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Oregon Ducks vs. Arizona Wildcats: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

Getty Images Few could have expected that unranked Arizona would enter Thursday’s game against No. 2 Oregon with a 4-0 record. Almost no one envisions them leaving with a fifth win. Arizona travels to take on fellow Pac-12 member Oregon in a match-up of two teams with 4-0 records. Coverage of the game between Arizona and Oregon will air on ESPN and WatchESPN beginning at 10:30...
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UCF Knights at Houston Cougars: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Thursday night the UCF Knights will travel to take on the Houston Cougars. UCF (1-2) will look to even their record against fellow American Conference member Houston. (2-2) Coverage of the game between Houston and UCF will air on ESPN and WatchESPN beginning at 7:00 pm ET from Houston Football Stadium in Houston, TX. The Odds: Houston is a 3 point favorite for Thursday’s game...
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Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Thursday night the Minnesota Vikings will travel to take on an NFC North rival in the Green Bay Packers. The Vikings (2-2) are coming off a blowout win over the Falcons in which the team proved there was life on the ground without Adrian Peterson. Meanwhile the Packers (2-2) are also coming off a big win against the Bears. Coverage of the game between the Vikings and Packers will...
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Russell Martin in Pirates lineup for Wild Card game

Getty Images The Pittsburgh Pirates will have catcher Russell Martin in the lineup for tonight’s National League Wild Card game against the San Francisco Giants There was some concern whether or not Martin would be able to play in tonight’s game after he missed the final two games of the regular season with after re-aggravating a groin injury. Martin will be batting fifth against...
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Lyle Overbay “99.9 percent sure” he will retire

Lyle Overbay is pretty sure he is ready to call it a career. The 37-year-old appeared on MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM Radio on Wednesday and said that he was “99.9 percent sure” that his playing days are over. Overbay: I'm 99.9 percent sure that I'm going to call it a career, I'm pretty close to 100 percent that I'm going to retire #Brewers — MLB Network...
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Sandy Alomar and Jim Tracy among those on list for Diamondbacks manager job

The Arizona Diamondbacks have an opening for their managerial position. Two names on the list are Sandy Alomar Jr. and Jim Tracy. Alomar has been waiting for a while now to get his first crack at a manager job and has spent the last five years with the Cleveland Indians as a first base, third base and bench coach. Two new names to add to Dbacks managerial candidate list: Sandy...
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WWE SmackDown Results for October 3, 2014 (Spoilers)

This week’s WWE SmackDown was taped in Milwaukee, WI. Below are the full results for the show. John Cena starts the show off but is interrupted by Dean Ambroe. They argue about who should fight Seth Rollins and before long Kane shows up to place the two in a tag team match against him and Randy Orton. Dolph Ziggler and Sheamus defeated The Miz and Damien Sandow. Sheamus attacked...
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Austin Dillon driving American Ethanol car at Kansas (Photos)

When the No. 3 Chevrolet SS driven by Austin Dillon hits the track at Kansas Speedway this weekend it will do so with American Ethanol acting as sponsor. This is not the first time American Ethanol has appeared on a car driven by Dillon. American Ethanol, a renewable source of cleaner burning energy from the bounty of America’s farmers, has allowed NASCAR drivers to run more than...
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Tom Brady critical of Patriots offense, has not “played well for a long time”

Monday’s 27 point loss to the Kansas City Chiefs was the New England Patriots second largest defeat under Bill Belichick. Like many of his teammates, Tom Brady under-performed in Monday’s game. Speaking during his weekly interview with WEEI 93.7 FM, Brady said that “I don’t think we’ve played well for a long time.” The quarterback continued pointing out statistics which...
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Texans release veteran RB Ronnie Brown

The NFL playing career of Ronnie Brown may be over. On Wednesday the Houston Texans cut the 32-year-old running back. Brown’s release came as the Texans added cornerback Jamar Rolle off the practice squad of the Green Bay Packers. The Texans had given Brown six rushing attempts which he turned into four yards. He also caught one pass for five yards in his two games of work. Texans...
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Tony Romo sitting out Wednesday practice

Getty Images The Dallas Cowboys are 2-0 the last two weeks with Tony Romo sitting out of Wednesday practice. Romo will again sit out practice this Wednesday ahead of Sunday’s game against Houston. Romo has not been racking up large yardage totals, thanks to a competent running game, but has been excelling with precision passing and a lack of mistakes posting quarterback ratings...
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Bishop Sankey to see uptick in carries against Browns

The Tennessee Titans are going to find ways to get the ball to rookie running back Bishop Sankey early and often in this weekends game against the Cleveland Browns. “You will see (more reps for Sankey). That’s coming,” coach Ken Whisenhunt said. “And I think you’ll see more of that earlier in the game this week.” Sankey has been getting more snaps than anyone else in...
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Adam Dunn still planning to retire

