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Cardinals: MRI reveals no structural damage elbow of Matt Belisle

  An MRI on the elbow of St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Matt Belisle revealed no major structural damage. Belisle has been out of action for the last few days after experiencing discomfort in his right elbow but the Cardinals have diagnosed it as simply inflammation. The middle relief pitcher should return to the Cardinals bullpen shortly after the All-Star break. He will...
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Jeff Gordon to drive rainbow paint scheme at Bristol (Photos)

Finally, Jeff Gordon will drive the rainbow paint scheme again at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series level. Gordon drive the iconic paint scheme with Dupont sponsorship from 1992-2000 and will drive a throwback paint scheme at Bristol Motor Speedway on Aug. 22.   Gordon is finishing up a career that saw him win four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships and 92 wins. His final race...
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Rangers option Joey Gallo to Triple-A

With Josh Hamilton coming off the disabled list the Texas Rangers have sent rookie Joey Gallo back to Triple-A. The 21-year-old Gallo was hitting batted .218/.306/.448 with five home runs and a 43/11 K/BB ratio over 98 plate appearances since his call up to the big leagues. Gallo still projects to be a huge piece of the Rangers future but right now the team feels it is best to give...
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Orioles, Angels said to be interested in L.J. Hoes

The Baltimore Orioles and Los Angels Angels are two of the teams showing interest in Houston Astros minor leaguers L.J. Hoes and Alex Pressley according to MLB Daily Dish. Hoes is hitting .335/.417/.466 with three homers in 59 games this season at Triple-A. He hit .172 with three home runs and 11 RBI in 55 games last season for the Astros. The Astros have a surplus of outfield...
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Jered Weaver throws bullpen, set to return after All-Star break

On Monday, Los Angels Angels pitcher Jered Weaver threw a bullpen session. Weaver threw 20 fastballs and is said to have felt good afterwards. He will throw another session later this week in which he will use all of his pitches. Hip irritation has kept Weaver out of action for the past week. Though 15 starts he was 4-8 with a 4.75 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP. The Angels will need Weaver...
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Kyle Busch wins Toyota Save Marrt 350, full Sonoma NASCAR results

Kyle Busch won the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series road course event of the year at Sonoma Raceway. The driver of the No. 18 M&M’s Toyota Camry turned left and right beating out his brother Kurt Busch to the checkered flag. The race began with AJ Allmendinger on the pole but it was the other driver on the front row, Kurt Busch, who proved to have the car to beat early on...
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Johnson, Harvick lead NASCAR points following Sonoma, full standings

Kevin Harvick (most points) and Jimmie Johnson (wins) remain atop the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings following Sunday’s running of the Toyota Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. Winner: Kyle Busch wins at Sonoma, full results With wins already on the season Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Brad Keselowski, Martin Truex, Matt...
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Ubaldo Jimenez throws eight shutout innings in Orioles win

Ubaldo Jimenez threw eight scoreless innings in Sunday’s win over the Cleveland Indians. The Orioles won the game 4-0 after Jimenez allowed just four hits and struck out seven. The quality start moves Jimenez to 7-3 on the season with a 3.09 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP. He owns a 89/27 K/BB ratio on the season and has another favorable match-up against the Chicago White Sox for Friday...
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Phillies moving former catching prospect Tommy Joseph to first base

After a series of concussions, the Philadelphia Phillies are transitioning former catching prospect Tommy Joseph to first base. “He’s not going to catch going forward,” said director of player development Joe Jordan. “We’re not going to expose him to that type of risk. Tommy is very excited about the move and anxious to get back on the field playing again.” Jospeh is...
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Alex Bowman will remain with TBR for 2016 season

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Alex Bowman will remain with Tommy Baldwin Racing for the 2016 season. The 22-year-old joined Tommy Baldwin Racing for the 2015 season driving the No. 7 Nikko/Golden Corral Chevrolet. “Obviously, we have a lot of good things going on for the future,” said team owner Tommy Baldwin Jr. “We picked up his option last week. “We’re real excited...
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Cubs among teams interested in Jon Niese

The New York Mets have a surplus in their starting rotation. Jon Niese remains the most likely name to be moved and according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports one of the teams who have discussed inquiring the left hander is the Chicago Cubs. Niese, 28, has been criticized for being inconsistent this season going 3-7 with a 4.12 ERA in 14 starts. He does own a 3.46 ERA for the month...
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Toyota Save Mart 350: NASCAR at Sonoma starting lineup, green flag and tv info

The first road course race of the season takes place on Sunday as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series visits Sonoma Raceway for the Toyota Save Mart 350. A field of 43 drivers will turn left and right at the road course with AJ Allmendinger leading them to the green flag. Ten different drivers have gone to victory lane in the last ten races at Sonoma with the most recent being Carl Edwards...
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Robinson Cano day-to-day with bruised forehead

