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LeSean McCoy finally breaks out with 21-130-1
LeSean McCoy | PHI
(November 23, 2014 4:38 PM EST)
LeSean McCoy rushed 21 times for 130 yards with one touchdown in Sunday's 43-24 Week 12 win over the Titans.
McCoy wasn't quite back to 2013 form, but this was his best performance in a disappointing 2014 season. He broke off a season-long run of 53 yards in a first half that saw him record a 14-100-1 line despite getting another touchdown vultured (again) by Darren Sproles. In the second half, the Eagles used the lopsided score to back off McCoy with a Thursday Thanksgiving game against the Cowboys on deck. Expect another 20-plus touches in that one for Shady, who now has at least 20 carries in six of the last seven games.
Boom Herron out-gains T-Rich 96-42 in victory
Dan Herron | IND
(November 23, 2014 4:33 PM EST)
Boom Herron rushed 12 times for 65 yards in the Colts' Week 12 win over the Jaguars, adding five catches for 31 yards.
Herron surprisingly drew the start over Trent Richardson in the Colts' first game without Ahmad Bradshaw (leg, I.R.), and ended up out-touching his backfield mate 17-13 and out-gaining him 96-42. Herron was clearly, and unsurprisingly, the far better player, showing considerable more burst and bounce to his step. The two backs alternated series evenly throughout the first half before Herron saw more action in the second half. Even after Herron lost a fumble in the red zone, the Colts didn't shy away from him. We'd prefer Herron to T-Rich at this point. He'll be on the RB2 map next week at home against the Redskins.


Athletics to acquire Ike Davis from Athletics
Ike Davis | PIT
(November 23, 2014 4:42 PM EST)
Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Athletics have acquired Ike Davis from the Pirates for international slot money.
The Pirates designated Davis for assignment earlier in the week and were content flipping him for anything they could get. Davis still possesses massive power potential and could find his way into the A's lineup fairly regularly against right-handed pitching.
Susan Slusser on Twitter
Rangers have spoken with Braves about Upton
Justin Upton | ATL
(November 23, 2014 1:49 PM EST)
Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal tweeted that the Rangers have been in contact with the Braves regarding OF Justin Upton.
We're guessing that a lot of teams have been in contact with the Braves, given that they just shipped Jayson Heyward to the Cardinals. Upton is in a similar situation to Heyward in that he is a year away from free agency. According to Rosenthal, the Rangers are open to trading prospects in lieu of paying in free agency. Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported that the Braves will be asking a higher price for Upton than they did for Heyward.
Ken Rosenthal on Twitter


Norris Cole (finger) out Sunday vs. Charlotte
Norris Cole | MIA
(November 23, 2014 4:28 PM EST)
Norris Cole (finger) will not play Sunday vs. the Hornets.
Chalmers will draw the start at point guard tonight with Cole sidelined, and he has a favorable matchup vs. the Hornets. Shannon Brown will likely draw another start at shooting guard, and Shabazz Napier will also get some additional run off the bench. Chalmers is looking like a must-start guy for Sunday, and Napier is coming off two solid games making him an attractive plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Brown logged 36 minutes in his last outing, but was only able to turn in seven points and two assists, making him a risky daily league option.
Ira Winderman on Twitter
Dwyane Wade (hamstring) out Sunday vs. CHA
Dwyane Wade | MIA
(November 23, 2014 4:23 PM EST)
Dwyane Wade (hamstring) will not suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Hornets.
That's six games and counting for Wade, and he remains without a definitive return date. Mario Chalmers has been the main beneficiary of Wade's absence, and he's currently averaging 19.3 points, 5.3 assists, 1.8 steals, and 1.3 three-pointers with the starting unit. Norris Cole (finger) has also been ruled out for Sunday's game, so Chalmers is going to get all the minutes he can handle.
Ira Winderman on Twitter


