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Yankees sign reliever Matt Thornton

getty images The New York Yankees have signed reliever Matt Thornton to a two-year contract. Thornton, 37, spent last season split between the Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox. The veteran left hander finished 2013 with a 3.74 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP but held left handed batters to a .235 batting average. He will earn $7 million over the course of the two-year deal with the Yankees...
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Babe Ruth signed ball for sick boy hits auction

Via Grey Flannel Auctions It’s one of the most colorful stories in the career of Babe Ruth. The Yankee slugger signed a ball for 11-year-old Johnny Sylvester and promised to hit a home run. Ruth responded by hitting three home runs in Game 4 of the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. There’s a lot of debate about the details of Ruth and Sylvester’s condition but...
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Broncos sign Jeremy Mincey

The Jacksonville Jaguars cut ties with Jeremy Mincey this week but the defensive end was not out of work for long. Mincey has signed on with the Denver Broncos who have former Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio serving as their defensive coordinator. Mincey’s play had deteriorated this season and the Jaguars had reportedly grown tired of his questionable work ethic. #Broncos have...
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Cowboys: Sean Lee could be done for the season

getty images The Dallas Cowboys defense is at the bottom of the NFL in nearly every defensive stat and things could get worse. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones revealed on Tuesday that there is concern that Sean Lee could miss the remainder of the season. Lee missed the debacle that was a Week 15 loss to Green Bay with a sprained ligament in his neck. Jerry Jones says he's "very...
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Blue Nissan driven by Paul Walker for sale at $1.4 million

Ever wanted to drive a car that was driven by ‘Fast and Furious’ star Paul Walker. Then this blue Nissan Skyline GT-R is for you. The car is from the fourth Fast and Furious movie and is the only remaining Skyline from the movie as the others were destroyed during filming of the movie. At one point this car was set to be destroyed after the U.S. government determined it entered...
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. dominates list of most popular NASCAR diecast

As if you needed any more proof that Dale Earnhardt Jr. was the most popular driver in NASCAR. Earnahrdt was recently voted as the most popular driver for a 11th year in a row and only a rule preventing back to back cover appearances will keep him off the front of the upcoming NASCAR video game. All that is nice but Earnhardt is also loved by fans with their money. He claimed the...
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Larry Fitzgerald passes initial baseline testing

Getty Images Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald told Jim Gray of Westwood One during Monday evenings radio broadcast that he has passed initial baseline testing for a concussion he suffered during Sunday’s overtime win against the Tennessee Titans. “Today I went in and saw an independent neurologist,” Fitzgerald told Jim Gray. “He put me through a screening test...
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Joe Flacco says knee is fine after hit

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco says his knee and leg are fine after a hit that occurred in the fourth quarter of Monday’s 18-16 win over the Detroit Lions. A Lions defender hit Flacco just below his left knee. The 28-year-old quarterback limped to the sidelines but returned to the game on the following series. While there was some initial concern about Flacco the Ravens...
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Spurs Tony Parker leaves game with shin bruise

Getty Images Tony Parker suffered a right shin bruise during Monday night’s 92 – 115 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. Parker did not return to the game. Parker was in some pain, and his status remains questionable for Wednesday’s game versus Phoenix. If Parker misses the game, Patty Mills and Cory Joseph would likely split the duties at point guard while Manu Ginobili will...
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Yankees on verge of signing Brian Roberts

getty images The New York Yankees have set their eyes on Brian Roberts as a potential replacement for Robinson Cano at second base. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal says sources have confirmed that the Yankees will sign the 36-year-old veteran who had spent his entire career with the Baltimore Orioles. Sources: #Yankees likely to sign free-agent 2B Brian Roberts. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal...
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Packers still have chance at NFC North

The Green Bay Packers are not dead in the NFC North. By winning the final two regular season games, and getting a Detroit Lions loss,  the Packers will again win the division. Aided by a Dallas collapse and a Detroit loss to Baltimore the Packers are in the drivers seat for the division title again. Green Bay has won the North the last two years and can do so again with wins over...
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Titans add QB Tyler Wilson

The Tennessee Titans have signed free agent quarterback Tyler Wilson to a contract. A fourth round draft pick in this years draft, Wilson was beaten out for a roster spot in Oakland by Matt McGloin to end the preseason. He’s merely depth for the Titans as they finish out the season. The team could hang onto him though the offseason and let him compete for a backup job.
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Dodgers and J.P. Howell closing in on two-year deal

getty images The Los Angeles Dodgers wanted to bring back left handed reliever J.P. Howell. They are close to doing so. Howell would be guaranteed $11.25 million on a recent two year offer made by the Dodgers, with a $6.25 million salary in 2016 if he makes 120 appearances the first two seasons. The team would not confirm the agreement to MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick but it  is believed...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Watch: NFL referee takes seat on Lions bench (GIF)

