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Bears name Jimmy Clausen backup QB, cut Jordan Palmer

Jimmy Clausen has won the backup quarterback job for the Chicago Bears beating out Jordan Palmer who was cut on Sunday. Clausen quickly caught the attention of the Bears coaching staff this preseason after sitting out the entire 2013 season following an injury during the preseason. The former Notre Dame standout has had his career fan out after being drafted in the second round of...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

A’s place Sean Doolittle on disabled list

getty images The Oakland Athletics have placed closer Sean Doolittle on the 15-day disabled list. Doolittle, an All-Star this season, lands on the DL with an intercostal strain. In 54 games this season the 27-year-old Doolittle had posted a 2.28 ERA and a 0.71 WHIP across 55 1/3 innings of work amassing 20 saves. Dan Otero has been recalled from Triple-A Sacramento to take the roster...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Joaquin Benoit returns to action earning eighth save

Joaquin Benoit returned to action on Sunday picking up his eighth save of the season. Benoit made his first appearance since coming down with a shoulder issue on Aug. 13. In his lone inning of work Benoit recorded a strikeout while closing out the game. Kevin Quackenbush will head back to a setup role with Benoit back. The save chance was set up in part by the work of starter Ian...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Vontaze Burfict leaves preseason game with hamstring injury

Linebacker Vontaze Burfict left Sunday’s third preseason game with a hamstring injury. Burfict recorded 171 tackles, forced one fumble, and intercepted one pass last season being a key cog in the defensive efforts of the Cincinnati Bengals. With reports circulating that the team and Burfict are close or have reached an extension this is not what anyone wanted to see. Burfict played...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Schaub dealing with sore arm

Getty Images The Oakland Raiders will monitor the throwing elbow of quarterback Matt Schaub on a daily basis said head coach Dennis Allen on Sunday. Schaub is battling a “sore elbow” which could explain his lack of arm strength thus far this preseason. Allen does not believe the issue to be serious. Matt Schaub has elbow soreness, Dennis Allen says. He'll be evaluated daily....
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Savage could begin season No. 2 at QB for Texans

Getty Images The Houston Texans have uncertainty at the quarterback position. With Ryan Fitzpatrick showing little thus far the Texans could be forced to make a switch relatively quick this season. While Case Keenum appeared set to begin the season at No. 2 on the depth chart Texans head coach Bill O’Brien suggested on Sunday that rookie Tom Savage could move ahead of him prior...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Sanchez trade unlikely for Rams

With Sam Bradford lost for the season with a re-torn ACL the St. Louis Rams are in a tough position to start the season. Some quickly labeled Mark Sanchez as a potential trade target for the Rams but such a trade is unlikely because of the high regard the Eagles have for him. The Eagles are comfortable with Sanchez and expecting his relationship with current Rams offensive coordinator...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams concerned Sam Bradford has re-torn ACL

Getty Images Sam Bradford left Saturday’s preseason game against the Cleveland Browns with a knee injury. Now ESPN Adam Schefter reports that the St. Louis Rams have “real concern” that Bradford has re-torn his ACL. Despite Rams QB Sam Bradford thinking his ACL was intact from initial testing, there is real concern that it is not and it could be torn. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Bowman apologies to Danica Patrick following Bristol incident

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie Alex Bowman apologized to Danica Patrick after spinning her on lap 263 of Saturday’s race at Bristol. “It looked like somebody slid up a couple of cars in front of her and they all checked up,’’ said Bowman via MRN. “ I was just too deep not to run into her. I was on the brakes as hard as I could. Bowman got into the back of Patrick’s car...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Theismann says Kirk Cousins over RG III

Getty Images The role of quarterback Robert Griffin III has again been called into question. “Let’s stop beating around the bush,” Theismann said during Saturday’s preseason game, via The Washington Post. “Kirk Cousins has played much better at the quarterback position than Robert Griffin III has. Now, Robert is learning to work out of a pocket. He doesn’t look as smooth...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Cameroonian soccer player killed by rock hurled by fan

Albert Ebosse scored the lone goal for JS Kabylie in their 2-1 loss on Saturday against USM Algiers. As Ebosse and his teammates left the field fans of the team hurled objects at the players including rocks. One of those rocks hit Ebosse in the head at the 1st November Stadium in Tizi Ouzou province. “My thoughts go out to the family and friends of this young man who enjoyed his...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Nikki Bella works as face, WWE given up on Adam Rose?

