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NASCAR’s Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond postponed until Sunday

   The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race scheduled for Saturday night has been cancelled. The race will be run in its entirety on Sunday.  NASCAR announced it will run the 400 lap race at the 3/4 mile Richmond International Raceway on Sunday due to rain.  The race will get underway at 1 pm Sunday on FOX.  Joey Logano is on the pole. He won this event last year. 
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Ben Zobrist to undergo knee surgery

Ben Zobrist has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Oakland Athletics as he is set to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. Zobrist, 33, had been attempting to play though the injury but has now decided surgery is the best option. During his absence the Athletics will give the majority of the time at second base to Eric Sogard. Though 14 games the versatile Zobrist...
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Colts, Pagano could work out deal before start of season

Colts head coach Chuck Pagano is in the final year of his contract with the team but that does not mean he will enter the season as a lame duck. “I really feel positive about Chuck and what he’s done for us. There’s no question that he’s accomplished a lot since he’s been here,” Colts owner Jim Irsay said while speaking at the Chuckstrong Tailgate Gala, via ESPN. ...
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Jay Bruce given Saturday off, Reds release Dan Johnson

The Cincinnati Reds will give slumping outfielder Jay Bruce the day off Saturday in their schedule game against the Chicago Cubs. On the season Bruce is hitting just .164/.261/.328 with three home runs and nine RBI. Getting the start in the place of Bruce will be Brandon Boesch. The Cubs will start right-hander Jake Arrieta. Last season Bruce topped 100 RBI for the first time and...
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Toyota Owners 400: Starting lineup, green flag start time and tv info for Richmond

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is at Richmond International Raceway this weekend for the running of the Toyota Owners 400. On the pole will be Joey Logano. Joining him on the front row for this 400 lap race around the 3/4 mile track will be Denny Hamlin. Coverage of Saturday’s race will air on FOX beginning at 7:00 pm ET with the green flag set to wave at 7:14 pm ET. Winning this...
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Ty Dillon leads Xfinity Series points, full standings following Richmond

Ty Dillon will leave Richmond International Raceway as the points leader in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Dillon holds a 8 point lead over second place Chase Elliott. Chris Buescher who entered the day tied for the points lead fell to third after finishing 20th. Winner: Hamlin wins at Toyota Care 250, full results Up next for the Xfinity Series is Talladega. Xfinity Series Point...
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Denny Hamlin wins Xfinity Series race at Richmond, full results for ToyotaCare 250

Denny Hamlin won Friday night’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race from Richmond International Raceway. The driver of the No. 20 Toyota Camry finished ahead of Joey Logano and Regan Smith to take the checkered flag at the 3/4-mile track. Beginning the race on the pole was Hamlin and no one had anything for him all night. he led all but two laps in cruising to the win. Richmond Xfinity...
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Video: Fire erupts on Brendan Gaughan’s car, multiple crew members injured

Multiple pit crew members were injured when a fire erupted during a pit stop on the No. 62 car of Brendan Gaughan. Two members of Gaugh’s crew and another from the team of Eric McClure were taken to an area hospital after a fire engulfed the car of Gaughan. It is believed a spark from a lug nut triggered the fire. .@Brendan62's crew member Anthony O'Brien catches needed air...
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Joey Logano wins Richmond pole, full qualifying results for Toyota Owners 400

Joey Logano was the fastest qualifier for Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway. The driver of the No. 22 Penske Ford will be joined by Denny Hamlin on the front row as 43 cars take to the 3/4-mile track. Coverage of Saturday’s race will air on FOX beginning at 7:00 pm ET with the green flag set to wave at 7:14 pm ET. Joey Logano...
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David Ragan to take over No. 55 at Kansas, Erik Jones to drive No. 18

David Ragan will move over to the No. 55 Toyota at Michael Waltrip Racing beginning at the May 9 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas. Michael Waltrip will drive the No. 55 car at Talladega before turning over the seat to Ragan who has been driving the No. 18 Toyota Camry of Joe Gibbs Racing in place of an injured Kyle Busch. With Ragan’s departure to MWR, JGR will fill the...
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Xfinity Series at Richmond: Full Qualifying results, start time and tv info for Toyota Care 250

Denny Hamlin will lead a field of 40 NASCAR Xfinity Series cars to the green flag from the start of Friday night’s Toyota Care 250 at Richmond International Raceway. Friday’s Xfinity Series race will consist of 250 laps around the 3/4-mile RIR track. Coverage of Friday’s race will air on Fox Sports 1 beginning at 7:30 pm ET with the green flag set to waive at 7:46 pm ET....
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NASCAR at Richmond 2015: Weekend schedule, race start times and tv info

NASCAR goes from the 1/2-mile of Bristol Motor Speedway to the 3/4 Richmond International Raceway. Both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the Xfinity Series will be in action this weekend. On track activity gets underway on Friday and on Friday night the Xfinity Series will run the Toyota Care 250. A day later the Sprint Cup Series will see 43 cars take to the field for the Toyota...
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Wandy Rodriguez starting for Rangers on Friday, Carlos Quentin signs with Mariners

