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FREE AGENT SPORTS NEWS - FEBRUARY 2015

Kyrie Irving to have MRI on shoulder
espn.go.com | February 27, 2015
imageCLEVELAND -- Kyrie Irving suffered an injury to his left shoulder in the second half of the Cleveland Cavaliers' 110-99 win over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night.

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NBA pioneer Earl Lloyd dies at 86
espn.go.com | February 27, 2015
imageEarl Lloyd, the first black player in NBA history, died Thursday. He was 86. Lloyd's alma mater, West Virginia State, confirmed his death. It did not provide details. "The NBA family has lost one of its patriarchs," NBA commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement. "Earl Lloyd, the first African-American to play in an NBA game, was as inspirational as he was understated.

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Judge rules in Peterson's favor
espn.go.com | February 27, 2015
imageU.S. District Judge David Doty on Thursday overturned NFL arbitrator Harold Henderson's denial of Adrian Peterson's appeal, clearing the way for the Minnesota Vikings running back's possible reinstatement to the league.

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Previewing the 20 Biggest Names on the 2015 NBA Free-Agent Market
bleacherreport.com | February 27, 2015
imageCome July 1, NBA teams will have no shortage of game-changing talent upon which to bid in the free-agent market. From former Most Valuable Players and Finals MVPs to multi-time NBA champions and All-Stars, a bidding war should erupt for multiple stars.

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Paul George full-go at practice
espn.go.com | February 27, 2015
imageINDIANAPOLIS -- Paul George put himself on the clock Thursday. Almost seven months after a gruesome leg injury seemingly ended his season, the Pacers' star finished his first full practice -- three days ahead of schedule. Now, the next countdown can begin: When will he play?

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Free-agent QB Mallett wants to remain with Texans
foxsports.com | February 27, 2015
imageThe Houston Texans have already made it known they would like to have Ryan Mallett back with the team in 2015, and according to the free agent quarterback himself, he wants to be back.

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Mavs suspend Rondo one game for detrimental conduct
espn.go.com | February 26, 2015
imageDALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks suspended Rajon Rondo for their game Wednesday night in Atlanta for conduct detrimental to the team, a day after the point guard had a heated exchange on the court with coach Rick Carlisle and was benched.

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Pistons sign Lucas for remainder of season
nba.com | February 26, 2015
imageAUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have signed guard John Lucas III for the remainder of the season. Lucas had already signed two 10-day contracts with Detroit this season, giving the Pistons additional depth at point guard after Brandon Jennings went down with an Achilles injury. The 5-foot-11 Lucas has averaged 5.0 points, 3.3 assists and 12.2 minutes in eight games with Detroit.

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Michael Beasley returns to Heat
espn.go.com | February 26, 2015
imageMIAMI -- Looking for help for the stretch run, the Miami Heat turned to a familiar face. Michael Beasley is with the Heat for a third time, signing a 10-day contract on Thursday with the team that drafted him with the No. 2 overall pick seven years ago.

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Chris Jones pleads not guilty
nba.com | February 26, 2015
imageLOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Former Louisville guard Chris Jones has pleaded not guilty to charges of rape and sodomy, days after being dismissed from the team. Jones, 23, appeared in Jefferson District Court before Judge Sheila Collins immediately after turning himself in to authorities. He was released to home incarceration. He did not speak during the brief hearing.

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Down Goes Rose Again
espn.go.com | February 25, 2015
imageCHICAGO -- Bulls guard Derrick Rose has a torn meniscus in his right knee and will undergo surgery, the team said Tuesday. Rose reported earlier in the day with right knee pain. An exam and subsequent MRI confirmed the tear.

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Giants Release Peyton Hillis
espn.go.com | February 25, 2015
imageEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants have released running back Peyton Hillis. The Giants announced the move on Wednesday, a day after releasing veteran defensive lineman Mathias Kiwanuka. The two moves will save the team just under $6 million in salary-cap space.

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Jarret Johnson Retires After 12 Years
espn.go.com | February 25, 2015
imageSAN DIEGO -- Outside linebacker Jarret Johnson announced his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday, ending a 12-year professional football career, including the final three seasons spent with the Chargers.

