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Owner Denies Selling Ridiculous Mansion to Mario Balotelli (Video)

The Internet so badly wants Mario Balotelli to buy this property and call it “home.” Balotelli is rumored to have purchased a £4.75 million ($7.8 million) property in Helsby, England — just across the River Mersey from Liverpool. The property, nicknamed “Steppingstone,” is fit for a modern-day king. It includes a helipad, pool, game room, wine cellar, miniature soccer...
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Middlebrooks, Mike Napoli Return To Lineup In Series Finale Vs. Yankees

The Boston Red Sox will wrap up their 10-game road trip Thursday night when they take on the New York Yankees in the series finale of their three-game set. Brandon Workman, who was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday, will get the start for Boston. The big right-hander returns from his brief stint in the minors, searching for some consistency facing left-hander Chris Capuano...
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Devin McCourty: Eagles Joint Practices Will Help Patriots Vs. Dolphins

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots haven’t seen a Bill Lazor-led offense, but they might have picked up some clues on what it might look like when they were practicing against the Philadelphia Eagles this summer. Lazor, before being hired by the Miami Dolphins as offensive coordinator, was the Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback coach under Chip Kelly in 2013. Lazor is...
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Devin McCourty: Patriots Practice ‘Still Goes On’ Without Tom Brady

FOXBORO, Mass. — Tom Brady’s absence from practice didn’t seem to send shock waves through the New England Patriots locker room. Safety Devin McCourty, in particular, didn’t seem very phased that the greatest player to ever wear a Patriots uniform was absent from Thursday’s session. Brady’s red practice jersey still hung in his locker unworn, indicating that the QB missed...
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David Pastrnak Eager To Show Bruins They Made Right Draft Pick

David Pastrnak impressed fans and Boston Bruins management during July’s development camp, passing his first test toward making the NHL roster this season. The undersized right winger, who possesses the offensive skill and right-handed shot that Boston has been looking for since the offseason departure of first-line right winger Jarome Iginla, has participated in this week’s...
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Angel Di Maria Dominates In Argentina’s Win Over Germany (Videos)

Argentina could have used Angel di Maria against Germany in July. Di Maria missed the 2014 FIFA World Cup final due to a thigh injury and had to watch in agony as Argentina lost 1-0 to Germany in the biggest game of his life. The fit-again di Maria stole the show when the teams met in an exhibition game in Germany on Wednesday. The Argentinian playmaker scored one goal and set-up...
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Ravens Unveil Ray Lewis’ Statue; He Celebrates With Squirrel Dance (Video)

Ray Lewis was anything but understated during his 17-year NFL career, and the unveiling of his statue was no different. The Baltimore Ravens legend was on hand outside M&T Bank Stadium Thursday morning as the team unveiled a brand-new statue that shows Lewis doing his trademark pregame “squirrel dance.” The unveiling was accompanied with a burst of flames from Lewis’ rear...
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Kyrie Irving Helped Off Court After Nasty Fall At FIBA World Cup (GIF)

Fans in Cleveland saw visions of their new Big Three flicker Thursday afternoon. Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving, who’s currently representing the United States at the FIBA World Cup, went down hard late in the fourth quarter of Team USA’s 95-71 win over Ukraine. Irving had to be helped off the court and was seen holding his left hip as he walked toward the locker room...
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Gisele Bundchen Fights The Doubters In Her First Under Armour Ad (Video)

Don’t mess with Gisele Bundchen. She can kick your butt. It was announced earlier this week that Under Armour signed Tom Brady’s wife and Brazilian supermodel to a multiyear contract to be a part of the company’s new women’s campaign. The news was met with some criticism as Gisele marks the first non-athlete spokesperson to represent the brand, so she addressed the haters...
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Boston Bruins Announce David Krejci’s Six-Year Contract Extension

It’s official. Reports of David Krejci agreeing to a six-year contract extension worth $43.5 million ($7.25 million AAV) broke Wednesday afternoon, and the Boston Bruins formally announced it Thursday. According to TSN’s Aaron Ward, Krejci will receive $7.25 million in salary for the first two years, of the deal, $7.5 million in the middle two years and $7 million in the final...
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Bruins Notes: Devils’ Cory Schneider, Coyotes’ Keith Yandle Join Informal Practice

WILMINGTON, Mass. — The Boston Bruins held an informal practice Thursday — their third of the week at Ristuccia Arena — to help get back into shape and rekindle chemistry before the start of rookie camp on Sept. 11 and training camp on Sept. 18. The skate also is open to players from other teams who live in the Boston area. One player who showed up Thursday was Phoenix Coyotes...
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New York Daily News Will No Longer Use Redskins Name, Logo

Add one more name to the list of media members who will no longer use the Washington football team’s nickname. Actually, make that an entire publication. The New York Daily News announced Wednesday that it will henceforth refrain from publishing the Redskins’ name or logo both in print and online . “Enormously popular and deeply ingrained in sporting culture, the Redskins...
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Frank Caliendo Re-Enacts Allen Iverson Rant In Morgan Freeman Voice (Video)

