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Report: Owner and GM driving forces in Redskins starting Griffin

Colt McCoy has led the Washington Redskins to back to back wins, yet on Sunday he will be sitting on the bench behind Robert Griffin III. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter starting Griffin against Minnesota is “an owner- and general-manager-driven decision.” Redskins executive Tony Wyllie – the guy who yelled no means no on Monday night – denied that assertion saying it...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox interested in Norichika Aoki

The Chicago White Sox are one team who could make a play for outfielder Norichika Aoki this offseason, should he leave the Kansas City Royals as a free agent. Nick Carfado expects the White Sox to make a play for Aoki who hit .285/.349/.360 for the Royals this season. Such a move would require the team to trade Dayan Vicideo or at the very least move him to the designated hitter...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Jordan Cameron worked out on field Sunday, could return soon

getty images Cleveland Browns tight end Jordan Cameron has been cleared for activity and was spotted working out “lightly” on the field prior to Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay. Cameron – who is still recovering from a concussion – has already been ruled out for today’s game against the Buccaneers but his return is coming soon. Whether or not it would take play during...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets could turn back to Geno Smith next week

getty images The New York Jets are having Michael Vick start today’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs. At 1-7 the Jets have twice pulled Smith from games inserting Vick in his place. After playing downright awful in his first bit of action this year, Vick provided a small offensive spark a week ago but struggled with turnovers – the same problem that has plagued Smith. The...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys: Brandon Weeden to start against Cardinals

Brandon Weeden will start for the Dallas Cowboys today against the Arizona Cardansl. Weeden will be under center in place of injured Tony Romo. The Cowboys delayed making a decision on the status of Romo until Sunday even after reports surfaced on Saturday that Romo had two small fractures in his back. Given that the Cowboys travel to London next week to play against the laughable...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas: Starting lineup, green flag start time and tv info for NASCAR’s AAA 500

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend for the second race of the Eliminator Round. Eight drivers remain eligible to win the Sprint Cup this season with the running of the AAA 500 providing the surface for which someone’s ch Matt Kenseth will be on the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. Joining the driver of...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Laquon Treadwell suffers nasty ankle injury against Auburn (GIF)

In a tight game between Ole Miss and Auburn, wide receiver Laquon Treadwell was headed from the endzone when he was tackled from behind. Treadwell approached the goalline when he was hit with the football coming out. Auburn defender Cassanova McKinzy quickly fell on the ball which left in question if the play was a touchdown. GIF- Treadwell TD gives Ole Miss the lead over Auburn...
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November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys players want Joseph Randle released

Getty Images For now Joseph Randle remains on the Dallas Cowboys, but his status going forward could easily change. Randle is still suffering the fallout from an arrest in which he allegedly attempted to steal cologne and underwear. This week Dez Bryant and Randle got into a tiff during practice leaving head coach Jason Garrett to call team meeting to address the situation. ...
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November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Romo has two small fractures in back

Getty Images Speaking on ESPN Sports Center, Todd Archer reported that Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo had suffered two small fractures in his back during Monday’s loss. Romo was able to return from the injury on Monday night but his status for Sunday’s game against an Arizona defense which has a tendency to blitz and attack the quarterback could be in question. Archer...
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November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Chase Elliott leads Nationwide Series points, full standings following Texas

Chase Elliott continues his quest for a championship in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. The driver of the No. 9 Napa Auto Parts Chevrolet will leave Texas Motor Speedway as the points leader in the  Nationwide Series, 48 points ahead of second place Regan Smith. WINNER: Kyle Busch wins at Texas, full results The Nationwide Series will again be in action next weekend at Phoenix...
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November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyle Busch wins Nationwide Series race at Texas, results for O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge

Kyle Busch won Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race from Texas Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota Camry finished ahead of Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge – a 200 lap race held at the 1.5-mile track located in Fort Worth. Beginning the day on the pole was Joey Logano but it was Trevor Bayne who would take...
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November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Hessman returns to Tigers on minor league deal

The Detroit Tigers will keep Mike Hessman around at the minor league level next season. Hessman, 36, has proven to be a slugger at the Triple-A level hitting 272 homers in the International league for a total of 417 minor league homers. Even with those impressive numbers, Hessman has not appeared in a game at the big league level since 2010. His chances of appearing in a game during...
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November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Clint Bowyer will drive for sick Elliott Sadler at Texas

Elliott Sadler will not run a full race at Texas Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 11 OneMain Financial Toyota was unable to qualify his car on Saturday. Clint Bowyer drove the car in qualifying and while Sadler will be behind the wheel to start the race it will only be a matter of time before Bowyer gets behind the wheel. Sadler appears to have some sort of virus which has...
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November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Reggie Wayne listed as probable for Monday

