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Brandon Phillips Shows Athleticism, Photobombs U.S. Olympian (Photo)

The Cincinnati Reds visited the Chicago Cubs on Friday, and Brandon Phillips used some serious leaping ability to photobomb some fans. The Reds second baseman was able to jump in the air and spread eagle at the exact moment of the photo, making for a hilarious photobomb. Even more entertaining is the fact that one of the people having their picture taken was a U.S. Olympian. Molly...
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Denver Nuggets’ Ty Lawson Celebrates At Colorado Avalanche Game (Video)

Game 1 of the first-round Stanley Cup playoffs matchup between the Colorado Avalanche and the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night lived up to the expectations of what playoff hockey is supposed to be. The Avalanche overcame a two-goal deficit in the third period, with Paul Stastny scoring the tying goal in the final seconds of the game. Then, Stastny scored yet again in overtime to...
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Red Sox Shuffle Lineup; Brock Holt To Start At Third Against Orioles

The Boston Red Sox lineup will feature a new face at third base for this evening’s game against the Baltimore Orioles. Coming off of a series win against the Chicago White Sox, Boston is looking to string together a couple of series wins while a number of players recover from injuries. Check out the video above for the latest news on the Red Sox lineup for Friday night’s game...
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Fans Invited To Take Photos With Red Sox Players On The Field Before Saturday’s Game

The 2014 Boston Red Sox players will take photos with fans on the field from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. before Saturday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park. The invitation is open to fans of all ages attending the game. After entering Fenway Park, ushers will allow fans to step onto the warning track, where they will take photos with players. Fans are asked to bring...
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Blackhawks Coach Joel Quenneville Fined $25,000 For ‘Inappropriate Conduct’

Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville was fined $25,000 for “inappropriate conduct” during Thursday’s Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the St. Louis Blues. The NHL has fined Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville $25,000 for inappropriate conduct.— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) April 18, 2014 During the second overtime of Chicago’s 4-3 loss to...
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Brock Holt-Ryan Roberts Swap Is Attempt To Spark Red Sox’s Offense

BOSTON — The Red Sox swapped a couple of infielders before Friday’s series opener against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park. Ryan Roberts was designated for assignment and Brock Holt was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket in an attempt by the Red Sox to ignite Boston’s struggling offense. Roberts never got things going after signing with the Red Sox as a free agent on April...
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How Red Sox’s 2013 World Series Championship Banner Was Made (Video)

Boston Red Sox fans have been lucky enough to see three World Series championship banners unfurled on the Green Monster over the past decade. Now fans can see how much work goes into making such a massive banner, as well as all the hard work the Fenway Park grounds crew puts into making the field ready for play after winter. Hopefully the process has become quicker with all the repeated...
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Navy Baseball Players Deliver Amazing Lip-Sync Performance Of ‘Frozen’ Song (Video)

A couple of Navy baseball players are giving small children everywhere a run for their money when it comes to showing off their love for the hit movie “Frozen.” Navy’s Brad Borosak and Matt Kilby delivered a wonderful and hilarious rendition of “Love is an Open Door” while the pair of Midshipmen were taking a drive recently. The two gave a convincing performance lip-synching...
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Jays Pitcher Todd Redmond Models New Protective Cap For Pitchers (Photo)

It’s always scary when a pitcher takes a line drive to the head, which is why the MLB approved a model of a special protective cap that was supposed to be available for the 2014 season. When Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman was struck in the head during spring training, Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb (who during the 2013 season was also hit with a line drive) complained...
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Red Sox-Orioles Live: John Lackey, Chris Tillman Face Off In Series Opener

5:20 p.m.: Brock Holt will start at third base for the Red Sox in his first game back with the major league club. Grady Sizemore will lead off and play left field. Sizemore hasn’t played left field at Fenway Park yet, so it’ll be interesting to see how he handles the task. John Farrell said before the game he opted to put Daniel Nava in right field because of Nava’s familiarity...
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Former Red Sox Closer Joel Hanrahan Drawing Interest From Multiple Teams

After an 11-month rehab period following Tommy John surgery, former Boston Red Sox closer Joel Hanrahan threw pitches that clocked in at 93 mph in a showcase in Tampa Bay, Fla., on Thursday. Needless to say, he captured the attention of quite a few scouts. SB Nation reported that 32 scouts from about 20 teams were in attendance for Hanrahan’s showcase, including the New York Mets...
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David Ortiz Sits; Brock Holt Makes First Start For Red Sox vs. Orioles

David Ortiz will watch from the dugout for just the second time this season when the Boston Red Sox take on the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park on Friday night. Ortiz has started in 15 of 16 games for the Red Sox this season and has played in all 16, having entered the game as a pinch-hitter in Boston’s April 5 contest against the Milwaukee Brewers. On the other end of the spectrum...
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Peyton Manning, Nick Saban Have ‘Mutually Beneficial’ Visit At Alabama

At 38 years old, you’d think Peyton Manning would know nearly everything about what it takes to be a successful quarterback. Apparently it’s never too late to stop learning. The Denver Broncos quarterback sought advice from one of football’s top minds last week when he and Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase paid a visit to Alabama head coach Nick Saban. Saban, who is...
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Danny Ainge: Paul Pierce Could Return To Celtics ‘At The Right Price’ This Summer