“We talkin’ ’bout practice?” Those four words have lived on in infamy thanks to Allen Iverson, whose 2002 press conference rant has been replayed too many times to count. Until Thursday, though, the former All-Star’s outburst had yet to get the Frank Caliendo treatment. Caliendo is known for his hilarious impressions of public figures, from John Madden to John Gruden and...
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Ichiro Suzuki learned Spanish so he could trash talk opponents

Ichiro Suzuki is a man of many talents. The New York Yankees outfielder not only is one of baseball’s most unique players, with his blazing speed, unorthodox hitting approach and unmatched work ethic, but he boasts another skill that’s arguably the most entertaining one in his arsenal — he speaks Spanish. According to Brad Lefton of the Wall Street Journal, Ichiro picked...
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Go Inside NESN’s Fantasy Football Draft (Video)

The NFL regular season is finally upon us, which means so is fantasy football. By now you’ve certainly gone through the draft process, and “NESN Live” has a humorous look at all the characters you likely encountered during your draft. Which one are you? Check it out in the video above.Filed under: Fantasy, NESN Live, NESN Video, Top Stories
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Goran Dragic: Australia Fixed FIBA World Cup Game, Intentionally Lost

Angola defeated Australia on Thursday in the group stage of the FIBA World Cup, but one player believes the outcome was the result of foul play. Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic, who’s playing for Slovenia in the tournament, tweeted after the game that the favored Australians had intentionally engineered a loss. Australia already had qualified for the quarterfinals before...
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Asmir Begovic Enters Guiness Book Of World Records For Longest Goal

Asmir Begovic didn’t celebrate when he scored a long-range goal on Nov. 2, 2013. The Stoke City goalkeeper now has little choice but to take a bow. Begovic, 27, entered the Guinness Book of World Records on Thursday for scoring the longest goal in soccer history, Sky Sports reports. Begovic scored the wind-assisted goal 13 seconds into his team’s Premier League 1-1 draw against...
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Report: Tom Brady Will Play Week 1 Vs. Dolphins Despite Practice Absence

Tom Brady was absent for the beginning of New England Patriots practice on Thursday, but the starting quarterback reportedly will be good to go on Sunday. Brady will play Week 1 against the Miami Dolphins, a source told ESPN.com’s Mike Reiss on Thursday. It’s still unknown why Brady was absent for the start of practice. Brady was not listed on the team’s initial injury report...
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Rays Fan Brings Friend To Game Via Laptop Web Camera (Photo)

Ticket prices to live sporting events can border on the ridiculous in terms of price, but one Tampa Bay Rays fan found an equally ridiculous way to watch last night’s game from the stands at the Trop — via video chat. An unidentified Rays fan was spotted in the stands with his headphones in and his laptop open with the screen facing the field. Visible on the screen was an open...
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Donte Stallworth Hired By Huffington Post As National Security Writer

Donte Stallworth has never refrained from speaking his mind. Now, he’ll have a national platform to do so. The former NFL receiver, who last saw the playing field with the New England Patriots in 2012, has been hired by the Huffington Post as a fellow to cover national security, the newspaper announced Wednesday night. “Donte has a quick mind, an insatiable curiosity and a passion...
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Patriots Practice Report: Tom Brady Absent For Undisclosed Reason

FOXBORO, Mass. — New England Patriots starting quarterback Tom Brady was conspicuously absent from practice on Thursday. Brady was the only player missing from the beginning of practice, as the Patriots prepare for their Week 1 matchup against the Miami Dolphins. Newly re-signed linebacker Chris White, long snapper Danny Aiken and practice squad quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson...
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Patriots Re-Sign Linebacker Chris White, Long Snapper Danny Aiken

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots finally filled their special teams unit on Thursday. The Patriots signed long snapper Danny Aiken and linebacker/special teamer Chris White, the team announced. The Patriots now have a full 53-man roster after waiving defensive tackles Kelcy Quarles and Bruce Gaston on Wednesday. The Patriots also re-signed quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson...
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Report: Josh Gordon Working As Car Salesman During NFL Suspension

Josh Gordon has to pay the bills somehow. The Cleveland Browns receiver will miss the entire 2014 NFL season after being suspended without pay for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Now, according to ESPN’s Josina Anderson, Gordon has found a new job to keep him occupied. #Browns WR Josh Gordon has a new job. He will be the goodwill ambassador for the Sarchione Auto...
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Premier League Stars Lobby For Improved ‘FIFA ’15’ Ratings (Video)

Samir Nasri and Rio Ferdinand want you to know that they’re quicker than the good folks at EA SPORTS would have you believe. Nasri and Ferdinand are among the Premier League stars who are lobbying to have their ratings improved in the soon-to-be-released video game “FIFA 15.” They’re joined by Eden Hazard, who thinks he should be “a few centimeters taller” in the virtual...
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Large, Shirtless Man Thoroughly Enjoyed Himself At Dodgers Game (Photo)

There’s lounging, and then there’s the display of relaxation one fan put on at Wednesday’s Los Angeles Dodgers-Washington Nationals game. Cameras at Dodger Stadium spotted one man, shirtless, with his shorts hiked up and seemingly an entire section of bleachers to himself, oblivious to everything else in the world. Well, this is happening at Dodger Stadium #dodgers http://t...
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