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Posted July 19, 2018

SHOWTIME Announces THE RESURGENCE: DeMarcus Cousins

Alysha Tsuji, USA TODAY DeMarcus Cousins shocked the NBA world when news broke that he decided to sign a one-year, $5.3 million deal with the back-to-back champion Golden State Warriors. As they work on a full documentary project on Cousins that’ll be released later, Showtime Sports shared a three-minute clip on Wednesday that shows Cousins talking through how teams … Continue reading “SHOWTIME Announces THE RESURGENCE: DeMarcus Cousins” Read More

Posted July 18, 2018

Scooter Gennett contributes to MLB All Star Game slugfest

Scott Boeck, USA TODAY WASHINGTON — The Home Run Derby was Monday at Nationals Park, but a decent rendition of it broke out Tuesday during the actual All-Star Game. Home Run Derby, Part II saw a record 10 home runs hit in the American League’s 8-6 victory over the National League in 10 innings. The 10 homers shattered the previous record of … Continue reading “Scooter Gennett contributes to MLB All Star Game slugfest” Read More

Posted July 17, 2018

How Detroit Tigers' Joe Jimenez went from fringe big leaguer to All-Star

WASHINGTON, D.C. — By late afternoon on Monday, it had yet to sink in. Joe Jimenez sat by alone behind a small table, answering the same questions over and over again from baseball reporters around the world, and the most anonymous of this year’s All-Stars didn’t have an answer. “I’m still trying to figure it … Continue reading “How Detroit Tigers’ Joe Jimenez went from fringe big leaguer to All-Star” Read More

Posted July 17, 2018

ISE Baseball Well Represented at 2018 MLB All Star Weekend

On Sunday, July 15 the Futures Game featured the top up-and-coming players in Major League Baseball. ISE Baseball clients included: Randy Arozarena (OF, St. Louis Cardinals), Danny Jansen (C, Toronto Blue Jays), Seuly Matias (OF, Kansas City Royals), Francisco Mejia (C/OF, Cleveland Indians) and Luis Urias (SS/2B, San Diego Padres). The World team was managed by MLB legend and ISE client, David Ortiz. Read More

Posted June 12, 2018

Jets DE Leonard Williams primed to step into leadership role in 2018

Entering his fourth year in the NFL, Leonard Williams is ready to take the next step both on the field and in the locker room. Undoubtedly New York’s most talented defensive lineman, Williams is now the anchor of the Jets’ defensive line following the departures of Sheldon Richardson, Damon Harrison and Muhammad Wilkerson in recent … Continue reading “Jets DE Leonard Williams primed to step into leadership role in 2018” Read More

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SHOWTIME Announces THE RESURGENCE: DeMarcus Cousins

Alysha Tsuji, USA TODAY DeMarcus Cousins shocked the NBA world when news broke that he decided to sign a one-year, $5.3 million deal with the back-to-back champion Golden State Warriors. As they work on a full documentary project on Cousins that’ll be released later, Showtime Sports shared a three-minute clip on Wednesday that shows Cousins talking through how teams … Continue reading “SHOWTIME Announces THE RESURGENCE: DeMarcus Cousins”

Scooter Gennett contributes to MLB All Star Game slugfest

Scott Boeck, USA TODAY WASHINGTON — The Home Run Derby was Monday at Nationals Park, but a decent rendition of it broke out Tuesday during the actual All-Star Game. Home Run Derby, Part II saw a record 10 home runs hit in the American League’s 8-6 victory over the National League in 10 innings. The 10 homers shattered the previous record of … Continue reading “Scooter Gennett contributes to MLB All Star Game slugfest”

How Detroit Tigers’ Joe Jimenez went from fringe big leaguer to All-Star

WASHINGTON, D.C. — By late afternoon on Monday, it had yet to sink in. Joe Jimenez sat by alone behind a small table, answering the same questions over and over again from baseball reporters around the world, and the most anonymous of this year’s All-Stars didn’t have an answer. “I’m still trying to figure it … Continue reading “How Detroit Tigers’ Joe Jimenez went from fringe big leaguer to All-Star”

