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Paul Pierce Open To Working For Celtics After Retiring: ‘I Would Love To’

BOSTON — There’s a good chance Paul Pierce will play his final game in Boston on Wednesday night. But according to the man himself, there’s also a chance he returns to the team that drafted him, albeit in a different capacity. The Los Angeles Clippers veteran, who became a Boston Celtics legend over the course of 15 seasons with the club, admitted before Wednesday’s game...
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Rafael Dos Anjos: Conor McGregor Will ‘Break Like A Girl’ At UFC 196

Rafael dos Anjos doesn’t intend to break a sweat at UFC 196. dos Anjos will defend his UFC lightweight championship against Conor McGregor on March 5 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. McGregor figures to pose a big challenge, especially after knocking out Jose Aldo in 13 seconds in his last fight, but dos Anjos hardly seems concerned. “For me, it’s a normal fight,”...
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Celtics Legend Paul Pierce Prepares For What ‘Could Be’ His Last Game In Boston

BOSTON — Wednesday night’s Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Clippers matchup at TD Garden might seem like just another regular-season game. Celtics legend Paul Pierce and former head coach Doc Rivers, both of whom won the 2008 NBA Finals with Boston, are returning, but both of them have already done that multiple times since leaving the C’s after the 2012-13 season. That said...
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Terrell Owens: I Heard Cris Carter ‘Begged His Way’ Into Hall Of Fame

T.O. can hold a grudge. Terrell Owens, who wasn’t elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility, made the rounds Wednesday morning on ESPN, discussing his Canton snub and several other football-related topics. He also took a shot at fellow former NFL wide receiver Cris Carter, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame back in 2013, for criticizing him over...
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Watch Boston Celtics Vs. Los Angeles Clippers NBA Game Online (Live Stream)

Paul Pierce will return to TD Garden on Wednesday for what could be the last time, and he’ll bring an old friend with him. Pierce, head coach Doc Rivers and the Los Angeles Clippers will be in town to play the Boston Celtics, marking the first time the pair takes the court together in Boston since they left the city. The 38-year-old Pierce joined the Clippers in July 2015 and...
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Chad Johnson Used To Treat Ankle Injuries In Rather Gross Way (Video)

For Ochocinco, hygiene temporarily took a back seat when it came to healing injuries. Chad Johnson revealed an interesting method to treating sprained ankles Wednesday during an appearance on ESPN’s “Mike and Mike.” The tactic required the help of some teammates, though one can only imagine how they felt about the former NFL wide receiver’s strange demands. “I would collect...
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Bernie Sanders Plays Basketball While Waiting For NH Primary Results (Video)

Bernie Sanders won the Democratic New Hampshire primary by a landslide Tuesday night over Hillary Clinton. But he could have a future in basketball if this politics thing doesn’t work out for him. Waiting for results can take a while on election night, so Sanders and his grandchildren played some basketball at a high school gym while the votes were being tallied. The result was...
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Matt Bartkowski’s Mom Has Cutest Reaction To Son Scoring Goal (Video)

We don’t think it’s possible to be happier than Matt Bartkowski’s mom was Tuesday night. The Vancouver Canucks brought their mothers along for a trip to take on the Colorado Avalanche, and the former Boston Bruins defenseman’s mom, Beth Bartkowski, had the time of her life. She saw her son score the game-tying goal — it was Bartkowski’s first since Nov. 2 — in the...
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Report: Lakers Tried To Trade Kobe Bryant For LeBron James In 2007

In an alternate universe, LeBron James would be wearing purple and gold in Wednesday’s Los Angeles Lakers-Cleveland Cavaliers matchup. The Cavaliers star already has solidified himself as one of the best NBA players of all time at the age of 31, but if the Lakers had it their way, James would have been playing for them and Kobe Bryant would be in Cleveland. Yes, you read that correctly...
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Doc Rivers Praises Danny Ainge’s Patience Amid Coach Firings Around NBA

BOSTON — The 2015-16 NBA season hasn’t been kind to coaches and we’re still a few days away from the All-Star break. The New York Knicks fired head coach Derek Fisher on Monday. He became the fifth head coach fired this season, joining David Blatt in Cleveland, Jeff Hornacek in Phoenix, Kevin McHale in Houston and Lionel Hollins in Memphis. Rumors have circulated that George...
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Big Air At Fenway A ‘Bodacious Concept’ To Introduce Sport In Boston

BOSTON — In addition to hosting (at least) 81 Red Sox home games, Fenway Park also is one of the city’s favorite concert venues during the summer. Oh, and it’s also been known to transform into a football or soccer field from time to time. But never before has Fenway looked like it does right now. Sitting high above the Green Monster and scoreboard in center field is a 140...
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Doc Rivers: Brad Stevens, Celtics In A ‘Really Good Place’ With Rebuild

BOSTON — When Doc Rivers left the Boston Celtics for greener pastures in 2013, it was in part because he didn’t want to be a part of another rebuild. But as Rivers returns to Boston on Wednesday night as head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers, he’ll face a Celtics team that’s turned things around in a hurry. After winning just 25 games in Brad Stevens’ first season as head...
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Michael Oher Becomes Blocking Sled On Levi’s Stadium Turf At Super Bowl 50 (Video)

