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An obscure NBA rule might foil LeBron James' master plan to a sign a monster, $200 million deal – Business Insider

An obscure NBA rule might foil LeBron James’ master plan to a sign a monster, $200 million deal
Business Insider
By 2017, when the NBA’s salary cap is expected to be $107 million or higher, the Cavaliers will have James’ full “Bird Rights,” meaning he can sign a max contract of five years, worth 35% of the cap, with 7.5% raises each season. With a $107 million
With championship core safe, Cavs turn attention to key role playersESPN
LeBron James prevented from $200 million deal by quirk in NBA’s bargaining agreement with playerscleveland.com
LeBron James Opts Out Of Cavaliers Contract, Becomes NBA Free AgentNESN.com
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Pro Basketball|NBA Free Agency: Who's Going Where – New York Times

Pro Basketball|NBA Free Agency: Who’s Going Where
New York Times
Over the last two seasons, the proposed solution to nearly every N.B.A. team’s problems has been simple: Sign Kevin Durant when he hits free agency. Now that he is about to hit the open market, only a handful of teams will even have a chance to talk to
NBA Trade Rumors: Warriors Could Deal Andrew Bogut Out Of FrustrationNESN.com
Warriors extend qualifying offers to Barnes, EzeliNBA.com (blog)
NBA Free Agency: Warriors Show Smaller Deals Can Bring Big RewardsForbes
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Sources: Cowboys LB Rolando McClain to be suspended 10 games – ESPN

Sources: Cowboys LB Rolando McClain to be suspended 10 games
ESPN
IRVING, Texas – Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain will be suspended the first 10 games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, according to multiple sources. McClain was suspended the first four games of last season for violating the …
Cowboys’ Rolando McClain suspended 10 games by NFLNFL.com
NFL Suspends Rolando McClain For 10 Games, Denies D. Lawrence’s AppealDallasCowboys.com
NFL upholds DeMarcus Lawrence’s four-game suspensionNBCSports.com
SB NationBleacher ReportUSA TODAYTulsa World
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Charles Barkely: I told Johnny Manziel 'you're screwing up your life' – USA TODAY

Charles Barkely: I told Johnny Manziel ‘you’re screwing up your life’
USA TODAY
Johnny Manziel was reportedly kicked out of a Las Vegas nightclub in May after getting in a fight with a patron. Just hours before that, he ran into Charles Barkley who tried his best to offer help to the troubled quarterback. The Hall of Famer and TNT
Charles Barkley: I Tried To Help Johnny Manziel. He Got Arrested Hours LaterDaily Caller

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Torey Krug signs four-year, $21 million extension with Bruins – CBSSports.com

Torey Krug signs four-year, $21 million extension with Bruins
CBSSports.com
While the Boston Bruins were saying good bye to a once highly valued defenseman, they were also showing would-be restricted free agent Torey Krug how highly valued he is now. The club announced Krug has signed a new four-year deal with a $5.25 …
Kings to buy out Greene’s final two yearsNBCSports.com
Torey Krug Contract A Good Value For Bruins Before NHL Free Agency BeginsNESN.com
Report: Bruins, Krug agree to four-year, $21 million dealComcast SportsNet New England
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Backing up French Open title too tough for Garbine Muguruza – ESPN

Backing up French Open title too tough for Garbine Muguruza
ESPN
WIMBLEDON — The repeat is always tougher than the title. When the next chance comes, as it did for French Open champion Gabrine Muguruza just three weeks later at Wimbledon, it’s as daunting as any feat in sports. And when it’s a first-time Grand Slam …
No. 2 Muguruza can’t back up French Open success at WimbledonSports Illustrated
Muguruza stunned in 2nd round at Wimbledon by qualifierUSA TODAY
Muguruza learning the hard way that life at the top is not easyTennis Magazine
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Dodgers acquire Bud Norris from Braves – True Blue LA

Dodgers acquire Bud Norris from Braves
True Blue LA
LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers have filled their desperate and immediate need for a starting pitcher, acquiring Bud Norris from the Braves, the team announced on Thursday. LA also receives outfielder Dian Toscano and a player to be named later plus cash …
Braves’ Philip Pfeifer: Traded to BravesCBSSports.com
Dodgers acquire Bud Norris to fill injured Clayton Kershaw’s roster spotLos Angeles Times
Dodgers reportedly trade Drillers’ Caleb Dirks to Braves for Bud NorrisTulsa World (blog)
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Carlos Boozer planning NBA return – Sports Illustrated

Carlos Boozer planning NBA return
Sports Illustrated
Former All-Star forward Carlos Boozer is attempting a return to the NBA, he told The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Boozer, 34, sat out all of last season after playing in 2014–15 with the Lakers. He told Wojnarowski he’s been working out this off
Carlos Boozer still wants to make an NBA comebackCBSSports.com

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NBA Free-Agency Rumor-Gathering and Analysis – The Ringer (blog)

NBA Free-Agency Rumor-Gathering and Analysis
The Ringer (blog)
Editor’s note: This piece includes embedded multimedia elements that may not be visible if you have ad-blocking software turned on. Please refresh this page for updates. Matt Borcas: NBA free agency officially starts tomorrow, and the next few days

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NBA hires former Notre Dame lineman as new president of league operations – Washington Post

NBA hires former Notre Dame lineman as new president of league operations
Washington Post
On the eve of NBA free agency, the league has made a signing of its own. The NBA announced Thursday morning that Byron Spruell would become the league’s new president of league operations on Aug. 1. Spruell will oversee both the basketball and …
Former Notre Dame lineman Byron Spruell named NBA’s president of league operationsChicago Tribune
Former Notre Dame football player named NBA president of league operationsUSA TODAY
NBA hires Byron Spruell as president of league operationsESPN

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