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Miles Austin to sign with Eagles

Former Cleveland Browns and Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin is expected to sign with the Philadelphia Eagles this week. Austin, 30, appears to only need to pass a physical when he arrives in Philadelphia to complete the deal. He played 12 games for the Browns last season catching 47 passes for 568 yards and three touchdowns. Far removed from the 1,000 yard seasons he...
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Denny Hamlin wins STP 500, full NASCAR results from Martinsville

Denny Hamlin won Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race from Martinsville Speedway. The driver of the No. 11 Fed Ex Toyota finished ahead of Brad Keselowski to go to victory lane in the STP 500. Joey Logano began the race on the pole and led much of the early portion of the race but a spin at the mid-way point forced him to work his way back up the field. Last year’s winner...
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Martinsville: NASCAR Cup Series startling lineup, green flag and tv info

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is at Martinsville Speedway this weekend for the running of the STP 500. Martinsville is famous for its hotdogs, grandfather clocks and of course its curbs. A field of 43 Cup Series cars will take to the smallest track on the circuit for 500 laps Joey Longao will start Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville on the pole. Joining Longao on...
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Joey Logano wins Martinsville pole, full qualifying results for STP 500

Joey Logano will start Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville on the pole. Joining Logano on the front row will be Ryan Newman for the running of the STP 500. The Sprint Cup Series will complete 500 laps around the smallest track on the circuit at 0.526 for a total of 263 laps. Coverage of Sunday’s race will air on FOX Sports 1 beginning at 1:00 pm ET with...
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Julio Teheran named Braves Opening Day starter

When the Atlanta Braves take the field on April 6 in Miami they will do so with Julio Teheran on the mound. Teheran, 24, is coming off a fine 2014 season in which he posted a 2.89 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and a 186/51 K/BB ratio across 221 innings. The Braves are not expected to be competitive this season but Teheran should offer them a chance to win while he is on the hill.
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Browns expect Johnny Manziel to be ready for offseason workouts

Johnny Manziel should be ready to go when the Cleveland Browns begin offseason workouts on April 20. Manziel, the No. 22 overall pick from the 2014 draft, checked himself into a rehab facility on Jan, 28 and is headed towards an early April release. Once released, Manziel will contend with Josh McCown to be the starting quarterback of the Browns. If Manziel can better grasp the...
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Twins sign Brian Dozier to four-year extension

The Minnesota Twins have given second baseman Brian Dozier a four-year contract worth $20 million. Dozier will earn $2 million this season, $3 million in 2016 before getting $6 million in 2017 and $9 million in 2018. The deal between the Twins and Dozier does not buy out any of his arbitration years. Dozier, 27, is coming off a fine 2014 season in which he hit .242/.345/.416 with...
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Furniture Row Racing looking for sponsorship, hopes to add second car

Furniture Row Racing has been a self sponsored team since joining NASCAR but as it seeks to add a second car is now actively seeking sponsorship. On Sunday Martin Truex Jr. drove the No. 78 Chevrolet SS to its fifth straight top-10 finish to start the season matching his total from the 2014 season and if things go right the team would like to field an additional car next season...
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Erik Bedard to miss 4-6 weeks with strained back

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Erik Bedard will miss the start of the season after suffering a strained back muscle in his last start. Bedard suffered the injury in the first inning of Friday’s outing against the Texas Rangers. He will now be placed on the disabled list and be out of action until May. Signed to a minor league deal earlier this winter, Bedard was hoping to win a spot...
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Kevin Harvick keeps points lead, full NASCAR standings following Auto Club Speedway

Kevin Harvick has finished first or second in eight straight races. Needless to say last year’s NASCR Sprint Cup Series champion is again on top in the point standings. Harvick came on second to Brad Keselowski in Sunday’s running of the Auto Club 400. You can view the full Sprint Cup Series standings below. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Standings following Fontana RK DRIVER POINTS...
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Brad Keselowski wins Auto Club 400, full NASCAR results from Fontana

Brad Keselowski won Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race from Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA after a last lap pass on Kurt Busch. The driver of the No. 2 Wurth Ford finished ahead of Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch to claim the win in the Auto Club 400 even as he led just one lap. Beginning the 200 lap race on the pole was Kurt Busch but it took Kevin Harvick only five laps...
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Sprint Cup Series at Fontana: Starting lineup, green flag start time and tv info for Auto Club 400

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is at Auto Club Speedway this weekend for the running of the Auto Club 400. On the pole for Sunday’s 200 lap race will be Kurt Busch. He will be joined by teammate Kevin Harvick for the 200 lap race around the 2-mile Fontana, CA track. Kevin Harvick has won the last two Sprint Cup Series races this season and looks to sweep the early season swing of...
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Kurt Busch wins pole at Fontana, full Cup Series qualifying results from Auto Club Speedway

