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Reports: Former NHL player Steve Montador found dead

By Mike Cole Former NHL defenseman Steve Montador has died, according to multiple reports. He was 35 years old. Mississauga News reported Sunday that Montador was found dead inside his Mississauga home Sunday morning. Peel Regional Police told the paper Montador was found by a female friend early Sunday morning. She called the police and Montador was pronounced dead shortly thereafter...
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February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tom Brady's combine footage will blow your mind

It’s a bit of an understatement to say Tom Brady wasn’t born with incredible physical skills. The New England Patriots quarterback will go down as one of the NFL’s greatest quarterbacks ever, and determination, preparation and focus - not speed or agility - will be remembered as some of his finest traits. Brady’s athleticism - or relative lack thereof - is one of the biggest...
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Maple Leafs Trade Cody Franson, Mike Santorelli To Predators

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Predators have traded with the Toronto Maple Leafs, bringing back defenseman Cody Franson and forward Mike Santorelli as they try to boost a team that already is sitting atop the NHL standings. In the deal announced by the Predators on Sunday, Toronto receives Nashville’s first-round pick in June’s draft along with...
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Tom Hanks Does Bill Belichick, Rex Ryan Impressions On ‘Letterman’ (Video)

If there’s ever a movie made about Bill Belichick, perhaps Tom Hanks could be a candidate for the leading role. The world-famous actor went on “The Late Show With David Letterman” on Friday night, and he showed off his incredible range when the topic of Belichick and the NFL came up. Hanks explained he and his sons like to play a game he calls “NFL coaches as stepdads”...
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Rob Gronkowski Hangs With 50 Cent, Magic Johnson At NBA All-Star Weekend

It’s Rob Gronkowski’s world, and we’re all just living in it. The New England Patriots tight end is enjoying his offseason after the Patriots’ Super Bowl win, and that continued this weekend in Brooklyn. There’s no shortage of starpower in the New York City borough as NBA All-Star weekend takes place. Gronk’s eventful offseason continued Friday night where he took the...
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Zach LaVine Wins NBA Slam Dunk Contest With Incredible Performance (Video)

The NBA slam dunk contest isn’t what it used to be, but Zach LaVine made everyone forget about that for a little bit Saturday night. Overall, it was another “meh” showing at the annual All-Star weekend, but LaVine did steal the show with an incredible aerial display that helped him defeat Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo in the finals. LaVine’s insane athleticism was on...
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UFC Fight Night Results: Benson Henderson Upsets Brandon Thatch Via Submission

Benson Henderson went up and out of his element Saturday night, but he was still able to continue his winning ways. Henderson (22-5) won his welterweight debut with a submission win over Brandon Thatch at 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colo. Henderson was able to make Thatch tap in the fourth round with a rear-naked choke. Thatch (11-2) owned a size advantage...
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Chris Johnson Will Become NFL Free Agent As Jets Will Decline Option

NEW YORK — The New York Jets are saying C-Ya to CJ2K after just one season. The Jets announced Saturday they will not exercise their option on running back Chris Johnson, making him an unrestricted free agent next month and saving the team $3.5 million on the salary cap this year. The team will, however, exercise the contract options on veteran linebackers Calvin Pace and Jason...
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February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen, Patriots Dominate Valentine’s Day

Tom Brady, his wife Gisele Bundchen and the New England Patriots would like to wish you a happy Valentine’s Day. The Patriots quarterback and his wife posted this Instagram photo of them enjoying a nice Valentine’s Day moment. This embed is invalid" /> The Patriots used Twitter to send some clever Valentine’s Day messages. Happy Valentine's...
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Tyler Seguin out 3-6 weeks with knee injury from dirty hit

DALLAS — Stars scoring leader Tyler Seguin will miss three to six weeks with a right knee injury sustained when he was checked below the waist on a hit coach Lindy Ruff called “a dirty, low play that I don’t like.” Seguin was helped off the ice Friday after the hit in the third period by Florida defenseman Dmitry Kulikov, who was ejected. Kulikov is likely to be suspended...
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Hockey East Roundup: UNH Upsets No. 2 Boston University

The University of New Hampshire hasn’t enjoyed much success in Hockey East this season, but Saturday’s game at the Whittemore Center provided Wildcats fans with plenty to cheer about. UNH defeated No. 2 ranked Boston University 4-3 for its most impressive win of the season. The Wildcatst (11-17-2, 6-11-1 in Hockey East) dominated the first two periods and took a 4-0 lead into...
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Leafs’ David Clarkson Fights Twice, Ejected For Interference In First Period (Video)

David Clarkson’s tenure with the Toronto Maple Leafs has not gone according to plan. The veteran winger signed a seven-year, $36.75 million free-agent contract with the Leafs before the 2013-14 season and has scored just 15 goals in 115 games. Saturday night’s game against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre was another low point for Clarkson. He fought twice in the first...
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Boston Celtics’ Tommy Heinsohn To Enter Hall Of Fame As Coach