ISE Baseball Well Represented at 2018 MLB All Star Weekend

On Sunday, July 15 the Futures Game featured the top up-and-coming players in Major League Baseball. ISE Baseball clients included: Randy Arozarena (OF, St. Louis Cardinals), Danny Jansen (C, Toronto Blue Jays), Seuly Matias (OF, Kansas City Royals), Francisco Mejia (C/OF, Cleveland Indians) and Luis Urias (SS/2B, San Diego Padres). The World team was managed by MLB legend and ISE client, David Ortiz.

Jets DE Leonard Williams primed to step into leadership role in 2018

Entering his fourth year in the NFL, Leonard Williams is ready to take the next step both on the field and in the locker room. Undoubtedly New York’s most talented defensive lineman, Williams is now the anchor of the Jets’ defensive line following the departures of Sheldon Richardson, Damon Harrison and Muhammad Wilkerson in recent … Continue reading “Jets DE Leonard Williams primed to step into leadership role in 2018”

The Sun Finally Came Out for Rodney Hood

In an extended sit-down interview less than 24 hours after the biggest game of his career, the Cleveland Cavaliers wing opens up about his unpredictable postseason, life as LeBron’s teammate, looming free agency, and so much more. CLEVELAND — It’s early May inside Oracle Arena’s media dining area, and Game 2 of an ostensibly competitive … Continue reading “The Sun Finally Came Out for Rodney Hood”

Reds’ Scooter Gennett earns his second National League Player of the Week Award this month.

A pair of second basemen broke out the lumber this week and amazed fans with a power showcase at the plate. Major League Baseball on Tuesday announced that Reds slugger Scooter Gennett was the latest National League Player of the Week Award winner, and Yankees rookie phenom Gleyber Torres earned the American League Player of the Week Award, both … Continue reading “Reds’ Scooter Gennett earns his second National League Player of the Week Award this month.”

Justin Verlander off to one of best starts in past decade

Written by: David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer Sometimes you just have to sit back, enjoy the performance and admire the gift that is Justin Verlander‘s right arm. He’s 35 years old, on the wrong end of the timeline for most professional baseball players, and yet here he is, 6-2 with a 1.08 ERA through 11 starts, … Continue reading “Justin Verlander off to one of best starts in past decade”

‘I’m gonna rep it proud’: Gerald Green’s Houston homecoming

HOUSTON — Gerald Green, sporting a black Rockets sweat suit, red Houston cap and easygoing smile, roams throughout the Rooms To Go store with Dayla Suber. Green offers his opinion on couches and dining room chairs, but the NBA journeyman knows his limits when asked to consult on which pillows match best with the couch they … Continue reading “‘I’m gonna rep it proud’: Gerald Green’s Houston homecoming”

DeMarcus Cousins nominated for Seasonlong NBA Cares Community Assist Award

New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins has a gigantic presence on the court, but his presence off the court has been just as large. Cousins has taken pride in the charitable work he’s done during his eight years in the NBA, and he was recognized for his philanthropy by getting nominated for this year’s Seasonlong NBA Cares … Continue reading “DeMarcus Cousins nominated for Seasonlong NBA Cares Community Assist Award”

Diamondbacks’ Patrick Corbin named NL Player of the Week

Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Patrick Corbin earned the National League Player of the Week honor for his two performances that included a one-hit shutout of the San Francisco Giants last Tuesday. Corbin allowed a check-swing single by Brandon Belt that broke up a no-hit bid 7.2 innings into his game, but the left-hander finished the … Continue reading “Diamondbacks’ Patrick Corbin named NL Player of the Week”

Bears Honor Devin Hester in Retirement Ceremony

Devin Hester drove to Halas Hall countless times during his eight remarkable seasons with the Bears. On Monday, en route to the retirement ceremony honoring him and former teammate Matt Forte, there was a new element to that old road. “Normally when I drive here, I’m always late,” Hester cracked. “That was my first time driving the speed … Continue reading “Bears Honor Devin Hester in Retirement Ceremony”

