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NBA Trade Rumors: Hawks Considering Trading Al Horford, Jeff Teague At Deadline

The Atlanta Hawks reportedly are coming to grips with the fact that an NBA title could be out of reach this season, and that could spell good news for teams interested in their key players. The Hawks are engaged in “serious internal discussions” about what direction they want to take the team ahead of the Feb. 18 trade deadline, specifically as it relates to core players Al...
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Dion Phaneuf Trade Gives Leafs Valuable Salary Cap Flexibility, Depth

Brendan Shanahan, Kyle Dubas and the rest of the Toronto Maple Leafs brain trust took on one of the most difficult jobs in hockey in 2014: turn around one of the most iconic franchises and build a perennial Stanley Cup contender. The Leafs have the longest championship drought in the NHL at 48 years. They’ve had several good teams in that span, most notably in 1992-93, but rebuilds...
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Watch Boston Celtics Vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Game Online (Live Stream)

The Boston Celtics are on a tear and are hoping to keep it that way heading into the NBA All-Star break. The Celtics, winners of nine of their last 10, have two games remaining before their mini-vacation, the first of which is Tuesday night in Milwaukee against the Bucks. The Bucks have struggled lately, dropping seven of their last eight games to fall to 20-32. Milwaukee owns a...
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West Ham Knocks Liverpool Out Of FA Cup On Angelo Ogbonna’s Extra-Time Goal

Liverpool was cruelly eliminated from the FA Cup on Tuesday, as a goal in the final seconds of extra-time gave West Ham United a 2-1 win in the fourth-round replay. The Hammers initially went in front in the closing moments of the first half, as Michail Antonio volleyed in, but a response was served by the Reds immediately after the break through a brilliantly-placed free-kick by...
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Watch Kobe Bryant, Lakers Face LeBron James, Cavs For Final Time (Live Stream)

LeBron James versus Kobe Bryant. It’s been an overarching storyline in the NBA since the day King James stepped onto the court in 2004. Bryant had been the NBA’s best player for several years; James was the heir apparent. In the 13 seasons since James was drafted, the Cleveland Cavaliers star holds a 14-6 record against Bryant’s Los Angeles Lakers in games both superstars have...
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Patriots waive Montee Ball despite never officially re-signing running back

Montee Ball is officially no longer a member of the New England Patriots, though it’s unclear when he re-joined the team in the first place. Ball, who was arrested Friday on tentative battery charges, was waived Tuesday, according to the NFL’s officially transaction wire. Ball’s contract expired Feb. 1 after the spent the end of the 2015 season on the Patriots’ practice...
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Clippers Suspend Blake Griffin Without Pay For Punching Team Staffer

Blake Griffin’s moment of rage has damaged his reputation and will reduce his bank account. The Los Angeles Clippers announced Tuesday in a statement they have suspended Griffin for four games and are docking his pay for five as punishment for him punching a member of the Clippers equipment staff in January. Griffin broke his right hand during the altercation and required surgery...
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Scott Darling’s Act Of Kindness Valuts Him To Top Of NHL’s ‘Nice Guy’ List

Scott Darling’s recent act of kindness toward a stranger might not win him the NHL Foundation Player Award but it should make him a sporting legend, nonetheless. Twitter user Kane Van Gate on Sunday shared a story an Uber driver told him about an encounter he recently had with Darling in the Phoenix, Ariz., region. Here's another example of hockey players being awesome people…...
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Bruins Morning Skate Report: Milan Lucic Returns As B’s Host Kings (Video)

An old friend will be back in the building Tuesday night as the Boston Bruins host Milan Lucic and the Los Angeles Kings at TD Garden. NESN.com’s Michaela Vernava and Zack Cox took a look back at Lucic’s time in Boston and discussed the challenges of facing the formidable Kings in the Bruins Morning Skate Report, presented by Mercedes-Benz. Thumbnail photo via Jayne Kamin-Oncea...
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Report: Kings Won’t Fire George Karl After All Following Meeting With Head Coach

For better or worse, the Sacramento Kings have changed their minds on a very, very important decisions. The Kings reportedly were close to firing head coach George Karl. ESPN reported Monday Karl’s dismissal basically was a formality and that the team would cut ties over this weekend’s All-Star break. However, ESPN reported Tuesday, citing sources, that the Kings have changed...
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Report: Johnny Manziel Showed Up To Practice Drunk; Browns Covered For QB

Remember when Johnny Manziel strangely missed the Cleveland Browns’ Week 17 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers with what the team described as a concussion? Well, that “concussion” might actually have been something else, if we’re to believe a new report. According to NFL Network analyst Mike Silver, who said he was with a Browns player Monday, Manziel showed up to practice...
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Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Projected Lines, Pairings For Bruins-Kings

BOSTON — The Bruins will look to gather some additional momentum entering their upcoming six-game road trip as they welcome the Los Angeles Kings to TD Garden on Tuesday night. The Kings lead the NHL’s Pacific Division by a healthy margin, while the Bruins have an opportunity to leap into second place in the Atlantic with a win and a Tampa Bay Lightning loss. “It is a measuring...
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2016 7th Player Award Sweepstakes

