Ray Allen still in no hurry 

September, 2, 2014
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The list of remaining 2014 free agents is down to the bare-bones however one shooting guard has a lot of teams waiting for him to announce whether he's going to play another season or retire. With just a few weeks to go until training camps open around the league, Ray Allen is still in no hurry to announce which way he is leaning.

Short-term IR for Marquess Wilson? 

September, 2, 2014
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As training camp got underway, Marquess Wilson was expected to settle in as the Chicago Bears' No. 3 wide receiver, giving the team a talented trio atop the depth chart with Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery and Wilson. Unfortunately, that plan was tabled after he broke his right collarbone in early August, requiring surgery to repair the damage.

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When Koponen wants to move to NBA 

September, 2, 2014
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Petteri Koponen's contract with Russian side BC Khimki after this coming season and he's aiming to finally make a move to the NBA next summer.

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Wayne Ellington's FA market 

September, 2, 2014
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Sunday was the deadline, per the collective bargaining agreement, to waive a player and be able to "stretch" his 2014-15 over multiple years. According to ESPN.com's Marc Stein, the Sacramento Kings did beat the deadline as they released shooting guard Wayne Ellington on Sunday. The Kings acquired Ellington as part of a four-player trade with the New York Knicks on Aug. 6. and there had been talk that he would be waived before the start of training camp.

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Will we see Manziel in Week 1? 

September, 2, 2014
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Although veteran backup Brian Hoyer beat out rookie Johnny Manziel for the Cleveland Browns' starting quarterback job in Week 1, that doesn't necessarily mean that we won't see both quarterbacks in action against the Pittsburgh Steelers this weekend.

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Pacers: Chris Singleton's make-good deal 

September, 2, 2014
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The Indiana Pacers are looking at small forward options in the wake of loosing Paul George for the 2014-15 season and Monday David Pick of Eurobasket.com reported the team and free agent Chris Singleton have agreed to terms.

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Closer controversy in Toronto? 

September, 1, 2014
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When Aaron Sanchez recorded a six-out save for Toronto on Saturday, it raised questions about whether Casey Janssen is still the Blue Jays closer. Who will take the ball in the ninth for the Jays over the final month of the regular season?

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Rumors that the New England Patriots might trade backup QB Ryan Mallett to the Houston Texans were standard fare here on Rumor Central from the minute that former Pats OC Bill O'Brien took over as the Texans head coach. The two sides finally pulled off the swap on Sunday.

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Reduced role for Hahn down the stretch? 

September, 1, 2014
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Young right-hander Jesse Hahn (7-3, 3.00 ERA, 1.18 WHIP) has been one of the bright spot in an otherwise forgettable season for the San Diego Padres, but don't be surprised if you see less of him in September.

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Rizzo returning on Monday? 

September, 1, 2014
Sep 1
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Anthony Rizzo's lower back tightness kept him out of Chicago's four-game series against St. Louis, and now the question is whether the Cubs slugging first baseman will return on Monday for the series-opener against Milwaukee.

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What can we expect from Wheaton? 

September, 1, 2014
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Second-year WR Markus Wheaton had a yawner of a preseason, as he caught only five passes for 67 yards and a score. It's an innocuous stat line that has garnered him very little buzz in Fantasyland. To wit, in ESPN leagues, Wheaton currently is averaging out as the No. 53 wideout coming off of draft boards -- 143rd overall.

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When Ellsbury returns to the lineup 

September, 1, 2014
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Jacoby Ellsbury appeared in Sunday's New York Yankees game as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning, but a sprained ankle has kept him out of the starting lineup since Friday.

When can the Yankees expect to pencil Ellsbury back into the top spot in the batting order? Here's the latest on that.

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Carlos Gomez to miss time? 

September, 1, 2014
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Milwaukee begins the month of September tied with St. Louis atop the National League Central division with an important series in Chicago against the Cubs. But the Brewers also enter the month with some questions surrounding the health of key center fielder Carlos Gomez.

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How hot is Jeff Fisher's seat? 

September, 1, 2014
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Jeff Fisher had an incredible 17-year run as head coach of the Tennessee Titans franchise, dating back to their days as the Houston Oilers. He had the complete devotion of owner Bud Adams, which gave him longevity, despite stretches when the team struggled.

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Rajon Rondo, agent refute trade request 

September, 1, 2014
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Comments from ESPNBoston.com's Jackie McMullen regarding Rajon Rondo and his trade request were swiftly refuted by the agency that represents the point guard.

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