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Dwight Howard thinks it’s funny he finished 14th in Defensive P…

Dwight Howard thinks it’s funny he finished 14th in Defensive Player of the Year voting

yahoo.com Updated Apr 24, 2013
The selection of Marc Gasol as the NBA's 2012-13 Defensive Player of the Year was not particularly shocking or controversial. Gasol served as linchpin of one of the league's best defenses, protecting the rim and covering lots of ground to solidify the M…
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  • Grizzlies' Gasol named Kia Defensive Player of the Year

    Grizzlies' Gasol named Kia Defensive Player of the Year

    nba.com yahoo.com ESPN.com Apr 24, 2013
    Grizzlies center Marc Gasol has won his first NBA Defensive Player of the Year award after anchoring the league's stingiest defense.
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  • Blake Griffin Q&A: Clippers star talks playoffs, pop cultur…

    Blake Griffin Q&A: Clippers star talks playoffs, pop culture, dunks and cups

    CNNSI.com Apr 23, 2013
    The Clippers and Grizzlies are locked in a tight battle, but Blake Griffin insists there is no hatred between the teams. He discusses that and much more in a Q&A with Jimmy Traina.
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  • Grizzlies' Gasol named Kia Defensive Player of the Year

    Grizzlies' Gasol named Kia Defensive Player of the Year

    nba.com Apr 24, 2013
    Memphis' Marc Gasol, who anchored the league's stingiest defense, is the recipient of the 2012-13 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award, the NBA announced today. Gasol becomes the first player in Grizzlies history to earn the honor.
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  • Why Titans need pass-rush help

    Why Titans need pass-rush help

    ESPN.com Apr 24, 2013
    In free agency, the Titans downplayed their need at defensive end, adding only 6-foot-8, 315-pound Ropati Pitoitua. But depth was an issue in 2012, when Kamerion Wimbley and Derrick Morgan were overextended. Some combination of Keyunta Dawson, Leger Dou…
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  • Titans say they’re looking for a press corner

    Titans say they’re looking for a press corner

    profootballtalk.com Apr 24, 2013
    As the draft approaches and the tongues fork (more than usual), it becomes impossible to know who’s telling the truth and who isn’t. Easy rule of thumb? Anyone who is talking isn’t telling the truth. Of course, that could allow for some teams to tel
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  • Webster Expects WR Washington To Be On Titans 2013 Roster

    Webster Expects WR Washington To Be On Titans 2013 Roster

    titansgab.com Apr 24, 2013
    At the Titans pre-draft press conference, Titans general manager Ruston Webster said he expects wide receiver Nate Washington to be on the roster this fall and dismissed trade talks, Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports. The Titans considered entertainin…
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  • Video - Marc Gasol Named Defensive POY 03:06

    Marc Gasol Named Defensive POY

    Apr 24
    Marc Gasol discusses being named NBA Defensive Player of the Year.
  • Video - Heat Going Hard 05:52

    Heat Going Hard

    Apr 24
    Israel Gutierrez says the Heat are not coasting and that Wade is healthier than last year. Also is Marc Gasol the defensive player of the year?

Sports Columnists

  • Clayton: Thrill of skill positions will wait in draft

    Apr 24
    Tackles and guards will take precedence over skill positions early in the draft, writes John Clayton.
  • Derrick Rose of Chicago Bulls shouldn't be second-guessed for not playing

    Apr 24
    Those who criticize Derrick Rose for not playing should consider the risk of returning too soon from ACL surgery.
  • Peter King: My 2013 Mock Draft

    Apr 24
    I say it every year, but this time I really mean it: There'll be a mad dash to trade down from the top. There's no Andrew Luck superstar to froth over, but there's good depth from 10 to 50. Here's how Round 1 will play out. (Editor's Note: NFL Draft Liv…