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Jim Mora Locks Out Media, Players from UCLA Practice Over Sports Information Department's 'Incompetence' (Video)

Jim Mora is the latest Pac-12 head coach to make enemies within the media. Mora locked reporters, UCLA's sports information department and even some players out of practice after television crews set up equipment in restricted areas on Wednesday. The UCLA head coach had harsh words for his sports information department, blaming them for the incident. "I'm not going to...
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September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Miroslav Klose Reaches Fair Play Summit, Tells Referee to Disallow Ill-Gotten Goal (Video)

The legend of Miroslav Klose grew by leaps and bounds Wednesday. The Lazio striker used his hand to score a goal, then spectacularly convinced the referee to disallow it. The sport of soccer is better off because of it. Klose's heroics came in the pressure cooker that is Italy's Serie A. In the fifth minute of visiting Lazio's game against Napoli, Klose redirected a corner...
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September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Sox Get Chance to Close Out Fenway Park's 100th Year in Style Against History-Lacking Rays (Video)

The Red Sox will finish Fenway Park's 100th season on Wednesday night, and many fans are likely happy to finally have the finish line in sight. This season has been quite the journey for Boston and its fans, but there still is a little bit left to go. As another chapter in the storied history of Fenway Park comes to a close now, NESN Nation's Dan Duquette is hoping that it...
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September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Terrell McClain's Size, Agility Should Help Patriots' Run Defense, Add Depth up Front

When the Carolina Panthers released Terrell McClain at the end of training camp, he was viewed as the biggest bust in his draft class to date. But on Wednesday, the former third-round pick was given new life in his NFL career. McClain, who was selected 65th overall out of South Florida in 2011, signed with the Patriots on Wednesday and was already out on the practice field sporting...
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September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Jarrod Saltalamacchia Back in Lineup to Chase Red Sox Catcher Home Run Record

Jarrod Saltalamacchia is back in the lineup on Wednesday after resting against left-handed pitcher David Price on Tuesday. The Red Sox catcher is just two home runs shy of Carlton Fisk's single season home run record by a catcher. Saltalamacchia currently stands at 24 home runs on the season and has seven more games to break Fisk's club record of 26, which he accomplished...
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September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Craig Kimbrel Deserves to Become First Reliver to Win Cy Young Award Since Eric Gagne

In 2003, Dodgers closer Eric Gange became just the ninth pitcher in the history of Major League Baseball to win the Cy Young award, posting one of the most dominant seasons out of the bullpen in the modern era and adding to his record of 84 consecutive saves converted. Of course, Gagne later showed up in the Mitchell Report, and just recently announced his French-language autobiography...
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September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Brennan Williams, Sylvester Williams Among Top NFL Draft Prospects in North Carolina-Idaho Matchup

In four of the last five years, North Carolina has produced a first round pick in the NFL draft. 2013 should be no different. UNC may never ascend to the top of the NCAA rankings, or even the ACC standings, but year after year they produce top NFL talent. Tune in this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on NESNplus to see the Tar Heels (2-2) take on Idaho (0-4) at Kenan Memorial Stadium in Chapel...
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September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick's Punishment Was Warranted but Too Severe Compared to Penalties for More Egregious Actions

The penalties finally came down from the league office on Wednesday afternoon and Bill Belichick will be forking over more than just a pretty penny. Belichick was fined $50,000 for what the NFL deemed "impermissible physical contact with an official" -- maybe the most expensive arm grab ever -- after the Patriots' loss to the Ravens on Sunday night. There is no doubt...
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September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Nuri Sahin Leads Liverpool to Comeback Victory Over West Brom in Capital One Cup

A brace from Nuri Sahin helped Liverpool fight back from a goal down and progress to the fourth round of the Capital One Cup with a 2-1 win over West Brom at The Hawthorns. The Reds fell behind early in the game when Gabriel Tamas fired the home side in front. Sahin pegged Steve Clarke's side back in the 17th minute with a long-range effort and then, with less than 10 minutes...
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September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Tihana Nemcic Hired As Viktorija Vojakovac Manager, Croatian Beauty to Coach Men's Soccer Team

Tihana Nemcic is breaking new ground in soccer and society. The former model and current professional soccer player has been named head coach of Croatian fifth division club NK Viktorija Vojakovac -- a men's team, World Soccer reports. "I am the head coach and I have full liberty to create and plan the team's tactics," World Soccer reports Nemcic told 24 sata. ...
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September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Tom Brady's Doesn't Think Patriots Have Earned Better Record, Remains Focused on 'Winning'

Tom Brady isn't used to losing, and he isn't very fond of it either. After enduring a heartbreaking loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night, the Patriots dropped to 1-2 on the season. And Brady believes that's exactly where they deserve to be. "We're 1-2, we're not in a good position right now," Brady said. "We're in the exact position...
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September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Lakers, Clippers Battle for Staples Center Supremecy as NBA's Pacific Division Favorites

The Los Angeles Lakers stole all the headlines this offseason when they acquired Dwight Howard and Steve Nash. They were already a championship contender to begin with, but the addition of Howard, who is universally regarded as the best center in the NBA, and Nash, a likely Hall of Fame point guard, has made the Lakers the favorite in the West. The Lakers' in-city rivals are...
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September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Croatian Soccer Player Domagoj Vida Fined Nearly $130,000 for Opening Beer Can on Bus Ride to Game

