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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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David Wright Confronts Noah Syndergaard For Eating During Scrimmage

There are some things you don’t do in the big leagues, and it seems eating during an intrasquad scrimmage is one of those things. New York Mets third baseman David Wright took it upon himself to have a word with prized Mets pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard on Tuesday after Wright caught the pitcher eating lunch in the team’s air-conditioned clubhouse...
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Herschel Walker proud of championship cheerleader son

Athletics run in the family for Herschel Walker’s clan, just not in the way you might think. The former NFL star’s son isn’t crushing it on the gridiron, but he is making waves in the world of cheerleading. TMZ Sports recently caught up with the older Walker in Washington D.C., where he was boasting about his son Christian’s cheerleading accomplishments. Christian’s...
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Jets Among Possible Free-Agent Landing Spots For Darrelle Revis, Devin McCourty

New England Patriots fans, do not panic, freak out or overreact. Cornerback Darrelle Revis and safety Devin McCourty still could return to the Patriots. The Patriots have to spend cash this offseason, and what better way to use those resources than in locking up two defenders who helped propel New England to their fourth Super Bowl title? But if Revis and McCourty don’t return...
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Murray State Pitcher Has One Of Most Insane Leg Kicks Ever Seen (Photo)

John Lollar is more flexible than you. Lollar is a pitcher for the Murray State baseball team, and he’s ascended to relative baseball Internet fame thanks to what he’s able to do with his left leg, specifically during his windup. Jeff Drummond was able to capture Lollar’s crazy windup on film, and it should put yoga instructors (not to mention Orlando Hernandez) to shame. Lollar’s...
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A’s Switch-Pitcher Pat Venditte Effective From Both Sides Of Mound (Video)

Pat Venditte wasn’t able to crack the major league roster in his first stop, but his second try got off to a good start Tuesday. Venditte is a “switch-pitcher,” who’s able to throw with both arms and changes in the middle of innings depending on the matchup, is in Oakland Athletics camp this season after seven seasons in the Yankees’ organization. Venditte got as high as...
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Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts Entertain In ‘Know Your Teammates’ (Video)

Xander Bogaerts is the spring training champ no more. The Boston Red Sox shortstop was the big winner of the 2014 Slapshot Classic down in Fort Myers last year, but his bragging rights have expired, as he didn’t fare as well in this season’s spring training competition. Bogaerts went up against Mookie Betts, who didn’t quite shoot to the top of the leaderboard in “Know...
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Bill Belichick Attends Kentucky Game, Gets Hug From Charles Barkley (Video)

Bill Belichick’s trip through the South included a stop to see college basketball’s top powerhouse. On Tuesday afternoon, Belichick was in Alabama for Auburn’s pro day, apparently keeping a close eye on Tigers wide receiver Sammie Coates. On Tuesday night, however, it was time to unwind a little bit as the New England Patriots head coach took in a hoops matchup at the University...
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Rob Housler Among Five Potential Free-Agent Tight Ends For Patriots

It would take a crazy person to believe the New England Patriots could upgrade their starting tight end. Their depth is another story, however. The Patriots have the best starting tight end in (the history of?) the NFL in Rob Gronkowski, but Michael Hoomanawanui is an average blocker and rarely-utilized receiver, James Develin is a fullback and Tim Wright wasn’t trusted down the...
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Panthers sign emergency goalie during game due to injuries

Robb Tallas has 99 career NHL appearances to his name, and he came dangerously close to adding No. 100 — as a 41-year-old. The Florida Panthers goaltending coach nearly was called on for action Tuesday night as the Panthers hosted the Toronto Maple Leafs. Tallas was signed to an emergency contact after both of the Panthers’ goalies — Roberto Luongo and Al Montoya — went...
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Upcoming ‘Charlie Moore Outdoors’ Features Steve DeOssie, Mad Fish Off (Video)

Things are about to get crazy on NESN’s “Charlie Moore Outdoors.” The latest episodes of the Mad Fisherman’s show feature a former Super Bowl champ and a fishing competition that’ll put Moore to the test. In the first new episode, former Boston College and New England Patriots long snapper Steve DeOssie joined Moore on the lake, and Charlie helped him reel in a big one...
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Aaron Hernandez’s Rental Car Contained Odin Lloyd’s Fingerprints, Trooper Says

FALL RIVER, Mass. — A state police trooper who specializes in fingerprint analysis testified Tuesday in the murder trial of Aaron Hernandez that the fingerprints of the former NFL player and his alleged victim, Odin Lloyd, were found inside a car that was allegedly used to drive Lloyd to his death. Prosecutors say Hernandez, then a New England Patriots...
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