Each year since 2006, MaxPreps has recognized outstanding performers in high school football. America's source for high school sports continues the tradition to close out the 2021 season by naming the top player in each state. Selections are based on team success and individual excellence, in addition to local and state accolades.
Bergen Catholic (Oradell) senior defensive back Jaeden Gould is the 2021 MaxPreps New Jersey High School Football Player of the Year. The 6-foot-2, 190-pounder led the Crusaders to a 12-0 record, a national No. 4 ranking in the MaxPreps Top 25 and their 15th state title with a 28-7 win over St. John Bosco.
Gould locked up one side of the field while leading a defense that gave up 94 points all year while posting four shutouts. He had a team-best four interceptions, tying with teammate Jayden Bellamy, to go along with 27 tackles and two pass deflections.
The highly-touted defensive back has 38 college offers, according to 247Sports, which ranks him the No. 2 senior recruit in the state and the No. 23 cornerback in the country. He's had visits to Penn State and Nebraska and appears to be leaning toward the Cornhuskers.
Each state's MaxPreps Player of the Year will be considered for inclusion in the MaxPreps All-America Team, which will be released in early January.
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Detroit Pistons have each lost eight straight. While neither team has an explosive offense, they've both played relatively well on the defense. This is destined for the Under. Read on for more of our best NBA betting picks.
Ah, the Oklahoma City Thunder versus the Detroit Pistons in an NBA matchup that only a bettor could love.
No. 1 overall pick Cade Cunningham and the Pistons are 5-point home favorites despite losing eight straight games. That might have something to do with the fact that the Thunder come into this one also as losers of eight in a row.
So, with all losing streaks created equal, which slumping NBA team is the best bet in this matchup? Find out in our free NBA betting picks and predictions for Thunder vs. Pistons on December 6.
Odds via the Covers Line, an average comprised of odds from multiple sportsbooks.
The Pistons opened as 4.5-point home favorites and have seen the very early action, moving the line to -5 at some sportsbooks. The total hit the board at 206.5 and the Under has been hit hard moving the number to 203.5.
Use the live odds widget above to track any future line movements right until tip-off and be sure to check out the full NBA odds before betting to ensure you get the best number.
TUCSON, Ariz. - Patrick Graham took his seat on the bus to the Miami airport, grabbed the tablet from his bag and did not waste any time going to work.
The Giants assistant head coach and defensive coordinator sped through the loss to the Dolphins, likely as fast as he could, given the circumstances of that performance were still relatively fresh in his head.
Then it was time to turn to Sunday s opponent, the Chargers, so shortly after settling in on the Giants charter flight here \u2013 a long one to Arizona - Graham started his review of the Justin Herbert-led offense.
\u201cI watched our game on the bus, and on the plane ride I pulled up the Chargers,\u201d Graham recalled before Thursday s practice on the campus of the University of Arizona. \u201cAnd I think it was the third play, I saw Herbert drop back and threw a ball 25 yards down [the field] on a rope.\u201d
That s when Graham shut the screen and went to sleep, knowing the challenge of facing one of the NFL s best quarterbacks \u2013 regardless of age - would be there in the morning.
"Get to this tomorrow," he said with a half-hearted chuckle of a man plenty aware of what the Giants are up against inside SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles this Sunday.
In another football universe, Herbert would be starting at quarterback for the Giants.
As the Celtics near the end of a four-game road trip, they play the second half of a back-to-back in L.A. against the Clippers after a loss to the Lakers. The Clippers should smother the Celts while keeping the score low we analyze in our NBA picks.
The Los Angeles Clippers take on the Boston Celtics on Wednesday when Los Angeles will be looking to win its third game in the last four. Jaylen Brown is questionable for the Celtics, and him being banged up certainly helps the Clippers cause.
Will Los Angeles deal Boston a loss in this building for the second-straight night? Our free NBA betting picks and predictions for Celtics vs. Clippers have the answers.
Odds via the Covers Line, an average comprised of odds from multiple sportsbooks.
The Clippers opened as 4-point favorites over the Celtics, who just lost to the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday. The line appears to be holding at -4 across the board, though it can be had at Clippers -3.5 in some spots. The total, however, has experienced some serious movement, going from 213 at open to as low as 210.
