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Steven Stamkos Not Paying Attention To Toronto Maple Leafs Homecoming Speculation

LeBron James’ return to the Cleveland Cavaliers has become the feel good NBA story of the summer, and the Toronto Maple Leafs are hoping for a similar fairy tale in 2016. That’s when Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos, who grew up cheering for the Leafs, can become a free agent and choose the next path in his career. Adam Proteau of The Hockey News wrote a column on July...
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Jon Lester: Tabling Contract Talks Until After Season ‘Doesn’t Mean Anything’

Jon Lester and the Boston Red Sox are tabling contract negotiations until after the 2014 season, but that doesn’t mean Lester will be leaving the Boston Red Sox. In fact, the left-hander claims that it doesn’t mean much at all. “Doesn’t mean anything,” Lester reporters on Thursday, according to The Boston Globe. “There’s been plenty of guys who have taken less to come...
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Stephen Colbert On McIlroy-Wozniacki Split: Breakups Are The Ultimate PED (Video)

That whole breakup thing is actually working out pretty wonderfully for Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki. The sports stars, who had been dating since 2011, broke off their engagement in May when McIlroy ended things in a brief three-minute phone call. The split might have come as a shock, but it’s doing wonders for their respective careers, as Stephen Colbert confirmed in an...
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Patriots New O-Line Coach Dave DeGuglielmo Brings ‘Goodfella’ Sense Of Humor

FOXBORO, Mass. — New offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo won’t change Dante Scarnecchia’s system for the New England Patriots, but he’s certainly bringing his own personality. DeGuglielmo was hired by the Patriots on Jan. 22 to replace Scarnecchia, who had coached with the Patriots for 30 years. Patriots captain and starting left guard Logan Mankins has been impressed...
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Steve Lyons: Rubby De La Rosa Adjusting Pitch Selection Well (Video)

The Boston Red Sox look to halt a two-game skid as they take on the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday at the Rogers Centre, and starting pitcher Rubby De La Rosa has his work cut out for him. De La Rosa is 3-2 through 44.1 innings pitched this season, with a 2.64 ERA, and is looking for his first road win. Despite the odds stacked against him, Steve Lyons explained on “Red Sox GameDay...
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Larry Lucchino: Jon Lester Likely Doesn’t Want To Change Routine (Video)

Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester has a good thing going, and it sounds like he doesn’t want it to end. Lester and the Sox have tabled contract extension talks until after the season, and Red Sox president and CEO Larry Lucchino reiterated that Lester wants to stay in Boston. Lucchino joined “Dennis & Callahan” on Thursday morning and said that Lester “made very clear” to...
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Jaguars Receiver Justin Blackmon Arrested For Marijuana Possession

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Suspended Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon has been arrested in Oklahoma on a complaint of marijuana possession. Blackmon, a former standout at Oklahoma State, was arrested Wednesday evening in the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond. Police said they noticed his sedan go around stopped traffic in an attempt to get into a turn lane. Police spokeswoman...
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John Harbaugh Says Ray Rice Is ‘Heck Of A Guy’ Who Made A Mistake

Ray Rice allegedly did a deplorable thing. It was a one-time mistake, however, and he’s therefore a totally OK guy, according to his boss. The Baltimore Ravens running back was suspended two games by the NFL on Thursday for his role in an incident with his then-fiancee back in February. Rice allegedly knocked out his now-wife at an Atlantic City casino and could be seen on surveillance...
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Fan Gets Leveled After Running Onto Field At Man. U-Galaxy Game (Video)

Manchester United routed the Los Angeles Galaxy 7-0 in a friendly at Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, Calif., on Wednesday night. Perhaps the most interesting part of the game, however, came at the conclusion of the contest. A fan ran on to the field after the game while players from both sides were shaking hands and chatting. The fan kicked the soccer ball, then suffered a violent...
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Patriots Training Camp Observations: Kenbrell Thompkins, Brandon LaFell Stand Out

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots eased back into practice on Thursday during Day 1 of training camp. The Patriots went without pads or shells on Thursday, which meant no contact and no 1-on-1 drills. The weather cooperated as well, with mild temperatures in the 70s. Training camp practice was run much like organized team activities and minicamp with individual drills...
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Joseph Fauria in 'The History of the Touchdown Dance'

Detroit Lions tight end Joseph Fauria is a dancing machine. The 24-year-old spent his rookie season celebrating his seven touchdowns with some serious moves in the end zone. Fauria became a fan favorite for his entertaining little numbers with his tribute to NSYNC’s “Bye, Bye, Bye” ranking as one of his top celebrations. Fauria has a lot to live up to this season — in the...
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Biz Markie Throws Awful First Pitch At Athletics-Astros Game (Video)

Biz Markie visited O.co Coliseum for Wednesday’s game between the Houston Astros and Oakland Athletics, throwing out a first pitch that fans likely won’t forget. Marcel Theo Hall, better known by his stage name ‘Biz Markie,’ didn’t skip the ball to home plate, but the southpaw might have thrown the slowest first pitch do date. Your browser does not support iframes. The...
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Rob Gronkowski Limited With Knee In First Patriots Training Camp Practice

