Tough cuts coming for Rockets 

October, 20, 2014
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All NBA teams must submit their opening 2014-15 regular season roster a week from today and one of the teams with difficult decisions are the Houston Rockets. The Rockets currently have a full 20-man preseason roster, which leaves five players to be moved off the team by Oct. 27.

Bradley's time not yet here? 

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The Arizona Diamondbacks used 11 different starting pitchers in 2014, and collectively, they went just 41-69 with a 4.44 ERA. Clearly, there's plenty of room for improvement in 2015. However, highly-touted prospect Archie Bradley may not be the team's first choice to provide some much-needed help come April.

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Latest buzz on new conduct policy 

October, 20, 2014
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The NFL is expected to put in place a new personal conduct policy in the coming months, and not just for players. All personnel connected to the league will fall under the umbrella, though the policy may come in two different time frames.

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Will Warriors keep a 15th man? 

October, 20, 2014
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The Golden State Warriors appear to have 14 players under contract who are locks to make the regular season roster. The 15th roster spot is up for grabs and head coach Steve Kerr isn't sure if the team will fill that position or keep it open when the regular season starts next week.

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Kawhi Leonard’s infected eyes 

October, 20, 2014
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The San Antonio Spurs are currently without starting small forward Kawhi Leonard due to an infection that is affecting both of his eyes. According to head coach Gregg Popovich, Leonard will likely miss at least the rest of the preseason and could be unavailable for the start of the regular season next week.

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Pacers without David West 

October, 20, 2014
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Indiana Pacers starting power forward David West went down with a sprained right ankle on Saturday and his return to the active roster is uncertain. According to The Indianapolis Star, West will have an MRI on Monday to help determine the extent of the injury and a timeline to return.

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CB Fuller out an extended period? 

October, 20, 2014
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The Chicago Bears announced that rookie CB Kyle Fuller was forced from Sunday's game due to a hip injury. The severity of that malady is unclear, but it appears that a hand injury he also sustained could keep him out of game action this week.

"More bad news for the Bears: stud rookie CB Kyle Fuller broke his hand and suffered a hip pointer today. Hard to play corner w/1 hand," tweeted Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com.

The Bears already had been playing without CB Charles Tillman, who has been out since Week 2, so losing Fuller for an extended period could be rough on their already struggling defense.

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Links from around the rink - Oct. 20 

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It has been a rough October for the Colorado Avalanche, who have just one win their first six games and are dealing with injuries to goaltenders Semyon Varlamov and Reto Berra.

Despite the shortage, the Avs apparently have no interest in Ilya Bryzgalov, who was with the Minnesota Wild in training camp on a tryout offer before being released.

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Xavier Henry's lingering knee issue 

October, 20, 2014
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Xavier Henry was hoping to finally get over all his injuries the last few years, but heading into the 2014-15 regular season the swingman is still having pain in his surgically repaired right knee.

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Tyler off to China; Lakers roster set? 

October, 20, 2014
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The Los Angeles Lakers have yet to make any cuts ahead of the NBA regular season, but they could start on Monday. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Lakers are set to release Jeremy Tyler so he can sign a contract with a team in China.

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NBA update: Extensions and Options 

October, 20, 2014
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First round picks from the 2011 NBA draft or those that signed rookie contracts that year are eligible to sign an extension by Oct. 31. Should deals not get done they will be restricted free agents next July if tendered a qualifying offer by June 30.

So far Kyrie Irving, No. 1 pick in the 2011 NBA draft, has signed a max five-year extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers, while the Morris twins have signed with the Phoenix Suns. The Denver Nuggets and power forward Kenneth Faried also completed a four-year, $50 million extension.

Teams also have until Oct. 31 to pick up the fourth-year team option for 2012 first round picks and third-year team options for 2013 first round picks. Portland's Damian Lillard, Indiana's Solomon Hill, Toronto's Terrence Ross and Jonas Valanciunas and Washington's Otto Porter Jr. and Bradley Beal, Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo and John Henson as well as New York's Shane Larkin had their option picked up prior to Sunday. Yesterday Minnesota picked up the options for Anthony Bennett, Gorgui Dieng and Shabazz Muhammad and Sacramento did the same for Ben McLemore.

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V-Jax, Gresham on trade block? 

October, 19, 2014
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With the NFL trade deadline coming up on Oct. 28, and the Seattle Seahawks and Buffalo Bills having just pulled off the Percy Harvin trade, we are sure to hear plenty of trade rumors in the coming days.

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Will Chiefs slow Rivers down? 

October, 19, 2014
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The Kansas City Chiefs D has been solid against the pass this season, ranking sixth in the NFL in passing yards allowed per game (214.4). They haven't even allowed an opposing quarterback to rack up a 300-yard game, despite facing the likes of Peyton Manning and Tom Brady.

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Bynum's days with Boston numbered? 

October, 19, 2014
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The Boston Celtics pulled off a minor trade this week, when they shipped Joel Anthony to the Detroit Pistons for Will Bynum. The move was done partly to shed salary, and it appears that Bynum's stay in Beantown will be short-lived.

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Will Ray Rice return in November? 

October, 19, 2014
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Due to his NFL-imposed suspension, we haven't seen Ray Rice on the field this season. However, that could change over the course of the next month.

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