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Kurt Busch claims pole for Southern 500, full qualifying results

Kurt Busch claimed the pole for the Bojangles Southern 500. The No. 78 car will lead a field of 43 to the green on Saturday night. Here is the starting lineup for Saturday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Darlington Raceway in Darlington, South Carolina. DNQ: None Cars to the Rear None Row 1 1. #78 Kurt Busch 2. #48 Jimmie Johnson Row 2 3. #18 Kyle Busch 4. #5 Kasey Kahne...
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May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Darlington: Nationwide Series starting lineup, green flag and streaming info

The NASCAR Nationwide Series will run its ninth race of the season on Friday night. Kyle Busch will lead a field of 40 cars to the green flag for the start of the VFW Sports Clips Help a Hero 200 from Darlington Raceway. Regan Smith took over the series point lead after a thrilling photo finish win at Daytona International Speedway. Race coverage for the race will begin at 7:00 pm...
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May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse featured in All-Star race Ad

Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. are making a bunch of waves on the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit for their relationship with one another. Neither driver is guaranteed a spot in the All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway next week but fans can vote for them in an online poll. In an advertisement titled “What would you do if Danica Patrick was your girl?” Patrick and Stenhouse...
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May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Ozzie Guillen calls decision to manage Marlins a “big mistake”

Ozzie Guillen managed the Miami Marlins last season but after a tumultuous season was let go during the off-season. The Marlins were hoping to use Guillen as a center of their franchise as they courted the fans of south Florida but the former White Sox manager alienated fans after his comments in support of Fidel Castro and the Marlins failed to perform despite a expanded payroll...
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May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

New crew chiefs for Kenseth, Keselowski and Logano at Darlington

Three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams will have new crew chiefs for the Saturday night race at Darlington Raceway. Former Cup crew chief Wally Brown will call the shots for the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing car driven by Matt Kenseth. Crew chief Jason Ratcliff was suspended by NASCAR after rods connecting to the engine on the race winning car from Kansas was found to be under weight. Ratcliff...
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May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Kameron Loe elects for free agency

Kameron Loe has elected for free agency after clearing waivers. Loe cleared waivers after the Cubs designated him for assignment, but the right hander will look for a job elsewhere rather then head to Triple-A. In eight of Loe’s 11 appearances he has allowed a run. This season Loe had appeared in 11 games compiling a 7.80 ERA and a 1.87 WHIP.
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May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Brandon Beachy to begin rehab assignment next week, Venters sore

The Atlanta Braves are hoping to have starting pitcher Brandon Beachy return by mid-June. Beachy threw his final live batting practice session on Thursday. On Sunday Beachy will throw a bullpen session and then the right hander will begin a rehab assignment on Wednesday or Thursday. Beachy, 26, has been working his way back from Tommy John surgery and has not had any setbacks thus...
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May 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Snyder: “We’ll never change the name” from Redskins

With more pressure then ever to change the name of his team, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder has strengthened his stance. “We will never change the name of the team,” Snyder told USA TODAY Sports this week. “As a lifelong Redskins fan, and I think that the Redskins fans understand the great tradition and what it’s all about and what it means, so we feel pretty fortunate...
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Chris Buescher to drive No. 16 Boston Strong paint scheme at Darlington

NASCAR Nationwide Series diver Chris Buescher will return to action on Friday night driving the No. 16 Ford Mustang. Buescher’s Roush Fenway Racing powered machine will feature a special ‘Boston Strong’ paint scheme. “I am happy to carry these colors and try to do our part to support the victims and families impacted by the recent events in Boston,” Buescher said in a team...
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May 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Will Muschamp latest to question hashtags

Florida Gators coach Will Muschamp is the latest sports personality who does not understand hashtags. I don’t know why they call it a hash tag I call it a number sign #makesnosense — Will Muschamp (@CoachWMuschamp) May 9, 2013   Number signs or hastags aside Muschamp will look for a better finish this coming year after their crushing defeat in the Sugar Bowl at the hands of...
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Scott Kazmir strikes out ten in Indians rout of A’s

Indians pitcher Scott Kazmir put up another strong performance on Thursday striking out ten batters in a 9-2 rout of the Oakland A’s. Kazmir’s only allowed one run, a solo home run to Josh Donaldson in the sixth, while allowing five hits. After allowing six runs in his season debut against Houston, Kazmir has allowed just five runs over his last 17 innings of work. The left-hander...
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Report: Bill Belichick “hates” Tim Tebow as a player

Tim Tebow to New England may be a tough sell even with the quarterback’s former head coach serving as offensive coordinator. A Patriots signing of Tebow has been thrown around by the media since the former relationship between Tebow and Josh McDaniels. While McDaniels may be the offensive coordinator he does not call the shots in Foxborough. Bill Belichick holds that honor and...
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Diamondbacks J.J Putz will not need elbow surgery

