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Braves give Freeman eight-year extension, $135 million

The Atlanta Braves have signed first baseman Freddie Freeman to an eight-year extension. Freeman, 24, earned his first All-Star selection a season ago. He will earn $135 million over the course of the deal according to multiple sources. The Braves deal with Freeman is the largest in franchise history. Freeman will earn an average of $16.875 million over the next eight years. Heyward...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Larry Fitzgerald converts salary into bonus, giving Cardinals $9.4 of cap space

Larry Fitzgerald has had $11.75 million of his $12.75 million salary for 2014 converted into a bonus. The move will create $9.4 million in cap space for the Arizona Cardinals. It technically means Fitzgerald’s salary will be just $1 million in 2014 but he will get $11.75 million right away. It was a no-brainer move by the Cardinals were needed salary space and had no desire to...
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Sam Fuld signs with A’s

getty images The Oakland Athletics have signed outfielder Sam Fuld to a minor league contract. Fuld, 32, will receive an invitation to spring training and could make $800,000 if he makes the A’s out of spring training. His contract includes an additional $100,000 in incentives. Source: #Athletics sign Sam Fuld to one-year, minor-league deal. Worth $800K in majors plus $100K in...
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Terrance Williams set to step up as Cowboys No. 2 receiver

getty images With Miles Austin and his $5.5 million against the cap expected to be jettisoned the Dallas Cowboys appear ready to move Terrance Williams into the No. 2 wide receiver role says ESPN’s Calvin Watkins. Williams had good and bad moments in 2013. Overall the 24-year-old finished his rookie season with 44 catches for 736 yards and five touchdowns. With Scott Linehan taking...
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Marlins sign Jeff Baker to two-year deal

The Miami Marlins have signed infielder Jeff Baker to a two-year deal. Baker’s new deal is worth $3.7 million according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. It also includes an additional $500,000 in bonuses in each of the two seasons. Baker $3.7M with #Marlins on 2-yr deal. Plus $500K available in bonuses each season — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) February 4, 2014 Last year...
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Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith visits Disney World (Video)

Malcolm Smith you and the Seattle Seahawks just won the Super Bowl…. I’m going to Disney World says Super Bowl XLVIII MVP Malcom Smith. Smith is the latest player to proclaim his intention to go to Disney World. On Monday the linebacker who ran an interception back for a touchdown and later recovered a fumble went to the Magic Kingdom. “It takes me back to when I was a kid...
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Derek Jeter and Hannah Davis have broken up

Sports Illustrated New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and Sports Illustrated Swimswuit model Hannah Davis have broken up. Well shucks. Just when everyone was getting excited about Davis returning to Sports Illustrated’s annual Swimsuit edition with bikinis and NJ Strong shirts. Page Six reports: One source told us: “Derek likes to keep his relationships quiet. In the past...
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Penguins Kris Letang to miss 4th straight game with illness

Getty Images Pittsburgh Penguins Kris Letang will miss his fourth straight game due to an illness, the team announced on Tuesday. Letang won’t travel with the Penguins to Buffalo for Wednesday’s match. Beyond the fact that Letang is out Wednesday, the Penguins didn’t offer any update on his condition. The team is now pursuing further evaluation. “Kris Letang continues to...
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Braves avoid arbitration with Jason Heyward, working on extension with Freddie Freeman

The Atlanta Braves are not known for arbitration hearings but had three scheduled this year. That number may be down to one as Jason Heyward and the team have reached a new deal and reports suggest the same may be true for Freddie Freeman. Heyward and the Braves reached two-year contract worth $13.3 million. When arbitration figures were exchanged last month Heyward asked for $5...
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Texans leaning towards drafting Blake Bortles at No. 1

The Houston Texans have the first overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft and they are expected to draft a quarterback. Whether the Texans draft Johnny Manziel or Blake Bortles remains to be seen. Former NFL Scout Russ Lande believes that the Texans are leaning towards drafting Borles according to his latest report on Sports on Earth. Lande believes that while Texans owner Bob McNair...
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NASCAR announces penalty and appeal changes

Getty Images NASCAR Executive Vice President of Racing Operations, Steve O’Donnell and NASCAR Vice President of Competition and Racing Development Robin Pemberton announced updates to their penalty and appeal process this morning. The first change is the name, NASCAR will now refer to the penalty process as the “deterrent system.” Former president of Gulfstream, Bryan Moss...
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Kansas City Royals have great new billboard for 2014 season

Will the Kansas City Royals improve on the 86-76 mark from last season? I dunno but they sure have great billboards. For those unfamilliar with the Royals, that’s Alex Gordon sliding. The last time the Royals topped 90 wins was in 1989 when they won 92. They will need to reach or top that number if they are going to contend for the AL Central this season. Remember the award-winning...
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Antoine Bethea willing to re-sign with Colts, considering options

