Hoop Streams NBA Awards predictions: MVP, Rookie of the Year, Defensive POY & Most Improved Player

Omar Raja and the Hoop Streams crew discuss the NBA Rookie of the Year Award race between New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson and Memphis Grizzlies rookie Ja Morant, along with who should win NBA MVP, Most Improved Player and Defensive Player of the Year. #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: […]

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Bears activate one RB, cut another

Artavis Pierce is an undrafted rookie from Oregon State. | Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images The Bears activated running back Artavis Pierce from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Sunday. The Bears activated running back Artavis Pierce from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Sunday. He was placed there last week because he had either tested positive or been near someone […]

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Zion Williamson talks minute restrictions, Pelicans’ struggles in seeding games | NBA on ESPN

While speaking to reporters, New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson describes how he’s finding it difficult to get into the flow of a game given his limited minutes. Zion talks about the mood in the locker room after the loss vs. the LA Clippers and how as a competitor, he’d like to play more minutes. […]

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This You Gotta See: Blackhawks-Oilers, Cubs-Cardinals, a golf major — and a parade bus?

Rookie Dominik Kubalik scored two goals in Game 1. | Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images With baseball fighting against the possible demise of its season, the NBA bubbling on without the Bulls and the NFL attempting to carry out an invisible postseason, the Hawks in the playoffs is kind of the best thing we’ve got […]

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Zion Williamson will have an ‘incremental increase’ in minutes vs. the Clippers – Woj | SportsCenter

Adrian Wojnarowski joins SportsCenter to discuss expectations for New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson’s minutes against the LA Clippers and weighs in on a Sacramento Kings player being cleared to play against the San Antonio Spurs last night following an "inconclusive" coronavirus test this week. #SportsCenter #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN […]

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Tim Legler is shocked by the Pelicans limiting Zion Williamson’s minutes | Get Up

Doris Burke, Tim Legler and Kendrick Perkins discuss the New Orleans Pelicans benching rookie Zion Williamson the final 7:19 in the game vs. the Utah Jazz. #GetUp #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ Watch […]

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Zion Williamson reflects on first game in the NBA bubble | NBA on ESPN

New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson addresses the media and reflects on his performance after the Pelicans fall to the Utah Jazz in the first game of the NBA’s restart in Orlando, Florida. ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN […]

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Ja Morant doesn’t think the NBA’s play-in game system is fair | The Jump

Rachel Nichols sits down with Memphis Grizzlies rookie guard Ja Morant to talk about returning to NBA basketball, his letter supporting the removal of a monument to Robert E. Lee, being favorite to win Rookie of the Year over Zion Williamson, whether he will quiet his trash talk despite no fans being in Orlando, his […]

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Luis Robert hits first home run for White Sox

John Antonoff/For the Sun-Times Rookie center fielder goes deep against Kenta Maeda Rookie center fielder Luis Robert connected on his first career homer Sunday, a 419-foot shot to center against Twins right-hander Kenta Maeda at Guaranteed Rate Field. Maeda had handcuffed the Sox through four scoreless innings, and the Twins were already in full control […]

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Chargers and quarterback Justin Herbert agree on rookie contract

The Chargers and quarterback Justin Herbert agreed Saturday on a standard four-year rookie deal with a fifth-year option, the contract worth slightly more than $26 million, fully guaranteed. Taken in April with the sixth overall pick out of Oregon, Herbert is expected to open the season behind starter Tyrod Taylor. The Chargers hope Herbert can […]

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It’s early, but White Sox’ Luis Robert handling acclimation process with aplomb

Getty Prized rookie center fielder lines first MLB pitch for 116 mph single White Sox general manager Rick Hahn expects center fielder Luis Robert to be challenged by pitchers the same way Eloy Jimenez was during his rookie year in 2019. “But boy, he certainly has shown very little signs of having issues with the […]

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‘CeeDee Lamb will have 1,000 yards in his rookie year’ – Ryan Clark | SportsCenter

