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Redskins to bench Robert Griffin III for Sunday’s game, Colt McCoy to start

The Washington Redskins will start Colt McCoy on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. This comes days after the Redskins and coach Jay Gruden said that they would start Robert Griffin III. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Redskins had a change of heart and will start McCoy who is 2-0 in games this season. Griffin is still viewed as the long-term solution for the Redskins...
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Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin take aim at NFL’s Media Policy

With the help of a cardboard cutout Seahawks players Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin took to task the NFL for its media policy. The issue for Sherman was the NFL’s decision to fine players such as teammate Marshawn Lynch $100,000 for not talking to the media while they also ask them to be spokesmen for a variety of products. Sherman also took issue with the NFL’s policy against...
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Austin Dillon running bulk of Xfinity Series in 2015

Getty Images NASCAR driver Austin Dillon will expand his schedule in 2015 as he returns to run the Xfitiy Series in addition to the Sprint Cup Series. Dillon, the 2013 Nationwide Series champion, will drive the No. 33 Chevrolet Camaro for the bulk of the 2015 Xfinity Series season for Richard Childress Racing. Sponsoring Dillon will be Rheem. Dillon is a two-time XFINITY Series race...
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Cardinals sign free agent RB Michael Bush

The Cardinals have signed free agent running back Michael Bush to their roster. Kerwynn Williams has been waived in a corresponding roster move. Bush figures to be listed as fourth on the Cardinals depth chart after sitting out the entire season. He played the last two years with the Bears but produced just 608 yards on 177 carries (3.4 average) and eight touchdowns. He would serve...
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Broncos sign Connor Barth, waive Brandon McManus

The Broncos have made a change at kicker after Brandon McManus missed his fourth attempt of the season in Sunday’s win over the Dolphins. McManus, 23, was given the Broncos kicking duties after Matt Prater was suspended to start the season. Rather than bring back Prater at the end of his suspension the Broncos opted to keep McManus. Prater went on to sign with the Lions. On Tuesday...
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Report: Cubs offered Jon Lester six-year deal worth $135 million

Could Jon Lester end up pitching in the windy city of Chicago? According to David Kaplan of CSNChicago.com the Cubs give the free agent left hander a six-year contract offer for more than $135 million. If that deal is true, the Cubs offer far our distances the $110-120 million the Red Sox are said to have offered. There are other teams who have shown interest to include the Braves...
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Daisuke Matsuzaka set to return to Japan

Japanese pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka is set to return to Japan and pitch for the Fukoka Softbank Hawks. While a deal between the two is not official, it is just a formality. “Pitchers who can start are a valuable commodity, so we will do our best to get him,” said team president Yoshimitsu Goto. “We hope to get this done in the coming days.” Matsuzaka, now 34, last pitched...
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Tyler Thigpen arrested for DUI after falling asleep at Wendy’s Drive Thru

Former NFL quarterback Tyler Thigpen fell asleep at a Wendy’s Drive Thru and was arrested for DUI on Sunday morning. Thigpen has not appeared in a regular season NFL game since 2012 and was signed by the Cleveland Browns this past offseason only to be released in August. Myrtle Beach Online passes along the following detail of Thigpen’s arrest. According to a S.C. Highway Patrol...
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Tom Savage not expected to play unless Texans eliminated from playoff contention

Getty Images The Texans are expected to return the keys to the offense to veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick while they are still in playoff contention. Fitzpatrick was not awful as the Texans starter this season but did little to advance the teams chances of winning. He was replaced by Ryan Mallett two games ago but a pectoral injury to Mallett has Fitzpatrick back for more starts. Rookie...
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Steeler to get Polamalu, Shazier and Taylor back for Saints game

The Steelers defense has been wrecked by injuries over the last few weeks with safety Troy Polamalu, linebacker Ryan Shazier and cornerback Ike Taylor out. On Sunday the Steelers expect all three men to return to the field as the team comes off its bye week. This is great news for a defense which has had trouble stopping even the likes of Michael Vick and Zach Mettenberger in recent...
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Jordan Cameron likely to play in Week 13

getty images Browns tight end Jordan Cameron appears set to return to the football field in Week 13 against the Bills. Cameron has suffered three concussions since 2012 but was told by doctors that his long-term health is not in jeopardy by returning to the field at this point. Cameron is expected to get a full week of practice in ahead of Sunday’s game. “@lorenzotrizzino:...
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Ohio Bobcats at Miami Redhawks: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

A new week of college football activity kicks off on Tuesday night when the Ohio Bobcats take on the Miami Redhawks in a match-up of two MAC schools. Ohio (5-6) is trying to get back to .500 with a while Miami (2-9) is playing out the schedule. Coverage of this game will air on ESPN2 and WatchESPN beginning at 7:00 pm ET from Yager Stadium in Oxford, OH. The Odds: The visiting Ohio...
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Brett Hundley done at UCLA

