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Brent Grimes Signs Four-Year Contract To Remain With Dolphins

MIAMI — Pro Bowl cornerback Brent Grimes has signed a four-year contract to remain with the Miami Dolphins. With the deal announced Monday, the Dolphins have achieved one of their biggest offseason priorities by avoiding the loss of Grimes in free agency. The 30-year-old Grimes had four interceptions and played in all 16 games for the Dolphins last season after they signed him...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Manuel Pellegrini Professes ‘Love’ For Wrong Manchester Team (Video)

Manuel Pellegrini was so happy about Manchester City’s victory in the Capital One Cup final on Sunday, he momentarily forgot what team he manages. Manchester City manager Pellegrini made a high-profile gaffe during his postgame interview, telling a global audience how much he enjoys managing crosstown rival Manchester United. “I love pressure so to manage a big team as Manchester...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Beckett Tosses Two Scoreless Innings In First Outing Since Surgery

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Josh Beckett’s comeback from surgery got off to a promising start Sunday with three strikeouts over two scoreless innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers and a San Diego Padres split squad played to a 3-3 tie. Beckett allowed one hit in his first spring training appearance since having a rib and muscle tissue removed last July in a procedure to alleviate a nerve...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Steven Gerrard: ‘Unselfish’ Luis Suarez Is ‘Absolute Genius’ On Field

Steven Gerrard reflected on yet another Luis Suarez masterclass against Southampton on Saturday and declared: “He’s an absolute genius.” On his 100th league appearance for the club, the No. 7 ended a five-game run without a goal by hitting the opener at St Mary’s to take his overall tally to 24 for the season so far. Suarez then turned provider after the break to tee up Raheem...
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Boston College Leads Field Into New-Look Hockey East Tournament

The Hockey East tournament will be an all-inclusive affair this season.  In years past, only the top eight teams in the 10-team conference qualified for postseason play. But with the addition of Notre Dame this season as the conference’s 11th member, Hockey East has altered its tournament structure to give all member schools a shot at the crown. That expansion has led to the creation...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Pirates Live: Ryan Lavarnway At First Base Against Pittsburgh

11 a.m. ET: The Boston Red Sox and Pittsburgh Pirates will square off in Bradenton, Fla., on Monday. The Red Sox will send Brandon Workman to the mound for his second spring training start. Jake Peavy initially was scheduled to start Monday’s game, but the veteran right-hander injured his left index finger during a fishing knife accident Saturday. Peavy, who sported a large bandage...
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Jake Peavy’s Fishing Knife Accident Could Land Him ‘Dad Of The Year’ Votes

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Jake Peavy downplayed the severity of Saturday’s fishing knife accident, telling reporters at JetBlue Park on Monday that he hopes to play catch Tuesday and not get thrown too off schedule by his freak mishap. Peavy, who was scratched from Sunday’s spring training start against the Baltimore Orioles, sported a large bandage on his left hand Monday. The right...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Kris Humphries, Celtics Struggle To See Improvements In Losses

BOSTON — If Paul George were just a little less of a player, if the Indiana Pacers were just a little less formidable defensively, the Boston Celtics could have started this week with the confident feeling that comes with winning two straight games. George really is that good, though, and the Pacers’ defense is that stingy. So after a dispiriting loss Saturday that hinged on...
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Oscar Pistorius Pleads Not Guilty In Murder Trial

PRETORIA, South Africa — The first witness in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial testified Monday to hearing a woman’s “blood-curdling” screams before the sound of four gunshots on the night the double-amputee Olympian killed his girlfriend. Michell Burger, a woman who lives on an estate next to Pistorius’ gated community, said she and her husband were awoken by the screams...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Plaxico Burress: ‘I Want To Come Back And Play’

Plaxico Burress went into the 2013 NFL season with the Pittsburgh Steelers ready to make an impact, only to  be sidelined by a torn rotator cuff during training camp. Burress is just one wide receiver on the list of players set to become free agents next week, and the embattled 37-year-old wants another shot this season. “I am going to treat it as I am coming back to play,”...
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Avalanche’s Tyson Barrie Channels Bobby Orr After Impressive Goal (Video)

A defenseman, No. 4, flying through the air after stuffing home a goal just in front of the crease. We’re talking, of course, about Colorado Avalanche blueliner Tyson Barrie. What, you had someone else in mind? Barrie drew comparisons to the great Bobby Orr on Sunday when he beat Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop with a nifty backhander before going airborne thanks to a nice...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Unveil Bold New Uniforms, Complete Redesign (Photo)

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will look like something out of the XFL this season. The Bucs, who two weeks ago unveiled a new helmet featuring a chrome face mask and oversized logos, completed their first redesign in nearly two decades Monday with the release of an updated uniform set. Tampa Bay’s old-school “creamsicle” color — referred to as “Bay Orange” by the team —...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds Owner: Media Hurt Team’s Season Ticket Sales