Michael Oher demonstrated exactly why Super Bowl 50 should have been played somewhere other than Levi’s Stadium. There were concerns about the playing surface at the newly built Santa Clara, Calif., stadium, as the San Francisco 49ers had problems with it collapsing and being slippery all season. The NFL resodded before the big game, but that didn’t stop players from wiping out...
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Chris Paul’s Improved Play Helping Clippers Soar Without Blake Griffin

BOSTON — A player of Blake Griffin’s caliber breaking his hand and having to miss more than a month would cripple a lot of NBA teams. The former No. 1 draft pick makes such a strong impact, particularly offensively, and at his best he ranks among the top MVP candidates. The Los Angeles Clippers haven’t skipped a beat without Griffin. In fact, they have been one of the league’s best...
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New Englanders Devin Logan, Ty Walker Excited To Ski, Snowboard Into Home At Fenway

BOSTON — When Devin Logan steps up to the edge of the 140-foot scaffolding jump at Big Air at Fenway on Friday, it will be her first time doing so in a competition. But the West Dover, V.T., native will have plenty of friends and family there to calm the nerves. However, even with the support at what basically is a hometown event for her, it’s still a long way down from the...
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Doc Rivers: Loyal Paul Pierce Deserves ‘More Credit’ For Celtics’ 2008 Title

It’s been almost six years since Paul Pierce, Doc Rivers and the Boston Celtics brought a 17th championship to the storied franchise. But Pierce had to endure a longer period than that before reaching the pinnacle. Drafted by the Celtics in 1998, Pierce went through nearly decade of ups and downs before winning his first ring. After reaching the Eastern Conference Finals in 2002...
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Kevin Durant Joining Knicks More Likely With Hiring Of Certain Coach?

Choose wisely, Phil Jackson. The New York Knicks fired head coach Derek Fisher earlier this week and named Kurt Rambis their interim head coach. Several intriguing names with head coaching experience are available, though, and Jackson’s decision ultimately could influence the Knicks’ chances of landing a star player this offseason. Kevin Durant is set to become a free agent after...
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Andy Dalton Lost Some Bags, And He’s Turned To Twitter For Help Finding Them

If you’re in the Forth Worth area, Andy Dalton needs your help. The Cincinnati Bengals quarterback experienced one of life’s great annoyances Wednesday, as he lost some luggage. And now he’s calling on the Twitterverse to help him out. Dalton’s missing luggage isn’t the result of an airline misplacing them. No, Dalton’s bags actually fell out of the bed of his truck....
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Report: CM Punk to have back surgery, UFC debut delayed

CM Punk’s UFC debut is going to have to wait even longer. MMAFighting.com reported Wednesday the former pro wrestling star was set to undergo back surgery to fix a herniated disc. According to Punk — whose real name is Phil Brooks — the injury stems from his wrestling days and has recently gotten worse. “My back has always bugged me,” Punk told MMAFighting.com. “Figured...
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Jon ‘Bones’ Jones Downplays Recent Traffic Stop, Vows To Win Back UFC Title

Jon “Bones” Jones wants to get his UFC light heavyweight title back, and he’s not letting anything get in his way. The former champion has been through his fair share of legal trouble and UFC violations — he had a positive cocaine test last December before being stripped of his title in April for a hit-and-run — and he seemed to find some more recently. Jones was cited...
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Report: Titus O’Neil Suspended By WWE For Grabbing Vince McMahon (Video)

It sounds like Titus O’Neil was the real loser of Daniel Bryan’s retirement ceremony. O’Neil has been suspended for unprofessional conduct, according to PW Insider. The superstar reportedly was sent home Tuesday from WWE’s “Smackdown” tapings in Portland, Ore., and the suspension apparently stems from an incident involving WWE chairman and CEO Vince McMahon at the conclusion...
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Dancing Kentucky Fan Accidentally Drops Girl Down Arena Stairs (Video)

“The Boogieman” has some explaining to do. Darren Moscoe has earned that moniker over the last few years for his dancing antics at University of Kentucky basketball games. The UK superfan is a hit for his over-the-top dancing he does in the stands during the games. On Tuesday night, however, he got a little too carried away. As The Big Lead discovered, Moscoe was busting a move...
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Gregg Popovich Disapproves Of New Hampshire Primary Results (Video)

Gregg Popovich is disappointed in you, New Hampshire. The Spurs coach was giving one of his classic succinct interviews after the first quarter of San Antonio’s 119-101 win over the Miami Heat on Tuesday when TNT reporter David Aldridge asked Pop if he wanted to hear the results of the New Hampshire primary. Popovich apparently had been checking in on the election’s progress...
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Joel Quenneville Storms Out Of News Conference After Overturned Goal (Video)

Joel Quenneville did his best Cam Newton impression Tuesday. No, the Chicago Blackhawks head coach wasn’t dabbing or taking imaginary selfies or anything like that. Instead, Quenneville took a page out of Newton’s postgame playbook by storming out of a postgame news conference, in a much more exasperated manner than Newton displayed in his much-discussed Super Bowl news conference...
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NHL Power Rankings 2015-16: Metro Division Playoff Race Heating Up

The Metropolitan Division is home to the NHL’s best team and perhaps the most intense playoff race as the regular season winds down. The Washington Capitals, the best team in the league, lead the division by 17 points entering Wednesday. After the Caps, it’s anybody’s guess for where teams from second to seventh will finish (let’s be real, Columbus isn’t rising above eighth...
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