Arizona reliever J.J. Putz has been diagnosed with a sprained ligament, a strained flexor pronator and nerve irritation in his right elbow. All of Putz’s ailments can be addressed though rehab meaning that the pitcher will not need major surgery on his right elbow. Putz will attempt to work his way back before the end of the 2013 season. Heath Bell has assumed the closers role...
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May 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Ex-wife of NASCAR chief Brian France spent “staggering” amount of money

The former wife of NASCAR chief executive Brian France spent a “staggering” amount of his fortune on her friends and family according to court documents unsealed on Wednesday. Brian France had sought to keep the documents sealed. In the documents Megan France, twice married to the head of NASCAR, claims her former husband spent little time with their two children and was verbally...
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May 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Dez Bryant admits finger will never be normal

Dez Bryant told reporters that his surgically-repaired finger will “never be normal but will never be an issue” according to Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News Bryant opted to continue playing last season and to delay having surgery until the end of the season. Apparently Bryant did some permanent damage to his finger but it never showed on the football field. The Cowboys...
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May 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Kenseth, Joe Gibbs Racing penalties reduced

The penalties against Matt Kenseth and the No. 20 car of Joe Gibbs Racing from the race weekend at Kansas Speedway have been reduced. Kenseth qualified on the pole and led the most laps on his way to his second win of the 2013 Sprint Cup season. NASCAR docked Kenseth 50 driver points and suspended crew chief Jason Ratcliff for six races after two of the rods connecting to the cars...
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May 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Cam Newton motivated to lose weight, become better player

Cam Newton’s sophomore season in the NFL had ups and downs and the 23-year-old signal caller told the NFL Network on Tuesday that he is motivated to become a better player. Newton’s motivation is provided in part by the success of last year’s crop of quarterbacks. “I’m a fan of those guys. Colin Kaepernick, I got an opportunity to know him well; we were roommates at the...
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May 08, 2013  |  Discuss

J.A. Happ to leave hospital Wednesday after liner to head

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ is expected to leave the hospital on Wednesday after suffering a line drive to the head off the bat of Tampa Bay batter Desmond Jennings. We anticipate that he will be discharged today after testing and will provide an update later on with further information. — Blue Jays-Official(@BlueJays) May 8, 2013   As a result of the liner Happ suffered...
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Tiffany Hwang fails at throwing out first pitch at Dodgers game

Tiffany Hwang, a member of the South Korean pop group Girls Generation, threw out the first pitch at the Dodgers game Monday. (Yes, I used Google) And by throwing out we mean uh throwing away the first pitch. Perhaps it was her decision to tuck her Dodgers jersey into her pants? Or maybe it was all the pregame waving? Whatever the case Tiffany says that Dodger pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu...
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May 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Jags GM: Plan is to get Denard Robinson 10-15 touches a game

Jacksonville Jaguars GM David Caldwell has high hopes for fifth round draft pick Denard Robinson. Robinson played primarily as a quarterback while at Michigan but figures to serve as a change-of-pace running back in Jacksonville. On Tuesday Caldwell said that the Jaguars are targeting 10-15 touches for Robinson during his rookie campaign, reports Alex Marvez. He will also return...
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May 07, 2013  |  Discuss

J.A. Happ hit in head by liner

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher J.A. Happ was hit in the left ear by a line drive off the bat of Tampa Bay batter Desmond Jennings. Blood ran down Happ’s face and he was attended to by trainers for nearly seven minutes before being taken off on a stretcher. The good news is that Happ appears to wave at fans as he exits the field. Instances like this are a reminder that batted...
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May 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Penske Penalties upheld but crew chiefs to return after two races

Penalties on the cars of Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano remained largely unchanged Tuesday after Chief Appellate Officer John Middlebrooke upheld fines and point penalties for unapproved rear-end housings on the two Penske Racing cars. The No. 2 and No. 22 Ford’s of Penske Racing failed pre-race inspection at Texas Motor Speedway prior to the NRA 500 run on April 13. One notable...
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May 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves keep McCann behind plate, Gattis in left

Even with an error last night the Braves are not about to take the bat of Evan Gattis out of their lineup. Gattis will remain in left field Tuesday night as the Braves play the Reds for the second game of a three game series. Six-time All-Star catcher Brian McCann was activated from the disabled list on Monday and returned to the starting lineup. Gattis who had been filling in shifted...
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May 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Jimmie Johnson to drive Emerald Green car at Darlington

The fans voted and choose Emerald as the color of Jimmie Johnson’s No. 48 Chevrolet for the upcoming race at Darlington. Johnson will drive the white and emerald car for the Bojangles Southern 500 on Saturday night. You voted, we made it happen! Presenting the @lowes #emerald48 car @jimmiejohnson will race @tootoughtotame. Like it? twitter.com/LowesRacing/st… — Team Lowe...
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Cardinals’ Jason Motte undergoes Tommy John surgery

Cardinals pither Jason Motte underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow on Tuesday. The surgery was performed by team physician Dr. Georg Paletta and has been called a success according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Motte attempted to rehab the torn ligament in his elbow initially but opted for surgery after experiencing a setback lat week. The former closer will miss the...
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May 07, 2013  |  Discuss
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