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    Utah's Rudy Gobert won his third Defensive Player of the Year award Wednesday after helping the Utah Jazz to the best record in the NBA. Gobert had the most total blocked shots and defensive rebounds in the league this season and became the fourth player to win the award at least three times. A night after a game-sealing blocked shot...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — Trae Young might be in trouble on Friday night. Utah Jazz big man Rudy Gobert won his third Defensive Player of the Year award Wednesday, beating out the Sixers’ Ben Simmons and Golden State’s Draymond Green. Gobert helped the Jazz to the best record in the NBA. Gobert had the most total blocked shots and defensive rebounds...
    Deputies who fatally shot man in Minneapolis were undercover Democrats plan to take on big tech with 5 major antitrust bills aimed at making it easier to weaken monopolies By winning the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award this season, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert became only the fourth player in league history to win the award at...
    Utah’s Rudy Gobert won his third Defensive Player of the Year award Wednesday after helping the Utah Jazz to the best record in the NBA. A night after a game-sealing blocked shot in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals, Gobert received 84 first-place votes and 464 points from a global panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters. Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons...
    Getty Romeo Okwara celebrates a big play for the Lions. The Detroit Lions don’t have a lot of bright spots on their defense, and that’s been made clear with their play in recent seasons on the field. Even though that’s the case, it doesn’t mean there isn’t some very talented players in the mix. With the Lions as...
    Getty Carl Lawson celebrates a sack on September 30, 2018. The New York Jets have not rostered a consistent edge rusher since the days of John Abraham. Even worse, this pass rush as a whole has not been legitimately feared since Rex Ryan was head coach, and even that statement is a stretch. This was one of the...
    Getty Reserve New York Jets defensive lineman John Franklin-Myers chasing LA Rams wideout Robert Woods. Everyone knows the straws that stir the drink for the New York Jets, but now it’s time to get familiar with some of the lesser-known names on the roster. NFL Network Analytics Expert, Cynthia Frelund, recently revealed her full list of the most...
    Getty Star Lotulelei celebrates a play in a game against the Miami Dolphins. The Buffalo Bills have waited for more than a year to get one of their key defensive players back on the field, and it now appears they will still have a bit longer to wait. As the team started voluntary Organized Team Activities (OTAs) this...
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Denver’s Nikola Jokic finished ninth in the MVP voting last season. Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid and Golden State’s Stephen Curry didn’t get listed on a single ballot a year ago. A year later, one of them will walk away with the NBA’s highest individual prize. READ MORE: Pennsylvania Supreme Court To Hear Latest Mumia Abu-Jamal Case Filings Jokic,...
    Despite the Warriors having finished the regular season a hair over .500, Stephen Curry and Draymond Green have been named finalists for two of the more prestigious NBA awards. Curry, the NBA’s scoring leader, is a finalist along with Denver’s Nikola Jokic and Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid for MVP, while Green is in the running for Defensive Player of the...
    When former Austin Peay State University defensive back Juantarius Bryant showed up at the Atlanta Falcons rookie minicamp last Wednesday, he thought he was embarking on a long-held dream of his. The aspiring NFL player had received a text message on May 2 from someone with an Atlanta area code claiming to be the team's defensive coordinator, Dean Pees, and...
    A former Austin Peay player showed up to the Atlanta Falcons practice facility this weekend believing he was pursuing his dream of playing in the NFL. Instead, upon his arrival, he found out that he had been duped by an elaborate hoax. Juantarius Bryant, an ex-defensive back for the Austin Peay Governors, was contacted via text by someone claiming to...
    Getty Lawrence Jackson and Ndamukong Suh during a game. The Detroit Lions believe they have made a great pick in the 2021 NFL Draft when they selected Levi Onwuzurike in the second-round a few weeks back, and many think they could have landed a steal with the tough defender. One such person is former Lions’ defensive lineman Lawrence...
    Loading the player... Miami Heat star Bam Adebayo said it himself in a post-game interview with TNT after Thursday’s playoff-clinching win against the Boston Celtics: “I do everything on defense.” Adebayo is not wrong and arguably can make a good case for him being the best defender in the NBA. Rudy Gobert, Ben Simmons, and Giannis Antetokounmpo all have...
    The last time Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez started dating was 2002. Heres what life was like then. University of Michigan officials didnt act on reports of sexual misconduct against former university physician for decades, report says It’s not often Milwaukee Bucks star Jrue Holiday shares his perspective on who should win NBA awards, but now the defensive assassin...
    Getty Philadelphia 76ers rookie Isaiah Joe chats with teammate Matisse Thybulle. The accolades for Matisse Thybulle keep rolling in. The second-year guard for the Philadelphia 76ers climbed up to No. 5 on the NBA’s “ladder” rankings for Defensive Player of the Year despite playing only 20.1 minutes per game as a reserve. Thybulle’s defense has been that good,...
    Lu-Magia Hearns arrived at De La Salle with a name familiar to longtime East Bay high school football followers. The son of former 1990s Pittsburg star Lu Hearns, the younger Hearns had big cleats to fill. He filled them all right, and maybe a little more. Hearns is the Bay Area News Group’s defensive player of the...
