Archive for June, 2016

Ryan Shazier

Ryan Shazier Beats Steelers Wideouts in Foot Race

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Jeremy Fowler | ESPN Staff Writer | June 8, 2016

Ryan Shazier is a freak. This much was clear before Wednesday.

But a post-practice scene described on the social media accounts of Pittsburgh Steelers players reinforces Shazier’s elite athleticism.

Linebacker Vince Williams posted on twitter that Shazier was getting ready to race the Steelers’ top receivers — Antonio Brown, Markus Wheaton and Sammie Coates — in a 40-yard dash.

“We got a race out here today,” Williams said.

Brown’s SnapChat showed a video clip of the race, which appeared to show Shazier winning. Williams later tweeted, “@RyanShazier the fastest player on the team.”

Griffeys

Trey Griffey, Son of Ken Griffey Jr., Selected by Mariners on Day 3

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Associated Press | June 11, 2016

NEW YORK — The Seattle Mariners have themselves another Griffey who makes fantastic catches. This one, though, does it on the gridiron instead of the outfield.

Trey Griffey, the son of Hall of Fame outfielder Ken Griffey Jr., was selected Saturday in the Major League Baseball draft by the Mariners in the 24th round — fittingly, his father’s old team and jersey number.

It appears the pick on the draft’s final day was simply the Mariners paying homage to their former star. The younger Griffey is a wide receiver at the University of Arizona, but hasn’t played baseball competitively since before high school.

The 6-foot-3, 209-pounder certainly has the athleticism of his dad, though, catching 11 passes for 284 yards, including a 95-yard touchdown grab as a redshirt junior, last season. The Mariners listed him as a center fielder, just More >

Draymond Green

Draymond Green Suspended for Game 5 of NBA Finals

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Brian Windhorst | ESPN Senior Writer | June 13, 2016 | 7:06 AM CT

OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green is suspended for Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night after he was assessed a flagrant foul 1 by the league for his actions in Game 4.

The play in question came with less than three minutes left in Golden State’s 108-97 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday, when Green and LeBron James got tangled. James stepped over Green after the Warriors forward fell to the court, and Green swung his arm and appeared to make contact with James’ groin area. James immediately turned around, and the two players went chest-to-chest as play continued.

The NBA called Green’s action a “retaliatory swipe of his hand to the groin” of James.

The flagrant 1 gave Green his fourth flagrant foul point More >

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