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We're closing out the weekend with another daily edition of our NBA prop picks! Check out tonight's predictions to see why we're fading one of the NBA's top scorers in Cleveland and more!
There are only four games on the NBA betting board this Sunday but there are still plenty of NBA player props to wager on. Today we're fading an All-Star against a vastly improved defensive squad, backing a lesser-known Rocket who is thriving with more playing time, and continuing to put our money on the Rookie of the Year favorite.
Here are our best free NBA player prop picks for Sunday, December 5.
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Today s best NBA player props
Mitchell is once again leading the Jazz in scoring, averaging 23.7 points per game, but he's shooting a career-worst 33 percent from beyond the arc and could be in a tough spot tonight. The Jazz head to Cleveland to face the Cavaliers who have surprisingly become one of the better defensive teams in the NBA.
The Cavs are second in the league in scoring defense by holding teams to just 101.7 ppg and they have locked down on the perimeter, allowing opponents to shoot just 32.8 percent from deep.
While the injury to Collin Sexton hurts them on the offensive end of the floor it gives more playing time to the defensively superior Isaac Okoro who should match up with Mitchell. Mitchell has dropped at least 30 points in back-to-back games but prior to that, he had been limited to 21 points or fewer in six of his previous seven contests. Take the Under on his points total which has been set at 24.5.
PHILADELPHIA \u2013 NOV. 1, 2021 \u2013 The Philadelphia 76ers unveiled today the team s 2021-22 Nike NBA City Edition uniform, presented in partnership with Official Jersey Patch Partner, Crypto.com. In the latest installment to the franchise s Nike NBA City Edition collection, the team pays homage to the iconic Philadelphia Spectrum, \u201cAmerica s Showplace,\u201d which served as the 76ers home arena from 1967-96.\u201cThe Spectrum holds a very special place in our franchise lore, having served as the 76ers home arena for nearly three decades,\u201d Philadelphia 76ers President of Business Operations Chris Heck said. \u201cThe memories made at America s Showplace, including the historic 1982-83 championship season, are priceless, and will be relived through the 2021-22 Nike NBA City Edition uniform. We re also excited to display the colors of the Spectrum logo, which represent the teams that our fans love and support here in Philadelphia.\u201dThe uniform, with a navy-blue base color, features a red, 1970s-style \u201cSixers\u201d wordmark across the chest, which was inspired by a similar concept used in an arching fashion on 76ers uniforms from 1971-76. The team s customary red, white and blue trims the jersey, while both sides of the top showcase the Spectrum color panel, displaying the colors of each of the four major sports teams in Philadelphia: the 76ers (blue), Philadelphia Eagles (green), Philadelphia Flyers (orange) and Philadelphia Phillies (red).
2021-22 Nike NBA City Edition merchandise will be available for purchase starting Monday, Nov. 15 on SixersShop.com and at the official team store at The Center. Visit sixers.com/city for more information on the uniform and its story.The uniform s shorts feature three pieces that call back to the Spectrum era, including a custom badge logo on one side of the shorts, the bicentennial \u201c76\u201d logo on the other, and an \u201cS,\u201d on the belt-buckle space of the shorts. Each uniform will feature diamond Nike and NBA logos representing the league s 75th anniversary season.Accompanying the apparel will be the City Edition court, featuring the custom Spectrum badge logo at center court. The painted area will be navy blue, while the sidelines and baselines will be red. The bench-side sideline will showcase the Spectrum color panel as well as the previously seen \u201cBrotherly Love\u201d script wordmark, signifying the bond shared among Philadelphia sports institutions. The 1970s-style \u201cSixers\u201d wordmark will be seen in white on each baseline.
Additionally, the team s promotional schedule features 13 \u201cSpirit of 76\u201d nights, presented by Crypto.com. The 76ers will wear their Nike NBA City Edition uniforms for each Spirit of 76 game, starting on Wednesday, Nov. 3 vs. Chicago. Spirit of 76 nights will be highlighted by Nike NBA City Edition branding throughout the arena, special throwback game entertainment, giveaways and more.The partnership between the 76ers and Crypto.com has also inspired an exclusive series of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) that will be available for 76ers fans to purchase throughout the season. To learn more about this initiative, fans are encouraged to visit SIXERS.COM/NFT.Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famers Charles Barkley, Maurice Cheeks, Billy Cunningham, Julius Erving, Hal Greer and Moses Malone, each of whom has his number retired by the 76ers, played at the Spectrum. And the team played its historic 1982-83 championship season inside America s Showplace.
