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T.Y. Hilton will only play against Cowboys if 100-percent healthy

The Colts will only have wide receiver T.Y. Hilton on the field for Sunday’s Week 16 game against the Cowboys if he is 100-percent healthy. Hilton is dealing with a hamstring injury and has not practiced all week which means while the Colts have him as questionable its more likely he does not play. The Colts already have already won the AFC South and can do little to advance their...
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Nick Hundley unlikely to return to Orioles, Scott Downs lands with Indians, Asdrubal Cabrera suitors

The changes of catcher Nick Hundley returning to the Orioles continue to decrease. According to MASN Sports’ Rock Kubatko Hundley has a two-year offer on the table from another team. Hundley served as a fill-in last year when Matt Wieters went down hitting .243/.273/.358 on the year between the Orioles and Padres. There was hope that the Orioles could get him as a cheap option...
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Giants not interested in Max Scherzer

The Giants failed to re-sign Pablo Sandoval and then whiffed on their bid to land starting pitcher Jon Lester. With money to spend some have pointed the Giants as a potential landing spot for 2013 AL Cy Young Winner Max Scherzer. You can rule it out according to general manager Brian Sabean. The Giants have not talked to Scherzer and do not plan to talk to him notes Alex Pavlovic...
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Julian Edelman to miss Sunday’s game against Jets

Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman is expected to miss Sunday’s game against the Jets. Edelman (concussion) was limited in practice this week and did not travel with the Patriots. He has not been cleared to play. With Edelman out the Patriots could turn to Danny Amendola but expecting anything out of him is asking for too much. Edelman has 92 receptions for 972 yards and four...
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Frank Gore to play against Chargers

The 49ers will have running back Frank Gore on the field Saturday night as they try to spoil the playoff hopes of the Chargers. Gore suffered a concussion last week but was able to get clearance for this one. As the 49ers are without Carlos Hyde (ankle, back) the 49ers will be forced to give Gore the ball often in this one. Gore has not cracked the 100-yard mark since Week 5 and...
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While DeMarco Murray looks probable Cowboys offensive line is questionable

Getty Images Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray is expected to play in Sunday’s game against the Colts. Murray suffered a broken left hand in Sunday’s win over the Eagles but has been able to practice this week for the Cowboys. The non-dominant hand of Murray will be protected by the Cowboys for this game and he may end up losing some snaps in passing situations to Lance Dunbar...
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Bears may have to include perks in trade of Jay Culter

The season is not over but it might as well be for Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears. Signed to a seven-year deal this offseason that made him the NFL’s highest paid player, Cutler has buckeled. Bears coach Marc Tretsman has lost the locerkroom after failing to coax the best out of his high paid gunslinger, wide receiver Brandon Marshall is lost for the season. The defense has...
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Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

The Arizona Cardinals will host the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday hoping to pull off a win and clinch home field advantage in the playoffs. Of course that is easier said than done given their opponents are the Seattle Seahawks. The Cardinals (11-3) are stuck with Ryan Lindley under center and while they could claim home field advantage they very well could miss out on winning the division...
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Denver Broncos at Cincinnati Bengals: Betting odd, point spread and tv info

Getty Images The Denver Broncos will travel to take on the Cincinnati Bengals in the final Monday Night game of the season. After playing without Peyton Manning for the second half the Broncos (11-3) will be looking to stay in the win column against the Bengals (9-4-1) who could clinch a playoff berth with a win. The Bengals are coming off a 30-0 win against Cleveland and may finally...
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Padres acquire Will Middlebrooks in trade, Ryan Hanigan headed to Red Sox

getty images The Padres continued adding to their offense on Friday picking up infielder WIll Middlebrooks. Middlebrooks, 26, was once a top prospect of the Red Sox but he has clearly fallen out of flavor in Boston after hititng just .191/.256/.265 with two home runs and 19 RBI in 63 games last season. The Red Sox signed Pablo Sandoval early this offseason which meant that Middlebrooks...
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Dodgers release Brian Wilson, Red Sox re-sign Craig Breslow

getty images The Dodgers have soured on reliever Brian Wilson. Wilson, 32, was released by the Dodgers on Friday after posting a 4.66 ERA, 1.61 WHIP and 54/29 K/BB ratio over 48 1/3 innings in 2014. The bearded right hander should have little trouble attracting the interest of others interested in bullpen help though none of them figure to offer him closing gigs. Wilson exercised...
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Marlins: Dan Haren has yet to make decision about pitching in 2015

Getty Images Dan Haren has yet to make a decision about whether or not he will play in 2015. Haren had threatened to retire if the Dodgers traded him out of Los Angeles but they sent him to the Marlins anyway. “He’ll make his decision,” Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill said via the Sun Sentinel. “We haven’t put any timelines on it.” Perhaps the...
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Ryan Mathews ruled out against 49ers

