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Super Bowl XLIX: Patriots vs. Seahawks odds, spread and tv info

The AFC Champion New England Patriots and NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks will face off against one another this coming Sunday for the right to call themselves the champions of Super Bowl XLIX. A staunch Seahawks defense led by Richard Sherman and Cam Chancellor will attempt to put the brakes on the Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady. While the Patriots have dealt with allegations...
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Tommy Baldwin fielding No. 7 car with Alex Bowman

Tommy Baldwin Racing will field the No. 7 Chevrolet SS for Alex Bowman next season. Bowman’s second season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will take place with TRB as he comes over from BK Racing. Kevin “Bono” Manion will be his crew chief. “With Bono leading the No. 7 team again this year, Alex Bowman driving and all the changes put in place at the shop, we looking forward...
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Rays sign reliever Ronald Belisario to minor league deal

The Rays have signed reliever Ronald Belisario to a minor league deal. Belisario was set to sign with the Blue Jays a few days ago but that deal fell apart. Had he made the roster of the Blue Jays out of Spring Training he would have been guaranteed $1.7 million. Details of his contract with the Rays has yet to filter out. A season ago he struggled as a reliever for the White Sox...
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Browns could re-sign Miles Austin, hire Kevin O’Connell

The Browns could bring back Miles Austin next season. The Cleveland Plain Dealer seems to believe that Austin will be back following a season in which he caught 47 passes for 568 yards and two touchdowns. Austin ended the season on injured reserve but the Browns are again in a crisis at wide receiver with Josh Gordon facing a year long suspension for the 2015 season. With Gordon...
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Cardinals coach wants to keep Larry Fitzgerald on team

Wide receiver Larry Fizgerald has only played for the Arizona Cardinals however his current contract status has made him questionable to return to the team for the 2015 season. One person who wants to keep Fitzgerald with the Cardinals is head coach Bruce Arians. “I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t,” Arians said. “We definitely, desperately want him to stay. He knows that...
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Jeff Gordon does not want No. 24 retired

Just like how the No. 3 has returned to the track, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Gordon hopes to see his No. 24 on the track after his days of racing are over. Team owner Rick Hendrick wanted to retire Gordon’s car number but the driver told him otherwise. “Rick wanted to retire that number for maybe one year or a certain period of time — you never know what NASCAR...
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Jaguars owner throws support behind Blake Bortles, Justin Blackmon

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan has thrown his support behind quarterback Blake Bortles. Bortles was selected as the No. 3 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft and quickly moved to the top of the teams depth chart but his rookie season was marred by inconsistent play. “I love [quarterback] Blake [Bortles], and I think he’s a key building block moving forward,” Khan said...
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Market for second tier relievers still developing

While many of the big names have come off the market, the names of second tier relievers are starting to be talked about as Spring Training rapidly approaches. Joe Thatcher, Peter Moylan and Joe Beimel are three relievers who have been in talks with teams recently though no deals have come for any. Thatcher is said to have fie or more teams seeking his services accordin gto Chris...
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Red Sox sign Alexi Ogando to one-year deal

The Red Sox will take a flier on pitcher Alexi Ogando. Ogando, 31, pitched just 25 innings last season for the Rangers finishing with a 6.84 ERA and a 1.92 WHIP. The right hander had been holding out for a guaranteed contract and gets one from the Red Sox worth $1.5 million for the 2015 season. He can earn an additional $1.5 million in incentives. The Red Sox are could be targeting...
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Phillies sign Chad Billingsley to one-year deal

The Phillies have signed pitcher Chad Billingsley to a one-year contract. Billingsley, 30, can push his deal to be worth as much as $8 million if he reaches performance incentives. While dealing with elbow issues over the past two seasons the former Dodgers start has made just two starts. The Phillies will hope that Billingsley is healthy and can earn a spot in their rotation...
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Yankees sign Scott Baker, Brewers land Neal Cotts

The Yankees have signed pitcher Scott Baker to a minor league contract which includes an invitation to spring training. Baker, 33, will join the Yankees in Spring Training as he tries to crack their opening day roster. Baker made eight starts and 17 relief appearances for the Rangers last season finishing with a 5.47 ERA and and 55/14 K/BB ratio in 80 2/3 innings. The right hander...
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Charges against LeGarrett Blount dropped

The marijuana charges against Patriots running back LeGrrett Blount have been dropped ahead of Sunday’s Super Bowl. Blount’s charges were dropped after he completed 50 hours of community service. According to his attorney, Blount worked with Urban Achievers in Boston to satisfy the community service. Urban Achievers lists themselves as a group that works to improve “the academic...
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Eric Stults signs minor league deal with Braves, Red Sox sign Bryan LaHair

