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Goalies Dustin Tokarski, Eddie Pasquale Drop Gloves During Full-Team Brawl in AHL Game (Video)

Everybody loves a goalie fight, but bouts between goaltenders often garner cheers more for spectacle than for fighting prowess. That was not the case Saturday night in the American Hockey League, when Syracuse’s Dustin Tokarski and St. John’s Eddie Pasquale engaged in a netminder battle for the ages. The ruckus got started when Dimitry Korobov of the Tampa Bay-affiliate Crunch...
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January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Kyrie Irving Hits Game-Winning Three Pointer With 0.7 Seconds Left Against Raptors (Video)

Sure, losing LeBron James to the Heat was tough on Cavaliers fans, and finishing with the worst record in the Eastern Conference the next season wasn’t fun either, but at least Cleveland got Kyrie Irving out of The Decision. The second-year player is having a breakout season for the Cavs, and what Irving did on Saturday night is just the latest of many memorable moments this year...
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January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois Scores Four Points in First Half, Breaking Their Own Record

Northern Illinois may have lost to Florida State in the Orange Bowl 31-10, but at halftime on Saturday afternoon, the NIU basketball team hadn’t even put up half of what their football classmates did. Earlier this season, Northern Illinois broke the NCAA Division I record for fewest points in a first half, scoring only 5 against Dayton on Dec. 5. Saturday, they broke their own...
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January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Attempts to Catch Rogue Bat at Providence-Marquette Game Include Throwing Towels, Turning Off Lights (Video)

A very small animal caused a very big commotion at Milwaukee’s Bradley Center on Saturday. Midway through the second half of an eight-point game between Marquette and Providence, a bat swooped down from the building’s rafters and began flying around the court. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel chronicled the scene as players and coaches from both teams attempted to corral the...
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January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Frank Thomas Says Steroid Users Have to Live With Decisions They Made

CHICAGO — Retired Chicago White Sox slugger Frank Thomas feels even better about his career after watching steroids-tainted stars Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa and Roger Clemens fail to gain entry to the Hall of Fame. “I think I’ve done enough to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer,” he said Saturday at the team’s fan convention. “Watching all the nonsense unfold and not really...
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January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Marcel Reece Wants Free Car That Comes Along With Pro Bowl MVP

Typically, the NFL Pro Bowl is a relaxed game with no blitzing, little effort and a whole lot of scoring. For players, it’s a free trip to Hawaii with a participation bonus added in at the end. But one player out on the field on Sunday will be trying his hardest. Oakland Raiders fullback Marcel Reece wants to win the Pro Bowl MVP because he wants the free car that comes along with...
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January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox Truck Day Signals Start to Spring Training, Set to Depart Fenway Feb. 5

Given the current temperatures in Boston, it is easy to forget that spring is just around the corner. But Truck Day, the unofficial beginning of spring training for the Red Sox, reminds us that baseball season is coming. This year, he team’s equipment truck is scheduled to depart Fenway Park around noon on Tuesday, Feb. 5. The 18-wheeler will then make the 1,480-mile trek to the...
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January 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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Chris Bosh: I'm a Hall of Famer

Miami Heat big man Chris Bosh is confident in his basketball resume. Bosh believes he's a lock for the Basketball Hall of Fame.

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January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Duke’s Mason Plumlee, Maryland’s Alex Len Add Excitement to Blowout With Electrifying Dunks (Video)

What could liven up the 84-64 beatdown No. 1 Duke put on Maryland on Saturday? How about a pair of dunk-of-the-year candidates? Sophomore Alex Len gave the visiting Terrapins an early boost with a follow-through reverse jam five minutes into the game, but Blue Devils senior standout Mason Plumlee did Len one better 25 minutes later, turning Quinn Cook’s missed layup into a thunderous...
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January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots to Sign CFL Linebacker and Brockton Native Jason Vega

After spending the last few years north of the border, Jason Vega is coming home. The Boston Globe reports that the Patriots have agreed to terms with the linebacker/defensive end, who is coming off two seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. Joining the Pats will bring Vega back not only to his home country but to his home state, as well. The 25-year...
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January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Vote: Should Celtics Fans Cheer for Ray Allen on Sunday?

The Boston Celtics, who find themselves buried in the Eastern Conference and Atlantic Division standings at 20-23, will go toe-to-toe with one of the former members of the Big Three on Sunday. Ray Allen will have his hands full not only defending Boston’s young and versatile guards but also in dealing with the fans. The same crowd that embraced him when he broke Reggie Miller...
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January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Vote: Which Hockey East Team Has the Best Sweater?

In a world where many college football teams rotate their uniforms on a weekly basis, college hockey teams haven’t bought into that trend. You’ll see some minor tweaks from year to year, sure, and a fair share of squads will break out their throwbacks on occasion, but the overall identity of each uniform set remains largely consistent. Hockey East, one of the nation’s premier...
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January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

TD Garden Night at the Fights Live: Danny O’Connor and Derek Silveira Square Off As Boxing Claims Local Limelight

5 p.m. ET: Danny O’Connor is a man on a mission. He wants boxing to enjoy the popularity it once did, and he has set out to make it happen in his hometown. On Saturday night, he’ll get a big chance to make a mark on the local sports scene by doing what he does best at the TD Garden. The Framingham, Mass. native will showcase his skills at the region’s premier indoor venue....
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January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Miami-Based Man Who Worked With Alex Rodriguez Being Investigated for Links to PEDs

