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Nnamdi Asomugha to Announce Retirement Friday in Oakland

Former cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha is calling it quits on Friday. The 11-year veteran will announce his retirement in Oakland, the Raiders reported Thursday evening. He leaves the game with 407 tackles, 15 interceptions and two sacks in 157 career games. The 32-year-old played three games as a member of the 49ers before being waived in November this season. His best days came during...
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December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Houston Texans Will Interview Penn State Head Coach Bill O’Brien

The Houston Texans will have a head coaching vacancy after the 2013 NFL season, and Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien will interview for the position. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport  has reported that “O’Brien is one of the Houston Texans’ top candidates to fill their coaching job, according to sources familiar with the team’s process.” He also reports that the two sides...
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December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Soccer Star Kevin-Prince Boateng Hospitalized After Christmas-Day Street Attack

Kevin Prince-Boateng is glad that he’ll probably be well enough to play in his team’s next game and at the 2014 FIFA World Cup because he could have been worse off. Boateng, a midfielder for German club FC Schalke 04 and Ghana’s national team, was attacked by an unknown assailant on the street in Kaarst, Germany, on Wednesday. He went to a local hospital after suffering bruises...
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December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Rajon Rondo Ranks Sixth in Eastern Conference Backcourt Voting for 2014 NBA All-Star Game

Rajon Rondo hasn’t played in a single game for the Boston Celtics this season, but that hasn’t prevented him from receiving the sixth-most votes for the 2014 NBA All-Star Game among Eastern Conference guards. The NBA released the second returns of All-Star voting on Thursday afternoon. Jeff Green and Rondo were the only Celtics players listed. The latest results are below. Eastern...
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December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Tom Brady Will Finally Earn His Fourth Super Bowl Ring and 13 Other Sports Predictions for 2014 (Photos)

The New Year is a time for reflection. More importantly, it’s an opportunity to look ahead. While 2013 provided plenty of memorable sports moments, there’s no telling what 2014 will bring. It’s safe to assume, however, that we’re in store for another eventful 365 days, although the possibilities of what “eventful” means are endless. Predictions are always a fun way to...
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December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Sharks Rookie Tomas Hertl Won’t Play For Czech Republic at 2014 Winter Olympics

The San Jose Sharks are going to be without rookie forward Tomas Hertl for over a month as he recovers from knee surgery, and it’s a situation that will also keep him out of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Despite missing a couple of games over the last two weeks, Hertl is still the NHL leader in scoring (25 points) and goals (15) among rookies, and it was this offensive success that...
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December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots Release Cornerback Marquice Cole for Fourth Time This Season

FOXBORO, Mass. – Marquice Cole is back off the Patriots’ roster. The veteran cornerback has been released for the fourth time this season. He was being released and re-signed earlier in the season because he was dealing with a hamstring injury. New England has not announced a corresponding move. Cole was not on Wednesday or Thursday’s injury report. Cole has 15 tackles this...
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December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks Hoping to Acquire Celtics’ Rajon Rondo Via Trade

New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony is able to opt out of his contract after this season and hit the free-agent market for the first time in his career, and if the front office is unable to persuade him that the club is moving in the right direction, he may decide to take his talents elsewhere. Finding a quality point guard seems to be high up on the Knicks’ list of future...
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December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox Unlikely to Join Masahiro Tanaka Sweepstakes, But Pitcher’s Posting Still Impacts Boston

Masahiro Tanaka probably won’t grow a beard in Boston any time soon. But his arrival in Major League Baseball could create a hairy situation for the Red Sox. The Rakuten Golden Eagles have decided to post Tanaka, meaning that the pitcher is free to sign with any MLB team this offseason. The Red Sox, theoretically, could make a push for Tanaka, but it’s likely that they will stay...
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December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Rob Ninkovich Added to Injury Report on Thursday, Limited With Ankle Ailment

FOXBORO, Mass. — The Patriots’ captains just cannot stay healthy this season. Defensive end Rob Ninkovich has joined safety Devin McCourty on the injury report. Ninkovich was limited in practice with an ankle injury. McCourty was absent with a concussion. Rookie wide receiver Josh Boyce (ankle) was also missing from practice. Cornerback Kyle Arrington (groin), tackle Marcus...
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December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots Need to Be at Full Health for Playoffs, Putting Shane Vereen, Alfonzo Dennard’s Status in Question for Sunday

FOXBORO, Mass. — The Patriots have to find a balance this week. New England will likely be without Devin McCourty, since the star safety missed practice with a concussion on Tuesday and Thursday, but they have some decisions to make on players who are banged up, like running back Shane Vereen, wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins and cornerback Alfonzo Dennard. The Patriots will...
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December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees Must Make Strong Push for Masahiro Tanaka or Else New York’s Busy Offseason Could Be Fruitless

The Yankees must make a strong push for Masahiro Tanaka. Tanaka will officially join Major League Baseball this winter and there figure to be a number of potential suitors for the Japanese pitcher. But no team needs Tanaka like the Yankees, who are still set to enter the year with a suspect pitching staff despite an abundance of offseason moves. The Yankees have bolstered their lineup...
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December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Ted Lasso Returns, Discovers He’s ‘Coaching the New York Jets’ of Premier League (Video)

