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Garrett Temple can do more than just play defense

Aug 24, 2018 | by Eric Spyropoulos, SB Nation

For the most part, the Grizzlies were universally praised for their offseason acquisition of Garrett Temple, as the veteran wing can provide more defense to “Grit & Grind 2.0”. With Memphis seemingly all in on returning to the playoffs in the upcoming season, adding a player like Temple for the cost of two young, inconsistent players in Ben McLemore and Deyonta Davis looked ...

This Is What Chicago Means

Aug 23, 2018 | by Jabari Parker, The Players' Tribune

What does it feel like to be a Bull? To be coming back to Chicago, where it all started? 

I’ll try my best to tell you.

It’s me and my friends saying “79th and Jeffery” — proud — like it was our own little country. It’s the South Shore — the neighborhood I came up in. 

It’s 53rd and Garfield, hoopin’ Washington Park ...

Dekker talks offseason changes, CCFF benefit at Strike Out Cancer game

Aug 22, 2018 | by Dan Wussow, USA Today Network-Wisconsin

GRAND CHUTE - Former Wisconsin Badgers basketball star and current Cleveland Cavaliers forward Sam Dekker made an appearance at Fox Cities Stadium at Neuroscience Group Field on Tuesday for Strike Out Cancer Day, an annual fundraiser for the Children's Cancer Family Foundation of Northeast Wisconsin.

The annual event, which was held before the Timber Rattlers' game against the Quad Cities River ...

Daniel Carlson is ready for pressure kicks

Aug 21, 2018 | by Matthew Coller, 1500 ESPN
Daniel Carlson is ready for pressure kicks

Maybe you’ve noticed that the Minnesota Vikings have had some notable kicking faux pas in the past. So when the team makes a change from a kicker who came through in a playoff game to a rookie, it’s worth wondering whether the kid will be able to handle big situations.

Ironman Joe Thuney rarely misses a snap for Patriots

Aug 21, 2018 | by Jim McBride, Boston Globe

FOXBOROUGH — Joe Thuney is one gutsy player.

A mainstay on the Patriots offensive line the last two seasons, Thuney has started every game at left guard since he arrived in New England as a third-round pick in 2016.

Thuney rarely takes a play off – he’s played 99 percent of New England’s offensive snaps the last two seasons – and that includes practice. ...

Mavs Foundation aims to help families, launch careers at Vogel Alcove

Aug 21, 2018 | by Bobby Karalla, Mavs.com
Mavs Foundation aims to help families, launch careers at Vogel Alcove

As Mavs center Salah Mejri looked around the room, his eyes kept coming back to the computer screen. Next to him sat a mother and her children, and at the next table over was a mother, a father, and their daughter, hammering away on the keyboard. The new PC was freshly loaded with games for kids and software for adults ...

Tyson Alualu plays understated but valuable role for Steelers

Aug 20, 2018 | by Chris Adamski, triblive.com

Cameron Heyward is the captain. Stephon Tuitt the highest-paid. Joe Haden has the most Pro Bowl berths. Still others — T.J. Watt, Bud Dupree and more — are more recognized by fans.

But when it comes to NFL experience, none of Tyson Alualu’s defensive teammates have him beat.

The role for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ No. 4 defensive lineman is about as quiet ...

Carlson Confident After Winning Vikings Kicking Battle

Aug 20, 2018 | by Eric Smith, Vikings.com
Carlson Confident After Winning Vikings Kicking Battle

EAGAN, Minn. — Daniel Carlson will be the Vikings kicker in Week 1 of the 2018 season.

The team essentially made a decision on its kicker battle Monday by releasing Kai Forbath, giving all indications the Carlson will be the main man this season.

The rookie is ready for the attention.

Phillip Lindsay shines again for Broncos in preseason

Aug 19, 2018 | by Sam Metivier, SB Nation

Phillip Lindsay was back at it in his second preseason game with the Denver Broncos. In a 24-23 loss to the Chicago Bears, the former Colorado Buffaloes star stole the show with his energetic play all over the field. This continues Lindsay’s impressive preseason.

Lindsay started at running back with the second-team offense after halftime. He had 32 yards on 6 carries. More importantly than ...

Browns lineman Nate Orchard's act of kindness rekindles widow's faith in NFL

Aug 17, 2018 | by Terry Pluto, The Plain Dealer
Browns lineman Nate Orchard's act of kindness rekindles widow's faith in NFL

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Judy Krueger is a 70-year-old widow whose husband died about 15 years ago.

She was on a flight from Salt Lake City to Cleveland.

"Across the aisle from me was a very large man," she emailed.

The man was talking to someone else, and it was apparent the man played for the Cleveland Browns.

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