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John Farrell, Boston Red Sox React To Michael Pineda’s Pine Tar Ejection

BOSTON — The Red Sox’s overall stance on Michael Pineda’s pine tar use can best be summarized with a resounding, “C’mon, man.” Pineda, who was questioned for allegedly using pine tar in his start against Boston on April 10, was ejected in the second inning of Wednesday’s Red Sox-Yankees game for having pine tar on his neck — which is illegal. Red Sox manager John...
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Bruins Looking For Another Fast Start In Game 4 Against Red Wings (Video)

The Boston Bruins dominated the first period of Tuesday night’s Game 3 by scoring two goals in a six-minute span against the Detroit Red Wings. The early scoring took the Joe Louis Arena crowd out of the game and allowed the Bruins to relax and play their physical style of hockey that wears down opponents over the course of 60 minutes. Another fast start in Thursday’s Game 4...
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Lakers Star Nick Young Throws Awful First Pitch At Dodger Stadium (Video)

The always-entertaining Los Angeles Lakers star Nick “Swaggy P” Young threw out the first pitch at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday night. But as the Los Angeles Dodgers’ video below says, Young put “a little too much swag” into the pitch, completely overthrowing it and hitting the backstop. Young should do everyone in Los Angeles a favor and stick to basketball. Photo via...
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Umpire Gerry Davis: Michael Pineda Didn’t Offer Explanation For Pine Tar

BOSTON — Home plate umpire Gerry Davis ejected Yankees starter Michael Pineda in the second inning of New York’s game against the Red Sox on Wednesday for having a foreign substance located on his neck. Pineda was questioned after his April 10 start against the Red Sox for allegedly having pine tar on his throwing hand, so the Red Sox already were mindful the right-hander might...
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Michael Pineda On Pine Tar Incident: ‘It Won’t Happen Again’ (Video)

New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda was ejected from Wednesday night’s game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park for using pine tar. The 25-year-old pitcher put the foreign substance on his neck, and when Red Sox manager John Farrell spotted it, he asked umpire Gerry Davis to check it out. After examining the situation, the umpire ejected Pineda. Check out the...
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Corey Perry, Antoine Roussel Fight In Ducks-Stars Game 4 (GIF)

Antoine Roussel is quickly becoming one of the most hated players in the NHL, and with the Dallas Stars up 4-2 late in the third period of Wednesday night’s Game 4, Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry had enough of him. The two players dropped their gloves for a rare playoff fight. It was a pretty even bout, but Roussel earns a small edge for getting the takedown. This fight comes...
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Blue Jackets Tie Game 4 With Last-Minute Goal, Beat Penguins In OT (GIFs)

The Columbus Blue Jackets were 22 seconds away from facing a 3-1 first-round series deficit in Wednesday night’s Game 4 when they tied the score with a goal to force overtime. With less than 30 seconds left in regulation, Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury mistakenly left his net to play the puck below the goal line. He wasn’t able to clear it, and Blue Jackets...
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Sources: Austin Seferian-Jenkins Hosted By Patriots On Pre-Draft Visit

The New England Patriots hosted Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins on a pre-draft visit on Wednesday, according to sources. Seferian-Jenkins won the Mackey Award, given out to the best tight end in college football, in 2013 after catching 36 passes for 450 yards and eight touchdowns. The 6-foot-6, 262-pound tight end’s best season came in 2012 when he caught 69 passes...
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Twins’ Chris Colabello Hits Home Run While His Mom Is Interviewed (Video)

Minnesota Twins designated hitter Chris Colabello gave his mother the perfect birthday gift. Silvana Colabello was watching her son play against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on Wednesday night, which also happened to be her birthday. As she was being interviewed by Fox Sports, Chris hit a two-run home run off of Jake Odorizzi, tying the score at 2-2 in the top of the fourth...
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Oakland A’s Accused Of Not Paying Rent At O.co Coliseum For Five Years

The Oakland Athletics’ effort to remain in their namesake city has had its ups and downs, but it may have just hit a serious snag. The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority issued a statement Wednesday about the negotiations with the team on a 10-year lease at the O.co Coliseum. Both the team and the Coliseum Authority have a strong desire to work out a deal, however, there’s...
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NHL Suspends Matt Cooke 7 Games For Hit On Avalanche’s Tyson Barrie

Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke, the NHL’s dirtiest player, was suspended for the sixth time in his career Wednesday. Cooke received a seven-game ban for a dangerous knee-to-knee hit on Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie during Monday’s Game 3 in Minnesota. The hit will force Barrie, who’s arguably Colorado’s best blueliner, to miss 4-6 weeks with an MCL injury...
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Richard Sherman: Double Standard Exists Between Race, Fighting In Sports

Fights occur in nearly 30 percent of NHL games and no one bats an eyelash, but Richard Sherman believes the reaction would be much different if there was as much hand-to-hand violence during NFL games. The Seattle Seahawks cornerback said Wednesday during a panel on “Social Capital of the Savvy Athlete” at Harvard Business School that a double standard exists between race...
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Michael Pineda Ejected From Red Sox-Yankees Game For Pine Tar On Neck

