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Pain has given way to soreness. Uncertainty has given way to conviction. Walking will soon give way to jogging. Quite literally one step at a time, Paul George is working his way back from a devastating leg injury. He no longer doubts he’ll return to 100 percent, although the...
Rarely has a 20-point victory left so much to be desired. The Colts were comprehensively, bafflingly awful on offense for the entire first half and most of the game. The defense produced some impressive statistics but given a Jacksonville gameplan so conservative it would make...
The numbers are staggering. So is the Colts’ defense. A month ago, after utterly dominating the Cincinnati Bengals in a 27-0 shutout, the Colts had one of the top defenses in the league, with only two teams allowing fewer than their 311-yard average. They were dominating third...
Of all the adjustments Lance Stephenson has had to make since leaving Indiana for Charlotte, the toughest was evident in in the decisive moments of his homecoming Wednesday night. On the Hornets’ final possession, with the game tied, he never touched the ball. Point guard Kemba...
Even before the Colts faced the likelihood of finishing the season without their best running back, speculation had arisen they would be near the head of the line of teams interested in Ray Rice, should his appeal for re-instatement from his NFL suspension be successful. The...
There still is every chance the Colts will run the table, finish 12-4, win the AFC South and maybe even host a playoff game. But they demonstrated Sunday night they absolutely are not ready for prime-time. A five-game win streak had given rise to hopes these Colts might be...
If you’re unaware of the news, it can’t be a distraction, right? So it is with Pep Hamilton, who apparently has been so busy developing an offensive game plan capable of beating the New England Patriots on Sunday night that he didn’t even know he had become … (drum roll, please...
There are words you simply do not expect to use, phrases you thought had been shelved. And yet, here they are: the Pacers are on a winning streak. Typically, when a team wins two in a row, we use a modifier such as “modest.” But there was nothing modest about what these Pacers...
Rob Gronkowski is not an easy player to explain, let alone defend. Josh McNary turned to the world of video games for his analogy. “I don’t know if you’ve played Madden,” he said, “but (the video game) puts one of those pulsating circles around his feet, like he’s the impact...