2019-11-13

Kenny Stills Is Selling His Waterfront Florida Home

Former Oklahoma receiver Kenny Stills is selling his South Florida home.

Stills spent four-years in Miami before a trade to Houston is listing his 5,825 sq-foot home in Fort Lauderdale. Built in 1964, the waterfront home with a spacious pool area, four bedrooms and five bathrooms is listed for $2.8M, according to Sun-Sentinel.com.

Stills has 22 receptions for 367 yards, 1 TD this season.

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2019-11-12

Blake Griffin Makes 2019-20 Season Debut

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Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin is back.

After undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery in April, he sat the first 10 games recovering from soreness in his knee and thigh.

Griffin recorded 19 points, seven boards, and six assists in 24 minutes.

“I felt like I never really got into a good rhythm and as a result I felt like I didn’t really contribute down the stretch,” said Griffin, following Monday's 120-114 loss to Minnesota Timberwolves, via NBA.com.

Playing with a minutes restriction, he talked about returning to ‘rhythm.’

“I think Derrick was on minutes restriction, too. I’m not sure how much he played, but we talked about it before, talked about it after. It’s tough to get into a rhythm. We have to use this time as well as we possibly can and figure stuff out, but I’m not discouraged by anything – other than our lack of effort.

“I’ve got to be better in the fourth quarter, (be) depended on, taking care of the ball and all that. As a whole, I thought we just didn’t come out with the right energy.”

Pistons (4-7) announced they will sit Griffin (hamstring) against Miami Heat (6-3) on Tuesday.

2019-11-11

Sterling Shepard Remains in Concussion Protocol

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Wide receiver Sterling Shepard will remain in the league's concussion protocol, NY Giants coach Pat Shurmur said, via Newsday.

Still suffering concussion-like symptoms, he missed a fifth consecutive game on Sunday when Giants loss to NY Jets, 34-27.

With an open Week 11, Shepard is expected to clear protocol at some point this week, according to Tom Rock of Newsday.

Last week, Shepard’s symptoms were described by Shurmur, as ‘serious' and deserving of a ‘serious response.’

New York travels to Chicago for a Week 12 contest.

WATCH: Baker Mayfield Leads Fifth Career Winning Drive

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Quarterback Baker Mayfield led the Browns to another victory defeating Buffalo on Sunday. It was the Brown’s third win of the season and first at home.

Mayfield threw two touchdowns at First Energy Stadium, ending the team's four-game skid. He completed 26 of 38 passes, accounting for 238 yards and two touchdowns.

WR Jarvis Landry was the recipient of the first touchdown, pulling in a 17-yard grab, giving the Browns an early 6-0 lead in the 1st quarter.


With the Browns trailing 16-12 late in the fourth, Mayfield connected with Rashard Higgins on 7-yard catch. It capped off an 82-yard winning drive giving the Browns the 19-16 win over the Bills.



It was Mayfield's 5th game-winning drive of his career.











2019-11-10

WATCH: Kyler Murray Sets Record For Most Pass Attempts Without An Interception By Rookie

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Former Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray set an NFL league record in Sunday's 30-27 loss to Tampa Bay.

Murray, drafted first overall in April's draft, set a new league mark for consecutive pass attempts without an interception at 177. A record previously held by Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott.

Cardinals travel to San Francisco next week.


2019-11-09

Draft Analyst: Jalen Hurts Is A Third Day Selection

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A prominent draft analyst doesn’t believe Jalen Hurts is a first-round caliber quarterback, ending a two-year stretch of Oklahoma play-callers taken in first round, in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Hurts arrived as an unlikely prospect for the NFL. However, ESPN's Mel Kiper, had Hurts as his 5th best senior QB on his 'Big Board' entering the 2019 season, going in ‘fourth or fifth-round' on the third day.

“I think he’s developing into that, and nobody ever thought that he would be based on what we saw,” Kiper said on ESPN’s First Take, via The Big Lead.

Hurts leads the country in passing efficiency, raking up numbers that surpass Kyler Murray and Baker Mayfield. However, Hurts perceived as a product of system while at Alabama under head coach Nick Saban led the Crimson Tide to a 26-2.

“[But] the development started two years ago at Alabama. He looked like a different quarterback than what he was. When you look at where Jalen is right now at Oklahoma, he could end up being a fourth- or fifth-round pick. Not early but day three is where somebody brings him into the fold.

 “We’ll see in time what kind of quarterback Jalen Hurts is going to be,” Kiper added.

“But is he going to be a first or second or third-round pick, I don’t think so.”

NFL Draft is April 23-25 in Las Vegas.

Kyler Murray Likes Joe Burrow Over Jalen Hurts in Heisman Race

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2018 Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray revealed his favorite to win the prestigious award -- he doesn’t reside in Norman.

Murray won the trophy in his only season as a starter at Oklahoma after becoming the only player in NCAA history to pass over 4,000 yards (4,361 yards) and rushing over 1,000 (1,001 yards). Murray was asked who he sees winning the Heisman ahead of the second weekend of November.

 "Our guy [Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts] kind of took a hit with that loss,” said Murray, of Jalen Hurts following Oklahoma’s loss to Kansas State on Oct. 26, via ESPN.com.

"I think right now, if somebody had to win, it'd probably be Joe Burrow."

Hurts, who leads the NCAA in pass efficiently, is currently fourth (26 votes) in ESPN.com's Heisman Watch after leading much of the season. LSU quarterback Joe Burrow (47 votes, 8 first-place) leads the weekly ranking ahead of a showdown of unbeaten in Tuscaloosa on Saturday against Alabama.

The Heisman Trophy, awarded annually to the most outstanding player, will have a new recipient on December 14th.




2019-11-08

Sterling Shepard Ruled Out Against New York Jets

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New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard will remain sidelined another week with concussion-symptoms.

Shepard will stay in the league's concussion protocol missing Sunday's game against New York Jets, the team announced on Friday. He returned to Giants' practice field on Thursday, running with trainers before stretching with teammates, Daily News reported.

It will be his fifth consecutive game missed due to being concussed and sixth of the season.

Giants head coach Pat Shurmur on Tuesday characterized it as ‘serious' that deserved a “serious response.”

The Giants have a bye next week before playing traveling to play Chicago Bears in Week 12.

Adrian Peterson Expected To Remain Starter With Return of Guice

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Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson is expected to remain starter despite Derrius Guice being activated, according to ESPN's John Keim.

Gruice was removed from the injured reserve list, the team announced on Thursday. It was his second time on IR in as many seasons, after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus in the season-opener against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Since Bill Callahan being named interim head coach, Peterson has 383 yards in four games compared to the 108 yards in the prior four with former coach Jay Gruden.

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The 34-year-old Peterson, ranked sixth all-time on the rushing leaderboard, is under contract through 2020.

Washington has a bye this week before hosting New York Jets in week 11.

2019-11-07

Blake Griffin Listed As Day-to-Day After Being Cleared

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Detroit Pistons (4-5) forward Blake Griffin has been cleared to participate in basketball activities, the team announced on Thursday, via ESPN.

After undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in April, Griffin has missed the start of the 2019-20 season with soreness in the hamstring and knee. The team has officially listed him day-to-day.

"They're [Griffin and Derrick Rose] both working hard, getting closer," coach Dwane Casey said, via Detroit Free Press. "Not going to put a timetable on it but they're both getting closer."

The 8th ranked Pistons in the Eastern Conference travel to Indiana Pacers (4-4) on Friday.