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FOX Sports’ ‘Spring Training to the Troops’ Tour Sees Wade Boggs Caught Off-Guard by Softball Pitch (Video)

FOX Sports led a contingent of former Major League Baseball greats, current players, announcers and a selection of FOX Sports Girls on a goodwill trip to U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr in Germany. Grafenwoehr is one of the Army’s premier training bases in the world, and trip attendees trained with the soldiers, including morning physical training and various combat simulations...
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February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Milan Lucic Returns to Bruins Practice, But Seven B’s Sit Out With Flu-Like Symptoms

Milan Lucic returned to Bruins practice on Tuesday, and when he did, he was probably wondering where everyone was. The top-line power forward was back on the practice ice Tuesday after missing Sunday’s game in Winnipeg. Lucic was dismissed on Saturday and given permission to return to Boston to deal with a personal matter. He told reporters Tuesday that everything is back to normal...
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February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Tony Gonzalez May Not Retire After All as One More Super Bowl Run Looms

Tony Gonzalez‘s retirement party didn’t exactly go as planned to end the 2012 season, and now he’s reconsidering his decision. Gonzalez maintained his position to retire throughout the 2012 season, but that was before the Falcons came just minutes away from a trip to the Super Bowl. Now, as the offseason grows on, Gonzalez appears to be entertaining the idea of a return, ESPN’s...
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February 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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Linesman misses offside call, results in goal

Sometimes in sports, the worst officiating calls are the ones that aren’t even made. That was the case Monday in Colorado where the Avalanche and Predators got together for a little holiday matinee hockey. The two clubs faced off in Denver in what ended up being a wild affair, with the Avs coming away with a 6-5 win. They were certainly helped by an egregious non-call, however...
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February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Will Middlebrooks Says He Loves ‘Pressure’ of Playing With Red Sox, Likes It When Fans Push Team

Will Middlebrooks is going into his first full year with the Red Sox, taking over as the everyday third baseman and putting together the pieces that he hopes will make him a staple in the Boston lineup for years to come. When it comes to who he’s styling his game after, he points to a player who will be situated very close to him in the lineup: David Ortiz. But it’s not necessarily...
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February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Derrick Rose Participates in Five-on-Five Drills, Moving Closer to NBA Return

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose participated Monday in five-on-five drills, the latest step in his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Coach Tom Thibodeau told reporters after practice that Rose “did what everyone else did.” Rose has been sidelined since he tore his ACL late in last season’s playoff-opening win over Philadelphia...
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February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Lucas Leiva Thinks Philippe Coutinho Can Star in Premier League Once He Adjusts to New Country, Playing Style

Lucas Leiva believes Philippe Coutinho has the talent to take the Barclays Premier League by storm — but insisted the playmaker will need time to adjust fully to the demands of English football. Having moved to Anfield from Inter Milan in January, Coutinho marked his full Liverpool debut with a goal and an eye-catching display in Sunday’s 5-0 rout of Swansea City. Lucas believes...
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February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

LeBron James’ High Praise of Kyrie Irving at All-Star Weekend Stokes Speculation of Return to Cavaliers

If the lack of a strong supporting cast was what sent LeBron James from Cleveland, the presence of some quality players could be what lures him back. That’s the thinking, at least, to those who are trying to deduce what James will do when he can opt out of his contract with the Heat in 2014. All-Star Weekend, and the show that Kyrie Irving put on, made that line of thinking a...
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February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Dallas Cowboys Spend Close to $2 Million on ‘Elegant Lady’ Team Bus (Photos)

Free agency is still nearly a month away, but Jerry Jones is already busy spending money on new toys for the Cowboys. No, the Cowboys haven’t signed a new player to help end their playoff drought — not yet, at least. Instead, Jones invested a couple million dollars in a luxury bus, so his team can ride around in style. While the Cowboys’ newest addition didn’t cost quite...
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February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin Is Happy He Didn’t Bring ‘Linsanity’ to NBA All-Star Game Because He Didn’t Deserve to Be Voted In

Jeremy Lin is in his first season with the Rockets after his sudden rise with the Knicks this time last season. His new home played host to the 2013 NBA All-Star Game, but the Houston point guard did not get an invite. Lin participated in Saturday night’s skills challenge, though, and was content with just watching the game on Sunday. “I’m kind of thankful I didn’t get voted...
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February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Dustin Pedroia May Have Joined Twitter, According to Will Middlebrooks and Andrew Bailey

Is Dustin Pedroia finally on Twitter? That’s the scuttlebutt on Tuesday morning. According to a tweet by Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks, the Laser Show is in fact finally on board with the social media network — but not without some controversy. Alright people. Pedroia has a twitter. @15Lasershow . Idk if the world is ready for this..... But I am.— Will Middlebrooks...
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February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel Tells Reporters He’s Only Taking Online Classes, Visits Campus Once Every Month

It looks like Johnny Football is not exactly Johnny Classroom. Johnny Manziel, the Heisman-winning quarterback from Texas A&M, told reporters at an awards reception Monday that he is taking all online classes this semester, and he only visits campus about once per month. A school spokesperson did not confirm or deny Manziel’s schedule. The arrangement isn’t for a lack of...
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February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Maryland’s Upset of Duke Helped Along by Student Section’s Flash Mob, Harlem Shake (Video)