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DeMarcus Cousins Once Again Chosen for USA Basketball Player Pool

They combined to help USA Basketball win a gold medal at the FIBA World Cup in 2014. Along with being New Orleans Pelicans teammates for a year-plus, it’s now possible they’ll be together again in more international events in the near future. On Friday, USAB announced that Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins were among 35 … Continue reading “DeMarcus Cousins Once Again Chosen for USA Basketball Player Pool”

Astros’ Justin Verlander named AL Player of the Week

SEATTLE — After striking out 20 and allowing just one earned run in the 15 innings he threw last week, Astros ace Justin Verlander collected his seventh career American League Player of the Week honor on Monday. Verlander had not won the award since 2012. He twirled a seven scoreless innings against the Twins in … Continue reading “Astros’ Justin Verlander named AL Player of the Week”

Don C and Wendy’s Cook up a Capsule for March Madness, a First Look

Chicago’s Don C and burger chain Wendy’s have teamed up to create a limited edition capsule for the NCAA’s March Madness Tournament. As the official sponsor for the basketball tourney, Wendy’s wanted to combine basketball and fashion with a fresh capsule inspired by both. Today we give you an exclusive first look at Don C’s designs which include the word “fresh” … Continue reading “Don C and Wendy’s Cook up a Capsule for March Madness, a First Look”

Penny Hardaway Introduced as Next Memphis Coach

Former Memphis basketball star Penny Hardaway was introduced as the next coach of the Tigers on Tuesday. “He’s a champion. Everything he’s done, everywhere he’s been, he’s done his best,” athletic director Tom Bowen said. “He has the ability to do the extraordinary every day. He’s an Olympian. He was an NBA All-Star. He was the finest … Continue reading “Penny Hardaway Introduced as Next Memphis Coach”

Love of Craft, 2nd Title Fuel Miggy’s Next Chapter

LAKELAND, Fla. — With his Triple Crown, two American League Most Valuable Player Awards and 462 career home runs, Miguel Cabrera could retire today and be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. “I don’t know,” a grinning Cabrera said the other day. “You’re voting for me, yes?” View Full Game Coverage Well, let’s see. Cabrera’s .317 … Continue reading “Love of Craft, 2nd Title Fuel Miggy’s Next Chapter”

For Justin Verlander, Being the Leader in the Clubhouse Comes Easily

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — “Big tee time today.” Justin Verlander is practically hollering across the Astros clubhouse because, well, he’s excited. It’s the first official day of spring of training, which means the first official golf game of spring training. Another big moment in what has been a continuous stream of big moments. The past … Continue reading “For Justin Verlander, Being the Leader in the Clubhouse Comes Easily”

Bears, Robinson Seem to be a Perfect Match

Using Next Gen Stats, NFL.com writer Matt Harmon ranks the Bears and new receiver Allen Robinson as the best fit between an NFL team and a receiver it signed in free agency. Harmon predicts that Robinson will excel in an offense run by new Bears head coach Matt Nagy and offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich, based … Continue reading “Bears, Robinson Seem to be a Perfect Match”

Congratulations to #TeamISE: Super Bowl LII Champions

Nelson Agholor helps Eagles capture first-ever Super Bowl victory.

DeMarcus Cousins receives offseason NBA Cares Community Assist Award

NEW YORK – New Orleans Pelicans forward DeMarcus Cousins has received the inaugural Offseason NBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by Kaiser Permanente in recognition of his numerous community efforts in Alabama, New Orleans, Sacramento and South Africa, the NBA announced today. The first offseason honor since the program’s inception in 2001, the award recognizes … Continue reading “DeMarcus Cousins receives offseason NBA Cares Community Assist Award”

