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Washington vs. Oklahoma State: Betting odds, point spread and tv info for Cactus Bowl

On Friday night the Washington Owls will play against the Oklahoma State Cowboys against the Ticketcity Cactus Bowl. Will Washington (8-5) or Oklahoma State (6-6) score the win in this game to cap their season with a bowl win? Coverage of this game will air on ESPN and WatchESPN beginning at 10:15 pm ET from Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, AZ. The Odds: Washington is a 6 point favorite...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas State vs. UCLA: Betting odds, point spread and tv info for Alamo Bowl

On Friday the Kansas State Wildcats and UCLA Bruins will face off against one another for the Valero Alamo Bowl. No. 11 Kansas State (9-3) and No. 14 UCLA (9-3) each enter this game looking for their 10th win on the year. Coverage of this game will air on ESPN and WatchESPN beginning at 6:45 pm ET from the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. The Odds: The UCLA Bruins are 1.5 point favorites...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Shanahan speaks with 49ers, team to interview Rex Ryan and Vic Fangio

The 49ers are looking for a new head coach and the early list of names is pretty impressive. On Tuesday general manager Trent Baalke spoke with two-time Super Bowl winning coach Mike Shanahan reports CSN Bay Area. It is unclear whether or not the 49ers are interested in the elder Shanahan but they are said to have his son Kyle on their radar as well. The Shanahan’s last worked...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Seth Smith traded to Mariners

getty images The Mariners have acquired outfielder Seth Smith from the Padres in exchange for relief pitcher Brandon Maurer. Smith signed an extension with the Padres last summer and had apparently been told that he would get some say over whether or not he would be traded. The 32-year-old is coming off a solid 2014 season after he hit .266/.367/.440 with 12 home runs and 48 RBI...
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December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Rex Ryan has two head coaching interviews scheduled

Rex Ryan was fired by the New York Jets following Sunday’s win over the Miami Dolphins but he may not be out of work for long. Ryan has two head-coaching interviews scheduled next week according to New York Daily News reporter Manish Mehta. Ryan also met with ESPN on Tuesday and will apparently go the tv route if he cannot find a head coaching job. Rex Ryan has two interviews...
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December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys place Henry Menton on injured reserve

The Cowboys have placed defensive tackle Henry Melton on injured reserve ending his season. Melton suffered a bone bruise in his knee in the Cowboys regular season finale against the Redskins. With Melton on IR the Cowboys have signed linebacker James Anderson to the active roster. The loss of Melton is huge for the Cowboys who had just 28 sacks on the season. Melton missed almost...
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December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers refuse to rule out Le’Veon Bell, sign Ben Tate

getty images The Steelers signed running back Ben Tate on Tuesday ahead of their playoff game this weekend against the Baltimore Ravens. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said that Le’Veon Bell did not suffer any structural damage after hyperextending his right knee on Sunday but indicated that the team was not willing to risk his long-term health by playing him. Bell has been working...
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December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets re-sign quarterback Matt Simms

The Jets have re-signed quarterback Matt Simms. Simm, 26, was set to become an exclusive rights free agent this offseason but instead will return to the Jets as their No. 3 quarterback for the start of training camp. Jets third-string QB Matt Simms signed a new contract, meaning he won't be an exclusive-rights free agent, team announces. #nyj — Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) December...
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Ndamukong Suh wins appeal, will play against Cowboys

getty Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh has won his appeal of his one-game suspension. Suh will now be able to play in Sunday’s Wild Card game against the Cowboys. Suh had landed a one-game suspension for his obvious stepping on Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers a week ago. He will now pay a $70,000 fine. The news is good for the Lions who had the best run defense this year...
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Browns GM wants action not talk from Manziel

Johnny Manziel has tried to say the right things even as his actions have suggested otherwise. A first round selection in the 2014 NFL Draft, Manziel looked unprepared during his brief playing time while making more headlines off the field. Browns general manager Ray Farmer told reporters on Tuesday that the team wanted to see the right actions out of the Heisman trophy winning...
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Vikings tab Teddy Bridgewater as quarterback next year

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer proclaimed quarterback Teddy Bridgewater the teams starter next season. In his rookie season Bridgewater was 6-6 in 12 games as a rookie starter. He finished with a 10:6 touchdown to interception ratio over his final six games. Zimmer makes it clear: "Teddy is the quarterback." Won't be a competition there. — Ben Goessling (@GoesslingESPN) December...
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Rays sign Asdrual Cabrera, could deal Ben Zobrist

Tuesday’s signing of shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera by the Rays could signal the departure of Ben Zobrist. Cabrera, 29, signed a one-year deal with the Rays after hitting .241/.307/.387 with 14 home runs over 616 plate appearances between the Indians and Nationals in 2014. There was a point where Cabrera was a regular on Baseball Tonight due to his fielding gems and ability at the...
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Jaguars not counting on Justin Blackmon for 2015

The Jacksonville Jaguars are not counting on wide receiver Justin Blackmon for the 2015 season. Rather than expect Blackmon to be on the field general manager David Caldwell has again tabbed him as a luxury. Caldwell told reporters that he had heard some good things about the rehab of Blackon and “hopes he’ll be back.” Caldwell on Justin Blackmon: Hope he'll be back but not...
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Oregon vs. Florida State: Betting odds, point spread and tv info for Rose Bowl

