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NFL

NFL says Adrian Peterson case is under review
Adrian Peterson | MIN
(September 16, 2014 8:56 AM EDT)
The NFL says the Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy cases are under review.
The Vikings chose to reinstate Peterson Monday, but deferred any questions about further discipline to the league office. The NFL's new hire Lisa Friel, a former New York prosecutor, is examining both cases. No one seems to know if the NFL has the power to step in and suspend Peterson before the case goes to trial, but we do know that FOX's Jay Glazer reported Sunday it falls under the new domestic violence policy. First-time offenders of that policy get a six-game ban. We'd try to hold Matt Asiata until the dust settles here.
Source:
Ed Werder on Twitter
Reid: Plan won't change much if Knile starts
Knile Davis | KC
(September 16, 2014 8:33 AM EDT)
Coach Andy Reid confirmed that the game plan won't change much if Knile Davis starts in place of Jamaal Charles (ankle) against the Dolphins Sunday.
Charles has missed all or most of the three games across the last two seasons. In those games, Davis is averaging 22.3 carries, 5.0 catches, 97.0 total yards and has scored six touchdowns. Reid and the Chiefs have every reason to be confident in the second-year back as someone they can build offense through. The RB-dependent scheme Reid has installed would stay intact, leaving Davis as a RB1 candidate.
Source:
Kansas City Star

MLB

Morse (oblique) should be ready by Friday
Michael Morse | SF
(September 16, 2014 8:54 AM EDT)
Michael Morse (oblique) should be ready to return by Friday.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that Morse was "tentative" during batting practice Monday, so it will likely take him another couple of days to swing with full intensity. The 32-year-old has been sidelined since late August with a strained left oblique.
Source:
CSNBayArea.com
Matt Shoemaker to undergo MRI on side
Matt Shoemaker | ANA
(September 16, 2014 8:27 AM EDT)
Matt Shoemaker will undergo an MRI after leaving Monday's start with a "little" discomfort on the left side of his rib cage.
Shoemaker allowed one run over 7 2/3 innings against the Mariners before exiting. He said after the game that he's not overly concerned, but naturally the Angels aren't going to take any chances.
Source:
Angels.mlb.com

NBA

Joe Ingles to sign with Los Angeles Clippers
Joe Ingles | CLG
(September 16, 2014 9:27 AM EDT)
Australian G/F Joe Ingles is set to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.
Ingles drew interest from several NBA teams after averaging 11.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 3.4 assists during five games at the FIBA World Cup of Basketball and will now land with Doc Rivers' Clippers. The 26-year-old had a moderately successful 2013-14 season with Maccabi Tel Aviv, but will be hard-pressed to find enough minutes on the Clippers to be relevant in standard fantasy leagues.
Source:
Marc Stein on Twitter
Team USA wins FIBA gold, Kyrie named MVP
Kyrie Irving | CLE
(September 14, 2014 5:02 PM EDT)
Kyrie Irving was named MVP of the FIBA World Cup after leading Team USA to the gold medal with a 129-92 victory vs. Serbia.
Irving was on fire throughout the championship game, scoring 26 points on 10-of-13 shooting including a perfect 6-of-6 from beyond the arc. James Harden added 23 points in the victory and eight different U.S. players scored in the double-digits. The All-World Cup Team featured Irving, teammate Kenneth Faried, Pau Gasol, Nicolas Batum and Serbian SG Milos Teodosic.

