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Reports: Raheem Sterling Shelves LFC Contract Talks Until After 2014-15 Season

Raheem Sterling has reached a crossroads in his contract negotiations with Liverpool and taken a seat. Sterling has decided to put off further contract talks with Liverpool until the after the 2014-15 season, the Mail and Sky Sports reported Sunday, citing sources close to the player. Sources claim Sterling remains happy at Liverpool but has reservations...
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Browns GM Ray Farmer Suspended, Team Fined $250K For In-Game Texting

The NFL league office was busy Monday. In addition to disciplining the Atlanta Falcons, the league also addressed the Cleveland Browns matter. The NFL announced Monday that the Browns have been fined $250,000, and general manager Ray Farmer will be suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season. The disciplinary action is a result of multiple violations of an NFL rule prohibiting...
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Report: NFL To Research Bill Belichick’s Proposal To Add More Cameras

Bill Belichick’s proposal to add more cameras to the playing field wasn’t tabled for long. The league will begin researching and developing the proposal to add fixed cameras to all boundary lines Monday, NFL Media’s Albert Breer reported Saturday. The NFL previously blamed cost for not installing the cameras which would add improved angles to the instant replay system. Breer...
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Falcons reportedly will lose pick over pumping in crowd noise

The NFL is coming down hard on the Atlanta Falcons.   ESPN reported Monday that the Falcons are expected to lose a draft pick and team president Rich McKay will be suspended from the competition committee as punishment for piping in crowd noise at home games in recent seasons. Additionally, the NFL could also hit the Falcons with heavy fines, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter...
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2015 NFL Mock Draft 3.0: Patriots Select Athletic Defensive Tackle

The 2015 NFL draft is exactly one month away, and the first round is beginning to take shape. It appears that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tennessee Titans each will take a quarterback, which should leave the best defensive player in the draft for the Jacksonville Jaguars at No. 3 overall. The New England Patriots should have plenty of options at No. 32 overall — if they choose...
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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s ‘Bambi’ Sketch Spoofs Disney Remakes (Videos)

Disney fans have enjoyed their fair share of live-action remakes of animated classics in recent years, from “Cinderella” to “Maleficent.” But “Bambi” might struggle to earn Disney’s usual “G” rating. Spoofing both Disney and “The Fast and the Furious” franchise, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson joined the “Saturday Night Live” cast to shoot a parody trailer...
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Red Sox Acquire Catcher Sandy Leon From Nationals In Exchange For Cash

The Boston Red Sox added some catching depth Monday morning. The Red Sox acquired catcher Sandy Leon from the Washington Nationals in exchange for cash. The club also placed catcher Christian Vazquez on the 60-day disabled list with a right elbow sprain, which ultimately is what precipitated the Leon acquisition. Leon will be assigned to Boston’s major-league camp and is expected...
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Metta World Peace: Chris Mullin Coaching St. John’s Would Be ‘Awesome’

Metta World Peace is unlikely to be the next men’s basketball coach at St. John’s, which is a shame. But the Red Storm got the next-best thing to having The Panda’s Friend on their bench: his endorsement of their preferred candidate. The former NBA All-Star voiced his support for fellow St. John’s alum Chris Mullin over the weekend, after Mullin...
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Report: Patriots’ Chandler Jones Recovering From Offseason Surgery

Add Chandler Jones’ name to the list of New England Patriots players undergoing offseason repairs. The Patriots defensive end currently is recovering from surgery, ESPN.com’s Mike Reiss reported Sunday. According to Reiss, Jones has spent a lot of time this offseason in Foxboro rehabbig the injury and recently was seen walking on crutches. Reiss doesn’t...
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Ronda Rousey Makes WrestleMania Appearance With The Rock (Videos)

The line between sports and sports entertainment was blurred Sunday night in California. The biggest night in professional wrestling featured one of sports’ most dynamic talents, as UFC superstar Ronda Rousey was in the house for WrestleMania 31 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Not only was Rousey in attendance, she was a part of the show. Rousey came into the ring toward...
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Doc Rivers: Celtics’ Rebuild In Great Shape; Shot At Playoffs ‘Awesome’

BOSTON — The post-Doc Rivers era was supposed to be the Dark Ages for the Boston Celtics. When Rivers departed Boston in June of 2013 and stars Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett followed suit shortly thereafter, most in Celticsland accepted that it more than likely would be years before their team even sniffed the playoffs again. New head coach Brad Stevens has engineered a stunning...
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Which Patriot Has Had Better Offseason: Tom Brady Or Rob Gronkowski? (Photos)

It’s a great time to be a member of the New England Patriots. The Pats finished the 2014 season on a high note in February with a dramatic win over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX. As you might imagine, several members of the team immediately started celebrating, including Julian Edelman and Malcolm Butler, who traveled to Disneyland before appearing together at the Grammy...
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Isaiah Thomas: Celtics Need To ‘Punch First,’ Shake Habit Of Slow Starts

BOSTON — For much of this season, fourth-quarter execution was a major concern for the Celtics. Boston regularly would build massive leads only to see them crumble down the stretch. The Celtics have gotten considerably better in that department of late, but an alarming new trend has emerged: Rather than wilting down the stretch, Brad Stevens’ club recently has taken far too long...
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Clippers’ Glen Davis: ‘Always Feels Good To Come Back To Boston’

