UPDATES & NEWS
Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez has been suspended 162 games plus the postseason.
This was actually a reduced suspension and there are still questions regarding his ability to play in the 2014 post-season. Regardless, Rodriguez will appeal the ruling in federal court now and this whole nightmarish situation will continue to hover like a storm cloud until final decisions are made. And let's face it, who knows when that will be?ANALYST: Howard Bender
Packers have released C Joe Madsen.
Madsen isn't a very athletic center and in today's NFL, it appears that is the direction that the position is beginning to head. The Packers said good riddance, but there is nothing saying that there won't be at least a couple of teams looking to give Madsen a training camp invite. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Mike Miller will start on Monday in Game 1.
As of now it appears that Miller will be the starting small forward and Lebron will slide down to the power forward spot in place of Tristian Thompson, so set your daily league lineups accordingly. In any case, even if Thompson doesn't get the start, he will most likely still see the bulk of the minutes at the power forward spot, due to the Cavs overall lack of current depth at the position. Analysis: Dom Murtha
49ers waive OLB Chase Thomas on Monday.
After serving his brief career as a special teams player, Thomas has been waived by the 49ers, as he was expected to start the season on the PUP list. There is no clear market for Thomas unless a team desperately needs some LB depth, but even so, there are plenty of other options out there. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Buccaneers claimed OT Reid Fragel off waivers from the Falcons.
Fragel towers at a massive 6'8" tall and sports an athletic 308 lbs for his frame. But still, after two years in the league, Fragel remains a bit of a raw talent and project player at offensive tackle. He will not be expect to start, but should be an interesting player to watch come training camp as he competes for a spot on the 53-man roster. Analysis: Dom Murtha