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Wolves give Ricky Rubio 4-year, $56M deal,

Minnesota Timberwolves' Ricky Rubio, left,  of Spain, and head coach Flip Saunders celebrate after they defeated the Detroit Pistons 97-91 in a NBA basketball game, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ricky Rubio is getting a four-year, $56 million contract extension from the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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Warriors, Thompson agree to maximum extension

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, right, drives against Sacramento Kings guard Ben McLemore during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday Oct. 29, 2014.  The Warriors won 95-77.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors saw no reason to wait on securing Klay Thompson’s future with the franchise.

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Bulls’ Butler appears headed to free agency

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler appears headed toward restricted free agency next summer.

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Canucks’ Burrows suspended 3 games by NHL

Montreal Canadiens 'Rene Bourque, back, checks Vancouver Canucks' Alex Burrows during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press,  Darryl Dyck)

NEW YORK (AP) — Vancouver Canucks forward Alexandre Burrows has been suspended for three games without pay by the NHL for his late, illegal check to the head of Montreal Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin.

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Cubs hire Maddon as manager, fire Renteria

In this Oct. 6, 2013, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon smiles during a news conference before Game 3 of baseball's American League division series against the Boston Red Sox in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Chicago Cubs have fired manager Rick Renteria after one season to pursue former Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon. Team President Theo Epstein said Friday, Oct. 31, 2014,  that Renteria deserved to come back next season as the Cubs continue their rebuilding effort. But Maddon opted out of his contract with the Rays and Epstein says that changed things for the Cubs.(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

CHICAGO (AP) — Right after Joe Maddon opted out of his contract with Tampa Bay, the Chicago Cubs were mentioned as a possible landing spot for one of baseball’s best managers.

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