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Cubs Celebrate Wrigley Field’s Anniversary With 400-Pound Cake (Photos)

A special birthday usually calls for a special celebration. A special celebration, naturally, should have a 400-pound cake. The Chicago Cubs honored the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field in a big way on Wednesday, as The Cake Boss and his team of bakers from Carlos’ Bakery in New Jersey created a massive replica of the beloved ballpark. Happy 100th birthday, Wrigley! @Cubs will...
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Mike Carp Returns To Lineup As Red Sox Look For Spark vs. Yankees

Mike Carp is back in the starting lineup Wednesday night as the Boston Red Sox look to snap a two-game losing skid. Carp has come off the bench in two of the Red Sox’s last three games but hasn’t started one since Saturday, when he went 0-for-2 with a walk and a run scored before being replaced in left field by Jonny Gomes. Carp will start in left again and bat sixth Wednesday...
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Report: South Carolina Quarterback Connor Shaw Works Out With Patriots

The New England Patriots reportedly worked out South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw at Newberry College in South Carolina on Wednesday, according to a number of sources. Shaw developed a winning reputation during his college career with the Gamecocks, whose membership in the South Eastern Conference — considered by many to be the best in college football — only give his numbers...
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Ducks’ Teemu Selanne Will Be Healthy Scratch For Game 4 vs. Stars

Anaheim Ducks forward Teemu Selanne will be watching Game 4 of his team’s Western Conference quarterfinal series from the press box. Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau informed Selanne on Tuesday that he will be a healthy scratch for Wednesday night’s meeting with the Dallas Stars — something the 23-year NHL veteran hardly is accustomed to. In fact, Selanne told reporters Wednesday...
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Henrik Zetterberg Skates At Red Wings Practice, Won’t Rule Out Game 4

The Detroit Red Wings have dealt with a number of injuries to star players this season. They may be on the verge of getting one of those stars back. Red Wings center and team captain Henrik Zetterberg skated in the team’s practice at Joe Louis Arena on Wednesday and could return as early as Thursday when Detroit takes on the Boston Bruins in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference...
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Jose Mourinho Threatens To Spoil Sunday’s Liverpool-Chelsea Game

The eyes of the soccer world will turn to Anfield on Sunday, but Jose Mourinho could ruin the spectacle everyone hopes to witness. On Wednesday, Mourinho threatened to field a weakened Chelsea team against Liverpool, despite the game being a potential Premier League title decider. The Chelsea manager would do so to protest the Premier League’s refusal to play the game a day or...
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Charles Barkley Calls Out Celtics’ Jared Sullinger For Playoffs Tweet (Video)

Jared Sullinger isn’t taking part in the playoffs, but he’s still tweeting. And that drew the ire of a Hall of Famer. The Boston Celtics big man sent out a playful tweet Tuesday night about Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal’s tendency to get into it on the TNT set. The two all-time greats never seem to see eye-to-eye, as Sullinger humorously noted. Does Shaq and chuck...
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Reports: Daniel Nava To Be Optioned By Red Sox; Alex Wilson Recalled

The Boston Red Sox have been carrying a crowded outfield this season, and Daniel Nava reportedly will become the first casualty. With the Red Sox’s bullpen running on fumes and Shane Victorino nearly ready to return, Nava will be optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday, according to multiple reports. In his place, the Red Sox reportedly will recall right-handed reliever...
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Former Buffalo Bills Cheerleaders Sue Team Over Pay, Poor Treatment

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Five former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders on Tuesday sued the team over a pay system they say had them working hundreds of hours for free at games and at mandatory public appearances at which they were subjected to groping and sexual comments. The case against the Bills says its cheerleaders, the Buffalo Jills, are wrongly classified as independent contractors and...
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Nationals Infielder Rotating Through ‘Frozen’ Songs For Walk-Up (Video)

Disney’s “Frozen” musical has officially transcended the kids’ movie world and is now a mainstream phenomenon. It’s become especially popular in the sports world, with a couple of Navy baseball bros doing their own lip synch of one song, and Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Tony Sanchez selecting the Oscar-winning song “Let It Go” as one of his walk-up tunes. But Washington...
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Datsyuk, Kronwall and Alfredsson Not On Ice For Red Wings Practice

The Detroit Red Wings practiced at Joe Louis Arena on Wednesday, and three key players were not in attendance. Forward Pavel Datsyuk, defenseman Niklas Kronwall and forward Daniel Alfredsson all missed practice Wednesday as the Red Wings prepared for Game 4 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series against the Boston Bruins. Alfredsson did not play in Game 3 due to a sore...
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FIFA Lifts Barcelona’s One-Year Transfer Ban, Pending Appeal

ZURICH — Barcelona has been cleared to sign new players this offseason after FIFA froze the club’s one-year transfer embargo while the sanction is appealed. FIFA said on Wednesday its appeal panel “considered that the appeal lodged by the club is to be granted suspensive effect.” Panel chairman Larry Mussenden took the decision because the case was unlikely to be resolved...
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Tuukka Rask Denies Justin Abdelkader With Spectacular Glove Save (Video)

