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Reports: Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer Arrested On Domestic Violence Charges

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested on domestic-violence charges in Phoenix on Wednesday, first reported by Tyler Baldwin of 3TV Phoenix and later confirmed by CBS Evening News.   Cards RB Jonathan Dwyer is currently being questioned about alleged fight with wife from a while ago. She saved the records of her injuries— TylerBaldwin (@tylerbaldwin) September...
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Red Sox-Pirates Live: Rusney Castillo Makes Big League Debut For Boston

The Rusney Castillo era has begun. Castillo, who signed a seven-year, $72.5 million contract last month, officially joined the Boston Red Sox before Wednesday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. The Cuban outfielder will bat seventh and play center field in his major league debut. Castillo played in 11 minor league games — five with Triple-A Pawtucket, four with...
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LeBron James Debuts New Hairline With Sneaker Line; Twitter Reacts

LeBron James unveiled his new “Lebron 12″ sneakers for Nike on Tuesday, but that wasn’t the only new line he debuted. The shoes were supposed to be the main show, but all Twitter could talk about was the Cleveland Cavaliers star’s seemingly rejuvenated hairline. LeBron released his new shoes...AND HIS NEW HAIRLINE?! http://t.co/00Q1po46Zu—   (@SportsNation) September...
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Gloria Allred: NFL Ignored Victim Who Accused Brandon Marshall Of Domestic Violence

Brandon Marshall’s domestic violence allegations are back in the spotlight. Celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred held a press conference Wednesday afternoon in Atlanta where she blasted the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell for their mishandling of domestic-violence cases, and specifically for ignoring previous complaints filed against Marshall dating back to 2006. Allred appeared...
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Patriots Injury Report: Julian Edelman, Shane Vereen Added

FOXBORO, Mass. — New England Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo came out of Sunday’s Week 2 win over the Minnesota Vikings without any injuries. Mayo’s absence from practice Wednesday was not injury related. Safety Don Jones also missed practice with a hamstring injury. Wide receiver Julian Edelman (back), running back Shane Vereen (shoulder), cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (shoulder...
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Patriots Re-Sign Daxton Swanson, Filling Out Practice Squad

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots brought back a familiar face on Wednesday to fill out their practice squad. The Patriots re-signed cornerback Daxton Swanson after releasing him from the practice squad Sept. 3. Swanson stood out during Patriots OTAs and minicamp, picking off passes in unpadded practices. The first-year defensive back forced and recovered a fumble in the...
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Red Sox Recall Rusney Castillo, Five Others From Triple-A Pawtucket

The Boston Red Sox on Wednesday recalled six players from Triple-A Pawtucket. Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo was among those called up before Wednesday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. Outfielder Bryce Brentz, third baseman Garin Cecchini, catcher/first baseman Ryan Lavarnway, left-handed pitcher Edwin Escobar and right-handed pitcher Heath Hembree also joined...
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Charles Barkley Throws ‘Turrible’ First Pitch At Cubs Game (Video)

Turrible, just turrible. Charles Barkley threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Chicago Cubs game Tuesday night, and well, it wasn’t excellent. Sir Charles looked pretty uncomfortably on the mound, and he didn’t feel any more at home during his delivery, as his pitch missed outside. Like, really really outside. Although Barkley’s follow-through could use some serious...
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Celtics’ Gerald Wallace Ranked Fourth-Most Overpaid Player In NBA

The following will not surprise Boston Celtics fans in the slightest: Gerald Wallace, the 32-year-old veteran forward, was listed as the fourth-most overpaid player in the NBA in a ranking by the Sporting News. Wallace, came to Boston in the blockbuster deal that sent Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry to the Brooklyn Nets, has two years left on the four-year, $40 million...
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Rusney Castillo Batting Seventh, Playing Center Field In Red Sox Debut

The wait is finally over, folks. Rusney Castillo, who signed a $72.5 million contract with the Red Sox on August 22, will make his highly-anticipated major-league debut Wednesday night when the Boston Red Sox take on the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. The Cuban outfielder will start in center field and bat seventh for the Sox, manager John Farrell said on WEEI’s “Dale and...
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Jordan Subban Loses Battle With Door, Says He Now Looks Like Lloyd Christmas

Losing a tooth here and there is just another day in the life of a hockey player, but these casualties typically occur on the ice. But that wasn’t the case for Vancouver Canucks defenseman Jordan Subban, the younger brother of Montreal Canadiens star P.K. Subban and Boston Bruins goaltender Malcolm Subban. The 19-year-old lost a fight, but it wasn’t with an opposing player,...
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Boston Sports Betting Roundup: Bruins Remain Eastern Conference Favorites

The Boston Bruins are less than a week away from their 2014 preseason opener and they remain the betting favorites to come out of the Eastern Conference and get back to the Stanley Cup final, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. One big question heading into the preseason is how quickly winger Milan Lucic will return from offseason wrist surgery. Lucic had surgery...
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Report: NHL Rejects Idea Of Ads On Jerseys, Turns Down Potential $120M

