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WATCH: Klay Thompson can't go home unless he beats Steph Curry in 3-Point Contest

Much has been made about how dynamic Golden State’s Splash Brothers, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, have become as teammates. Saturday night, though, the NBA champion teammates become frenemies. In a pre-shootout interview with TNT’s Craig Sager, Thompson revealed that his father, former NBA player Mychal Thompson, told Klay that if he didn’t defeat Curry in the contest...
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Karl-Anthony Towns Upsets Isaiah Thomas, Wins NBA Skills Competition (Video)

Karl-Anthony Towns just caught the eye of the NBA universe. The Minnesota Timberwolves rookie and 2015 No. 1 overall draft selection advanced to the finals of the Taco Bell Skills Challenge at NBA All-Star Saturday Night and upset Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas. Karl-Anthony Towns beats Isaiah Thomas in the Skills Challenge pic.twitter.com/UGoJhvD5Nm — The Cauldron (@TheCauldron...
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Valentine’s Day A Reminder Of Sports’ Best Love-Themed Names (Photos)

Valentine’s Day is a time for love, joy and cherishing the company of those closest to you. It’s also a time to acknowledge the lovely names — literally — across the sports world, as several current and former athletes and coaches have names that are absolutely perfect for Feb. 14. What the heck are we talking about? Well, think about Christmas for a minute. Guys like Frosty...
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Coach K gets buzzer-beater win over Virginia for his birthday

Now that’s what you call a résumé builder. Unranked Duke University pulled off a terrific upset of ACC rival No. 7 Virginia thanks to sophomore Grayson Allen’s buzzer-beating floater. Grayson Allen. At. The. Buzzer. Duke defeated No. 7 Virginia 63-62 with this final play: https://t.co/cZo0qRZ2Hs — ESPN (@espn) February 13, 2016 The shot gave Duke a surprising 63-62...
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Bruins Notes: Claude Julien, Loui Eriksson Reach Milestones In Win Over Wild

Claude Julien reached a significant career milestone Saturday afternoon — and he didn’t even know it. The Boston Bruins’ 4-2 win over the Minnesota Wild was the 55-year-old coach’s 500th career victory, making him just the 23rd coach in NHL history to achieve such a feat. When questioned about his accomplishment after the game, however, Julien said it was news to him. ...
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Bruins forward is goal scoring machine after suspension

Few NHL players are enjoying a better 2016 than Brad Marchand, but the calendar year did not start off so pleasantly for the white-hot Boston Bruins winger.  A low hit on Ottawa Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki on Dec. 29 resulted in Marchand being suspended for Boston’s first three games of the New Year, including its disastrous loss to the Montreal Canadiens in the NHL...
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Watch 2016 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, 3-Point Shootout Online (Live Stream)

The 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend in Toronto resumes Saturday night with the skills challenge, slam dunk contest and 3-point shootout. The festivities begin at 8 p.m. ET with the skills challenge. The 3-point shootout is headlined by the Golden State Warriors duo of Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, while Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine aims to repeat as slam dunk champion. Here’s...
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Bruins Wrap: No Patrice Bergeron, No Problem As Bruins Beat Wild 4-2

The Boston Bruins didn’t need Patrice Bergeron to secure the 500th victory of Claude Julien’s coaching career. With their star center sidelined with an undisclosed injury, the Bruins received goals from three different lines and points from eight different players Saturday afternoon as they dispatched the flailing Minnesota Wild 4-2 at the Xcel Energy Center. For Julien, the...
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Brad Marchand Continues Goal Streak With 12th Tally In Last 12 Games (Video)

Boston Bruins left winger Brad Marchand is the hottest goal scorer in the NHL. The veteran forward opened the scoring in Saturday’s game against the Minnesota Wild with a shorthanded goal in the first period. It was his 12th goal in the last 12 games, giving him 27 on the season. He also moved into second place for the most shorthanded tallies in the league. Check out Andy Brickley’s...
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Bruins Remain In East Playoff Race Amid Tough Road Trip (Video)

The Boston Bruins are in the midst of a tough six-game road trip, their longest stretch away from TD Garden this season. The B’s still are in good shape in the Eastern Conference playoff race, though. They occupy in the first wild-card playoff spot entering Saturday’s slate of games, and just one point separates the B’s from second place in the Atlantic Division. Check out...
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LeBron James says Kevin Love-Celtics trade rumor is false

The NBA trade rumor mill went into full gear Friday night when the New York Daily News reported the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics had discussions involving a deal that would send Kevin Love to Boston. Cavaliers superstar forward LeBron James was asked about the rumor Saturday while at NBA All-Star Weekend in Toronto, and he threw some water on the fire. LeBron James...
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Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Projected Lines, Pairings For Bruins-Wild

The Boston Bruins could be without their best player Saturday afternoon as they visit the reeling Minnesota Wild. Center Patrice Bergeron was absent from practice Friday after appearing to suffer an injury during a fight Thursday night with Winnipeg Jets winger Blake Wheeler. It remains to be seen whether Bergeron will be healthy enough to play against the Wild, as Bruins coach Claude...
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Bruins Forward Patrice Bergeron Joins “Charlie Moore Outdoors” (Video)

