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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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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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."

ESPN Stats & Info

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.

ESPN Stats & Info

Third suspension for Rolando McClain

The Cowboys linebacker will be suspended for the second time in two years for violating the substance abuse policy. He was also suspended two games in 2012 for conduct detrimental.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

League sources say Mike Conley and Chandler Parsons have had multiple conversations about playing together in Memphis. They never talked about teaming up in Dallas. Parsons, who has ruled out a return to Dallas, will meet with the Grizzlies on Friday in Los Angeles. Conley is scheduled to meet with the Mavs in Dallas.

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Division leaders with comfy cushions

Entering July 1, all six division leaders have at least a five-game lead over the rest of the teams in their respective divisions.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Since divisional play started in 1969, there's never been a season in which every division leader had at least a five-game lead heading into July - until now. The O's, Indians, Rangers, Nats, Cubs, and Giants all have a cushion of five-plus games.

Golic is over NFL players ignoring rules on marijuana (1:29)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

The bright side of Dallas' max offer to Hassan Whiteside being declined early Friday morning: The board hasn't been picked clean, as it was when DeAndre Jordan changed his mind and reneged on his commitment to the Mavs last season. Available bigs who fit the younger, more athletic mold the Mavs are seeking include Bismack Biyombo, Festus Ezeli and Ian Mahinmi. Dwight Howard, the Mavs' top target in 2012, is also on the market. So is Zaza Pachulia, the Mavs' primary starting center last season.