Jay Bouwmeester iron man streak will end
Jay Bouwmeester | STL
(November 23, 2014 4:07 PM EST)
Jay Bouwmeester will not play in St. Louis' game against Winnipeg on Sunday.
Bouwmeester has played in 737 consecutive games but that streak will be snapped today. It's still a very impressive streak all things considered. There's no word on how serious the lower-body injury is right now. He is considered day-to-day.
Jeremy Rutherford on Twitter
David Perron on trade block
David Perron | EDM
(November 23, 2014 12:54 PM EST)
According to Darren Dreger of TSN, the Edmonton Oilers are looking to trade winger David Perron.
Oilers' GM Craig MacTavish is reportedly looking for a top line center in return. The 26-year-old has two goals and 10 points in 21 games this season.
Darren Dreger on Twitter


WGC-Cadillac gains 15 via final R2D standings
Ross Fisher | PGA
(November 23, 2014 10:55 AM EST)
Fifteen golfers qualified for the 2015 World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship when the final Race to Dubai ranking went official today.
The DP World Tour Championship marked the finale on the 2014 European Tour schedule. Golfers inside the top 20 not previously exempt into the no-cut perk at Trump National Doral's Blue Monster Course on March 5-8 earned berths. Ross Fisher of England finished 20th with 1,574,123 points, just 3,908 clear of 50-year-old Spaniard Miguel Angel Jiménez in 21st place. The Brit is one of 15 to gain entry into the WGC. The others: Henrik Stenson (2nd in R2D); Jamie Donaldson (4th); Marcel Siem (7th); Brooks Koepka (8th); Alexander Levy (9th); Shane Lowry (10th); Joost Luiten (11th); Thomas Björn (12th); Ian Poulter (13th); Graeme McDowell (14th); Stephen Gallacher (16th); Louis Oosthuizen (17th); Mikko Ilonen (18th); Tommy Fleetwood (19th).
Wattel among 15 added to Open Championship
Romain Wattel | PGA
(November 23, 2014 10:35 AM EST)
For finishing inside the top 30 in the final Race to Dubai standings, Romain Wattel has secured a berth into the 2015 Open Championship.
The unheralded Frenchman is just 23 years of age, but he's already four seasons into his European Tour career. Wattel tied for 36th at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai today, but he landed at 28th in the Race to Dubai thanks to eight top 10s and another six top 20s in a breakout 2014 devoid only of his breakthrough victory on the circuit. He's never teed it up in a PGA TOUR event. Those inside the top 30 in the season-ending R2D not previously eligible for the third major are now exempt. The following 14 will be joining Wattel at St. Andrews on July 16-19: Marcel Siem (7th in R2D); Brooks Koepka (8th); Alexander Levy (9th); Joost Luiten (11th); Mikko Ilonen (18th); Tommy Fleetwood (19th); Ross Fisher (20th); Miguel Angel Jiménez (21st); Thongchai Jaidee (22nd); George Coetzee (23rd); Danny Willett (25th); Marc Warren (26th); Pablo Larrazábal (29th); Jonas Blixt (30th).


Townley full-time trucks, part-time XFINITY
John Wes Townley | 805
(November 21, 2014 4:00 PM EST)
Athenian Motorsports, LLC is proud to announce it will field a Chevrolet Camaro full-time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series and a Chevrolet Silverado in all 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events in 2015 with engines provided by Hendrick Motorsports.
John Wes Townley will compete full-time for AMS in the Truck Series and run a partial schedule on the circuit previously known as the Nationwide Series. A search is underway to find a driver with sponsorship who will pilot the No. 25 Camaro in the remaining XFINITY Series events. Veteran crew chiefs Mike Ford and Michael Shelton will continue to call the shots for AMS. Ford, a multiple-race winner in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series, will return to lead the XFINITY team. Michael Shelton, who guided James Buescher to a NASCAR Truck Series title, will direct Townley’s 2015 effort in the Truck Series.-Athenian Motorsports
Kimmel to get CGS Imaging Hard Charger award
Frank Kimmel | A44
(November 20, 2014 11:30 PM EST)
Frank Kimmel is a 10-time ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards champion and has collected plenty of hardware in his illustrious ARCA racing career.
This past season, he finished fourth in points and didn’t win a race. However, he won’t leave the December 13 post-season ARCA banquet empty-handed. Kimmel will take with him the 2014 CGS Imaging Hard Charger Award. The driver who advances the most positions during each race receives the CGS Imaging Hard Charger Award for that event, and the driver who improved the most positions by the end of the season receives the CGS Imaging Hard Charger of the Year award.
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