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Pirates acquire catcher Francisco Cervelli in trade with Yankees

The Pirates must not feel confident about their ability to re-sign free agent catcher Russell Martin. On Wednesday evening they acquired catcher Francisco Cervelli from the Yankees for left handed pitcher Justin Wilson. With the Yankees Cervelli was clearly second at catcher behind Brian McCann. Upon arriving in Pittsburgh he becomes the favorite to start come opening day. Across...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox in ongoing talks with Jon Lester

The Boston Red Sox have been speaking to the representatives of free agent left hander Jon Lester about a return to the team for which he pitched for from 2006 until a midseason trade this year. Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said Wednesday the team had spoken to Lester’s agents and that talks would continue. Cherington said he met Lester's reps "socially" and didn't...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles interested in re-signing Johan Santana

The Baltimore Orioles are interested in re-signing pitcher Johan Santana. Santana was attempting to make a comeback from shoulder surgery last year when he tore his Achilles tendon. It was a tough blow for Santana who was close to returning to the big leagues. The 35-year-old is not quite ready to hang it up with his agent recently saying that Santana was “hellbent on coming back...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers interested in bringing Joel Hanrahan back

getty images The Detroit Tigers would like to bring back relief pitcher Joel Hanrahan – if he was willing to accept a minor league deal. Hanrahan signed with the Tigers in May but never pitched for them after his rehab from Tommy John surgery took longer than expected. There have been talks between the Tigers and reliever Joel Hanrahan about the right-hander returning to DET...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Seahawks selling watered down beer at CenturyLink Field?

The beer sold at CenturyLink Field in Seattle is watered down reports Komo News 4. Over two different trips to the stadium, Komo’s Problem Solvers team collected six different samples of draft beer from concession stands. They then worked with IEH Labs in Seattle and found out that the beer being sold at the stadium was not what had been advertised. Stella Artois:  5.0% advertised...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Tannehill expected to start against Bills on Thursday

The Lions got to Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill often on Sunday leaving him with shoulder and ankle injuries. That does not figure to keep the third-year starter out of the lineup for Thursday’s game against the Bills. Tannehill has been limited in practice but will start reports Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald. Ryan Tannehill was limited in practice this week. But...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Shaun Hill back as starter of Rams

getty images Austin Davis’ turn as the starter of the St. Louis Rams is over. The rookie has been benched by the team who will return Shaun Hill to the starters role. Davis did some nice things early during his stint as the Rams starter but once defenses adjusted he crumbled. Davis has tossed four pick-sixes and two fumble-sixes across eight starts. After an awful fourth quarter...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees unlikely to land Elvis Andrus, sign Jorge De Paula

getty images With Derek Jeter gone the New York Yankees find themselves in the unfamiliar position of needing a shortstop. While the Yankees would have loved to have acquired Elvis Andres from Texas, Joel Sherman reports that a deal for him is not in the works. Owed $120 million over the next eight years Andrus is going to have to increase his production to be of value to anyone...
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Kent State Golden Flashes at Bowling Green Falcons: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

The Kent State Golden Flashes will travel to take on the Bowling Green Falcons on Wednesday night. in a matchup of two MAC schools. Kent State (1-8) is winless in MAC play this season while Bowling Green (6-3) will be looking for their fifth conference win. Coverage of the game between Kent State and Bowling Green will air on ESPN2 and WatchESPN beginning at 8:00 pm ET from Doyt...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Ball State Cardinals at Massachusetts Minutemen: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Wednesday night the Ball State Cardinals will travel to take on the Massachusetts Minutemen. While Ball State (3-6) and Massachusetts (2-7) are well under .500 on the season they can each climb back to that mark in MAC play with a win in this one. Coverage of the game between these two will air on ESPNU and WatchESPN beginning at 8:00 pm ET from Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

WWE SmackDown Results for Nov 14, 2104 *Spoilers*

Welcome to Tireball Sports’ coverage of WWE SmackDown for November 14, 2014. This episode of SmackDown was taped on Tuesday meaning you can find all of the spoiler results here. Chris Jericho kicks off SmackDown to a big pop. He comes out for The Highlight Reel. Stephanie McMahon and Triple H are out next as his guests and are met with “where’s our Network?” chants. Bray...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles talking Ubaldo Jimenez trade with others

getty images In the first year of a four-year deal worth $50 million, pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez left much to be desired from the Baltimore Orioles. The right handers stay could be a short one in the Charm City after posting a nasty 4.81 ERA and a 1.52 WHIP over 125 1/3 innings of work. Jimenez was moved from the starting rotation to the bullpen by the end of the season and if the Orioles...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Jerry Jones hopeful Dez Bryant will finish career with Cowboys

