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    Getty Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the Oklahoma City Thunder and teammate Isaiah Joe #11 celebrate a basket against the Dallas Mavericks in the second half of the game at American Airlines Center on October 29, 2022 in Dallas, Texas. The Thunder won 117-111 in overtime. There was a spark of unhappiness across Philadelphia 76ers’ fans following the decision to release Isaiah Joe and Charles Bassey shortly before the season kicked off. Both young players had shown signs of life in their opportunities with the Sixers and have proven why fans were excited due to the impact they are making with their new teams. Bassey has played himself into the backup center role on the San Antonio Spurs and is averaging 6.0 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1,9 assists, and 1.2 blocks. He also recently set an NBA record by becoming the first bench player and the second in NBA history to tally 14 rebounds, four blocks, and four assists in less than 20 minutes of game time. While Joe has not fully secured his spot in the rotation, the signs...
    Getty New York Giants Julian Love is congratulated by J.R. Reed. New York Giants general manager Joe Schoen discussed during his bye week press conference that he would explore extending some players this week. According to Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News, the Giants have begun extension conversations with safety Julian Love. The Giants & safety Julian Love’s reps have had conversations about a contract extension, according to a source. Love, 24, a 2019 4th round pick from Notre Dame, is a captain, an indispensable player & pending UFA Joe Schoen wants to get any in-season extensions done this week pic.twitter.com/F1xwnt0zmn — Pat Leonard (@PLeonardNYDN) November 3, 2022 Schoen mentioned numerous players that have a chance of being extended and Love was one of them. He also acknowledged that the Giants would discuss the futures of Saquon Barkley and Daniel Jones. Read More From Heavy Get Coached Into the Best Shape of Your Life The first-year general manager did say that there are still games left to evaluate the two players, and he’s not excluding...
    Left-hander Justin Steele’s consistency over the last two months ideally would be leading the Chicago Cubs on a push to the postseason. Instead, the Cubs sit 17 games out of the division lead after a 4-3 win in 10 innings Friday night against the Milwaukee Brewers and are looking for positive momentum to carry into an important offseason for the franchise. Steele, who departed in the sixth inning with lower back tightness, allowed one run in 5⅓ innings and has a 1.49 ERA in his last 10 starts. Steele’s breakout season alongside rotationmate Keegan Thompson gives the Cubs a pair of younger starters they envision fortifying the pitching staff through homegrown arms. Meanwhile, shortstop Nico Hoerner’s all-around performance, contact-oriented offensive profile and budding leadership present a lineup-stabilizing force to complement elite defense at multiple positions. “Nico has definitely solidified himself as an every-day big-league player, so that helps out a ton whenever you can define those things — and it’s not even about us defining (it), the player defines it,” manager David Ross said Friday. “Because he went out and...
    The Miami Dolphins took the second of three steps to ultimately get down to their 53-player active roster for the regular season on Tuesday. Former Miami Hurricanes standout Sheldrick Redwine, a member of the Dolphins’ active roster for much of last season, was among those waived. The team announced four other roster moves on Tuesday morning, well ahead of the 4 p.m. deadline to get down to 80 players. The Dolphins also waived punter Sterling Hofrichter and linebacker Deandre Johnson, a UM alum like Redwine. Miami placed cornerback Mackensie Alexander and fullback John Lovett on injured reserve. Alexander, a six-year NFL veteran from Immokalee, was signed just last week after fellow cornerback Trill Williams was placed on IR. The major cut-down day for 27 more players next Tuesday, Aug. 30, remains. Dolphins that have survived the first two cuts will get one final chance to make their impression on coach Mike McDaniel and his staff over joint practices with the Eagles on Wednesday and Thursday and a preseason finale against Philadelphia on Saturday night at Hard Rock Stadium. “I think...
    The Orlando Magic, owners of the Nos. 1, 32 and 35 picks in the NBA draft, will have multiple chances to add to their roster on June 23. After kicking off a rebuild in March 2021, the Magic already have significant young talent. Orlando has nine players who were drafted in the first round since 2017 signed to contracts for the 2022-23 season. Nonetheless, the Magic have clear needs after finishing 2021-22 with a 22-60 record. As the roster stands, Orlando needs a 3-and-D wing/forward — with an emphasis on reliable 3-point shooting — who has good size and length for their position. The Magic also could use another big/center, depending on what happens with Mo Bamba’s restricted free agency. After taking a step forward in their pre-draft evaluations during the mid-May NBA draft combine in Chicago, the Magic are hosting prospects for workouts ahead of the draft. This story is part of a series on players the Magic either interviewed or worked out in Orlando: Keon Ellis (Alabama); Height: 6-foot-5 | Weight: 167 pounds | Age: 22 | Wingspan:...
