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AP Source: Jazz, Burks agree on 4 yr, $42M deal

This is an April 4, 2014, file photo showing Utah Jazz's Alec Burks (10) bringing the ball up court in the second half during an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in Salt Lake City. A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Utah Jazz have agreed with guard Alec Burks on a four-year, $42 million extension that could be worth $45 million after incentives.  The deal was reached on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014,  and was first reported by Yahoo! Sports. The person requested anonymity because an official announcement had not been made.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

From his second season to his third in the NBA, Alec Burks doubled his scoring and assist averages and improved his field goal percentage as well.

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Indians exercise option on infielder Mike Aviles

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians have exercised their $3.5 million option for next season on versatile infielder Mike Aviles.

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Sandoval, Shields among 121 free agents

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy hands the championship trophy to Pablo Sandoval as they celebrate after Game 7 of baseball's World Series against the Kansas City Royals, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Giants won 3-2 to win the series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball’s business season began Thursday when 121 players became free agents, a group that includes Pablo Sandoval, Michael Morse, Jake Peavy, Sergio Romo and Ryan Vogelsong of the World Series champion San Francisco Giants.

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Young, Wolves hold off Pistons 97-91

Minnesota Timberwolves'  Thaddeus Young, left, shoots as Detroit Pistons' Brandon Jennings looks on in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves won 97-91. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves’ youth movement is in full effect, with Andrew Wiggins and Co. ushering in a new era in the wake of Kevin Love’s departure.

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Warriors exercise options on Barnes, Ezeli

Golden State Warriors center Festus Ezeli, right, of Nigeria, goes to the basket against Sacramento Kings forward Derrick Williams during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday Oct. 29 2014.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors have picked up the fourth-year options on the contracts of forward Harrison Barnes and center Festus Ezeli for next season.

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