Kurt Busch will lead the field of 43 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars to the green flag for Sunday’s running of the Auto Club 400. The driver of the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet will be joined by teammate Kevin Harvick on the front row for the Auto Club 400 run at the 2-mile track located in Fontana, CA. Coverage of Sunday’s 200 lap race will air on FOX beginning at 3:30...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmie Johnson running Lowe’s Pro Services scheme at Auto Club (photos)

Six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson will have a slightly different looking car when he hits the track at Auto Club Speedway this weekend. Johnson will be driving the No. 48 Lowe’s ProServices Chevrlet this weekend. Lowe’s Commercial Services are designed to help customers save time and money and make their businesses run smoother. Stores across the country...
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Colts linebacker Erik Walden slashed in arm by ex-girlfriend

The ex-girlfriend of Indianapolis Colts linebacker Erik Walden attacked him and a female companion on Saturday in Braselton, GA. Walden was slashed in his arm by a knife while a woman who was with him suffered a broken arm. According to WXIA-TV in Atlanta, Walden called 11 after he had to wrestle a gun away from Erica Palmer. A baseball bat which was wielded by Palmer was used to...
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David Price tabbed as Tigers Opening Day starter

Fans of the Detroit Tigers will notice something different this Opening Day. Left handed David Price will be on the mound for the Tigers snapping a seven year run that saw Justin Verlander start on Opening Day. Price is coming ff a fine season in which he split time between the Tampa Bay Rays and Tigers finishing with 3.26 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP across 248 1/3 innings of work. Set...
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NASCAR at Auto Club 2015: Weekend schedule, start time, tv and weather info

NASCAR continues it’s tour of the western United States arriving at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA for races in both the Sprint Cup Series and Xfinity Series. Action at the 2-mile oval begins on Friday with practice and Cup qualifying before the Xfinity Series competes on Saturday. Finally on Sunday the Cup Series races the Auto Club 400. You can find a complete schedule of...
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NASCAR removes backing out of pits during qualifying

It has been one of the oddest sights for a year, cars backing out of their pit stalls to take qualifying laps. Beginning at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA it will be no more. NASCAR has changed the direction that cars face on pit road to start qualifying. No longer will drivers have to back up in order to begin their movement down pit road. Now NASCAR will have teams place their...
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Randy Wolf signs minor league deal with Blue Jays

Veteran left hander Randy Wolf has signed a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays. Wolf, 38, will give the Blue Jays some much needed depth in the starting rotation after Marcus Stroman came down with a knee injury. Last season Wolf pitched just 25 2/3 innings with the Miami Marlins posting a 5.26 ERA after missing all of 2013 following Tommy John surgery. Despite the...
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Kevin Harvick wins at Las Vegas, full NASCAR results for Camping World 500

Kevin Harvick took home the checkered flag in the Camping World 500 from Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The win is the second straight of the season for the winner of last year’s Sprint Cup Series championship. The driver of the No. 4 Jimmy John’s Chevrolet finished ahead of Jamie McMurray and Ryan Newman to claim the win at the 1-mile track located in Avondale, AZ. The win is...
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NASCAR at Phoenix: Sprint Cup Series starting lineup, green flag and tv info for Camping World 500

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is at Phoenix International Raceway this weekend for the running of the Camping World 500. On the front row for this event will be last year’s series champion Kevin Harvick. He will be joined by Joey Logano. Harvick has won the last three events at Phoenix and will be looking to continue his dominance in Sunday’s Camping World 500. Coverage of Sunday’s...
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Kevin Harvick wins pole at Phoenix, full qualifying results for Camping World 500

Kevin Harvick followed up his win a week ago in Las Vegas with a pole at Phoenix International Raceway. The driver of the No. 4 Jimmy John’s Chevrolet will be joined on the front row by Joey Logano. Harvick has won the last three events at Phoenix and will be looking to continue his dominance in Sunday’s Camping World 500. Coverage of Sunday’s race will air n FOX beginning...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR at Phoenix 2015: Weekend schedule, start time, tv and weather info

After three thrilling weeks of action the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will go to its first 1-mile track when cars hit Phoenix International Raceway this weekend. Both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and its XFINITY Series will be in action this weekend at the 1-mile track located in Avondale, AZ. Below you can find the complete weekend schedule for all of the racing activity at Phoenix...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Finally: Colts waive Trent Richardson

The saga of Trent Richardson’s stay with the Indianapolis Colts ended on Thursday when the team cut the former first round pick. Richardson was drafted by the Cleveland Browns after a stellar career at the University of Alabama. In September of 2013 he was traded to the Indianapolis Cotls for a first round pick in what proved to be one of the worst trades in recent memory. During...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Browner leaves Patriots for Saints

The New Orleans Saints have signed former New England Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner making him the second loss in the secondary for the Super Bowl Championships. Browner’s new deal with the Saints is reportedly for three years. The 30-year-old Browner is a tall physical corner who has played on the past two Super Bowl championship teams. He joined the Patriots after spending...
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