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Brad Smith Hosts Football Camp

Jun 30, 2012 | by WYTV.com
Brad Smith Hosts Football Camp

Proud Chaney alum and current Buffalo Bill Brad Smith is back in the Valley with his organization, The Brad Smith True Foundation.

"We wanted it to be free for our community and to really make an impact. I think that's what we need to do, and Youngstown is my home," said Bills receiver Brad Smith.

For the fifth straight year, Smith and ...

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Former Mayfair, UCLA standout Alterraun Verner hosts football camp that makes the grade

Jun 29, 2012 | by David Felton
Former Mayfair, UCLA standout Alterraun Verner hosts football camp that makes the grade

Tennessee Titans defensive back will stress grades as well as sport in free event Saturday at his old high school.

Youngsters who want to learn the fundamentals of football from actual NFL and college players, as well as one of the most experienced coaching staffs in the area, can do so Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Mayfair High.

Youngsters ...

Tags: Alterraun Verner , Tennessee Titans

Wizards select Beal with No. 3 pick in NBA draft

Jun 29, 2012 | by Associated Press
Wizards select Beal with No. 3 pick in NBA draft

WASHINGTON (AP) Bradley Beal's birthday wish came true.

On the day he turned 19, the 6-foot-4 guard from Florida was drafted Thursday night as the third overall pick by the Washington Wizards, a franchise looking for an outside shooter and a return to the postseason.

During his freshman campaign, Beal averaged 14.8 points and 6.5 rebounds for the Gators last season. Now ...

Tags: Bradley Beal , Washington Wizards

Purdue's Hummel Picked 58th By T-Wolves

Jun 29, 2012 | by Glenn Marini, wane.com
Purdue's Hummel Picked 58th By T-Wolves

With Brad Miller retiring the Minnesota Timberwolves are tapping another Purdue product to help fill out their roster as the T-Wolves took Robbie Hummel with the 58th overall pick in the second round of Thursday's NBA draft.

Hummel is the 44th Purdue player to be drafted by an NBA franchise. Former Boilermaker stars JaJuan Johnson and E’Twaun Moore, two-thirds of Purdue’s ...

Tags: Robbie Hummel , Minnesota Timberwolves

Andrew Nicholson To Magic With No. 19 Pick In 2012 NBA Draft Pick

Jun 28, 2012 | by Kyle Hightower, Associated Press
Andrew Nicholson To Magic With No. 19 Pick In 2012 NBA Draft Pick

 

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Andrew Nicholson is expecting to contribute in a hurry to the Orlando Magic even though he may not have taken the traditional path the NBA.

A baseball player who didn't take up basketball until his junior year of high school, the Magic saw enough in the four-year power forward from St. Bonaventure to take him with the ...

Tags: Andrew Nicholson , Orlando Magic

Agent: Hummel going to have a great career in the NBA

Jun 28, 2012 | by Jim Peters, NWI.com
Agent: Hummel going to have a great career in the NBA

As tonight's NBA draft unfolds, the question regarding Robbie Hummel doesn't seem to be "if" as much as "when."

The Valparaiso High School and Purdue graduate's stock has risen during recent workouts to the point where his name could be called sooner rather than later.

Tags: Robbie Hummel , Minnesota Timberwolves

Hayward prepping for USA Select Team, future

Jun 28, 2012 | by Brent Glasgow, The Flyer Group
Hayward prepping for USA Select Team, future

Former Brownsburg Bulldog Gordon Hayward has experienced some of the greatest thrills in sports, but when he suits up for the USA Basketball Men’s Select Team next month, he’ll feel something only one thing can provide.

Along with 12 other NBA players, Hayward will be in Las Vegas July 5-12 to train with and scrimmage against the Men’s National Team that ...

Tags: Gordon Hayward , Utah Jazz

Jon Leuer makes point of making an impact

Jun 27, 2012 | by Brian Stensaas, Star Tribune
Jon Leuer makes point of making an impact

Jon Leuer sat Tuesday morning in the dimly lit gymnasium at Orono High School, which would host his basketball camp later in the day. Ripples of the same shy kid who honed his skills on that court were still present.

"You never forget the relationships you build in high school," said Leuer, an All-Big Ten forward at Wisconsin who opened some ...

Tags: Jon Leuer , Milwaukee Bucks

Brandon Rush gets qualifying offer

Jun 26, 2012 | by Associated Press
Brandon Rush gets qualifying offer

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Golden State Warriors have extended a qualifying offer to Brandon Rush to make him a restricted free agent.

The Warriors announced the long-expected move Tuesday. The tender allows the team to match any offer Rush receives this offseason.

The 26-year-old Rush appeared in 65 games last season after coming over in a trade from Indiana for Lou Amundson. ...

Tags: Brandon Rush , Golden State Warriors

Ngata remains humble after enjoying NFL success

Jun 26, 2012 | by Jeremiah Jensen, KSL.com
Ngata remains humble after enjoying NFL success

Life is good for Haloti Ngata.

The 4-time all pro is considered by many to be the top defensive lineman in the NFL. He is listed by Forbes as the 12th highest paid athlete in the world. He made a career-high 64 tackles and recorded 5 sacks in 2011 despite playing most of the season with a thigh bruise.

He has been ...

Tags: Haloti Ngata , Baltimore Ravens

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