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Joe Nathan avoids disaster earning 26th save

getty images Those calling for Joe Nathan to be pulled from the closers job in Detroit got a little louder on Tuesday night as the 39-year-old nearly blew another save. Nathan retired the first two batters in the bottom of the 11th inning before giving up a single, a walk and an RBI single before retiring Sean Rodriguez via strikeout. Nathan blew a save on Aug. 9 at Toronto but has...
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Chris Jericho and Dolph Ziggler take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (Video)

Chris Jericho and Dolph Ziggler have joined the ranks of those who have taken the ALS Ice Buckett Challenge. You can watch videos of Jericho and Ziggler dumping ice water over their heads in the videos below. Jericho ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video Dolph Ziggler ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video
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WWE Main Event Results for Aug. 19, 2014

Welcome to Tireball Sports’ coverage of WWE Main Event for Aug. 19, 2014 from Phoenix, AZ. Below are the quick results for the show which aired Tuesday night on the WWE Network! Sheamus defeated Curtis Axel in a non-title match. After the match Cesaro took the US title and walked around with it before tossing it to Sheamus. Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena is announced as the main event...
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Brandon Lloyd fitting in with 49ers, could crack roster

Getty Images The San Francisco 49ers signed Brandon Lloyd to a contract for the veteran minimum this offseason in an effort to see if the 33-year-old has anything in the tank. Thus far Lloyd has fit in with the 49ers and bonded with Anquan Boldin reports NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. While Lloyd is nothing more than a depth chart filler for the 49ers right now he coul d still be...
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Eagles acquire Kenjon Barner from Panthers

On Tuesday evening the Philadelphia Eagles acquired running back Kenjon Barner from the Carolina Panthers for a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. The pick is contingent on Barner making the Eagles 53-man roster. There were reports that Kenjon Barner could fail to make the 53-man roster in Carolina but he gets a new lease on his NFL career in Philadelphia under...
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Tony Gonzalez insists he is retired, would be tempted to return mid-season

Tony Gonzalez and his trade mark touchdown celebration have left the NFL playing field. Gonzalez, 38, wrapped up a 17 year playing career last season choosing to retire. That has not stopped teams from inquiring about his status. “I’ve had teams ask me to come back and play for them,” Gonzalez said via Newsday. “I won’t name those teams, but I’m happily retired, so I’m...
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Cardinals bring in Brett Keisel for physical

A day after losing Darnell Dockett to a torn ACL, the Arizona Cardinals have brought in Brett Keisel for a physical. Dockett tore his ACL during Monday’s practice ruling him out for the season. The 36-year-old Keisel had played his entire NFL career with the Pittsburgh Steelers joining the team in 2002. He has stayed in shape and is familiar with Cardinals head coach Brice Arians...
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NASCAR Sprint Cup entry list for Irwin Tools Nigh Race at Bristol

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend for the running of the Irwin Tools Night Race. There are only 43 cars on the entry list for Bristol meaning that all drivers below will qualify for the event. Matt Kenseth won this event a year ago while Carl Edwards – who will join him at JGR next season – won at Bristol when the Sprint Cup Series raced there...
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Milka Duno to make Nationwide Series debut Friday at Bristol

Milka Duno will make her NASCAR debut on Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway. Duno will drive the No. 29 Toyota Camry entry of RAB Racing during the Nationwide Series’ Food City 300 making her the first Hispanic female to compete in a NASCAR national series race in the United States. “I really like short-track racing and enjoyed those races in ARCA very much,” said Duno. “But...
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Indians give Scott Atchison extension, Padres expect Andrew Cashner back this weekend

Getty Images The Cleveland Indians have given relief pitcher Scott Atchison a one-year contract extension with a club option for the 2016 season. Atchison will earn $900,000 during the 2015 season while the Indians hold a club option for 2016 worth $1 million that carries a $100,000 buyout. The 38-year-old Atchison has been quite the offseason find for the Indians after being signed...
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Montee Ball returns to Broncos practice

Montee Ball returned to practice Tuesday for the Denver Broncos. Ball has been out since undergoing an appendectomy. The Broncos are having non-contact drills on Tuesday and are not expected to have Ball play in their third preseason game. Montee ball back in practice for #Broncos…stretching with team — Jeff Legwold (@Jeff_Legwold) August 19, 2014 The expectation is that Ball...
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Braxton Miller to miss season after suffering shoulder injury on Monday

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season after suffering a shoulder injury in practice on Monday. Miller, a preseason favorite for the Heisman Trophy, re-injured his right throwing shoulder. ESPN reports that an MRI taken on Tuesday morning confirmed the injury. Ohio State has yet to confirm the report. Ohio State QB Braxton Miller is out for the season, a...
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Chris Jericho expected to loss to Bray Wyatt at night of champions

