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LOS ANGELES — Restricted free-agent center Nerlens Noel is re-signing with the Dallas Mavericks, league sources told ESPN.

The athletic big man signed the one-year, $4.1 million qualifying offer and will become an unrestricted free agent in the offseason of 2018, sources told ESPN.

The offer was signed in Los Angeles this week, according to sources.

Noel, 23, recently switched agents, hiring LeBron James’ agent Rich Paul of Klutch Sports Group after a summer in which he was unable to fashion an acceptable multiyear deal from the Mavericks or garnish an offer sheet elsewhere.

A reported $17 million offer from Dallas was nonexistent in any form, according to sources close to Noel, though league sources say a four-year, $70 million contract was offered to Noel on July 1.

Sources told ESPN’s Tim MacMahon that the four-year offer was pulled when Noel asked for a max deal.

After the closing of the restricted free-agent marketplace, Paul agreed to represent Noel with the understanding that he’d pursue unrestricted free agency next year.

Sources close to Noel, who confirmed the signing of the qualifying offer, maintain this decision should not be viewed as an adversarial move and insist that it allows both parties to evaluate a larger body of work and then assign a proper valuation for Noel after the upcoming season.

Noel averaged 8.5 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.1 blocks and 1.0 steal in 22 minutes per game for the Mavericks after arriving in Dallas at the trade deadline. The Mavs gave up 2015 first-round pick Justin Anderson, Andrew Bogut (who was then bought out) and a pair of second-round picks to acquire Noel from the Philadelphia 76ers.

Noel, the sixth overall pick in the 2013 draft, welcomed a fresh start in Dallas after an up-and-down tenure in Philadelphia.

The 6-foot-11 Noel, whose combination of leaping ability, mobility, quick hands, rim running and rim protection instincts gives him the potential to be a premier defender, averaged 10.2 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.5 blocks in 171 games for Philadelphia.

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The possibility of impermissible contact between Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson and four-time All-Star Paul George is at the crux of an NBA probe into tampering, league sources tell ESPN.

The Indiana Pacers filed tampering charges with the NBA against the Lakers, and the league issued a statement Sunday saying that an investigation is underway.

The Lakers are denying the allegations filed by the Pacers, insisting that there is no evidence of tampering, and they expect to be cleared in the matter, a team source told ESPN.

“As the NBA’s statement made clear, we cannot comment about the specifics of any ongoing investigation,” the Lakers said in a statement. “We can confirm, however, that we are cooperating fully with the NBA in the hope of clearing our name as soon as possible.”

If the league office’s probe — which was initiated around the time of the NBA draft in late June — can prove that the Lakers tampered with George while he was under contract with Indiana, they can be punished in several ways, including a loss of draft picks, fines up to $5 million, future restrictions on acquiring George and possible suspensions of offending officials.
The Lakers are denying the Pacers’ allegations of tampering with Paul George while he was under contract with Indiana. AP Photo/Nick Ut
If the NBA finds evidence that the Lakers had engaged in a side agreement with George, he could be prohibited from signing a free-agent deal with Los Angeles or being part of a trade to the Lakers.

Nevertheless, it is unclear whether any evidence exists that could incriminate the Lakers or Johnson. The NBA is using the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz to probe the matter, the NBA said.

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Tampering FAQ: How will NBA respond to Pacers’ charges against Lakers?
The Indiana Pacers charged the Los Angeles Lakers with tampering over Paul George, but what will the NBA do about it? How has the NBA handled tampering recently?
The story on the tampering charges involving George was first reported by Peter Vecsey.

Team officials aren’t allowed to make contact with players or their agents to discuss future plans unless it’s after the opening of the players’ free-agency year on July 1.

The Pacers’ charges represent a growing concern among many NBA teams that some potential suitors are reaching out to players and agents with one or two years left on current deals, trying to manipulate opt-outs and trades, league sources said.
George informed the Pacers in June that he planned to opt out of his contract in 2018 and intended to sign a free-agent deal with the Lakers. He was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis on June 30 in a deal that was finalized on July 6. George has been public in his desire and interest to potentially play for his hometown Lakers.

George could be eligible to sign a four-year deal worth approximately $130 million in free agency.

George, 27, has long been connected to a possible return to his Southern California roots to play for the Lakers. The Lakers have started to clear salary-cap space to pursue George and Cleveland’s LeBron James in 2018 free agency.

