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49ers Store Selling Jim Harbaugh’s Game-Worn Khaki Pants (Photo)

Fans who wandered into the San Francisco 49ers team store on Thursday found a rather interesting item available for sale. The team is selling a pair of game-used, pleated khaki pants worn by head coach Jim Harbaugh this season. For those interested in owning a piece of 49ers history, the cost of these pants is $500. The 49ers store is selling a pair of Harbaugh's game worn khakis...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Goalie Chad Johnson Played Part Of Second Period While Missing Conctact

The most dreaded scenario for anyone who wears contact lens is losing one of them and having to go about things with just one contact. It’s almost worst than trying to see without both contacts. Boston Bruins goalie Chad Johnson was put in that precarious position Thursday night. Johnson, however, had to do so while playing goalie in the National Hockey League. Johnson was shaken...
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Bruins Keep Stars Off Scoreboard With Impressive 5-on-3 Penalty Kill (Video)

The Boston Bruins’ penalty kill has struggled over the last few weeks and ranks 12th in the NHL with an 82.8 percent success rate. But the B’s came up with a clutch penalty kill in the second period of Thursday night’s game against the Dallas Stars when they found themselves in a 5-on-3 situation. Boston prevented Dallas from opening the scoring and ended up taking a 1-0 lead...
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Energy, Strong Puck Support From Bruins’ Fourth Line Results in Quality Scoring Chance (Video)

The Boston Bruins’ fourth line provides much-needed energy on so many shifts each game, and Thursday night’s matchup with the Dallas Stars was no exception. The Merlot Line provided a strong shift in the first period by winning puck battles along the boards, supporting the puck and spending lots of time in the attacking zone. This shift ended with a quality scoring chance and...
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Belmont Defeats Weymouth, Reaches Final Of Boys 8-Under Bracket In TD Bank Mini 1-on-1 (Video)

Belmont has defeated Weymouth to advance to the final round of the boys 8-under bracket in the TD Bank Mini 1-on-1 tournament. Belmont was led by goaltender Ryan Griffin, who didn’t allow a goal for an impressive shutout. Forward Brendan MacNeil scored the only goal of the game to give his team an exciting victory. Check out the entire Belmont-Weymouth matchup in the video above...
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Gregory Campbell Goal Waived Off Because Of Kicking Motion (Video)

Gregory Campbell appeared to give the Boston Bruins a 1-0 lead in Thursday night’s game against the Dallas Stars when he scored a goal in the first period, but it was waived off. The NHL’s war room in Toronto, where all reviewable plays looked at, came to the conclusion that there was enough of a kicking motion to make a ruling of “no goal.” The two teams traded scoring chances...
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Predators’ Carter Hutton Makes Diving Glove Stop in Save of the Year Candidate (Video)

Carter Hutton has struggled in net this season for the Nashville Predators, but he made one of the most impressive saves of his career in Thursday night’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers. During the second period, Philly forward Claude Giroux dumped the puck into the attacking zone, but it took a funny bounce and went into the middle of the ice, giving Michael Raffl a golden...
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Zdeno Chara Named Olympic Flag Bearer For Slovakia At Sochi Winter Games (Video)

Zdeno Chara is one of five Boston Bruins players who will represent his country at the 2014 Winter Olympics next month, and the B’s captain also will perform one special task not related to hockey while in Sochi. Chara will serve as Slovakia’s flag bearer for the opening ceremonies, which may force him to miss one or two of Boston’s game before the Olympic break. The veteran...
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Philadelphia Union Take Andre Blake, UConn Goalkeeper, With First Pick in MLS Superdraft

PHILADELPHIA — Connecticut goalkeeper Andre Blake didn’t know much about Philadelphia before arriving in the city for Major League Soccer’s draft on Thursday. He’ll have plenty of time to learn about it. In front of a swarm of local fans that flooded the Philadelphia Convention Center, the hometown Union selected Blake with the top overall pick – making him the first goalie...
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Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Bruins’ First Line Looks To Get Going Against Stars

The Bruins’ first line, when it’s on top of its game, is one of the best in the NHL. When that line isn’t producing, however, the droughts are seemingly never-ending. That top trio of David Krejci, Jarome Iginla and Milan Lucic is, like most of the Bruins, in a funk right now. That line has combined to score just one goal in the last six games, a stretch that has seen Boston...
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Lionel Messi Scores Classic Solo Goal for Barcelona Against Getafe (Video)

Lionel Messi is back to doing what he does best — scoring ridiculous goals against Getafe and making it look easy. Messi scored both goals in FC Barcelona’s 2-1 victory over Getafe in the Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup) on Tuesday. His second, a solo goal that can only be described as “classic Messi,” was a thing of beauty. In the 64th minute, Messi dribbled past four defenders...
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Nick Young’s Hilarious Outburst Not Funny to NBA, Results in Suspension

Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young wanted a piece of about four or five Suns players during an altercation in Wednesday night’s game in Phoenix. The whole incident started when Suns center Alex Len fouled Young hard as the Lakers guard drove the basket. Young was angry at a number of Suns players, but he really lost his cool when he attempted to punch Suns guard Goran Dragic...
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Vote: What Should Danny Ainge Do With Rajon Rondo This Season?

