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Dodgers catcher Ellis undergoes knee surgery

Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis underwent arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday to clean up the medial meniscus of his left knee. Ellis suffered the injury while running the bases on Saturday. He is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. Drew Butera was his backup, but the Dodgers will be calling up Miguel Olivo or Tim Federowicz to help for the time being. Last season Ellis appeared in...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

WWE Main Event Preview for April 8, 2014

WWE Main Event will air LIVE on the WWE Network tonight April 8, 2014. The event which will take place in the The Cajundome in Lafayette, Louisiana. WWE SmackDown will also be taped at the same time following Main Event. The Shield will face The Wyatt Family as the Main Event of tonights show. With John Cena, Randy Orton, Daniel Bryan, Triple H, Hulk Hogan and others being advertisedâ€...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Ervin Santana to make season debut on Wednesday

The Atlanta Braves will have pitcher Ervin Santana make his season debut on Wedensday. This had been the plan all along after the Braves signed Santana in mid-March.  The right hander will be facing off against the New York Mets at Turner Field. In his lone minor league outing Santana pitched poorly allowing six runs (five earned) over 5 1/3 innings with Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

40th Anniversary of Hank Aaron’s historic home run

Forty year have passed since Hank Aaron became baseball’s all-time home run leader. While Barry Bonds has since displaced him as No. 1 all-time in home runs the moment that took place when Aaron connected with a pitch from Al Downing of the Dodgers will live on forever. Sure it was in that moment that a black man became baseball’s all-time home run leader but it was so much more...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

NCAA Women’s Championship Game: Notre Dame vs. UConn start time and tv info

A day after the Connecticut Huskies men’s team won the NCAA Basketball Championship their women’s team will attempt the same feat against Notre Dame. Tuesday’s match-up between the UConn Huskies (39-0) and Notre Dame Fighting Irish (37-0) marks the first time that two undefeated teams will face one another in the Women’s Championship game. So when does the NCAA Women’s...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

UConn defeats Kentucky to win NCAA Men’s Championship

The Connecticut Huskies have won the 2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship defeating the Kentucky Wildcats by a 60-54 score at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. Connecticut entered Monday’s game 31-8 while Kentucky was 29-10. Few could have envisioned a No. 7 in Connecticut facing off against a No. 8 in Kentucky when the Men’s Basketball Tournament but that is exactly what...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers pitcher Evan Reed being investigated for sexual assault

getty images Detroit Tigers pitcher Evan Reed is being investigated by police for an alleged sexual assault of a woman in a Motor City Casino hotel room the night before Opening Day. Reed, in his second year with the Tigers, has not yet been charged with any crime and is with them as they start a road trip Tuesday. “The organization is aware of the very serious allegation that...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Scott Kazmir solid as Athletics blast Twins

Scott Kazmir had been dealing with some back stiffness prior to Monday’s game so it should not come as a surprise that he did not have his best stuff. Still he had enough to pitch his way to a win over the Minnesota Twins. Kazmir allowed three runs on six hits while walking four and striking out five during his six innings of work in what ended up being a 8-3 win for the Athletics...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins sign Michah Owings to a minor league deal

The Miami Marlins have signed free agent Micah Owings to a minor league contract. Owings, now 31, is attempting to be a pitcher again after spending last season as an outfielder/first baseman. He was released by Washington mid-way though last season after spending time at Triple-A. Later he signed with Milwaukee. The Marlins will have Owings report to extended spring training. He...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

WWE Monday Night Raw Live Updates and Results for April 7, 2014

WWE Monday Night RAW will come to you live from the Smoothie King Arena in New Orleans, LA on Monday April 7, 2014. The show will air on the USA Network at the usual 8:00 pm ET time slot with the pre-show appearing on WWE Network at 7:30 pm ET. Ultimate Warrior will be on the show tonight. Last night at WrestleMania XXX Daniel Bryan captured the WWE World Heavyweight Championship...
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Panthers add Jason Avant on one-year deal

getty images The Carolina Panthers have added a wide receiver to their roster by signing Jason Avant to a one-year deal. Avant had scant interest since being released by the Philadelphia Eagles in early March. The Panthers are looking for inexpensive options to go with talent they are expected to take in the draft. Avant will not be a big playmaker in Carolina but he could be a good...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Freeman visits with Bears

getty images Free agent quarterback Josh Freeman met with the Chicago Bears on Monday. It is the first known visit for the 26-year-old who previously played for Tampa Bay and Minnesota. The Bears are looking for someone to occupy the No. 2 spot on their depth chart after last year’s backup Josh McCown left for Tampa Bay. Currently behind Jay Cutler the Bears only have Jordan Palmer...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Joey Logano wins at Texas, Results for the Duck Commander 500

getty images Joey Logano won Monday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway edging out Jeff Gordon. The driver of the No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford Fusion crossed the start finish line ahead of Gordon and Kyle Busch to claim the win in the Duck Commander 500. Logano led 108 of 340 laps around the 1.5-mile oval located in Fort Worth, TX. Monday’s race began with a...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Gordon leads points after Texas, Full Standings

getty images getty images Jeff Gordon will leave Texas Motor Speedway with the points lead in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Dale Earnhardt Jr. entered Texas with a 9 point lead over Matt Kenseth (10 points over other race winner Carl Edwards) Following 334 laps at the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway, it will be Gordon  with a four point lead over Kenseth. Earnhardt Jr’s day went...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dale Earnhardt Jr. catches on fire at Texas

