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Bayern Munich-Man City Live: Champions League Scores, Highlights, Analysis

11:30 a.m. ET: The first heavyweight clash of the 2014-15 UEFA Champions League is upon us. Bayern Munich hosts Manchester City in Group E of the Champions League on Wednesday at the Allianz Arena. The reigning champions of Germany’s Bundesliga (first division) and England’s Premier League meet in the marquee matchup of all the group stage games. Bayern Munich enters the Champions...
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Tom Brady Has Never Discussed Tuck Rule Play With Charles Woodson

FOXBORO, Mass. — Charles Woodson might have some unpleasant flashbacks as he travels down Route 1 to Gillette Stadium on Sunday before the New England Patriots-Oakland Raiders Week 2 matchup. Woodson is returning to Foxboro for only the second time since Jan. 19, 2002’s Tuck Rule play in the Raiders-Patriots AFC divisional playoff game. Woodson re-signed with the Raiders last...
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2014-15 Los Angeles Kings Preview: Dynasty Brewing In L.A.?

The Los Angeles Kings became the first team to win two Stanley Cups in three years during the salary cap era when they defeated the New York Rangers in a five-game championship series last season. The Kings’ next challenge is to become the first repeat champion since the 1997-98 Detroit Red Wings. Los Angeles came closer to repeating than many of the recent champions in 2012-13...
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NFLPA Statement: Adrian Peterson Took ‘Voluntary Leave’ To Handle Legal Issues

The decision for Adrian Peterson to be indefinitely barred from the Minnesota Vikings was Peterson’s decision, according to the league’s players union. The National Football League Players Association announced Wednesday in a statement that the decision to put Peterson on the exempt list was a “voluntary” move by the Vikings running back. Peterson is barred from team activities...
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Mother of Adrian Peterson’s 4-Year-Old Son ‘Outraged’ About Photo Leak

It appears the graphic photos of Adrian Peterson’s 4-year-old son weren’t meant to be seen by the public. Soon after the Minnesota Vikings running back was indicted for reckless or negligent injury to a child, photos of Peterson’s son with marks on his body were released. The boy’s mother said through her attorney that those photos should have stayed private. “My client...
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Chandler Jones Named AFC Defensive Player Of The Week For TD, Two Sacks

FOXBORO, Mass. — Chandler Jones received some hardware for his dominant performance against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. The New England Patriots pass rusher took home AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors after recording two sacks on defense, blocking a field goal and returning it 58 yards for a touchdown. Jones netted eight tackles, and NESN.com marked him down for three...
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Ray Rice, Aaron Hernandez Among GQ’s ’25 Worst People In Sports’ (Photos)

Sports are filled with exceptional role models, but they are also filled with individuals who aren’t exactly the type one should idolize. With the recent events revolving around the world of sports — such as separate incidents involving star NFL running backs Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson — now is as good (bad?) a time as ever to discuss people in sports whose posters you probably...
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Vikings Press Conference Live: Vikes Owners To Address Adrian Peterson Situation

10 a.m. ET: The Minnesota Vikings have been real busy lately, and very much under the gun. They’ll face the music on Wednesday in Minnesota. The Vikings have been all over the news and not for good reasons this week in large part because of how they’ve handled the Adrian Peterson situation. The Vikings running back was suspended indefinitely by the team in the early hours of...
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Penn State Fans Call For ‘Joe-Out’ To Honor Joe Paterno Vs. UMass

Penn State fans are trying their hardest to rebuild the reputation of former football coach Joe Paterno. Although it’s been well-established that multiple young boys were molested by assistant coach Jerry Sandusky during Paterno’s tenure — with or without the head coach’s knowledge — some residents of Happy Valley will not rest until the Paterno mystique is re-established...
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Adam Jones Celebrates AL East Title By Shoving Pies In Fans’ Faces (Video)

The Baltimore Orioles won the American League East for the first time since 1997 on Tuesday night. The club and its fans were more than ready to celebrate. The O’s clinched the flag with a win over the Toronto Blue Jays in front of the home crowd at Camden Yards. That led to a rowdy celebration started by the players on the field and then spilling over to the fans who stayed around...
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Orioles’ Chris Davis Helped Rescue Trapped Man From Overturned Truck

Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis is using his time wisely during his 25-game suspension. Monday afternoon, just a few days after being suspended by Major League Baseball for amphetamines, Davis found himself in a tricky situation. The O’s slugger reportedly was one of multiple people who helped lift a heavy pickup truck to unpin an accident victim trapped underneath...
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Report: Broncos WR Wes Welker To Be Reinstated By NFL Wednesday Morning

The NFL’s new drug policy will soon go into affect, which means a few important players are about to return to work. Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker is among those players who will be reinstated under the league’s new policy. Welker was serving a four-game suspension for a positive amphetamine test under the old policy. ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter reported that Welker...
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Jerod Mayo, Sealver Siliga Stand Out In Patriots-Vikings Film Review

