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Report: Ex-WWE Star Kevin Nash Arrested After Fight With Teenage Son

The holidays have not gotten off to a good start for former wrestling great Kevin Nash. The former WWE star — also known by his stage name, Diesel — was arrested early Wednesday morning after getting into a bloody fight with his 18-year-old son, according to TMZ Sports. Police in Volusia County, Florida, took Nash into custody after receiving a call...
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Peyton Manning Plans To Return To Broncos In 2015, Won’t Retire After Season

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Peyton Manning says he plans to return to the Denver Broncos in 2015 for his 18th NFL season. Manning was asked during his weekly news conference Wednesday if there was a set of circumstances that would lead him to retire. He replied: “I have not thought about those circumstances at all. So, I certainly plan on being back, if the...
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John Scott Suspended Four Games For Punch; Second Ban This Season

This embed is invalid" /> NEW YORK — San Jose Sharks forward John Scott has been suspended for four games without pay for punching Anaheim Ducks forward Tim Jackman. Scott was also banned two games in October for coming onto the ice to fight Jackman. Scott was already considered a repeat offender after he was previously suspended for an illegal hit to the head...
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Aaron Rodgers Plays Santa Claus, Buys TVs for Packers Linemen, QBs (Video)

Aaron Rodgers is a generous guy. The Green Bay Packers quarterback got into the holiday spirit Wednesday by presenting each of his offensive lineman with a brand-new, 55-inch television. Signal-callers doling out gifts to their O-line is a standard practice, but Rodgers didn’t stop there. The NFL MVP candidate also bought TVs for the men backing him up, Scott Tolzien and Matt...
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Patriots Injury Report: Jonas Gray Among 15 Limited In Practice

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots are slightly banged up heading into their last week of the regular season. Linebacker Jamie Collins (hip), running back Jonas Gray (ankle) and cornerback Brandon Browner (ankle) were added to the injury report this week as the Patriots prepare for the Buffalo Bills in Week 17. Check out the Patriots’ full injury report: LIMITED: LS Danny...
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Central Michigan-Western Kentucky Bahamas Bowl Wasn’t Too Popular (Photos)

People do all sorts of fun things for the holidays. It seems that watching a bowl game in the Bahamas is not one of them. The inaugural Popeyes Bahamas Bowl between Central Michigan and Western Kentucky kicked off at Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium in Nassau on Christmas Eve. The stadium plays host to soccer games, so it has the capacity to fit quite...
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2015 Winter Classic Time-Lapse Shows Nationals Park Conversion (Video)

The nation’s capital is gearing up for a big New Year’s celebration. The 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic will take place Jan. 1, 2015, at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. The Washington Capitals will host the Chicago Blackhawks at the home of Major League Baseball’s Washington Nationals. Converting a baseball field into a hockey rink obviously takes time and a whole lot...
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Darrelle Revis: Patriots Have Teams Goals, Pro Bowl Isn’t One Of Them

FOXBORO, Mass. — Five New England Patriots players were voted into the 2015 Pro Bowl, but they’d rather play in the bigger game a week later. Cornerback Darrelle Revis, quarterback Tom Brady, tight end Rob Gronkowski, kicker Stephen Gostkowski and special-teams ace Matthew Slater were selected to the Pro Bowl, but they’ll only represent the team if they don’t make Super...
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Houston Rockets Coach Kevin McHale Signs Contract Extension

Kevin McHale has one of the best teams in the NBA, a new freakishly gifted forward and now more than $12 million to play around with for the next three years, according to several reports. Merry Christmas to him. The Houston Rockets announced Wednesday that they had signed McHale, now in his fourth season as the team’s head coach, to a contract extension...
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Report: Ex-Red Sox A.J. Pierzynski, Braves Agree To One-Year Contract

This embed is invalid" /> A.J. Pierzynski will join his fifth team in four years. Pierzynski has agreed to a one-year contract with the Atlanta Braves, according to MLB.com’s Mark Bowman. The deal reportedly is pending a physical and likely won’t be official until early January. Pierzynski, who turns 38 next week, is coming off a season in which...
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Liverpool Holiday Wish List: Healthy Daniel Sturridge, Time Machine (Photos)

All Liverpool wants for the holiday season can’t fit under one tree or into a single stocking, but it doesn’t hurt to ask for them anyway. Liverpool continues to struggle as the holiday season turns toward the new year. The Reds sit 10th in the Premier League standings and were eliminated from the UEFA Champions League in the group stage of the competition. Liverpool hopes to...
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Report: Fernando Torres Returning To Atletico Madrid On 18-Month Loan

Fernando Torres appears to be heading home for the new year. Torres will re-join Atletico Madrid after the Spanish club agreed to take him from AC Milan on an 18-month loan deal in exchange for Alessio Cerci, Sky Italia’s Peppe Di Stefano reported Wednesday. Accordo fatto @acmilan @Atleti #Madrid per lo scambio di prestiti di 18 mesi tra @ale_cerci_7...
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Vlade Divac Hits Halfcourt Shot, Wins $90,000 For Charity (Video)

