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Who Will Be This Week's Amica Pitcher of the Week?

The going has been anything but easy for the Boston Red Sox lately as the team has dropped four straight and 11 of its last 12 games. This week could be just as much of a challenge, with the Red Sox preparing for a three-game series against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park before going to Toronto for three more games with the Blue Jays on the weekend. Reigning Amica Pitcher of...
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September 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Steven Gerrard Says Raheem Sterling Deserves England Call Up, Urges Young Talents to Stay Grounded

Steven Gerrard insists Raheem Sterling has plenty of hard work ahead to ensure he fulfils his vast potential despite his call up to the England senior squad. The 17-year-old was brought in along with Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana and Tottenham starlet Jake Livermore for the Three Lions' World Cup qualifier against Ukraine on Tuesday. And while Gerrard believes the young...
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September 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Aaron Rodgers Supposedly Loses Bet With Boyz II Men, Will Have to Wear 49ers Jersey

Aaron Rodgers must have really liked the Packers' chances on Sunday. The Green Bay Packers quarterback liked his team's chances so much, in fact, that he was willing to lay his dignity -- and not to mention his team pride -- on the line for a bet with one very popular musical group from the '90s. NFL.com points out that the quarterback supposedly had a bet with everyone...
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September 10, 2012  |  1 Comment

David Akers Kicks Record-Tying 63-Yard Field Goal in 49ers' Victory Over Packers (Video)

David Akers has been kicking field goals in the NFL for 14 years, but his big boot on Sunday may have been the most impressive. Akers kicked a record-tying 63-yard field goal to close out the first half of the 49ers' victory over the Packers. The kick initially bounced off the crossbar, but it then fluttered through the uprights, giving the Niners three big points as they headed...
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Noted America Enthusiast Brandon Weeden Gets Trapped Under American Flag Before Game (Video)

Brandon Weeden will always remember his first career NFL start, but not for good reasons. The 28-year-old rookie quarterback had a rough debut for the Browns, completing a little more than a third of his passes in a Cleveland loss to the Eagles. Weeden completed just 12 of 35 passes for 118 yards with a whopping four interceptions in the 19-16 defeat. If Weeden had been even just...
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September 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Joe Girardi, Bart Scott Each Clash With Media During Interesting Weekend for New York Sports

On a weekend in which the Yankees battled the Orioles for AL East supremacy and the Jets flexed some muscle against the underwhelming Bills, the New York media quickly became the target of some hostility. Yankees skipper Joe Girardi got into a heated exchange with a New York Post columnist following his team's loss to the Orioles on Saturday night, while Bart Scott voiced his...
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September 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper, Nationals Teammates Forced to Dress in Leotards as Part of Rookie Hazing (Photos)

When people say Bryce Harper has nice legs, they usually mean he can run very fast. Harper is, after all, one of those multi-tool players -- but one of those tools is not looking good in spandex. Harper and his fellow Washington Nationals rookie teammates got a chance to answer the age-old question of how professional baseball players look in leotards over the weekend. The younger...
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September 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski Blows Spike After Grabbing First Touchdown Catch of Year From Tom Brady (Video)

Patriots fans will remember several moments from New England's decisive 34-13 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday to open the 2012 campaign. Chandler Jones and Dont'a Hightower combined for a great sack and score, showing this year's defense will be just fine. The offensive line not only protected Tom Brady (sans that nose-smushing) but also limited Chris Johnson...
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Tom Brady Reminds Everyone That He's All About Winning, Everything Else Is 'Bunch of BS'

Tom Brady made another little bit of NFL history on Sunday afternoon, as he passed another legend in the league's record book. The Patriots quarterback threw two touchdown passes in New England's 34-13 win, giving him 302 for his storied career. That number puts him ahead of another quarterbacking legend, John Elway, on the all-time passing touchdowns list. How does Brady...
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September 10, 2012  |  Discuss
HIS BEAUTIFUL FACE!

Tom Brady on nose: 'I never mind a little blood'

Blood, sweat and touchdowns. Tom Brady obviously subscribes to that theory, leading the Patriots to a convincing victory over the Titans on Sunday despite getting his nose busted up in the first half. "I never mind a little blood," Brady said after the game. "[It's] not my usual look. That was the only good [hit] I took. It's always fun winning." Brady...
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Chandler Jones, Dont'a Hightower, Tavon Wilson, Stevan Ridley Make Immediate Impact in Patriots' Win Over Titans (Video)

While the regular names provided their normal sparks, it was the unsung guys for the Patriots who made the biggest impact in Sunday's 38-14 victory over the Tennessee Titans. The Pats first three picks from the 2012 NFL Draft -- Chandler Jones, Dont'a Hightower, and Tavon Wilson -- each made impressive debuts against the Titans. And second year running back Stevan Ridley...
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September 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Rex Ryan Hit on Sideline by Scott Chandler, Shows Off Newfound Agility (Video)

Let's be honest. There are probably a lot of people across football who would love nothing more than to take a free shot at Rex Ryan. Well, Buffalo Bills tight end Scott Chandler got that chance on Sunday, plowing into Ryan after getting knocked out of bounds by the Jets while catching a second-quarter pass. The New York coach, however, managed to stay on his feet despite taking...
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U.S. U-20 Women's National Team Upsets Germany, Wins 2012 U-20 Women’s World Cup

