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Gordon Beckham seeing time around infield

Gordon Beckham is back with the Chicago White Sox. The former top prospect is seeing time all across the infield this spring in addition to trying to win the starting job at second base. Beckham could work out to show some pop in his bat if he can get regular playing time. His problem has always been a slow start. Beckham appeared in 127 games last season hitting .226/.271/.348...
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Joey Logao leads points, full Cup Series standings after Atlanta

Joey Logano will leave Atlanta Motor Speedway as the points leader in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. With Logano winning at Daytona and Jimmie Johnson winning at Atlanta both have all but assured themselves of spots in the end of the year Chase. Winner: Jimmie Johnson wins at Atlanta, full results Next weekend the Sprint Cup Series will head to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the...
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Jimmie Johnson wins Quik Trip 500, full NASCAR Cup Series results from Atlanta

Jimmie Johnson won Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race from Atlanta Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 48 Lowes Chevrolet  took the checkered flag at the 1.54-mile track located in Hampton, GA finishing ahead of Kevin Harvick and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Beginning the Quik Trip 500 on the pole was Joey Logano but it was rain that pushed the start of the race back. The win all...
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Dodgers ink veteran reliever Mike Adams to minor league deal

When healthy veteran relief pitcher Mike Adams has been a valuable piece to major league bullpens. This weekend the Los Angeles Dodgers added the right hander on a one-year minor league deal. The 36-year-old would seem to have a good chance of cracking the Dodgers opening day roster as a late inning bullpen option. The problem for Adams has always been his health. Over the past...
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NASCAR at Atlanta: Sprint Cup Series starting lineup, green flag and tv info for QuikTrip 500

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will be at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend for the running of the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500. A field of 43 cars will attempt to find victory on Sunday from the 1.58-mile Atlanta Motor Speedway located in Hampton, GA. Kasey Kahne won this race a year ago but trying to peg a winner for this fast track this weekend may not prove to be an easy assignment...
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Tyler Reddick leads Truck Series points, full standings following Atlanta

Tyler Reddick leaves Atlanta Motor Speedway as the points leader in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The youngster, who won Daytona, finished fifth in Saturday’s Truck Series race which was won by two time series champion Matt Crafton. Truck Series Points following Atlanta RK DRIVER POINTS WINS POLES TOP 5 TOP 10 1 Tyler Reddick 87 1 0 1 1 2 Matt Crafton 85 0 0 0 1 3...
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Matt Crafton wins Truck Series race at Atlanta, full results for Hyundai 200

Matt Crafton won Saturday evenings NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race from Atlanta. The driver of the No. 88 Toyota Tunda took the checkered flag ahead of Ty Dillon and Ben Kennedy at the 1.54-mile Atlanta Motor Speedway. Crafton, the winner of the last two championships, has placed himself in position to win a third straight early in the season as he is just two points...
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Browns give Josh McCown three year deak

The Cleveland Browns have given free agent quarterback Josh McCown a three-year contract worth $14 million. McCown, 35, flopped famously last year after being given a two-year contract from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers posting  11:14 touchdown to interception ratio while going 1-10 as a starter. This move reeks of desperation by the Browns who have already lost their confidence in...
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Ty Dillon, Chris Buescher leads Xfinity Series points, full standings following Atlanta

A week after a strong finish at Daytona, Ty Dillon took third in Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race from Atlanta Motor Speedway. That was enough to move Dillon to the top of the Xfinity Series points tied with Chris Buescher. Buescher finished second a week ago and added a fourth place run on Saturday. Last week’s winner Ryan Reed drops to third eight points out of the lead...
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Kevin Harvick wins Xfinity race at Atlanta, full results for Hisense 250

Kevin Harvick won Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race from Atlanta Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet Camaro crossed the start finish line ahead of Joey Logano to claim the checkered flag in the Hisense 250. Joey Logano began the race on the pole but it was Kevin Harvick who would lead the most laps to win his second straight series win at the 1.54-mile Atlanta...
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NASCAR Xfinity Series at Atlanta: Starting lineup, green flag and tv info

The NASCAR Xfinity Series is at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend for the running of the Hisense 250. Joey Logano will lead a field of 40 cars to the green flag at the 1.54-mile track located outside of Atlanta in Hampton, GA. Coverage of the Xfinity Series race will air on FOX Sports 1 beginning at 2:00 pm ET. The green flag will waive a 2:15 pm ET. Kevin Harvick won this race...
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Joey Logano wins pole at Atlanta, full starting lineup for Quik Trip 500

Joey Logano will lead a field of 43 cars to the green flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Joining Logano on the front row of the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 will be last years champion Kevin Harvick. Numerous teams failed to post a qualifying lap for the race in Round 1 after they failed inspection and were forced to go though it again...
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B.J. Upton to miss all of spring training

