Below is a full list of the probable pitchers for Friday April 18, 2014.
There is a full slate of games scheduled for Friday with the first of which getting underway at 2:20 pm ET. The rest of the games on April 18 will be evening contests.
2:20 PM ET
CIN - Alfredo Simon (1-1, 1.20)
CHC - Jeff Samardzija (0-1, 1.29)
7:05 PM ET
TOR - Drew...
Welcome to Tireball Sports’ coverage of WWE SmackDown!
WWE SmackDown was taped in Nashville, Tennessee. It will air on Friday night in the usual SmackDown time slot.
The show opens with HHH. He announces that The Shield will fight against Evolution at the Extreme Rules PPV.
Intercontinental Champion Big E. defeats Alberto Del Rio by disqualification.
Another Paul Heyman promo where...
getty images Alexander Steen of the St. Louis Blues scored a game winning goal in the third overtime of Thursday’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks. The game was tired 3-3 after regulation and featured numerous scoring attempts prior to Steen’s goal. Relive Steen’s goal below: Game 2 of the series will be on Saturday at 3:00 pm ET on NBC.
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Manny Ramirez is still trying to get back to the major leagues. At 41 Ramirez is not entertaining options outside of the majors or Japan according to Zach Links of MLB Trade Rumors.
Manny has interest from several #MLB teams, no timetable on a possible decision just yet. But Ind. lg is not on the radar...
This is the last season in the career of Paul Konerko. After years of being a regular in the lineup for the Chicago White Sox, Konerko appears fine with finishing his career out as a bit player.
Making just his second start of the season, Konerko went 0-for-4 in Thursday’s 3-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox.
Konerko is now just 1-for-13 on the season with his lone hit...
Chicago Blackhawks team captain Jonathan Toews suffered a bloody face in Thursday’s Playoff Opening game against the St. Louis Blues.
In the second overtime period Toews was hit against the boards and began to bleed from his forehead. He went off the ice but returned shortly thereafter.
Even with a pending suspension and a less than desirable track record the San Francisco 49ers are not planning to cut linebacker Aldon Smith.
In addition to his recent arrest for the false reporting of a bomb threat at LAX, Smith is still facing three felony gun charges as well as a DUI charge that sent him to rehab last season.
Still Smith is expected to be part of the 49ers next...
Mick Foley is no stranger to wild wrestling matches or speaking his mind. Now Foley is willing to share his thoughts on the WWE’s missing man, CM Punk.
Foley talks about the pain that CM Punk dealt with and how it could have led to him losing his passion. Foley shared his thoughts on his Facebook page posting the following:
“Yes, the response to that funny photo of CM Punk on...
Former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson is back in football.
Johnson has been trying to find a job for years in the NFL and recently had a workout with the Montreal Alouettes. The results impressed the team enough that they signed Johnson.
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— CFL Official Feed (@CFL) April 17, 2014
While it is doubtful that...
The Washington Nationals figure to have right handed pitcher Doug Fister pitch in early May.
Fister will make his debut for the Nationals on May 7 according to manager Matt Williams. Currently Fister is dealing with a lat strain which he suffered in his final start of spring training.
“No issues,” Williams said about a two inning stint on Thursday afternoon, via...
Former NFL QB Donovan McNabb was arrested in Arizona on Tuesday afternoon, TMZ is reporting.
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office publically released a mugshot of NcNabb on Twitter without many details.
TMZ reports that the arrest was for a DUI in January, and that McNabb hashed out a deal with police that regarded him serving one day in jail as his punishment but no news whether he...
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Swan Racing fields Toyota’s for Cole Whitt and Parker Kligerman in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. It is unclear if the two young drivers will be racing at Richmond International Raceway next weekend or not, due to sponsorship concerns.
The team released the following statement Tuesday afternoon on their Facebook:
“Swan Racing is in the process of reviewing...
Spring break has arrived for NASCAR and there will be no racing this weekend April 18-20 due to Easter.
The Camping World Truck Series has run two races, Nationwide Series seven races, and the Sprint Cup Series eight races to start the season.
Racing will resume next weekend, April 25-20 at Richmond International Raceway where both the Nationwide and Sprint Cup series will hit the...
There has been no indication that Brock Lesnar will be used at the Extreme Rules PPV. Lesnar only been on television for a few moments since defeating the Undertaker at WrestleMania. Since then it has been all Paul Heyman mentioning the streak ending. There are some who believe that Lesnar’s next match will come at Summerslam against Daniel Bryant for the WWE World Heavyweight...
Below are the probable pitchers for April 17, 2014. There are 12 games on tap for Thursday with the first beginning at 1:05 pm ET. The last of these games will get underway at 8:10 pm ET.
Weather has been an issue the last two days with a handful of postponements. Here’s hoping that all skies are clear today.
1:05 PM ET
ATL - Alex Wood (2-1, 1.89)...
TNA Impact Wrestling comes to you taped on April 17, 2014. The show will offer all the typical TNA wrestling excitement.
Eric Young is out to celebrate his title win last week. He is cut off by Dixie Carter who wants him to team up with her. He says she doesn’t have any power and Dixie refuses to listen saying ODB could be fired.
Bully Ray comes out. He says Eric Young is a role...
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.
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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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...