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Report: Marvin Williams agrees to 2-year, $14M deal with Hornets

Unrestricted free agent forward Marvin Williams agreed to a two-year, $14 million fully-guaranteed deal with the Charlotte Hornets, Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports tweeted Saturday night. The news comes after it was reported earlier in the week Williams, who turned 28 in June and spent the last two years in Utah, was being targeted by the Hornets after forward Josh McRoberts agreed...
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Trevor Ariza to sign 4-year contract with Houston Rockets

The Houston Rockets have agreed to a four-year, $32 million deal with free agent small forward Trevor Ariza, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because the deal had not yet been announced. Ariza was being heavily courted by the Washington Wizards team that he played for last season but ultimately decided...
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Sources: Rockets still considering keeping Chandler Parsons after reaching deal with Trevor Ariza

The Houston Rockets are still strongly considering the Dallas Mavericks' offer sheet for Chandler Parsons after reaching agreement on a four-year, $32 million contract with free-agent forward Trevor Ariza, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Ariza's contract is on a declining scale, paying him $8.6 million, $8.2 million, $7.8 million and $7.4 million over the next four seasons...
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Wilfried Zaha asks Crystal Palace to buy him back from Manchester United

The former England Under-21 winger has asked Palace to buy him back – 18 months after Sir Alex Ferguson paid £20million for him. Zaha failed to impress then boss David Moyes at Old Trafford last season and was loaned to Cardiff. Palace may try for a loan but United want a permanent deal – and could accept a cut price £10m.
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Manchester United ‘close to signing Arturo Vidal with £32m plus Patrice Evra bid’

Manchester United are on the cusp of agreeing a deal with Juventus to sign their powerful midfielder Arturo Vidal. United have been holding talks with Vidal’s agent in the last few days and now Chilean outlet La Tercera reports an agreement is very close to sign the player. The newspaper says the deal is worth £32million plus Patrice Evra to Juventus, and will be finalised after...
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Luuk de Jong joins PSV Eindhoven from Borussia Monchengladbach

Borussia Monchengladbach have announced the sale of former Newcastle United loanee Luuk de Jong to PSV Eindhoven. De Jong, who spent the second half of last season on loan at the Magpies, and has not scored a competitive goal in over a year, returns to the Netherlands, where he was the Eredivisie's second-highest goalscorer in 2011-12 with 25 for FC Twente. "Eindhoven...
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Tottenham ready to battle Liverpool for Wilfried Bony

Tottenham will not give up on Wilfried Bony without a fight. Sportsmail revealed Liverpool's interest in the Swansea striker following Barcelona's move for Luis Suarez and talks are ongoing. However, Tottenham are ready to offer £18million for the Ivory Coast international. They believe Bony is not Liverpool's first choice with manager Brendan Rodgers also interested...
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Manchester City on brink of signing Eliaquim Mangala in £30m deal

Manchester City are closing in on the signing of central defender Eliaquim Mangala from Porto. City have been monitoring the player’s performances for almost 18 months and are close to completing a £30million deal for the France international. Sportsmail understands Mangala has had a medical but the City are ironing the finer details of what is a complicated deal involving...
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Liverpool confirm Luis Suárez’s £75m move to Barcelona pending medical

Liverpool will aim to prove that no one, not even Luis Suárez, is indispensable after agreeing to sell the Uruguay striker to Barcelona for around £75m on Friday. The only potential barrier to the deal’s completion is the need for the striker to pass a medical but that, as with the finalisation of personal terms, is expected to be a mere formality. By early next week Suárez...
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Texas Longhorns won't sell beer at football games in 2014

When the Texas Longhorns decided to sell beer and wine at sporting events in the spring of 2014, including at baseball games and one men's basketball game, the expectation was that fans would be able to buy beer and wine at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium this fall as long as things went well However, Texas chancellor Francisco Cigarroa told the Austin American-Statesman...
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Four-star LB Jerome Baker commits to Florida over Ohio State

Urban Meyer and Ohio State were unable to keep one of the top recruits in Ohio home. Four-star linebacker and class of 2015 recruit Jerome Baker spurned the Buckeyes and verbally committed to the Florida Gators on Friday morning on a Bleacher Report video. Baker is a consensus four-star recruit and is ranked second in the state of Ohio by 24/7, Rivals, Scout and ESPN. He's ranked...
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BOOM! UCLA Gets Commit from 4* OL Andre James

Say it with me…Line Wins Games! It also helps to have the best QB prospect in the country, along with a host of offensive weapons, and a fast and mean defense, but a successful team has to dominate in the trenches. U.C.L.A. got another great addition to its deep and talented unit when 4* offensive lineman Andre James appeared on ESPNU and announced from the Nike high school football...
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Four-star Ohio running back Larry Scott commits to Michigan State

