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Matt Wieters could need elbow surgery

GI Matt Wieters has not played since May 10 and it is possible that the catcher may not play again in 2014. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal has spoken to two sources who say that Wieters’ throwing program is not going well and elbow surgery “looks increasingly likely.” Another source told Rosenthal that it was too early to make any decisions and that Wieters has “good days and...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt LeCroy eats superstitious banana and mayonnaise sandwich

When the team needs a win or injuries arise Washington Nationals bullpen coach Matt LeCroy beings to eat. LeCroy enjoys a banana and mayonnaise sandwhich on white bread whenever the team needs him. “A lot of people were hurting in the beginning, and we needed some big wins so I thought, ‘I gotta go with the banana-and-mayonnaise,’” LeCroy told the Washington Post. The Nationals...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Grant Balfour out of closers role, Rays to use committee

Grant Balfour turned a 0-0 game into a 5-0 defeat on Sunday losing his spot as the Tampa Bay Rays closer in the process. Balfour retired the first two batters he faced before allow five runs to score before he was able to finish the inning. Rays manager Joe Maddon declined to say that Balfour had lost the closers role following the game but announced on Monday that the team would...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Manti Te’o cleared for individual drills

San Diego Chargers linebacker Manti Te’o has been cleared for individual drills. Te’o, 23, underwent surgery on his foot two weeks after the Chargers playoff loss. While his recovery has not been quick there is little reason to believe that the second year player will not be ready when the regular season rolls around. Manti Te'o (foot) participating in individual drills today...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Jordan Walden throws scoreless inning at Gwinnett, expected back Tuesday

The Atlanta Braves are expecting right handed reliever Jordan Walden to return on Tuesday in Colorado. Walden competed his second rehab appearance Sunday at Triple-A Gwinnett throwing a scoreless inning. Walden had two strikeouts and a walk in what proved to be a 4-2 win for Gwinnett. “I felt good out there, hamstring felt good,” Walden said via the Atlanta Journal Constitution...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels give up on 2010 first round pick Chevy Clarke

 The Los Angeles Angels have given up on the 30th overall pick from the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft. Drafted out of high school the now 22-year-old never made it past High-A ball. The Angels had viewed Clarke as a five tool outfielder when they selected him in 2010. Instead he had struggled to a career .219/.306/.337 line with 23 home runs in 379 minor league games. Diamondbacks release...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays ready to make a change at closer?

Grant Balfour turned a 5-0 game into a loss on Sunday and it may be time that the Tampa Bay Rays made a change at the back end of their bullpen. “He’s our closer as of today,” Rays manager Joe Maddon told reporters. “Even if I was going to change anything, I wouldn’t tell you guys anyhow.” Maddon added. Jake McGee or Juan Carlos Oviedo could soon replace Balfour as the...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

WWE Monday Night RAW Preview for June 9, 2014

WWE Monday Night RAW will air LIVE from Minneapolis, MN on Monday June 9, 2014. This event will be taking place inside the Target Center and should further expand on story lines which happened just a week ago. Seth Rollins has left The Shield joining Evolution’s HHH and Randy Orton. The US and Intercontinental titles have been fought over between champions Sheamus and Bad News...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper wears Cowboys hat at National Zoo

via Acceptmyflawsss on Twitter Bryce Harper is not on the field for the Washington Nationals and that is not the only reason the outfielder has some fans in the Nation’s capital up in arms. Gotta love the USMNT jersey as well. It has been documented in the past that Harper is a fan of the Cowboys but needless to say these new photos have upset fans of the Washington Redskins.
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

John Cena avoids contact Sunday following eye injury

It will be interesting to see what type of role John Cena plays on WWE Monday Night RAW for June 9. Cena was injured on Saturday during a WWE live event in Madison, Wisconsin. On Sunday he was part of a six man tag match teaming up with the Usos against the Wyatt Family. Reports say that Cena did not wrestle during the match until the very end where he did a few shoulder tackles...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Jon Singleton hits grand slam as Astros win

Jon Singleton had a big day on Sunday as the Houston Astros defeated the Minnesota Twins 14-5. Singleton hit the second grandslam of the game for the Astros. It was his second home run of the season for Singleton. Your browser does not support iframes. He has been up and down since being called up with a .200/.231/.480 line but he’s here for the long haul following his long-term...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Sam Hornish could run Wood Brothers No. 21 in 2015?