The NHL had a very lucrative chance to become a trendsetter among the big four American professional sports, but the league isn’t quite ready for that sort of change -at least not yet. TSN reported Wednesday that the league has decided –for now — against putting corporate logos on jerseys. According to TSN, the NHL estimated the move would have made the league an extra $120...
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Bill Belichick Recalls 8th Grade Pop Warner Football In Jovial Presser

FOXBORO, Mass. — Bill Belichick wasn’t as interested in talking about the Oakland Raiders or New England Patriots as he was in discussing the Annapolis T-Birds on Wednesday morning. Belichick held an unusually long (26 minutes) and jovial press conference as the Patriots prepare for their Week 3 matchup against the Raiders. Belichick went back nearly 50 years while discussing...
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FSU Suspends Jameis Winston For First Half Vs. Clemson After Obscene Comment

Florida State has suspended starting quarterback Jameis Winston for the first half of Saturday’s game against Clemson for yelling an obscene phrase in a public space Tuesday. “As the university’s most visible ambassadors, student-athletes at Florida State are expected to uphold at all times high standards of integrity and behavior that reflect well upon themselves, their families...
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Tom Brady Concerned With Patriots’ Passing, But There’s No Need To Panic

FOXBORO, Mass. — Tom Brady’s concerned with the New England Patriots’ passing offense, which means only one thing: He could have a monster game against the Oakland Raiders this week. Brady’s unhappiness comes after an impressive 30-7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. His stats — a 56.4 percent completion percentage, 78.9 passer rating and just two touchdowns — might...
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Aaron Hernandez Says He Felt ‘Helpless’ During Police Occupation Of His Home

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez revealed in a court filing released Tuesday that he felt “helpless” when police were questioning him about the murder of Odin Lloyd during a 2013 search of his home. Hernandez, who pleaded not guilty to murder in the June 2013 shooting of the semi-professional football player, also expressed concern about the rest of his...
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Seattle Sounders Win US Open Cup, Beat Philadelphia Union 3-1 (Videos)

CHESTER, Pa. — Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins teamed to give the Seattle Sounders their fourth U.S. Open Cup title — at the expense of the Philadelphia Union. Dempsey and Martins scored in overtime in the Sounders’ 3-1 victory Tuesday night. Dempsey, the U.S. national team captain, scored in the 101st minute on a left-footed blast off Martins’ feed. Martins scored...
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NESN to Televise 19 Hockey East Games in 2014-15

The start of the 2014-15 college hockey season is just around the corner, and NESN has your local action covered. The Hockey East Association and NESN announced Wednesday its broadcast schedule for the upcoming season, with 19 games in total being televised. NESN’s coverage will kick off Friday, Oct. 10, as UMass Lowell — the defending Hockey East tournament champions — take...
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Nike 'in no way' condones abuse, suspends Peterson sponsorship

As the Adrian Peterson situation becomes more toxic, fewer and fewer parties are willing to stand by him. In the latest move by a company to distance itself from the running back, who was indicted on a felony charge of injury to a child, Nike has suspended its endorsement contract with Peterson, ESPN’s Darren Rovell reported Wednesday. “Nike in no way condones child abuse or...
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Patriots Practice Report: Jerod Mayo Absent, Practice Squad Filled

FOXBORO, Mass. — A starting linebacker returned to practice for the New England Patriots on Wednesday, and a different starting linebacker was absent. Jamie Collins was spotted at practice after missing Friday’s session and Sunday’s game with a thigh injury. Jerod Mayo was absent after playing all 69 defensive snaps in Week 2 against the Minnesota Vikings. The Patriots also...
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Flames’ ‘Johnny Hockey’ Victim Of Ugly Hit By Canucks Player (Video)

Calgary Flames prospect Johnny Gaudreau was the victim of an ugly hit in an exhibition game against the Vancouver Canucks on Monday. The promising Boston College product was blindsided by an elbow from Canucks defenseman Frank Corrado. Corrado received a major penalty for the cheap shot and was ejected from the contest. Luckily, the Flames seem to have avoided a bullet as the exciting...
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WWE Offers Tim Wiese Career Change From Soccer Star To Wrestler (Photo)

Tim Wiese could earn legions of new fans, and haters, in the next phase of his life. Wiese, a former goalkeeper for Germany’s national team and three Bundesliga (German first division) clubs, has been offered a chance to join the WWE. After retiring from soccer in January, Wiese, 32, took up bodybuilding and bulked up from 190lbs to over 250 lbs. Wiese’s high profile and newly...
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New ‘LeBron 12′ Shoe Unveiled By LeBron James, Nike (Photo)

Have no fear, sneakerheads, the newest LeBron shoe is here. Nike and LeBron James on Tuesday unveiled the LeBron 12, the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player’s first shoe since he signed a $41 million contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers this past summer. The shoe, which will sell for $200, will start hitting shelves in October and mark James’ 12th shoe since signing with Nike...
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Joe Girardi Loses It, Gets Ejected After Derek Jeter Hit With Pitch (Video)

It’s tough to be Joe Girardi these days, and frustrations boiled over for the New York Yankees manager on Tuesday. The Yankees are all but out of playoff contention, with their elimination number down to seven after losing their third straight on Tuesday against the Tampa Bay Rays. That looks like it’s taking its toll on the Yankees’ skipper, as he lost control on Tuesday...
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