Paul Pierce has said many times that he is open to returning to the Boston Celtics. The organization has made it clear the feeling is mutual. If this is news to you, then you honestly haven’t been paying attention. For roughly the eleventy gajillionth time, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge was asked in a WEEI radio interview Thursday whether the team would...
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Detroit Red Wings Fan Releases ‘Throw Your Wings Up’ Playoff Rap (Video)

Eminem might have just met his hometown match. Detroit rapper and apparent hockey fan Baby G has a new song out, and it’s dedicated to the Detroit Red Wings. The appropriately named “Throw Your Wings Up” is a new version of an annual release by Baby G. He calls out various Red Wings players, such as the “Young Swedes — Andersson, Nyquist, Jonas G.” Baby G insists that...
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Celtics Lose Draft Lottery Tiebreaker To Utah Jazz; Best Odds Boston Picks Sixth

Boston Celtics fans are not going to like the sound of this. As a result of a random drawing held Friday in New York, the Celtics lost a tiebreaker with the Utah Jazz for the fourth-best odds in the 2014 NBA draft lottery. In the sense of landing a top-three pick, falling to fifth isn’t fatal. The Celtics will have 103 chances in the May 20 lottery, while the Jazz will have 104...
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Report: Marqise Lee Met With Patriots For Pre-Draft Visit This Week

The New England Patriots are adding fuel to the idea that they could use their first-round draft pick on a wide receiver. The Patriots hosted former USC wideout Marqise Lee on a pre-draft visit this week, The National Football Post’s Aaron Wilson reported Friday. Lee is projected to be selected in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft, and he could fall to the Patriots’ No....
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Arizona Diamondbacks To Wear Another Team’s Throwback Uniforms (Photos)

The Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks will honor Wrigley Field’s 100th birthday on April 23 with some sweet throwback uniforms that pay homage to their storied past. Well, one team’s storied past. The Diamondbacks are, of course, an expansion team that played their first game in 1998, meaning that they will take the field against the Cubs in jerseys that have no connection...
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Ryan Getzlaf Will Play For Ducks Two Days After Taking Puck To Face

Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf — busted-up face and all — will be in the lineup Friday night for Game 2 of the team’s Western Conference quarterfinal series against the Dallas Stars. Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau confirmed Getzlaf’s status after morning skate Friday while also announcing that winger Matt Beleskey will sit out the game with a lower body injury. Beleskey...
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Kelly Olynyk’s Late-Season Strides Offer Promise For Second Season

To the bitter end, Brad Stevens insisted the Boston Celtics never played a meaningless game. Long eliminated from playoff contention, limping to the finish with an injury-ravaged roster, the Celtics could not give in, he preached. Yeah, sure, everybody thought, as the final weeks ticked down. Then Kelly Olynyk broke out with three 20-plus point games to finish the season, and even...
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Bud Bash Homers Of The Week: A.J. Pierzynski Blasts First Homer As A Red Sox

The best of this week’s homers includes a lead-off blast and a Mike Trout long ball. Boston Red Sox’ A.J. Pierzynski fired a two-run shot to right field during Sunday’s game against the New York Yankees, while Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton slammed a three-run homer to dead center at Miami Park. Stanton has five home runs this season. Also making this week’s highlight reel...
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Report: Patriots Hosting Florida’s Dominique Easley On Pre-Draft Visit

The New England Patriots are showing heavy interest in former Florida defensive tackle Dominique Easley. The Patriots were one of 17 teams at Easley’s personal pro day on Thursday, ESPN’s Jeff Barlis reported. The Patriots will host Easley on a pre-draft visit, DraftInsider.net’s Tony Pauline reported Thursday. Easley was projected as a first-round pick before tearing his...
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Yasiel Puig Makes Two Amazing Plays And Error In Crazy Inning (Video)

An over-the-shoulder circus catch, a bad error on a routine fly ball and an amazing throw to gun out a runner at second base. All in one inning. Just another day in the life of Yasiel Puig. The Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder had quite the eventful second inning against the San Francisco Giants on Thursday afternoon, showcasing the best — and worst — of his electrifying talents...
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Ex-Patriots Receiver Donald Jones Now Playing Minor League Baseball

Donald Jones was forced to retire last offseason after undergoing a kidney transplant, so the former New England Patriots wide receiver has switched sports. Jones is playing baseball for the Atlantic League’s Somerset (N.J.) Patriots as an outfielder this season. The independent minor league includes the Sugar Land Skeeters, where former NBA star Tracy McGrady also is attempting...
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Yankees’ Triple-A Affiliate To Wear Hunter-Themed Jerseys (Photo)

The New York Yankees’ Triple-A team will be sporting some unique jerseys Friday night. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders will host the Lehigh Valley Ironpigs for Outdoors Night at PNC Field. The night will even include an appearance by Mountain Man of “Duck Dynasty” fame. To complete the evening’s theme, the team is changing up its uniforms for the game. Yankees Triple...
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