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Cubs among teams interested in Jon Niese

The New York Mets have a surplus in their starting rotation. Jon Niese remains the most likely name to be moved and according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports one of the teams who have discussed inquiring the left hander is the Chicago Cubs. Niese, 28, has been criticized for being inconsistent this season going 3-7 with a 4.12 ERA in 14 starts. He does own a 3.46 ERA for the month...
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June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Toyota Save Mart 350: NASCAR at Sonoma starting lineup, green flag and tv info

The first road course race of the season takes place on Sunday as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series visits Sonoma Raceway for the Toyota Save Mart 350. A field of 43 drivers will turn left and right at the road course with AJ Allmendinger leading them to the green flag. Ten different drivers have gone to victory lane in the last ten races at Sonoma with the most recent being Carl Edwards...
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June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Robinson Cano day-to-day with bruised forehead

Robinson Cano has a deep bruise on his forehead but did not suffer a concussion in Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels. Willie Bloomquist replaced Cano after he was struck in the head with a ball in between innings. Bloomquist is expected to start on Sunday. Through 7 games this season Cano has hit just .244/.281/.352 with four home runs and 24 RBI. Cano continues to...
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June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

AJ Allmendinger wins Sonoma pole, Toyota Save Mart 350 qualifying results

AJ Allmendinger was the fastest qualifier on Saturday for tomorrow’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raeway. The driver of the No. 47  Chevrolet will lead the field of 43 cars to the green flag for Sunday’s race as  drivers hit the first road course of the year. He will be joined by Kurt Busch on the front row. Carl Edwards won this race last season...
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June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles to recall Kevin Gausman for Sunday’s doubleheader

getty images Rain has forced Saturday’s scheduled game between the Baltimore Orioles and Cleveland Indians to be played as part of a doubleheader on Sunday. While both Chris Tillman and Cody Anderson will start one game of the douleheader, the Orioles will recall Kevin Gausman from the minor leagues to pitch the other. No word as to who the Indians will start for the other game...
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June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton out 4-6 weeks with broken hand

So much for seeing Giancarlo Stanton hit in the home run derby. The major league leader with 27 home runs will miss the next 4-6 weeks with a broken bone in his hand. Stanton broke a bone in his left hand during the sixth inning of the Miami Marlins loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday. He stayed in the game and str336uck out in the ninth inning. “My bat dug into my hand...
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June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. backs NASCAR’s ban on confederate flag

Dale Earnhardt Jr. stood before reporters on Friday at Sonoma Raceway and backed statements by NASCAR that the Confederate flag should not be flown on the grounds of the South Carolina state capitol. “I think it’s offensive to an entire race,” Earnhardt said. “It does nothing for anybody to be there flying, so I don’t see any reason. It belongs in the history books and...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants place Jeremy Affeldt on DL

The San Francisco Giants have placed relief pitcher Jeremy Affeldt on the 15-day disabled list with a shoulder strain. On Thursday the 36-year-old Affeldt allowed four runs without recording an out. Their is no indication as to how long the left hander will be out of action. The Giants have summoned Micahel Broadway to take his place in the bullpen. Though 33 games this season...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins: Byron Buxton to miss a month

The Minnesota Twins will be without center fielder Byron Buxton for about a month says manager Paul Molitor. Molitor told 96.3 FM in Minneapolis that the thumb injury Buxton suffered on Tuesday while trying to steal a base will keep the highly prized prospect out of action. Danny Santana figures to move back into the everyday role at center for the Twins. Though his first 11 games...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

NASCAR at Sonoma: Weekend Schedule, race start time and tv info for Toyota Save Mart 350

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is all alone this weekend as it runs the first road course event of the year at Sonoma. Drivers will turn both left and right as they attempt to claim victory out in California. Below you can find all the on-track activities for this weekend’s running of the Toyota Save Mart 350. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Weekend Schedule for Sonoma Friday June 26...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Some Fitness and nutrition tips for students

Numerous students around us couldn’t care less about their well-being and nourishment therefore they are wiped out, unfortunate, unfit and moderate in training. To stay fit rationally and physically, one ought to deal with their sustenance and different wellness exercises. You are a student or instructor, guardian or tyke, more seasoned or more youthful; all should be fit yet...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Ahmad Bradshaw given one game suspension for violating substance-abuse policy

  Source: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images North America The NFL has suspended free agent running back Ahmad Bradshaw for one game for his violation of the substance-abuse policy. Bradshaw spent last season with the Indianapolis Colts before suffering a fractured fibula in Week 11. He was cited for marijuana possession in February and much like LeGarrett Blount has been suspended...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Browns claim WR Terrelle Pryor off waivers

The Cleveland Browns have claimed wide receiver Terrelle Pryor off of waivers from the Cincinnati Bengals. Pryor is now trying to stick as a wide receiver in the NFL after failing to make any ripples as a quarterback out of Ohio State. The 26-year-old did try playing some wide receiver in college and his 6-foot-5, 232 pound frame makes him a sizable target. The Browns have one...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Kyle Larson to drive purple Viva Vantage car at Sonoma

