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Charles Barkley Thinks Nets Are Best Team in New York, Wants Rex Ryan to Stick Around With Jets

It’s the time of year when many fans and analysts are making bold proclamations about their teams. Charles Barkley? Well, he’s here to announce that the Brooklyn Nets are the best team — in New York. Considering the only contender the Nets have in that horse race is the often-hapless Knicks, maybe it wasn’t such a big deal to anoint Brooklyn. But Barkley was emphatic that...
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November 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Bobby Valentine, Lance Armstrong Among Sports Figures Named to GQ Magazine’s ‘Least Influential’ List (Photos)

As the calendar turns, many people look back on the year that was and try to make sense of the many highs that accompany the last 365 days. GQ Magazine, in a spoof of the many publications that create “most influential” lists at year’s end, has instead chosen to single out those in the world of pop culture who were the least significant of the last 12 months. Described as “a...
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November 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Nolan Ryan to Release Beef Cookbook With Some of Fiery Ace’s Favorite Recipes

The first thing most baseball fans want from Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan is pitching advice. A close second may be recipes on the best ways to cook beef, of which Ryan is reportedly a master. Salivating baseball fans will get their wish in 2014, as Ryan is set to release a cookbook with his finest beef recipes, according to a press release from publisher Little, Brown and Company. The...
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November 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Mikhail Prokhorov Gives ‘Inside the NBA’ Crew Russian Hats, Leading Shaquille O’Neal to Speak in Russian (Video)

Mikhail Prokhorov has a good team down there in Brooklyn. The crew from TNT’s Inside the NBA couldn’t make it to opening night at the Barclays Center to see the team in person, though, so the Nets owner sent them a gift of goodwill in hopes that they will come soon. In a show of true Russian hospitality, Prokhorov sent Eddie Johnson, Kenny Smith, Charles Barkley and Shaquille...
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November 28, 2012  |  Discuss
THE CATCHER AND THE WHY

Report: Red Sox inquire about Mauer

The Red Sox reportedly have inquired about Joe Mauer several times recently but have been told by the Twins that its star catcher is not being traded.

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November 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Redskins, Cowboys Rivalry So Intense That One Fan’s Dog Won’t Eat Dallas Treat (Video)

The Cowboys and Redskins have one of the oldest and most intense rivalries in the NFL. So much so, in fact, that it is affecting snack time in the animal kingdom. One Redskins fan has conditioned her dog, Dexter — named for former Redskins defensive end Dexter Manley – to refuse his favorite treats when they are associated with the rival Cowboys. As soon as the treat is once...
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November 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox Targeting Trio of Nick Swisher, Mike Napoli and Cody Ross in Potential Offseason Overhaul

The Red Sox have reportedly shown interest in each Nick Swisher, Mike Napoli and Cody Ross at certain points in this young offseason. Boston apparently wants to bring all three aboard by winter’s end. CBSSports.com reports that the Sox have had discussions with all three and that signing the trio remains the team’s top offseason plan following a season in which Boston finished...
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November 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Jon Gruden Apparently Won’t Get Browns Ownership Stake to Coach University of Tennessee Despite Juicy Rumor

Jon Gruden‘s name has been tossed around as a coaching candidate since he was fired by the Buccaneers following the 2008 season. But ownership? Well, chalk it up as a juicy rumor. WREG-TV in Memphis, Tenn., reported Tuesday night that Gruden has an offer on the table to become the next head coach of the University of Tennessee, and that if he took the job, he would also get an...
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November 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Celtics Live Blog: Rajon Rondo, C’s Hoping to Leave No Reasonable Doubt That They Are Better Than Nets

10 a.m.: On Monday night, the Nets took a cue from their part-owner, rapper Jay-Z, and provided the blueprint for how to beat the suddenly scuffling Knicks. On Wednesday, the Nets can give themselves sole possession of the Atlantic Division with a win over the Celtics and a Knicks loss to the Bucks. After close to a decade of the hard knock life, the Nets could be big pimpin’....
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November 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Kurt Warner Wants NFL Team to Hire Him as ‘Creative Offensive Consultant’ to Design Plays

Kurt Warner is mad as hell, and he’s not going to take it anymore. Fed up with seeing what “awful” play after play on Sundays, the former All-Pro quarterback is now offering up his services to prospective teams in need of a little help on the offensive side of the football. I am thinking some NFL teams need 2 hire me as "creative offensive consultant" (yes I just...
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Report: Louisville to Join ACC, Becoming Sixth Former Big East School to Join Conference

The college realignment shuffle is heating up again, and the ACC wasted no time finding yet another dance partner. On the heels of Maryland defecting from the Atlantic Coast Conference to the Big Ten, the conference is reportedly welcoming Louisville to its ranks. The move will make UL the sixth former Big East school to join the ACC, as it joins Boston College, Virginia Tech, Syracuse...
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November 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Tom Brady, Excuse Me Colin Kaepernick Gives 49ers Best Chance to Win Super Bowl

Jim Harbaugh has found himself in the best, but possibly also the worst, situation for his team. I mean, what coach doesn’t want the choice between two talented and more than capable quarterbacks?  Nothing is worse than lacking a capable quarterback. So, having two who are must be a fantastic scenario. Only, some serious complications could rise from the fallen’s ashes. Alex...
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November 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Relive Game 1 of the Bruins’ 2011 Stanley Cup Final Against the Vancouver Canucks Wednesday on NESN

