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Morning Links: Decision time for Doan - Cross Checks Blog - ESPN
Shane Doan is still waiting to see if the ownership saga in Phoenix will finally end, but teams around the league are clamoring to sign the 35-year
Reds get 1st win without Votto, 4-0 over Dbacks - Boston.com
Right-hander Johnny Cueto showed no significant problem from his finger blister during six shutout innings Tuesday night, and Ryan Ludwick hit a three-run homer that sent the Cincinnati Reds to their first victory without Joey Votto, 4-0 over the Arizona Diamondbacks .
Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto undergoes knee surgery - ESPN
The Reds are still trying to figure out how to cope with the loss of first baseman Joey Votto, who had surgery Tuesday for torn cartilage in his left knee and will be sidelined for three to four weeks.
2012 NBA free agency -- Los Angeles Clippers agree to contract with Grant Hill, sources say - ESPN Los Angeles
Grant Hill has committed to sign with the Clippers, two sources close to the process told ESPNLosAngeles.com
Cleveland Cavaliers 89, Phoenix Suns 74 – Morris and Marshall not enough
A 3rd quarter outburst by the Cleveland Cavaliers was enough to spoil Kendall Marshall's debut with the Phoenix Suns who fell 89-74.
Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs could part in 2013 - NFL.com
Dwayne Bowe didn't receive a long-term deal from the Chiefs, and that's not a great sign for his future in Kansas City, Gregg Rosenthal writes.
Joe Flacco not worried about Ravens deal, agent says - NFL.com
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco isn't worried about his contract, according to his agent, who said the signal-caller is focused on winning in 2012.
Cris Carter does 180 on Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson - NFL.com
Former NFL receiver Cris Carter once dismissed the Lions' Calvin Johnson as a video-game talent. Carter since has come around, emphatically singing the young Lions star's praises.
New England Patriots' secondary could go either way - NFL.com
The New England Patriots got some big plays from their secondary on the way to the Super Bowl last season. But as Dan Hanzus writes, the unit is still a big question mark heading into 2012.
Dez Bryant 'remorseful' about incident with mother - NFL.com
Dez Bryant's longtime adviser, David Wells, said his client "loves his mom to death" and is looking forward to getting back to business after he was arrested for alleged assault.