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Raiders to play home game in Mexico City against Texans

OAKLAND, CA – SEPTEMBER 14: Rookie quarterback Derek Carr #4 of the Oakland Raiders looks for a receiver under pressure from defensive end J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans late in the second quarter on September 14, 2014 at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, California. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images) While the Oakland Raiders continue to explore stadium options going forward the...
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February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Packers backup QB seeking starting job in free agency

Scott Tolzien is set to become a free agent and the backup to Aron Rodgers believes he has the skill-set to start in the NFL. Tolzien, 28, made a few starts back in 2013 but was not very good. With Brett Hundley ready to take over clipboard duties in Green Bay the former Wisconsin starter will have to continue his career elsewhere. “I feel like I’ve improved every year and...
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February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Rangers interested in Tim Lincecum, Gavin Floyd

Yovani Gallardo may have spent the 2015 season with the Rangers but the veteran right hander is not expected back with the team. Instead the Rangers appear to be targeting lower cost free agents such as Tim Lincecum and Gavin Floyd according to the Dallas Morning News‘ Evan Grant.  General manager Jon Daniels recently said that the Rangers were in their payroll range for the...
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February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Julius Peppers wants to keep playing in 2016

Even at 36, linebacker Julius Peppers is not ready to walk away from the football field. Peppers is owed $8 million in salary and bonuses by the Packers for the 2016 and according to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report he is planning to continue his football career next season. There had been speculation that the Packers could cut Peppers who is due to count $10.5 million against the...
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February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Hideki Okajima lands minor league deal with Orioles

Veteran left hander Hideki Okajima will give pitching in the major leagues one more shot. The 40-year-old has signed a minor league contract with the Orioles after not pitching in the majors since 2013. Okajima spent the last two seasons pitching in Japan but was limited to just 10 games this past year. That he had to settle for a minor league deal without an invitation to spring...
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February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Jets not interested in trading for Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick made headlines on Tuesday when reports circulated that the 49ers quarterback wanted out of San Francisco and would prefer to play for the Jets during the 2016 season. Of course the Jets do not share Kaepernick’s desires reports CBS’ Jason La Canfora. Kaepernick has been on a decline since even before Jim Harbaugh left but last year it was ineffectiveness and...
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February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Purdue Boilermakers vs. Maryland Terrapins: Betting odds, point spread and tv streaming

Two Big Ten powerhouses meat each other this coming Saturday on the basketball court when the No. 18 Purdue Boilermakers travel to take on the No. 4 Maryland Terrapins. Surely this is a game in which you will want to find the best online casino. Entering what expects to be a hard fought contest Purdue is 19-4 overall (7-3 in Big Ten) while Maryland will play Wednesday night but...
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February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Could Rams sign Peyton Manning in return to LA?

You’ve heard all the Peyton Manning retirement stories by now. However ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports there is at-least one team in the NFL who still views the soon-to-be 40-year-old as a solution to their quarterback situation. Schefter reports that the Rams have had discussions about signing the former MVP who will be tasked with trying to generate offense for the Broncos this...
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February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Thornton still awaiting team with “serious” interest

Matt Thornton remains a free agent who as he is “waiting for a team to show serious interest.” The 39-year-old left hander appeared on Sirius XM on Wednesday saying he would retire if he does not get a big league deal for the 2016 season. Thornton surely has plenty of teams interested in him but thus far no one has paid up for the reliever who spent last season with the Nationals...
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February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Morgan Shepherd Set To Return To Daytona For PowerShares QQQ 300

CONOVER, NC- With funding in place, Morgan Shepherd is set to return ot the high banks of Daytona for the PowerShares QQQ 300, the first race of the 2016 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. The event will mark Shepherd’s 97th race at the famed superspeedway. “Our Camaro is coming together nicely,” says Shepherd. “It’s from the Childress shop, so we know it’s a fast car. And...
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February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart hospitalized after ATV injury

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Tony Stewart is in the hospital following an ATV accident on Tuesday. The three-time series champion flipped a sand buggy outside of San Diego and had to be airlifted to an area hospital. A team spokesman told The Associated Press that Stewart was injured in a non-racing accident on Sunday. He is being evaluated in an undisclosed hospital and able...
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February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Brendan Ryan signs minor league deal with Nationals

The Nationals have signed veteran infielder Brendan Ryan to a minor league contract. Ryan, 33, spent last season with the Yankees appearing in 47 games. He will go to spring training looking to crack the Nationals roster as a utility player. Ryan has never offered much with his bat at the big league level and has not had more than 400 plate appearances since 2012. He owns a career...
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February 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Super Bowl 50 Betting Odds: Broncos vs Panthers point spread, over/under and tv information

The countdown to Super Bowl 50 is now less than a week away. This Sunday the NFC Champion Carolina Panthers and AFC Champion Denver Broncos will square off in the 50th edition of the big game. Led by likely MVP Cam Newton, the Panthers nearly ran the table in the regular season going 15-1. They followed that up by a convincing first half against Seattle and then the obliteration...
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February 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Twins sign Carlos Quentin to minor league deal

