Alec Burks gets 4-year extension

The Utah Jazz have agreed to a contract extension with guard Alec Burks worth $42 million over four years, sources told ESPN.com. The deal, signed on deadline day for players from the 2011 draft class to get extensions, includes incentives that could make it worth $45 million. Burks averaged 14.5 po...

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Jazz guard Alec Burks signs contract extension worth $42 million-$45 million

Enes Kanter – whose struggles playing with Derrick Favors lead to serious questions about his long-term fit in Utah – won’t be getting a contract extension from the Jazz. But Alec Burks, competing for minutes in an unsettled backcourt with Trey Burke and Dante Exum, will. Adrian Wojnarowski of...

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Giovani Bernard not present at practice Friday

The Bengals’ leading rusher could be in danger of missing Sunday’s game vs. Jacksonville. Tailback Giovani Bernard (hip/clavicle) wasn’t spotted at Friday’s practice, Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer reported this morning. Bernard didn’t participate in the Bengals’ first two wo...

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Adrian Wojnarowski , Yahoo! Sports, NBA Writer
With reachable incentives, Alec Burks' deal with the Jazz could climb to $45 million, sources told Yahoo Sports.
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Jonah Ballow , NYKnicks.com, Content Creator
The most passes by a Knick last night against CLE? @carmeloanthony with 36. Larkin 2nd with 31. #Knicks
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Frank Isola , N.Y Daily News, Knicks Beat Writer
For those scoring at home, Andrew Wiggins has more wins this season than LeBron, Kevin Love & Kyrie Irving combined.
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Zach Lowe , Grantland.com, NBA Writer
If OKC is 5-15 after 20 games -- and that or worse is in play -- have to go 44-18 rest of way to hit 49 wins it took for No. 8 last season.
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Zach Lowe , Grantland.com, NBA Writer
Thunder are 0-2, and if Westbrook is really out 4-6 weeks, facing maybe 20 games w/o Durant and Russ. In the West, that is real danger.
@ZachLowe_NBA | | 3h | Score: 203
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Alan Hahn , MSG Network, Studio Analyst
Mock the Triangle, but consider this: #Knicks last night were led in assists by 2 players maligned as "ball-stoppers": JR (7) and Melo (6).
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K.C Johnson , Chicago Tribune, Bulls Beat Writer
Butler participated in shootaround, gametime vs. Cavs.
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Royce Young , DailyThunder.com, NBA Writer
On Dec. 18 last season the Grizzlies fell to 10-15, missing Marc Gasol. Took going 40-17 the rest of the way to eek in as the No. 7 seed.
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Baxter Holmes , Boston Globe, Celtics Beat Writer
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Tom Haberstroh , ESPN Heat Index, Heat Beat Writer
Number of games in OKC team history without Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant: 1. That's it.
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Ian R. Rapoport , NFL Network, Sports Reporter
Then-USC coach Pete Carroll recruited @DeMarcoMurray as a defensive back. Some people probably glad he chose RB at OU t.co/cc850tytxc
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Adam Schefter , ESPN, NFL Insider
Prosecutors leaning against charging 49ers Ray McDonald with domestic violencet.co/2QqrNAsUu0
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John McClain , Houston Chronicle, NFL Reporter
Since CB Johnathan Joseph was signed N 2011 and paired with Kareem Jackson, opponents have completed 56.2 percent, lowest percentage in NFL.
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Mike Mazzeo , ESPN, Sports Reporter
Deron Williams went to a Halloween party last night. is costume is legit. t.co/JbIAGp5xZT
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James Walker , ESPN, AFC East Beat Writer
Kyle Orton has the NFL’s best fourth-quarter QBR (87.9), third-down completion percentage (73) and third-down yards per attempt (11.27).
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Ricky Rubio, Wolves Approximately $6M Apart On Extension Talks -- t.co/BP2nfBzIfM
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Adam Caplan , NFL Writer
G Todd Herremans (torn biceps) is expected to be in the lineup.
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Adam Caplan , NFL Writer
#Eagles RB Darren Sproles (sprained knee) is expected to play Sunday at #Texans. Only player of note in doubt is starting S Nate Allen.
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Jamison Hensley , ESPN.com, AFC North Blogger
#Ravens run defense building another streak t.co/NFfcf6bJDY
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Mike Triplett , New Orleans Times, Saints Writer
Good line from Akiem Hicks, agreed #Saints have already had season worth of adversity w/ late losses. "Enough for me ... Now it's our turn."
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Mike Garafolo , USA Today, NFL Writer
Eagles list RB Darren Sproles, G Todd Herremans and C Jason Kelce as probable for Sunday vs Texans
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Chris Herring , Wall Street Journal, Knicks Reporter
NYK just went thru this w/ Touré Murry in July. Inexplicably didn't make him qualifying offer, then wanted to sign him later. Made no sense.
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PhiladelphiaEagles.com , News and Updates
Brad Smith and Nate Allen listed as Questionable for the #Eagles. Jason Kelce, Darren Sproles & Todd Herremans all probable.
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Sheil Kapadia , Birds 24/7, Eagles Blogger
Eagles injuries: Nate Allen, Brad Smith questionable. Everyone else (Boykin, Celek, Herremans, Kelce, Kendricks, Sproles) probable.
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Art Stapleton , The Record, Sportswriter
Geno Smith may play Sunday #ScaryStoriesIn5Words
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Rob Mahoney , SI.com, Sportswriter
On the jeopardy of Russell Westbrook's injury and a slipping Thunder season: t.co/cNwPCqkoVW
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Andrew Keh , NY Times, MLB Writer
Andrei Kirilenko in an Avatar costume is the high point of the Nets' early season. t.co/zYoeq1JFUy
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Chris Herring , Wall Street Journal, Knicks Reporter
My personal opinion on NYK/Larkin: Pick up his option. Not a lot of $$$ saved if you pass on him. Plus, could move him if you really had to.
@HerringWSJ | | 7m | Score: 30
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Rick Bonnell , Charlotte Observer, Bobcats Beat Writer
ICYMI: Kemba Walker is "ecstatic" to be staying in Charlotte: t.co/l9b7NgScmU
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Brandon George , Dallas Morning News, Sportswriter
Dallas Cowboys DE Jeremy Mincey not practicing today because he's sick.
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Todd Archer , ESPN, Sportswriter
Jeremy Mincey is sick and not at practice.
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Video: Cavs fall in LeBron's magical return. t.co/Jpib17kY1P t.co/K8qmlBiUXy
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Alec Burks, Jazz Agree Upon Four-Year, $42M Extension