Rajon Rondo is one of the best point guards in the game, but how much longer will he be calling Boston home? Rondo is expected to return to the Boston Celtics’ lineup Friday against the Lakers but Celtics fans everywhere are debating whether C’s president of basketball operations Danny Ainge should build around him or trade him for rebuilding pieces. What do you think the C’s...
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Major League Baseball Approves Instant Replay Expansion for 2014 Season

Major League Baseball vaulted into the 21st century of technology on Thursday, approving a huge expansion of instant replay in hopes of eliminating blown calls that rile up players, managers and fans. “I think it’s great,” San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “It’s about getting it right.” Owners, players and umpires approved the new system, acknowledging that...
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Neymar Injures Ankle in Barcelona’s Victory Over Getafe (Video)

The sight of Neymar hobbling off the field is causing great angst in Barcelona, Brazil and beyond. The FC Barcelona and Brazil star suffered a right-ankle injury in the first half of Barcelona’s Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup) game against Getafe on Thursday. Barcelona is calling it a sprain, and it’s unclear how long he will be out of action. Neymar sprained the peroneal tendon in...
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PSA Parody Asks People To Give Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady a High Five (Video)

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is a man who has it all. He’s one of the best players to ever play his position, he’s won three Super Bowls, earned many individual awards and is married to supermodel Gisele Bundchen. What he doesn’t have is the ability to get high fives from his teammates on the sidelines during games. Brady has been left hanging by many teammates...
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Xander Bogaerts, Will Middlebrooks Under Pressure If Red Sox Don’t Re-Sign Stephen Drew (Mailbag)

Cover your eyes, nose and mouth. We’re blowing the dust off the Boston Red Sox mailbag. While it seems like yesterday that the duck boats rolled down Boylston Street, it actually has been more than two months since the Red Sox captured their third World Series title in 10 years. Pitchers and catchers will report to spring training in less than a month (Feb. 15), if you can believe...
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Eric Decker, Jessie James Show Off Home, Much More in Provocative Shoot (Photos)

Eric Decker has some challenges ahead of him, and the New England Patriots aren’t even the biggest one on his slate. The Denver Broncos wide receiver is gearing up for an AFC Championship Game showdown with the Patriots on Sunday, which might be taking up most of the space in his mind right now, but he’s also preparing to become a first-time father, which might be an even bigger...
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Little League Coach Suing 14-Year-Old Says He’ll Drop Suit For Apology

California Little League coach Alan Beck made headlines for the most ridiculous of reasons Wednesday, when word spread that he had filed a lawsuit against one of his 14-year-old players seeking more than $600,000 in damages. The player allegedly tossed his helmet in celebration and hit Beck in the ankle, tearing the coach’s Achilles tendon. “I don’t think the boy meant to...
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Welker: Brady-Manning comparison like Picasso-Michelangelo

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — He traded Picasso for Michelangelo. Or maybe it was the other way around. While John Elway famously said he had no Plan B when he signed Peyton Manning in 2012, Wes Welker certainly had one when the New England Patriots low-balled him on a contract offer last winter. Welker jumped at the chance to team up with Manning in Denver, where he signed a two-year deal...
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Tom Brady: ‘There Are Probably A Lot Of Reasons’ Patriots Quarterback Is Least-Liked

FOXBORO, Mass. — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady could do nothing nothing but smile when he was told he’s the least-liked quarterback in the NFL. Public Policy Polling asked fans to name their least-liked quarterback and 18 percent responded with Brady. Brady had no answer for why he was the most-hated, but the signal-caller seemed like he could understand the sentiment...
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John Elway: ‘I Like Everything About Tom Brady;’ QB Is ‘An Absolute Stud’

Greatness respects greatness. Former Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway, who is now in charge of the team’s football operations, spoke with the New York Daily News ahead of this weekend’s AFC Championship Game, which will pit Peyton Manning and the Broncos against Tom Brady‘s New England Patriots. Elway was of course complimentary of his own signal caller, but he was also...
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NFL Players, Front Offices Disagree On Tom Brady Vs. Peyton Manning Debate

The 15th installment of Brady-Manning will take place in Denver on Sunday, with many fans anticipating this will decide the eternal “who is better” debate once and for all. But some NFL players and team personnel have already spoken on the issue. As part of the new ESPN’s NFL Nation Confidential survey, more than 320 NFL players  (more than 18 percent of active rosters) were...
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Soccer Coach Vitor Pereira Explodes On Own Team’s Pushy Press Officer (Video)

Vitor Pereira didn’t come to Saudi Arabia to get pushed off his soapbox. Pereira, head coach of Saudi soccer club Al Ahli, had a heated exchange with his own team’s press officer during a press conference, following a defeat to local rivals Al Ittihad. The entertainingly bizarre scene was captured on video. Pereira was understandably upset when Al Ahli press officer tried to...
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Arkansas Upsets Kentucky With Buzzer-Beating Put-Back Dunk (Video)

Kentucky started the season as the No. 1 ranked team and was picked by many in the college basketball community to make the Final Four in March, but the Wildcats’ season has been anything but dominant so far. Wednesday night’s 87-85 defeat on the road to an inferior Arkansas team was another example. With the game tied 85-85 and under 10 seconds remaining in regulation, Razorbacks...
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