No place for Hosmer? 

August, 23, 2014
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It could be a while before Eric Hosmer is activated from the disabled list. And when he does, there is no guarantee of a place in the Kansas City Royals' lineup, reports Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star.

Mark Cuban-Daryl Morey feud? 

August, 23, 2014
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Sports teams in close proximity always have a good rivalry, but some are more intense than others. That can be said regarding the Dallas Mavericks and the Houston Rockets as Mark Cuban and Daryl Morey like to go at each other. That is one of the reasons why Cuban and his Mavs tendered a three-year, $46 million offer sheet to free agent forward Chandler Parsons that was not matched by Morey.

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Possible promotions in Detroit 

August, 23, 2014
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When it came to September call-ups, former Tigers manager Jim Leyland was not in favor of promoting a host of players that led to a crowded clubhouse and dugout. Unless adding a player filled a specific need, Leyland was content to keep his roster as is.

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Will Posey end up at first base? 

August, 23, 2014
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The San Francisco Giants could borrow a page out of the Minnesota Twins' playbook and move a high-priced power-hitting catcher to a new position.

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How secure is Geno as Jets' starter? 

August, 23, 2014
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After Friday's preseason tilt, New York Jets coach Rex Ryan dubbed Geno Smith his Week 1 starter over Michael Vick, as expected.

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Hakim Warrick and the Spurs 

August, 23, 2014
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Free agent forward Hakim Warrick is hoping to land a spot on an NBA roster this coming season and he's chosen to work out with the San Antonio Spurs, reports The Post-Standard.

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Filling in for Machado 

August, 23, 2014
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The Baltimore Orioles received some bad news Friday regarding third baseman Manny Machado, who reportedly will have have right knee surgery within the week and will miss the rest of the season.

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NBA: Training camp contracts 

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All 30 NBA teams will spend the next five weeks inviting players to training camp, and while some might get a small amount of guaranteed money, most will sign deals with no salary protection. Almost all of the camp invitees will be waived at some point during the preseason and, for those with less than three years of NBA experience, they may not be released until just prior to the start of the 2014-15 regular season, so teams can designate them to their D-League rosters.

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Norris a September call-up? 

August, 23, 2014
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Daniel Norris has experienced a meteoric rise through Toronto’s minor league system. The next step could be a September call-up by the Blue Jays.

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Will 49ers consider artificial turf? 

August, 23, 2014
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The San Francisco 49ers' new $1.2 billion Levi's Stadium has all of the bells and whistles one could imagine, except that most basic of football needs: a functional gridiron.

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Warriors passed on Afflalo deal? 

August, 22, 2014
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In a story today by Ric Bucher of BleacherReport.com centered around Klay Thompson reportedly being unhappy about being tossed around this summer in trade talks involving Kevin Love, there is another nugget in there regarding a move Golden State could have made with Orlando for Arron Afflalo.

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'Bell cow' role for Muscle Hamster? 

August, 22, 2014
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As a rookie, Doug Martin cranked out 1,910 yards and a dozen touchdowns, while averaging 4.6 yards per carry and 9.6 yards per catch. Last season, he averaged only 3.6 yards per carry and 5.5 yards per catch in six games before his season ended due to an injury.

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It's never too early to look ahead, and that's a big part of what we do here at Rumor Central, so lets turn our attention to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Will a new-look Lakers team with Byron Scott running the show, Kobe Bryant back on the court and new additions like Carlos Boozer, Jeremy Lin and Julius Randle be enough to contend for a playoff spot in the Western Conference next season?

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Gardenhire to return for 2015? 

August, 22, 2014
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The Minnesota Twins sit firmly in last place in the American League Central, and are facing the possibility of a fourth consecutive season with 66 or fewer wins. That lack of recent success certainly raises the question as to whether or not the time has come for a change of leadership in the dugout.

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Pelicans over injury woes? 

August, 22, 2014
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Injuries shortened the seasons of the New Orleans Pelicans' nucleus last season, from Anthony Davis (ankle, back) to Jrue Holiday (leg) to Eric Gordon (knee) to Ryan Anderson (neck).

Davis is over the ankle and back troubles that cost him 15 games in his second NBA season, but what about the others?

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