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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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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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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

WWE SmackDown Results for Dec. 5, 2014 *Spoilers*

Welcome to Tireball Sports’ coverage of WWE SmackDown for Friday night Dec. 5, 2014! This episode of SmackDown was taped on Dec. 2 from Oklahoma City, OK. Santino Marella shows up to start the show and announces he is the General Manager for this week. He then plus Jingle All The Way 2. Dolph Ziggler defeats Luke Harper via DQ. After the match Ziggler countered Harpers attacks...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

WWE Main Event Results for Dec. 2, 2014

Welcome to Tireball Sports’ coverage of WWE Main Event. This weeks episode of Main Event aired from Oklahoma City, OK. Below you can read the full results. Jack Swagger defeated Titus O’Neil Stardust & Goldust defeated Adam Rose & The Bunny Fandango defeated R-Truth Jimmy Uso defeated The Miz
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Alexi Ogando non-tendered by Rangers

The Rangers have non-tended right hander Alexi Ogando. This is a bit of a surprise as comments by general manager Jon Daniels recently implied that the Rangers would tender Ogando a contract as the 31-year-old has proven to be useful as a starter or reliever when healthy. Ogando was limited to just 27 relief apperances in 2014 which ended after inflammation and ligament wear and...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Wise to return to Phil Parsons Racing

After running 35 races for Phil Parsons Racing and finishing 36th in the driver standings Josh Wise will again be behind the wheel of the No. 98 car for the 2015 season. Wise’s best finish was a 20th place run in May at Talladega. Aided by Reddit and Dogecoin he upset Danica Patrick to win the fan vote and earn entry into the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series All-Star race at Charlotte...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns WR Miles Austin remains in hospital

Browns wide receiver Miles Austin will spend a third night in a hospital in Buffalo after suffering a kidney injury in Sunday’s loss to the Bills. Austin is looking highly doubtful to suit up for Week 14 which could very well be the first start in the NFL career of Johnny Manziel. The Browns have kept Austin at Erie County Medical Center since Sunday’s game and have not disclosed...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves non-tender Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy

It was almost universally agreed that the Braves would tender contracts to pitchers Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy. Except on Tuesday the Braves opted to not commit to either right hander who is both coming off their second Tommy John surgery. When healthy both pitchers have shown that they deserve a spot in the rotation but the Braves are not sure when either will be able to contribute...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

UCF Knights at East Carolina Pirates: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

A share of the American Athletic Conference is on the line Thursday night when the UCF Knights travel to take on the East Carolina Pirates. There is no Conference championship game in the AAC however one is hardly needed as this one basically is a winner take all anyway. Both UCF and East Carolina enter this game at 8-3 overall and a win in this one means a bigger bowl this Holiday...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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