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Tuukka Rask Mindful of Heavy Workload With Schedule Not Letting Up Any Time Soon

WILMINGTON, Mass. — Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask has had a pretty heavy workload this season, and there’s nothing that says things will lighten up any time soon. In fact, they’re about to get even more hectic. Now he and the rest of his teammates have to figure out a way to deal with that. The B’s goalie made his 36th appearance on Saturday night in San Jose, as he started the...
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Cristiano Ronaldo Wins Ballon d’Or Over Lionel Messi as FIFA’s Top Player

ZURICH — Cristiano Ronaldo has won the FIFA Ballon d’Or award for 2013, ending Lionel Messi’s four-year run as the world’s best player. Ronaldo scored 69 goals for Real Madrid and Portugal last year, and his stunning hat trick against Sweden in a decisive World Cup playoff was perhaps the defining individual performance. “There are no words to describe this moment,” said...
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U.S. Olympic Women’s Hockey Team Holds Practice at Fenway Park As Frozen Fenway Winds Down (Photos)

With Frozen Fenway 2014 now finished, the home of the Boston Red Sox will soon make its transition from hockey venue back to baseball diamond. But before packing up the ice for good, the iconic stadium opened its doors for one more skate. The U.S. Olympic women’s team held practice at Fenway Park on Monday, less than a month before it opens its 2014 Olympic slate against Finland...
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Johnny Boychuk Appreciative of Bruins’ Family-First Ways After Returning to See Birth of Twins

WILMINGTON, Mass. — Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk may have been just a little bit tired at work on Monday morning, but he also couldn’t be happier. Boychuk and his wife saw a joyous end to a weekend of labor early Monday morning when they welcomed twin daughters into the world. The Boston blue liner left the team toward the end of its three-game road trip late last week to...
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Report: Alex Rodriguez Blew Chance to Accept Much Shorter Suspension

Alex Rodriguez blew it. Rodriguez’s initial 211-game suspension for performance-enhancing drugs was reduced to 162 games over the weekend. It hardly was the reduction that Rodriguez was hoping for, as he’ll be forced to sit out the entire 2014 season and lose more than $25 million in salary from the New York Yankees. Making matters worse for A-Rod is that he might have had an...
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U.S. Olympic Women’s Figure Skating Snubs Third-Place Finisher Mirai Nagasu, Names Ashley Wagner to Sochi Squad

The selection process for the Olympic U.S. Women’s Figure Skating team has traditionally been straight forward: the top three finishers at the national figure skating championships have been the skaters named to the U.S. team. This year was a little different. In a significant deviation from the precedent, after last weekend’s figure skating championships at TD Garden, officials...
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Young Capitals Fan Throws Steve Ott Out of Faceoff, Knocks Out Tom Wilson During Make-A-Wish Weekend (Videos)

The Washington Capitals opened their doors to Braden Neinaber over the weekend, providing the 8-year-old with an NHL experience he will never forget. Neinaber is a Saskatoon, Sask., native suffering from a rare disease called Langerhans cell histiocytosis. His hockey idol Capitals goalie and fellow Saskatchewan native Braden Holtby, so the The Children’s Wish Foundation of...
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Dougie Hamilton Misses Bruins Practice on Monday

WILMINGTON, Mass. — The Bruins’ injury woes are not quite a thing of the past, as evidenced Monday morning at practice. Defenseman Dougie Hamilton was not on the Ristuccia Arena ice as the B’s held their first practice since returning from a three-game West Coast road trip. That’s about all of the information that was available, though. Head coach Claude Julien declined to...
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Nick Swisher’s Interesting Life, Personality Profiled in New Feature Program ‘Nick Swisher: Revealed’ (Video)

Nick Swisher isn’t afraid to show his personality on the diamond. Now, baseball fans will get to learn more about the Cleveland Indians slugger’s life off the field. Swisher’s life will be profiled in a new feature program called Nick Swisher: Revealed. The program, which will air on FOX’ SportsTime Ohio, will give fans an up-close and personal look at Swisher, while also...
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Bud Light Whiffs on NFL Tweet, Includes Colts, Saints in Conference Championship Games (Photo)

It looks like Bud Light has a case of the Mondays. The beer giant sent out a tweet Monday morning congratulating the San Francisco 49ers, Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos and New Orleans Saints for earning trips to their respective conference championship games. The only problem was, neither the Colts nor the Saints will be competing on championship weekend. The Colts were blown...
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Rubby De La Rosa Feeling ‘Super Healthy,’ Working With Pedro Martinez Before 2014 Season

Rubby De La Rosa‘s first full season in the Boston Red Sox organization left much to be desired. The 24-year-old is entering the 2014 campaign under new circumstances, though, and his optimism is apparent. De La Rosa, who was acquired from the Dodgers in the August 2012 megadeal that sent Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto to Los Angeles, told reporters...
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Johnny Boychuk Returns to Bruins Practice Hours After Wife Gives Birth to Twin Daughters

Monday was an off day for the Boston Bruins, but it was a busy one for defenseman Johnny Boychuk. Boychuk, who flew back to Boston before Saturday’s win over the San Jose Sharks, and his wife welcomed twin daughters into the world in the early hours of Monday morning. There was no time to rest for the blueliner, though, as he drove straight from the hospital to Ristuccia Arena...
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Patriots Leave Tom Brady Hanging, Still Won’t High-Five Quarterback After Beating Colts (Photo)

