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Pete Carroll: NFL Should Explore Using Medical Marijuana If It Helps Players

If it helps the players, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll is all for it. Even if “it” includes the use of marijuana, which is illegal — even medicinally — in 30 states, though it is recreationally legal in Colorado and Washington. Carroll tiptoed around a question during a pre-Super Bowl XLVIII press conference about the NFL permitting the use of medical marijuana...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

David Ortiz’s Contract Situation Should Be Handled By Boston Red Sox Soon

David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox are nearing that bridge again. The Red Sox don’t need to make a decision right now regarding Ortiz’s contract, which expires after the 2014 season. But the slugger is seeking a multiyear deal, and the club should consider offering an extension sooner rather than later. Ortiz said Sunday that while he’d like to retire as a member of the Red...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

USA Rugby Mascot Lays Out Cocky Spain Fan During Halftime of Match (Video)

Nobody likes a showboat, especially not USA Rugby mascot “Rookie the Eagle.” During halftime of the USA-Spain match at the USA Seven’s tournament in Las Vegas over the weekend, Rookie got a little too worked up by a Spain fan’s antics and even took him out in the process. The fan was racing USA Seven’s mascot “Mr. Rugbee,” who is basically dressed in a giant bee costume...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Kate Upton Mimics Victor Cruz, Salsa Dances At MetLife Stadium (Video)

Kate Upton traded the Cat Daddy for some salsa moves during her recent trip to MetLife Stadium. Upton stopped by the home of Super Bowl XLVIII during the regular season for a Vogue Magazine photoshoot with New York Jets and New York Giants players, and she took the opportunity to break out some dance moves popularized by Giants wideout Victor Cruz. In fact, Upton’s moves were...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Pete Carroll: Macklemore Is The Best Performer In The World

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll was happy to see his famous friend Macklemore win four Grammys on Sunday night. Carroll was asked about Macklemore’s multiple victories during his Super Bowl XLVIII press conference in between questions about the Seahawks’ matchup with the Denver Broncos. Carroll’s opinion about Macklemore’s Grammy wins was not a popular one — Twitter...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Rob Ford Rocks Denver Broncos Jersey During News Conference (Photos)

We know where Rob Ford’s allegiance will lie this Sunday night. The embattled Toronto mayor showed up to his Monday news conference in Canada’s largest city wearing the orange and blue of the Denver Broncos, who will of course take on the Seattle Seahawks this weekend in Super Bowl XLVIII. That Ford is a Broncos supporter is no surprise. He revealed on the Washington, D.C., radio...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Jerry Remy To Return To Boston Red Sox Broadcast Booth For 27th Season

WATERTOWN, Mass. — Jerry Remy informed the media Monday that he will be in the booth for his 27th season as a Boston Red Sox analyst for NESN. Remy will be part of NESN’s coverage of Red Sox spring training, which begins next month in Fort Myers, Fla., and the 2014 season, which opens March 31 at Baltimore. Just held press conf- I'll be back for 2014-it was difficult off-season...
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Phil Pressey Learning NBA Game, Business In Rookie Season With Celtics

BOSTON — Phil Pressey sat in the near-empty locker room, Vander Blue and Chris Johnson to his far right, Jerryd Bayless to his near left. For the moment, Pressey, an undrafted rookie out of Missouri, was the longest-tenured member of the Boston Celtics currently holding court in the home clubhouse at TD Garden. A welcome-to-the-business-of-the-NBA moment? Pressey has already had...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Roger Goodell: Competitive Pro Bowl Was ‘Very, Very Positive Step’ For Future

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was very close to canning the Pro Bowl a little less than 12 months ago. Now, after drawing more than 11.4 million viewers on Sunday night, the future hasn’t looked brighter. Goodell and the NFL enhanced the Pro Bowl this season, making serious changes to the roster configurations as well as the rules of the game to try and raise the interest level...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Masterson Among 10 Free Agents Red Sox Could Pursue Next Offseason (Photos)

The Boston Red Sox haven’t made much noise this offseason. But the hot stove might heat up next winter. The Red Sox likely will enter the 2015 offseason with plenty of money to spend, if they so choose. While Boston certainly will look to lock up their own players, most notably Jon Lester and David Ortiz, the club also might decide to be active in free agency. Red Sox general manager...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Arsenal: Arsene Wenger To Stay As Manager, Spend Puma Money

LONDON — Arsene Wenger is set to manage Arsenal into a 19th season after the club ended any uncertainty by announcing Monday that he will be signing a new deal. The Frenchman, who has been in charge since 1996, had been reluctant to publicly commit to a new deal, but chief executive Ivan Gazidis said that will happen soon. Gazidis described the 64-year-old Wenger as the “right...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Seahawks’ Michael Bennett: ‘Ladies’ Around Super Bowl ‘Like Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory’

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett wins the award for “strangest analogy to describe Super Bowl XLVIII.” Bennett compared the Super Bowl media experience to being in Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. “It’s like being in Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory,” Bennett said on Monday. “All I see are cameras, lights and chocolates.” When asked to clarify, Bennett...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Gary Kubiak Hired As Baltimore Ravens’ Offensive Coordinator

