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Rays release reliever Grant Balfour again

For the second time this season the Tampa Bay Rays have released relief pitcher Grant Balfour. The 37-year-old Balfour asked for and was given his release from Triple-A Durham on Wednesday. Balfour was released by the Rays in April after allowing three runs in 4 1/3 innings of work despite the team still owing him $7 million. Balfour opted to return to the Rays almost two weeks...
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Austin Dillon to drive DOW car honoring veterans (Photo)

Austin Dillon will drive a special No. 3 DOW paint scheme car this weekend at Dover International Speeday. The scheme on Dillon’s Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet will honor more than 350 veterans at DOW. The car will be silver with red, white and blue. You can watch a video of the RCR team wrap the No. 3 car which Dillon will drive this weekend below. Though 12 races this...
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Brian Matusz suspended eight games for foreign substance

Major League Baseball has suspended Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Brian Matusz eight games for the foreign substance on his arm from Saturday night. Matsuz, like Will Smith of the Milwaukee Brewers, was given an eight game suspension. Matsuz has already appealed his suspension and will be available to pitch out of the bullpen until an appeal is heard. #Orioles LHP Brian Matusz...
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Royals to start Jason Vargas on Tuesday

Jason Vargas will make a start for the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium. Vargas has missed the last three weeks with a flexor strain in his left elbow but now assumes the spot of Danny Duffy in the Royals rotation. The Royals did not have Vargas make any rehab starts. In five starts this season Vargas is 3-1 with a 5.26 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP. Duffy is heading...
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Kevin Harvick leads NASCAR points, full standings following Coca-Cola 600

Kevin Harvick leaves the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver with the most points on the season. Jimmie Johnson has the most wins in the series at three. Winner: Edwards wins Coca-Cola 600, full results With wins already on the season Edwards, Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Brad Keselowski, Matt Kenseth...
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Carl Edwards wins Coca-Cola 600, full NASCAR results from Charlotte

Carl Edwards won Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 from Charlotte Motor Speedway. The annual event is the longest on the schedule for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series comprising of 400 laps around the 1.5-mile Charlotte track which is the nearby home of many of the teams on the premier circuit. Matt Kenseth began the race on the pole but teammate Carl Edwards would squeeze by him to lead the...
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Nationals release minor leaguer Kila Ka’aihue

The Washington Nationals have released minor leaguer player Kila Ka’aihue. Ka’aihue, 31, had appeared in 39 games for Triple-A Syracuse this season but was hitting just .193/.314/.328 with four home runs and 13 RBI. A native of Hawaii, Ka’aihue has appeared in 126 big league games between the Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics but none since the end of the 2012 season...
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Rangers: Josh Hamilton to start on Monday, bat fifth

The return of Josh Hamilton to the Texas Rangers lineup will take place on Monday when the outfielder bats fifth against the Cleveland Indians. Rangers manager Jeff Banister says that Hamilton will play left field and will hit fifth for the team on Memorial Day. “We’re going to open our arms and give him a great big hug and welcome him,” Banister said. “And then we’re...
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Juan Pablo Montoya wins Indianapolis 500, full IndyCar results

Juan Pablo Montoya won the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500. Driving the No. 2 Chevrolet, Montoya beat out Will Power and Charlie Kimball for the rights to drink the most famous milk in motorsports with his trip to victory lane at the Brickyard. Scott Dixon began the race on the pole and remained up front for much of the race. Montoya was as far back as 30th following an...
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Giants designate Casey McGehee for assignment

The San Francisco Giants designated infidler Casey McGehee for assignment on Sunday. McGehee, 32, was designated for assignment to make room for Hunter Strickland to rejoin the Giants. The Giants traded for McGehee over the winter as a replacement for the departed Pablo Sandoval. During his stay with the Giants, McGehee hit a lowly .200/.254/.282 with two home runs and nine RBI...
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Avisail Garcia returns to White Sox lineup on Sunday

The Chicago White Sox will welcome back outfielder Avisail Garcia to their lineup on Sunday. Garacia, 23, has been out since Thursday with inflammation in his right knee but will attempt to play though it for Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Twins at U.S. Cellular Field. On the season Garcia is hitting a smooth .319/.359/.451 with four home runs and 18 RBI. Kyle Gibson who...
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Indianapolis 500 Starting lineup, green flag start time and tv information

The Indianapolis 500 will take place on Sunday as a field of 33 IndyCar drivers look to drink the most famous milk in all of motorsports. Scott Dixon won the pole for this year’s Indy 500 a week ago during a rain shortened qualifying session. The green flag for the Indy 500 is set to wave at 12:15 pm ET. The 500 mile race will consist of 200 laps around the 2.5 mile track which...
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Coca-Cola 600: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starting lineup, green flag and tv info for Charlotte

