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FOX to broadcast qualifying at Talladega

The NASCASR Sprint Cup Series got a strong vote of confidence for it’s knockout qualifying on Wednesday when FOX announced that it would carry qualifying for he upcoming race at Talladega Superspeedway. On May 3 FOX will carry knockout qualifying marking the first time that national TV has carried a qualifying session outside of the Daytona 500 since at-least the 2001 season. This...
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Raiders hoping to trade Terrelle Pryor by Monday

Michael Hickey/Getty Images North America The Oakland Raiders are hoping to resolve the status of quarterback Terrelle Pryor by Monday. Pryor’s chances of starting in Oakland went by the wayside when the Raiders acquired Matt Schaub from Houston. Now he sits third on the depth chart behind Schaub and Matt McGloin who is the more traditional pocket passer the Raiders desire. The...
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Julio Teheran throws complete game in win over Phillies

getty images Atlanta Braves pitcher Julio Teheran threw a complete game three hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night in a 1-0 win. Teheran struck out three in earning his second win of the season. The lone run of the night came when Evan Gattis hit a solo home run off of Phillies starter Cliff Lee in the fourth inning. Lee had a up and down night allowing one...
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Seahawks re-sign Sidney Rice, Jaguars bring back Mike Brown

A pair of free agent wide receivers have re-signed with their old teams. The Seattle Seahawks re-signed Sidney Rice to a one-year deal on Wednesday. Rice broke the news on his twitter account after there were reports that he was to visit the New York Jets. The Seahawks lost Golden Tate to Detroit so they needed to add some options. Since joining the Seahawks, Rice has struggled to...
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Chad Billingsley dealing with elbow tendinitis

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Chad Billingsley is dealing with tendinitis in his right elbow. Billingsley had a bullpen session cut short on Tuesday after he felt discomfort in the elbow. An MRI has revealed that there is nothing structurally wrong with Billingsley shoulder. The Dodgers had been hoping to have Billingsley back by mid-May but his timetable may be pushed back. He appeared...
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AJ Lee’s future, Warriors wife and Darren Young injury update

AJ Lee was listed as “injured – TBD” for WWE RAW. According to Bryan Alvarez of F4Wonline.com, AJ has simply asked for some time off. There is no word on how long she will be off tv but considering her long title run is over it is to be expected. Darren Young underwent surgery on his torn ACL. Young will be out of action for the next 4 to 6 months. WWE stock saw an uptick...
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Craig Kimbrel throws side session, Gonzalez unsure of using him in cold

Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel threw threw a side session on Wednesday. Kimbrel was satisfied with the session proclaiming himself as ready to go but manager Fredi Gonzalez still has reservations about using him in the cold weather expected in Philadelphia tonight. #Braves Kimbrel threw 15-pitch side session today, said shoulder was good & he's ready. Fredi non-committal...
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Jets sign Chris Johnson to two-year deal

getty images The New York Jets have signed free agent running back Chris Johnson. Johnson, 28, has agreed to a two-year deal with the Jets. In New York he will team with Chris Ivory to form a two-headed running attack. On Tuesday the former Pro Bowler visited with the Jets after experiencing a cold market following his release on April 4 from the Tennessee Titans. Johnson has rushed...
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Joe Kelly exits game with hamstring injury

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Joe Kelly left Wednesday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers with a sore left hamstring Kelly was trying to beat out a bunt and grabbed his hamstring after reaching first base. The Cardinals had to help him down the dugout steps. Right now the extent of Kelly’s injury is unknown but a trip to the disabled list appears all but certain. Carlos Martinez...
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Nick Markakis starts double play with great diving catch (GIF)

Baltimore Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis started a double play in Wednesday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Markakis made a nice diving catch on a line off the bat of David DeJesus and then got up to too to shortstop J.J. Hardy to double James Loney off of second base. Things were not just good in the field for Markakis, as he also notched two hits at the plate but did not score.
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Giants tab Josh Freeman to be Manning’s backup

The New York Giants have found another backup to Eli Manning. A day after Matt Flynn spurned the Giants in order to re-sign with Green Bay the G-Men have signed Josh Freeman. Freeman was given a one-year deal by the Giants as the team was forced to go with the best available option left on the free agent market but his roster spot is hardly guaranteed with Curtis Painter and Ryan...
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Astros activate Scott Feldman from DL