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones believes that star wide receiver Dez Bryant and the team will get a contract worked out. Bryant is set to become a free agent at the end of the year and recently became a client of Roc Nation. “What we want to do is have an agreement for the rest of Dez’s career,” owner Jerry Jones said. “To me, that says a lot about the concern about off-the-field...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs, White Sox among teams interested in Andrew Miller, Braves trying to deal B.J. Upton

getty images The White Sox and Cubs are two of the teams interested in free agent pitcher Andrew Miller. Miller has been one of baseball’s best left handed pitchers over the last handful of years. In 2014 he posted a 2.02 ERA and a 0.80 WHIP in 73 games split between the Red Sox and Orioles. Not tied to draft pick compensation, there figures to be a huge market for Miller. Braves...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves release Cory Gearrin

The Atlanta Braves have released relief pitcher Cory Gearrin. Gearrin, 28, had been in the Braves bullpen from 2011-13 posting a 4.28 ERA with 68 strikeouts over 69 1/3 innings. He underwent Tommy John surgery and missed the entire 2014 season. It is possible the Braves could bring him back on a minor league contract and allow him to work though his recovery but that is far from a given.
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts work out Joshua Cribbs, no deal done

Free agent wide receiver Joshua Cribbs worked out for the Colts on Tuesday but there have been no reports of a contract between the two. Cribbs, 31, has seen little interest since he became a free agent. Source: the Colts worked out WR Josh Cribbs, the NFL's all-time co-leader in kickoff returns for TD's with 8. — Field Yates (@FieldYates) November 11, 2014 Asked about a potential...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers lose Patrick Willis for the season

The San Francisco 49ers will likely not have linebacker Patrick Willis for the rest of the season. Willis, 29, has been sidelined since spraining a toe on his left foot in Week 6. Now it appears he will miss the rest of the season. Willis is said to need surgery. Following up on @JayGlazer scoop from Sunday, sources tell @FOXSports1 49ers LB Patrick Willis (toe) likely to get season...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Roethlisberger: Bieber at bible study did not result in loss

Prior to a poor performance against the New York Jets last Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers met Justin Bieber. Naturally people began to link the 20-13 loss to the presence of Bieber. However, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger wants everyone to move on already. “(Justin Bieber) is one of the more popular guys for good or for bad in the country, so (my teammates) had a chance...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Titans coach blames offensive line for poor run game in loss

Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt blamed the offensive line for the Titans poor production on the ground in Sunday’s loss to Baltimore. Bishop Sankey ran 17 times for 58 yards in the contest but Whisenhunt is not about to blame his rookie back yet. “He started off running the ball really well, but we didn’t do as great a job blocking for him as it progressed,” said Whisenhunt...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Broncos had Richie Incognito in for a visit on Tuesday

Out of the NFL since last year’s Dolphins scandal, Richie Incognito visited the Broncos on Tuesday. The Broncos are considering changes to their offensive line after seeing Louis Vasquez struggle at right tackle for much of the year. Prior to the whole Dolphins bullying scandal the 31-year-old Icognito had been a typical run-of-the-mill offensive lineman who got more attention...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels willing to trade Kendrick, Blue Jays check in on Hamels and Utley

Getty Images The Angels are still looking for pitching help leaving open the chances that they trade away Howie Kendrick or David Freese. Set to become a free agent at the end of the 2015 season, the Angels are willing to deal Kendrick and allow either Gordon Beckham or Grant Green to play at second base this coming season. The 31-year-old Kendrick has been a productive bat in the...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Tulowitzki to Mets is not going to happen

That short lived excitement among Met fans who thought the team had a shot to acquire Troy Tulowitzki – It’s over. In short the Mets have concerns about doing a deal with the Rockies for the shortstop. The Rockies owe Tulowitzki over $100 million and want a number of top prospects in return. Throw in the fact that Tulowitzki has not appeared in more than 126 games since the...
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Toledo Rockets at Northern Illinois Huskies: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Tuesday a match-up of two top MAC teams will take place when the Toledo Rockets travel to play against the Northern Illinois Huskies. Toldeo (6-3) and Northern Illinois (7-2) will each be looking to earn the win in this Tuesday match-up. Coverage of this game can be found on ESPN2 and WatchESPN beginning at 8:00 pm ET from Huskie Stadium in Dekalb, IL. The Odds: The Northern...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Upton has updated no-trade list

Justin Upton has updated his no-trade list. While this could be taken as a typical thing to do in the offseason, it is easy to read into this. The Braves are said to be willing to trade Upton, Jason Heyward or Evan Gattis this offseason. According to Fox Sports’ Jon Morosi, Upton’s latest no-trade list includes the Cubs, Brewers, Indians and Blue Jays. Justin Upton's updated...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyle Larson comments on Ryan Newman’s last lap pass at Phoenix

Ryan Newman advanced into the final round for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship thanks to a last lap pass of Kyle Larson. Newman needing one spot bumped into the No. 42 of Larson knocking him out of the way and making the pass. “Coming to the finish, there were a lot of cars racing really hard,’’ Larson said in a statement provided by Chip Ganassi Racing. “I knew...
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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