Why Rams-to-L.A. is growing unlikely 

December, 18, 2014
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The San Diego Chargers announced Wednesday their intent to stay in San Diego in 2015, rather than attempt to move to Los Angeles. The other teams most often connected to L.A. are the St. Louis Rams and Oakland Raiders.

Is Kemp deal in trouble? 

December, 18, 2014
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The San Diego Padres have a deal in place with the Los Angeles Dodgers that would bring outfielder Matt Kemp to the team. However, with a Thursday deadline to finalize the trade, there are concerns as to why the transaction has yet to become official.

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Dwight Howard's plan RE his knee 

December, 18, 2014
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After missing 11 games due to a sore knee, Dwight Howard has returned to the active roster, but on Tuesday he sat out practice. Howard did play 43 minutes on Wednesday against Denver and put up 24 points, 16 rebounds and four blocks. Howard may have to sit out more practices so the soreness can be controlled moving forward.

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Corey Brewer back on the block 

December, 18, 2014
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Corey Brewer has been in the rumor mill for that last few months since a good number of teams are in need of a wing defender, but Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations/head coach Flip Saunders has publicly stated he's not willing to trade the swingman. Well, Saunders may be changing his mind, according to ESPN.com's Marc Stein and Brian Windhorst.

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Periostitis benches Mitch McGary 

December, 18, 2014
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The 2014 rookie class has been dealt several injuries, some are season-ending, and Oklahoma City forward/center Mitch McGary is one of them. McGary has hardly played during his rookie season due to a foot fracture and now he's out with periostitis to one of his legs.

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We haven't seen C.J. Spiller on the field since Oct. 19, because he has been recovering from surgery that repaired a broken collarbone. Spiller, who remains on short-term IR, was able to take part in a limited practice Wednesday.

Will he return to action Sunday against the Oakland Raiders?

“I’ll see how the rest of the week goes,” he said, per the Buffalo News.

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Brook Lopez to opt in? 

December, 18, 2014
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Center Brook Lopez will be under contract through 2015-16 with the Brooklyn Nets should he exercise his player option for next season. That seems to be the likely scenario, according to Grantland's Zach Lowe.

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Alexey Shved back to Europe? 

December, 18, 2014
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Alexey Shved has not been given as big of a role as he would like in the NBA, first with the Minnesota Timberwolves and now the Philadelphia 76ers, so there is a good chance he will head back to Europe after this season, according to Shams Charania of RealGM.com. Shved's contract, paying $3.28 million this season, expires on June 30.

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Is Dalton a good fantasy play vs. Denver? 

December, 17, 2014
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Andy Dalton was intercepted 20 times last season, but his 33 touchdown passes were enough to entice many people to select him in the later rounds of their fantasy draft this year. Entering Week 16, Cincinnati's 27-year-old quarterback has a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 15-to-14, making those that drafted him regret ever doing so.

Is Dalton worth considering in Week 16 against Denver defense that has allowed 26 passing touchdowns this season? Or should we expect more of the same? Here's more on that.

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Who NYJ may target with 2015 first-rounder 

December, 17, 2014
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It's no secret that quarterback remains an enormous issue for the New York Jets, but unless they trade up in next year's draft they'll likely miss out on either of the top two QBs -- Oregon's Marcus Mariota and Florida State's Jameis Winston. How does that alter their plans?

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Russell Wilson's future fantasy value 

December, 17, 2014
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Again this season, Seattle's Russell Wilson has utilized his mobility to extend plays and find open receivers. But more often than ever, he's also used his legs to turn it upfield and pick up yardage himself. This will be something to think about when you head into your fantasy draft next fall.

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Mark Jackson in mix for Kings job? 

December, 17, 2014
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Lots of speculation is going on with the Sacramento Kings after Michael Malone was relieved of his duties as their head coach on Monday. An interesting meeting took place on Tuesday night as current ESPN commentator Mark Jackson met with Kings advisor Chris Mullin, Kings general manager Pete D'Alessandro and center DeMarcus Cousins behind closed doors after the Sacramento-Oklahoma City game, reports Sam Amick of USA Today.

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Cavs covet Matthews, Koufos 

December, 17, 2014
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The Cleveland Cavaliers have been in the rumor mill for the last few months and one of their known targets via a trade is Memphis Grizzlies backup center Kosta Koufos. That interest has been reported a few times, which now includes an item from Chris Haynes of Northeast Ohio Media Group. Haynes also listed Portland's Wesley Matthews as a player the Cavs covet.

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Bucks without Jabari Parker 

December, 17, 2014
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Milwaukee Bucks rookie forward Jabari Parker hurt his left knee during Monday's game against the Phoenix Suns and Tuesday night news broke that he suffered a torn ACL. As a result, Parker's season is over. The recovery timeline for a torn ACL normally runs 12 to 18 months, so Parker likely won't return to the Bucks' active roster until early 2016.

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Angels shopping Hamilton? 

December, 17, 2014
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BY trading for outfielder Matt Joyce, the Los Angeles Angels got themselves, as ESPN.com's David Schoenfield writes, "an insurance policy for Josh Hamilton. The team lacked another left-handed hitting outfielder behind Hamilton and Kole Calhoun, so if Hamilton is injured, Joyce can move into a left field platoon with Collin Cowgill."

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