After beating the Montreal Canadiens, Philadelphia Flyers and Tampa Bay Lightning, the Bruins finally reached the 2011 Stanley Cup Final. Their final adversary would be the Vancouver Canucks, owners of the Presidents’ Trophy and the No. 1 overall seed in the NHL playoffs. With the likes of Roberto Luongo and Henrik and Daniel Sedin leading the way, the Canucks had breezed through...
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November 28, 2012  |  Discuss

NHL Players Have More Hope for Season Than Owners as Negotiations Head to Mediation (Video)

Christmas may end up being the point of no return for the NHL On Tuesday, the NHL and the Players’ Association agreed to head to mediation. Confused as to exactly what that means? Well, Paul Kelly and NESN Daily have your back, as the former NHLPA executive director breaks it down for you. Kelly also mentions that Christmas may be the date which, if no collective bargaining agreement...
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November 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Alex Carpenter of Boston College Takes After ‘Can’t Miss’ Bruins Alum Father (Video)

Bobby Carpenter may not have quite lived up to the potential that landed him on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1981, but he did put together a serviceable 21-year career that included four seasons with the Boston Bruins. He also raised his daughter, Alex Carpenter, to be one heck of a hockey player, herself. Ranked as one of the top women’s hockey players in the country, the...
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November 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Les Miles Offered Five-Year Contract by Arkansas

After losing Bobby Petrino due to some off-the-field issues prior to the 2012 season, the Arkansas Razorbacks stayed under the radar this season, signing John L. Smith to a one-year deal. They went 4-8 for their efforts, but it seems they’re going all-in for 2013 and beyond. Arkansas has offered Les Miles a five-year, $27.5 million contract to move from LSU over to the Razorbacks...
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November 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Mark Sanchez Says Jets Love Their Chances at Playoff Berth Despite 4-7 Record

There are plenty of negative things to say about Mark Sanchez as a quarterback, but you can’t discount his optimism. Just five days after getting shellacked by the New England Patriots, the New York Jets’ quarterback is still confident about his team’s playoff chances, despite a 4-7 record. Perhaps when things have hit rock bottom there’s nowhere to go but up, but unless...
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November 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Bill O’Brien Wins Big Ten Coach of the Year, Plans to Stay at Penn State for 2013 Season

When the 2012 season started in Happy Valley, it well, wasn’t very happy. Joe Paterno had passed away after an abrupt firing, Jerry Sandusky was still in the headlines and to top it all off, the Nittany Lions started the season losing two straight to non-conference opponents. That’s what makes it so impressive that Bill O’Brien was able to rally his “fighters” to an 8-4...
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November 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Cowboys Fan Petitions White House to Remove Jerry Jones as Owner, Collects 4,000 Signatures Before Removal

Things are looking a little ugly in Dallas right now. Earlier this season, Jerry Jones confirmed that as long as he owns the team, he’s going to be the man in charge of personnel decisions. When you’ve had as many struggles as the Cowboys have in recent seasons — in the kind of sports media market that Dallas is — that’s probably not going to sit well with fans. Dallas...
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November 27, 2012  |  Discuss

‘Where’s Waldo’ Appears to Serve as Inspiration for New Line of NFL Headwear (Photos)

Looking to play a quick game of “Where’s Waldo?” during an NFL game this Sunday? Hate to spoil your fun, but it’s not going to take very long to find him. As the winter season is now upon us, the NFL has released its latest line of cold-weather apparel, which features some interesting hats. The knit sideline hats have been distributed to the players and are now for sale on...
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November 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Jets Fans Berate Team Heading to Locker Room at Halftime of Loss to Patriots on Thursday (Video)

It took a few days for this video to surface on the Internet, but it was well worth the wait. Suffice to say, the second quarter of Thanksgiving Day’s 49-19 loss to the Patriots didn’t go well for the Jets. The Pats turned four Jets turnovers into touchdowns, and scored 35 points (all after a scoreless first quarter) to effectively seal the win before half of the game was even...
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November 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Donte Stallworth Works Out for Patriots, But Doesn’t Get Contract Offer

After cutting Deion Branch, signing Greg Salas, cutting Salas and losing Julian Edelman to a concussion, the Patriots are suddenly shallow at wide receiver. That would explain why the team brought Donte Stallworth in for a workout on Tuesday, according to Mike Girardi of Comcast Sports Net. The team did not offer him a contract. That visit came one day after bringing the team...
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November 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Tigers Talk to Scott Boras About Interest in Rafael Soriano

The Tigers were swept out of the World Series, and though it likely wouldn’t have made much of a difference, one of their issues throughout the playoffs was the performance of closer Jose Valverde. Valverde is now a free agent, and doesn’t appear to be headed back to Detroit despite 110 saves for the Tigers over the last three seasons. Valverde was removed from the closer’s...
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November 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Zach Randolph Takes Simulated DUI Test in Grizzlies’ Locker Room, Fails (Video)

The Memphis Grizzlies aren’t just an up-and-coming NBA team, but they’re also going pretty well to find creative ways to entertain themselves in the locker room. We’ll admit we’re missing a little bit of context for this video, but here’s what we know: On Tuesday, Rudy Gay tweeted out the below video with the message “Zbo doing the DUI test.” The video features Zach...
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November 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Cancer Takes Stephen Packer’s Life, Liverpool FC Mourns Passing of Academy Player

Liverpool Football Club is deeply saddened to announce the passing of one of the club’s Academy U-9 players, Stephen Packer. Stephen passed away on Sunday evening following an incredibly brave battle with cancer. The youngster, a huge Liverpool fan, made a big impression on everyone he encountered at the Academy due to his happy nature and willingness to learn. Stephen was very...
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November 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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