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Tom Brady, Julian Edelman Among Athletes On ‘Entourage’ Set (Photos)

Some members of the New England Patriots have not been shy in expressing their support for the new “Entourage” movie. The film, set to premiere in summer 2015, is expected to feature cameos from a long list of professional athletes, including the Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski and the Seattle Seahawks’ Russell Wilson. Tom Brady and Julian Edelman also are rumored to be part of...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Adam Silver: Ads On NBA Jerseys Likely Coming In Next Five Years

Jerseys are the hot topic this NBA season and commissioner Adam Silver recently added fuel to the fire. Commissioner Adam Silver told an audience at the IMG World Congress of Sports on Wednesday that logos on NBA jerseys are most likely coming in the next five years, according to ESPN.com. The current idea circulating among league officials is to allow a 2.5 inch by 2.5 inch patch...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jackie Bradley Jr.: ‘I Have Peace’ In Competition With Grady Sizemore

Jackie Bradley Jr. sounds unfazed by Grady Sizemore’s resurgence with the Boston Red Sox. While Sizemore’s solid spring training could result in the 31-year-old landing the Red Sox’s starting center field job to begin the 2014 season, Bradley isn’t too concerned about Boston’s looming decision. Bradley, who turns 24 next month, instead is focused on becoming a better player...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jamie Collins Should Play Von Miller Role For Patriots In 2014 (Mailbag)

The New England Patriots have been quiet in free agency after a flurry of activity over the weekend. It would be logical for the Patriots to add depth at defensive tackle, defensive end, tight end and the offensive line in free agency. They are likely waiting for the market to settle so they can grab some cheap veterans, however. The Patriots also need to resolve Vince Wilfork...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

University Of Tennessee Baseball Team Cleans Field To Eric Prydz Before Games (Video)

The University of Tennessee baseball team might be the fastest field cleaners in college baseball history. It wasn’t enough that the Volunteers are 17-2 this season, they just had to do better. With the famous pump-up jam “Call on Me” by Eric Prydz playing in the background, the team races to clean the field before each game in record breaking fashion. “It’s a fun thing...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Celtics Sign Guard Chris Babb To Multiyear Contract

The Boston Celtics officially announced Friday that they have signed 6-foot-5 guard Chris Babb to a multiyear contract, confirming an earlier report by Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Babb has played in six games for the Celtics this season, averaging 2.2 points and 1.3 rebounds per game. His second 10-day contract with the team expired...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

NCAA Tournament Live: Duke-Mercer Gets Action Started; UMass Returns To Dance

11:15 a.m. ET: One day of thrilling NCAA tournament action is in the books. Ready for Day 2? Good. Friday’s slate includes a number of eye-catching matchups, especially for college basketball fans in New England. No. 6 seed UMass will make its long-awaited return to the tournament at 2:45 p.m. when it takes on No. 11 seed Tennessee, which knocked off Iowa in the first round earlier...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Julian Edelman: I Consider Myself A New Englander, Foxboro Is Home

Julian Edelman decided to return home after five days as a free agent. Edelman grew up in Woodside, Calif., and had a free-agent visit with his favorite team as a child, the San Francisco 49ers. Woodside is just 30 miles south of San Francisco and 22 miles west of the 49ers’ new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. His parents still live out in the Bay Area, but New England...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Notre Dame, UMass Lowell, Providence, UNH Are Hockey East’s Final Four

Entering last Friday, Boston College was the prohibitive favorite to take home its fourth Hockey East tournament championship in five years. So much for that. Notre Dame spoiled BC’s conference title aspirations by upsetting the Eagles in the quarterfinals and, in the process, created a wide-open race for the Lamoriello Trophy. Four teams remain as the tournament shifts to TD...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

David Legwand Spears Evgeni Malkin In Groin, Gets Ejected (GIF)

Detroit Red Wings center David Legwand was ejected from Thursday’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins after he speared Evgeni Malkin in the groin. Legwand matched up with Malkin for almost every shift, but the Pens sniper scored twice, which probably ticked off the 33-year-old Wings vet a little. The game was tied 4-4 at 16:14 in the third period when Legwand ended a battle...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Phillies Live: Jon Lester, Cliff Lee To Meet For Second Time In Six Days

10:20 a.m. ET: Jon Lester and Cliff Lee will meet again Friday. Lester and Lee squared off at JetBlue Park on Saturday, during which the Philadelphia Phillies took down the Boston Red Sox 4-1. Both southpaws pitched well, which isn’t all that surprising given their respective track records. Lester is making his third start of spring training. He has given up just one earned run...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Balanced Scoring, Improved Goaltending Key To Colorado Avalanche’s Success

The Colorado Avalanche are one team that the top contenders in the Western Conference will want to avoid in the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs. Just one season after finishing with the second-worst record in the league, the Avalanche sit in third place in the Central Division and have a 11-point lead for the third and final guaranteed playoff spot from the division. They even have a 4...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce, Ryan Lochte Among Best Of Athletes’ Very First Tweets

