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Washington D.C., Mayor Says Redskins Name Change Must Be Discussed

For years now, a name change for the Washington Redskins has been discussed, but so far, the controversial name stands. That may change if the team ever decides to relocate to within Washington, D.C. Currently team headquarters are in Ashburn, Va., while their stadium, Fedex Field, is in Landover, Md. The Mayor of Washington, Vincent C. Gray, said that if the team would be willing...
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January 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony Suspended One Game for Confrontation With Kevin Garnett

The New York Knicks will be without their star player on Thursday in Indiana. Carmelo Anthony was suspended one game without pay for a confrontation with Kevin Garnett after Monday night’s game. Anthony followed Garnett to the Madison Square Garden tunnel, near the players’ locker room and by the Celtics’ bus. The two players had a spat during the game, and both received technical...
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Tyler Seguin Tried to Wash Clothes in Dishwasher, Lived Like Slob Reports Swiss Tabloid

With all the success Tyler Seguin has had in his young career, sometimes it’s easy to forget that the Bruins’ forward will only turn 21 at the end of this month. In that same vein, when Seguin went overseas to join Swiss squad EHC Biel, it was the first time he had ever lived on his own outside of some sort of structured environment. So, how did the young Bruin take to his first...
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Pep Guardiola Snubs Cristiano Ronaldo at Ballon d’OR Ceremony (Video)

So much for letting bygones be bygones. Pep Guardiola ensured that the rivalry between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid extends into the unlikeliest of places. The former Barcelona manager reportedly snubbed Cristiano Ronaldo at the FIFA Ballon d’Or gala on Monday. The Real Madrid superstar and Ballon d’Or finalist was heading to his seat, which was located in the row behind Guardiola’s...
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Jeremy Jacobs Apologizes That Hockey Has Been Gone for Too Long in Statement About End of NHL Lockout

In total, the NHL lockout lasted 113 days before the NHL and its players’ association reached an agreement on Jan. 6. On Wednesday, Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman addressed the media to declare that the National Hockey League’s Board of Governors unanimously ratified the new Collective Bargaining Agreement. The final step to the start of the NHL...
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J.J. Watt Wears Craig Biggio Jersey to News Conference, Thinks Second Baseman Should Be in Hall of Fame (Photo)

J.J. Watt has only been in the Houston area for two years now, but apparently he’s a big Craig Biggio fan. The star defensive end wore a Biggio Houston Astros jersey to his news conference on Wednesday and said he believes the second baseman should be in the Baseball Hall of Fame, according to the Texans’ Twitter account. Biggio led the 2013 hall of fame class in voting, but...
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Rob Ryan Will Wait Longer Than Five Seconds, But Still Well Deserving of Running NFL Defenses

When Rob Ryan joined the Cowboys’ coaching staff in 2011, he was expected to fix what was then the NFL’s second-worst defense. The complete defensive transformation that owner Jerry Jones expected when hiring Ryan didn’t exactly take place during his two years in Dallas, but the progress made can’t be denied upon his exit. Ryan was fired on Monday night, as the Cowboys try...
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David Beckham Moving Family to London, Will Determine Soccer Future by Jan. 19

David Beckham is returning to England, but don’t expect his last soccer adventure to take place in the land of his first. The former England captain is in the process of moving his family from Los Angeles to London. They will remain there regardless of where Beckham next plays, according to the BBC. “The schooling of Beckham’s four children is a priority but he is still weighing...
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Vote: Would You Elect Barry Bonds or Roger Clemens Into the Baseball Hall of Fame?

