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Virginia Tech Pleads To ‘Save The Turkeys’ In Thanksgiving PSA (Video)

For many, Thanksgiving is a joyous holiday spent with friends and family around an endless bounty of food. For a certain aviary species, though, it’s a nightmare come true. No one knows this more than the Hokie, the turkey-like mascot of Virginia Tech’s athletic teams, who watches hundreds of thousands of his brethren get placed on the Thanksgiving table every year. This season...
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Martin Brodeur To Join St. Louis Blues As Practice Player On Tryout

Martin Brodeur has had a storied NHL career, but it’s not time to close the book just yet. After 21 illustrious seasons with the New Jersey Devils, the 42-year-old goaltender began the 2014-15 season as just another free agent netminder with no teams drawing interest. Until Wednesday night, that is, when the St. Louis Blues announced Brodeur would join...
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Plano East-John Tyler Still Among Wildest Football Games Ever (Video)

On Nov. 26, 1994, John Tyler High School held a 24-point lead over Plano East late in the fourth quarter of Texas’ 5A state semifinals. What happened next remains improbable to this day. In less than four minutes, Plano East staged a comeback for the ages. After cutting the lead to 18 points on a touchdown, the Panthers recovered three consecutive onside kicks and converted...
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Fantasy Football: Tony Romo Among Starts, Sits On Thanksgiving Menu

Thanksgiving is upon us, and believe it or not, we all have something to be thankful for. In recent years, the expansion of the NFL’s Thanksgiving Day schedule has made football as much a part of the tradition as stuffed turkeys, stuffed living rooms and soon-to-be-empty plates. We’ve seen some pretty awesome Thanksgiving games over the years (never...
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Jermaine Jones: Red Bulls’ Mind Games Don’t Affect Me In MLS Playoffs

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England midfielder Jermaine Jones wouldn’t be surprised if the New York Red Bulls target him and try to get him upset with the referee. He didn’t seem to care, either. “Maybe,” he said on Wednesday. “They tried it a little already on Twitter.” Jones, who played for the United States at this past summer’s World Cup, scored 85th minute to give...
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Report: Yasmany Tomas, Diamondbacks Agree To Six-Year, $68.5M Contract

The island nation of Cuba has been churning out MLB prospects like fine cigars recently, and Yasmany Tomas appears to be the latest player to strike it rich. The 24-year-old outfielder has agreed to a six-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks worth $68.5 million, industry sources told MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez on Wednesday. According to his sources...
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Liverpool-Ludogorets Verdict: Reds’ Revival Incomplete In Disappointing Draw

Liverpool reached a fork in the road and continued walking straight down the middle. Liverpool played Ludogorets to a 2-2 draw Wednesday in a UEFA Champions League Group B game in Sofia, Bulgaria. The result means Liverpool must win next Tuesday when it faces Basel at Anfield in order to progress to the knockout rounds of European soccer’s elite competition. Perhaps it’s fitting...
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Aaron Rodgers: Tom Brady ‘One Of My Favorite Guys To Watch’ On Film

A quarterback enters the NFL, starts his career as a backup to a proven veteran, then finally gets his shot and develops into one of the best players in the league. Sound familiar? The parallels aren’t exact, but Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers took very similar paths to joining NFL’s elite group of signal-callers. On Sunday, they’ll square off for...
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Cesc Fabregas Angered By Sergio Ramos’ Sly Dig On Commitment To Spain

Cesc Fabregas wasn’t in his native Spain when heard what Sergio Ramos said about him, but he addressed the situation close to home anyway. Fabregas, 27, missed Spain’s two November games but played for Chelsea immediately before and after the international break. Ramos then questioned Fabregas’ commitment to the national team with thinly veiled comments, angering the Chelsea...
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Wrigley Field bleacher renovation for Cubs’ opening day may be delayed

  CHICAGO — The timeline may be off for the Chicago Cubs to have the Wrigley Field bleacher renovation done by opening day.   Cubs spokesman Julian Green says unseasonably cold and windy weather is partly to blame. He also says city of Chicago crews installing a new water main are also keeping the Cubs from starting deep foundational work. The home opener against St...
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Bruins Release Behind-The-Scenes Video Of Pucks & Pups Calendar Shoot

Prepare for the cuteness. The Boston Bruins released a behind-the-scenes video of the photo shoot for the 2015 Pucks & Pups Calendar Presented by The Black Dog, benefiting the Bruins Foundation, the MSPCA-Angell and NEADS. The calendar features photos of Bruins players with their pets or adoptable puppies from the MSPCA. Bruins featured in the 2015 calendar are Gregory Campbell...
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Patriots Injury Report: Chandler Jones Limited In Return To Practice

FOXBORO, Mass. — New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones is one stop closer to returning from a hip injury that already has sidelined him for over a month. Jones was limited in Wednesday’s walk-through. The Patriots practiced in the Dana-Farber Field House in an unpadded session. Offensive linemen Cameron Fleming (ankle/finger), Dan Connolly (ankle) and Marcus Cannon...
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Utah Jazz Fan Accuses NBA Of Conspiracy After He Heckles LeBron James (Video)

