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Bears fan in critical condition following beating at tailgate party

A Chicago Bears fan is in critical condition after he was beaten up during a tailgate party in the parking lot at McCormick Place prior to Sunday’s game. The victim, 57, was at a tailgate party shortly before 11 am when he got into an argument that turned physical according to police. The man was later found “incapacitated: near his SUV after suffering blunt trauma to the head...
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October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Stewart-Haas Racing may make crew chief changes in offseason

Getty Images Tony Gibson has signed a new deal with Stewart-Haas Racing but there is no guarantee that he will remain the crew chief of the No. 10 car driven by Danica Patrick. “It was a big deal trying to figure out a long-term plan. I was happy they came up with a plan and that they want me there long-term. I was really pleased.” said Gibson of his new deal, via Motorsport...
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October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Reggie Wayne could miss 1-2 games with elbow sprain

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne could miss 1-2 games after suffering an elbow injury in Sunday’s win over the Cincinnati Bengals. According to ABC6 in Indianapolis, Wayne could miss time with what appears to be a minor elbow sprain. Still the Colts who are in control of the AFC South will exercise caution and play it safe. Coach Chuck Pagano did not share the results...
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October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals prospect Kyle Zimmer re-injuries shoulder in AFL

Kyle Zimmer’s time in the Arizona Fall League is up after the right hander reinjured his right throwing shoulder on Saturday. Zimmer lasted just one inning on Saturday and the Royals are worried that the injury suffered is the same that limited him to just 4 2/3 innings of work in the minors this year. “He had some soreness in his shoulder, and rather than let him pitch through...
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October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Appel thriving in AFL, has tossed 12 scoreless frames

Houston Astros prospect Mark Appel has thrown 12 scoreless innings in his three starts in the Arizona Fall League. After struggling to open the season at High-A Lancaster the 23-year-old picked it up upon a promotion to Double-A Corpus Christi. ON Monday Appel threw five scoreless innings. Overall he has allowe djust four hits and owns a 12/3 K/BB ratio over his three starts. “I...
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October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers sign Trindon Holliday

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed veteran kick return man Trindon Holliday. Holliday spent the preseason with the New York Giants but was let go in October with an injury settlement. The 28-year-old Holliday will be used purely as a return man. He has four regular season return touchdowns in his career. He also had a return touchdown in Denver’s loss to Baltimore during the 2012 playoffs.
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul Molitor still favorite for Twins job even as team drags feet on offer

While Paul Molitor remains the favorite to land the Twins managerial job, but according to Mike Berardino it “doesn’t sound like” the team is ready to offer him the position just yet. Molitor has a long history with the Twins and sat in on their organizational meeting last week. Doesn't sound like Terry Ryan is expected to offer Paul Molitor the mgr job just yet. More due...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams waive WR Austin Pettis

Getty Images A day after Austin Pettis was a healthy scratch for the Rams he has been waived. Pettis was in his fourth year with the Rams after the team drafted him in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Boise State. The 26-year-old Pettis appeared in five games for the Rams this season catching 12 passes for 118 yards and a touchdown. Given his past contributions and...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns considered pulling Hoyer for Manziel in loss to Jaguars

Getty Images During Sunday’s 24-6 loss to the Jaguars, Browns head coach Mike Pettine considered inserting Johnny Manziel as the teams quarterback. Hoyer was a mere 16-of-41 while throwing an interception in the blowout loss which dropped the Browns to 3-3 on the season. Hoyer is still “firmly our starter” said Pettine on Monday, via the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “Nothing’s...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Paige joining Total Divas, Lillian Garcia returning to RAW, Hogan returns next week

When Total Divas returns in January it will do so with two new cast members. Paige and Alicia Fox will both be joining the show. If the recent promo photo is anything to take into account ten women will now appear in the show. On tonight’s edition of WWE RAW ring announcer Lillian Garcia will return. Garcia’s return comes one week after Justin Roberts was let go by the WWE...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Entry List for Goody’s Headache 500 at Martinsville

Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR A week after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series ran at the largest track on the circuit it now heads to the smallest in Martinville. Martinsville Speedway marks the first race of the third round in the 2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup. Heading into the third round there are eight drivers who remain eligible to win the championship this year. Jeff Gordon...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Colt McCoy will start for Redskins on Monday if Robert Griffin cannot

Kirk Cousins’ turn as the starter of the Washington Redskins has come to an end again. After becoming a turnover machine, Cousins was benched to start the second half of Sunday’s win over the Tennessee Titans. Colt McCoy entered and led the Redskins to a win. He will remain the teams quarterback until Robert Grifffin III returns. Griffin could be cleared by the team for Monday’s...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Evan Mathis has been cleared to resume practicing

