Will Shady finish season strongly? 

November, 20, 2014
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After leading the NFL in rushing last season, LeSean McCoy has lacked any week-to-week consistency this season. Furthermore, Shady averaged no fewer than 4.1 yards per carry in any of his first five seasons and 5.1 YPC in 2013, but so far in 2014, he is averaging a paltry 3.7 YPC.

Checking in on Derek Carr's potential 

November, 20, 2014
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It may be difficult to get too excited about QB Derek Carr's long-term NFL future, considering that he has failed to lead his Oakland Raiders to a single victory during his rookie season. However, he has shown quite a bit of promise for a young quarterback battling long odds on a talent-starved roster.

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Could Nats deal Zimmermann? 

November, 20, 2014
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During the recent general manager meetings in Arizona, there were rumors that the Washington Nationals were considering a trade that would send Jordan Zimmermann to the Chicago Cubs. Though that speculation was quickly quashed at the time, don't be surprised to see them resurface.

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'Pitch count' for Josh Gordon's debut? 

November, 20, 2014
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On Tuesday, I took a look at what we might be able to expect from Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon in his season debut Sunday, as he comes off of his 10-game NFL-imposed suspension.

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Expectations for Foster Week 12, beyond 

November, 20, 2014
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On Wednesday, Arian Foster returned to practice, testing out his nagging groin injury, which kept him sidelined in Week 11. During that game, backup Alfred Blue racked up 36 touches for 156 yards, continuing to prove his worth as a viable NFL running back.

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Will Red Sox up offer to Lester? 

November, 20, 2014
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The price tag for free agent Jon Lester is believed to be in the neighborhood of six years for $130-$150 million, and as Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston reports, the Boston Red Sox "made a contract offer" to the pitcher when he met with the team's owners earlier this week.

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Dodgers stuck with Haren? 

November, 20, 2014
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After rumors started to surface that the Los Angeles Dodgers may be shopping Dan Haren to other teams, the veteran pitcher drew a line in the sand that, for all intents and purposes, puts the kibosh on any potential deal.

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How will Gio, Hill split workload? 

November, 20, 2014
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After missing three games due to hip and shoulder ailments, Giovani Bernard is slated to return to the gridiron on Sunday against the Houston Texans. In his absence, rookie Jeremy Hill racked up a pair of 153-yard games, so the question at hand is how the carries will be shared between Bernard and Hill this week.

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Why Shaw won't get the hook 

November, 20, 2014
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Some fans of the Denver Nuggets might be calling for Brian Shaw to lose his job, but that probably won't happen anytime soon, speculates Christopher Dempsey of The Denver Post.

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Eli in line for rebound performance? 

November, 20, 2014
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Although Eli Manning has improved this season upon his horrifically bad 2013 campaign, when he completed just 57.5 percent of his passes and posted a TD:INT ratio of 18:27, he's far from being a reliable quarterback.

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When Marcus Smart should return 

November, 20, 2014
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The Boston Celtics have been without guard Marcus Smart since Nov. 7 when he hurt his left ankle. Head coach Brad Stevens updated Smart's status on Wednesday hinting the rookie will probably return against Chicago on Friday, Nov. 28.

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Who will Marlins target next? 

November, 20, 2014
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Now that the Miami Marlins have come to terms with Giancarlo Stanton, the big question is what other moves the organization is prepared to make in order to field a competitive team in 2015.

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Jays looking to steal Sandoval? 

November, 20, 2014
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Free agent Pablo Sandoval has had his meetings with the Boston Red Sox, but no deal was signed before he left. That could give the San Francisco Giants a glimmer of hope of retaining the third baseman, but it also opened the door slightly for another team to step in.

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Why Kidd benched Jared Dudley 

November, 20, 2014
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Milwaukee head coach Jason Kidd decided to make a move with his starting lineup on Wednesday as he promoted Khris Middleton to the first unit and demoted Jared Dudley to a backup role. Why the switch?

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Tony Wroten's new role 

November, 20, 2014
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The inevitable happened on Wednesday when Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown started Michael Carter-Williams at point guard for the first time this season. Carter-Williams has been back following his recovery from shoulder surgery and he was initially brought off the bench to improve his game fitness. With Carter-Williams coming in, Brown had to move someone to the bench and that is Tony Wroten.

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