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Moutain West Championship: Fresno State vs. Boise State betting odds, point spread and tv info

The Mountain West Championship will take place on Saturday when the Fresno State Bulldogs travel to take on the Boise State Broncos. No. 22 Boise State (10-2) will be looking to avoid an upset bid by Fresno State (6-6) in this one. Coverage of this game will air on CBS beginning at 10:00 pm et from Bronco Stadium in Boise, ID. The Odds: Boise State is a 21 point favorite against...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Conference USA Championship: Louisiana Tech vs. Marshall betting odds, spread and tv info

The Conference USA Championship game will take place on Saturday when the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs take on the Marshall Thundering Herd. Louisiana Tech (8-4) will be looking to knock off Marshall (11-1) in this one. Coverage of this game will air on ESPN2 and WatchESPN beginning at 12:00 pm ET from Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, WV. The Odds: Marshall is a 12 point favorite...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Ten Championship: Wisconsin Badgers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes betting odds, spread and tv info

The Big Ten Championship will take place on Saturday when the Wisconsin Badgers and Ohio State Buckeyes face off against one another. Entering this one No. 5 Ohio State (11-1) needs a win if they are to have any chance of making the playoffs. No. 13 Wisconsin (10-2) would love to pull off the win in this one and claim the Big Ten. Coverage of the game between these two will air...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

SMU Mustangs at Connecticut Huskies: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Saturday the SMU Mustangs and Connecticut Huskies will face off against one another in a American Athletic Conference game. SMU (0-11) is winless on the season but could give Connecticut (2-9) a run for their money in this one. Coverage of this game will air on CBS Sports Network beginning at 12:00 pm ET from Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT. The Odds: Connecticut is a...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Oklahoma State Cowboys at Oklahoma Sooners: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

Getty Images On Saturday the Oklahoma State Cowboys and Oklahoma Sooners will finish out their Big 12 schedule. Oklahoma State (5-6) and No. 20 Oklahoma (8-3) will each be looking to finish Big 12 play with a win in this one. Coverage of this game begins at 3:30 pm ET on Fox Sports 1 from Memorial Stadium in Norman, OK. The Odds: Oklahoma is a 20 point favorite in this one against...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Pac 12 Championship: Arizona Wildcats vs. Oregon Ducks: Line, spread and info

The Oregon Ducks won 11 games this year but they lost one. That loss came on Oct. 2 against the Arizona Wildcats. On Friday night they will look to avenge that loss while claiming the Pac-12 Championship. After entering the season unranked it is quite a surprise to see Arizona (10-2) ranked No. 11 at this point. While they delivered a signature win over Oregon two losses in the...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

MAC Championship: Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Bowling Green Falcons odds, spread and info

On Friday the MAC Championship will be decided when the Northern Illinois Huskies and Bowling Green Falcons face off. Northern Illinois (10-2) enters this one 7-1 in conference play while Bowling Green (7-5) is a mere 5-3 in MAC play. Coverage of this game will air on ESPN2 and WatchESPN beginning at 7:00 pm ET from Ford Field in Detroit, MI. The Odds: Northern Illinois is a 6...
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Royals give Luke Hochevar two-year deal

Getty Images The Royals have signed relief pitcher Luke Hochevar to a two-year contract which carries a mutual option for 2017. Hochevar will earn $10 million over the course of the next two seasons giving the Royals a right hander who had a 1.92 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 82/17 K/BB ratio in 70 1/3 innings in 2013. Coming off of Tommy John surgery it is questionable as to when the former...
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December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Marshall leaves Soldier Field in ambulance

Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall has been ruled out for the rest of Thursday night’s game against the Cowboys. Marshall was injured in the second quarter after catching a pass for a first down. He was hit in the ribs by a knee from Cowboys safety Barry Church. He had to be helped off the field by trainers and was quickly taken to the locker room. At halftime Marshall was loaded...
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December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Demaryius Thomas willing to take discount to stay with Broncos

Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has seen what leaving the Broncos can do to one’s statistics and is willing to take a discount to remain one of Peyton Manning’s leading targets going forward. Appearing on NFL Total Access on the NFL Network, Thomas was asked about taking less money in order to stay with the Broncos next year. “Of course, why not?” Thomas replied. “Peyton...
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Brandon Marshall questionable to return with rib injury

getty images Moments after making a big 42-yard catch Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall left Thursday’s game against the Cowboys with a rib injury. Marshall took a knee to the back from Barry Church after converting a fourth down play. He was helped off the field by trainers. The Bears thus far have listed Marshall as questionable to return. For the night he had three catches...
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December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Marshall makes juggling 42-yard catch, then gets injured (GIF)

The Cowboys got on the board first in Thursday’s game taking a 7-0 lead. On the ensuing drive by the Bears quarterback Jay Cutler found wide receiver Brandon Marshall deep and down the middle for a big 42-yard juggling catch. A few plays later Cutler again went to Marshall on a fourth down play. Marshall would catch the pass but lay down on the field. Cowboys defensive back Barry...
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December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Robert Griffin III to make more starts this season?

