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Sacramento Approves Deal to Build New Arena, Try to Keep Kings From Moving to Seattle

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — With the clock clicking down, the Sacramento City Council took its last shot at keeping the Kings in California’s capital by approving a public-private deal Tuesday to build a new 18,500-seat arena and retail center downtown. Approval of the arena was the last step in what has been a full court press by mayor Kevin Johnson to keep the city’s only major...
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March 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Chiefs to Pick Geno Smith, Dee Milliner, Luke Joeckel, Sharrif Floyd, Lane Johnson or Eric Fisher No. 1 in NFL Draft

It’s a tough year to have the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft. There’s no consensus best player at most of the premier positions, and there’s little difference in talent between the No. 1 player and the No. 25 player. That’s why the Chiefs have a tough decision to make at No. 1. Kansas City has narrowed their choices down to West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith, Alabama cornerback...
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March 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Bruins-Canadiens Live: B’s, Habs Meet at Garden in Huge Northeast Division Tilt

8 a.m. ET: This one has been circled on the calendar since March 3. That was the night that the Canadiens came into Boston and beat the Bruins 4-3 in one of the most entertaining games all year. Much of the entertainment came off of the ice, though, when Bruins head coach Claude Julien criticized and accused the Habs for diving and embellishing. It was just another chapter in the...
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March 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Mr. T Nails Celebrity Shot From Center Ice at Blackhawks Game (Video)

The Chicago Blackhawks defeated Calgary 2-0 on Tuesday, but the best goal of the night took place during intermission. During the break between second and third period, TV legend Mr. T — decked out in sweatpants, a Blackhawks jersey and an American flag bandana — threaded the puck through a narrow opening in the net from center ice, driving the Chicago faithful wild and eliciting...
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March 26, 2013  |  Discuss
BIG MISTAKE

Kenyon Martin rips Celtics

Kenyon Martin, now with the Knicks, ripped the Celtics for having the chance to sign him but deciding to pass on him instead.

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March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

David Quinn Ready to Fill Legendary Head Coach’s Shoes, Officially Stepping Into Role ‘Feels Incredible’ (Video)

Boston University officially welcomed their new head hockey coach, David Quinn, on Tuesday, and the former BU assistant coach and player said the feeling is “incredible.” Quinn has a diverse coaching resume, at both the college and professional level, and said he’s looking forward to stepping into the 40-year legacy former head coach Jack Parker has left. Parker said Quinn...
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March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce, Celtics Struggle to Maintain Effort, Focus Without Kevin Garnett as Injuries Mount

BOSTON — Avery Bradley did not try to pinpoint any one area in which things went wrong for the Celtics on Tuesday. Neither a massive disparity in second-chance points nor the Celtics’ carelessness with the basketball was the first reason provided by the third-year guard when he was asked the open-ended question of how a competitive game unraveled so quickly. “We weren’t playing...
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March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel Shuts Down Twitter Account After Constant Negative Comments, Privacy Problems

Johnny Manziel is walking away from the game he has so much invested in — the Twitter game, that is. Manziel, who won the 2012 Heisman Trophy with an extraordinary debut season, has decided to give up on his Twitter account, @JManziel2, according to Mark Schlabach of ESPN. The 20-year-old quarterback’s decision was based on the negative attention he was receiving  through...
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March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC’s Georges St. Pierre Cast as Supervillian in Upcoming ‘Captain America’ Movie

Georges St. Pierre is one of the most feared fighters in Ultimate Fighting Championship history, but he’ll soon take on his toughest opponent yet — Captain America. In a move first reported by Latino Review on Monday, the UFC champion has agreed to portray Batroc the Leaper, one of the super hero’s nemeses,  in the upcoming Marvel film Captain America: The Winter Soldier...
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March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Ed Reed Says He Didn’t Fully Understand the Business of the NFL Until Ravens Let Him Walk In Free Agency

Ed Reed didn’t think he would be leaving the Ravens this offseason. After signing a deal with the Texans, the 11-year NFL veteran has a new view on the business side of the NFL. Reed told 105.7 The Fan in Baltimore that leaving the Ravens organization was the hardest thing he’s ever done in his life. Reed said he believed the Ravens might be able to keep the core of their Super...
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March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Vote: Can The Bruins Make a Stanley Cup Run With Their Current Team?

The Bruins have had a tough go at capitalizing on offensive opportunities and winning games as of late. With several key injuries, they also lack depth on defense. After finishing with a disappointing 1-3 record on their most recent road trip, the B’s found a bit of spark at the end of their home-and-home series against the Toronto Maple Leafs, with a come-from-behind 3-2 win at...
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March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Mexico Soccer Coach Urges Home Fans Not to Boo U.S. National Anthem

Nationalism will certainly run deep when Mexico hosts the United States in a World Cup qualifier Tuesday night, but the home team’s head coach wants to make sure fans know where to draw the line. “I ask the fans to respect the national anthem of the away team,” Mexico coach José Manuel de la Torre said Monday (via MLSsoccer.com). “It feels very bad to be in an away stadium...
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March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Derek Lowe Earns Opening Day Roster Spot With Rangers as Middle Reliever

