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Marcos Ambrose wins Nationwide Series race at Watkins Glen, full results for Zippo 200

Marcos Ambrose won Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Watkins Glen International. The driver of the No. 09 Stanley Ford Mustang took the checkered flag at the 2.45-mile road course finishing ahead of Kyle Busch and Joey Logano. Saturday’s Zippo 200 began with Brad Keselowski on the pole but it was not long before Ambrose showed he had the car to beat leading a race...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Gordon wins Cup Series pole at Watkins Glen, full qualifying results for Cheez-It 355

Jeff Gordon will be on the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International. The driver of the No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet SS set the fast time during knockout qualifying on Saturday giving him the pole. Joining him on the front row will be Marcos Ambrose. Sunday’s running of the Cheez-It 355 will air on ESPN beginning at 1:00 pm ET with...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian McCann to see neurologist, Matt Harvey throws off mound

Brian McCann will visit a neurologist to determine the severity of a concussion. The catcher left Friday’s game against Cleveland with symptoms. It is unclear when he first experienced the concussion but he did take a foul ball off the mask in the third inning of Friday’s game before leaving in the sixth. Should McCann go to the disabled list the Yankees are expected to recall...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationwide Series at Watkins Glen: Starting line, green flag and tv info

The NASCAR Nationwide Series is at Watkins Glen this weekend for the Zippo 200. Brad Keselowski will lead a field of 39 cars to the green flag for the start of Saturday’s race. Teammate Joey Logano will join him on the front row. ABC will have coverage of the Zippo 200 beginning at 2:00 pm ET with the green flag to wave at 2:33 pm ET. The race will consist of 82 laps making up...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Brad Keselowski claims Nationwide Series pole at Watkins Glen, full qualifying results

Brad Keselowski won the pole for the Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen. The driver of the No. 22 Hertz Ford Mustang will start on the pole for Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race. Joining Keselowski on the front row will be Penske Racing teammate Joey Logano. A total of 39 cars will take the green flag. Coverage of the Zippo 200 will air on ABC beginning at 2:00 pm ET with the...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Waltrip talks MWR struggles, Marcos Ambrose unsure of future

Getty Images Michael Waltrip’s team went from three cars to just two cars after sponsorship for the No. 56 Toyota was lost at the end of the 2013 season. Once an organization on the way up, this year MWR has been hidden in the pack during Sprint Cup Series weekends. “I don’t think the cut to two teams hurt us at all,” Waltrip said during a stop at Charlotte Motor Speedway...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

A.J. Pierzynski hits first home run with St. Louis, Cardinals lose to Orioles

Catcher A.J. Pierzynski hit his first home run with the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night in a blowout loss to the Baltimore Orioles. The two-run home run by Pierzynski was the only offense that the Cardinals could muster on Friday night. Hitting .313 since being signed by the Cardinals last month he currently has filled in admirably in the absence of Yadier Molina. Pierzynksi’s...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmy Clausen outplays Jordan Palmer in Bears opener

Jimmy Clausen signed on with the Chicago Bears this offseason and is competing with Jordan Palmer for the right to be No. 2 on the depth chart at quarterback. On Friday Clausen was 7-of-13 passes for 150 yards, two touchdowns, and a two-point conversion completion in the Bears’ preseason opener Friday night against the Philadelphia Eagles. Clausen’s numbers were better than Palmer...
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Derek Carr tosses interception in solid Raiders debut

Derek Carr made his preseason debut for the Oakland Raiders on Friday night. Carr was 10-of-16 for 74 yards but also tossed an interception on a wild throw to fullback Jamize Olawale. While Carr will enter the season second on the depth chart behind Matt Schaub but could easily see some starts this season for the Raiders. Schaub was only 3-for-7 for 21 yards but did not commit any...
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Blake Bortles has strong preseason debut for Jaguars

The plan may have been for Blake Bortles to spend the season as the backup to Chad Henne but after Friday nights showing the bar has been set. Bortles – drafted third overall – put together a strong showing completing 7-of-11 passes for 117 yards. Chad Henne started Friday’s contest against Tampa Bay relegating Bortles to duty against the Buccaneers second team defense. The...
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Teddy Bridgewater struggles in preseason opener

In his first preseason contest Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater struggled. While Matt Cassel started Friday’s contest but Bridgewater still go a chance to see action with the first team offense. While Bridgewater played into the third quarter he struggled to put much together finishing the night 6-of-13 for 49 yards. He also fumbled once which the Vikings recovered...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Drive to End Hunger returning to Jeff Gordon’s car in 2015

AARP and its Drive to End Hunger program will return to the No. 24 Chevrolet SS driven by Jeff Gordon for the 2015 season. Gordon, a four-time Sprint Cup Series champion, has had the Drive to End Hunger on his car for the past four seasons. In 2015 they will appear on his car as the primary sponsor in the season opening Daytona 500 and 12 other races. For the races in which they...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Update on why Alberto Del Rio was fired by WWE