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Former Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak has been hired to be the Baltimore Ravens’ new offensive coordinator, a person familiar with the situation said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Monday on condition of anonymity because the Ravens had not announced the hiring. The 52-year-old Kubiak replaces Jim Caldwell, who left to become coach of the Detroit...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The Greatest Bar, The North Star, Hurricane O’Reilly’s, McGann’s Hosting Beanpot Pregame Parties

Join the Bud Light team at The Greatest Bar, The North Star, Hurricane O’Reilly’s and McGann’s Pub in Boston on Monday, Feb. 3 between 4:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. for Beanpot semifinal pregame parties. At any of these locations you can win tickets to the Beanpot as well as other great Bud Light prizes. The Greatest Bar and The North Star will kick things off at 4:30 p.m. while...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson Appears To Be Staying With Celtics As 10-Day Contract Expires

Chris Johnson appears to have earned another week and a half with the Boston Celtics. Just as his 10-day contract expired, Johnson tweeted Monday that he was headed to New York. Since that is where the Celtics play Tuesday against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden, it’s safe to say Johnson is at least close to re-signing with the team. Johnson inked a 10-day contract with the...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Madden Super Bowl Prediction: Broncos Beat Seahawks 31-28 (Video)

Maddden NFL 25 is forecasting snow — and a Denver Broncos win over the Seahawks — in Super Bowl XLVIII. The EA Sports video game is predicting one of the greatest Super Bowl finishes in NFL history — a 31-28 Broncos win in overtime. The Seahawks got off to a 10-7 start highlighted by a Richard Sherman interception in the Madden simulation. The Broncos then took a 21-10 lead...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Marco Sturm Announces Retirement From NHL

Former Boston Bruins forward Marco Sturm, who hasn’t played in an NHL game in nearly two years, has officially hung up his skates. Sturm announced his retirement via German news outlet Eishockey News, capping off a 15-year career NHL that made its way through San Jose, Boston, Washington, Los Angeles, Vancouver and most recently Florida. Marco Sturm has retired after 18 pro seasons...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

John Tavares: Patrice Bergeron Is NHL’s ‘Hardest Player To Play Against’

Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron received some high praise Monday from one of the NHL’s top young stars. Before the Bruins’ date with the New York Islanders, Islanders center John Tavares – by far the best player on team that sits dead last in the Metropolitan Division — talked about the admiration he has for his Boston counterpart. “I’ve always said he’s the...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Ronaldinho, Edcity Release New Song, ‘Vai Na Fe,’ Ahead of World Cup (Video)

It was only a matter of time before Ronaldinho made a song, and that time has finally come. Ronaldinho has teamed up with a friend, Brazilian rapper Edcity, to make a new song, which tells listeners to “Vai na Fe” or “Go in Faith.” A music video, which includes scenes of youngsters playing soccer and the the musical pair performing, has also been made to accompany the newly...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Lil Wayne: Cooper Manning Is Real ‘Prodigy’ In Manning Family

The Manning family line of genes in the NFL runs deep, with the patriarch, Archie Manning, laying the foundation for the future of his sons, Eli and Peyton. It has long been said that the eldest Manning brother, Cooper, would be celebrating Super Bowl championships in the NFL along with his bothers had it not been for a medical diagnosis he got as a young adult. Now, strangely, rapper...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Majority of NFL Players Says They Would Play In Super Bowl With Concussion

Nearly every NFL player dreams of his chance to play in the Super Bowl. It’s the peak of the sport and an event that many players never have the opportunity to participate in before the end of their careers. So, when faced with the possibility, it’s no wonder most players would do almost anything to be out on that field. As part of ESPN’s ongoing NFL Nation survey, polling 320...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie: I Might Retire If Broncos Win Super Bowl

Denver Broncos cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie will have achieved all of his goals if he wins a Super Bowl. Rodgers-Cromartie is considering retirement if the Broncos win it all, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. “I set a goal of 5 years, I’ve played six,” Rodgers-Cromartie said. Rodgers-Cromartie signed a one-year, $5 million contract last offseason. After a...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

John Fox: ‘Not Real Thrilled’ NFL Mics Up Peyton Manning’s ‘Omaha’ Calls

The only reason Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning’s “Omaha” call has become worldwide fascination is because TV viewers can hear it in the first place. Manning’s field calls are audible to viewers because the league puts microphones on quarterbacks. For a signal-caller like Manning, those microphones make life difficult. Because everyone, including opposing teams...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Oscar’s Fantastic Free Kick Helps Chelsea Knock Stoke City Out Of FA Cup (GIF)

Oscar’s free-kick goal against Stoke City showed one reason why Jose Mourinho was willing to sell Juan Mata to Manchester United. In the 27th minute of Chelsea’s FA Cup fourth round game against Stoke City, Oscar put the Blues ahead with a a powerful free kick that swerved past the outstretched Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic into the top corner of the goal. Mourinho said...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobby Jenks: ‘I Literally Was Close To Death’

Bobby Jenks said recently that he hopes to someday pitch in the majors again. If the former Chicago White Sox closer accomplishes his goal, it’ll mark a comeback of epic proportions. Jenks, who last pitched in the majors with the Boston Red Sox in 2011, told CSNChicago.com over the weekend that things got pretty serious as he battled depression and an addiction to pain medication...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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