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Kevin Garnett Will Not Play Wednesday Against Celtics Due To Stomach Virus

Kevin Garnett won’t be facing the Boston Celtics until the regular season. The Brooklyn Nets center will not play in Wednesday’s preseason finale at TD Garden, according to the New York Post, as he continues to battle a stomach virus that also kept him out of Sunday’s game against his former team as well as Monday’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers. Nets coach Lionel...
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Oculus Rift App ‘Beyond Sports’ Creates VR Replays Of Soccer Games (Video)

“Beyond Sports” could revolutionize how we watch and re-watch the games we love. “Beyond Sports” is an Oculus Rift application, created by Dutch firm Triple IT. The software uses data from cameras and other tracking devices to create virtual-reality replays of soccer games, according to Wired. Players, coaches and fans can use the Oculus Rift head-set to watch games from...
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Stevan Ridley Thanks Patriots Fans, Players, Coaches For Support After Injury

Stevan Ridley is lost for the season after suffering a severe knee injury, but the New England Patriots running back vows to return to the field. Ridley reportedly tore his ACL and MCL in the Patriots’ 37-22 win over the Buffalo Bills in Week 6 and was placed on injured reserve Thursday before the Patriots beat the New York Jets 27-25. Ridley posted a collage featuring his coaches...
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Packers’ Matt Flynn Went To Pearl Jam Concert, Was Living The Dream (Photos)

Life as a backup quarterback in the NFL isn’t bad. You technically get to call yourself an NFL quarterback, but you don’t have to worry about the injuries or scrutiny that come with being the starter. And when you go to Pearl Jam concerts in nearby cities, you are a big deal. That was the case for Green Bay Packers backup quarterback Matt Flynn, who spent his Tuesday night at...
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Kevin Durant launching signature underwear collection

Kevin Durant is expanding his apparel empire and stepping into the underwear game. The NBA MVP recently signed an endorsement deal with action sports accessory brand Neff, according to The Associated Press. Neff founder Shaun Neff told the AP that Durant will launch a signature underwear line with the company in time for next year’s back-to-school crowd. ”We just thought that...
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Rookie making history by pitching in two World Series in one year

Kansas City Royals reliever Brandon Finnegan will make history if/when he pitches against the San Francisco Giants in this year’s Fall Classic. Finnegan, who was drafted in the first round this season, will become the first player ever to appear in both the College World Series and the Major League Baseball World Series in the same year. “I was sitting in a classroom probably...
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Bears Deny Reports Of Tension Between Jay Cutler, Brandon Marshall

One thing almost nobody disputes: The Chicago Bears’ locker room got rowdy after the team suffered a 27-14 loss to the Miami Dolphins. But the extent of the ruckus — and whether it’s an indication of deeper problems within the team — is being disputed by the Bears themselves. Brandon Marshall reportedly blamed the loss on quarterback Jay Cutler, leading to rumors of a rift...
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Boston Celtics Trim Roster To 16 After Waiving Four Players

The roster trimming has begun for the Boston Celtics. Head coach Brad Stevens informed Erik Murphy, Tim Frazier, Christian Watford and Rodney McGruder that they will be waived. Stevens sat down with the four players Tuesday morning to tell them the news, adding that Frazier will remain with the team through Wednesday’s preseason finale against the Brooklyn Nets because of the...
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Patriots’ Brandon LaFell Apologizes For Wearing Shirt With Swear Word On It

Brandon LaFell made a regrettable wardrobe decision over the weekend. For that, he is sorry. LaFell created a little bit of a stir during his off-weekend when the New England Patriots wide receiver showed up to a high school game at his alma mater wearing a shirt that said “(Expletive) Statistics” on the front. TMZSports.com reports LaFell’s decision to wear the expletive-laden...
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Ex-Red Sox Catcher A.J. Pierzynski Plans To Continue Career In 2015

A.J. Pierzynski doesn’t plan on hanging up the spikes this winter. Pierzynski, who turns 38 in December, would like to continue his career in 2015, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The veteran catcher just wrapped up his 17th season in the majors. “I want to play, obviously,” Pierzynski told the newspaper. “Physically, I feel good. I still think I can contribute...
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Taylor Hall Nets Backhand Penalty Shot On Ben Bishop (Video)

Edmonton Oilers forward Tayl0r Hall knows how to get a crowd fired up. With the game tied at one apiece, Hall was taken out by Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Matt Carle while driving toward the net on a breakaway, drawing a penalty shot. With 16,839 fans at Rexall Place on their feet, Hall capitalized on the opportunity and beat goaltender Ben Bishop on a swift backhand that slid...
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Bruins Morning Skate Notes: Projected Lines, Pairings Vs. Sharks

BOSTON — The Bruins didn’t have an extra defenseman at Tuesday’s morning skate because of Kevan Miller’s absence. Miller suffered an upper-body injury after fighting Buffalo Sabres forward Nicolas Deslauriers on Saturday night, and the team announced Monday that the veteran D-man is out indefinitely. Matt Bartkowski is expected to fill in for Miller on the third pairing...
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David Ortiz Surprises Military Members With World Series Tickets (Video)

