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MLB Partners With ‘Game Of Thrones’; Red Sox Among Teams Planning To Participate

The Major League Baseball season is coming. MLB announced Wednesday that it’s partnering with the mega-popular HBO show “Games of Thrones” for the 2017 season in an attempt to appeal more to its millennial audience. Deadline reported that 19 teams plan to participate, and promotional offerings will include “collectible and co-branded merchandise, ticket packages, giveaways...
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NFL Rumors: Why Adrian Peterson Might Be Interested In Joining Raiders

Adrien Peterson has seemingly been linked with every football team under the sun in recent weeks, but the Oakland Raiders might stand out as a potential destination. The Raiders have “caught Peterson’s attention” among the host of teams he could join this offseason as a free agent, sources told ESPN’s Josina Anderson, according to ESPN’s Ben Goessling. Oakland’s sturdy...
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Carl Edwards Is Leaving Door Open For Potential Return to NASCAR

Former NASCAR driver Carl Edwards wasn’t competing in last Sunday’s Daytona 500, but it sounds like he would have, if the situation called for it. The recently retired Joe Gibbs Racing driver was in Charlotte, N.C. on Tuesday doing a commercial shoot for Subway, alongside his JGR replacement Daniel Suarez, ESPN reports. While there, Edwards offered an update on his life after...
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Browns VP Mum On Potential For Jimmy Garoppolo Trade With Patriots

Cleveland Browns executive vice president Sashi Brown was tight-lipped Wednesday when asked about his team potentially swinging a trade for New England Patriots backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. “I wouldn’t comment on a player on another team,” Brown told reporters at the NFL Scouting Combine, via Patriots.com. “It would just be inappropriate for me to do and against league...
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NBA Rumors: Celtics Haven’t Ruled Out Reunion With Jared Sullinger

Andrew Bogut chose the Cleveland Cavaliers over the Boston Celtics. Now what? Well, one possible scenario involves adding a familiar face: Jared Sullinger. The Boston Herald’s Mark Murphy reported Tuesday the Celtics don’t have what a source would label a “Plan B” after losing out on Bogut, who would have helped the team’s rebounding issues. But Celtics management hasn’t...
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Five Richmond baseball players suspended for playing fantasy football

Five members of the University of Richmond’s baseball team were suspended for something plenty of groups of friends and co-workers participate in every fall.The Spiders announced on Feb. 17 that five players were ineligible to begin the 2017 season with the team after breaking NCAA rules, and it was revealed recently that the infraction was playing fantasy football, per John O’Connor...
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Georges St-Pierre To Make Long-Awaited Comeback Vs. Michael Bisping

Georges St-Pierre is getting an immediate shot for the title in his comeback fight. UFC president Dana White told ESPN’s “SportsCenter” on Wednesday the former welterweight champion will move up a weight class to fight Michael Bisping for the middleweight title belt. White did not specify a date for the championship fight. White also said Bisping and St-Pierre will have a press...
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Louisiana Police Chase Ends With Toyota Tacoma Going Totally Airborne

Let there be no further debate: Toyota Tacomas can get some serious air. There’s probably no circumstance in which that’s a good thing to learn, but perhaps none are worse than what took place Tuesday in Webster Parish, La. While being chased by police, 18-year-old Kevonte Dekorey Austin drove a stolen Tacoma over spike strips laid out by police, prompting the pickup to go completely...
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Lamborghini Waited Five Months To Announce It Set Nurburgring Lap Record

Ever since Ferruccio Lamborghini founded his eponymous supercar brand to take the fight to Enzo Ferrari, the company has prided itself on being different. And apparently, that means it likes to announce its biggest achievements when it’s good and ready. Lamborghini announced Wednesday its yet to be unveiled Huracan Performante set the new production car lap record at the Nurburgring…in...
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Rams Make Trumaine Johnson NFL’s Highest-Paid Cornerback With Franchise Tag

For the second consecutive year, the Rams have placed the franchise tag on cornerback Trumaine Johnson. Los Angeles had until Wednesday’s 4 p.m. ET deadline to make such a move. This marks the second consecutive year the Rams have used the franchise tag on Johnson, who in the process becomes the NFL’s highest-paid cornerback for the 2017 season. Of course, there’s still a chance...
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Jimmy Garoppolo Left Mark On Opposing Coaches In Brief Starting Stint

Some of the few men in the NFL who have coached against Jimmy Garoppolo shared their impressions of the New England Patriots quarterback Wednesday. Speaking at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said he was “very impressed” with what he saw from Garoppolo, who led the Patriots to a 23-21 win over the Cardinals in the 2016 season...
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President Trump Highlights Harley Davidson During Address To Congress

President Donald Trump’s first speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday was noticeably more measured than some of his previous speeches. But one topic did generate some laughs from the gallery: Harley Davidson’s recent White House visit. Trump’s meeting with some of the motorcycle manufacturer’s executives largely focused on the company’s issues with dealing with...
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NHL Rumors: Bruins Interested In Trade For Coyotes’ Radim Vrbata?

