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WWE SmackDown Results for Oct. 31, 2014

Welcome to Tireball Sports’ coverage of WWE SmackDown for Friday Oct. 31, 2014! This episode of SmackDown was aped in Houston, TX. Big Show kicks off SmackDown and gets a “yes!” chant going for a video that they’re sending to Daniel Bryan in support of his comeback. Show informs everyone that Bryan needs another elbow surgery. The Divas Halloween Costume Battle Royal is...
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

WWE Main Event Results for Oct. 28, 2014

The segment between The Miz, Mizdow and Mark Henry did not take place. Instead the Miz called out the Usos and asked why they cheated and then a match is started. The Usos defeated Damien Sandow and The Miz with the switcharoo again. Paige defeated Natalya Luke Harer vignette airs Sheamus defeated Bo Dallas
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

WWE Main Event Results for Oct. 28, 2014

The segment between The Miz, Mizdow and Mark Henry did not take place. Instead the Miz called out the Usos and asked why they cheated and then a match is started. The Usos defeated Damien Sandow and The Miz with the switcharoo again. Paige defeated Natalya Luke Harer vignette airs Sheamus defeated Bo Dallas
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Romo questionable for Week 9 against Cardinals

Tony Romo suffered a back injury on Monday night making his status for Week 9 “questionable at best” according to Ian Fitzsimmons of ESPN Radio. Romo was able to return to Monday’s game but with protection breaking down and his injury bothering him was unable to generate much offense. I am told the injury to Cowboys QB Tony Romo will have him at best questionable for Arizona...
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mississippi State, FSU top in college football playoff rankings

The first wave of college football playoff rankings were released on Tuesday night. To the surprise of no one Mississippi State and Florida State were ranked No. 1 and No. 2. Two other SEC schools in Auburn and Ole Miss rounded out the top four. Oregon and Alabama came in ranked No. 5 and No. 6 respectively. The top four teams in the final rankings on Dec. 7 will play in the inaugural...
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October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers: DeAngelo Williams to start Thursday night game

Getty Images While speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said that running back DeAngelo Williams would make the start in Thursday’s game against the New Orleans Saints. Williams has missed the last four weeks with an ankle injury and how much playing time he gets in the game will be up for debate. Panthers coach Ron Rivera says RB DeAngelo...
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October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins will not rush Robert Griffin III back to field

A day after a surprising win over the Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said that the team will not rush Robert Griffin III back to the field. It is easy for Gruden to say that now that Colt McCoy gave the impression that he can be serviceable for Sunday’s game against Minnesota. Gruden maintains "No matter what happens" they won't rush Griffin back to...
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October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Champ Bailey retires from NFL

Champ Bailey has retired from the NFL. Bailey, 36, spent 15 years in the NFL between the Washington Redskins and Denver Broncos. During that time he was a 12-time Pro Bowler. After being healthy for the better part of a decade injuries began to wreck havoc on Bailey over the last two years forcing him to play in just five games last year. Despite interest from teams, Champ Bailey...
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October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays claim Justin Smoak off waviers

The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed first baseman Justin Smoak off waivers from the Seattle Mariners. Smoke, 27, is coming off a season in which he hit just .202/.275/.339 in 80 games. Long on potential and short on results, the Blue Jays will hope yet another change of scenery gets things going for Smoak. The acquisition of Smoak who has a $3.65 million option for the 2015 season...
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October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys lose linebacker Justin Durant for season

Not only did the Dallas Cowboys lose on Monday night to the Washington Redskins, they also suffered injuries. While quarterback Tony Romo was able to return the same will not be happening for linebacker Justin Durant. Durant suffered a biceps tear according to team owner Jerry Jones and is likely out for the season. With Sean Lee from the start of the season, Durant has been a key...
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October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Entry List for AAA Texas 500

The second race in the Eliminator Round will take place on Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, TX. There are 43 cars on the entry list for the AAA Texas 500 meaning that all of the drivers are guaranteed a starting spot in this race. Joey Logano won the spring race at Texas while Jimmie Johnson won here last fall. Johnson used a win here to set up his sixth championship...
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October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Romo injured against Redskins

Trailing 10-7 the Dallas Cowboys saw quarterback Tony Romo go down after a sack by Keenan Robinson. Romo took a knee to his back and was helped off the field by trainers after staying down during a commercial break. The injury to Romo could force the Cowboys to insert Brandon Weeden into the game. Weeden was signed in the offseason as Kyle Orton was released while considering retirement...
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October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Eric McClure and wife expending sixth child

Eric McClure and family announced on YouTube that they are expecting child number six. Currently Eric and wife Miranda McClure have five girls. The family’s video was set to the music of “Let it Go” from Disney’s Frozen. You can watch it below.
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October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