With the upcoming season not looking very bright to start with, Alex Rodriguez‘s offseason just got more complicated. Major League Baseball and the Drug Enforcement Administration are investigating a man based in the Miami area who has had connections with Rodriguez, the Daily News reports. The man, named Anthony Bosch, has worked with Rodriguez on nutrition and training, and the...
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January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Pro Team-Branded Yarmulkes Catching On, Good for Athletes Who Need to ‘Run Up and Down the Floor With It On’

Tired of having your mom patch that team logo onto your yarmulke when you head outside for some sporting fun? Sick of having your yarmulke overheat from lack of ventilation, or fly off when you’re playing hoops in the neighborhood? Never fear, because if this offering from The Emblem Source is as good as it sounds, all your worries are over. The Dallas-based company, which makes...
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January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Former NFL Cheerleader Rachel Wray Wins Second Consecutive MMA Fight (Video)

Rachel Wray, a former Kansas City Chiefs cheerleader, is making a knockout a common occurrence. Wray outlasted Katelyn Radtka with a second-round knockout (1:06 mark) at the Ultimate Blue Corner Battles in Kansas City, Mo., on Friday night. It’s the second knockout in two tries for the premiere fighter. In her debut she forced her opponent to surrender as well. Check out the video...
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January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Tiger Woods’ Ex, Elin Nordegren, Tears Down Mansion, Builds New, 21,000-Square-Foot Masterpiece (Photos)

Elin Nordegren is making her presence known in South Florida with a new, $12 million ocean-view mansion. About a year ago, Nordegren, with the help of Tiger Woods’ money clip, purchased the 17,000-square-foot mansion for $12.2 million. After an infestation of termites in the enormous household, she decided to knock it down to create a 21,000-square-foot masterpiece on the North...
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January 26, 2013  |  4 Comments

Report: Bernard Pollard Fined for Hit on Wes Welker, But No Further Action on Stevan Ridley Smash

Bernard Pollard may be headed to the Super Bowl with another Patriots pelt on his list of hard hits, but he’ll also face a fine this time after a review of his play in the AFC Championship Game. Pollard decked Patriots running back Stevan Ridley in Sunday’s game, forcing a fumble and further entrenching himself as a Patriots killer. (He was also responsible for the knee injury...
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January 26, 2013  |  1 Comment

Ryan Sweeney Promises ‘No Punching Doors This Year’ in Return to Red Sox

Ryan Kalish and Ryan Sweeney made up an ignominious injury duo in the Red Sox’ outfield last year, with neither player able to be fully healthy and lock down one of the open outfield spots. This winter, things already look bad for Kalish, who needs shoulder surgery and is expected to miss spring training. The Red Sox responded to that news by reportedly bringing back Sweeney ...
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January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Romeo Crennel, Eric Mangini Drawing Attention From Saints for Defensive Coaching Positions

A couple of members of the extended Bill Parcells coaching tree may be jumping to another branch. Romeo Crennel and Eric Mangini, who both saw success as defensive coaches under Parcells protege Bill Belichick, are being contacted by the Saints as New Orleans looks to fill its defensive coordinator position, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. Crennel and Mangini could both end...
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January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Darrelle Revis’ Top 10 Potential Trade Destinations Include Broncos, Saints and Even Patriots (Photos)

Not often does one of the best players in football become available, but that’s exactly what appears to be happening in New York. Darrelle Revis is rumored to be on the move, or at least on the trade block, and there will be plenty of teams lining up at the Jets’ door for a crack at the best cornerback in football. Revis played just two games in 2012, but the Jets still managed...
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January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Trent Williams Assaulted in Hawaii Nightclub, Won’t Play NFL Pro Bowl

HONOLULU — Washington offensive tackle Trent Williams won’t play in the Pro Bowl after being hurt early Friday in a brawl at a Honolulu nightclub. NFL officials and local police said Friday night that the first-time NFL All-Star was hurt in a fight that injured three men, sending two to the hospital. One man was arrested and five others are being investigated for assault, but...
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January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Andre Agassi Expresses ‘Shock,’ ‘Anger’ Over Lance Armstrong’s Doping, Supports Strong Testing in Tennis

Count Andre Agassi among those who are disappointed in Lance Armstrong. The tennis legend has a better reason than most, however, for being upset with the former cycling champ after his recent admission of drug use. Agassi and Armstrong had teamed up with several other athletes to start Athletes for Hope, an organization that helps professional athletes learn how to raise money for...
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January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox’ Minor Leaguers Gather in Pawtucket for Media Day, Reflect on Offseason (Video)

The Red Sox have some serious talent down in the minor leagues, and on Friday a selection of that Triple-A talent gathered at Pawtucket for media day. While Dan Butler headed to the Dominican for most of the winter, Justin Henry likewise played down in Venezuela to sharpen his game, and the two reflected on those international experiences Friday. For guys like Allen Webster and Jackie...
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January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

LeBron James Bear Hugs, Tackles Fan After Half-Court Shot Worth $75,000 (Video)

LeBron James is usually the one making the clutch shots, but Friday night he was on the sidelines for the most expensive basket of the night. However, that didn’t stop him from celebrating like he had just won the NBA championship again. Michael Drysch, a 50-year-old computer technician, made a half-court shot during the Heat game on Friday, winning $75,000 and the warm embrace...
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January 25, 2013  |  2 Comments
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