March 7, 2013 |
ATLANTA - Former 76ers guard Lou Williams was lost for the season on Jan. 18 when he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. But Williams, who signed with the Atlanta Hawks last summer, is optimistic about returning to the NBA next season. A huge reason for Williams' optimism is his surgeon, James Andrews of Gulf Breeze, Fla. Andrews has become a surgical superstar when it comes to repairing knees. He was the surgeon for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, the NFL's MVP last season.
April 26, 2013
Here are some of the top quarterbacks and running backs in the draft and others the Eagles could target in later rounds. Quarterbacks Projected Player Ht. Wt. round Geno Smith, West Virginia 6-2 218 1 Matt Barkley, USC 6-2 227 1-2 EJ Manuel, Florida State 6-5 237 1-2 Ryan Nassib, Syracuse 6-2 227 1-2 Others Matt Scott, Arizona 6-2 213 3-4 Zac Dysert, Miami (Ohio)
August 30, 2011 |
Keep in mind that nobody had Cam Newtown on the old radar screen when last season started. Anyway . . . * Andrew Luck, Sr. QB, Stanford (5-1): You were expecting maybe Terrelle Pryor? * Trent Richardson, Jr. RB, Alabama (7-1): Some think he could be better than the Tide's 2009 winner. * LaMichael James, Jr. RB, Oregon (10-1): Was a finalist last year for team that moves the ball. * Kellen Moore, Sr. QB, Boise State (12-1): Ditto. * Landry Jones, Jr. QB, Oklahoma (15-1)
October 29, 2012 |
MARCUS LATTIMORE had his right knee dislocated and sustained ligament damage against Tennessee, yet South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier believes the junior eventually could return to football. Spurrier visited Lattimore on Sunday and said the running back displayed a good attitude. Spurrier said team doctor Jeffrey Guy was able to put Lattimore's knee back in place soon after he was taken from the field to the hospital. Guy said in a statement that Lattimore's knee was hyperextended and resulted in injuries to several ligaments.
October 23, 2011
1. Louisiana State (8-0). Beat Auburn, 45-10. Good thing Tigers were missing some bullets. Next: Nov. 5 at Alabama. 2. Alabama (8-0). Beat Tennessee, 37-6. Let the countdown begin. Next: Nov. 5, vs. LSU. 3. Stanford (7-0). Beat Washington, 65-21. Beat USC by 2 at home last year, by 34 in LA in 09. Saturday: at Southern Cal. 4. Oklahoma State (7-0). Beat Missouri, 45-24. Beat Baylor by 27 at home a year ago. Saturday: vs. Baylor. 5. Boise State (7-0). Beat Air Force, 37-26.
June 1, 2013
Landon Donovan and Carlos Bocanegra , both trying to regain their spots on the U.S. national team, are among 35 players on the American preliminary roster for the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Major League Soccer suspended San Jose defender Victor Bernardez two games for violent conduct in a game Saturday. CYCLING: Team Sky said defending champion Bradley Wiggins will not race in this year's Tour de France because of a knee problem. COLLEGES: Ohio State president Gordon Gee could be fired for any more verbal gaffes, board trustees told him in a letter that said his mockery of Notre Dame, Roman Catholics, and the Southeastern Conference embarrassed the university.
October 22, 2012 |
OKLAHOMA STATE starting quarterback J.W. Walsh will miss the rest of the season after hurting his knee in a 31-10 victory over Iowa State on Saturday. Coach Mike Gundy said Sunday night that he believes the redshirt freshman was hurt within the first 10 or 20 plays of the game but never complained or came out of the game. Walsh threw for one touchdown and ran for another, in the fourth quarter. Gundy said the injury was not career-threatening. Walsh inherited the starter's job after freshman Wes Lunt was hurt in the third game of the season.Gundy said he thinks Lunt will be able to start Saturday against TCU, but the Cowboys "haven't figured that out yet. " Gundy also said the OSU (4-2)
December 14, 2012 |
TEXAS TECH hired one of its own Wednesday, bringing back former Red Raiders quarterback Kliff Kingsbury to become the head coach. Kingsbury was offered the job in the afternoon and Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt announced the news with a video posted on Twitter not long after. "Wreck 'em Tech," Kingsbury said in the video, giving the school's Guns Up sign when the camera panned to him. Kingsbury was the offensive coordinator at Texas A & M, coaching Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, this year and was the first in a string of record-setting quarterbacks for the Red Raiders under former coach Mike Leach.
January 5, 2013 |
Imhotep Charter running back David Williams is heading south instead of west. During Friday night's Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, the 6-foot-1, 205-pound speedster announced his decision to play at South Carolina. The runner-up for his services was Arizona State. "South Carolina was a place he really felt comfortable with," Imhotep coach Albie Crosby said. "In Steve Spurrier, he gets the chance to play for an icon. He's a legend, one of college football's all-time winningest coaches.
November 9, 2012 |
AN UNIMPRESSIVE season at Southern Cal reached a new, weird low late Wednesday night when the No. 21 Trojans announced a student manager had been dismissed for underinflating several game balls during the Trojans' loss to No. 2 Oregon last weekend. Coach Lane Kiffin insists he and quarterback Matt Barkley knew nothing about the manager's actions on the Oregon sideline before the game. Kiffin said he also realizes people will wonder whether his team has a culture that makes it acceptable to try such questionable tactics.