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76ers Claim Thomas Robinson Off Of Waivers
espn.go.com | February 25, 2015
imageThe Philadelphia 76ers have claimed Thomas Robinson off of waivers, scuttling plans he had to sign a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets. Robinson had lined up a 10-day contract agreement with Brooklyn, sources told ESPN.com, but he failed to clear waivers as the Sixers claimed him shortly after 5 p.m. ET. Robinson tweeted Monday his excitement about the likelihood of joining the Nets.

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Clippers sign free agent Jordan Hamilton to 10-day deal
ca.sports.yahoo.com | February 25, 2015
imageLOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Clippers have signed free agent Jordan Hamilton to a 10-day contract. The 24-year-old forward was averaging 18.1 points, 7.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists for Reno in the NBA's D-League.

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Fluffy Answers Not Allowed -- An Afternoon With Michele Roberts
espn.go.com | February 25, 2015
imageMichele Roberts lives in Harlem, four blocks from the National Basketball Players Association offices. This proximity is no coincidence. Most days, she works long into the night. At first, the quick commute was simply a convenience. Now, it's almost a necessity. Roberts cannot imagine riding the subway from a downtown neighborhood, or from a different borough entirely -- another hour of her day, gone.

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Nelson Agholor, Buck Allen Sign Endorsement Deal With Adidas
reignoftroy.com | February 25, 2015
imageAs the NFL Combine got into full gear Friday, Adidas announced the signing of 16 top draft prospects to endorsement deals, including former USC stars Nelson Agholor and Buck Allen.

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Agent says Julius Thomas, Broncos couldn't reach contract agreement
cbssports.com | February 24, 2015
imageJulius Thomas is 26 years old, he's one of the NFL's most productive tight ends and he's a free agent this offseason. According to his agent, Frank Bauer, Thomas wants to remain with the Denver Broncos, but the two sides were unable to work out an agreeable deal.

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Cowboys free agent Rolando McClain violated NFL substance abuse policy
dallasnews.com | February 24, 2015
imageINDIANAPOLIS – Rolando McClain is facing a four-game fine for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, ESPN and the NFL Network reported. Both news outlets said the Cowboys linebacker, an impending free agent, is appealing the penalty.

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Kendrick Perkins to Cavaliers: Latest Contract Details, Analysis and Reaction
bleacherreport.com | February 24, 2015
imageLongtime NBA center Kendrick Perkins will be signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers once he clears waivers. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports initially reported that Perkins and the Utah Jazz agreed to a buyout and that the big man would sign with Cleveland on Monday.

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Klay Thompson signs endorsement deal with BodyArmor Sports Drink
goldenstateofmind.com | February 24, 2015
imageBodyArmor Sports Drink goes after superstar players from all sports leagues -- Kobe Bryant is the third-largest shareholder, and Andrew Luck, Rob Gronkowski, James Harden and Mike Trout have all signed deals with the company. So it's a testimony to Klay Thompson's meteoric rise into the upper echelon of NBA players that he announced today he has signed an endorsement deal with BodyArmor.

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Cut free agency eligibility period, players say
theage.com.au | February 23, 2015
imageThe number of years needed to qualify for free agency should be cut, not the number of teams able to take a free agent, according to the AFL players' union. Responding to a proposal that the top six sides be precluded from taking a free agent unless they were to lose a free agent themselves, the AFLPA said they favoured further loosening player movement, not reducing the number of teams.

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Larry Fitzgerald agrees to new two-year contract with Arizona Cardinals
bleacherreport.com | February 19, 2015
imageLarry Fitzgerald is staying with the Arizona Cardinals, the only home he’s known in his 11-year NFL career. The eight-time Pro Bowl wide receiver has agreed to a restructured, two-year contract, Cardinals general manager Steve Keim announced at the NFL combine in Indianapolis on Wednesday.

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5 Qualities Your Sports Agent Must Have
theplayerstribune.com | February 20, 2015
imageAs an athlete, what do you look for in a sports agent? Spring is right around the corner, which means prospective NFL players are scrambling to find agents. Agents are wooing athletes. With the NFL Draft just a couple months away, the game inside the game has already begun.