Getty Images Adam Dunn had said that he planned to retire at the end of this season. With the elimination of the Athletics in a one-game playoff against the Royals the 14-year veteran’s career is set to be over. Dunn talked after the game saying “That’s probably it.” “Let’s not make a bigger deal out of it. I love Bob [Melvin].” added Dunn following the loss to the...
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Mike Ford leaves BK Racing, joins Nationwide Series team

Mike Ford has left BK Racing in order to join Athenian Motorsports. Ford will take over as the crew chief for driver John Wes Townley in the NASCAR Nationwide Series beginning with this weekends race at Kansas Speedway. “It’s a good opportunity. You know, in this environment you don’t see too many teams trying to grow,” Mike Ford said. “So when you have one that is...
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Lions work out free agent running backs

Getty Images After placing Montell Owens on injured reserve with a hamstring injury, the Detroit Lions worked out a pair of running backs on Tuesday. Tashard Choice and Alex Green both got a look from the Lions as the team scours the free agent mark for fall back options down the road. Choice, 29, has appeared in 88 career games, including three last season with the Indianapolis...
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Morris Claiborne done for season with torn patella tendon

The season of Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne has come to an end after he tore a patella tendon in his left knee during Sunday’s win over the Saints. Clairborne went down in the first quarter after falling to the ground on a non-contact play. It had been a tumultuous week for Claiborne who was demoted with the return of Orlando Scandrick. Claiborne made a game sealing interception...
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Twins fire manager Ron Gardenhire

After another disappointing season the Minnesota Twins have opted to fire manager Ron Gardenhire. Gardenhire’s 13 seasons as the Twins manager came following Tom Kelly’s decision to step down after the 2001 season. Coaches Rick Anderson, Paul Molitor, Terry Steinbach, Tom Brunansky, Scott Ullger,Joe Vavra and Bobby Cuellar were also let go.
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Buccaneers without Mike Evans 2-3 weeks

So much for the big game of Mike Evans from a week ago. The rookie wide receiver will miss 2-3 weeks with a groin strain. The injury happened in the Buccaneers upset win over the Steelers on Sunday. Evans and quarterback Mike Glennom showed strong chemistry resulting in four catches for 65 yards and a touchdown to the 21-year-old. With a bye in week 7 it is possible Evans does...
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Shields, Lester to start Wild Card game

When the Oakland Athletics travel to take on the Kansas City Royals in Tuesday’s Wild Card game they will be facing James Shields. Royals manager Ned Yost has confirmed that Shields will start the game. At Kaufman Stadium this season Shields had a 3.51 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 76/17 K/BB ratio over 102 2/3 innings. The Athletics will counter with in-season acquisition Jon Lester...
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Browns sticking with Brian Hoyer at QB

The Cleveland Browns are not quite ready to turn to Johnny Manziel as their quarterback. Instead the Browns will stick with Brian Hoyer as they exit their bye week. The Browns are 1-2 this season with Hoyer under center and given what the veteran has to work with his completion percentage of 64.2 and 7.53 YPA are more than anyone could have hoped for. Hoyer has thrown three...
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NASCAR at Dover: Starting lineup, green flag start time and tv info for AAA 400

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is at Dover International Raceway this weekend for the running of the AAA 400. Kevin Harvick will lead a field of 43 car to the green flag for the start of Sunday’s race. He will be joined by Kyle Busch on the front row. Sunday’s AAA 400 will air on ESPN beginning at 2:00 pm ET. The 400 lap race will be total 400 miles and go green at 2:14 pm ET...
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Ryan Blaney wins Las Vegas truck series pole, full qualifying results for Rhino Linings 350

Ryan Blaney won the pole for Saturday evenings NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 29 Ford will be joined by Darrell Wallace Jr. on the front row following knockout qualifying at the 1.5-mile Las Vegas, NV track. Coverage of Saturday’s race will air on FOX Sports 1 beginning at 10:00 pm ET. The green flag will wave at 10...
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Truck Series at Las Vegas: Starting lineup, green flag start time and tv info

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend for the running of the Rhino Linings 350. Ryan Blaney will lead a field of trucks to the green flag for Saturday’s race at the 1.5-mile Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The race itself will be made up of 146 laps totaling 219 miles. Coverage of Saturday’s race will air on FOX Sports 1 beginning at 10...
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Derek Jeter to DH in final game

Source: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images North America With the New York Yankees failing to make the playoffs for the second straight season the career of Derek Jeter will come to an end on Sunday against the long-time rival Boston Red Sox. Jeter was pinch hit for in the fifth inning of Saturday’s game at Fenway Park elicting a slue of boos from fans in what turned out to be a 10...
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Chase Elliott leads Nationwide Series points, full standings following Dover

Chase Elliott will again leave the race track with the points lead in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. The driver of the No. 9 NAPA Chevrolet Camaro will leave Dover International Raceway with a 26 point lead over Regan Smith. Up next for the Nationwide Series is the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway next Saturday afternoon. Nationwide Series points following Dover – RK DRIVER POINTS...
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