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Report: Kevin Youkilis Heading to Japan to Join Rakuten Golden Eagles

Kevin Youkilis wasn’t kidding about heading west. Youkilis, who previously expressed a desire to play on the West Coast, is zooming right past California and going to Japan, according to multiple reports. Youkilis will reportedly join the Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan’s Pacific League on a one-year deal. Nikkan Sports first reported the news Friday, and it has since been confirmed...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots-Ravens, Saints-Panthers Battle for Top Billing as Final Push for Postseason Begins

It’s that time of year in the NFL where teams are playing the playoff musical chairs. That jockeying for position will be the theme of Week 16 as everyone tries to figure out where they’ll land and if their season will extend into January. Here’s our rundown for Week 16: Top Three Must-See Games of the Week: 1. New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers A week ago, this game was...
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Bill Belichick Says He Learned More From Ozzie Newsome Than Ravens’ General Manager Learned From Him

FOXBORO, Mass. – Bill Belichick has quite a history with the Ravens. The Patriots are 5-3 against Baltimore under Belichick but just 3-3 since John Harbaugh took over as head coach. Belichick spoke extensively about his time as head coach of the Browns when Cleveland came to New England two weeks ago. Belichick has just as much of a connection to the Ravens, though. Belichick...
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Report: Orioles Turning Attention to Fernando Rodney As Grant Balfour Deal Hangs in Balance

The Orioles are already exploring Plan B. According to the Baltimore Sun’s Dan Connolly, the Orioles are expected to turn their attention to Fernando Rodney now that Grant Balfour‘s agreement with Baltimore seems to be in jeopardy. Balfour reportedly agreed to a two-year, $15 million contract with the O’s, but concerns over his physical have left the deal in limbo. The Orioles...
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LeBron James, Derrick Rose, Rajon Rondo Most Popular Among Fans, Land on Top-Selling NBA Jerseys List (Photos)

Reigning NBA MVP LeBron James was relaxing with his wife not long ago when he looked around and was stunned to see someone wearing his Miami Heat No. 6 jersey. They were on their honeymoon in Venice. “It’s kind of crazy, honestly,” James said. “There’s a ‘wow’ factor.” James is again on top of the NBA’s list of top-selling jerseys in the newest rankings released...
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Citi Frozen Fenway 2014 ‘Monster Sled’ Dates, Times, Ticket Prices Revealed

Fenway Park is officially a year-round place of awesomeness. More details have emerged regarding the “Monster Sled” that will be available to families and individuals during Citi Frozen Fenway 2014. Citi Frozen Fenway 2014 is a two-week series of hockey, skating and sledding events running from Dec. 28 through Jan. 13 at Fenway Park. The “Monster Sled,” a 20-foot high sledding...
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Bill Belichick Compares Relationship With John Harbaugh to Connection With Bill Cowher, Nick Saban

FOXBORO, Mass. — Despite their rivalry, there is a lot of love between the Patriots and Ravens. Bill Belichick said he would “love” to have a closer relationship with Baltimore head coach John Harbaugh, but playing the Ravens nearly every season forbids it. Belichick compared that dilemma to the one he faced when Bill Cowher was head coach of the Steelers. “It would be...
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Aaron Rodgers Will Not Play Sunday vs. Steelers, Ruled Out for Seventh Straight Game

As the Packers fight for their playoff lives against Pittsburgh on Sunday, they will have to do so without Aaron Rodgers. Head coach Mike McCarthy ruled Rodgers out yet again on Friday, running the quarterback’s streak of consecutive games missed to seven. Rodgers has not played since breaking the collarbone in his non-throwing shoulder Nov. 4 against Chicago. “As an organization...
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Hope Solo Left Off All-Time USWNT Squad, Teammates Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan Earn Selections

The U.S. women’s national soccer team’ all-time Best XI, announced Thursday, includes a who’s who of women’s soccer stars — with one notable exception. Legends like Mia Hamm, Julie Foudy and Brandi Chastain are all present, as are current national team players Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan and Christie Rampone. Hope Solo, however, is not, as former goalkeeper Briana Scurry...
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Brian Butterfield: Xander Bogaerts Will Be a Shortstop ‘Until the Day He Retires’

The general consensus is that Xander Bogaerts is a future superstar. Opinions are split, however, on where he’ll eventually land on the diamond. Bogaerts played shortstop while climbing the ranks of the Red Sox system, but there’s long been a belief that the 6-for-3 prospect will someday shift to third base on a full-time basis. The belief gained legs during the Red Sox’ 2013...
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Oregon Unveils New ‘Mach Speed’ Uniforms for Alamo Bowl vs. Texas (Photos)

With bowl season comes fancy new uniforms for a number of teams, and Oregon, of course, is no exception. The Ducks have saved some of their most unique designs for January in years past — their neon-accented set for the 2011 title game and chrome domes for the Rose Bowl in 2012 come to mind — and although disappointing stretch run bounced them from the BCS this season, it hasn’t...
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Bill Belichick Gets Fiery Addressing Team’s Mental Mistakes, Including Stevan Ridley’s Fumbling Issues

FOXBORO, Mass. — Bill Belichick was in rare form on Friday. Seriously. The coach stood at the podium speaking to the media for over 25 minutes — he’s only required for 15 — and ended the session addressing the conglomerate like he would his team, by getting fiery talking about mental mistakes out of the football field. Belichick was asked about what it takes for a player...
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Red Sox Wish Fans ‘Happy Holidays’ With Footage of World Series Celebrations From Around World (Video)