Melvin Upton, formerly known as B.J., will miss all of spring training after being diagnosed with sesamoiditis in his left foot. Upton’s inflammation is occurring in the bone behind the ball of his foot. He will be in a cast for two weeks and a walking foot for the 4-6 weeks after that. This is not the start of the year that Upton needed after his first two seasons in Atlanta...
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Travis Kvapil will not race at Atlanta after car is stolen

The racecar of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Travis Kvapil has gone missing. Kvapil, 38, was set to compete in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday but his trailer and car were stolen from an area hotel prior to arriving at the 1.58-mile track. The car was being kept in a 26-foot trailer which was taken from a hotel in Morrow, Georgia on Friday morning...
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NASCAR at Atlanta 2015: Weekend schedule, start time, tv and weather info

After running at Daytona a week ago all three of NASCAR’s top three series will be at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend. Atlanta may not be Daytona, but it is still a track rich with history. Drivers will be looking to find victory lane at the 1.54 mile track located in Hampton, GA. Below you can find the complete weekend schedule for Atlanta. NASCAR Atlanta Weekend Schedule...
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Johan Santana signs minor league deal with Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays have signed pitcher Johan Santana to a minor league contract. Santana, 35, will have to pitch his way back to the majors after sitting out the last two seasons. His comeback attempt last year was thwarted by a torn Achillies. The veteran left-hander experienced shoulder soreness during winter ball last month but tests showed no structural damage. He is a longshot...
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Falcons release Steven Jackson

The Falcons have released running back Steven Jackson. Jackson, 31, has been targeted for release since the season came to an end. His years of being a top tier running back have long passed as his yards per carry dropped to 3.6 during his time with the Falcons. The Falcons will now turn over their backfield duties to Devonta Freeman but his time may be short-lived as they will...
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Broncos and Peyton Manning working on extension

Getty Images Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning intends to return to the football field next season but his salary remains a sticking point. Manning’s $19 million salary becomes guaranteed on March 9 and the Broncos would like to reduce it so they can gain further freedom from the salary cap. The Broncos will have to franchise star receiver Demaryius Thomas which will reduce the...
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NASCAR Entry List for Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is back to racing at Atlanta early in the season. On Sunday the 1.54 mile Atlanta Motor Speedway will play host to 43 Sprint Cup Series teams. Kasey Kahne won when the Cup Series last visited Atlanta. Below you can see the full entry list for the race. Sprint Cup Series Entry List for Atlanta Entry Car# Driver Manu Sponsor 1 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy...
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Mike Wallace on Dolphins roster “for now.”

The impending divorce between the Miami Dolphins and wide receiver Mike Wallace has been clear for months. This week Dolphins VP of football operations Mike Tannenbaum did not shed much light on the status of Wallace saying only that he was on the roster “for now.” For now does not mean for the future. With report Wallace is being shopped, Dolphins again non-committal on his...
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Brewers bring back Fransico Rodriguez on two-year deal

The Milwaukee Brewers have given closer Francisco Rodriguez a two-year deal to return with the team. While the Brewers had been talking to the Philadelphia Phillies about a trade for Jonathan Papelbon, it always seemed that re-signing Rodriguez was the easier path. After posting a 3.04 ERA and a 73/18 K/BB ratio across 68 innings last season the Brewers will again ticket Rodriguez...
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Regan Smith to drive No. 41, Erik Jones to get seat of No. 18 at Atlanta

Kurt and Kyle Busch both missed the season opening Daytona 500 on Sunday from Daytona International Speedway. The elder Busch was suspended by NASCAR after a Delaware court found that it was likely that he committed domestic violence against former girlfriend Patricia Driscoll. A day after Kurt Busch was suspended, younger brother Kyle suffered a leg injury in the Xfinity Series...
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Vikings and Adrian Peterson headed towards seperation

Getty Images Adrian Peterson was suspended for almost the entire 2014 NFL season. While the Minnesota Vikings had stated in the past that they would consider bringing back the former All-Pro running back once he was reinstated to the NFL it is starting to appear that the two sides will instead part ways. CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reports that Peterson’s agent Ben Dogra had...
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Rangers pick up option on Adrian Beltre

The Texas Rangers have removed any uncertainty about the status of third baseman Adrian Beltre beyond the 2015 season. On Monday the club picked up his $16 million vesting option for the 2016 season. Beltre, 35, would have had to reach 586 pate appearances in order for the option to vest but now the Rangers are going to remove those requirements and bring him back. The Rangers have...
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Cardinals give extensions to Bruce Arians and Steve Keim

After a strong 2014 season that was wiped out by two injured quarterbacks the Arizona Cardinals have given contract extension to both head coach Bruce Arians and general manager Steve Keim. The new deals for Arians and Keim go though the 2018 season and figure to include nice raises for each. Overall the Cardinals were 11-5 on the season which is quite a surprise given the weak...
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