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Adam Lallana Bases High Hopes For 2015-16 On Uninterrupted Preseason

Adam Lallana believes he will reap the benefits of a full pre-season programme as he aims to fulfil Jordan Henderson’s expectation of “big, big things” in 2015-16. The 27-year-old arrived at Liverpool from Southampton last summer, but had his preparations for the campaign cut short by injury. However, one year on, Lallana admits he feels primed to make his mark at Anfield having...
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August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly Reluctant To Become Reliever Despite Red Sox’s Bullpen Woes

This embed is invalid" /> Joe Kelly’s done it before. He’s not in any rush to do it again. The Boston Red Sox’s bullpen is in a world of trouble, especially now that closer Koji Uehara will miss the rest of the season with a fractured wrist. But the club hasn’t approached Kelly about converting back into a reliever. And that’s OK with the...
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Report: Ted Wells buys Williams sisters' NY pad for $2.1 million

By Mike Cole Ted Wells has been paid a whole bunch of money by the NFL in the last year, and he’s putting some of that dough to use. The New York Daily News, citing public records, reported Thursday that Wells bought a New York apartment for $2.1 million. The seller of that loft apartment? Venus and Serena Williams. Wells, a criminal attorney, was hired by the NFL to conduct...
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DeAndre Hopkins Destroys DeAngelo Hall’s Ankles After Trash Talk (Video)

We all know DeAngelo Hall can talk the talk. On this particular occasion, however, he certainly didn’t walk the walk. The outspoken Washington Redskins cornerback was matched up against Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins during the teams’ recent joint practices in Richmond, Va. Things got pretty heated throughout the sessions, and Hall got into the action as well...
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Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo, Theo Epstein Rock Out To AC/DC At Karaoke Bar (Video)

The Chicago Cubs have had plenty of reasons to celebrate lately, so they did just that over the weekend. After winning their third straight game against the San Francisco Giants on Saturday — it also was the Chicago’s ninth win in its last 10 games — first baseman Anthony Rizzo and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein hit up a local karaoke bar. The two belted...
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Report: NFL, NFLPA Lawyers Back In Court To Discuss Tom Brady Settlement

Wednesday was a wild day in New York for lawyers of both the NFL and NFL Players Association. Thursday, they went back to work albeit with far less fanfare. Lawyers for both sides as well as New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell went before a judge Wednesday in federal court for a hearing over Brady’s four-game suspension. Judge Richard Berman...
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Boston College, Notre Dame Unveil Uniforms For Fenway Park Game (Photos)

We now have a better idea of what football’s return to Fenway Park will look like. Boston College and Notre Dame, who will square off at the home of the Boston Red Sox on Nov. 21, each released their uniform plans Thursday for that highly anticipated game. BC will be rocking a throwback look, while Notre Dame is opting to go with a much more modern design. First, Boston College...
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Mets’ Yoenis Cespedes Honors Parakeet With Neon Sleeve, Hits Homer (Video)

The New York Mets all of a sudden are the darlings of baseball, and they have a rally parakeet to thank. OK, that might be a bit of a stretch. But there’s no denying there was magic in the air Wednesday night when a bright yellow parakeet suddenly appeared at Citi Field, fluttering near home plate during New York’s game against the Colorado Rockies. The story doesn’t stop...
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Source: Geno Smith 'deserved' to get punched in face

By Mike Cole There are at least two sides to every story, especially when the New York Jets are involved. Jets head coach Todd Bowles announced earlier this week that quarterback Geno Smith would miss six to 10 weeks after having his jaw broken in a locker room altercation. According to Bowles, Smith was sucker punched by linebacker IK Enemkpali. Not long after, Enemkpali was released...
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Jordan Richards Among 10 Patriots To Watch In Preseason Vs. Packers

Preseason games can be a little tricky, so we’ll try to make Thursday night’s New England Patriots-Green Bay Packers matchup a little easier to digest. There won’t be many familiar faces on the field for the Patriots. Starting quarterback Tom Brady is unlikely to play, and 17 players sat out with injuries during the team’s final padded practice before the game, so cross off...
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Cowboys Receivers Practice With Bags On Their Heads, Because Why Not? (Photos)

If recent practices are any indication, the Dallas Cowboys have another NFC East title in the bag. Fresh off a 12-4 season, the Cowboys have their sights set on a deep playoff run. Apparently the team is doing everything it can to get better, as evidenced by a rather interesting training mechanism it employed on the wide receivers and tight ends during Tuesday’s training camp...
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Watch PGA Championship Online: Live Stream Info For Season’s Final Major

The PGA Championship is upon us. The tournament formally known as “Glory’s last shot” gets underway Thursday morning in Wisconsin at Whistling Straits. The season’s final major formally tees off at 6:45 a.m. with the greatest players in the world doing battle for the Wanamaker Trophy. Thursday’s TV coverage on TNT doesn’t begin until 2 p.m. ET, but fans will have access...
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Report: Tom Brady, Gisele Having Marriage Problems; Divorce Possible?