Twitter turned 8 years old Thursday, and what better way to celebrate than with the first tweets of America’s most beloved athletes? Twitter is allowing users to look back on their very first tweets. The catch is that many of these tweets are embarrassing, because nobody fully understood how Twitter would be used yet. While some athletes’ first tweets were shameless self-promotion...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Dayton Pokes Fun At THE Ohio State After NCAA Tournament Upset (Photo)

Dayton University is taking full advantage of its 60-59 NCAA tournament upset win over in-state rival Ohio State. Good morning, Ohio State fans, courtesy of the @daytondailynews - bit.ly/OEiYec http://t.co/cDVxdmnMys— Sporting News (@sportingnews) March 21, 2014 Sixth-seeded Ohio State fell to the 11th-seeded Flyers on Thursday afternoon, marking the first time since 2009 the...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Matt Schaub Headed To Oakland Raiders For Late-Round Pick

Matt Schaub has reportedly found a new home.  The quarterback will be traded from the Houston Texans to the Oakland Raiders for a late-round pick in the 2014 NFL draft, a league source told ESPN.  News of the trade comes one day after the Texans signed former Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.  Schaub is a two-time Pro Bowler and by far the greatest...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Martelli’s Grandson Gives Adorable Interview With Allie LaForce (Video)

Appearing on live TV during one of the biggest sporting events of the year would probably frighten most 4-year-olds, but not young Philip Martelli. The grandson of St. Joseph’s head coach Phil Martelli gave a live interview with TBS sideline reporter Allie LaForce that has become one of the most talked-about non-buzzer-beater-related moments of what has so far been a highly entertaining...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Grady Sizemore Faces Next Test; Other Red Sox Spring Training Notes

The Boston Red Sox certainly hope the New York Yankees’ success against them doesn’t carry into the regular season. The Red Sox, who fell to the Yankees 3-2 at JetBlue Park on Thursday, dropped two games to the Bronx Bombers in three days. Obviously, the losses aren’t a big deal during spring training, but similar results in a few weeks might cause some concern. The Red Sox...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

NCAA Tournament Live: Louisville, San Diego State survive late-night scares

1:35 a.m.: It’s finally over. San Diego State holds off New Mexico State 73-69 in overtime. Xavier Thames was the Aztecs’ star, with 22 points, including five in OT. The officials also missed an SDSU foul on a New Mexico State 3-point attempt with nine seconds left. Upsets were the order of the day, as four lower-seeded teams won in the 16 Thursday games. It easily could have...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Boychuk Resumes Skating, Status For Avalanche Game Uncertain (Video)

Boston Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk skated Thursday for the first time since he suffered a lower-body injury during his team’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes on March 15. Boychuk’s status for Friday night’s game against the Colorado Avalanche is uncertain at this point. Check out the video above for a report on the Bruins from Denver.Filed under: Boston Bruins, Boston...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Capuano’s Solid Spring Encouraging For Boston Red Sox’s Pitching Staff

The Boston Red Sox didn’t necessarily need to sign Chris Capuano at the beginning of spring training. But there might come a point this season when the Red Sox really reap the benefits of bringing in the veteran left-hander. The Red Sox easily could have turned a blind eye to the opening created by Ryan Dempster’s departure. The Sox already had five starting pitchers in place...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Smith Surprises 7-Year-Old Crying Panthers Fan On Morning Show (Video)

Carolina Panthers superfan Gavin Simone experienced the surprise of a lifetime Thursday when newly signed Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith visited him on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” The 7-year-old football enthusiast’s devastation over Smith’s release from the Panthers went viral in a YouTube video that featured lots of tears. After seeing the video, Smith...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Tim Wakefield Joined NESN Broadcast For Red Sox Foundation Night (Video)

NESN dedicated its entire spring training broadcast of Red Sox-Yankees in Fort Myers on Thursday night to the remarkable work of the Red Sox Foundation. Honorary Red Sox Foundation chairman and former Boston starting pitcher Tim Wakefield joined Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy in the broadcast booth, which made for a fantastic evening. Check out highlights of the game and a special segment...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings Score With 0.4 Seconds Remaining To Beat Penguins In OT (Video)

The Detroit Red Wings were on the outside of the Eastern Conference playoff picture entering Thursday night’s slate of games, and they earned two huge points with a last-second victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins at Joe Louis Arena. With less than five seconds remaining in overtime, veteran winger Daniel Alfredsson skated into the attacking zone on a 3-on-1 for the last scoring...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

David Ross Rides Camel As Boston Red Sox Hang Out At Naples Zoo (Photos)

The Boston Red Sox are working hard to prepare for their Word Series title defense. It doesn’t mean a little fun can’t creep its way into spring training, though. David Ross and Jonny Gomes were among those who recently dropped by the Naples Zoo. The two posed for a photo with a tiger — caged, of course — and Ross even went for a ride on a camel. Details about the Red Sox’s...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

UConn Defeats Saint Joseph’s In Overtime, Reaches 3rd Round Of NCAA Tournament

UConn advanced to the third round of the NCAA tournament Thursday night with an 89-81 overtime victory against No. 10 Saint Joseph’s in the East Region. It’s the No. 7 seed Huskies’ (27-8) first March Madness win since the 2011 national championship, and their next game is Saturday against the winner of the Villanova-Milwaukee matchup. Senior guard Shabazz Napier scored nine...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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