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FIU’s Basketball Court Was Destroyed By A CrossFit Competition (Photo)

With their basketball team still enjoying the offseason, the Florida International University athletic department decided there’d be little harm in renting out their basketball court to a CrossFit competition over the weekend. Boy, were they wrong. The RAID Games VI were held at FIU Arena on Saturday and Sunday, and while the event went off without a hitch, it quite literally...
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Report: Adrian Peterson Allegedly Beat Another Son, Left Facial Scar

The Adrian Peterson story is somehow getting worse. The Minnesota Vikings running back is now being investigated in a separate and second child abuse case, as KHOU 11 in Houston is reporting that he beat another one of his sons. #KHOU #ITEAM Adrian Peterson investigated for another abuse accusation involving another one of his sons. More at 6! http://t.co/dH4tad2ovk— KHOU 11 News...
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Jordan Henderson Named Liverpool Vice-Captain, Succeeds Daniel Agger

Jordan Henderson becomes more important to Liverpool with each passing day, so his latest honor comes as no surprise. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers picked Henderson to be Liverpool’s vice-captain Tuesday. The 24-year-old midfielder will joins captain Steven Gerrard among the club’s recognized dressing-room leaders. “Jordan is someone who represents the best values of what...
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Serbian Center Thinks His Wild Scruff Is Better Than James Harden’s Beard

When one thinks of massive beards in sports, they probably think of hockey players in the playoffs, rugged offensive linemen or Mike Napoli before thinking about basketball players. James Harden of the Houston Rockets might be one of the only NBA stars to sport a grizzly beard, in fact. However, a lesser known basketball player from Serbia thinks his is superior. Former Milwaukee...
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Adam Jones Inadvertently Destroys ESPN Camera With Foul Ball (GIF)

Want to know what it feels like to have a baseball strike you right in the face without actually suffering a concussion? Thanks to Adam Jones and ESPN’s “mid-home Robo Cam,” that experience is now possible. In Sunday night’s game between the Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees, Jones fouled off a Hiroki Kuroda pitch behind home plate which struck the “Robo Cam” square...
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NFL Injury Update: Jamaal Charles, Ryan Mathews Among Week 2 Casualties

It wasn’t a good week to be an NFL running back. Scratch that — it wasn’t a good week to be any skill position player. Week 2 was marred by an unusually high number of injuries to some of the game’s biggest stars, many of whom could miss significant time. These developments might leave your fantasy team scrambling, but they could also have very real and tangible impacts on...
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West Ham’s Enner Valencia Scores Rocket Goal Against Hull City (GIF)

West Ham forward Enner Valencia punished Hull City’s Michael Dawson and Allan McGregor for blinking. Valencia scored a stunning goal in his team’s 2-2 draw against Hull City in a Premier League game on Monday. Five minutes into the second half, Valencia dribbled inside, as Dawson tracked him. Valencia stood up the Hull City defender, created space with another touch then unleashed...
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Brandon Meriweather Returns From Suspension, Vows To Clean Up Tackling

Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather has made a name for himself over the past seven seasons by making big hits and playing aggressively. Meriweather’s physical style of play cost him in the preseason this year after an illegal hit to Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith warranted a two game suspension. The hit was Meriweather’s sixth dangerous hit of his career...
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Tedy Bruschi Blasts Vikings, Says Adrian Peterson Situation ‘Sickens’ Him

Former New England Patriots linebacker and current ESPN NFL analyst Tedy Bruschi blasted the Minnesota Vikings for their handling of the Adrian Peterson situation during his weekly segment on WEEI’s “Dale & Holley Show” Thursday. Bruschi laid into the organization for their decision to reactivate the running back after deactivating him over the weekend in the wake of being...
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Report: Mariners To Release Scout Involved In Jesus Montero Ice Cream Fiasco

The Seattle Mariners scout who had an ice cream sandwich delivered to Jesus Montero during a minor league game is now looking for a new job. CBS Sports reports that the Mariners plan to release Butch Baccala a month after he yelled at Montero to hustle off the field and then sent ice cream to the dugout for the 24-year-old catcher. Montero then angrily approached the stands,...
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David Beckham: Scotland Should Vote ‘No’ On Independence

LONDON — David Beckham is urging voters in Scotland to vote against independence. In an open letter released by the “Let’s Stay Together” campaign, the former England soccer captain says “my sincere hope is that you will vote to renew our historic bond which has been such a success over the centuries.” Beckham says “what unites us is much greater than what divides us...
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Redskins Videobomb Live ESPN Report, Crack Themselves Up (Videos)

The life of an NFL player isn’t all football, all the time. Sometimes, they like to enjoy the simple things in life — like dancing on live TV. When the Washington Redskins realized Monday afternoon that ESPN was filming a live report right outside their practice facility, a few players sprinted out to join the fun. The rest, including receivers DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon...
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Scottish Independence Stirs Thoughts Of Sports Teams Honoring Heritage

