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Brandon LaFell: Conversation With Steve Smith Changed My Career

CHANDLER, Ariz. – Brandon LaFell had a solid but unspectacular rookie season for the Carolina Panthers in 2010. His stats as the Panthers’ No. 3 receiver were relatively similar to those of Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins as rookies for the New England Patriots last season. LaFell had 38 catches on 71 targets for 468 yards with one touchdown, but he also dropped seven passes...
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Report: Marshawn Lynch Could Be Fined For Wearing ‘Beast Mode’ Hat At Media Day

Marshawn Lynch might not have avoided a fine after all. The Sseattle Seahawks running back fulfilled his obligation by showing up to Super Bowl Media Day, but he still could get docked for wearing an unauthorized “Beast Mode” hat during his brief appearance, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Darren Rovell. “Sources tell ESPN that, after the Super Bowl, the league will...
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J.J. Watt Jumps Over Jimmy Kimmel All While Still Wearing His Suit (Video)

J.J. Watt is probably used to doing box jumps, but is he used to doing them in a suit? It sure looked like it Tuesday night when the Houston Texans defensive end made an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Watt, arguably the NFL’s top media darling at this point, dropped by the show to chat with Kimmel. That quickly turned into Watt showing off his freaky athleticism. The task...
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Don ‘Bear’ Bryant, Coach On 1975 Pennant-Winning Red Sox, Dies At Age 73

The Boston Red Sox lost a member of their 1975 pennant-winning team last week. Don “Bear” Bryant, who served as the bullpen coach for the ’75 squad, died last Thursday at age 73 after a brief but serious illness. He was Boston’s bullpen coach from 1974 to 1976. Bryant spent seven seasons as a major league coach. He also appeared in 59 major league games as a player with the...
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Celtics Close Out Road Trip As Favorite Against Timberwolves

The Boston Celtics close out their season-long six-game road trip on Wednesday when they face the Minnesota Timberwolves. Boston has won three of their last four to improve to 16-27 straight-up and 23-20 against the spread this season. Boston is a 3.5-point favorite against Minnesota at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Boston is only 7-14 SU on the road, but they are 14...
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Super Bowl XLIX Hangout: Chatting About Patriots-Seahawks At 2 P.M. ET

The weeks have turned into days. The days will soon turn into hours. Super Bowl XLIX is almost here. The New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks will battle Sunday for the NFL’s ultimate prize. There’s no shortage of storylines, especially with the ongoing DeflateGate controversy hanging over the Pats’ heads. The Patriots defeated the Baltimore Ravens and Indianapolis Colts...
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Red Sox’s Blake Swihart Ranked MLB’s No. 1 Catching Prospect By MLB.com

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox are in an enviable position when it comes to catchers. Blake Swihart is Major League Baseball’s No. 1 catching prospect going into 2015, according to a list recently released by MLB.com. Swihart is considered the top prospect overall in the Red Sox organization. The Red Sox already have a talented, young...
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Boston Marathon Finish Line Shoveled Out As Blizzard Hammers City (Photo)

One of the biggest blizzards in recent memory crushed Boston and the rest of New England on Tuesday, leading someone to take special care of one of the city’s historic landmarks. Snow and heavy winds battered eastern Massachusetts from the Cape and the islands all the way to Worcester. Clean-up efforts were still ongoing Wednesday morning, but someone made sure to do their own...
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Budweiser’s Puppy-Clydesdale Super Bowl Commercial Will Hit You In The Feels

Budweiser is almost getting too good at melting our hearts with their Super Bowl commercials. Last year they won us us over with their spot featuring an unlikely friendship between a puppy and a horse that had us feeling all the warm fuzzies every time Passenger’s “Let Her Go” came on the radio long after the big game had been played. Well, the iconic Clydesdales are back...
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DeflateGate football could fetch $50K at auction

D’Qwell Jackson probably wishes he’d held onto that football now.   The football that allegedly sparked DeflateGate after the Indianapolis Colts linebacker intercepted New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the AFC Championship Game could fetch as much as $50,000, according to noted auction house Lelands. The infamous ball would be the most valuable, but not the only...
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Anthony Ranaudo-Robbie Ross Trade Creates Interesting Red Sox Dynamic

This embed is invalid" /> Ben Cherington has taken an interesting approach to building the Boston Red Sox’s bullpen. The Red Sox traded right-hander Anthony Ranaudo to the Texas Rangers on Tuesday in exchange for left-hander Robbie Ross Jr. The move — another indication that Boston wasn’t overly impressed by what it saw from its young starting...
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Joe Biden blows off Olivia Munn to talk to Aaron Rodgers

There’s at least one guy out there in the world who has blown off Olivia Munn. The actress and Vice President Joe Biden both made appearances on “The Ellen Show” this week, but it was someone who stayed backstage that made the VP’s day. Munn’s boyfriend, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers tagged along for the taping, and Biden was sure glad he did. Biden was...
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Giannis Antetokounmpo Heads 2015 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest Field (Videos)