Indianapolis Colts safety Antoine Bethea is willing to re-sign with the team but will consider other options according to the IndyStar. Bethea has been a tackle machine for the Colts and just wrapped up a four-year deal worth $27 million. Now 29 he is hitting free agency with what figures to be his last chance to get a big contract. The IndyStar suggests that the Colts could move...
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George Zimmerman wants to fight Kayne West in Celebrity Boxing Match

George Zimmerman has agreed to a celebrity boxing match. There’s been no word on who Zimmerman might fight but he’s got someone in mind according to TMZ. Zimmerman would like to fight Kanye West. While it’s doubtful that such an event would take place, a match between the two would have all the making of a bad car wreck. From TMZ.com: Promoters for Zimmerman’s upcoming celeb...
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STP to be on No. 43 driven by Aric Almirola for two races

Long time sponsor of Richard Petty, STP will be on the No. 43 Ford Fusion for two races on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule. STP will sponsor the Richard Petty Motorsports car driven by Aric Almiorla at Martinsville in March and Bristol in August.
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Kyle Busch to have peanut M&M themed paint scheme at Daytona (Photos)

JGR Facebook Kyle Busch will hit the track for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway with a special Peanut M&M paint scheme. Busch and longtime sponsor Mars will give the yellow peanut M&M top billing placing him front and center on the hood of the No. 18 Toyota Camry driven by the Joe Gibbs Racing driver. Later in the year the Skittles car will make its decade...
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Joakim Noah ejected, uses foul language on referee (Video)

Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah was ejected from Monday night’s game after two technical fouls. He then lost his cool and used some harsh language towards the referees. We can only assume that it sounded a lot like this… (foul language) The 6’11″ Noah is probably going to get fined for his out burst, which we can only assume will lead to more foul language.
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Record $119.4 million bet on Super Bowl, $19.7 million lost

getty images A record $119.4 million was bet at Nevada casinos on this year’s Super Bowl. With the Denver Broncos entering as a 2.5 point favorite, bettors turned out to show support for Peyton Manning. The result was a record $19.7 million profit for the sportsbooks reports the Associated Press. That’s more than the last three Super Bowls combined. Seattle thumped Denver 43...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Russell Wilson still planning to attend spring training with Rangers

Russell Wilson won Super Bowl XLVIII with the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday and is still planning to attend Texas Rangers camp this spring. Wilson, 25, won the Super Bowl in just his second season in the NFL and was drafted by the Rangers in the Rule V draft. The Rangers are not trying to convince Wilson to become a two-sport start but rather want him to mentor some of their younger...
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Cody Rhodes hits moonsault off top of cage during WWE RAW

Cody Rhodes and Goldust had a WWE Tag Team Championship match against the New Age Outlaws on Monday Night RAW. The match was contested inside a steel cage and at the end of the match Rhodes went up top and connected (partially) on Road Dogg. Billy Gunn then hit a fameasser and scored the win. Watch: Cody Rhodes moonsault on RAW It looked like Rhodes may have hurt his arm but there...
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Why is CM Punk not on WWE Monday Night RAW?

CM Punk was not on WWE Monday Night RAW immediately following the Royal Rumble pay-per-view after he reportedly got into an argument with HHH about where his current story-line was headed. Punk left the arena and did not appear at house shows or on Smack Down after the incident. Did CM Punk quit the WWE? Its’s hard to tell what is real or not when it comes to the WWE. CM Punk was...
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WWE Monday Night RAW: Live Updates and Results for February 3, 2014

WWE Monday Night Raw Live Results and Updates for February 3, 2014. WWE Monday Night RAW will air LIVE tonight from Omaha, Nebraska and the CenturyLink Center . All six men in the Elimination Chamber match have been announced. Randy Orton will defend the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Daniel Bryan, Sheamus, John Cena, Antonio Cesaro and Christian. The winner of that...
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Dylan Kwasniewski to drive No. 31 for Turner Scott Motorsports

Dylan Kwasniewski will drive the No. 31 Chevrolet Camero of Turner Scott Motorsports this season in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Kwasniewski comes with experience winning the 2012 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West championship and the 2013 K&N Pro Series East championship. The first race for Kwasniewski will be the season opening race at Daytona International Speedway where he...
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Carlos Marmol talking to three teams, deal soon?

Carlos Marmol is still talking to three teams and could soon have a deal according to CBS’ Jon Heyman. We’ve heard that Marmol had gained interest for some time but it’s unclear who remains interested in him at this point. carlos marmol is talking to 3 teams. could have deal soon. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) February 3, 2014 Marmol spent time with the Chicago Cubs and...
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Kyle Farnsworth signs minor league deal with Mets

The New York Mets have signed relief pitcher Kyle Farnsworth to a minor league deal. Farnsworth, 37, will also receive an invitation to spring training. The Mets are buying low on Farnsworth hoping he has something left in the tank. He stands a decent chance of making the team out of spring training after having a 4.70 ERA in 38 1/3 innings of work last season for the Tampa Bay Rays...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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