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Allen Webster Reflects On 2012 Red Sox-Dodgers Trade: ‘I’m Glad It Happened’

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Allen Webster forever will be linked to a defining moment in Boston Red Sox history, regardless of whether he throws another pitch at the major league level. Webster, a soft-spoken 24-year-old right-hander from Greensboro, N.C., was dealt to the Red Sox in August 2012 as part of the franchise-altering trade that sent Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett...
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Adam McQuaid Has Quad Strain, Will Be Shut Down For 2-3 Weeks

BOSTON — Now that the NHL trade deadline has passed, NHL teams can start to be a little more open when it comes to injuries. The Bruins did that on Wednesday afternoon in regards to Adam McQuaid. General manager Peter Chiarelli revealed in his post-deadline news conference that the Bruins defenseman is suffering from a quad strain. The club has decided to shut down McQuaid for...
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Nemanja Vidic To Join Inter Milan From Manchester United As Free Agent

MILAN — Nemanja Vidic will complete his widely anticipated move to Inter Milan when his contract at Manchester United expires at the end of the season. Inter said Wednesday in a statement that negotiations with United “have reached a successful conclusion” and that Vidic will “wear the black and blue of Inter next season.” “He’s one of the world’s best defenders and...
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Canadiens’ Addition Of Thomas Vanek Adds Another Layer To Bruins-Habs Rivalry

BOSTON — Thomas Vanek will make his home debut as a member of the Montreal Canadiens on March 12. When he does, he’ll be joining one of the greatest rivalries in the NHL, and he’ll be doing so with a lot of familiarity with the enemy. Vanek was acquired by the Canadiens shortly before Wednesday’s trade deadline. That could potentially be bad news for the Boston Bruins, too...
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Jake Peavy Throws First Bullpen Session Since Fishing Knife Accident (Video)

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Boston Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy got back on a mound Wednesday. Peavy, who was scratched from Monday’s spring training start against the Baltimore Orioles because of a laceration on his left index finger, threw his first bullpen session since suffering the injury during a fishing knife accident over the weekend. Peavy wore his normal glove during the session...
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Jon Lester Hungry For Live Game Action: ‘I Don’t Like To Be Put In A Bubble’

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Jon Lester is chomping at the bit. Lester, who threw 38 pitches over 2 2/3 innings in a simulated game on Field 1 behind JetBlue Park on Wednesday, has been eased into things this spring training after throwing a career-high 248 innings between the regular season and playoffs last year. The left-hander said after Wednesday’s sim game that he understands the...
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UConn Can Stamp NCAA Tournament Ticket With Win Over Rutgers

For a while, it looked like Connecticut wasn’t even going to make the NCAA Tournament this season after being ruled ineligible last year. But after a rough start in the new American Athletic Conference, the Huskies are back in the rankings at No. 19, and they’re virtually guaranteed a March Madness invitation — as long as they beat Rutgers on Wednesday. Shouldn’t be a problem...
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Luis Suarez: 2013-14 ‘Is My Best Season Yet’

Luis Suarez has tunnel vision for the remainder of this season. The Uruguayan is on a mission to experience the UEFA Champions League nights at Anfield he has heard so much about. With 10 games left for Liverpool in 2013-14, Brendan Rodgers’ side is currently claiming second place in the Barclays Premier League standings following its 3-0 victory at Southampton. In addition to...
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Ron Francis, Ray Bourque Among Best Trade Deadline Deals In NHL History

The NHL trade deadline serves as a source of tension for fans of many different teams. Over the years, a number of blockbuster deals have been made right before the deadline that helped a team in the rebuilding process or immediately turned it into a Stanley Cup contender. Since the 2004-05 lockout, just about every Stanley Cup champion has made some sort of move at the deadline...
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Martin St. Louis Arrives In New York Shortly After Trade From Lightning (Video)

It didn’t take Martin St. Louis to get the grand tour of his new home. St. Louis was traded from the Tampa Bay Lightning to the New York Rangers shortly before noon Wednesday, and he arrived at Madison Square Garden with his gear in tow just four hours later. With the winger expected to make his Rangers debut Wednesday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs, the NHL Shop in New...
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Atlanta Braves Forbid Players From Covering Team Logo On Caps With Sunglasses

It looks like Atlanta Braves players will have to find somewhere new to store their sunglasses besides on the bills of their hats. Scott Miller, a freelance sportswriter and former CBSSports.com baseball writer, tweeted that the Braves are using a rule to show respect for the organization’s logo. Love that #Braves forbid sunglasses resting on caps above bill over logo. Organizational...
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Aaron Donald, Brandin Cooks Rise In Composite 2014 NFL Draft Rankings

The NFL Scouting Combine changed a lot of opinions among draft experts. All draft season, NESN.com will compile the top draft experts’ prospect rankings to create a composite list of the best players. Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks and Pittsburgh defensive end Aaron Donald saw the biggest rise in our composite rankings after the combine. Notre Dame defensive lineman Stephon...
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Chad Johnson Gets Burned Playing Defense In Flag Football Game (Video)

Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson hasn’t played in the NFL since his stint with the new England Patriots in 2011, but it looks like he’s been keeping busy on the flag football field. Johnson took to his Instagram to showcase two short clips of him playing in a recent game, and one clip showed why he should always play on the offensive side of the ball — no matter what league he’s...
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Thomas Vanek Traded To Montreal Canadiens At Trade Deadline

Thomas Vanek has landed in the worst possible spot for Boston Bruins fans. Multiple media outlets reported Wednesday that Vanek has been traded from the New York Islanders to the Montreal Canadiens. The Islanders will receive forward prospect Sebastian Collberg and a second-round pick in return, according to Newsday’s Arthur Staple. Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports that the...
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2014 NHL Trade Deadline Winners And Losers

The trade deadline has passed and it’s now time to grade NHL teams for the moves that were made and the ones that didn’t come to fruition. With trades being announced past the 3 p.m. ET deadline, this article will be updated according to the moves that come in late. Check out our notable winners and losers from the 2014 NHL trade deadline below. Winners Anaheim Ducks The Ducks...
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Jon Lester Faces Red Sox Minor Leaguers During Simulated Game (Video)

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Jon Lester faced some Boston Red Sox farmhands Wednesday as part of a simulated game at Fenway South. Lester threw 38 pitches over 2 2/3 innings Wednesday in what the left-hander described as a positive outing. Lester pitched a career-high 213 1/3 innings during the regular season last year before compiling another 34 2/3 innings over five playoff starts, so...
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Report: Bruins Acquire Defenseman Andrej Meszaros From Flyers

The Boston Bruins reportedly have added another defenseman in the final minutes before the trade deadline. Sportsnet’s Dan Murphy reported Wednesday that the Bruins have acquired Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Andrej Meszaros in exchange for a third-round draft pick. The team has yet to confirm the deal. Meszaros, a 28-year-old Slovakian native, has played 38 games for the Flyers...
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Jared Allen On Free Agency: I Want A Chance To Win And A Fair Contract

Money won’t be the deciding factor for defensive end Jared Allen in free agency this offseason. Allen, who has played with the Minnesota Vikings for the past six seasons, wants to latch on with a winner. The Vikings have missed the playoffs in three of the last four seasons. “I think for my next team it will come down to a chance to win, a good organization, as well as getting...
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Marian Gaborik Traded To Kings By Blue Jackets For Matt Frattin, Draft Pick

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Los Angeles Kings have acquired veteran goal-scorer Marian Gaborik from the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Blue Jackets get right wing Matt Frattin and a second-round pick in the 2014 draft, plus a conditional third-rounder if the Kings win their first-round playoff series or re-sign Gaborik. The 32-year-old Gaborik will be a free agent after the season. He was...
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Jake Peavy Doesn’t Expect Finger Injury To Linger Into Regular Season

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Boston Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy doesn’t expect his injury to linger. Peavy, who cut his left index finger during a fishing knife accident over the weekend, threw a bullpen session Wednesday at JetBlue Park. The bullpen marked Peavy’s first significant step since suffering the injury, which the veteran hurler said shouldn’t be an issue by the time Opening...
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Report: Tim Thomas Traded To Dallas Stars For Goalie Dan Ellis

The Tim Thomas-Roberto Luongo reality show is over before it began. TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported shortly before Wednesday afternoon’s NHL trade deadline that Thomas has been traded from the Florida Panthers to the Dallas Stars, where he will reunite with former Boston Bruins teammates Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverley. The Panthers will receive goaltender Dan Ellis in return, CBC’s...
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Buffalo Bills: We’re Not Playing North Of The Border in 2014

The Buffalo Bills will not play in Canada during the upcoming 2014 NFL season. The team postponed their annual Bills Toronto Series for one year on Wednesday. The 2013 game held at the Rogers Centre in Toronto between the Bills and Atlanta Falcons drew just 38,969 fans — including Mayor Rob Ford. The Rogers Centre’s capacity for football is 54,000. Check out the Bills’ and...
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Canada Women's goalie Shannon Szabados practices with Oilers

With Ilya Bryzgalov on his way to Minnesota and newly acquired goaltender Viktor Fasth yet to arrive in Edmonton, the Oilers brought in an unlikely netminder Wednesday. Joining starter Ben Scrivens on the ice at practice was Shannon Szabados, an Edmonton native who backstopped the Canadian women’s team to Olympic gold last month in Sochi. With Fasth arriving later today, #TeamCanada...
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Jared Allen, Michael Johnson Among Top Free Agent Defensive Ends Patriots Could Sign

The New England Patriots need immediate help rushing the passer, so spending money on a defensive end in free agency might make more sense than using a top draft pick. This is the year to need a top pass rusher, too. There are some elite names still available, like the Cincinnati Bengals’ Michael Johnson, the Seattle Seahawks’ Michael Bennett and the Minnesota Vikings’ Jared...
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Senators Acquire Ales Hemsky From Oilers, Re-Sign Chris Phillips

Winger Ales Hemsky scored two goals against the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday. One day later, he’ll be playing for them. Hemsky, a career Edmonton Oiler, was traded to Ottawa less than three hours before Wednesday afternoon’s NHL trade deadline. In return, the Oilers will receive a fifth-round pick in this year’s draft and a third-rounder in 2015. Hemsky has nine goals and 17...
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