Left handed pitcher Wandy Rodriguez will start for the Texas Rangers on Friday against the Los Angeles Angels. Rodriguez, 36, failed to make the roster of the Atlanta Braves this spring and later signed a minor league deal with the Rangers. In two starts at Triple-A Round Rock Rodriguez has allowed two runs and struck out 10 over seven innings of work. He is coming off a down and...
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Chargers planning to keep Philip Rivers at QB

Getty Images There has been a lot of talk about the San Diego Chargers drafting a quarterback early in the upcoming NFL Draft. Current starter Philip Rivers is on the last year of his deal and does not desire to play in Los Angeles should the Chargers move there. Despite all this the club is sticking with Rivers. “There really is no update,” general manager Tom Telesco said...
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Kevin Harvick leads NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points, full standings following Bristol

Kevin Harvick leaves Bristol Motor Speedway as the points leader still in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The driver of the No. 4 is guaranteed a spot in the Chase as are race winners Jimmie Johnson, Joey Longao, Brad Keselowski and Denny Hamlin Up next for the Sprint Cup Series is a race at Richmond International Raceway. Sprint Cup Series Points following Bristol RK DRIVER...
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Matt Kenseth wins Food City 500, full NASCAR Sprint Cup results from Bristol

Matt Kenseth won Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race from Bristol Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 20  finished ahead of Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon to claim the win in the Food City 500. Kenseth began the 500 lap race on the pole while Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch both saw time at the front of the field early on. Rain threatened the finish but after a green white...
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Food City 500: Starting lineup, green flag start time and tv in for Bristol

After a night under the lights at Texas, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend for the running of the Food City 500. Starting this 500 lap race on the pole will be Matt Kenseth. He will be joined by Brad Keselowski on the front row. Carl Edwards, winner of this event a year ago, will start third. Coverage of this race will air on FOX Sunday beginning...
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Joey Logano wins Xfinity Series race at Bristol, full Stop Diabetes 300 results

Joey Logano won Saturdays’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Erik Jones led the field to the green for the third straight week but it look only moments before Joey Logano went to the front of the field and took off. Logano was unchallenged for much of the day leading all 300 laps of the Stop Diabetes 300. Xfinity Results for Bristol Motor Speedway Joey...
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Drive to Stop Diabetes: Starting lineup, green flag and tv info for NASCAR Xfinity at Bristol

The NASCAR Xfinity Series is at Bristol this weekend for the Drive to Stop Diabetes 300. Starting Saturday’s race on the pole will be Erik Jones in the No. Game Stop Toyota. He will be joined by Joey Logano on the front row. Last year Kyle Busch went to victory lane in this race while Ryan Blaney won the fall event. Coverage of this race which will consist of 300 laps around...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kenseth wins Bristol pole, full qualifying results for Food City 500

Matt Kenseth won the pole for Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 20 Dollar General Toyota will lead 43 cars to the green flag when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series hits the World’s Fastest Half Mile in Bristol, TN. Coverage of the Food City 500 will air on FOX beginning at 1 pm ET with the green flag set to wave at 1:13 pm ET. Carl Edwards...
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NASCAR at Bristol 2015: Weekend Schedule, Green Flag Start Time and TV Info

After a night under the lights in Texas, NASCAR rolls into the half-mile track of Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend for races in both the Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series. The Sprint Cup Series will race the Food City 500 on Sunday while the Xfinity Series competes on Saturday in the Stop Diabetes 300. Below you can find all the important race information as well as practice and...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners sticking with Fernando Rodney as closer

Despite some struggles to start the season, Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon stood behind closer Fernando Rodney. Rodney blew a save on Tuesday and allowed four runs in a non-save situation back on Sunday. “Here’s the deal,” said McClendon via the Tacoma News Tribune. “People fly off the handle and say, `Rodney stinks. We need to change. Get another closer.’ OK...
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Sam Hornish gets Bristol race sponsor

Sam Hornish Jr. will have sponsorship from Nature Blast when the No. 9ax Ford Fusion hits the World’s Fastest Half-Mile of Bristol Motor Speedway. Sponsoring Hornish for this Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race will be Nature Blast. The cleaning company will be on the hood and sides of Hornish’s car. Nature Blast is a company that produces cleaning products for home and...
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Philip Rivers unwilling to play in Los Angeles

Getty Images If the San Diego Chargers do move to Los Angeles they very likely will do so without quarterback Philip Rivers. Rivers has informed the team that he is not willing to play in the city of Los Angeles which is roughly two hours north of San Diego. The 33-year-old Rivers has played his entire NFL career with the Chargers since joining the NFL back in 2004. Early in the...
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Indians designate Shaun Marcum for assignment

The Cleveland Indians have designated right handed pitcher Shaun Marcum for assignment. Marcum, 33, accepted an assignment to Triple-A at the end of Spring Training but was called on up Sunday to make a spot start. In that appearance he allowed one run over five innings. Marcum did not pitch at all at the big league level in 2014. Back in 2013 he appeared in 14 games for the New...
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