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Report: Yankees Have Inquired About Chase Headley

The Yankees have some serious holes in their lineup. And while they could opt for a cheap fix or hope to solve their issues internally, the Bronx Bombers have been known to think outside the box. One player who presents an intriguing possibility is Padres third baseman Chase Headley. The Yankees have inquired about Headley, according to The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo. Headley...
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March 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Mike Wallace’s New Deal Will Average $13 Million, Dolphins Still Front Runners

By the time the 2013 NFL season rolls around, Mike Wallace is expected to eclipse Dwayne Bowe as the third-highest paid receiver in the NFL. Dan Pompei of the National Football Post reports “Those who should know speculate his new deal will average more than $13 million per season.” Calvin Johnson is the highest paid wideout with an average salary of $18.8 million and Larry Fitzgerald...
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March 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Rays Live: Sox Turn to John Lackey, Who Looks to Continue Making Strides This Spring

10:50 a.m.: You’re in luck. I’ve got a lineup card for you all to glance over while sipping on your java. Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia will man the top two spots in the Boston order on Sunday, while Daniel Nava and Ryan Lavarnway will bat third and fourth, respectively. On Saturday, the Red Sox struggled to generate any offense out of the top four spots in the lineup....
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Amare Stoudemire Could Miss Six Weeks With Knee Injury That Needs Surgery

NEW YORK – Amare Stoudemire needs surgery on his right knee and is expected to miss six weeks, a stunning blow to the New York Knicks as they chase the Atlantic Division title. Stoudemire, who had been playing well off the bench, will have the procedure to remove tissue within the week, the Knicks said Saturday before their game against the Utah Jazz. Stoudemire missed the first...
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Report: Percy Harvin Wants to Be Traded by Vikings

Despite general manager Rick Spielman insisting the Vikings will not trade Percy Harvin, the star wide receiver still wants out of Minnesota. Harvin has told the Vikings he does not want to play for the Vikings next season and that he wants to be traded, according to the Star Tribune. Harvin missed the final seven games of the 2012 season with an ankle injury, though reports came...
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WWE’s Jim Ross to Join Sean Grande in Celtics Radio Broadcast Booth Sunday in Oklahoma City

When the Boston Celtics take on the Oklahoma city Thunder on Sunday, get ready for a slobberknocker. Celtics radio voice Sean Grande will have a special guest up in the broadcast booth on Sunday for the second quarter, WWE Hall of Fame announcer Jim Ross. “Good Ol’ JR” is a native Oklahoman and Grande is a big WWE fan — it’s a match made in heaven. Since Ross is in the...
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WBC Brawl Will Result in No MLB Suspensions for Alfredo Aceves, Oliver Perez, Five Others Ejected

You know what they say, “What happens in the World Baseball Classic, stays in the World Baseball Classic.” Or is it “The first rule of the World Baseball Classic is don’t talk about Fight Club?” Seven players were ejected in Saturday’s WBC brawl, but that’s the only punishment they will face. The WBC announced “discipline will not be imposed beyond [Saturday's...
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Celtics-Thunder Live: Paul Pierce, Celts Head to Sooner State Looking to Continue Streak

8 a.m. ET: At this point, we cannot put anything past these Celtics. By most measures, they should be a prohibitive underdog on Sunday afternoon in Oklahoma City. But riding a five-game win streak, the Celtics seem capable of anything. The Celtics (34-27) have been here before, remember. When they welcomed the Thunder (46-16) to the TD Garden earlier this season, just about everyone...
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Alfredo Aceves’ Participation in WBC Brawl Again Puts Pitcher on Hot Seat, Creates Questions for Red Sox

Alfredo Aceves has seemingly been on thin ice. That ice might have just cracked a little bit more. Baseball fans were given a strange surprise on Saturday when Canada and Mexico traded punches during their World Baseball Classic showdown. The brawl started after things got a little feisty in the ninth inning. Mexico pitcher Arnold Leon, upset that Canada catcher Chris Robinson dropped...
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Larry Walker Told Adrian Gonzalez ‘You’re Too Important to the Game’ During World Baseball Classic Rumble

Amid the chaos that took place at Chase Field on Saturday, Canadian coach and former major league All-Star Larry Walker emerged as a peacekeeper. Mexico and Canada came to blows during their World Baseball Classic clash, and things really got ugly. Both sides threw punches, which immediately increased the risk of injury. Walker tried to restore order, though, first by grabbing Mexico...
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Strong Play in Defensive Zone Powers Bruins to Shutout Win Over Flyers (Video)

The Bruins took a 3-0 lead in the first period against Washington on Tuesday, only to surrender four straight goals in a crushing overtime loss. The B’s built a three-goal lead again Saturday against the Flyers, but they wouldn’t let this one get away. Tuukka Rask saved 23 shots to pick up his second shutout of the season, and the Finnish netminder praised the play of the defensemen...
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Larry Walker Thinks He ‘Saw Satan’ in Alfredo Aceves’ Eyes While Restraining Pitcher During WBC Brawl

Alfredo Aceves comes off as a scary dude. Not only does Aceves throw gas when he’s on the mound, but he also has a rather intimidating aura about him, which is enough for most guys to refrain from picking a fight with the Red Sox right-hander. Canadian outfielder Tyson Gillies apparently didn’t get the memo, though. Or perhaps the Phillies minor leaguer has a death wish. Either...
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UMass-Lowell Claims Top Seed, Hockey East Tournament Field Set After Wild Final Weekend

