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NY Post blames Kate Upton for Justin Verlander's struggles

Some people may point to a possible undisclosed injury as the reason for the recent struggles of Detroit Tigers’ ace Justin Verlander, but at least one person isn’t buying that claim. Jonathan Lehman of the New York Post writes that Verlander’s struggles, along with those of other athletes, could be from dating supermodel Kate Upton. Lehman uses both Mark Sanchez and Blake...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Ecuador Defeats Honduras, Moves Into Second Place In Group E At World Cup

Ecuador defeated Honduras 2-1 on Friday in Brazil to greatly improve its chance of advancing to the knockout stages of the 2014 World Cup from Group E. These teams played a physical and exciting game, combining for 31 fouls, 39 tackles and five yellow cards. Honduras opened the scoring in the 31st minute with a goal from forward Carlo Costly. Just three minutes later, midfielder...
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Felix Doubront Activated From DL; Garin Cecchini Optioned To Pawtucket

The Boston Red Sox officially activated pitcher Felix Doubront from the 15-day disabled list before Friday’s game against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum. Third baseman Garin Cecchini was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket to make room on the active roster. Doubront is scheduled to start Friday’s game in Oakland. The Red Sox are looking to bounce back after dropping Thursday’s...
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Jermaine Jones Compares U.S. To Spurs, Portugal To Heat In World Cup (Video)

United States midfielder Jermaine Jones isn’t worried about taking on Portugal in the 2014 FIFA World Cup because he saw what happened when the San Antonio Spurs took on the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals. Jones said that although he considers Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo “a special player,” he believes that the U.S. has the better team overall. He compared the U.S. to the...
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Joe Torre reprimands Ortiz for official scorer comments

Major League Baseball executive vice president Joe Torre made his stance clear. Torre issued a statement Friday in response to David Ortiz’s criticism of official scorer Bob Ellis following the Boston Red Sox’s 2-1 win over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday at Fenway Park. Torre expressed total disapproval of Ortiz’s controversial actions. Torre’s statement reads: “Official...
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Daniel Bard Among Many MLB Pitchers Who Suddenly Lost Control (Photos)

Daniel Bard’s downward spiral reached a new low Thursday, as the Texas Rangers released the 28-year-old pitcher following a dreadful stint with the organization’s Single-A affiliate in Hickory. Bard’s downfall is shocking considering how much promise he showed early in his career with the Boston Red Sox. He isn’t the first pitcher to suddenly lose control of his pitches,...
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Aaron Hernandez, Attorneys Request Transfer From Bristol County Jail

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is asking to be transferred out of Bristol County Jail. The motion to move states that the trip from Boston to North Dartmouth, Mass., that Hernandez’s lawyers must travel to work with their client  is simply too far. “He needs to be held in a facility that does not require his counsel to drive from two, up to three to...
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Mike Trout Becomes Second MLB Star To Release Shoes From Nike (Photo)

Mike Trout has already been the American League’s Rookie of the Year, made two All-Star Game rosters and won two Silver Slugger awards at the age of 22. And he added something else to that stacked resume. The Los Angeles Angels center fielder now has his own signature shoe, which was released by Nike on Friday. Trout becomes the first baseball player to have his own shoe deal...
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France Makes Powerful World Cup Statement With Dominant Win Over Switzerland

The 2014 World Cup has been a goal-fest in the group stage (74 goals through 25 games), and the team putting on the most impressive display of attacking soccer is France. The French have emerged as one of the early favorites to win the World Cup after a clinical 5-2 win over Switzerland on Friday to take over the Group E lead with a perfect six points in two games. France’s attack...
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Charlie Moore Outdoors Summer Of Fun Debuts All New Episodes

The Mad Fisherman is back with some brand new episodes. Charlie Moore Outdoors will kick off its Summer of Fun on Saturday immediately following Boston Red Sox postgame coverage. This year’s Summer of Fun features some great new guests, including former Sox outfielder Johnny Damon, former wrestler Hulk Hogan, Nashville Predators head coach and Franklin, Mass., native Peter Laviolette...
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Robert Griffin III: ‘As Players We Can’t Focus On’ Redskins Name Change

The U.S. Patent Office ruled Wednesday that the Washington Redskins’ federal trademark for its team name has been cancelled, calling it “disparaging of Native Americans.” Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III was asked about the situation in an interview on CBS D.C.’s “106.7 The Fan” on Friday. “When it comes to those conversations, it’s just not the time,...
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Tiger Woods Announces He’ll Return To Competition In Quicken Loans National

Tiger Woods says he is rusty but ready to return to competition. Woods announced Friday on his Facebook page that he will play next week at Congressional in the Quicken Loans National. This is the first year for a new title sponsor at the PGA Tour event that donates the charity money to the Tiger Woods Foundation. Woods last played on March 9 at Doral, where he played with pain in...
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France Scores Two Goals On Switzerland In 67 Seconds in 2014 World Cup (Video)

