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Brett Favre to Return to Football to Cover Super Bowl for NFL Network

NEW ORLEANS — Brett Favre is returning to the NFL — to work for the NFL Network. The retired three-time Super Bowl MVP quarterback will join the network’s crew for daylong coverage of Sunday’s NFL championship game between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers. Favre hasn’t been heard from much since retiring after the 2010 season. He returns to the city where he...
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January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Ravens’ Support for Joe Flacco’s Future Contract Makes It Sound Like They’re Not Sure About Winning Super Bowl

Joe Flacco may not be in line for Peyton Manning money, but the Ravens have been saying all the right things this week about getting him a new contract after this season ends. Baltimore general manager Ozzie Newsome‘s latest comments, however, sound like maybe he was whipping out the wrong cliché for the moment. “We’ll be able to get that thing done,” Newsome said Tuesday...
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January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees Have Couple of Ways They Could Get Rid of Alex Rodriguez After PED Allegations

The news coming out of South Florida this week has not been good for Alex Rodriguez. But it may turn out quite well for the New York Yankees. Rodriguez is watching his legacy erode amid new allegations of performance-enhancing drug use, with evidence reportedly mounting that he used steroids much longer then he originally said. With the news, however, the Yankees may finally be able...
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January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Zoltan Mesko Admits Screaming ‘Like a Girl’ During Batting Practice With Will Middlebrooks at Fenway Park (Photos)

Zoltan Mesko won’t be punting footballs on the field at Gillette Stadium any time soon. Still, he’s finding ways to keep himself in shape, even if that means trying his hand at baseball. Mesko joined Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks at Fenway Park on Wednesday for a little baseball tutorial from the Red Sox’ rising star. Mesko threw batting practice to Middlebrooks and...
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January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Yankees Could Be Close to Deal With Travis Hafner, Also Talking With Others

The Yankees are still looking for a designated hitter, and it seems they have their eyes fixated on one of the league’s pure DHs. The Yankees have expressed interest in Travis Hafner, according to MLB.com. WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford reports that the Bronx Bombers might be close to a deal with the free-agent slugger. It’s hard to imagine, but Hafner once jacked 42 home runs in...
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January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Philippe Coutinho Says He Joined Liverpool Because ‘They Believe in Me and My Football’

Shortly after he signed with Liverpool on Wednesday, Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho sat down for an exclusive chat with Liverpoolfc.com — and you can read what the midfielder had to say now. Liverpoolfc.com: Firstly Philippe, welcome to Liverpool Football Club. Couthinho: Thanks. Liverpoolfc.com: How does it feel to complete the move? Couthinho: I’m feeling very happy...
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January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Jeff Skinner Denies Slew-Footing Patrice Bergeron, Says Players Just Got ‘Tangled Up’

Patrice Bergeron was fighting mad Monday night, which is something you just don’t see every day. The Bruins forward was fired up about what he perceived to be a slew-foot from Carolina’s Jeff Skinner. Bergeron went after Skinner in the waning seconds of the B’s 5-3 win over the Hurricanes, attempting to get a piece of Skinner, before the two players were separated by officials...
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Xander Bogaerts, Jackie Bradley Jr. Among Six Red Sox Farmhands Featured on MLB.com’s Top 100 Prospects List

Red Sox fans can rest assured that while last season was one of the more disappointing in recent memory, the future looks extremely bright for the Boston organization. MLB.com on Tuesday unveiled its Top 100 Prospects list for 2013, and six Red Sox farmhands appear on the list, which is an increase from the four who represented Boston in 2012. The six prospects have the Sox tied...
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Ed Reed Can ‘Definitely’ See Himself Playing for Bill Belichick in Future

Bill Belichick has long been enamored by the play of Ravens safety Ed Reed, and it’s looking like the feeling may be mutual. Reed said that he could see himself playing for Belichick, according to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald. Reed is a free agent after the Super Bowl, and has said that he does not plan to retire. “I could definitely play for coach Belichick,”Reed said....
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Ray Lewis Gets ‘Good Luck’ Wish From Denver Mayor, Who’s Forced to Do Dance After Losing Bet (Video)

This isn’t the first time Denver mayor Michael Hancock had to pay up on a bet he lost, and it probably won’t be the last, but at least he’s a man of his word. After recovering from injury, Hancock finally made good on his wager to perform the Ray Lewis dance for Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Hancock lost the bet due to Baltimore’s shocking upset over top-seeded...
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Mauro Gomez, Mark Hamilton Deserve Chance, But Red Sox Should Still Pursue Other Backup First Base Options

It was a long process, but the Red Sox’ signing of Mike Napoli to a one-year deal ensured they’ll enter spring training knowing they at least have their starting first baseman lined up. Now, it’s time to figure out who will back up Napoli. Mauro Gomez and Mark Hamilton are two internal options who could crack the Opening Day roster, but neither player has an impressive major...
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Colin McDonald Gets Hearing, Should See Suspension for Hit From Behind on Ben Lovejoy (Video)

New York Islanders winger Colin McDonald delivered a dirty hit on Tuesday night, which he received a penalty for. It’s likely that he’s got even more punishment on the way. The NHL announced Wednesday that McDonald has earned himself a hearing with the league for his hit on Pittsburgh defenseman Ben Lovejoy in the second period of the Islanders’ win over the Penguins. The hit...
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Jerry Rice Says He Was ‘Very Surprised’ to Hear Randy Moss Say He’s Greatest Receiver

