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Boston Pride Holding ‘Denna Day’ For Denna Laing In Home Finale

If the Boston Pride win their final home game Sunday against the Connecticut Whale, they’ll clinch a regular season title. And while that’s certainly near the top of everyone’s to do list, there’s something else at the forefront. The Pride will hold “Denna Day” on Sunday as well, honoring teammate Denna Laing, who suffered a severe spinal injury at the Outdoor Women...
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Jerome Valcke, Sepp Blatter’s Ex-No. 2 At FIFA, Banned 12 Years From Soccer

GENEVA — Jerome Valcke, Sepp Blatter’s long-time right-hand man, was banned from all soccer-related activity for 12 years Friday for misconduct during his term as FIFA secretary general. Valcke was found guilty by FIFA’s ethics committee of wide-ranging offenses, including taking private jets for personal use, destroying evidence and trying to force through an undervalued sale...
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Watch Big Air At Fenway Park Freestyle Ski Finals Online (Live Stream)

BOSTON — Big Air at Fenway is far from over. Far from it. Fenway Park was turned into a winter wonderland Thursday for the snowboard finals, and now the skiers get the chance to hit the massive 140-foot jump Friday during the main event. The finals will start at 8 p.m. ET and air on NBC Sports Network starting at 9 p.m. Here’s how you can watch the Big Air at Fenway snowboard...
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Al Horford Replaces Chris Bosh On NBA Eastern Conference All-Star Team

A calf injury will prevent Chris Bosh from playing in his 11th NBA All-Star game and open the door for Al Horford to attempt to shine, instead. Horford will replace Bosh on the NBA’s Eastern Conference All-Star Team, Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reported Friday, according to NBA.com’s John Schuhmann. Bosh has played all 53 of the Miami Heat’s games this season but...
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Kobe Bryant Has First Day Of Retirement Planned And It Sounds Glorious

How nice it must be to be Kobe Bryant. One of the greatest basketball players ever currently is enjoying his final All-Star Weekend, the 18th of his career. It’s just the latest stop on the Los Angeles Lakers guard’s retirement tour which, unsurprisingly, briefly was the topic of conversation during his press conference in Toronto on Friday afternoon. Asked how he’ll spend...
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Watch 2016 NBA Rising Stars Challenge Rookie Game Online (Live Stream)

The NBA rookie game, officially named the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge, kicks off the 2016 All-Star Weekend in Toronto on Friday night. The best first and second-year pros have been divided into two teams, USA vs. the World. It’s the second year the league has used this format. Andrew Wiggins, the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, won MVP honors in last season’s game...
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NBC Analyst Does Backflip Off Big Air At Fenway Jump During ‘TODAY’ (Video)

BOSTON — The 140-foot ski jump in the middle of Fenway Park is gaining the nation’s attention. NBC’s “TODAY” was in Boston on Friday morning to look at the massive man-made structure, which was the site of the Big Air at Fenway snowboard finals Thursday. The skiers will get their shot Friday but not before NBC analyst Luke Van Valin conquered the beast on live TV. Van Valin...
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Big Air At Fenway Freestyle Ski Qualifying Sets Up Exciting Finals (Video, Photos)

BOSTON — The second night of Big Air at Fenway is just a few hours away, and this time it’s the skiers’ turn to take flight at Fenway Park. In order to make it to Friday’s finals, though, some of the world’s best freestyle skiers had to qualify earlier in the day. Fabian Boesch earned the highest score in the men’s qualifying with a 93.20 in Heat 2. Joining him from...
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Bayer Leverkusen: Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez Out Two Weeks With Injury

An injury has done what German and European defenses have failed to do to Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez this season: slow or halt his goal-scoring rampage. Hernandez’s club coach, Bayer Leverkusen’s Roger Schmidt, announced at a press conference Friday he expects the Mexican striker to miss two weeks or more due to a slight tear to the gluteal muscle on his left leg. ...
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Tom Brady, Bill Belichick Garner Write-In Votes In New Hampshire Primary

New Hampshire voters might be onto something. Bill Belichick has done a good job of running the Patriots over the last 16 years, and Tom Brady has been successful at quarterbacking the team’s offense. So perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised that a few N.H. voters — presumably Pats fans — decided the men are fit to lead the United States of America. Belichick received one write...
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Patrice Bergeron Misses Practice After Fight, Questionable For Bruins Vs. Wild

It appears Patrice Bergeron still is feeling the effects of his fight Thursday night with Winnipeg Jets winger Blake Wheeler. The Boston Bruins center sat out practice one day after scrapping with Wheeler during the second period of the Bruins’ 6-2 rout of the Jets. Head coach Claude Julien chose not to reveal details of Bergeron’s injury in his post-practice meeting with reporters...
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Bret Hart ‘On The Long Road To Recovery’ After Prostate Cancer Surgery

Bret Hart has landed a positive blow in his “toughest battle,” that against cancer. Hart, a legendary former professional wrestler, underwent successful surgery this week as part of his prostate-cancer treatment. He announced on Instagram the surgery went well and he is “on the long road to recovery.” Surgery's over and on the long road to recovery. I want to...
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NBA All-Star Game Odds: Kobe Bryant Favored To Win Fan Vote For MVP

