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Diamondbacks’ New ‘Churro Dog’ Has 1,117 Calories, Is Amazing (Photo)

Going to an Arizona Diamondbacks game has never been sweeter. We’ve seen our fair share of crazy concession foods at professional sports venues, but Arizona’s Chase Field upped the ante Wednesday when it unveiled the Churro Dog. New to Chase Field this year: the Churro Dog. http://t.co/drUK3rITxX— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) March 04, 2015 That’s...
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Joel Hanrahan Released By Tigers, Needs Second Tommy John Surgery

SARASOTA, Fla. — The Detroit Tigers have released Joel Hanrahan from a minor league contract and said the right-hander will have his second Tommy John surgery on March 18. Hanrahan had his right elbow ligament replaced in May 2013 while with the Boston Red Sox, when he also had his right flexor tendon repaired. Detroit signed him to a $1 million, one...
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Judge Rules Florida Shooting Can’t Be Brought Up In Aaron Hernandez Trial

FALL RIVER, Mass. — Prosecutors in the Massachusetts murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez will not be allowed to introduce evidence about the shooting of Hernandez’s friend in Florida a few months before the killing, a judge ruled Wednesday. Hernandez is on trial for the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating the...
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Liverpool-Burnley Verdict: Revived Reds Breeze Past Clarets At Anfield

Liverpool labored to a narrow victory over Burnley on Boxing day. The Reds cruised past the same opponents Wednesday, further demonstrating the extent of their dramatic turnaround in the last three months. Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Burnley was both comprehensive and deserved. Liverpool controlled the game from start to finish, and victory was never in...
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Peyton Manning ‘Excited’ To Be With Broncos Despite Reported $4M Pay Cut

Peyton Manning might have to start doing a few extra Papa John’s commercials. Manning and the Denver Broncos are close to agreeing on a contract that would pay the 38-year-old quarterback $15 million in base salary in 2015, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Legwold and Chris Mortenson on Wednesday. That would constitute a $4 million pay cut for Manning, who...
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Tom Brady, Peyton Manning Face Mashup Is The Stuff Of Nightmares (Photo)

Haven’t you always wondered what it would look like if Tom Brady and Peyton Manning were morphed into one person? No? Well, AOL Sports did it anyway. The site created its own “NFL Combine” where it actually combined photos of NFL players rather than testing their agility. Most of the results, including the photo of the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos quarterbacks...
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Kelly Olynyk Available To Play For Celtics Vs. Jazz After 18-Game Absence

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — After missing more than a month with an ankle injury, Kelly Olynyk finally is ready to return to action for the Celtics. Head coach Brad Stevens confirmed before Wednesday’s game that Olynyk would be available off the bench as the Celtics host the Utah Jazz at TD Garden. The second-year center severely sprained his ankle...
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Daisuke Matsuzaka Begins Comeback Bid With First Start In Japan

Daisuke Matsuzaka is making a comeback. The former Boston Red Sox pitcher made his first start Wednesday with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Japan’s Pacific League. Matsuzaka had two strikeouts, two walks and allowed four hits on 57 pitches over three scoreless innings in the team’s 3-0 win over the Hanshin Tigers. “It’s been a long time since...
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Dustin Pedroia, Mike Napoli Coast Through ‘Know Your Teammates’ (Video)

We all know Dustin Pedroia can put on a “Laser Show” at the plate. Turns out he’s capable of fireworks in trivia, too. The Boston Red Sox second baseman squared off against first baseman Mike Napoli in the latest edition of “Know Your Teammates” trivia in Fort Myers. Quite frankly, Pedroia looked bored as he answered every question with ease in the multiple choice round...
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Watch Boston Celtics-Utah Jazz Game Online (Live Stream)

The Boston Celtics will look to shake off Tuesday’s blowout loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers when they return home Wednesday to host the Utah Jazz. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET, and NBC Sports Live Extra is streaming the game online and through its app for Xfinity and Time Warner Cable customers. You can watch it by clicking the photo below. Photo via Benny Sieu/USA...
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Jordan Henderson Leads Liverpool Past Burnley With Power, Finesse (GIFs)

Jordan Henderson is in a groove. Henderson scored a goal and assisted on another Wednesday in Liverpool’s win 2-0 over Burnley in the Premier League. Henderson now has scored with highlight-reel strikes in consecutive games and has grown into a genuine goal threat for Liverpool. Henderson gave Liverpool the lead in the 29th minute when he fired Philippe Coutinho’s blocked shot...
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Bafetimbi Gomis Hospitalized After Collapsing During Premier League Game

Bafetimbi Gomis has given his family, friends and the soccer world a true fright Wednesday. Gomis collapsed on the field during Swansea City’s Premier League game against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. Gomis fell face down on the turf through no contact with another player. He needed oxygen and several minutes of treatment before medical personnel...
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Bruins’ Brett Connolly To Miss 6 Weeks With Displaced Fracture In Right Index Finger