Sometimes you see things that just make you wish you were back in college. Thank you to the University of Maryland student section for the latest instance of this. Maryland fans saw their team pull off a huge upset of No. 2 Duke on Saturday afternoon, which is all nice and good for the basketball team and the fans that watch them. However, the party started long before the final...
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February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Paul Pierce May Need to Be Traded for Celtics to Acquire Josh Smith

The Hawks are reportedly telling teams Josh Smith will be moved before Thursday’s trade deadline. The Celtics are continuing to show interest in the Atlanta forward. On Saturday, rumors of a proposed Smith for Jeff Green and Brandon Bass trade leaked. That may not be enough to acquire Smith, though. The Celtics would need to part with Paul Pierce to get the trade done, according...
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February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Luke Scott’s Wild Boar Head Is Just As Excited About Spring Training As He Is (Photo)

The good vibes of spring training, and the beginning of baseball after a long winter, cover a lot of ills. Players get second chances, guys are excited to be around each other, and things that wouldn’t be acceptable in the thick of a competitive season — or, perhaps, in the rest of humanity — are laughed at and accepted. Enter the boar head. Luke Scott, who has one of the stranger...
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February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Cam Ward Gives Up Embarrassing Goal on Max Pacioretty Dump-In From Behind Red Line (Video)

Cam Ward didn’t have much fun in Montreal on Monday night. Not only did Ward and the Carolina Hurricanes leave with a loss to the Canadiens, Ward suffered a pretty embarrassing moment in the process. With the Habs already leading 2-0 late in the third, Ward gave up arguably the worst goal of the season. Montreal forward Max Pacioretty carried the puck into the neutral zone and...
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February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Manti Te’o Says Fake Girlfriend Hoax Should Not Affect NFL Draft Stock

Linebackers will report to the NFL Scouting Combine on Friday and all eyes will be on Manti Te’o. Te’o will be pressed hard by NFL teams about his involvement with and dishonesty surrounding the Lennay Kekua fake girlfriend hoax. But the former Notre Dame linebacker says that situation should not affect his draft stock. “I have to just go out there and perform and all that...
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February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Celtics-Nuggets Live: Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce Slated to Suit Up for Boston in Denver, For Now

8 a.m. ET: The Celtics ruin everything. A little over a week ago, the Nuggets were just rolling along, winners of nine straight and looking like one of the most formidable teams in the Western Conference. Since dropping a triple-overtime game in Boston, though, the Nuggets have seen their losing streak grow to three games and lurch into the post-All-Star break schedule just hoping...
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February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Wade MacLeod Released From Hospital After Suffering Seizure During AHL Game Sunday Night

Northeastern University alum Wade MacLeod was released from Baystate Medical Center on Monday afternoon, one day after suffering a seizure on the ice during an American Hockey League game between his Springfield Falcons and the Adirondack Phantoms. MacLeod experienced the seizure after being sent into the boards by Adirondack’s Brandon Manning late in the second period of Sunday...
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February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Don Orsillo, Jerry Remy, Jenny Dell Travel New England for Spring Training Kickoff Tour (Video)

As spring training got underway, NESN’s Red Sox broadcast team set of on a whirlwind journey to meet with Sox fans across New England. Don Orsillo, Jerry Remy and Jenny Dell visited Burlington, Vt., Hartford, Conn., Springfield, Mass., Portland, Maine, and Providence, R.I., over a four-day span, making appearances everywhere from courthouses to sports bars to call centers. Check...
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February 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Bruins Players Play Street Hockey With Kids, Sign Autographs During Trip to Newtown, Conn. (Video)

The Bruins were able to provide a day to remember for a community that has withstood such incredible hardship over the past few months. Head coach Claude Julien and a number of B’s players spent Monday in Newtown, Conn., the site of December’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Children and families from the community were able to participate in a street hockey clinic...
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February 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners Prospect Nick Franklin Is on 6,500-Calorie Per Day Diet to Gain 38 Pounds

Usually, reporting to spring training is a time when players make news for how much weight they’ve lost. Just this year, for instance, Josh Hamilton made news for showing up to Angels camp in Tempe 20 pounds lighter than he played at last season. Well, tell that to Mariners infield prospect Nick Franklin. According to The Seattle Times, Franklin, who is 6-foot-1, spent the 2012...
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February 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Lamarr Woodley Was ‘Awful’ in 2012, According to Anonymous Teammate

The Pittsburgh Steelers had a horrible 2012 by their organization’s standards. Their 8-8 record was not good enough to qualify for the playoffs, marking the first time since 2009 that the team failed to reach the postseason. Historically, Pittsburgh has been known for its stellar defense, which seemed to be forgotten in 2012. LaMarr Woodley, whom the Steelers gave a six-year,...
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February 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Claude Julien, Tyler Seguin, Dougie Hamilton Among Boston Bruins to Visit Newtown Connecticut (Photos)

As the Bruins continue to take it to the league’s best competition on the ice, they still find time to give back to communities off the ice. A number of Bruins, including head coach Claude Julien, center Tyler Seguin and rookie defenseman Dougie Hamilton, took a trip down to Newtown, Conn., on Monday. The B’s payed their respects to the families and children of Newtown...
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February 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Andrew Bailey Hits ‘Shot of the Century’ to Defeat David Ortiz in Beautyrest Baggo Classic (Video)

The first round of the Beautyrest Baggo Classic is nearing its conclusion, and Andrew Bailey may have provided us with the highlight of the competition. The reliever knocked in a pair of bean bags with a single toss on Monday, making up for his one-point effort in the first round and vaulting him into a tie with Mike Napoli for third place. The second man to go, David Ortiz, may...
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February 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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