Hamels talk soldiers on 

March, 4, 2015
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The talks between the Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies have not stopped -- and likely will not stop -- until a deal for either Cole Hamels or Cliff Lee finally comes to pass.

Twins roster already taking shape? 

March, 4, 2015
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Citing a need to have more roster flexibility and a desire to not be stuck with only three bench players to start the season, new Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor is planning to start the season with only a dozen pitchers on his staff.

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Jonas Jerebko's future with Celtics 

March, 4, 2015
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Forward Jonas Jerebko has played well for the Boston Celtics since they acquired him as part of a trade with the Detroit Pistons and if the production continues the team will probably offer him a new contract in July.

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Last season, the Houston Astros ranked dead last in all of major league baseball in terms of their relievers' ERA. That's why new manager A.J. Hinch is hoping to build a cohesive unit from the outset of 2015.

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Kemba Walker back soon? 

March, 4, 2015
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The Charlotte Hornets have been without point guard Kemba Walker for the last 14 games as he recovers from left knee surgery and today they should have an idea when he might be able to rejoin the active roster.

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Updating Kevin Durant's status 

March, 4, 2015
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Kevin Durant has now missed six games after having a procedure to stop the pain in his right foot as it heals from a previous surgery. His rehab is going well and the team should no more next week.

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Victorino's last stand in Boston? 

March, 4, 2015
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When the Boston Red Sox opened their spring schedule against Northeastern on Tuesday, the starting lineup was believed to mirror what could be the one used on a routine basis during the regular season -- with perhaps one noticeable exception.

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Where's Danny Granger? 

March, 4, 2015
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The Phoenix Suns acquired small forward Danny Granger on Feb. 19 as part of the three-team trade with the Miami Heat and New Orleans Pelicans. It has been almost two weeks since the deal and Granger has yet to report to the Suns.

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Rangers looking to Moreland? 

March, 4, 2015
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In 23 games as the designated hitter for the Texas Rangers last season, Mitch Moreland hit .300. Unfortunately, Moreland had left ankle surgery in June and the hodgepodge group of 18 other batters who manned the DH spot in 2014 managed to post only a collective .226 batting average.

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Why Hawks signed Jarell Eddie 

March, 4, 2015
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The Atlanta Hawks have had an open roster spot for a while and they are finally going to fill it on Thursday by signing small forward Jarell Eddie to a 10-day contract, reports Shams Charania of RealGM.com.

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Will Neal re-sign with Wolves? 

March, 4, 2015
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Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations/head coach Flip Saunders said he had no plans to waive Gary Neal, via buyout, so he could join a playoff team and that is exactly what happened. Despite Neal being a free agent this summer, Saunders still feels the guard could re-sign with the team.

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Lakers need for a 16th man 

March, 4, 2015
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The Los Angeles Lakers lost backup point guard Ronnie Price last week for the rest of this season due to the surgery to remove a bone spur in his right elbow.

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The Green Bay Packers typically eschew their annual option of franchising a player, and this year was no different, as they chose to not tag wide receiver Randall Cobb by Monday's deadline. He will have the chance to test the free-agent market beginning next Tuesday, though the Packers have exclusive negotiating rights with Cobb that run until Saturday afternoon, at which point other teams can speak with him.

That approach worked last season with a different Packers free agent.

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Possible replacements for Shaw 

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Brian Shaw was thought to be safe from the head coach hot seat, a place he had been for several months, with just six weeks remaining on the NBA regular season schedule, but that is not the case as he was was fired on Tuesday morning. Melvin Hunt will coach the team for the duration season while management compiles a list of candidates for the job. The team may go for a person with prior NBA head coach experience or a current top assistant on another team who is looking for their shot to runs a club.

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UPDATE: From ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard: "Source: Golden State has major interest in signing McGee. He's viewed as potential insurance for Andrew Bogut."

ESPN.com's Marc Stein confirms some of the estimated teams from the list below that have interest in the free agent center: "ESPN sources say Mavs 'seriously interested in McGee but word is list of interested teams stretches well beyond Dallas ... Hearing Heat also have a level of interest ... McGee due to clear waivers at 5 PM Wednesday."

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Center JaVale McGee is now a free agent after the Philadelphia 76ers placed him on waivers Sunday night. McGee was released by 11:59 PM EST, which means once he clears waivers he can sign with a new team and be eligible to play in the 2015 post-season.

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