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Michael Sam Opens Up About Childhood: ‘My Brothers Were Evil People’

This embed is invalid" /> Michael Sam’s childhood was no picnic. Sam, who this year became the first openly gay NFL player, discussed his younger days during a recent interview with GQ. The 24-year-old free-agent linebacker revealed he had an especially rocky relationship with his older brothers, who have been in and out of jail over the years. “I...
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Grizzlies Battling Team-Wide Stomach Virus Entering Matchup With Celtics

The stomach bug is alive and well in the Memphis Grizzlies locker room. Seven players are questionable for Friday night’s game against the Boston Celtics because of a stomach virus that kept five players, including Tony Allen, out of their game Wednesday night. The two new players with the bug are Courtney Lee and Jarnell Stokes. The Grizzlies were without...
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Patriots Practice Report: Jonas Gray Absent For Undisclosed Reasons

FOXBORO, Mass. — Jonas Gray was mysteriously absent from the start of practice one day after the New England Patriots signed fellow running back LeGarrette Blount. Gray, defensive linemen Chandler Jones (hip) and Dominique Easley (knee) and offensive lineman Cameron Fleming (finger/ankle) were missing from Friday’s session on the Gillette Stadium practice field. The players...
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Arizona Cardinals Flying Under Radar Due To Playing In Smaller Market

This embed is invalid" /> The Arizona Cardinals boast the best record in the NFL at 9-1, but it doesn’t feel like they’re getting the media attention they deserve. Ex-NFL players Matt Chatham, Brady Poppinga and Brady Quinn on FootballByFootball.com this week wrote about the different types of media attention their teams received when they played...
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Agent: Bruins’ Dougie Hamilton, Carl Soderberg Haven’t Talked Contract

<input type="hidden" name="fallback" value="This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Bruins seemingly are more focused on the task at hand. The Bruins, who are 12-8 amid an injury plagued start to the season, haven’t begun formal contract discussions...
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Paul Pierce: Rivalry with Lebron like 'fighting for the same girl'

LeBron James and Paul Pierce will be wearing different uniforms from the ones they wore in the playoffs last year when the Washington Wizards host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night, but that doesn’t change anything about their longstanding rivalry. Since 2008, the two NBA stars have become fierce foes, playing against each other in five playoff series over the last seven...
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Gordie Howe’s Health Slightly Improving, Legend Still Can’t Walk Or Talk

Hockey legend Gordie Howe’s health remains in poor condition after he suffered a stroke in late October, but he has shown some slight improvements. Though he still can’t walk or talk, the Howe family said they were able to get the Detroit Red Wings icon to sit in a living room chair for two consecutive days, according to the Detroit Free Press. “A lot of work to do, but at...
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Patriots, Packers Among Teams Expected To Cover Spread In Week 12

The New England Patriots host the Detroit Lions in a Week 12 inter-conference matchup of division leaders. The Patriots’ line is hanging between a touchdown and 7.5 points at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The point total is set at 48 points. The OddsShark Computer predicts a 33-25 Patriots win. This would result in a Patriots cover and hit the OVER. It would give the...
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ESPN’s Mike Golic Makes Good On Bet, Poses Like Kim Kardashian (Photo)

Mike Golic is a man of his word. Golic, co-host of ESPN Radio’s “Mike and Mike In the Morning,” recently bet that his alma mater, Notre Dame, would defeat Northwestern or else he’d recreate Kim Kardashian’s controversial Paper Magazine cover. The Fighting Irish lost the college football clash, forcing Golic to pay up in rather interesting fashion. Golic, true to his word...
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Bill Russell’s Uncanny Winning Ability Only Part Of His Greatness (Photos)

There’s more to Bill Russell than just his eye-popping career statistics and 11 NBA championships. Yes, the Boston Celtics legend was an absolute freak of nature on the basketball court, but his off-court life wasn’t without its challenges. Russell was the victim of a significant amount of racism throughout his playing days. This resulted in his resentment toward not only the...
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Pablo Sandoval’s Brother: Red Sox Showed ‘First Class’ Attentiveness

<input type="hidden" name="fallback" value="This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox apparently rolled out the red carpet for free-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval. Sandoval visited Boston earlier this week to meet with the Red Sox,...
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Belichick: LeGarrette Blount's role with Patriots 'up to him'

Bill Belichick delivered some bad news Friday morning: LeGarrette Blount won’t keep No. 60. The newly re-signed running back sported the offensive lineman’s number at practice Thursday, but Blount will have a new jersey before he suits up in a game. Otherwise, Blount would have to be designated as an offensive lineman and be declared eligible on any offensive snap that he took...
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Report: Padres join major players in pursuit of Sandoval

              This embed is invalid   " /> The Pablo Sandoval sweepstakes just welcomed a surprise entrant.   The San Diego Padres have joined the Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants in aggressively pursuing Sandoval, CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman reported Thursday night. The Toronto Blue Jays and Chicago White Sox...
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Justin Tuck Saves Raiders From Embarrassing Penalty Vs. Chiefs (Video)

