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Manny Machado to undergo knee surgery on Wedneday

Getty Images Manny Machado will undergo his season-ending knee surgery on Wednesday’s. While the Baltimore Orioles and their star third baseman will remain hopeful that he will be ready for the start of spring training that is far from a given. Machado’s time time will be eerily similar to his rehab from ACL surgery last year. Machado will have surgery Wednesday in LA. Will leave...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Prater suspended by NFL, Wes Welker suffers concussion

Barring the addition of a veteran the Denver Broncos will enter the regular season with Mitch Ewald as their kicker. Matt Prater who was 25-of-26 last season has been suspended by the NFL for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Prater’s violation is alcohol related. He has been in the NFL’s alcohol program since his DUI in August of 2011. “I’ve made some mistakes...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings not ready to name QB, Bills looking for backups

While Matt Cassel is believed to be pulling away in the competition for the starting quarterback role in Minnesota, head coach Mike Zimmer is not ready to name a starter. Cassel finished Saturday’s third preseason game 9-of-17  for 152 yards with one touchdown and an interception while playing into the third quarter. “I thought Matt played well,” Zimmer said. “He led...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns sticking with Brian Hoyer as starter

Getty Images Johnny Manziel played better in Saturday’s third preseason game against the St. Louis Rams but it will not be enough to earn him the starters role at quarterback. The Cleveland Browns are sticking with Brian Hoyer as their starter for week one of the regular season against the Pittsburgh Steelers. In seven series on the field Hoyer was 10-of-16 for 84 yards tossing...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Gordon leaves Bristol as NASCAR Cup Series points leader, full standings

Jeff Gordon will leave the short track of Bristol Motor Speedway as the points leader of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The race began with Jeff Gordon holding a three point lead over teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. Following 500 laps of racing at the World’s Fastest Half Mile the points lead now is 27 for Gordon who has a spot locked up. WINNER: Logano wins at Bristol, full results...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Joey Logano wins at Bristol, full results for Irwin Tools Night Right

Joey Logano The Irwin Tools Night Race was the second trip for the Cup Series to Bristol this season. Consisting of 500 laps the race began with Kevin Harvick on the pole. Saturda’s race had much of the tight racing that fans have come to expect and the tempered moment of when Denny Hamlin tossed his Hans device at Harvick following a crash that also involved Dale Earnhardt Jr...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Drew Brees has big night in preseason debut against Colts

Making his preseason debut Drew Brees showed no signs of rust attacking the defense of the Indianapolis Colts. After sitting out the first two preseason games for the New Orleans Saints, Brees played the first quarter completing 9-of-15 passes for 128 yards and two touchdowns. There were no signs that his strained oblique was affecting him. Colts quarterback Andrew Luck could not...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Hamlin tosses Hans device at Harvick, Earnhardt Jr. wrecked out too (Video)

getty images Racing for the lead Kevin Harvick made contact with Denny Hamlin ending the night of the No. 11 car. Hamlin’s spinning car hit the No. 88 of Dale Earnhardt Jr as he bounced off the inside wall and up the track. The drivers side of Earnhardt Jr’s car was destroyed sending the Diet Mountain Dew car behind the wall. Following a new rule created by NASCAR, a frustrated...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Early wreck damages Kyle Busch and Aric Almirola (Video)

A early wreck damaged the cars of Kyle Busch, Kyle Larson, Clint Bowyer and others at Bristol Motor Speedway. The wreck also sent driver Aric Almirola to the garage. The wreck began with Brian Vickers attempted to cut in front of Larson. The result was a series of spinning cars who managed to find the sides of each other. Busch took damage to both rear end sides of his car costing...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Joseph Randle forced from preseason game against Ravens

Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle left Saturday’s preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens with a rib injury. Randle was listed as questionable to return but figures to be done for the night. He did not record a run or a catch against the Ravens. The absence of Randle could help former Arizona Cardinals second round pick Ryan Williams win the third running back job behind...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR at Bristol: Starting Lineup, Green Flag Start Time and TV info

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will run its annual night race at Bristol Motor Speedway this Saturday night. Kevin Harvick will lead a field of 43 cars to the green flag at the 0.533-mile Thunder Valley track. It’s Bristol Baby! but what time is the race? Coverage of the Irwin Tools Night Race will air on ABC beginning at 7:30 pm ET. Fans will want to check their local listings...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Chase Elliott leads Nationwide Series points, full standings following Bristol

Chase Elliott will leave Bristol Motor Speedway as the points leader in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Elliott entered the Food City 250 with a 10 point lead over teammate Regan Smith and a 16 point lead over Elliott Sadler. He extended his lead over Smith to 13 points and is now 30 points over third place Ty Dillon. Sadler dropped to fourth in the standings 42 points back. Winner...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Blaney wins Nationwide Series race at Bristol, full results

