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Working the Wire: Gates Returns
Working the Wire: Gates Returns

Kevin Payne scours the waiver wire for Week 5's best pickups, and at the top of the list is Antonio Gates, who returns from suspension this week for Philip Rivers and the Chargers.

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Mallett (chest) participated fully in Tuesday's practice, according to the Texans' official site reports.
Butler (hamstring) is expected to miss Sunday's game against the Patriots, Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Polk did not participate in Tuesday's practice because of a knee injury, according to the Texans' official site reports.
Pettigrew (hamstring) will take part in practice this week, and if he avoids a setback, he's expected to play Sunday against the Cardinals, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports.
Washington (hamstring) was a non-participant at Tuesday's practice.
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Fantasy Baseball News
Drew (concussion) is not in the lineup for Tuesday's Wild Card game.
Stroman will start Game 2 of the ALDS, the 24-year-old pitcher reported on his official Twitter page.
Gomez (back) is in the lineup for Tuesday's Wildcard matchup against the Yankees, Bryan Hoch of reports.
Ellsbury is not in the lineup for Tuesday's Wild Card game against the Astros, Bryan Hoch of reports.
Ryu (shoulder) has begun a throwing program, Dylan Hernadez of LA Times reports.
Fantasy Basketball News
Johnson (concussion) has been cleared to play in Tuesday's exhibition against the Lakers, Jody Genessy of the Deseret News reports.
Neto scored only two points (0-3 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT) in Sunday's preseason debut against the Lakers, but finished the game with a team-leading six steals and four assists.
Anderson (ankle) won't play in Tuesday's preseason game against the 76ers, J. Michael of CSN Washington reports.
Okafor said he has cut about seven pounds of weight during training camp, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Noel, who dealt with a sore hip in Monday's practice, is in line to play in Tuesday's preseason opener against the Wizards, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Fantasy Hockey News
Elias (knee) will start the season on the non-roster injured list, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
Muzzin is ready for the Kings' Wednesday night season opener against the Sharks, Lisa Dillman of LA Kings Insider reports.
King (lower body) has been placed on injured reserve, Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Dupuis will be out for at least one month with a lower-body injury, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Fontaine (oblique) has been placed on injured reserve, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Fantasy Golf News
Scott returns to traditional-length putter at Presidents Cup Andy Zunz of reports.
Fantasy College Football News
Coach Phil Montgomery announced Tuesday that Lucas (knee) is out for the season, Kelly Hines of the Tulsa World reports.
Fantasy College Basketball News
Hawkins to miss four weeks with a broken bone in his right hand.
Fantasy NASCAR News
Logano struggled with the handling of his No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion on Sunday afternoon at Dover International Speedway, coming home with a 10th-place finish in the AAA 400 and safely transferring into the second round of the Chase of the Sprint Cup, reports.
Fantasy Soccer News
Oyongo will be available for Wednesday's match against the Red Bulls before joining the Cameroon national team for international matches, reports.

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