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WWE Monday Night RAW Preview for June 23, 2014

WWE Monday Night RAW will be LIVE tonight from the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. The show figures to be highlighted by the men who will compete in the Money in the Bank ladder match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. With the PPV approaching only two other matches have been announced, a number one contender match that only Seth Rollins has been named to and a tag title...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets deny reports that Chris Young will be released

The New York Mets are not planning to release outfielder Chris Young reports Mike Puma of the New York Post. Young, 30, is playing on a one-year deal worth $7.25 million this season but is hitting just .201/.284/.313 in 58 games. Mets official answered a blunt "no" when I asked if dumping Chris Young was a possibility. — Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) June 23, 2014 Previously it had...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Shoemaker picks up fifth win as Angels beat Rangers

getty images Matt Shoemaker continued to perform well in his rookie season posting his fifth win of the season. Little was expected of Shoemaker, 27, when he was called up to the big leagues but instead he is now 5-1 with a 3.42 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 51/11 K/BB ratio over his first 50 innings of work. In Sunday’s game against the Texas Rangers, Shoemaker allowed just one run on eight...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins want Kendrys Morales beyond 2014

getty images The Minnesota Twins made headlines and confused everyone when they signed switch hitting designated hitter Kendrys Morales following the MLB Draft. Signing Morles left a lot of people wondering what the Twins were thinking. The Twins are currently last in the AL Central making Morales a potential trade chip but Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe suggests that the team...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

USA World Cup second round advancement scenarios for Group G

Even with a tie on Sunday in their match against Portugal the United States Men’s National Soccer Team is still in position to move to the second round. Of course being in position to advance and doing so are different. Below Tireball Sports lists all the possible scenarios that could see the USA move onto the second round via US Soccer’s website. The U.S. would clinch a spot...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals place Michael Wacha, Jamie Garcia on DL

getty images The St. Louis Cardinals continue to shuttle players to the 15-day disabled list. Michael Wacha and Jamie Garcia are the latest additions. Wacha lands there with a right shoulder injury. It is unclear how long Wacha will be out of action but reports say that the injury is a bone issue related to his scapula and not necessarily a major concern. The Cardinals continue...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

JGR waiting until September to announce fourth car?

Carl Edwards won Sunday’s race at Sonoma Raceway and while the drivers status for 2015 has been the subject of ongoing rumors one potential suitor told Fox Sports that they would delay any announcement about  fourth car until September. JGR President J.D. Gibbs said that the team would wait until at-least September to make any announcements. Gibbs did say that rumors of M&...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Gordon leads points following Sonoma, full NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Standings

getty images Jeff Gordon will leave Sonoma Raceway as the points leader in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Jeff Gordon entered the day with the most points while teammate Jimmie Johnson’s three wins were the most on the circuit. Those numbers will not change. Following 110 laps at the 1.99-mile road course it will be Gordon leading Johnson by 20 points but Johnson leading once...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Carl Edwards wins Toyota Save Mart 350, Full NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Results from Sonoma

Carl Edwards won the Toyota Save Mart 350 from Sonoma Raceway on Sunday. The driver of the No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion was able to make all the right and left turns at the first road course event of the season. The win is the second of the season for Edwards whose future with Roush Fenway Racing is up in the air. Sunday’s race began with Jamie McMurray on the pole but AJ Allmendinger...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Matt Kenseth crashes into wall hard at Sonoma

Matt Kenseth took a hard hit into the tire barrier at Sonoma Raceway during Sunday’s running of the Toyota Save Mart 350. Kenseth and Dale Earnhardt Jr. were racing side by side on a narrow part of the track when Earnhardt’s car hit a curb and made contact with Kenseth’s No. 20. At that point Kenseth’s car took a hard right destroying his front end and giving his first career...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Teixeira leaves game after getting hit by pitch

Mark Teixeira slammed his helmet after being hit by Baltimore Orioles pitcher T.J. McFarland. Teixeira would leave Sunday’s game and is headed for x-rays. The hope is that nothing is fractured. Thus far nothing ha been reported by the Yankees but stay tuned. The 34-year-old Teixeira was 1-for-4 with a solo home run in what proved to be a 6-1 loss for the Yankees. On the year Teixeira...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

USA vs. Portugal lineups and tv info

It’s about time for the United States and Portugal to square off in their World Cup match-up. Below you can see the lineups and TV info for this match. Team USA: Howard; Johnson, Cameron, Besler, Beasley; Beckerman, Jones; Bedoya, Bradley, Zusi; Dempsey (c) Team Portugal: Beto, Bruno Alves, Veloso, Ronaldo (c), Moutinho, Costa, Meireles, Nani, A. Almeida, Pereira, Postiga Kickoff...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres fire GM Josh Byrnes

The San Diego Padres have fired Executive Vice President/General Manager Josh Byrnes. With Bynes as the general manager the Padres had been 184-215 in two-plus seasons including a 32-43 record this season. “This ownership group is committed to fielding a team that consistently competes for postseason play,” said Padres President and CEO Mike Dee in a statement released by the...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR at Sonoma: Starting lineup, green flag time and tv info for Toyota Save Mart 350

