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Julian Edelman Posts Instagram Photo Holding His Newborn Daughter Lily

Julian Edelman is a proud new dad. Swedish model Ella Rose gave birth to her and the New England Patriots wide receiver’s daughter, Lily, on Nov. 30, and Edelman naturally is pretty darn happy. Edelman posted a photo on Instagram of himself holding Lily, who he declared his biggest “woman crush Wednesday.” There was a little controversy before Lily’s birth, as Rose, who...
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Michael Kopech, Reality TV Girlfriend Brielle Biermann Enjoy Bahamas Getaway

Michael Kopech has high expectations as he begins life with a new team, but he doesn’t seem too stressed about things. The Boston Red Sox dealt the 20-year-old pitching prospect to the Chicago White Sox in the trade that landed them Chris Sale. Amid the flurry of the offseason, though, Kopech has been taking it easy, most recently vacationing in the Bahamas with his girlfriend...
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Donald Trump Taps Linda McMahon To Lead Small Business Administration

While some prominent sports figures are choosing not to stay in President-elect Donald Trump’s hotels, others will be helping run his administration. The president-elect added a new member to his team Wednesday, and you might recognize her from her days getting hit with Steve Austin’s “Stone Cold Stunner’ move in the WWE ring. That’s right, Linda McMahon, wife of World...
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Watch LeBron James, Cavs Attempt Water Bottle Challenge In The Middle Of A Game

The Cleveland Cavaliers faced a momentous challenge Wednesday night they only overcame after repeated failure. We’re not talking about beating their NBA opponent. That they did handily, dismantling the New York Knicks 126-94 at Madison Square Garden. We’re talking, instead, about flipping water bottles. The Cavs were so content with their lead in the fourth quarter that they...
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Ronda Rousey Is Out For Revenge In Intense Promo For UFC 207 Return

Ronda Rousey is back, and she’s not going down without a fight. The former UFC bantamweight champion is making her return to the sport Dec. 30 in a title fight against Amanda Nunes at UFC 207. And, if the possibility of seeing Rousey win her belt back after a year-long break doesn’t pump you up enough, UFC released a goosebump-inducing promo for the event through TMZ on Wednesday...
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Raiders Fans, Apparently Thirsty, Drink All Of Airplane’s Booze On Flight To KC

It sounds like Oakland Raiders fans traveling to Kansas City for Thursday night’s big matchup with the Chiefs will be, to borrow a phrase from Tom Brady, nice and lubed up for kickoff. Raiders fans are notoriously rowdy, and it’s probably not a huge surprise, but (some, maybe a lot?) fans are aided by a little alcohol. Or, in the case of Raiders fans flying to KC for the game...
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Nico Rosberg Celebrates Championship With Fellow German Lukas Podolski

Nico Rosberg apparently hasn’t stopped celebrating his Formula 1 World Driver Championship since he crossed the finish line in Abu Dhabi on Nov. 22. In less than two weeks Rosberg has celebrated with the entire Mercedes-AMG Petronas staff at the team’s factory in Brackley, U.K., locals at Mercedes-Benz’s headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany and the whole of F1 at the FIA Gala...
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David Ortiz comeback? Red Sox not pushing slugger: 'He'd call'

David Ortiz is such an important part of Boston Red Sox history that players and fans alike are having trouble coping with his retirement. Big Papi, of course, didn’t do those people any favors Tuesday night, when he joked on Instagram about making a comeback after the Red Sox acquired left-handed ace Chris Sale in a blockbuster trade. So, is Ortiz’s unretirement worth serious...
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Browns get crushed by Alabama in video game simulation

The Cleveland Cavaliers are the defending NBA champions, and the Indians were one game away from winning the World Series, but the Browns are keeping Cleveland’s reputation for losing alive. The Browns still haven’t won a game entering Week 14 of the NFL season, which means people are exploring the age-old question of whether the best team in college football could beat them...
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How Raiders-Chiefs Showdown Could Affect Patriots’ Playoff Positioning

The AFC’s convoluted playoff picture could look a whole lot clearer Friday morning. This week’s “Thursday Night Football” game features the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs, both of whom are battling for the top spot in the loaded AFC West. Oakland enters the game with a record of 10-2, tied with the New England Patriots for the conference’s top seed but technically...
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Top Eight Patriots-Ravens Moments That Have Defined Heated Rivalry

The New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens will renew their rivalry Monday night, meeting for the first time since the Patriots reached deep into their bag of tricks to stun the Ravens during the 2014 playoffs. The Patriots had to go through the Ravens to reach each of their last two Super Bowls. Likewise, Baltimore’s most recent championship run included an upset win at Gillette...
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Eric Rowe’s Hamstring Injury Could Halt Patriots’ Progress At Cornerback

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots finally had a good thing going at cornerback. Then Eric Rowe injured his hamstring late in their Week 13 win over the Los Angeles Rams and uncertainty now returns to the position. The Patriots have played Rowe on the right side, Malcolm Butler on the left and Logan Ryan in the slot over their last three games and found success (I know...
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Fantasy Football Week 14: Starts, Sits For Raiders Vs. Chiefs ‘Thursday Night Football’ Game

If your fantasy football team still is vying for a championship, it’s already time to make some big Week 14 decisions. Luckily for you, we went through the Oakland Raiders-Kansas City Chiefs “Thursday Night Football” matchup and recommended some players to start and sit. OAKLAND RAIDERSQuarterback: Derek Carr has 3,375 passing yards, 24 passing touchdowns and a 100.3 passer...
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Red Sox Roster Reset: Projecting 2017 Lineup, Rotation With New Additions

Well, that escalated quickly. The Boston Red Sox entered Major League Baseball’s winter meetings with relatively low offseason expectations. President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski promptly blew those expectations out of the water Tuesday, acquiring left-handed ace Chris Sale and reliever Tyler Thornburg and reportedly signing free agent first baseman Mitch Moreland in...
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Week 14 Fantasy Football Advice, Who Is Available On The Waiver Wire?