An inside look at how Chandler Parsons got healthy this summer

LOS ANGELES — Chandler Parsons keeps winning. He’s playing a card game that has a profane name with Courtney Lee, his summer roommate and former Houston Rockets teammate, at the kitchen table of their West Hollywood Hills rental home. The primary selling point of this house, where Parsons lived while waiting for the finishing touches to be put on his … Continue reading “An inside look at how Chandler Parsons got healthy this summer”

‘Comfortable’ Jose Abreu grew into team leader in ’17

CHICAGO — An important individual development came over Jose Abreu during the 2017 season, and it had nothing to do with his approach at the plate or his extra defensive work in the field. The White Sox first baseman became the voice of the team, an unofficial but crucial role, with Abreu standing as one of the … Continue reading “‘Comfortable’ Jose Abreu grew into team leader in ’17”

On Memorial Day, Justin Verlander remembers veterans with poppy flower

CHICAGO – Justin Verlander will be wearing a poppy flower to the ballpark Monday. He will enter Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., wearing it in honor of Memorial Day, a holiday which has resonated more with the Detroit Tigers’ ace since he attended Old Dominion, located close to the country’s largest Naval base in … Continue reading “On Memorial Day, Justin Verlander remembers veterans with poppy flower”

My Game-Day Style: Kenny Stills

Kenny Stills was freezing. The hoodie he was sporting was no match for the Amsterdam windchill. A find at a local shop—a fitted camo coat with patches across the shoulders—let him keep strolling along the canals. “It’s dope when people wear a hoodie under a jacket, and I loved it because of all the patches … Continue reading “My Game-Day Style: Kenny Stills”

Andrelton Simmons Is Peerless

In the face of a golden generation of slugging shortstops, the 27-year-old is a glove-first throwback Yeah, that was pretty cool,” Andrelton Simmons said. “I liked that one.” I’d just asked him about a play from April 8, when he’d leaped to corral a wayward throw from first baseman Jefry Marté, then twisted down to … Continue reading “Andrelton Simmons Is Peerless”

Nomar Mazara: My dream came true, but it wasn’t easy

My name is Nomar Mazara, but you can call me “Big Chill.” I’m cool with that. I’m an outfielder for the Texas Rangers, and this is me in real life. Baseball means everything in the Dominican Republic. It’s the top sport there, and every little kid dreams of being in the Major Leagues. I’m only … Continue reading “Nomar Mazara: My dream came true, but it wasn’t easy”

Red Sox manager John Farrell starts ticket program for lymphoma patients.

Red Sox manager John Farrell, who successfully battled lymphoma in the summer of 2015, is giving back to those affected by the disease. Farrell and the team announced today that they will create a new ticket program, called “Farrell’s Fighters,” that will invite patients being treated for lymphoma, and their families, to a game each … Continue reading “Red Sox manager John Farrell starts ticket program for lymphoma patients.”

How Jazz guard Rodney Hood finds his purpose, calms his nerves and connects to a higher power.

Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood (5) and teammates listen to the national anthem in the first half of Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference semifinals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. on Thursday, May 04, 2017. Don’t stress about what could/should happen because what did happen prepared you for what’s going to happen. If … Continue reading “How Jazz guard Rodney Hood finds his purpose, calms his nerves and connects to a higher power.”

Knicks looking for more players like Courtney Lee in free agency.

Even the most loyal Knicks fans would admit that New York’s big-name signings last summer didn’t work out well. Derrick Rose got to the basket whenever he wanted to in 2016-17, but he struggled on defense, one of the many reasons the Knicks never clicked on that side of the floor. Joakim Noah was limited … Continue reading “Knicks looking for more players like Courtney Lee in free agency.”

Don C is carrying on Michael Jordan’s sneaker legacy right now

When the Air Jordan II was originally introduced back in 1987, it represented a tremendous change in direction for the fledgling Air Jordan brand. The Air Jordan 1 was a mainstream hit, selling millions of pairs at $65 apiece, putting “Air Jordan” into the vernacular and revitalizing—if not outright saving—Nike in the process. The II … Continue reading “Don C is carrying on Michael Jordan’s sneaker legacy right now”

Michael Bennett Has Earned Our Respect. It’s Time We Show It.