Derek Lowe isn’t ready to hang it up just yet. The former Red Sox right-hander, who won all three clinching games during Boston’s World Series run in 2004, has earned a spot on the Rangers’ Opening Day roster, Texas manager Ron Washington announced Tuesday. Lowe signed a minor-league contract with the team earlier this month and is expected to be used primarily in middle-to...
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March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Bruins Assistant Geoff Ward Clears Up Earpiece Tossing Controversy (Video)

By now, you’ve probably seen the video from Monday night’s Bruins game that appeared to show B’s assistant coach Geoff Ward toss his earpiece over the glass and into a fan’s beer. Well, turns out that’s not exactly how it went down. As Ward explained to BostonBruinsTV, the object in question was actually a smelling salt lofted accidentally into the crowd by Bruins forward...
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March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

David Quinn Introduced as New Head Hockey Coach at Boston University

The David Quinn era officially began at Boston University on Tuesday, as the former BU player and assistant was announced as the school’s new men’s hockey coach. Quinn succeeds legendary head coach Jack Parker, who officially retired Saturday after 40 years with the Terriers. “I’d like to thank President [Robert] Brown and [athletic director] Mike Lynch for giving me this...
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March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Elvis Dumervil ‘Felt it Was a Time to Change Scenery,’ Join a ‘Winning Organization’ in Ravens

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Three-time Pro Bowl defensive end Elvis Dumervil says he left the Denver Broncos for the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens because he was looking to play for a winner in a different city. Dumervil passed his physical and signed a five-year contract with the Ravens on Tuesday. The 6-foot, 260-pounder was introduced at a news conference in which he said, ...
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March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Reports: Vince Young Was Impressive in Texas Pro Day Passing Display

After being out of the league for the entire 2012 regular season, Vince Young displayed his skills for NFL scouts at the Texas pro day on Tuesday. By all reports coming out, Young’s throwing display was impressive. Everything I've read and heard coming out of Austin today is that Vince Young looks great. Can't imagine there are 64 better QBs.— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout...
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March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Victor Oladipo Sang Usher Song ‘U Got It Bad’ Surprisingly Well at Indiana Showcase (Video)

Anybody who has been watching the NCAA Tournament — let’s face it, that is just about everybody — knows about Victor Oladipo‘s  basketball skills. The Indiana guard and projected first-round draft pick has helped lead the Hoosiers to the Sweet 16 after a regular season in which he averaged 13.6 points while shooting a blistering .594 from the field and .433 on 3-pointers...
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March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Peter Chiarelli Not Reacting to Penguins’ Moves, But Says Bruins Plan on Improving

The Stanley Cup isn’t won at the trade deadline, but if it was, the Pittsburgh Penguins would be having their names carved into the trophy right now. It isn’t, of course, but that doesn’t mean the Penguins haven’t done a lot to improve their chances of hoisting the Cup come June. Pittsburgh general manager Ray Shero remains one of the best in the game, and he proved that...
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March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Manti Te’o Ran Faster 40 at Notre Dame Pro Day, But Still Not Fast Enough

Manti Te’o is faster than we thought after all. But not by much. Te’o ran an unofficial 4.71 40-yard dash at Notre Dame’s pro day on Tuesday, which proves that he is indeed faster than the underwhelming 4.82 he put up at the NFL combine last month. Even with the quicker 40 time, Te’o isn’t expected to surge back up teams’ draft boards. The 40 time was just one piece...
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March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Soccer Goalkeeper Caught Out of Position, Takes Motorcycle Ride Back to Goal (Video)

A soccer goalkeeper, who was involved in some game somewhere, made us all more thankful for camera phones. The unknown player provided one of the funniest moments the sport has ever seen when he hitched a ride on a motorcycle … during the game. Luckily someone was on hand to record it. The goalkeeper was in the opposing team’s penalty area for a corner kick, but he was stranded...
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March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

‘Brawl in Hockeytown’ Between Red Wings, Avalanche Reaches 16th Anniversary on Tuesday (Video)

Whether you call it “Bloody Wednesday,” “Fight Night at the Joe” or the “Brawl in Hockeytown,” it will forever be known as one of the most exciting regular-season games in NHL history. Tuesday marked the 16th-year anniversary of the epic brawl between the Red Wings and the Avalanche at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena, as brought attention by the Red Wings Twitter account...
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March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Kordell Stewart Files for Divorce From Wife, ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ Star Porsha Williams

Kordell Stewart is calling it quits with his reality star wife. The former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback filed for divorce on Friday, saying the marriage is “irretrievably broken,” according to The Associated Press. Stewart’s wife, Porsha Williams, is a star on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Stewart married Williams on May 21, 2011. The two have no children and Stewart...
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March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox Looking Forward, Turning Page to 2013 Season (Video)

With new faces and new management, the 2013 Red Sox season is going to be a whole new ballgame. Get to know more about the new Boston players in our preseason Red Sox commercials now airing on NESN. We call this one “Anthem.”
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March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Manti Te’o Turns Down Offer to Await NFL Draft Pick in Radio City Music Hall Green Room

Sorry Internet, you won’t be able to make any played out jokes about Manti Te’o sitting next to his invisible girlfriend in the Radio City Music Hall green room at the 2013 NFL Draft. Te’o turned down two invitations to watch the draft in New York, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com. Perhaps Te’o saw glimpses of Aaron Rodgers in 2005 and Brady Quinn in 2007 in his future...
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March 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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