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    • Cameron Lee BAL G
      Ravens' Cameron Lee: Inks deal with Ravens
      11h ago

      Lee signed a contract with the Ravens on Saturday.

      Lee appeared in just two games with the Bears last season, but he didn't start either of them. He will attempt to earn a 53-man spot with the Ravens out of camp to provide depth along the interior line.

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    • Aaron Lynch CHI LB
      Bears' Aaron Lynch: Sidelined by hamstring injury
      13h ago

      Lynch (hamstring) was not available for Saturday's practice, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

      Lynch reportedly injured his hamstring at practice Friday, but the same issue forced him to miss time during OTAs in June as well. He should provide the Bears with some depth off the bench this season if he can remain healthy, but his offseason hasn't gotten off to a good start. Lynch should be considered day-to-day unless something suggests he will miss extended time because of the issue.

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    • Sherrick McManis CHI DB
      Bears' Sherrick McManis: Sidelined Friday
      1d ago

      McManis sat out Friday's practice session due to a hamstring injury, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

      The severity of McManis' hamstring injury is unclear, but the team hasn't expressed concern about him missing an extended period of time. The veteran corner appears to be in line for a reserve role this season and his potential absence from further practices will open up a few reps for Doran Grant and Cre'von LeBlanc.

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    • Josh Bellamy CHI WR
      Bears' Josh Bellamy: Sits out Friday
      1d ago

      Bellamy sat out of practice Friday due to illness, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

      Bellamy reportedly has strep throat and it isn't expected that he'll miss much more time with the illness. Bellamy had a career year in 2017, totaling 376 yards and a touchdown on 24 catches. However, the additions of Allen Robinson and Taylor Gabriel this offseason have pushed him down the depth chart, leaving him to compete for a reserve role in 2018.

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    • Brandon Barnes DET TE
      Brandon Barnes: Waived from IR
      1d ago

      Barnes (undisclosed) was waived from the Lions' injured reserve list Friday.

      Barnes was placed on IR back in May after suffering his injury. It's unclear how severe the injury is, but if he can pass a physical, he'll be eligible to play for another team in 2018.

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    • Beau Sandland ARI TE
      Beau Sandland: Waived due to injury
      1d ago

      Sandland was waived by the Cardinals on Friday with a non-football injury designation, according to the NFL's official transaction log.

      Sandland's injury remains undisclosed, and it's unclear how serious the issue is. If he clears waivers, he'll be eligible for placement on the Cardinals' injured reserve list.

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    • Hunter Pence SF LF
      Giants' Hunter Pence: Reaches base three times
      6m ago

      Pence went 3-for-5 with a double, two RBI and a stolen base Saturday against the Athletics.

      Pence got a rare start Saturday and took advantage by posting his first three-hit game of the season. He also stole his third base of the season, though he has not attempted more than one stolen base in any month this season. Given his sparse playing time and poor performance, this may go down as one his better performances of the season.

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    • Andrew McCutchen SF RF
      Giants' Andrew McCutchen: Steals ninth base
      10m ago

      McCutchen went 0-for-3 with two walks and a stolen base Saturday against the Athletics.

      McCutchen didn't record a hit but still managed to swipe his ninth base of the season and third in his past 10 games. He is almost certain to surpass 11 stolen bases, his highest mark since 2015. However, his disappointing .411 slugging percentage is a career-low and has held back his production this season.

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    • Brandon Belt SF 1B
      Giants' Brandon Belt: Cranks solo home run
      19m ago

      Belt went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Saturday against the Athletics.

      Belt took Trevor Cahill deep in the fourth inning for his 14th home run of the season. Before the game, he was activated from the paternity list, though he only missed Friday's game before returning. This has been Belt's most productive season from a power standpoint, but this was his first home run since June 28 and only his third since May 20.

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    • Ketel Marte ARI 2B
      Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte: Scores twice
      27m ago

      Marte went 2-for-3 and a walk with two runs scored Saturday against the Rockies.

      Marte recorded his second consecutive multi-hit game and has been productive in the weekend set against the Rockies, knocking in four and scoring twice in two games. Despite hitting well since the start of June, Marte frequently bats in the bottom third of the Diamondbacks lineup, holding back his potential to post standout counting stats.

