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NBA Trade Rumors: Dwight Howard Being Shopped Around By Houston Rockets

Spaghetti and meatballs. Peanut butter and jelly. Dwight Howard and trade rumors. Howard has been the subject of trade speculation several times throughout his 12-year career — he was traded once in August 2012 — and this season is no different as the Feb. 18 NBA trade deadline nears. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported Thursday that, according to league sources, the...
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Elite Snowboarders Take Flight In Big Air At Fenway Qualifiers (Videos)

BOSTON — The snowboard Big Air at Fenway finals are just a few hours away, but the best snowboarders in the world have been at Fenway Park since the crack of dawn. In order to make it to the main event, which begins at 8 p.m. ET, the snowboarders had to qualify for the championship rounds. The men were divided up into two heats, and the five best scores from each group advanced...
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Drone Video Of Gus Kenworthy On Big Air At Fenway Jump Is Mesmerizing

BOSTON — It’s hard to picture a 140-foot manmade ski and snowboard jump in the middle of Fenway Park until you see it in person. Luckily, Gus Kenworthy is here to help. The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics slopestyle silver medalist will ski down that massive jump at Big Air at Fenway on Friday when the freeskiing qualifiers and finals take place, but he managed to get in a few practice...
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Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Projected Lines, Pairings For Bruins-Jets

The Boston Bruins are expected to trot out a new-look lineup Thursday night as they visit the Jets in Winnipeg to kick off a season-long six-game road trip. While Boston’s top line of Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and Brett Connolly is expected to remain intact, changes appear to be in store for both the second and third lines. Usual second-line left wing Loui Eriksson reportedly...
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Donovan McNabb: ‘I Didn’t Puke’ In Super Bowl XXXIX Loss To Patriots

More than a decade later, Donovan McNabb remains adamant he didn’t blow chunks. There’s long been a rumor that McNabb threw up in the huddle — likely due to nerves — during the fourth quarter of the Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl XXXIX loss to the New England Patriots. But according to the former Eagles quarterback, who recently answered questions on Reddit, no vomit was...
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Liverpool Marks Anfield Main Stand Milestone With ‘Topping Out’ Ceremony

A “Topping Out” ceremony was held at Anfield on Thursday, marking a significant milestone in the expansion of the iconic stadium. The expansion project will see the Main Stand transformed into one of the largest all-seater single stands in European soccer, while incorporating an additional 8,500 fans and state-of-the-art facilities. Topping Out, a tradition in the construction...
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Subban undergoes larynx surgery, out at least eight weeks

Malcolm Subban will miss at least two months of the AHL and NHL seasons, but he’s on the road to recovery. The Boston Bruins goaltender fractured his larynx after getting hit in the throat with a puck on Feb. 6 while playing with the Providence Bruins. The team originally said Subban would be out indefinitely, but now there’s a little more information on how the 22-year-old...
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Crying Michael Jordan Face In Motion Will Give You Nightmares (Video)

By now, if you’re a sports fan and a social media buff, you’ve probably heard about the memes featuring Michael Jordan’s crying face. They’re hilarious and have no limits, as almost every crushing sports moment — Cam Newton’s Super Bowl press conference, the New England Patriots’ AFC Championship Game loss, etc. — somehow presents an opportunity to break out the now...
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Miami Heat Remake ‘Martin’ Intro, Honor 1990s TV In Best Way (Video)

The Miami Heat failed to light in their most recent NBA game, but their remake of the introductory sequence of “Martin” is nothing short of fire. Chris Bosh leads Miami’s cast of characters’ well-done recreation of the opening of the 1990s hit, self-titled sitcom starring comedian-turned-Hollywood star Martin Lawrence. Amar’e Stoudemire, Dwayne Wade, Chris Anderson and...
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Keith Law Ranks Three Red Sox In Top 18 Of ESPN Top 100 Prospects List

Keith Law’s top 100 prospect rankings for 2016 should have Boston Red Sox fans smiling. Four Red Sox farmhands appear on Law’s annual preseason list, with three ranking in the top 18: Rafael Devers (No. 7), Yoan Moncada (No. 17), Andrew Benintendi (No. 18) and Anderson Espinoza (No. 38). The Red Sox’s minor league system has been lauded in recent years, and even Boston’s...
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Cam Newton Fan, 8, Sends QB Note, Trophy To Cheer Up Fallen ‘Friend’ (Video)

If only we all had friends like Stephen Graham. Graham, 8, wrote Cam Newton a letter this week and included a paper trophy to cheer up the Carolina Panthers quarterback, following their loss to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50, North Carolina station WFMY reported Thursday. Graham watched Newton’s downtrodden and abbreviated postgame press conference and decided the NFL MVP...
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Big Air At Fenway Schedule: Snowboarders Kick Off Action Thursday Night

“Frozen Fenway” means something entirely new this year. Fenway Park’s transformation is complete, and on Thursday night, some of the most talented skiers and snowboarders will attempt to tackle a behemoth that makes the Green Monster look small by comparison. The Polartec Big Air event kicks off in earnest Thursday at the home of the Boston Red Sox. The snowboarders will get...
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Robert Kraft compares Tom Brady to Peyton, Eli Manning

