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Kevin Hayes Wins Beanpot MVP As Boston College Captures Fifth Straight Title (Video)

Boston College won its fifth straight Beanpot title on Monday night with a 4-1 victory over Northeastern. The final score paints a picture of a comfortable win for the Eagles, but the game was tied 1-1 in the third period until senior captain Patrick Brown scored the game-winner while laying on the ice with 5:30 left to play. Eagles winger Kevin Hayes won the tournament MVP with...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Sam Drops 70 Spots In CBS Draft Rankings After Saying He’s Gay

Since announcing he was gay, Michael Sam has garnered more attention than many of the more prominent names on the NFL draft board. Just a day after going public with his sexuality, Sam fell from 90 to 160 in the draft rankings published by CBS. While almost no one offered a concrete explanation for the 70-spot drop, CBSSports.com and NFLDraftScout.com writer Rob Rang offered some...
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Boston College’s Patrick Brown Scores Beanpot Winner Laying On Ice (GIF)

Battling late into the third period of the Beanpot final to the tune of a 1-1 tie, Boston College and Northeastern were each looking for just one opportunity. Boston College capitalized on theirs 14:30 into the third period, when forward and senior captain Patrick Brown tipped a shot from the point past Northeastern goalie Clay Witt. The tip was made even more impressive by the fact...
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Albert Pujols Drops Lawsuit After Former Cardinal Jack Clark Issues Retraction

Albert Pujols has dropped his lawsuit against Jack Clark. In October, Pujols sued the former St. Louis Cardinals slugger over comments Clark made during an August broadcast of his radio show, “The King and The Ripper.” Clark called Pujols a “juicer” and insisted he knew a trainer who was providing the three-time MVP with performance-enhancing drugs. Before signing with the...
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U.S. Olympic Hockey General Manager David Poile Unable To Travel To Sochi

Nashville Predators general manager David Poile, the architect of the 2014 United States Olympic hockey team, won’t be traveling to Sochi after undergoing facial surgery last week. Poile suffered an eye socket fracture after he was hit in the face with a puck during his team’s morning skate in Minnesota on Feb. 6. He will have to watch his team compete in Sochi from home as...
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WATCH: Skier falls, bounces down course during moguls run

Finland’s Ville Miettunen took a brutal fall during the freestyle skiing men’s moguls qualification at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. The Finnish skier came down awkwardly after he missed his landing off the first jump, which caused him to bounce head over heels down part the course. Miettunen remained on the snow for several moments before he was tended to by medical personnel...
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Michael Sam’s Supportive Family Is No Stranger To Adversity

Michael Sam isn’t the first member of his family to disrupt the status quo. In 2009 his aunt, Geraldine Ford, became mayor of the tiny town of La Marque, Texas. A late flood of ballots from senior citizens, who seemed to like the Republican contender, pushed her to victory. It was a massive upset; she became the first African-American mayor in all of Galveston County. The result...
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Jonathan Quick, Jimmy Howard Among Top NHL Goalies From Hockey East (Gallery)

The Hockey East Association is widely regarded as the most competitive league in college hockey. Containing the likes of perennial NCAA championship contender Boston College, as well as a slew of other talented teams like Northeastern, Providence and UMass Lowell, it’s not surprising that Hockey East produces many talented players that go on to continue their careers in the NHL...
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Red Sox Bearded Brother Jonny Gomes Trims His Beard In Commercial (Video)

Boston’s beloved “Ironsides” took to a commercial recently to shape his beard. The Red Sox outfielder stars in the latest ad for the Philips Norelco BeardTrimmer 9100 during which he talks to his famous facial hair saying things like, “Stop yelling at me, I’m just tightening you up.” This bearded brother sums up his relationship with his beard perfectly when thanking ”him”...
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Masahiro Tanaka Drops $195,000 On Private Flight From Japan To New York

Masahiro Tanaka is taking a page out of the New York Yankees’ playbook, and spending his money lavishly. The highly sought-after pitcher dropped a hefty chunk of change on a private flight to ensure that he arrived in New York City in style in advance of his introductory press conference at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday. Tanaka shelled out $195,000 to charter a Boeing 787 Dreamliner...
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WATCH: Soccer player celebrates goal by headbutting through glass

If there’s ever a right way to get a red card, this is it. An Italian soccer player was sent off during a game between amateur clubs Pontilcelli and Riolo Terme. One team’s No. 9 pounced on a goalkeeper error and tapped his shot in for the easiest of goals. The excited scorer made a bee-line for the dugout and embarked on one of the greatest goal celebrations this observer has...
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Beanpot 2014 Results: Harvard Routs Boston University In Consolation Game

David Quinn’s first Beanpot tournament as head coach of Boston University mirrored the Terriers’ play so far this season: Impressive at times, but overall too inconsistent to get the job done. BU’s first Beanpot of the post-Jack Parker era concluded Monday night at TD Garden with a 6-2 loss to a Harvard team that had been thoroughly dismantled by Northeastern last week and...
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U.S. Luger Kate Hansen Busts A Move In Best Olympic Pre-Race Ritual Ever

