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Bills willing to use franchise tag on Jairus Byrd again

getty images The Buffalo Bills are willing to use the franchise tag on safety Jairus Byrd for the second year in a row reports NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. While the Bills have been trying to re-sign Byrd they could always use the tag on him for a second straight year. Doing so would earn Byrd a salary around $8.3 million. It could give the two sides a chance to work out an extension...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons meeting with Roddy White about extension

The Atlanta Falcons are meeting with Roddy White’s agents to talk about a contract extension. White, 32, is entering the final year of his current contract. He’s set to make $6.34 million but the Falcons may want to lock him up to a team friendly deal that provides them some additional cap space. The Falcons will meet with the agents for Roddy White later today to talk possible...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Hardwick could return to Chargers for 2014

The San Diego Chargers could have center Nick Hardwick back for the 2014 season. Hardwick, 32, had been considering retirement but appears ready to return for one more season. The veteran leader of the offensive line has not missed a game since 2009. He’s set to make $3.4 million in salary but his $6.4 million cap hit makes him a candidate for a release by the Chargers. They could...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

United States 1 sits fourth after two runs of four-man Bobsled, Full Results

Four runs down the track will decide the winner of the four-man bobsled event. After two runs on Saturday in Sochi, United States 1 is sitting in fourth place. The final two runs will take place on Sunday. United States 1 piloted by Steven Holcomb which includes Curtis Tomasevicz, Steven Langton, and Christopher Fogt was second after their first run but dropped to fourth after their...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: The most bizarre National Anthem performance ever

Madison Rising sang the National Anthem before the start of the NASCAR Nationwide Series Drive4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday. Once performed, many on Twitter were quick to voice their opinions on the rendition. When I asked what fans thought, the split was 80% said they found it “disrespectful” and “horrible.” The other 20% said they liked it, and...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaime Garcia to have test on shoulder

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia is heading back to St. Louis after experiencing discomfort in his left shoulder. Garcia is working his way back from surgery to repair a torn labrum in 2013. “His shoulder is just not feeling quite right,” said Cardinals GM John Mozeliak, via USA Today. “He hasn’t felt right quite the last 48 hours. From a medical standpoint, no one...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Ted Ligety fails to medal in Men’s Slalom, Full Olympic Results

United States skier Ted Ligety failed to win a medal in he Men’s Slalom on Saturday after he could not complete his second run down the course. Ligety, 29, won a gold medal in the Men’s Giant Slalom on Wednesday. The Salt Lake City, UT native was sixth following his first of two runs but ran into trouble on his second and did not finish. Austria’s Mario Matt and Marcel Hirscher...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants sign Tyler Colvin to minor league deal

The San Francisco Giants signed outfielder Tyler Colvin to a minor league contract on Saturday. Colvin, 28, will also receive an invitation to spring training after spending almost all of the 2013 season at Triple-A Colorado Springs. The Giants plan to have Colvin compete for a reserve role this season. If nothing else he offers the team some depth. In parts of five big league seasons...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Reed battling stomach virus, Buescher cleared to step in if needed

Ryan Reed will start the NASCAR Nationwide Series  Drive4COPD300 in the 39th position after crashing during qualifying on Friday. There is some concern that Reed may not be able to complete the entire race after spending most of the morning in the infield care center battling either a stomach virus, or food poisoning. He has been receiving  IV fluids to help him recover faster...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles sign outfielder Nelson Cruz to one-year deal

The Baltimore Orioles have signed outfielder Nelson Cruz to a one-year deal worth $8 million. Cruz had to wait until late February to land a contract after being linked to multiple teams since the start of free agency. The outfielder missed the last 50 games of the regular season for the Texas Rangers after being suspended for PEDs. Nelson Cruz and #Orioles agree 1 year $8 million...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Teddy Bridgewater will not throw at NFL combine

Teddy Bridgewater will not throw at the NFL combine on Sunday. League sources have said that the Louisville quarterback will join Derek Carr and Johnny Manziel in waiting to throw at their Pro Days. One quarterback still scheduled to throw is UCF’s Blake Bortles. It’s becoming common for the top quarterbacks in the draft to avoid throwing at the NFL combine. Quarterbacks are...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR Power Rankings: Denny Hamlin sits on top

Week #: Preseason       2014 NASCAR POWER RANKING BROUGHT TO YOU BY TIREBALL SPORTS                         RANK DRIVER WINS TOP 5′s CHANGE +/- HIGH/LOW    COMMENTS     1 Denny Hamlin 0 0 0/0 Denny Hamlin won both the Sprint Unlimited and Budweiser Duel #2. He Is coming off a win at the season finale at Homestead. Hamlin also...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Netherlands wins gold in Women’s Team Pursuit, Full Olympic Results

The Netherlands again won the gold in speed skating.  A trio of Marrit Lennstra, Jorien Ter Mors and Ireen Wust took the top spot by virtue of their win in the Final A over Poland. Host country Russia claimed the bronze. Full Results for Women’s Team Pursuit Heat Country Name Result Rank Final Rank Final D NOR Hege BOKKO Camilla H FARESTVEIT Ida NJAATUN 3:08.35 1...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Russia wins gold in Men’s 4×7.5 km Relay, Full Biathlon Results

