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Giants place Matt Cain on DL, recall George Kontos for bullpen

The San Francisco Giants have placed Matt Can on the 15-day disabled list with elbow inflammation. Cain, 29, has had a rough season going 2-7 with a 4.18 ERA in 90 1/3 innings of work this season. The Giants will have Yusmeiro Petit pitch in his place for Tuesday’s game against Philadelphia. While Cain could return from the disabled list in a few days, as his placement is retroactive...
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Ubaldo Jimenez to miss Wednesday rehab start

getty images While Ubaldo Jimenez continues to progress in his recovery from a right ankle injury, he will not be making a scheduled rehab start on Wednesday. Jimenez has not pitched since July 5 and landed on the 15-day disabled list a week later. “Each time it’s a little better, but he’s still favoring it somewhat,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter told the Baltimore Sun...
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WWE Monday Night RAW Preview for July 21, 2014

WWE Battleground took place last night and tonight’s edition of Monday Night RAW from Miami, FL should feel plenty of the after effects. John Cena retained his WWE World Heavyweight Championship but Roman Reigns has been placed on the radar as a future champ. Meanwhile Kane and Randy Orton are to be seething that they were unable to win the title. Flo Rida will be tonight’s special...
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Minor league GM offers to get in-game prostate exam

Well this is a first, we think. Andy Milovich, the general manager of the Single-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans, says he will have a prostate exam while singing “Take Me Out to The Ball Game” if a 10-year-old girl can get 10,000 likes on her Facebook page prior to the game. That Facebook page belongs to Fallon Emery who has been fighting brain cancer for the last seven months. She currently...
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Joaquin Benoit drawing interest from Tigers, Pirates and Indians

With Huston Street being traded to the Angles, Joaquin Benoit has taken over the closers role for the Padres. His stay in that spot could be short though as numerous teams are interested in the 36-year-old right hander. The Tigers are interested in bringing Benoit back to Detroit but at-least two other teams are also showing interest reports CBS Sports‘ Jon Heyman. Both the Pirates...
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Chris Snee meeting with Giants, could retire

getty images New York Giants right guard Chris Snee could retire after he meets with the teams front office on Monday. Snee, 32, in addition to being a four-time Pro Bowler is the son-in-law to Giants head coach Tom Coughlin. While Snee took a cut in pay to return to the Giants this year he may not see the playing field. Chris Snee will meet w/team officials tomorrow to discuss his...
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WWE Battleground PPV Results and LIVE Updates for July 20, 2014

Tonight is the WWE Battleground pay-per-view. While the event will be highlighted by a Fatal 4-way for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship belt this PPV has numerous other matches worth watching. Follow along tonight as Tireball Sports covers this event and provides you with LIVE up to date results including a blog. WWE Battleground Card & Results Naomi vs. Cameron (Pre...
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Jaguars planning to use Toby Gerhart as every down back

The Jacksonville Jaguars continue to suggest that Toby Gerhart will be an every down back as he enters his first season with the team. “Toby will be our workhorse,” offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch told the Florida Times Union last week. Statements like those are largely based off of where the Jaguars have finished the last handful of seasons in rushing. In fairness the Jaguars...
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Chase Elliott leads Nationwide Series points following Chicagoland, Full Standings

  getty images Chase Elliott will leave Chicagoland Speedway as the points leader in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. While Elliott took the checkered flag at Chicagoland, he also leaves as the Nationwide Series point leader ahead of Regan Smith by seven. WINNER: Elliott wins Enjoyillinois.com 300, full results The next Nationwide Series race is Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway...
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Chase Elliott wins Nationwide Series race at Chicagoland, Full Results for Enjoy Illinois 300

Chase Elliott won Saturday nights NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Chicagoland Speedway. The driver of the No. 9 Napa Chevrolet Camaro was the first to the checkered flag following 200 laps of racing at the 1.5-mile track. Brian Scott began the EnjoyIllinois.com 300 on the pole and would lead early on while Sam Hornish, filling in for Kyle Busch in the No. 54 would exit the race...
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Troy Tulowitzki leaves game with leg cramp

Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki left Saturday’s game with a muscle cramp in his left thigh. The All-Star went down after taking an 0-for-2 against Pittsburgh. He was replaced at shortstop by Josh Rutledge. #Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki left with muscle cramp in left thigh — Thomas Harding (@harding_at_mlb) July 20, 2014 This is obviously good news for everyone as Tulowitzki...
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NASCAR Nationwide Series at Chicagoland: Starting Lineup and Green Flag start time for Enjoy Illinois 300

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Chris Kluwe to sue Vikings; Coach suspended three games