The Twins have signed Carlos Quentin to a minor league contract. Quentin, 33, will also be invited to spring training as he attempts to make a comeback. The veteran has not appeared at the major league level since July of 2014. It has been a while since Quentin was a viable option at the big league level as injuries have derailed his career. Quentin will have to show something this...
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February 02, 2016  |  Discuss

White Sox could be landing spot for Andre Ethier

The White Sox sought to upgrade their outfield this offseason but missed out on their targets. Now the team is exploring the trade market with Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier being one target. While the White Sox want an outfielder the Dodgers find themselves wanting to get rid of one. Ethier and Carl Crawford are both available via trade since the Dodgers have what can only be...
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February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning to retire after Super Bowl?

Rumors continue to swirl that Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will retire following Super Bowl 50. Manning will turn 40 next month and dealt with injury and physical decline this season. He returned to the field in Week 17 leading the Broncos to a win which earned them the AFC’s No. 1 seed and subsequently won two playoff games. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport the...
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February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Joseph Randle arrested on speeding charge after going to ex’s house

Joseph Randle has again run into trouble with the law. The former Cowboys running back was arrested and booked into the Irving Jail on Monday after showing up at the house of his ex-girlfriend. Randle apparently wanted to crash at the house of his ex-girlfriend before driving to Kansas. The free agent was not welcomed and residents later called the police. After a warrant check...
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February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

ESM’s Honda HPD Ligier wins Rolex 24 at Dayonta, full IMSA results

The opening IMSA race began Saturday afternoon and ended Sunday. Winning the Rolex 24 at Daytona was the Honda HPD Ligier JS P2 car driven by Scott Sharp , Johannes van Overbeek , Ed Brown and Pipo Derani. Their win was an upset as many expected the Ganassi EcoBoost Riley Ford’s or the Chevrolet Corvette DP’s to win. IMSA Rolex 24 at Daytona Results – OVERALL IN CLASS CLASS...
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January 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Is Danny Duffy the odd man out of the Royals rotation

Ned Yost is not about to name his final two starters for the 2016 season. While Yordano Ventura, Edinson Volquez and Ian Kennedy will start the season as the top three pitchers for the Royals the remaining two spots are up for grabs. Kris Medlen, Chris Young and Danny Duffy will all go to spring training trying to win those two spots but one of these pitchers will begin the season...
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January 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Justin Turner optimistic about opening day, Chase Utley could see time at 3B

Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner is feeling good about his chances of playing come Opening Day. According to Bill Plunkett the 31-year-old is “optimistic” that he will be able to take the field when the season starts. He is returning from microfracture surgery on his knee. Turner had a career year last season hitting .294/.370/.491 with 16 home runs and 60 RBI in 126 games...
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January 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Bryce Petty unlikely to move up Jets depth chart at QB

Bryce Petty spent his rookie season buried on the Jets depth chart at quarterback and according to the Newark Star Ledger‘s Darryl Slater that is unlikely to change. Petty was behind both Ryan Fitzpatrick and Geno Smith on the depth chart this season. Speaking in November head coach Todd Bowles confessed that the Jets would be even more limited on offense if Petty were forced...
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January 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Irwindale Speedway will stick around six more months

Fans of short track racing will be happy to know that Irwindale Speedway has a schedule on it’s website listing races though July. The shortrack was ticketed to be demolished to make way for an outlet mall later this year. For now it gets to live on longer than expected. “What we have is the assurance that we can run through at least July,” Irwindale Event Center Spokesman...
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January 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Will Lamb signs minor league deal with White Sox

The Chicago White Sox have added left handed pitcher Will Lamb to their organization via a minor league deal. Lamb, 25, is a left handed pitcher who spent five years in the farm system of the Texas Rangers. Last year he compiled a 4.42 ERA and a 1.49 WHIP across 57 innings between Double-A and Triple-A. He is expected to start the 2016 season at the minor league level for the White Sox.    
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January 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Cubs add depth by signing pitcher Jonathan Pettibone

The Cubs have added depth to their minor league system by signing right handed pitcher Jonathan Pettibone. Pettibone, 25, missed the entire 2015 season after undergoing multiple shoulder surgeries. He will receive an invitation to spring training but figures to start the 2016 season at the minor league level for the Cubs. Pettibone made two starts for the Phillies back in 2014 and...
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January 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Rams will keep Case Keenum, will start him in LA

The Rams want to keep Case Keenum on the roster. General manager Les Snead echoed coach Jeff Fisher’s sentiments that Keenum would enter the season as the starter for the Rams who will begin playing in Los Angeles in 2016. Asked by the Los Angeles Times about retaining Keenum, Snead responded “That is a goal. We’re not going to let him go somewhere else.” Keenum may begin...
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January 30, 2016  |  Discuss
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