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Sammy Watkins’ latest rib injury same as first

Getty Images Fourth-overall pick Sammy Watkins left Thursday’s preseason game against Detroit with an injury to his ribs. As WGR 550 in Buffalo  reports the injury to Watkins is the same as the one he suffered to his ribs on Aug. 17 in Pittsburgh. Watkins was led too far by quarterback EJ Manuel on a slant route taking a forearm to the ribs from Ashlee Palmer. He would leave the...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

SmackDown Results for Aug. 29, 2014

Welcome to Tireball Sports’ coverage of WWE SmackDown for Aug. 29, 2014! Below you can find the complete results for Friday’s edition of WWE SmackDown! Roman Reigns defeated Bray Wyatt via DQ once Erick Rowan and Luke Harper interfered. Mark Henry and Big Show come to the aid of Reigns. Seth Rollins defeated Rob Van Dam. Paige defeated Emma. After the match, AJ Lee came out with...
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Bowling Green Falcons at Western Kentucky Hilltoppers: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Friday night the Bowling Green Falcons and Western Kentucky Hilltoppers will face off against one another as their 2014 football season gets underway. This is the first game for each team. Coverage of the contest between Bowling Green and Western Kentucky will air on the CBS Sports Network at 7:30 pm ET from L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green, KY. Odds: The Bowling Green Falcons...
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Jacksonville St at Michigan State: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Friday night the Michigan State Spartans will host the Jacksonville State Gamecocks as their 2014 season gets underway. The No. 8 ranked Michigan State Spartans will be looking to take care of Jacksonville State ahead of next week’s big match-up against the No. 3 Oregon Ducks. Coverage of the contest between Jacksonville State and Michigan State will gt underway at 7:30 pm ET...
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Fantasy Picks: Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta

Getty Images The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend for the Oral-B USA 500. With only two races until the Chase begins time has run out for winless drivers to punch their ticket into the postseason. With all that we welcome you to the Tireball Sports Fantasy Picks for the Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta! Five to Pick Kevin Harvick - Harvick has not won...
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Colorado State Rams at Colorado Buffaloes: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Friday night the Colorado State Rams and Colorado Buffaloes will face off against each other to start the season. Coverage of the Colorado State and Colorado game will air on FOX Sports 1 beginning at 9:00 pm ET from Sports Authority Field in Denver, CO. The Odds: Colorado is a 13.5 point favorite against their in-state rival Colorado State. The over/under for this contest is...
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UNLV Rebels at Arizona Wildcats: Betting Odds, point spread and tv info

On Friday night the UNLV Rebels and Arizona Wildcats will kickoff their season with a game against one another. Kickoff of the UNLV and Arizona game will get underway at 10:30 pm ET (7:30 pm PT) from Arizona Stadium in Tucson, AZ. Coverage of this game will air on ESPN and WatchESPN. The Odds: UNLV is a 24 point underdog against Arizona. The over/under for this contest is 57 total...
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Villanova Wildcats at Syracuse Orange: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Friday night the Villanova Wildcats and Syracuse Orange will face off against one another as their seasons get underway. Friday’s game between Villanova and Syracuse will kickoff after 7:30 pm ET on ESPN3 from the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY. We tried out best to find betting odds on this one but it simply is not on the board.
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BYU Cougars at Connecticut Huskies: Betting Odds, point spread and tv info

On Friday night the BYU Cougars and Connecticut Huskies will kick off their 2014 football seasons. UConn and BYU will both be looking to earn their first win of the season at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT. Coverage of Friday’s game will start at 7:00 pm ET on ESPN and WatchESPN. The Odds: The BYU Cougars are a 16.5 point favorite against the UConn Huskies. The over/under...
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Yankees pick up Josh Outman in trade with Indians

The New York Yankees have added another bullpen arm acquiring John Outman from the Clevand Idians. Outman has been pitching at Triple-A Columbus since being kicked off the Indians 40-man roster in late June but now becomes a bullen option with the Yankees. The Indians will get either a player to be named later or cash. Outman’s numbers offer a mixed bag. He owns a 3.28 ERA anda...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel again with mixed results in preseason finale

Johnny Manziel threw a touchdown to tight end Jim Dray in the second quarter of Thursday’s preseason finale against Chicago. The 1-yard pass capped off a 80-yard drive which was aided by a pass interference penalty at the start. It was the highlight of the night for Manziel as he connected with Willie Snead for a 14 yard pass before hitting Nate Burleson with a 27 yard pass three...
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Teddy Bridgewater tosses touchdown in preseason finale

Teddy Bridgewater was 4-of-9 passing for 17 yards while adding a touchdown in the Minnesota Vikings preseason finale. The No. 32 overall pick finished the preseason with a fine line of 30-of-49 for 283 yards and a sparkling five touchdowns to no interceptions line. Matt Cassel was named the starter to open the season for the Vikings but the reality is that Bridgewater will see starts...
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Wes Welker warms up prior to game against Dallas