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    • Steven Souza ARI RF
      Diamondbacks' Steven Souza: Reaches base four times
      40m ago

      Souza went 3-for-4 with two RBI on Saturday against the Rockies.

      Though Souza's average sits at an unsightly .212 through 85 at-bats, Saturday's effort marked his third multi-hit effort in his last five starts. Since coming off the disabled list on July 5, he has gone 11-for-42 with a home run, seven RBI, a stolen base and two runs scored.

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    • Zack Godley ARI SP
      Diamondbacks' Zack Godley: Struggles to find strike zone
      45m ago

      Godley allowed four runs (three earned) on five hits and four walks while striking out six across five innings Saturday against the Rockies. He did not factor into the decision.

      Godley didn't allow a home run for the fifth consecutive start but was derailed by struggles with his control, evidenced by four walks and two wild pitches. Free passes have been the major culprit for his struggles throughout the campaign, as in the six starts he has allowed only one walk this season, he has allowed only nine earned runs across 37.2 innings.

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    • Alex Len PHO C
      Hawks' Alex Len: Headed to Atlanta
      9h ago

      Len agreed to a two-year, $8.5 million contract with the Hawks on Saturday, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.

      After being selected with the fourth overall pick in 2013, Len spent five years with the Suns. He had a fluctuating role, starting in 140 of his 335 appearances, and never starting more than 46 games in a single campaign. Ultimately, the Suns had other plans at center after landing the No. 1 overall pick in this summer's draft, selecting Deandre Ayton. The Hawks -- in a deeper rebuild than Phoenix -- seemingly feel signing Len to a short-term deal is worth the gamble. In 69 games last season, Len posted 12 double-doubles and blocked at least five shots in three contests. With Atlanta, he may continue to have an opportunity to hover around 20 minutes per game, as the team is short on frontcourt depth. However, health remains a concern, as Len is averaging just 67 games per season.

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    • Davon Reed PHO SG
      Suns' Davon Reed: Contract guaranteed for 2018-19
      10h ago

      The Suns officially guaranteed Reed's contract for 2018-19 after keeping him on the roster past Friday's deadline, Scott Bordow of The Arizona Republic reports.

      Reed's performance in the Las Vegas Summer League was likely the determining factor in the Suns' decision to retain him, as the second-year forward averaged 13.4 points, 4.4 boards and 3.0 assists while shooting 48.9 percent from the field. The 23-year-old's contributions were more modest during his rookie campaign, and he won't necessarily have an easier path to playing time in Year 2 with the Suns adding Trevor Ariza in free agency and spending a first-round pick on a wing player in Mikal Bridges.

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    • Montrezl Harrell LAC PF
      Clippers' Montrezl Harrell: Re-ups with Clippers
      12h ago

      Harrell re-signed with the Clippers on Saturday for two-years, $12 million, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

      Though the 24-year-old mostly played reserve center behind DeAndre Jordan, a high number of injuries for the Clippers afforded Harrell some extra time. He ultimately garnered 1.3 fewer minutes per game than in 2016-17 with the Rockets, but the Louisville product was able to put together a career year, averaging 11.0 points and 4.0 rebounds across 17.0 minutes while shooting 63.5 percent from the field. With Jordan moving on to Dallas and being replaced by Marcin Gortat, who saw just 25.3 minutes per contest last season, Harrell looks to be in store for a bigger role in 2018-19.

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    • Abdel Nader BOS SF
      Abdel Nader: Waived by Celtics
      14h ago

      The Celtics waived Nader (wrist) on Saturday, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.

      Nader was in the midst of a 2-to-3 month recovery from surgery to address a wrist issue dating back to his days in high school. Boston will turn elsewhere in their search for additional shooting depth off the bench. Nader appeared in 48 games -- including one start -- and averaged just under 11 minutes per game for the club last season and will now be free to look for work with a different team.

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    • Nemanja Bjelica SAC PF
      Kings' Nemanja Bjelica: Heading to Sacramento
      1d ago

      After reneging on a deal with Philadelphia, Bjelica has agreed to a three-year, $20.5 million deal with the Kings, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.

      Bjelica agreed to terms on a contract with the 76ers earlier in the week, but ultimately backed out. It was reported his decision was based on his wishes to stay close to his family in Europe. Thus, his decision to join the Kings is relatively surprising. The deal may have been too much to turn down, as it matched the length he was reportedly looking for. He averaged 6.8 points 4.1 rebounds, and 1.1 triples across 20.5 minutes for the Timberwolves last season, and figures to see a similar role off the bench as a stretch-four next season.

