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  • Joe Mixon CIN RB
    Bengals' Joe Mixon: Has charge dismissed
    4h ago

    Mixon's charge of aggravated menacing was dismissed by the Hamilton County (Ohio) Municipal Court on Friday, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports

    An arrest warrant was issued for Mixon on Thursday, after which the Bengals released a statement: "The club is aware misdemeanor charges have been raised against Joe Mixon. The club is investigating the situation and will not comment further at this time." While the initial charge now isn't actionable, the presiding judge of the court said it could be refiled after further investigation. As such, Mixon doesn't appear to be out of the woods yet on the legal front, meaning punishment from the NFL remains a possibility.

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  • Landon Dickerson PHI OG
    Eagles' Landon Dickerson: Set for Super Bowl
    11h ago

    Dickerson (elbow) doesn't have a designation after the first week of preparation ahead of Super Bowl LVII versus the Chiefs on Sunday, Feb. 12.

    With the NFC Championship Game well in hand against the 49ers this past Sunday, Dickerson injured his right elbow in the second half and was spotted with a brace on the region afterward, according to Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer. The Eagles proceeded to list Dickerson with the combo of elbow and rest on injury reports this week, but his lack of designation more than a week before the Super Bowl indicates he'll be good to handle his normal role as the team's starting left guard.

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  • Avonte Maddox PHI CB
    Eagles' Avonte Maddox: Appears ready for Super Bowl
    11h ago

    Maddox (toe) doesn't have a designation after the first week of preparation ahead of Super Bowl LVII against the Chiefs on Sunday, Feb. 12.

    After sustaining a toe injury Week 16, Maddox missed the Eagles' ensuing three games before returning for this past Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the 49ers. He since has been listed on Philadelphia practice reports with toe and rest, so despite taking in Friday's session in a walking boot -- per Zach Berman of The Athletic -- Maddox doesn't appear to be in danger of sitting out the Super Bowl considering his lack of designation more than a week ahead of the contest.

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  • Willie Gay Jr. KC OLB
    Chiefs' Willie Gay: Status in question for Super Bowl
    11h ago

    Gay (shoulder) is listed as questionable after the first week of preparation ahead of Super Bowl LVII against the Eagles on Sunday, Feb. 12.

    Gay was listed as limited on Wednesday's estimated injury report before operating under practice restrictions Thursday and Friday, the result of a shoulder issue. Still, he has one week to go to show he's healthy enough to remain a regular in the Chiefs' linebacking corps for the Super Bowl.

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  • Mecole Hardman KC WR
    Chiefs' Mecole Hardman: Doubtful for Super Bowl
    11h ago

    Hardman (pelvis) is listed as doubtful after the first week of preparation ahead of Super Bowl LVII versus the Eagles on Sunday, Feb. 12.

    Making his first appearance since Week 9 during this past Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Bengals, Hardman aggravated his pelvic injury in the second half and now appears to be trending toward an absence from the upcoming Super Bowl, as coach Andy Reid intimated Thursday to Matt Derrick of ChiefsDigest.com. Still, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reported Thursday that the Chiefs are seeking additional opinions on Hardman to see if he may have a chance to suit up Feb. 12. Hardman's activity level next Wednesday through Friday likely will be the determining factor in that regard.

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  • Kadarius Toney KC WR
    Chiefs' Kadarius Toney: Questionable for Super Bowl
    11h ago

    Toney (ankle/hamstring) is listed as questionable after the first week of preparation ahead of Super Bowl LVII against the Eagles on Sunday, Feb. 12.

    Toney picked up ankle and hamstring injuries in this past Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Bengals, which contained him to just four snaps on offense. Both Toney and JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) have questionable designations after this week, while Mecole Hardman (pelvis) is doubtful and already has been deemed unlikely to play in the Super Bowl by coach Andy Reid. If this latter point comes to pass, the statuses of Toney and Smith-Schuster become of greater import to see if one or both will be available to quarterback Patrick Mahomes (ankle).

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  • J.B. Bukauskas SEA RP
    Mariners' J.B. Bukauskas: Outrighted to Triple-A
    10h ago

    Bukauskas cleared waivers and was sent outright to Triple-A Tacoma on Friday.

    After being claimed by the Mariners in mid-January and DFA'd Tuesday, Bukauskas is now set to begin 2023 in the Mariners' farm system and attend major-league spring training as a non-roster invitee. The 26-year-old reliever recorded a 2.79 ERA and 1.31 WHIP through 19.1 Triple-A innings last season.

