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Charles Tillman talks about possibly reuniting with Lovie Smith in Tampa Bay

getty images The Chicago Tribune continues the rhetoric of Charles Tillman not returning to the Bears in 2014. Tillman, 33, played in just eight games in 2013 and the Bears are not likely to offer him anything close to the nearly $8 million he made in 2013. One potability that has been tossed around by multiple outlets is Tillman joining former Bears head coach Lovie Smith in Tampa...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmy Graham does not want franchise tag

Jimmy Graham is not happy about the possibility of having the franchise tag placed on him by the New Orleans Saints. The Saints have not shy away from the thought of using the franchise tag on the star tight end. “I’m not keen on the franchise tag,” Graham said after Pro Bowl practice Friday, according to NFL.com. “That would be really unfortunate, but that is really all...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Danny Amendola will not need offseason surgery for groin

Rick Stewart/Getty Images North America New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola will not need offseason surgery on his groin according to sources of MassLive. Amendola will be entering the second year of a five-year deal worth $31 million. Amendola had a big first game for the Patriots topping 100 yards but missed the next three games before returning. His production picked...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Denver Broncos vs. Seattle Seahaks: Super Bowl 48 Betting Odds and tv info

The Denver Broncos will enter Super Bowl XLVIII as a slight favorite against the Seattle Seahawks. Both the Broncos and Seahawks pulled off home wins on Sunday to earn a trip to Super Bowl 48. Coverage of Super Bowl 48 between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks will air on FOX beginning at 6:30 pm ET from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. All signs point to his...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Percy Harvin cleared to play in Super Bowl

getty images Percy Havin managed to appear on the field for just 39 snaps over part of two games this season but the wide receiver will be ready for Super Bowl 48. Harvin missed most of the season with a hip injury and left a playoff game against New Orleans with a concussion. He has since been cleared for the Super Bowl. “I’m trying to go out there and win a Super Bowl. I...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Pro Bowl: Team Rice vs. Team Sanders, Betting Odds, Rosters and tv info

The NFL has given a face lift to it’s annual Pro Bowl game in Honolulu, HI. While players were still selected by fans from the AFC and NFC the teams were picked by NFL Hall of Famers Deion Sanders and Jerry Rice. Coverage of the 2014 NFL Pro Bowl will begin at 7:30 pm ET on NBC. The game between Team Sanders and Team Rice will take place in Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, HI. The Odds...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodge not planning a return to NASCAR

SOURCE: Tyler Barrick/GETTY Remember when some speculated that a decision by Dodge to leave NASCAR would be short lived? Not the case. The CEO of SRT Brand and Motorsprots, Ralph Gilles, spoke to Fox Sports on Friday about the manufactures racing future. “We haven’t forgotten about NASCAR,” Gilles told FOX Sports on Friday. “We have a lot of pressure on our capital right...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Bad Lip Reading returns with new video

Bad Lip Reading is back on YouTube with a new video. The video already has 5.5 million views and has gone viral on social media sites such as twitter and facebook. So if you enjoy some bad lip reading, here you go. Do you have a favorite part of the NFL bad lip reading video? Sound off in our comments section below!
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Jack Morris says he is “tired of getting scrutinized”

getty images For 15 year Jack Morris was on baseball’s Hall of Fame ballot and for 15 years he failed to earn enshrinement into Cooperstown. And that has the former major league pitcher feeling one thing. Relief. “I’m relieved,” Morris told Pioneer Press. “I’m glad. I’m tired of getting scrutinized by writers.” Morris won 254 major league games and had a strong post...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonathan Albaladejo to pitch in Mexican League in 2014

Former major league relief pitcher Jonathan Albaladejo has signed on with the Diablos Rojosin of the Mexican League according to Craig Robinson. Albaladejo, 31, spent the 2013 season pitching at the Triple-A level for the Miami Marlins where he posted a 3.80 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and had a 72/23 K/BB ratio in 73 1/3 innings of work. Jonathan Albaladejo will pitch for Diablos Rojos del Mexico...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, Starting Lineup, Green Flag and tv info

The Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona will get underway on Saturday and go 24 hours until a conclusion on Sunday afternoon. Beginning on Saturday drivers will take to Daytona International Speedway running laps of 3.56 miles for 24 hours. Of course there will be pit stops and driver swaps in-between. This is the first race of the Tudor United Sports Car Championship. Below is a full schedule...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Bills hire Jim Schwartz as defensive coordinator

getty images The Buffalo Bills have hired Jim Schwartz as their new defensive coordinator. Schwartz was fired as the head coach of the Detroit Lions at the end of the season but joins the Bills as a viable option at defensive coordinator. He served in that role in Tennessee from 2001-2008 under Jeff Fisher. Adding to Schwartz is that he has history with the 3-4 and 4-3 defenses which...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Ty Wigginton signs deal with Marlins