Friday has not been Switzerland’s day. After an exciting victory over Ecuador in stoppage time Sunday, they got off to a terrible start against France in their second game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Sixteen minutes into the game, France’s Olivier Giroud sent a header into the top right corner of the goal. A mere 67 seconds later, Blaise Matuidi notched a goal of his own. France...
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Tony Parker Stole Spurs’ Trophy To Take Photo With His Newborn (Video)

Tony Parker is a six-time NBA All-Star, four-time NBA champion and was the 2007 NBA Finals MVP. It’s safe to say he’s earned a night with the NBA Championship trophy at his house. But that didn’t stop him from taking it without telling anyone. The San Antonio Spurs forward appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” after his team won the 2013-14 NBA Championship and explained how...
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Brandon Phillips Befriends Drunk Heckler With Selfie, Signed Note (Photo)

Brandon Phillips loves to interact with fans– even hecklers, apparently. During Wednesday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park, Phillips’ Cincinnati Reds put on a clinic against the hometown team. Throughout the game, one fan heckled Cincinnati All-Star first baseman Joey Votto but after a rain delay that made most of the crowd leave the ballpark, the fan...
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New York Rangers Buy Out Rest of Brad Richards’ Nine-Year Contract

Before the 2011-12 season, the New York Rangers locked up center Brad Richards with a nine-year, $60 million contract. But after just three seasons, the Rangers announced Friday that they have bought out the remainder of Richard’s contract. New York has five restricted and six unrestricted free agents on its roster, so the move is not all-together surprising. Richards will still...
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France-Switzerland 2014 World Cup: Live Score, Highlights & Analysis

2:10 p.m. ET: France and Switzerland will play Friday in Brazil with an opportunity to take a commanding lead in Group E at the 2014 World Cup. Both teams opened group stage play with victories, and Friday’s winner would take a giant step toward securing a spot in the Round of 16. French striker Karim Benzema will be the focus of the Swiss defense after scoring two goals against...
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Costa Rica Defeats Italy, Eliminates England From World Cup Contention

Against incredible odds, Costa Rica has clinched a spot in the Round of 16 at the 2014 World Cup with a 1-0 upset win over Italy on Friday in what might be the best moment in the nation’s sporting history. Costa Rica already beat heavily favored Uruguay 3-1 in the first group stage game, and will now look to sweep Group D when it faces England on Tuesday. Italy’s lineup was bolstered...
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NBA Draft: Joel Embiid Takes Selfie Before Foot Surgery (Photo)

Joel Embiid picked the wrong time to get hurt, but that did not stop him from having a little fun. The forward suffered a stress fracture in his foot that will require surgery just a week before the NBA Draft. Even with his spectacular freshman season at the University of Kansas in 2013-14, his draft stock has a chance to drop because of the severity of the injury. Despite the ramifications...
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Kenbrell Thompkins Makes Biggest Year 2 Jump In Patriots Minicamp (Mailbag)

The New England Patriots are no longer looking like the walking wounded as they exit the offseason schedule with training camp on the horizon. Many of the Patriots’ burning injury questions were answered during organized team activities and minicamp. Vince Wilfork (torn Achilles), Tommy Kelly (torn ACL), Will Smith (torn ACL), Rob Gronkowski (torn ACL), Dominique Easley (torn ACL...
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Bryan Ruiz Gives Costa Rica Lead Over Italy With Perfect Header (GIF)

Bryan Ruiz brought Costa Rica a step closer to a second straight World Cup upset Friday afternoon, beating Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon with a textbook header in the 44th minute. Costa Rica, which already stunned Luis Suarez and Uruguay in its opening game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, can clinch a spot in the knockout round for just the second time in its history with a...
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NBA Moves Logo To Back Of Jersey, Could Pave Way For Uniform Ads

There was more to the Charlotte Hornets’ uniform reveal than teal and purple. The Hornets’ newly unveiled jerseys, in addition to a full overhaul of the color scheme, also feature the NBA logo on the back rather than the chest, a move the league confirmed Thursday will be applied to all teams beginning next season. The seemingly minor alteration will have a greater impact...
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Mexican National Team Plays Beach Soccer In Speedos With Locals (Video)

The Mexican national team just finished off a tense, scoreless draw with Brazil in its Group A match on Tuesday at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Instead of preparing for a possible win-or-go-home game with Croatia on Monday, Mexico decided to ease the tension a bit. Taking advantage of the beach in front of its hotel, the team got a game of beach soccer going. Some of the eight players...
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Brian Burke wants to 'kick the **** out of' Toronto media

It’s been over a year since Brian Burke was fired as general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, but the time away from Toronto has not changed his fiery personality one bit. Burke, now president of the Calgary Flames, was part of a roundtable discussion at charity event earlier this week, which also included current Leafs GM Dave Nonis and captain Dion Phaneuf. During the discussion...
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Bruins’ Preseason Schedule Released, Includes Games vs. Canadiens, Red Wings

The Boston Bruins will be opening the 2014-15 season against the same team that sent them packing last month. The Bruins released their preseason schedule Friday for the upcoming season, a slate that includes two games each against the Washington Capitals, Detroit Red Wings and New York Islanders, and one — the opener — against the Montreal Canadiens. Unlike in some years past...
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