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NFL Free Agency 100: Top 11 Running Backs
bleacherreport.com | February 19, 2015
imageIn the NFL media world, we like to rank things. You'll see plenty of rankings this offseason on the best job openings, the best draft prospects and the best free agents available. But how many of these lists break down why a player is ranked at his respective spot in the order?

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Ten players who might entice last-minute trades
nba.com | February 19, 2015
imageIt's always a strange, tangled and complicated time when the NBA is suddenly on the shot-clock with regard to trades. This day is really about last-minute buyers and sellers; the real reconstruction, or construction, of teams happens in the summer when the draft and free agency is thrown into the mix.

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Among NFL scouting combine's biggest headaches for prospects, agents: 40-yard dash
sports.yahoo.com | February 19, 2015
imageIt's always a strange, tangled and complicated time when the NBA is suddenly on the shot-clock with regard to trades. This day is really about last-minute buyers and sellers; the real reconstruction, or construction, of teams happens in the summer when the draft and free agency is thrown into the mix.

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New players rep fires a few shots across the NBA's bow
philly.com | February 18, 2015
imageNEW YORK - About 10 months ago, new NBA commissioner Adam Silver made the overly optimistic statement that he had "no expectation" that the National Basketball Players Association would opt out of the 10-year collective bargaining agreement the two parties agreed to in 2011.

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Amar'e Stoudemire has Committed To Join Mavericks
espn.go.com | February 18, 2015
imageDALLAS -- Amar'e Stoudemire has committed to joining the Dallas Mavericks, according to league sources, giving him a chance to compete for a championship and adding much-needed frontcourt depth to a Western Conference contender's bench. Stoudemire, who negotiated a buyout with the New York Knicks over the weekend and was officially waived Monday, committed to the Mavs for the remainder of the season on Monday.

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George Karl Is Sacramento Kings' New Coach
espn.go.com | February 18, 2015
imageSACRAMENTO, Calif. -- After more than 1,100 wins, a trip to the NBA Finals, and a Coach of the Year award in his final season in Denver, George Karl still feels he has some unfinished business in the NBA.

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Goran Dragic is on the Trading Block
espn.go.com | February 18, 2015
imageThe Phoenix Suns are trying to move star guard Goran Dragic before Thursday's trade deadline after Dragic's representatives informed the team that he does not plan to re-sign in the desert this summer, according to league sources.

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NBPA exploring gambling possibility
espn.go.com | February 17, 2015
imageNational Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts has begun to engage players in discussions on the possibility of expanded legalized sports betting and the money involved. Roberts told ESPN Radio's "Mike & Mike" on Monday that the NBPA does not have an official position on the legalization of sports betting in the United States, but is open to exploring it.

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Top 100 NFL Free Agents in 2015
sportsonearth.com | February 17, 2015
imageWhat most teams strive for is the recipe for a roster that will win a Super Bowl, but only a select few will ever find out how it's done. If it were that easy, then we'd have a 32-way tie every year.

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Amare Stoudemire, Knicks agree to contract buyout
fansided.com | February 17, 2015
imageIt was believed that the New York Knicks were going to shut down Carmelo Anthony after the All Star Game, and while that could still very well happen, that report isn’t the only newsworthy topic right now regarding the Knicks.

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Ray Rice Offered $1 Million Endorsement Deal, But Will Have To Pay The Money Back If He Hits His Wife Again
madamenoire.com | February 16, 2015
imageApproximately one year after he was arrested for assaulting his wife, we’ve learned that Ray Rice has been offered a $1 million contract by ProDraftLeague.com. According to TMZ, if he accepts the deal, Rice will be acting as a Pro Draft League Insider and his responsibilities will include filming two television commercials and two viral web videos, one photo shoot, 30 press interviews and a weekly column. He will also be required to act as a field reporter, interviewing various NFL players. Oh yeah, and if he hits his wife again, he’ll be forced to pay the money back.

