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Chael Sonnen Claims Conor McGregor Is 27 Pounds Over Weight Class

If the rumors are true, then Conor McGregor is going to have to drop some significant weight ahead of his UFC 189 fight against Chad Mendes. And he’s going to have to do it before Saturday. Former UFC middleweight contender Chael Sonnen appeared on “The Jim Rome Show” on Friday and told the host he saw McGregor recently and thought he looked huge. In fact, he looked 27-extra...
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NHL Expansion Process Begins, Deadline To Submit Application Aug. 10

The NHL’s expansion process officially started Monday and people/groups interested in owning a team have until Aug. 10 to submit a formal application. “The fee to apply for an expansion franchise is seven figures — north of $1 million U.S. — and only a portion is refundable,” TSN’s Frank Seravalli wrote Monday. “On top of that, interested parties must demonstrate the...
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Andrew Luck Eyes Super Bowl, Knows Colts Must Dethrone ‘King’ Patriots

To be the best, you’ve got to beat the best, and that’s exactly what Andrew Luck hopes he and the Indianapolis Colts can do. It likely comes as no surprise that Luck’s got high hopes for the 2015 season after he guided the Colts to an AFC Championship Game appearance last season. Of course, the Colts were throttled 45-7 by the Patriots, ending what...
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Connor McDavid Wowing Fans At Oilers Development Camp (Video)

Connor McDavid already is drawing rave reviews from Edmonton Oilers fans and he hasn’t yet played in an official game for the team. Oilers development camp is underway and McDavid, as expected, is putting on a show. In addition to showing off his smooth hands, excellent playmaking skill and incredible offensive awareness, he scored five goals in a recent scrimmage. Even though...
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Latest Rumors, News Surrounding 2015 NHL Free Agents

NHL free agency is almost a week old and there are still plenty of quality players unsigned. This is the period when a lot of bottom-six forwards and third-pairing defenseman are signed, and while they aren’t going to draw many headlines or attention, these players often provide the necessary depth to win in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Here are the latest news and rumors surrounding...
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Boston Red Sox’s First-Half Finish Could Break Tricky ‘Holding Pattern’

This embed is invalid" /> For now, the Boston Red Sox remain stuck in the middle. They’re not alone. Welcome to the new Major League Baseball, where the line between “contender” and “pretender” is as fine as ever and where many organizations are willing to wait until the last minute to wave the white flag. The new normal, so to speak, stems from the...
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Reports: Kevin Garnett To Re-Sign With T-Wolves On Two-Year Deal

Kevin Garnett’s career came full circle last winter when he was traded back to the team that drafted him. Now, it looks like his NBA tenure will end in the same place it started. Garnett has agreed to re-sign with the Minnesota Timberwolves, the team that drafted him fifth overall in the 1995 NBA draft, KSTP-5 Sports’ Doogie Wolfson reported Tuesday. The 39-year-old, who will...
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Odell Beckham Jr. Makes One-Handed Catches While Lying Down (Video)

So, if you haven’t heard by now, there’s this guy in the NFL named Odell Beckham Jr., and he’s pretty good at making one-handed catches. The New York Giants wide receiver recently was recorded making some pretty nice grabs by Miami Dolphins wideout and former LSU teammate Jarvis Landry. Oh yeah, Beckham did it while lying down, too. Here’s the video, but be warned that...
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Report: Celtics Eyeing Salary Cap Space To Sign Two Max Free Agents In 2016

Danny Ainge continues to take the long view in rebuilding the Boston Celtics, and his new target might be the summer of 2016. That’s when Kevin Durant becomes an unrestricted free agent and the NBA salary cap is expected to explode, thanks to the league’s lucrative TV deal going into effect. Ainge, the Celtics’ president of basketball operations, could find himself with a...
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Jonathan Papelbon Still Wants To Be Traded, Says Balls In Phillies’ Court

Jonathan Papelbon has wanted out of Philadelphia for a while now, so it should come as no surprise that he still wants to be traded — soon. The Phillies closer was named the club’s lone All-Star Game selection Monday night, a relative highlight in what’s been another dreadful season for the Phils. Papelbon’s been the subject of trade rumors for more than a year, and it seems...
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Resurgent Red Sox Favored Over Marlins In Series Opener At Fenway Park

After taking two of three from the Houston Astros on the weekend to stay within six games of the first-place New York Yankees in the AL East standings, the Boston Red Sox kick off a two-game mini-series with the Miami Marlins on Tuesday as the -143 moneyline favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Boston’s solid performance on the weekend, in which it outscored the...
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Russell Wilson: God spoke to me after Super Bowl-losing INT

Russell Wilson undoubtedly will have plenty of options when his NFL playing days are done, and preacher might be at the top of the list. The Seattle Seahawks quarterback is extremely religious, so much so, that he says he speaks to the big guy himself on a regular basis. During a recent speaking speaking function at The Rock Church in San Diego, Wilson said he spoke with God in...
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Bruins Replenish Prospect Pool In Draft; Jimmy Hayes, Milan Lucic Trades (Podcast)