The oddsmakers are predicting a fitting All-Star send-off for Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant this weekend. The Lakers guard is making his final All-Star Game appearance on Sunday night, and according to Bovada, Bryant could be feeling a lot of love from MVP voters on Valentine’s Day. Bovada’s latest odds have Bryant listed as the favorite to win the All-Star Game MVP at...
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Kristen Wiig Gives Interview As Peyton Manning, Probably Has Better Arm (Video)

Kristen Wiig might have been a world-famous athlete in her previous life. The hilarious “Saturday Night Live” alum dropped by “The Tonight Show” on Thursday to visit with Jimmy Fallon, although at first glance, you might mistake her for a Super Bowl-winning quarterback. Wiig came dressed as Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and did the interview somewhat “in character”...
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Cam Newton Vows To Win ‘My Way’ In Inspirational Instagram Post (Photo)

Cam Newton is taking the Frank Sinatra approach. Although Newton has been criticized for being a sore loser since the Carolina Panthers lost to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50, the reigning NFL MVP vowed Friday to continue doing things “my way” in an inspirational Instagram post geared toward his supporters. This season has been an incredible journey and I want...
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2016 NBA All-Star Game MVP Voting To Use Emojis Of Each Player (Photo)

NBA All-Star Weekend begins Friday in Toronto, and every player participating in Sunday night’s All-Star Game has had an emoji created for him. To use the emojis in a tweet, simply use the hashtag below each of the emojis in the photo below. NBA players will have their own emojis during All-Star weekend. Awesome. pic.twitter.com/C9WFJHumvb — LegionNBA (@MySportsLegion) February...
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Lionel Messi Makes Light Of Rumors Of His $36M ‘New Car’ Purchase

Lionel Messi neither confirmed nor denied rumors he purchased the world’s most expensive car, but he certainly has a sense of humor about the ongoing speculation. Messi displayed his “new car” Thursday in a light-hearted post on Instagram. Rumors suggest Messi recently outbid rival Cristiano Ronaldo for the world’s most expensive car — a €32 million ($36 million) 1957...
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NBA Trade Rumors: Dwight Howard, Al Horford Deals Unlikely For Celtics

The Boston Celtics might wait rather than cannonball into the pool. Even though the C’s are well-positioned to make a splash, sources told The Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach that Boston is unlikely to acquire either Dwight Howard of the Houston Rockets or Al Horford of the Atlanta Hawks before the Feb. 18 NBA trade deadline. “This team is not in it for the short term,”...
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2016 NFL Mock Draft: Updated First-Round Predictions For Every Team

The NFL never sleeps. Super Bowl 50 isn’t even a week old and free agency, which begins March 15, already is a hot topic around the sports world. While teams are building their free-agent boards, the draft scouting process is well underway and will continue through the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis later this month. Here’s our NFL Mock Draft 3.0. 1. Tennessee Titans (3-13...
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Was Derek Fisher involved with girlfriend of former Knick?

Derek Fisher’s love life should be the subject of a Lifetime movie. Fisher, who was fired as New York Knicks head coach earlier this week, had an altercation with former teammate Matt Barnes back in October for allegedly dating Barnes’ estranged wife, Gloria Govan. It sounds like a weird situation — one Barnes still doesn’t seem too thrilled about — but it turns out that...
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Matt Forte Should Be Tied To Patriots After Announcing Split With Bears

The New England Patriots need a running back, and one of the NFL’s most consistent players will be hitting the open market in less than a month. Might as well announce the introductory conference call now, right? That all depends on Forte, who will become a free agent March 9 and said last week, “It’s not even about the money. I want to be in the Super Bowls.” Forte has...
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Report: Celtics could offer best deal for Dwight Howard

The Dwight Howard trade rumors just won’t go away, and don’t expect them to go away any time soon. Following the trade speculation surrounding the Houston Rockets center can be dizzying, as it seems to change by the hour. The latest reports, however, indicate teams have started reaching out to the Rockets in order to gauge interest as to whether a deal can be swung for the pending...
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Jurgen Klopp Confirms Joe Allen ‘Out For A While’ With Injury From LFC-Sunderland

Jurgen Klopp on Friday revealed Joe Allen is facing a spell on the sidelines with a muscle injury and confirmed Dejan Lovren will miss Sunday’s trip to Aston Villa — but there was better news elsewhere in the fitness stakes for Liverpool. The pair picked up knocks in the first half of last weekend’s 2-2 draw with Sunderland at Anfield that required them both to be substituted...
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Hawks 'taking phone calls about everybody on the roster'

If you’re an NBA general manager looking to make a move before the Feb. 18 trade deadline, you might as well give the Atlanta Hawks a ring. The Hawks, despite owning the fourth-best record in the Eastern Conference, could be among the sellers in the trade market. ‘They’re certainly taking phone calls about everybody on the roster, as every NBA team does this time of year”...
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Kevin Randleman, Former UFC Heavyweight Champion, Dies At Age 44

Kevin Randleman, a former UFC heavyweight champion, died Thursday at age 44. Randleman’s family confirmed the news via social media Friday morning. Sources told FOXSports.com on Thursday that Randleman had been admitted to a hospital for pneumonia and later died due to heart failure. Randleman’s family asked in a Facebook post that media members not deviate from the facts put...
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