    Getty Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo is in the running for NBA Defensive Player of the Year. Sometimes if you will something, it happens. That seemed to be what Miami Heat star Bam Adebayo was doing with his post-game comments the other night. The 6-foot-9 center feels the only reason why he’s not being talked about for NBA...
    Biden visits Virginia schools as latest part of economic pitch A Republican senator who voted for the Big Lie now thinks we should all just move on In the back of Kayvon Thibodeaux's mind, the mental scaffolding for the 2022 NFL Draft has already been built. The crazies in the crowd wearing Ford engine blocks on their heads are...
    Getty Sean McDermott and Brandon Beane stand on the field before a game against the New York Jets. The Buffalo Bills struggled with the pass rush in 2020, often failing to get pressure on quarterbacks and allowing some big performances through the air in critical losses. General manager Brandon Beane decided to address that need early in the...
    BOSTON (CBS) — The Patriots selected linebacker Cameron McGrone out of Michigan with their fifth pick in this year’s draft. The pick was made at No. 177 overall, a compensatory pick awarded to the Patriots after a correction was made on their initial compensatory pick package. The 6-foot-1, 234-pound McGrone played just five games last year as he dealt with...
    Gig workers: Labor secretary says some should be employees Pentagon preparing for Taliban attacks during US withdrawal Head Coach Ron Rivera and General Manager Martin Mayhew spoke to the media after the first round of the 2021 NFL ended. The Washington Football Team selected Kentucky LB Jamin Davis with the 19th overall pick. Davis was their top-rated player left...
    Joe Douglas has one job in this week’s NFL draft, which begins with Thursday night’s opening round: Go offense or go home. The Jets’ general manager, after he selects BYU quarterback Zach Wilson with the second-overall pick, must do for Wilson what he failed to do for Sam Darnold before mercifully shipping him off to Carolina this month. He needs...
    Getty T.J. McConnell during a February 5 game against the New Orleans Pelicans. Even if they fall short of the playoffs, expect a number of rival executives to keep tabs on the Chicago Bulls when the NBA’s free agency market opens up in August. With two All-Stars already in house, they’re guaranteed to be active in looking...
    Getty Stephon Gilmore #24 of the New England Patriots looks on before a game against the Denver Broncos. It’s no secret the Arizona Cardinals have a hole to fill at cornerback. After a decade of locking up receivers in the desert, Patrick Peterson opted to take his talents to Minnesota this offseason. The team did ink Super Bowl...
    As part of The Post’s 2021 NFL Draft preview, we examine what the Jets might do at each position. Monday: Defensive line. If there is one position the Jets feel pretty set at it is on the defensive line. It would be surprising if the Jets take any defensive linemen before the sixth round when you get into just adding the best...
    More On: new york jets Jets could take various paths to find OL help in NFL Draft Ex-Jets QB endorses the man tasked with saving Sam Darnold ESPN analyst sees Zach Wilson thriving with Jets: ‘Going to fall in love’ Five-year NFL Draft analysis: Three teams stand above rest As part of The Post’s 2021 NFL Draft preview, we...
    On an ESPN podcast, Joel Embiid said he believes he should win the NBA’s MVP and Defensive Player of the Year awards. Joel Embiid is nothing if not confident. It’s why his trademark celebration is raising his arms in front of the crowd, Gladiator-style, as if to ask: “Are you not entertained?” To be fair, Embiid said in the podcast that...
    Trevan Mohrik – Defense – 21 Reply – Junior – DCU Cut: 1 m 88 Weight: 91 kg Draft rated status: 1st round – 2nd round Statistics 2020: 47 blocks including 2, 2 interceptions, 9 protected passes for losses. NFL Comparison: Harrison Smith Points forts – Air defense– Qi football– Leadership– Special team If you need a...
    Even if you don’t believe that he has the best case to win the award, you have to respect Ben Simmons’ honesty when it comes to the 2020-21 Defensive Player of the Year race. In a recent interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, the 76ers star was asked whether he agreed with Philadelphia coach Doc Rivers’ comments about Simmons being a...
    Ben Simmons made it more than clear that he doesn’t think Rudy Gobert should be named the Defensive Player of the Year this season.  As things stand, Utah Jazz big man Rudy Gobert is considered the odds-on favorite to take home NBA Defensive Player of the Year honors this season. However, if you ask Philadelphia 76ers standout Ben Simmons, he...
    Draft a tight end? The Dallas Cowboys should turn their focus in the NFL Draft to address their porous defense. Talk about explosive? A Dallas Cowboys’ offense with productive quarterback Dak Prescott at the controls, running backs Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard in the backfield and a trio of big-play wide receivers in Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup and CeeDee Lamb....
    Getty Ryan Smith played multiple roles with the Buccaneers during his five seasons with the team. While Tampa Bay has secured its starters from the 2020 Super Bowl team, a key special teams player and backup defensive back has departed in free agency. Ryan Smith will take his talents to Los Angeles where he will sign a one-year...