Outspoken and candid, the 31-year-old star defensive end is making a very positive difference off the field. Michael Bennett is of the NFL’s good guys. When teammate Cliff Avril ran a race last weekend to help raise money for juvenile Diabetes research, Bennett was there all day to offer his help. When Avril went to … Continue reading “Michael Bennett Has Earned Our Respect. It’s Time We Show It.”

Justin Tuck lauds Jason Pierre-Paul’s perseverance through adversity

Many wrote off New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul after the infamous fireworks incident in 2015 claimed multiple fingers on his right hand. One person who was in his corner the whole time was former teammate Justin Tuck. Tuck was there when Pierre-Paul burst onto the scene and recorded a 16.5-sack season in just … Continue reading “Justin Tuck lauds Jason Pierre-Paul’s perseverance through adversity”

Leaner, healthier Noah Spence is primed to be the NFL’s next great pass rusher.

TAMPA, Fla. — The story is already legendary around the Tampa Bay Buccaneerscomplex, especially since it involved a rookie. Pain is part of the job in the NFL, but pain and rookies sometimes don’t go together that well. Many check out for a trip to the sideline for a bit because they don’t understand the … Continue reading “Leaner, healthier Noah Spence is primed to be the NFL’s next great pass rusher.”

Shaq Thompson: “I’m going to make every rep count”

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Marcus Peters partners with Marshawn Lynch’s Beast Mode brand, releases Juiceman Underwear

The Chiefs and Raiders don’t get along but Marcus Peters and Marshawn Lynch are old friends from Oakland. According to a press release, Peters is partnering with the Beast Mode brand and releasing his own line of clothing called Juiceman Underwear. (The Juiceman a reference to his Instagram name) It doesn’t feel quite right seeing … Continue reading “Marcus Peters partners with Marshawn Lynch’s Beast Mode brand, releases Juiceman Underwear”

A HOFer in Hiding? Jags WR Allen Robinson Determined to Rise Above the Losses.

  JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The shredded 6’3″, 218-pounder in a 2XL Mike Bibby throwback cannot catch a break. The harder he tries, the uglier it gets. It was his idea to golf. Why exactly is unknown. At the extravagant Topgolf driving range, Allen Robinson lines up his feet, adjusts his grip, switches up clubs and … Continue reading “A HOFer in Hiding? Jags WR Allen Robinson Determined to Rise Above the Losses.”

Bucs DE Noah Spence’s game ‘more fluid’ after changes to training and diet.

TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Noah Spence is rehabbing a shoulder injury, but that hasn’t kept him from getting into top shape this offseason. “I only lost like two pounds,” said Spence, who played at 250 pounds last year and has since improved his lean body mass significantly. “I went from 15-16 … Continue reading “Bucs DE Noah Spence’s game ‘more fluid’ after changes to training and diet.”

Davis Webb is already turning heads at Giants rookie camp.

Davis Webb might not become Eli Manning’s heir, but he certainly carries himself as if he intends to be. Webb’s first day of Giants rookie minicamp in East Rutherford on Friday wasn’t perfect: He bobbled a snap from former Florida center Jon Halapio in individual drills. He aimed some throws instead of letting it rip. … Continue reading “Davis Webb is already turning heads at Giants rookie camp.”

It’s never too early to plan post-NFL life. Justin Forsett offers advice to all players.

Justin Forsett offers a lesson to all players, the fight for marijuana use continues and will Jay Cutler be any good in the TV booth?     1. Life After the NFL There was a moment in December when everything changed for Justin Forsett. It happened quickly. Forsett had just been released by the Detroit Lions. … Continue reading “It’s never too early to plan post-NFL life. Justin Forsett offers advice to all players.”

