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Greg Biffle to run ACE bandages scheme at Kentucky (Photos)

via Greg Biffle Facebook Greg Biffle will get behind the wheel of his No. 16 Ford Fusion this weekend for the running of the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway. Appearing on the car of Biffle will be ACE Bandages. Their brad will be on the hood and sides of his car. You have probably guessed by now that they are a 3M product. In 16 races thus far Biffle has two-top fives and...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Brady Quinn rehabbing from back surgery, hoping to continue NFL career

Johnny Maziel is taking Cleveland by storm, but it was not long about that the hot name around the Browns was Brady Quinn. Quinn never lived up to the expectations with the Browns and has found himself bouncing around the NFL in recent seasons. A year ago he made appearances on the rosters of the Seattle Seahawks, St. Louis Rams and New York Jets. Now 29, Quinn intends to continue...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox designate Scott Downs for assignment

getty images The  Chicago White Sox have designated left handed reliever Scott Downs for assignment. Downs, 38, has not pitched well this season posting a 6.08 ERA and a 1.65 WHIP in 23 2/3 innings of work. Signed to a one-year deal worth $3.75 million with  team option for 2015 the White Sox expected more of Downs. Someone could claim Downs on waivers relieving the White Sox...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

TNA Impact Wrestling Results for June 26, 2014 (Spoilers)

TNA Impact Wrestling follows up their LIVE show a week ago with another taped episode. So without further ado here are the results for Thursday June 26. Gail Kim & Taryn Terrell defeated Angelina Love & Velvet Sky Seiya Sanada retained the X title in a four-way over Crazzy Steven, Manik and DJ Zema Ion MVP, Kenny King and Bobby Lashley came out. Eric Young and Bobby Roode...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Entry List for Kentucky Speedway

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to one of the newer tracks on the circuit this weekend when drivers take to the 1.5-mile Kentucky Speedway. Below you can see the entry list for the Quaker State 400 which will take place Saturday night under the lights. A season ago Matt Kenseth won this race. Kenseth has yet to win this season and currently is fighting for a spot in the NASCAR...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox designate Chris Capuano for assingment

Needing a roster spot for the returning Clay Buchholz, the Boston Red Sox have designated relief pitcher Chris Capuano for assignment. The left handed Capuano has done a great job resurrecting his career which was assumed to be over years ago. Still the 35 year old was mainly an afterthought in Boston posting a 4.55 ERA in 28 games mostly being used out of the bullpen. With Capuano...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

No timetable for AJ Lee return?

When will WWE Diva AJ Lee return to television is one of the questions fans have been asking for weeks… ok over a month now. There’s two reasons fans want to know when AJ Lee is coming back. First they want to know if rumors that the former Divas champion is pregnant, and second they believe that a return of Lee could somehow mean a return of wrestler CM Punk. Ah. It’s fine...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

US Soccer coach Jürgen Klinsmann has note to excuse fans from work on Thursday

Want to get out of work on Thursday to watch the US Men’s National Team play Germany. “I understand that this absence may reduce the productivity of your workplace, but I can assure you that it is for an important cause.” reads the note posted to Facebook. “The #USMNT has a critical World Cup game vs. Germany and we will need the full support of the nation if we are to advance...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets to limit Chris Johnson’s carries in effort to keep him fresh

getty images The New York Jets are going to have a rotation of running backs in their backfield this season in an effort to keep Chris Johnson fresh. Johnson is not going to be a workhorse with the Jets, as the team believes it takes away from his home run ability. “He’s got some miles on him,” Jets running backs coach Anthony Lynn told the Newark Star Ledger. “So we’re...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Brad Mills gets win, makes best of the $1 Oakland spent on him

How much does a win cost? About $1. Just ask the Oakland Athletics who acquired pitcher Brad Mills from the Milwaukee Brewers for just $1. After a less than desirable outing in his debut on Saturday, Mills rebounded Wednesday night allowing three runs in 6 1/3 innings of work in what proved to be a 8-5 win over the New York Mets. He allowed nine hits but struck out four in the contest...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Freddie Freeman leaves game following HBP

The Atlanta Braves defeated the Houston Astros 4-0 on Wednesday night but it was not without concern as first baseman Freddie Freeman left the game after being hit by a pitch. Freeman was hit by a Darin Downs pitch in the eighth inning of the game. He was able to flex his elbow but until more information is released there is no telling the extent of his injury. Freddie Freeman is...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Humphrey Racing taking break from Cup Series, returning at Indy

The No. 77 Ford Fusion which had been driven by Dave Blaney at times this season will not be running at Kentucky Speedway this weekend. Instead the team is taking some time off as they attempt to get things pointed in the right direction. “It has nothing to do with financials, it’s really more about people and people issues,” owner Randy Humphrey said via NASCAR.com. “We...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals designate Greg Dobbs for assignment