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is at Sonoma Raceway this weekend for the Toyota Save Mart 350. This is the first of two road course races on the Sprint Cup Series schedule. Jamie McMurray will lead a field of 43 cars to the green flag on Sunday. He will be joined by AJ Allmendinger on the front row. Coverage of the Toyota Save Mart 350 will take place on TNT  beginning at 3...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Randy Orton and John Cena miss live events, AJ Lee pregnancy rumor continues

Both Randy Orton and John Cena were pulled from WWE Live events this weekend. Cena and Orton have been regularly appearing on WWE shows but have dealt with injuries recently. Earlier this month Cena suffered a eye injury while Orton missed an episode of RAW due to a collarbone injury. Both should return on RAW and SmackDown. The rumor that AJ Lee is pregnant is not dying down. While...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals place Kolten Wong on DL

getty images The St. Louis Cardinals have placed second baseman Kolten Wong on the 15-day disabled list. Wong has been bothered by a shoulder injury since the beginning of the month. He has struggled this season even earning a demotion to Triple-A at one point. On the year he holds a .228/.282/.304 line. Mark Ellis figures to earn most of the playing time in Wong’s absence.
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Regan Smith leads Nationwide Series points after Road America, full standings

Regan Smith will leave the 4-mile Road America road course as the NASCAR Nationwide Series points leader. Entering Saturday’s 50 lap event, Regan Smith held a 14 point lead over Elliott Sadler. Following the Gardner Denver 200 fired up by Johnsonville it is Smith leading Elliott Sadler by 10 points. Winner: Brendan Gaughan wins at Road America, full results The Nationwide...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Brendan Gaughan wins at Road America, Full Results for Gardner Denver 200

Brendan Gaughan won the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Road America on Saturday afternoon. The driver of the No. 62 Cheverolet Camaro led 8 of 54 laps on Saturday crossing the start finish line ahead of a hard charging Alex Tagliani. The Gardner Dever 200 fired up by Johnsonville began with Alex Tagliani on the pole. Rain would delay the start of the race and later forced teams...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jamie McMurray wins pole at Sonoma, Full qualifying results for Toyota SaveMart 350

Jamie McMurray will start on the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway. The driver of the No. 1 Chevrolet SS will be joined on the front row by AJ Allmendinger. McMurray sat the fast lap in the final round of knockout qualifying at 74.354 seconds. Sunday’s race at the 1.99-mile Sonoma Raceway will air on TNT beginning at 3:00 pm ET. The green flag...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Tagliani wins Nationwide Series pole at Road America, Full qualifying results for Gardner Denver 200

Alex Tagliani won the pole for Saturday’;s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Road America. The driver of the No. 22 Discount Tires Ford Mustang will lead a field of 40 cars to the green flag at the road course which measures just over 4-miles around. Coverage of the Gardner Denver 200 fired up by Johnsonville will air on ABC beginning at 2:45 pm ET with the green flag set to wave...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR at Road America: Starting line, green flag time and tv info for Gardner Denver 200

The NASCAR Nationwide Series is at the Road America road course this Saturday for the running of the Gardner Denver 200 fired up by Johnsonville. This is the fourteenth race on the Nationwide Series schedule. Who won the pole? What time in Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race? Alex Taglini will lead  field of 38 cars to the green flag on Saturday at the track which measures...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Barkley and Philadelphia writer exchange words over arm strength

getty images Matt Barkley received some criticism on Wednesday about his arm strength from writer Jimmy Kempski who questioned the arm strength of the second year quarterback. “Matt Barkley’s arm strength is a major concern. He attempted to throw an out route that needed to be driven in there, and his pass lacked any kind of velocity at all. It had far too much air under it,...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles to recall Kevin Gausman next week

getty images Kevin Gausman was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk following Friday’s game but the right hander is expected to be recalled shortly. Orioles manager Buck Showalter confirmed to reporters that Gausman would be brought back for Friday’s doubleheader against the Tampa Bay Rays. Buck confirmed plan is Gausman to start one of Fridays games — Brittany Ghiroli (@Britt_Ghiroli...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Hope Solo arrested for alleged assault

US Soccer star Hope Solo was arrested overnight after she allegedly struck her sister and nephew. The attack took place at Solo’s home which she shares with her husband, former NFL player Jerramy Stevens. Solo, 32,  is being held without bail on two counts of domestic-violence assault. Kirkland police Lt. Mike Murray said officers were called to the home because of an assault...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Haden believes Johnny Manziel should have phone valet

  getty images New Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has continued to party following his selection as the No. 22 pick in this years NFL Draft. Manziel is competing with Brian Hoyer for the starters job and corner back Joe Haden believes Manziel needs to check his friends. “I just really think Johnny needs to maybe check his friends a little bit,” Haden told WKNR-AM...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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