Former Cleveland Cavaliers forward John "Hot Rod" Williams passed away from prostate cancer yesterday. He was 53.
He was selected by the Cavs in the 2nd round (45th overall) of the 1985 draft out of Tulane. His stint in the NBA lasted 13 years playing for the Cavs (1986-1995), Phoenix Suns (1995-1998) and the Dallas Mavericks in 1999. His best season in the NBA was in 1989 when he averaged 16.8 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.04 blocks. He was the Cavaliers' all time leader in blocked shots with 1,200 until he was surpassed by Zydrunas IIgauskas.
- BROWNS ON THE BENCH: Joe Haden Justin Gilbert & Andrew Hawkins ruled out with concussions Sunday against the 49ers. Gary Barnidge, Travis Benjamin and Brian Hartline were limited in practice yesterday and all are listed as questionable for Sunday's game.
- The Heisman Trophy winner will be announced tonight on ESPN at 8pm. Thursday the College Football Awards were presented to the nations best players at their position.
-Lou Groza Award (Outstanding Place Kicker): Ka'imi Fairborn, UCLA
-NCFAA Contributions Award Winner: Barry Switzer, Oklahoma
-Wuerffel Trophy Winner (Community Service): Ty Darlington, Oklahoma
-Jim Thorpe Award (Best Defensive Back): Desmond King, Iowa
-John H. Outland Award Winner (Nation's Best Lineman:) Joshua Garnett, Stanford
-Doak Walker Award Winner (Nation's Best Running Back): Derrick Henry, Alabama
-Disney Spirit Award Winner: Hank Goff, California
-Home Depot Coach of the Year: Dabo Swinney, Clemson
-Ray Guy Award (Nation's Top Punter): Tom Hackett, Utah
Jose Aldo W-L: 25-1, Height: 5'7, Reach: 70", Stance Orthodox, Weight: 145lbs
Connor McGregor W-L: 18-2, Height: 5'9, Reach: 74", Stance Southpaw, Weight: 145lbs