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Report: Brian Banks Signs With Falcons After Spending Five Years in Prison Falsely Accused of Rape, Kidnapping

It’s been a long time coming, but Brian Banks is finally receiving his shot at the NFL. The former USC linebacker recruit signed with the Falcons on Wednesday, according to Jay Glazer of FoxSports.com. Banks was falsely accused of rape while still in high school and served five years in prison after accepting a plea deal after his lawyer convinced him to. After Banks was released...
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April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Mike Piazza to Make Ballet Debut in Miami Production of ‘Slaughter on Tenth Avenue’

Mike Piazza has had a strange year, and it may have got even weirder. The 12-time All Star didn’t make the Baseball Hall of Fame, but he will be making his ballet debut in a Miami City Ballet production of Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, according to CBSSports.com. According to the ballet’s press release “Piazza will not be dancing, leaping or catching ballerinas. But he will be...
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April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Javaris Crittenton, Former NBA Guard Drafted by Lakers, Indicted on Murder, Gang Charges

ATLANTA — Former NBA player and Atlanta native Javaris Crittenton was indicted Tuesday on charges of murder and gang activity. The Fulton County District Attorney’s office said Crittenton, 25, and his cousin, Douglas Gamble, were charged in a 12-count indictment in the death of an Atlanta woman and the attempted murder of another man. Julian Jones — a mother of two — was...
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April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Chiefs to Decide Between Dion Jordan, Luke Joeckel, Eric Fisher For No. 1 Pick in NFL Draft

The NFL draft is just over three weeks away and the Chiefs still haven’t decided who they’re going to choose No. 1 overall. The team is deciding between defensive end/outside linebacker Dion Jordan and offensive tackles Luke Joeckel and Eric Fisher, according to Russ Lande of the National Football Post. Lande is a former scout for the Rams and Browns. He’s currently the college...
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April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Bob Costas Raps From Ludacris Track ‘Hip Hop Quotables,’ Which References Broadcaster in Lyrics (Video)

Ever wanted to hear longtime broadcaster Bob Costas say things like “give props” and “blunted”? Well, today’s your lucky day. On Tuesday, Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano fired agent Scott Boras and became the first client of rapper Jay-Z‘s new Roc Nation Sports agency. Well, that gave MLB Network commentators some fuel to talk about hip hop, and showed us all a whole...
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April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Miami Fans Would Rather Have $5 Little Caesars Pizza Than Marlins Tickets (Video)

It’s no surprise that fan support is low in Miami these days. Owner Jeffrey Loria traded away most of the Marlins’ best players just one year after opening a new stadium, changing the team’s name and uniforms and attempting to build the team into a contender. But it is a little shocking to see how bad things are in Miami. WPLG Miami bought Marlins tickets from a broker —...
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April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Robinson Cano’s Move to Jay-Z’s Agency Is Because He ‘Wants to Be a Yankee,’ Re-Sign With New York

Robinson Cano has switched agents, leaving behind a man known to push teams’ bidding as high as it can go in free agency. With Scott Boras out of the picture and Cano working with CAA Sports, which is partnering with Jay-Z‘s Roc Nation Sports, all signs now seem to point toward Cano staying with the Yankees and possibly signing an extension this year. The New York Post reports...
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April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Bubba Watson Says His Strategy for Beating Tiger Woods at Masters Is ‘Hopefully He Gets Sick’ (Video)

Tiger Woods is looking pretty Tiger-like coming into the Masters this year. He won his last two tournaments, and the official odds of him winning the Masters this year have only risen as the major approaches. Even defending champ Bubba Watson knows the newly resurgent Woods will be hard to beat in this one. He had an interesting strategy when CNN’s Piers Morgan asked him about...
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April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban Says He’ll Consider Drafting Brittney Griner, Saying ‘You Never Know Unless You Give Somebody a Chance’

LOS ANGELES — Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says he would consider drafting Baylor All-American Brittney Griner. Cuban told reporters before Tuesday night’s game between the Mavericks and the Lakers that if Griner is the best player available, “I will take her.” The 6-foot-8 Griner finished her college career as the NCAA leader in blocked shots and the second-leading...
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April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Celtics-Pistons Live: Jason Terry, Celts Try to Turn Around Fortunes as They Host Detroit

8 a.m. ET: Things have not gone the Celtics’ way lately, either on the court or off. The Celtics return to TD Garden on Wednesday hoping not only to get back in the win column but also to welcome back Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, who were out of commission on Monday. Pierce was back home to deal with a personal matter and the Celtics hope it is just a one-game absence. Garnett...
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Yu Darvish Has Bid for Perfect Game Snapped With Two Outs in Ninth Inning, Strikes Out 14

HOUSTON — Yu Darvish was one out from a perfect game when Marwin Gonzalez grounded a clean single through the pitcher’s legs, and the Texas Rangers beat the Houston Astros 7-0 on Tuesday night. The celebrated right-hander from Japan struck out 14 and appeared to be in complete control before Gonzalez smacked the first pitch up the middle. Darvish was unable to get his glove down...
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April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Bruins Fight Through Injury, Showcase Depth in Wide-Open Win Over Senators (Video)

The Bruins and Senators combined to take 97 shots Tuesday night — the most in a single game by any two NHL teams all season. That massive shot total coupled with the loss of Patrice Bergeron, Boston’s best two-way forward, to injury in the second period seemed to set the stage for a wild shootout of a game at TD Garden. But thanks to strong play by both goaltenders — B’s...
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April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Bruins Excited to Add Jaromir Jagr, But Also Keeping Trade in Perspective Moving Forward

