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MLS Ref Jose Rivero Suspended After Arrest On Felony Fraud Charges

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — A Major League Soccer referee has been accused of collecting New York unemployment benefits while working and has been suspended. State police say White Plains resident Jose Rivero unlawfully took more than $14,000 in benefits. Rivero was arrested Oct. 6 and charged with two felonies including insurance fraud. Police say they don’t know if Rivero has a lawyer...
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Russell Brand Crashes West Ham Manager’s Postgame Presser, Gives Kiss (Video)

If West Ham continues their winning ways, manager Sam Allardyce might want to duck for cover and hide from overzealous supporters like Russell Brand. The English comedian and actor is an ardent West Ham fan and after their big 2-1 victory over Manchester City on Saturday, he crashed Allardyce’s postgame press conference and gave him a big ol’ smooch on the cheek. “Yes Sam!...
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Top Ten Bromances In The National Hockey League (Photos)

The National Hockey League is filled with guys who are tighter than that, guys that are such good friends they can fall into the “bromance” department. These guys often click on the ice and off the ice, often choosing to hang out together, relax together, party together and sometimes even live together when they aren’t playing. It’s a bond so special that even if one of them...
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Brandon Finnegan Becomes First To Pitch In Two World Series In One Year

Brandon Finnegan is only 21 years old and has pitched close to seven weeks in the majors but he’s already going to Cooperstown. Sort of. The Kansas City Royals reliever made history Friday night in Game 3 of the 2014 World Series by becoming the first player to pitch in a College World Series and World Series in the same year. As a result, the Hall of Fame asked for his cap and...
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Attorney: NFL, Ravens Not Cooperating In NFLPA Ray Rice Investigation

Despite publicly expressing plans to be open and transparent, the NFL is reportedly not being cooperative in the NFL Players’ Association’s investigation into the Ray Rice domestic violence case. Richard Craig Smith, the attorney leading the probe, told The Associated Press that the NFL hasn’t revealed any documents or witnesses that the investigators have asked for. “I am...
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High School Forfeits League Title To Marysville Pilchuck, Site Of School Shooting

A rivalry between two Seattle-area high school football teams was set aside in the wake of Friday’s fatal shooting at Marysville Pilchuk High School. The Oak Harbor Wildcats have offered to forfeit their game against Marysville, and in turn, accept second place in Washington’s Wesco 3A North league, according to the Seattle Times. The game was originally scheduled to be played...
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Frank Caliendo Nails Stephen A. Smith Impersonation On ‘Mike And Mike’ (Video)

Frank Caliendo has delighted sports fans over the years with incredible impersonations of famous sports personalities like John Madden, Charles Barkley and Jon Gruden. Caliendo’s next victim is ESPN’s “First Take” host, Stephen A. Smith. The comedian was on ESPN Radio’s “Mike and Mike” show and delivered a spot-on and flawless impersonation of the demonstrative host...
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Brandon Browner Owns Big Receivers, Will Be Key In Patriots-Bears Matchup

FOXBORO, Mass. — The Chicago Bears’ receivers typically have an edge over NFL secondaries because of their size and strength, but when they take the Gillette Stadium field on Sunday, a giant-slayer awaits. Cornerback Brandon Browner’s history of dominance against bigger wide receivers certainly played a big role in the New England Patriots’ decision to sign him. It will...
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Paul Konerko, Jimmy Rollins Named Co-Winners Of Roberto Clemente Award

SAN FRANCISCO — Retiring White Sox star Paul Konerko and Philadelphia shortstop Jimmy Rollins were picked Friday as the first co-winners of Major League Baseball’s Roberto Clemente Award. The annual honor is given for contributions on and off the field that best represent the sport and is named for the Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Famer, who died on Dec. 31, 1972, in a plane crash...
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Cam Atkinson Avoids Damage To Eye After Taking Skate To The Face

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Cam Atkinson avoided serious damage after taking a skate to the face midway through the third period of Friday’s game against the Anaheim Ducks. It was a scary moment on the ice as the right skate of Ryan Kesler struck Atkinson in the face inadvertently when the Ducks center lunged forward to reach the puck, causing his leg to kick up in the air...
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Liverpool-Hull City Live: Reds Seeking Third-Straight Premier League Win

8:30 a.m. ET: Liverpool can make it a quick turnaround — both literally and figuratively. Liverpool returns to Premier League action Saturday, as Hull City makes its first visit to Anfield in 2014-15. For Liverpool, the game comes just three days after Wednesday’s 3-0 loss to Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League, and the Reds are hoping to use lessons from that European...
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Patrice Bergeron: We Have To Do The Job With The Guys We Have (Video)

The Boston Bruins have lost their captain and top defenseman Zdeno Chara to a PCL tear in his left knee. Despite only having one goal on the season, Chara leads the team in shots on goal and time on ice. While no one will be able to take the place of Chara, the Bruins defensemen will have to step up and do their best to fill the void by picking up extra minutes until the big man...
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Royals Take World Series Lead With 3-2 Win Over Giants At AT&T Park