Getty Images There are four games left in the season and while the reports of Robert Griffin III and the Redskins parting ways at the end of the season are only increasing that does not mean he will not be given additional starts. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that there is a “real chance” Griffin will be the quarterback again this year for the Redskins. Such a statement and...
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December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Robbie Gould inactive, Josh Brent active for Cowboys and Bears game

Josh Brent has been declared active for the Cowboys ahead of Thursday’s game against the Bears. This will be Brent’s first game since his involvement in the death of former practice squad member Jerry Brown. The Bears will be without kicker Robbie Gould. One of the leagues better kickers will be replace by Jay Feely in this one. This is interesting because tonight’s game is...
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December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Haloti Nagata suspended for rest of regular season

Five-time Pro Bowler Haloti Nagata has been suspended for the rest of the regular seasons the Ravens announced on Thursday. Nagata has violated the NFL’s policy on performance enhancing drugs. He would be eligible to return for the playoffs- if the Ravens qualified. “I made a mistake, and I own this,” Ngata said in a statement. “I took Adderall and take full responsibility...
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December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves waste money in signing Nick Markakis

The Braves should have just done nothing. Signing an aging right fielder to play in Turner Field – and this one, Nick Markakis. Good grief. We get it. The Braves are going to deal Justin Upton. They continue to field offers for Upton but to replace him with Markakis? Get real. There has always been a debate to determine the true worth of a player but the standard numbers do it...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers making late push to sign pitcher Jon Lester

Getty Images The contract terms for Jon Lester seem to have settled somewhere around the six-year $138 million that the Cubs are said to have offered. While the Red Sox have been said to be approaching that number one other option for the left hander could be the Dodgers. WEEI’s Rob Bradford writes “The basis of a run at Lester by the Dodgers is fairly self-explanatory. While...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves in serious talks with Nick Markakis

While the Braves continue to shop outfielders Evan Gattis, Justin Upton and B.J. Upton they have also engaged in contract talks with Nick Markakis. Markakis and the Braves had a meeting on Monday and according to ESPN’s Buster Onley the two have been working on a deal since. A deal for the former Orioles outfielder “could wind up in the range” of four years and $45 million...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins: Ryan Clark expected to retire at end of season

Redskins safety Ryan Clark is expected to retire at the end of this season. His retirement will fix part of a poor secondary. Simply put Clark does not have it anymore at age 35. Clark began his NFL career with the Giants playing two seasons before spending two seasons with the Redskins. He later joined the Steelers where most fans will remember him. Not that it is a huge surprise...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Brad Keselowski lost $1 million with truck team in 2014

Getty Images The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has few dominant trucks but being one of them does not make a team profitable. Speaking to MRN on Tuesday, Brad Keselowski said that his two truck team lost $1 million in 2014. “It’s really simple, you’ve got to cut costs and raise more revenue,’’ he told Motor Racing Network. “It’s easier said than done. It’s all...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys at Chicago Bears: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

Two teams who played like turkey’s last Thursday on Thanksgiving will meet up this Thursday when the Dallas Cowboys travel to take on the Chicago Bears. After putting together a two game win streak the Bears (5-7) offered little resistance to the Lions on Thanksgiving. Meanwhile in Dallas the Cowboys (8-4) were humiliated by the Eagles as they fell outside of the playoff picture...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Bills put a stop to Toronto games

The Bills will no longer play a game in Toronto. In March of this this year the Bills halted a six-year arrangement that saw them play a home game each season from 2008-2013 in Toronto’s Rogers Centre. Now the Bills have fully ended the agreement meaning no future games for Toronto are scheduled. “When we put the series on pause last year, the ultimate goal was to get to this...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers avoid arbitration with Darwin Barney, Blue Jays non-tender Justin Smoak

Getty Images The Dodgers and infielder Darwin Barney have avoided arbitration agreeing to a one-year deal worth $2.525 million. Acquired from the Cubs at the trade deadline, Barney can be a useful middle of the infield piece. He won a Gold Glove in 2012. The 29-year-old should have no trouble finding the field for the Dodgers in 2015 but his bat offers little. He hit just .241/...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns: Brian Hoyer to start against Colts

Getty Images Well shucks. The Johnny Manziel era in the NFL will have to wait a little longer. According to FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer the Browns will again start Brian Hoyer when they host the Colts for their Week 14 game on Sunday. Hoyer has led the Browns a surprising 7-5 record this season even as he has played without Josh Gordon and Jordan Cameron for much of the year. #Scoopage...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Chuck Pagano still committed to Trent Richardson at RB

Even  though Dan Herron gave the Colts running game a spark on Sunday head coach Chuck Pagano is not ready to announce that Trent Richardson carries will be cut. “We’re not there,” Pagano said of Herron getting the bulk of the Colts carries going forward via ESPN. “You guys might be, but I’m not.” It was not until two weeks go that Pagano finally stopped starting Richardson...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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