The Cincinnati Reds have had a fairly quiet offseason coming off of a 90-win season in 2013. The Reds lost Shin-Soo Choo and Bronson Arroyo to free agency, signed Skip Schumaker and Brayan Pena, traded Ryan Hanigan for a pitching prospect and that’s about all the team did. Reds owner Bob Castellini said the team is interested in being fiscally responsible, and has no plans to “blow...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

U.S. Soccer Unveils Home Jersey For 2014 World Cup (Photo)

U.S. Soccer officially unveiled its home kit for the 2014 World Cup on Monday morning, just over three months before the tournament is set to begin in Rio de Janeiro. The jersey, which has been floating around the Internet for months now, is almost entirely white, with very thin horizontal striping and an old-school fold-down collar. In fact, its rather bland design led some to speculate original...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians Reliever John Axford Goes Perfect 18-For-18 In Oscars Predictions

John Axford is a man who knows his movies.  The Cleveland Indians reliever has made a habit of sharing his — usually very accurate — Academy Awards predictions with fans on social media. Fourteen of Axford’s 15 picks in 2013 proved correct, and he did himself one better on Sunday by going a perfect 18-for-18 on Hollywood’s biggest night.  Check out Axford’s full slate...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Top Rangers To Sweep Season Series For First Time In 31 Years (Video)

The Boston Bruins earned their first victory since the Olympic break on Sunday night, defeating the New York Rangers 6-3. Gregory Campbell potted two goals and Tuukka Rask stood tall between the pipes, making 39 saves as the B’s snagged a W to avoid their first three-game losing streak since last year’s Stanley Cup Finals. The Bruins also accomplished something that Milan Lucic...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Clean Up Some Areas In Win Over Rangers, But Still Have Work To Do

The best news for the Boston Bruins is that they were able to get back in the win column on Sunday night against the New York Rangers. That has to be worth something, even more than the two points that comes with the team’s first win in its three post-Olympic break games. The Bruins were able to get themselves a 6-3 win on Sunday night at Madison Square Garden. In the process,...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Soldier surprises brothers during contest at Pacers game

Two brothers at the Indiana Pacers game Sunday night thought they were having a pretty great night when they were chosen to participate in an in-game contest. But that was just the beginning of it. After winning $300 in the shooting contest, the two young Pacers fans were surprised by their brother, a soldier who had just returned home from Afghanistan. During the timeout, two @PacersG2...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Tuukka Rask’s Incredible First Period Paves Way For Bruins’ Win

Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask gave up three goals when it was all said and done Sunday night, but the work that he did in the first period should overshadow anything in the postgame stat line. The Bruins completed a season sweep of the New York Rangers with a 6-3 win at Madison Square Garden, but the game was more than in doubt just moments after the opening faceoff. The Rangers...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers Catcher Bryan Holaday Poses In Woman’s Swimsuit With Kate Upton (Photo)

Kate Upton might have some unlikely competition for a spot in Sports Illustrated’s 2015 swimsuit issue. The supermodel joined her boyfriend Justin Verlander at spring training in Florida this week, but it’s Detroit Tigers catcher Bryan Holaday who she was posing with. Relief pitcher Joba Chamberlain, who joined Detroit this offseason, captured the special moment as Holaday struck...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Roberto Luongo Looked Wildly Unhappy At Heritage Classic (Photo)

On the eve of the 2014 Heritage Classic, Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo didn’t hide his disappointment about not getting the start between the pipes. On Sunday, Luongo’s body language proved he still wasn’t pleased with John Tortorella’s decision. With rookie backup Eddie Lack getting the nod against the Ottawa Senators at BC Place, Luongo had plenty of time...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Peyton Manning scheduled to undergo neck exam Monday

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will undergo his postseason neck exam Monday, ESPN’s Jeff Legwold reports. The Broncos don’t anticipate any issues with the exam as Manning has already passed the required exit physical that was given to all of the members of the team in the days following their Super Bowl loss to the Seattle Seahawks, according to Legwold. During the...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Daniel Sedin Leaves Heritage Classic After Crashing Into Boards (Video)

Vancouver Canucks winger Daniel Sedin left in the second period of Sunday’s Heritage Classic after colliding with Ottawa Senators defenseman Marc Methot. About five minutes into the second period, Sedin crashed awkwardly into the boards, with Methot’s elbow appearing to hit his head as he fell to the ice. Sedin also clutched his leg in obvious pain, but the Canucks have not released...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Jake Peavy Scratched From Start After Cutting Finger With Fishing Knife

Boston Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy was removed from Monday’s lineup against the Pittsburgh Pirates after cutting his left index finger at his Florida residence on Saturday, manager John Farrell said, according to Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston. Peavy reportedly suffered the accidental laceration of his finger while using a fishing knife. The injured pitcher underwent a procedure on...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Vote: What Was The ‘Best Picture’ Of 2014?

The Oscar for best picture will be presented at Sunday’s 86th annual Academy Awards, but in the meantime let’s take a look at some actual photographs that defined Boston sports in the past year. In arguably the most stunning comeback Tom Brady orchestrated all season, the Patriots quarterback connected with Kenbrell Thompkins with only five seconds remaining against the New Orleans...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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