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Report: Martin St. Louis Will Only Accept Trade To New York Rangers

Martin St. Louis has spent his entire 14-year NHL career with the Tampa Bay Lightning, but he may finish the 2013-14 season with a different team. Newsday confirmed Wednesday that St. Louis requested a trade, but new details have emerged about the team he would waive the no-movement clause in his contract to join. “My clear understanding is, (St. Louis) asked for a trade, it sounds...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers’ New Mascot Hank The Dog Runs In Famous Sausage Race (Video)

Hank the Ballpark Pup, the Milwaukee Brewers newest unofficial mascot, is proving to be the team’s most unexpected breakout star at spring training. The team found the stray dog wandering around their training complex earlier this month, and after efforts to locate his owner failed, the Brewers welcomed him to the family. Naming him Hank after Hank Aaron, who began his career in...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Patrice Bergeron, Loui Eriksson In Bruins Lineup Against Buffalo

The Boston Bruins are ready to begin their stretch run, but they’ll do so with at least a couple of players that are probably a little tired as the season’s final leg gets set to begin. The B’s will take on the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night in Buffalo, and Boston will have forwards Patrice Bergeron and Loui Eriksson back in the lineup. That’s just a few days after the...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens: Rajon Rondo, Celtics ‘Moving Forward’ From Birthday Snafu

BOSTON — Rajon Rondo was in the building for the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night, which is more than he could say Saturday. Coach Brad Stevens did not express disgust with his point guard, who chose not to travel with the team to last weekend’s game against the Sacramento Kings. But Stevens did completely shrug off Rondo’s absence, either, stressing solely that the team was...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Reddick Makes Unbelievable Catch To Rob Michael Morse Of Home Run (Video)

Oakland Athletics right fielder Josh Reddick is already in midseason form. In the Cactus League opener on Wednesday at Scottsdale Stadium, Reddick went to great lengths to rob San Francisco Giants outfielder Michael Morse of a home run. In the second inning, Morse hit a rocket to deep right that sent the A’s outfielder back to the wall. Once Reddick ran out of room, he proceeded...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Jacoby Ellsbury Reaches Base Three Times, Scores Twice In Yankees Debut

BRADENTON, Fla. – Jacoby Ellsbury reached base in all three plate appearances of his New York Yankees’ spring training debut, scoring twice Wednesday in 6-5 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Ellsbury, who left World Series champion Boston for a $153 million, seven-year contract with New York, walked twice and had an infield single in the exhibition opener. He was on base in the...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmy Fallon Looks Like Small Child In Shaq’s Enormous Jacket (Video)

Jimmy Fallon and Shaquille O’Neal won’t be accidentally swapping coats at a party anytime soon. Shaq or “The Wolf of Ball Street,” as he’s now billing himself, stopped by “The Tonight Show” to talk about his new line of suits that will be debuting at Macy’s later this month. The NBA legend explained his suits will fit men of every height and weight — not just 7...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Browns really like Fresno State's Derek Carr

The Cleveland Browns are among the teams looking for a franchise quarterback in the 2014 NFL Draft, but contrary to popular belief, the team may not use the fourth overall pick to select that kind of player. “(Cleveland’s) guy is (Fresno State quarterback) Derek Carr and they’re going to take a different player with the fourth pick and they want to take Derek Carr with...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Robin van Persie To Consider Leaving Manchester United Exit In Summer 2014

Robin van Persie’s days at Manchester United could be numbered. Van Persie is “uncertain about continuing at the club” because of the changes Manchester United has made under first-year manager David Moyes, the Guardian reports. “It is understood that Van Persie was particularly disappointed when Sir Alex Ferguson, Moyes’s predecessor, retired at the end of last season...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Inmate Aaron Hernandez Attacked Was Wearing Handcuffs

The inmate Aaron Hernandez attacked Tuesday at Bristol County Jail was wearing handcuffs that prevented him from defending himself, TMZ reports, citing sources. The former New England Patriots tight end reportedly got into a fight with another inmate while he was going for a walk in an isolated hallway, but according to TMZ, Hernandez was not wearing handcuffs at the time of the...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Virginia, Syracuse Battling For ACC Supremacy As Tournament Nears

With just three games left to go in the regular season, the No. 12 Virginia Cavaliers suddenly find themselves atop the Atlantic Coast Conference men’s basketball standings. The Cavaliers have won their last 11 games straight up at 7-3-1 against the spread, improving to 23-5 SU and 14-9-1 ATS on the season. Meanwhile, the No. 4 Syracuse Orange have lost two of their last three...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Rodrigue Beaubois, Celtics Talking 10-Day Contract

Rodrigue Beaubois and the Boston Celtics might be hoping lightning strikes twice with a 10-day contract. Beaubois and the Celtics have had discussions about the former Dallas Mavericks guard inking a short-term contract, ESPN.com’s Marc Stein reports. The injury-prone point guard is just 26 years old, creating hope that there is still time to resurrect his career. Chris Johnson...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Ducks Have Shown ‘Serious Interest’ In Acquiring Dan Girardi