George averaged 23.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 2016-17. George, a four-time All-Star, was part of the 2016 USA Olympic gold-medal team less than two years after suffering a broken leg.

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Major Leaguers will let their personalities and passions shine like never before when the newly created Players Weekend takes center stage during all games from Friday, Aug. 25, to Sunday, Aug. 27. Those are just 20 of the nicknames that players across all clubs will wear on their backs while sporting colorful, non-traditional uniforms featuring alternate designs inspired by youth-league uniforms.
Manfred on Players Weekend
Manfred on Players Weekend
Rob Manfred discusses the formation of Players Weekend and how players will have the ability to show off more of their personalities
MLB and the MLB Players Association announced jointly on Wednesday that Players Weekend will be a player-focused field festival of sorts, different than anything seen before at the top rung of the sport. In addition to nicknames on the backs of jerseys made by Majestic, players can wear and use uniquely colored and designed spikes, batting gloves, wristbands, compression sleeves, catcher’s masks and bats.
During Players Weekend, the players also will be able to wear specially designed caps by New Era, and unique socks from Stance. Players also can wear T-shirts highlighting a charity or cause of their choice during pregame workouts and postgame interviews. The same authentic jerseys, tees, caps and socks are available now at the MLB.com/shop.
#PlayersWeekend
#PlayersWeekend
August 25-27 is Players Weekend where the players will be able to wear new caps, uniforms and socks
Additionally, during Players Weekend, the right sleeve of each player’s jersey will feature a patch with a blank space for him to write the name of a person or organization that was instrumental to his development. The patch features a new logo that shows a progression of five players increasing in size to demonstrate the process of a player’s path from Little League and youth leagues to Major League Baseball. The new “Evolution” logo, which symbolizes solidary with local youth baseball and softball organizations, will also appear on the back of each club’s cap and jerseys in place of the MLB silhouetted batter.
“The journey from youth leagues to Major League Baseball is one that players don’t take alone,” Commissioner Rob Manfred said. “Major League players have been supported by family members, coaches and organizations that helped them develop their unique skills and overcome challenges to reach the highest level of the sport. These games will allow the players to thank those who were important in their lives while showcasing their personality in a fun way that fits baseball’s community-driven focus.”
“Players are increasingly interested in finding unique ways to connect with their fans by allowing them to see more of their personalities and interests,” MLBPA executive director Tony Clark said. “The collective desire to express their diverse interests and backgrounds is what motivated players to lobby for the creation of Players Weekend. This will be an exciting and unique opportunity for the players to literally wear their passions on their sleeves, and equipment, too, as they embrace this chance to let their true identities shine.”
Yes, even the Yankees will have names on the back of their pinstripe jerseys, throughout that weekend series against the Mariners. Just imagine if this happened years ago, with the sight of Bambino, Joltin’ Joe and the Mick over their numbers.
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Aaron Judge will wear ALL RISE on the back of his Yankees jersey, Aug. 25-27 – with some help from Majestic Athletic
Several Major Leaguers will serve as Players Weekend Ambassadors by taking an active role in promoting the event, including: Yonder Alonso (Mr. 305) of the Mariners, Javier Baez (El Mago) of the Cubs, Jose Bautista (Joey Bats) of the Blue Jays, Nelson Cruz (Boomstick) of the Mariners, Ender Inciarte (Ender) of the Braves, Francisco Lindor (Mr. Smile) of the Indians, Manny Machado (Mr. Miami) of the Orioles, Anthony Rizzo (Tony) of the Cubs, CC Sabathia (Dub) of the Yankees, Christian Yelich (Yeli) of the Marlins and Chris Young (Cy) of the Red Sox.
Additionally, during Players Weekend, the right sleeve of each player’s jersey will feature an “evolution” patch with a blank space for him to write the name of a person or organization that was instrumental to his development. The patch features a new logo that shows a progression of five players increasing in size to demonstrate the process of a player’s path from youth leagues to Major League Baseball. The new logo will also appear on the back of each club’s cap and jerseys in place of the MLB silhouetted batter.
“It’s America’s Pastime, and it’s steeped in a lot of history,” said Rays third baseman Evan Longoria (Longo). “I think a lot of the gear and the dress code was founded around that belief, and we were really behind [the weekend] in terms of guys expressing themselves on the field with what they wear.”
“It’s pretty cool — especially for me, someone who played in the Little League World Series,” said Mets outfielder Michael Conforto, who says he will wear the moniker of “Scooter” that teammates gave him, reason unbeknownst to him. “It’s cool that at the highest level you can still connect to all the kids that are playing the game that we love. For MLB to have an event like Players Weekend dedicated to that is pretty cool.”
Game-worn Players Weekend jerseys will be up for bidding at MLB.com/auctions with all net proceeds donated to the MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation, a joint effort established in July 2015 by MLB and the MLBPA with an initial commitment of $30 million focused on improving the caliber, effectiveness and availability of amateur baseball and softball programs across the U.S. and Canada.
“Any time you can benefit and help people out in any way, that’s what we’re here for, to inspire people and help people out,” said Judge, who originally planned to just go with his last name but was convinced otherwise by teammate Todd Frazier (The Toddfather). “We’re all blessed to be in this situation to play Major League Baseball. Anything we can do is pretty rewarding.”
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Bats ready for #PlayersWeekend
Louisville Slugger is creating special bats to be used during #PlayersWeekend, Aug. 25-27
The players will support the event by posting to social media using #PlayersWeekend.
The special features of the Players Weekend games will also be adopted by the Pirates and Cardinals during the MLB Little League Classic to be played Aug. 20 in Williamsport, Pa., during the 2017 Little League World Series. The game, which will celebrate youth baseball, will be played in front of a crowd of primarily Little League players and their families at renovated historic Bowman Field.
Earlier that day, MLB players will attend Little League World Series games and cheer on these [youngsters] as a demonstration of the players’ passion and commitment to helping grow the game at the youth level. The MLB Little League Classic will air nationally on ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” and ESPN Radio at 7 p.m. ET.
Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha, who will go with “Wach” (and not Pedro Martinez’s “Wacha-Wacha”), grew up in Texas playing in the Dixie Youth Baseball Association. They went to the Dixie World Series back then, and said those were “some of the best times I ever had. We’d road-trip out there, make a little vacation out of it, win some games, and makes lifelong friends.”
He said the Little League Classic and Players Weekend bring out the kids in all of them.
“I’m looking forward to it, and I know quite a few guys are as well,” Wacha said. “I think we all grew up playing some sort of Little League affiliation, youth baseball, to get us to where we are at now. So it’s a big part of growing this game and a big part to these people’s success.”