SAN FRANCISCO — Sparkling defense, a stingy bullpen and just enough timely hitting. That winning formula of fundamental baseball has put the Kansas City Royals ahead in the World Series. They even looked comfortable in the tricky territory at unfamiliar AT&T Park. Jeremy Guthrie outpitched fellow World Series newcomer Tim Hudson, four Royals relievers combined on four hitless...
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Hockey East Roundup: No. 14 Michigan Upsets No. 7 UMass-Lowell With 8-4 Win

UMass-Lowell (2-1-1) was rolling through the 2014-15 season, but No. 14 Michigan (2-2-0) put a jarring end to that Friday. The River Hawks had steadily climbed the rankings to No. 7 from their preseason position of No. 17, but the 8-4 beating they received from the Wolverines will likely end their ascent. Michigan was in it from the beginning, out-shooting Lowell 5-0 in the first...
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Royals Fan Selling 1965 Mustang In Order To Buy World Series Tickets

Jerod Main loves his Mustang, but he loves the Kansas City Royals more. The Blue Springs, Mo., resident is selling his 1965 Ford Mustang fastback on Craigslist for $24,000 with the hopes that he’ll be able to purchase World Series tickets for his family of six. Main told Kansas City’s KSHB news that they would attend a game either at home or in San Francisco. While the idea of...
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Woman goes into labor at stadium, tries to watch game anyway

If you think you’re a dedicated sports fan, this story might knock you down a few pegs. A very pregnant Stephanie Hetherington and her husband Jason were at Kauffman Stadium to cheer on the Kansas City Royals before Game 1 of the World Series, when her water broke. Rather than immediately rushing to the hospital, however, Hetherington opted to stay and watch the game for as long...
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Bruins Montage Features Classic NESN Interviews From Past 30 Years (Video)

The Boston Bruins have seen a lot of players come and go in the past three decades. While celebrating 30 years of partnership during NESN30 Night at TD Garden on Tuesday, NESN and the B’s took some time to recognize those faces that have gone through the locker room with a montage of classic NESN footage. The clips include old interviews, game highlights and classic Bruins...
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Judge Grants Sports Leagues’ Request, Stops N.J. Sports Betting Temporarily

TRENTON, N.J. — A federal judge Friday granted a request from the four major U.S. professional sports leagues and the NCAA to temporarily stop New Jersey from allowing legalized sports betting. U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp issued a temporary restraining order after a request by the NFL, the NBA, the NHL, Major League Baseball and the NCAA. He said the leagues have shown that...
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Bruins’ Dennis Seidenberg Must Step Up In Zdeno Chara’s Absence

BOSTON — Zdeno Chara’s absence from the Bruins blue line leaves head coach Claude Julien without a dominant shut-down defenseman. Dennis Seidenberg has played in this role many times in the past for Boston, often alongside Chara in the Stanley Cup playoffs. But the German blueliner missed most of the 2013-14 campaign after undergoing major knee surgery and it’s taken some time...
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Schilling on bankruptcy, cancer: I brought this on myself

Curt Schilling has been through more in recent years than most people. The former Boston Red Sox pitcher saw $50 million go down the drain when his video game company, 38 Studios, went bankrupt, and he was diagnosed with mouth cancer in February. But he doesn’t want anyone to feel bad for him. “I brought this on myself,” Schilling said in a revealing interview with ESPN...
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NFL Odds Roundup: Patriots Listed As 7-Point Favorite Over Bears

The New England Patriots host the Chicago Bears early on Sunday, and Tom Brady and company are listed as 7-point favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Patriots are 3-4 against the spread this season, and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games The total is set at 50.5 points, and has gone OVER in seven of their last eight home games. The OddsShark Computer predicts a 31...
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Seahawks owner Paul Allen commits $100 million to ‘tackle ebola’

Billionaire philanthropist and owner of the Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trailblazers, Paul Allen, has pledged $100 million dollars toward the effort to “Tackle Ebola.” Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft, is supporting the development of two medevac containment units that will be used to safely evacuate medical professionals from West Africa. In order to address the expense...
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Emmanuel Sanders nearly signed with Patriots over Broncos

Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders had a career night against the San Diego Chargers on Thursday, amassing 120 yards on nine receptions with three touchdowns. But all of those passes could have come from the hands of Tom Brady. According to CSN New England’s Tom Curran, Sanders nearly signed with the New England Patriots this past offseason. “If Emmanuel hadn’t...
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Clutch Hits, Long October Games Highlight 2004 Boston Red Sox Season

It’s hard to believe, but a decade has passed since the Boston Red Sox broke the Curse of the Bambino and won their first World Series since 1918. Since then, Boston fans have been spoiled with two more World Series championships and the attitude toward the Red Sox has changed from a team that always found a way to lose, to a strong organization that has won the most championships...
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Bruins’ Joe Morrow Finally Has Opportunity To Impress At NHL Level

BOSTON — Joe Morrow has been a part of three different NHL organizations since he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2011, but he’s never appeared in a game at the top level. That could change over the next four-to-six weeks, which is the expected timeframe that the Bruins will be without captain and No. 1 defenseman Zdeno Chara because of a PCL tear suffered in Thursday’s...
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