Ted Lasso, the American football coach in London, is back for more. Coach Lasso, the standard-bearer for American newcomers to Premier League excitement, returned to NBC Sports on Thursday. He gave fans a progress report on his ongoing Premier League education, which continues despite the fact that he was fired from his job as Tottenham Hotspur manager last summer. In a new update...
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December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Jadeveon Clowney Busted for Speeding for Second Time This Month

Here’s an instance of how blazing speed could negatively affect a player’s draft stock. South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was ticketed Thursday morning for driving 84 mph in a 55 mph zone — his second speeding violation of the month. Clowney was also busted for going 110 mph in a 70 mph zone on Dec. 7. He was given a $355 citation for that offense. The Gamecocks...
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December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Stevan Ridley Took ‘a Big Step’ In Overcoming Fumble Issues for Patriots on Sunday Against Ravens

FOXBORO, Mass. – Stevan Ridley is not starting yet, but Bill Belichick is showing confidence in his running back by playing him at the most important part of the game: the end. Ridley was expected to have a breakout year after bursting onto the scene as a starter in 2012. If he had improved on his 1,263 yards and 12 touchdowns from 2012, he likely would have been considered...
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December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Aaron Rodgers Will Start for Packers Against Bears on Sunday

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will return to start Sunday’s game for the NFC North title against the Chicago Bears. Coach Mike McCarthy announced Thursday that Rodgers will be back after missing seven games because of a left collarbone injury. Green Bay (7-7-1) is 2-5-1 since Rodgers went down during the first series of a 27-20 loss Nov. 4 to Chicago. But...
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December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Jason Kidd Calls Out Nets, Kevin Garnett Tries to Fire Up Team as Frustration Mounts in Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Nets have been by far the NBA’s biggest disappointment this season, falling to 9-19 with a 95-78 loss to Chicago on Christmas Day. That mark ties the Nets with the crosstown New York Knicks for 11th in the highly watered down Eastern Conference, and the most recent defeat reportedly prompted first-year head coach Jason Kidd to go off on his team in the locker room...
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December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Philippe Coutinho’s Goal Not Enough, As Liverpool Suffers Defeat at Manchester City

Liverpool could consider itself unfortunate not to have taken something from a pulsating contest, as it went down to a narrow 2-1 defeat at Manchester City on Boxing Day. The Reds went into a 25th-minute lead when Philippe Coutinho slotted into an empty net from close range after Raheem Sterling had rounded Joe Hart, but City drew level quickly through Vincent Kompany‘s header...
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December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Sign Carlin Isles, ‘Fastest Man in American Rugby,’ to Practice Squad

Jim Schwartz may be out as head coach in Detroit at the end of this season, but not before he tries one final experiment. Schwartz confirmed Wednesday that the Lions have signed rugby speedster Carlin Isles to their practice squad. A former All-American kick returner and sprinter at Division III Ashland University, Isles made his debut for the U.S. national rugby sevens squad in...
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December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox Celebrate Christmas by Tweeting Image of Tree Comprised of Players’ Beards (Photo)

The Red Sox gave their fans the perfect Christmas gift roughly two months ago when Boston captured its third World Series title in 10 years. The club still wanted to celebrate the holiday on Wednesday, though, so Red Sox Nation was treated to quite the tweet. The Red Sox’ official Twitter account on Wednesday sent out an image featuring silhouettes of the players’ famous 2013...
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December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Masahiro Tanaka’s Top Suitors Include Yankees, Cubs, But Dark Horses Could Alter Sweepstakes (Photos)

The Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes is in full swing. The Rakuten Golden Eagles announced Tuesday that Tanaka will be posted, thus making the pitcher available to all 30 Major League Baseball teams. The announcement ended months of speculation about if Tanaka’s Japanese club would make him available this offseason, and the story now centers on which teams will extend the greatest offers...
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December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Carlton Fisk’s Game 6 Heroics Remembered on Hall of Famer’s 66th Birthday (Videos)

Before the Red Sox snapped their 86-year World Series drought in 2004, the most endearing Fall Classic memory for Boston fans was that of Carlton Fisk waving the game-winning home run fair in Game 6 of the 1975 Series.  Thirty-eight years later, after the Sox had taken home two World Series titles, Fisk returned to Fenway Park for another Game 6. The Hall of Famer, along with fellow...
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December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin Blasts Warriors’ ‘Cowardly’ Play After Being Ejected in Clippers’ Loss

Don’t look now, but the West Coast battle between the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors is becoming one of the NBA’s best — and most heated — rivalries. The two squads nearly came to blows during their Christmas Day matchup, a 105-103 win by Golden State that included two ejections. Clippers star Blake Griffin was the second player to be sent to the showers,...
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December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Wayne Rooney Scores 150th Premier League Goal for Manchester United With Perfect Volley (GIFs)

Wayne Rooney joined select company and reminded us why he’s one of the greatest goal scorers in Premier League history on Thursday. The Manchester United star spearheaded his team’s comeback victory against Hull City by setting up two goals and scoring one — a perfectly struck volley into the top corner of the goal. In the 26th minute, Hull City defender Curtis Davies blocked...
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December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

LeBron James Named Male Athlete of the Year by Associated Press

MIAMI — The only thing that keeps LeBron James up worrying at night is basketball, which simultaneously makes perfect sense and no sense. On one hand, he’s the game’s best player. On the other, he’s rarely impressed with himself. Even after a year like 2013 — when a spectacular wedding, a second NBA championship and a fourth MVP award were among the many highlights enjoyed...
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December 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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