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The Washington Redskins lost Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson, their top two receivers in terms of yardage last season, in free agency. Washington’s plan to replace them includes seizing the chance to deploy more size.

Swapping in for the 5-foot-10 Jackson and 6-foot Garcon is the 6-4 Terrelle Pryor and 6-2 Josh Doctson. Coach Jay Gruden gushed about how the increased size could aid converting the Redskins red-zone trips into touchdowns.

“I do like to have bigger receivers in the red zone here and there to be able to throw some fades, too. What the heck, you know, I love the fade,” Gruden said, via The Washington Post. “You can throw the back-shoulder fade. You can throw it over the top. They can go up and get seam-balls.”

Some coaches love the fade as a safe throw in the red zone with a smaller chance of getting intercepted. Most fans hate the low-percentage toss that takes the combination of a big-bodied receiver who knows how to use his frame and a spot-throw by the quarterback.

Regardless of what you think about the fade, Gruden’s larger point is pertinent: The Redskins struggled in the red zone last season.

Washington finished 29th in touchdowns per red-zone trip in 2016, per Football Outsiders’ metrics. Quarterback Kirk Cousins finished the season with a 45.78 completion percentage inside the 20-yard line — 22nd in the NFL for players with more than 40 such attempts. Inside the 10, Cousins’ struggles expanded, with his completion percentage dropping to 31.58 — 25th in the NFL for players with 20-plus attempts.

The receivers played a role in those problems. Tight end Jordan Reed was by far the most successful red-zone threat last season. Leading Washington’s receivers in catch rate was 5-8 Jamison Crowder (56.25 percent). Garcon and Jackson posted red-zone catch rates of 38.46 and 36.36 percent, respectively, last season. Last year with Cleveland, Pryor earned a 69.23 red-zone catch rate.

Gruden clearly believes size — specifically Pryor’s massive length — can be a boon for Cousins and the rest of the offense.