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Brandon McCarthy has torn ulnar collateral ligament

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy has been diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. McCarthy, 31, will now need Tommy John surgery and be sidelined for the rest of the season and likely the start of the 2016 season. The loss of McCarthy further weakens an already fragile Dodgers rotation. In four games this season McCarthy was 3-0 with a 5.87...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Marlins designate Jarrond Saltalamacchia for assignment

Jarrod Saltalamacchia has been designated for assignment by the Miami Marlins. The Marlins gave Saltalamacchia a three-year deal worth $21 million prior to the start of the 2014 season but have been frustrated by the 29-year-old’s lack of production. With J.T. Realmuto emerging as the Marlins option behind the plate the team simply activated Saltamacchia from the paternity leave...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Young expected to start for Royals on Friday

Chris Young is tentatively scheduled to make a spot start for the Kansas City Royals on Friday night. Young, 35, won the 2014 American League comeback player of the year award yet had to settle for a one-year deal worth $675,000 from the Royals this spring. Since the season started Young has been working out of the Royals bullpen. A year ago he appeared in 30 games – 29 starts...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins pick up Robert Griffin’s 2016 option

Getty Images The Washington Redskins have picked up the 2016 option on quarterback Robert Griffin III. After a up and down year under head coach Jay Gruden, it appears the Redskins are ready to start their offseason programs with Griffin on top of their depth chart. Griffin will earn $3.27 million this season and then earn $16.2 million in 2016 under his fifth-year option which...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Sprint Cup Series Entry List for Talladega 2015

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to the largest track on its schedule this weekend, Talladega! There are 45 cars on the initial entry list for the GEICO 500 which will be run Sunday afternoon at the 2.66-mile track located in Lincoln, AL. Coverage of Sunday’s race will air on FOX beginning at 1:00 pm ET.  Denny Hamlin won this event last year. Brad Keselowski won the fall event...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Perez outs out of minor league deal with Brewers

Chris Perez will look for another place to pitch after opting out of his minor league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers. Perez, 29, was released and then resigned with the Brewers at the end of spring training. He had hoped to work his way to the big league level but allowed eight runs and 14 hits in just 7 2/3 innings at Triple-A Colorado Springs. Now he takes his act elsewhere...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Cowboys, Cardinals unwilling to meet Adrian Peterson trade demands

Getty Images The Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals are not willing to pay the price to acquire running back Adrian Peterson from the Minnesota Vikings reports Yahoo’s Charles Robinson. “Dallas has not even spoken to Minnesota regarding Peterson,” wrote Robinson who added that the Cardinals are not willing to give up a first round pick. The Cardinals are said to have offered...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Harvick leads NASCAR Sprint Cup points, full standings following Richmond

Kevin Harvick will leave Richmond International Raceway as the points leader in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Winner: Kurt Busch wins at Richmond, full results Already winning races and putting themselves in place for a Chase spot are Kevin Harvick (2), Jimmie Johnson (2), Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski, Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin and Busch. Sprint Cup Series Standings following...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Kurt Busch wins Toyota Owners 400, full NASCAR results from Richmond

Kurt Busch won the Toyota Owner’s 400 from Richmond International Raceway. The driver of the No. 4 Haas Automation Chevrolet  finished ahead of Kevin Harvick and Jamie McMurray to claim the win in Sunday’s race after rain forced it’s cancellation on Saturday night. Beginning the race on the pole was Joey Logano but just before the 100 lap mark Kurt Busch stormed to the...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

NASCAR’s Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond postponed until Sunday

   The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race scheduled for Saturday night has been cancelled. The race will be run in its entirety on Sunday.  NASCAR announced it will run the 400 lap race at the 3/4 mile Richmond International Raceway on Sunday due to rain.  The race will get underway at 1 pm Sunday on FOX.  Joey Logano is on the pole. He won this event last year. 
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Ben Zobrist to undergo knee surgery

Ben Zobrist has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Oakland Athletics as he is set to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. Zobrist, 33, had been attempting to play though the injury but has now decided surgery is the best option. During his absence the Athletics will give the majority of the time at second base to Eric Sogard. Though 14 games the versatile Zobrist...
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts, Pagano could work out deal before start of season

Colts head coach Chuck Pagano is in the final year of his contract with the team but that does not mean he will enter the season as a lame duck. “I really feel positive about Chuck and what he’s done for us. There’s no question that he’s accomplished a lot since he’s been here,” Colts owner Jim Irsay said while speaking at the Chuckstrong Tailgate Gala, via ESPN. ...
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Jay Bruce given Saturday off, Reds release Dan Johnson

The Cincinnati Reds will give slumping outfielder Jay Bruce the day off Saturday in their schedule game against the Chicago Cubs. On the season Bruce is hitting just .164/.261/.328 with three home runs and nine RBI. Getting the start in the place of Bruce will be Brandon Boesch. The Cubs will start right-hander Jake Arrieta. Last season Bruce topped 100 RBI for the first time and...
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Toyota Owners 400: Starting lineup, green flag start time and tv info for Richmond