After being shaken up on the field one NFL official had to take a moment to compose himself. He did so on the bench of the Detroit Lions. After looking around he sat down right in the middle of a group of players. via Fansided Fortunately the referee is ok.
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Roush Fenway reveals Greg Biffle’s 2014 paint scheme

Greg Biffle will continue to drive the No. 16 Ford Fusion for Roush Fenway Racing in 2014. Over the weekend RFR released the 2014 paint scheme for the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion on Facebook. Biffle won the first race at Michigan in 2013 and finished 9th in the overall point standings with 13 finishes inside the top ten.
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Tyson Chandler could return on Wednesday

If Tyson Chandler can make it though a practice on Tuesday he could play in Wednesday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Knicks have a lack of depth and would welcome Chandler back to the starting five. Woodson says if Tyson Chandler gets through scrimmage tomorrow, might roll Wednesday. — Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) December 16, 2013
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Matt Cassel to remain QB of Vikings

getty Matt Cassel will finish out the season as the starting quarterback of the Minnesota Vikings. Cassel has been hot of late winning two of his last three starts and the Vikings are rewarding him by announcing him as the starter for the rest of the season. The move is hardly a surprise as head coach Leslie Frazier is fighting for his job, Christian Ponder is expected to be let...
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WWE Monday Night Raw Live Updates and Results for December 16, 2013

Tonight’s edition of WWE Monday Night Raw will feature the fall out from Sunday’s pay-per-view Tables, Ladders, and Chairs. In last night’s PPV, Randy Orton beat John Cena in the main event to become the Unified WWE World Heavyweight Champion.  The show is live from American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas and will air on the USA Network at 8:00 pm/ET. You can follow along...
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Kardashians’ Share Photo of Their Large Christmas Tree

Photo via Kendall Jenners Instagram Kendall Jenner shared the above photo of the Kardashian-Jenner family Christmas tree upon returning home from a trip to London. Kendall captioned the photo, “coming home to this… not too shabby.” The tree is a beauty for sure, decked out in white lights and reaching the ceiling of the families Calabasas, Calif. home.
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Rob Gronkowski takes a scooter at Whole Foods, surgery within two weeks

Rob Gronkowski may have a torn ACL and a torn  MCL but that has not stopped the New England Patriots tight end from doing his own grocery shopping. Gronkowski posed in a motorized scooter in the above photo at a New England area Whole Foods this past weekend. Gronkowski is scheduled for surgery in the next two weeks according to a report from NFL.com. Gronkowski sustained the MCL...
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Chip Kelly: “I’m the coach of the Philadelphia Eagles”

getty images Chip Kelly is the coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. At-least that is what the head coach told reporters on Monday when he name became linked to the head coaching job at the University of Texas. With Mack Brown to step aside after the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 30, Texas has been linked to numerous big name coaches in recent weeks. In addition to Kelly, Texas has a list of potential...
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Indians reach minor league pact with Shaun Marcum

getty images The Cleveland Indians have signed pitcher Shaun Marcum to a minor league contract. Marcum, 32, was limited to just 78 1/3 innings in 2013 before he had to undergo thoracic outlet syndrome surgery. He is expected to be ready for Spring Training. Source: Shaun Marcum signs minor league deal with Indians. @FOXSports1 — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 16, 2013 The Indians...
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Report: Rakuten to post Masahiro Tanaka

The saga of pitcher Masahiro Tanaka may be coming to an end. With a new posting system in place the Rakuten Golden Eagles will be limited to just $20 million for pitcher Masahiro Tanaka but owner Hiroshi Mikitani is said to be willing to allow the pitcher to leave. Rakuten was said to be trying to convince Tanaka to remain in Japan for another season but ultimately the pitcher knows...
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Colts releasing little news about Donald Brown’s injury

The Indianapolis Colts are considering running back Donald Brown day to day. Brown suffered what the Colts are calling a stinger during their win against the Houston Texans. He was replaced by Trent Richardson who again struggled to find yardage on the ground in the run game. The Colts play against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 16 and without Brown their chances of winning obviously...
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Colts releasing little news about Donald Brown’s injury

The Indianapolis Colts are considering running back Donald Brown day to day. Brown suffered what the Colts are calling a stinger during their win against the Houston Texans. He was replaced by Trent Richardson who again struggled to find yardage on the ground in the run game. The Colts play against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 16 and without Brown their chances of winning obviously...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss
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