Getty Images The Braves have added another option to their rotation for this spring in Eric Stults. Stults, 35, joins the Braves on a minor league deal after being cut loose by the Padres in November. The veteran left hander made 32 starts for the Padres last season posting a 4.30 ERA. The Braves rotation was wrecked by injuries last spring seeing both Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy...
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Brandon Beachy may wait until mid-February to sign

Brandon Beachy may wait until mid-February to sign with a team. Beachy was said to be close to a deal with an undisclosed team a week ago but things must have went sour. Now Beachy is still on the market. The agent for Beachy, Robert Martin released a statement about his client’s decision to wait. “Brandon has decided not to sign a contract at this time. With each day his arm...
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Nick Foles says future will be decision of Chip Kelly

Will Nick Foles return as the starter of the Eagles next season? The quarterback did not disclose much about his future while speaking on Thursday. “I think you’re going to hear about them every single year,” Foles said via the Philadelphia Inquirer. “That’s just part of it. I think the main word is ‘rumor.’ It’s a rumor that you can’t put too much into it. I only...
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DeMarco Murray not ready to talk abut contract

Getty Images While the NFL season is not technically not over the Dallas Cowboys have not played in weeks. Despite becoming a free agent in a few days, DeMarco Murray is not quite ready to talk about his future. “I don’t know, I don’t know yet – it’s too early,” he said. “I’m just hanging out, relaxing with my family and enjoying life.” Murray is coming off a...
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Gronk Could be the Key for Patriots

When healthy, Rob Gronkowski is easily the best player on the 2014-2015 New England Patriots. That’s saying something given that this is a team with a first-ballot Hall of Fame quarterback in Tom Brady and one of the best shutdown corners ever in Darrelle Revis. That’s just how good Gronk, who led the Pats this season with 1,124 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns, is. The Super...
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Robert Griffin blames poor season on ankle injury

Getty Images Robert Griffin was injured and ineffective during his third season in the NFL. While Andrew Luck led the NFL in touchdown passes, Griffin appeared as a turnover machine on a Redskins team that started three different players at quarterback. Appearing on ESPN980, Griffin blamed his poor season on the ankle injury he suffered in Week 2. Griffin missed nearly two months...
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White Sox bring back Gordon Beckham, designate Dayan Viciedo for assignment

The White Sox have signed infielder Gordon Beckham to one-year contract. Beckham returns to the White Sox on a $2 million deal after being sent to the Angels in August of last season. Beckham will no longer be thought of as a guy to play daily and may end up in a platoon role with the White Sox at either third or second base. To make room for the 28-year-old Beckham, the White...
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Giants release Marco Scutaro

getty The Giants have released infielder Marco Scutaro. Scutaro’s release has been days in the making after the Giants designated him for assignemnt a week ago to make room for outfielder Norichika Aoki on their roster. While Scutaro will earn $6.67 million whether he is on the roster or not, the Giants must have been okay with paying him to sit at home. Scutaro played just five...
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Broncos hire Wade Phillips as new defensive coordinator

The Broncos will open the 2015 season with a new offensive coordiantor. Wade Phillips will take over the position that was vacated when Jack Del Rio left to become the new head coach of the Raiders. Phillips reunites with Gary Kubiak who he worked under with the Texans. Phillips and Kubiak turned the Texans into Super Bowl contenders before Matt Schaub became unserviceable all of...
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JJ Yeley named driver of BK Racing team

BK Racing announced on Tuesday that driver JJ Yeley will drive one of their Toyota Camry’s for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Yeley will get behind the wheel of one of BK Racing’s machines beginning at Daytona International Speedway. He did drive both the No. 83 and No. 93 cars last season on a part-time basis but now will get a full 36 race ride. “I am looking...
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Angels open to contract extensions with Chris Iannetta and Alden Gonzalez

The Angels have not ruled out signing catcher Chris Iannetta or closer Huston Street to extensions. If the Angels work out deals for either it may not happen until after Opening Day reports MLB’s Alden Gonzalez. Ianetta will earn $5.53 million in 2015 before hitting free agency. The now 31-year-old appeared in 108 games last season hitting .252/.373/.392 with seven home runs...
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Richard Sherman has torn ligaments in elbow

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is reportedly dealing with torn ligaments in his elbow. It has been no secret that Sherman will be playing in Sunday’s big game at less than 100-percent but this is the first we have heard about there being torn ligaments. Sherman has attempted to downplay his injury and has been practicing in full ahead of the Super Bowl. So @RSherman_25 says...
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Charles Woodson returning to Raiders for 2015 season

Charles Woodson wants to keep playing in the NFL for the 2015 season and the Raiders have obliged signing the veteran to a one-year deal. Woodson, 38, is one of the oldest players in the NFL. Selected as an alternate for the Pro Bowl, Woodson had a career high 112 tackles last season. The return of Woodson is hardly a surprise for a Raiders team that went 3-13 in 2014. While Woodson’s...
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