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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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Jerome Valcke, Sepp Blatter’s Ex-No. 2 At FIFA, Banned 12 Years From Soccer

GENEVA — Jerome Valcke, Sepp Blatter’s long-time right-hand man, was banned from all soccer-related activity for 12 years Friday for misconduct during his term as FIFA secretary general. Valcke was found guilty by FIFA’s ethics committee of wide-ranging offenses, including taking private jets for personal use, destroying evidence and trying to force through an undervalued sale...
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Watch Big Air At Fenway Park Freestyle Ski Finals Online (Live Stream)

BOSTON — Big Air at Fenway is far from over. Far from it. Fenway Park was turned into a winter wonderland Thursday for the snowboard finals, and now the skiers get the chance to hit the massive 140-foot jump Friday during the main event. The finals will start at 8 p.m. ET and air on NBC Sports Network starting at 9 p.m. Here’s how you can watch the Big Air at Fenway snowboard...
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Al Horford Replaces Chris Bosh On NBA Eastern Conference All-Star Team

A calf injury will prevent Chris Bosh from playing in his 11th NBA All-Star game and open the door for Al Horford to attempt to shine, instead. Horford will replace Bosh on the NBA’s Eastern Conference All-Star Team, Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reported Friday, according to NBA.com’s John Schuhmann. Bosh has played all 53 of the Miami Heat’s games this season but...
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Kobe Bryant Has First Day Of Retirement Planned And It Sounds Glorious

How nice it must be to be Kobe Bryant. One of the greatest basketball players ever currently is enjoying his final All-Star Weekend, the 18th of his career. It’s just the latest stop on the Los Angeles Lakers guard’s retirement tour which, unsurprisingly, briefly was the topic of conversation during his press conference in Toronto on Friday afternoon. Asked how he’ll spend...
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Watch 2016 NBA Rising Stars Challenge Rookie Game Online (Live Stream)

The NBA rookie game, officially named the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge, kicks off the 2016 All-Star Weekend in Toronto on Friday night. The best first and second-year pros have been divided into two teams, USA vs. the World. It’s the second year the league has used this format. Andrew Wiggins, the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, won MVP honors in last season’s game...
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NBC Analyst Does Backflip Off Big Air At Fenway Jump During ‘TODAY’ (Video)

BOSTON — The 140-foot ski jump in the middle of Fenway Park is gaining the nation’s attention. NBC’s “TODAY” was in Boston on Friday morning to look at the massive man-made structure, which was the site of the Big Air at Fenway snowboard finals Thursday. The skiers will get their shot Friday but not before NBC analyst Luke Van Valin conquered the beast on live TV. Van Valin...
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Big Air At Fenway Freestyle Ski Qualifying Sets Up Exciting Finals (Video, Photos)

BOSTON — The second night of Big Air at Fenway is just a few hours away, and this time it’s the skiers’ turn to take flight at Fenway Park. In order to make it to Friday’s finals, though, some of the world’s best freestyle skiers had to qualify earlier in the day. Fabian Boesch earned the highest score in the men’s qualifying with a 93.20 in Heat 2. Joining him from...
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Bayer Leverkusen: Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez Out Two Weeks With Injury

An injury has done what German and European defenses have failed to do to Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez this season: slow or halt his goal-scoring rampage. Hernandez’s club coach, Bayer Leverkusen’s Roger Schmidt, announced at a press conference Friday he expects the Mexican striker to miss two weeks or more due to a slight tear to the gluteal muscle on his left leg. ...
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Tom Brady, Bill Belichick Garner Write-In Votes In New Hampshire Primary

New Hampshire voters might be onto something. Bill Belichick has done a good job of running the Patriots over the last 16 years, and Tom Brady has been successful at quarterbacking the team’s offense. So perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised that a few N.H. voters — presumably Pats fans — decided the men are fit to lead the United States of America. Belichick received one write...
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