What Domagoj Vida was thinking is anyone's guess. The Croatian soccer player was fined £80,000 ($129,000) by his team, Dinamo Zagreb, for opening a beer can on the bus ride to a game, World Soccer reports. Dinamo Zagreb, Croatia's defending champion, was on its way to play lower league club NK Vrsar in a cup game Tuesday when the incident occured. Head coach Ante Cacic kicked...
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September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Jim Irsay's Tweets About Referees Mess Insult Fans, Show Owners Are Still Out of Touch

Give me a break, Jim Irsay. For the love of the football gods, just give me a freaking break. The Indianapolis Colts owner, who is one of the league's most outspoken head men, took to Twitter on Wednesday afternoon as news started to percolate the NFL owners were nearing the end of the lockout with the game officials. No deal is done yet, but apparently, after replacement officials...
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September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Dustin Pedroia Swinging the Red Sox' Hottest Bat in Jacoby Ellsbury's Absence

Editor's note: The temperature gauge is a Bill James-created statistic that measures how hot or cold hitters are. We will spotlight Red Sox and opposing team temperatures on game days. Dustin Pedroia has been one of the Red Sox' most consistent players all season despite injuries and a slow start to the season. The second baseman enters Wednesday night as the Red Sox'...
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September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Tim Tebow Offered Lifetime Membership to New York City's Museum of Sex

The league's most famous backup quarterback sure gets some pretty sweet offers for being a bench warmer. Jets QB Tim Tebow was recently offered a lifetime membership to New York City's Museum of Sex, according to an offer letter posted by animalnewyork.com. The membership includes one personalized Museum of Sex membership card, discounted prices for events and lectures, and...
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September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Ozzie Guillen Fires Back at Heath Bell As Teammates Seek to Humiliate Reliever

Heath Bell and Ozzie Guillen apparently don't have much respect for each other, creating a rather awkward situation for the Marlins. Bell sounded off about Guillen on Monday, hinting during a radio interview that it's "hard to respect" the Marlins skipper. Guillen not only expressed similar sentiments about Bell when asked about the situation on Tuesday, but Bell...
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September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Footlocker Responds to Brandon Spikes' Comments, Confirms Employees Have Been at Work

The NFL's replacement referees have been the focus of a lot of talk. Week 3 had some of the biggest controversy, headlined by the Patriots and Ravens on Sunday night and culminating with Monday's debacle between the Packers and Seahawks. But Footlocker wants everyone to know that its employees should not be implicated in the mess. After the Patriots' 31-30 loss to the...
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September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick Fined $50,000 for Grabbing Official's Arm After Patriots' Loss to Ravens

When the NFL says no touching, it means no touching. Patriots coach Bill Belichick has been fined $50,000 by the league for grabbing an official's arm after New England's loss to Baltimore on Sunday, according to the league. Belichick fined $50,000 for touching an official. — Judy Battista (@judybattista) September 26, 2012 The NFL has fined #Patriots coachBill Belichick...
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September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Zinedine Zidane Headbutt Statue Unveiled at Paris Art Museum (Photo)

Zinedine Zidane sure went out with a bang. The French soccer legend's last act as a professional soccer player was headbutting Marco Materazzi in front of a worldwide audience. That unforgettable moment has been immortalized in the form of a bronze statue, which was unveiled at Paris' Centre Pompidou modern art museum, the Associated Press reports. The five-meter-high (nearly...
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September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

David Letterman Takes Aim at NFL Replacement Refs With 'Top Ten Signs You're a Bad Referee' (Video)

Everyone, including late-night talk show host David Letterman, is getting in on the NFL's replacement referee's incompetence. Few things are sacred in the world of late-night television and rarely does anything of note avoid making it to Letterman's famous "Top 10" segment. The latest iteration of the list gives the "Top Ten Signs You're a Bad Referee...
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September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Tom Brady Appears to Cover Up Nike Logo With White Tape During Patriots' Media Session (Photos)

Tom Brady pulled an RG3. Brady showed up to Wednesday's media session wearing a gray sweatshirt. No big deal, right? Well, upon closer examination, it looks like the Patriots quarterback decided to follow in the footsteps of Robert Griffin III and cover up the sweatshirt's Nike swoosh logo. The logo, which is supposed to appear on the sleeve of the sweatshirt, appears to...
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September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

T.J. Lang Says Packers Considered Strike, Intentional Kneel-Downs During Anger-Filled Reaction to Blown Call

The football world found out soon after Monday night's controversial ending to the Packers-Seahawks game that Green Bay guard T.J. Lang was pretty upset. It turns out the rest of his Packers teammates were enraged, too. Lang, who filled Twitter with an expletive-laden rant after the Packers lost to the Seahawks on a controversial last-second call, said the Packers spent their...
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September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Reggie Bush Says Darrelle Revis Injury Is Case of 'What Goes Around Comes Around' After Jets Talk Big

Reggie Bush will take the blows. He just wants karma to be a pal and land some hits, too. The Jets spent the days leading up to their Week 3 matchup with the Dolphins talking about finding ways to stop Bush with a physical attack, with coach Rex Ryan saying New York needed to put "hot sauce" on Bush. After Bush left Sunday's game with an injured left knee, Calvin Pace...
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September 26, 2012  |  Discuss
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Report: NFL, refs have deal 'at hand'

The NFL and the locked-out officials reportedly are nearing a deal and apparently are so close that it's possible the regular referees will officiate Week 4 games.

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September 26, 2012  |  Discuss
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