Tommy Heinsohn will receive another honor from the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2015 when he is inducted as a coach, the Hall of Fame announced Saturday. He coached the Boston Celtics for eight-plus seasons from 1969-70 through 1977-78 and amassed a 427-263 record, along with two NBA championships (1973-74 and 1975-76) and six playoff appearances. Tommy Heinsohn is 4th Hall...
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Boiler-Suit-Clad Fans Fight Police During German Soccer Game (Video, Photos)

The Rhineland, Germany, derby between Borussia Monchengladbach and FC Cologne only was hot enough to require boiler-suits because some fans made it that way. Boiler-suit-clad fans stormed the field at Stadion im Borussia-Park and clashed with police Saturday. The ugly scenes came moments after the final whistle in Borussia Monchengladbach’s 1-0 win over Cologne in Germany’s Bundesliga...
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Tim Sherwood Named New Aston Villa Manager, Tasked With Saving Season

BIRMINGHAM, England — Aston Villa hired Tim Sherwood as its new manager Saturday, three days after firing Paul Lambert with the club in the relegation zone in the English Premier League. Sherwood, who lasted just five months at Tottenham last season in his first management job, signed a contract through the end of the 2017-18 season. “While being forever...
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Report: Toronto Maple Leafs Willing To Trade Center Tyler Bozak

The Toronto Maple Leafs are one of the most interesting teams to watch as the March 2 NHL trade deadline approaches. It’s quite possible the Leafs could enter a full rebuild, which would make certain non-core players expendable. One player the Leafs are willing to part with is center Tyler Bozak, per Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. “There’s increased chatter around Bozak,...
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Brendan Rodgers Praises Liverpool’s Agression, Composure Vs. Crystal Palace

Liverpool proved aggression and composure can make a devastating combination. Manager Brendan Rodgers credits Liverpool’s composure and aggression for its 2-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday in the fifth round of the FA Cup, according to LiverpoolFC.com. The Reds conceded a goal in the first half, but second-half strikes by Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana overturned the deficit...
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Sean Bergenheim’s Agent Asks Florida Panthers To Trade His Client

The Florida Panthers are chasing a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference and sit four points behind the Boston Bruins for the final wild card berth entering Saturday’s slate of games. Florida has several veterans with expiring contracts, which has put the team in an interesting dilemma ahead of the March 2 NHL trade deadline. The Panthers want to make the playoffs, but it would...
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Liverpool-Crystal Palace Verdict: Reds Into FA Cup Quarterfinals After Comeback Win

Liverpool has conquered its house of horrors and now heads confidently toward the future. Liverpool defeated Crystal Palace 2-1 Saturday at Selhurst Park in the fifth round of the FA Cup. Second half goals from Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana overturned the Eagles’ lead and booked the Reds a place in the quarterfinals of the FA Cup. Liverpool will...
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Rollie Fingers, Rusty Kuntz Among Strangest Baseball Names Ever (Gallery)

MLB players must have some pretty creative parents. We’ve seen countless pitchers and hitters come and go over the years, standing out or fading into obscurity based on their big-league success. Every once in a while, though, a player comes into the league with the added recognition (or, in some cases, burden) of something he’s had since he was born: His name. Ever since Butts...
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UFC Fight Night Broomfield: Brandon Thatch Ready For Triumphant Return

With his return from an over 15-month layoff due to injury finally approaching, Brandon Thatch could be living proof that things happen for a reason. Just 2-0 in the UFC, the rising welterweight star is coming back in a main event bout against a former world champion in Benson Henderson this Saturday, and he’s doing it in his home state of Colorado. Perfect timing? “I wish that...
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Alberto Moreno Joins Daniel Sturridge In Goal-Celebration Dance (Video)

Alberto Moreno is Daniel Sturridge’s new dance partner. Moreno stole the show Saturday when he joined Sturridge for his signature goal-celebration dance. Sturridge scored the game-tying goal in the second half of Liverpool’s FA Cup fifth round meeting with Crystal Palace. Reds around the world new Sturridge’s dance was coming, but they probably didn’t know Moreno would make...
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UFC Fight Night Broomfield: Benson Henderson Never Stops Moving Forward

There is a kinetic element to the way Benson Henderson operates. Inside the Octagon, the former lightweight titleholder is all go no slow, moving with a seamless matter of fact conviction that validates the “Smooth” precursor to his name. Yet, where most fighters leave that aggressive push on the canvas following the scrap on fight night, the 31-year-old MMA Lab leader keeps...
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WATCH: Ronaldo breaks defender's ankles with nutmeg

By Marcus Kwesi O'Mard Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t need to do this to Manuel Pablo. Ronaldo made the Internet buzz on Saturday with an ankle-breaking move on Manuel Pablo in the first half of Real Madrid’s La Liga (Spanish first division) game against Deportivo La Coruna. The soccer superstar nutmegged Pablo with an “elastico” that left the veteran defender on the ground...
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UFC Fight Night Broomfield: Henderson-Thatch Official Weigh-In Results

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the welterweight bout between Benson Henderson and Brandon Thatch and the featherweight bout between Max Holloway and Cole Miller, airs live on FOX Sports 1 from the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colo., beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. PT. Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. MAIN EVENT Brandon Thatch...
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