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Cardinal sees Purdue in post-playing days future

Aug 17, 2012 | by Travis Baugh, Purdue Exponent

Brian Cardinal never practiced or played at a game at Purdue under a calm Gene Keady. But that’s how Cardinal said it was playing under his former coach in Purdue’s Aug. 4 alumni game after Keady selected him first in the alumni player draft.

“He didn’t yell and scream nearly as much as he did,” Cardinal joked. “Being with Keady one ...

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Chicago Bears Camp Battle Conclusions: Fourth DE spot to Corey Wootton

Aug 16, 2012 | by Brett Solesky, midwayillustrated.com
Chicago Bears Camp Battle Conclusions: Fourth DE spot to Corey Wootton

The Bears wrapped up training camp today down in  Bourbannais and now head back to Halas Hall for final preparations for the regular season.

The Redskins come to town followed by a game against the Giants in preparation for the first roster cut down.  Final roster cuts will come after the fourth and final game against the Browns.

While three games remain ...

Tags: Corey Wootton , Chicago Bears

Rex: 'It's impossible not to respect Brandon Moore'

Aug 15, 2012 | by Nick St. Denis, afceastdaily.com
Rex: 'It's impossible not to respect Brandon Moore'

Brandon Moore is quietly the best right guard in football. Fortunately for him, his coach isn't quiet about it.

Moore, who has given up the lowest ratio of quarterback pressures per passing play of any guard in the NFL over the past three years, according to Pro Football Focus, was elected to the Pro Bowl last season for the first time ...

Tags: Brandon Moore , New York Jets

Colts' 'middle man' helps Luck progress

Aug 15, 2012 | by Reggie Hayes, The News-Sentinel
Colts' 'middle man' helps Luck progress

Drew Stanton feels good about his relatively anonymous, if well-compensated, job with the Indianapolis Colts. Call him the quarterback middle man.

Stanton went from Detroit to New York (briefly) to Indianapolis, where his job is to counsel, push and prod rookie franchise player Andrew Luck and third-string rookie Chandler Harnish.

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Packers, LG T.J. Lang agree to four-year extension

Aug 14, 2012 | by James Carlton, CBSSports.com

The Packers have locked up another key member of their close-knit offensive line. LG T.J. Lang has agreed to a four-year contract extension, his agent announced Monday night on Twitter. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. With Lang signed through 2016, the Packers have their top six linemen under contract for at least the next two seasons.

Maywood's Brown to host first music fest

Aug 13, 2012 | by Scott Powers, ESPNChicago.com
Maywood's Brown to host first music fest

Basketball was Phoenix Suns guard Shannon Brown's ticket out of the streets.

Brown, a six-year NBA veteran, is now hoping to provide others their ticket out. He will be raising money for The Shannon Brown Foundation, which provides college scholarships to high school students, while hosting the inaugural Wood-Star Music Festival at Union Park in Chicago from Friday to Sunday.

Tags: Shannon Brown , Phoenix Suns

Piston Will Bynum's camp not only about hoops

Aug 13, 2012 | by Detroit Free Press

Like several other Pistons, backup point guard Will Bynum held a basketball camp recently.

The three-day camp, held in Bynum's hometown at Chicago Whitney Young High, was an invitation-only event in which Bynum focused on life skills as well as basketball know-how.

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Another Year Concludes for David Lee's Camp

Aug 12, 2012 | by Tom Auchterlonie, Chappaqua-MountKisco Patch
Another Year Concludes for David Lee's Camp

NBA star David Lee concluded his annual Chappaqua basketball camp on Friday, wrapping up another summer that gave more than a hundred kids a chance to hone in on their skills.

“We’ve really enjoyed it," said Lee, who plays for the Golden State Warriors. Lee finished his fifth year with the camp, having started when he previously played for the New ...

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Wendling gets shot to replace Delmas

Aug 10, 2012 | by Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press
Wendling gets shot to replace Delmas

Special-teams ace John Wendling will get the first crack at replacing Louis Delmas in the Lions' secondary.

Wendling, 29, took first-team safety reps Thursday alongside Erik Coleman and is expected to start tonight's exhibition opener against the Browns. Amari Spievey, a starter most of the past two seasons, worked with the second team Thursday.

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Minnesota Timberwolves: Robbie Hummel signs with Spanish team for one year

Aug 09, 2012 | by Bruce Brothers, twincities.com

Timberwolves second-round draft pick Robbie Hummel has signed a one-year contract to play this season with Obradoiro CAB in Santiago, Spain.

Hummel, a 6-foot-8 forward who averaged 16.4 points and 7.2 rebounds per game at Purdue last season, was drafted 58th overall by Wolves president of basketball operations David Kahn this summer.

Tags: Robbie Hummel , Minnesota Timberwolves , Obradoiro CAB

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