The Detroit Red Wings didn’t get too many quality scoring chances Tuesday night against the Boston Bruins, and when they did, Tuukka Rask was there to slam the door shut. Rask, who finished with 23 saves in a 3-0 win, turned in his best stop of the night early in the third period. With the Bruins leading 2-0, Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader corralled a loose puck in front...
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Three Boston Bruins Appear On Jimmy Fallon’s ‘NHL Superlatives’ (Video)

Imagine seeing these guys in your high school yearbook. The 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs are in full swing, and “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon took that opportunity to take jabs at several NHL players, three of them Boston Bruins, in Tuesday night’s “Superlatives.” The humorous spot features Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton winning “Easiest To Replicate As A Bobblehead”...
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Bruins Defenseman Torey Krug Not Among Finalists For Calder Trophy

The NHL announced its three finalists Wednesday for the Calder Trophy, given annually to the league’s top rookie. Leading the trio is 18-year-old Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon, whom most believe will take home the award in a landslide. The first overall pick in the 2013 NHL draft, MacKinnon led all rookies in nearly every offensive category this season, including...
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Real Madrid-Bayern Munich Live: Superpowers Meet In Champions League Semifinal

Noon ET: Pep Guardiola leads the reigning kings of European soccer into the lion’s den Wednesday, as Bayern Munich visits Real Madrid in the first leg of their two-game UEFA Champions League semifinal series. The stage and stakes are the same as when these teams last met (in 2012), but the circumstances have changed. Champions League title holders Bayern Munich seeks to become...
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BU Women’s Basketball Coach Kelly Greenberg Parts Ways With School

Kelly Greenberg is out as Boston University’s women’s basketball coach following allegations that she bullied players on the team. BU launched an investigation into the allegations in March, and on Wednesday Greenberg confirmed her departure in a statement posted on the BU Today website, according to the Boston Globe. “I do not agree with some of the findings of the review...
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Lakers’ Nick Young Visits Kings Game, Rocks ‘Swaggy P’ Jersey (Photos)

Even the presence of the immortal Swaggy P could not save the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday. Mr. P (aka Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young) was on hand to support his fellow Staples Center tenants in Game 3 of their series with the San Jose Sharks, and he was pretty tough to miss. Young rocked his own personalized “Swaggy P” Kings sweater for the occasion (a gift from the team...
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Shaquille O’Neal Has A LinkedIn Profile, And It’s Hilarious (Photo)

Shaquille O’Neal has never been shy about showcasing his talents. The former NBA big man has promoted himself in a variety of different ways since retiring from the Boston Celtics at the end of the 2010-2011 season, from appearing in promotional videos to even launching his own soda brand. It appears that Shaq has found a new way to market himself, creating an official LinkedIn...
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Tim Donaghy: NBA Wants Brooklyn Nets To Face LeBron James, Miami Heat

Tim Donaghy was allowed on the radio in Canada, for some reason, because apparently the opinion of a convicted game-fixer still matters. His take: the NBA is just as corrupt as he is. Donaghy, a former NBA referee who wrote a book outlining the ways he fixed games (for which he served 15 months in prison), said that the league is pressuring referees to favor the Brooklyn Nets...
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Umpires Use Instant Replay, Still Blow Call In Twins-Rays Game (Video)

During Tuesday’s game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Minnesota Twins, the Rays’ Yunel Escobar struck out on a 4-2 count. That’s right, a 4-2 count. The confusion began when it appeared that Escobar foul-tipped a pitch past the catcher when he actually did not make contact with the baseball. The at-bat continued until the count was full, at which point the umpires convened in...
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Jared Sullinger Must Embrace Conditioning, Responsibility As Celtics’ Future

In a season short on bright spots, Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens managed to find one in particular from Jared Sullinger. In the midst of a nine-game losing streak, with the second-year forward still coming off the bench, Sullinger grabbed three offensive rebounds in his first 12 minutes on the floor. It was a late-March game against the Toronto Raptors, and it would be yet another...
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Kevin Garnett Warns Raptors GM About His ‘F-Brooklyn’ Remark (Video)

Kevin Garnett is renowned for the passion he holds for his team and the game of basketball, so it’s no surprise that he had something to say about Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri’s “F-Brooklyn” statement. The Nets big man said he expects a raucous environment when the teams return to Brooklyn for Game 3 of their NBA playoff series. The Nets and Raptors split the...
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Patrick Marleau’s OT Winner Puts Sharks On Brink Of Sweep (Video)

Remember when the Los Angeles Kings were a trendy pick to represent the West in the Stanley Cup Final? That hype now seems like a thing of the past, as the San Jose Sharks’ 4-3, overtime win in Game 3 of the Western Conference quarterfinals Tuesday night put the Kings one game away from elimination. Game 3 was a much tighter affair than the series’ first two contests (6-3 and...
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Report: Evan Turner, Lance Stephenson Got In Fight Before Pacers Game

Team chemistry is essential to any NBA team looking to make a deep run in the playoffs. This is not how you build team chemistry. According to Yahoo! Sports, Indiana Pacers teammates Evan Turner and Lance Stephenson got in a heated fight in practice on the night before their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series against the Atlanta Hawks. The two guards reportedly threw several...
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