Russia won the gold medal in the Men’s 4×7.5 km Biathlon on Saturday. They beat out Germany and Austria to finish first at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Norway held an advantage for much of the event but finished fourth. Full Results for Men’s 4×7.5 km Rank Country Total Penalties Time Behind 1 RUS 0+8 1:12:15.9 0.0 2 GER 0+2 1:12:19.4 +3.5 3 AUT 0+7 1:12:45...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Ravens “optimistic” about re-signing TE Dennis Pitta

getty images Baltimore Ravens head coach Jim Harbaugh is optimistic that the team will be able to re-sign tight end Dennis Pitta. “I’m very optimistic,” Harbaugh said Friday at the NFL scouting combine, via the Baltimore Sun. “To my knowledge, both of those guys really want to be here and we really want them here. That’s a good formula for working things out.” If a...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Austria’s Julia Dujmovits wins gold in Women’s Snowboarding Parallel Slalom, Full results

Austria’s Julia Dujmovits won the gold medal in Women’s Snowboarding Parallel Slalom defeating Germany’s Anke Karstens in the final round. Karstens would get the silver wile Germany’s Amelie Kober took the bronze with her small finale win over Italy’s Corinna Boccacini. Final Ranking Results for Women’s Parallel Slalom Rank Country Name 1 AUT Julia DUJMOVITS...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Netherlands wins gold in Team Pursuit, Full Speed Skating Results

  The Netherlands won the gold in the team pursuit speed skating event.  A three man team of Jan Blokhuijsen, Sven Kramer and Koen Verweij finished ahead of Korea and Poland for the top podium spot. Full Results for Men’s Team Pursuit Heat Country Name Result Rank Final Rank Final D USA Brian HANSEN Jonathan KUCK Joey MANTIA 3:46.50 1 7 Final D FRA Alexis...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Vic Wild wins gold in Men’s Parallel Slalom, Full Snowboard results

It’s another snowboarding gold for Vic Wild. Wild, 27, won gold in the Men’s Parralel Slalom after previously winning in the Men’s Parallel Giant Slalom. While Wild was born in the United States he is competing for Russia after heading their to train and marrying Alena Zavarzina. (She has won bronze in the Women’s Parallel Giant Slalom in 2014) Wild has been outspoken about...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Norway sweeps Women’s 30 km Mass Start, Full Olympic Results

The Norwegian display of excellence on skis continued Saturday with a sweep of the podium in the Women’s 30 km Mass Start. Marit Bjoergen, 33, claimed her third gold medal of the 2014 Winter Olympics when she finished 2.6 seconds ahead of Therese Johaug. Bjoergen also won gold in the Ladies Skiathlon and the Ladies Team Sprint Classic. For Johaug it’s her second medal of these...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR Nationwide Series at Daytona: Starting lineup, green flag and tv info for DRIVE4COPD 300

The NASCAR Nationwide Series will have its season opener on Saturday afternoon from Daytona International Speedway. Dylan Kwasniewski will lead a field of 40 cars to the green flag for the start of the DRIVE4COPD 300. The Nationwide Series will complete 120 laps around the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway to make up the 300 miles for Saturday’s race. Coverage of the DRIVE4COPD...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez struggling to meet expectations in Phillies camp

Signed to a three-year deal worth $12 million there are a lot of expectations on Cuban pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez. Thus far the 27-year-old has not blown away anyone on the Philadelphia Phillies coaching staff according to Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly. “Um, well, he’s a guy that’s coming back from injury and hasn’t pitched competitively really for a couple of years,...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Olympic schedule for Saturday Feb. 22, 2014 from Sochi, TV times with Results

The 2014 Winter Olympics have only two days left. On Saturday Feb. 22 rolls around there are eight medal events from the games in Sochi. Coverage of the Men’s four-man bobsled, Snowboard, Speed Skating and the Men’s Bronze medal Hockey are just some of what you will see on Saturday. Tireball Sports will again be covering all of the events from Sochi with up to date results. And...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning to meet with doctors about neck, Broncos expect all to be well

Peyton Manning will visit doctors next week in Denver about his neck fusion. Denver Broncos general manager John Elway expects doctors to give Manning a positive review as he told ESPN that ”He should be fine.” The mention of neck and Manning will probably raise some eyebrows but the same exam was done at the end of the 2012 season. Even with a loss in the Super Bowl there...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Timothy Peters leads points after Daytona, Full Truck Series Standings

Timothy Peters may not have won the closest NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona but he can take some solace in the fact that he is atop the point standings. Peters finished second by 0.016 seconds to Kyle Busch but he will leave the first race of the season with a two point lead over Johnny Sauter. Last year’s champion Matt Crafton is currently 10th, 12 points behind...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyle Busch wins Truck series race at Daytona, full results for NextEra Energy Resources 250

Kyle Busch won the season opener race in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Daytona International Speedway. Busch, driving the No. 51 Toyota Tundra finished 0.017 seconds ahead of second place Timothy Peters to claim at the victory in the NextEra Erergy Resources 250. This is the closest margin of victory in the truck series at Daytona. Last years winner, Johnny Sauter finished...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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