Do Bears need to ditch grass field? 

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The Chicago Bears will play five of their final eight games at home, which, theoretically, should give them an advantage. However, the age-old issues of the shoddy grass surface at Soldier Field reared its ugly head during their last home game two weeks ago, as players from both the Bears and Miami Dolphins slipped and fell often.

Will Isaiah Crowell unseat Ben Tate? 

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When Ben Tate returned to action four weeks ago and racked up 124 yards on 22 carries (5.6 YPC), it looked like he was going to be the workhorse back the Cleveland Browns envisioned when they signed him during the offseason. Since then, though, his production has waned each week (78 yards, 3.1 YPC; 36 yards, 2.3 YPC; 26 yards, 1.7 YPC).

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Shady getting on track for 2nd half? 

October, 30, 2014
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We've seen some improvement from LeSean McCoy in recent weeks, as he has averaged 112.3 total yards over his past three outings. Still, he has just one 100-yard rushing performance this season, so he hasn't come close to matching the pace he set in 2014, when he led the league in rushing.

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Tight end Marcedes Lewis has missed the past six games due to a high ankle sprain. He remains on injured reserve/designated to return and won't be allowed to play until the Jacksonville Jaguars come off of their bye in Week 12 against the Indianapolis Colts.

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Could Marc Gasol end up with Knicks? 

October, 30, 2014
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Memphis Grizzlies starting center Marc Gasol will be a free agent starting July 1 and his brother, Chicago Bulls forward/center Pau Gasol, was asked if the New York Knicks have a shot a luring him to the Big Apple next summer, according to ESPNNewYork.com.

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Tobias Harris' future with Magic 

October, 30, 2014
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Tobias Harris would prefer to sign an extension by Friday's deadline, however the Orlando Magic will probably not match his salary demands, which means a deal is unlikely. Either way, Harris is focused on just helping the Magic win games now.

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Giants preparing for giant void at 3B? 

October, 30, 2014
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In what might have been his last play for the San Francisco Giants, Pablo Sandoval squeezed tight the final out of the World Series that kicked off the franchise's third victory celebration in the last five years. So what are the chances that we've seen the last of Sandoval in a Giants uniform?

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Royals already looking ahead? 

October, 30, 2014
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Although the Kansas City Royals watched their last-ditch effort to tie Game 7 of the World Series fall just 90 feet short just yesterday, it's still not too soon to speculate on what the team might be preparing to do to make sure they get all the way to a title in 2015.

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Even less work for Chris Johnson? 

October, 30, 2014
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When the New York Jets added Chris Johnson to their roster, they seemingly envisioned him being a playmaking option out of their backfield, despite all signs in recent years pointing to a diminishing skill set. As we pass the midway point of the season, Johnson is very much the opposite of a playmaker -- he is a non-factor.

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Twins getting closer to decision? 

October, 30, 2014
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While the Minnesota Twins have had a month to interview potential replacement managers after having let Ron Gardenhire go at the end of September, the team still doesn't seem to be ready to announce an end to their search.

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Questions in Braves rotation 

October, 30, 2014
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With the return of Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy from Tommy John surgeries nowhere near a sure thing for the Atlanta Braves, the team is preparing to start the 2015 season without both of them.

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Jimmy Butler update on two fronts 

October, 30, 2014
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The Chicago Bulls did not have their starting shooting guard available for Game 1 of the 2014-15 NBA regular against New York and Jimmy Butler's return to the active roster is uncertain.

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Slim chance Jackson signs extension? 

October, 30, 2014
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Reggie Jackson is eligible to sign an extension with the Oklahoma City Thunder up to the 11:59 PM deadline on Friday, but at this time it looks like a deal won't be struck.

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Will Green, Bernard play Sunday? 

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The availability of the Cincinnati Bengals' top offensive playmakers for Week 9 is unclear, though WR A.J. Green and RB Giovani Bernard appear to be heading in different directions with their health. Complicating matters is that the Bengals will have a quick turnaround in Week 10, when they face the Cleveland Browns next Thursday evening.

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Mavs: Cost to add J.J. Barea 

October, 30, 2014
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The Dallas Mavericks made two expected transactions on Wednesday as they placed Gal Mekel on waivers and then filled the open roster position by signing J.J. Barea.

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