Martin rushed for 1,402 yards in 2015, second only to Adrian Peterson that season and second most in Martin’s career. He leaves Tampa Bay with 4,633 rushing yards, fourth in team in history behind James Wilder, Mike Alstott and Warrick Dunn. Martin’s 11 100-yard rushing games are tied for second in franchise history.
Ntilikina is already loved by Knicks fans for having the moxie to go at LeBron James this season, and now he’ll get a chance to endear to fans on a national stage. They say there’s no defense played in this game, but I guarantee you Ntilikina is going to pick someone up full court.
First, let me start by saying that I had no clue Brooks was actually Canadian. Second, if you don’t know him, he can shoot the lights out. He’s already hitting 37.4 percent of his threes in his rookie season and has been the most pleasant surprise out of Memphis.
Hield is known by most for being part of the DeMarcus Cousins trade, but he’s better than that. He’s turned himself into a solid player with the Kings, hitting 43 percent of his threes while shooting 42 percent from the field. He’s hitting more than 87 percent of his free throws, too. He just makes shots.
You see it right away. I was anticipating we’d see a little different guy in spring training, and there’s no question, Servais said. Just from a confidence standpoint, his ability get up and lead meetings and talk to the pitchers. It’s about signs, it’s about sequence, things you want to do different than last year.
The confidence level is through the roof, and it should be. He’s a really good player and now starting to show out on the field.
The Mariners begin spring training play Friday against complex neighbor San Diego. Servais said most Opening Day regulars won’t play. … CF Dee Gordon will play against the Padres, getting acclimated to a new position. … Servais said he has the most talent and depth in the bullpen as he enters his third season with the team. … RHP Tony Zych is coming back from forearm soreness and won’t pitch in games right away.
Depending on whom you believe, the Badgers’ last national title was either in 1942 or never. Wisconsin is 14th in winning percentage since Barry Alvarez arrived in 1990 and has eight top-10 finishes over that period. But the Badgers have neither won nor played for a national championship in that span. That said, they were a narrow loss in Indianapolis away from a possible playoff berth in each of the past two seasons.