Robinson Cano has a deep bruise on his forehead but did not suffer a concussion in Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels. Willie Bloomquist replaced Cano after he was struck in the head with a ball in between innings. Bloomquist is expected to start on Sunday. Through 7 games this season Cano has hit just .244/.281/.352 with four home runs and 24 RBI. Cano continues to...
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AJ Allmendinger wins Sonoma pole, Toyota Save Mart 350 qualifying results

AJ Allmendinger was the fastest qualifier on Saturday for tomorrow’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raeway. The driver of the No. 47  Chevrolet will lead the field of 43 cars to the green flag for Sunday’s race as  drivers hit the first road course of the year. He will be joined by Kurt Busch on the front row. Carl Edwards won this race last season...
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Orioles to recall Kevin Gausman for Sunday’s doubleheader

getty images Rain has forced Saturday’s scheduled game between the Baltimore Orioles and Cleveland Indians to be played as part of a doubleheader on Sunday. While both Chris Tillman and Cody Anderson will start one game of the douleheader, the Orioles will recall Kevin Gausman from the minor leagues to pitch the other. No word as to who the Indians will start for the other game...
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Giancarlo Stanton out 4-6 weeks with broken hand

So much for seeing Giancarlo Stanton hit in the home run derby. The major league leader with 27 home runs will miss the next 4-6 weeks with a broken bone in his hand. Stanton broke a bone in his left hand during the sixth inning of the Miami Marlins loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday. He stayed in the game and str336uck out in the ninth inning. “My bat dug into my hand...
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. backs NASCAR’s ban on confederate flag

Dale Earnhardt Jr. stood before reporters on Friday at Sonoma Raceway and backed statements by NASCAR that the Confederate flag should not be flown on the grounds of the South Carolina state capitol. “I think it’s offensive to an entire race,” Earnhardt said. “It does nothing for anybody to be there flying, so I don’t see any reason. It belongs in the history books and...
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Giants place Jeremy Affeldt on DL

The San Francisco Giants have placed relief pitcher Jeremy Affeldt on the 15-day disabled list with a shoulder strain. On Thursday the 36-year-old Affeldt allowed four runs without recording an out. Their is no indication as to how long the left hander will be out of action. The Giants have summoned Micahel Broadway to take his place in the bullpen. Though 33 games this season...
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Twins: Byron Buxton to miss a month

The Minnesota Twins will be without center fielder Byron Buxton for about a month says manager Paul Molitor. Molitor told 96.3 FM in Minneapolis that the thumb injury Buxton suffered on Tuesday while trying to steal a base will keep the highly prized prospect out of action. Danny Santana figures to move back into the everyday role at center for the Twins. Though his first 11 games...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR at Sonoma: Weekend Schedule, race start time and tv info for Toyota Save Mart 350

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is all alone this weekend as it runs the first road course event of the year at Sonoma. Drivers will turn both left and right as they attempt to claim victory out in California. Below you can find all the on-track activities for this weekend’s running of the Toyota Save Mart 350. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Weekend Schedule for Sonoma Friday June 26...
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Some Fitness and nutrition tips for students

Numerous students around us couldn’t care less about their well-being and nourishment therefore they are wiped out, unfortunate, unfit and moderate in training. To stay fit rationally and physically, one ought to deal with their sustenance and different wellness exercises. You are a student or instructor, guardian or tyke, more seasoned or more youthful; all should be fit yet...
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Ahmad Bradshaw given one game suspension for violating substance-abuse policy

  Source: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images North America The NFL has suspended free agent running back Ahmad Bradshaw for one game for his violation of the substance-abuse policy. Bradshaw spent last season with the Indianapolis Colts before suffering a fractured fibula in Week 11. He was cited for marijuana possession in February and much like LeGarrett Blount has been suspended...
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Browns claim WR Terrelle Pryor off waivers

The Cleveland Browns have claimed wide receiver Terrelle Pryor off of waivers from the Cincinnati Bengals. Pryor is now trying to stick as a wide receiver in the NFL after failing to make any ripples as a quarterback out of Ohio State. The 26-year-old did try playing some wide receiver in college and his 6-foot-5, 232 pound frame makes him a sizable target. The Browns have one...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Larson to drive purple Viva Vantage car at Sonoma

Viva Vantage will be prominently displayed on the No. 42 Chevrolet SS driven by Kyle Larson this weekend at Sonoma Raceway. Larson will trade in his normally red and white Target colors for a purple car this weekend as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to the first road course event of the season. Though 14 races this season Larson had a top-five and five finishes inside the top-10.  
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Former MLB player Darryl Hamilton dead after apparent murder-suicide

Former Major League Baseball player Darryl Hamilton was killed in what authorities believe was a murder-suicide this past weekend. The 50-year-old Hamilton and his 44-year-old girlfriend Monica Jordan were found dead Sunday in their Pearland, Texas home.   Following the initial investigation, Hamilton was shot several times before Jordan shot herself. A 14-month old child was found...
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