On Thursday reports of Alberto Del Rio being fired by the WWE hit the internet. There was not a lot of information as to why Del Rio was released other than a suspected confrontation with another WWE employee. Dave Metzer of the Wrestling Observer wrote the following about Del Rio: Based on sketchy stories and what wrestlers have been talking about, at catering, somebody asked the...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs acquire Jacob Turner from Marlins

getty images On Friday the Chicago Cubs acquired starting pitcher Jacob Turner from the Miami Marlins for pitchers Tyler Bremer and Jose Arias. Turner, 23, was designated for assignment by the Marlins this week after a disastrous second year in the majors. In 20 games – including 12 starts – Turner had a 5.97 ERA and a 1.65 WHIP. It is a concern that the Marlins gave up on the...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Harvick fastest in Cup practice at Watkins Glen, full opening round results

Kevin Harvick posted the fastest time of the 43 cars that took to Watkins Glen International for the opening round of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice on Friday. Harvick turned his best lap on his final trek around the road course posting a time of 68.652 to beat out Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski for the days best. AJ Allmendinger and Marcos Ambrose rounded out the top five...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Blaine Gabbert struggles in preseason opener

Getty Images How much one can get from preseason openers is up for debate. However, when it comes to Blaine Gabbert a poor performance is never good. Gabbert was acquired by the San Francisco 49ers in a trade earlier this year. Listed as the No. 2 quarterback on the 49ers depth chart the team guaranteed his $2 million salary for the 2014 season. On Thursday night he was 3-of-11 for...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Keselowski and Cup regulars fastest in Nationwide Series practice at Watkins Glen, full results

Getty Images Former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski was the fastest of 36 cars that took to the track for NASCAR Nationwide Series practice on Friday morning. In fact the first seven cars on the speed chart are all Sprint Cup Series regulars with Chase Elliott being eighth. Keselowski knows a little about getting round Watkins Glen winning the Nationwide Series...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals QB pukes before throwing touchdown pass

You have to hand it to Cincinnati Bengals quartberack Matt Scott, it probably should be a towel. Scott, trying to earn a spot on the practice squad, did the ole vomit fake out-laser throw to the endzone. It resulted in a touchdown even as the Bengals dropped their preseason opener. For the night Scot was 7-of-11 for 66 yards with two touchdowns. He added 68 yards on the ground on...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers workout free agent kicker Rob Bironas

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have checked in on free agent kicker Rob Bironas. Formerly of the Tennessee Titans, Bironas became a free agent in March. Connor Barth is at the top of the depth chart at kicker in Tampa Bay but he missed the entire 2013 season with a torn Achilles’. Those wondering what's going on with former #Titans K Rob Bironas — he worked out for the Buccaneers...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR at Watkins Glen Weekend Schedule, Start Time, Practice, Qualifying, Fantasy Picks, TV Info and Weather

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to the road course of Watkins Glen this week for the second event that requires drivers to make both left and right hand turns. Both the Cup Series and Nationwide Series will be in action. On Saturday the Nationwide Series will run the Zippo 200 at the Glen while the Cup cars hit the track on Sunday for the Cheez-It 355. NASCAR has been running...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

WWE SmackDown Results for August 8, 2014 *Spoilers*

Welcome to Tireball Sports coverage of WWE SmackDown for August 8, 2014. Laredo, TX is the site of SmackDown which was taped on Tuesday. Below you can read the full results for the show which will air on SyFy at 8 pm ET on Friday Night. WWE SmackDown Results for Aug. 8 Dean Ambrose came out to announce the stipulation for his SummerSlam match against Seth Rollins. He announces it...
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Brandon Weeden, Joseph Randle impress in Cowboys preseason opener

getty images Starting in place of Tony Romo, Brandon Weeden put together a strong showing in Thursday nights preseason opener against the San Diego Chargers. With the Cowboys cutting ties with Kyle Orton the former first round pick of the Cleveland Browns is now clearly the No. 2 guy on the depth chart at quarterback in Dallas. For what its worth Weeden excelled in his first preseason...
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Broncons RB C.J. Anderson leaves game with concussion

Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson was forced from Thursday’s preseason opener against the Seattle Seahawks after suffering a concussion. Brock Coyle delivered a big blow to Anderson who was dazed as he attempted to walk off the field. Anderson has been battling Ronnie Hillman for the No. 2 running back duties for the Broncos. Prior to going down Anderson ran once for five...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Gibbs Racing will not appeal penalties to Denny Hamlin’s team

Joe Gibbs Racing will not appeal the penalties of NASCAR which were placed on Denny Hamlin’s car at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Hamlin’s car did not have the firewall sealed resulting in a six-week suspension to crew chief Darian Grubb and car chief Wesley Sherrill. Grubb was hit with a $125,000 fine and Hamlin was docked 75 points in the driver standings. The No. 11 car was...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Alberto Del Rio released by WWE

The WWE has released former WWE Chmampion and WWE World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio. In a statement announcing the release of Del Rio the WWE wrote “WWE announced the release of Alberto Del Rio due to unprofessional conduct and an altercation with an employee.” Del Rio, 37, wrestled for a decade in Mexico and Japan wearing a mask under the name of Dos Caras Jr. Recently...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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