THE SPORTS XCHANGE HAS SEVERAL ADDITIONS TO TODAY'S BUDGET, INCLUDING NFL PRESEASON COVERAGE, CHASE UTLEY'S FORMAL EXTENSION AND NASCAR WEEKEND PREVIEW.
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Redskins at Titans
Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker said in this week's issue of Sports Illustrated that part of the reason he left the New England Patriots was because of coach Bill Belichick. (FBN-REDSKINS-TITANS-WRITETHRU, The Sports Xchange, 700 words, expect by 11:30 p.m. ET)
Preseason game roundup
Roundup of news and injuries from the other five preseason games on the NFL schedule Thursday night. (FBN-NEWS, The Sports Xchange, 500 words, first game to end approx. 10:30 ET)
Utley's reaction to extension
PHILADELPHIA - Chase Utley will speak following today's game about his two-year contract extension and his future in Philadelphia. (BBO-PHILLIES-NEWS, The Sports Xchange, 500 words, expect by 6:30 p.m. ET)
Ramirez's time on South Side could be coming to a close
CHICAGO -- Alexei Ramirez was still in a Chicago White Sox uniform with the trade deadline coming and going last month, but the shortstop also knows there are no guarantees he will remain on the South Side by the time this season ends or next season begins. (BBO-WHITESOX-NEWS, The Sports Xchange, 600 words, expect by 5 p.m. ET)
Age finally catching up with Colon?
OAKLAND - Bartolo Colon has been in the AL Cy Young race all season, but the 40-year-old has passed the 150 inning mark and is showing signs of tiring. (BBO-ATHLETICS-NEWS, The Sports Xchange, 600 words, expect by 5 p.m. ET)
Nats refuse to throw in towel
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Nationals have been one of the league's biggest disappointments in 2013, but Jayson Werth said the team is far from giving up. (BBO-NATIONALS-NEWS, The Sports Xchange, 473 words, expect by 5 p.m. ET)
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Tigers at Indians
Detroit arrived in Cleveland on Monday with a three-game lead in the AL Central. That lead now stands at six games as the Tigers seek to complete a four-game sweep. (BBO-TIGERS-INDIANS-WRITETHRU, expect by 11:15 p.m. ET, The Sports Xchange)
Weekend Preview: Ambrose - Australian for three-peat?
Australian Marcos Ambrose will attempt to become the third driver in NASCAR history to win three consecutive races at Watkins Glenn in Sunday's Cheez-it 355 (CAR-NEWS, Nascar Wire Service, distributed by The Sports Xchange, 1,350 words, expect by 5 p.m. ET)
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