Newly-acquired Boston Bruins forward Brett Connolly will miss the next six weeks with a displaced fracture in his right index finger, the team announced Wednesday. Connolly suffered the injury during Wednesday’s practice when he was struck with a puck. Six weeks from the time of the injury is April 15, which should be around the time Round 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs begins...
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Managers Steve Bruce, Gus Poyet Clash During EPL Game (GIF, Video)

Neither Steve Bruce nor Gus Poyet behaved as grown-ups, or children, should in front of a global audience. Bruce and Poyet nearly fought on the sideline during Tuesday’s 1-1 draw between hosts Hull City and Sunderland in the Premier League. Officials had to separate the two managers, who might have came to blows during the game between two, relegation-threatened teams. The ugly...
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Ray Allen announces he will not play this season

  After reportedly receiving nibbles from several teams, Ray Allen announced Wednesday that he will not play in the NBA this season.   “Over the past several months, I have taken a lot of time to deliberate what is best for me,” Allen said in a statement released by his agent, Jim Tanner, at Tandem Sports & Entertainment. “I’ve ultimately decided that I...
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Erik Spoelstra Sings ‘Billie Jean’ At Karaoke, Gets A For Effort (Video)

Erik Spoelstra better keep his day job. The Miami Heat head coach took part in Shane Battier’s annual charity karaoke event — “Battioke”– on Tuesday night, which raises funds and awareness for the former player’s Take Charge Foundation. But it also raises awareness about Spoelstra’s really bad singing skills. Spoelstra and his girlfriend Nikki Sapp took the stage...
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Mike Greenberg Only Did ‘Mike & Mike’ At First To Get More ‘SportsCenter’ Spots

“Mike & Mike” celebrates its 15th anniversary this year, and as popular as the hit ESPN radio show has gotten, it wouldn’t have been possible without Mike Greenberg having ambitions for a different show. When Greenberg first co-hosted the radio show with Mike Golic, he only did so hoping for more spots hosting “SportsCenter,” he recently told...
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Revolution Unveil Red Secondary Uniforms At Launch Party (Photos, Video)

The New England Revolution have broken with tradition. The Revolution unveiled their new, secondary uniforms Tuesday at a launch party at Boston’s House of Blues. The Revs’ new uniforms have red as the primary color, departing from the mostly white strip the team wore on its travels in the first 19 years of its existence. See if you can find yourself in our photos from last...
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Buffalo Bills To Acquire Matt Cassel In Trade With Vikings For Draft Pick

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings have agreed with the Buffalo Bills to trade quarterback Matt Cassel next week for an undisclosed draft pick. The Vikings announced the deal on Wednesday, six days before NFL transactions can begin with the start of the new league year. The trade can’t be completed until then, but the announcement wouldn’t have...
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Emre Can Prefers Midfield Role, Downplays Comparisons To Steven Gerrard

Emre Can established himself in Liverpool’s lineup as a defender but he hopes to play further forward as his Anfield career moves in that direction. Can told German newspaper Bild on Wednesday he prefers playing in the midfield more than on the back line, according to the Liverpool Echo. Manager Brendan Rodgers has used Can primarily as a right-sided...
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‘NESN Next Producer’ Showcases New England College Filmmakers, Premieres April 6

March 4, 2015 — NESN is launching an innovative new series called NESN Next Producer that showcases New England college filmmakers, their vision and their stories. Part Shark Tank, part America’s Got Talent, students created short sports films with the hope of winning $20,000 and a job opportunity at NESN. The 7-episode series will air Mondays following Red Sox postgame coverage...
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John Farrell: Rusney Castillo Out ‘More Than A Week’ With Strained Oblique

The Boston Red Sox’s outfield just got less crowded for the time being. Center fielder Rusney Castillo will miss “more than a week” of spring training with a left oblique strain, John Farrell said Wednesday, per CSNNE.com’s Sean McAdam. The Cuban rookie experienced some soreness in his third and final at-bat of Tuesday’s 1-0 win over Boston College. Speaking through an...
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Mets’ Daniel Murphy Says He Disagrees With Homosexual ‘Lifestyle’

NEWARK, N.J. — New York Mets infielder Daniel Murphy says he disagrees with the “lifestyle” of people who are gay. The Mets hosted Billy Bean, a former major leaguer who came out after retiring and is MLB’s first ambassador for inclusion, to talk at spring training. Murphy spoke to NJ Advance Media afterward. “I disagree with his lifestyle,...
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Brett Connolly Leaves Bruins Practice Early After Taking Shot To Hand

New Boston Bruins forward Brett Connolly might have to wait a while before he can show his new team what he brings to the table. Connolly left practice early Wednesday after taking a Dennis Seidenberg shot to his right hand. It was just Connolly’s second practice with the team after being acquired Monday morning from the Tampa Bay Lightning for a pair...
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WATCH: Russian youth hockey teams brawl in handshake line

Russian hockey players usually don’t have reputations for being fighters. Maybe it’s because they get it all out of their system as kids. At a Russian youth hockey game last month, tempers flared between both teams, at least according to the Google translation of a random YouTube video that surfaced on a Russian website. According to little bits and pieces of information, things...
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