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A.J. Burnett lands on DL with strained calf

credit: getty images A.J. Burnett has landed on the disabled list with a strained right calf. The Pirates have not released any indication of how severe the injury is, which is retroactive to June 9. The Pirates will need to name a replacement by Saturday. Prior to landing on the disabled list, Burnett had made 14 starts compiling a 4-6 record and a 3.12 ERA. Once known as fragile...
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June 13, 2013  |  Discuss

DeMarco Murray says hamstring is 100 percent

The Dallas Cowboys will again rely on DeMarco Murray to carry the ball in 2013 and the running back says he is where he needs to be. “I definitely feel like I’m back to where I need to be,” Murray said, via ESPN, as the Cowboys finished up mini-camp on Thursday. The Cowboys pan to run the ball more in 2013 which makes the health of Murray important for the team. He missed six...
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June 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Spurs vs. Heat Game 4 NBA Finals: Betting Odds, Spread, Start Time, Info

credit: getty images The San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat face off for Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. The Spurs took a 2-1 series lead on Tuesday, beating the Heat 113-77 as a 2-point home favorite on the NBA betting lines, with Danny Green scoring a team-high 27 points. The Spurs remain at home for the next two games, where they try to take a commanding 3-1 lead over...
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June 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Tony Parker will play in Game 4 of NBA Finals

Tony Parker left Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night with a strained hamstring. His MRI on Wednesday came back clear. Parker missed practice on Wednesday – he was listed as “day-to-day,” as far as playing in Game 4 were concerned. On Thursday, San Antonio Spurs coach Greg Popovich said that Parker will play in Game 4 against the Miami Heat. It it likely that Parker will...
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June 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Denver Broncos release RB Willis McGahee

The Denver Broncos have released their veteran runner back, Willis McGahee, according to Adam Schefter on Twitter. McGahee started for the Broncos the last two seasons. Broncos released RB Willis McGahee. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 13, 2013   McGahee is coming off a significant knee injury that sidelined him for the last two months of the season, and with the already...
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June 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Blackhawks win Game 1 of Stanley Cup Finals with goal in third OT

Source: AP Photo One can only hope that the rest of the Stanley Cup Finals will be as thrilling as Game 1. A minute before midnight in Chicago the Blackhawks pushed across the fourth and deciding goal in the third overtime to beat the Boston Bruins. Andrew Shaw scored the game winning goal deflecting a tip from Dave Bolland into the net. The game was the fifth longest in Stanley...
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June 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Mike Mussina becomes high school basketball coach

credit: getty images Mike Mussina always came across as a smart guy who would one day be a coach. Its not baseball though that Mussina will be coaching. The former major league pitcher will coach basketball at his former high school in Montoursville, PA. As the story goes Mussina was once a prolific high school hoops star before he became one of the best on the mound. Mussina scored...
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June 13, 2013  |  Discuss

NASCAR drivers react to Jason Leffler’s death

The NASCAR community was saddened when word came out that NASCAR driver, Jason Leffler had passed away due to injuries he sustained during a Sprint car race on Wednesday evening at Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey. Below are some of the reactions on Twitter from NASCAR drivers when they heard the sad news of Leffler’s passing. [...]
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June 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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NASCAR driver dies in wreck

NASCAR driver Jason Leffler was killed in a wreck at Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey. Leffler was a regular on the Nationwide Series.

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June 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Eagles Tackle arrested after drag racing

credit: getty images Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Jason Peters was arrested early Wednesday in Monroe, LA. Acording to a police affidavid two cars accelerated at a high speed when a traffic light turned green at  U.S. 165 North and Central Street around 4:45 a.m. While the other driver pulled over immediatley, Peters attempted to flee in his white Camaro before pulling over...
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June 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Paulie Harraka to attempt Cup debut at Sonoma Raceway

Paulie Harraka will attempt to make the field for the Toyota Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway next week. Harraka will try to make the field in the No. 52 Ford of Go Green Racing with sponsorship coming from HASA Pool Products. If Harraka, 23, makes the field, he will be the first Drive for Diversity graduate to compete at the Sprint Cup level. “I’m really excited,” Harraka told...
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June 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers: Matt Harrison could be out until September

There is no timetable for the return of Rangers starting pitcher Matt Harrison. Harrison will begin a throwing program on Monday but could be out until September. The Rangers want Harrison to take it slow since he has not thrown in two months. “It would be like starting my offseason throwing program. It’s frustrating, but it could be worse. I could have missed the whole year...
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June 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Jason Kidd agrees to three year deal to coach Nets

credit: getty images A source confirms Jason Kidd will be the new coach of the Nets. — Stefan Bondy (@NYDNInterNets) June 13, 2013 Jason Kidd did not stay away from the NBA for long. Kidd, 40, recently retired but will return to the league as the new head coach of the Brooklyn Nets. Kidd played for the Nets from 2001-2008 and reportedly blew the team away when interviewed for...
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June 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Redskins sign Donte’ Stallworth

credit: getty images The Washington Redskins have signed wide receiver Donte’ Stallworth to a contract. Head coach Mike Shanahan spoke on Tuesday saying that the team expected to sign the 32-year-old. Last year Stallworth spent nearly the entire year looking for worth before signing with New England. He played one game for the Patriots catching a 63 yard touchdown and injured his...
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June 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Tony Parker strains hamstring, misses practice, likely to play in Game 4

