Royals' Reliever Luke Hochevar to Undergo Tommy John Surgery

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_39fae9b8b1.jpgBrian D. Kersey/Getty Images (SURPRISE, Ariz.) -- The Kansas City Royals stacked bullpen took a big hit this weekend as reliever Luke Hochevar will need to undergo Tommy John Surgery, and will miss the entire 2014 season. "This is a kid who's played his heart out for the Royals in the rebuidling process," Royals manager Ned Yost said.

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ESPN: Vikings Sign Defensive End Everson Griffen to Five-Year Deal

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_eda52c732b.jpgScott Boehm/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- The Minnesota Vikings wasted no time in free agency as ESPN is reporting that they've brought back defensive end Everson Griffen to a five-year deal. ESPN is also reporting that Griffen's deal is worth $42.5 million with $20 million in guaranteed money. Even though Griffen hasn't yet had his big breakout season, the team is confident that Griffen is about to unlock his true potential.

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Nets' Paul Pierce Leaves Door Open for Celtics Reunion

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_1260e3379b.jpgJim McIsaac/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Even though he's left the Boston Celtics behind him, Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce is open to coming back to the team as either a player or in the front office. "Yeah, why not? Pierce told HoopsHype when asked if he'd play for the Celtics again. "Maybe as a player, maybe as a coach. Who knows what the future holds?"

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Rashard Mendenhall Retires from the NFL

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_1bef7a8a54.jpgJustin K. Aller/Getty Images (NEW YORK) --  Former Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals running back Rashard Mendenhall announced that he is retiring from the NFL at 26-years-old. Mendenhall made the announcement in his most recent blog for The Huffington Post, saying he was tired of living a "private life in the public eye" as an NFL player after just six seasons in the league.

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Bulls Edge Heat 95-88 in Overtime

Getty_S_031014_Chicago Bulls.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1394428080156Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images Sport (CHICAGO) --  The Bulls earned themselves another statement victory on Sunday. Joakim Noah had 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 95-88 overtime win over the Miami Heat at the United Center. "I want what they have -- a championship," Noah said. "One day, we're going to have to get through those guys."

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