Redskins' Roy Helu gets to make his case for the starter's spot Thursday night

Aug 08, 2012 | by Matt Breen, Washington Post

Two days before the Washington Redskins’ first preseason game, running back Roy Helu said he wasn’t quite sure how the team plans to split up carries among its tailbacks. And there were quite a few players who were wondering about the same thing.

Helu is part of a crowded backfield whose member are jockeying for the lone starting spot. He said ...

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Browns OL Mitchell Schwartz and his broher, Geoff, roughhoused their way to the NFL

Aug 07, 2012 | by Marty Gitlin,

Poor Lee and Olivia Schwartz. They sought peace and quiet in their suburban Los Angeles home, but their two sons were making a racket upstairs.

The scene was certainly not foreign to parents of red-blooded American boys throughout the country. But most red-blooded American boys were not as big as their kids.

Not even close.

Tags: Mitch Schwartz , Cleveland Browns , Geoff Schwartz , Minnesota Vikings

Sean Lee quickly a leader for the Cowboys defense

Aug 07, 2012 | by Stephen Hawkins, Associated Press
Sean Lee quickly a leader for the Cowboys defense

Sean Lee already knows virtually every detail of the Dallas Cowboys' complicated defensive scheme.

"His knowledge of the game is just amazing," fellow linebacker Victor Butler said. "He picks up stuff like that. He probably could coach us."

When Rob Ryan sees how teammates respond and follow Lee, the Cowboys defensive coordinator is reminded of one of his former Super Bowl-winning linebackers, ...

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OLYMPICS LONDON 2012: Archibald signs off career with China triumph

Aug 06, 2012 | by Ben Burrows, Sportsbeat
OLYMPICS LONDON 2012: Archibald signs off career with China triumph

Team GB knew they couldn’t qualify from their group following four consecutive group stage defeats, but ended London 2012 in style with an emphatic 90-54 defeat over China.

And after a game that marked the end of Archibald’s playing career, teammate Achara was full of praise for the first Scottish player to feature in the NBA.

“It was a great end to ...

Tags: Robert Archibald , CAI Zaragoza (Spain)

St. Louis Rams: Rookie Running Back Isaiah Pead Looking To Earn His Keep And Help Team Win

Aug 06, 2012 | by Shane Gray,
St. Louis Rams: Rookie Running Back Isaiah Pead Looking To Earn His Keep And Help Team Win

The St. Louis Rams chose former University of Cincinnati Bearcats’ running back Isaiah Pead in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft following a strong offseason that saw the 5’10″, 195 pound Pead earn MVP honors at the Senior Bowl.

Mike Mayock, a draft guro from the NFL Network, liked the fact that St. Louis brought in Pead, as expressed ...

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Armon Binns Emerging in Cincinnati Bengals No. 2 WR Battle

Aug 05, 2012 | by Matt Gray,
Armon Binns Emerging in Cincinnati Bengals No. 2 WR Battle

There's a new No. 85 in town!

Armon Binns made an emphatic statement Sunday with the Bengals' first unit, amassing four receptions for 58 yards during the two-minute drill.

The Bengals took to the field Sunday evening for an in-house scrimmage in front of an estimated 6,500 fans that saw Andy Dalton and his receivers put in a promising early performance less ...

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Nicholson stays true to his roots

Aug 02, 2012 | by Iain Colpitts,
Nicholson stays true to his roots

Andrew Nicholson has done everything the right way as far as his basketball career is concerned. In a world where the top collegiate players in the United States can enter the NBA after their freshman season, the Mississauga native graduated from St. Bonaventure University near Buffalo with a physics degree before he was drafted 19th overall by the Orlando Magic in ...

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Myers excited for added 'physical presence...veteran leadership'

Aug 02, 2012 | by Matt Steinmetz, CSNBAYAREA.COM
Myers excited for added 'physical presence...veteran leadership'

Warriors general manager Bob Myers spoke to reporters on Wednesday about there-signing of Brandon Rush, signing of Carl Landry, and other team-related topics.

Here are some excerpts from what he said:

On the re-signing of Brandon Rush:

Myers: “We’ve said all along we were going to prioritize re-signing Brandon Rush, and we’re happy we were able to make that happen. I think he ...

Tags: Brandon Rush , Carl Landry , Golden State Warriors

Redskins: NT Barry Cofield hopes familiarity equals improvement

Aug 02, 2012 | by John Keim,

Redskins nose tackle Barry Cofield would return to the sidelines in 2011, anxious to share the blocking scheme he just saw -- and even more anxious to learn what he should do. It was his first year as a nose tackle and he saw something new almost every game.

Throughout the season, Cofield would make tackles using more of his athleticism ...

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Hardin has special motivation to contribute

Aug 02, 2012 | by Michael C. Wright,

Chicago Bears rookie safety Brandon Hardin considers special teams the most reasonable route onto the field.

At the same time, he wants current starters Chris Conte and Major Wright to be on alert.

“Definitely, I want the (starting) spot," Hardin said. “I'm coming for it, and hopefully that will elevate everybody's play. If I'm right behind Chris and Major wanting the spot, ...

Tags: Brandon Hardin , Chicago Bears


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