The Chargers will play Saturday’s game against the 49ers without running back Ryan Mathews. Mathews has been ruled out for the Week 16 contest leaving Branden Oliver and Donald Brown to share carries in the backfield of the Chargers. Bothered by an ankle injury Mathews has not played since Dec. 7 and is far from certain to play in Week 17. The bolts are expecting tight end Ladarius...
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Royals throw $11 million dollars in the toilet by signing Alex Rios

The Kansas City Royals have signed Alex Rios to an $11 million deal. While this deal rivals the Braves giving Nick Markakis $44 million over four seasons it is at-least not that bad because Rios will be earning just 25% of what Markakis will. I have often shyed away from saying that players are a waste of money but that is exactly how I feel about both Markakis and Rios. Rios, soon...
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Giants remain interested in third baseman Chris Johnson

The Braves continue to reshuffle their roster in order to clear payroll space and look towards the 2016 season. After the trade of Justin Upton to the Padres the biggest question about the Braves remains whether or not Chris Johnson will be on the team as their third baseman. Earlier this offseason there were rumors that the Braves were trying to include Johnson in a trade for Upton...
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Friday Injury roundup for Week 16: T.Y. Hilton and Joe Haden questionable, Robbie Gould ruled out,

The Colts may not have wide receiver T.Y. Hilton on the field for Sunday afternoon’s game against the Cowboys. Hilton is questionable to play and told reporters that he feels 50-50 about his chances of playing. With both the Broncos and Patriots holding tie breakers and the AFC South already in their hands the Colts have little reason to push Hilton leading up to the playoffs...
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Pirates land Corey Hart on one-year deal

The Pirates have signed first baseman/outfielder Corey Hart to a one-year deal. Hart will receive $2.5 million with incentives which could push the total deal to $5 million. The Pirates will use Hart as a platoon at fist base while also giving him time in the outfield. He is coming off a down 2014 season that saw him hit a mere .203/.271/.319 with six homers over 68 games. While...
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Braves continue tear down by trading Justin Upton to Padres

If it was not clear before today the Atlanta Braves are throwing in the towel on the 2015 season. It is over before it began. After weeks of trying to get something for outfielder Justin Upton the team sent him to the Padres for three players with relatively low ceilings. Don’t believe me? Read what FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal said on twitter. Source with knowledge of #Padres...
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Minnesota Vikings at Miami Dolphins: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

The Miami Dolphins and Minnesota Vikings enter Sunday’s game full of what if’s? What if the Vikings had of started Teddy Bridgewater from the start and what if the Dolphins win out – does it keep Joe Philbin his job? The Vikings (6-8) and Dolphins (7-7) have little to play for other than pride. Coverage of the game between these two will air on FOX beginning at 1:00 pm ET...
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Baltimore Ravens at Houston Texans: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

The Baltimore Ravens will look to thump the Houston Texans on Sunday as they seek entrance into the playoffs. With wins in their final two games the Ravens (9-5) would enter the playoffs while the Texans (7-7) are not out mathematically but given that they are now on their fourth quarterback they might as well be. Coverage of this game will air on CBS beginning at 1:00 pm ET from...
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Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

The Detroit Lions could end up winning the NFC North while their opponents on Sunday, the Chicago Bears, have only the play of now benched quarterback Jay Cutler to talk about. Whether the Bears (5-9) would have been any better without Cutler is up for debate but what is known is that the Lions (10-4) will be looking to add to their misery in this one. Coverage of the game between...
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Cleveland Browns at Carolina Panthers: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

Johnny Manziel, Cam Newton. A lot of similarities in the beginning of their NFL careers – mainly the hype that comes with winning a Heisman trophy. On Sunday the Cleveland Browns will travel to take on the Carolina Panthers. The Browns (7-7) have played their way out of the playoff picture in recent weeks while the Pantehrs (5-8-1) need a win if they are to have any chance at...
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Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

The NFC South was once a proud division. Now it has come to a match-up between the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints. The Saints (6-8) went to the top of the division last week and have talked up a funeral for the Falcons (5-8) following this one. How a team who will finish the regular season at .500 at best burries another is open for debate. Coverage of this game will air...
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Green Bay Packers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

Years ago a match-up between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Green Bay Packers would have been a great game late in the season. Not so much this year. The Packers (10-4) are coming off a stunning road loss to Buffalo but it would take a complete collapse for them to lose to the Buccaneers (2-12) who have yet to win at home this year. Coverage of the game between these two will air...
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Kansas City Chiefs at Pittsburgh Steelers: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

The Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers will face off against one another on Sunday and afterwards one teams playoff hopes will be slim. With a strong offensive output in recent weeks the Steelers (9-5) are back in the playoff picture while the Chiefs (8-6) have done themselves no favors. Coverage of the game between these two will air on CBS beginning at 1:00 pm ET from...
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