The Washington Nationals have designated utility man Greg Dobbs for assignment. Dobbs was moved off the Nationals 40-man roster so that the team could add Taylor Hill. He has hit just .171/.186/.195 over 43 plate appearances for the Nationals and Miami Marlins. He will now seek a minor league contract else where. Pitcher Christian Garcia has been released. The often injured pitcher...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners and Blue Jays both in on Samardzija and Hammel

The Seattle Mariners have joined a group of teams interested in Chicago Cubs pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. While the Mariners are interested in both pitchers they prefer Samardzija since he has years remaining on his contract. The Mariners are also in need of offense so its no guarantee that they stay in the hunt for either pitcher for long. The Blue Jays had been hotly...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Bad News Barrett suffers injury during SmackDown tapings

The WWE’s website is confirming that Intercontinental Champion Bad News Barrett has suffered a shoulder injury during tapings for SmackDown held on Tuesday. WWE physician Dr. Chris Amann said that Barrett ” … sustained an injury to his right shoulder when he was thrown into the barricade by Jack Swagger.” “After Barrett felt an immediate pain and a pop,” said Amann, “we...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Heath Bell released by Yankees

It seems not long ago that Heath Bell recorded three seasons of 40-plus saves in a row earning himself three spots on the NL All-Star team. Three years later the now 36-year-old is struggling to retire batters at the Triple-A level. The New York Yankees were the latest team to give Bell a shot before they cut ties with him on Tuesday. Now three different teams have given Bell a shot...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves recall Alex Wood from Triple-A, will start Wednesday

getty images The Atlanta Braves have recalled starting pitcher Alex Wood from Triple-A Gwinnett and will have him start Wednesday’s game against the Houston Astros. Wood has seen action as both a starter and reliever this season for the Braves. After a string of strong outings in the rotation the Braves moved him to the bullpen to cut down on the number of innings he was on pace...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers call up Carlos Pena to play first

The Texas Rangers wasted little time calling up recently signed first baseman Carlos Pena. Signed a week ago, Pena had a brief stay at Triple-A Round Rock. Given that Pena hit just .207/.321/.346 with eight home runs in 89 games last season between Houston and Kansas City expectations should be tempered. Pena has been penciled into the sixth spot in the Rangers batting order...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephen Strasburg quitting tobacco, citing Tony Gwynn’s death

getty images Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg is quitting tobacco in the wake of Tony Gwynn’s death. Gwynn was Strasburg’s coach at San Diego State prior to the pitcher being taken No. 1 overall by the Washington Nationals in 2009. “I think it’s a disgusting habit, looking back on it,” the Nationals right-hander said on Monday. “I was pretty naive when I...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays among teams scouting Jeff Samardzija

Count the Toronto Blue Jays in on talks around pitcher Jeff Samardzija. FOX Sports reports that the Blue Jays sent pro scouts to watch Samardzija’s recent start saying “The Jays are interested enough that they’ve scouted him extensively this season. Their pro scouting director, Perry Minasian, attended his start Monday at Wrigley Field.” Samardzija has turned down offers...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres place Andrew Cashner on DL with sore shoulder

getty images Andrew Cashner is returning to the 15-day disabled list, this time with a sore shoulder. Cashner was scratched from his scheduled start on Monday and placed on the DL with a sore right shoulder. Odrisamer Despaigne ended up starting in place of Cashner on Monday. To make room for Despaigne on the 40-man roster the Padres placed Casey Kelley on the 60-day DL. Jeff Saders...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Bad News Barrett zings Redskins on potential name change (Video)

The WWE is constantly pushing current events into their story-lines, whether it is a passing comment or an active segment on the show. On Monday night Bad News Barrett, a heel who delivers bad news on a weekly basis, came out prior to his match to talk about how his opponent Dolph Ziggler would be forced to change his name after losing tonight much like the “racist constantly losing...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Hope Solo pleads not guilty, details about incident released

US Soccer star Hope Solo pleaded not guilty to domestic violence charges Monday afternoon. Appearing in Kirkland Municipal Court, Solo was released after a judge told her to not consume alcohol reports the Seattle Times. A pretrial hearing has been scheduled for Aug. 11. Charging documents say that Solo was arrested after police responded to a 911 call about a woman hitting people...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Marco Gonzales to make big league debut on Wednesday

The St. Louis Cardinals will call up pitching prospect Marco Gonzales for a start on Wednesday. This will be the big league debut for the left handed Gonzales who was a first round pick just a year ago. Gonzales has a 2.08 ERA in his first 99 2/3 pro innings to go with 101/26 K/BB ratio. He will make his first big league start in Colorado. If Gonzales is to stick around he will need...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafael Furcal to miss significant amount of time

getty images The Miami Marlins are not saying that second baseman Rafael Furcal is done for the season but they are calling his injury significant. Furcal very well will miss the rest of the season after straining his hamstring. The Florida Sun Sentinel reports that he tore part of the hamstring muscle behind his knee according to general manger Dan Jennings. “He’s done for quite...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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