getty images The Miami Marlins signed infielder Ty Wigginton to a minor league contract on Friday. Wigginton, 36, will also be invited to spring training. #Marlins sign Ty Wigginton to minor lg contract w/invitation to ML spring training. — Joe Frisaro (@JoeFrisaro) January 25, 2014 Last season with the St. Louis Cardinals Wigginton appeared at the end of the road posting a ...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets sign Daisuke Matsuzaka to minor league deal

getty images The New York Mets have re-signed pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka to a minor league deal. Matsuzaka, 33, has also been invited to spring training. Signed by the Mets in late August, Matsuzaka responded with a respectable 4.42 ERA across 38 2/3 innings of work. Matsuzaka will compete for a spot in the Mets rotation with the likes of John Lannan and Jenrry Mejia. There’s a...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Giants offensive lineman David Diehl retires

David Diehl has announced his retirement from the NFL. Diehl, 33, was expected to retire at the end of the season after his play had fallen off in recent years. He spent his entire NFL career with the New York Giants winning two Super Bowl rings and earning a Pro Bowl nod in 2009. The veteran made 161 starts in his career which saw him appear all across the Giants offensive line...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings GM: Adrian Peterson is not going anywhere

Adrian Peterson will be a focal point of the Minnesota Vikings offense again in 2014. Vikings general manager Rick Speilman says that the teams star running back is not going anywhere. “We have him under contract. He’s the face of our franchise. He is a blue-chip player. And we have a new coaching staff in place, and (the Vikings are) very excited about what’s coming ahead...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Cowboy Josh Brent gets 180 days in jail for death of Jerry Brown

Former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent has been sentenced to 180 days in jail and 10 years probation for the death of teammate Jerry Brown. Brent was convicted Wednesday of intoxication manslaughter for a December 2012 crash on a suburban Dallas highway that killed Brown, who was a passenger in Brent’s Mercedes. Brent could have been sentenced to up to 20 years in prison. His...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Teammates question selection of Lolo Jones to bobsled team

Lolo Jones is headed back to the Olympics and not everyone is happy. The hurdler has transitioned and worked her way onto the woman’s bobsled team as a pusher but some are questioning her inclusion on the team. “It’s hard for me to name one or two athletes that would completely agree with that decision,” veteran brakeman Curt Tomasevicz said. Three other bobsled teammates...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs avoid arbitration with Travis Wood

The Chicago Cubs and pitcher Travis Wood have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal. Wood, 26, will earn $3.9 million during the 2014 season. The left-handed Wood was eligible for arbitration for the first time this year after compiling a 3.11 ERA across 32 starts last season.
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Fred Davis facing six-game suspension

Free agent to be Fred Davis is facing a six-game suspension according to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora. Davis is facing the ban over a violation of the league’s substance-abuse policy. Davis was banned four games for a failed drug test at the end of the 2011 season. The 28-year-old Davis caught just seven passes for 70 yards and a touchdown in 2013 for the Washington Redskins...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Coughlin wants to coach past 2014

New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin is the oldest coach in the NFL at 67 but he’s hopeful for multiple seasons past 2014. “I certainly do, and I’m blessed with good health and good energy and a routine that I think puts me in the maximum opportunity to stay healthy,” Coughlin said on ESPN’s The Ian O’Connor show. “The other issue, of course, is Judy. If Judy’s...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA All-Star Game Starters annouced

The starting lineups for the NBA All-Star game have been announced. The game will take place on Feb. 16 from New Orleans. Dwyane Wade, Kyrie Irving, Paul George, LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony will start the All-Star Game for the Eastern Conference. The Western Conference starting lineup was made up of Stephen Curry, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Kevin Love and Blake Griffin.
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Byron Buxton recovered from shoulder injury

Byron Buxton’s left shoulder is fully healed according to Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer. Buxton, 20, is currently the No. 1 prospect in baseball and is slated to start the season at Double-A. There’s a good chance that Buxton will see some time at the big league level this season. Byron Buxton's left shoulder has fully healed after bone bruise/tendinitis in November...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCASR reinstates Ty Norris of MWR

Ty Norris, an executive with Michael Waltrip Racing, has been reinstated by NASCAR. Norris had been indefinitely suspended from NASCAR on Sept. 9, 2013 as part of a series of penalties assessed to Michael Waltrip Racing for attempting to manipulate a the final regular season race at Richmond International Raceway. Norris will remain on probation and released the following statement...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Greg Maddux will not go into hall as a member of the Atlanta Braves

In a move that will surprise some, Greg Maddux has opted to go into Baseball’s Hall of Fame without a team’s logo on his plaque. Maddux is thrilled that his plaque will not feature a logo of the Atlanta Braves or Chicago Cubs. “My wife Kathy and I grew up in baseball in Chicago, and then we had just an amazing experience in Atlanta with the Braves. It’s impossible for me...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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