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Jeff Gordon leads points following Michigan, full NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings

Jeff Gordon will leave the 2-mile Michigan International Speedway as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point leader. Entering Sunday’s race at Michigan the points lead belonged to Gordon who held a 16 point lead over Matt Kenseth while Dale Earnhardt Jr. was the leader based on wins. Following 200 laps at Michigan Gordon maintains the points lead but Jimmie Johnson claims his third...
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June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmie Johnson wins Quicken Loans 400, Full NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Results from Michigan

Jimmie Johnson won the Quicken Loans 400 on Sunday at Michigan International Speedway. The driver of the No, 48 Chevrolet again proved to bee too much for the rest of the field scoring his first win at Michigan. Sunday’s race began with Kevin Harvick on the pole but Jeff Gordon was able to get around him early on to pace the field. Harvick would reasume the lead later in the race...
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June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Daisuke Matsuzaka leaves start with upset stomach

getty images New York Mets pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka left Sunday’s start against the San Diego Padres with what has been termed a “severe upset stomach.” Matsuzaka pitched only one inning on Sunday allowing two walks before leaving. He was replaced by Carlos Torres. The Mets could pitch Matsuzaka on short rest or return him to the pen if necessary. "Severe upset stomach" for...
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June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants among teams interested in Jeff Samardzija

Add the San Francisco Giants to a list of potential suitors for pitcher Jeff Samardzija reports USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. Unable to sign Samardzija to a long-term contract extension, the Cubs have been fielding offers for Samardzija since the winter. The Cubs are reported to have asked for Jason Heyward from the Braves when the two teams spoke during the winter. Whether or not...
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June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR at Michigain: Starting Lineup, green flag start time and tv info for Quicken Loans 400

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is at Michigan International Raceway this weekend for the Quicken Loans 400. This is the fifteenth race on the Sprint Cup Series schedule. Kevin Harvick will lead a field of 43 cars to the green flag on Sunday afternoon after setting a new track record in the final round of knockout qualifying. Coverage of the Quicken Loans 400 will take place...
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June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Vince Young retires from NFL, would consider comeback

Vince Young has retired from the NFL. The news is hardly news as Young has not played in a regular season game since the 2011 season. He announced his retirement on Saturday. “I’m retired,” Young told NFL.com. Young did leave the door open for a return though adding, “Unless we get a great opportunity, something guaranteed … I’ve already started moving forward. … It’s...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Sauter leads Truck Series points following Gateway, full standings

Matt Crafton entered Friday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Gateway Motorsports Park with an 11 point lead in the standings. He would head the wall while leading Saturday nights race placing his truck into the garage. That left Darrell Wallace Jr. to claim the win and allowed Johnny Sauter to seize the points lead following 200 laps at the 1.25-mile track. Winner...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Darrell Wallace Jr. wins truck race at Gateway, results for Drivin’ for a Linemen 200

Darrell Wallace Jr. won the seventh race of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season claiming the checkered flag in the Drivin’ for a Linemen. Wallace, driving the No. 54 Toyota Tundra was the first to cross the start finish line at Gateway Motorsports Park for his second career win. This was the first time the trucks have raced at Gateway since 2010. Cole Custer began the...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmy Rollins passes Mike Schmidt as Phillies all-time hit leader, may accept trade

Jimmy Rollins made it clear earlier this year that he wanted to remain in Philadelphia. On Saturday he passed Mike Schmidt was the Phillies all-time hit leader and told reporters after the game that he may allow the team to trade him prior to the July 31 trade deadline. “It really depends if everything is blown up,” he told reporters after Saturday’s game. “Then you take...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Adam Wainwright to miss Monday start

getty images St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright will miss his next scheduled start. Wainwright was slated to start on Monday against the New York Mets. Dealing with what the team has termed tennis elbow, Wainwright underwent an MRI which showed no ligament damage. Mozeliak: Wainwright will not start Monday, precautionary, Monday's starter is TBD. — Charlie Marlow (@CharlieMarlow_...
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Cole Custer wins truck pole at Gateway, Full qualifying results for Linemen 200

Cole Custer  won the pole for Saturday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Gateway Motorsports Park. The driver of the No. 00 Chevrolet Silverado will lead a field of trucks to the green flag. This is the first time the Truck Series has been to Gateway since 2010. Kevin Harvick won that event. Ron Hornaday is the only previous winner at the track to be in the...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Gateway: Truck Series Starting Lineup, green flag start time and tv info for Linemen 200

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is at Gateway Motorsports Park this Friday for the Drivin’ for Linemen 200. This is the seventh race of the truck series season. Cole Custer will lead a field of trucks to the green flag on Friday after setting the fast time in Saturday’s knockout qualifying. It is his first career pole. Coverage of the Drivin’ for Linemen 200 will...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Regan Smith leads Nationwide Series points after Michigan, Full Standings

