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Carl Edwards to have M&M’s as sponsor if he goes to JGR?

Carl Edwards is still considering options for the 2015 season but current speculation is that the driver of the No. 99 Ford Fusion could be heading to Joe Gibbs Racing. To add to that, M&M’s could become his primary sponsor. Gibbs has long recruited Edwards and according to Lee Spencer of Motorsport they have stepped up efforts in recent weeks. Some would argue that it would...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets reveal new uniforms (Photo)

The Charlotte Hornets are back in the NBA and have new duds. On Thursday the team unveiled their new uniforms providing this photo via twitter. Introducing the brand new Charlotte #HornetsUnis! http://t.co/MgHy2DcOTX pic.twitter.com/w59MlUvRgd — Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) June 19, 2014
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Kelley Blue Book on Dale Earnhardt Jr’s car at Sonoma (Photos)

Potential car buyers and sellers have long turned to the Kelley Blue Book to get an estimate on the value of automobiles. On Sunday it will be Dale Earnhardt Jr. turning laps at Sonoma driving a No. 88 Chevrolet SS with the idea of a good finish. An announcement was made in February stating that the Kelley Blue Book would appear on Earnhardt’s No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports car in...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars release veteran Jason Babin

The Jacksonville Jaguars have released veteran Jason Babin. Babin, 34, led the Jaguars with 7.5 sacks and 19 quarterback pressures last season earning himself a new deal with $500,000 guaranteed in March. Pass rush needy teams across the NFL will be kicking the tires on Babin. The Jaguars have released DE Jason Babin just 3 months after signing him to a 3-year contract. pic.twitter...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays recall Steve Delabar from Triple-A

The Toronto Blue Jays have recalled right handed relief pitcher Steve Delabar from Triple-A Buffalo. Delabar was an All-Star in 2013 but was sent to the minors two days ago. He had a short stay as he will head back to Toronto with Brett Cecil landing on the DL with a groin strain. In 29 games this season Delabar owns a 4.68 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP.
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Drew Brees believes Saints have replacement for Darren Sproles

The New Orleans Saints shipped Darren Sproles to the Philadelphia Eagles prior to this years NFL Draft. While the move left the Saints without one of the their premier play makers quarterack Drew Brees believes his replacement is already on the roster. “Hey, we go out in the draft and get a guy in Brandin Cooks out of Oregon State – an explosive player, great speed, great talent...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland to undergo ankle surgery

Texas Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland will undergo season ending surgery on his injured left ankle. Moreland will join Prince Fielder (neck) as first baseman the Rangers have lost for the season. Brad Snyder and Donnie Murphy have been seeing time at first base since Moreland became injured. The team added veteran free agent Carlos Pena via a minor league contract on Tuesday...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonny Venters to be sidelined another 4-6 weeks

Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Jonny Venters will be out another 4-6 weeks after receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection in his left elbow. The long road back for Venters following a second Tommy John surgery has been well documented. Venters had PRP shot and will take 4-6 weeks to let it take affect. Still having soreness but Andrews checked elbow said ligament is sound — David...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins DE Jason Hatcher to undergo arthroscopic surgery on knee

Washington Redskins defensive end Jason Hatcher will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his knee. Given a four-year deal worth $27.5 million, the Redskins are hopeful that the 31-year-old can be back on the field in tie for Week 1. He is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. Hatcher says he will undergo arthroscopic surgery to clean up knee. Our 4-6 weeks — John Keim (@john_keim) June 18,...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN Dallas reporter Richard Durrett dies of brain aneurysm

ESPN Dallas writer Richard Durrett died on Tuesday of a brain aneurysm at age 38. Durrett was known for covering the Texas Rangers and Dallas at ESPN Dallas and was sending out tweets a recent as Tuesday morning about transactions from the Rangers. Someone with ESPN ties must have access to his twitter account now as it has also sent out links to other ESPN columnists paying their...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim McMahon considered suicide, talks about dementia

Those familiar with the Chicago Bears and former quarterback Jim McMahon are well aware of his struggles with dementia. McMahon, 54, is best known as the quarterback of the 1985 Super Bowl winning Bears team but since his NFL career ended he has struggled with memory loss and has had thoughts of committing suicide. “I try to stay as close as I could to (girlfriend Laurie Navon...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

AJ Lee pregnancy rumor sweeps internet

A few days ago AJ Lee and CM Punk were reportedly married in a private ceremony. That should come as no surprise as just a month ago Punk appeared on WGN during a Chicago Cubs game during the seventh inning stretch and told viewers that he was marrying his finance in a month. (June) AJ Lee has been off of television since dropping the WWE Divas Championship to Paige asking for time...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Boris Said in No. 32 at Sonoma, owner believes he can win

Boris Said will again get behind the wheel of the No. 32 Ford Fusion of Go FAS Racing. Said will have sponsorship in the form of 7-Eleven and AmeriGas on his car. “I’m thrilled to be back in a car sponsored by 7-Eleven,” commented Said. “We were partners at the 2008 Sonoma race with 7-Eleven and Slurpee on the car and I am pleased to be able to continue that partnership again...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Gordon has Panasonic Toughbook paint scheme for Sonoma (Photos)

