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Sports Warriors determined to set defensive tone again in Game 2

"They're a first-quarter team. They're the best in the league at getting off to good starts. So, we have to be able to match that."Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. They know their offense will come given this team's depth and many playmakers."It's very important we don't give up just layups early in the game," Bogut said. Andrew Bogut has taken to publicly calling himself unflattering names.Such was his mood Monday when someone inquired about the Golden State center often appearing mean and nasty.
USA Today
03/05
22 Points
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Travel Broncos will not exercise fifth-year option on nose tackle Sylvester Williams

.Williams, 27, made 25 tackles and three sacks in 15 starts last season. He was drafted 28th in the 2013 NFL draft from North Carolina.Broncos general manager John Elway said Saturday the team was pleased with Williams' play last season under defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, but he Elway o wary about that big cap number.Players drafted outside the top-10 such as Williams, receive the average of the third through 25th players at their position for a fifth-year option.
The Denver Post
02/05
6 Points

Sports Kawakami: No Curry, no worry for Warriors

So, as much as this must cheer the Warriors to discover and amplify, it must be just a little demoralizing for Portland.And everybody else.Read Tim Kawakami's Talking Points blog at blogs.mercurynews.com/kawakami. "Well, we can't look at it that way, Lillard said. "They are an elite team either way, and they showed that tonight."That seems to be more and more true every single Warriors performance.
San Jose Mercury News
02/05
8 Points

Kawakami: No Curry, no worry for Warriors

So, as much as this must cheer the Warriors to discover and amplify, it must be just a little demoralizing for Portland.And everybody else.Read Tim Kawakami's Talking Points blog at blogs.mercurynews.com/kawakami. "Well, we can't look at it that way, Lillard said. "They are an elite team either way, and they showed that tonight."That seems to be more and more true every single Warriors performance.
San Jose Mercury News
02/05
7 Points

Draymond Green does it all against Blazers -- again

Just as he did in the final two close-out victories against the Houston Rockets, Green kept his turnovers down in the 118-106 win. "I've never been one that's too comfortable with much. You'll never hear me call myself that, but if they are going to call me that, I'll take it. I'm not going to shy away from it."Green didn't shy away from much in this game. OAKLAND -- The Portland Trail Blazers clearly have a Draymond Green problem.
San Jose Mercury News
02/05
5 Points
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Broncos, Rams two of the teams that should get instant impact from NFL draft

Coming off a knee injury, Georgia Tech defensive tackle Adam Gotsis (second round) is expected to be ready for camp. Watt and that defense can do if they can play with some leads.Seattle SeahawksThey would’ve been happy to get run-stuffing Alabama defensive tackle Jarran Reed in the first round. And Utah running back Devontae Booker could factor immediately as well.Follow Tom Pelissero on Twitter @TomPelissero   .
USA Today
01/05
12 Points
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Stony Brook defensive end Victor Ochi signs with Ravens 

But he will be operating in a 3-4 defensive scheme that should maximize his abilities, and he will get to learn from Dumervil, another undersized pass-rusher. Gregory Payan/AP Stony Brook DE Victor Ochi went undrafted but will have a chance to make the Ravens' roster. The 6-1, 246-pound pass-rusher will have to battle serious competition for playing time in the form of veterans Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil, as well as second-round pick Kamalei Correa.
Daily News
01/05
6 Points
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Adam Gotsis, Broncos' second-round pick: "My ceiling is endless"

"A guy that lives and breathes football, so that's what we like."Gotsis said he wants to model his game after Texans defensive end J.J. He played Australian Rules football since he was 6 or 7 years old."I'm still on my rise," Gotsis said. Watt and Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe because of their versatility to play multiple techniques.Gotsis moved to America when he was 19 years old and became a three-year starter at Georgia Tech.
The Denver Post
30/04
15 Points

Sports Raiders draft analysis: Are Ward, Calhoun ready to contribute?

ALAMEDA -- It's hard to know what to make of the Raiders adding two more defensive linemen to the mix Friday in the second and third rounds of the NFL draft.It could be the common refrain that a team can't have enough defensive linemen, so the selections of Illinois interior lineman Jihad Ward (No. and tight end Clive Walford a year ago.Based on those comps, Ward and Calhoun have a lot to prove.
San Jose Mercury News
30/04
10 Points

Sports Raiders draft two more on defense on day two

The 6-foot-6, 295-pounder was a wide receiver and defensive back in high school and a tight end initially in junior college. 44 pick, then grabbed Michigan State linebacker/defensive end Shilique Calhoun with the 75th pick."We feel good about fortifying the front," Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said. ESPN reported that he made need a second surgery on the knee."If I need to get it checked out again, we can check it out," Ward said on a conference call of his knee.
San Jose Mercury News
30/04
8 Points
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Sports San Diego Chargers land Arkansas TE Hunter Henry

Both were acquired after trading back and collecting extra day-three picks.In the second round, Oakland selected defensive end Jihad Ward, who some NFL scouts compare to Jaguars defensive end Malik Jackson. He likely will be a Day One starter.Meanwhile, the Raiders and Chiefs continued their defensive pursuit. 34 overall in the NFL draft Friday.Henry was the consensus top tight end in the draft and the only one to go in the top two rounds.
The Denver Post
30/04
7 Points
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Sports Redskins might seek defensive line help on last day of draft

Adding Cravens and Fuller should help the 28th-ranked defense, but the defensive line looked like the team's most glaring need.Coach Jay Gruden says he's comfortable with depth but at the position would like to draft a defensive lineman with one of five picks in rounds 4 through 7. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
USA Today
30/04
5 Points

Travel Denver focuses on D

63, Elway selected Australian defensive tackle Adam Gotsis from Georgia Tech. "He hasn't played a lot of football, but for the amount he has played, he has been very good," Elway said of Gotsis. Elway said Gotsis was a guy the Broncos had targeted and they didn't want to take any chances on letting him slide, even though they had opportunities to move back in the draft. A three-year starter, he finished his senior year with 31 tackles (five for a loss), three sacks and two fumble recoveries.
The Denver Post
30/04
4 Points

Sports LBs Jack, Jaylon Smith go early in 2nd round of NFL draft

85.The Browns kicked off the second round with Oklahoma State defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah, and the Titans selected Clemson defensive end Kevin Dodd with the No. He played both ways as a freshman at UCLA and was the Pac-12 offensive and defensive newcomer of the year. 34 overall pick.Jack and Smith were two of the biggest names still on the board at the beginning of the day, and Alabama running back Derrick Henry went to Tennessee at No.
The Denver Post
30/04
4 Points
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