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Odell Beckham Jr. Once Took Serious Measures To Boost ‘Madden’ Rating

It isn’t rare for NFL players to take issue with their ratings in “Madden NFL” games. Odell Beckham Jr., however, is one of the few players who decided to do something about it. The New York Giants wide receiver apparently wasn’t happy with his rookie-season speed rating in “Madden NFL 15,” according to Bleacher Report. In response, Beckham complained to “Madden...
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Sean Payton Explains How Brandin Cooks Trade To Patriots Went Down

The Saints were made an offer they couldn’t refuse and sent wide receiver Brandin Cooks packing to the New England Patriots. They were not actively shopping Cooks, Saints head coach Sean Payton told reporters Wednesday. Payton spoke to the media at the NFL Annual Meeting’s NFC coaches breakfast and said the Patriots’ offer of a first-round pick was “significant” enough to...
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Video Explains What You Need To Look For When Picking Out Racing Seats

When people begin modifying their cars, they often focus solely on increasing its power output. But there’s some aftermarket parts many overlook that don’t make cars faster, but can significantly improve their driving experiences: racing seats. Some new cars, such as the Nissan Sentra NISMO, come standard with pretty decent sport seats. However, they still aren’t really in...
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AL East Preview: Which Team Has Best Chance To Knock Off Red Sox In 2017?

The Boston Red Sox are expected to run away with the American League East this season, but as they say, you can’t predict baseball. The Red Sox have the best rotation, the best lineup and the advantage of being last season’s AL East champions. But anything can happen over the course of a 162-game season, and the division still is one of the more competitive ones in Major League...
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CONCACAF Standings: USMNT’s World Cup Qualifying Prospects Improve In March 2017

The United States men’s soccer team is back in contention to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Team USA jumped from last to fourth place in the final round of qualifying in the CONCACAF region this month. A home win over Honduras on Friday and road draw against Panama on Tuesday gave USA its first points and banished the memory of its dreadful start into the history books. ...
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Uber’s Diversity Report Makes Company Look Like Rest Of Tech Industry

Companies in the U.S. tech industry rarely show much diversity in their high-ranking positions, and it appears Uber has done little to buck that trend. The ride-hailing service shared its first diversity report Monday, which show’s more than 80 percent of the company’s workforce is comprised of white or Asian employees, according to USA TODAY. The report also shows that while...
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Saints won't sign Butler to offer sheet, send Pats No. 11 pick

The New England Patriots officially will not be receiving the New Orleans Saints’ 11th overall pick in a deal for Malcolm Butler.Saints head coach Sean Payton told reporters Wednesday at the NFL Annual Meeting’s NFC coaches breakfast that New Orleans won’t sign Butler, a restricted free agent, to an offer sheet but a trade is still possible. If the Saints had signed Butler...
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Atlanta Motor Speedway Postpones Repave Following Requests From NASCAR Drivers

The Monstern Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers have spoken, and Atlanta Motor Speedway heard them loud and clear. AMS announced Tuesday it will postpone plans to resurface the track until after the its 2018 NASCAR race, the Associated Press reports, via USA TODAY. It will continue maintaining the track until it’s repaved by completing any necessary patchwork. In January, the track...
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Cristiano Ronaldo’s airport statue looks nothing like him

Let’s hope Cristiano Ronaldo can accept a draw.On the one hand, Madeira, Portugal, honored the soccer superstar Wednesday by re-naming its airport after its most famous son. On the other hand, the ceremony included the unveiling of a statue, which bears little likeness to Ronaldo himself. The internet has panned the bronze bust, and Agence France-Presse’s Tom Williams reminds...
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NBA Rumors: Micah Shrewsberry Out On UMass Job, Staying With Celtics

After an eventful few days, it appears Micah Shrewsberry is keeping his current job, after all. The Boston Celtics assistant coach is out of the running for the UMass men’s basketball coach job, a source confirmed to Mark Murphy of The Boston Herald on Wednesday. The Daily Hampshire Gazette reported Tuesday that Shrewsberry held a second interview with UMass this week, but the...
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Tuukka Rask Answers Critics, Most Notably His Head Coach In Win Over Predators

“He needed to be better tonight.” Boston Bruins interim head coach Bruce Cassidy sat in front of reporters last week after a disappointing 6-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning — a defeat that had B’s fans worrying about another springtime free fall — and spoke those words about Tuukka Rask, the team’s All-Star goaltender. “Well, he’s played a lot, but I don’t have...
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NBA Odds: Celtics Look To Keep Eastern Conference Lead As Favorites Vs. Bucks

The Boston Celtics will try to extend their lead atop the Eastern Conference standings Wednesday night when they play host to the Milwaukee Bucks as eight-point betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Celtics pulled a half-game ahead of slumping Cleveland in the conference standings following the Cavaliers’ stunning 103-74 loss in San Antonio as five-point...
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Jusuf Nurkic Throws Serious Shade At Nuggets After Huge Revenge Game