    The gradual buildup of Major League Soccer’s academy system over the past decade has led to an increasingly young talent pool. In some cases, really young. Take Real Salt Lake’s Axel Kei, who is just 14. Kei is the youngest player ever to sign with an MLS senior team. He’s also among several teenagers to keep an eye on when the new season kicks off Saturday. MLS has been trending younger in recent years. The 2021 season was the first since 2007 that the league’s average age fell under 26 years. As of this week, the average among players on opening day rosters was 25 years, 238 days. Kei, an Ivory Coast native who grew up in Brazil before his family relocated to the United States, became one of the youngest-ever pro athletes on an American team when he played for the lower-division Real Monarchs last year at 13 years, 8 months and 9 days old. Kei was also a part of the RSL academy’s under-15 team that won that level’s MLS Next Cup championship last summer. He...
    Getty New York Giants bring in four players for workouts. The chain of power in East Rutherford is a bit weathered at the moment, as the Giants are operating without a general manager and a head coach. Still, business must go on — and go on it has. On January 19, the team hosted four players for workouts, including defensive end Jonathan Woodard. A former seventh-round pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars back in 2016, Woodard has also spent time in Atlanta (2017), Miami (2017-2019) and Buffalo (2019-20) over his professional career. His NFL resume is limited in the production department, as he’s collected just 10 tackles and one sack in six career regular-season games. However, his output in the Canadian Football League this past year is far more worth writing home about. In 14 games with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Woodard ranked second in the CFL with 10 sacks. He also chipped in with 22 total tackles and two forced fumbles. “He has a hard-hat mentality and he comes to work with his lunchpail,” Roughriders defensive co-ordinator Jason Shivers...
    Getty Several New York Jets players attempting a tackle versus the Miami Dolphins. For the second consecutive year, the New York Jets were shut out of the Pro Bowl. Late on Wednesday night, the full Pro Bowl ballot was released and Gang Green was one of six NFL teams that didn’t have a single player on the initial roster. For most players that don’t crack the team, the only thing that is hurt is their pride. Well for one Jets defensive stud, his wallet was also hurt. ALL the latest Jets news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Jets newsletter here! Join Heavy on Jets! Snubs of All Snubs Play VideoVideo related to jets standout loses $5 million to pro bowl snub2021-12-23T09:49:26-05:00 Quinnen Williams was watching the Pro Bowl roster reveal with a very close eye. If he would’ve been elected Williams would’ve enjoyed a hefty pay raise, but alas since he wasn’t, the former Alabama stud loses out on a nice chunk of change. The specific contractual language requires first-round picks to reach...
    Getty Orlando Apollos kicker Elliott Fry. The Kansas City Chiefs have filled the void left by defensive back Zayne Anderson on the practice squad. Kansas City has signed kicker Elliott Fry to the practice squad, according to NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero. The #Chiefs are signing kicker Elliott Fry to the practice squad, source said. On and off the #Falcons roster all season as COVID insurance, Fry now heads to Kansas City. — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) December 15, 2021 The latest Chiefs news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Chiefs newsletter here! Fry, 27, signed a reserve/futures contract with the Carolina Panthers in December of 2019, according to Pro Football Reference. But interest in him in the NFL didn’t fully spark until he spent some time in the Alliance of American Football (AAF) in the spring of 2020. During the lone season of AAF’s existence, Fry made all 14 of his field-goal attempts with a long of 47 yards, per The Football Database. Since then, Fry has spent time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and most recently...
    Two standout players in Knicks’ double OT win over Celtics Alexander Wilson October 21, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit The New York Knicks emerged victorious in an exciting season opener against the Boston Celtics (final score 138-134). After starting the first half with lackadaisical defense and poor communication, the Knicks bounced back strong in the second half, limiting Boston to 48 points while scoring 62 of their own. Boston’s Jaylen Brown scored 46 points after spending the last ten days rehabilitating from Covid and progressing through protocols. His performance left a stain on the victory, but the Knicks managed to limit the production of Jayson Tatum, who shot 7-for-30 and connected on just 2-of-15 three-point attempts. He scored 20 points with 11 rebounds. Brown, on the other hand, shot over 50% from the field and 60% from three-point range, producing a large chunk of the Celtics’ points. However, the Knicks had a few stand-out performances of their own; one of them coming from a newcomer...
    Knicks: 2 standout players in pre-season win over Wizards Alexander Wilson October 10, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit The New York Knicks overcame the Washington Wizards on Saturday evening by a score of 117–99. Without All-Star power forward Julius Randle, who was ruled out due to personal reasons, the Knicks featured Obi Toppin as their primary PF. Toppin recorded 13 points, eight rebounds and earned two blocked shots. He shot over 50% from the field and hit on two of six attempts from three-point range. With another stellar preseason performance under their belts, the Knicks will take on the Detroit Pistons at MSG in their final game before the regular season commences. Two standout Knicks players in win over Washington: 1.) Derrick Rose Veteran PG Derrick Rose played in just 19 minutes in the win over Washington, but he posted 15 points, 8.0 assists, and four rebounds during that time. He shot 4-of-7 from the field and connected on all three of his attempts from...
