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Brendan Rodgers: Liverpool Trying To Win Championship ‘The Right Way’

Winning is neither everything nor the only thing to Brendan Rodgers. The Liverpool manager certainly wants the Reds to win the 2013-14 Premier League title, but he says it’s important that they do it in a way that promotes sportsmanship and uphold’s the club’s reputation, according to the Mirror. “We will try to do it in the right way,” Rodgers said. “I take great pride...
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Curt Schilling Returns Home From Hospital After Cancer Treatments (Photo)

After more than a month in the hospital, Curt Schilling is finally home. Schilling’s wife, Shonda, tweeted out the good news Friday afternoon, along with a sign welcoming the former Boston Red Sox pitcher back. 39 days later and he is home!!! http://t.co/m4YLvxVYUk— Shonda Schilling (@ShondaSchilling) April 17, 2014 Schilling, 47, announced in early February that he had been...
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Red Sox To Pay Tribute To 2013 Boston Marathon Tragedy Sunday Night

The Red Sox will pay tribute to last year’s marathon tragedy in a ceremony before their 7:05 p.m. game this Sunday, April 20, at Fenway Park. The brief tribute is set to begin at approximately 6:30 p.m. ESPN is scheduled to televise the game. The club intends to acknowledge the support that has come to Boston from across the nation in the aftermath of the tragedy, illustrate how...
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Rajon Rondo Hopes To Have Input On Celtics’ Future Personnel Moves

BOSTON — Rajon Rondo did not exactly go out on a limb Wednesday, after he was asked if he’d like to see the Celtics make some additions this offseason. “We finished the season with 10 guys,” Rondo cracked. “So hopefully we can get, like, five more guys, a strong group of 15.” Technically, the Celtics finished the season with eight guys, as the undrafted trio of Joel...
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Roberto Luongo live-tweets his untangling of daughter's toy

Roberto Luongo pretty much gave up on the prospect of playoffs when he was traded back to the Florida Panthers last month. So, with the Panthers now done for the summer, how has Bobby Lu been spending his offseason? Well, judging by the goalie’s always stellar Twitter account, it’s been pretty eventful so far. First, he took some time Tuesday night to live tweet the NHL draft...
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PawSox To Honor Fire Department With Special Uniforms At Upcoming Game

The Pawtucket Red Sox will honor their local police and fire departments in a special way next Saturday. When the PawSox travel to Allentown, Pa. to take on the Lehigh Valley IronPigs on April 26, they will also participate in “Heroes Night,” in which both teams will pay tribute to local fire, police and EMS personnel. The festivities kick off with an exhibition softball...
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Chad ‘Ochocinco’ Johnson Signs With CFL’s Montreal Alouettes

Chad Johnson might need to change his last name to “Huitcinq” now that he’s playing north of the border. The wide receiver formerly known as Chad Ochocinco signed with the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes, according to the league’s official Twitter account. And here is @ochocinco signing with the Montreal Alouettes....Oh, Canada. http://t.co/SVS5uYgD6H— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter...
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Soccer Fans Create Ring of Fire, Delaying Greek Cup Kickoff (Video)

It’s fine to use one road flare during an emergency or a celebration. A few of them can be a nuisance. Lighting several hundreds or even thousands is awesome, as the soccer world discovered Wednesday. Fans of home team A.S. PAOK Thessalonki delayed the start of their team’s Greek Cup semifinal against Olympiakos by creating a ring of fire at PAOK’s Toumba Stadium. As the teams...
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Bruins Practice Report: Kevan Miller Returns; Daniel Paille, Chris Kelly Absent

BOSTON — The Bruins’ blue line was bolstered at Thursday’s practice by the return of Kevan Miller after a two-day absence, but two forwards and a defenseman were still unable to take the ice. Third-line center Chris Kelly, fourth-line winger Daniel Paille and young D-man Matt Bartkowski were absent from Thursday’s skate, and Bruins head coach Claude Julien didn’t say whether...
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Duke’s Jabari Parker Officially Declares For 2014 NBA Draft

It’s official: Jabari Parker is headed to the pros. Parker, long considered one of college basketball’s top prospects, declared for the 2014 NBA draft on Thursday, announcing his intention to forego his final three years at Duke in an article for Sports Illustrated. “This past year at Duke has been a cherished chapter in my life,” Parker wrote. “I’m very fortunate to...
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WATCH: Yu Darvish's 'Bloody Belt' recalls 'Schilling's Sock'

One delivered a heroic performance on an injured ankle in a clutch playoff game to help his team defeat it’s biggest rival. The other cut his finger. The circumstances were different, but the images were similar for Curt Schilling and Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish, who put his own twist on Schilling’s “Bloody Sock” Wednesday with the “Bloody Belt.” In the seventh...
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Logan Mankins On Brandon Spikes Guaranteeing Wins: ‘Spikes Being Spikes’

Logan Mankins isn’t spending too much time worrying about the comments Brandon Spikes has made since parting the New England Patriots. Spikes has been tweeting up a storm since signing with the Buffalo Bills, and one of the linebacker’s more controversial social media posts involved him guaranteeing two wins over the Patriots this season. it's icing on my cake to hand the...
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Aaron Hernandez Associate Arrested, Charged With Lying To Grand Jury