Philadelphia Eagles guard Evan Mathis has been cleared to resume practicing. While Mathis will not be able to return to the Eagles until Week 10 it sounds as if he will be ready then. Mathis has been one of the best guards in football and with his return and that of Lane Johnson the Eagles ground game is only going to be heading in the up direction. #Eagles G Evan Mathis (Grade...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons concerned about center Peter Konz’s knee

The Atlanta Falcons are concerned that center Peter Konz suffered a significant knee injury in Sunday’s loss to Baltimore. Already without Joe Hawley, the Falcons would have to turn to undrafted free agent James Stone if Konz is forced to miss time. Results on #Falcons C Peter Konz's (knee) MRI aren't in yet, but feeling is that it's at least a significant sprain, per source...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Brandon Marshall calls out Jay Cutler following loss

The Chicago Bears fell to 3-4 on the season after a 27-14 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. After the game yelling erupted in the Bears locker room with wide receiver Brandon Marshall calling out quarterback and long-time friend Jay Cutler. “We lost, there should be a lot of frustration,” Marshall said via ESPN. “You should hear frustration. We’re 3-4. Yeah, this means...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

16-year-old Erica Wilson overcomes loss of usage in her legs

Sixteen-year-old Erica Wilson was an aspiring dancer, now the teenager is dealing with the loss of both of her legs due to a neurological disorder called transverse myelitis. What started as a leg cramp turned into Erica never being able to walk again. Now Wilson has turned to the sport of wheelchair basketball. A member of Birmingham, Alabama’s Lakeshore Lakers, Erica has set...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Titans expect Jake Locker to return for Week 8

The Tennessee Titans expect quarterback Jake Locker to return for Week 8. “I would expect him being able to go next week,” coach Ken Whisenhunt said about Locker following Sunday’s loss, “but until we get out there and practice, I don’t know that for sure.” Titans quarterback Charlie Whitehurst (12) runs with Locker practiced leading up to Sunday’s loss against Washington...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Robert Griffin III still on track to start Week 8 against Cowboys

The Washington Redskins pulled off a 19-17 win against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday after Colt McCoy entered the game sending Kirk Cousins to the bench. Now the Redskins and coach Jay Gruden face an interesting question: Who starts in their Week 8 game against the Cowboys? “You would like to have your decision made as soon as possible,” Gruden said via CSN Washington. “Now...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Trent Richardson says hamstring injury is “nothing big”

It appeared that Trent Richardson was on his way to his first 100 yard rushing game as a member of the Indianapolis Colts when he went down with a hamstring injury in the fourth quarter. Richardson ran the ball 14 times for 77 yards before leaving a 27-0 win over Cincinnati. “Little tweak, nothing big,” Richardson said via ESPN. “I was able to still run and move. Coach [Chuck...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletics interested in Dave Hansen as hitting coach

The Oakland Athletics are interested in adding Dave Hansen as their hitting coach. Hansen would fill the role which was vacated by Chili Davis who left for Boston. Hansen ha been with the Los Angeles Angels as their assistant hitting coach. With Chili Davis heading to #RedSox, the Chronicle has learned the #Athletics have interest in #Angels asst hitting coach Dave Hanson. —...
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October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Eight drivers eligible for NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship, points following Talladega

Eight drivers remain eligible for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship following the contender round’s competition at Talladega Superspeedway. Those drivers include second round winners Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, and Brad Keselowski. WINNER: Keselowski wins at Talladega, full results The Sprint Cup Series now heads to Martinsville, the smallest track on the circuit. Sprint...
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October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Brad Keselowski wins Geico 500, full results from Talladega

Brad Keselowski won Sunday’s race from Talladega Superspeedway. The driver of the No. 2 Ford Fusion beat Matt Kenseth and Clint Bowyer to the finish line in the 188 lap race at the 2.66-mile track. Starting the race on the pole was Brian Vickers. This marks the end of the contender round of the Chase meaning that only 8 drivers are eligible for the championship going forward...
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October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Fred Jackson carted off with groin injury

Any plans the Buffalo Bills had to trade C.J. Spiller may be on hold after Fred Jackson was carted out of Sunday’s game with a groin injury. Jackson left the game against the Vikings after being hit low in the first quarter. He was helped off the field and later was carted off. The Bills have ruled Jackson out for the rest of Sunday. The Bills have Spiller and Anthony Dixon active...
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October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmy Graham to be limited against Lions

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham is not expected to start Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions but should still see time according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The Lions are 3 point favorites against the Saints for their 1 pm ET game. So for now, Saints TE Jimmy Graham is expected to play, though not expected to start due to shoulder injury. Will test injury in pregame...
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October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

A.J. Green will not play in Week 7 against Colts

Getty Images Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts./ Green had been doubtful for the game and never appeared to have much of a chance to play as he was dealing with a toe injury. The Bengals will now turn to Mohamed Sanu to fill their No. 1 wide receiver role for quarterback Andy Dalton. Marvin Lewis told @lindsayczarniak...
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October 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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