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Daniel Suarez on pole: Xfinity Series starting lineup, green flag and tv info for Subway Firecracker 250

Daniel Suarez  will lead a field of 40 NASCAR Xfinity Series cars to the green flag for Saturday night’s running of the Subway Firecracker 250 powered by Coca-Cola. The driver of the No. 18 Arris Toyota car will be joined by Brian Scott on the front row. Chris Buescher who enters the day 29 points ahead of Ty Dillon will start the Firecracker 250 in 13th position. NBC Sports...
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Nathan’s Hot Dog Contest: Start time and tv info as Chestnut goes for 10th title

While many American’s will eat a hot dog today, the 4th of July, one man has made it his living to shove as many as he can down his throat in the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. Joey Chestnut has won the last nine Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating contest and this year’s will again take place on Coney Island beginning at 10 am ET. The woman’s event will start around 11 am...
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Tigers designate Joba Chamberlain and Tom Gorzelanny for assignment

The Detroit Tigers have designated relief pitchers Joba Chamberlain and Tom Gorzelanny for assignment as they attempt to shake up their struggling bullpen. Chamberlain’s job status became shaky after allowing eight runs in his last seven appearances. On the season he had a 4.09 ERA and a nasty 1.68 WHIP with 15 strike outs and five walks in 22 innings of work. Things were no better...
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Becky Hammon to coach Spurs summer league team

Becky Hammon will make history becoming the NBA’s first women coach when she coaches the San Antonio Spurs’ summer league team. A veteran of 16 WNBA seasons, Hammon made history by coming the first full-time assistant coach in NBA history when she joined the Spurs for the 2014-15 season. She was a six time WNBA All-Star. “Nothing in my life has really ever been easy. I...
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Giants activate Jake Peavy, place Tim Hudson on DL

The San Francisco Giants have activated Jake Peavy from the disabled list while placing Tim Hudson on it. Peavy will join the Giants rotation in Washington on Friday night after being out since mid-April with back issues. Expectations should be tempered to start. Hudson is listed as having a right shoulder strain in addition to an issue with his ankle. The 39-year-old Hudson was...
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. to drive Nationwide car with flag scheme at Daytona

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will drive a special patriotic paint scheme this weekend at Daytona International Speedway during the Coke Zero 400. Earnhardt’s No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet will have an American flag paint scheme as part of NASCAR’s “American Salute” campaign. Earnhardt has three career wins at Daytona in 31 starts.  He won last year’s Daytona 500 and finished third...
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Kevin Gausman could stick in Orioles rotation

The use of Kevin Gausman’s innings by the Baltimore Orioles has been a topic for debate for a few seasons, following the 24-year-old’s outing on Thursday it appears he may stay in the teams rotation for the time being. Gausman allowed four hits, walked two and struck out seven in 6 1/3 scoreless innings in what proved to a be a 2-0 loss for the Orioles against the Texas Rangers...
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NASCAR at Daytona July 2015: Full schedule of Practice, Qualifying and Race start times

This weekend NASCAR returns to Daytona for its annual weekend of racing over the July 4th weekend. Both the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will be in action this weekend. On Friday cars first hit the track while qualifying for both races will take place the following Saturday. The Xfinity Series runs the Subway Firecracker 250 on Saturday night, July 4, while...
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Braves send Garrett Fulencheck to Rays for two International Bonus Pool Slots

The Atlanta Braves have traded their second round pick of the 2014 MLB Draft to the Tampa Bay Rays for International Pool Slots No. 73 and 103. Fulencheck , 19, was 0-8 with a 5.10 ERA the past two seasons between the Gulf Coast League and Danville. The Braves acquired a total of $494,000 in pool money by picking up the two slots. Baseball American had Fulencheck as it’s No....
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Dodgers designate Brandon League for assignment

The Los Angeles Dodgers have designated relief pitcher Brandon League for assignment. League was at the end of his rehab assignment when the Dodgers opted to cut ties with the 32-year-old right hander. League had not pitched at the big league level but had appeared in 149 games since joining the team via a trade in the 2012 season. Last season League appeared in 63 games posting...
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Braves beat Max Scherzer and Nationals on walk-off

The legend of Max Scherzer has seemed to grown with each start. On Thursday the Atlanta Braves beat the right hander on a walk-off single by Cameron Maybin. Scherzer went 8 1/3 innings striking out nine while allowing two runs on five hits – two of which came in the ninth inning. Pedro Ciriaco began the bottom of the ninth inning with an infield single before Jace Pederson bunted...
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Landon Cassill to be sponsored by Snap Fitness at Daytona

This weekend at Daytona International Speedway, the No. 40 Chevrolet driven by Landon Cassill will again have sponsorship from Snap Fitness. The Hillman Racing car will have thousands of club owners, trainers, and members featured on Cassill’s car when he takes the green flag for Sunday’s running of the Coke Zero 400. This is not the firs time Cassill has been sponsored by Snap...
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Main Cain is years removed from being Giants ace, simply needs to fill rotation

Matt Cain returned to the mound today taking a loss after allowing five runs in five innings of work against the Miami Marlins who ironically were also seeing the return of starting pitcher Jose Fernandez. The Giants are not expecting Cain to be an ace anymore spouted the analysts following Thursday’s start. Yet, I’m left stumped as it seems it has been years since Cain has...
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Chris Sale named AL pitcher of the month for June

getty images Left-handed pitcher Chris Sale of the Chicago White Sox has been named American League Pitcher of the Month for June. Sale, 26, went 2-2 with a 1.83 ERA (9 ER/44.1 IP) and 75 strikeouts in six starts to become the first White Sox pitcher to win the award since May 2012 when Sale received his first career monthly honor. He led the major leagues in strikeouts...
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Dodgers sign Trevor Cahill

The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed right handed pitcher Trevor Cahill to a minor league contract. Though 15 games with the Atlanta Braves, Cahill posted a 7.52 ERA before finally earning his release on June 20. The Dodgers are looking for rotation depth but they are digging deep here with Cahill who has not looked the part of a major leaguer for the past two seasons. With injuries...
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Matt Kenseth driving DeWalt flag paint scheme at Daytona (Photos)

Matt Kenseth will drive the DeWalt sponsored No. 20 Toyota Camry this weekend at Daytona International Speedway. While DeWalt being on a car driven by Kenseth is nothing new, this time the car will feature the red, white and blue of the American flag on its sides. With a win at Bristol earlier this season, Kenseth appears locked into a spot in the season ending Chase. Though 16...
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Martin Truex Jr. has handshake deal with Furniture Row Racing

This Sunday at Daytona International Speedway will mark the 350th career start in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for Martin Truex. Truex has gone to victory lane once this season at Pocono. The contract status of the 35-year-old has been a hot discussion in recent weeks but the Denver Post reports that Truex has a handshake agreement to keep him in the car beyond this season. “Honestly...
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Antonio Gates hit with four game PED ban

The NFL has suspended San Diego Chargers tight end Antionio Gates for four games for violation of it’s PED policy. Gates, 35, has been one of the NFL’s model citizens as he enters his 13th season in the leagues and has already denied knowingly ingesting a PED.   The loss of Gates to start the season will force Philip Rivers to target Keenan Allen and Stevie Johnson more. It...
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All NASCAR tracks ask fans to not bring Confederate flag to races

This weekend at Daytona International Speedway fans can turn in their Confederate flags for a flag of the United States. It’s not just Daytona who does not want the Confederate flag flown at its televised races this weekend, all of the tracks on the NASCAR schedule have jointly signed a statement in which it proclaims a desire to be “welcoming environments in all of sports and...
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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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