Voters in Scotland will decide on Thursday whether the country should gain its independence. In a straight “yes” or “no” vote, four million residents age 16 and older will decide whether their homeland will be an independent country from the United Kingdom. It’s a vote centuries in the making. In honor of this potentially historic day, here are 10 team names in sports...
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Robert Griffin III Says He Has No Fracture In Ankle, Surgery Not Expected

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III received some optimistic news Monday. An MRI revealed no fracture in his dislocated ankle, according to ESPN’s Washington Redskins reporter Josh Keim. Although Griffin is still waiting to see the full results from the team doctor, he called the news “positive,” and surgery is not expected. Coach Jay Gruden told media Monday...
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Barcelona’s Thomas Vermaelen Struggles To Park At Camp Nou (Video)

Barcelona fans want Thomas Vermaelen to defend the Camp Nou. First, they had to help Vermaelen park at the Spanish club’s venerable stadium Saturday. Vermaelen was trying to drive into the players’ parking lot at the Camp Nou ahead of Barcelona’s La Liga (Spanish first division) game against Athletic Bilbao when he encountered the tightest of turns. The Belgian defender...
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Report: NHL To Air “24/7″-Style Series On Epix Ahead Of Outdoor Games

NHL fans received the unfortunate news last week that HBO will not produce a new installment of its beloved “24/7″ hockey documentary series for the 2014-15 season. Those looking for behind-the-scenes NHL access won’t be left out in the cold, however. The league instead has partnered with premium cable channel Epix to produce two four-episode miniseries in the vein of “24...
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Adrian Peterson Releases Statement: ‘I Am, Without A Doubt, Not A Child Abuser’

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson released a statement Monday afternoon, saying he’s “without a doubt, not a child abuser,” and apologizing for causing harm to his son. Peterson was deactivated by the Vikings for Sunday’s loss to the New England Patriots after he was indicted on child abuse charges Friday for allegedly beating his 4-year-old son with a tree branch...
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NESN Hires Guerin Austin As Reporter/Anchor/Host

September 15, 2014 — NESN, New England’s most watched sports network, announced Monday that Guerin Austin (@GuerinAustin) will join the network as a reporter/anchor/host. She will begin her tenure at NESN serving as the network’s Bruins rinkside reporter and doing features on “NESN Sports Today” and “NESN Live.” Austin’s portfolio of experience includes five years...
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Bruins’ Milan Lucic On Wrist: ‘Still Working To Get It Up To 100 Percent’

Boston Bruins first-line left winger Milan Lucic had surgery on his left wrist in May and is working hard to have it in the best shape possible when training camp begins Thursday. Lucic has skated at a few of the team’s informal practices over the last two weeks at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington, Mass., and he spoke to reporters about his wrist following Monday’s skate. Lucic...
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Julian Edelman Reads Harsh 2009 Scouting Report About Himself (Video)

He’s too small. His durability is questionable. He isn’t going to make an impact on an NFL team. New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman has heard every ounce of criticism hurled his way, but in a new video released Monday for CoachUp, Tom Brady’s go-to weapon showed how he proved the critics wrong through hard work and determination. Edelman’s road to the NFL hasn...
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Liverpool Must Turn Green To Red To Achieve Champions League Success

Liverpool will go back to the future this week, and its next step couldn’t come soon enough. Liverpool hosts Ludogorets on Tuesday in its 2014-15 UEFA Champions League group-stage opener. The Reds will play their first game in European soccer’s elite competition since December 2009 when they face the Bulgarian champions. Steven Gerrard remains the club captain, and Lucas Leiva...
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UMass Coach: Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg Has No. 1 Pick Potential

Mark Whipple knows a thing or two about quarterbacks, so his praise of Penn State signal-caller Christian Hackenberg shouldn’t be taken lightly. Whipple and his UMass Minutemen will have to find a way to slow down Hackenberg and the Nittany Lions when the two teams meet Saturday afternoon in Happy Valley. The 0-3 Minutemen would be up against it regardless of who was under center...
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Chandler Jones: Blocked Kick Was Result Of Team Effort, ‘Lucky Bounce’

Chandler Jones turned in one of the most electrifying plays of the young NFL season Sunday, blocking a Minnesota Vikings field goal and taking it 58 yards to the house. Jones was the star of the play — doing the blocking, scooping and scoring — but he attributed its success to three factors: preparation, teamwork and a little bit of luck. “We work on it week in and week out...
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2014-15 Vancouver Canucks Preview: Offseason Changes Won’t Result In Playoff Appearance

The Vancouver Canucks went through a disastrous 2013-14 campaign that saw them finish 12th in the Western Conference standings, which snapped the team’s postseason appearance streak at five seasons. As a result of the poor finish, Vancouver fired head coach John Tortorella and general manager Mike Gillis, and replaced them with Willie Desjardins and Jim Benning, respectively. The...
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Domestic Violence Experts To Serve As Advisers To NFL

NEW YORK — Three experts in domestic violence will serve as senior advisers to the NFL. Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to teams Monday announcing that Lisa Friel, Jane Randel and Rita Smith will “help lead and shape the NFL’s policies and programs relating to domestic violence and sexual assault.” Friel was the head of the Sex Crimes Prosecution Unit in the New York...
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