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  • Aaron Sanchez MIN SP
    Twins' Aaron Sanchez: Re-signs with MIN
    10h ago

    Sanchez re-signed with the Twins on a minor-league contract Jan. 30.

    Sanchez ended the 2022 season with the Twins. The right-hander posted a disappointing .660 ERA in 15 appearances -- 10 starts -- over 60 innings with Minnesota and the Nationals. Once one of the more promising young arms in baseball, Sanchez now will have to pitch well in the Grapefruit League if he has any chance of making the Twins' Opening Day roster.

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  • Luke Williams MIA LF
    Dodgers' Luke Williams: Signs MiLB deal
    10h ago

    Williams signed a minor-league deal with the Dodgers on Friday.

    Williams was claimed off waivers by the Dodgers earlier in the offseason and will now officially begin the 2023 season in Los Angeles' farm system. The 26-year-old utility man recorded a .883 OPS through 58 plate appearances in Triple-A last year.

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  • Blake Rutherford CHW CF
    Nationals' Blake Rutherford: Inks MiLB deal with Nats
    11h ago

    Rutherford signed a minor-league contract with the Nationals on Friday.

    Rutherford has already been assigned to Triple-A Rochester ahead of Nationals camp. The 25-year-old former Yankees and White Sox prospect batted .271/.311/.428 with 13 home runs and eight stolen bases over 116 games at the Triple-A level in 2022.

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  • Ian Hamilton CLE RP
    Yankees' Ian Hamilton: Agrees to minor-league deal
    11h ago

    Hamilton signed a minor-league contract with the Yankees on Friday.

    Hamilton elected free agency after being outrighted off the Guardians' 40-man roster at the end of the season. The right-hander also pitched in the Twins' organization in 2022 and forged a 3.61 ERA over 38 appearances with Triple-A St. Paul and Columbus with a 60:19 K:BB. He'll need to be added to the 40-man roster in order to make any appearances with the Yankees in 2023.

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  • Curtis Taylor TB RP
    Cubs' Curtis Taylor: Agrees to minor-league deal
    11h ago

    Taylor signed a minor-league contract with the Cubs on Friday.

    Taylor, 27, posted a 3.91 ERA and 52:18 K:BB ratio in 46 innings last season between three different levels of the Nationals' minor league system. The right-hander will function as organizational relief depth for Chicago leading into the 2023 campaign.

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  • Keita Bates-Diop SA SF
    Spurs' Keita Bates-Diop: Puts up solid line
    5h ago

    Bates-Diop notched 13 points (6-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt), five rebounds, one assist and two steals in 26 minutes during Friday's 137-125 loss to the 76ers.

    The Spurs have a number of injuries, which has allowed Bates-Diop to have an extended role. He's gaining some steam in deeper fantasy leagues as a result, averaging 10.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.0 triples in his last six games.

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  • Malaki Branham SA SG
    Spurs' Malaki Branham: Scores career-high 26 points
    5h ago

    Branham ended Friday's 137-125 loss to Philadelphia with 26 points (11-16 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, three assists and one steal across 35 minutes.

    The 26 points were a new career high for the rookie. The 20th overall pick made his sixth career start as the Spurs were without Tre Jones (foot) and Jeremy Sochan (back). Branham was coming off a 22-point game Wednesday with five assists and three triples, so he's making a strong case for coach Gregg Popovich to keep looking his way. If the Spurs are sellers at the trade deadline, Branham is one of a number of Spurs who could benefit.

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  • Josh Richardson SA SG
    Spurs' Josh Richardson: Fares well with starters
    5h ago

    Richardson finished with 10 points (4-9 FG, 2-4 3Pt), one rebound, seven assists and two steals across 26 minutes during Friday's 137-125 loss to the 76ers.

    Richardson moved into the starting lineup with the Spurs missing both Tre Jones (foot) and Jeremy Sochan (back). He had only made three starts prior to Friday and fared well in those, averaging 11.3 points, 5.3 assists, 3.0 rebounds, 2.3 steals and 2.0 three-pointers. The veteran is a name to watch ahead of the trade deadline with the Spurs possibly looking to play their youngsters more often.