The Boston Bruins made 10 selections in the 2015 NHL Draft, their largest class since 2010. These picks will help the B’s replenish a prospect pool that needed depth after many of the best Providence Bruins players moved up to the NHL level over the last few years. Boston also altered its roster with a few impactful trades, including the departures of defenseman Dougie Hamilton...
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Gronk, David Ortiz in latest Dunkin Donuts iced coffee video

Rob Gronkowski and David Ortiz are back and singing about their love for iced coffee. We’ve already seen the New England Patriots tight end and Boston Red Sox designated hitter drop one “single” this summer devoted toward Dunkin’ Donuts iced coffee, and on Tuesday morning, they released yet another. The dynamic Boston sports duo followed up “Sippin'” with “Turn It...
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Brock Holt: Representing Red Sox In 2015 All-Star Game ‘Pretty Surreal’

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox knew they were receiving an All-Star in exchange for Mark Melancon, among others, back in December 2012. But to say this is what they envisioned would be asinine. Brock Holt, a throw-in in the trade that brought two-time All-Star closer Joel Hanrahan to Boston from the Pittsburgh Pirates, on Monday punched his ticket...
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Floyd Mayweather officially stripped of welterweight title

Floyd Mayweather officially has been stripped of his welterweight title. Reports surfaced that the World Boxing Organization planned to take action if Mayweather, who is in violation of WBO rules by holding multiple titles simultaneously, did not pay sanctioning fees and relinquish the title of his own accord by last Friday at 4:30 p.m. The WBO made the announcement Monday in a...
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Royals’ Kauffman Stadium Dugouts Flood Amid Severe Storm, Tornado Warning (Photos)

The Kansas City Royals grounds crew has a lot of work to do. Amid severe thunderstorms and a tornado warning that produced the beginnings of at least one funnel cloud, incredible amounts of rain hit Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium on Monday. Royals All-Star catcher Salvador Perez posted a video to Instagram showing water rushing down the dugout steps into the hallway that leads...
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MLB All-Star Game Snubs: A-Rod, Clay Buchholz Among Slighted (Photos)

This embed is invalid" /> You know what? The 2015 Major League Baseball All-Star Game rosters aren’t too shabby. Sure, there are some undeserving players going to Cincinnati. And yeah, there are some studs positioned to soak up this year’s Midsummer Classic from their living room couches. But, all things considered, the fans, the managers and the players...
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How To Watch Wimbledon Online: Quarterfinal Action (Live Stream)

Tennis’ third grand slam is getting interesting. The 2015 Wimbledon Championship began last month in England, with the best players in the world aiming to win the prestigious tournament. Serena Williams continued her quest for a calendar Grand Slam by knocking off older sister Venus on Monday, while men’s favorite Novak Djokovic’s match was suspended. Women’s Quarterfinal...
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Serena Williams Advances To Quarters, Takes Down Sister Venus At Wimbledon

LONDON — Decades ago, when the Williams sisters were kids in California, taking tennis lessons from Dad on a municipal court and imagining playing at Grand Slam tournaments one day, it was Venus — older, taller, stronger — who usually beat Serena. Never a fan of losing to her sibling — who would be? — Serena cheated a tad every so often, lying about whether Venus’ shots...
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Jon Lester Records First Career Hit Off Former Red Sox John Lackey (Video)

Jon Lester is hitless no more. The former Red Sox pitcher had been 0-for-66 in his career at the plate, but that changed Monday night. Lester’s Chicago Cubs were facing off against fellow former Red Sox pitcher John Lackey and his St. Louis Cardinals. When Lester dug in for his first at-bat of the game in the second inning, he sent a 1-2 fastball right back at Lackey. The ball...
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Ned Yost: Red Sox’s Brock Holt ‘Very Deserving’ Of All-Star Selection

This embed is invalid" /> It’s safe to say Brock Holt has earned the respect of Major League Baseball. Holt was selected Monday to the 2015 MLB All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. He is the Boston Red Sox’s lone representative — shortstop Xander Bogaerts is on the Final Vote ballot — and American League manager Ned Yost thinks the...
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MLB All-Star Game Final Vote 2015: Red Sox’s Xander Bogaerts On Ballot

This embed is invalid" /> Brock Holt was selected to the 2015 Major League Baseball All-Star Game as the Boston Red Sox’s lone representative. But there’s still a chance teammate Xander Bogaerts could join him at the MLB Midsummer Classic at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. Bogaerts was one of five American League candidates presented by...
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MLB All-Star Game Rosters Announced; Brock Holt To Represent Red Sox

Major League Baseball announced its 2015 All-Star Game pitchers and reserves. The American League and National League starters, who were voted in by the fans, were revealed Sunday night. The rest of the rosters and this year’s Final Vote candidates were unveiled Monday. Utility man Brock Holt was selected as the Red Sox’s lone representative. Boston shortstop Xander Bogaerts...
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James Milner Raring To Begin LFC Career, Unfazed By Weight Of No. 7 Jersey

James Milner has a big jersey to fill at Liverpool FC, but that’s no problem. He’s already in seventh heaven at Anfield. Milner officially joined Liverpool on Monday, completing his free transfer from Manchester City, the Reds announced on their website. Milner, 29, then conducted his first interview as a Liverpool player, telling the club’s in-house television station why...
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