Charlie Moore hangs out with Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron in the latest edition of “Charlie Moore Outdoors.” The episode includes a bit of trivia, critiques on fishing skills, a competitive game of cornhole and, of course, plenty of fishing. Charlie also grills a food that Bergeron has never eaten. Catch all the action Saturday at 5 p.m. ET after Bruins vs. Wild coverage...
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Watch Juventus Vs. Napoli Serie A Game Online (Live Stream)

Juventus and Napoli will clash in an important Serie A (Italian first division) game Saturday with the winner securing first place in the standings. Napoli currently leads Juventus by two points, but the defending champions would move ahead of their rivals with a victory Saturday. Napoli has not won a Serie A title since 1989-90. Here’s how to watch Juventus-Napoli online. When...
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Shaquille O’Neal, Allen Iverson Among 2016 Basketball Hall Of Fame Finalists

The 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame class reached the finalist stage Friday. Shaquille O’Neal, Allen Iverson, Yao Ming (through the international committee), Kevin Johnson and Sheryl Swoopes are the five finalists in the player category. Johnson’s inclusion is a real mystery. He was a solid player, most notably for the Phoenix Suns, but he was nowhere near a Hall of Fame-caliber...
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Peyton Manning's alleged not-so-wholesome image

Up until recent a report linking him to HGH shipments in 2011, Peyton Manning has mostly been viewed as an athlete with a sparkling clean image. It’s one of the reasons the Super Bowl winning Broncos quarterback featured in so many commercials during NFL games. However, that image might take a serious hit because of an explosive piece by Shaun King of the New York Daily News that...
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Watch Real Madrid Vs. Athletic Bilbao La Liga Game Online (Live Stream)

Real Madrid’s focus will turn to the Champions League knockout stage next week, but the club’s immediate attention will be paid to its upcoming La Liga (Spanish first division) game against Athletic Bilbao at the Santiago Bernabéu. Bilbao currently sits in sixth place, 10 points behind Villarreal for the fourth and final Champions League qualifying spot in La Liga. Here...
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Watch Manchester United Vs. Sunderland EPL Game Online (Live Stream)

Manchester United continues its Premier League campaign Saturday with a game against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. The Red Devils are six points behind Arsenal for the fourth and final UEFA Champions League qualifying spot, and another defeat could put their chances of competing in Europe’s most prestigious competition in serious doubt. Here’s how to watch Manchester United...
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Russell Wilson’s Girlfriend, Ciara, Struggles To Not Have Sex With Him

The struggle is real for Ciara. The Grammy Award-winning singer and actress opened up about her relationship with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson to Cosmopolitan recently, admitting the couple’s commitment to abstinence is pretty darn difficult. “It’s going pretty good. We’re hanging in there,” she began. “I’m not gonna lie. I’m human, so it is not easy...
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International Skiers Thrive Off Boston Crowd During Big Air At Fenway Final

BOSTON — Jonas Hunziker wore a Bruins jersey and gushed about how much he liked Terry O’Reilly and the B’s. Vincent Gagnier was almost as interested in the Green Monster as the 140-foot jump in the middle of Fenway Park that was his playground Friday night. Tiril Sjaastad Christiansen called competing in Big Air at Fenway the “sickest” thing she’s ever done. All of...
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Celtics’ Marcus Smart Starts, Helps Team USA To Rising Stars Challenge Win

Marcus Smart didn’t quite take over for Team USA in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge. In fact, he went relatively unnoticed. Still, the Boston Celtics guard was a solid contributor in his first NBA All-Star Weekend event in Toronto. The second-year combo guard started for Team USA and tallied three points in a poor shooting performance (1 for 8). He added five rebounds and four...
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Celtics reportedly discussing Kevin Love trade

Now this was the NBA trade rumor we’ve been waiting for. The Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers and New York Knicks have had discussions regarding a blockbuster megatrade that could send Cavaliers forward Kevin Love to Boston, according to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News. The deal mainly is centered between the Celtics, Cavs, and Love, but briefly expanded to include...
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Big Air At Fenway Results: Vincent Gagnier, Lisa Zimmermann Win Ski Events (Videos, Photos)

BOSTON — Friday night belonged to the skiers at Big Air at Fenway. Some of the best skiers in the world plunged down a 140-foot man-man scaffolding jump in the middle of Fenway Park and leaped into the Boston skyline. Lisa Zimmermann and Vincent Gagnier both owned the night with first-place finishes in their respective competitions. To see how they won and who came in second...
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Charles Woodson joining ESPN's 'Sunday NFL Countdown' team

Charles Woodson is going from the gridiron to the daily grind. The nine-time Pro Bowl cornerback reportedly is joining ESPN’s “Sunday NFL Countdown” team following his retirement last month after 18 seasons in the NFL, according to The Big Lead’s Jason McIntyre. Woodson, who amassed 65 career interceptions, will replace former NFL wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson, who left...
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Boston Pride Holding ‘Denna Day’ For Denna Laing In Home Finale

If the Boston Pride win their final home game Sunday against the Connecticut Whale, they’ll clinch a regular season title. And while that’s certainly near the top of everyone’s to do list, there’s something else at the forefront. The Pride will hold “Denna Day” on Sunday as well, honoring teammate Denna Laing, who suffered a severe spinal injury at the Outdoor Women...
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