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Report: Josh Hamilton Asking for $175 Million, Seven Years in Free Agent Market

The number has landed, and it is high. Free agent Josh Hamilton is reportedly looking for a seven-year deal worth about $175 million overall -- or $25 million a season, according to Baseball Prospectus writer John Perrotto. From someone who knows these things: Josh Hamilton's asking price is 7 years and $175M. #Rangers #MLB — John Perrotto (@jperrotto...
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November 03, 2012  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Watches Celtics Melt Against Bucks at TD Garden on Same Night He Re-Ups With Red Sox (Photo)

David Ortiz was just trying to spread the good karma. The Red Sox designated hitter was at TD Garden on Friday night as the Celtics opened their home slate against the Milwaukee Bucks, wearing some fine jewelry and a pretty stylish C's hat. But even Ortiz, who reportedly came to terms with the Sox on a new contract late Friday, couldn't give the Celtics...
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November 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban Promises $1 Million for Charity if Donald Trump Shaves Head (Video)

Mark Cuban will see your ridiculous move, Donald Trump, and he'll raise you one. In the rare moment that involves two of the world's biggest blowhards, Cuban has extended an offer to The Donald of one million big ones -- but only if Trump gets rid of his famous coif. Trump recently made headlines (or started talking a lot, in hopes of making headlines...
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November 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Bill Russell Tells Kyrie Irving's 'Uncle Drew' to Get Team Together, Recruit Elderly Kevin Love (Video)

Kyrie Irving has been quite the pitch man for Pepsi. The young Cavs star has been donning a facial disguise and white hair to appear as "Uncle Drew," who stumbles into pickup games then blows away the opposition as an elderly baller who can still dunk and shoot. The saga is continuing with a new chapter -- but this time, it isn't just Irving who&...
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November 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Celtics Live Blog: Kevin Garnett, C's Aim to Get Back to Winning Ways in Washington

8 a.m. ET: Whoever it was that showed up Friday at the TD Garden wearing the home uniforms, that team did not resemble the squad that the real Celtics insist they can be. They are what their record says they are, however, and entering Saturday's game in the nation's capital, the Celtics were 0-2. In front of them was an underwhelming Wizards team dealing with injuries to...
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November 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Patrick Willis Proves You Must 'Trust Your Power' to Accomplish Great Things in Life (Video)

Patrick Willis has established himself as one of the best defensive players in the NFL. And while the 49ers linebacker is physically gifted, it's what's inside of Willis that has brought him to new heights. Willis has been selected to the Pro Bowl in each of his first five NFL seasons after enjoying a standout college career at Ole Miss. Things haven'...
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November 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Dan Haren Becomes Free Agent After Proposed Deal With Cubs Falls Apart

Dan Haren became a free agent Friday night after the Los Angeles Angels failed to work out a trade and then declined the pitcher's 2013 option. Haren, a three-time All-Star from 2007-09, gets a $3.5 million buyout under the deal, which included a $15.5 million club option for 2013. The Angels' decision came after a proposed trade to the Chicago Cubs for...
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November 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Jason Terry Takes Lack of Bench Production Upon Himself And Other Impressions From Celtics' Loss to Bucks

BOSTON -- Jason Terry asked to be held accountable. He wanted to be the one held responsible for the Celtics' bench, good or bad, and on Friday it was time to stand up and bear the type of punishment he claimed he would take. In both of the Celtics' losses to open this season, Boston's bench was outscored by its counterpart on the opposing team. After...
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November 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers Seeking Sense of Urgency From Celtics After Starting Season With Two Losses

BOSTON -- The stands at the TD Garden were filled with raucous fans decked out in fresh green-and-white garb. Five whole months without a reason to cheer for their basketball team -- not to mention the conspicuous absence of the hometown hockey team that occupies the same building -- had stirred the Boston fans in attendance into a frenzy. Those fans desperately...
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November 03, 2012  |  Discuss
ANIMAL INSTINCT

KG wants Celtics to play like hyenas

BOSTON -- Kevin Garnett ran with a pack of wolves for 12 years in Minnesota. Now he wants to run with a pack of hyenas. Garnett implored his Celtics teammates to play like that intimidating African carnivore after the Celtics dropped a 99-88 decision to the Bucks on Friday. The flop embarrassed the Celtics, who were making their home debut for the 2012-13 season and were...
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November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Hurricane Sandy Unearths 15-Year-Old Cleveland Stadium Rubble From Lake Eerie

15 Years ago, the dilapidated Cleveland Stadium -- former home of the Browns and Indians -- was demolished. Though Cleveland was without a football team for a bit, it's since been replaced by Progressive Field and Cleveland Browns Stadium -- shiny new-age facilities featuring all the amenities you'd expect. After the demolition, pieces of the stadium were...
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November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Ben Cherington Doesn't Shut Door on Bringing Back Kevin Youkilis (Audio)

When you lose 93 games, you've got to be open to any idea to improve your team. At least that seems to be the prevailing widsom in the Red Sox' camp, as Ben Cherington imparted during an interview with WEEI on Thursday. Case in point, when asked specifically about the chances of bringing back Kevin Youkilis, the GM remained open to the possibility, noting...
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November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Angels Trade Dan Haren to Cubs for Carlos Marmol