Jusuf Nurkic had something to get off his chest. And boy, did he ever. The Trail Blazers center played his first game against the Nuggets on Monday since he was shipped from Denver to Portland at the NBA trade deadline. Nurkic gave the Nuggets a full dose of what they were missing, going off for a career-high 33 points, 16 rebounds and three blocks in a 122-113 win. Classic revenge...
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Report: Patriots 'will not even consider' drafting Joe Mixon

It would not be surprising to see the New England Patriots select a running back in the 2017 NFL Draft. But it will not be Joe Mixon.The Patriots have taken the former Oklahoma star off their draft board because of his 2014 arrest for assault, a source told Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald. ESPN later confirmed the report.Howe reported the Patriots “absolutely will not even consider...
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Patriots’ Top Draft Needs Ranked After Initial Wave Of Free Agency

The New England Patriots might actually be too good for those of us whose job it is to identify things like team needs. It’s relatively easy to pinpoint most NFL team’s needs. Free agency might as well be over, and most teams still are looking for starters. That’s why “needs” is a relative term. The Patriots are looking for backups to their backups. The Patriots need...
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NBA Mock Draft 2017: First-Round Pick Predictions Entering Final Four

The Final Four of the 2017 NCAA Tournament begins Saturday, and Gonzaga center Zach Collins is the only player from the remaining schools expected to be a lottery selection in the upcoming NBA Draft. Several elite prospects saw their college careers end after the Sweet 16 or Elite 8. UCLA’s Lonzo Ball, and Duke’s Jayson Tatum and Harry Giles are among the notable players who...
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Draymond Green advocates for skipping Raiders games after Las Vegas news

The Raiders soon will take their talents to Las Vegas, leaving Oakland without an NFL team — again.But the Raiders are planning on playing in the Bay Area for (at least) the next two seasons, so Oakland in the meantime still will have an NFL team to watch. But one of the stars of another Bay Area team thinks the fans should do just the opposite.“If I was a fan, I wouldn’t attend...
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Tom Wilson Gets Demolished In Fight After Violent High Stick On Zach Parise

Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson had an eventful night Tuesday in Minnesota. Wilson caught Wild forward Zach Parise with a brutal high stick to the face. Parise laid on the ice in pain for a while before bring helped off the ice. Wilson received a four-minute double minor penalty for high sticking, and Wild forward Chris Stewart was waiting for him when he exited the sin bin...
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Bruins Take Early Lead, Never Looked Back In 4-1 Win Over Nashville Predators

The Boston Bruins scored two first period goals and never looked back as they earned a 4-1 win at home against the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night. Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask silenced the doubters stopping 24 of 25 shots from the Predators and forward Noel Acciari scored his first career NHL goal in the win. To see highlights from the big win check out the video above from ...
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US Women's National Team ends boycott, reaches deal with USA Hockey

The U.S. women’s hockey team and USA Hockey have come to an agreement.The women’s hockey team threatened to sit out the 2017 IIHF World Championship due to a dispute with USA Hockey over wages, but the boycott ended Tuesday when the two sides agreed to a four-year deal.“Our sport is the big winner today,” captain of the U.S. women’s team Meghan Duggan said, via a press...
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Brazil’s Neymar Dribbles Nearly Entire Length Of Field For Fantastic Goal

Neymar has been on an unreal run for club and country in 2017, and that continued Tuesday night in Brazil’s 2018 World Cup qualifying game against Paraguay. The Brazilian forward took a pass from teammate Marcelo and dribbled about 70 yards before juking a defender and scoring his team’s second goal of the game. Here’s another look at Neymar’s finish. He now has 52 goals...
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Watch David Pastrnak Pie Noel Acciari After Scoring First Career NHL Goal

Noel Acciari had a night to remember against the Nashville Predators. The 25-year-old forward scored his first career NHL goal during the third period of the Bruins’ 4-1 win over the Preds at TD Garden. The B’s had a breakaway and Riley Nash slid the puck to Acciari, who put it home for his first career tally. And afterward teammate David Pastrnak gave him a special surprise...
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Tuukka Rask Answers The Bell, Boston’s Leaders Set Tone In Win Over Nashville Predators

The Boston Bruins defeated the Nashville Predators 4-1 on Tuesday night at TD Garden and are now three points ahead of the Tampa Bay Lightning for the second Wild Card spot in the Atlantic Division. After the game interim head coach Bruce Cassidy gave credit to Bruins’ goalie Tuukka Rask for coming up big in his return to net after missing the last game in Brooklyn against the...
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Red Wings' 25-year Stanley Cup playoff appearance streak ends

The longest active playoff appearance streak in the four major North American sports leagues has come to an end.The Detroit Red Wings’ 25-year postseason appearance streak was snapped Tuesday night when a 4-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes eliminated the Original Six franchise from playoff contention in the Eastern Conference.Here are the current postseason appearance streak...
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Kevan Miller, Cody McLeod Fight As End Of Bruins-Predators Gets Nasty

The Boston Bruins stretched their lead over the Nashville Predators to 4-1 late in the third period Tuesday night at TD Garden, and that’s when tempers flared between the teams. B’s defenseman Kevan Miller and Predators left winger Cody McLeod dropped the gloves for a lengthy bout that included a few powerful punches. Shortly after the Miller-McLeod bout, B’s forward Dominic...
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