After one final day of frantic seed shuffling, the Hockey East tournament pairings have finally been set. The River Hawks of UMass-Lowell were the big winners on Saturday, clinching the first regular-season conference title in school history with a 4-1 win over Providence. As the No. 1 seed, they’ll host eighth-seeded Maine at Tsongas Arena when the quarterfinal series open up...
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Harvard Clinches Third Straight Ivy League Title, Automatic Bid to NCAA Tournament With Win Over Cornell

Harvard needed a win against Cornell and a Princeton loss on Saturday night to clinch their third straight Ivy League title, and the Crimson got just that. Harvard defeated the Big Red 65-56 but had to anxiously wait for the Princeton-Brown game to finish up to see if they would be sharing their conference championship or if they would win it outright. After about a half hour filled...
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Joe Flacco Says Anquan Boldin Rejecting Ravens’ Pay Cut Is ‘What He Should Do’

It was reported Saturday morning that wide receiver Anquan Boldin will likely be released by the Ravens after refusing to take a pay cut. At least one of his teammates is siding with the Baltimore wideout. Quarterback Joe Flacco told Craig Morgan of FOX Sports Arizona that he believes Boldin is making the right move after not being offered the contract he deserves. Joe Flacco on...
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Amar’e Stoudemire to Undergo Surgery on Right Knee, Will Likely Miss Remainder of Regular Season

The New York Knicks may sit atop the Atlantic Division, but injury woes continue to plague the team’s stars. Carmelo Anthony has missed three straight games due to a sore right knee, and the Knicks announced Saturday that Amar’e Stoudemire will undergo right knee debridement surgery later this week. Stoudemire is expected to miss the rest of the regular season as he will be...
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Report: Alfredo Aceves’ Punishment From Sunday’s Brawl Could Carry Over to Regular Season

Team Mexico’s run in the World Baseball Classic is over, but the aftereffects of Sunday’s brawl could continue to linger. FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi reports that any punishments doled out to those involved in the melee between Mexico and Canada would likely carry over to the regular season, as well, since the tournament is sanctioned by Major League Baseball and the players’...
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Alabama’s Trevor Releford Nails Half-Court Shot at Buzzer to Beat Georgia (Video)

Really? Another one? Half-court game-winners are becoming a prevalent as Harlem Shake videos in amateur basketball, and Alabama joined the club Sunday afternoon. Junior Trevor Releford sank a shot from beyond half-court to give the Crimson Tide a 61-58 win over Georgia and keep Bama’s NCAA tournament aspirations alive. There’s not much more to be said that we haven’t already...
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Mexico Manager Rick Renteria Blames Misunderstanding of Rules for Bench-Clearing Brawl at World Baseball Classic

With one team bunting in the ninth inning of a game it led by six runs, it might ordinarily be understandable for their opponent to get steamed. However, due to tiebreaker rules in the World Baseball Classic that hinge on run differential, it appears that Team Canada meant no offense by bunting against Team Mexico — although offense was clearly taken. Mexico manager Rick Renteria...
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John Farrell Fully Expects Jackie Bradley Jr. to Begin Season in Minors, But Still Not Ruling Anything Out

It seems that Jackie Bradley Jr. is out to prove something each time he steps onto the diamond. That hard work has certainly caught the eye of manager John Farrell. Farrell has faced questions all spring about whether Bradley has a shot at cracking Boston’s Opening Day roster. Those questions will only increase if David Ortiz‘s status doesn’t improve and the Sox are thus forced...
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Canadian Pitching Coach Hit in Face by Debris Thrown From Stands in World Baseball Classic Brawl (Animation)

Things got ugly during the Canada-Mexico game on Saturday in the World Baseball Classic, and one Canadian player was the worse for it. Canadian pitching coach Denis Boucher was struck in the face by debris of some kind thrown from the stands as the brawl was winding down. Watch in the animation below. Click here to see the brawl >>
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Report: Patriots Showing Interest in Cornerbacks Chris Gamble, Derek Cox

Two new prospective cornerbacks have reportedly surfaced on the Patriots’ radar. The Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe reports that the team has shown interest in Chris Gamble and Derek Cox. Gamble was released yesterday after nine seasons in Carolina and Cox, who has spent his four-year career with Jacksonville, is expected to hit the open market when free agency begins this week. Gamble...
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Stephen Drew Remains Day-to-Day, But Status Has ‘Improved’ Since Suffering Concussion

Stephen Drew and the Red Sox are understandably taking things one day at a time. Drew, who suffered a concussion after getting hit in the head with a pitch during Thursday’s spring training game, is still out of the Boston lineup, but manager John Farrell said that the shortstop’s status has improved. “He’s out again today. He’s improved over yesterday,” Farrell told...
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INTERNATIONAL THROWDOWN

Brawl breaks out during World Baseball Classic

It wasn’t quite an international incident, but a benches-clearing brawl broke out between After Canadian Chris Robinson bunted to lead off the ninth inning with Canada holding a 9-3 lead, Mexico pitcher Arnold Leon hitting Rene Tosoni. Red Sox pitcher Alfredo Aceves was heavily involved in the fray, seen wrestling with Tyson Gillies and appearing to suffer a blow to the head...
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David Ortiz Undergoes MRI on Both Heels to Rule Out Any Complications in Recovery Process

If there’s one thing we’ve learned this spring training, it’s that David Ortiz‘s injury status can change at the drop of a hat. Ortiz, who has had some good days and some bad days in his battle back from an Achilles injury, has experienced some discomfort. The Red Sox thus decided to send him for an MRI on both of his heels on Saturday. “That’s where he’s been feeling...
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