The Anaheim Ducks have the NHL’s best record as regular-season play resumes following the Olympic break, but to avoid another disappointing first-round playoff exit, general manager Bob Murray would be wise to acquire a top-four defenseman before the March 5 trade deadline. According to a report from The Fourth Period magazine, Anaheim has inquired about the top defenseman rumored...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron James Surprises Heat Teammates With WWE Championship Belts (Photo)

If LeBron James has to miss a game because of a broken nose, he might not belong in WWE. That didn’t stop him from at least pretending he earned one of wrestling’s coveted championship belts, though. James said on Instagram that he’s always wanted to be a WWE heavyweight world champion, and he was kind enough to let his teammates in on the dream, too. James bought all of his...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Adam Muema’s Friends Reportedly Have ‘No Idea Where He Is’ After NFL Prospect Left Combine Early

Former San Diego State University running back Adam Muema left the NFL Scouting Combine without participating in any workouts or positional drills Sunday, telling reporters he was following a message from God. Now, Muema’s friends and former coaches say they have no idea where the former Aztec is. Muema’s high school football coach Lou Farrar told the San Diego Union-Tribune...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez On 2015 Hall Of Fame Vote: ‘I Think I Should Have A Shot’

Pedro Martinez says he’s a Hall of Famer. In 2015, the voters can make that official. The former Boston Red Sox pitcher spoke with reporters Wednesday at the team’s spring training facility, reflecting on his recent induction into the Red Sox Hall of Fame and discussing his case for enshrinement in Cooperstown. “I’m looking forward to that,” Martinez said, via WEEI.com...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Chelsea To Get ‘Simpsons’ Treatment, Appear In World Cup Episode (Photo)

Chelsea FC will visit Springfield sometime next month, but don’t bother trying to find the Blues anywhere other than on the small screen. Players from the Premier League club will appear in a special  World Cup-themed episode of “The Simpsons,” which is scheduled to air on FOX in March 2014, according to FOX Soccer. In the World Cup episode of “The Simpsons,” the famous...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen Celebrate Fifth Wedding Anniversary (Photo)

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and wife Gisele Bundchen celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary on Wednesday, and the supermodel took to Instagram to commemorate their special day. The couple might celebrate in style — perhaps even take a quick trip back to the Bahamas as it looked like they had plenty of fun last time they visited. Congratulations to the happy...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels Outfielder Josh Hamilton To Miss Two Weeks With Calf Strain

TEMPE, Ariz. — Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton will be sidelined for at least two weeks because of a strained calf muscle, and pitcher C.J. Wilson does not appear to be seriously hurt after getting struck on the head by a line drive in batting practice. Both players were injured during a spring training workout Tuesday. Hamilton struggled in his first season with the...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Blake Bortles: Girlfriend Was Hot Topic Of Conversation At Combine (Video)

Prospective NFL draftees are often asked weird and sometimes uncomfortable questions during interviews with teams at the NFL Scouting Combine. For former Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles, those questions often centered around his girlfriend. “’If we come to town, will she be there for dinner,’ and stuff like that,” Bortles, whom most consider a surefire first-round...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Robin van Persie: Manchester United Tactics Making It Hard To Score Goals

Robin van Persie likes being in the zone but he doesn’t like when his teammates are in it too. Van Persie aired his frustrations over Manchester United’s tactics following Tuesday’s 2-0 defeat at Olympiacos in the UEFA Champions League. The Mail reports van Persie told Dutch television station NOS that his teammates are making it difficult to reproduce the the stunning goal...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

University Of Colorado Football Player Arrested, Tased By Police After Assaulting Woman

Jeffrey Hall, a 19-year-old member of the University of Colorado football team, was arrested Saturday after he allegedly tried to choke out a woman at a house party. The victim, Adrienne Lettow, approached police when they arrived at the party to handle a noise complaint, and told them that Hall had attacked her at the party, according to Mitchell Byars of the Daily Camera. As police...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Ready To Get Back To Work As Season Resumes In Buffalo (Video)

After an 18-day layoff, the Boston Bruins will finally return to the ice Wednesday night in Buffalo. Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask stayed back in Boston as he recovers from his Olympic workload (Chad Johnson will get the start), but both of the Bruins’ participants in Sunday’s gold medal game — Canada’s Patrice Bergeron and Sweden’s Loui Eriksson — will be in the lineup as...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Woodson: Raymond Felton ‘Will Play’ Thursday Against Heat Despite Legal Trouble

New York Knicks guard Raymond Felton was arraigned on felony gun charges and released on bail Tuesday, just in time for him to make an appearance in the Knicks’ Thursday matchup against the Miami Heat. Knicks coach Mike Woodson said Wednesday that Felton will suit up Thursday. Knicks coach Mike Woodson says Raymond Felton will play Thursday vs Heat despite legal troubles: "Bottom...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Martin St. Louis Has Requested Trade From Tampa Bay Lightning

It is becoming more and more apparent that Martin St. Louis’ tenure with the Tampa Bay Lightning might be nearing its end. Newsday’s Arthur Staple reported Wednesday that he has “heard from three different NHL people” that St. Louis requested a trade last month. St. Louis confirmed that he has met with Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman, but he did not go into detail...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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