At the WWE Live event on Saturday in Sacramento, CA it was Nikki Bella teaming with Emma against Alicia Fox and Layla. After winning the match Nikki attacked special referee Rosa Mendes. Nikki and Emma teamed together on Friday but Nikki attacked Emma following the match. With Dean Ambrose out of the picture as he films Lockdown, Roman Reigns has been replacing him at WWE Live events...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Manny Machado to undergo knee surgery on Wedneday

Getty Images Manny Machado will undergo his season-ending knee surgery on Wednesday’s. While the Baltimore Orioles and their star third baseman will remain hopeful that he will be ready for the start of spring training that is far from a given. Machado’s time time will be eerily similar to his rehab from ACL surgery last year. Machado will have surgery Wednesday in LA. Will leave...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Prater suspended by NFL, Wes Welker suffers concussion

Barring the addition of a veteran the Denver Broncos will enter the regular season with Mitch Ewald as their kicker. Matt Prater who was 25-of-26 last season has been suspended by the NFL for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Prater’s violation is alcohol related. He has been in the NFL’s alcohol program since his DUI in August of 2011. “I’ve made some mistakes...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings not ready to name QB, Bills looking for backups

While Matt Cassel is believed to be pulling away in the competition for the starting quarterback role in Minnesota, head coach Mike Zimmer is not ready to name a starter. Cassel finished Saturday’s third preseason game 9-of-17  for 152 yards with one touchdown and an interception while playing into the third quarter. “I thought Matt played well,” Zimmer said. “He led...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns sticking with Brian Hoyer as starter

Getty Images Johnny Manziel played better in Saturday’s third preseason game against the St. Louis Rams but it will not be enough to earn him the starters role at quarterback. The Cleveland Browns are sticking with Brian Hoyer as their starter for week one of the regular season against the Pittsburgh Steelers. In seven series on the field Hoyer was 10-of-16 for 84 yards tossing...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Gordon leaves Bristol as NASCAR Cup Series points leader, full standings

Jeff Gordon will leave the short track of Bristol Motor Speedway as the points leader of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The race began with Jeff Gordon holding a three point lead over teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. Following 500 laps of racing at the World’s Fastest Half Mile the points lead now is 27 for Gordon who has a spot locked up. WINNER: Logano wins at Bristol, full results...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Joey Logano wins at Bristol, full results for Irwin Tools Night Right

Joey Logano The Irwin Tools Night Race was the second trip for the Cup Series to Bristol this season. Consisting of 500 laps the race began with Kevin Harvick on the pole. Saturda’s race had much of the tight racing that fans have come to expect and the tempered moment of when Denny Hamlin tossed his Hans device at Harvick following a crash that also involved Dale Earnhardt Jr...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Drew Brees has big night in preseason debut against Colts

Making his preseason debut Drew Brees showed no signs of rust attacking the defense of the Indianapolis Colts. After sitting out the first two preseason games for the New Orleans Saints, Brees played the first quarter completing 9-of-15 passes for 128 yards and two touchdowns. There were no signs that his strained oblique was affecting him. Colts quarterback Andrew Luck could not...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Hamlin tosses Hans device at Harvick, Earnhardt Jr. wrecked out too (Video)

getty images Racing for the lead Kevin Harvick made contact with Denny Hamlin ending the night of the No. 11 car. Hamlin’s spinning car hit the No. 88 of Dale Earnhardt Jr as he bounced off the inside wall and up the track. The drivers side of Earnhardt Jr’s car was destroyed sending the Diet Mountain Dew car behind the wall. Following a new rule created by NASCAR, a frustrated...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Early wreck damages Kyle Busch and Aric Almirola (Video)

A early wreck damaged the cars of Kyle Busch, Kyle Larson, Clint Bowyer and others at Bristol Motor Speedway. The wreck also sent driver Aric Almirola to the garage. The wreck began with Brian Vickers attempted to cut in front of Larson. The result was a series of spinning cars who managed to find the sides of each other. Busch took damage to both rear end sides of his car costing...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Joseph Randle forced from preseason game against Ravens

Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle left Saturday’s preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens with a rib injury. Randle was listed as questionable to return but figures to be done for the night. He did not record a run or a catch against the Ravens. The absence of Randle could help former Arizona Cardinals second round pick Ryan Williams win the third running back job behind...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR at Bristol: Starting Lineup, Green Flag Start Time and TV info

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will run its annual night race at Bristol Motor Speedway this Saturday night. Kevin Harvick will lead a field of 43 cars to the green flag at the 0.533-mile Thunder Valley track. It’s Bristol Baby! but what time is the race? Coverage of the Irwin Tools Night Race will air on ABC beginning at 7:30 pm ET. Fans will want to check their local listings...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Chase Elliott leads Nationwide Series points, full standings following Bristol

Chase Elliott will leave Bristol Motor Speedway as the points leader in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Elliott entered the Food City 250 with a 10 point lead over teammate Regan Smith and a 16 point lead over Elliott Sadler. He extended his lead over Smith to 13 points and is now 30 points over third place Ty Dillon. Sadler dropped to fourth in the standings 42 points back. Winner...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Blaney wins Nationwide Series race at Bristol, full results

Ryan Blaney won Friday nights NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 22 led 7 of 300 laps at the 0.533-mile track to claim the win in the Food City 250. He beat out Kyle Busch for the win. Bristol Nationwide Series Results Ryan Blaney Kyle Busch Chase Elliott Ty Dillon Regan Smith Brendan Gaughan Kevin Harvick Erik Jones James Buescher Chris...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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