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Martin Skrtel Walking, Talking After Scary Injury In Liverpool-Blackburn

Liverpool fans now can breathe a little easier because Martin Skrtel is “fine.” Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers told reporters Sunday that Skrtel was in good condition after he suffered a scary-looking injury in the first half of Liverpool’s goal-less draw with Blackburn, LiverpoolFC.com reports. “He’s fine but he’ll go to the local hospital...
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Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox Go On Random Fishing Adventure At Fenway South

This embed is invalid" /> Hey, it was a good day to throw a line in the water. Several Boston Red Sox players remained at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers for a workout Sunday while the rest of the team traveled to Port St. Lucie for a Grapefruit League game against the New York Mets at Tradition Field. Some of those who stayed back capped their day with...
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Daniel Paille, Bruins’ Fourth Line Play Key Roles In Win Over Red Wings

BOSTON — Daniel Paille was in a 36-game goalless drought a few weeks ago and had a 2.4 shooting percentage. The veteran winger was struggling and B’s head coach Claude Julien made a change to his fourth line and inserted young forward Brian Ferlin into the lineup. Paille was a healthy scratch for two games, but he returned to the lineup on March 5 and has scored four goals in...
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Ex-Jet Chris Johnson Shot In Shoulder In Drive-By; Driver Killed

Chris Johnson currently is a free agent after the New York Jets declined the second year of his contract in February. After an incident this weekend, though, finding a new team is the least of his worries. The 29-year-old running back was shot in the shoulder at approximately 4 a.m. Sunday morning during a drive-by shooting at an intersection in Orlando...
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Red Sox’s Joe Kelly Never Really Wanted To Be A Pitcher When Younger

This embed is invalid" /> This wasn’t how Joe Kelly drew it up. Kelly is slated to open the season as a member of the Boston Red Sox’s starting rotation. It’s a funny reality for the 26-year-old, as he never really wanted to be a pitcher when he was younger. Kelly fully expected to be an outfielder — something he had been in high school ...
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Boston College Guard Olivier Hanlan Voted To All-ACC First Team

Boston College guard Olivier Hanlan was one of five players voted to the All-ACC first team, the conference announced Sunday. Hanlan, a junior out of Aylmer, Quebec, becomes the first BC player to earn first-team all-conference honors since Detroit Pistons point guard Reggie Jackson did so in 2011. Hanlan led the ACC in scoring during the regular season with 19.4 points per game...
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Liverpool-Blackburn Verdict: Rovers Block Reds’ March To Wembley Stadium

Liverpool fans were hoping to celebrate another trip to Wembley Stadium, but Blackburn Rovers had other ideas. Liverpool and Blackburn played to a forgettable goal-less draw Sunday at Anfield in the quarterfinals of the FA Cup. The result sets up a replay at Blackburn’s Ewood Park that is bound to contain more entertainment and flash-points than Sunday’s...
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LeSean McCoy, Bills Agree To Five-Year, $40M Contract, RB’s Agent Says

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Running back LeSean McCoy has a new team and a new contract after he and the Buffalo Bills agreed to restructure his previous deal. McCoy’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, confirmed in a text to The Associated Press on Sunday that his client has negotiated a new $40 million, five-year contract that will make him the NFL’s highest paid...
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Rusney Castillo: ‘No Regrets’ About Leaving Cuba To Sign With Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> Rusney Castillo is embracing the experience. Castillo, who signed a seven-year, $72.5 million contract with the Boston Red Sox last August, left behind most of his family in Cuba in pursuit of a major league career. The 27-year-old’s story remains unwritten, but his transition marked a welcome change despite the obvious...
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Ndamukong Suh To Dolphins Increases Patriots’ Need To Protect Tom Brady

Tom Brady reportedly will have one more player coming for his head next season. The Miami Dolphins made the first splash (do you see what I did there?) acquisition in free agency by agreeing to a mega six-year, $114 million contract with star defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, sources told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen. Suh isn’t J.J. Watt, but he fits in the next-best tier of interior...
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Bruins Score Four Special Teams Goals To Beat Red Wings 5-3

BOSTON — The Bruins won both games of their weekend back-to-back, finishing with a 5-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday afternoon at TD Garden. Special teams played a major factor in the outcome. Boston scored two power-play goals and two shorthanded goals, while Detroit capitalized once on the power play. The Bruins return to game action Tuesday night on the road against...
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David Ortiz Defends Long Home Run Trots With Red Sox: ‘It’s Not That Bad’

This embed is invalid" /> Sure, David Ortiz will pimp a home run or two. As far as he’s concerned, he’s earned the right to do so. Ortiz has been criticized in the past for admiring his homers a bit longer than most. The Boston Red Sox slugger doesn’t plan to change his ways, though. Showboating, for lack of a better term, simply is part of his...
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Report: Ndamukong Suh To Join Dolphins On Six-Year, $114M Contract