The New England Patriots easily could have collapsed after consecutive unsuccessful offensive and defensive series’ to open Sunday’s matchup against the Minnesota Vikings. The Patriots came out of the locker room looking like the team who rolled over in the second half of their Week 1 33-20 loss to the Miami Dolphins, but then they made some slight adjustments, didn’t lose...
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Lolo Jones eliminated from 'DWTS' after one performance

Lolo Jones hoped she had found something she could win in “Dancing With The Stars,” but that was far from the case. The track star turned bobsledder struggled mightily in the first episode of the latest season of the celebrity dance competition, and she was the first competitor eliminated on Tuesday night. Jones knew she was in trouble after struggling through the first dance...
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Vikings Bar Adrian Peterson From All Team Activities, Place Him On Exempt List

The public pressure placed on the Minnesota Vikings appears to have taken its toll. The Vikings announced early Wednesday morning that running back Adrian Peterson has been put on the exempt-comissioner’s permission list. That means the running back will have to stay away from the Vikings while he handles his legal issues. Those legal issues, of course, center largely around his...
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PawSox Fall To Storm Chasers 4-2 In Triple-A National Championship

Rusney Castillo smacked his first professional home run, but it wasn’t enough to lead the Pawtucket Red Sox to a win. The PawSox fell to the Omaha Storm Chasers 4-2 in the Triple-A National Championship in Charlotte, N.C., on Tuesday night, marking the second time in three years that they’ve won the International League Governors’ Cup and failed to win it all. Still, the PawSox...
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Anthony Ranaudo: ‘I Obviously Have To Do A Better Job’ (Video)

Anthony Ranaudo’s best quality as a pitcher might be his self-awareness. The Boston Red Sox right-hander took a tough 4-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday, during which he gave up two home runs. But Ranaudo didn’t make any excuses. “If we look back at all my starts, the common theme is the home runs, and I obviously have to do a better job,” Ranaudo said. “I just...
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Red Sox Notes: Anthony Ranaudo Working Through Struggles With Long Ball

The Pittsburgh Pirates needed a win to stay in the National League playoff hunt, and they played like it Tuesday night. A pair of long balls were enough for the home team as the Boston Red Sox sputtered to a 4-0 loss to the Pirates in their series opener at PNC Park. Not all was bleak, however. Let’s take a look at some positives and negatives from Tuesday’s game. - Anthony...
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Orioles clinch first AL East title since 1997

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Orioles won their first AL East crown since 1997, using home runs by Steve Pearce and Jimmy Paredes to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2 Tuesday night before a boisterous crowd of 35,297 at Camden Yards. With their ninth win in 10 games, the Orioles clinched their second playoff appearance in three years following a run of 14 consecutive losing seasons. It’s...
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Ray Rice’s Indefinite Suspension Appealed By NFL Players Association

BALTIMORE — The NFL players’ union appealed Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension Tuesday night. Rice was originally handed a two-game suspension in July under the NFL’s personal conduct policy after he was charged with assault following a Feb. 15 altercation with his then-fiancée in a casino elevator. The Baltimore running back had already served the first game of that suspension...
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Red Sox Fan Makes Foul Ball Catch While Talking On Cell Phone (Video)

It tends to be annoying when people talk on their cell phones during sporting events, but one Boston Red Sox fan’s chat clearly didn’t affect his enjoyment of the game. During the first inning of Boston’s interleague matchup against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park, a Red Sox fan put a phone call on hold to make a nice catch on a foul ball. Your browser does not support...
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Rusney Castillo Launches First Homer In Triple-A Championship (Video)

It didn’t take long for Rusney Castillo to go yard in the U.S. The Cuban outfielder — who inked a seven-year, $72.5 million contract with the Boston Red Sox on Aug. 23 — sent the first pitch he saw during the first inning of Triple-A National Championship in Durham, N.C., on Tuesday over the fence. Your browser does not support iframes. Castillo was batting .297 with four...
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Liverpool-Ludogorets Verdict: Reds’ Show Growing Pains, Gains In Champions League

Brendan Rodgers said it, so we don’t have to: “We can do no more than win tonight,” Rodgers said Tuesday following Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Lodogorets in the UEFA Champions League, according to Liverpool.com “We’re not at a standard that we were last season; we’ve got a lot of adaptation going on with new players coming in, and even though they fit the profile of how...
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Stevens backs Rondo: He's big part of rebuilding effort

If Brad Stevens gets things his way, Rajon Rondo will be around for a while. Despite all the trade rumors, the Boston Celtics head coach sees his star point guard as a centerpiece in the team’s rebuilding efforts. “I love him. I really think he’s a big part of what we’re doing,” Stevens told The Berkshire Eagle. “Hopefully, he can have a great year right from the get...
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Joe Kelly Takes Old-School Approach To Preparing For Starts (Video)

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Joe Kelly takes an old-school approach to preparing for starts. The right-hander likes to physically write down notes and jot down any and every tendency that a hitter has, whether it be a player struggling with a certain pitch or a player jumping at the first ball he sees. “I was never good at taking notes in college, I got bad grades,” Kelly...
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