Viva Vantage will be prominently displayed on the No. 42 Chevrolet SS driven by Kyle Larson this weekend at Sonoma Raceway. Larson will trade in his normally red and white Target colors for a purple car this weekend as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to the first road course event of the season. Though 14 races this season Larson had a top-five and five finishes inside the top-10.  
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Former MLB player Darryl Hamilton dead after apparent murder-suicide

Former Major League Baseball player Darryl Hamilton was killed in what authorities believe was a murder-suicide this past weekend. The 50-year-old Hamilton and his 44-year-old girlfriend Monica Jordan were found dead Sunday in their Pearland, Texas home.   Following the initial investigation, Hamilton was shot several times before Jordan shot herself. A 14-month old child was found...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. driving Microsoft Windows 10 car at Sonoma (Photos)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will drive his No. 88 Chevrolet this coming weekend at Sonoma Raceway with Microsoft Windows 10 serving as the primary sponsor. In addition to the June 28 race at Sonoma, Earnhardt will also have this scheme on his car when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Pocono on August 2. “NASCAR and Hendrick Motorsports are perpetual innovators in motorsports,...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves release veteran catcher Wil Nieves

After being designated for assignment by the San Diego Padres in May, Wil Nieves inked a minor league deal with the Atlanta Braves. Nieves, 37, has been serving as a catcher for the Braves Triple-A affiliate but was hitting just .238/.324/.286 and now finds himself again looking for a job. This could very well be the end of the line for Nieves who never produced much during his...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon Beachy makes first minor league rehab start

Brandon Beachy made his first minor league rehab start with High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday as he works his way back from a second Tommy John surgery. Beachy threw two scoreless innings while recording three strikeouts. He did allow a hit and walked one throwing 45 pitches of which 26 were for strikes. The plan is for Beachy to join the Dodgers rotation in mid-July.
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June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Buescher leads Xfinity Series points after Chicagoland, full standings

Chris Buescher leaves Chicagoland Speedway as the points leader in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The driver of the No. 60 Ford Mustang is 29 points ahead of second place Ty Dillon. Winner: Erik Jones wins at Chicagoland The Xfinity Series is off next weekend but returns for a July 4 race at Daytona. Xfnity Series points after Chicagoland RK DRIVER POINTS WINS POLES TOP 5 TOP...
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June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Erik Jones wins Xfinity Series race at Chicagoland, full AttiCat 300 results

Erik Jones won Sunday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race from Chicagoland Speedway. The driver of the No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota beat out Ryan Blaney and Austin Dillon to the checkered flag in the AttiCat 300. Austin Dillon began the race on the pole while Ross Kenseth who was making his series debut began the race second. With 48 laps to go confusion arose when pitlane was said...
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June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Xfinity series race at Chicagoland postphoned until Sunday

The NASCAR Xfinity Series will run the AttiCat 300 from Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday after rain hit the Joliet, IL area on Saturday. Austin Dillon will lead the field to the green flag in the race with Ross Kenseth joining him on the front row. The race is the first for Kenseth in the Xfinity Series in his career. The race will take place at noon on Sunday, 11 AM CST. Parking...
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June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer loses perfect game after hitting 27th batter, records no-hitter

Max Scherzer pitched the second no-hitter in as many seasons for the Washington Nationals and was just a hit batter away from a perfect game. Scherzer hit Jose Tabata with two outs in the ninth inning to lose his bid of a perfect game. He then induced a flyout of Josh Harrison to record the no-hitter. Over his last two outings Scherzer has gone 18 innings allowing just one hit...
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June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Austin Dillon wins Xfinity pole at Chicagoland, Attic Cat 300 starting lineup

Austin Dillon was the fastest qualifier for Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Chicagoland Speedway. The driver of the No. 33 Chevrolet will be joined by Ross Kenseth who is making his first start on the front row for the AttiCat 300. Chase Elliott won this event last season while Kevin Harvick went to victory lane in the fall. Fox Sports 1 will have coverage of the AttiCat...
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June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Edgar Martinez tabbed as new Mariners hitting coach

The Seattle Mariners have failed to produce at the plate this season and have now hired a new hitting coach. Edgar Martinez has been named the new hitting coach taking over the position which was recently held by Howard Johnson. Martinez spent 18 seasons with the Mariners tallying 2,247 hits and a .312/.418/.515 career line. Edgar Martinez hired as mariners new hitting coach...
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June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians outright Shaun Marcum to Triple-A

Shaun Marcum will again find himself at Triple-A Columbus after he cleared waivers following a designation for assignment by the Cleveland Indians on Thursday. Marcum has been inconsistent during his seven games this season. His last two outings are as much evidence of that as anything else. After going seven innings allowing just two hits on June 11 against the Seattle Mariners...
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June 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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