-The HEAT and Bulls meet for the first of four matchups this regular season.-Last season, Miami won the series, 2-1, and has currently won a franchise-best four-straight games in Chicago and 10 of the last 13 meetings overall. -The HEAT are 58-60 all-time versus the Bulls during the regular season, including 34-25 in home games and 24-35 in road games.Saturday marks as the busiest day for the HEAT this season, with 18 games on the day. Tonight is the sixth consecutive Saturday Miami has played on to start the season and the fifth being on the road. The HEAT will also play on the next two Saturday s as well. Additionally, there are only seven Saturday s during the entire season that Miami will not play on.
-Jimmy Butler is just six offensive rebounds from the 1,000th of his career.-Tyler Herro is averaging a league-best 21.2 points off the bench this season and despite starting four games, his 297 bench points are the second-most by a reserve in the NBA.-Duncan Robinson has currently connected on a three-point field goal in 67-straight games, the longest streak in team history, surpassing a record he previously set.
The Boston Celtics revealed their new City Edition jerseys for the 2021-22 NBA season, which they will debut against the reigning league champion Milwaukee Bucks at TD Garden Nov. 12.Per the press release circulated by the team, the uniforms were designed \u201cto capture the many successful eras of Celtics basketball.\u201d To this end, \u201cBoston s City Edition uniform top features elements from three different decades. Founded with a solid green base, the uniform projects a white outlined word mark and number scheme reminiscent of the team s 1949 uniforms.\u201d
\u201cThe back of the jersey features a white nameplate block below the player s jersey number, a nod to the team s iconic 1988 warmup jackets,\u201d continues the release, \u201cwhile the taping around the arms and neck replicates the team s 1965 uniform.\u201dLet s take a look at the threads themselves, with the uniforms modeled by some contemporary Celtics to close.WATCH: Celtics legend Paul Pierce talks on his relationship with LeBron James
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PITTSBURGH -- "Muth" chants aren't going anywhere according to Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Roethlisberger addressed his relationship with tight end Pat Freiermuth saying the two have grown since the rookie's arrival. In 10 NFL games, the second-round pick has accumulated 287 yards and five touchdowns.
"His locker s next to mine so we naturally talk a lot," Roethlisberger said. "I think he s just a really good person. I enjoy teaching him what I can."The rookie has become a fan-favorite by Steelers Nation and his quarterback believes that won't change anytime soon.
"I think that he s a Pittsburgh Steeler through and through," Roethlisberger said. "I can see him being here his whole career. I just think he enjoys the game of football and it s fun to be around someone that really has a passion and joy for this team and wanting to be good."Looks like those Freiermuth jerseys are good investments.
NEW YORK \u2013 The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Sportradar Group AG (NASDAQ: SRAD), the leading global sports technology company creating immersive experiences for sports fans and bettors, today announced an expansive multiyear partnership agreement that will see the NBA, Women s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and NBA G League use Sportradar s global and wide-ranging capabilities to grow U.S. operations, increase their international footprint and drive fan engagement. This new partnership begins with the 2023-24 NBA season and provides the NBA with an equity stake in Sportradar. This agreement with the NBA, WNBA and NBA G League maintains Sportradar as the exclusive provider of NBA data worldwide that will help fans across the globe engage with the three leagues. Sportradar will continue to be both the authorized global distributor of official NBA and WNBA betting data and the distributor of live game video that is available to international sports betting operators for fans to experience in real time.
