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Kevin Harvick leads NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points, full standings following Bristol

Kevin Harvick leaves Bristol Motor Speedway as the points leader still in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The driver of the No. 4 is guaranteed a spot in the Chase as are race winners Jimmie Johnson, Joey Longao, Brad Keselowski and Denny Hamlin Up next for the Sprint Cup Series is a race at Richmond International Raceway. Sprint Cup Series Points following Bristol RK DRIVER...
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Matt Kenseth wins Food City 500, full NASCAR Sprint Cup results from Bristol

Matt Kenseth won Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race from Bristol Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 20  finished ahead of Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon to claim the win in the Food City 500. Kenseth began the 500 lap race on the pole while Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch both saw time at the front of the field early on. Rain threatened the finish but after a green white...
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Food City 500: Starting lineup, green flag start time and tv in for Bristol

After a night under the lights at Texas, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend for the running of the Food City 500. Starting this 500 lap race on the pole will be Matt Kenseth. He will be joined by Brad Keselowski on the front row. Carl Edwards, winner of this event a year ago, will start third. Coverage of this race will air on FOX Sunday beginning...
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Joey Logano wins Xfinity Series race at Bristol, full Stop Diabetes 300 results

Joey Logano won Saturdays’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Erik Jones led the field to the green for the third straight week but it look only moments before Joey Logano went to the front of the field and took off. Logano was unchallenged for much of the day leading all 300 laps of the Stop Diabetes 300. Xfinity Results for Bristol Motor Speedway Joey...
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Drive to Stop Diabetes: Starting lineup, green flag and tv info for NASCAR Xfinity at Bristol

The NASCAR Xfinity Series is at Bristol this weekend for the Drive to Stop Diabetes 300. Starting Saturday’s race on the pole will be Erik Jones in the No. Game Stop Toyota. He will be joined by Joey Logano on the front row. Last year Kyle Busch went to victory lane in this race while Ryan Blaney won the fall event. Coverage of this race which will consist of 300 laps around...
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Matt Kenseth wins Bristol pole, full qualifying results for Food City 500

Matt Kenseth won the pole for Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 20 Dollar General Toyota will lead 43 cars to the green flag when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series hits the World’s Fastest Half Mile in Bristol, TN. Coverage of the Food City 500 will air on FOX beginning at 1 pm ET with the green flag set to wave at 1:13 pm ET. Carl Edwards...
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NASCAR at Bristol 2015: Weekend Schedule, Green Flag Start Time and TV Info

After a night under the lights in Texas, NASCAR rolls into the half-mile track of Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend for races in both the Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series. The Sprint Cup Series will race the Food City 500 on Sunday while the Xfinity Series competes on Saturday in the Stop Diabetes 300. Below you can find all the important race information as well as practice and...
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Mariners sticking with Fernando Rodney as closer

Despite some struggles to start the season, Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon stood behind closer Fernando Rodney. Rodney blew a save on Tuesday and allowed four runs in a non-save situation back on Sunday. “Here’s the deal,” said McClendon via the Tacoma News Tribune. “People fly off the handle and say, `Rodney stinks. We need to change. Get another closer.’ OK...
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Sam Hornish gets Bristol race sponsor

Sam Hornish Jr. will have sponsorship from Nature Blast when the No. 9ax Ford Fusion hits the World’s Fastest Half-Mile of Bristol Motor Speedway. Sponsoring Hornish for this Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race will be Nature Blast. The cleaning company will be on the hood and sides of Hornish’s car. Nature Blast is a company that produces cleaning products for home and...
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Philip Rivers unwilling to play in Los Angeles

Getty Images If the San Diego Chargers do move to Los Angeles they very likely will do so without quarterback Philip Rivers. Rivers has informed the team that he is not willing to play in the city of Los Angeles which is roughly two hours north of San Diego. The 33-year-old Rivers has played his entire NFL career with the Chargers since joining the NFL back in 2004. Early in the...
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Indians designate Shaun Marcum for assignment

The Cleveland Indians have designated right handed pitcher Shaun Marcum for assignment. Marcum, 33, accepted an assignment to Triple-A at the end of Spring Training but was called on up Sunday to make a spot start. In that appearance he allowed one run over five innings. Marcum did not pitch at all at the big league level in 2014. Back in 2013 he appeared in 14 games for the New...
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Alex Rios diagnosed with fractured hand

The news for Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Rios was not good. Rios has been diagnosed with a fractured left hand. Rios, 34, was hit by a pitch on Monday and suffered a non-displaced fracture of his fifth metacarpal. Currently there is no timetable for his return. With Rios out Jarrod Dyson stands to pick up a good share of at-bats against right-handers. Paulo Orlando stands...
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Kevin Harvick leads points after Texas, full Sprint Cup Series standings