BOSTON — Tuesday was a busy day in Boston for the Bruins, with a potential series of season-altering events sandwiching a crucial Northeast Division matchup at TD Garden. Arguably the biggest news of the day came before the sun went down on Boston, however, as the Bruins acquired future Hall of Fame forward Jaromir Jagr from Dallas. No one really knows what Jagr’s addition will...
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April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Bruins Give No Update on Patrice Bergeron, Whose Absence Would Be Major Blow to Team

BOSTON — The Bruins added a valuable piece to their roster on Tuesday afternoon when they acquired Jaromir Jagr from the Dallas Stars. However, they may be dealing with a loss that, if it’s prolonged, could hurt more than Jagr might help upon joining the B’s. The Bruins lost Patrice Bergeron during the second period of the B’s 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday at...
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April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Tyler Seguin Must Continue to Step Up Considering Uncertainty of Linemate Patrice Bergeron (Video)

Tyler Seguin has been heating up the past several games, and he continued his success against Ottawa. Seguin has two goals and two assists over the past four games. His 12 shots Tuesday night resulted in a goal and helped revive a struggling Bruins offense. With the uncertainty of linemate Patrice Bergeron, Seguin knows he will have to step up to fill Bergeron’s shoes if the alternate...
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April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Joni Pitkanen Collides Into End Boards Against Capitals, Leaves Ice on Stretcher (Video)

Days after Louisville’s Kevin Ware suffered a broken leg in the Elite Eight, a player from a different sport went down with a leg injury of his own after an incidental collision Tuesday night. Joni Pitkanen, a Carolina defenseman, raced after a loose puck with Capitals forward Troy Brouwer in an attempt to avoid an icing call. Though no contact was made between the two skaters...
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April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Bubba Watson Makes Golfers Everywhere Jealous With Hovercraft Golf Cart (Video)

Bubba Watson‘s personal golf cart is a hovercraft. Yes, you read that correctly. The professional golfer showed off his new toy in a YouTube video released Tuesday, and it looks just as awesome as you would imagine a hovercraft golf cart looking. The machine, which looks like something out of ‘The Jetsons,’ is also surprisingly practical, as Watson explains that his golf cart...
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April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Rick Middleton Has the Most Career Shorthanded Goals in Bruins History

Rick Middleton holds the all-time shorthanded goals record for the Boston Bruins with 25. Middleton just edges out fellow Bruins great Derek Sanderson, who had 24 over the course of his illustrious career. It is no surprise Middleton had so many shorthanded goals, as the two-way forward played in 881 games for the B’s while netting 402 total goals. Middleton’s trade to the...
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April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Tyler Seguin’s Shot-Happy Night Helps Bruins Acheive ‘Tremendous Tempo’ in Close Win Over Senators (Video)

The Bruins and Sabres combined for 97 shots Tuesday night, and it felt like Tyler Seguin was responsible for about half of them. In reality, the Bruins forward only had 12 shots to his name, but that aggressive play is certainly a positive indicator given the team’s recent offensive slump. Seguin scored once, Nathan Horton and David Krejci added goals of their own and Anton Khudobin...
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April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Nathan Horton Extends Goal Streak to Four Games With Game-Winner Against Senators (Video)

Nathan Horton has been on fire this past week. The Bruins winger beat Senators goalie Robin Lehner in the third period Tuesday night for his fourth goal in as many games, and this one gave the B’s a wild victory at TD Garden. The teams combined for 97 shots in the contest, but the goaltending was stout, allowing just five of those shots to find the back of the net. Check out Horton’s...
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April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Ryan Sweeney Signs Minor League Contract With Chicago Cubs

Ryan Sweeney was released by the Red Sox on Saturday, but it didn’t take long for him to find a new home. The former Boston outfielder signed a minor league deal with the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, according to MassLive.com’s Evan Drellich, and he expects to report to the team’s Triple-A affiliate Wednesday.
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April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Jaromir Jagr’s 679-Goal, 1679-Point Resume Welcome Addition to Bruins Roster (Video)

Jaromir Jagr has been around for quite some time.
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April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Anton Khudobin’s Play as Backup Arguably More Important Than Tuukka Rask’s in Replacing Tim Thomas (Video)

One of the strengths that the Bruins always touted in years past was the depth of their goaltending. While Tim Thomas was off winning awards and accolades, Tuukka Rask was right behind him, quietly matching the starter’s sterling numbers. This season, without Thomas in net, it was Rask who had most of the pressure heaped on his shoulders as fans looked to forge ahead. However,...
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April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Stephen Drew Cleared for Game Action After Sitting Out With Post-Concussion Symptoms

Stephen Drew took a big step toward returning to the diamond Tuesday. The Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham reports that Drew has been cleared for game action by Major League Baseball. The Red Sox shortstop hasn’t played since being hit in the head with a pitch back on March 7. Though he is now medically cleared, Drew still has a ways to go before he is ready to take the field in...
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April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Patrice Bergeron Leaves Bruins Game in Second Period After Suffering Blow to Head

Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron was forced to leave Tuesday’s game after suffering a blow to the head at the 12:16 mark of the second period. Bergeron was hit by Senators forward Colin Greening while battling for a puck in the Boston defensive zone and skated directly to the Bruins bench after the hit, hinting at an issue right away. The team announced during the second intermission...
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April 02, 2013  |  Discuss
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