Let’s cut the Oakland Raiders some slack. They’re not used to this whole winning thing. The Raiders won their first game of the season Thursday night against the Kansas City Chiefs at O.co Coliseum. It wasn’t before an embarrassing moment in the final seconds that could have been costly if not for veteran defensive end Justin Tuck. Raiders linebacker Sio Moore sacked Chiefs...
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Patriots Mailbag: Kyle Arrington One Of The NFL’s Best Slot Cornerbacks

NFL teams aren’t supposed to improve after losing their best pass rusher, starting running back and an All-Pro linebacker. Apparently the 2014 New England Patriots’ aren’t like most NFL teams. Season-ending injuries to running back Stevan Ridley and linebacker Jerod Mayo seemed like they could be the last straw for a team that lost 41-14 on Monday Night Football just two weeks...
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Adrian Peterson ‘Won’t Ever Use A Switch Again’ On Child

MINNEAPOLIS — Adrian Peterson says he realizes moving on from the Minnesota Vikings might be best for both him and the team. In an interview published Thursday by USA Today, Peterson said he believes the coaches and players on the team are fully behind him but that feelings in the organization toward him are mixed after he was charged with felony child...
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Fantasy Football: Kenny Stills, Jonas Gray Among Week 12 Starts, Sits

One essential key to fantasy success is spotting trends. Take wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. as an example. One game after Victor Cruz went down with a season-ending injury, the talented New York Giants rookie hauled in two touchdown passes and never looked back, going on to post 90 receiving yards or more in his next three games. But spotting trends isn’t as easy as it looks...
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Boston Bruins Unveil Newly Renovated ProShop At TD Garden (Video)

The newly renovated ProShop at TD Garden isn’t officially open just yet, but NESN got one of the first looks during the ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday. Boston Bruins principal Charlie Jacobs gave NESN’s Guerin Austin a tour of the place — which is about twice the size of the original — and it boasts some cool new features. Want some Bruins high heels? The ProShop has those...
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Sixers Are So Bad That Papa John’s Offers Discount Even When They Lose

The Philadelphia 76ers have hit a new low. In October, pizza chain Papa John’s announced a promotion where fans would receive 50 percent off their online orders the day after a Sixers win. However, Philadelphia has yet to win a game, so the restaurant had to, well, tweak the deal a little, as seen in this email received by CrossingBroad.com. That’s right. The Sixers suffered a...
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Lions’ Glover Quin: ‘Foxboro’s A Weird Place’ And It’s Tough To Win There

Foxboro, Mass., isn’t exactly the type of place you’d expect to find an NFL stadium, and Glover Quin thinks that only adds to the difficulty of playing the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots have won 14 straight regular season home games, and that’s a fact that certainly hasn’t been lost on the Detroit Lions safety. “Foxboro’s a weird place,” Quin...
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NFL Week 12 TV Schedule Maps: Dolphins-Broncos Dominates Late Afternoon Slot

The majority of the country will watch the Denver Broncos attempt to bounce back from a disappointing road loss when they take on the Miami Dolphins at home on Sunday. The Broncos, who have dropped two of their last three games, fell to the St. Louis Rams 22-7 last week, but they’ll attempt to get back on track against the 6-4 Dolphins. Miami, meanwhile has enjoyed some extra...
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Chris Simms: The Dream Of Tom Brady As A Top-Five Quarterback Has To End

Chris Simms is back to spouting nonsense. The former NFL quarterback and current Bleacher Report analyst joined 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Felger and Massarotti” on Thursday, and he was still insistent that Tom Brady is not a top-five quarterback. But his reasons for leaving the New England Patriots’ signal-caller off the list were, well, strange. “My kids know that Shrek...
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Anaheim Ducks trade Bryan Allen to Canadiens for Rene Bourque

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Anaheim Ducks have traded defenseman Bryan Allen to the Montreal Canadiens for forward Rene Bourque. The clubs announced the deal Thursday. Allen has one assist in six games during an injury-slowed season, his third with the Ducks. The stay-at-home defenseman will be an unrestricted free agent next summer. Bourque has no goals in 13 games this season with...
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LeGarrette Blount apologizes to Steelers on Twitter

He’s baaaaack. After a short stint with the Pittsburgh Steelers that ended with LeGarrette Blount being cut Tuesday, the running back is back in New England where he spent the 2013 season, and he could not be happier about that. Blount took to Twitter on Thursday, the day he officially signed a two-year contract with the Pats, to show just how pumped he was. We baaaaaack!...
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Alberto Moreno Comfortable As Attacking Fullback, Targets Goals, Assists

Alberto Moreno’s soccer upbringing gave him the tools required thrive in one of the sport’s most demanding positions. Moreno credits his education as a scorer and provider of goals for his ability to play as an attacking left fullback effectively. In an interview with LiverpoolFC.com on Tuesday, Moreno revealed that he honed his attacking instincts during his formative years...
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