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Former Titans Kicker Rob Bironas Killed In Car Crash

Former Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas died Saturday night in a single-car crash near his home in Nashville, Tenn. Bironas was 36 years old. According to Metro Nashville Police, Bironas lost control of the SUV he was driving while traveling at a high rate of speed, and went off the road and hit several trees before coming to a stop upside down around 11 p.m. CT. Bironas was transported...
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NFL Week 3 Injury Update: Maurice Jones-Drew Not Expected To Play Vs. Pats

8:35 a.m.: It was expected that Jamaal Charles would miss at least some time, but that might not be the case. The Kansas City Chiefs running back, who suffered a high ankle sprain in Week 2, is a game-time decision for Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins, per ProFootballTalk. 8:28 a.m.: The 49ers will also be without a key player today. Vernon Davis (bruised ankle) didn...
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Red Sox Notes: David Ortiz Not Slowing Down Despite Boston’s 2014 Woes

Adam Jones and the Baltimore Orioles teed off on the Boston Red Sox on Saturday. Jones drilled two homers and Christian Walker added one as the O’s scored seven unanswered runs en route to a 7-2 win at Camden Yards. The clubs have split the first two games of the three-game series. It looked early like Chris Tillman was in for a shorting outing. The right-hander settled down nicely...
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Red Sox Prospect Eduardo Rodriguez Learned ‘A Lot’ From Johan Santana

Eduardo Rodriguez missed five weeks with a knee sprain back in April and May. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Rodriguez was acquired by the Boston Red Sox from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for Andrew Miller right before the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline. The 21-year-old dominated with Double-A Portland upon joining the Red Sox system, but one of...
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Jose Bautista Pretends To Throw Ball Into Stands, Fakes Out Yankees Fans (Video)

Jose Bautista was not a fan favorite at Yankee Stadium on Saturday night. The Toronto Blue Jays outfielder gestured toward the New York Yankee fans as though he were going to throw a souvenir in their direction, but instead faked the throw and trotted away. Later, Bautista made up for his prank by actually throwing a baseball in the stands, but the Yankee fans had the last laugh...
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Joe Kelly, Miguel Gonzalez Get Rematch In Final Red Sox-Orioles Game (Video)

Sunday’s game between the Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles will be a rematch between Sox right-hander Joe Kelly and Miguel Gonzalez. Keeping up with Gonzalez will be a tall task for Kelly, as the O’s righty has delivered six straight quality starts. The pitchers last faced off against each other on Sept. 8, when Gonzalez shut out the Sox in 6 1/3 innings leading Baltimore...
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Brendan Gaughan Takes Nationwide Series Win At Kentucky Speedway

SPARTA, Ky. — Brendan Gaughan surged past rookies Chase Elliott and Ty Dillon in a wild three-wide run after a final restart for a hard-earned victory in Saturday night’s 300-mile Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway. Elliott and Dillon initially battled for the lead on Lap 192 before Gaughan’s No. 62 Chevrolet rocketed forward on the outside to make it three abreast...
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Red Sox’s Quest To Build 2015 Starting Rotation Becoming Very Daunting

The Boston Red Sox’s 2015 starting rotation still isn’t taking shape. It’s becoming increasingly clear as the 2014 season winds down that the Red Sox’s attempt to assemble a formidable rotation — one capable of leading the club back into contention next season — is going to be more difficult than originally anticipated. Boston’s current crop of young starters has done...
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Cole Custer Becomes Youngest NASCAR National Series Winner With N.H. Victory

LOUDON, N.H. — Cole Custer’s first stand as a NASCAR winner landed him in the stock car record book. Custer became the youngest winner in a NASCAR national series race at 16, taking the checkered flag at New Hampshire in his seventh career Truck Series start. Custer dominated early and pulled away late off the final restart Saturday to win at 16 years, 7 months, 28 days. He...
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Columbus Crew Beats New England Revolution 1-0 On Free Kick Score

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Federico Higuain scored on a free kick in the 48th minute, and the Columbus Crew ended the New England Revolution’s five-game winning streak with a 1-0 victory Saturday night. Ethan Finlay won the free kick for the Crew (10-9-10), drawing a yellow card from Darrius Barnes. Higuain then curled it around the Revolution’s wall into the upper-right corner for his...
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2014-15 Minnesota Wild Preview: Shaky Goaltending Genuine Concern

The Minnesota Wild are one of the most talented teams in the league, but suspect goaltending remains a huge roadblock in the team’s quest for playoff glory. Let’s be honest. Any team that invites Ilya Bryzgalov to training camp on a tryout basis has goaltending issues. Josh Harding, who was one of the NHL’s three-best goaltenders when healthy last season, has reportedly been...
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Reports: Red Sox To Attend Cuban OF Yasmani Tomas’ Showcase Sunday

The Boston Red Sox’s influx of Cuban outfielders could continue. First, the Red Sox acquired Yoenis Cespedes from the Oakland Athletics before the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline. Then, Boston signed Rusney Castillo to a seven-year, $72.5 million contract in August. Now, it appears the organization is at least doing its homework on Yasmani Tomas, who could command...
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WATCH: Little girl does Allen Iverson's 'practice' rant

