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Packers and Jordy Nelson have struck a deal. It’s a 4-year extension worth $39 million.
So close to the $10 million per that Nelson was seeking. So close. This deal locks up Nelson and obviously makes him one happy receiver. he and Aaron Rodgers have a fantastic rapport on the field and have partnered up for over 3,300 yards and 30 touchdowns over the last three seasons. There is no reason to think they can't do it again for another four.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Addison Russell will start and bat ninth Tuesday.
The team wasn’t going to bring up a top prospect to have him sit on the bench. The Cubs were getting little production out of their second baseman, so they had Russell work in at second base while in the minors. The fantasy potential for this kid is high and owners should consider picking him up, in case he performs like everyone expects. He is going to take his bumps early, so don’t give up hope on the young star. Analysis: Colby Conway
Al Horford said he's good to go for game two.
Horford suffered a hand injury during the fourth quarter of Game 1 but was able to return and play the final six minutes but with his ring and pinky finger taped together. X-rays taken on the hand were negative but Horford expressed that he was in considerable pain. Given that it's playoff time there was little chance Horford would not be on the court for the Hawks Game 2 matchup against the Nets. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba