If your fantasy basketball team is struggling to find a center, consider looking at a sleeper
such as Byron Mullens of the Charlotte Bobcats. While the 7-footer out of Ohio State is barely
owned in fantasy leagues, his potential is relatively high.
The 22-year-old spent the last two years at the end of the bench for the Oklahoma City
When the chips are down and the Miami Heat need a bucket, who do they go to? That would be NBA
champion and Finals MVP Dwyane Wade. For the second time this season, Wade delivered the
game-winner for the Miami Heat.
This time, Wade's shot downed the Minnesota Timberwolves by a final score of 103-101.
Perhaps all the Boston Celtics needed was their best player. Losers of their first three games
this season, the Celtics welcomed back Paul Pierce and then welcomed themselves to the win column
with a 96-85 victory over the Detroit Pistons.
In his debut, Pierce had 12 points, five assists and four rebounds.
Usain Bolt is the fastest man on earth. Apparently, he doesn't need to train hard to keep that
title. In his home of Jamaica, a drunk Usain Bolt was photographed. As you can tell in the Usain
Bolt drunk pictures, he can drink just about as fast as he can run.
These pictures probably won't do much to help his reputation.
Even though the 2011-12 NBA season is less than a week old, we are already seeing the cream
starting to rise to the top. Some teams are surprisingly bad, while a number of teams are better
than pundits projected. So which ten teams are the best teams in the NBA?
Amare Stoudemire is a walking injury concern. Just a couple games into this shortened season,
Amare Stoudemire has sprained his left ankle. The injury took place during the New York Knicks game
against the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night.
Officially, Amare Stoudemire is listed as day to day.
In matchup of undefeated teams, the Portland Trail Blazers topped the Denver Nuggets by a final
score of 111-102. These two Western Conference sleepers played a fantastic game that featured a lot
of back of forth action. Don't be surprised if the Blazers and Nuggets face each other in the 2012
The Dallas Cowboys are facing a must-win game against the New York Giants on Sunday.
Unfortunately, quarterback Tony Romo won't be completely healthy. He bruised his throwing hand in
Week 16 and has been practicing with a wrap heading into Week 17.
That said, the Cowboys and Romo are confident that he will play this week.
After losing their first two games of the season, the Phoenix Suns have brought in help in the
form of former All-Star Michael Redd. The Suns gave Redd a one year contract. In his 11-year
career, all spent with the Milwaukee Bucks, Redd has averaged 20 points and 4.1 rebounds.
Fans of the New England Patriots can't be feeling too happy right now. Tom Brady, the Patriots
franchise quarterback, has a shoulder injury that was serious enough to warrant a shoulder X-ray.
Brady also sat out practice on Thursday.
The good news for the Patriots and their quarterback is that Brady's injury isn't considered
Are Russell Brand and Katy Perry getting a divorce? That's the latest rumor in the entertainment
industry, at least. And there was just some gasoline thrown on those flames when Russell Brand was
pictured without a wedding ring while in London.
After the Oklahoma City Thunder were eliminated last year in the playoffs, the talk surrounding
the team was concerning how well Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook could coexist. While Westbrook
is a talented point guard, he's also a player who looks to score first and that doesn't mesh well
with Durant, who is arguably the NBA's best scorer.
Everyone is overlooking the Atlanta Hawks this season. They didn't do much in the offseason but
now that the regular season has started, Atlanta is on fire. After beating the Washington Wizards
by a final score of 101-83 on Wednesday, the Hawks are now 2-0 with a total margin of victory of 54
The rosters for the 2012 NFL Pro Bowl were announced on Tuesday. Although there weren't many
surprises, there are a number of exciting young players added to the mix. Here's a complete look at
the AFC Pro Bowl rosters for 2012:
QB Tom Brady, New England
RB Ray Rice, Baltimore
WR Wes Welker, New England
WR Mike Wallace, Pittsburgh
TE Rob Gronkowski, New England
FB Vonta Leach, Baltimore
T Joe Thomas, Cleveland
T Jake Long, Miami
G Brian Waters, New England
G Logan Mankins, New England
C Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh
DE Dwight Freeney, Indianapolis
DE Andre Carter, New England
DT Haloti Ngata, Baltimore
DT Vince Wilfork, New England
LB Terrell Suggs, Baltimore
LB Von Miller, Denver
LB Ray Lewis, Baltimore
CB Darrelle Revis, N.
Yu Darvish is the most sought after pitcher on the free agent market this offseason. The native
of Japan hasn't pitched in the MLB but he already has front offices drooling. After posting a $51.7
million bid, the Texas Rangers now have a chance to sign him.
If Yu Darvish signs, his team in Japan the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters will get $51.
While it seems like every young player in the NBA wishes they were in a different market,
Derrick Rose is happy in Chicago. To prove his happiness, Rose signed a five-year extension with
the Chicago Bulls. The reigning MVP will be paid nearly $95 million over the life of the
Derrick Rose doesn't sound like a player that will get fat and lazy now that he's a rich man: "I
think I live a humble life.
Kobe Bryant suffered a sprained wrist in the first preseason game between the Los Angeles Lakers
and the Los Angeles Clippers. The injury could keep Kobe Bryant out of the Lakers second and final
However, the good news for the Lakers and Kobe Bryant is that he should be ready to go once the
regular season begins on Christmas Day.
Nene was one of the biggest names in available in the NBA free agent market. On Tuesday, the
Denver Nuggets re-signed their starting center for $67 million over five years. A number of other
teams were interested in him including the Houston Rockets and New Jersey Nets.