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Celtics Bring ‘International Man Of Mystery’ Satnam Singh In For Workout

WALTHAM, Mass. — Kansas forward Cliff Alexander was the first player to walk into the media room following Thursday’s pre-draft workout at the Boston Celtics’ practice facility. Alexander checks in at 6-foot-8, 240 pounds, but compared to the man who walked in behind him, he looked positively petite. That man was Satnam Singh, a 19-year-old center from the Punjab region...
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Patriots Roommates Geneo Grissom And Trey Flowers Competing For Role

FOXBORO, Mass. — Watch out, AFC East quarterbacks. The New England Patriots suddenly have a surplus of pass rushers. The Patriots are stacked at the position after acquiring veteran Jabaal Sheard in free agency and drafting Geneo Grissom, Trey Flowers and Xzavier Dickson to complement starters Chandler Jones and Rob Ninkovich. The Patriots are unlikely to carry six pass rushers...
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President Obama Offers Hot Takes On Tom Thibodeau Firing, NBA Finals

You know something is a big deal when the President of the United States weighs in. That’s exactly what happened Thursday after the Chicago Bulls unceremoniously fired head coach Tom Thibodeau. Shortly following the announcement, President Barack Obama — an avid Chicago sports fan — interrupted a Twitter Q&A on climate change to give his two...
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USA Soccer Among Women’s Teams Included In EA Sports’ FIFA 16 (Video)

EA Sports and the United States women’s national soccer team are advancing for gender equality in the digital realm. EA Sports will include Team USA and 11 other women’s national teams in FIFA 16 — the next installment of its smash-hit soccer video game series, the Associated Press reported Thursday. US national team stars Alex Morgan, Abby Wambach, Sydney Leroux and other...
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Report: Sabres reach agreement with Bylsma as new head coach

  BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Sabres have reached an agreement in principle to hire former Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma, a person familiar with the talks told The Associated Press on Thursday.   The one holdup is a discussion over whether the Penguins are due compensation from the Sabres for hiring a coach who is still under contract with Pittsburgh, the person...
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Patriots OTAs Preview: Cornerbacks, QBs, Will Be Under The Spotlight

Sorry Deflategate fans, the New England Patriots scandal will be put on hold for a few days. The Patriots began organized team activities Tuesday, and the media will get their first glimpse at the 2015 squad Friday. With no contact allowed during the voluntary offseason workout program, OTAs mainly are a passing camp, which means a lot of work for quarterbacks Tom Brady, Jimmy Garoppolo...
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Report: Patriots, Saints To Hold Joint Practices At West Virginia Resort

For the third time in six years, the New England Patriots will spend some quality time with the New Orleans Saints. The Patriots will travel to the Greenbrier resort in West Virginia for three days of joint practices with the Saints this August, ProFootballTalk reported Thursday. The Saints began practicing at Greenbrier last preseason due to its lower...
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Jim Rome Slashes Price On Oceanfront Laguna Beach Home (Photos)

Jim Rome has quite the deal for you. The sports-talk radio host has reduced the price of his oceanfront home in Laguna Beach, Calif., to the low, low cost of $5.499 million, according to Realtor.com. Rome, who has had the the 2,500-square-foot home on the market for almost a year, originally listed the sweet pad at $5.995 million back in June 2014. The three-bedroom, 4.5-bath...
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Report: Kevin Love Signing ‘Real, Legitimate Possibility’ For Celtics

Kevin Love could very well end up wearing Boston Celtics green by the end of the summer, according to one NBA insider. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports said Wednesday on “The Jason McIntyre Show” on Yahoo! Sports Radio that there is a “real, legitimate possibility” that Love would sign with the Celtics if he chooses to decline his player option with the Cleveland Cavaliers...
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'Entourage' creator rips Eli Manning for ditching movie

  If you’re a sports fan, chances are you have at least one compelling reason to go see the new “Entourage” movie.   The film based on the popular HBO show opens next Wednesday and features tons of athlete cameos, from New England Patriots teammates Tom Brady and Julian Edelman to UFC star Ronda Rousey. In case you needed more reasons, though, “Entourage”...
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Rusney Castillo Not Concerned About Shoulder Injury, Says He’s Day-To-Day

When Rusney Castillo suffered another shoulder injury making a diving grab Tuesday, many were concerned that he could wind up on the disabled list. But the Boston Red Sox outfielder insists he’ll be A-OK. Castillo spoke to reporters after Boston’s 6-4 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday and was sure that this injury wasn’t as bad as the shoulder...
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Report: Sepp Blatter Rejects UEFA’s Calls To Resign As FIFA President

Sepp Blatter won’t go away on his own, despite pleas from other powerful forces in the soccer world. Blatter refused a request from UEFA president Michele Platini to resign from his post as FIFA president, the BBC reported Thursday. Platini asked Blatter to step down at an emergency meeting of FIFA officials Thursday, and the longtime FIFA president balked...
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Chicago Bulls fire Tom Thibodeau after five seasons