This weekend the No. 24 Chevrolet SS of Jeff Gordon will be going blue as long time Hendrick Motorsports sponsor Panasonic will appear on the car. Gordon, a four time Cup Series champion, will have Panasonic Toughbook on his car when the series heads out west to Sonoma for the running of the Toyota SaveMart 350. “To maximize the value of a NASCAR sponsorship, you need to partner...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

A's pitcher breaks hand punching chair in frustration

The Oakland Athletics have placed pitcher Drew Pomeranz on the 15-day disabled list. Pomeranz, 25, punched a wooden chair with his right hand following Monday’s poor outing that saw him allow eight runs – seven earned – in just 3 2/3 innings of work. The good news for Pomeranz is that he throws with his left hand, the bad news is that he in unable to catch the ball currently...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts have no concerns over status of Reggie Wayne

Reggie Wayne may be on the sidelines this offseason but the Indianapolis Colts would not have it any other way. Wayne, 35, was not cleared for mandatory minicamp but still the veteran is making his presence known. The Associated Press notes that Wayne is “instructing younger players such as tight end Dwayne Allen on how to deal with injuries, run crisper routes and make progress...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletics acquire Brad Mills from Brewers for cash considerations

getty images The Oakland Athletics have acquired left handed pitcher Brad Mills from the Milwaukee Brewers for cash considerations. Mills, 29, has been pitching well at Triple-A making 12 starts and two relief appearances while posting a 1.56 ERA to go with 77/18 K/BB ratio in 75 innings. #Athletics acquired Mills from #Brewers for $1. Expected to move into rotation shortly. —...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Entry List for Sonoma

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will turn left  and right this weekend as they head out west to Sonoma for the Toyota SaveMart 350. This track has seen numerous name changes during its history on the NASCAR schedule and fans either love it or they hate it. With only 43 cars on the entry list everyone is guaranteed a starting spot in Sunday’s race. Driving the No. 56 Toyota, Martin...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves place David Carpenter on DL, recall Pedro Beato

getty images The Atlanta Braves have placed right handed relief pitcher David Carpenter on the 15-day disabled list. Carpenter, 28, has a strained right biceps and while the Braves had listed him as day-to-day they simply could not afford to go with a short bullpen following Monday’s 13-inning game against Philadelphia. In 34 games this season Carpenter owns a 4.23 ERA and a 1...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers sign free agent Carlos Pena

Carlos Pena was released this spring by the Los Angeles Angels and has been searching for work since. On Tuesday the veteran signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers. Pena, 36, hit just .207/.321/.346 with eight homers over 89 games for he Kansas City Royals and Houston Astros last season. Given the loss of Prince Fielder and Mitch Moreland at first base the Rangers...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns reach deal with first round pick Johnny Manziel

getty images It’s official. Johnny Manziel and the Cleveland Browns have agreed to terms on a rookie contract. Drafted as the No. 22 overall pick, Manziel gets a four-year deal with a fifth year option for 2018. He will battle incumbent Brian Hoyer for the starting quarterback job in Cleveland. UPDATE: The Cleveland Browns have agreed to terms with first-round pick, QB Johnny Manziel...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

MIke Goodson skips minicamp, nearing release

getty images The Mike Goodson experiment in New York is nearing its end. On Tuesday the running back again skipped mandatory minicamp. Should Goodson skip all three days he could earn $70,000 in fines. Rehabbing a torn ACL the 27-year-old Goodson is expected to be released by the Jets whether he attended or not. Signed last March the Jets had hoped that Goodson would prove to be...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs again talking extension with Jeff Samardzija

The Chicago Cubs will either trade Jeff Samardzija before the July 31 trade deadline or give him a multi-year extension. After getting no where in the past in regards to extension talks the Cubs have again reached out to the 29-year-old right hander. This of course is the teams last gasp for trying to re-sign the pitcher and may more or less be an attempt to drive up his trade value...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles sign pitcher Clay Rapada to minor league deal

The Baltimore Orioles have brought back pitcher Clay Rapada. Rapada, 33, had been pitching at Triple-A Tacoma for the Seattle Mariners before earning his release. During that time he had a 4.12 ERA with 16 strikeouts in 19 2/3 innings of relief. Sources: #Orioles sign LHP Clay Rapada, who will report to AAA Norfolk on Tuesday, pending physical. #Tides — David Hall (@DavidHallVP...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Gossip website wins appeal of lawsuit against former Bengals cheerleader

An appeals court has ruled that a gossip website is immune from being sued by former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader Sarah Jones. TheDirty.com had posted information suggesting that Jones was promiscuous and had sexually transmitted diseases. The website had contended that those comments were from third party users rather than site operator Nik Richie. A jury originally ruled in favor...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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