Amid the LeBron James frenzy of Thursday afternoon, one of the top-ranked running back prospects in the country tweeted that he’d announce his college decision if James announced his next destination. And former Michigan State running back Le’Veon Bell responded on Twitter to Larry “LJ” Scott: “MICHIGAN STATE.”
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Sabres sign Sam Reinhart to a three-year, entry level contract

Sam Reinhart threw out the first pitch at the Bisons game last night, and today he's signed his first NHL contact. It's been quite the week for young Samson. The Sabres have announced that they have signed second overall pick Sam Reinhart to a three-year, entry level deal. With the signing, he will likely at least start the season in Buffalo before the team has to decide...
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Alabama guard Retin Obasohan undergoes successful ankle surgery

Alabama coach Anthony Grant says guard Retin Obasohan has undergone successful surgery on his left ankle. Alabama said in a news release that the arthroscopic procedure was performed Friday by Dr. Norman Waldrop at Saint Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham. The release didn't include any recovery timetable for Obasohan.
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Minnesota gets first 2015 commitment in Kevin Dorsey

The 2014-15 season still seems far away, but for Minnesota, the year after is already off to a strong start. Four-star point guard Kevin Dorsey became the program's first 2015 recruit after committing to the Gophers on Saturday. Dorsey confirmed the news -- which was first reported by Scout reporter Evan Daniels -- via text. The Gophers saw Dorsey in Washington D.C. this weekend...
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Shoulder injury will keep four-star UK signee from playing in 2014

Expected to, possibly, contribute right away in Kentucky’s secondary, Mike Edwards will instead be sidelined as he continues dealing with a cranky shoulder. In a tweet posted to his Twitter account, Edwards wrote “I just want to say I am getting surgery on my shoulder this upcoming month and won’t be able to play or enroll this semester.” The surgery and subsequent rehab...
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Dwyane Wade says LeBron ‘made the right decision’

Once LeBron James made the decision to leave the Heat for the Cavaliers in free agency, one would think that Dwyane Wade would have been less than thrilled with that specific turn of events. While Wade obviously didn’t want to see the game’s best player leave, he’s able to separate the business of basketball from the way he feels personally about the man who helped him win...
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Will Vernon Davis show up for 49ers training camp?

With 49ers guard Alex Boone reportedly intent on holding out of training camp until he gets a new deal, the bigger question for the franchise is whether tight end Vernon Davis will do the same. Davis has sent mixed signals in recent weeks regarding his intentions and his objectives. Most recently, he created the impression that, if he doesn’t get a new deal, he’ll show up for...
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Sources: LeBron's Cavs deal for just 2 years

With an eye toward maximizing the future of the salary cap, LeBron James finalized his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, sources familiar with the process told ESPN.com. James signed a two-year, $42.1 million deal with the goal of re-signing with the Cavs before the 2016-17 season when a new television deal is expected to create a large jump in value of the maximum...
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Kyrie Irving’s contract extension lets him opt out early

We don’t yet know what type of contract LeBron James will sign with the Cavaliers. Will it be a two-year deal with a player option, a three-year deal with a player option or a four-year deal with a player option? Those are the possibilities. Barring an unlikely extension, LeBron will hit free agency again by 2018. Kyrie Irving can follow not long after – and a year earlier...
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Jazz match, Gordon Hayward to sign four-year, $63 million deal to stay in Utah

It's official. Gordon Hayward will be staying in Utah. The Jazz informed the Charlotte Hornets via email Saturday morning that they will match the four-year, $63 million offer sheet that Hayward, a restricted free agent, signed on Thursday, as has been reported would happen. Hayward is in Utah to undergo a physical and formalize the long-term deal by signing the contract with...
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Chad Johnson scores first CFL touchdown, hugs referee

On Friday night in Montreal, former NFL star wide receiver Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson caught his first professional touchdown pass since the 2011 NFL season with the New England Patriots. After the catch he shared a nice moment with one of the game officials. Back in April, Johnson signed a two-year deal with the Montreal Alouettes. The 46-yard touchdown pass, from former...
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Mariners righty options may include Byrd, Willingham, Rios and Lake

Marlon Byrd has emerged as a possible option for the Mariners, who are looking to enhance their righthanded hitting production, but if Byrd can't be acquired, the fairly thin market still may offer Josh Willingham, Alex Rios and perhaps turnaround candidates like Junior Lake or Dayan Viciedo. The Mariners recently scouted Byrd, who is having a strong second straight season following...
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With trade deadline approaching, be prepared to see Detroit Tigers linked to every available reliever

By the time the clock strikes midnight on July 31, every relief pitcher who appears to be available on the trade market will have been linked to the Detroit Tigers in some way, shape or form. That's just the way things work. The latest name linked to the Tigers is Texas Rangers right-hander Joakim Soria. Jon Morosi of Foxsports.com reported it on his Twitter account Friday....
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