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Poker Player At WSOP Loses $1 Million After Incredible Bad Beat (Video)

Poker is a cruel game sometimes. Even when the odds are stacked in your favor, it takes only a little bit of bad luck for everything to quickly fall apart. In the $1 million buy-in tournament at the 2014 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, Connor Drinan was eliminated in one of the most incredible hands we’ve seen in quite some time. Cary Katz raised pre-flop, at which point Drinan...
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Jon Lester Trade Rumors Hitting Home For Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz

BOSTON — Jon Lester, David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia represent the Red Sox’s core. If you’re constructing a Mount Rushmore of current Red Sox, you can start chiseling out their faces and settle on the fourth guy later. The reality, however, is that Boston’s “Big Three” — a phrase everyone loves, of course — could soon dwindle by one, as rumors continue to surround...
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Cardinals’ CB Patrick Peterson Signs Five-Year, $70 Million Contract Extension

Patrick Peterson is one of the best defensive players in the NFL, and now he’s being paid like one. The Arizona Cardinals signed the all-pro cornerback to a five-year contract worth $70 million on Tuesday. Peterson tweeted that the deal includes $48 million in guaranteed salary. Happy to announce my 5 year extension with @AZCardinals! $70M and $48M Guaranteed!! #AZCardinals #P2Nation...
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Cardinals’ CB Patrick Peterson Signs Five-Year, $70 Million Contract Extension

Patrick Peterson is one of the best defensive players in the NFL, and now he’s being paid like one. The Arizona Cardinals signed the all-pro cornerback to a five-year contract worth $70 million on Tuesday. Peterson tweeted that the deal includes $48 million in guaranteed salary. Happy to announce my 5 year extension with @AZCardinals! $70M and $48M Guaranteed!! #AZCardinals #P2Nation...
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Brandon Workman To Start In Place Of Jon Lester Wednesday Vs. Blue Jays (Video)

Boston Red Sox ace Jon Lester was scheduled to start Wednesday against the Toronto Blue Jays as the AL East rivals wrap up a three-game series at Fenway Park. But with the Lester involved in trade rumors, Red Sox manager John Farrell announced after Tuesday’s game that Brandon Workman will get the start in the series finale instead of Lester. Check out the video above to hear Farrell’s...
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Dustin Pedroia On Jon Lester: ‘It Would Be Tough To See Him In Another Uniform’ (Video)

Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was asked after Tuesday night’s loss to the Toronto Blue Jays about the possibility of Jon Lester being dealt before Thursday’s non-waiver trade deadline. Pedroia, who’s been teammates with Lester for his entire career in Boston, said “it would be tough” to see the Red Sox ace in another uniform. Check out the video above to...
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Cleveland Browns Fan Faces Jail Time For Urinating On Art Modell’s Grave

An unidentified Cleveland Browns fan urinated on the grave of former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell earlier in June and thought it would be a good idea to post a video of it on YouTube. Now, he’s paying for his actions. Maryland officials say they want to press charges against the man for disorderly conduct in a cemetery. He could face up to two years in jail and a $500...
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Lester scratched from start amid trade rumors

BOSTON — Jon Lester has spent his entire nine-year career with the Red Sox. His next start could come in a different uniform. Lester, who was been the subject of trade rumors in recent days, has been scratched from his scheduled start Wednesday against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park, according to Red Sox manager John Farrell. Brandon Workman will be called up and pitch in...
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Peter Abraham Speculates Jon Lester Will Be Traded By Deadline (Video)

With the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline getting closer by the hour, the rumors surrounding Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester are heating up. Reports have a handful of teams interested in the left-handed ace, from the Milwaukee Brewers to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Red Sox even have a contingency plan if Lester gets dealt. They will start Brandon Workman in case he gets dealt...
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Citi Field Gets Hit By Sharknado In Sequel Of Syfy Original Movie (Video)

The New York Mets can’t catch a break. They’re in the middle of their sixth straight losing season, they were victims of Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme in 2009 and now Citi Field has been hit by a shark-filled tornado. Well, not really, obviously. The fictional destruction is a plotline of the Syfy original movie “Sharknado 2: The Next One,” and Mets fans — including Sugar...
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Vote: Which High Profile Starter Is Most Likely To Be Traded By Thursday’s Deadline?

Major League Baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline is fast approaching, and there are several high-profile starting pitchers involved in rumors. One big name that could be on the move is Philadelphia Phillies ace Cole Hamels, who’s 5-5 with a 2.57 earned run average for the struggling NL East club. The 30-year-old is available, but the price to acquire him is steep, per FOX Sports’...
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Report: Oakland Raiders Owner Exploring Potential Move To San Antonio

It’s no secret that the Oakland Raiders aren’t happy with playing at O.co Coliseum anymore, and owner Mark Davis is reportedly trying to do something about that. The San Antonio Express-News reported Tuesday that local leaders in San Antonio, Texas, confirmed that Davis and “two top lieutenants” met with officials to discuss moving the team from the Bay Area to the Lone...
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Josh Gordon’s Legal Team Arguing Second-Hand Smoke For Positive Test

