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Angels give Mike Trout one-year deal

The Los Angeles Angels have given outfielder Mike Trout a one-year deal worth $1 million. It’s a far cry from the reported $150-$160 million deal that the two sides have been talking about. Last offseason Trout was given a contract just $20,000 over the league minimum. This year the team was a little more friendly as the two sides have begun contract talks. If a deal is agreed...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Would the Colts use franchise tag on Adam Vinatieri?

Kicker Adam Vinateri is a free agent. At 41, Vinateri is coming off arguably the best season of his career. That makes Vinatieri a candidate for the franchise tag according to the IndyStar. The franchise tag for kickers is set to be $3.4 million, which is what Vinatieri made in 2013. That means he will get a 20-percent bump to $4 million if he is hit with the tag. I have a hard time...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Chase Headley believes he will be ready for Opening Day

getty images San Diego padres third baseman Chase Headley believes he will be ready for Opening Day. Headley will be sidelined for the next two to three weeks with a right calf strain but the 29-year-old does not envision needing a lot of onfield action this spring to be ready for the start of the season. “If I can get 15 to 20 (at-bats) from both sides, that’s pretty close to...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers: Colby Lewis gets positive reviews after session

getty images The Texas Rangers are going to give Colby Lewis a shot to occupy a spot in their rotation and after his first throwing session pitching coach Mike Maddux liked what he saw. “That was like vintage Colby,” said Maddux who has overseen the Rangers pitchers since the 2009 season. ”I can’t come up with enough good adjectives to talk about him.” Lewis is hoping...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Collins has best selling jersey in NBA

Jason Collins signed a ten day contract with the Brooklyn Nets and already has become the NBA’s best selling jersey according to USA Today’s For the Win. Here’s were things get funny. Collins has been wearing the No. 46 since he returned to the NBA while the black jersey listed on NBA.com has the No. 98 that Collins previously wore in Boston and Washington. Collins began wearing...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders will consider Michael Vick

The Oakland Raiders have the fifth pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. May they draft a quarterback? Another option many have assumed that the Raiders would take a look at is Michael Vick. The veteran could still be a starter in the NFL and could buy the Raiders some time with a rookie quarterback while putting a more competitive offense on the field. According to Jason La Canfora the Raiders...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Aaron Hernandez beats up fellow inmate

Ex-New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez beat up another inmate at the Bristol County Jail on Tuesday. Hernandez and another inmate had been “beefing all day long” according to TMZ before Hernandez beat him up. Apparently the other inmate had been harassing Hernandez prior to the incident. Hernandez, 24, ha been locked up since June 26th as he faces murder charges dating...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals’ Jamie Garcia to seek second opinion on shoulder

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jamie Garcia has made just 29 starts over the past two seasons and there are concerns that his 2014 season may be another lost season. Garcia, 27, flew back to St. Louis recently to have his shoulder looked at by team doctors. He will get a second look in the form of Dr. James Andrews of Wednesday. John Mozeliak tells media that Garcia will see Dr. Andrews...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Johan Santana tops out at 81 mph during throwing session

getty images Johan Santana may be encouraged by his progress, but the velocity he displayed on Tuesday reminded major league teams that the veteran left-hander still has a long way to go before he is ready to contribute. The 34-year-old Santana is still rebuilding arm strength after his second shoulder capsule surgery. Santana topped out at 81 mph on Tuesday. Most of his pitches...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Fernandez aiming for 1.95 ERA in 2014

After a strong rookie season resulted in a Rookie of the Year award, Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez is setting his sights higher in 2014. Fernandez, 21, finished last season with a 2.19 ERA. It’s hard to imagine doing better than that but the right hander says his goal is a 1.95 ERA this season. “I know it will be hard,” Fernandez said, via Marlins.com. “I like it hard...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Gordon to drive Texas A&M paint scheme at Texas

The No. 24 Chevrolet of Jeff Gordon will be in Texas A&M Aggie maroon when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Texas in April. This is the work of A&M alum Charles W. Shaver who will also host 20 engineering students at the track. “Engineering is integral to racing and the coatings systems we create,” explained Charlie. “It’s been a real privilege to serve on the...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

John Tavares will not need surgery on MCL, defends Olympics

John Tavares hurt his MCL during the 2014 Winter Olympics. While Tavares will miss the rest of the season he will not have require surgery which means he should return for next season healthy and ready to go. Tavares had 24 goals and 66 points in 59 games with the New York Islanders this season and his injury was not well received by general manager Garth Snow. “Are the IIHF or...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel impresses Jaguars in combine interviews