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Watch Liverpool Vs. West Ham FA Cup Fourth Round Replay Online (Live Stream)

Now would be a perfect time for Liverpool to end its struggles against West Ham. West Ham hosts Liverpool on Tuesday at the Boleyn Ground in a replay of their FA Cup fourth-round game. The winner will advance to the fifth round as one of the last 16 teams remaining in the soccer world’s oldest competition. Liverpool has lost two of three games against West Ham this season —...
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Milan Lucic: ‘No Hard Feelings,’ All Love For Bruins After Trade To Kings

BOSTON — Milan Lucic’s life changed dramatically this past summer when, on the first day of 2015 NHL Draft, the Bruins traded him to the Los Angeles Kings, ending the big winger’s eight-year tenure with the team that drafted him. Lucic has settled in nicely to his new home, however, and as he prepared to play his first game back in Boston on Tuesday night, he had nothing but...
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Bruins Expecting Warm Reception For Milan Lucic In Return to TD Garden

BOSTON — Milan Lucic was one of the Bruins’ most beloved players during his eight seasons in Boston. Don’t expect that to change now that he’s wearing a different sweater. Lucic returns to TD Garden on Tuesday night for the first time since his offseason trade to the Los Angeles Kings, and his old teammates believe he’ll be welcomed back with open arms. “What I want...
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Vince Carter Raptors Mix Tape Released By NBA Is Absolutely Epic (Video)

Goodness gracious, could Vince Carter fly in his earlier days. The NBA Slam Dunk Contest is just around the corner, and for any sports fan who saw Carter in his prime, Carter is the first thing you think of when you start thinking about the dunk contest. Carter’s performance in the 2000 Slam Dunk Contest is an all-timer, arguably the greatest dunk contest performance ever. But...
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Report: Aqib Talib Could Be Suspended For Super Bowl Facemask Penalty

Aqib Talib made his bed. Now, he might have to lie in it. Talib admitted after the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday that he intentionally grabbed Corey Brown’s facemask and ripped the wide receiver down to the ground inside the 5-yard line on a violent play in the first half. It was a conscious decision geared toward preventing a touchdown...
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Which Two Players Assisted On Milan Lucic’s First Career Goal?

Tuesday will be a big night at TD Garden. The Boston Bruins will host the Los Angeles Kings, and while that matchup isn’t usually one circled on the calendar, things are a little different this time around. That’s because former Bruins fan favorite Milan Lucic is making his return to Boston for the first time since being traded over the summer. It’s a good time to look back...
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Did Messi outbid Ronaldo for most expensive car?

Lionel Messi might have denied Cristiano Ronaldo a prize for the second time in early 2016. Spanish newspaper Sport reported Monday that Messi might have outbid Ronaldo at a recent auction for the world’s most expensive car. The Proto Organization auctioned off the 1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti in Paris for around €32 million. Proto declined to identify the winning bidder...
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Cam Newton Gets Defensive In Explanation For Not Jumping On Super Bowl Fumble

Cam Newton’s postgame news conference moments after Super Bowl 50 ended got all the attention, which actually overshadowed Newton’s other supposed gaffe in the big game. Newton on Tuesday attempted to fend off the criticism he received for his tight-lipped, abbreviated press conference. But Newton also tried to defend his decision not to jump on a fourth-quarter fumble. He offered...
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Shannon Sharpe Rubs Broncos’ Super Bowl 50 Win In Patriots Fans’ Faces

Gary Kubiak still was drying off from his Gatorade shower when Shannon Sharpe began trolling New England Patriots fans after the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50. Sharpe, a Hall of Fame tight end who spent 12 seasons with the Broncos, has developed quite a social media rivalry with Patriots fans in recent months, especially immediately before and after...
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Cam Newton Not Apologizing: ‘Show Me A Good Loser And I’ll Show You A Loser’

Cam Newton is sorry he’s not sorry. The Carolina Panthers quarterback was a little more forthcoming Tuesday morning in his first news conference since Sunday’s post-Super Bowl debacle. Newton, criticized by many for how he handled himself in that postgame presser, didn’t apologize for anything. “We’ve got all these people who are condemning and saying, ‘Oh he should have...
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Maple Leafs Trade Dion Phaneuf To Senators In Blockbuster Nine-Player Deal

It finally happened: The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded Dion Phaneuf. After being the subject of trade rumors seemingly his entire time with the Leafs, the defenseman was traded on Tuesday to the Ottawa Senators in a nine-player trade. Here’s a full breakdown of the players and draft pick involved. Senators acquire: D Dion Phaneuf F Matt Frattin F Casey Bailey F Ryan Rupert D...
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Duke’s Grayson Allen Appears To Intentionally Trip Opponent

When it comes to Duke basketball, you either love or hate the Blue Devils. Grayson Allen gave some more ammo to those who can’t stand Duke on Monday night. The Blue Devils got back on the winning track as they toppled No. 13 Louisville at Cameron Indoor Stadium in a big ACC matchup. That part obviously was good for Duke. What wasn’t so great, though, was what Allen did to Louisville’s...
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