Tony Parker went to the locker room during Tuesday night’s NBA Finals Game 3 against the Miami Heat with an undisclosed injury – that was later announced as an injured hamstring. Parker returned in the fourth quarter but was not needed in the game as the San Antonio Spurs had taken a commanding lead. Parker had an MRI on that hamstring on Wednesday, which showed a strained hamstring...
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June 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Brad Keselowski, Denny Hamlin have shoe face off on Twitter

Brad Keselowski and Denny Hamlin are not drivers foreign to Twitter wars. This time it was a little strange, as the two drivers were comparing shoes. If you are not on Twitter – this is the comical nonsense that you missed out on – but here is the recap so you can have a laugh too [...]
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June 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Bobby Labonte to drive No.51 Phoenix Racing Chevrolet at Michigan

Bobby Labonte will be behind the wheel of the Phoenix Racing No.51 Chevrolet this weekend at Michigan International Speedway. The agreement was reached after Labonte spoke with and received approvals from officials with JTG/Daugherty Racing and Toyota Racing Development. Labonte has 14 previous starts for Phoenix Racing and will be making his 705th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start...
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June 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Terrell Owens: No calls since release last year

credit: getty images Terrell Owens is not generating any interest on the free agent market. Owens has not received any calls since he was released by the Seattle Seahawks last August. Appearing on the NFL Neworks “NFL AM” show Owens said he had nothing in the works as far as signing with a team. “Nothing as of right now,” he said. “So I understand the process. Obviously...
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June 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Tim Hudson wipes head with rosin bag

  Getty Images Braves starter Tim Hudson went to the rosin bag last night, and wiped it on his head. In the second inning of the Braves game against San Diego the Braves starter hit the bag a few times before wiping it across his head. Hudson suffered another tough loss in the game after allowing three runs in 7 1/3 innings of work. This is hardly the first time that Hudson has...
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June 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks: Matt Reynolds out six weeks with tear in UCL

The Arizona Diamondbacks plan to rest relief pitcher Matt Reynolds for six weeks after he was diagnosed with a slight tear in his ulnar collateral ligament. Reynolds will get a second opinion but the Rockies are hopeful he will be able to start a throwing program after he rests according to Steve Gilbert. In 30 games this season Reynolds has compiled a 1.98 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP.
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June 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Sink hole cancels batting practice in Texas

Grounds crew workers had to dig more then three feet to fix a pipe behind the pitchers mound at Rangers ballpark prior to Tuesdays game. In order to fix the problem batting practice was cancelled prior to the game between the Texas Rangers and Cleveland Indians. Repairs were made and the field was returned to its former self. The Indians entered Tuesday on an eight game losing streak...
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June 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Kenley Jansen moved to closer role for Dodgers

credit: getty images Don Mattingly waited as long as he could to pull the plug on Brandon League. Kenley Jansen is expected to close out games for the Dodgers starting Tuesday night. According to Ken Gurnick the Dodgers manager had been considering a change at the closers role for a week. It took until Monday’s blown save against Arizona for Mattingly to make the decision. All...
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June 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Rex Ryan attempts joke about Tebow

credit: getty images Tim Tebow will get a chance to make the New England Patriots. While most are glad that the 25-year-old is getting another chance in the NFL one man could not help but throw a sucker punch at him. Former Jets coach Rex Ryan is outspoken, even hard headed. While Mark Sanchez embarrassed the Jets on a weekly basis last season the Jets steadfastly refused to replace...
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June 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Entry List for the Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan

credit: getty images The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will head to Michigan International Speedway on Sunday for the Quicken Loans 400. There are 44 cars on the entry list, of which 43 will race. Last year at Michigan Dale Earnhardt Jr won the June race while Greg Biffle found victory lane in August. Entry List for the Quicken Loans 400 Car# Driver Manu Sponsor Owner 1 1...
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Indianapolis Colts sign RB Ahmad Bradshaw

The Indianapolis Colts and Ahmad Bradshaw have come to terms on a 1-year, 1.1 million contract, according to Adam Schefter on Twitter. Colts and RB Ahmad Bradshaw agreed to one-year deal. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 11, 2013 It was reported last week that talks had stalled. The deal includes a $250,000 signing bonus, and per-game roster bonuses if Bradshaw can stay healthy...
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June 11, 2013  |  Discuss
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