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Will Power wins IndyCar season opener, Full Results from St. Petersburg

getty images Will Power opened the IndyCar season with a win at St. Petersburg. The driver of the Penske Racing car placed his car in victory lane but left others upset following a slow restart on lap 82 of the race. “(IndyCar) threw the green early,” Power said. “I thought we were meant to go in that (restart) zone. I was surprised.” “I lifted a little; I did not touch...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. leads points following Martinsville, Full Sprint Cup Standings

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will leave Martinsville Speedway with the points lead in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Carl Edwards entered Martinsville with a 1 point lead over Dale Earnhardt Jr. Following 500 laps at Martinsville Speedway, Earnahrdt Jr. will leave with a 9 point lead over Matt Kenseth. WINNER: Kurt Busch wins at Martinsville Winners thus far this season include Kurt Busch...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Kurt Busch wins at Martinsville, Results for the STP 500

Kurt Busch won Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway edging out Jimmie Johnson for his first win since leaving Penske Racing three years ago. The driver of the No. 41 Hass Automation Chevrolet crossed the start finish line ahead of Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. to claim the win in the STP 500. Busch led 23 of 500 laps around the 0.526-mile paperclip shaped...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles place Machado on DL, Markakis questionable for opener

getty images The Baltimore Orioles have placed third baseman Manny Machado on the 15-day disabled list to start the season. Machado has been working his way back from a torn medial patellofemoral ligament in his left knee. Aside from a short shutdown period the recovery for Machado has come along good. He should be able to return to action by the end of April. Once he returns to...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds place Devin Mesoraco, Aroldis Chapman on DL to start season

getty images   While catcher Devin Mesoraco had been doing some swinging the Cincinnati Reds figured it was best to give him additional time and have placed him on the 15-day disabled list to start the season. The expectation is that Mesoraco will be ready in early April. While he is out of action the Reds will use Brayan Pena as their regular backstop. Tucker Barnhadt has been...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR at Martinsville: Starting Lineup, green flag start time and tv info for STP 500

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is at Martinsville Speedway this weekend for the STP 500. This is the sixth race on the Sprint Cup Series schedule. Kyle Busch will lead  field of 43 car to the green flag on Sunday after setting the fast time in qualifying. Coverage of the STP 500  will take place on FOX beginning at 1:00 pm ET with the green flag set to wave at 1:13 pm ET. Sunday’s...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Tim Lincecum expects to making start on Thursday

getty images San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum is expecting to make his first scheduled start of the regular season on Thursday. Lincecum expects to pitch in Arizona when the Giants take on the Diamondbacks after x-rays on his knee came back negative. “I’ve got to listen to them,” Lincecum said of Giants trainers, via the San Francisco Chronicle “but right now I feel...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

76ers avoid setting dubious record

It took the Philadelphia 76ers 27 contests but they finally notched their 16th game win of the season. The 76ers soundly defeated the Detroit Pistons 123-98 on Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. “It’s not something I want to be a part of,” 76ers guard Michael Carter-Williams said following the game, “so it’s great that we got this win.” The 76ers...
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Dodgers place Clayton Kershaw on DL

getty images Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw was scratched from Sunday’s scheduled start against the San Diego Paders. Now the two-time NL Cy Young Award winner has been placed on the disabled list with upper back inflammation. #Dodgers have placed Clayton Kershaw in DL. Felt discomfort in back area while playing catch today — Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) March...
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Raiders and DeSean Jackson have mutual interest

The Oakland Raiders and free agent wide receiver DeSean Jackson share mutual interest in one another. Prior to being released by the Eagles, Jackson let ie be known he would entertain a signing with the Raiders who were his favorite team growing up. According to NFL.com’s Ian Rpoport the Raiders share interest in the wide receiver. There are numerous teams who could improve their...
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Elite 8: NCAA Men’s Printable Bracket and game times

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament has reached the Elite 8 round. Below you will find a list of the games for this round as well as an updated bracket. Saturday March 29 (1) Florida vs. (11) Dayton TIME (ET) MATCHUP TV MOBILE TICKETS 8:49 PM (2) Wisconsin vs (1) Arizona* TBS Sunday March 30 2:20 PM (7) Connecticut vs (4) Michigan State* CBS 5:05 PM...
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Giants place Marco Scutaro on DL

getty The San Francisco Giants have placed second baseman Marco Scutaro on the 15-day disabled list to begin the season. Scutaro, 38, had been dealing with back troubles earlier this spring. It had been 50/50 whether or not Scutaro would be ready for Opening Day. Once his DL stint is up Scutaro is expected to rejoin the Giants. Scutaro appeared in 127 games last season for the Giants...
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Ray Rice and fiancee Janay Palmer get married

getty images A day after being indicted for on third-degree aggravated assault against his fiancee, Ray Rice has gotten married. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter the two had been planning a ceremony for weeks and completed it on Friday. RB Ray Rice got married Friday night to Janay Palmer. Ceremony had been planned for couple of weeks. Got indicted Thursday, married Friday. ...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans sign FS Chris Clemons to two-year deal