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LeBron James voted 1st VP of NBA players union
foxsports.com | February 16, 2015
imageCleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James has been elected the first vice president of the National Basketball Players Association, as first reported by Yahoo! Sports/FOX Sports 1 NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski.

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Jets cut ties with Chris Johnson; keep Babin, Pace
foxsports.com | February 16, 2015
imageNEW YORK — The New York Jets are saying C-Ya to CJ2K after just one season. The Jets announced Saturday they will not exercise their option on running back Chris Johnson, making him an unrestricted free agent next month and saving the team $3.5 million on the salary cap this year.

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Marshawn Lynch Considering Retirement?
espn.go.com | February 16, 2015
imageFormer Seattle Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson spoke with Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch and confirmed that Lynch isn't sure whether he wants to continue playing.

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LeBron James Leads The NBA's Endorsement All-Stars 2015
forbes.com | February 16, 2015
imageThe NBA’s biggest stars descend on New York City this weekend for the All-Star game, which takes place Sunday night at 8:30 and is broadcast on TNT. The basketball at Madison Square Garden has been atrocious this year with the Knicks owning the NBA’s worst record, but MSG recently got a fresh coat of paint when the building underwent a three-year, $1 billion renovation.

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Amar'e Stoudemire Released By Knicks
espn.go.com | February 16, 2015
imageNEW YORK -- Amar'e Stoudemire says he's leaving the New York Knicks with a "heavy heart." Now, he's looking for an opportunity to join a contender. The Knicks announced on Monday afternoon that they have waived Stoudemire, who signed a five-year, $99.7 million contract with New York in July 2010.

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Sophomore class taking aim at Wooden Award
thedaonline.com | February 6, 2015
imageOver the course of the last two weeks, we’ve taken a look at the top-25 candidates for the Wooden Award. After running through the seniors and juniors, it’s time to break down the sophomore class.

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With MLB rule change, Cuban prospect Yoan Moncada is now a free agent
sports.yahoo.com | February 4, 2015
imageStar prospect Yoan Moncada is a free agent after Major League Baseball overhauled its rules regarding Cuban players, paving the way for a bidding war to sign the 19-year-old infielder, sources familiar with the situation told Yahoo Sports.

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Thunder continue trend of signing players before they hit free agency with Nick Collison extension
probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com | February 4, 2015
imageThe Thunder inked Nick Collison to a contract extension on Tuesday, one that is expected to pay him in the neighborhood of $7.5 million over the next two seasons. Collison, now in his eleventh year with the team, isn’t exactly having a banner statistical season. But he’s hard-working and professional, and epitomizes the type of players that the organization hopes to continue to bring in for years to come.

