Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara said Cruz (knee) looks like he has gotten faster since suffering a torn patellar tendon, NJ.com reports. "I trained with Cruz for one day down in Arizona ‐ and he just came in for a day because he was in town ‐ and I'm telling you, this guy looked fab... I'm telling you," said Amukamara. "Remember that I said this. This guy looks faster now than he did before"
Allen is expected to play more minutes at power forward and center this season, NBA.com reports. "We think he's ready to step in and play more minutes at two different positions," Pacers President Larry Bird said. "This is a great opportunity for him to play night in and night out at a high level."
Carolina GM Ron Francis said that Hanifin will receive consideration for opening the season with the parent club, the Raleigh News & Observer reports. "We don't want to force him [up to the NHL] if he's not ready," Francis said. "We'll give him time to develop. I'm certainly not ruling [making Carolina's opening roster] out, but we want to be careful and make sure we do what's right for Noah."
Keselowski and the No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion team drove a spirited race, led three times for 17 laps, had to pit from the lead late and went on to settle for a hard-fought 10th-place finish on Sunday afternoon at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, teampenske.com reports.