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  • Tyrese Maxey PHI PG
    76ers' Tyrese Maxey: Breaks out of slump
    5h ago

    Maxey amassed 25 points (8-15 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 6-7 FT), three rebounds, four assists, one block and one steal across 27 minutes during Friday's 137-125 win over San Antonio.

    An outburst from Maxey was long overdue. In his previous three contests, Maxey averaged a mere 10.3 points on 32 percent shooting. Unless the 76ers make an unlikely splash at the trade deadline, Friday's production is something you should see quite a bit down the stretch as Maxey continues to benefit from more usage as part of the second unit.

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  • Joel Embiid PHI C
    76ers' Joel Embiid: Dominates with 33 points
    5h ago

    Embiid had 33 points (10-18 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 11-13 FT), 10 rebounds, four assists and two steals across 28 minutes during Friday's 137-125 victory over the Spurs.

    Embiid played through a questionable tag because of some left foot soreness, but he's been very durable lately with one missed game in January. He has also been red hot in fantasy basketball, posting 33.5 points, 10.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.6 blocks and 1.4 three-pointers in his previous 10 games.

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  • De'Anthony Melton PHI SG
    76ers' De'Anthony Melton: Plays well in 22 minutes
    5h ago

    Melton closed Friday's 137-125 victory over San Antonio with 13 points (4-7 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), one rebound, one assist, one block and two steals over 22 minutes.

    Melton has seen his minutes decline in recent games with the 76ers back at full strength, but his ability to contribute across the stat sheet will help to keep his fantasy value afloat. Whenever the 76ers lose a key player for rest or an injury, it's usually Melton who gets the biggest bump, which helps his case in fantasy too.

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  • Alex Goligoski MIN D
    Wild's Alex Goligoski: Being used sparingly
    8h ago

    Goligoski has been a healthy scratch for Minnesota's last three games.

    Goligoski has been used in just 19 of Minnesota's 48 games this season despite staying healthy. When he has been in the lineup in 2022-23, the 37-year-old's contributed a goal, three points, 19 hits and 26 blocks while averaging 17:02 of ice time. Unless an injury to a defenseman forces Minnesota to alter its plans, Goligoski is unlikely to see his role significantly grow as the campaign progresses.

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  • Cal Clutterbuck NYI RW
    Islanders' Cal Clutterbuck: Season may be over
    12h ago

    Clutterbuck (upper body) may have played his last game this season, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.

    Clutterbuck is officially still listed as out indefinitely, but it is fair to wonder if he has played his last game this season. Clutterbuck has dealt with multiple injuries this season, and his body may not be able to withstand his physical style of play. If Clutterbuck has played his last game of the season, then general manager Lou Lamoriello will have to explain why he gave Clutterbuck a two-year contract extension during the offseason and why he didn't trade him before the trade deadline last season.

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  • Marco Rossi MIN C
    Wild's Marco Rossi: Excelling at AHL lowa
    14h ago

    Rossi has 26 points in 25 AHL games since his demotion, Thomas Williams of Hockeywilderness.com reports.

    Rossi, who was selected ninth overall in 2020, had only one assist in 16 games with the Wild before he was sent to the AHL to regain his confidence. Well, it sure looks like he is playing with plenty of confidence, as he has three goals and 10 points during his current seven-game points streak. Do not be surprised if Rossi is recalled from the minors in the near future.

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  • Dylan Strome WAS C
    Capitals' Dylan Strome: Signs five-year extension
    18h ago

    Strome signed a five-year, $25 million contract extension Friday.

    Strome was slated to be an RFA at the end of the season as he signed a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the Capitals in July. The 25-year-old center is on pace for his best season in his career, as he has 11 goals and 36 points in 52 games. Strome has been a force on the power play in 2022-23 with three goals and 14 points thus far.

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  • Shane Wright SEA C
    Kraken's Shane Wright: Overcomes injury
    1d ago

    Wright (lower body) returned to action for OHL Windsor on Thursday.

    Wright was injured Jan. 26, but it appears he's recovered rather quickly. The 19-year-old is expected to remain in the juniors ranks for the rest of the season, though it's possible he could be called up to the Kraken if Windsor's season comes to an earlier than expected end.

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  • Jakub Lauko BOS C
    Bruins' Jakub Lauko: Returns to AHL
    1d ago

    Lauko was sent down to AHL Providence on Thursday, per CapFriendly.

    Lauko had an assist in his only appearance during this stint with the big club. If the Bruins need forward depth after the All-Star break, he'd be a candidate for a recall.

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