The U.S. U-20 Women's National Team resisted a German onslaught in a way that would make their national team forbearers proud. The Americans captured the 2012 FIFA U-20 World Cup on Saturday in Tokyo, defeating Germany 1-0 in the final. Kealia Ohai scored in the 44th minute to give the U.S. a lead it would defend until the final whistle. The U.S. captured its third title at the...
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September 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson, Rashard Mendenhall Should Follow Cautious Path of Stephen Strasburg in Return From Injury

Adrian Peterson has been arguably the best running back in all of football for the past five seasons. But a torn ACL in a Christmas Eve showdown with the Redskins last year suddenly brought that title into question. A little over eight months later, though, Peterson was back on the field for the Vikings on Sunday and he was focused on returning to his All-Pro form. But with so much...
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September 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Colorado Rapids New Home Jerseys Will Have Names of Season Ticket Holders Appear on Fabric

The Colorado Rapids will bring their 12th man onto the field in 2013 -- literally. Starting next season, the Major League Soccer club will have season ticket holders' names woven into the fabric of home jerseys, according to the Denver Post. Colorado unveiled its jerseys for the 2013 and 2014 seasons on Sunday. The new-look includes an innovation designed to honor the Rapids...
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September 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Charlie Moore Spends Some Father-Son Time on the Lake (Video)

With every father-son relationship, getting to spend some time with dear old dad gets harder to come by as school starts up in the fall. But, for The Mad Fisherman and his "second son" Nick, hanging out with your dad is a little more competitive than watching TV in the living room. Charlie Moore took a week away from the celebrity guests and went out on the boat (following...
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September 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz Says 'Put it on Me' of Ninth Inning in Sox Loss (Video)

Nothing continues to go right for the Red Sox. After an abysmal road trip, they were promplty swept by the Toronto Blue Jays, with Sunday's defeat sending the Sox to a magic number of six for mathematical elimination from the playoffs. Clay Buchholz entered the ninth inning with the score tied at three, hoping to send the Sox to the bottom of the frame for a potential walkoff...
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September 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Napoli Doctor Credits Sex Ban for Players' Ability to Avoid Injuries

S.S.C. Napoli is one of Italy's strongest soccer clubs because its best players are almost always available to play. This is no accident, as the club's chief doctor says a sex ban keeps players out of harm's way, according to Football Italia. "Avoiding sexual activity for two days before a game is fundamental to prevent muscular strains, contractions or inflammations...
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September 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz, Bobby Valentine Lament One Pitch That Hurt Sox Against Blue Jays

BOSTON -- With two men aboard in the ninth, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine made a trek to the mound. At that point in Sunday's 4-3 loss, Valentine wanted to check on starter Clay Buchholz's status, considering he was on pace to throw a complete game. Valentine was prepping for the possibility of inserting a reliever. "I wanted to make sure he believed like I did that...
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September 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Brandon Lloyd Exemplifies Perseverance in Patriots Debut as New No. 85 Differentiates Self From Chad Johnson

Number 85 made an appearance for the Patriots in their regular season opener on Sunday, but for at least one play it appeared that Chad Johnson might still be the one filling out that jersey. After making a big mistake early, though, Brandon Lloyd made sure to correct that misconception. On his first real opportunity in a Patriots uniform, Lloyd cut inside of his man and headed straight...
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September 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Vote: What Was the Most Encouraging Stat From the Patriots' Win Over the Titans?

All those preseason worries about the Patriots offense? They're out the window after New England put a 34-13 beatdown on the Tennessee Titans on Sunday afternoon. The defending AFC champions were the heavy favorite heading into the matchup, so perhaps the outcome shouldn't have been unexpected. But either way, it was a convincing victory for a squad which is expected to rack...
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Travis Shaw Progressing Quickly, Looks to Become Future Red Sox First Baseman (Video)

Travis Shaw is on the fast track to become the future first baseman of the Red Sox. Not until recently -- when Boston traded Adrian Gonzalez to Los Angeles -- did the Red Sox need to think about who would be fielding ground balls at first base for the near future. James Loney has been the short-term replacement, and Shaw could have the opportunity to become the long-term solution...
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September 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Ryan Kalish Trying to Earn Role With Red Sox for 2013 and Beyond (Video)

Ryan Kalish is getting the opportunity to show the Red Sox what he's capable of doing at the plate. Kalish has been up and down between the big leagues and the minors over the last couple of years, having a hard time staying healthy. Now, he's back with the Red Sox trying to secure a job in the Boston outfield for the 2013 season. Going into Sunday's series finale against...
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September 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Danish Goalkeeper Jakob Kohler Scores Overhead Kick That Is Best Goal in 'Keeper History -- For Real This Time (Video)

Jakob Kohler is the latest nominee for a title that has only existed since Thursday. The Danish soccer player scored a goal on Saturday that may be considered the "greatest-ever goal scored by a goalkeeper." Kohler, 24, plays for Danish second division club Frem, but he's shot to fame with a goal that would make any field player beam with pride. It came in the dying...
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David Ortiz Still a Question Mark With Injured Achilles (Video)

As each day passes, it grows more and more unlikely that David Ortiz returns to the Red Sox this season. Ortiz has missed a signicant chunk of the season with an ailling Achilles tendon, and whether he plays again in 2012 is still up in the air. In 90 games this season, Ortiz is hitting .318 with 23 home runs. Check out the video above to hear Ortiz talk on Red Sox First Pitch on...
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September 09, 2012  |  Discuss
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