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  • Tyler Anderson LAD SP
    Dodgers' Tyler Anderson: Quality start in loss
    6m ago

    Anderson (13-2) took the defeat Sunday in Kansas City, allowing three runs on seven hits, a walk and a hit batsman while striking out four in six innings.

    Anderson allowed a run to score in the first, third and sixth innings. He managed to navigate other trouble as he left a runner in scoring position in four of his six frames. It was just the second loss of the season for the lefty. He has seven quality starts in his last eight outings and has compiled a 2.15 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 34:12 K:BB with two homers allowed in 50.1 innings in that span. His next start will likely be at the end of the week against Miami.

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  • Ryan Feltner COL SP
    Rockies' Ryan Feltner: Hit hard in loss
    13m ago

    Feltner (2-4) took the loss during Sunday's 7-4 defeat at the hands of the Diamondbacks, allowing six runs (five earned) on seven hits and two walks with three strikeouts in 4.1 innings.

    Making a second turn through the rotation, Feltner surrendered four runs early as a result of a Christian Walker double and 460-foot three-run home run before permitting two more runs on a double and an error in the fourth inning. The 25-year-old has allowed five earned runs in consecutive starts and has given up 14 total runs across 13.2 innings in three starts this month. He carries a 6.39 ERA and 1.48 WHIP into his next start, scheduled for next weekend against San Francisco.

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  • Joc Pederson SF LF
    Giants' Joc Pederson: X-rays negative
    16m ago

    Pederson (hand) underwent X-rays that came back negative Sunday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Pederson sustained a right hand contusion during Sunday's win over the Pirates, but he isn't dealing with any structural damage. He said after the game that he hopes to be available off the bench Monday against Arizona and hopes to return to the lineup Tuesday.

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  • Adam Engel CHW RF
    White Sox's Adam Engel: Swipes 11th base
    17m ago

    Engel went 0-for-4 with a stolen base in a 5-3 win Sunday over Detroit.

    Engel reached on a force out and stole second base in the second. It was his 11th stolen base in 13 attempts this season. Sunday was just his third start in the last 18 contests. Since the All-Star break, the 30-year-old is 3-for-28 with 13 strikeouts. For the season his slash line has dropped to .235/.286/.337 and he appears to have turned into nothing more than a late-inning defensive replacement for the White Sox.

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  • Tanner Scott MIA RP
    Marlins' Tanner Scott: Blows save, takes loss
    19m ago

    Scott (4-5) allowed three runs on three hits and three walks in one inning Sunday against Atlanta. He blew the save opportunity and took the loss.

    Scott blew the save on the very first pitch he threw, serving up a game-tying shot to Michael Harris to begin the ninth. The 28-year-old southpaw then gave up two more runs and took his fifth loss of the year. It was his first blown save sine July 13 and the first time he gave up more than two runs in an outing since June 15. Scott is now sporting a 67:34 K:BB and a 4.60 ERA through 47 innings.

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  • Kendall Graveman CHW RP
    White Sox's Kendall Graveman: Picks up sixth save
    24m ago

    Graveman earned the save Sunday against Detroit, allowing a run on two hits while striking out one in the ninth inning in a 5-3 win.

    Liam Hendriks converted saves on Friday and Saturday so Graveman was given the opportunity to close Sunday. Harold Castro launched a solo homer with one out but Graveman was able to get the final two outs and preserve the victory for Chicago. It was his first save since July 2. The 31-year-old has been a bit shaky since the All-Star break, allowing five runs in nine innings while walking six batters.

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  • Alexander Mattison MIN RB
    Vikings' Alexander Mattison: Light work in fill-in start
    11m ago

    Mattison started Sunday's preseason tilt against the Raiders in place of Dalvin Cook (hand/rest), finishing with three carries for eight yards and no targets in the passing game.

    Cook's hand injury isn't expected to jeopardize his Week 1 status, so fantasy managers do not need to read too much into Mattison starting this contest. The fourth-year back has proven to be a reliable fantasy asset when asked to fill in for the oft-injured Cook in the past, but Mattison's role nearly vanishes when the Vikings' star is at full strength. For leagues that have drafted already, Mattison could be worth holding onto until we see Cook officially enter one of Minnesota's remaining two preseason games.

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  • Tutu Atwell LAR WR
    Rams' Tutu Atwell: Being protected in preseason
    1h ago

    Coach Sean McVay told reporters on Sunday that Atwell's absence in Saturday's preseason game against the Chargers was "a credit to what (Atwell has) done, but it's also in response to Van Jefferson's availability," Gilbert Manzano of The Orange County Register reports.