NHL

Blues invite Bissonnette to training camp
Paul Bissonnette | STL
(September 16, 2014 10:53 AM EDT)
The St. Louis Blues have extended a training camp tryout offer to Paul Bissonnette.
Bissonnette is a physical depth forward that, to be honest, might be better known for as a Twitter personality than a hockey player. That's not to suggest that Bissonnette has no value on the ice though. He's a physical forward that can fit in on the fourth line and if he gets into a situation where he's playing regularly, then he'd be a decent source of penalty minutes in fantasy leagues.
Source:
Blues.nhl.com
Alfredsson (back) may not be ready for camp
Daniel Alfredsson | DET
(September 15, 2014 5:04 PM EDT)
Daniel Alfredsson (back) might miss the start of training camp.
"I'm not sure if he'll be able to report to camp on Wednesday," GM Ken Holland said. "I want to see how he's feeling and talk to his agent. I also want to talk to Alfie in the next 24 hours." Alfredsson didn't take to the ice on Monday after he tweaked his back last week. The veteran winger is trying to decide if he'll return for another season, but lingering back issues could stand in the way.
Source:
Mlive.com

PGA

Woods planning on a 'very full' 2015 schedule
Tiger Woods | PGA
(September 15, 2014 1:56 PM EDT)
Tiger Woods is on pace to return to competition at his newly sponsored Hero World Challenge in Isleworth, Florida, on Dec. 4-7.
There's quite a bit of time between now and then, but the absence of a setback is a positive. "I've been busting my butt in the gym," he said at media day for the tournament today. "It's nice to be able to shut it down and get stronger." Getting physically fit is only part of the equation for the 14-time major champion that will turn 39 years old at the end of December, but he's only occasionally acknowledged that he needs to let his golf game evolve with his age and against the younger (and longer) competition. Assuming he's healthy, Woods is planning a "very full" schedule in 2015. Because he qualifies as a Life Member, he doesn't need to meet the membership minimum of 15 starts, but it would be a surprise if he doesn't eclipse that given today's expectation.
Source:
GolfChannel.com
Justin Thomas breaks thru in Web.com Finals
Justin Thomas | PGA
(September 14, 2014 7:56 PM EDT)
Justin Thomas signed for a 1-under-par 35-35=70 in the final round of the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship to secure his first Web.com Tour win.
Thomas completed 72 holes at 6-under 278 and found himself tied with Richard Sterne. Thomas birdies the first hole of sudden death to clinch the title. In regulation, he circled three birdies to just two bogeys at The Ohio State University's Scarlet Course. The University of Alabama product ranked inside the top six in driving accuracy, driving distance, greens in regulation and putting average for the week. He ended the regular season safely inside the top 25 to clinch a 2014-15 PGA TOUR card, bagging five top-five finishes, but was never able to close the deal. With the confidence of this win in the Web.com Tour Finals in his back pocket, expect him to make an immediate impact on the PGA TOUR next season.

NASCAR

Ambrose to drive for Team Penske in Australia
Marcos Ambrose | 9
(September 15, 2014 8:38 PM EDT)
Team Penske announced today that it will form a partnership with one of the most successful motorsport teams in Australia to compete in the popular V8 Supercars Championship, beginning in 2015.
DJR Team Penske will compete with Ford Falcons in the 2015 V8 Supercars Championship with a true hero of Australian motorsports behind the wheel. Marcos Ambrose will return to the Series where he drew international acclaim to race the iconic No. 17 Ford for DJR Team Penske. Ambrose is a two-time V8 Supercars champion; winning back-to-back titles in 2003 and 2004. He transitioned to a winning career in NASCAR where he has earned seven wins and eight pole positions while competing in the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series over the past nine seasons. Ambrose, a native of Launceston, Tasmania, is one of the most successful drivers in the history of the V8 Supercars Championship. In the 65 rounds in which he competed from 2001 to 2005, he won 28 individual races.-Team Penske
Gordon 2nd to Keselowski for 2nd week
Jeff Gordon | 24
(September 14, 2014 6:01 PM EDT)
For the second consecutive week, Jeff Gordon finished second to Brad Keselowski. Last week, he was the runner-up at Richmond and this week he finished 1.76 seconds behind the Penske racer in the MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland.
Most experts predict that the championship battle is going to come down to Penske versus Hendrick and fantasy owners have seen nothing in the past two races to suggest that prediction is incorrect. Both Gordon and Keselowski are equally strong on next week’s short, flat track in New Hampshire.