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From ballplayers to models, Under Armour is in hot pursuit of big endorsements
baltimoresun.com | February 4, 2015
Losing out on signing NBA superstar Kevin Durant to Nike last week could have been a downer for Under Armour, but you wouldn't know it from how the company, its stock and its founder reacted. The Baltimore-based sports brand released a video Tuesday, two days after Durant tweeted that he was staying with Nike, showing Gisele Bundchen walking into a gym decked out in Under Armour clothes and shoes.
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Top 10 Most Expensive Nike Shoes Endorsements: From Kobe Bryant To Tiger Woods
financesonline.com | February 4, 2015
Nike is one of the best-known brands worldwide, and those who wear Nike gear certainly get noticed. However, most of us have to pay handsomely for the gear–but that’s not true for everyone. In fact, some lucky souls are paid millions of dollars every year in exchange for wearing Nike on a regular basis. Those at the low end of this list are paid over $20,000 per day just for wearing Nike.
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Athletes Who Make More From Endorsements Than Sports
investopedia.com | February 4, 2015
Only a few things can build a company's brand as well as a celebrity endorsement. Many companies like to capitalize on people's respect and admiration for famous individuals in order to attract consumers. The definition of celebrity includes professional athletes as well, and they have become main targets for advertising because of their global following. Sports Illustrated recently released its annual "Fortune 50" list of the highest-paid athletes this year, and it's no surprise that the top 10 is filled with athletes who make substantially more from endorsements than they do from actually playing.
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No way, Under Armour! Nike swooshes in with $300 million to keep Kevin Durant
money.cnn.com | February 4, 2015
At the last minute, Nike (NKE) swooshed in Sunday with a reported $300 million deal, and Durant stayed put. The key reason for the buzzer-beater: Nike's deep pockets. Nike has about $4.7 billion in endorsement deals, so Durant barely moves the needle. "They won't make money on it, at least at first," said Matt Powell, analyst with SportsOneSource. "That said, they can absorb an overpriced deal much more easily than anyone else."
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10 NBA Players With Most Endorsement Deals
rantsports.com | February 4, 2015
According to the Forbes' list for 2014 NBA athletes, LeBron James and Kobe Bryant have pulled in the most money in endorsements. James made $ 42 million and Bryant made $ 34 million. The next closest player was Derrick Rose at a distant third with $ 21 million. However, who has the most endorsements in terms of number of deals in the NBA?
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Blake Griffin, Dwight Howard and the Biggest NBA Endorsement Deals
bleacherreport.com | February 4, 2015
It is no secret that NBA players get paid millions of dollars to take the court each night and play a game in front of thousands of fans. Many of these players are also paid millions of dollars for off-court activities and product endorsements. The following slides will outline some of the NBA players who are using their popularity they gain for playing basketball to cross over into marketing opportunities.
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The 20 Most Marketable NBA Players Ever
dimemag.com | February 4, 2015
As basketball continues to grow as a globalized sport, NBA players are raking in more endorsements and more opportunities than ever before. While NBA players get paid millions to play the game of basketball, some make most of their money off endorsements and business ventures/partnerships with companies. It is the only reason we see Kobe Bryant endorsing a Turkish airline, taking selfies around the world with soccer great Lionel Messi.
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The NBA's Endorsement All-Stars 2014
dimemag.com | February 4, 2015
The East won a wild NBA All-Star game Sunday 163-155 in a game that featured even less defense than usual for an All-Star showcase where record point totals were put up. Sunday’s matchup featured six first-timers, who helped fill the void of perennial All-Stars like Derrick Rose and Kobe Bryant, who have been plagued by injuries this season. Kyrie Irving and Paul George were making their first All-Star starts and helped the East break a three game losing streak. George and Irving are not endorsement stars or household names for non-NBA fans, but prolonged success in the NBA on the national stage can produce endorsement riches unmatched by any other U.S. team sport.
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Money Man: Basketball Pays LeBron Peanuts Compared To His Mega Endorsement Deals
elitedaily.com | February 4, 2015
LeBron James is getting robbed by the NBA. With his earning potential capped by league rules, basketball’s biggest star has to settle for a salary that massively underrates his value to the league. Let’s just put things in perspective. During the 1996-97 season, a near-retirement Michael Jordan earned a $30 million salary, playing for the Chicago Bulls. The next season, Jordan did one better, earning $33 million for the 1997-98 season in the Windy City.
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Top 10 Sports Endorsements Deals: Michael Jordan Still The No. 1 Richest Athlete Endorser After Kevin Durant Offer?
dimemag.com | February 4, 2015
Basketball superstar Kevin Durant just received a contract offer on Wednesday worth hundreds of millions of dollars, and it wasn't from an NBA team. Under Armour, a sports apparel company, has offered to pay the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar $265 to $285 million dollars over 10 years, sources familiar with the situation told ESPN.
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Thunder Signs Nick Collison to Contract Extension
nba.com | February 3, 2015
imageOKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 3, 2015 – The Oklahoma City Thunder has signed forward Nick Collison to a multi-year contract extension, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. Per team policy, the terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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Reds sign free-agent pitcher
daytondailynews.com | February 2, 2015
imageThe Reds on Sunday announced the signing of left-handed pitcher Paul Maholm. Maholm was signed to a minor league contract with an invitation to Major League spring training camp.

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Orioles, Steve Pearce agree on $3.7 million contract for 2015
camdenchat.com | February 2, 2015
imageNo team and player were farther apart in the arbitration numbers they submitted than Steve Pearce and the Orioles were from one another. There was a $3.4 million gap between the Orioles' offer of $2 million and Pearce's request of $5.4 million.

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