Fenway Park may have been the focal point of the Red Sox’ recent World Series celebration. But the party spilled all over the world. There’s no denying that Red Sox Nation stretches far and wide, and the organization wanted to thank its fans for their continued support this holiday season. Thus, the Red Sox released an e-card featuring the best fan-submitted World Series celebration...
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Luis Suarez Signs New Long-Term Contract Extension With Liverpool

Luis Suarez today committed his future to Liverpool Football Club by signing a new long-term contract at Melwood. The 26-year-old Uruguayan insists he is “proud” and “delighted” at having put pen to paper on the new extended deal and is focused on helping the club achieve its ambitions of sustainable success both domestically and in Europe. The Reds’ No.7 also paid tribute...
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Isaac Sopoaga Not Having Much Impact On Field, but Veteran’s Influence Being Felt on Sideline, in Locker Room

FOXBORO, Mass. — At face value, it appears the trade for Isaac Sopoaga has not worked out for the Patriots. New England acquired the veteran defensive tackle along with a sixth-round pick from the Eagles for a fifth-rounder. He was expected to step in at nose tackle for the injured Vince Wilfork, but as the season has went along, Sopoaga’s snaps have dwindled. After playing...
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Will Middlebrooks Rocks Awesome Christmas Sweater in Throwback Family Photo (Photo)

No one will ever mistake Will Middlebrooks — or his mom, for that matter — for being a Scrooge. Middlebrooks’ mother recently tweeted out a holiday-themed throwback photo featuring her children. The photo (presumably, of course) was taken long before Middlebrooks became a major league third baseman and probably well before the now-25-year-old began picking out his own clothes...
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Boston College, Notre Dame to Renew Football Rivalry at Fenway Park in 2015

Football will indeed be returning to Fenway Park. The Red Sox confirmed Friday that Boston College and Notre Dame will renew their football rivalry at the historic ballpark on Nov. 21, 2015. The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo was the first to report news of the game, which will be the first football game at Fenway Park since Dec. 1, 1968. “The City of Boston will be ready to welcome...
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Aaron Hernandez, Kevin Ware, Lindsey Vonn Among Top 10 Most-Googled Athletes of 2013 (Photos)

In the age of Google, popularity can be quantified. The search engine has released its list of trending athletes from 2013, and the most-searched sports figures from the year are not too surprising. Aaron Hernandez, who had one of the biggest falls from grace in sports history after being accused of murder, led the list. Kevin Ware, who was at the center of one of the worst injuries...
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Bill Belichick Can’t Choose Favorite Christmas Song, Says He Loves Them All (Video)

He’s about the last person you would picture singing carols around the neighborhood, but Bill Belichick is apparently a big fan of Christmas tunes. In a rare moment of levity during a Belichick press conference on Thursday, a reporter asked the Patriots coach to name his holiday song. Belichick, of course, wouldn’t give a straight answer, but he did crack a smile, saying that...
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Shane Victorino Gives Shaka Sign While Wearing Cast Shortly After Undergoing Successful Thumb Surgery (Photo)

Even a surgical procedure can’t stop The Flyin’ Hawaiian from hanging loose. Shane Victorino, who battled various ailments throughout the 2013 season, underwent successful nerve release surgery on his right thumb earlier this week. It was a relatively minor procedure, as the Red Sox issued a press release stating that the outfielder is expected to be ready for spring training...
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Patriots’ Defense Has Been Tested Deep Often, But Devin McCourty, Secondary Have Made Opposing Offenses Pay

FOXBORO, Mass. — If the Patriots’ defense cannot force a turnover against the Ravens, there is something wrong. Not only are they due, but they’re also facing a quarterback who takes an inordinate amount of risks on deep throws, an area where New England’s defense has been able to force opposing quarterbacks to make mistakes for most of the season. The Patriots’ defense...
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Report: Wes Welker to Miss Final Two Weeks of Season While Recovering From Second Concussion

The NFL is pushing for even more caution when treating concussions, and Wes Welker seems to be precisely the kind of case where extra care is called for. The Denver Broncos wide receiver has not played since suffering his second concussion of the season Dec. 8 against the Titans. Welker’s first concussion came Nov. 17, but he recovered in time to play the following Sunday against...
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Aaron Dobson, Kenbrell Thompkins Moving Well at Patriots Practice, Appear Ready to Play on Sunday

FOXBORO, Mass. — The Patriots could be getting their “X” receivers back on Sunday. Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins practiced all week, spoke the media and appear to be moving well. Dobson has been dealing with a foot injury, while Thompkins has missed the past two weeks with a hip ailment. The rookie wideouts were missed last Sunday in the red zone. Dobson said on Thursday...
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Charlie Moore Outdoors Marathon to Air Christmas Day From 2-10 p.m. on NESN

Get ready for a Christmas full of fish. While you open your presents and sit down for Christmas dinner, NESN will be bringing you eight straight hours of Charlie Moore Outdoors. Tune in from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Dec. 25 as the Mad Fisherman hangs out with Bruins greats Bobby Orr and Ray Bourque, jets off to Hawaii and South Beach, and celebrates Christmas as only Charlie can. Check...
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John Farrell: Red Sox, Stephen Drew Still Would Like to Strike Deal

All they want for Christmas is a new deal. John Farrell has said multiple times this offseason that the Red Sox would like to re-sign Stephen Drew. The Boston skipper maintained that stance Thursday, saying that both the Sox and Drew would like to continue their relationship into 2014. “Both sides would like to see this come together,” Farrell said on WEEI’s Hot Stove Show...
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