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Rangers: Matt Harrison to return to rotation on Sunday

getty images Just over a year has passed between major league starts for Texas Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison. The left hander is scheduled to start Sunday’s game against the Seattle Mariners. Rangers manager Ron Washington announced the news on Wednesday while confirming that Robbie Ross and Colby Lewis would start the first two games of the series in Seattle. This will allow the...
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. gets RGIII to drive pace car at Richmond

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will be the honorary pace car driver for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday night. The news came after Dale Earnhardt Jr. invited Griffin to the race suggesting that RIR have him perform some activity before the start of the Toyota Owners 400. After a short conversation on twitter it was...
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Marlins to activate Furcal, reliever Marmol day-to-day

getty images The Miami Marlins are expected to activate second baseman Rafael Furcal from the disabled list in the next week. “He’ll play tomorrow (for Double-A Jacksonville on his rehab assignment),” Marlins manager Mike Redmond said prior to Wednesday’s game. “I think the plan for him, as of right now, is to be there for a week.” Once Furcal is activated he will take...
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Tony Romo throwing and running this week

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has been spotted doing some light throwing and rubbing this week. Romo is expected to be all systems go for training camp after missing last years season finale following back surgery. The 34-year-old Romo will look to match the 3,828 yards and 31 touchdowns from a season ago. Romo threw just 10 interceptions last season.
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Joakim Noah sued former shoe company for payment, messing up his feet

getty images Joakim Noah sued a former shoe sponsor in Le Coq Sportif for making shoes that may may have damaged his feet and for not paying him an alleged $1.65 million. Noah, who recently won the NBA’s defensive player of the year award, filed a lawsuit against the French company in a Washington D.C. court in November, according to TMZ Sports. In the lawsuit Noah alleged Le...
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Deal between Ben Roethlisberger and Steelers not imminent

getty images Ben Roethlisberger has two years remaining on his contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers but just about everyone has been expecting a new deal to be announced. Keep waiting as ESPN reports that while both sides want to work out a new deal, nothing figures to be announced soon. “There’s been ongoing (contract) discussions for quite awhile,” Ryan Tollner, Roethlisberger’s...
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Game 4: Anaheim Ducks at Dallas Stars start time and tv info

Game 4 of the Opening Round Series between the Anaheim Ducks and the Dallas Stars will take place on Wednesday night. Entering Wednesday’s game the Ducks hold a 2-1 series lead over the Stars. While the Ducks jumped out to a 2-0 series lead the Stars were able to pull off a win on Monday night to give them playoff life. Coveage of Wednesday’s game between the Anaheim Ducks and...
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Game 4: Pittsburgh Penguins at Columbus Blue Jackets start time and tv info

getty images Game 4 of the opening round series between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets will take place on Wednesday night. Currently Pittsburgh holds a 2-1 series lead over Columbus. While the Penguins would like to take a commanding 3-1 lead,  the Blue Jacks will be looking to even this one up following a win on Monday. The Penguins and Blue Jackets game will...
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Kurt Busch, Jacques Villeneuve and others to take Indy 500 orientation/refresher

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kurt Busch and F1 champion Jacques Villenevue headline a group of five drivers who will be taking the orientation/refresher course for this years Indianapolis 500. Drivers are required to take the orientation or “veteran driver refresher” if they want to be eligible to compete in the May 25th running of the Indianapolis 500. Busch and Villeneuve...
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Game 4: St. Louis Blues at Chicago Blackhawks start time and tv info

getty images Game 4 of the Opening Round Series between the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues will take place on Wednesday. Entering Game 4 the Blues hold a 2-1 series lead. The Blackhawks are coming off a win on Monday night and looking to strike even in the series. Coverage of the game between the Blues and Blackhawks will air nationally on NBCSN and on CSNC in the Chicago...
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MLB Start Times and Probable Pitchers for Wednesday April 23, 2014

getty images Major League Baseball continues on Wednesday April 23, 2014 with a full slate of games. Below you can find the probable pitchers for each of the 15 games which will take place. The first game of the day gets underway at 12:10 pm ET while the last will start at 10:10 pm ET. Find out who your favorite team will send to the mound on Wednesday. Starts Visitors Home ...
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Jose Fernandez records 14 strikeouts in win over Braves

getty images Jose Fernandez raked up 14 strikeouts in Tuesday’s game against the Atlanta Braves. Fernandez held the Braves scoreless for his eight innings of work in what turned out to be a 1-0 win for the Miami Marlins. While Fernandez had his way with the Braves lineup, it was especially tough for Justin Upton, Dan Uggla and Evan Gattis who all whiffed three times each. Fernandez...
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WATCH: Albert Pujols hits 500th career home run

getty images Albert Pujols became the third youngest player to reach the 500 home run milestone when he hit a home run on Tuesday night. Pujols hit career home runs 499 and 500 off of Taylor Jordan in Tuesday’s game against the Washington Nationals. Your browser does not support iframes. Only Alex Rodriguez and Jimmie Foxx got to 500 sooner than Pujols, who is 34 years and 96 days...
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Chad Billingsley to get PRP injection, Jake Arrieta to have another rehab start