This year the Rose Bowl will feature a match-up of Big Ten versus Pac-12 with the winner going on to play in the National Championship Game. No. 3 Florida State (13-0) is the only team in the playoffs who went unbeaten in the regular season while No. 2 Oregon (12-1) looks to give them their first blemish and punch their ticket to the title game with a win in this one. Coverage of...
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December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Mississippi State vs. Georgia Tech: Betting odds, point spread and tv info for Orange Bowl

While many will be celebrating on New Years Eve the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will face off against one another in the Capital One Orange Bowl. No. 7 Mississippi State (10-2) was ranked as high as No. 1 this year while No. 12 Georgia State (10-3) is coming off an ACC Championship loss to Florida State. Coverage of this game will air on ESPN and...
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Auburn vs. Wisconsin: Betting odds, point spread and tv info for Outback Bowl

Getty Images On New Years Day the Auburn Tigers and Wisconsin Badgers will face off against one another in the Outback Bowl/ No. 19 Auburn (8-4) and No. 18 Wisconsin (10-3) will each be looking to end their season with a bowl in this game. Coverage of this game will air on ESPN2 and WatchESPN beginning at 12:00 pm ET from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. The Odds: Auburn is a...
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December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Missouri vs. Minnesota: Betting odds, point spread and tv info for the Citrus Bowl

Getty Images The early game on Thursday will be the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl – a match-up between the Missouri Tigers and Minnesota Golden Gophers. Outside the top-25 for much of the season, No. 25 Minnesota (8-4) found a way to be inside as the end of the year approached. Meanwhile No. 16 Missouri (10-3) will want to end the season with a win after losing the SEC Championship...
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December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Alabama vs. Ohio State: Betting odds, point spread and tv info for Sugar Bowl

Thursday’s Allstate Sugar Bowl will feature a math-up of the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide and the No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes as they compete for one of the spots in the National Championship Game. Alabama and Ohio State will each enter this game 12-1 on the season but both schools know that a defeat in this game makes all of that for nothing. Coverage of this game will air on ESPN...
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December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Boise State vs. Arizona: Betting odds, point spread and tv info for Fiesta Bowl

On Wednesday afternoon the Boise State Broncos and Arizona Wildcats will face off against one another in the Vizio Fiesta Bowl. No. 20 Boise State (11-2) and No. 10 Arizona (10-3) will each be looking for the win in this one. Coverage of this game will air on ESPN and WatchESPN beginning at 4:00 pm ET from University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ. The Odds: Arizona is a 3 point...
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December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan State vs. Baylor: Betting odds, point spread and tv info for the Cotton Bowl

Fans surely will want to tune in for the early Thursday game when the No. 8 Michigan State Spartans face off against the No. 5 Baylor Bears. Both Michigan State (10-2) and Baylor (11-1) will want to find a way to win the Goodyear Cotton Bowl on New Years Day. Coverage of this game will air on ESPN and WatchESPN beginning at 12:30 pm ET from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. The...
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Ole Miss Rebels vs. TCU Horned Frogs: Betting odds, point spread and tv info for Peach Bowl

On Wednesday afternoon the No. 9 Ole Miss Rebels and No. 6 TCU Horned Frogs will face off against one another in the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl. TCU (11-1) believes they deserved a chance to compete in the national championship playoffs. Instead TCU will face off against Ole Miss (9-3) who at one point was ranked No. 1 in the nation. Coverage of this game will air on ESPN and WatchESPN...
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December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Daniel Bryan declares himself in Royal Rumble, will not retire

WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan appeared on RAW hours after posting a cryptic tweet to twitter which said he was at at career crossroad. Speculation ran wild that Bryan was set to walk away from the WWE due to injury. Once on the microphone Bryan praised the fans for the honor of being able to be in the ring. He then recalled everything that had happened to him since WrestleMania. Bryan...
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December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Sparano wants to stay as Raiders head coach

Tony Sparano coached the Raiders to  3-9 record after taking over for Dennis Allen. Now the interim coach wants to stay on board for the 2015 season. “All I want to do right now is be the head coach of the Raiders,” Sparano said. “How badly? Very, very badly. This is my team. I left my team today. I’m looking forward to starting over again with them. Those decisions will...
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December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers set to sign Sergio Santos, Chris Parmelee

The Dodgers are set to sign free agent Sergio Santos to a minor league deal. Santos offered little in the form of relief while with the Blue Jays last season. He had a 8.57 ERA and 2.19 WHIP in 26 games while dealing with forearm issues. A converted infielder, Santos rose to attention with the White Sox in 2010 and racked up 30 saves for them a year later before eing shipped off...
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December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Daniel Bryan announcement on RAW, retirement?

WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan will appear on WWE Monday Night RAW and he promises to tell fans about his future. Bryan posted to twitter earlier today “Everyone comes to a crossroads in their life and I’ve come to mine. I look forward to telling you all about it tonight on #RAW” Everyone comes to a crossroads in their life and I’ve come to mine. I look forward to telling you...
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December 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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