Ndamukong Suh is coming to the AFC East. The free-agent defensive tackle reportedly finalized a six-year, $114 million deal with $60 million guaranteed with the Miami Dolphins, league sources told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen on Sunday. The deal can’t be finalized until Tuesday. Suh became a highly coveted free agent after the Detroit Lions declined to franchise...
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Report: Yankees Have Come Closest To Trading For Phillies’ Cole Hamels

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox aren’t the only American League East team linked to Philadelphia Phillies ace Cole Hamels. The New York Yankees have come the closest of any team to landing Hamels, a Phillies source recently told The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo. The Yankees reportedly offered a package of prospects that at least gave...
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Akeem Ayers Among Five Potential Patriots Free-Agent Linebackers

Free agency will be about filling depth for the New England Patriots. The Patriots made two key acquisitions at the trade deadline to add role players behind starters Dont’a Hightower and Jamie Collins, and now they must either re-sign those players or find similar ones on the open market. Akeem Ayers and Jonathan Casillas are set to hit the open market Tuesday at 4 p.m., and one...
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Brad Marchand Scores Beautiful Shorthanded Goal Vs. Red Wings (Video)

BOSTON — Brad Marchand opened the scoring in Sunday afternoon’s game against the Detroit Red Wings with his second shorthanded goal of the season. After a neutral-zone turnover, Marchand raced into the attacking zone and beat Red Wings goaltender Jonas Gustavsson with a sweet move. Marchand has scored seven shorthanded goals since the start of the 2013-14 season, which is the...
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Red Sox Agree To Terms With Mookie Betts, 20 Others On 2015 Contracts

This embed is invalid" /> All players on the Boston Red Sox’s major league roster now officially are under contract for 2015. The Red Sox announced Sunday that they have agreed to terms with 21 players on one-year contracts for the 2015 season. The list includes: Matt Barnes, RHP Edwin Escobar, LHP Heath Hembree, RHP Joe Kelly, RHP Tommy Layne, LHP...
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Rajon Rondo open to re-signing with Mavericks

By Sam Galanis It looks as though everything that happened between Rajon Rondo and Rick Carlisle is in the past. The Dallas Mavericks guard opened up to Yahoo! Sports’ Marc Spears on Saturday and said that everything is A-OK with him and his head coach after a heated argument between the two back in February led to a one-game suspension for Rondo. “The situation happened...
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Martin Skrtel Injured In Crash Landing During Liverpool-Blackburn (Video)

Martin Skrtel isn’t one to exaggerate when he feels pain, so Liverpool fans rightly are worried. Skrtel collided with Rudy Gestede in the early minutes of Liverpool’s FA Cup quarterfinal game against Blackburn Rovers and fell hard onto the Anfield turf. Skrtel suffered a game-ending injury in the awkward fall, and the extent of his injury is unknown at this point. Skrtel lay...
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Steven Wright Could Emerge As Valuable Contributor For Boston Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> No one is saying Steven Wright is going to win 200 games in a Red Sox uniform. He might never earn an All-Star selection, pitch in a playoff game or even carve out a permanent spot in Boston’s rotation. But Tim Wakefield comparisons aside, the 30-year-old knuckleballer could become a meaningful player for the Sox in 2015...
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Report: Packers, Randall Cobb Agree To Four-Year, $40 Million Contract

MILWAUKEE — A person familiar with the negotiations says receiver Randall Cobb is returning to the Green Bay Packers after agreeing to a four-year, $40 million deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday night because no one was authorized to talk about the deal before it was officially announced. ESPN.com first reported...
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Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Projected Lines, Pairings For Bruins-Red Wings

BOSTON — The Bruins aim for back-to-back wins Sunday afternoon at TD Garden against a highly skilled Detroit Red Wings team that’s taken points from seven of its last 10 games. Bruins head coach Claude Julien didn’t confirm which goaltender will start. Tuukka Rask played Saturday afternoon in Boston’s 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers and has played in 20 of the last 22...
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WATCH: Dustin Johnson, JB Holmes make aces at Doral

By Sam Galanis The fourth hole at Doral was the place to be Saturday. Lucky spectators at the third round of the World Golf Championships at the newly redesigned Trump National Doral Miami got to see two holes-in-one about 20 minutes apart on the same par-3 hole. Dustin Johnson aced hole No. 4 first, and J.B. Holmes sank a nearly identical shot not long after. Holmes gets...
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Report: Houston Texans Interested In Acquiring Free Agent Brian Hoyer

The Houston Texans might oust one former New England Patriots backup quarterback for another. Brian Hoyer reportedly is a top target for the Texans, per NFL Media’s Jeff Darlington. The signal-caller is an unrestricted free agent, and the Cleveland Browns already have moved on from him after signing Josh McCown. But Houston also said it has interest...
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Bruins-Flyers Notes: Tuukka Rask’s Breakaway Save In OT Sets Stage For Winning Goal

BOSTON — Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask has bailed out his teammates after defensive breakdowns and mental mistakes all season, and he did it again Saturday afternoon at TD Garden. Philadelphia Flyers leading scorer Jakub Voracek had a breakaway in overtime with a chance to secure two much-needed points for his team in the playoff race, but Rask stopped him with an excellent save...
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