Who goes first: Towers or Gibson? 

April, 20, 2014
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The Arizona Diamondbacks let a rookie pitcher make his first-ever big league start on Saturday, but it wasn't Archie Bradley. It was Mike Bolsinger who, though staked to a 4-0 lead, lasted just four innings, allowing six earned runs on seven hits in a game the team would end up losing 8-6.

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Now that Joe Dumars has stepped down as Detroit Pistons president, the team's search for a new front-office leader is underway. Per Jeff Zillgitt and Sam Amick of USAToday.com, Jed Hughes, a representative of national search firm Korn Ferry, has been retained by the team to run the search. That's the same firm that helped lure GM Masai Ujiri to the Toronto Raptors last offseason.

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Ever since the Oakland Raiders acquired QB Matt Schaub from the Houston Texans to pair up with backup Matt McGloin, the expectation has been that they would trade or release Terrelle Pryor. It appears that one way or the other, the Raiders are going to move on from Pryor in the next 36 hours or so.

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Timeline for new Bucks arena 

April, 20, 2014
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Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens, who recently bought the Milwaukee Bucks from former owner Herb Kohl, say they are devoted to getting a new arena built as quickly as possible.

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When the 2013 collegiate campaign got underway, many had Alabama OT Cyrus Kouandjio as a projected top 5-10 draft pick. However, he didn't turn in the best season, and lingering questions about the condition of his knees have helped cause his draft stock to sink. ESPN NFL Insider Todd McShay has Kouandjio just outside of his Top 32 (No. 33, in fact) in his latest rankings.

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Dwyane Wade skipped 12 of the Miami Heat's final 17 regular-season games to rest his Achilles, hamstring and knee ailments. Even when he was on the court, he was limited to no more than 23 minutes during the final three contests.

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Finding a fit for Gavin Floyd 

April, 19, 2014
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The Atlanta Braves' rotation appeared to be in shambles a few short weeks ago when the club learned Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy would be lost for the season.

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When the Baltimore Orioles signed Johan Santana to a minor league deal in early March, it was hoped that he would be able to help the big league club sometime in June. Could the two-time Cy Young Award winner be ahead of schedule?

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Did Peyton, Gase violate CBA? 

April, 19, 2014
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UPDATE: Whether the NFL believes that OC Adam Gase and QB Peyton Manning violated the CBA when they were hosted by Alabama coach Nick Saban recently remains to be seen, but Saban doesn't think there was a problem.

"Saban told The Denver Post on Friday night he never met with quarterback Peyton Manning and offensive coordinator Adam Gase together two weeks ago, strengthening the Broncos' case that no NFL rules were broken," wrote Mike Klis and Troy E. Renck.

Still, there may be some gray area of concern, since Saban said that Gase and Manning were together, even though it was, "only to say hello and B.S. with each other."

The NFL is looking into the situation, so we should hear something from the league down the road.
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Per ESPN Alabama/SEC reporter Alex Scarborough, Nick Saban hosted Peyton Manning and Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase last week for two days.

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Carmelo Anthony and the Bulls 

April, 19, 2014
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Many NBA pundits are listing the Chicago Bulls as a possible destination for Carmelo Anthony as the forward is expected to exercise his ETO (Early Termination Option) and become part of the 2014 class of free agents. Chicago's chances to offer Anthony a better contract improved on Friday with word from salary cap expert Larry Coon that projected cap and tax thresholds are higher.

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Finding a spot for Schoop 

April, 19, 2014
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A pleasant surprise for the Baltimore Orioles has been rookie infielder Jonathan Schoop, whose four-hit game against the Red Sox on Friday night raised his season average to .304.

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Jazz refute Tyrone Corbin report 

April, 19, 2014
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There was a report from NY Daily News writer Mitch Lawrence on Friday claiming Tyrone Corbin is out as head coach of the Utah Jazz. Later in the day the Jazz refuted Lawrence's tweet.

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Latest with Mike Woodson 

April, 19, 2014
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Most observers of the New York Knicks are expecting president Phil Jackson to fire Mike Woodson, but as of Friday the head coach still had his job. According to Chris Broussard and Marc Stein, Woodson's fate likely won't be announced until sometime next week.

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The jury remains out on whether Ryan Tannehill will actually settle in as a genuine franchise quarterback for the Miami Dolphins. That's why we may see the front office select a quarterback in the back half of the draft next month.

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