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,

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,
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.

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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,

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

Tennessee Titans: Will Mike Martin Be A Day One Starter?

Aug 09, 2012 | by Justin Stewart,
Tennessee Titans: Will Mike Martin Be A Day One Starter?

Tennessee Titans’ rookie DT Mike Martin has been lighting up the second and third team offenses. He also put up a nice performance in Georgia when the Titans scrimmaged the Atlanta Falcons.

Martin was my favorite player of the Titans’ draft class this year. He’s a thick, run-stopping player who is going to be a valuable part of the Titans defensive ...

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Ingles ready for NBA call-up

Aug 09, 2012 | by Ross Lewis, The West Australian

Australian men’s basketball’s jack-of-all trades, Joe Ingles, should keep his phone switched on 24 hours a day over the next few weeks.

That’s the call of Boomers coach Brett Brown who believes the NBA scouts will be ringing his charge seeking his services.

While Patty Mills has almost been the best player of the London 2012 basketball tournament, it was the rise ...

Tags: Joe Ingles , Regal FC Barcelona

Steve Novak: Will Novak Repeat Performance From 2012 Season?

Aug 08, 2012 | by Phil DeMeo, Buckets Over Broadway
Steve Novak: Will Novak Repeat Performance From 2012 Season?

One of the Knicks’ feel good stories of last year was NBA journeyman Steve Novak’s breakout year. He was deadly from three, hitting basically half his shots, shooting a league leading .472 from three-point land. The Knicks committed to Novak as their sharp shooter when they inked him for another four years at $15 million. The question now is will ...


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