The Chicago Bulls averaged 51 wins per season under head coach Tom Thibodeau. On Thursday, the Bulls fired him. There were plenty of rumors surrounding Thibodeau’s job security despite five winning seasons at the helm. On Thursday, the club made it official and announced they had fired the 57-year-old. Bulls chairman Jerry Reinsdorf released a statement with the announcement...
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Vladimir Putin: U.S. Meddling With Russia’s 2018 World Cup In FIFA Probes

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of meddling in the affairs of soccer’s governing body and hinted that its corruption investigation is part of an attempt to take the 2018 World Cup away from his country. Putin said in televised comments Thursday he found it “odd” that the FIFA probe was launched at the request...
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Shane Vereen Had No Knowledge Of Deflategate, Looks Up To Tom Brady

Shane Vereen touched the football more than any other New England Patriot not named Tom Brady in 2014, yet he never suspected any foul play when it came to air pressure. Vereen told the New York Daily News on Wednesday he had no knowledge of the Patriots’ involvement in Deflategate. And unlike another player who moved to New York this offseason, the...
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Celtics Pre-Draft Workouts: Cliff Alexander, George De Paula Among Latest Invitees

WALTHAM, Mass. — The Boston Celtics’ series of pre-draft workouts rolled on Thursday, with six more NBA prospects making their way to Waltham. Kansas forward Cliff Alexander was the most well-known name of the latest crop. Alexander joined the Jayhawks last year after a highly decorated high school career — Naismith Player of the Year, Mr. Basketball USA, McDonald’s All American...
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WATCH: Jon Lester sets MLB hitless record

Jon Lester was about five feet from ending a career low-light with a career highlight. The Chicago Cubs pitcher entered Wednesday night without a hit in 57 career at-bats. He almost changed that in a big way in the second inning, smacking a shot off Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer. Alas, Nationals outfielder Denard Span had other plans. Span’s catch at the warning track...
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2015 NHL Draft Prospect Rankings: Top Goaltenders Available

Goaltender is the most important position in hockey, but it’s also the hardest one to accurately scout for the NHL Draft. There were 19 goaltenders selected in last year’s draft and none of them were picked in the first round. The last goaltenders selected in Round 1 were Andrei Vasilevskiy of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Malcolm Subban of the Boston Bruins in 2013. Here are...
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Struggling Red Sox Betting Underdogs For Rangers Series In Arlington

The Boston Red Sox will be searching for their first win on their current seven-game road trip when they hit the field in Arlington on Thursday for the opener of a four-game weekend series against the Texas Rangers as the MLB moneyline underdogs. Boston’s struggles have continued this week as it lost three straight games to the streaking Minnesota Twins...
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Ben Cherington: Red Sox ‘Keeping An Eye On’ Trade Market As Team Struggles

The Boston Red Sox aren’t ruling out a shake-up, but they’d rather find an internal fix before making a splash in the trade market. The Sox are struggling mightily, and after being swept by the Minnesota Twins this week, Boston sits five games below .500 and last place in the lackluster American League East. The Boston pitching staff has been shoddy at best all season, and the...
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Dwight Howard says he's 'still a champion' after playoff exit

  Dwight Howard is a “glass half full” kind of guy, which is an admirable trait. Except when the glass is empty.   Howard’s Houston Rockets fell to the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals Wednesday night, thus extending their NBA title drought to 20 seasons. After the game, Howard — who led the Rockets with 18 points, 16 rebounds...
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Ex-Bear Ray McDonald Arrested Again For Violating Restraining Order

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — NFL lineman Ray McDonald has been arrested for the second time this week. The Santa Clara Police Department said the former San Francisco 49ers defensive end was arrested Wednesday for violating a restraining order by being at a residence in Santa Clara. The restraining order was issued after a domestic violence incident Monday in...
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Klay Thompson ‘Developed’ Concussion-Like Symptoms After Knee To Head (Video)

Klay Thompson was the victim of one of the nastiest-looking basketball injuries we’ve seen in a long time. The Golden State Warriors sharp-shooter suffered a scary blow Wednesday night when he was kneed in the head by Houston Rockets guard Trevor Ariza. The knee was accidental, but that didn’t make it look any less painful for Thompson. Thompson collapsed to the floor after taking...
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Stephen Curry’s Daughter Riley Steals Show Again After Warriors’ Win (Videos)

The Golden State Warriors had just punched a ticket to the NBA Finals for the first time since 1975. But Riley Curry wasn’t about to be upstaged. Stephen Curry’s adorable young daughter, who burst onto the scene with her hilarious and somehow controversial antics after Game 1 of the Western Conference finals, was back at it Wednesday night after the Warriors’ Game 5 win over...
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Duncan Keith, Blackhawks Force Game 7 With 5-2 Over Ducks

CHICAGO — It is really hard to wear out Duncan Keith. He just keeps going and going and going. Keith had three assists and saved a goal in the third period, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 on Wednesday night to force a Game 7 in the Western Conference finals. The Blackhawks’ biggest stars stepped up during a key stretch in the...
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