Tom Brady has a lot on his plate these days. The New England Patriots quarterback is dealing with the ongoing Deflategate saga, which forced him to miss two days of practice to attend a hearing in front of a federal judge in New York. He’s also trying to prepare for the regular season and help his team defend its Super Bowl title. If you believe the tabloids, apparently there...
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Tom Brady Should Only Settle For A Fine, Allow Judge Berman To Rule

Near the end of the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLIX, the New England Patriots took a risk. Wide receiver Julian Edelman beat Seattle Seahawks cornerback Tharold Simon in the red zone on the previous drive, but quarterback Tom Brady’s pass was slightly overthrown, and the play was a failure. Down 24-21, the Patriots decided to run the same exact play, hoping the Seahawks wouldn’t...
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Patriots-Packers Odds: New England Favored In Preseason Opener

The New England Patriots will be back on the gridiron for the first time since their Super Bowl victory Thursday night as they take on the Green Bay Packers as three-point betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. It has been a rocky offseason for the Patriots, whose Super Bowl win has been overshadowed by the controversy swirling around their starting quarterback...
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Anthony Rizzo Makes Insane Catch As He Dives Off Tarp Into Stands (Video)

There are great catches, and then there are insane catches. Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo’s catch in the top of the sixth inning of Wednesday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers is one of those insane catches. Ryan Braun hit what looked like a harmless foul ball that would make its way into the stands, but Rizzo never gave up on the play. He jumped up on the tarp...
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August 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Lawyer: Judge 'will absolutely vacate' Brady suspension

By Pat Bradley Tom Brady’s day in court went pretty well Wednesday. So well, in fact, that one lawyer believes Brady will be under center for every game this season. Alan Milstein, an attorney who has tried cases against the NFL before Judge Richard Berman before, told fellow attorney and Sports Illustrated legal analyst Michael McCann that he thinks Berman will rule in Brady’s...
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Watch Michael Jordan Hit ‘The Shot’ Like You’ve Never Seen Before (Video)

Everyone has seen “The Shot” — Michael Jordan’s game-and-series winning jumper over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the 1989 Eastern Conference First Round. But this video from a baseline camera let’s you experience the moment like never before. This footage is so epic I had to show this again for people who are woke. The Shot from another angle. http://t.co/BCevhTWxEA—...
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Madden reconsiders Drew Brees' rating after impressive video

By Pat Bradley Madden is the most popular football video game franchise. As such, players take notice of their ratings — and sometimes take exception to them, too. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is one of those players, and came up with a creative way to get the attention of the people who determine his ranking, all while having a bit of training camp fun. That’s...
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PGA Championship preview: Spieth, Bubba among favorites

By Cameron McDonough Will Jordan Spieth win his third major? How is Rory McIlroy’s health? Can Jason Day finally win a major? Who will be the No. 1 golfer in the world after this weekend? The intriguing storylines for this weekend’s PGA Championship at Whistling Straits Golf Course are plentiful, and so are the contenders for the title. One of the reasons is the course itself...
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How Will The Boston Bruins Replace Milan Lucic in 2015-16? (Video)

Don Sweeney certainly made headlines this offseason. In addition to acquiring two first-round draft picks, a number of prospects, Jimmy Hayes and Matt Beleskey, the new Bruins GM made a splash when he shipped career-Bruins Milan Lucic to the Los Angeles Kings. Lucic, 27, is known for his brutality on the ice. He’s an enforcer with above average goal-scoring ability, and his hard...
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Red Sox Notes: David Ortiz Closing In On 500; Rick Porcello To Begin Rehab

Positive takeaways were few and far between for the Boston Red Sox after Wednesday’s 14-3 manhandling at the hands of the Miami Marlins. But David Ortiz made sure the afternoon wasn’t a complete waste. Ortiz clubbed two home runs in Boston’s blowout loss and now needs just nine more to reach 500 for his career. The slugger brushed off the question of whether he’ll be able...
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Sketch Artist Apologizes For Not Making Tom Brady ‘As Good-Looking As He Is’

Everyone has off days, including courtroom sketch artists. Jane Rosenberg was in charge of the courtroom drawings for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and the NFL’s trip to federal court on Wednesday for the ongoing Deflategate saga. And her sketch didn’t exactly earn rave reviews. However, Rosenberg responded to the criticism of her sketches with a compliment for...
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Eduardo Rodriguez’s Bad Side Again Rears Ugly Head In Blowout Loss

Eduardo Rodriguez’s Jekyll and Hyde ways continued this week in Miami. The Boston Red Sox left-hander has been somewhat of an enigma throughout his first major league season — he’s either borderline ace-like or a disaster waiting to happen. On Wednesday, he clearly was the latter. Facing the Miami Marlins in the finale of a two-game series, Rodriguez allowed a home run to...
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David Ortiz Inches Closer To 500 Home Runs In Red Sox’s Loss (Video)

Wednesday night was a big step forward for Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz and his quest for 500 home runs. Ortiz blasted two homers, including one in the second inning that reached the upper deck in the Red Sox’s 14-6 loss against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Ortiz now has 491 career home runs. “I don’t know. I’m just gonna keep on swinging,” Ortiz...
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