BOSTON — An associate of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been arrested on charges of obstruction of justice, witness tampering and lying to a federal grand jury. Oscar Hernandez Jr. was indicted Wednesday by a grand jury in Boston. Authorities say he is not related to Aaron Hernandez. Aaron Hernandez and two other men are charged in the June 17 shooting...
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Milan Lucic, Zdeno Chara Land On NHL’s Top-Selling Jerseys List

The NHL released its list of the 25 top-selling player jerseys for the 2013-14 season, and two Boston Bruins players made the cut. The sweaters of Milan Lucic and Zdeno Chara ranked 11th and 13th, respectively, in sales on Shop.NHL.com, with former Bruins Joe Thornton (10th), Phil Kessel (12th) and Tyler Seguin (18th) also landing in the top 25. The typical names dominated the list...
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New England Patriots Open Preseason Schedule Aug. 7 At Redskins

The New England Patriots’ preseason schedule is set. The Patriots will open their preseason schedule on Thursday, Aug. 7 on the road against the Washington Redskins. Week 1: Thursday, Aug. 7 at Washington Redskins Week 2: Friday, Aug. 15 vs. Philadelphia Eagles Week 3: Friday, Aug. 22 vs. Carolina Panthers Week 4: Thursday, Aug. 28 at New York Giants The Patriots’ regular season...
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Jim Rome Is Still Getting Paid For His Brief ‘Space Jam’ Cameo (Photo)

Remember Jim Rome’s big role in the classic movie “Space Jam”? Yeah, neither do we. Here’s a refresher: Yes, that’s Jim Rome coming live from Michael Jordan’s living room, ripping Jordan for his unsuccessful foray into professional baseball. The talk show host’s brief cameo is apparently still paying off nearly twenty years later, as Rome tweeted a picture Wednesday...
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Red Sox’s Win Brings Back Memories Of Jose Canseco’s Pitching Ordeal (Video)

Position players taking the mound is always an adventure. Sometimes, it works out (Red Sox fans likely remember Baltimore Orioles slugger mowing down Boston batters in 2012). More often than not, it doesn’t. The latter was the case Tuesday night, when the Chicago White Sox were forced to hand the ball to utility infielder Leury Garcia in the 14th inning of a 6-4 loss to the Red...
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Re-Signing Avery Bradley No More, Less Of Priority For Danny Ainge, Celtics

BOSTON — Somebody, somewhere, is likely to give Avery Bradley a raise this summer. The only real questions are whether it will be the Celtics and how large that raise will be. One might think that re-signing Bradley, who is eligible for restricted free agency this summer, would be a high priority for Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge. Had they been healthy...
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Tracy McGrady Allows One Run In Professional Pitching Debut (Photo)

Tracy McGrady, coming to a baseball diamond near you. The former NBA star has made very public his desire to play professional baseball after hanging up his sneakers for good last August. He came closer to realizing that goal on Wednesday night, making his first in-game appearance as the starting pitcher for the independent Sugar Land Skeeters in an exhibition game against Alvin...
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Danny Ainge Sees No Timeframe For Celtics’ Rebuild, Could Look Long-Term Again This Offseason

BOSTON — After 82 games of pain, the Boston Celtics and their fans head into the offseason planning on a splash. Whether that comes in the form of a major collegiate star or a blockbuster trade, they don’t seem picky. They just want something to make it clear this season was worth it. Maybe that splash will occur, but Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge is...
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UConn’s George Springer Makes Major League Debut With Astros (Video)

A New England kid was the talk of the town in Houston on Tuesday. University of Connecticut product George Springer, rated as the Astros’ No. 3 prospect by MLB.com, made his major league debut Tuesday night in an 11-inning loss to the Kansas City Royals. Springer, playing right field and batting in the No. 2 slot, went 1-for-5 with a walk in the game, legging out an infield single...
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2014 NFL Mock Draft: Patriots Don’t Trade Up, Still Pick Top Receiver

It’s taking interminably long for the 2014 NFL draft to arrive. The NFL moved back the draft this year to give teams even more time to attempt to smokescreen opposing teams by anonymously trashing prospects to the media. Jadeveon Clowney is reportedly lazy and spoiled, and Teddy Bridgewater’s hands are too small — oh, the joys of the NFL draft. This is a particularly interesting...
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Steven Stamkos Blows Past Canadiens For Coast-To-Coast Goal (Video)

Steven Stamkos was a one-man wrecking crew for the Tampa Bay Lightning Wednesday night, scoring two goals on a team-high five shots in the team’s playoff opener against the Montreal Canadiens. No more was his talent on display than in the second period, when he took off from behind his own net and out-skated the entire Canadiens team for an impressive coast-to-coast goal. The 24...
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Boone Jenner Blows Up Rob Scuderi In Blue Jackets’ Loss To Penguins (Video)

The Columbus Blue Jackets did not come away with a win Wednesday night in their first foray into Stanley Cup playoff action since 2009, but they did prove to the high-flying Pittsburgh Penguins that they will not be pushed around. The Blue Jackets, who play a heavy, physical style of hockey, put a hurting on the Penguins’ scorers and stuck with Pittsburgh for more than 45 minutes...
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Bruins Tale Of The Tape: B’s Can’t Underestimate Red Wings Despite Advantages

The mere mention of a Bruins-Red Wings playoff series is enough to get hockey fans excited for a playoff series, and that thirst will be quenched starting Friday night. The B’s and Wings haven’t met in the playoffs since 1957, and they’ll break that streak when this series finally gets underway. Here’s a deeper look at what to expect when the Original Six clubs meet in...
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