The Houston Astros have activated pitcher Scott Feldman from the bereavement list. Feldman had been away from the club for a few days after the passing of his father. The Astros will have him start Thursday’s game against the Kansas City Royals. Face of Franchise?Astros promote George Springer After three starts Feldman is 2-0 with a 0.44 ERA in 20 innings of work. The Astros...
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Chris Johnson not concerned about lack of contract for Jets

getty images Free agent Chris Johnson left Tuesday’s visit with the New York Jets without a contract but that is not a cause for concern according to the running back. “I’m just taking it one day at a time, taking my time, and whatever decision I make, it will be the best decision,” said Johnson to reporters on Tuesday. After visiting with the Jets he took in the Brooklyn...
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Jeff Gordon’s daughter gets behind wheel of quarter midget

via @JeffGordonWeb First there was Wonder Boy, now could there be Wonder Girl? The daughter of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Gordon is starting to run quarter midges. On Monday, 6-year-old Ella Gordon got behind the wheel of a quarter midget for the first time and naturally mom and four-time Cup Series champion dad were there to share photos. Proud Papa
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Astros promote George Springer to roster

The Houston Astros will add George Springer to their active roster prior to Wednesday’s game against the Kansas City Royals. Springer was 3-for-4 with a grand slam on Tuesday night for Triple-A Oklahoma City. He has had a strong start to the minor league season posting a .353 average with three homers, nine RBI and four stolen bases in his first 13 games. Source tells the Chronicle...
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Mets could push back Bartolo Colon’s next start

getty images The New York Mets are unsure if pitcher Bartolo Colon will be able to make his next scheduled start on Saturday. Colon dealt with back issues in his last start against the Los Angeles Angels as he lasted just five innings allow nine runs on 11 hits in a loss. A team source for the Mets told the New York Daily News that Colon’s back was a factor to the poor performance...
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Royals sign Casey Coleman, Rays get Doug Mathis

getty images The Kansas City Royals and Tampa Bay Rays have added some minor league depth to their organizations. Kansas City has come to an agreement with Casey Coleman on a minor league deal. The 26-year-old Coleman was recently let go by the Chicago Cubs. Last season he pitched at Triple-A appearing in 41 games and posting a 3.16 ERA. He appeared in 48 games at the big league...
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Kole Calhoun headed for DL after rolling ankle

getty images Following Tuesday’s game Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia said that outfielder Kyle Calhoun will be heading to the disabled list. Calhoun rolled his ankle while running past first base in the 11th inning of Tuesday’s 10-9 loss to Oakland. “I just rolled it and it hurt real bad,” said Calhoun. “It’s just a freak thing, you know?” Before the injury...
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Sting appears on WWE Network to talk about Ultimate Warrior

Sting made his first appearance on WWE Network on Tuesday night during a special for the Ultimate Warrior’s Greatest Matches. Numerous people recalled the life of the Ultimate Warrior including Sting. Sting said his favorite Warrior memory was Warrior putting tuna and orange juice in a blender and saying, “I got my protein and vitamin C all in one.”
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Rolando McClain late, unimpressive in workout

credit: getty images Rolando McClain wants to continue his NFL career. A year after retiring the 24-year-old is back hoping to resume his career. On Tuesday he had a workout with the Baltimore Ravens. According to multiple sources including CBS Sports, the workout did not go well. McClain was out of shape and even showed up late. McClain was unable to finish his finish his conditioning...
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Miley Cyrus hospitalized, cancels concert in US

Pop star Miley Cyrus has been hospitalized and has cancelled a concern in Missouri. “Cyrus has been hospitalized for a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics and has been placed on medical rest by her doctors,” said a statement from the Sprint Center in Kansas City. “She will not be able to perform as scheduled.” A publicist for Cyrus confirmed her absence from the concern...
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Dodgers activate Brian Wilson from DL

getty images The Los Angeles Dodgers have activated relief pitcher Brian Wilson from the disabled list. Wilson had no troubles during his rehab assignment and will be inserted into a setup role ahead of Kenley Jansen. In order to make room for Wilson on the active roster the Dodgers sent left hander Paco Rodriguez to Triple-A Albuquerque. The Dodgers sent Rodriguez down despite...
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WWE Main Event Results for April 15, 2014

Welcome to Tireball Sports coverage of WWE Main Event for Tuesday April 15, 2014. This event is airing on the WWE Network from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. 3MB vs. Los Matadores Jinder Mahal introduces Hornswoggle who is appearing as the 1/2 member of the band tonight. Hornswoggle goes to interfere and of course him and the bull start to fight each other. The result was a...
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Donald Trump “serious” about buying Bills

Donald Trump may indeed buy the Buffalo Bills. According to Erie County Republican Chairman Nick Langworthy, Trump’s interest is legit. “It’s very serious,” Langworthy said, via USA Today. “He’s long had an interest in professional sports.” Langworthy says acquiring the Bills could cost Trump $1 million. It is also unclear if Trump would work by himself or if he would...
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Chad Billingsley to have MRI following bullpen session

Chad Billingsley is set to have an MRI on his right elbow following a bullpen session on Tuesday. Billingsley was unable to complete the session and now the Los Angeles Dodgers have sent him to have a dye-MRI. Just over a week ago Billingsley reported some discomfort in his elbow following a rehab start. The Dodgers said there was no structural damage at that time. Chad Billingsley...
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