In addition, the new relationship includes expanded distribution rights regarding the use of player tracking data. Sportradar will also establish a dedicated team to innovate and transform the fan experience. This will include utilizing data to create a deeper understanding and appreciation of the game, developing new data products to enrich fan engagement, and revolutionizing how sports betting data is utilized by betting operators and media partners.\u201cWe are delighted that the NBA has chosen Sportradar as the Official Partner who can support the global popularity and explosive growth of the game,\u201d said Carsten Koerl, global CEO, Sportradar. \u201cBasketball is the largest U.S. sport in the world by popularity and, as a market leader, we are best positioned with the technological expertise and industry relationships to help the NBA entertain fans globally.\u201dContinued Koerl: \u201cWe believe that this agreement will contribute to Sportradar s profitable business and continued growth. The remaining time left on the existing deal, and this new multi-year agreement, gives us significant runway to partner with the NBA and develop exciting solutions across our teams, betting and sports entertainment verticals.\u201d
\u201cSportradar has been a terrific partner as the league has navigated its exploration into the global sports betting landscape,\u201d said Scott Kaufman-Ross, Senior Vice President, Head of Gaming & New Business Ventures, NBA. \u201cAs the market matures, we are thrilled to extend our partnership with Sportradar to utilize data and insights to create new fan experiences and innovate around the NBA globally.\u201dThis deal extends a relationship that began in 2016, when Sportradar and the NBA announced a multiyear partnership, which made Sportradar an Official Provider of Real-time NBA League Statistics.The NBA and Sportradar will continue to collaborate on best-in-class practices to protect the integrity of games, which includes the use of Sportradar s Universal Fraud Detection System (UFDS) to monitor global betting activity and trends worldwide.Over the course of 2021, Sportradar has signed data rights deals with leading leagues and governing bodies across five of the most popular global sports, including Union of European Football Associations, International Tennis Federation, International Cricket Council, the National Hockey League and the NBA.
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James got tangled with young Pistons big man Isaiah Stewart at the free-throw line. The result was a near-brawl.It wasn t Malice at the Palace part two, but it nearly escalated to something the Association didn t want to see. James and Stewart got tangled at the free throw line, and the result was LeBron seemingly provoking the young Pistons big during a scuffle.Stewart didn t take kindly to this, and had to be restrained and taken back into the Pistons locker room. LeBron was eventually ejected as well, de-escalating the situation at hand.
LeBron made contact with Stewart on what seemed like an innocent free throw, and it clearly took Stewart by surprise.James is sure to claim the play was an accident, while Pistons fans will suggest otherwise. The two were tangled on a few plays in the first half, but nothing of this variety.That s tough to say, really, but it did leave a mark on Stewart. The Pistons second-year player was bloodied when James fist made contact with his mouth and nose area.Stewart was unhappy, and for good reason.Detroit fans were extremely unhappy with James, and it s easy to see why.Stewart s eye/nasal area was punched by James. It s unclear if the incident was accidental or on purpose. More to come in that regard postgame.That s up to the NBA. LeBron just returned from injury and is one of the game s greatest stars, so don t be surprised if the punishment is rather lenient.
The Rams unveiled their new \u201cmodern throwback\u201d jerseys this offseason, an alternate uniform set to go with their royal jerseys and off-white Bone threads. They ve worn them twice this season, each time with yellow pants.However, when the Rams take the field against the 49ers on Monday night, they ll wear their modern throwbacks with royal pants \u2013 the first time they ve ever worn this combination. It won t look terribly different from their Bone-and-royal set, but the white-and-yellow throwbacks are far better than the Bone jerseys, so it will definitely be an upgrade.The Rams revealed their uniform choice in the team s official app this weekend.
The 49ers will also be wearing a uniform combination that s new for 2021. They ll rock throwback red jerseys to celebrate their 75th season in the NFL, which they ve worn twice so far this season.It ll make for an aesthetically pleasing matchup between the Rams and 49ers at Levi s Stadium tonight.To leave a comment, you will need to Sign in or create an account if you already have an account. Typed comments will be lost if you are not signed in.
In November, in honor of military personnel and veterans, the National Football League (NFL) brought to life its Salute to Service (act), to help celebrate the League s year-round effort to honor, empower and connect with the nation s service members, veterans and families.According to the NFL, the league has raised more than $50 million to support the military and veteran communities.\u201cWe are able to play and our fans are able to enjoy NFL football largely due to the selfless service of our military heroes here at home and around the world,\u201d said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. \u201cSalute to Service aims to shine a spotlight of gratitude on all those in our active-duty military, veterans and their families who sacrifice to keep us all safe.\u201dSince 2011, this effort has raised more than $51 million for military and veteran support organizations \u2013 the NFL s Salute to Service Partners \u2013 which include the Bob Woodruff Foundation, Pat Tillman Foundation, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), United Service Organizations (USO) and Wounded Warrior Project?.