Ryan Blaney won Friday nights NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 22 led 7 of 300 laps at the 0.533-mile track to claim the win in the Food City 250. He beat out Kyle Busch for the win. Bristol Nationwide Series Results Ryan Blaney Kyle Busch Chase Elliott Ty Dillon Regan Smith Brendan Gaughan Kevin Harvick Erik Jones James Buescher Chris...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Harvick wins pole at Bristol, full qualifying results for Irwin Tools Night Race

Kevin Harvick won the pole for Saturday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 4 Jimmy Johns Chevrolet SS set the fast time with a lap of 14.607 seconds in the final round of qualifyings setting a new track record. He will be joined by Jeff Gordonon the front row for the Irwin Tools Night Race. Kyle Larson who was the fastest in opening...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Aric Almirola driving iconic STP No. 43 at Bristol

Aric Almirola has already locked up a spot in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase. On Saturday night the veteran driver will again climb behind the wheel of the No. 43 Ford Fusion for Richard Petty Motorsports but this time he will do so in the iconic STP red and blue paint scheme. Take a moment to look at these photos of Almirola’s STP car which was made famous by team owner Richard...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Blaine Gabbert is the 49ers backup “right now”

Getty Images Blaine Gabbert will remain second on the depth chart at quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers as the team enters its third preseason game. “Blaine is that guy right now,” Harbaugh said of Gabbert. If head coach Jim Harbaugh’s comments about Blaine Gabbert did not seem too sencire one could simply look at his preseason numbers. Gabbert has completed 11 of 25 passes...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR Nationwide Series at Bristol: Starting Lineup, Green Flag and tv info

The NASCAR Nationwide Series will be running the Food City 250 on Friday night at Bristol Motor Speedway. Kyle Busch will lead a field of 40 cars to the green flag at the 0.533-mile track. Busch will be the man everyone is eyeing to beat. Busch has won the last three races here in the Nationwide Series. Busch has won six of the last eight Nationwide Series races at Bristol. Coverage...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyle Busch wins Nationwide Series pole at Bristol, full qualifying results for Food City 250

Getty Images Kyle Busch won the pole for Friday’s running of the Food City 250 at Bristol Motor Speedway. A total of 40 NASCAR Nationwide Series will take to Bristol in hopes of finding victory lane in Thunder Valley. Joining Busch on the front row will be Ryan Blaney. Kyle Busch has won the last three Nationwide Series races at Bristol and has won six of the last eight races...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

No Josh Gordon ruling until next week

Those wanting to know the status of Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will have to wait another week. Many had believed that the NFL would finally announce a ruling in regards to Gordon’s failed drug test but alas it will not come. Both Gordon and the league are said to have a large amount of testimony which has been delaying the case. This was a week many involved believed...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmy Graham fined $30,000 for goal post dunks

The NFL has done away with goal post dunks. In week two of the preseason Jimmy Graham protested the move twice dunking a football over the crossbar drawling 15-yard penalties each time. On Friday the NFL fined the New Orleans Saints tight end 30,000 for his antics – more than the $12,000 Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel got for waving his middle finger at the Washington...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul Menard loses Bristol notes in second practice session (Video)

Paul Menard had a difficult Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway making contact with the wall in the first practice session and then losing his car chiefs notes in the second. Menard left pit road with a binder of notes on the deck lid of his No. 27 Menards Chevrolet SS. It only took a few turns at the “Worlds Fastest Half Mile” for those notes to go flying off and onto the track...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Manny Machado unlikely to return when eligible

Getty Images The Baltimore Orioles remain unsure of when third baseman Manny Machado will return from he disabled list. Speaking on Friday manager Buck Showalter said he would have more information about when Machado could return to baseball activities on Saturday. Buck said he’d have more definitively on Machado tmrw. No timetable right now for him to start baseball stuff. ...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

BenJarvus Green-Ellis uncertain to play in Sunday’s third preseason game

BenJarvus Green-Ellis is uncertain to play in the third preseason game for the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Green-Ellis is believed to have injured himself in the Bengals second preseason game when he left after just one carry for three yards. The loss of Green-Ellis could open the way for Jeremy Hill to be the Bengals No. 2 back this season. Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyle Larson fastest in opening Cup practice at Bristol

Rookie of the Year candidate Kyle Larson was the fastest in the opening NASCASR Sprint Cup Series practice session for the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol. Larson ran 72 laps with his 71st being his fastest. He was followed by Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Brian Vickers and Dale Earnhardt Jr. The spring winner Carl Edwards was ninth in practice was last years winner of this race...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL fines Johnny Manziel $12,000 for middle finger

The NFL has handed down a $12,000 fine against Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel for the middle finger he gave the bench of the Washington Redskins during their preseason game on Monday. Manziel struggled against the Redskins going 7 for 16 for 65 yards and a touchdown but much of those statistics were accumulated late in the contest against second and third team...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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