One Winter Olympian proved Monday that she’s anything but shy when cameras found her in the middle of her unorthodox pregame ritual. Team USA luger Kate Hansen prepares for her runs by putting on some headphones and breaking it down like nobody’s business. The 21-year-old Burbank, Calif., native has some serious moves and isn’t afraid to show them. “Honestly, I’m in my...
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Beanpot 2014 Live: Northeastern, Boston College Square Off For Beanpot Title

6:30 p.m.: The Northeastern University men’s hockey team has been here before — a few times recently, even. On Monday night, they’ll attempt to bring the Beanpot back to Huntington Ave. for the first time since 1988. The Huskies are back in the Beanpot final, and they’ll take on Boston College in the championship game on Monday at TD Garden. This will mark the third time...
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Red Sox First Base Outlook: Mike Napoli’s New Deal Very Important Move

The Boston Red Sox answered one of the biggest questions of their offseason in December when they signed Mike Napoli to a two-year, $32 million contract. Napoli, who was a key cog in the Red Sox’s lineup last season, was the best first baseman available on the open market this winter, and it was clear from the onset that the two sides were very interested in extending their relationship...
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Rob Ford Talks Hockey On New Talk Show; Picks Canada To Win Gold, Ducks To Win Cup

It looks like embattled Toronto mayor Rob Ford can add the title of “talk show host” to his already diverse resume. Ford, along with his brother Doug, published the first episode of their online talk show “Ford Nation” on Feb. 4. As of now, there are five posts in total, with the most interesting episode probably being the one in which the brothers discuss hockey. Rob boldly...
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Heat wave hits Sochi; Olympians claim effect on performance

Winter Olympians are starting to feel like summer competitors, as temperatures in Sochi are expected to rise to a balmy 63 degrees by Thursday. While Sochi is ranked the hottest Winter Olympic host city of all time, its February 2014 temperatures are significantly higher than its usual 49-degree average. Several athletes, especially those participating in snow-based events, said...
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Team Canada Boasts Beer Fridge In Olympic House That Only Opens With Canadian Passport (Photo)

The Canadians love their beer almost as much as they love their hockey, and at the Winter Games, these two national treasures have come together. Molson Canadian is giving Team Canada a taste, or rather a sip, of home with refrigerators they shipped to Sochi that are fully stocked with its beer. These bad boys are located in Canada’s Olympic House for the athletes to enjoy while...
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2014 Winter Olympics: Recapping Canada-USA Lines, Pairings From First Sochi Practice

NHL players arrived in Sochi last night and took the ice for their first practices Monday afternoon before men’s hockey at the 2014 Winter Olympics begins Wednesday. Luckily for the United States and Canada, they have an extra day to rest, practice and game plan for the preliminary round because their opening games are Thursday. Monday’s skate was our first look at which lines...
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NBA commish: Homosexuality not reason Jason Collins is unsigned

All of the sudden, NFL executives and players are busy offering thin justifications for why Michael Sam wouldn’t make a good professional football player. Not to be outdone, the NBA is getting in on the act. With the sports world abuzz after Sam’s announcement that he is gay, new NBA commissioner Adam Silver discussed his own league, which is still devoid of a homosexual player...
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NFLPA President: Players Will Accept Michael Sam With Open Arms

Michael Sam will have no problem fitting into an NFL locker room, according to the NFL players’ association president. NFLPA chief Domonique Foxworth said on ESPN’s Mike & Mike that the union and players will welcome Sam, who is the first openly gay NFL draft prospect. “I know that the union will accept him with open arms, as will our players,” Foxworth said on Monday...
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Austrian Snowboarder Anna Gasser Has Harder Time Going Up The Hill Than Down (GIF)

Austrian snowboarder Anna Gasser fought quite the uphill battle during Sunday’s slopestyle snowboard women’s final. Although Gasser’s experience on the course was significantly less horrifying than Sarka Pancochova’s, the Austrian found a different way to discover how unkind the slope can be. After a false start, Gasser tried, tried and tried some more to get back up the...
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David Ortiz Squaring Off With Derek Jeter In ‘Face Of MLB’ Matchup

David Ortiz needs some help from Red Sox Nation. Ortiz is squaring off with Derek Jeter on Monday as part of MLB.com’s “Face of MLB” tournament. Jeter held a commanding lead as of Monday afternoon, but Red Sox fans have until 8 a.m. ET on Tuesday to vote Ortiz into the next round. Ortiz recently was voted the “Face of the Red Sox” via a Twitter vote. Each Major League Baseball...
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Roger Goodell’s Gay Brother: Michael Sam Is An ‘Instant Hero’

Michael Sam broke down some barriers over the weekend, and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is more than ready to handle the controversy. Sam, Missouri’s All-American defensive end and Co-SEC Player of the Year, came out during an interview on ESPN’s Outside the Lines on Sunday, which could make the draft prospect the first openly gay player in the NFL. Goodell and the league expressed...
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LeBron James Wins Dunk Contest Against Himself After Heat Practice (Video)

LeBron James staunchly refuses to take part in the official NBA Sprite Slam Dunk contest, because apparently a competition that was good enough for Julius Erving and Michael Jordan isn’t good enough for him. James isn’t averse to dunk contests entirely, though, as he has shown many times with his awe-inducing pregame dunk routines. After practice on Monday ahead of a game against...
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