While the top three quarterbacks in the 2014 NFL Draft continue to jostle for position, Johnny Manziel is doing all the right things to get himself first off the board. Manziel met with the Jacksonville Jaguars and knew all their key personnel. “That was impressive,” general manager David Caldwell said, via MMQB. “He did a really nice job in there. He was prepared for the...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

O’s prospect given homework after not knowing Frank Robinson

It’s hard to believe that a prospect in the Baltimore Orioles system did not know who Frank Robinson is, but alas that is the case for Josh Hart. Robinson came to speak to the Orioles on Monday and when Hart admitted to Buck Showalter that he did not know who Frank Robinson was he was given a homework assignment. Showalter requested a one-page paper on Robinson. Buck asked O'...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Winners and Losers from the Daytona 500

Getty Images for NASCAR NASCAR’s season opening race has come, and now gone. Dale Earnhardt Jr. captured the checkered flag for the second time joining the ranks of drivers such as Richard Petty, Cale Yarborough, Bobby Allison, Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson as drivers with multiple wins in the Great American Race. This season, NASCAR has made winning drivers top priority. You...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels to throw first bullpen session on Wednesday

Cole Hamels will not be ready to start the season for the Philadelphia Phillies but the left hander is set to begin throwing. Hamels will throw a bullpen session on Wednesday. The Phillies believe Hamels will be ready to go in early April. Hamels will throw his first bullpen tomorrow (wed). He is doing well, pitching coach McClure said. Scheduling matter. — Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Undertaker returns to WWE, chokeslams Brock Lesnar though table

On WWE Monday Night RAW the Undertaker returned. In much the same way that he came back last year, Undertaker returned the night after the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view. Ah but but you probably want some details. Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman came out at the end of RAW to complain about HHH and Stephanie keeping him out of a world championship match. Lesnar was given a contract...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Entry List for Phoenix

There are 46 cars on the entry list for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway. This weekends race is titled ‘The Profit on CNBC 500(k)’ and will be run at the flat 1-mile track located in Avondale, AZ. Last year it was Carl Edwards who won this race, while Kevin Harvick won the fall race at Phoenix. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Entry List for Phoenix...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs could deal Jeff Samardzija before season starts?

The rumors about Jeff Samardzija being traded just will not go away. Samardzija and the Chicago Cubs have been unable to work out an extension and many believe that will force the Cubs to trade the right hander in July. Of course there is no guarantee that Samardzija makes it out of spring training with the Cubs. Gordon Wittenmyer reported that “Two industry sources said Monday...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Jimmy Fallon Roast NASCAR drivers on ‘Tonight Show’

Jimmy Fallon, host of the ‘Tonight Show’, ran another edition of ‘Superlatives’ on the Monday night edition of his show. The last time he used Olympians, this time he roasted NASCAR drivers, and what he said is sure to make you laugh. Watch the full roast below:
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals to reduce Yadier Molina’s sprint workload

getty images Yadier Molina will not play the first handful of spring training games for the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals want to give Molina a break during spring action so he will be healthy for the regular season. “We’ll probably go a little slow getting him started,” Matheny said, via the St. Louis Dispatch. “We’ve got a long way to go and he looks good. When we...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Adam Dunn hopes to play beyond 2014

getty Adam Dunn is entering the fourth and final season of his $56 million contract with the Chicago White Sox. There had been some speculation that the 34-year-old could retire at the end of the season but Dunn told WhiteSox.com that he is planning on returning beyond 2014. “Yeah, as of right now, today, yeah. I plan on coming [back],” said Dunn. “Again I could go out and...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys could release DeMarcus Ware

getty images There is a chance that DeMarcus Ware will not be with the Dallas Cowboys in 2014. Speaking on Monday, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said there was no guarantee that the defensive end will return for another season with the Cowboys. The biggest thing standing in the way of Ware remaining with the Cowboys is his $16 million salary against the cap. The Cowboys have been...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

WWE Monday Night RAW Live Updates and RESULTS for Feb. 24, 2014

WWE Monday Night RAW will air LIVE from the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The legendary Hulk Hogan will return to the WWE tonight as the road to WrestleMania cranks up. Other things to expect to see tonight are Randy Orton speaking about his win in the Elimination Chamber that allowed him retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Of course Orton had some help with...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Ron Washington defends his use of the bunt

Some believe that Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington bunts too often. When one reporter gave his thoughts on bunting to Washington it generated a colorful response from the Rangers manager of seven seasons. “I think if they try to do that, they’re going to be telling me how to [bleep] manage,” Washington said. “That’s the way I answer that [bleep] question. They can take...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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