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2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Predictions For Every First-Round Series In West

NHL fans have heard all season long about how great the Western Conference is, and that will be on display starting Wednesday night when the Stanley Cup playoffs get underway. The Western Conference slate is expected to be a grueling test for all eight teams involved, and there are certainly some very interesting matchups out West. Some of the the league’s upstart teams like the...
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Bryce Harper Crushes Homer Covered In Gatorade In New Commercial (Video)

Bryce Harper, Gatorade and Guns N’ Roses — what more does a commercial need? Harper, now a spokesman for Gatorade, made his first appearance in a commercial for the “Fierce” line of the sports drink and it’s certainly not boring. In the ad, Harper crushes a pitch from an anonymous Miami Marlins pitcher so hard that the leather tears off and transforms into Harper’s shouting...
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Red Sox Shortstop Xander Bogaerts Not Dwelling On Game-Ending Error

The Boston Red Sox’s visit to the frozen tundra of Chicago ended in disappointing fashion Tuesday night. A ninth-inning throwing error by shortstop Xander Bogaerts allowed the winning run to score in a 2-1 victory for the White Sox. The game was most notable for its frigid temperatures, which dipped in to the low 30s as the contest (which took more than three-and-a-half hours to...
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A-Rod Sells Luxurious Miami Beach Condo, Nets $500K In Profits (Photos)

Looks like Alex Rodriguez is finding other ways to earn money during his suspension. The New York Yankees star sold his condominium in Miami Beach for $2.575 million earlier this week, according to the Wall Street Journal. A-Rod purchased the fancy digs about a year earlier for $2.1 million, which means that the suspended third baseman will earn about $500,000 in profits on the deal...
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2014 NHL Mock Draft: Analysis, Predictions For Each Lottery Team

The Buffalo Sabres lost again Tuesday night when the Florida Panthers won the NHL draft lottery despite having the second-best chance to win the top selection in June’s draft. Buffalo had the best odds to win, but it will pick second. Aside from the top two picks, the rest of the lottery order went as expected. Now that we know the order of the first 14 selections, it’s time...
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Report: Patriots Want To Trade Up In First Round, Draft Wide Receiver

The New England Patriots could shock the league by trading up in the 2014 NFL draft. The Patriots are looking to move up in the first round of the draft to find a top-tier wide receiver, team officials told Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman. Head coach Bill Belichick believes a major receiving threat is one of the Patriots’ “main missing ingredients,” Freeman reported Wednesday...
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Bruins-Red Wings On NESN, Red Sox-Orioles On NESNplus

NESN has you completely covered Friday night when the Boston Red Sox host the Baltimore Orioles while the Boston Bruins host the Detroit Red Wings for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Bruins-Wings coverage begins at 6 p.m. on NESN while Red Sox-O’s coverage starts at 6 p.m. ET on NESNplus. Check out Saturday’s entire schedule and channel listing below. NESN 6 p.m....
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Michael Sam Makes Sense For Patriots As Late-Round, Low-Risk Draft Pick

Drafting Michael Sam makes a lot of sense for the New England Patriots. The Patriots reportedly are one of six teams that have shown the most interest in Sam since the NFL Scouting Combine, where the former Missouri defensive end’s workout was a trainwreck. Sam ran a 4.91-second 40-yard dash and 7.80-second three-cone drill and measured just 26.5 inches in the vertical leap and...
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‘Boston Strong’ Photograph Lands On Sports Illustrated Cover (Photos)

They came to Boylston Street in droves on Saturday, some as early as 6 a.m. Their mission? To participate in a “Sports Illustrated” cover shoot as part of the magazine’s goal to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing with an inspiring “Boston Strong” photograph. The results were overwhelmingly positive, as more than 3,000 people showed...
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Ty Law, Bill Parcells Among 2014 Patriots Hall of Fame Finalists

The 2014 Patriots Hall of Fame finalists represent three eras of New England football. Cornerbacks Ty Law and Raymond Clayborn and head coach Bill Parcells have been selected as finalists for the Patriots Hall of Fame. Fans will determine the inductee by voting on Patriots.com. Voting will end on May 15 and the selection will be announced in early June. Clayborn was drafted by...
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2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Predictions For Every First-Round Series In East

The first-round matchups in the Eastern Conference offer many compelling storylines and exciting series. The Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings will renew a rivalry that began over 50 years ago when the two teams meet in postseason play for the first time since 1957. The Columbus Blue Jackets have returned to the playoffs for the second time in franchise history, and their matchup...
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John Daly Hits Tee Shot From Woman’s Mouth (Video)

John Daly may drink 10 to 12 diet cokes and smoke 40 cigarettes a day, but he can still crush a drive from the mouth of a willing participant. Daly, one of the most colorful golfers to ever play professionally, recently showed he can still hit the long ball, even in not-so-traditional ways. His “grip it and rip it” attitude in the tee box was taken to another level when Daly...
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Kansas City Royals Great George Brett Meets ‘Royals’ Singer Lorde (Photo)