It's been a busy few days for the Los Angeles Angels (of Anaheim). On Wednesday, the team traded one starting pitcher in Ervin Santana, sending him and cash to the Kansas City Royals for a minor league pitcher. On Friday, the team was back at it, sending Dan Haren to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for reliever Carlos Marmol, as first reported by the Chicago Sun...
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November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Max Talbot Continues to Keep Busy During NHL Lockout, Rappels Down Building for Charity (Photo)

Though NHL fans may have a lot of unanswered questions as a result of the league's ongoing labor negotiations, there is one thing they know for sure: Max Tablbot is one crazy dude. Earlier this offseason the Philadelphia Flyers forward was featured in some interesting YouTube videos promoting the new Assassin's Creed video game, and now Talbot has taken his...
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November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: David Ortiz, Red Sox Reach Agreement on Two-Year, $26 Million Deal

It would appear David Ortiz and the Red Sox have reached an agreement. Late Friday night, CSNNE.com reported that the designated hitter agreed to a two-year, $26 million deal with several incentives that could allow him to earn as much as $30 million. It comes shortly after the Red Sox extended a qualifying offer to Ortiz for one-year, $13.3 million. Since Ortiz...
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November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers Believes Celtics Need to Re-Establish Home Court Advantage in New Season (Video)

BOSTON -- The Celtics were extremely formidable at the TD Garden last season, when they won 24 of their 33 home games and enjoyed a bittersweet send-off from their fans toward the end of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals. The Bucks did not much care about Boston's home record from last season, though, and Celtics coach Doc Rivers recognized that. Shortly...
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November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

New York City Marathon Canceled Amid Criticism, Hurricane Sandy Fallout

With large parts of New York City still underwater and without power, mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced that the New York City Marathon has been canceled. At least 40 in New York City have been confirmed dead, and the city was under mounting criticism to cancel the event, with many arguing that although it could go on logistically, it was simply not the right...
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November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

LaTroy Hawkins' Daughter, Troi, Does Spot-On Impression of Kevin Youkilis' Unique Batting Stance (Photo)

Kevin Youkilis is famous for his unorthodox batting stance. First, former Red Sox shortstop Mike Aviles poked fun at his ex-teammate's stance. Turns out, Angels reliever LaTroy Hawkins' daughter, Troi, is the latest to try her hand at imitating Youkilis. If you compare it to Youkilis' stance, it's a pretty spot-on impression. Hawkins took the chance to post the...
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November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Mark McGwire Close to Becoming Dodgers' New Hitting Coach

After years hiding from the limelight after his playing career and steroids allegations, Mark McGwire came out of hiding in 2010 to become the St. Louis Cardinals' hitting coach, serving under managers Tony La Russa and Mike Matheny. Now, according to a report by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Joe Strauss -- and since confirmed by other sources -- McGwire...
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November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Andrew Bailey's Health, Daniel Bard's Mechanics Signify Keys to Continue Improving Boston's Bullpen in 2013

Editor's note: Didier Morais will review each position for the Red Sox for the 2013 season. Amid the drama, there was one bright spot for the Red Sox last season -- the bullpen. The relief staff combined to tally a 3.88 ERA, an impressive feat considering the starting rotation's struggles constantly placed them in a bind. Facing adversity, the bullpen came through and racked...
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November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Start of NBA Season Finds Lakers, Celtics With More Questions Than Answers So Far (Podcast)

The Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers and Oklahoma City Thunder -- all expected to contend for an NBA title this season -- did not start their seasons off on the right foot. The Celtics fell to the rival Miami Heat, the Lakers flopped out of the game 0-2 and the Thunder traded away one of their best players just before losing their opener on a buzzer beater. Still...
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November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Curt Schilling Calls Rhode Island's Lawsuit Political, Denies Wrongdoing

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling on Friday called a lawsuit brought against him by Rhode Island economic development officials "political" and denied wrongdoing in connection with a $75 million state loan guarantee the state gave his failed video game company, 38 Studios. The Rhode Island Economic Development Corp. on Thursday sued...
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November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

NHL Cancels Winter Classic As Lockout Claims Another Casualty

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The NHL has canceled the 2013 Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium. The signature event between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs is the latest casualty from the labor dispute that has put the season on hold, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Friday. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the...
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November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Week 9 NFL Lines See Dolphins as Road Favorites, Expecting Bears to Keep Up Winning Ways

The Miami Dolphins and the Indianapolis Colts, both armed with rookie quarterbacks, meet this weekend at Lucas Oil Field. A few weeks ago, you'd look at that game and not think much of it. However, both teams enter this weekend's matchup sitting at 4-3, which means this game may actually have some playoff implications. See who's favored below as part...
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November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Tony Romo, Michael Vick Looking Over Their Shoulders in Top NFL Prop Bets of Week 9 (Photos)

Job security in the NFL is nonexistent for just about anyone. The turnover at every position from the front office to the field is proof enough of that. Sometimes, however, the heat gets kicked up a few degrees, and for a pair of NFC East teams, things are getting real hot.  Both the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles have undereachieved this season, and...
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November 02, 2012  |  Discuss
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