Josh Gordon’s legal team has devised their defense plan and it seems like they might have a strong case. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the suspended wide receiver’s attorneys will argue Friday at a hearing that their client tested positive because of second-hand marijuana smoke. This sparks the question: is it even possible to get a positive test from second-hand smoke?...
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Felix Doubront, John Farrell Had Meeting After Implosion Vs. Blue Jays

BOSTON — Felix Doubront’s season has been a struggle. Doubront, who is unhappy with his current role in the Red Sox’s bullpen, imploded in Monday’s series opener against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park. The left-hander has since met with manager John Farrell. Farrell would not reveal any details of his discussion with Doubront — beyond acknowledging that a meeting...
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Mike Napoli Has Baby Face, Tuxedo In Amazing High School Yearbook Photo

Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is known for his incredible beard, but it certainly wasn’t always that way. A Reddit user, who says his girlfriend went to high school in Pembroke Pines, Fla., with Napoli, posted the slugger’s yearbook photo, and it’s truly awesome. The serious, baby-faced Napoli is dressed to the nines, wearing a tuxedo and sporting a diamond earring...
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Andrew Miller: ‘We Just Have To Zone (Trade Rumors) Out’ (Video)

Jon Lester isn’t the only Boston Red Sox pitcher drawing interest from other teams as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline approaches Thursday at 4 p.m. The Sox are also receiving plenty of calls for reliever Andrew Miller, who’s having an excellent year statistically from the bullpen. Miller has a 2.45 ERA in 48 appearances for the Red Sox this year. He’s also struck out...
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Stephen A. Smith Suspended One Week From ESPN

Stephen A. Smith will not appear on ESPN television or radio for one week, the network announced Tuesday. ESPN is not calling the absence a suspension, but that’s essentially what it is. Smith made controversial comments regarding domestic violence during Friday morning’s edition of “First Take” on ESPN2. He made the situation worse later that day when he attempted to clarify...
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Red Sox-Blue Jays Live: Rubby De La Rosa Looks To Continue Fenway Success

7:05 p.m.: Mike Napoli is out of Tuesday’s lineup. Napoli is dealing with some swelling in his finger, an ailment he has dealt with almost all season. Mike Carp will start in Napoli’s place. Tuesday’s complete lineups are below. Boston Red Sox (48-58) Brock Holt, RF Daniel Nava, LF Dustin Pedroia, 2B David Ortiz, DH Mike Carp, 1B Stephen Drew, SS Xander Bogaerts, 3B Jackie...
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Former MLB Pitcher Chris Carpenter Selling Palm Beach Home For $675K (Photos)

World Series-winning pitcher Chris Carpenter is selling his Palm Beach, Fla., home, and you might actually be able to afford it. The Exeter, N.H., native listed the four-bedroom, 4.5-bath home for $625,000 on Tuesday, and it’s a pretty nice place for the asking price. The home is located in the BallenIsles Country Club community, which is home to some of the most famous golf...
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John Farrell ‘Optimistic And Hopeful’ Jon Lester Will Stay With Red Sox

BOSTON — Red Sox manager John Farrell doesn’t want the ride to end. Farrell, in many ways, has witnessed the major league evolution of Red Sox ace Jon Lester. As trade rumors continue to circulate about whether Lester will be traded before Thursday’s Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline, Farrell is holding out hope that the pair will continue to share a clubhouse...
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Toronto Maple Leafs Sign Jake Gardiner To 5-Year, $20.25 Million Contract

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed defenseman Jake Gardiner to a five-year contract worth $20.25 million, according to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston. Jake Gardiner's #leafs extension doesn't include any no-movement protection, Sportsnet has learned. Great deal for both sides.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) July 29, 2014 The 24-year-old blueliner was a restricted free...
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Hurricanes’ Eric Staal Has Sports Hernia Surgery; Should Be Ready By Training Camp

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Carolina Hurricanes say captain Eric Staal has had surgery to repair a core muscle injury and should be ready for training camp. General manager Ron Francis said the surgery was performed Tuesday by a doctor in Philadelphia. He says Staal suffered the injury — also known as a sports hernia — during offseason training. Francis says the doctor who performed...
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Urban Meyer: ‘I Still Don’t Get’ Why Tim Tebow Isn’t An NFL Quarterback

Urban Meyer is baffled. The coach who led Tim Tebow to success at the University of Florida does not know why his former quarterback has gone almost a full year now without an NFL job. “I still don’t get that part of it,” Meyer told NFL.com at Big Ten media day. “He’s the second-most efficient passer ever to play college football.” What the Ohio State head coach seems...
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Liberia Suspends Soccer To Combat Ebola Outbreak, Protect Sepp Blatter

The soccer ball has stopped rolling in Liberia due to the recent outbreak of the ebola virus. Liberia’s Football Association has indefinitely suspended all soccer activities in an effort to combat the spread of the ebola virus, according to the BBC. “Football being a contact sport — people are sweating — they do contact each other, and that could result in contracting the...
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Boston Red Sox Have Contingency Plan In Case Jon Lester Gets Traded

BOSTON — The Red Sox are covering their bases. Jon Lester still is scheduled to start Wednesday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park despite rampant trade speculation surrounding Boston’s ace. However, the Red Sox have a contingency plan in place, according to manager John Farrell. Brandon Workman will start Wednesday’s game if Lester is traded before then...
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