Wide receiver Reggie Wayne is listed as probable for the Colts Monday night game against the Giants. Wayne missed last week’s contest against the Steelers but is expected to return to the field this week after practicing in full on Friday and Saturday. On Monday night the Giants figure to have cornebrack Jayron Hoysley shadow Wayne. This season Wayne has 38 caches for 434 yards...
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November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers acquire Adam Lind from Blue Jays

The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired Adam Lind from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for pitcher Marco Estrada. Lind had his $7.5 million option for 2015 picked up today by the Blue Jays but his chances to return to the team always were in question especially after the team made a move to add Justin Smoak days ago. When healthy Lind has proven to be a valuable and productive part...
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November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets add Matt Simms off practice squad

Michael Vick will start on Sunday for the New York Jets. While Vick has acknowledged that he needs to protect the football this week the Jets have added some insurance in the form of practice squad quarterback Matt Simms. Geno Smith has a shoulder injury and is questionable to backup Vick. That leaves the Jets in need of someone on the bench in case Vick is injured. Last season...
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November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Lindsey Duke dresses as devil for Halloween

Lindsey Duke, girlfriend of Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles, dressed up as a devil for Halloween. Duke became a interesting name leading up to UCF’s bowl game last season and the NFL Draft. Since then she has cooled off a bit. On Friday she wore a devil constume, which showed a good amount of skin.
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November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Burnett, Phillies decline mutual option for 2015

getty images The Philadelphia Phillies and pitcher A.J. Burnett have both declined their ends of a $15 million option for 2015. It remains unclear if the 37-year-old will return for next season as he is believed to considering retirement again this year. He still holds a player option worth $12.75 million for next season. Burnett was 8-18 with a 4.59 ERA in 34 starts in his first...
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November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals decline option on Butler, Cubs exercise Turner

The Kansas City Royals have declined the option on Billy Butler. The 28-year-old Butler spent eight seasons with the Royals but is coming off consecutive down seasons which made it easy for the team to decline his $12.5 million option. Instead he will pick up a $1 million buyout. Butler finished last season hitting .271/.323/.379 with nine homers and 66 RBI. There should be a sizable...
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November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays pick up Adam Lind’s option, decline Sergio Santos

Getty Images The Toronto Blue Jays have picked up the option on first baseman Adam Lind for 2015. Lind will make $7.5 million next season as part of the option. Lind, 31, appeared in 96 games last season before injury hitting .321/.381/.479 with six homers and 40 RBI. Given the Blue Jays decision to pick up Justin Smoak, there is a good chance that Lind could be moved prior to...
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November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationwide at Texas: Starting lineup, green flag start time and tv info for O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge

The NASCAR Nationwide Series is nearing the end of its season and with that another stop at Texas Motor Speedway. While the championship is Chase Elliott’s to lose, Saturday’s running of the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge is anyone’s for the taking. Starting the race on the pole will be Joey Logano in the No. 22 Discount Tire Ford Mustang. He will be joined by Trevor Bayne...
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November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies pick up option on LaTroy Hawkins

In 2014 the Colorado Rockies used LaTroy Hawkins in their closers role. He responded admirably. Hawkins had a 3.31 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and notched 23 saves on 26 attempts. The Rockies should have Hawkins in a similar role again in 2015. The 41-year-old Hawkins continues to chug along. In September he picked up his 1,000th appearance becoming the 16th pitcher to appear in 1,000 or more games.
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November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins hiring Paul Molitor as manager

The Minnesota Twins will indeed hire Paul Molitor to be their next manager. After weeks of speculation, the Twins are ready to name Molitor to their managerial position after he spent the 2014 season on the bench for Ron Gardenhire. Per colleague @1500ESPN_Reusse: Molitor, as expected, will be the choice of the #MNTwins. Sort of figured news would leak this weekend. — Darren...
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November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Crafton leads truck series points, full standings following Texas

Eyeing a second straight championship in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Matt Crafton will leave Texas Motor Speedway with a 23 point lead over Ryan Blaney. Entering Friday’s running of the WinStar World Casino and Resorts 350 the driver of the No. 88 Toyota Tundra held a 18 point lead over second place Blaney. WINNER: Busch wins at Texas, full results The truck series...
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November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyle Busch wins truck series race at Texas, full results for WInStar 350

Kyle Busch won Friday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 51 Toyota Tundra crossed the finish line ahead of Jeb Burton and Timothy Peters in the WinStar World Casino and Results 350. Friday’s race consisted of 147 laps around the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway of which 80 were led by Busch. Beginning the race on the pole...
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November 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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