With Trevor Bayne moving to the No. 6 car at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series full-time in 2015 the search is on for a new driver for the Wood Brothers No. 21 car. Bayne had been running a part-time schedule with the Wood Brothers finding victory lane in the 2011 Daytona 500. Now the team is looking for options for 2015 which is expected to consist of another part-time schedule. Fox...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaime Garcia throws seven shutout innings, Cardinals beat Blue Jays

Jaime Garcia had it working on Sunday as the left hander threw seven shutout innings against the Toronto Blue Jays. While Garcia issued his first three walks of the season he also struck out four and induced 14 groundball outs. On the season Garcia holds a 4.26 ERA but a nifty a 0.95 WHIP and 26/3 K/BB ratio over 31 2/3 innings. Up next for Garcia is the Washington Nationals.
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dale Earnhardt Jr. races Charles Barkley in go carts

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. raced against TNT analyst Charles Barkley in a go kart contest a few weeks ago. With coverage of NASCAR now airing on TNT video of this event has emerged. The two raced on a seven-tenths of a ile course which featured 11 turns. In the first contest Earnhardt Jr. completed five laps before Barkley could complete four. The rules were...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 3: Los Angeles Kings at New York Rangers start time, tv info and betting odds

The Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers will face off against one another Monday night in Game 3 of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals. With a two overtime win in Game 2, the Kings are now up 2-0 in this series. They will be looking to move to 3-0 in this one while the Rangers are trying to get their first win of the series. Coverage of Game 3 between the Rangers and Kings will take place...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers: Mitch Moreland to undergo ankle surgery

The Texas Rangers have suffered another injury. This time it is Mitch Moreland who will undergo surgery on his left ankle. Moreland, 28, is expected to miss the next three months of action which could take him out of action for the rest of the season. Though 52 games this season Moreland was hitting .246/.297/.347 with two home runs and 23 RBI. #Rangers Mitch Moreland will have surgery...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Gordon leads points following Pocono, Full Sprint NASCAR Cup Standings

Jeff Gordon will leave Pocono Raceway with the points lead in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Matt Kenseth entered the day with a two point lead in the standings but after 160 laps at the 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway the new points leader is Gordon by 16. Based off of wins Earnhardt Jr. is the points leader with two wins and then the most points. WINNER: Earnhardt Jr wins at Pocono,...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins Pocono 400, Full Results for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Dale Earnhardt Jr. won Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway. The driver of the No. 88 National Guard Chevrolet finished ahead of Brad Keselowski in the 160 lap race at the 2.5-mile triangular track located in Long Pond, PA. The Pocono 400 began with Denny Hamlin on the pole but Brad Keselowski charged to the front on lap one. Tony Stewart moved to the front...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Roethlisberger: Steelers to use more no huddle

getty images Looking to improve their offense from a year ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to use more no huddle looks in 2014. “I think it’s something that we realized where we can be and what we did last year, and where we were successful, so I think we’ll use it more,” quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said via the Pittsburgh Tribune. Gone are receivers Emmanuel...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR at Pocono: Starting Lineup, green flag start time and tv info for Pocono 400

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is at Pocono Raceway this weekend for the Pocono 400. This is the fourteenth race on the Sprint Cup Series schedule. Denny Hamlin will lead a field of 43 cars to the green flag on Sunday afternoon after setting the fast time in the final round of knockout qualifying. Coverage of the Pocono 400 will take place on TNT  beginning at 1:00 pm ET Sunday with...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears continue to express confidence in Marquess Wilson

The Chicago Bears are continuing to express confidence in second-year wide receiver Marquess Wilson. Wilson is expected to be the Bears No. 3 wide out this season and all indications are that he is well ahead of the competition in the battle for the spot. The 6-foot-4 Wilson will combine with Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffrey to form a tall cast of targets for quarterback Jay Cutler...
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels sign Joel Pineiro to minor league deal

The Los Angeles Angels have added some pitching depth in the form of Joel Pineiro. On Saturday the club signed Pineiro to a minor league deal. He had been released by the Chicago Cubs earlier in the week after posting a 4.43 ERA and 1.48 WHIP across 22 1/3 innings of work at their Double-A affiliate. Pineiro pitched for the Angles in 2010 and 2011 which also marks the last time he...
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins reach one-year deal with Kendrys Morales

Once the amateur draft began Kendrys Morales was no longer tied to draft pick compensation. It only took a few days before the slugger signed a one-year deal. Morales has joined the Minnesota Twins and will earn the prorated portion of $12 million for the rest of the season. That works out to roughly $8 million. Numerous teams were interested in Morales but were unwilling to surrender...
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyle Larson wins ARCA race at Pocono, full results

Kyle Larson spent Saturday afternoon driving in the ARCA Series race at Pocono. After starting on the pole the driver of the No. 4 Target machine found himself in victory lane at the conclusion of 80 laps. Larson beat out Mason Mitchell and John Wes Townley for the win at the 2.5-mile triangular track located in Long Pond, PA. Results for Pocono ARCA 200 Kyle Larson Mason Mitchell...
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyle Larson on pole, starting lineup for ARCA at Pocono

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular Kyle Larson will be racing in the ARCA Series this weekend. Larson will be on the pole for the 80-lap Pocono ARCA 200, after winning the Menards Pole Award presented by Ansell on Friday. The race will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 1 at 1:00 p.m/ET Saturday. John Wes Townley flew in after competing in the Camping World Truck Series race at Texas...
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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