The Utah Jazz and Alec Burks have reached agreement on a four-year, $42 million contract extension. Burks' deal could climb to $45 million with reachable incentive clauses. Burks, 23, is the third young Jazz player, along with Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors, to reach a four-year extension with th...

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Kyrie Irving Says He Needs Better Communication With Coach David Blatt

The Cleveland Cavaliers lost the first game of the Second LeBron Era, and All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving blamed himself for the team’s disjointed play on offense. Irving admits that he did not have full command of the show, and that he needs to do a better job of communicating with head coach D...

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Tigers To Exercise Joakim Soria’s Option

The Tigers will exercise their $7MM club option on right-hander Joakim Soria, reports Chris Cotillo of SB Nation’s MLB Daily Dish (Twitter link). Soria, 30, was acquired from the Rangers at the trade deadline for the steep price of right-handers Corey Knebel and Jake Thompson, but the results didn...

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Sources: Alec Burks reaches 4-year, $42 million extension agreement with Jazz

Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks has reached an agreement on a four-year, $42 million contract extension, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Jazz guard Alec Burks goes to the bucket against Rockets guard James Harden on Wednesday night. (USA TODAY Spo … Reachable incentive clauses could push Burks’ dea...

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Adrian Wojnarowski
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Phoenix Suns' Eric Bledsoe lauded for passion vs. Lakers

Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe leaves the court after picking up his second technical foul against the Los Angeles Lakers during the third quarter at US Airways Center in Phoenix, Ariz. October 29, 2014.(Photo: Michael Chow/azcentral sports) Possibly on his way to his first career triple-double, Su...

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Lakers’ Kobe Bryant, Byron Scott pushing for Jeremy Lin to increase aggression

The possibility of having a clean slate with the Lakers invigorated Jeremy Lin. No more worries remained about living up to “Linsanity” that sparked during a breakout season in New York. No more uncertainty lingered about his fluctuating role during two frustrating years in Houston. But only two...

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Belichick has a bone to pick with meteorologists

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Stunning photo evidence that Taylor Swift already dumped the Knicks for the Cavaliers

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2015 New York Yankees Top 10 Prospects Chat

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Chicago Cubs Simultaneously Working on Maddon Deal and Epstein Extension?

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Stevie Johnson not frustrated by spot on 49ers depth chart

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The most passes by a Knick last night against CLE? @carmeloanthony with 36. Larkin 2nd with 31. #Knicks
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