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Watch: Bartolo Colon swing so hard his helmet falls off

Cut4 Bartolo Colon batting this season has been one meme after another. On Saturday night the 40-year-old Colon swung himself into the dirt having his helmet fall off in the process. The speed of the pitch that Colon swung at and missed? 83 mph out of the hands of Atlanta starter Ervin Santana. And of course who can forget this at-bat from earlier this month? Or this belly shake...
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April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Jackie Bradley establishing self in center for Red Sox

getty images Jackie Bradley Jr. is starting to take ownership of the starting role in center field for the Boston Red Sox. The Red So have been moving Grady Sizemore around from left to right field without considering him at center. Manager John Farrell spoke positively of Bradley’s play in center this season. “Jackie has solidified the defense in center field for us,” said...
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April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Sports on Easter, Full Lineup of games for April 20, 2014

While many will be celebrating Easter on Sunday, there will be plenty of sports to enjoy before and after your meal. Below Tireball Sports has compiled a list of different sports which will take place on Sunday from MLB, the NHL and the NBA. NHL Playoffs & Start Times TEAMS TIME (ET) NAT TV Philadelphia at NY Rangers Game 2 – Rangers lead 1-0 12:00 PM NBC Detroit at Boston...
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April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues: Game 2 start time and tv info

The Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues will face off against one another in Game 2 of their playoff series. On Thursday night the two teams went to triple overtime between Alexander Skeen sent the St. Louis fans home happy. Now it is time for Game 2 with the Blues up 1-0 in the series. During the regular season the Blues were 3-2 against the Blackhawks. The second game of the...
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April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Brent Seabrook to have hearing with NHL

getty images Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook will have a hearing with the NHL about his hit on David Backes during the third period of Saturday’s Game 2 loss to the St. Louis Blues. Seabrook hit a defenseless Backes in the head whle he did not have the puck. At the time Seabrook with given a five minute penalty for charging and a game misconduct. John Shannon reports...
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April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Daniel Bryan posts honeymoon photo

Daniel Bryan will be back in action for the WWE now that his so called “off-grid” honeymoon is coming to a close. On Saturday Bryan posted a photo of his and Brie Bella’s wedding rings. Just got back from our off-grid honeymoon… Best two weeks of my life pic.twitter.com/TmqfdaPWbv — Daniel Bryan (@WWEDanielBryan) April 19, 2014 And of course Brie Bella posted a photo to...
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April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Francis records 10 k’s in minor league start

Jeff Francis continues to dominate the minor leagues. On Saturday night the big leaguer with 70 career wins was on it again. Stationed at Louisville to being the season, Francis has had no trouble with Triple-A lineups. Facing the Indianapolis Indians (Pittsburgh’s affiliate) the 33-year-old left hander recorded 10 strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings of work allowing two runs on seven...
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds activate Sean Marshall from DL

getty images The Cincinnati Reds have activated Sean Marshall from the 15-day disabled list. Marshall, 31, is good to go after appearing in two minor league rehab games with Triple-A Louisville. The Reds will place him in a setup role ahead of Jonathan Broxton for the time being. Since being moved to the bullpen full-time in 2010 Marshall has a 2.44 ERA and a  1.10 WHIP in 247 games.
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals activate Denard Span from DL

Outfielder Denard Span has been activated from the seven day disabled list by the Washington Nationals. Span, 30, landed on the DL after he collided with Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla. During the play Uggla was ruled to have impeded Span’s path. In 10 games this season Span is hitting .222/.300/.361 with four RBI.
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Probable Pitchers for Saturday April 19, 2014

getty images It’s Saturday and that means another full slate of Major League Baseball games. Most of these games are the second of a three game series but what most fans will want to know is the start time and the probable pitchers of these games. Well you are in luck, you can find all of that information here from Tireball Sports. Starts Visitors Home 1:05 PM ET TOR - Mark...
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Martin Perez tosses first shutout against White Sox, Stanton slams Marlins to win

getty images Martin Perez notched his first career shutout on Friday evening as the Texas Rangers downed the Chicago White Sox. Perez, 23, allowed just three hits while striking out nine White Sox needing just 109 pitches. Friday’s start was not the first gem of Perez this season as he now owns a 1.86 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and a 20/7 K/BB ratio though his first four starts. Up next for...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins utility player Jason Bartlett retires from baseball

getty image Jason Bartlett has informed the Minnesota Twins that he has decieded to retire from baseball. Bartlett was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left ankle sprain and was on a rehabilitation stint at Fort Myers when he decided he was abandoning his plans to return to the majors. At the end of spring training the Twins gave Bartlett a roster spot with a salary of...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates acquire Ike Davis from Mets for pair of players

