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Results from the MRI on the left shoulder of Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker revealed no structural damage, coach Mike Munchak announced on Monday. Locker dislocated his non-throwing shoulder in Sunday's game against the Houston Texans when he was sacked just six minutes into the first quarter by Glover Quin.
Locker has now dislocated the same shoulder twice already this season, an injury the team fears may linger unless they are careful with the former first-round pick.. For the time being, the Titans are going to be cautious with his play, and will likely keep him out at least a couple of weeks, with Matt Hasselbeck being named the starter for this week's game against the Minnesota Vikings.
Locker and the Titans hope to avoid surgery, but the truth is, surgery may be the better option to avoid a more serious shoulder injury down the line.
The same injury occurred in week one against the New England Patriots, which could be reason for...
As the NFL season enters it’s fourth week, the Houston Texans are beginning to show some early signs of wear and tear on a few key players. With that being said, only WR Lestar Jean (knee) missed practice Thursday after several guys missed practice the day before.
As of Thursday, only WR Andre Johnson (groin), DE Antonio Smith (ankle/illness), and CB Johnathan Joseph (groin) were limited in practice while the rest of the team was full go. Of these three, only Joseph is still questionable for Sunday and hasn’t indicated one way or another if he’ll suit up to take on the Titans. The encouraging news regarding Joseph is that he missed practice early in the week before participating Thursday, so he appears to be making improvements.
Whether Joseph plays on Sunday or not might depend on the availability of Titans’ WR Kenny Britt (ankle), who has not practiced this week. The Texans certainly want their top shutdown corner...
Sources say that the latest Grizzlies prospective owner, Robert Pera, has recently had talks with Memphis-native Justin Timberlake regarding minority ownership of the Grizzlies franchise. He's already "committed to joining Pera's team", according to ESPN.
What does this really mean for Grizzlies fans though? Time will tell if Jay-Z's partial Nets ownership will actually net them a championship (bad pun, sorry) but it can't exactly hurt to have a guy like JT pitching deals to potential free agents. Furthermore, it looks like the Grizzlies future in Memphis is gradually looking like more and more of a guarantee as the days go by.
Pera and Timberlake, both being technology and...
This is one of the most highly debated ranking that we have had this off season at Hawks101. The best power forward appears to be a matter of preference; do you like your guy to be a jump shooter or a high flyer? Do you like the younger and raw talent or do you like the older crafty vet? Either way we have decided to give you a top ten, rather than a top five. This top ten was taken from a panel of sports minds that all sent in their votes and from those votes, we made our list.
- Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks)
- Kevin Love (Minnesota Timberwolves)
- Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs)
- Chris Bosh (Miami Heat)
- Kevin Garnett (Boston Celtics)
- Pau Gasol (Los Angeles Lakers)
- Josh Smith (Atlanta Hawks)
- Blake Griffin (Los Angeles Clippers)
- Zach Randolph (Memphis Grizzlies)
- Amar'e Stoudemire (New York Knicks)
Note: LaMarcus Aldridge was not added to the list due to the season ending hip injury he suffered during last season.
What is clear...
It comes as no surprise to anyone, anymore when high-profile athletes get busted for drugs. Sports headlines are filled with players testing positive for Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs) or having run-ins with the law for illegal substances. This last week has been a terrible week for athletes and drugs.
In the sport of baseball, steroids have dominated the news for years. Names and legacies of Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Jose Conseco and so many more will forever be linked to scandals involving...
- QB Nick Stephens
- RB Herb Donaldson
- TE Joey Haynos
- WR Laquinton Evans
- WR Chase Deadder
- WR Marcus Harris
- OL William Vlachos
- OL George Bias
- OL Jonathan Palmer
- S Christian Scott
- K William Batson
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