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With Rondo, Mavs players like their chances
Rajon Rondo has yet to practice with his new teammates, but the Dallas Mavericks are excited about their potential after adding a point guard they believe ranks among the elite at the position.
Sources: Rockets get G Brewer from Wolves
The Houston Rockets have acquired veteran swingman Corey Brewer from the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to ESPN.com sources and media reports.
Durant out for Lakers matchup due to ankle
Kevin Durant will not play against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday because of a sprained right ankle suffered Thursday against the Golden State Warriors.
Sources: Padres keep dealing, get J. Upton
The San Diego Padres have acquired left fielder Justin Upton from the Atlanta Braves, sources told ESPN.
Yankees trade Prado to Miami, get P Eovaldi
The New York Yankees traded their starting second baseman Martin Prado to the Miami Marlins for starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi as part of a five-player deal, the teams announced Friday.
Report: Dodgers pass Yanks in owing most tax
The Dodgers have ended the Yankees' 15-year streak as Major League Baseball's biggest spender and owe more than $26.6 million in luxury tax.
Source: Red Sox work on Middlebrooks deal
The Red Sox and Padres are working on a trade that would send third baseman Will Middlebrooks to San Diego and catcher Ryan Hanigan to Boston, but as of mid-Friday it had not been finalized, according to a league source.
Source: Texans expect to start QB Keenum
Recently signed quarterback Case Keenum is expected to start for the Houston Texans against the visiting Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, according to a league source.
Phelps given probation in guilty plea to DUI
Olympic gold-medal swimmer Michael Phelps has pleaded guilty to drunken driving in Baltimore almost three months after he was arrested.
NFL or Michigan? Harbaugh said to be torn
49ers coach Jim Harbaugh's family and friends have been encouraging him to take the University of Michigan head-coaching job, but he is torn because his heart is in the NFL.