Regan Smith will leave Michigan International Speedway still as the points leader in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Smith entered the 2-mile track with a four point lead over Elliott Sadler. Following 125 laps on Saturday it is now a 14 point lead.. WINNER: Paul Menard scores second career Nationwide Series win, full results The next Nationwide Series race will be on Saturday June 21...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul Menard wins Nationwide Series race at Michigan, Full Results for Ollie’s Bargain Outlet 250

Paul Menard won the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday afternoon. The driver of the No. 33 Menards/Nibco Chevrolet Camaro, Menard led 18 of 125 laps claiming the win in the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet 250. Menard crossed the start finish line ahead of Sam Hornish Jr. and Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win at the 2-mile oval located in the...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationwide Series at Michigan: Starting Lineup, green flag start time and tv info for Ollie’s Bargain Outlet 250

The NASCAR Nationwide Series is at Michigan International Speedway this weekend for the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet 250. This is the thirteenth race on the Nationwide Series schedule. Who won the pole? What time in Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race? Kyle Busch will lead  field of 40 cars to the green flag on Saturday afternoon after setting a track recordin qualifying...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyle Busch wins Nationwide Series pole at Michigan, Full qualifying results for Ollie’s Bargain Outlet 250

Kyle Busch won the pole for Saturday’s NASCAR  Nationwide Series race at Michigan International Speedway. The driver of the No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota Camry will lead the field of 40 to the green flag with Chase Elliott joining him on the front row. In the final segment of knockout qualifying Busch set  track record of 37.259 seconds, claiming the pole at the 2-mile oval...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates: Gerrit Cole to throw side session Sunday

Source: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images North America Pittsburgh Pirates starter Gerrit Cole is slated to throw a side session on Sunday. Cole, 23, is currently on the 15-day DL with shoulder fatigue. He threw a bullpen session on Thursday and manager Clint Hurdle believes the right hander is moving towards a return. “I think that we’re taking the steps we need to take when we need...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs cut long-time corner Brandon Flowers

getty images The Kansas City Chiefs have cut veteran corner Brandon Flowers. Flowers, 28, found himself playing slot corner a season ago in the first year of Bob Sutton as Chiefs defensive coordinator. Despite a poor 2013 season Flowers found a way to earn a Pro Bowl selection but the Chiefs turned to trying to trade him earlier this offseason. Just want to say thanks to the Hunt...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Harvick wins pole at Michigan, Full qualifying results for Quicken Loans 400

Kevin Harvick won start on the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Raceway. The driver of the No. 4 Chevrolet SS beat out Jeff Gordon for the top spot to start the Quicken Loans 400. Harvick sat the fast lap in the final round of knockout qualifying at a track record 204.557 mph. Sunday’s race at the 2-mile Michigan International Raceway...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Vernon Davis to attend 49ers minicamp

While San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis skipped OTAs over his contract situation the veteran tight end says he will report to mandatory minicamp. “You know what? I plan on being there,” Davis said Thursday in a interview with San Francisco station 95.7 The Game, via ESPN. “I plan on being there.” Davis’ current deal was signed in 2010. The five-year deal was worth...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals send Oscar Taveras back to Triple-A Memphis

getty images Oscar Taveras has been optioned to Triple-A Memphis. The 21-year-old outfielder was called up two weeks ago hitting a home run in his second at-bat but had done little since then. In 10 games with the Cardinals he hit just .189/.225/.297 with a home run and two RBI. The Cardinals are getting Matt Adams back making this a relatively easy decision. Taveras was simply...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafael Furcal activated from 60-day DL, will start Friday night

getty images Rafael Furcal will play in his first big league game since 2012. Furcal, 36, missed the entire 2013 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery and has been hobbled by groin and hamstring injuries this year. He will play second base and bat leadoff for the Marlins on Friday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates who will have Jeff Locke on the mound. Furcal was given a...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays claim Angel Sanchez off waivers from Marlins

A year ago Angel Sanchez was considered the highlight of a trade package that sent Ricky Nolasco to the Los Angeles Dodgers. A few days ago he was placed on waivers. The Tampa Bay Rays claimed the 24-year-old pitcher and have assigned him to Double-A. In eight starts at that level this season Sanchez has posted an uninspiring 0-8 record to go with a 6.88 ERA and a 1.66 WHIP. Obviously...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jack Roush talks about 2015 driver lineup

The future of Roush Fenway Racing is in question. Next season Trevor Bayne will assume the seat of the No. 6 Ford Fusion with Ricky Stenhouse remaining in the No. 17 car. That is about all that is known. Current drivers Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards – winners of 41 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races – both have their contracts up at the end of the 2014 season. No one has said much...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Carr could push for starting QB job with Raiders

Derek Carr fell to the Oakland Raiders at No. 36, now he is pressing for the teams starting quarterback role. Carr has been receiving rave reviews from the Raiders coaching staff and the leash of Matt Schaub – who the Raiders traded for prior to the draft – is getting shorter and shorter. “I really, really like him,” offensive coordinator Greg Olson said of Carr via the San...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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