Kevin Harvick leads the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings following the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. On Saturday night it was Jimmie Johnson going to victory lane while Harvick remained the points leader. With wins already this season Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski, Denny Hamlin and Jimmie Johnson have all claimed spots in the post season chase...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmie Johnson wins at Texas, full Duck Commander 500 results

Jimmie Johnson won Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. The Duck Commander 500 began with Si Robertson giving the command to fire engines while Kurt Busch led the field to the green flag. While it was daylight when the race began, it ended with the lights on in the dark. With just a handful of laps to go the trio of Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick...
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Jenrry Mejia gets 80 game suspension for positive Stanozolol test

New York Mets closer Jenrry Mejia was placed on the disabled list on April 7, now he will have plenty of time to heal following an 80 game suspension. Mejia was placed on the disabled list for posterior inflammation in his right elbow but will now be out until July. Mets RHP Jenrry Mejia suspended 80 games without pay after testing positive for Stanozolol, effective immediately...
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Rangers place Derek Holland on 60 day DL

The Texas Rangers have placed left handed pitcher Derek Holland on the 60-day disabled list. This comes a day after the team shut down the 28-year-old year for the next four to six weeks. Shoulder issues have wrecked Holland’s career over the past few seasons. He missed almost all of the 2014 season and will now miss until late June or early July of this season. Holland’s lone...
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Duck Commander 500: NASCAR starting lineup, green flag start time and tv info for Texas

After a week off the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to action this weekend for the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night. On the pole for the Duck Commander 500 will be Kurt Busch. He will be joined by Kevin Harvick. Saturday’s race coverage will begin at 7:30 pm ET with the green flag set to wave at 7:46 pm ET. The Duck Commander 500 will consist of...
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Erik Jones wins Xfinity race at Texas, full O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 Results

Erik Jones won Friday night’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race from Texas Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 20 Game Stop Toyota crossed the finish line ahead of Brad Keselowski to claim the win in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300. The win was the first at the Xfinity level in the career of Jones. Friday’s race began with Erik Jones on the pole but a series of drivers including...
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Kurt Busch wins pole at Texas, full Duck Commander 500 qualifying results

Kurt Busch was the fastest car in Friday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying session at Texas Motor Speedway. He will be joined by teammate Kevin Harvick on the front row for Saturday night’s running of the Duck Commander 500. Saturday’s race coverage will begin at 7:30 pm ET with the green flag set to wave at 7:46 pm ET. The Duck Commander 500 will consist of 334 laps...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Erik Jones Xfinity pole at Texas, full qualifying results for O’Reilly Auto Parts 300

Erik Jones will lead a field of 40 NASCAR Xfinity Series cars to the green flag for Friday night’s running of the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300. The driver of the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota will be joined on the front row by Regan Smith for the 200 lap race which will make up 300 miles around the Fort Worth, Texas track. Chase Elliott won this race a year ago while it was...
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Mets pitcher Bobby Parnell ready to begin rehab assignment

The New York Mets may soon be getting back two members of their bullpen. Pitchers Bobby Parnell (Tommy John surgery) and Vic Black are set to begin minor league rehab assignments this weekend. Ideally Parnell would be able to move into the Mets closers role when he returns to the big leagues. Jenrry Meija is currently sidelined with an elbow issue. Parnell has not pitched at the...
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Trevor May set to replace Ricky Nolasco in Twins rotation

Minnesota Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco is expected to be placed on the disabled list following an MRI on his right elbow. The Twins have not yet released any information about the status of Nolasco but Mike Bernadino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that Trevor May is set to pitch this weekend. The Twins surely will provide more information on Nolaso – likely later today. Nolasco...
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NASCAR at Texas 2015: Weekend Schedule, Start Time, Practice, Qualifying, Fantasy Picks, TV and Weather Info

After a week off NASCAR returns to action this weekend in the Lone Star state. Both the Sprint Cup Series and Xfinity Series will be in action this weekend at the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway. Tireball Sports will have complete coverage of this weekend’s activities at Texas. Below you can find the weekend schedule, green flag start times and other important race information....
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Bliss to drive Texas Tech themed car at Texas Motor Speedway

When Mike Bliss gets behind the wheel of the No. 32 Ford Fusion of Go Green Racing, he will do so in Texas Tech colors. Bliss will attempt to qualify the No. 32 car for the Duck Commander 500 held on Sunday. Bliss’ car scheme comes courtesy of Vic Keller, a 1996 graduate from the Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business, who donated sponsorship of a Sprint Cup car to Texas...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Clayton Kershaw to have root canal on Monday

getty images Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw is scheduled to have a root canal on Monday. Kershaw, 27, is slated to start on Sunday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The root canal is to take care of a tooth that he lost during the middle of spring training after taking a liner off the jaw. In his first start of the season Kershaw went six innings allowing...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss
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