A group of under-the-radar contestants will try to make up in aerial artistry what they lack in star power at the 2015 NBA Sprite Slam Dunk Contest. Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks, Zach LaVine of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Victor Oladipo of the Orlando Magic and Mason Plumlee of the Brooklyn Nets will compete in the New York during NBA All-Star Weekend, the league...
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Doug Baldwin bringing 'sunblock' to Revis Island

Doug Baldwin is ready for an island getaway. However, the Seattle Seahawks wide receiver isn’t looking forward to the offseason. He’s getting ready to head to Revis Island when he and the Seahawks take on Darrelle Revis and the New England Patriots on Sunday in the Super Bowl. Baldwin is embracing the challenge of facing Revis, one of the NFL’s best cornerbacks. “I’m...
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Patriots Fan Louis C.K. Weighs In On DeflateGate: It’s Hilarious (Video)

If you’re going to listen to one more DeflateGate take, it might as well come from Louis C.K. The comedian and Boston native is unsurprisingly not taking the NFL’s latest controversy very seriously, as he said he finds the entire situation “hilarious,” while appearing on the “Late Show with David Letterman” on Monday. Letterman, a known Indianapolis Colts fan, asked...
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Zach Parise Picks Up Tooth Off The Ice After Taking Puck To Face (Video)

This season hasn’t been an easy one for Zach Parise. The Minnesota Wild forward missed time earlier in the season with a concussion. Things got even worse when his father passed away earlier this month. And on Wednesday, he suffered what had to have been another pretty painful injury. Parise was in the wrong place at the wrong time against the Edmonton Oilers when Wild defenseman...
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Darrelle Revis-Richard Sherman Debate Comes Down To Stats Vs. Versatility

PHOENIX — Two years after their Twitter beef, the debate over the NFL’s best cornerback still comes down to Darrelle Revis and Richard Sherman. New England Patriots fans didn’t have a dog in the fight when the Seattle Seahawks cornerback, fresh off trash-talking Tom Brady, started calling himself the best in the league, much to the chagrin of Revis, who was then on the New...
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Paul Pierce: ‘Computers’ To Blame For Lack Of Good Trash Talk In NBA

Paul Pierce seems to be fully embracing his role as the NBA’s awesome old guy. Pierce continues to be a legitimate contributor for one of the Washington Wizards — one of the Eastern Conference’s best teams — but his play might be taking a back seat to the things he continues to say. The former Boston Celtics star doesn’t limit his talk to off...
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Crosby's name misspelled as 'Sindey' on Penguins program

  Someone is about to be in big trouble with the Pittsburgh Penguins.   The Penguins were left with some egg on their face Tuesday night when they had to pull programs that had captain Sidney Crosby’s named misspelled on the cover. This wasn’t any old typo, either. The mistake turned Crosby’s first name into “Sindey,” playing right into a joke Crosby’s...
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Tom Brady Doesn’t Have Time For Julian Edelman’s Smoothie Tyme Video

Poor Julian Edelman. The New England Patriots wide receiver’s best friend — quarterback Tom Brady, of course — couldn’t make time to shoot Edelman’s latest “Smoothie Tyme” video. Fortunately for Edelman, running back Shane Vereen was around to make the “best friend smoothie,” which contains pineapple, banana, almond milk, greek yogurt, frozen strawberries, protein...
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Rob Gronkowski's party bus headed to Super Bowl

Good news, everyone. The Gronkowski family party bus is on its way to Glendale, Ariz.   New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski stole the show at Super Bowl Media Day on Tuesday by singing Katy Perry and reading from the erotic fiction novel he inspired, but he also gave some important information about his famous party bus. “It’€™s on its way down right now,” Gronkowski said...
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GoDaddy Pulls Controversial Super Bowl Ad After Backlash From Viewers (Video)

Super Bowl XLIX isn’t until Sunday, but GoDaddy already had to pull one of its advertisements. The domain name registrar announced Tuesday that it would not show a controversial ad during the Super Bowl after backlash from viewers, who even started a petition on Change.org calling for its removal. The commercial shows a puppy, Buddy, finding his way back home after falling...
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Mike Richards Clears Waivers; Kings Send Him To Manchester’s AHL Team

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — The Los Angeles Kings have assigned Mike Richards to their AHL affiliate after the high-priced center cleared waivers. The Kings assigned Richards to the Manchester Monarchs on Tuesday after no NHL team picked him up. Richards went on waivers Monday after several seasons of declining offensive production. Although Richards played a key two-way role on the Kings’...
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Tiger Woods Smiling Again With Full Set Of Teeth After Run-In With Camera

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Tiger Woods was all smiles Tuesday — and with a full set of teeth. Woods gave a play-by-play account of how his front tooth was knocked out in Italy on Jan. 19 while celebrating girlfriend Lindsey Vonn’s record 63rd World Cup victory. He said one tooth was chipped and the other was cracked. Both were replaced before he arrived...
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Darrelle Revis To Jets Fans: Being In Super Bowl With Pats ‘Not Really My Fault’

It’s probably hard for Jets fans to see Darrelle Revis, who started his career in New York, preparing for Super Bowl XLIX with the rival New England Patriots. But the Patriots cornerback doesn’t think those fans should be placing any blame on him for that. “€œIt’s not really my fault,” Revis said during Tuesday’s Super Bowl Media Day, per...
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