This year's draft heavy on size, light on glamour This year's NFL draft is heavy on size and light on glamour. There's no high-profile quarterback destined to go No. 1 and instantly become the face of a downtrodden franchise. There's not even a running back or wide receiver worthy of the top overall pick, someone with the kind of swagger that wins over fans weary of losing. More
Packers ink Matthews to lucrative long-term deal Clay Matthews has signed a long-term extension with the Packers, as first reported by Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the five-year, $66 million deal will make Matthews the NFL’s highest paid linebacker. Matthews, a four-time Pro Bowl pick, was scheduled to make $3.73 million in the final year of his contract, but he was expected to receive an offer valued around $13 million per year, similar to the NFL’s highest-paid linebacker, the Cowboys’ DeMarcus Ware. More
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Falling off the radar has its benefits. At least that's the way the Nets are looking at things in training camp. Mostly gone from the daily interview sessions are the boasts of championship potential and owning New York City.
Skier Vonn determined to make comeback after 30
For the first time in 10 months, Lindsey Vonn plans to ski again when she makes a few modest turns on an Austrian training slope Wednesday.
“I need to have another chance to defend my Olympic gold medal in the downhill,” Vonn said.
With 59 career World Cup victories, Vonn is three races short of the women’s record for most victories, held by the Austrian Annemarie Moser-Pröll.
“I’d like to get four more victories this year and hopefully some medals in the world championships, especially since they’re going to be in my hometown of Vail,” Vonn said.
Klay Thompson was looking through the Internet on his phone before Team USA played Puerto Rico in an August exhibition in New York City, when he came across a story that he just had to share with Stephen Curry.
The Bleacher Report article quoted an unnamed source who claimed Thompson was ticked off that the Warriors seriously considered trading him to Minnesota for Kevin Love.
Thompson will be under even more scrutiny this season after the Warriors decided to keep the rising star shooting guard, believing he’ll take the strides necessary to make the team a serious championship contender.
If a deal can’t be reached by then, Thompson will become a restricted free agent, meaning the Warriors would still have the ability to match any other team’s offer sheet next summer.
With trade and contract extension rumors swirling, Thompson joked with Love to hurry up and make a decision and then was one of the team’s most consistent players on the way to the World Cup gold medal.
With his confidence at what he calls an “all-time high,” Thompson now wants to add the ballhandling and passing ability that he showed during World Cup play to help his game become more efficient.
Everyone participated in practice except backup point guard Shaun Livingston, coming off a toe injury, who did shoot post-practice free throws without his protective walking boot.