Grammy-winning recording artist Lorde has said she’ll never be royal, but Tuesday night she met one. The 17-year-old singer from New Zealand said last year that her hit song “Royals,” which won a Grammy award fro Song of the Year, was inspired by a photo she saw of Kansas City Royals great George Brett. After the revelation was made, the Royals contacted Lorde, and she and...
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Jared Lorenzen Had Best Response To NCAA’s New Unlimited Meals Policy

Few college athletes would have been more excited to play under what some are calling “the Shabazz Napier rule” than former Kentucky quarterback Jared Lorenzen. Lorenzen, a cult hero at UK who recently returned to the national spotlight as an indoor football star, weighed in at more than 260 pounds during his collegiate days — a number that has since grown north of 300. The...
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AJ McCarron Among Potential Patriots Quarterbacks In 2014 NFL Draft

The New England Patriots like to plan ahead, so their interest in selecting a quarterback in the 2014 NFL draft shouldn’t come as a major surprise. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will be 37 years old when the 2014 season begins, and backup Ryan Mallett is entering a contract year. Mallett was supposed to be Brady’s successor, but he never fully developed and Brady’s still...
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Tuukka Rask orders matching mask for young cancer patient

When 9-year-old Maddie Santosuosso joined Tuukka Rask on the ice at Boston Bruins practice last month, her gear was almost identical to that of the B’s goaltender — same jersey, same pads, same glove. All that was missing was a copy of Rask’s custom snarling bear goalie mask, which the netminder was unable to acquire in time. That’s no longer the case, as Rask has since...
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Celtics-Wizards Live: Rajon Rondo, Celts Look To Win One More For Fans

8 a.m. ET: Thanks to their late-season two-game winning streak, the Boston Celtics guaranteed that they would not surpass their 2006-07 version for the most losses in franchise history. Still, they will be mighty close. The Celtics (25-56) will try to disregard any of that when they welcome the Washington Wizards (43-38) on Wednesday. The Wizards have a lot to play for, since they...
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Mike Napoli Day-To-Day After Dislocating Ring Finger

Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli will be evaluated on a day-to-day basis after dislocating his finger on a slide during the ninth inning of Tuesday’s 2-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. “I look at my finger,” Napoli said, via ESPN.com, “and it’s sideways.” Napoli jammed his finger as he dove headfirst into second base after advancing on a...
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Report: Patriots Among Six Teams Showing Most Interest In Michael Sam

The New England Patriots have done their homework on Michael Sam. The Patriots are among six teams that have shown the most interest in the first openly-gay NFL draft prospect, along with the Baltimore Ravens, Atlanta Falcons, Indianapolis Colts, Cleveland Browns and New York Jets, league sources told The Baltimore Sun’s Aaron Wilson. Sam disappointed at the NFL Scouting Combine...
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‘Boston Strong’ Can’t Be Owned, Says U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Two Emerson College students were the first to start using the “Boston Strong” motto on the T-shirts that they sold to raise money for the victims of the Boston Marathon tragedy, but that didn’t stop companies from trying to own the phrase. ESPN Boston reported that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office shot down nine applications from businesses trying to obtain trademarks...
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Reports: C.J. Fiedorowicz, Deone Bucannon Visiting Patriots Wednesday

The New England Patriots are putting in some extra work on a top tight end prospect. The Patriots are hosting former Iowa tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz on Wednesday, a source told NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. Fiedorowicz said in March that the Patriots are one of the teams that has shown him the most interest before the draft. Fiedorowicz caught 30 passes for 299 yards with six touchdowns...
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Red Sox ‘Proud’ To Be Part Of Healing Process After Marathon Tragedy (Video)

After the Boston Marathon bombing one year ago, the city of Boston came together and healed as a community. The Red Sox and their eventual World Series title became a part of that healing process. Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli and manager John Farrell reflected on the one-year anniversary of the tragedy. Napoli said that what he witnessed from Boston after the marathon was...
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White Sox Wear ‘Boston Strong, Sox Together’ Shirts Before Game Against Red Sox (Photo)

Before Tuesday night’s game against the Boston Red Sox, the Chicago White Sox players, trainers and coaches wore “Boston Strong” T-shirts when they took the field for pregame warmups. Why We Love Sports Today: White Sox show that they are Boston Strong. http://t.co/GIn4VgJztW—   (@SportsCenter) April 16, 2014 CLASSY: @WhiteSox wearing #BostonStrong shirts tonight before...
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NCAA Council Approves Legislation To Give Athletes Unlimited Meals

Eight days after Connecticut basketball star Shabazz Napier said during the Final Four that he sometimes went to bed “starving” because he couldn’t afford food, the NCAA’s legislative council approved a proposal that would allow Division I schools to give their athletes unlimited meals and snacks. The measure still has to go through the board of directors, which will meet...
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Boston Marathon Finish Line Evacuated After Unattended Backpacks Found

The area around the Boston Marathon finish line was evacuated by the Boston Police Department Tuesday evening after two suspicious bags were left unattended. Public Safety Alert: #BPD investigating 2 unattended backpacks found in the area of Boston Marathon Finish Line.— Boston Police Dept. (@bostonpolice) April 15, 2014 Police, fire and bomb squad crews investigated the backpacks...
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