Hopefully, the Los Angeles Lakers and MGM Grand were in giving moods Tuesday night, because Vlade Divac put them on the hook for $90,000. The Lakers topped the league-best Golden State Warriors 115-105 at Staples Center, but that wasn’t all that went right on the night. Divac, a former Lakers center, was called upon to take a halfcourt shot for charity. The big man delivered for...
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Report: Josh Smith expected to sign with Rockets

  This embed is invalid   " /> It appears that Rajon Rondo’s attempts to woo his old teammate to Dallas were unsuccessful. Josh Smith, who played his high school ball with Rondo at Oak Hill Academy, is set to sign with the Houston Rockets after clearing waivers, league sources told Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski. Smith is scheduled to clear waivers at 5 p...
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P.K. Subban Disguises Himself As Security Guard, Surprises Kids (Video)

Move over, Uncle Drew. Pro athletes disguising themselves as others is nothing new, as Kyrie Irving’s classic impersonation of an old man tearing it up on the basketball court can attest. But this holiday season, Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban decided to spice up the old trick with some extra cheer. Subban convincingly dressed up as an old security guard charged with...
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Bochy: Peavy trade was best in-season move of 2014

Only time will tell just how good the Jake Peavy trade was for the Boston Red Sox. The San Francisco Giants sure aren’t complaining.   The Red Sox traded a struggling Peavy to the Giants back in July in exchange for pitching prospects Heath Hembree and Edwin Escobar. Peavy turned his season around, guided the Giants to the postseason and contributed toward San Francisco nabbing...
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Tyler Rouse, Boston College Pinstripe Bowl Favorites Vs. Penn State

The Boston College Eagles will be looking to end a five-game straight-up losing streak in the postseason when they take on the Penn State Nittany Lions in this year’s Pinstripe Bowl as 2.5-point favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Eagles’ current stretch of postseason futility dates back to their 30-12 loss to Virginia Tech in...
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NFL Week 17 TV Schedule Maps: Aaron Rodgers, Tony Romo Dominate NFC Matchups

NFL fans across the country will be seeing a whole lot of Tony Romo, Aaron Rodgers and Philip Rivers this Sunday. Though Romo’s Dallas Cowboys already have wrapped up the NFC East title, the majority of the nation will see their 1 p.m. matchup with the miserable Washington Redskins on FOX. They still have an outside chance of earning a first-round bye, though, and an even more...
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NFL Holiday Wishes: What If Each AFC Contender Could Receive One Gift?

This embed is invalid" /> Every NFL team could use a nice present this holiday season. The playoff-bound teams are no exception. While some postseason teams look like legitimate Super Bowl contenders, others have glaring weaknesses that could prove problematic. The one common thread across the board, however, is that every team has flaws that they...
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Brendan Rodgers: Liverpool Could Make Signings In January Transfer Window

Liverpool is trying to help itself in the coming weeks, and manager Brendan Rodgers might shop in the January transfer market. Then again, he might not test the market. Rodgers said Wednesday that Liverpool will consider new signings next month but he refused to confirm or comment on rumored links with specific players. Many believe Liverpool needs to strengthen...
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Report: Anderson Varejao out for season with torn Achilles

  This embed is invalid   " /> The Cleveland Cavliers’ Big Three have remained healthy this season, but one of the Cavs’ key role players was not so lucky. Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarnowski reported Wednesday, citing a league source, that Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao has a been diagnosed with a torn Achilles and will miss the rest of the season. Varejao...
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Patriots Practice Report: Perfect Attendance For Christmas Eve Session

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots are healthy for the holidays The Patriots had perfect practice attendance Wednesday for the fifth consecutive session. The Gillette Stadium game field was host to the Patriots’ Christmas Eve practice. The Patriots wore full pads for the first time this month in the mild, wet weather as they prepare for their Week 17 matchup against the...
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Jim Harbaugh Once Rubbed Player’s Blood All Over Own Face As War Paint

This embed is invalid" /> Jim Harbaugh clearly has a few screws loose. The San Francisco 49ers head coach, who currently is being courted by the University of Michigan, has long been known for his passionate — sometimes eccentric — behavior. No incident highlights Harbaugh’s uniqueness quite like the time he apparently rubbed a player’s blood...
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NBA Pulls Advertising From VH1’s Controversial ‘Sorority Sisters’

Future episodes — if there are any — of VH1’s “Sorority Sisters” will not feature any NBA advertising. The NBA announced Wednesday that it was pulling all advertising from the show, which has received backlash for its depiction of black Greek life in an Atlanta sorority. Hallmark, Honda, Crayola and the civil rights history movie “Selma” are...
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Bruins’ Holiday Wish List Includes First-Line Right Wing, Healthy Blue Line

The Boston Bruins are in an unusual position in the Eastern Conference standings during this holiday season. The B’s are on the playoff bubble with a wild card berth just a single point away. The Original Six club has shown improvement heading into the three-day holiday break, though, with back-to-back wins highlighted by nine goals scored. For the Bruins to climb up the standings...
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