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Chad Billingsley has been slowed in his return to the major leagues. On Wednesday he will receiver a platelet rich injection in his right elbow with the plan to resume throwing next week. Recently Billingsley was diagnosed with tendinitis. The Dodgers had hoped to have Billingsley return by mid-May. Chad Billingsley (tendonitis in right elbow) to get PRP...
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Matt Moore undergoes Tommy John surgery

getty images Matt Moore underwent Tommy John surgery on Tuesday. The Tampa Bay Rays starter had the reconstructive elbow surgery performed by Dr. James Andrews and it has been called a success thus far. Moore is expected to miss the start of the 2015 season. In 63 career games the 24-year-old Moore owns a 29-17 record to go with a 3.53 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP. Moore is under contract...
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Contact talks between Chiefs and QB Alex Smith moving slowly

getty images The Kansas City Chiefs went from awful to playoffs in one season thanks to the additions of a new head coach in Andy Reid and a new quarterback in Alex Smith. Naturally the Chiefs want to keep Smith around for the future but that will require  a new deal. According to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio talks between Smith and the Chiefs are moving “very, very slowly...
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WWE Main Event LIVE UPDATES & RESULTS for April 22, 2014

Welcome to Tireball Sports’ coverage of WWE Main Event for April 22, 2014. Tuesday nights Main Event will air from the Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Little is known about tonight’s edition of Main Event since the WWE only released information about the matches for SmackDown. Quick Results Quick Results will be posted here, for updates thoughout the airing of the show...
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Steve Austin supports same-sex marriage (Listen)

Former WWE wrestler “Stone Cold” Steve Austin is the latest backer of same-sex marriage. The Texas Rattlesnake said the following on his podcast: “I’m for same-sex marriage,” he said. “I believe that any human being in America, any human being in the world, that wants to be married … if it’s the same-sex, more power to them.” “I don’t give a **** if two guys...
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Daniel Bryan injury update, Stipulation added to title match, Bray Wyatt as a face?

The WWE wrote Daniel Bryan out of its storyline for the rest of the week after the passing of his father. As for the storyline…. Kane attacked Bryan on RAW and the latest storyline report has Bryan being diagnosed with cervical cord neurapraxia. “As of the last examination, [Bryan] did have some residual weakness in his arms, however, we expect this to clear up relatively quickly...
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Eli Manning says ankle is 100-percent

getty images Entering the 2014 season Eli Manning says he has no concerns about his ankle. The New York Giants quarterback spoke about his ankle on Tuesday to reporters and again said there was nothing to be worried about. “I think I’m safe to say I’ll be 100 percent by the start of training camp,” Manning said via ESPN. “I would hope so.” Manning expects to be ready...
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Richard Sherman and Seahawks still a ways apart in contract talks

While cornebrack Richard Sherman and the Seattle Seahawks have made progress towards a new deal the two are not on the verge of a new deal. Sherman and the Seahawks have been talking about a new deal since the Scouting Combine began but NBC’s Pro Football Talk says that earlier reports about the level of progress have been overstated. The two sides have not reached a “consensus”...
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LeBron James is searched by fans everywhere, map of most searched athletes

getty images NBA player LeBron James is the most searched athlete in the United States. In fact fans all across the country are looking for the multiple-time MVP award winner. LeBron James has support in multiple states and pretty much owns the East Coast and Southern states. In the New England region it was Tom Brady getting a lot of support, though golfer Tiger woods also found...
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Astros place Scott Feldman on DL

The Houston Astros have placed pitcher Scott Feldman on the disabled list with tendinitis in his right biceps. Feldman was scheduled to pitch on Tuesday night but will be replaced by the recently recalled Collin McHugh. In his last start Feldman allowed a season high four runs in six innings against Kansas City. Feldman has made four starts this season posting a 3.94 ERA and a 0...
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Mike Minor to make one more rehab start before joining Braves

Left handed pitcher Mike Minor will make one more rehab start at Double-A Mississippi before he rejoins the Atlanta Braves rotation. There had been hope that Minor would rejoin the Braves rotation this spring but the Braves never publicly acknowledged the rumblings that he could pitch this weekend. Instead he will make one more minor league start. Minor got a late start on spring...
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Vontaze Burfict and Bengals begin long-term contract talks

The Cincinnati Bengals and linebacker Vontze Burfict have began talks on a long-term contract extension. Set to make just $570,000 in the final year of his current deal, he is under team control for the next two seasons. The former undrafted free agent led the NFL with 171 tackles last season along with three sacks, six passes defensed and an interception in 2013. Burfict plays sideline...
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