Jerry Rice says Randy Moss isn’t the greatest receiver ever, and that he himself has been “very productive.” But he won’t come out and say that he’s the best. Moss turned some heads Tuesday when he called himself the best wide receiver in NFL history, but Rice was diplomatic — sort of — when people instantly started commenting that the title should instead go to Rice...
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Ryan Callahan Suffers Apparent Arm Injury, No Word on How Much Time He’ll Miss (Video)

The Rangers could be looking at some time without one of their best players. Captain Ryan Callahan suffered what appeared to be a pretty painful left arm injury Tuesday night in the third period of New York’s 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. Callahan took exception to a little extracurricular activity from Philly’s Max Talbot around the Rangers net, and the two ended up...
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January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Greg Oden Getting Serious Interest From Heat and Cavs, But Celtics Not Said to Be in Mix

Greg Oden‘s return to the NBA is quickly moving from speculation to substance. Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com reports that Oden plans to visit Miami next week to meet with team president Pat Riley and other members of the Heat. The Cavaliers, who could potentially pay Oden more, are also interested in the big man, according to Goodman. Oden, who dominated as a 7-footer in college...
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January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Manti Te’o Delayed Telling About Hoax Because He Was Trying to Secure Marketing Deals

Manti Te’o had a lot of reasons he didn’t want people to know that his story about his dying girlfriend wasn’t true. Now that the hoax has been revealed, many people are thinking the worst when it comes to why he delayed for so long — and they may not be wrong to pass some judgment. Te’o waited to tell the truth because he “was attempting aggressively to nail down marketing...
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January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Marshall Faulk Thinks Patriots Cheated Rams Out of Super Bowl XXXVI

It’s been eleven years since the New England Patriots toppled the St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI and Marshall Faulk still can’t give credit where it’s due to the victors. Faulk feels that the Patriots had videotaped the Rams’ walk-through prior to the game because New England knew how to defend plays St. Louis had not run all season. “Am I over the loss? Yeah, I’m...
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January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Alabama Football Players Used Deer Antler Spray Before 2012 National Championship Game

It seems that Ray Lewis wasn’t the only football player trying to get a leg up on his competition using deer antler velvet extract spray. In the same Sports Illustrated story that said the Ravens’ linebacker may have used the spray, which contains IGF-1 — a banned substance in the NFL and NCAA — to recover from a torn triceps, it was also alleged that multiple Alabama football...
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Tyler Seguin’s Shootout Attempt Interrupted by Well-Flung Hot Dog (Video)

That piece of trash that almost took away Tyler Seguin‘s shootout goal on Tuesday night? It turns out it was a hot dog. While many of those watching the end of the Bruins’ solid shootout win over the Devils knew that something got tossed onto the ice when Seguin made his run at the goal, it took the trained professionals to slow down the video enough to glimpse just exactly what...
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January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Deion Sanders’ Daughter Joins Bikini Basketball League, Says Dad Was Fine With Decision Once He Saw Uniforms

Deion Sanders and Wayne Gretzky may want to become friends after this one. Sanders has joined the ranks of famous sports dads whose daughters have also entered the public eye, and not necessarily in the best of ways. While Gretzky’s daughter, Paulina, has gained Internet fame through her Instagram feed, Deiondra Sanders (yes, a nice rendition of her father’s name) is getting...
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Mavericks Receive Technical Foul for Having Six Men on Court (Video)

In football, it can be easy to accidentally have a 12th man on the field. With the amount of switching most teams do throughout a game between different offenses and defenses, it’s at least acceptable to accidentally throw an extra guy on the gridiron. But in basketball, it’s pretty easy to see when a team is playing with six. The Mavericks did just that on Tuesday and they received...
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Report: Reggie Bush Unlikely to Return to Miami Dolphins, Could Get Better Contract Elsewhere

Reggie Bush has said he wants to stick it out with the Dolphins until Miami can contend for a Super Bowl again. But the Fish may not be sharing the sentiment. While Bush has expressed interest in playing for the Dolphins past this year, Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com reports that it’s “highly unlikely he stays with Miami.” The likely reason is that Bush has made himself...
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January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Celtics-Kings Live: Avery Bradley, Courtney Lee Start in Backcourt as Celts Begin Life After Rajon Rondo

8 a.m. ET: The Celtics say Rajon Rondo’s ACL injury is no reason to give up. They will get their first chance to prove it Wednesday. Three days after learning of Rondo’s season-ending injury, the Celtics (21-23) get to prove that Sunday’s victory over the Miami Heat was no aberration. The Kings (17-29) are in town for their only trip to Boston this season, and while that might...
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January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Legacies of Ray Lewis, Alex Rodriguez Will Be Impacted Very Differently By Recent PED Allegations

It is a surprising coincidence that allegations of performance-enhancing drug use against two of the biggest names in American sports surfaced within hours of each other on Tuesday. That timing, however, is where the similarities between Ray Lewis and Alex Rodriguez end. For Lewis, the report that he used deer antler velvet spray — a substance banned by the NFL — to help him...
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January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Nathan Horton Leaving No Doubt He’s Back, Operating Like ‘Machine’ for Bruins

BOSTON — Nathan Horton got ready to speak to a mass of reporters Tuesday night after the Bruins knocked off the New Jersey Devils in a shootout. Horton, who rescued the team with a third-period goal, got ready to field questions from a pack of media, when the first question came from an unlikely source. “Why is it so easy to score goals?” B’s captain Zdeno Chara asked. That’s...
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January 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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