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Chicago Bears Defensive End Corey Wootton Visits Downers Grove North

Nov 06, 2012 | by Amanda Luevano, Woodridge Patch
Chicago Bears Defensive End Corey Wootton Visits Downers Grove North

Chicago Bears defensive end Corey Wootton paid a visit to Downers Grove North High School on Monday to chat with marketing students about his experience in the NFL.

Wootton, 25, was a guest speaker in North High's sports and entertainment marketing classes, which apply marketing and communications principles to college and professional sports, as well as the movie and music industries.

A ...

Golden State Warriors getting toughness, scoring from Carl Landry

Nov 04, 2012 | by Marcus Thompson II, MercuryNews.com
Golden State Warriors getting toughness, scoring from Carl Landry

It was a sight that symbolized the night, and the new Warriors attitude. Forward Carl Landry, after powering through the foul of Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan and scooping in the layup, turned toward his team's bench and flexed his biceps.

"He's big for us," point guard Stephen Curry said. "Big."

The Warriors came into this season with a slew of ...

Get to know: Packers kicker Mason Crosby

Nov 02, 2012 | by JSOnline
Get to know: Packers kicker Mason Crosby

Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby scored 649 points from 2006-'11, more than any player in NFL history in his first five seasons (surpassing Washington kicker Chip Lohmiller, who scored 625 from 1988-'92). Born in Lubbock, Texas, Crosby is one of the most active Packers in charitable causes both here and in Texas. In his sixth season, he is 8 ...

Chicago Bulls News: Taj Gibson Extension Smartest Move Team Could Have Made

Nov 01, 2012 | by Thaddeus Novak, ibtimes.com

When the Chicago Bulls tipped off against the Sacramento Kings Wednesday night, the odds looked to be against the team reaching a deal with standout sixth man Taj Gibson. After holding off a Kings comeback at the United Center, though, Chicago secured an even bigger victory off the court.

As reported by ESPN Chicago, Gibson signed an extension worth a guaranteed ...

Packers' Hawk hopes Friday's Skyline event is a cut above

Oct 31, 2012 | by Mike Thiel, postcrescent.com
Packers' Hawk hopes Friday's Skyline event is a cut above

Skyline Comedy Café in Appleton will be more than just its usual home to laughs Friday.

Besides headlining comedy act Josh Sneed, Skyline also will welcome Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk as part of a fundraiser for Hawk’s Locks for Kids. Hawk’s Locks for Kids is an organization created by him and his wife, Laura, that raises money and collects ...

House named NFC special teams player of the week

Oct 31, 2012 | by espnmilwaukee.com
House named NFC special teams player of the week

It took Davon House three series to get feeling back in his hand after his blocked punt against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and it took three days for the Green Bay Packers cornerback to be named the NFC’s Special Teams Player of the Week.

House’s blocked punt, which was recovered by linebacker Dezman Moses for a touchdown, was the first blocked punt ...

Verner Visits Bellevue Middle School

Oct 31, 2012 | by Krysten Call, Titans Online

Tennessee Titans cornerback Alterraun Verner surprised students and faculty at Bellevue Middle School on Tuesday for a special Titans Tuesdays school program.

Bellevue Middle School students welcomed the Titans crew as they put on a show filled with interactive information about the Titans PLAY 60 and Fuel Up to Play 60 programs as well as some additional fun ways to get ...

Bulls F Taj Gibson agrees to 4-year extension

Oct 31, 2012 | by Andrew Seligman, Associated Press

Taj Gibson agreed to a four-year, $38 million contract extension with the Chicago Bulls, just before the NBA deadline Wednesday night.

Gibson broke the news following a season-opening win over Sacramento, after emerging from a meeting with executive vice president of basketball operations John Paxson and general manager Gar Forman. The new deal kicks in after the season, and it locks ...

Utah Jazz: DeMarre Carroll is Jazz’s working-class hero

Oct 28, 2012 | by Brian T. Smith, The Salt Lake Tribune
Utah Jazz: DeMarre Carroll is Jazz’s working-class hero

DeMarre Carroll remembers what it was like. Few believed in him. Fewer cared about him. His eyes were wide and his dreams were huge, but he might as well have been anonymous when it came to the NBA.

So now, when the game stops for the fourth-year Jazz small forward and real life settles in, Carroll doesn’t hesitate to reach out.

Packers' Crosby named state Make-a-Wish spokesman

Oct 26, 2012 | by Patti Zarling, Green Bay Press-Gazette
Packers' Crosby named state Make-a-Wish spokesman

Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby will be the first official spokesman for Make-A-Wish Wisconsin.

Crosby said he wanted to become more actively involved with the nonprofit, which grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses, last year, after an area company donated $32,000 to the donation based on the number of field goals he kicked.

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