The fantasy football playoffs are finally here. After months of mixing and matching your lineup, scouring the waiver wire and tracking your player’s stats hopefully your fantasy team is in the postseason, with a shot at winning your league’s championship. Still, there are a lot of questions going into this portion of the fantasy season. Who are the best options at quarterback...
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MLB Rumors: Aroldis Chapman, Yankees Agree To Five-Year, $86M Contract

Aroldis Chapman reportedly is heading back to New York. The flame-throwing closer agreed to a five-year, $86 million contract with the New York Yankees on Wednesday, according to multiple reports. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal was the first to report the deal and contract terms. Chapman also will have a no-trade clause for three years, according to ESPN’s Marly Rivera, and can...
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Bruins Wrap: Boston Fights Back To Take Point In Overtime Loss To Capitals

The Boston Bruins appeared to be headed for a blowout loss after going down 3-0 in the second period of Wednesday night’s road game against the Washington Capitals. But the B’s mounted an impressive comeback with two late second-period goals and another in the third to force overtime. That’s where the comeback stopped for Boston, as Washington scored in the 3-on-3 overtime...
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NFL Betting Odds: Patriots Heavy Favorites Vs. Ravens On ‘Monday Night Football’

The New England Patriots will look to extend their straight-up home winning streak on “Monday Night Football” to seven games when they host the Baltimore Ravens as seven-point betting favorites on the NFL lines at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. New England also has emerged victorious in each of its past three outings, lifting the team’s SU record to 10-2 and into...
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Kevin Love Launches A Ton Of Snot From His Nose And Into His Mouth

Kevin Love is currently tenth in the league in rebounding (10.6 per game) and now he may be the league leader in snot produced. During Wednesday night’s nationally televised matchup between the Cleveland Cavaliers and New York Knicks, fans got a rather unappealing shot of a hefty amount of snot projected out of Love’s nose and into his mouth. Nonetheless, Love remained all smiles...
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David Pastrnak Scores Sweet Goal Vs. Capitals, Still On Fire For Bruins

You can’t stop David Pastrnak, you can only hope to contain him. That’s probably how NHL defensemen and goaltenders feel right now as David Pastrnak continues to score goals at an impressive pace. After scoring twice, including the game winner in overtime Monday night against the Florida Panthers, Pastrnak added another goal in the second period of Wednesday night’s game in...
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Celtics Wrap: Big Second-Half Run Powers Boston To 117-87 Win Vs. Magic

The Celtics’ flight home to Boston should be a bit more pleasant after their second-half surge Wednesday night against the Orlando Magic. After a slow start, the C’s pulled away from the Magic in the third quarter en route to a 117-87 win at Amway Center. Avery Bradley paced Boston with 23 points, four rebounds and three assists, while Amir Johnson, Jae Crowder, Marcus Smart...
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Kevin Durant Says Clippers Were Tough To Turn Down In Free Agency

He didn’t sign with them, but Kevin Durant was very impressed with the Los Angeles Clippers’ pitch to him this past summer. Prior to tonight’s Warriors and Clippers matchup in Los Angeles, Durant reflected on how tough it was to turn down the Clippers in an interview with ESPN. “Blake (Griffin), DJ (DeAndre Jordan) and CP (Chris Paul). That’s what made it interesting,...
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WATCH: Jaylen Brown posterizes Nikola Vucevic with huge dunk

Jaylen Brown sure can dunk. The Boston Celtics small forward already has had some big impact dunks during his rookie campaign, but his best one might have come Wednesday night in Orlando against the Magic. With just over 11 minutes remaining in the second quarter, Kelly Olynyk found Brown behind the 3-point line, and he did the rest from there. The 2016 No. 3 overall pick burst...
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White Sox Manager Discusses Plans for Yoan Moncada and Michael Kopech

Both Yoan Moncada and Michael Kopech are unproven at the major league level, but that doesn’t stop White Sox manager Rick Renteria from being excited about his two new players. First reported by Rob Bradford of WEEI, Renteria took some time at the MLB Winter Meetings on Wednesday to discuss his expectations for the two highly touted prospects that the team acquired via trade...
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Fantasy Football Rankings: Five Must-Start Defenses For Week 14 Games

If you were lucky enough to make the playoffs in your fantasy football leagues, you shouldn’t overlook your starting defense. Your main focus probably is at the skill positions, but having a big week on defense could be the difference between an early exit and winning your league’s title. So, with that said, here are the defenses we think you must start in your Week 14 fantasy...
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