Ryan Clark and Marcus Spears discuss Dallas Cowboys rookie receiver CeeDee Lamb and his potential impact on the offense this season. Spears believes Lamb will be effective in the slot, but expects to grow into a No. 1 receiver. Clark predicts Lamb will have a 1,000 yards receiving as a rookie. #CeeDeeLamb #DallasCowboys #SportsCenter ✔️Subscribe […]

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Deshaun Watson vs. Lamar Jackson: Who is more likely to win NFL MVP in 2020? | Get Up

The Get Up crew debates which starting quarterback still on a rookie deal has the best odds of winning the 2020 NFL MVP, naming Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson, Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson and Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray. #GetUp #NFL ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN […]

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Explaining the protocols for Zion’s potential return to the NBA bubble | Golic and Wingo

The Golic and Wingo crew discusses New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson leaving the NBA bubble in Orlando for a family medical matter. #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ Watch ESPN on YouTube TV: […]

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Zion Williamson leaves NBA bubble to deal with an ‘urgent family matter’

New Orleans rookie sensation Zion Williamson has left the NBA’s Orlando, Fla., campus to deal with an “urgent family matter,” the Pelicans announced Thursday. The hope is that he’ll return at some point. “We fully support Zion’s decision to leave the NBA campus to be with his family,” Pelicans vice president of basketball operations David […]

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Drue Tranquill recommended Chargers draft Notre Dame teammate Alohi Gilman

He was the Chargers’ most outstanding rookie last season, Drue Tranquill’s contributions extending off the field and beyond the final game. It was during the 2020 draft that the young linebacker’s work again had a noticeable impact on the defense. “One of the first questions scouts and coaches ask you is, ‘If you could take […]

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Zion Williamson on how he’s prepared for life in the NBA bubble | NBA on ESPN

New Orleans Pelicans star rookie Zion Williamson fields questions from the media inside the NBA bubble. Zion describes the steps he took to work on different aspects of his game during the league’s hiatus and reveals what he packed for his stay in Orlando. ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe […]

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Why playwright Katori Hall made her first TV show about a strip club

There’s one big reason rookie showrunner Katori Hall chose the world of strip clubs for “P-Valley,” her new Starz series premiering Sunday at 8 p.m. “It’s a space that has been done wrong in so many different ways,” Hall, 39, tells The Post. “I think about the strip club in ‘The Sopranos’.  Oftentimes you had Tony […]

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Red Stars rookies get off on the right foot after an unusual start to their professional careers

Red Stars rookie defender, Julia Bingham got her first NWSL start in Wednesday’s match against the Portland Thorns. | Bryan Byerly/isiphotos.com In total, six Red Stars earned their first NWSL start against the Thorns with three more seeing their first minutes as substitutes. When Red Stars rookie defender Julia Bingham lined up at outside back […]

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Stephen A.: There is no QB competition between Carson Wentz & Jalen Hurts on the Eagles | First Take

Stephen A. Smith explains why he doesn’t see a quarterback competition between Carson Wentz and rookie Jalen Hurts on the Philadelphia Eagles. #FirstTake #NFL ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ Watch ESPN on YouTube TV: […]

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Grizzlies’ Ja Morant issues an apology for anti-police jersey post | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman react to Memphis Grizzlies rookie Ja Morant issuing an apology after posting an anti-police picture on social media. #FirstTake #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ Watch ESPN on […]

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Top 10 Ja Morant moment of 2019-20 season | SportsCenter

Check out the Top ten moments from Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant’s impressive rookie season. ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ Watch ESPN on YouTube TV: http://es.pn/YouTubeTV ESPN on Social Media: ► Follow on Twitter: […]

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Nick Williams, David Montgomery named winners of Brian Piccolo Award

Bears running David Montgomery rushed for 889 yards and six touchdowns as a rookie last season. | Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images The annual award, voted on by teammates, is particularly poignant on the 50th anniversary of Piccolo’s death in 1970.  “It’s a blessing to receive the Piccolo Award,” Montgomery said. Defensive end Nick Williams and running […]

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