Surprise OF demotion for Twins 

March, 29, 2015
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Aaron Hicks started 53 games in center field for the Minnesota Twins in 2014, and the belief was that the 25-year-old would once again anchor the team's outfield this coming season. However, manager Paul Molitor has decided that Hicks would be best served by a trip to Triple-A.

Blanton to choose Royals? 

March, 29, 2015
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Joe Blanton has until Wednesday to make up his mind whether or not to ask the Kansas City Royals to let him out of the minor-league contract he signed this spring. With no guarantee that the Royals will take a chance on a pitcher who hasn't pitched since 2013, it's a tough call.

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Mariners to go with six SP? 

March, 29, 2015
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The battle for the final spot in the Seattle Mariners rotation has all but ended, with Taijuan Walker appearing to have won the job. That said, the team may not stop at just five starting pitchers for 2015.

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More Pierre Garcon in 2015? 

March, 28, 2015
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After a monster 2013 season in which Pierre Garcon was targeted 184 times and ended up with 113 reception, 1,346 yards and 5 touchdowns, last season was a big letdown. Washington brought in DeSean Jackson, and Garcon's targets fell to 105. Not surprisingly, Garcon's other numbers followed the downward trend (752 yards and 3 touchdowns). Why, then, might we be able to expect a bounce-back year for the 28-year-old?

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How serious is CarGo's latest injury? 

March, 28, 2015
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Injuries have forced Carlos Gonzalez to miss at least 27 games in each of the past four MLB seasons, so when Colorado's left fielder left Friday's game early with knee pain there was immediate cause for concern. How serious is this injury?

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Nate Robinson still waiting 

March, 28, 2015
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UPDATE: According to the Los Angeles Times, the Clippers still need more time to look at Nate Robinson's sore left knee before they will give him a rest-of-season contract. Robinson is with the team on their road trip and while they played against the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday, he watched from the hotel. He will travel with them up to Boston for Sunday's game against the Celtics. -------------------- The second 10-day contract signed by guard Nate Robinson expired on Thursday night, so the Los Angeles Clippers will have to let him go or offer a rest-of-season deal. Are the Clippers going to keep the high-strung guard?

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Robert Sacre's future with Lakers 

March, 28, 2015
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The Los Angeles Lakers have one of the worst records in the NBA and as they look to remake the roster, several players currently on the teams won't be returning next season. Center Robert Sacre is one of the players who could be let go in the summer. If it's up to him, he prefers to stay in LA.

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Houston's injury crisis 

March, 28, 2015
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The Houston Rockets have welcomed back Dwight Howard to the active roster, but they still can't get away from the injuries as they are missing several players. Those currently unavailable for game action include point guard Patrick Beverley (wrist), forward Terrence Jones (lung), forward/center Donatas Motiejunas (ankle) and forward Kostas Papanikolaou (ankle).

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Nik Stauskas earning more minutes 

March, 27, 2015
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The Sacramento Kings used the No. 8 selection in the 2014 NBA on Michigan guard Nik Stauskas and earlier in the season there were rumors the team was so disappointed with him that they were shopping the rookie. The Kings now have George Karl as the head coach, their third season, and Stauskas is playing a lot better and therefore getting more minutes.

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Wizards finally adding Will Bynum 

March, 27, 2015
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UPDATE: The contract between the Wizards and Bynum was signed Friday morning. -------------------- The Washington Wizards have been linked with a possible move for point guard Will Bynum over the last few months and Friday he is expected to sign a contract, reports CSN Washington.

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Greg Monroe's uncertain return 

March, 27, 2015
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UPDATE: According to Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press, Monroe said on Friday that he fully expects to play before season ends on April 15. No update though on when that might happen. -------------------- Greg Monroe has missed the last five games due to what the Detroit Pistons are listing as a right knee strain and Wednesday Stan Van Gundy could not give the media a day when his starting power forward might return to the active roster.

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Why Nerlens Noel is a ROY candidate 

March, 27, 2015
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When the 2014-15 Rookie of the Year award is given out the winner will likely be Minnesota's Andrew Wiggins. Wiggins has been consistent throughout the season, which will likely give him the advantage over some of his competition who are making a late charge. Those rookies include Orlando's Elfrid Payton, Chicago Nikola Mirotic and Philadelphia's Nerlens Noel. Others under consideration for All-Rookie honors will include Utah's Dante Exum, Boston's Marcus Smart, Denver's Jusuf Nurkic and LA Lakers Jordan Clarkson. Regarding Noel, Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown believes his player should be in the mix for the award.

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Earl Clark and the Nets 

March, 27, 2015
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The Brooklyn Nets have an open roster position and with 20 game-days remaining on the 2014-15 schedule, the team has announced the signing of forward Earl Clark to a 10-day contract, according to Mike Mazzeo of ESPNNewYork.com.

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Jamal Crawford vows to return 

March, 27, 2015
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The Los Angeles Clippers have been without guard Jamal Crawford since Mar. 4 (11 games) due to a right calf contusion. Crawford said it's "the weirdest" injury he's ever had in the 15 seasons he's been in the NBA.

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Braves lineup takes shape 

March, 27, 2015
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The gameplan for the start of the 2015 season seems to be set for the Atlanta Braves. According to Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the team is locked in at four positions with catcher Christian Bethancourt, first baseman Freddie Freeman, shortstop Andrelton Simmons and right fielder Nick Markakis.

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