Alvin Gentry: Pelicans still going to play up-tempo despite rout

Alvin Gentry: Pelicans still going to play up-tempo despite rout

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors might have routed the New Orleans Pelicans by 21 points on Saturday night, but the road team’s pace took a lot out of the defending champions. “Man, it was tiring,” Klay Thompson said after scoring a game-high 27 points in a 123-101 Game 1 win of the second-round […]

5 reasons Seahawks should be excited about drafting Shaquem Griffin

5 reasons Seahawks should be excited about drafting Shaquem Griffin

UCF linebacker Shaquem Griffin has his landing spot in the NFL, after being drafted by the Seahawks with the No. 141 pick. Griffin’s one of the best stories in the draft. He lost his left hand due to a rate prenatal condition, but it hasn’t stopped him from being one of the best prospects in […]

Guice surprised after sliding to Redskins at 59

Guice surprised after sliding to Redskins at 59

LSU running back Derrius Guice, who slipped to the Washington Redskins as the 59th pick in the draft Friday night, disputed the notion that NFL teams had concerns about his off-field conduct. The 5-foot-11, 224-pound back denied reports of being involved in an altercation during his pre-draft visit with the Philadelphia Eagles and said he […]

2018 NFL Draft grades: Cardinals, Ravens hit it big with QB picks

2018 NFL Draft grades: Cardinals, Ravens hit it big with QB picks

Going into the 2018 NFL Draft, it was all about the quarterbacks and where they would land. Coming out of the first round, it was still about the quarterbacks. For the first time ever four of the first 10 picks in the draft were quarterbacks. For the third time ever, five quarterbacks were picked in […]

Josh Allen: “That is not me; I apologize for what I did”

Josh Allen: “That is not me; I apologize for what I did”

AP The Josh Allen image reclamation tour is in full gear, hours before the start of the 2018 NFL Draft. After tweets from his account when he was in high school emerged late last night, Allen’s trying to convince the teams he’s hoping will draft him that he’s not the same person that sent the […]

Baker Mayfield dons jorts, recreates Brett Favre's draft-day photo

Baker Mayfield dons jorts, recreates Brett Favre's draft-day photo

On the eve of the NFL draft, Baker Mayfield turned back the clock and showed he’s having a ton of fun with one of the biggest moments of his life just hours away. The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback posted a photo on Twitter that recreated the well-known Brett Favre image from the 1991 draft, when the […]

What the Thunder and Wolves need to do to survive

What the Thunder and Wolves need to do to survive

They were so similar, it was irresistible — two plays that encapsulated so much about two series that might end tonight, and about the swing Game 4s that got us here: Two pick-and-rolls in the middle of the floor, two switches, two very different results. In Utah, Ricky Rubio lofted an entry pass to Derrick […]

Rob Gronkowski says he'll play for Patriots in 2018

Rob Gronkowski says he'll play for Patriots in 2018

Rob Gronkowski isn’t leaving the gridiron for the big screen, the squared circle or the dirt-bike track. Gronkowski will return to the Patriots for a ninth season in 2018, the All-Pro tight end announced via Instagram on Thursday. “I met with coach today and informed him I will be back for the 2018 season with […]

Thunder on the brink of elimination after Jazz rout them in Game 4

Thunder on the brink of elimination after Jazz rout them in Game 4

SALT LAKE CITY — As the Oklahoma City Thunder shot free throws in the second quarter, a Utah Jazz fan seated baseline waved his cardboard Ricky Rubio cutout head on a stick. The stick snapped in half, and Rubio’s head went flying onto the court. Russell Westbrook popped up off the end of the bench […]

Bucs incorporate a parrot into their third-day draft picking

Bucs incorporate a parrot into their third-day draft picking

Getty Images The Buccaneers will see the Colts’ ape, and raise them a bird. Via Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, the NFL has announced that the Buccaneers’ third-day draft picks will be communicated to an announcer via a parrot. Yes, a parrot. At least there’s a connection between the animal prop and the […]

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