    McVay's comments, combined with neither Atwell nor Ben Skowronek seeing the field on Saturday, make it seem like Jefferson may not be ready in time for Week 1. Atwell has also seemingly locked up a spot on the final 53-man roster with his coach's insistence on keeping him out of action, and he and Skowronek could split reps as the No. 3 wide receiver until Jefferson's return.

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  • Joe Burrow CIN QB
    Bengals' Joe Burrow: Logs 7-on-7 reps Sunday
    2h ago

    Burrow (appendix) participated in 7-on-7 drills during his return to practice Sunday, Ben Baby of ESPN reports.

    In his first practice since having his appendix removed, Burrow was eased back into the mix, but he actually did more Sunday than coach Zac Taylor had anticipated. "We talked about doing two reps in 7-on-7," Taylor noted after practice. "And then he took 10. That's how it goes sometimes." Though it's uncertain when Burrow will resume practicing fully, the Bengals' franchise QB has ample time to ready himself for the team's Week 1 contest, at home against the Steelers.

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  • Rashaad Penny SEA RB
    Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Sits out preseason opener
    2h ago

    Penny, who is dealing with a minor groin injury, didn't play in Saturday's preseason opener against the Steelers, Gregg Bell of the Seattle News-Tribune reports.

    With Penny sitting this one out, 2022 second-rounder Kenneth Walker drew the start at running back for Seattle, while Travis Homer, DeeJay Dallas and Darwin Thompson also logged carries. For now, consider Penny day-to-day ahead of Thursday night's contest against the Bears.

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  • Gabe Brkic GB K
    Gabe Brkic: Waived with injury designation
    2h ago

    The Packers waived Brkic (hamstring) with an injury designation Sunday, Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com reports.

    Brkic reportedly tweaked his hamstring during Friday's pregame warmups but still opted to kick in the preseason opener. The Oklahoma product made all three of his extra-point tries, but he badly misfired on his first field-goal attempt as a professional. With Mason Crosby (knee) still on the PUP list following offseason surgery, the Packers' No. 2 spot remains up for grabs. In a corresponding move, Green Bay signed USFL kicker Ramiz Ahmed, who figures to operate as the primary place kicker during during Week 2 of the preseason.

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  • Brian Burns CAR DE
    Panthers' Brian Burns: Brief appearance Saturday
    2h ago

    Burns played three defensive snaps in Saturday's 23-21 preseason win over the Commanders.

    Burns got his feet wet with a brief cameo to kick off the preseason. Coming off back-to-back nine-sack campaigns, Burns will likely ramp up his activity level prior to Week 1.

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  • Jake LaRavia MEM F
    Grizzlies' Jake LaRavia: Should compete for starting job
    41m ago

    LaRavia is expected to compete for a starting role ahead of the 2022-23 season, Joe Mullinax of Locked On Grizzlies reports.

    LaRavia was a first-round pick in the 2022 NBA Draft after performing well at Wake Forest last year, and a starting role should be available in the Grizzlies' frontcourt since Jaren Jackson (foot) is expected to miss several months following a procedure that he underwent in late June. LaRavia is best known for his offensive impact, as he shot 36.4 percent from beyond the arc over his three collegiate seasons and averaged 14.6 points, 6.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 34.1 games with the Demon Deacons last year. The 20-year-old had a lackluster performance in the Summer League last month but should be firmly in the competition for a starting role early in the year.

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  • Tim Hardaway Jr. DAL SG
    Mavericks' Tim Hardaway: Likely to come off bench this year
    2h ago

    Hardaway (foot) is expected to come off the bench for the Mavericks to begin the 2022-23 season, Tim Cato of The Athletic reports.

    Hardaway began last season as a starter for Dallas but took on a bench role in December and January prior to sustaining a fractured foot that forced him to miss the second half of the year. The 30-year-old's role remained relatively steady after shifting to the bench, so he should still have a chance to carve out a fantasy role if he ultimately plays a depth role early this season. Hardaway has been mentioned in some trade discussions during the offseason, but the Mavericks have also indicated that they're excited to get him back following his lengthy absence to close out last season. He's progressed in his recovery from his foot injury during the offseason, but it's not yet clear when he'll ultimately be deemed fully healthy.

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  • Christian Wood DAL C
    Mavericks' Christian Wood: Expected to come off bench
    2h ago

    Wood is expected to come off the bench to begin the 2022-23 season, Tim Cato of The Athletic reports.

