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Chicago native Jabari Parker's 2-year, $40M deal with Bulls makes sense for both sides

Jul 14, 2018 | by K.C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune

Jabari Parker wants to play for the Bulls.

Let’s start there with Saturday’s news that the Chicago native and former Simeon star signed a free-agent contract with his hometown team, which sources said is for two years and $40 million with a team option for the second season.

Through ups and downs, Clippers’ Sindarius Thornwell not letting his confidence waver

Jul 13, 2018 | by Tom Azarly, Clutch Points
Through ups and downs, Clippers’ Sindarius Thornwell not letting his confidence waver

LAS VEGAS – The LA Clippers grabbed an 88-78 victory over the Sacramento Kings in their second game of the Summer League. That win was led by second-year guard Sindarius Thornwell, who finished with 22 points, six rebounds, four assists, and one blocked shot on 7-of-12 shooting from the field and 3-of-6 from beyond the arc.

Mason Crosby Is Building a Legacy With the Packers

Jul 13, 2018 | by Ryan Brunner, Cheeseheadtv.com

As Mason Crosby enters his 12th year in the NFL with the Green Bay Packers, the veteran kicker looks to add to his already impressive legacy with the team.  After being selected in the sixth round of the 2007 NFL draft, Crosby has slowly climbed the Packers all-time leading scorer list where he passed Ryan Longwell back in 2015 as the ...

Lance Stephenson is excited to play with Kyle Kuzma and rest of Lakers young core

Jul 12, 2018 | by Christian Rivas, SB Nation

The Los Angeles Lakers raised some eyebrows when they inked eight-year veteran Lance Stephenson to a one-year, $4.5 million contract on Tuesday, and not in the best way.

Aside from the fact that he has a history with LeBron James, who the Lakers signed earlier this month (in case you forgot), Stephenson’s fit with the team is questionable, especially for what he’s making. He’s not an efficient scorer by ...

Dallas Mavericks: Ryan Broekhoff is a sneaky good acquisition

Jul 12, 2018 | by Kohl Rast, The Smoking Cuban

It’s time for Dallas Mavericks fans to meet their newest sharpshooter that will help us get over the losses of Seth Curry and Doug McDermott in free agency. Here is a quick look at Ryan Broekhoff, the newest Aussie NBA player.

The NBA loves shooters. The NBA loves shooters so much that they teach everyone to shoot no matter what their ...

Watch: Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu has quick feet, jokes

Jul 12, 2018 | by Tim Weaver, Falconswire
Watch: Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu has quick feet, jokes

When he’s done with football, Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu might have a future hosting late-night TV. Sanu shared a video on Twitter Wednesday night of himself showing off some quick feet and wit. Observe.

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Bronx native Caraun Reid prepares for NFL return after injury recovery

Jul 11, 2018 | by News 12 The Bronx

THE BRONX - Bronx native Caraun Reid says he is prepared to come back to the NFL this season after taking more than a year off to recover from a torn ACL.

Reid suffered the season-ending injury while playing with the Detroit Lions in 2016.

"The injury was devastating because I thought I was going to come back a lot sooner. But ...

Five days before she died, Dee Wampler's granddaughter prayed with Michael Porter Jr.

Jul 10, 2018 | by Wyatt D. Wheeler, Springfield News-Leader
Five days before she died, Dee Wampler's granddaughter prayed with Michael Porter Jr.

When there was a knock on the door, John Wampler was expecting an entourage but there was just one guy standing on his doorstep.

The son of noted Springfield attorney Dee Wampler opened his door to a 6-foot-10, 19-year-old basketball player holding a pair of size 14 shoes in his hands.

Standing there was Michael Porter Jr. — who at the time ...

Brandon Stokley's path to the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame

Jul 10, 2018 | by KTBS.com
Brandon Stokley's path to the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame

The path to success in professional sports is different for every athlete. For Louisiana native Brandon Stokley, it began by giving up football until his senior year of high school, "I played quarterback and back then it was all option football. I was about 5'4, 115 pounds going into my sophomore year of high school. I couldn't throw the ball ...

What Leaders Can Learn From Steve Kerr

Jul 10, 2018 | by Adam Mendler, Forbes
What Leaders Can Learn From Steve Kerr

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