The world over, no sport gathers more attention than soccer. Every few years, the world grinds to a halt after 200 teams compete to enter the World Cup and people gather to watch the number dwindle until new champions are crowned. With a sporting event garnering such attention, it’s no wonder that one of the main concerns among fans is how they will choose to watch.
It’s no mystery...
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NASCAR heads to Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, VA this weekend for the sixth races of the 2014 season.
Both the Truck series and Sprint Cup series will race at the 0.526 mile short track. The Nationwide Series is off this week. The Truck Series will run the Kroger 200 on Saturday while the Sprint Cup cars will run the STP 500 on...
Welcome to Tireball Sports coverage of WWE SmackDown for March 28, 2014.
Below are the results for the WWE SmackDown show which was taped in the TD Garden in Boston, MA. The show will air on SyFy at 8:00 pm ET on Friday night for those who want to watch.
WWE SmackDown Results for March 28
Batista came out to complain about having to be in a triple threat match for the WWE World...
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White recently made a bet on March Madness.
Prior to the game White told the fan he would give season tickets if Mercer somehow pulled up off the upset. It happened and almost immediately White announced that he would give the fan tickets to the Chicago game.
While that was fine enough for the fan (he did not wager anything after-all) there were...
Former NASCAR driver Shawn Robinson has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Robinson became the first woman to win a pole in what is now called the Nationwide Series. She revealed on Facebook this week that she was set to begin five to six months of chemotherapy and would then require surgery.
“I’m getting ready to start a new journey that was unexpected but I am prepared to...
The Oakland Raiders are “very close” to signing free agent running back Maurice Jones-Drew. CSN’s Scott Blair reports that “all signs point to this thing getting done very soon.”
Jones-Drew, 29, would give the Raiders someone to share time with the recently re-signed Darren McFadden.
#Raiders, Maurice Jones Drew are very close to a deal. All signs point to this thing getting...
Results of a CT scan on Baltimore Orioles designated hitter Nelson Cruz has come back clean.
Cruz took a pitch off his helmet in Thursday’s game against Tampa Bay. The pitch was a slow breaking ball and he scan was considered precautionary.
After being hit Cruz was able to stand back up before being attended to by team trainers.
Cruz CT scan came back clean. He's fine #Orioles...
Shaun Phillips turned an impressive season with the Denver Broncos into a new two-year deal with the Tennessee Titans worth $6 million.
Phillips, 32, will be guaranteed $2.5 million but this deal seems very team friendly to the Titans who will get a linebacker who racked up 10 sacks a season ago.
After nine seasons in San Diego, Phillips went to Denver last season. He put up another...
The Detroit Tigers and superstar Miguel Cabrera have agreed to terms on a new six-year contract.
Cabrera, 30, will have the six-year extension tacked onto his current deal which has two years remaining. This means the Tigers will have Cabrera under contract for the next eight years.
According to FOX Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi the deal will be worth at-least $30 million a season.
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So much for Vince Wilfork leaving New England.
The Patriots came to terms with the defensive tackle to a new three-year deal worth $22.5 million. While only $3 million of Wilfork’s new deal is guaranteed, the soon to be 33-year-old can make up to $8 million in 2014.
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— Vince Wilfork (@wilfork75) March...
The Miami Dolphins have signed free agent running back Knowshon Moreno.
Moreno will earn around $3 million on the one-year deal with the Dolphins according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.
Knowshon Moreno’s 1-year agreement with the #Dolphins is for about $3M, per source.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 27, 2014
While the Denver Broncos were said to have interest in...
The Philadelphia Phillies have given outfielder Bobby Abreu his release after he failed to win a roster spot with the team for Opening Day.
Abreu, 40, signed on with the Phillies in January hoping to compete for a spot on the teams bench after not playing during the 2013 season.
Recently Abreu had dealt with some shoulder soreness this spring. For the spring he hit .244/.404/.366...
A lightning rod for news, it should come as little surprise that the Los Angeles Dodgers first team meeting of 2014 centered around outfielder Yasiel Puig. The Dodgers will play their third game of the season on Sunday but the actions of Puig in Australia had been setting uneasy with management and teammates. In the Dodgers second win over Arizona, Puig made two base running errors...
