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Jaguars Equipment Staff Unveils Picture Of New SpeedFlex Helmet (Photo)

The SpeedFlex has landed. A week after appearing in several college football locker rooms, Riddell’s newly-released SpeedFlex football helmet has made its way to the NFL, according to the Jacksonville Jaguars equipment staff. The SpeedFlex has arrive in the Bold City! twitpic.com/e1yr0t— Jags Equipment (@JagsEquip) April 24, 2014 The SpeedFlex’s most striking feature is a...
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Cashman on Pineda's pine tar incident: 'Embarrassed'

BOSTON — New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, who was sitting in the stands, wasn’t happy when his phone rang and the person on the other end pointed out pitcher Michael Pineda’s obvious pine tar use. He wasn’t too pleased after the game, either. Pineda was ejected in the second inning of Wednesday’s Red Sox-Yankees game at Fenway Park for having pine tar on...
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Report: Patriots Sign Linebacker Josh Hull To Bolster Special Teams

The New England Patriots bolstered their special teams unit by adding a former Washington Redskins linebacker. The Patriots signed Josh Hull on Thursday, a source told ESPN’s Adam Caplan. Hull spent the 2013 season with the Redskins and started his career with the St. Louis Rams. Hull was drafted in the seventh round (No. 254 overall) in the 2010 NFL draft. He played just one...
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Jordin Tootoo Makes Young Fan’s Night By Giving Away His Stick (Video)

Jordin Tootoo may not be in the NHL, but he’s still finding a way to put smiles on fans’ faces. Before the start of an American Hockey League game on Wednesday night, the 31-year-old forward — who plays for the Detroit Red Wings’ AHL affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins – found an excited young fan calling his name from the end of the bench. The young fan went in for...
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Henrik Zetterberg Will Be Game-Time Decision For Red Wings vs. Bruins

Detroit Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg practiced Thursday morning, but his status is still uncertain for Thursday night’s game against the Boston Bruins. The Red Wings announced after practice that Zetterberg is headed to be examined by a doctor and will be a game-time decision for Game 4 of the team’s Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock...
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Patrice Bergeron Named Finalist For Selke Trophy

Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron just finished the best regular season of his career, and he’ll be recognized for that at the NHL’s awards ceremony. He could even end up adding to his trophy case. Bergeron was among three finalists announced by the NHL on Thursday for the Selke Trophy, which is given to the “forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game...
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Chris Babb Will Wear Celtics Green ‘Until They Tell Me To Take It Off’

Chris Babb had just about given up hope. After an encouraging preseason with the Boston Celtics, the undrafted rookie out of Iowa State accepted an assignment to the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League. The 24-year-old figured his promotion would come eventually, especially once injuries, trades and a defection thinned out the Celtics’ backcourt depth. Yet as the season...
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Brooklyn Cyclones Think Their ‘Star Wars’ Jersey Is Minors’ Best (Photo)

“Hey everyone, come see how good I look!” The Brooklyn Cyclones basically pulled a Ron Burgundy on Friday morning, unveiling their new “Star Wars”-themed jerseys while simultaneously chirping on Twitter those being worn by other minor league clubs this season. Here are our #StarWars jerseys for 8/2. To paraphrase Crocodile Dundee... @RiverCats @DurhamBulls @TimberRattlers...
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Bruins-Red Wings Live: Wings Trying To Even Series In Game 4 In Detroit

10:40 a.m.: Red Wings morning skate is underway, and it sure seems as if Henrik Zetterberg is going to be in the Detroit lineup. He was taking first-line rushes on a line with Pavel Datsyuk and Justin Abdelkader, which certainly seems to indicate he’ll be in. By taking line rush with Datsyuk and Abdelkader, Zetterberg at least giving impression he's in— steve conroy (...
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Interactive Map Shows Border Between Red Sox, Yankees Fans (Photo)

If you’re a Boston Red Sox fan living in New England, you’re likely familiar with the fact that allegiances switch to the New York Yankees “somewhere in Connecticut.” Now we know exactly where that “somewhere” is. An interactive map created by the New York Times breaks down MLB fandom by every zip code in the United States, using the number of Facebook “likes” that...
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Meb Keflezighi Throws First Pitch In ’26.2′ Jersey At Red Sox Game (Video)

The Fenway Faithful honored Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi at the ballpark Wednesday night. Keflezighi, the first U.S. marathoner to win Boston since 1983, was given his own personalized “Meb” jersey for the occasion — with, fittingly, the number 26.2 on the back — before delivering the ceremonial first pitch to Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes. Check it out in...
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Jeff Green Still Brings More Questions Than Answers For Celtics

Jeff Green waited for the media mob to surround Rajon Rondo, then quickly gathered his things and slipped out. On the final night of a disappointing season, the Boston Celtics’ supposed go-to scorer left the locker room without fielding a single question from a reporter. It was a fitting end to Green’s season. Entering the year with tough talk about becoming the team’s No....
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Report: Henrik Zetterberg Returning To Red Wings’ Lineup For Game 4

Detroit Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg is reportedly set to make his return. The Hockey News’ reports that Zetterberg will make his series debut and will be in the lineup for Game 4 against the Boston Bruins on Thursday night. According to the report, Zetterberg will only play “limited minutes.” That reportedly means “10-12 minutes” of ice time. It would be Zetterberg’s...
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Brad Marchand’s Pregame Soccer Match Ends Poorly In Detroit (Video)

