A few minutes with Jason Jones

Jul 30, 2012 | by By Eric Williams, The News Tribune

Football player, basketball body At 6-foot-5, 276, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Jason Jones thought basketball would be his ticket to a college scholarship. The Detroit native averaged 24 points and 14 rebounds at Lathrup High.

But not many colleges were looking for a 6-5 power forward, so Jones used his basketball skills to become a dominant pass rusher at Eastern Michigan, where ...

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Backup Kirk Cousins has starter's mentality

Jul 27, 2012 | by Gene Wang, Washington Post

Kirk Cousins remembers waiting around on the final day of the NFL draft in April, for the most part unsure where he was going to land. About the only certainty, the quarterback recalled, was the Washington Redskins were not in the mix after having picked Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III at No. 2 overall.

Cousins was stunned when the phone ...

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Clippers Sign Ronny Turiaf

Jul 27, 2012 | by Arash Markazi,

The Los Angeles Clippers signed free-agent forward Ronny Turiaf, the team announced Friday.

Turiaf, who played for the Miami Heat and Washington Wizards last season, signed a one-year contract for the veteran's minimum.

A seven-year NBA veteran, Turiaf is currently playing in the 2012 London Olympics for the French National Team. Turiaf, 29, played in 12 playoff games for the Heat last ...

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Former Bison starts a new journey playing the sport he loves

Jul 26, 2012 | by By Dom Izzo, WDAY

Ben Woodside has traveled the world playing the sport he loves. NDSU's all-time leading scorer thought he landed in the best spot possible last summer signing with a Slovenian team in the EuroChallenge, the top league in Europe. But then a hard reality hit when the team stopped paying him.

Ben Woodside: "It was extremely challenging when you're playing twice a ...

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Shannon Brown Ready To Emerge From the Shadows

Jul 26, 2012 | by Kristofer Habbas, SB Nation Arizona
Shannon Brown Ready To Emerge From the Shadows

As part of the Suns plan for a new beginning they welcome back a familiar face to fill a large void. The team spent the better part of the off-season building depth in the backcourt, but did not address scoring, shooting, or size.

After inking Shannon Brown to a contract to return to Phoenix they now have at least one player ...

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Arian Foster and a unicorn

Jul 25, 2012 | by Paul Kuharsky,
Arian Foster and a unicorn

From the promotional folks at ESPN The Magazine: This year’s number one Fantasy Football pick gets it: he is an entertainer, a stats generator, a commodity. But does Arian Foster enjoy being treated like your employee? Get real.

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Browns rookie Mitchell Schwartz ahead of learning curve as he adjusts to NFL

Jul 24, 2012 | by Nate Ulrich,
Browns rookie Mitchell Schwartz ahead of learning curve as he adjusts to NFL

Not long after the Browns drafted Mitchell Schwartz in April, he caught the attention of his new teammates on the offensive line.

But it wasn’t his massive build — 6-foot-5 and 320 pounds with size 18 shoes — or his resemblance to the WWE wrestler “Big Show” that made the greatest impression. It was his intellect, which allowed him to score ...

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Carl Landry basketball camp begins at West Lafayette High School

Jul 19, 2012 | by Ross Bolin,
Carl Landry basketball camp begins at West Lafayette High School

The 2012 Carl Landry basketball camp in West Lafayette tipped off today at West Lafayette High School. Landry spoke to the campers about the game of basketball and the importance of a good education.

“Just having the opportunity to come back where everything pretty much started for me, as far as my success on the basketball court and give back to ...

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JETS TOP 25: No. 5 Brandon Moore

Jul 19, 2012 | by Brian Costello, New York Post
JETS TOP 25: No. 5 Brandon Moore

As the Jets get close to training camp, I am going to examine the roster and give you my top 25 players on the Jets roster. Each weekday we will reveal another person on the list, leading right into camp. I am not including rookies on this list because I do not feel it is possible to fully evaluate them ...

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James Johnson Is the Perfect Addition for the Young, Athletic Sacramento Kings

Jul 18, 2012 | by Andy Bailey,

With their recent additions of James Johnson and Aaron Brooks, the Sacramento Kings have quietly had a very successful offseason.

Brooks is an upgrade at the point guard position. While Isaiah Thomas was surprisingly solid for the Kings in that capacity, Brooks is just a couple seasons removed from averaging 19.6 points and 5.3 assists a game while hitting 40 percent ...

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