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Magic Johnson, Mia Hamm Among Owners Of New L.A. MLS Franchise

LOS ANGELES — Major League Soccer’s new franchise in Los Angeles has no official name, colors, logo or stadium just yet. What the club has are deep-pocketed owners with boundless ambition and plans to build a soccer-specific stadium for a passionate fan base before it joins the league in 2017. The ownership group behind the tentatively named Los Angeles Football Club held its...
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Former Patriots Lineman Matt Light Terrifies People In Hotel Lobby (Video)

Former New England Patriots offensive tackle Matt Light is already an imposing figure at 6-foot-4, 305 pounds, but Courtyard by Marriott made him downright frightening for a Halloween prank. The hotel chain used Light for a “Courtyard Camera” advertisement, where they had him stand in the lobby of the Courtyard in Foxboro, Mass., and act as a mannequin. When guests came...
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NFL Week 9 TV Schedule: Patriots-Broncos Showdown Dominates Late Slot

Week 9 of the NFL season is upon us, and there’s one game on the schedule that stands out above all the rest. The Denver Broncos and New England Patriots will meet at Gillette Stadium on Sunday afternoon in a rematch of the 2013 AFC Championship game that pits quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Tom Brady against each other for the 16th time. As expected, the 4:25 p.m. kickoff of that...
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Bruins-Sabres Live: Brad Marchand A Game-Time Decision Vs. Buffalo

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Daniel Sturridge Reflects On ‘Most Difficult Time,’ Defends Mario Balotelli

Daniel Sturridge is hurting right now. Injuries have prevented Sturridge, 25, from helping Liverpool for most of 2014-15, and he calls this recent spell on the sidelines the most challenging period in his career. “I’ve genuinely missed playing so much,” Sturridge told talkSport on Wednesday. “It’s been the most difficult time for myself. It’s been mentally difficult to...
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St. Louis Cardinals Exercise John Lackey’s Major League Minimum Option

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Cardinals have exercised their 2015 contract option on pitcher John Lackey, which is at the major league minimum. The right-hander agreed to an $82.5 million, five-year contract with the Boston Red Sox in December 2009 that contained a provision for a conditional team option at the minimum if he missed a season due to specified injury. Lackey did not pitch...
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Dwight Howard, Rockets Present Tall Task For Undersized Celtics Bigs

WALTHAM, Mass. — Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk won’t have to wait long for their first true test of the 2014-15 season. For the undersized Boston Celtics frontcourt tandem, that challenge awaits Saturday night in the form of a 6-foot-11, 265-pound, low-post monster named Dwight Howard. Howard’s Houston Rockets enter the weekend on the back on two decisive road wins, having...
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Rusney Castillo To Sit Out Red Sox’s Fall League With Thumb Injury

The future looks bright for Rusney Castillo, but he’ll have to wait a bit before showcasing his talents on the field again. The 27-year-old Boston Red Sox outfielder will miss the remainder of the team’s Arizona Fall League schedule due to a right thumb contusion, the team announced Thursday. Castillo will not participate in any baseball activities, and his status for Boston’s...
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Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Backup Goalie Niklas Svedberg Starts For Bruins

The Boston Bruins aim to reach the .500 mark in the Eastern Conference standings against the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night. Boston blew a two-goal, third-period lead Tuesday night against the Minnesota Wild, dropping the Original Six club’s record to 1-4-0 following a win. Luckily for the Bruins, the Sabres are the worst team in the NHL. Buffalo tallied a franchise-worst 10...
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Two Shot, 40 Arrested In San Francisco After Giants’ World Series Win

Revelers in San Francisco celebrated the Giants’ World Series win over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night, but the festivities quickly turned violent and got out of hand. According to The San Francisco Chronicle, 40 people were arrested, two were shot and another was stabbed during the postgame celebrations. Police arrested 29 people on suspicion of public drunkenness,...
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Red Sox Sign Closer Koji Uehara To Two-Year Contract Through 2016

The Boston Red Sox have a lot of moving parts heading into the 2015 season, but their closer position is set. Red Sox executive vice president and general manager Ben Cherington announced Thursday afternoon that the team has signed closer Koji Uehara to a two-year contract through 2016. Details of the contract were not disclosed. Uehara became a free agent after the 2014 season...
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Kevin Youkilis retires after 10 seasons in MLB

Kevin Youkilis is calling it a career after 11 years of baseball. The former Boston Red Sox third baseman’s management company announced the news via Twitter on Thursday. Youkilis, who’s 35 years old, spent 10 seasons in Major League Baseball and one in Japan. The three-time All-Star put up a career .281/.382/.478 slash line with 150 home runs. Youkilis also enjoyed a .306 postseason...
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Broncos’ Ronnie Hillman Still Limited In Practice With Shoulder Injury

Denver Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman was limited in practice for the second straight day Thursday with a shoulder injury, according to Denver’s practice report. Hillman caused the team a scare Wednesday when he went down with a shoulder injury during practice. The running back told reporters after practice that the injury was minor and he’d practice in full Thursday. ...
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Danny Ainge: Celtics Need To Earn Boston Fans’ Respect This Season