    Olivia Rodrigo Hopes Britney Spears Gets ‘All the Justice She Deserves’ Tesla bucks market sell-off in past month, and Oppenheimer charts where stock heads next After 19 seasons, two NBA championships and a career that began in Memphis, Pau Gasol announced his retirement from professional basketball during a press conference Tuesday. Rick Barry on NBAs greatest players USA TODAY SPORTS See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Rick Barry on NBAs greatest players USA TODAY SPORTS Yankees and Red Sox go head to head at Fenway USA TODAY SPORTS NL Wildcard Preview: Can the St. Louis Cardinals upset the Los Angeles Dodgers? USA TODAY SPORTS Aaron Rodgers discusses the impact high school had on his life USA TODAY SPORTS AFC Week 4 overreactions: Bill Belichick comes up short of revenge USA TODAY SPORTS NFC Week 4 overreactions: Tom Brady gets bragging rights over Patriots USA TODAY SPORTS Click to expand Replay Video Rick Barry on NBAs greatest players Rick Barry...
    Getty Isaia Coridinier attempts a between the leg dunk. On September 28, the Brooklyn Nets will jet set to San Diego, California for training camp. After a disappointing exit in the 2021 playoffs at the hands of the defending NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks, they will be looking to avenge themselves by delivering the Nets a championship. It would be the first NBA title in the history of the franchise. The Nets have made key additions to their roster this season including Paul Millsap, LaMarcus Aldridge, and Patty Mills. Consequently, they have also had to depart with some of their key players on the roster to make space for the new players that they have signed. The latest Nets news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Nets newsletter here! Join Heavy on Nets! Nets Won’t Submit Offer to Isaia CordinierOne of the players who the Nets will have to part ways with is Euro League standout Isaia Cordinier. Drafted by the Nets in 2016, Cordinier shined on Brooklyn’s summer league team in 2019. He averaged 15.7...
    PORTSMOUTH — Shawnee State graduate Carson Roney (Class of 2021) was listed as one of college basketball’s top-10 most marketable players, according to a recent article posted by ESPN.com. Roney — along with former Michigan letterwinner Adrien Nunez — appear at No. 9 on ESPN’s list, which breaks down the 25 most marketable college basketball athletes over the last year. As of Thursday, Aug. 26, the duo have over 118,000 YouTube subscribers on their YouTube channel, Carson and Adrien — with Roney herself notching more than 2,900,000 TikTok followers and 342,000 Instagram followers. A past article profiling Roney is located at http://www.ssubears.com/article/4286.php ESPN’s article on Roney and Nunez is located at https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/32044653/paige-bueckers-chet-holmgren-25-more-college-basketball-most-marketable-players For more information on SSU Bears Athletics, visit www.ssubears.com or visit the Twitter and Facebook pages at https://twitter.com/SSUBears and https://www.facebook.com/SSUBears. For more information on how to join the SSU Bear Club or for sponsorship of specific SSU players or events, visit https://givetossu.com/bear-club and https://givetossu.com/sponsorthebears.
    MESA, Ariz. — The A’s are only a week into Cactus League games. Many players have just a handful of at bats and innings under their belts. Most have seen no game action. Let’s face it, players are just starting to rev their engines. But even in these quick bursts, some players have already shown glimmers of good. Here are four A’s players that are off to solid starts this spring. Matt Olson The potency of the A’s offense will hinge on a few things — Matt Chapman’s re-emergence after surgery, infusion of new talent such as Elvis Andrus and Mitch Moreland, Sean Murphy’s development and, of course, Matt Olson’s quest to redeem himself after a troubling 2020 season. Take with a grain of salt that this takeaway is based on seven spring training at bats, but Olson looks far more like his 2019 self at the plate. A tweak with his swing he worked on during the offseason is paying off immediately. Sometimes the quicker the payoff, the better — confidence-wise. His two home runs...