Tom Brady can’t catch a break in the high-five department. The quarterback’s struggle to get a high-five is well-documented, and the trend continued into the postseason. After being stiffed for a second time in Week 16, wide receiver Julian Edelman promised high-five Brady the next time he saw the QB looking for one. But it appears Edelman wasn’t true to his word, as a photo...
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Omaha Steaks Pokes Fun at Peyton Manning’s Audibles in Hilarious Tweet

Peyton Manning gave a certain Nebraska city a whole lot of love Sunday afternoon. Anyone watching the Denver Broncos’ game against the San Diego Chargers heard Manning shout the word “Omaha” repeatedly at the line of scrimmage — 44 times in all, according to Yahoo! Sports’ count. “Omaha” is one of the oldest audibles in the book — it even made an appearance in Remember...
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Julian Edelman Says He Moved to Los Angeles to Be Closer to Tom Brady, Work on Chemistry With Patriots Quarterback

Julian Edelman would do anything to improve his chemistry with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, and that includes packing up and moving to the City of Angels. Edelman told NFL.com that he moved to Los Angeles in 2010 to be closer to his quarterback. That way, when Brady needed to practice, Edelman would always be around. “I moved out to Los Angeles my second year cause...
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Reports: Broncos Cornerback Chris Harris Has Torn ACL, Will Miss Remainder of Season

The Denver Broncos’ banged-up defense lost another key contributor on Sunday. Multiple media outlets reported Monday that cornerback Chris Harris tore his ACL during the team’s divisional-round win over the San Diego Chargers, ruling him out for the remainder of the playoffs. Harris suffered the injury in coverage away from the play midway through the third quarter and was replaced...
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Scott Boras Says He Has ‘Actively Talked’ to Five or Six Teams Regarding Stephen Drew

Stephen Drew‘s agent, Scott Boras, isn’t buying the idea that there’s no market for the veteran shortstop. Drew, who rejected a one-year, $14.1 million qualifying offer from the Boston Red Sox at the beginning of free agency to pursue a multiyear contract on the open market, is still without a home. But Boras insists that there’s plenty of interest in his client, and the...
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Man Crashes Through Golf Shop Ceiling, Everyone Inside Store Acts Surprisingly Casual (Video)

A golf shop can be a very boring place during the day — until someone comes crashing through the ceiling. That’s exactly what happened in an unnamed golf shop, and it sparked the most nonchalant conversation ever had after someone falls through a ceiling. In security camera footage, a man named Ron comes crashing into the shop from above, along with a considerable amount of debris...
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Orlando ‘El Duque’ Hernandez Has Major Meltdown After Being Ejected From Little League Game (Video)

Orlando Hernandez — aka “El Duque” — used a trademark high leg kick during his nine-year Major League Baseball career. It’s fitting, as Hernandez recently kicked up a major fuss. Hernandez, who last pitched in the majors in 2007, was ejected from a Little League game last month after throwing a temper tantrum. The incident occurred at the USSSA Wood Bat World Series in...
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Montana Pastor Gives One-Minute Sermon, Leaves to Catch 49ers-Panthers Game (Video)

Tim Christensen, a pastor Gold Hill Lutheran Church in Butte, Mont., and rabid San Francisco 49ers fan, couldn’t skip his Sunday service entirely to watch his Niners take on the Carolina Panthers in the NFC playoffs, so he did the next best thing. Christensen’s service was scheduled for 11 a.m. Mountain time — the same time as kickoff in Carolina — so he decided to offer...
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Former Patriots Cheerleader Battling Cancer Shows Support, Shaves Team Logo Into Hair (Photo)

The New England Patriots are headed to the AFC title game, and they’ve got the unwavering support of one former cheerleader. Paula McDonald is battling stage three breast cancer, and a few weeks ago underwent a double mastectomy. Last week, McDonald started chemotherapy and wanted to do something “insane” before her hair started falling out from the treatment, so she shaved...
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Andrew Luck Shaves Shaggy Beard After Patriots Eliminate Colts From Playoffs (Photos)

It’s been just two days since the Indianapolis Colts’ playoff run ended with a blowout loss in Foxboro, but Andrew Luck has already parted ways with his legendary neck beard. The quarterback showed up clean-shaven to the Colts facility Monday morning, looking more like a high schooler than the Civil War general he resembled for the latter half of this season. Check out the newly...
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Rangers Pitcher Derek Holland Says Dog Tripped Him, Caused Knee Injury That Will Keep Him Off Mound

It was a “freak accident,” Derek Holland said of what caused his recent knee injury. The Texas Rangers pitcher will miss the start of the season after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee last week. The left-hander initially told reporters he had fallen on the stairs in his home and hit his knee. On Saturday, Holland said the fall was because of his dog, a boxer named...
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Alex Rodriguez Allegedly Asked Anthony Bosch What Drugs He Gave Manny Ramirez

Alex Rodriguez apparently was intrigued by Manny Ramirez‘s production in the late 2000′s. Anthony Bosch, the former owner of the infamous Biogenesis clinic who also served as Major League Baseball’s chief witness against Rodriguez and others, revealed some interesting details about A-Rod’s alleged performance-enhancing drug use in a 60 Minutes interview that aired Sunday...
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