The longest NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season occurs annually during Memorial Day weekend. NASCAR’s top drivers will run 600 miles at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the Coca-Cola 600. On the pole for the Coca-Cola 600 will be Matt Kenseth. He is joined by Joey Logano on the front row. Coverage of Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 will air on FOX beginning at 6:00 pm ET with the...
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Reds manager Bryan Price ejected before game starts

getty images Bryan Price made headlines a month ago for comments to a reporter. On Saturday the manager of the Cincinnati Reds was ejected from a game against the Cleveland Indians before the first pitch. Crew chief Jim Reynolds ejected Price after lineup cards were exchanged. While there has been no word as to what caused Price to argue with Reynolds its worth mentioning that several...
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Bills giving all four quarterbacks on roster chance to start

Who is the favorite to be the starting quarterback for the Buffalo Bills? Currently the Bills have four quarterbacks on their roster in EJ Manuel, Matt Cassel, Jeff Tuel and Tyrod Taylor. “The way they’re structuring practices everyone is getting a run with the ones,” said general manager Doug Whaley via the teams official website. “So it’s a fair shake. In this system...
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Chris Buescher leads Xfinity Series points following Charlotte, full standings

Chris Buescher will leave Charlotte Motor Speedway as the points leader in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Buescher holds a 4 point lead over second place Ty Dillon. Winner: Austin Dillon wins Hisense 300 at Charlotte The next race on the Xfinity schedule is at Dover next week. Xfinity Series point standings after Charlotte – RK DRIVER POINTS WINS POLES TOP 5 TOP 10 1 Chris...
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Austin Dillon wins Xfinity Series race at Charlotte, full results for Hisense 300

Austin Dillon went to victory lane on Saturday afternoon after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ Hisense 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 33 Rheem Chevrolet beat out fellow Cup Series drivers Denny Hamlin and Kasey Kahne for the win. Dillon began the race on the pole. Below are the full results for the Hisense 300. Xfinity Series Results for Hisense...
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Hisense 300: NASCAR Xfinity Starting lineup, green flag start time ant tv info

After a stand alone weekend the NASCAR Xfinity Series is at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend for the Hisense 300. Austin Dillon will lead a field of 40 Xfinity cars to the green flag at the 1.5-mile Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday. The Hisense 300 will consist of 200 laps for a total of 300 miles. Kyle Larson won this race a year ago while Brad Keselowski won the fall...
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Matt Kenseth wins Coca-Cola 600 pole, full Charlotte NASCAR qualifying results

Matt Kenseth was the fastest qualifier in Thursday’s qualifying session for the Coca-Cola 600. The driver of the No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Camry will be joined by Joey Logano on the front row. Coverage of Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 will air on FOX beginning at 6:00 pm ET with the green flag set to wave at 6:16 pm ET. Jimmie Johnson won this event a year ago. Kevin Harvick...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Santana returns to Indians lineup

The Cleveland Indians will welcome back Carlos Santana to the lineup for Thursday’s game against the Chicago White Sox. Santana, 29, had missed the last four games due to back spasms. Though 35 games this season he was hitting .220/.365/.341 with four home runs and 20 RBI. The first game back for Santana will come against White Sox left hander John Danks.
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NASCAR at Charlotte 2015: Weekend schedule, race start times and tv info

After an All-Star weekend at Charlotte, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series again hits the 1.5-mile track for the longest race of the season in the Coca-Cola 600. The Xfinity Series will also be in action this Memorial Day weekend. Cars will first hit the track on Thursday for practice and qualifying sessions. On Saturday the Xfinity Series will run the Hisense 300 while the Coca-Cola...
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Mariners release catcher John Baker

The Seattle Mariners have released catcher John Baker. Baker, 34, was playing at Triple-A Tacoma this season but was not producing hitting a mere .161/.185/.194 on the season in 65 trips to the plate. Baker has bounced around the majors the last five seasons but has produced very little. Last year he hit just .192/.273/.231 with 15 RBI in 68 games. While Baker may latch on elsewhere...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Dixon wins pole for Indianapolis 500, full starting lineup and race info

Scott Dixon has won the pole for the 2015 running of the Indianapolis 500. After rain prevented qualifying on Saturday, Indy was hit with a full schedule of action on Sunday as the fast nine and the entire field was set for Indianapolis 500. The green flag for the Indy 500 is set to wave at 12:15 pm ET. The 500 mile race will consist of 200 laps around the 2.5 mile track which...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Buescher leads Xfinty points, full standings following Iowa

Chris Buescher won his second career NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Sunday afternoon at Iowa Speedway. The win also gave the youngster the points lead in the series. Winner: Chris Buescher wins at Iowa Next weekend the Xfinity Series is at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Xfinity Series Point Standings following Iowa RK DRIVER POINTS WINS POLES TOP 5 TOP 10 1 Chris Buescher 368 1 0 5...
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Chris Buescher wins Xfinity Series race at Iowa, full 3M 250 results

Chris Buescher won Sunday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race from Iowa Speedway. Drew Herring won the pole for the race but with Erik Jones driving the car, the No. 20 machine began the day at the back of the field in one of the stand alone events of the season. Daniel Suarez would lead the early laps of the race but the No. 60 of Chris Buescher proved early to be a contender as did...
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