BOSTON — Michael Pineda was ejected from Wednesday’s Red Sox-Yankees game for pushing the envelope a little too far. Pineda faced questions following his start against the Red Sox on April 10 for allegedly using pine tar on his throwing hand. The Yankees starter had the same foreign substance located on his neck during Wednesday’s start at Fenway Park, and Red Sox manager John...
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Patriots’ Week 10 Bye Week Comes In Tough Stretch Of 2014 Schedule

Get ready to stay up late this season, New England Patriots fans. The Patriots have five prime-time games on their 2014 schedule. They play the Kansas City Chiefs Week 4 on Monday night, Cincinnati Bengals Week 5 on Sunday night, New York Jets Week 7 on Thursday night, Indianapolis Colts Week 11 on Sunday night and San Diego Chargers Week 14 on Sunday night. NBC’s Al Michaels and...
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Ex-NBA Star Tracy McGrady Makes Sugar Land Skeeters’ Opening Day Roster

Tracy McGrady’s dreams of becoming a professional baseball player are coming true. The ex-NBA star signed Wednesday to pitch for the Sugar Land Skeeters in the independent Atlantic League. “It’s an honor to be a part of this club,” McGrady said in a statement released by the team, as reported by Fox Sports. “To be a part of the team means everything to me, and it’s a...
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Dante Exum Ideal Fit For Celtics In Intriguing 2014 NBA Draft (Podcast)

The Boston Celtics’ season is finally, mercifully, over. Now the real fun begins. The lottery-bound Celtics appear to have a busy offseason ahead of them as team president of basketball operations Danny Ainge begins the turnaround portion of his rebuilding. Brad Stevens toiled through his first season without complaint, but the decorated college coach can only take so much losing...
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Patriots’ 2014 NFL Schedule Announced, Playing Broncos Week 9

The 2014 New England Patriots schedule has been announced. The Patriots will begin their season on the road against the Miami Dolphins. Check out their full schedule below. Week 1: at Miami Dolphins Week 2: at Minnesota Vikings Week 3: vs. Oakland Raiders Week 4: at Kansas City Chiefs Week 5: vs. Cincinnati Bengals Week 6: at Buffalo Bills Week 7: vs. New York Jets Week 8: vs....
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Alex Wilson Excited To Rejoin Boston Red Sox: Call-Up ‘A Great Feeling’

BOSTON — Alex Wilson’s call up to the Red Sox will be brief, but the reliever still is cherishing the opportunity. Wilson was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket before Wednesday’s game to give the Red Sox an additional pitcher after back-to-back games in which Boston’s bullpen was taxed. Wilson might only be with the Red Sox for one day — outfielder Shane Victorino is expected...
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Report: Patriots Exercise Nate Solder’s Fifth-Year Option In Contract

Nate Solder will spend at least two more seasons with the New England Patriots. The Patriots exercised the fifth-year option in Solder’s contract, CBSSports.com’s Jason La Canfora reported Wednesday. Solder signed a four-year deal with a team option for a fifth year as a rookie in 2011, when he was drafted No. 17 overall in the NFL draft. Solder will earn $7.4 million in 2015...
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Seahawks QB Russell Wilson Files For Divorce From Wife Of Two Years

Superbowl-winning Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson announced Wednesday that he has filed for divorce from his wife Ashton. They were married in January of 2012, a few months before Wilson was drafted by the Seahawks. In a rather strange move, the team released a statement on the matter to the Seattle Times. “I have made the difficult decision to file for divorce,...
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Domonique Foxworth: Bill Clinton Called Richard Sherman Misunderstood

Richard Sherman has the presidential seal of approval. Former NFLPA president Domonique Foxworth relayed an anectode from Super Bowl XLVIII to the Seattle Seahawks cornerback on Wednesday. The two were participating on a panel at Harvard Business School about the “Social Capital of the Savvy Athlete” with Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and Houston Texans running...
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Liverpool Unveils Renderings Of Expanded Anfield Main Stand (Photos)

Liverpool FC’s dream of playing home games in front of more fans inched closer to reality Wednesday, when the club unveiled artists’ renderings of an expanded Main Stand at Anfield. The striking images show a three-tiered Main Stand, which will could add an additional 8,500 seats to the current Main Stand and increase Anfield’s capacity to to around 54,000. The £100 million...
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John Farrell Explains How Red Sox-Yankees Rivalry Recently Has Changed

BOSTON — The Red Sox-Yankees rivalry always will be special. No one is disputing that. But the hatred — for lack of a better word — that seemingly exists between the two organizations might not be as high as it used to be. Red Sox manager John Farrell spent four years as Boston’s pitching coach from 2007 to 2010, before eventually finding his way back to Beantown after two...
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Former Boston College Football Player Charged in Assault On Homeless Man

Former Boston College tight end C.J. Parsons and former Marist College quarterback Anthony Varrichione have been charged in the violent beating of a homeless man in Boston in January. The two men allegedly beat the homeless man, Michael Hudson, until he was unconscious. A passerby broke up the assault by covering Hudson with her own body. Hudson went to the hospital in critical...
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New England Patriots Playing Lions At Home Week 12 Of 2014 NFL Season

The Detroit Lions will come to Gillette Stadium to play the New England Patriots in Week 12 of the 2014 NFL season. The full 2014 NFL schedule will be announced on Wednesday at 8 p.m., but one Patriots matchup already is known. The Lions’ schedule was leaked early to the Detroit Free Press, and the Patriots are set for Week 12. The Patriots will play the the Lions, Buffalo Bills...
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