Anyone who has watched “Behind the B” knows Brad Marchand takes his pregame soccer kick-arounds pretty seriously. Marchand’s game hit a snag Tuesday in Detroit, though, when an over-eager kick lodged the soccer ball way up in the rafters at Joe Louis Arena. What followed was a scene was straight out of high school gym class. In order to retrieve his ball, the Boston Bruins...
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LeBron James Taken Out By Josh McRoberts With Vicious Elbow (Video)

After losing by double digits in Game 1, the Charlotte Bobcats came out swinging against the Miami Heat on Wednesday night. Both literally and figuratively. With less than a minute to go and his team nursing a 97-94 lead in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Heat forward LeBron James drove hard to the basket and was met with a vicious elbow from Bobcats big man Josh...
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Patrick Kane's overtime goal evens Blackhawks-Blues series

Patrick Kane changed the complexion of the Western Conference quarterfinals with one shot Wednesday night. The Chicago Blackhawks sniper fired the game-winning goal past St. Louis Blues goalie Ryan Miller in overtime, giving the Blackhawks a 4-3 victory and evening up the best-of-seven Stanley Cup playoff series at two games apiece. The defending Stanley Cup champs dropped the...
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2014 NFL Mock Draft: Patriots Pick Versatile Linebacker In First Round

The New England Patriots are going into the 2014 NFL draft in a unique position. The Patriots have needs at almost every position, but there’s not a glaring need for a starter on their depth chart. The Patriots could find upgrades at wide receiver, safety or offensive line in the draft, but some of their biggest needs, like defensive tackle, defensive end and tight end, would be...
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Joe Girardi Has Beef With ESPN Camera; Other Notes From Red Sox’s Win

BOSTON — Maybe Michael Pineda can use some pine tar to get a firm grasp on common sense. Pineda was ejected in the second inning of Wednesday’s Red Sox-Yankees game for having a blob of pine tar on the side of his neck. It was a stupid move by the young pitcher, and one that backed the Yankees’ bullpen into a corner early. As crazy as it sounds, Pineda’s ejection wasn’t...
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Michael Pineda’s Pine Tar Snafu Overshadows John Lackey’s Awesomeness

BOSTON — Long after New York Yankees starter Michael Pineda was sent to the showers to scrub the residue smeared all over the side of his neck, Red Sox starter John Lackey wrapped up one of his best performances in a Boston uniform. Pineda’s stupidity actually might be the more impressive feat, as his blatant use of pine tar Wednesday is almost incomprehensible for anyone with...
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John Farrell, Boston Red Sox React To Michael Pineda’s Pine Tar Ejection

BOSTON — The Red Sox’s overall stance on Michael Pineda’s pine tar use can best be summarized with a resounding, “C’mon, man.” Pineda, who was questioned for allegedly using pine tar in his start against Boston on April 10, was ejected in the second inning of Wednesday’s Red Sox-Yankees game for having pine tar on his neck — which is illegal. Red Sox manager John...
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Bruins Looking For Another Fast Start In Game 4 Against Red Wings (Video)

The Boston Bruins dominated the first period of Tuesday night’s Game 3 by scoring two goals in a six-minute span against the Detroit Red Wings. The early scoring took the Joe Louis Arena crowd out of the game and allowed the Bruins to relax and play their physical style of hockey that wears down opponents over the course of 60 minutes. Another fast start in Thursday’s Game 4...
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Lakers Star Nick Young Throws Awful First Pitch At Dodger Stadium (Video)

The always-entertaining Los Angeles Lakers star Nick “Swaggy P” Young threw out the first pitch at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday night. But as the Los Angeles Dodgers’ video below says, Young put “a little too much swag” into the pitch, completely overthrowing it and hitting the backstop. Young should do everyone in Los Angeles a favor and stick to basketball. Photo via...
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Umpire Gerry Davis: Michael Pineda Didn’t Offer Explanation For Pine Tar

BOSTON — Home plate umpire Gerry Davis ejected Yankees starter Michael Pineda in the second inning of New York’s game against the Red Sox on Wednesday for having a foreign substance located on his neck. Pineda was questioned after his April 10 start against the Red Sox for allegedly having pine tar on his throwing hand, so the Red Sox already were mindful the right-hander might...
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Michael Pineda On Pine Tar Incident: ‘It Won’t Happen Again’ (Video)

New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda was ejected from Wednesday night’s game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park for using pine tar. The 25-year-old pitcher put the foreign substance on his neck, and when Red Sox manager John Farrell spotted it, he asked umpire Gerry Davis to check it out. After examining the situation, the umpire ejected Pineda. Check out the...
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Corey Perry, Antoine Roussel Fight In Ducks-Stars Game 4 (GIF)

Antoine Roussel is quickly becoming one of the most hated players in the NHL, and with the Dallas Stars up 4-2 late in the third period of Wednesday night’s Game 4, Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry had enough of him. The two players dropped their gloves for a rare playoff fight. It was a pretty even bout, but Roussel earns a small edge for getting the takedown. This fight comes...
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