Roy Helu Engaged to be Wed

Apr 17, 2012 | by Brian Tinsman, The Redskins Blog

Smiles abounded at yesterday’s workouts, but perhaps none brighter than running back Roy Helu’s.

Helu started the offseason injured, and in a long-distance relationship with his girlfriend, Danielle.  After rehabbing his legs back to full health, he returned to Nebraska to spend quality time with his beloved–for really, the first time ever.

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DeMarre Carroll Is Fearless Against Houston

Apr 13, 2012 | by Brian T. Smith, Salt Lake Tribune
DeMarre Carroll Is Fearless Against Houston

DeMarre Carroll was mentored by Memphis Grizzlies toughman Tony Allen. When Carroll starred in college at Missouri, he was called Junkyard Dog. In the Jazz’s 103-91 win against the Rockets on Wednesday, he re-sharpened his teeth.

Utah’s starting small forward recorded 10 points and seven rebounds — four offensive — building on his career-high 16-point outing Sunday at San Antonio.

Two fearless ...

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Knicks' Novak Has Good Game in Hometown

Apr 12, 2012 | by Howie Kussoy, New York Post
Knicks' Novak Has Good Game in Hometown

Steve Novak was glad to be home, even if his home was not quite as happy to have him.

The Wisconsin native, who starred at Brown Deer High School and later at Marquette, helped bury his favorite boyhood team, scoring 10 points, including seven in the fourth quarter, in the Knicks’ 111-107 win over the Bucks last night at the Bradley ...

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Hayward Scores Season-High 29 in Utah Win

Apr 11, 2012 | by Associated Press
Hayward Scores Season-High 29 in Utah Win

Running out of games and healthy bodies, the Utah Jazz turned to their budding star to keep their fading playoff hopes alive in Houston.

Gordon Hayward scored a season-high 29 points to lead the Jazz to a 103-91 win over the Rockets on Wednesday night.

Utah came into the game holding the No. 10 spot in the Western Conference, but only 1½ ...

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Smith Leads Hornets Past Kings

Apr 11, 2012 | by Brett Martel, Associated Press
Smith Leads Hornets Past Kings

Monty Williams decided it was time to loosen the reins on Jason Smith. By the looks of things, the Hornets coach won't be reeling the blossoming 7-footer back in any time soon.

Smith scored 22 points, hitting 10 of 12 shots, to lead New Orleans to a 105-96 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.

"I've watched his development and I've ...

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Williams Brings 'Walter Payton' Character

Apr 11, 2012 | by Brian Tineman, The Redskins Blog
Williams Brings 'Walter Payton' Character

With this afternoon’s signing of safety Madieu Williams, the Redskins have added another DMV-native and lifelong Redskins fan, joining Josh Wilson, Joshua Morgan, Will Montgomery, Kevin Barnes, Evan Royster, and Travon Bellamy on the current roster.

He also joins Barnes as another former Maryland Terrapin playing in the Redskins secondary.

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2012 NFL Draft: University of California Offensive Tackle Mitchell Schwartz

Apr 02, 2012 | by Scott Bischoff,

Mitchell Schwartz is an athletically gifted, versatile offensive tackle from the University of California.  At the combine in February, he measured in at 6’5-3/8” and 318 lbs.

Schwartz is blessed with some great genetics, as his brother Geoff, plays on the offensive line for the Minnesota Vikings and his parents are wonderful people.  He is very versatile as has played on ...

Hayward Shuts Down Durant

Mar 22, 2012 | by Steve Luhm, Salt Lake Tribune
Hayward Shuts Down Durant

The Jazz’s Gordon Hayward did a little of everything down the stretch during Tuesday night’s 97-90 victory over Oklahoma City.

Most notably, Hayward locked up high-scoring Kevin Durant and helped Utah to escape with its first victory over the Thunder in the last six tries.

Durant was 0-for-7 from the field in the final 7:52, when Hayward was the primary defender.

The NBA’s ...

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Ngata Introduced as Spokesperson for Zagg

Mar 21, 2012 | by
Ngata Introduced as Spokesperson for Zagg

ZAGG,  a leading mobile device accessories company, will introduce NFL star Haloti Ngata as an official spokesperson at the grand opening of the ZAGG store at City Creek Center in Salt Lake City. Mr. Ngata will be available at the ZAGG store in City Creek Center to meet fans and sign autographs on March 22, between 11:30 AM and 12:00 ...

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Heat Sign Veteran Turiaf

Mar 21, 2012 | by Associated Press
Heat Sign Veteran Turiaf

Ronny Turiaf talked with Pat Riley and Erik Spoelstra, and got recruiting calls from LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.

The Miami Heat put on the press, and Turiaf was impressed.

"I was actually quite shocked, to tell you the truth," Turiaf said. "I was not expecting Dwyane and LeBron to reach out to me."

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