The Salute to Service (act) also is highlighted during games in Weeks 9 through 11 and in other special events around the League. The fans, along with the NFL s 32 clubs, demonstrate their gratitude for the sacrifices made by the military community.Salute to Service comes to life on-field with field stencils, banners, goal post wraps, game balls, helmet decals, and New Era and Nike gear.
In addition to the on the field impact, Salute to Service apparel is available for purchase at NFLShop.com and in stadium retail stores.The NFL does not profit from the sale of Salute to Service products. All charitable contributions are donated to the NFL s Salute to Service partners. Fans can bid on game- worn jerseys and gear from Salute to Service games along with other memorabilia to raise money for the NFL s Salute to Service partners. For more information, visit NFL.com/Auction.
The NBA game is a visual game. There are strategic decisions, plays run, and thousands of tiny details to be followed below the surface. Yet at the end of the day, the NBA is such a popular product because of the visuals \u2013 the dunks, the crossovers, the celebrations, the shoes, and especially the jerseys.Other sports leagues have equally recognizable uniforms, but none of the other top leagues embrace creativity and visual pop like the NBA. Each team has a variety of jerseys each year to choose from, and every season teams are coming out with new looks to show off their players and draw the eye (and money, to be honest) of fans.Every NBA team wears their jerseys with pride, but not every blouse is created equal. Which teams have the best jerseys, and which have room to improve?
NBA power rankings: Ranking all 30 teams NBA jerseys The question then becomes, who has the best jerseys? Which look the best and which teams need to go back to the drawing board? This is a difficult, and subjective, question all on its own but becomes even more complicated when you factor in that each team has anywhere from four to six jerseys. This year, the league s 75th anniversary season, only adds to the number of potential looks floating around.We re going to try and simplify things a bit, and only look at the primary three jersey looks for each team. Nike brands these the \u201cAssociation\u201d Edition (home whites), the \u201cIcon\u201d Edition (colorful, former road jerseys), and the \u201cStatement\u201d Edition (Jordan brand, bold look). All 30 teams kept these jerseys the same this year, so we have had at least a full season from each to evaluate.
The City Edition jerseys are almost entirely new this season. We left them out of the equation here, but look at a breakdown and ranking here. For those teams that have other alternates, including the \u201cClassic\u201d Edition for the league s three teams also celebrating an anniversary (New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, and Golden State Warriors), they will not be included them here. Shout out to Locker Vision for providing visuals of all jerseys this season, as well as the schedule of when each will be worn.Our criteria for evaluating the jerseys take a lot into account. How clean is the look? Is it confusing? How well do the colors work together? How does it represent the city and the team? What history is involved in that look? Do I like it? All of these factors and more went into the ranking.Finally, I thought it would be helpful to bring in an outside perspective. Evaluating jerseys for diehard fans is one thing, but what do casual or \u201cnon-fans\u201d think? To help with this, I pulled in the opinion of my wife, who doesn t watch basketball. What did she think of the jerseys at first glance?Without further ado, let s jump in with our 30th ranked team, which made a design choice for all three jerseys that simply doesn t look good.
The NBA tipped off its landmark 75th Anniversary Season on Oct. 19 in a celebration that lasts throughout the 2021-22 campaign.
Below is a day-by-day look at landmark moments, games, performances and more from this week in NBA lore.
November 14, 1984
Moses Malone of the Philadelphia 76ers finishes with 51 points and 17 rebounds in a 137-133 overtime loss to the Detroit Pistons.
November 14, 1997
Phoenix s 140-139 quadruple overtime game was the eighth such even in NBA history, and the first since Golden State defeated New Jersey 150-147 February 1, 1987.
November 14, 2006
Peja Stojakovi? became the first player in NBA history to start a game off by scoring 20 consecutive points for his team. He set a New Orleans Hornets record of 22 points in the first quarter. He went on to score a career-high 42 points, helping the Hornets beat the Charlotte Bobcats 94-85.
November 14, 2009
Rookie Brandon Jennings set a Milwaukee Bucks record by scoring 55 points against the Golden State Warriors, breaking previous record set by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1970. Jennings 55 points were the most by a rookie since Earl \u201cThe Pearl\u201d Monroe s 56 in 1968.
November 15, 1960
Elgin Baylor of the Los Angeles Lakers tallied 71 points, an NBA record at that time, in a 123-108 victory over the Knicks in New York. Baylor s record lasted less than two years as Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points against New York on March 2, 1962.