WWE Monday Night RAW Results for Oct. 27, 2014

Welcome to Tireball Sports’ coverage of WWE Monday Night RAW for October 27, 2014. Tonight’s show which airs from the AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX follows a surprisingly solid Hell In a Cell PPV. By most accounts many of the matches were ends of feuds at HIAC which means the start of new ones tonight. Most interesting may be the one developing between Dean Ambrose and...
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October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets: Michael Vick to start against Chiefs

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan confirmed on Monday that quarterback Geno Smith has been benched. That means that Michael Vick will get the start for the Jets next week against the Kansas City Chiefs. Ryan left the door open for Smith to regain the starters role later this year but more than likely the Jets will again try their luck in the draft. Geno has made eight starts...
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October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Harvick unhappy with Kenseth following Martinsville wreck

Kevin Harvick is not exactly happy with fellow chase driver Matt Kenseth after the two made contact at Martinsville on Sunday. On lap 228 of the race Kenseth ran into the back of Denny Hamlin before clipping Harvick’s car sending the No. 4 Chevrolet behind the wall for repairs. “I definitely thought that we had worked our way into where we needed to be, in a good position, and...
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October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Vincent Jackson trade looking unlikely

A trade involving Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson is beginning to look unlikely. While there was some early speculation that the 31-year-old Jackson could land in Philadelphia or Seattle ESPN’s Chris Mortensen is the latest to say tht a deal will not be happening. Jackson is owed $10 million in guaranteed base salary and with the Buccaneers asking for a second...
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October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Smith has strained throwing shoulder

getty images Alex Smith of the Kansas City Chiefs suffered a strained throwing shoulder in Sunday’s win over the St. Louis Rams. Despite the injury, Smith is expected to be fine in time to start in the Chiefs Week 9 contest against the New York Jets. Smith could be limited in practice this week but right now there is nothing to suggest he is in any real danger of missing Sunday’s...
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October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears lose Slauson and Houston for season

The Chicago Bears were humiliated and injured in a blow out loss to New England on Sunday. Left guard Matt Slauson was diagnosed with a torn pectoral. He is now done for the season. Eben Britton is next on the depth chart for the Bears but it is possible that Jordan Mills moves due to Slauson’s injury. Slauson is going on 29 and owed $2.75 million next season. He will be...
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October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

No surprise: Redskins will start Colt McCoy against Cowboys

The Washington Redskins will start Colt McCoy in tonight’s Monday Night Football game against NFC East rival Dallas. McCoy has been expected to start all week long but the Redskins had played up an angle where Robert Griffin III could play. That never seemed likely with a bye week looming. The Redskins will indeed turn to McCoy for tonight’s game after he led them to a win a...
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October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves hire Kevin Seitzer as hitting coach

Greg Walker stepped down at the end of September as the Atlanta Braves hitting coach. Walker’s departure was not a complete surprise after the Braves struggled again offensively for much of the 2014 season. Kevin Seitzer, a former All-Star, has been hired to replace walker as the Braves hitting coach. Previously Seitzer has served as the hitting coach for the Diamondbacks, Royals...
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October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals outfielder Oscar Tavares dies in automobile accident

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras was killed on Sunday in a car crash along with his girlfriend. The 22-year-old was driving to his hometown of Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic. Thus far authorities have released no details of the accident that claimed the life of Tavares and his 18-year-old girlfriend Edilia Arvelo. Once a top prospect of the Cardinals, Tavares...
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October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

WWE Hell in a Cell PPV results

WWE is holding Hell in a Cell tonight. Below are the results for this pay-per-view which is taking place in Dallas, TX from the American Airlines Arena. RESULTS Dolph Ziggler defeated Cesaro (2-out-of-3 Falls IC Title Match) Mark Henro defeated Bo Dallas REMAINING CARD: Brie Bella vs. Nikki Bella (Loser Becomes the Winner’s Assistant for a Month) Rusev vs. Big Show The Usos vs...
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October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Roethlisberger has historic day for Steelers in win over Colts

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had a record setting day in the teams win over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. Roethlisberger was 40-of-49 for 522 yards – tied for fourth most in NFL history. He added a franchise record six touchdowns as he picked apart a Colts secondary absent of Vontae Davis. Antonio Brown was the top target of Roethlisbeger catching 10...
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October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

J.J. Watt does selfie celebration after sacking Zach Mettenberger

J.J. Watt is apparently not a big fan of Zach Mettenberger’s selfies. After being named the quarterback of the Titans for Sunday’s game the rookie Mettenberger posted a few selfies to twitter. On Sunday it was Watt who mocked the action following a sack in what proved to be a rather easy with for the Texans. For those curious about Mettenberger’s selfie prior to the game...
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October 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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