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Kuzma Heads to China to Celebrate NBA Finals and Support Youth Development Initiatives

May 30, 2018 | by NBA.com/Lakers
Kuzma Heads to China to Celebrate NBA Finals and Support Youth Development Initiatives

BEIJING, May 31, 2018 – NBA China today announced that Harrison Barnes of the Dallas Mavericks, Kyle Kuzma of the Los Angeles Lakers, and Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer David Robinson will visit China from June 1 to 9 to celebrate the NBA Finals 2018 with Chinese fans and support the continued growth of basketball in China.

Former Futures Football player Phillip Lindsay inspires next generation

May 28, 2018 | by Aric DiLalla, Denver Broncos
Former Futures Football player Phillip Lindsay inspires next generation

On Wednesday, May 23, more than 200 youth football players gathered at Sports Authority Field at Mile High for the annual Futures Football Banquet. The Futures program, which is supported by the Broncos, gives kids in Denver the opportunity to play tackle football and to develop personally.

Garrett Temple previews annual Father & Son Basketball Camp

May 25, 2018 | by Chad Sabadie, brpoud.com

Former LSU Basketball standout and current NBA player Garrett Temple continues to give back to Baton Rouge.

Garrett Temple Elite is hosting its second annual Father & Son Basketball Camp June 22nd and 23rd.

To register for the camp, you can visit  https://www.garretttempleelite.com/fatherandsondaycamp

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Bengals DE Michael Johnson delivers passionate keynote speech at high school graduation 9

May 25, 2018 | by Rebecca Toback, cincyjungle.com

Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson gave the keynote speech at Dohn Community High School’s graduation this month.

The 2017 Bengals Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee spoke passionately and offered advice to the high school graduates as they embark on their next journeys.

“Set goals, smash them. Set more goals, smash them,” Johnson said. “And just keep going. It doesn’t stop.”

He was engaging, funny (poking ...

Cardinals rookie, slowed by car accident, fights to excel with passion for football

May 25, 2018 | by Richard Morin, azcentral.com

All his life, Cardinals undrafted rookie Frank Ginda has had football on the forefront of his mind.

It was there at San Jose State during his senior season, in which the linebacker led the nation with 173 tackles. It's with him now during organized team activities (OTAs) at the team's facility in Tempe, as Ginda makes a bid to crack the 53-man roster.

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Martin 'couldn’t be prouder' of Thornwell, rookie season

May 25, 2018 | by John Del Bianco, 247sports.com

Sindarius Thornwell recently completed the first NBA rookie season by a South Carolina player since head coach Frank Martin was hired prior to the 2012 season.

Martin believes the Gamecock great is in a good frame of mind, good health, and good position to play for a long time.

Mike Evans: The Next Level is YAC

May 24, 2018 | by Scott Smith, Buccaneers.com

By virtually any measure, Buccaneer star Mike Evans has been a hugely successful NFL receiver through his first four seasons. Since he entered the league as the seventh-overall pick in the 2014 Draft, Evans has recorded the sixth-most receiving yards and the 10th-most receptions, and he's tied for the seventh-most touchdown receptions. The names all around him on those lists ...

The Real-Life Diet of Michael Porter Jr., Future NBA Lottery Pick and Raw Vegan

May 23, 2018 | by Christopher Cason, GQ
The Real-Life Diet of Michael Porter Jr., Future NBA Lottery Pick and Raw Vegan

The nation's former top high school recruit discusses how his diet is evolving as he prepares for his pro career.

At this time last year, Michael Porter Jr. was preparing to begin his college basketball career at Missouri as one of the nation's top recruits and a consensus future NBA lottery pick. Alas, a back injury in the opener derailed his ...

"What’s Your Plan Here, God?"

May 23, 2018 | by Isaiah Pead, The Players' Tribune

When I woke up in the hospital, I couldn’t feel anything. I was still drugged up. I could hear people in the room talking, and I remember hearing my mom’s voice. I tried to listen to what they were saying — just … ear hustling, you know? Trying to pick up whatever I could and piece together what had happened.

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Jets QB Josh McCown has enduring quality

May 22, 2018 | by Calvin Watkins, Newsday
Jets QB Josh McCown has enduring quality

Josh McCown has been here before. He’s the starting quarterback for an NFL team, playing a position that eventually will belong to somebody else.

McCown, 38, knows that Sam Darnold is the Jets’ quarterback of the future and his job is to make it hard for the first-round draft pick to wrest that job in the present.

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