“Dr. Heckle” might have messed with the wrong superstar. Richard Anderson, a Salt Lake City plastic surgeon who has been a Utah Jazz season ticketholder for going on three decades, is claiming a conspiracy after he was abruptly told last week to cease his longtime use of props to heckle opposing players. His crime, he suspects: Distracting LeBron James at the free throw line...
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Mom offers thanks to Celtics’ Gerald Wallace in inspiring letter

Gerald Wallace hasn’t seen much playing time for the Boston Celtics this season. As one of the team’s elder statesmen, he’s assumed more of a leadership role, imparting wisdom on the Celtics’ bevy of young players. But while Wallace’s impact on the box score has been minimal, he has had an immeasurable effect on the life of one young boy. Sharon Randell’s son, Davis...
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Tom Brady Showing Off His ‘Guns’ In Brandon LaFell’s Sleeveless Hoodie (Photo)

FOXBORO, Mass. — Tom Brady wasn’t taking style advice from his wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, or head coach Bill Belichick on Wednesday, he was borrowing it from a teammate. Tom Brady asked why sleeves cut so high? "Why not when you have guns like this. I've been working hard on these" http://t.co/DepZNb8EO4— Jamison Coyle (@JamisonCoyle) November 26, 2014 Brady immediately...
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Raiola fined for uneccesarily striking Pats' Zach Moore

FOXBORO, Mass. — Center Dominic Raiola was deservedly punished for his actions on the Detroit Lions’ final drive against the New England Patriots on Sunday. Raiola was fined $10,000 for unnecessarily striking Patriots defensive end Zach Moore in the head on third and 9 with 57 seconds left in the fourth quarter of New England’s 34-9 win, according to an NFL spokesman. ...
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Darrelle Revis: Aaron Rodgers Is The Patriots Defense’s ‘Biggest Test Yet’

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots were showering Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers with praise all around Gillette Stadium on Wednesday. Head coach Bill Belichick called Rodgers “tremendous at everything” during his news conference with the media in the morning. All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis said the Packers signal-caller is “the best in the league...
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Avery Bradley Taking ‘Aggressive’ Mindset To Earn More Foul Shots

WALTHAM, Mass. — The free-throw line has been an unfamiliar place for the Boston Celtics this season. Only the New York Knicks visit the charity stripe with less frequency (17.9 times per game) than the Celtics (19.3), and although Boston’s offense ranks fifth in the NBA, poor foul shooting (or complete lack of it) has played a role in its inability to close out games. One...
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Mario Williams Calls Out Michael Vick, Quotes Lil Jon On Instagram (Photo)

The Buffalo Bills beat up on the New York Jets on Monday night, and Mario Williams is still talking about it. The Bills defensive end took to Instagram on Wednesday to twist the knife, posting a photo of himself bearing down on quarterback Michael Vick — who, incidentally, has since been benched in favor of Geno Smith. This embed is invalid" /> ...
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Aaron Rodgers Pre-Draft Scouting Reports: ‘System Quarterback,’ Likely Bust

Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady will do battle as starters for the first time in their career Sunday in a matchup of two of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. The talent level of the two QBs is undeniable at this point, but it hasn’t always been that way. Both players were seen as question marks coming out of college, which has to be something that fuels them...
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Patriots Sign Two To Practice Squad, Release Former Starting Linebacker

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots shook up their practice squad Wednesday, signing two players and releasing two, including a former starter. The Patriots signed tight end Xavier Grimble and long snapper Charley Hughlett. To make room for the newcomers, the Patriots released linebacker Deontae Skinner and defensive back Daxton Swanson from the...
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Patriots Practice Report: Chandler Jones, Sealver Siliga Participate

New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones might be returning sooner than expected. Jones participated in Wednesday’s walk through in the Dana-Farber Field House. Jones hasn’t practiced since injuring his hip against the New York Jets on Oct. 16. Defensive tackle Sealver Siliga, who remains on injured reserve with a designation to return, also was present for the walk...
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NFL Week 13 TV Schedule Maps: Almost Everyone Gets To Watch Packers-Patriots

The Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots will play one of the biggest regular-season games of the season Sunday, and football fans across America will be able to watch. Kickoff from Lambeau Field is set for 4:25, but this one might as well be a prime-time matchup, as just about everyone in the United States will see the game on CBS. The one exception...
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Devon Still Hasn’t Paid Child Support In Months, Daughter’s Mom Alleges

Devon Still’s inspirational story could have a blemish, according to a new report. Channing Smythe, the mother of Still’s 4-year-old daughter, Leah, told the New York Daily News that Still has not paid child support in four months. Saying she doesn’t “consider him a deadbeat dad,” Smythe claimed “I just need him to help me financially.” Leah Still has become an inspiration...
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Bruins Practice Notes: Chris Kelly Returns, David Krejci Absent

WILMINGTON, Mass. — Boston Bruins center Chris Kelly returned to the ice Wednesday after missing the last two games. He revealed after practice at Ristuccia Arena that his recent absence was caused by an upper body injury. The veteran forward didn’t say the specific area of the injury but did confirm that it had nothing to do with his head or back. Kelly centered a line with...
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