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Brent Seabrook given three game suspension for hit on Backes

getty images Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook has been given a three game suspension for his hit on David Backes during the third period of Saturday’s Game 2 loss to the St. Louis Blues. Seabrook hit Backes, who did not have the punch, in the head. He was given a five minute penalty and a game misconduct. “As Backes continues on his path toward the corner, well away...
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Watch: Benches clear in Pirates and Brewers game

On Sunday the benches cleared in a game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers. The incident started when Brewers Carlos Gomez began to strut a home run, which naturally was not. Gomez was able to hustle his way around the bases for a triple to which Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole took exception to. Cole said something and Gomez went a swinging, and missing. Before long...
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Clayton Kershaw ready for rehab assignment, Sam Fuld claimed by Twins

getty images Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers is ready for a rehab assignment following a 50-pitch simulated game on Sunday. Kershaw went three innings in the simulated game throwing at strength. According to Dodgers manager Don Mattingly the left hander was throwing 90 mph. No announcement has been made by the Dodgers as to the plan for Kershaw. He figures to need at-least...
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Mike Minor expected to rejoin Braves on Saturday, Alex Cobb sets return date

The Atlanta Braves believe that pitcher Mike Minor will be able to rejoin the rotation for Saturday’s game against the Cincinnati Reds. Minor would be making his first start of the season. In his last rehab outing he allowed three runs – two earned – on four hits and no walks while striking out four on Saturday at Triple-A Gwinnett. #Braves tentatively plan to start Minor on...
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Tyler Lyons to move into rotation for Cardinals

getty images The St. Louis Cardinals will start Tyler Lyons in Monday’s game against the New York Mets. Lyons will assume the rotation spot of injured pitcher Joe Kelly who has landed on the disabled list following a hamstring injury. As expected, Tyler Lyons will start vs #Mets on Monday #stlcards #cardinals — Derrick Goold (@dgoold) April 20, 2014 Currently the Cardinals do...
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Roman Reigns push, Samoa Joe returns, Linda McMahon donates $25,000

TNA star Samoa Joe returned to action Saturday defeating Magnus in Winston Salem, NC in a two out of three falls match. It appears that the WWE is still planning to build up to a match between Roman Reigns and Triple-H at SummerSlam. The plan is to get Reigns as a top level talent by having him defeat HHH. Personally I have trouble beveling a win over HHH does much for people anymore...
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Rangers: Matt Harrison and Adrian Beltre nearing returns

getty images The Texas Rangers are close to getting back pitcher Matt Harrison and third baseman Adrian Beltre. Harrison threw eight shutout innings at Double-A Frisco on Saturday and has apparently convinced the Rangers and general manager Jon Daniels that he is ready for a return to the big leagues. He has not made a start in the majors since last April and will be replacing Tanner...
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Report: Ivan Nova has partial tear in throwing elbow

getty images The New York Yankees suffered a 16-1 loss to Tampa Bay on Saturday but the worst part of it is an injury suffered by starting pitcher Ivan Nova. Nova, 27, left the game after four innings in which he allowed eight runs on eight hits and a walk. Of the eight hits, four were home runs. Nova also struck out four. He threw 82 pitches for the Yankees in the game before the...
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Adam Eaton to miss at least three games

The Chicago White Sox will be without Adam Eaton for at least three games as he deals with soreness in his hamstring and ankle. White Sox manager Robin Ventura says that the outfielder will sit out at least three games and while the team is calling it a mild strain one can not rule out a trip to the disabled list should the strain linger. “It’s really right behind his knee,...
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Watch: Bartolo Colon swing so hard his helmet falls off

Cut4 Bartolo Colon batting this season has been one meme after another. On Saturday night the 40-year-old Colon swung himself into the dirt having his helmet fall off in the process. The speed of the pitch that Colon swung at and missed? 83 mph out of the hands of Atlanta starter Ervin Santana. And of course who can forget this at-bat from earlier this month? Or this belly shake...
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Jackie Bradley establishing self in center for Red Sox

getty images Jackie Bradley Jr. is starting to take ownership of the starting role in center field for the Boston Red Sox. The Red So have been moving Grady Sizemore around from left to right field without considering him at center. Manager John Farrell spoke positively of Bradley’s play in center this season. “Jackie has solidified the defense in center field for us,” said...
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Sports on Easter, Full Lineup of games for April 20, 2014

While many will be celebrating Easter on Sunday, there will be plenty of sports to enjoy before and after your meal. Below Tireball Sports has compiled a list of different sports which will take place on Sunday from MLB, the NHL and the NBA. NHL Playoffs & Start Times TEAMS TIME (ET) NAT TV Philadelphia at NY Rangers Game 2 – Rangers lead 1-0 12:00 PM NBC Detroit at Boston...
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Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues: Game 2 start time and tv info

The Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues will face off against one another in Game 2 of their playoff series. On Thursday night the two teams went to triple overtime between Alexander Skeen sent the St. Louis fans home happy. Now it is time for Game 2 with the Blues up 1-0 in the series. During the regular season the Blues were 3-2 against the Blackhawks. The second game of the...
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Brent Seabrook to have hearing with NHL

getty images Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook will have a hearing with the NHL about his hit on David Backes during the third period of Saturday’s Game 2 loss to the St. Louis Blues. Seabrook hit a defenseless Backes in the head whle he did not have the puck. At the time Seabrook with given a five minute penalty for charging and a game misconduct. John Shannon reports...
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Daniel Bryan posts honeymoon photo

Daniel Bryan will be back in action for the WWE now that his so called “off-grid” honeymoon is coming to a close. On Saturday Bryan posted a photo of his and Brie Bella’s wedding rings. Just got back from our off-grid honeymoon… Best two weeks of my life pic.twitter.com/TmqfdaPWbv — Daniel Bryan (@WWEDanielBryan) April 19, 2014 And of course Brie Bella posted a photo to...
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Jeff Francis records 10 k’s in minor league start

Jeff Francis continues to dominate the minor leagues. On Saturday night the big leaguer with 70 career wins was on it again. Stationed at Louisville to being the season, Francis has had no trouble with Triple-A lineups. Facing the Indianapolis Indians (Pittsburgh’s affiliate) the 33-year-old left hander recorded 10 strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings of work allowing two runs on seven...
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Reds activate Sean Marshall from DL

getty images The Cincinnati Reds have activated Sean Marshall from the 15-day disabled list. Marshall, 31, is good to go after appearing in two minor league rehab games with Triple-A Louisville. The Reds will place him in a setup role ahead of Jonathan Broxton for the time being. Since being moved to the bullpen full-time in 2010 Marshall has a 2.44 ERA and a  1.10 WHIP in 247 games.
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Nationals activate Denard Span from DL

Outfielder Denard Span has been activated from the seven day disabled list by the Washington Nationals. Span, 30, landed on the DL after he collided with Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla. During the play Uggla was ruled to have impeded Span’s path. In 10 games this season Span is hitting .222/.300/.361 with four RBI.
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MLB Probable Pitchers for Saturday April 19, 2014

getty images It’s Saturday and that means another full slate of Major League Baseball games. Most of these games are the second of a three game series but what most fans will want to know is the start time and the probable pitchers of these games. Well you are in luck, you can find all of that information here from Tireball Sports. Starts Visitors Home 1:05 PM ET TOR - Mark...
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Martin Perez tosses first shutout against White Sox, Stanton slams Marlins to win

getty images Martin Perez notched his first career shutout on Friday evening as the Texas Rangers downed the Chicago White Sox. Perez, 23, allowed just three hits while striking out nine White Sox needing just 109 pitches. Friday’s start was not the first gem of Perez this season as he now owns a 1.86 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and a 20/7 K/BB ratio though his first four starts. Up next for...
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Twins utility player Jason Bartlett retires from baseball

getty image Jason Bartlett has informed the Minnesota Twins that he has decieded to retire from baseball. Bartlett was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left ankle sprain and was on a rehabilitation stint at Fort Myers when he decided he was abandoning his plans to return to the majors. At the end of spring training the Twins gave Bartlett a roster spot with a salary of...
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Pirates acquire Ike Davis from Mets for pair of players

Those Ike Davis to the Pirates rumors have been going on for months. On Friday the first baseman was traded to Pittsburgh for Zack Thornton and a player to be named later. Davis, 27, is 5-for-24 (.208) this season with one home run which happened to be a walk-off grand slam. The #Pirates have acquired 1B Ike Davis from the #Mets in exchange for Zack Thornton and a PTBN. — Pittsburgh...
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Joel Quenneville fined $25,000 for inappropriate conduct

via cjzero Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville has been fined $25,000 for his disco moves and crotch grab during overtime of Game 1 of the NHL Playoffs. Quenneville took exception to referee ruling a puck had been deflected into the stands rather then calling a penalty on St. Louis which would have given the Blackhawks a 5-on-3 advantage for 0:36 seconds in the period...
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NBA Playoffs Schedule and TV Information for 2014

getty image The 2014 NBA Plyaoffs are about to get underway and naturally that means a bunch of people wondering when and where their teams will be playing. Below is a list of first round games and their tip off time with the network on which hey will air. Do not forget to scroll down for a bracket. EASTERN CONFERENCE No. 4 Chicago vs. No. 5 Washington (Washington won season series...
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Xander Bogaerts deletes twitter account after posting photo of woman in thong

After posting a photo of a woman in a thong, Xander Bogaerts has deleted his twitter account. One can only assume that Bogaerts meant to send the photo as a direct message but sent it out publicly. Xander Bogaerts had an interesting post-game tweet last night http://t.co/mseu0PZuYU pic.twitter.com/zCq9swBiGY — John Feitelberg (@JFeitelberg) April 17, 2014 It really should not...
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