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John Farrell Says Red Sox Are Looking at Getting More Pitching Depth for Starting Rotation

The Red Sox’ rotation has looked sharp this spring. But as 2012 proved so well, a few big injuries and bad stretches can quickly sink a team. That’s why it’s no surprise that the Red Sox are still looking at their options and are open to picking up more pitching help. Manager John Farrell said Monday that Boston has been looking to bolster the rotation if possible. “That’s...
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March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Wes Welker’s Representatives Shoot Down Robert Kraft’s Claims, Say Patriots Wouldn’t Negotiate

When reports arose Monday that the Patriots had never given Wes Welker a fresh offer, it seemed fitting. While the narrative running up to this offseason was always that the Patriots wanted Welker back, with the price the sticking point, the evidence provided over recent weeks only indicated that New England never planned for Welker to return. With the Patriots quick to move on to...
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March 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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NFL settles case with retired players

The league will pay $42 million as part of a settlement with a group of retired players who challenged the NFL over use of their names and images without consent.

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March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Shane Battier Takes Advantage of Paul Pierce’s Backside a Second Time to Inbound Ball (Video)

Paul Pierce is famously difficult to move off his spot, whether he’s playing defense or creating space to get a shot up for himself. But at least one defender has found a way to turn Pierce’s positioning in his favor. Shane Battier iced Miami’s 105-103 victory over the Celtics with a clever inbounds play Monday night. Looking to get the ball in, he saw Pierce’s trenchant...
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Cody Eakin’s Hit on Matt Stajan ‘One of the Dirtiest Hits’ Bob Hartley Has Ever Seen (Video)

A head coach will stick up for his player 999 times out of 1,000, but Flames head coach Bob Hartley might want to watch game film before making crazy accusations. On Monday night, Cody Eakin caught Matt Stajan with his head down in the neutral zone — kind of. At first glance, the hit looked pretty dirty, but as Yahoo! Sports’ Puck Daddy points out, maybe it’s worth a second...
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March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks Cheerleader Wipes Out During Routine, Appears to Be OK After Classic Banana Peel Fall (Video)

Maybe she should have given her sneakers the old Larry Bird spit treatment before heading onto the court for this one. An Atlanta Hawks cheerleader was released from Atlanta Medical Center on Monday night after taking a spill during an in-game routine, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. While cheerleaders are known for high-flying stunts and pretty involved gymnastics repertoires...
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Fernando Rodney’s Magic Plantain Is Propelling Dominican Republic to Victory in World Baseball Classic

The Dominican Republic, and Fernando Rodney specifically, doesn’t need any performance enhancers in the World Baseball classic, they have a magic plantain. Rodney, the Dominican Republic closer, said the plantain speaks to him, though he wouldn’t specify whether it’s in Spanish or English. “If you keep me close to you, you’re going to get the win,” Rodney relayed to Yahoo...
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March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Orioles Live: Ryan Dempster Hopes to Keep Rotation, Fantastic Spring Rolling Against Baltimore

8 a.m. ET: It’s far too easy too look at results during spring training and, quite frankly, they hold little bearing on how a player will perform during the regular season. Most of the time, getting through the spring without anything noteworthy happening is a success. However, when you’re coming off the kind of season the Boston Red Sox (13-10 in Grapefruit League play) are...
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Bruins-Jets Live: B’s Continue Road Trip in Winnipeg Where They Look to Get Back on Track

8 a.m. ET: The Bruins opened their four-game road trip in less-than-ideal fashion with a 2-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday night, and they didn’t have long to dwell on things. The B’s are back in action in frigid Winnipeg on Tuesday night where they will look to complete a season sweep of the upstart Jets. Winnipeg actually enters this game ahead of the Bruins in...
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Jeff Green’s Monster Performance Wasted As Mistakes Doom Celtics Against Heat

BOSTON — Some players claim to tune out crowd noise. Not Jeff Green. At least, not on Monday. Not when he was putting together a career outing that may have finally led Celtics fans to embrace him. When Green stepped to the foul line for the third of his four and-one buckets of the night, his free throw routine had a soundtrack. As Green spun the ball in his hands, the TD Garden...
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Corey Perry Signs Eight-Year, $69 Million Contract Extension With Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Corey Perry is following Ryan Getzlaf‘s lead yet again, sticking the Anaheim Ducks for the long term. Perry agreed to an eight-year, $69 million contract extension with the Ducks on Monday night, keeping the former NHL MVP with the club through the 2020-21 NHL season. Perry’s new deal is the same length as the extension signed by Getzlaf earlier this month...
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March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

European Soccer Player Melts Hearts on Twitter After Giving Game Tickets to Cash-Strapped Fan

Tyrone Mings has become something of a Twitter legend after generously giving tickets to a fan who was low on funds. The 20-year-old soccer player made a fan’s day after that fan, Tris Monk, struck up a conversation with Mings prior to Ipswitch Town Football Club’s match against Bolton Football Club. “Good luck today, wish I was there to watch,” Monk tweeted at Mings, with...
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Andrew Bynum to Have Season-Ending Knee Surgery, Miss Entire 2012-13 Season

