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Derek Carr to Start for the Oakland Raiders

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The Oakland Raiders will be going with their young quarterback after naming rookie Derek Carr the starting quarterback for week one of the NFL 2014 season, beating out veteran quarterback Matt Schaub. In 3 pre-season games, Carr threw 4 touchdowns and 1 interception for 326 yards. For a rookie, that's pretty good. He proved that he can handle the starting job during his 5 years at Fresno State, as he threw for 12,843 yards, 123 touchdowns and 24 interceptions. He went on to break records while at Fresno State and will be the only rookie QB that will start week 1. In the same…

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Astros fire manager Bo Porter

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The Houston Astros, who are 59-79, have fired manager Bo Porter and bench coach Dave Trembley. They have named bench coach Tom Lawless as interim manager. In addition, Adam Everett will serve as the bench coach for the remainder of the season. The Astros have relieved Bo Porter of his managerial duties. Tom Lawless named interim manager. — Houston Astros (@astros) September 1, 2014 Bench coach Dave Trembley also relieved of duties today. Adam Everett will join the coaching staff and serve as bench coach. — Houston Astros (@astros) September 1, 2014 This move comes one day after a 3-2 victory over…

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Top 5 Mexican transfers

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European football had some great moves during this summer transfer window, some moves were expected and some actually surprised us, and with a few Mexican players making some big moves, a countdown seems to be in order. Let’s take a look at the top five transfers for Mexican players to European clubs. Number 5: Raul Gudiño Position: Goalkeeper Age: 18 Transfers From: C.D. Guadalajara (Chivas) Transfers To: F.C. Porto Contract: 10 Month Loan (Option to Buy) Gudiño may not be a big name in the football world but he has made a wonderful impression in youth competition. He helped Mexico…

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Chelsea Defeats Everton 3-2 in the Fight of the Season

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It was an exciting day of football at Goodison Park as Roberto Martinez’s Everton took on Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea. Striker Diego Costa did not train much the past week and was on the injured list before the game, but was named to the starting lineup anyway. In spite of the injury concerns, Costa gave Chelsea an early lead after just 36 seconds after kick-off, putting a through-ball from Cesc Fabregas in between the legs of American keeper, Tim Howard. Everton’s hope of winning their first three points seemed to fade away, when after that early goal and with just three minutes gone…

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Athletics’ Adam Dunn Considering Retiring after Season Ends

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As he found out that he would join a new team -- a contender -- first baseman/designated hitter Adam Dunn announced that he will likely call it a career after the 2014 season ends. Jen Lada of CSN Chicago announced the news after hearing of the trade. Dunn on playing after this year: this is probably it — Jen Lada (@JenLada) August 31, 2014 According to NBC Sports' Rotoworld, Lada got the quote from Dunn himself. Dunn finds himself going from the A.L. Central's fourth-place Chicago White Sox to the A.L. West's second-place Oakland Athletics, who also currently hold the top A.L. Wild…

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Javier Hernandez joins Real Madrid

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Mexican striker Javier Hernandez has joined Real Madrid on a season-long loan deal. The forward had lost his place in the Manchester United squad and has now joined the Spanish side. Real Madrid will most likely use him as a backup to Karim Benzema. Hernandez -- or Chicharito as he is popularly known -- joined Manchester United in 2010 and spent most of his time on the club serving as a back-up to Wayne Rooney, Dimitar Berbatov, Robin Van Persie. After the sale of Morata to Juventus, Real Madrid had only one centre-forward in the squad in the form of Benzema.…

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Is Kate Upton a Distraction for Justin Verlander?

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What's going on with Justin Verlander? If you have been checking up on any kind of social media site there is a big chance you already know. A massive hacking was reported to have leaked nude photos of about 100 celebrities on August 31st. Included in those photos were Kate Upton and, you guessed it, her current boyfriend, Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander. Just a few weeks ago Kate Upton was found at Yankee Stadium watching the Tigers play the Yankees (pictured above). She stated that they told her she couldn't wear Tigers gear to the game because she was…

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Does Justin Upton Deserve More NL MVP Consideration?

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Atlanta's slugger Justin Upton has recently been a key contributor for the Braves as they continue their hunt for a playoff spot. A couple of weeks ago when we had conversations of who should win the NL MVP award this season Upton wasn't even mentioned (CLICK HERE). The Braves were going through a terrible stretch at that time, a stretch that included an eight game losing streak and a record of 3-12 during a fifteen game span, but now everything is different for Upton and the Braves. The Braves are still very alive and Justin Upton has been a main…

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Chivas and Cruz Azul Fail to Impress, but Split the Points.

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  Two frustrated sides, poor technique, tactical fouls, 7 yellow cards, plays down the wings, and more failed crosses into the box than any other approach on goal. This is the breakdown of a terrible 90 minutes of football at the Omnilife Stadium, where Club Deportive Guadalajara faced off against one of their biggest rivals, Cruz Azul in what I personally describe as a glorified match of playground kick ball. There were only three chances on goal in the first half. The first of these was in favor of Chivas and came in the 4th minute from a corner kick.…

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Chiefs Sign Alex Smith to Contract Extension

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Quarterback Alex Smith's days in a Kansas City Chiefs uniform were looking as if they would soon end with his entering into free agency, but now there is no doubt about his security with the team. Dave Skretta, AP writer for Yahoo! Sports, reports that the Chiefs have signed the franchise quarterback to a four-year deal worth $68 million with $48 million guaranteed. Smith is in the final year of his current contract, which will pay him $7.5 million. #Chiefs and QB Alex Smith agree on a long-term contract extension. READ: — Kansas City Chiefs (@KCChiefs) August 31, 2014 Smith had a good…

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