Allen Iverson’s “practice” rant is one of the best of all time, and a little girl’s spot-on impression made it even better. Basketball writer Steve McPherson devoted some time to teaching his daughter Iverson’s famous press conference, and the result was pure gold. Hopefully, she’s working on learning the entire almost two-minute version. H/t to Deadspin Thumbnail...
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Lindsay Lohan Says She Picked ‘Niners’ First In Fantasy Football Draft

Lindsay Lohan either highly values defenses in fantasy football, or has absolutely no idea how the game works. While answering questions from her Twitter followers Saturday, the actress received a straight-forward question: Who did she draft first in fantasy football? Her answer was slightly perplexing. @ImJustBilly Niners— Lindsay Lohan (@lindsaylohan) September 20, 2014 For...
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Sam Ponder Gives Scathing Take On Jameis Winston’s Suspension (Video)

A lot of people are sick of Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston’s antics, and Sam Ponder is one of those people. Winston received a full-game suspension Friday for standing on a table in a public space and yelling an obscene phrase made popular by an internet video, which is derogatory toward women. It wasn’t the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner’s first transgression either...
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Red Sox’s Rusney Castillo: Cuban OF Yasmani Tomas Has ‘Ton Of Power’

Yasmani Tomas, one of Cuba’s top young power hitters, defected in the hopes of becoming the island’s next Major League Baseball star. A bidding war for the outfielder seems inevitable. It’s possible Tomas could command as much as $100 million on the open market this offseason, with several teams rumored to be interested in the 23-year-old. The Boston Red Sox ultimately might...
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Suspended Jameis Winston Dresses For Game Against Clemson (Video)

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston doesn’t seem to understand the meaning of the word suspension. The 2013 Heisman Trophy winner was ruled out of Saturday’s game against Clemson for standing on a table and yelling a vulgar phrase from a popular Internet video earlier in the week. However, Winston apparently didn’t get the memo as he appeared at the game dressed...
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David Ortiz Is Baltimore Orioles Owner, According To Wikipedia (Photos)

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has had tremendous success against the Baltimore Orioles of late. On Friday, Big Papi belted two home runs — including a game-winning two-run shot in the 10th inning — against the O’s at Camden Yards. In Saturday’s contest, Ortiz picked up where he left off with another two-run homer in the first inning. Soon after Papi’s long ball, someone...
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Juan Nieves: ‘It Takes Time’ To Build Good Major League Pitchers (Video)

Boston Red Sox fans have been underwhelmed by the team’s young pitching staff, but pitching coach Juan Nieves had some reassuring words for those naysayers. Nieves chatted with NESN’s Adam Pellerin before Boston’s contest against the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday, and he went through his process of evaluating a pitcher. “It’s hard to evaluate a guy in a game,” Nieves...
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Allen Craig ‘Confident’ He’ll Overcome Struggles With Red Sox In 2015

Allen Craig was having a bad season with the St. Cardinals. It has only gotten worse with the Boston Red Sox. Craig, who was acquired in the trade that sent John Lackey to the Cardinals, entered Saturday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards hitting .114 (8-for-70) with 29 strikeouts in 23 games with the Red Sox. The 2013 All-Star was hitting .217 with a .606 OPS...
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Raheem Sterling’s Goal Lone Bright Spot In Liverpool’s Loss To West Ham (Video)

Raheem Sterling’s goal was the only thing that brought smiles to the faces of Liverpool fans Saturday. Sterling scored a laser-strike in the Reds’ 3-1 loss to West Ham. In the 26th minute, Mario Balotelli tried to turn and shoot, but West Ham defender James Tomkins blocked the Italian’s effort. The ball then rolled to sterling, who blasted it past goalkeeper Adrian into the...
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John Farrell: Rusney Castillo’s Defensive Reads Are ‘Spot On’ (Video)

In two games with the Boston Red Sox so far, outfielder Rusney Castillo is 2-for-8 at the plate with two infield singles. But in Friday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles, the 27-year-old made his presence felt with his defense. Castillo showed off his strong arm in center field by throwing a rocket and nailing Alejandro De Aza at home plate for his first outfield assist...
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Report: Red Sox Scouted James Shields’ Start For Royals Against Tigers

The Boston Red Sox had their eyes on Saturday’s American League Central showdown between the Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers. According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Red Sox scouted Royals starter James Shields, who is set to become a free agent after this season. Shields, of course, figures to be one of the best pitchers available on the open market. Rosenthal notes...
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Red Sox-Orioles Live: Rusney Castillo Playing Third Game With Boston

The Boston Red Sox are ready for another round with the American League East champions. The Red Sox stumbled their way through three games against the Pittsburgh Pirates earlier this week. The Sox swept the sweep right out of their minds, though, as Boston opened a three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles with a 5-3 win Friday at Camden Yards. David Ortiz (again) was the hero...
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Eastern Michigan Center Forgets How To Snap Against Michigan State (Video)

To say Eastern Michigan had a rough day against Michigan State would be an enormous understatement. The Eagles gained one yard — yes, just one yard — in the first half against the Spartans and allowed a whopping 49 points. Before the game ended, Eastern Michigan’s center summed up the entire day with one more miserable play. It was a fitting end to an embarrassing 73-14...
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