    Getty Ex-Bears defensive lineman John Jenkins has found a new home. Well, depth at nose tackle just took a hit. Former Chicago Bears defensive lineman John Jenkins, who served as a key role player in the wake of starter Eddie Goldman’s absence last season, is signing with the Miami Dolphins, per Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post....
    Getty Corn Elder celebrates with Tre Boston. The Detroit Lions are trying to remake their team this offseason, and they are getting a major boost so far during the free agency period. Even though it’s been a good start for the team, more work is needed for the roster ahead of the 2021 season, and one spot the...
    With the NFL Draft right around the corner, the Green Bay Packers could end up parting ways with defensive end Dean Lowry.  This offseason just hasn’t been what Green Bay Packers fans were hoping it’d be. The team struck out in signing Will Fuller, T.Y. Hilton and other offensive weapons who could have really helped out Aaron Rodgers and the...
    Warriors star Draymond Green rarely lacks confidence in himself. And, as a three-time NBA champion and All-Star, why should he? That’s why it’s not surprising to hear Green believes he’s even better than his label as a great defensive player. “I think I’m the best defender to ever play in the NBA,” Green told NBC Sports Bay Area’s...
    Lives cut too short: Beloved police officer among 10 victims of Boulder, Colorado, shooting Two people were found stabbed to death after a person witnessed the violent attack during a Zoom meeting and called 911 Every year, NFL free agency gets off to a hot start. The first week of the signing period is often when the largest, most...
    The Clemson football team could be getting a big boost or two in the trenches this season. Even though it is still early in spring practice for the Clemson football program, a pair of defensive linemen caught the eye of one beat reporter. Grace Raynor of The Athletic noticed that defensive tackles Demonte Capehart and Tre Williams look bigger in...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Gary Payton II is following in his father’s footsteps when it comes to elite defense. Payton II was announced Friday as the G League’s defensive player of the year — a trophy that comes 26 years after his father, Basketball Hall of Famer Gary Payton, won the NBA’s defensive player of the year award. Payton II...
    Getty Charles Harris sacking Aaron Rodgers. The Detroit Lions are letting things play out slowly this offseason, but the one early theme that has developed is how committed the team is to rebuilding their woeful defense. Once again, the Lions took another step toward doing that with a move in free agency. According to a report, the team...
    New York Giants nab another low-risk, high reward player in Ifeadi Odenigbo, here’s what he brings By: Alexander Wilson March 17, 2021 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Giants have quietly added a few solid pieces to their roster, with the latest being a pass rusher from the Minnesota Vikings. Ifeadi Odenigbo is a 6-foot-3 and...
    Getty Michael Brockers celebrates a big play. The Detroit Lions have set out to change the look of their entire defense during the 2021 season, and are off to a good start with a few early moves in the offseason. Monday, the Lions agreed to bring back their best pass rusher Romeo Okwara from a season ago, and...
    Getty Sixers rookie Tyrese Maxey talking with Ben Simmons and Matisse Thybulle. The Philadelphia 76ers have two bonafide candidates for NBA Defensive Player of the Year: Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. That’s common knowledge around the league. But, according to Simmons, there is one more name to add to that suffocating list. The only reason why Matisse Thybulle...
    Draymond Green does not lack for confidence or humility. As the Warriors continue to fight for a spot in the playoffs, Green is reminding everyone about his defensive chops. It’s been a tough season for the Warriors as they integrate several new faces and navigate life without Klay Thompson. They haven’t been playing up to their usual standards in the...
    ARSENAL legend Gilberto Silva believes Thomas Partey is the best defensive midfielder the club have had since himself. And the Brazilian even claimed the Ghanaian star makes Granit Xhaka look ‘a lot better’. 3Thomas Partey has won high praise after his performance in Arsenal's win over TottenhamCredit: Getty 3Gilberto Silva says the Ghanaian is the best midfielder Arsenal have had...
    Getty Dawuane Smoot readying to rush the pocket for the Jaguars. The Detroit Lions have major reconstruction to do on their roster, and most of that will start on the defensive side of the ball. Detroit needs a major resurgence this season in order to help out one of the weakest spots on their roster, but a major...
    The business behind Harry and Meghans CBS special with Oprah Put the Cap on Gas Prices: 6 Ways to Save at the Pump It may only be March, but that’s not too early for Philadelphia 76ers coach Doc Rivers to lobby on behalf of one of his players for some hardware at the end of the season. © Bill...
    Getty Joel Embiid Ben Simmons Ben Simmons thinks he’s the best defensive player in the NBA. He’s probably right. However, Joel Embiid isn’t going to let him have the crown without a friendly fight. The two superstars for the Philadelphia 76ers — owners of the league’s best record, by the way — have both stated their desired goal...
    While Rudy Gobert is the clear front-runner for Defensive Player of the Year, Ben Simmons isn’t going quietly into the night. At the halfway mark of the 2020-21 NBA season, Rudy Gobert is the overwhelming favorite to win his third Defensive Player of the Year award. He’s anchoring a Utah Jazz team that boasts the league’s third-stingiest defense, and opponents...