The Duck Commander 500 was postponed until Monday. The first ten laps of the race were run under caution and once the race went green it took only a few laps before one car found it’s way off the track. Dale Earnhardt Jr. said in a interview that he made a mistake and drove his No. 88 National Guard Chevrolet into the grass on the front-stretch at Texas Motor Speedway. The results...
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WWE Monday Night RAW Preview for April 7, 2014

WWE Monday Night RAW will come to you live from the Smoothie King Arena in New Orleans, LA on Monday April 7, 2014. The show will air on the USA Network at the usual 8:00 pm ET time slot with the pre-show appearing on WWE Network at 7:30 pm ET. What should we expect from WWE RAW? Here is Tireball Sports’ preview for the show: Last night at WrestleMania XXX Daniel Bryan captured...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR at Texas: Monday start time and lineup for Duck Commander 500

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series was unable to go racing  at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday after rain drenched the 1.5-mile oval. The seventh race of the Sprint Cup season will take place on Monday. Tony Stewart will lead  field of 43 car to the green flag on Monday at noon Eastern time after setting the fast time in qualifying. Coverage of the Duck Commander 500 will take place on...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: UConn vs. Kentucky start time and more

On Monday night from AT&T Stadium the Connecticut Huskies and Kentucky Wildcats will face off against one another for the right to call themselves the NCAA Men’s Basketball Champions for 2013-2014. Few could have imagined a No. 7 seed in UConn and a No. 8 in Kentucky reaching the Final Four much less meeting one another in the Championship game in Arlington, TX. These two teams...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Academy of Country Music Awards Complete List of Winners

The 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards were  held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 6. Below are the full winner results from the evening. Winners: Entertainer Of The Year: George Straight Male Vocalist of the Year: Jason Aldean Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert Vocal Duo of the Year: Florida Georgia Line Vocal Group of the Year: The Band...
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April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig has strained thumb, considered day-to-day

getty images Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is day-to-day after an MRI revealed a strained left thumb ligament. Puig did not play in Sunday’s 6-2 win over the San Francisco Giants but Dodgers manager Don Mattingly did not rule out him being in the lineup for Tuesday’s game against the Detroit Tigers. It has been an interesting few days for Puig who was benched for...
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April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Kemp homers twice, Dodgers down Giants

getty images The Los Angeles Dodgers used a pair of home runs off the bats of Matt Kemp and Hanley Ramirez along with the pitching of Zach Greinke to defeat the San Francisco Giants on Sunday. Kemp was appearing in his third game of the season and connected with two home runs. The first came in the second inning off of Giants starter Matt Cain giving the Dodgers an early lead. In...
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April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton WOW at ACM Awards

Getty Images Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton hit the red carpet on Sunday night for the 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The sexy duo wowed, with Miranda in a nude Swarovski crystal-covered Randi Rahm gown, while Blake was styling himself with cowboy boots, jeans, and a black vest and jacket. Sexy! What do you think of their attire?
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April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking: Legendary actor Mickey Rooney dies at age 93

American film actor and entertainer Mickey Rooney died today (April 6) at the age of 93, having been ill for quite some time according to TMZ. Mickey Rooney was born Joe Yule Jr. on September 23, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York.  He first took the stage as a toddler in his parents’ vaudeville act at 17 months old, according to Rooney’s website. He then went on to become one of...
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April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Daniel Bryan wins WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania XXX

The WWE World Heavyweight Championship match at WrestleMania XXX was a three-way match between Randy Orton, Batista and Daniel Bryan who defeated Triple-H earlier in the pay-per-view to earn his spot in the match. Once Bryan got control of the match Triple-H and Stephanie made their way to the ring. Triple-H pulled the referee out and attempted to have Scott Armstrong quick count...
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April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Brock Lesnar defeats Undertaker to end WrestleMania streak

The Undertaker’s streak of wins at WrestleMania ended on Sunday in New Orleans, LA. Brock Lesnar defeated the Undertaker dropping the deadman’s record to 21-1. Fans fell silent once Brock Lesnar hit his third F5 of the event and pinned the Undertaker.  The Undertaker either selling the beating or simply out of breath could not even sit up following the match. Fans and announcers...
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April 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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