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is at Richmond International Raceway this weekend for the running of the Toyota Owners 400. On the pole will be Joey Logano. Joining him on the front row for this 400 lap race around the 3/4 mile track will be Denny Hamlin. Coverage of Saturday’s race will air on FOX beginning at 7:00 pm ET with the green flag set to wave at 7:14 pm ET. Winning this...
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Ty Dillon leads Xfinity Series points, full standings following Richmond

Ty Dillon will leave Richmond International Raceway as the points leader in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Dillon holds a 8 point lead over second place Chase Elliott. Chris Buescher who entered the day tied for the points lead fell to third after finishing 20th. Winner: Hamlin wins at Toyota Care 250, full results Up next for the Xfinity Series is Talladega. Xfinity Series Point...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Denny Hamlin wins Xfinity Series race at Richmond, full results for ToyotaCare 250

Denny Hamlin won Friday night’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race from Richmond International Raceway. The driver of the No. 20 Toyota Camry finished ahead of Joey Logano and Regan Smith to take the checkered flag at the 3/4-mile track. Beginning the race on the pole was Hamlin and no one had anything for him all night. he led all but two laps in cruising to the win. Richmond Xfinity...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Fire erupts on Brendan Gaughan’s car, multiple crew members injured

Multiple pit crew members were injured when a fire erupted during a pit stop on the No. 62 car of Brendan Gaughan. Two members of Gaugh’s crew and another from the team of Eric McClure were taken to an area hospital after a fire engulfed the car of Gaughan. It is believed a spark from a lug nut triggered the fire. .@Brendan62's crew member Anthony O'Brien catches needed air...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Joey Logano wins Richmond pole, full qualifying results for Toyota Owners 400

Joey Logano was the fastest qualifier for Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway. The driver of the No. 22 Penske Ford will be joined by Denny Hamlin on the front row as 43 cars take to the 3/4-mile track. Coverage of Saturday’s race will air on FOX beginning at 7:00 pm ET with the green flag set to wave at 7:14 pm ET. Joey Logano...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

David Ragan to take over No. 55 at Kansas, Erik Jones to drive No. 18

David Ragan will move over to the No. 55 Toyota at Michael Waltrip Racing beginning at the May 9 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas. Michael Waltrip will drive the No. 55 car at Talladega before turning over the seat to Ragan who has been driving the No. 18 Toyota Camry of Joe Gibbs Racing in place of an injured Kyle Busch. With Ragan’s departure to MWR, JGR will fill the...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Xfinity Series at Richmond: Full Qualifying results, start time and tv info for Toyota Care 250

Denny Hamlin will lead a field of 40 NASCAR Xfinity Series cars to the green flag from the start of Friday night’s Toyota Care 250 at Richmond International Raceway. Friday’s Xfinity Series race will consist of 250 laps around the 3/4-mile RIR track. Coverage of Friday’s race will air on Fox Sports 1 beginning at 7:30 pm ET with the green flag set to waive at 7:46 pm ET....
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

NASCAR at Richmond 2015: Weekend schedule, race start times and tv info

NASCAR goes from the 1/2-mile of Bristol Motor Speedway to the 3/4 Richmond International Raceway. Both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the Xfinity Series will be in action this weekend. On track activity gets underway on Friday and on Friday night the Xfinity Series will run the Toyota Care 250. A day later the Sprint Cup Series will see 43 cars take to the field for the Toyota...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Wandy Rodriguez starting for Rangers on Friday, Carlos Quentin signs with Mariners

Left handed pitcher Wandy Rodriguez will start for the Texas Rangers on Friday against the Los Angeles Angels. Rodriguez, 36, failed to make the roster of the Atlanta Braves this spring and later signed a minor league deal with the Rangers. In two starts at Triple-A Round Rock Rodriguez has allowed two runs and struck out 10 over seven innings of work. He is coming off a down and...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Chargers planning to keep Philip Rivers at QB

Getty Images There has been a lot of talk about the San Diego Chargers drafting a quarterback early in the upcoming NFL Draft. Current starter Philip Rivers is on the last year of his deal and does not desire to play in Los Angeles should the Chargers move there. Despite all this the club is sticking with Rivers. “There really is no update,” general manager Tom Telesco said...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Harvick leads NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points, full standings following Bristol

Kevin Harvick leaves Bristol Motor Speedway as the points leader still in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The driver of the No. 4 is guaranteed a spot in the Chase as are race winners Jimmie Johnson, Joey Longao, Brad Keselowski and Denny Hamlin Up next for the Sprint Cup Series is a race at Richmond International Raceway. Sprint Cup Series Points following Bristol RK DRIVER...
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April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Kenseth wins Food City 500, full NASCAR Sprint Cup results from Bristol

Matt Kenseth won Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race from Bristol Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 20  finished ahead of Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon to claim the win in the Food City 500. Kenseth began the 500 lap race on the pole while Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch both saw time at the front of the field early on. Rain threatened the finish but after a green white...
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April 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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