    Wood was traded from the Rockets to the Mavericks in mid-June after starting in 67 of his 68 appearances with Houston last year. He had a well-rounded season for the Rockets with 17.9 points, 10.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 30.8 minutes per game but will likely need to carve out a role off the bench early in his time with his new team.

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  • McKinley Wright IV MIN PG
    Mavericks' McKinley Wright: Signs training camp deal
    8h ago

    Wright signed a training camp deal with the Mavericks on Sunday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    Wright posted 8.4 points, 5.6 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 1.2 steals across five Summer League appearances with the Suns. He played in five games for Minnesota last year, but he never cracked the regular rotation. In Dallas, he'll look to compete for a two-way contract during training camp.

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  • Hugo Besson NBADRAFT PG
    Hugo Besson: Will remain overseas
    23h ago

    Besson agreed to a contract with Metropolitans 92 in France on Saturday, Keith Smith of Spotrac.com reports.

    The French native has elected to stay home for the 2022-23 season where he'll play alongside Victor Wembanyama with Metropolitans 92. Besson averaged 13.9 points per game with the New Zealand Breakers in the NBL prior to being selected by the Bucks as the 58th overall pick in the 2022 Draft.

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  • Shaedon Sharpe POR G
    Trail Blazers' Shaedon Sharpe: Still on track for training camp
    2d ago

    Sharpe (shoulder) has returned to shooting drills and remains on track to be fully healthy by training camp, Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers' official site reports.

    Sharpe suffered the injury during his Summer League debut, but he avoided surgery and appears to be progressing through rehab quickly. The Kentucky commit didn't suit up for the Wildcats last year but was still selected seventh overall in the 2022 Draft. The 6-foot-4 wing projects to be one of the top guards off the bench in Portland.

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  • Jackson Cates PHI C
    Flyers' Jackson Cates: Inks two-way deal
    25m ago

    Cates (undisclosed) signed a one-year, two-way deal with Philadelphia on Sunday, per CapFriendly.

    Cates scored one goal in 11 appearances with the Flyers last season and added 10 points in 37 games with AHL Lehigh Valley. The 24-year-old forward should see a similar depth role during the 2022-23 campaign.

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  • Nolan Patrick LV C
    Golden Knights' Nolan Patrick: Likely opening year on LTIR
    21h ago

    Patrick (upper body) is likely to begin the 2022-23 season on long-term injured reserve, Sam Carchidi of Philly Hockey Now reports.

    Patrick sustained this latest upper-body injury in late March, and as of July, he'd made no substantial progress in his recovery. The 23-year-old center has dealt with traumatic head injuries for much of his professional career, and it's expected he'll be forced to miss at least the first month of the upcoming season -- and likely much more.

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  • Jake Leschyshyn LV C
    Golden Knights' Jake Leschyshyn: Inks three-year deal
    1d ago

    Leschyshyn signed a three-year contract with the Golden Knights on Saturday.

    Leschyshyn established himself as an NHLer last season when injuries ravaged the Golden Knights' forward corps. While he managed just six points in 41 games in his age-22 season, he'll have a little job security with a three-year deal. The forward's contract is one-way in all three years, so it seems like he'll have a realistic chance to make the Opening Night roster this season, albeit in a bottom-six role.

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  • Paul Cotter LV C
    Golden Knights' Paul Cotter: Receives three-year extension
    1d ago

    Cotter signed a three-year contract extension with the Golden Knights on Saturday.

    Cotter's deal is two-way in 2023-24 and one-way for the two seasons after that. As such, he shouldn't be expected to take on a regular role with the Golden Knights for another couple of years, though he'll be at the top of the list for call-ups when injuries stretch the team's forward depth. The 22-year-old had two goals and 17 hits in seven games last year.

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  • Nikolai Knyzhov SJ D
    Sharks' Nikolai Knyzhov: Out six months
    1d ago

    Knyzhov underwent surgery Aug. 10 for a torn Achilles that he recently suffered during off-ice activity. The recovery timeline is approximately six months.

    Knyzhov last played in an NHL contest back in 2020-21, putting up 10 points in 56 games. He'll need to wait at least until February to return to game action, and it's unclear if he'll be in line for action with the big club or down with the AHL affiliate.

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  • Philipp Kurashev CHI C
    Blackhawks' Philipp Kurashev: Pens one-year deal
    2d ago

    Kurashev secured a one-year, $750,000 contract from the Blackhawks on Friday.

    Kurashev set new personal bests in games played (67), assists (15) and points (21) last season. While the 22-year-old winger will likely remain in a bottom-six role this year, he should remain on at least the No. 2 power-play unit, which will no doubt bolster his offensive opportunities.

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