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3hEddie Matz

Can anyone catch the six division leaders?

Every divisional leader is at least five games up in their division. Can they all hold on to their leads the rest of the way?

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Text message from Chandler Parsons on why he chose the Grizzlies: "I really believed in Coach Fiz. Nobody in the league has coached better wings than him. I trust [assistant coach J.B. Bickerstaff] with my life. They have nobody like me, and their veteran, experienced players are a perfect fit with me. "Toughest decision of my life though. Portland is incredible."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Grizzlies will give point guard Mike Conley a full five-year max offer, a source told ESPN. Memphis can pay Conley $153 million over five years, while the Mavs and other teams can offer $114 million over four years.

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Whiteside da la espalda a los Mavs

Al igual que en el pasado verano, Dallas fracasó en la captura de un pívot de renombre en la agencia libre. Si antes fue DeAndre Jordan, ahora la negativa llegó de Hassan Whiteside. Leer

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Los Cowboys deben terminar con el experimento Rolando McClain

Reincidente en el consumo de sustancias prohibidas, McClain se convirtió ya en un cáncer dentro del vestidor de los Cowboys. Leer

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Source: Chandler Parsons has agreed to a four-year max deal with the Grizzlies.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mavs hired former Wyoming and Clemson head coach Larry Shyatt as an assistant coach. Shyatt, 64, who resigned from Wyoming at the end of last season, had a 187-162 record as a college head coach.

Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

Best NHL signings today so far today: 1. Victor Hedman, TB (8-years, $7.875 million per season) 2. Dan Hamhuis, Stars (2-years, $3.75 million per) 3. Brian Campbell, Blackhawks (1-year, $2 million)

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8hTodd Archer

Time for Cowboys to move on from Rolando McClain

While Rolando McClain has shown that he's a playmaker, he has not shown the off-field discipline required to earn the right to play for the Cowboys.

Blazers serious about landing Parsons (1:56)
Why is Jerry Jones still betting on McClain? (1:45)

Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

Stars sign defenseman Dan Hamhuis to two-year deal worth $7.5 million total. Dallas likes its young defensemen on the way in the system but this gives the Stars veteran presence on defense and insurance if kids aren't ready.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mavs have no plans to target Dwight Howard or Bismack Biyombo at this point after missing out on Hassan Whiteside, a source told ESPN.com. As has been the case for months, the Mavs' stance on Howard is that their interest depends on his price tag plummeting far below a maximum contract.

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9hBrandon Chatmon

Predicting the 2016 season: Week 5

TCU surprises Oklahoma to remain unbeaten, and Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and West Virginia keep pace atop the conference.

Rangers to make splash internationally?

Keith Law and Christopher Crawford link the Rangers to a Venezuelan catcher who is "an impressive athlete who has posted above-average run times." The international amateur free-agent signing period begins Saturday. Top international prospects (Insider)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Debate Chandler Parsons' value if you wish. Market says he's a max player. And there's no doubt he makes Portland or Memphis much better.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs source: "The worst thing we can do is overpay for mediocrity."

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A lot of talent being kept off the field

Tom Brady isn't the only notable player who will begin the season as a spectator due to suspension. This group of eight is set to miss 51 combined games for various violations.