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NASCAR says there will be “consequences” following Jennifer Jo Cobb’s walk onto track

Following an early race crash, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Jennifer Jo Cobb stepped onto the track at Dover. Cobb’s actions were to show displeasure with the No. 19 of race winner Tyler Reddick, however are no longer allowed following a rule change last year. Following the death of Sprint car driver Kevin Ward a new rule was implemented barring drivers from stepping...
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Jake Peavy to see doctor following latest round of back tightness

The San Francisco Giants will have to wait a bit longer to welcome starting pitcher Jake Peavy to the rotation. Following his minor league rehab start on Wednesday the veteran right hander experienced more back tightness. Peavy will be reevaluated by a doctor and the Giants will take their time with the 33-year-old. Jake Peavy experiencing back tightness after start w/ @RiverCats...
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Matt Crafton still leads truck series points, full standings after Dover

Matt Crafton entered the Lucas Oil 200 at Dover International Speedway as the points leader in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He left the event still tops in the standings. Crafton holds a 11 point lead over race winner Tyler Reddick. Erik Jones is 14 points out in third. Up next for the Camping World Truck Series is a Friday night race at Texas Motor Speedway. Camping...
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Tyler Reddick wins truck series race at Dover, Lucas Oil 200 results

Tyler Reddick won Friday evening’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race from Dover International Speedway. The driver of the No. 19 Ford F-150truck beat out Daniel Suarez and Erik Jones to the checkered flag in the Lucas Oil 200. Ryan Blaney began the race on the pole. Erik Jones had the lead in the race late but Tyler Reddick was able to get around him for the lead with...
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Denny Hamlin wins pole at Dover, full NASCAR qualifying results for FedEx 400

    Denny Hamlin will lead a field of 43 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers to the green flag for the start of Sunday’s FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks. Joining Hamlin on the front row will be Martin Truex Jr. Sunday’s race at Dover will air on FOX Sports 1 beginning at 1:00 pm ET. The green flag will wave at 1:15 pm ET. The Sprint Cup Series will make 400 laps around the...
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Phillies designate Grady Sizemore for assignment

The Philadelphia Phillies have designated outfielder Grady Sizemore for assignment. Sizemore, 32, spent the end of last season with the Phillies earning himself a $2 million contract over the winter from the team. However since then he has produced sparingly at the plate hitting just .245/.288/.296 with no homers in 39 games this season. While Sizemore was four for his last 11...
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NASCAR Truck Series at Dover: Starting lineup, green flag start time and tv info

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will kick off a triple-header at Dover International Speedway this Friday evening. A field of trucks will look to go to victory lane in the Lucas Oil 200 on Friday evening. Beginning at 5:30 pm ET Fox Sports 1 will have coverage of the race which will feature Ryan Blaney on the pole. Erik Jones will start second in the race with Matt Crafton...
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NASCAR at Dover 2015: Weekend schedule, race start times and tv info

This weekend at Dover International Speedway all of NASCAR’s top series will be in action. On Friday the Camping World Truck Series will run the Lucas Oil 200.  A day later the Xfinity Series runs the Buckle Up 200 while on Sunday the Sprint Cup Series runs the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks. Follow below for the full NASCAR weekend schedule at Dover. You will also see the...
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Diamondbacks recalling Jarrod Saltalamacchia on Friday

On Friday the Arizona Diamondbacks will recall catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia from Triple-A Reno. Saltalamacchia gets the call up to the big league roster with Tuffy Gosewish out with injury. While Saltalamacchia failed to produce with the Miami Marlins earning his release earlier this year, the veteran was the most likely replacement. If his nine games at Triple-A are any indication...
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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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