Will the Boston Bruins’ recent stretch of solid play under new head coach Bruce Cassidy persuade general manager Don Sweeney to make a win-now move before Wednesday’s NHL trade deadline? Sweeney indicated Tuesday that nothing was imminent for Boston on the trade front, but the Bruins are among the teams being tossed around in trade rumors involving Arizona Coyotes winger Radim...
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David Ortiz To Publish Book ‘PAPI’ On May 16; Here’s The Cover Photo Here

If David Ortiz writes as well as he bats, his new autobiography will be a literary masterpiece. The Boston Red Sox legend used Twitter on Tuesday to reveal the cover and announce the release date of his upcoming memoir titled, “PAPI: My Story.” Ortiz and Michael Holley will collaborate on the book. Here’s publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s description. “An entertaining...
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NFL Salary Cap Set At $167 Million; Patriots’ Adjusted Number $172.3M

The New England Patriots officially know how much money they can spend during the 2017 offseason. The 2017 NFL salary cap is set at $167 million, and the Patriots carried over $5,292,335 in cap space from 2016. That means the Patriots’ adjusted cap number is $172,292,335. New England has $61,481,093 in cap space. The Patriots should have no problem spending this offseason...
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Likes New Five-Minute Rule: Racing Wrecked Car ‘Sucks’

With all eyes on Dale Earnhardt Jr. at the Daytona 500 as he made his return to racing, it only was fitting he was the first to fall prey to NASCAR’s new Damaged Vehicle Policy. Despite the fact that it forced him to end his day early, though, Dale Jr. said he’s in favor of the rule. During the Hendrick Motorsports driver’s weekly podcast, “Dale Jr Download,” he explained...
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NFL Rumors: Johnny Manziel Re-Hires Agent, ‘Drawing Real Interest From Teams’

Johnny Football is back. Sort of. Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel is attempting an NFL comeback, and multiple teams reportedly are open to giving him a second chance. Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reported Wednesday that Manziel has re-hired his previous agent, Erik Burkhardt, and “is drawing real interest from teams” at the NFL Scouting Combine...
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First Uber, Now Tesla Facing Accusations Of Sexual Discrimination

Perceptions of what it’s like to work For Tesla have gone from bad to worse this week. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been responding to accusations made by an employee about unsafe working conditions, and now it looks like he’s going to have to answer for something that’s arguably more serious. A.J. Vandermeyden, a female Tesla employee still working for the electric automaker...
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David Ross Among Athletes To Compete On ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Next Season

David Ross is staying very busy in retirement. The former catcher won the 2016 World Series with Chicago Cubs before riding into the sunset, and he landed a job as special assistant to baseball operations with the team and as an ESPN analyst shortly after. Now, he’s adding professional dancer to his résumé. Sort of. The 39-year-old, who also won a World Series with the 2013...
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LeBron James Not Overlooking Celtics In East Despite Kevin Durant Injury News

BOSTON — Be honest. When you first heard Kevin Durant could miss significant time with a knee injury, your first thought was that the Cleveland Cavaliers’ chances of winning a second straight title just got a whole lot better. Indeed, the Cavs are a favorite to at least reach the NBA Finals. They own the Eastern Conference’s No. 1 seed despite injuries to J.R. Smith and Kevin...
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Six Positions The Patriots Should Examine Closely At NFL Scouting Combine

The New England Patriots’ “no days off” manta will extend through the weekend for the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine, which starts Wednesday and closes up shop Monday. It’s s still slightly early to look at draft needs, since free agency hasn’t even begun yet, but here are six positions the Patriots should be examining closely this week in Indianapolis. RUNNING BACK The Patriots...
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Dan Quinn says he's never got over the Falcons' Super Bowl LI collapse

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn addressed the media Wednesday at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.His first topic of discussion? The Falcons’ devastating loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI, during which his team blew a 25-point lead in the final 17 minutes of regulation before losing in overtime.Quinn didn’t wait for reporters to ask about the crushing...
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Amar’e Stoudemire Bombs With Homophobic ‘Joke’ About Potential Gay Teammate

Amar’e Stoudemire shouldn’t quit his day job for a career in comedy. The former NBA star has come under fire for comments he made Tuesday to Israeli website Walla Sport about how he’d react to playing with a gay teammate. Stoudemire joked he’d go through great lengths to avoid that teammate before admitting he wasn’t really joking. “I’m going to shower across the street...
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NHL Rumors: Bruins Among Teams Interested In Goalie Jaroslav Halak

The Boston Bruins reportedly have their eyes on a potential backup for Tuukka Rask. With the NHL trade deadline approaching at 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday, the B’s haven’t been the subject of any serious rumors. But they could still use a backup goaltender, and NHL Network’s Kevin Weekes and WEEI.com’s Ty Anderson reported Tuesday that the Bruins are interested in New York Islanders...
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Patriots Are Reportedly Keeping Jimmy Garoppolo, So What Happens Now?

The New England Patriots rarely receive due credit for how smart they are at managing the salary cap. Instead, many confuse their savviness with being cheap and unwilling to overpay to keep players around. So, are the Patriots really preparing to invest over $40 million worth of cap space in quarterbacks during the 2018 season? They are if Adam Schefter is to believed, and the...
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