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    • Michael Beasley NY PF
      Lakers' Michael Beasley: Joins Lakers
      1d ago

      Beasley agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Lakers on Friday, Chris Haynes of reports.

      Beasley had a career resurgence last season with the Knicks, with his 22.3 minutes per game being his biggest role since 2011-12. He averaged 13.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game while shooting 50.7 percent from the field and 39.5 percent from deep. However, in joining LA, it's unclear if he'll be able to maintain the same usage, as he plays the same position(s) as LeBron James, Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma.

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    • Matt Dumba MIN D
      Wild's Mathew Dumba: Earns five-year extension
      16h ago

      Dumba agreed to terms with the Wild on a five-year, $30 million contract extension Saturday.

      The burgeoning defenseman had an arbitration date set for Monday, but it's a moot point now that Dumba has this new deal in place. Minnesota's seventh overall pick from the 2012 draft has increased his point total each year since his 13-game run with Minnesota as a rookie in 2013-14. This past season, Dumba amassed 14 goals and 36 assists to complement 12 power-play points over 82 contests.

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    • Daniel Catenacci NYR C
      Daniel Catenacci: Will play in Austria
      1d ago

      Catenacci signed a contract with HCB Bolzano of the Austrian Hockey League.

      A versatile skater who can play on the wing or down the middle, Catenacci will refine his game overseas. Now 25 years old, he failed to record a point over 12 games between the Sabres and Rangers, but the feisty one has accumulated 52 goals, 61 assists and 232 PIM over 307 AHL appearances.

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    • Henrik Zetterberg DET C
      Red Wings' Henrik Zetterberg: Should be ready for training camp
      1d ago

      Zetterberg (back) is expected to be in training camp ahead of the 2018-19 season, reports.

      Previous reports indicated that persistent back trouble could wipe out all of Zetterberg's campaign and possibly cause him to retire, but then again, there's been such little evidence to corroborate those rumors. For what it's worth, a July 10 report from the Detroit Free Press included a photograph of Zetterberg golfing in Scotland, suggesting that his hitting the links be viewed as "encouraging news."

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    • Dylan Larkin DET C
      Red Wings' Dylan Larkin: Hints extension could come soon
      1d ago

      Larkin remains unsigned as a restricted free agent, but the Red Wings are not worried about their ability to re-sign the speedy forward, reports.

      Larkin is said to be seeking a six-year contract extension worth approximately $36 million, and while he's the last one that GM Ken Holland needs to get back on the books ahead of the 2018-19 season, neither side seems concerned that a new deal isn't yet in place. "It's heading in the right direction for sure," Larkin said. "I think it'll be soon." While the pivot experienced the dreaded sophomore slump in 2016-17, the Michigan native more than made up for it last season, pouring on 16 goals and a career-high 47 assists over 82 games. It's rare that a player with only three years of NHL experience would earn a long-term deal, but Larkin is a natural leader who wants to be with the Wings for the long haul.

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    • Jacob Trouba WPG D
      Jets' Jacob Trouba: Hearing completed
      1d ago

      Trouba and the Jets had their arbitration hearing Friday, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.

      The two sides still have time to negotiate a long-term deal (or perhaps a bridge contract) before the arbitrator makes a ruling. While injuries limited the defenseman's productivity during the prior two seasons, when he is on the ice he plays a critical role for the team. In 55 games last year, Trouba logged 21:54 of ice time, including 1:28 with the man advantage, on his way to a 24-point campaign.

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    • Troy Stecher VAN D
      Canucks' Troy Stecher: Pens two-year deal
      2d ago

      Stecher agreed to terms on a two-year, $4.65 million contract with Vancouver on Friday.

      Stecher was definitely hit with the sophomore slump last season, as he managed a mere 11 points in 68 games, well off his 2016-17 numbers (24 points in 71 contests). Part of the defenseman's drop in productivity is likely due to his decreased role on the power play. The British Columbia native averaged a paltry 0:14 of ice time with the man advantage and subsequently only tallied one assist. If Stecher isn't going to be on the ice with the extra attacker, his ceiling is likely in the 20-25 point range, which gives him mid-range fantasy value at best.

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