BOSTON — Doc Rivers wasn’t the only former Celtic enjoying a homecoming Sunday at TD Garden. Also making his return to Causeway Street was Los Angeles Clippers forward Glen Davis — the man who forever will be known to Celtics fans as Big Baby. “It always feels good to come back here to Boston,” Davis said after the game, which the Clippers won in a rout, 119-106. “This...
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Episode 11 Of ‘Behind The B’ Covers David Krejci’s Rehab Process (Video)

The Boston Bruins are without one of their top skaters. But David Krejci is doing everything he can to get back on the ice. The dynamic center has been out since late February with a partially torn MCL, and the latest episode of NESN’s “Behind the B” gives us a close-up look at Krejci’s rehab process as he hopes to join the team for its final playoff push. Boston also welcomed...
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Bruins-Hurricanes Notes: Ryan Spooner, David Pastrnak Shine In OT Win

The Boston Bruins would not have a 3-point lead over the Ottawa Sentors for the second wild-card playoff spot in the Eastern Conference without excellent offensive production from rookie forwards Ryan Spooner and David Pastrnak in March. Spooner and Pastrnak scored a goal apiece in Sunday’s 2-1 overtime win against the Carolina Hurricanes. It all started in the first period with...
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Celtics Notes: Doc Rivers Regrets Not Celebrating After 2008 Championship

BOSTON — The Celtics stood no chance Sunday against the Los Angeles Clippers, who led wire to wire en route to a 119-106 win at TD Garden. Needless to say, it was not a particularly exciting game. So, in this installment of Celtics Notes, we’re instead going to focus solely on Clippers coach Doc Rivers’ pregame news conference, which was far more entertaining than the actual...
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Episode 12 Of ‘Behind The B’ Documents Playoff Push, ‘Cuts For A Cause’ (Video)

The Boston Bruins are hitting the home stretch in the 2014-15 season, and with a playoff berth on the line, they’re all business. Well, for the most part. The latest episode of NESN’s “Behind the B” takes us behind the scenes in a crucial stretch as Boston hopes to secure a wild card spot in the NHL’s Eastern Conference playoffs. Yet the squad still had some time for some...
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David Pastrnak Sets Up Ryan Spooner To Give Bruins Lead Vs. Canes (Video)

The two youngest forwards on the Boston Bruins’ active roster combined for a pretty nifty goal against the Carolina Hurricanes. With the score tied at 0-0 in the first period of Sunday’s matchup at PNC Arena, 18-year-old winger David Pastrnak skated into the offensive zone along the right boards. After forward Milan Lucic opened up some space with a net drive, Pastrnak took advantage...
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Claude Julien: David Pastrnak, Ryan Spooner Gaining Valuable Experience (Video)

There’s little doubt David Pastrnak and Ryan Spooner have some great offensive skills. That much was clear Sunday against the Carolina Hurricanes, as Spooner scored in the first period and Pastrnak netted the overtime winner to give Boston a crucial 3-2 victory. Yet the two young stars still aren’t perfect. The 18-year-old Pastrnak and his 23-year-old linemate made a few mistakes...
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Celtics Fall To Ninth In East After Blowout Loss To Clippers At Home

BOSTON — Doc Rivers’ latest return to TD Garden was a happy one for his Los Angeles Clippers. Rivers’ current team routed his old one Sunday night, with the Clippers coasting past the Boston Celtics by a final score of 119-106. The loss was Boston’s fifth in its last seven games. OVER EARLY It was obvious from the jump which one of these teams has its sights on an NBA title...
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Bruins Improve Playoff Position With 2-1 OT Win Over Hurricanes

The Boston Bruins secured two much-needed points in the Eastern Conference wild-card playoff race with a 2-1 overtime win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday night. Boston’s two youngest forwards, David Pastrnak and Ryan Spooner, scored the goals. Pastrnak’s overtime goal sealed the result. He also picked up the primary assist on Spooner’s first-period tally. The Bruins...
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Frozen Four: Providence earns first bid since 1985

  What a difference 30 years makes.   The top-seeded Providence Friars (24-13-2) hadn’t reached the Frozen Four since 1985 when they took to their home ice to face No. 2 seed Denver (24-14-2) in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division I men’s ice hockey championship. Yet the Friars netted three third-period goals to earn a rousing 4-1 win and become the second Hockey...
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Bruins Beat Hurricanes On David Pastrnak’s Overtime Goal (Video)

Bruins rookie winger David Pastrnak played the role of hero Sunday night by scoring the game-winning goal in overtime to give Boston an important 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. Carl Soderberg made a good rush down the right side of the attacking zone and sent a centering pass that eluded Milan Lucic and came to a wide-open Pastrnak. The 18-year-old forward blasted a one-timer...
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NCAA Tournament Roundup: Michigan State, Duke Punch Final Four Tickets

Surprise, surprise. Tom Izzo and Mike Krzyzewski have their teams back in the Final Four. No. 7 seed Michigan State needed overtime to outlast No. 4 seed Louisville in a 76-70 win, while top-seeded Duke fended off No. 2 seed Gonzaga 66-52 with a late run in Sunday’s Elite Eight action to set up a showdown of legendary coaches in the NCAA Tournament...
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