Lucinda K. Treat Joins ISE as Executive Vice President and General Counsel

LUCINDA K. TREAT JOINS INDEPENDENT SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT AS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL COUNSEL NEW YORK, May 4, 2017 – Independent Sports & Entertainment (ISE) – an integrated sports, media, entertainment and management company – announced today that Lucinda K. Treat has joined the company as executive vice president and general counsel. Treat is a seasoned corporate executive … Continue reading “Lucinda K. Treat Joins ISE as Executive Vice President and General Counsel”

ISE Announces Latest Phase of Long-Term Growth Plan

INDEPENDENT SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES LATEST PHASE OF LONG-TERM GROWTH PLAN President and CEO Hank Ratner Continues To Build Client-Centric, Diversified Company That Now Represents More Than 300 MLB, NBA and NFL Athletes NEW YORK, March 10, 2017 – Independent Sports & Entertainment (ISE) – an integrated sports, media, entertainment and management company – continues to … Continue reading “ISE Announces Latest Phase of Long-Term Growth Plan”

David Bauman Named General Counsel for ISE’s Sports Agency Division

DAVID BAUMAN NAMED GENERAL COUNSEL FOR INDEPENDENT SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT’S (ISE) SPORTS AGENCY DIVISION Well-Respected, Industry Vet to Also Serve as Senior Vice President & Assistant General Counsel for ISE NEW YORK, December 6, 2016 – Independent Sports & Entertainment (ISE), an integrated sports, media, entertainment and management company, announced David Bauman as general counsel for the company’s … Continue reading “David Bauman Named General Counsel for ISE’s Sports Agency Division”

Chris Grancio Joins (ISE) as Chief Marketing Officer

CHRIS GRANCIO JOINS INDEPENDENT SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT (ISE) AS CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER Seasoned Branding Expert to Lead ISE Global…

Allen Robinson Talks Tats, Kobe, & Man Buns

Star Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson pays a visit to the YH Studio to scoop us on what he’s been up to in the off-season …

How Michael Bennett’s ‘gruesome’ Hawaii workouts helped NFL pass-rushers

Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett and other pass-rushers exchanged tips and learned from one another in Hawaii. Aaron M. Sprecher/AP Photo Aug 16, 2016 Michael RothsteinESPN Staff Writer ALLEN PARK, Mich. — They gathered together on the beaches of the North Shore getting ready to train. In front of them were endless views of sand for … Continue reading “How Michael Bennett’s ‘gruesome’ Hawaii workouts helped NFL pass-rushers”

CBSSPORTS.COM 247SPORTS MAXPREPS SPORTSLINE SHOP FOLLOW CBS SPORTS HOME SCORES STANDINGS SCHEDULE FANTASY TEAMS PLAY WATCH LISTEN Indians prospect sets modern minor-league record with 46-game hitting streak

http://cbsprt.co/2aWZ4LC Indians catching prospect Francisco Mejia has had a stressful week. Last weekend, Mejia’s name surfaced in the Jonathan Lucroy trade talks. Obviously those went for naught, but that didn’t end the drama. On Thursday, Mejia stepped to the plate in the ninth inning 0 for 4 on the night — notable, since his 45-game … Continue reading “CBSSPORTS.COM 247SPORTS MAXPREPS SPORTSLINE SHOP FOLLOW CBS SPORTS HOME SCORES STANDINGS SCHEDULE FANTASY TEAMS PLAY WATCH LISTEN Indians prospect sets modern minor-league record with 46-game hitting streak”

DeMarcus Cousins says winning gold medal ‘best feeling ever’

The United States men’s basketball squad was an overwhelming favorite to win the gold medal at the Rio Olympics, but the path wasn’t always …

Robert Covington: ‘I Can’t Wait To See What We’re Capable Of’

Robert Covington is a man with many nicknames. There’s so many that he can’t even keep track of them, so he just lets the fans go wild …

Cameron Payne returns home to Memphis to give back

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Pistons’ Reggie Bullock opens up on transgender sister’s murder in must-see interview

In July 2014, Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Bullock faced the unthinkable. His sister, Mia Henderson, who was born as his brother, Kevin Long, was …