FOXBORO, Mass. – Rob Gronkowski looked bionic in the New England Patriots’ first training camp practice with a padded shield on his left forearm and a sleeve on his right knee. The Patriots tight end was on the field on Thursday, however, which is an extremely positive sign. Gronkowski was limited in practice, participating in individual drills, but sitting out when the team...
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Jimmy Graham Gets Pranked With Ugly Hotel Room At Training Camp (Video)

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham entered the beginning of training camp Wednesday fresh off a season where he scored a career-high 16 touchdowns and landed a new four-year, $40 million contract. When he first saw the hotel room he’ll be living in during camp at the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia, though, his mood was likely dampened. Check out the room Graham will...
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Red Sox-Blue Jays Live: Rubby De La Rosa Searches For First Road Win In Series Finale

The Boston Red Sox will look to get back to their winning ways Thursday afternoon as they wrap up their four-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre. Rubby De La Rosa will take the mound for Boston, who has dropped its last two games after winning the series opener. De La Rosa has been tough at Fenway Park this season, going 3-0 with a 1.38 ERA in four starts...
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Bruins Sign D-Man David Warsofsky To One-Year, Two-Way Contract

The Boston Bruins have signed defenseman David Warsofsky to a one-year, two-way contract, the team announced Thursday. His salary at the NHL level is $600,000. The 24-year-old spent most of the 2013-14 season with the Providence Bruins of the AHL. He tallied 32 points (six goals, 26 assists) in 54 games for the P-Bruins. Warsofsky also played six games with Boston, posting two points...
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Frank Caliendo Reads LeBron James’ Essay In Morgan Freeman’s Voice (Video)

LeBron James’ announcement that he was returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers was so perfectly executed, almost nothing could have improved it. Almost nothing, that is, except for Morgan Freeman narrating it. Alas, the Oscar-winning actor was not around to read it, so the next best thing is Frank Caliendo reading James’ essay while impersonating Freeman’s voice. The result is...
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Liverpool’s Jose Enrique Tries Out Batting Cage After Fenway Game (Video)

Liverpool FC left back Jose Enrique played just 45 minutes of his team’s game at Fenway Park on Wednesday, handing off duties to Jack Robinson at halftime. So, after the Reds dropped a 1-0 decision to AS Roma, Enrique apparently went looking for a bit more exercise. That search brought the 28-year-old Spaniard to the Boston Red Sox’s batting cage, where he proceeded to take...
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Anthony Rizzo Promises Cancer Patient He’ll Hit Home Run, Hits Two (Video)

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo entered Tuesday night’s game against the San Diego Padres with 23 home runs, tied for first in the National League with Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton. Rizzo homered twice, taking over the National League lead and putting himself fourth in all of baseball in long balls. What he did before the game, though, might be the most impressive...
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Ray Allen Joining Cavs Would Mean More Than Just Riding LeBron James’ Coattails

In nature, they’re called “symbionts,” organisms that help each other not just survive, but thrive. In the NBA, they’re called Ray Allen and LeBron James. There is a sense, perhaps somewhat deserved, that Allen’s newfound interest in signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers is a little too convenient. It can’t be played of as coincidental, that’s for sure, not after multiple...
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Red Sox, Jon Lester Tabling Contract Negotiations Until After Season

Any resolution to Jon Lester’s contract situation will have to wait until the fall. Boston Red Sox principal owner John Henry said Wednesday in an email to the Boston Herald that negotiations between the team and the All-Star left-hander regarding a new deal have been tabled until the end of the season. “I’m not going to discuss Jon’s situation out of respect for both Jon...
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Boston Bruins Hire BU Alum Joe Sacco As Assistant Coach

The Boston Bruins announced the hiring of Joe Sacco as assistant coach on Thursday. Sacco will replace former B’s assistant Geoff Ward, who will coach in Germany next season. The Medford, Mass., native played college hockey at Boston University before enjoying a 13-year NHL career with five different teams. His most recent coaching job was with the Buffalo Sabres as an assistant...
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Report: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For First Two Games Of Season

The Baltimore Ravens will begin the season without the services of Ray Rice, but the running back will only miss two weeks. The NFL officially will suspend Rice for two games on Thursday for violating the league’s personal conduct policy, according to multiple reports. ESPN.com reports via sources that Rice will also be fined $58,000, and the league will ask Rice to take counseling...
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2004 Red Sox-Yankees Brawl Still Memorable 10 Years Later (Video)

The 2004 season was a special one for Boston Red Sox and for obvious reasons. Oct. 27, 2004 will always be remembered as the day the Sox ended decades and decades of suffering for their fans by winning their first World Series in 86 years. Many still feel, however, that 2004 really started to become something special on July 24 of that season. The Red Sox hosted the Yankees on a...
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Tigers Acquire All-Star Closer Joakim Soria In Trade With Rangers

NEW YORK — The first-place Detroit Tigers reinforced the back end of their shaky bullpen Wednesday night, acquiring closer Joakim Soria from the Texas Rangers for pitching prospects Corey Knebel and Jake Thompson. The trade was completed during Texas’ rain-shortened 2-1 loss to the New York Yankees. Soria said he was informed of the pending deal during the delay, and the Rangers...
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