    It’s awards season for the video game industry, and one of the first announcements out of the gate comes from Apple, which unveiled its App Store Best of 2020 winners. The honors highlight coders who have created programs that have “proved to be essential for making life, easier, healthier and more connected” in a year that’s been upended by the coronavirus pandemic. The iPhone Game of the Year was “Genshin Impact,” a console-quality title that happens to play well on mobile devices. The Chinese developer, miHoYo, read the tea leaves early and realized that the devices in players’ pockets would soon be able to push out visuals and gameplay equal to what they see on their living room televisions. As point of fact, “Genshin Impact” also released on PlayStation 4 and PC, showing that the hardware gap between the two devices is closing. The game can also be played across those different platforms. “Genshin Impact” brings console-level gameplay and graphics to the iPhone. (miHoYo)  Another title that showed how Apple devices were closing the gameplay divide was the iPad Game...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Last weekend, one of the most sought-after players in the state laid out hats in preparation of his college announcement leaving one separate until the very end. “For the next three or four years I will be taking my talents to LSU,” said Gateway standout defensive back Derrick Davis. Davis’ college choice surprised many in the recruiting world, and even some much closer than that. “I’m a little bit surprised too,” Gateway head coach Don Holl said. “But not completely because he had a very positive experience on his recent visit there. But to be truthful, he’s been very close to the vest with everybody so I don’t know that even he knew or if he did really didn’t let on. I don’t think he even decided until very recently.” That journey to Louisiana started when Davis took an unofficial visit to LSU just a few weeks ago. Although they never toured the football facility, he and his mother were very impressed with the school itself, specifically one aspect. “Right now I’m looking into...
    New York Giants: 3 standout players in the victory over Washington By: Alexander Wilson November 9, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Giants overcame the Washington Football Team 23-20 in week 9, but it didn’t come without struggles in the second half. The Giants nearly blew a 20-3 lead, allowing 17 points to draw Washington within three and the ball in the final two minutes. Luckily, the Giants’ defense bailed them out, with veteran quarterback Logan Ryan recording an interception to finalize the victory for a Big Blue. However, there were some stand out performances from the Giants on both sides of the ball and some youngsters who finally got some deserved action. Three standout New York Giants players in the victory over Washington: 1.) WR – Austin Mack Rookie wide receiver Austin Mack finished the day with four receptions for 72 yards, just barely missing out on a touchdown in the first half. Mack, a 6-foot-2 and 215-pound wide receiver, has been waiting for his opportunity to be a more prioritized pass...
    The Spring League will begin its fall season months after the coronavirus pandemic interrupted the season earlier in the year. Starting Tuesday, the developmental football league will see its six teams competing in a 12-game format over the course of four weeks. The teams will play in a bubble in San Antonio and games will air Tuesday and Wednesday on Fox Sports 1. The championship is scheduled for Nov. 23. The six teams are the Alphas, Aviators, Blues, Conquerors, Generals, and Jousters. Alex Faust will call play-by-play for Fox Sports 1 with Jordan Palmer as the game analyst. Fox Sports' lead college football analyst Joel Klatt will join the team in the booth for the league's first game of the season. The Spring League was founded in 2017 and has been a pipeline for players who are still aiming for a shot at the NFL. Since its inception, the league has seen more than 100 players signed by the NFL and the CFL. This season will feature some players that pro and college fans may have heard of in the past. Here’s...
    New York Giants: 3 standout players at practice By: Alexander Wilson August 22, 2020 PrevPreviousNew York Giants: One low-key defensive back is climbing the roster ShareTweet0 SharesThe New York Giants have completed the first week of padded practice, taking the day off on Saturday to recuperate and treat bumps and bruises. A physical and intense week has led to plenty of development for the younger players on the roster, which constitutes a large portion of the team. A live scrimmage on Friday gave the Giants’ players a chance to execute on their scheme and check out some of their late-round draft picks and undrafted free agents. Plenty of players have stood out, but several really left their mark this week and showed they can be a part of the team moving forward. Three New York Giants who are standing out: 1.) Kaden Smith In 2019, the San Francisco 49er’s draft tight end Kaden Smith in the sixth round. He was subsequently released and landed on the Giants roster. After Evan Engram...
    Getty Daeshon Hall, right, has three sacks this preseason and a ton of QB hurries. The Eagles are slowly whittling their roster down to the 80-man limit. The team waived five players on Sunday, including preseason standout Daeshon Hall. The decision to part ways with Hall was a bit of a surprise move considering Philadelphia’s lack of depth at defensive end. Then again, the 25-year-old was rarely active in 2019 and saw action in just nine games. He did finish with one sack and six total tackles. The Eagles also released receivers Shelton Gibson and Marcus Green, along with defensive tackle Albert Huggins and cornerback Tremon Smith. Their team roster stands at 82 players and the NFL deadline to get it down to 80 guys is Aug. 16, the first day of padded practices. Roster Moves: #Eagles have waived WR Shelton Gibson, WR Marcus Green, DE Daeshon Hall, DT Albert Huggins, and CB Tremon Smith. pic.twitter.com/78M5B8n4HR — Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) July 26, 2020 Head coach Doug Pederson has reiterated the team is doing everything in its power...
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