TNA taped parts of this weekends TNA Impact Wrestling in Orlando, Florida.
Below are the results for the March 27, 2014 edition of Impact Wrestling.
MVP announced Magnus vs. Samoa Joe vs. Abyss in a three-way for the TNA Title for the next show. Eric Young appears to have been added.
Samoa Joe defeated Eric Young
Gunner beat James Storm in a no count out, no DQ match.
Jim Kelly and daughter Erin
Doctors believe that the aggressive cancer of former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly is “very treatable and potentially curable.” The problem is that they will not be able to help him with surgery which had been planned.
Surgery turned out to be “not the best option for Jim,” according to Jill Kelly, the wife of the Pro Football Hall of Famer...
The Los Angeles Dodgers will not have Clayton Kershaw on the mound when they play in Sunday’s regular season game against the San Diego Padres.
Kershaw, 26, has been scratched from his start due to an inflamed back muscle. The Dodgers are going to be careful with their two-time Cy Young Award winner and had planned to limit his number of innings early in the season...
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin will return to the track this weekend at Martinsville Speedway.
Hamlin was forced out of the No. 11 FedEx Toyota Camry last week at Auto Club Speedway after experiencing blurred vision. Hamlin first sought medical attention last Saturday before again seeing officials in the infield care center prior to last Sunday’s race...
The Baltimore Orioles have remained hopeful that former Cy Young winner Johan Santana will be able to help them at some point this season. On Thursday Santana will began throwing from a mound.
Santana, 35, missed the entire 2013 season after undergoing his second shoulder capsule surgery.
Another pitcher the Orioles hope to see this season is Dylan Bundy. The former top prospect...
The Los Angeles Angels have released pitcher Joe Blanton.
Blanton, 33, was given a two-year deal worth $15 million which immediately the Angels regretted.
Last season Blanton appeared in 28 games last season making 20 starts and posted an ugly 6.04 ERA and a 1.61 WHIP in 132 2/3 innings. He has not posted a sub-4 ERA since 2007.
The Angels are on the hook for his $7...
The Cleveland Indians have announced that Carlos Carrasco has won the fifth spot in their rotation to open the season.
Carrasco, 27, gets the nod for the final rotation spot ahead of Josh Tomlin.
Last season Carrasco appeared in 15 games posting a 6.75 ERA and a 1.76 WHIP across 46 2/3 innings of work. His spring numbers were also unimpressive with a 5.17 ERA in five appearances...
Matt Kenseth and his wife Katie welcomed their third daughter into the world on Tuesday evening.
Clara Mae Kenseth was born on March 25 at 7:39 pm ET weighing in at eight pounds and five ounces.
Both Katie Kenseth and Clara Mae are doing fine. She becomes the third daughter of Matt and Katie joining Kaylin and Grace.
Matt Kenseth, driver of the No. 20 Toyota Camry, will...
The Chicago Bears have replaced recently released defensive lineman Julius Peppers with free agent Jared Allen.
Allen, 31, and the Bears reached an agreement on a four-year deal worth $31 million. Two years and $15.5 million of Allen’s deal is guaranteed which will give the Bears the ability to dump him should he continue to decline.
A former member of the Minnesota Vikings, Allen...
The Pittsburgh Priates have reached a six-year extension with outfielder Starling Marte.
According to MLB NEtwork Radio’s Jim Duquete the deal is worth $31 million. The contract will include two option years and buys out at-least two years of free agency.
Source confirmed that the Marte deal is for 31 million – over 6 years.
— Jim Duquette (@Jim_Duquette) March...
If Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy had his way, the team would have three quarterbacks on their game roster next season.
McCarthy and the Packers have not had three quarterbacks on their roster since the 2008 season, and it is hard to believe they would want to change that trend now.
Green Bay won the NFC North lasts season going 8-7-1 after Flynn led the...
Michael Vick was signed by the New York Jets last Friday.
The 33-year-old Vick will be competing with Geno Smith for the starters role with the Jets as head coach Rex Ryan says it is currently an open competition.
“Geno Smith is going to be hard to beat out,” Ryan said at the NFL owners’ meetings, via Newsday. “I’ve said that for a long time . . . but it is...