Those Ike Davis to the Pirates rumors have been going on for months. On Friday the first baseman was traded to Pittsburgh for Zack Thornton and a player to be named later. Davis, 27, is 5-for-24 (.208) this season with one home run which happened to be a walk-off grand slam. The #Pirates have acquired 1B Ike Davis from the #Mets in exchange for Zack Thornton and a PTBN. — Pittsburgh...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Joel Quenneville fined $25,000 for inappropriate conduct

via cjzero Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville has been fined $25,000 for his disco moves and crotch grab during overtime of Game 1 of the NHL Playoffs. Quenneville took exception to referee ruling a puck had been deflected into the stands rather then calling a penalty on St. Louis which would have given the Blackhawks a 5-on-3 advantage for 0:36 seconds in the period...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Playoffs Schedule and TV Information for 2014

getty image The 2014 NBA Plyaoffs are about to get underway and naturally that means a bunch of people wondering when and where their teams will be playing. Below is a list of first round games and their tip off time with the network on which hey will air. Do not forget to scroll down for a bracket. EASTERN CONFERENCE No. 4 Chicago vs. No. 5 Washington (Washington won season series...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Xander Bogaerts deletes twitter account after posting photo of woman in thong

After posting a photo of a woman in a thong, Xander Bogaerts has deleted his twitter account. One can only assume that Bogaerts meant to send the photo as a direct message but sent it out publicly. Xander Bogaerts had an interesting post-game tweet last night http://t.co/mseu0PZuYU pic.twitter.com/zCq9swBiGY — John Feitelberg (@JFeitelberg) April 17, 2014 It really should not...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletics sign Sean Doolittle to five-year contract

getty images The Oakland Athletics have signed pitcher Sean Doolittle to a four-year extension. Officially the deal was listed as a five-year contract but it includes the current season which figure to come with a raise. It also include options for the 2019 and 2020 seasons. Your browser does not support iframes. Initially Doolittle was a first baseman but he converted to a relief...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys exercise option on Tyron Smith

The Dallas Cowboys have exercised their fifth-year option on left tackle Tyron Smith. By picking up Smith’s option the Cowboys are guaranteeing him $10.039 million in 2015. The team ideally will work out an extension with Smith and wide receiver Dez Bryant soon. Smith’s base salary in 2014 will remain $2.079 million. The Cowboys selected Smith as the ninth overall pick in the...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman cleared to throw batting practice

Aroldis Chapman has been cleared to throw batting practice. Chapman recently threw off the mind for the first time and now will begin throwing to hitters. The Reds have been hoping to have Chapman return to their team in mid-May after he took a liner to his head during spring training. Chapman had surgery to repair fractures in his left eye and nose. Your browser does not support...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Vince Russo and Eric Bischoff back with TNA, Velvet Sky, Samoa Joe return

PWInsider confirms the speculation that Vince Russo is working for TNA again. Russo is on the company’s payroll as a consultant and offers ideas for their tv shows. And Eric Bischoff is also with TNA consulting. Both men reportedly have less then three months left on their contracts. Vader, Tito Santana, Ted Dibiase Jr. and Velvet Sky will all be part of East Coast Pro Wrestling’s...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars re-sign Jordan Todman, Meachem back with Saints

getty images The Jacksonville Jaguars have re-signed Jordan Todman who had been an exclusive rights free agent. Todman, 24, appeared in all 16 games for the Jaguars in 2013 while making two starts. He ran for 256 yards on 76 carries finding the endzone twice. As a receiver he caught 14 passes for 116 yards and a touchdown. The Jaguars can pencil him in at No. 2 on their depth chart...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmy Clausen healthy and hoping for another NFL chance

getty images Needless to say the NFL career of Jimmy Clausen has not gone as planned since he left Notre Dame. Now the quarterback is healthy again and hopeful for another chance. “That’s what I want,” Clausen told USA TODAY. “The only thing I can ask for is an opportunity — a legit opportunity to compete to be a No. 2 and hopefully work my way up.” Clausen’s rookie...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts still stressing importance of Trent Richardson

getty images Early in the 2013 season the Indianapolis Colts sent a first round pick to the Cleveland Browns for Trent Richardson. The trade did not immediately pay dividends for the Colts as Richardson never got going and eventually lost the starting role of Colts running back to Donald Brown. While Richardson struggled the Colt stressed the difference of the two systems and continued...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers closer Joe Nathan believes he is over dead arm

getty images The right arm of Detroit Tigers closer Joe Nathan has come back to life. On Thursday the 39-year-old relief pitcher talked about how he was able to finish his pitches and his ability to locate the ball following a save against the Cleveland Indians. “Today was more how I felt, being able to finish,” Nathan said via Tigers.com. “My velocity is what it’s going...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels strong in final rehab start

Cole Hamels tossed seven strong innings on Thursday night for High-A Clearwater in what figures to be his final rehab start. Hamels allowed one-run on three hits while walking one and striking out two. In 17 innings he owns a 2.12 ERA and a 12/1 K/BB ration. It is assumed that Hamels will rejoin the Phillies rotation next week with Tuesday being his first start against the Los Angels...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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