Boston loves its winners, so its no surprise that the Celtics enter this season a distant fourth in the city’s sporting consciousness. Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge is looking to change that, but he knows it won’t happen overnight. “I think there are the diehard Celtics fans,” Ainge said Thursday in an interview with 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Toucher...
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Alan Branch’s Absence From Patriots Practice Was Not Injury Related

FOXBORO, Mass. — There was a 6-foot-6, 325-pound newly signed defensive tackle conspicuously missing from New England Patriots practice on Thursday. Alan Branch’s absence at Patriots practice was not injury related, however, according to the team’s practice participation and injury report. The rest of the injury report remained unchanged from Wednesday. Defensive end Chandler...
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Alan Pardew’s Press Conference Interrupted By Bizzare Ebola Warning (Video)

The confused look on Alan Pardew’s face says it all, as we don’t know what’s going on here either. Pardew, manager of Premier League club Newcastle United, was talking to the media Wednesday following his team’s 2-0 upset win over Manchester City in the Capital One Cup (or Football League Cup) when he was interrupted in the bizzarest of ways. Pardew in the middle of answering...
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Jonathan Casillas: ‘It’s Amazing’ To Be With 6-2 Patriots After Trade

FOXBORO, Mass. — Jonathan Casillas gained five wins and a chance to suit up for a playoff contender with one phone call. The newly acquired New England Patriots linebacker found out he had been traded by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. — just 30 minutes before the deadline. He quickly talked to former Patriots linebacker Dane Fletcher, who signed with the Bucs...
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Charlotte Hornets Introduce 8-Pound, $75 ‘Hugo’s Boss Burger’ (Photo)

What weighs eight pounds and hangs out in your belly? No, it’s not a baby, it’s the Charlotte Hornets’ new burger the team is offering patrons. The “Hugo’s Boss Burger” — named for the team’s mascot Hugo the Hornet — is an 8-pound, 14-patty monstrosity that is (hopefully) intended to be shared with friends, according to USA TODAY’s For The Win. The burger is selling...
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Michael Jordan rips Obama's golf game, calls him a 'hack'

Michael Jordan was known as an all-world trash-talker in his storied NBA career. Some things never change. The Hall of Famer, who often spends his spare time on the golf course, didn’t hesitate to call President Obama a terrible golfer (except in much different terms). The Charlotte Hornets owner did a sit-down interview with Ahmad Rashad, who asked, “Who is your ideal golf...
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Santos Laguna’s Oswaldo Alanis Scores From 65 Yards Out In Copa MX (Video)

Santos Laguna defender Oswaldo Alanis knows when it’s the right time to strike and he doesn’t worry too much about his location. Alanis, 25, scored one of the best long-range goals you’ll ever see Wednesday in Santos Laguna’s 4-2 win over Tigres UANL in the semifinal of the Copa MX Aperutra (Mexican Cup). The game was tied 2-2 in the 60th minute when Alanis received a...
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Boston Bruins To Host Military Appreciation Night Nov. 10 At TD Garden

The Boston Bruins would like to show their appreciation for the men and women of the armed forces. The Bruins will honor local military members, veterans and their families Monday, Nov. 10 as part of Military Appreciation Night presented by the Massachusetts and New Hampshire Army National Guard. The B’s are playing the New Jersey Devils at 7 p.m. ET at TD Garden. Bruins players...
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Brady Poppinga: Packers’ Loss To Saints Not Mike McCarthy’s Best Day

The Green Bay Packers had a bad day at the office Sunday. The Packers fell to the New Orleans Saints 44-23 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints’ offense finally looked in sync after being up and down for most of the season, but Green Bay’s decision-making really opened the door for New Orleans’ convincing win. Packers head coach Mike McCarthy was very aggressive early...
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Revolution’s Lee Nguyen Named MLS Player Of The Month For October 2014

Lee Nguyen’s hot streak has earned him the first of what could be multiple prestigious, individual awards. Nguyen, 28, was named MLS Player of the Month for October 2014 Thursday. The free-scoring Revolution midfielder narrowly topped Seattle Sounders forward Obafemi Martins in fan voting to win the award, according to a club statement. Nguyen scored five goals in four games in...
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Kansas City Fans Chant ‘Thank You, Royals’ After World Series Loss (Video)

Fans at Kauffman Stadium showed their appreciation Wednesday. The Kansas City Royals suffered a devastating loss to the San Francisco Giants in Game 7 of the World Series. But despite the agony, Royals supporters broke into a boisterous chant shortly after the series’ final out. K.C. fans shouted, “Thank you, Royals,” in unison at Kauffman Stadium. While the hometown crowd...
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Celtics ‘Deeply Saddened’ By Death Of Former Boston Mayor Tom Menino

The Boston Celtics expressed their condolences to the family of former Boston mayor Tom Menino, who died Thursday morning following a bout with cancer. “The entire Boston Celtics organization and our ownership group are deeply saddened by the passing of our beloved former mayor, and dear friend of the Celtics, Thomas M. Menino,” managing partners Wyc Grousbeck, H. Irving Grousbeck...
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