Getty Images Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker continues to work his way back from a concussion suffered last week. On Thursday night the 33-year-old traveled with the Broncos to their preseason finale against Dallas and was spotted warming up prior to the game. Even though Wes Welker ran some routes before game, there are still multiple evaluations to clear in concussion...
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Antony Browns quits USC, calls coach racist

Senior running back Anthony Brown has quit the USC football team calling head coach Steve Sarkisian racist on Thursday. Brown first posted on Instagram on Thursday morning saying “Sark treated me like a slave in his Office…Can’t play for a racist MAN!!!!! #Fighton.” He added a similar message on his Facebook page. The comments from Brown are the latest headlines involving...
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Tony Stewart to make NASCAR return at Atlanta

Tony Stewart will return to racing this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Stewart has missed the last three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races following an incident at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in New York that took the life of Kevin Ward. NASCAR rules state a driver must attempt to either qualify or race the car in every points-paying event to be eligible for the Chase for the Sprint...
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Cowboys waive cornerback B.W. Webb

A fourth round pick a year ago the time on the roster of the Dallas Cowboys is up for B.W. Webb. The Cowboys drafted Webb as the No. 114 overall pick last year but even with the teams depth issues across the defense he did not show the team enough to warrant a roster spot. #Cowboys with all sorts of secondary issues. I'm told they are waiving B.W. Webb. — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero...
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Peyton Manning fined for preseason taunt

Getty Images The NFL has fined Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning for taunting in the Denver Broncos third preseason game. Manning’s fine totals to $8,258. Manning sought out Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger after tossing a 29-yard touchdown pass to Emmanuel Sanders. The Broncos quarterback got in the face of Swearinger who had delivered a helmet to helmet hit on Broncos...
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Jeff Gordon to make 750th career Cup start at Atlanta

Four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon will be making his 750th career start this Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Gordon currently leads the series in points though the first 24 races while his three wins are tied for the most this season. On Gordon’s No. 24 Chevrolet SS this weekend as a sponsor will be Panasonic Toughbook. This marks their second appearance...
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Cowboys safety Jakar Hamilton suspended four games

Jakar Hamilton is the latest member of the Dallas Cowboys defense who will not start the season with the team. Hamilton, 24, has been suspended four games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. Another blow for Cowboys: Dallas DB Jakar Hamilton is being suspended four games for substances of abuse, per league source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 28, 2014 We...
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Johnny Manziel appears in new Snickers commercial teaching aerobics

Rather than hold the clipboard for Brian Hoyer, Johnny Manziel teaches aerobic classes… Because you’re not you when you’re hungry. The Cleveland Browns first-round pick is featured in a new commercial leading a group of women in aerobic activities. After doing some “arm circle things” Manziel is given a Snickers and transforms from Johnny JamBoogie to Johnny Football. ...
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Reds recall Dylan Axelrod for Thursday start

The Cincinnati Reds have recalled Dylan Axelrod from Triple-A Louisville. Axelrod will be on the mound in Thursday’s series finale against the Chicago Cubs. His last outing came ten days ago when he held Colorado to two runs over six innings of work. Prior to being picked up by the Reds, Axelrod spent much of the season at Triple-A Charlotte for the Chicago White Sox. Overall between...
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Masahiro Tanaka throws simulated game

getty images New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka threw a simulated game on Thursday morning at Comerica Park. Tanaka, 25, is attempting to return to the mound this season after being diagnosed with a torn UCL. The rookie import is hoping to avoid Tommy John surgery. Joe Girardi pleased with Tanaka's outing and says he would return only as a starter and not in relief...
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Texas A&M Aggies at South Carolina Gamecocks: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

The first big SEC game of the year will take place on Thursday night as the Texas A&M Aggies take on the South Carolina Gamecocks. The No. 21 ranked Aggies will travel to Williams-Brice Stadium to take on the No. 9 Gamecocks. Coverage of the contest between Texas A&M and South Carolina will air on the SEC Network and WatchESPN beginning at 6:00 pm ET. The Odds: The South...
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Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Washington State Cougars: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights will take on the road Thursday night visiting the Washington State Cougars. While both of these schools enter this contest unranked they each have visions of finding the top 25 this season. Thursday’s game will be played at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, WA. Kickoff will be around 10:00 pm ET (7:00 pm PT) with coverage of this contest airing on Fox Sports...
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Weber State at Arizona State: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Thursday night the Weber State Wildcats will take on the Arizona State Sun Devils. Entering the season ranked No. 19, Arizona State will be looking to add the win column prior to the meat of the schedule which involves contests against four ranked teams from the Pac-12. Thursday’s game will take place at Sun Devil Stadium beginning at 10:30 pm ET. (7:30 pm PT) Fans wanting to...
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