The season might be over for the Boston Red Sox, but David Ortiz isn’t done coming up clutch. The Red Sox slugger, who is set to join FOX’s World Series broadcast team for the first two games between the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants, recently gave the surprise of a lifetime to three Massachusetts-based military members. Big Papi hooked up Iraq and Afghanistan...
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Gareth Bale Out Of Wednesday’s Liverpool-Real Madrid Game Due To Injury

Gareth Bale won’t charge with Real Madrid’s white brigade Wednesday. A muscle injury Bale suffered while on duty with Wales’ national team last week also will keep him out of Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League game between host Liverpool and visiting Real Madrid. Real Madrid has excluded Bale from its 20-man traveling squad for the game, the BBC reports. Madrid said Bale “‘has...
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Patriots Practice Report: Darrelle Revis, Chandler Jones Lone Absentees

FOXBORO, Mass. — Don’t hit the panic button just yet, but two of the New England Patriots’ best defensive players were absent from practice. Cornerback Darrelle Revis and defensive end Chandler Jones were the lone Patriots missing from Tuesday morning’s practice. Jones was listed on last week’s injury report with a shoulder ailment, but he played, and finished, Thursday...
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Tim Hudson Was Destined For World Series Regardless Of Giants’ Signing

Tim Hudson was wise to clear his schedule for October. Hudson, who signed a two-year, $23 million contract with the San Francisco Giants last offseason, might have been destined for the World Series even if he didn’t land in the Bay Area. According to the 39-year-old hurler, the Kansas City Royals — San Francisco’s opponent in the Fall Classic — made him a “very good offer”...
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NFL Week 9 Odds: Patriots Are Touchdown Favorite Over Bears

The New England Patriots will host the Chicago Bears in a Week 8 inter-conference matchup on Sunday. The Patriots opened as a touchdown favorite, with the line holding steady thus far at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The total is set at 49.5. The Patriots are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games, and have gone OVER in seven of their last eight home games. The Bears are 4-2 ATS...
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Sidney Crosby Trolls Flyers Fans With ‘Rocky’ Halloween Costume (Photo)

All Hallows’ Eve  is still more than a week away, but the Pittsburgh Penguins have kicked off the festivities early. Evgeni Malkin uploaded photos from the annual Penguins’ Halloween party Sunday night. In case Philadelphia Flyers fans didn’t have enough reasons to hate him, Sidney Crosby decided to go as the city’s beloved character, Rocky Balboa. Perhaps Crosby was trying...
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Having Success At NFL Level In Hostile Environments Is Matter Of Choice

There were times on Monday night when the Houston Texans looked bothered by the crowd noise. At other times, they looked like a team playing in a bubble of silence. The Texans ultimately lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers in front of a rowdy Heinz Field crowd on “Monday Night Football,” but the game offered the latest example of how difficult it can be to play in a hostile environment...
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Royals’ Ned Yost Grew Up Giants Fan, Once Spent Vida Blue Autograph

Clearly, this World Series is going to be an inside job. OK, maybe not. But Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost revealed Monday he grew up a huge San Francisco Giants fan, making this year’s Fall Classic extra special for the veteran skipper. “I bet you I’ve wore out 15 San Francisco Giant hats as a kid growing up,” Yost told reporters in Kansas City. “That was my team...
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Jake Peavy Could Buy Cable Car If Giants Beat Royals, Win World Series

Jake Peavy, who famously purchased a duck boat following the Boston Red Sox’s 2013 World Series win, isn’t entirely sure what he’ll buy if his San Francisco Giants defeat the Kansas City Royals in this year’s Fall Classic. But he has at least one idea. “Everybody thought the duck boat was an impulse buy, but I had the check in my pocket during the parade,” Peavy said...
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Ryan Callahan’s Massive Hit On Taylor Hall Breaks Camera On Glass (Video)

Tampa Bay Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan doesn’t know his own strength. Early in the first period of Monday’s game against the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place, Callahan threw a huge hit on forward Taylor Hall in the Lightning’s defensive zone. The impact of the crushing hit created so much force that the camera behind the goal cut out. Aside from the camera, no...
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Major Sports Leagues File Suit In Attempt To Stop New Jersey’s Sport Betting

NEWARK, N.J. — The four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA filed papers in court Monday to stop New Jersey’s plan to allow legal sports betting beginning this weekend, when gamblers could become the first in the nation outside Nevada to wager on single games. The leagues filed a motion in federal court in Trenton seeking an injunction that would stop the state from...
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Which Hall Of Famer Scored His First Career Goal On NESN’s First Bruins Telecast?

Tuesday will be a special night at TD Garden. In addition to the Boston Bruins taking on the San Jose Sharks, Tuesday’s game will host a celebration of sorts, as it will be NESN night at the Garden. New England’s most watched sports network is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Way back on March 21, 1984, NESN televised its first Bruins game, starting a long marriage...
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Lawrence Timmons Vomits On Field During ‘Monday Night Football’ (GIFs)

Lawrence Timmons could have used some Pepto-Bismol on Monday night. The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Houston Texans on “Monday Night Football,” but it wasn’t all fun for the Steelers linebacker. Timmons was seen on more than one occasion vomiting on the field during the game. That wasn’t the only time Timmons lost his lunch Monday night, either.  The veteran linebacker also...
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