With Chris Jericho set for yet another break of action from the WWE, the plan is for Jericho to lose his Night of Champions pay-per-view match against Bray Wyatt. This feud has been about putting Wyatt over since the beginning. Jericho got the first win over Wyatt but the score was evened at SummerSlam. Wyatt is expected to defeat Jericho at Night of Champions resulting in Jericho...
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Dean Ambrose refuses medical attention and is now missing

Seth Rollins deliverer a curb stomp to Dean Ambrose onto concrete blocks to close out Monday’s edition of RAW. The WWE says that Ambrose suffered extensive head and spine trauma. He was stretchered away from the ring following RAW but later left the arena under his own power. The latest story line article on the WWE’s website has a quote from WWE physician Dr. Chris Amann. “As...
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Eric Hosmer weeks away from swinging bat

Injured Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer is weeks away from returning or swinging a bat for that matter. Appearing on on MLB Network Radio, Royals manager Ned Yost said that the team would have to rehab Hosmer at the major league level. More Ned on Hosmer: "we're looking a couple of more weeks before he can even start swinging the bat, we'll have to rehab...
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Raiders to find out this week if D.J. Hayden opens season on reserve/PUP

The Oakland Raiders will find out this week whether or not cornerback D.J. Hayden will start the season on the reserve/PUP list. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that “seems headed that way” but that the Raiders are “fine” with that. If Hayden starts the season on the reserve/PUP list he will miss the first six games. On DJ Hayden: #Raiders’ll know this week if he’ll...
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Diamondbacks consider bringing back Kirk Gibson

In 2011 the Arizona Diamondbacks won the National League West. Since then the team has been unable to get above the .500 mark and currently finds itself 19 games under for the year. While manager Kirk Gibson could be an obvious one to point fingers at the team is planning to bring him back reports Bob Nightengale of USA Today. However he does caution that chief baseball officer Tony...
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Former RB David Wilson eyeing Olympics

The NFL Career of running back David Wilson came to an end after a diagnosis with spinal stenosis. Now Wilson has set his sights on the 2016 Rio Olympics with an eye to competing in the triple jump. “I’ll be going back to school to get my degree and training for the Olympics,” Wilson said via USA Today’s FTW. “That’s something I really want to aspire to do now. I was...
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Carl Edwards formerly introduced as driver for JGR in 2015

The long awaited announcement that 23-time Sprint Cup Series winner Carl Edwards had joined Joe Gibbs Racing came on Tuesday morning. JGR also announced the signing of Daniel Suarez to race in the Nationwide Series. Joining Edwards’ No. 19 car as a sponsor will be ARRIS, a communication technology company that will first appear on the car at the Daytona 500. ARRIS will appear on...
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Little league coach gives memorable speech following loss (Video)

Following a difficult loss in the Little League World Series, Rhode Island coach David Belisle gave his young players a speech that some may remember for a life time. The speech given by Belisle aired on ESPN following the Cumberland, Rhode Island teams loss to Illinois by a 8-7 score. “I’m gonna bring back with me and the coaching staff are gonna bring back and you guys are...
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Justin Verlander and Kate Upton take Ice Bucket Challenge together (Video)

Because they are everywhere now, Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander and model girlfriend Kate Upton took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge together. Verlander posted the following video to his Instagram account on Monday evening. We will take their word that the water was cold and at some point had ice in it. Verlander, 31, is just 10-11 with a 4.76 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP though 25...
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Greg Holland notches league high 38th save

Getty Images The Kansas City Royals did not expect close Greg Holland to pitch Monday night as they entered the ninth inning with a five run lead over the Minnesota Twins. That all changed though when Aaron Crow surrendered a three run home run to Trevor Plouffe. Holland then was inserted into the game. Holland made quick work of Chris Parmelee on a ground out and Kurt Suzuki via...
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Carl Edwards to JGR in Car No. 19 with Arris sponsorship

Getty Images The announcement of Carl Edwards joining Joe Gibbs Racing will take place on Tuesday morning. Edwards will join JGR in a fourth car with the No. 19 on it. Arris, a communication technology company, will sponsor Edwards’ Toyota Camry in roughly half of the 36 races next season reports the Charlotte Observer. JGR is also expected to announce the signing of Daniel Suarez...
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Johnny Manziel extends middle finger to Redskins bench

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel did not have his A-game on Monday night against the Washington Redskins. Manziel became frustrated with the Redskins defense and opted to extend his middle finger rather then produce stats on the field. On the night Manziel was 7-of-16 for 65 yards and a touchdown which came against the Redskins second team defense in the second half. The...
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Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel both struggle in second preseason game

Neither Brian Hoyer or Johnny Manziel impressed in the second preseason game for the Cleveland Browns. Brian Hoyer got the start against Washington and rotated with first round draft pick Johnny Manziel. Hoyer was a mere 2-of-6 for 16 yards missing a sure touchdown to Andrew Hawkins early. Manziel was equally as bad choosing to flip the Redskins bench off rather than focus on the...
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