I know what you’re thinking — trade of the century, right? Not quite. Philadelphia acquired Andrew Bynum from the Lakers in a four-team trade back in August and, the big man was expected to make the 76ers instant contenders in a weak Eastern Conference. On Tuesday, the Sixers announced Bynum will undergo arthroscopic surgery on both knees, thus ending his entire season...
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Eagles Owner Wants Super Bowl in Philadelphia, Would Be ‘Great If It’s Snowing’

“Coming soon to Philadelphia — Super Bowl X…” Well, the details haven’t been figured out just yet, but this could be a real event in the coming years — baring any crazy public safety incident happening next year in East Rutherford. Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie was excited to tell the media on Monday that he would be pushing for a Philadelphia Super Bowl, depending on what...
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Ryan Fitzpatrick Agrees to Two-Year Contract With Titans

Hours after parting ways with one veteran signal caller, the Titans have reportedly brought in another. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Tennessee has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with former Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. Tennessee reached agreement on a two-year deal with former Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 19, 2013 Fitzpatrick...
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

LeBron James Posterizes Jason Terry With Alley-Oop Dunk Against Celtics

Somewhere, Brandon Knight is smiling. LeBron James followed up DeAndre Jordan‘s demolition of the Pistons guard with a thunderous slam of his own Monday night, posterizing Jason Terry with an alley-oop dunk at TD Garden. But Terry can take some solace in the fact that James was subsequently hit with a technical foul for taunting, and the Celtics took a 59-53 lead into halftime...
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Stephen Drew Expected to Meet With Concussion Specialist This Week

Still experiencing symptoms 10 days after suffering a concussion, Stephen Drew is expected to seek an expert’s opinion this week. Drew, who has not played since being hit in the head with a pitch on March 7, will travel to Pittsburgh to be examined by Dr. Michael Collins if his condition does not improve significantly by Tuesday, MLB.com’s Evan Drellich reports. Collins has...
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Vote: Who Has Been the Patriots’ Best Free-Agent Signing This Offseason?

Like many NFL teams, the Patriots have been busy since free agency opened last Tuesday. Their most talked-about acquisition is surely slot receiver Danny Amendola, who was brought basically to replace Wes Welker just hours after news surfaced that Welker had signed a two-year deal with Denver. But the Pats’ moves didn’t stop there. New England soothed fans’ disappointment over...
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Swarm of Bees Colonizes Crossbar At Brazilian Soccer Game, Delays Kickoff (Video)

These guys must’ve drawn the short straw for this job. In a game between Brazilian clubs Ponte Preta and Atletico Sorocaba on Saturday, two men dressed as cosmonauts tried everything they could to remove a gaggle of bees that perched themselves on the corner of the crossbar. Workers used fire, smoke and special chemicals to eradicate the bees from the goalpost, but the incident...
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Neymar Transfer Race Heating Up As Brazilian Soccer Star Nears Contract Year

For years, Neymar has told anyone who will listen that he won’t move to Europe before the 2014 FIFA World Cup, but the Brazilian soccer star might backtrack on that pledge. The Santos star’s recent statements suggest that he is thinking of making the jump to a top European club. He could even leave his homeland as soon as this summer. The 21-year-old is widely regarded as the...
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett Ruled Out for Monday Night’s Game Against Heat

If the Celtics are to snap Miami’s 23-game winning streak Monday night at TD Garden, they’ll have to do so without their big man. Kevin Garnett will not suit up for Boston as he continues to be hampered by both a strained adductor in his left leg and a case of the flu, head coach Doc Rivers announced prior to the game. KG did not play in the Celtics’ 105-88 win over Charlotte...
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Daisuke Matsuzaka Not Offered Roster Spot By Indians, May Begin Season in Minors

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Daisuke Matsuzaka will not make the Cleveland Indians’ opening-day roster. Matsuzaka, trying to make a comeback after pitching in just 11 games last season with Boston following elbow reconstruction surgery, may accept an offer to stay in the club’s minor league camp. The 32-year-old Japanese right-hander was trying to win a spot in Cleveland’s rotation...
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Robert Kraft ‘Might Have to Abstain’ From Voting on Tuck Rule Because of Emotional Attachment

The first day of the NFL Annual Meeting down in Phoenix, Ariz. was full of Wes Welker talk for Patriots owner Robert Kraft, but that wasn’t the only subject he covered. Once the Welker inquisition was over, the questions turned to some of the NFL’s proposed rule changes and Kraft got to reflect on maybe his favorite NFL rule: the tuck rule. “To be honest, prior to the snow...
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Titans Release Veteran Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck

The Tennessee Titans are now — unequivocally — Jake Locker‘s team. The Titans announced Monday afternoon that they have released veteran quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, who served as Locker’s backup last season after starting all 16 games in 2011. There is a good chance that Hasselbeck’s release will bring his NFL career to a close, as the 14-year veteran will turn 38 in September...
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Robert Kraft Assures He and Bill Belichick Wanted Wes Welker Back, Calls Danny Amendola Patriots ‘Second Alternative’

Wes Welker‘s playing days in New England might be over, but the controversy about his split with the franchise is still ongoing. Patriots owner Robert Kraft joined the rest of the league in Phoenix, Ariz. for the NFL Annual Meeting on Monday, and he was greeted with 20 minutes of questions mainly pertaining to his former slot receiver, according to Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston. Kraft...
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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