The Houston Texans have signed free agent safety Chris Clemons to a two-year deal. Clemons, 28, will come over to Houston after spending the last five seasons with the Miami Dolphins. His new deal calls for him to make $2.7 million. The #Texans are signing S Chris Clemons to a 2-year deal. — Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) March 28, 2014 While Clemons may not rack up interceptions...
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Martinsville: NASCAR to run Cup and Truck double header on Sunday

NASCAR will run a double header at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday. The Sprint Cup Series and the Camping World Truck Series will run their races on Sunday after the truck race was washed out by rain on Saturday. NASCAR will run the Sprint Cup Series first with the green to wave at 1:13 pm ET. Once that event is over there will be a 45 minute break before the Truck Series takes the...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR at Martinsville: Truck Series Starting Lineup, green flag start time and tv info for Kroger 250

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is at Marinsville Speedway this weekend for the STP 250. This is the second race of the truck series season. Darrell Wallace will lead  field of 36 trucks to the green flag on Saturday after qualifying was washed out. Coverage of the Kroger 250  will take place on FOX Sports 1 beginning at 2:30 pm ET with the green flag set to wave at 2:46...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Darrell Wallace wins truck pole at Martinsville, Full qualifying results for Kroger 250

Darrell Wallace Jr. won the pole for Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway. The driver of the No. 54 Toyota Tundra will start on the pole after qualifying for the Kroger 250 was washed out. Wallace will lead 36 trucks to green at the 0.526 paperclip short track located located in Ridgeway, VA which has become famous for its hot dogs. Last...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers add Reynolds, Overbay and Duke to roster

On Saturday the Milwaukee Brewers officially added Mark Reynolds, Lyle Overbay and Zach Duke to their major league roster. Reynolds and Overby will share time at first base for the Brewers this season. During spring play Reynolds hit.226/.328/.415 with a pair of homers and 11 RBI while Overbay hit .222/.364/.267 with two RBI and 16 strikeouts. Of the two Reynolds offers the bigger...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Tim Lincecum takes liner off leg, x-rays negative

getty images San Francisco Giants right-handed pitcher Tim Lincecum left his final start of the spring after taking a liner off his left leg. Lincecum pitched four innings against Oakland but it was a liner off the bat of Daric Barton that forced him from Friday’ game. Second baseman Brandon Hicks picked up the ball after it hit Lincecum and threw Barton out on a close play to...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Trout, Angels agree on six-year contract extension

The Los Angeles Angels and  outfielder Mike Trout are finalizing a six-year contract extension worth over $140 million according to MLB’s Alden Gonzalez. A six-year deal between Trout and the Angels would buy out his first three years of arbitration and three years of free agency. There have been rumblings of a deal between these two sides for months. Considering Trout has been...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Culliver Arrested For Hit And Run

getty images San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver has been arrested and charged with two felonies according to the San Jose police. Culliver has been charged with a hit and run incident involving a bicyclist and for the possession of brass knuckles according to KTVU. Around 10:21 am Culliver allegedly hit a bicyclist with his car and then threatened an eyewitness. Culliver...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

A.J. McCarron and Katherine Webb get engaged

NFL hopeful A.J. McCarron and former Miss Alabama winner Katherine Webb have gotten engaged. The couple first rose to national awareness during the 2013 BCS Championship game between Alabama and Notre Dame when ABC announcer Brent Musburger gushed over Webb. From here Webb went on to appear in SI’s Swimsuit Issue, a Carl’s Jr commercial and even appeared on the tv show Splash...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyle Busch wins pole at Martinsville, Full qualifying results for STP 500

Kyle Busch won the pole for this weekends NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway. The driver of the No. 18 Toyota Camry beat out Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano for the top spot. In the final segment of knockout qualifying  Busch the fast time claiming the pole at the 0.526 paperclip short track located located in Ridgeway, VA which has become famous for its hot dogs...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Erik Bedard back with Rays, Rangers add Scott Baker

getty images The Tampa Bay Rays have re-signed left handed pitcher Erik Bedard to a minor league deal. Bedard was unable to land a spot with the Rays this spring but he will return to them giving them minor league depth. The Rays have Jake Odorizzi as their fifth starter while Jeremy Hellickson is out. Bedard will get the call should any additional injuries arise. Bedard appeared...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Doug Fister (lat) to start season on DL, Roark and Jordan in rotation for Nats

Taylor Jordan and Tanner Roark were competing with one another for the fifth spot in the Washington Nationals rotation. Both will now start the season with the Nationals as pitcher Doug Fister will start the year on the disabled list. It appeared as if Roark was winning the competition for the final spot in the Nationals rotation. Now the two will have more time to showcase themselves...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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