Extensions ahead for Murray, Garrett? 

September, 30, 2014
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When a franchise has key people performing well, it often leads to wins, but it also can lead to huge paydays that can sap cap space. Consider DeMarco Murray, who has racked up an NFL-best 534 yards and five touchdowns during the first four games of the final year of his rookie contract.

Everth Cabrera on shaky ground? 

September, 30, 2014
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After seeing his stock take a precipitous fall, Everth Cabrera may no longer be assured of being the San Diego Padres' Opening Day shortstop in 2015.

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Aldridge's commitment to Blazers 

September, 30, 2014
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LaMarcus Aldridge is eligible to sign an extension with the Portland Trail Blazers, but he has already said he will chose free agency in 2015 instead of adding more years to his deal now. That doesn't mean however that he's looking to leave the Rose City next July.

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Rudy Gay's future with Kings 

September, 30, 2014
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Rudy Gay could have joined the 2014 free agent market, but he wisely chose to exercise his $19.3 million player option for the 2014-15 season. Gay is eligible to sign a three-year extension with the Sacramento Kings instead of becoming a free agent next July. That subject was discussed on Monday and Gay says he will let his agent handle any talks with management so he can concentrate on making the team better on the floor.

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Will Yankees spend on pitching? 

September, 30, 2014
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It is a knee-jerk reaction to connect the New York Yankees to any high-priced free agent, but that may not necessarily be the case this winter.

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Blackout rule coming to an end Tuesday? 

September, 30, 2014
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For decades, the NFL's blackout rule has kept fans from watching home games on TV, if they don't "sell out" early enough. The rule has been under siege in recent years and may finally come to a formal end on Tuesday.

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Who replaces Gardenhire? 

September, 30, 2014
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The Minnesota Twins are looking to hire just their third manager since the Reagan Administration following the decision of general manager Terry Ryan to part ways with Ron Gardenhire on Monday.

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Alonzo Gee to camp with Nuggets 

September, 30, 2014
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There was a report Saturday claiming free agent forward Alonzo Gee was drawing interest from the Denver Nuggets. It turns out the report is correct and according to Shams Charania of RealGM.com, Gee will report to the Nuggets on Tuesday.

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Aaron Gray's cardiac issue 

September, 30, 2014
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The Detroit Pistons will have their first day of training camp on Tuesday, but backup center Aaron Gray will be sitting out the sessions. Gray suffered a "cardiac episode" in late August during a workout and as a result he might miss most of the preseason.

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DeAngelo Williams out several weeks? 

September, 30, 2014
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The Carolina Panthers backfield has been devastated by injuries, as DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert are battling significant maladies. Stewart and Tolbert missed Sunday's game, and Williams was unable to finish.

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Will Sixers keep Keith Bogans? 

September, 30, 2014
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The Philadelphia 76ers acquired Keith Bogans last Saturday via a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers and general manager Sam Hinkie was asked on Monday if the 11-year NBA veteran will make the regular season roster. As of Monday, Bogans had not reported to the Sixers and that might continue.

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Robinson prefers to stay with Nuggets 

September, 30, 2014
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Nate Robinson will be a free agent in 2015 and Monday he was asked if he wants to re-sign with the Denver Nuggets next summer. If it's up to Robinson, he'll finish out his playing career in the Mile High City, according to The Denver Post.

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Third base options in Baltimore 

September, 30, 2014
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The Baltimore Orioles have until 10 a.m. ET Thursday to finalize their roster for the American League Division Series against Detroit, but manager Buck Showalter indicated that he may make up his mind today, says Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com.

With Manny Machado out for the season following knee surgery and Chris Davis serving a suspension, the Orioles face a tough call at third base, where Ryan Flaherty, Kelly Johnson and Jimmy Paredes have split time over the last few weeks.

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Martell Webster's uncertain return 

September, 30, 2014
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Martell Webster had surgery in late June to repair a herniated disk in his lower back. The initial timeline had Webster's full recovery at 3-5 months and with training camp opening up today, the Washington Wizards swingman still doesn't know when he'll be ready to play.

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Why Michael Beasley might stick with Griz 

September, 30, 2014
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The Memphis Grizzlies have 14 players with full salary protection for 2014-15, which means all the camp invitees will complete for the last roster spot, should the team carry 15 players into the regular season. One of those camp invitees is forward Michael Beasley and he has a legit chance to make the roster.

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