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Nwagbuo is a man with a plan

Jul 09, 2012 | by Bryan Strickland, panthers.com
Nwagbuo is a man with a plan

Ogemdi Nwagbuo has a passion for football, but the Panthers’ defensive tackle also has a nose for business.

That’s why he’s preparing himself in case the business of football sidetracks his passion.

Nwagbuo was one of 37 NFL players to take part in the NFL Business Management and Entrepreneurial Program at the prestigious Harvard Business School earlier in the offseason.

Tags: Ogemdi Nwagbuo , Carolina Panthers

Former Boiler Landry enjoys giving back

Jul 05, 2012 | by Jeff Washburn, jconline.com
Former Boiler Landry enjoys giving back

Carl Landry’s NBA career has taken him from Houston to Sacramento and then on to New Orleans. But the former Purdue standout always looks forward to an annual return trip to West Lafayette for his basketball camp for boys and girls.

The camp is set for July 19-21 at West Lafayette High School. To register, visit carllandry.com.

For the 6-foot-9 Landry, who ...

Tags: Carl Landry , New Orleans Hornets

Miami Dolphins: Davone Bess will be new #1 target

Jul 05, 2012 | by Craig Ballard, rantsports.com
Miami Dolphins: Davone Bess will be new #1 target

Questions may continue as to who the Miami Dolphins will have at QB in 2012, but we do know the #1 target for that QB is likely 5th Year man, Davone Bess.

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Arian Foster plays pickup basketball with regular Houstonians: Sports' most-grounded star strikes again

Jul 05, 2012 | by Chris Baldwin, houston.culturemap.com
Arian Foster plays pickup basketball with regular Houstonians: Sports' most-grounded star strikes again

Arian Foster doesn't put on airs. Unless, it's Air Jordans maybe — and he's asking you to come hoop with him.

Foster — the best running back in the NFL, a newly-minted $43 million NFL superstar on the rise — made a bunch of regular, everyday Houstonians' Fourth of July when he sent out an open call on Twitter to come ...

Tags: Arian Foster , Houston Texans

Wizards' Bradley Beal on Team USA radar

Jul 02, 2012 | by Michael Lee, Washington Post
Wizards' Bradley Beal on Team USA radar

John Wall will have his opportunity to earn some equity in the U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team this weekend in Las Vegas, where he will train with the Select Team that will scrimmage Team USA.

Tags: Bradley Beal , Washington Wizards

Titans Player of the Week: Mike Martin

Jul 02, 2012 | by KGDRummer, sbnation.com
Titans Player of the Week: Mike Martin

With the 82nd pick in the 2012 draft, the Tennessee Titans selected none other than the Michigan boy Mike Martin. This man is to drop an anchor for the defensive line with Jurrell Casey for our Titans.

Let's look into Mr. Mike Martin...

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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 ...

Tags: Brad Smith , Buffalo Bills

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

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