With the Denver Broncos’ Super Bowl 50 win, the Manning brothers finally have caught up to Tom Brady. Peyton and Eli Manning each have two Super Bowl wins, while Brady won his fourth last season. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was quick to point that out Wednesday in a one-on-one interview with WCVB-TV’s Maria Stephanos. “I happened to see Archie (Manning) there...
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Robert Kraft Regrets Patriots Didn’t Play AFC Title Game At Gillette

Robert Kraft doesn’t have many regrets for the New England Patriots, but he does have one from this past season. The Patriots turned in another 12-4 record and made their fifth straight AFC Championship Game before losing to the eventual Super Bowl 50 champions, the Denver Broncos. And the Patriots owner thinks New England would have had a shot at another ring if the title game...
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Why Extending Dont’a Hightower Is Paramount For Patriots This Offseason

It shouldn’t be a matter of if the New England Patriots decide to extend Dont’a Hightower’s contract but when the two sides can agree to a new deal. The star linebacker’s four-year rookie contract ran up after the 2015 season, but the Patriots picked up his one-year, $7.751 million option last April, keeping him on the squad through 2016. The logical move this offseason...
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Andy Griffith Offers Cam Newton Great Advice In Awesome Mashup (Video)

Cam Newton’s huffing and puffing wouldn’t fly in Sheriff Andy Taylor’s home. Newton was rather moody after the Carolina Panthers fell to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50, even storming out of Sunday’s postgame press conference following a few minutes of disinterested responses. The Panthers quarterback admitted Tuesday he’s a sore loser, which some see as childish....
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Super Bowl Replay Assistant Was From Denver, Wife Is Huge Broncos Fan (Photos)

The Super Bowl 50 assistant replay official probably deserves another look after it was discovered he’s got some (loose) ties to the Denver Broncos. Jimmy Oldham, who served as the assistant replay official for the big game Sunday in California, actually lives in Denver. Furthermore, as the Internet has discovered, Oldham’s wife is a huge Broncos fan. TheLead.com has helped dig...
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Alex Morgan Scores Fastest Goal In U.S. Soccer, Olympic Qualifying History (Video)

Alex Morgan ensured the United States Women’s National Soccer Team didn’t wait long to start handling its serious business. Morgan scored just 12 seconds into Team USA’s 5-0 win over Costa Rica on Thursday in their opening game in the CONCACAF qualifying tournament for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Team USA announced Morgan’s goal was the fastest in U.S. Soccer history, and CONCACAF...
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LeBron James Drills D’Angelo Russell In Family Jewels With Pass (Video)

In all likelihood, no one enjoyed Kobe Bryant’s final visit to Cleveland less than D’Angelo Russell. Not only did Russell’s Lakers fall to the Cavaliers 120-111 on Wednesday night, dropping Los Angeles’ record to 11-44. But LeBron James also drilled Russell right in the groin with an errant pass in the third quarter as the Lakers trailed by 22 points. "Not cool, LeBron...
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Jared Sullinger Tries To Sneak Into Clippers’ Huddle, Fails Miserably (Video)

Jared Sullinger isn’t as elusive as he’d like to be. The Boston Celtics beat the Los Angeles Clippers 139-134 in overtime Wednesday night, but it wasn’t thanks to the Celtics power forward’s spy skills. Sullinger tried to be slick during the second quarter and sneak into the Clippers’ huddle, but he was spotted and kicked out pretty much immediately. The Celtics didn’t...
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Did Clippers reenact Paul Pierce stabbing during pregame intros?

The Los Angeles Clippers seem like an odd bunch. When their star players aren’t waffling about leaving in free agency or punching team staff members and breaking their hands, the Clips apparently have an affinity for dramatic arts. All the world’s a stage, after all, and the Clippers took their act to Boston on Wednesday night for what ended up being one of the most entertaining...
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Thunder Coach Monty Williams’ Wife, Ingrid Williams, Dies In Car Crash

OKLAHOMA CITY — The wife of Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams died Wednesday evening at a hospital from injuries suffered in a car crash, police said. Ingrid Williams, 44, was involved in a crash Tuesday night. An oncoming car crossed the center line and hit her SUV just outside of downtown Oklahoma City, said police Capt. Paco Valderrama. That driver was pronounced...
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Peyton Manning Explains Eli Manning’s Super Bowl Face To Jimmy Fallon (Video)

Peyton Manning knows all about Manning face. The Denver Broncos quarterback appeared on “The Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, and he explained the blank stare his brother, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, gave while the rest of the Manning clan was celebrating the Broncos’ lead in Super Bowl 50. Manning said his brother’s face is one with which he’s...
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Vince Carter, Dee Brown Star In Best NBA Slam Dunk Contest Moments Ever (Videos)

Way back in 1976, the American Basketball Association decided to try something new by holding a “Slam Dunk Contest,” which saw Julius “Dr. J” Erving steal the show by dunking from just inside the foul line. A lot has changed in the 40 years since that inaugural event, but one constant remains: This contest is all about star power, and if you bring something special to the...
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Big Air At Fenway: Your Guide To Unique Ski, Snowboard Event In Boston

BOSTON — If you’re wondering why there’s a massive ski jump in the middle of Fenway Park, we’re here to help. Some of the best skiers and snowboarders in the world are in Boston this week for Big Air at Fenway Park, which kicked off Wednesday with a four-hour practice run. The main event begins Thursday with the snowboard qualifiers and finals, and it will continue Friday...
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