Concern about Vereen's workload? 

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In the season opener, it looked like the New England Patriots were going to ride RB Shane Vereen often this season. He finished the loss to the Miami Dolphins with seven rushes for 36 yards and a score and five catches for another 35 yards -- not eye-popping numbers, but they were promising.

Will Justin Hunter still break out? 

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Even before second-year WR Justin Hunter tore up the preseason with 217 yards on 10 catches (second in the NFL), he was on the fantasy radar as a breakout candidate -- especially as a red-zone threat. However, after he pulled in zero touchdowns and just five of 14 targets for 89 yards during his first two regular-season contests, owners are getting concerned.

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The Phillies tried to be as diplomatic as possible regarding Jonathan Papelbon, the volatile closer who drew a seven-game suspension for making a lewd gesture at fans Sunday as he walked off the field to boos in the ninth inning.

"We apologize to our fans for the actions of our player yesterday,” concluded a statement released by the club.

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Make or break year in Queens? 

September, 16, 2014
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There are ample signs pointing to manager Terry Collins and general manager Sandy Alderson keeping their jobs with the New York Mets.

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Will Elam continue working the slot? 

September, 16, 2014
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Although the Baltimore Ravens used rookie free safety Terrence Brooks to defend the slot with the first team during the preseason, they swapped him out for fellow safety Matt Elam during the first two weeks.

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Will Rays shop Hellickson, Joyce? 

September, 16, 2014
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Tampa Bay Rays owner Stuart Sternberg conceded last week that his 2015 payroll is headed down from a franchise-record $80 million.

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Big Week 3 role for Knile Davis? 

September, 16, 2014
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Typically, a high ankle sprain will cost a player several games. That means that Jamaal Charles is iffy, at best, for Week 3 after sustaining a high ankle sprain during Sunday's loss to the Denver Broncos.

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Klay Thompson better than Kobe Bryant? 

September, 16, 2014
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The Golden State Warriors have until Oct. 31 to sign Klay Thompson to an extension and if that doesn't happen he will become a restricted free agent on July, 1 2015. Thompson and his agent, Bill Duffy, prefer to get the deal done by the October deadline. That may not happen as Thompson and Duffy want a max deal, while the Warriors prefer to pay a lot less than that amount.

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Wren's job in jeopardy? 

September, 16, 2014
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The odds of October baseball in Atlanta are dwindling by the day. The Braves have just a 1.4 percent chance of making the playoffs, according to ESPN.com’s standings, after dropping their fourth straight game Monday night.

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Ryan Hollins' free agent market 

September, 16, 2014
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NBA teams will open training camps in two weeks and at this time free agent center Ryan Hollins remains on the market. That may not last for too much longer as a good number of teams have shown interest, according to Hollins.

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Fins planning for Jordan, Jones return? 

September, 16, 2014
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NFL.com has reported that if the NFL and NFLPA finalize a new drug policy, Dion Jordan and Reshad Jones will immediately be reinstated from their respective suspensions.

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Clippers add Joe Ingles; Roster set? 

September, 16, 2014
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The Los Angeles Clippers have been looking to improve the small forward position and Monday they agreed to terms with Australian swingman Joe Ingles. Last season he played in Israel for David Baltt's Maccabi Tel Aviv.

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Why Celtics might trade Brandon Bass 

September, 16, 2014
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The Boston Celtics will enter training camp with a plethora of big men on the roster, which has some speculating that president of basketball operations Danny Ainge might deal one of them. Currently the roster includes Kelly Olynyk, Brandon Bass, Jared Sullinger, Tyler Zeller, Vitor Faverani and Joel Anthony. Out of that group, Bass could be most affected by the addition of Zeller to the roster.

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Deron Williams' plan for 2014-15 

September, 16, 2014
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Deron Williams had another injury-plagued season with the Brooklyn Nets in 2013-14 due to his chronically bad ankles and he had surgery on both of them in the Spring. Williams has been working out at the Nets training facility and he told the media, including ESPNNewYork.com on Monday, that for the first time in a few years his entire body feels great.

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Impact of Ryu injury on Kershaw 

September, 16, 2014
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The Los Angeles Dodgers received some encouraging news Monday when an MRI of Hyun-Jin Ryu's left shoulder showed no structural damage.

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