The Minnesota Vikings have suspended special teams coach Mike Priefer three games following an investigation into allegations of inappropriate conduct by former punter Chris Kluwe. Priefer has also pledged $100,000 to LGBT rights charitable and educational organizations. Attending anti-harassment, diversity and sexual-orientation sensitivity training can reduce his suspension to...
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Braves finally give up on Dan Uggla

getty images On Friday the Atlanta Braves released veteran infielder Dan Uggla. The second baseman had been rarely used of late after struggling down the stretch last season and getting off to a poor start. Uggla, 34, was suspended for last Sunday’s game after showing up late to a Saturday contest against the Chicago Cubs. He was hitting just .175/.295/.332 this season. Owed around...
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Jimmy Clausen could enter season as Bears backup QB

When the Chicago Bears signed former Notre Dame standout Jimmy Clausen many gasped. A recent report by ESPN Chicago’s Michael C. Wright is not likely to make those people feel any better. Wright say that “Jimmy Clausen quickly gained ground on Jordan Palmer at the club’s veteran minicamp and appears poised to unseat the latter for the No. 2 job behind Cutler.” David Fales...
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Lolo Jones misses her bobsled butt

You read the title correctly. Lolo Jones has competed in both the summer and winter Olympics. Her most recent endeavor was as a member of the US Women’s Bobsled team, something that allowed the track athlete to gain what she called a “nice bobsled butt.” Of course since that time the extra weight, and butt, have come off the 31-year-old. “It was really tough just because...
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Numerous teams interested in Joakim Soria

At-least three teams have interest in Rangers reliever Joakim Soria. Soria, 30, is a near certainty to be moved ahead of the trade deadline. Though 30 1/3 innings of work the right hander owns a 2.67 and 40/4 K/BB ratio while picking up 16 saves for the Rangers. Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that the Tigers have joined the Angels and Blue Jays as having interest in Soria. Tigers...
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Phillies not looking to trade Cole Hamels

Cole Hamels has long been considered a trade chip for the Philadelphia Phillies as the July 31 trade deadline approaches. However Rob Bradford of WEEI reports that the Phillies are “currently showing no inclination” that they plan to trade Hamels. While Bradford’s comments will catch the eye, the Phillies surely would consider a trade of the left hander if the return was good...
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NASCAR at Chicagoland Speedway: Weekend Schedule, Start Time, Practice, Qualifying, TV and Weather Info

There is no NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race this weekend, however the Nationwide Series will be running at Chicagoland Speedway. The Sprint Cup Series will return next weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Nationwide Series will run the EnjoyIllinois.com 300 on Saturday. Below you can find the entire weekend schedule for Chicagoland Speedway. // Friday July 18: 3:30-4:20 p...
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WWE SmackDown Results for July 18, 2014 *Spoilers*

Welcome to Tireball Sports’ coverage of WWE SmackDown for Friday July 18, 2014. Fans wanting to know the results for SmackDown can simply continue to read below. Dean Ambrose comes out wanting revenge for Monday Night. Alberto Del Rio defeated Kofi Kingston. Alicia Fox vs. Eva Marie with Nikki Bella as special referee ends in a no contest when they both attack Nikki. Chris Jericho...
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Dylan Kwasniewski gets new crew chief

Dylan Kwasniewski will have a new crew chief when the NASCAR Nationwide Series hits the track at Chicagoland Speedway. Shannon Rursch has been hired by Turner Scott Motorsports to be the new crew chief of the No. 31 Chevrolet. He will take the position of Pat Tryson. “I respect (Turner Scott Motorsports’) decision,” Kwasniewski told SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Thursday afternoon...
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Iowa Cubs playing Javier Baez at second base

Javier Baez is starting at second base for Triple-A Iowa on Thursday. The 21-year-old Baez had been playing short stop for Iowa but with the acquisition of Addison Russell and the presence of Starlin Castro at the big leagye level his path to the majors is as a second baseman. Big news over in Round Rock. Iowa #Cubs shortstop Javier Baez starting at second base tonight. #PCL #MiLB...
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Yankees sign Rich Hill to minor league deal

Rich Hill has signed a minor league deal with the New York Yankees. Hill, 34, has been assigned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Just a week ago the Los Angles Angels released Hill after he failed to record an out in two games. Hill allowed a run, a hit and three walks. It didn’t take Hill long to find a new job after being released by the Angels a week ago following two appearances...
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A.J. Green throws support behind Andy Dalton, says team needs to play better

As the quarterback of the Cincinnati Bengals, Andy Dalton has received a large part of the blame for the teams inability to win a playoff game in recent years. Speaking to the teams official website wide receiver A.J. Green threw his support behind Dalton. “We came in together. That’s my guy. He helped me where I am. I helped him and we took the Bengals to a different level...
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Blue Jays claim Brad Mills off waivers

The Toronto Blue Jays have added a pitcher. On Thursday the team claimed Brad Mills off waivers from the Oakland Athletics. Mills, 29, made headlines earlier this year when he was traded from the Milwaukee Brewers to the Athletics for $1. Thrust into the Athletics rotation Mills made three starts posting a 4.41 ERA and a 159 WHIP though 16 1/3 innings of work. He became expendable...
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