Rather than enter the NFL Draft last year UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley opted to return for another year with the Bruins. UCLA entered the season as a contender for one of the spots in the college playoff but back-to-back home losses have ruined any chance they had. Meanwhile Hundley has rebounded from a slow start to at-least get back into the Heisman conversation. Last year it...
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Bills’ Scott Chandler celebrates TD with snow shoveling celebration

The game between the Bills and Jets is being played in Detroit after Ralph Wilson Stadium and the Buffalo area was pelted with seven feet of snow this week. One player on the Bills wanted to take a moment to remind the home fans that the team was still thinking of them. Bills tight end Scott Chandler pulled out the snow shoveling celebrating in Monday’s game. Given that the Bills...
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Michael Vick benched against Bills

Getty Images After throwing an interception to Bills safety Duke Williams, the Jets benched quarterback Michael Vick. That very well could end his time as the starter of the Jets as Geno Smith has been called upon to finish this game. Vick was a miserable 7-of-19 for 76 yards prior to leaving the game. The Jets were down 31-3 at this point. It has not mattered who has played at quarterback...
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Rays release Jose Molina and Cole Figueroa, Pirates cut ties with Ramon Cabrer

Getty Images After unsuccessfully trying to trade catcher Jose Molina, the Rays have cut ties with the 39-year-old. Long gone are the days that Molina could contribute anything with the bat but he is still a strong defender and stands a decent chance of landing a backup job somewhere. Molina hit a laughable .178/.230/.187 in 80 games last year. The Rays also cut ties with second...
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WWE Monday Night RAW Results for November 24, 2014

Welcome to Tireball Sports’ coverage of WWE Monday Night RAW for November 24, 2014! This is the first show after Sunday’s Survivor Series PPV so all the fallout from that event will be landing at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN. Follow along below to read the results for tonight’s episode of RAW which kicks off on the USA Network at 8:00 pm ET. WWE Monday Night...
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Texans sign quarterback Thad Lewis

getty images With quarterback Ryan Mallett done for the season the Houston Texans have added  Thad Lewis to their roster. Lewis will be the Texans No. 3 quarterback meaning he may not necessarily be active on game day, especially if rookie Tom Savage proves that he is capable. The Texans have reached the bottom of the barrel here as Lewis was absolutely dreadful this preseason...
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Inactives for Ravens and Saints Week 12 Monday Night Football

The following placers were declared inactive for Monday night’s NFL game between the Baltimore Ravens and New Orleans Saints. Odds: Ravens vs. Saints, game info & odds Saints Inactives: WR Robert Meachem, RB Khiry Robinson, CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB Terrence Frederick, LB Kyle Knox, OT Nick Becton, and DL Brandon Deaderick. Ravens Inactives: Ravens declared WR Michael...
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Jack Crawford suffered broken thumb, will miss four weeks

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Jack Crawford suffered a broken thumb in the team’s Week 12 win over the New York Giants. Crawford will undergo surgery on Tuesday and miss the next four weeks of action. If all goes well for Crawford he would be able to return to action for the season finale against Washington. In 143 defensive snaps the 26-year-old backup has recorded eight tackles...
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A.J. Pierzynski among catching options for Braves

Getty Images Earlier today news broke that the Braves were considering a contract offer to David Ross. He is apparently not the only veteran that the team is considering as a mentor for Christian Bethancourt. Enter A.J. Pierzynski – yes, you know him. The Braves are looking for someone to pair up behind the plate with Bethncourt and the 37-year-old who split time between the Red...
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Broncos considering replacing Brandon McManus

Remember that time the Broncos had a really accurate kicker who got suspended? Second-year man Brand McManus seized a chance to take over the kicking duties for the Broncos in the wake of Matt Prater’s suspension and once it was over the team choose to keep him and cut the veteran. Now they wish they could have a do over. Prater signed with the Lions and has resumed being one...
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Jay Gruden: RG3 to remain starter against Colts

The Redskins lost again on Sunday as Robert Griffin fumbled to end their final possession. Griffin has been a hot target of criticism in Washington with the Redskins now 3-8 on the season. A week ago he threw his teammates under the bus following a blowout loss to the Buccaneers at which point head coach Jay Gruden said it was time for Griffin’s coddling phase to end. After...
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Josh Willingham retires from baseball

Getty Images Josh Willingham had contributed little at the major league level over the last two seasons. On Monday the 35-year-old outfielder announced that he was retiring from baseball. “After praying on my decision many times and talking to my wife, my father and ex-players who have gone through the same process toward the end of their careers, I have decided to retire,” Willingham...
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Buccaneers Jorvorskie Lane has broken leg

The season of Buccaneers running back Jorvorskie Lane is over. Lane, 27, had played just 77 snaps for the Buccaneers this season so his loss will have minimal impact on a ground game that has had trouble going regardless of who has been given the ball. Lane was suspended two games in October after he violated the NFL’s policy against performance enhancing drugs. He is set to become...
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