detroit Pistons guard Will Bynum has a big heart, especially during the Holidays.

Bynum has developed a reputation for giving back to those less fortunate by sponsoring Thanksgiving dinners for homeless youth, a free basketball camp for high school students and donating shoes to those who don’t have them.

And now that Christmas is right around the corner, Bynum ...

Kirk Cousins delivers again, this time as the starter

Dec 16, 2012 | by Mark Maske, Washington Post

A week after making the big plays down the stretch in a memorable relief appearance, rookie quarterback Kirk Cousins turned his first NFL start into a personal showcase here Sunday. He threw for 329 yards and two touchdowns in leading the Washington Redskins to a 38-21 triumph over the Cleveland Browns.

Patriots' Michael Hoomanawanui thankful for job

Dec 16, 2012 | by Rich Garven, Telegram.com

Michael Hoomanawanui curls his large, heavy hands into a pair of fists. Then he locks his knuckles together and tilts his hands inward to reveal a pair of small, but meaningful tattoos.

On the edge of his right hand the word “Blessed” is indelibly scripted in blue ink. The edge of his left hand sports the date 4-24-10.

They are a permanent ...

Lions’ center Raiola thrills Memphis players

Dec 14, 2012 | by Brian Marshall, voicenews.com

There are about 1,200 people in the town of Memphis, which is located on M-19 a few miles north of Richmond. Apparently, most of those folks cast several votes apiece in an effort to get a Detroit Lions player to visit the high school.

The campaign worked as Memphis outvoted all high schools in Michigan to win the right to rub ...

Shannon Brown's performance a bright spot for the Phoenix Suns

Dec 13, 2012 | by Daria Del Colliano,Arizona Sports
Shannon Brown's performance a bright spot for the Phoenix Suns

The Phoenix Suns have certainly had their fair share of struggles this season, mainly they've had trouble getting consistent, productive performances out of their players.

One Sun who could be deemed an exception is Shannon Brown. The 27-year-old has continually provided impressive efforts, and exemplary shot selection, even during the team's lowly seven-game losing streak.

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