On Wednesday it was announced that no players would be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame this year. Of course, it goes without saying that this notable absence is due to the high level of suspicion surrounding the Steroids Era and this class of tainted players, in particular. Of a group that also included names like Rafael Palmeiro, Mike Piazza and Jeff Bagwell, undoubtedly...
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Metta World Peace Wipes Face With Towel Soaked in Steve Nash’s Armpit Sweat (Video)

The majority of basketball fans wish bad things upon Metta World Peace, but hoping the Laker gets armpit sweat rubbed all over his face is a little much — and quite disturbing. But, since it did happen, let’s all take a moment to watch video evidence and laugh at the artist formerly known as Ron Artest.
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Celtics-Knicks Hostilities Only Add to Intrigue of Atlantic Division Race (Podcast)

Kevin Garnett and Carmelo Anthony don’t seem to like each other, and that’s good news for the Celtics-Knicks rivalry. After hostilities were renewed between the two teams on Monday night — and with a Celtics victory in hand — things are suddenly looking mighty interesting in the Atlantic division. While New York might have looked like a runaway favorite to capture a top-three...
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Ray Bourque Reflects on Playing in Shortened Season, Notes Impact of Quick Training Camp (Video)

This season is going to be an interesting one for the NHL, as a shortened slate will make each game more meaningful and each divisional matchup that much more intense. One guy who knows a thing or two about the madness that is a 48-game season is former Bruins captain Ray Bourque. Bourque, of course, played in a 48-game season during the lockout-shortened campaign of 1994-95. Bourque...
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NHL News Conference Live: Gary Bettman Expected to Meet With Media Soon

3:55 p.m.: In just a few minutes we’ll hear from a man who is likely very relieved right this instance. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman will address the media at 4 p.m. after Wednesday’s board of governors meeting where the new collective bargaining agreement was reportedly ratified by the NHL owners. That continues the process of returning hockey to arenas across North America...
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Rolando McClain Signs Citation With ‘ Y’all,’ Gets Arrested

Well, it looks like Rolando McClain will have a new nickname at every visiting stadium he plays in from now on. The 23-year-old Raiders linebacker was arrested on Tuesday for giving a false name to a law enforcement officer, according to DecaturDaily.com. The name he gave: “[Expletive] Y’all.” (Is that Irish?) During a traffic stop on the Central Parkway in Decatur, Ala., McClain...
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Vote: Is Dougie Hamilton Ready to Make An Impact on the Bruins?

While most Bruins players spent this fall flying overseas to play hockey or waiting in the U.S. for the NHL lockout to end, top defense prospect Dougie Hamilton was getting some work in. Hamilton played in the Ontario Hockey League throughout the fall and was just as good as everyone expected. Now, with the NHL season about to get under way this month, plenty of Bruins fans are wondering...
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Report: Roberto Luongo Still ‘Very Much in the Hunt’ to Join Maple Leafs Despite GM Brian Burke’s Firing

Roberto Luongo figures to be on the move at some point, and the Maple Leafs could still be in play. Luongo has been the subject of trade rumors for some time now, with Cory Schneider taking over as the Canucks’ No. 1 goaltender. The latest team to be linked to the three-time All-Star is the Leafs, who happened to fire general manager Brian Burke on Wednesday. But while Luongo has...
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Joel Hanrahan Excited for Fenway Atmosphere, Looking to Prove Red Sox’ Bullpen Among MLB’s Best

Joel Hanrahan on Tuesday walked through the front door of his new home — Fenway Park. Now, it’s time for the new Red Sox closer to make himself comfortable. Having spent his entire career in the National League, first with the Nationals and then with the Pirates, Hanrahan has never pitched in Fenway. That’ll change this season, when he’ll not only take the mound in the shadows...
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‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Not Only Highlights Philadelphia Fandom But Also Seems to Foretell Eagles’ Future

Philadelphia sports fans are a special breed — the kind that were due to have their time on the big screen one of these days. In the Silver Linings Playbook, Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro do them proud, showing some vintage Philly support and superstition amid a story of one family’s ties. But Eagles fans got more than a good story out of this film — if they can track down...
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Tom Brady Feels for Robert Griffin III, Reflects Back on Own Injury Experience

FOXBORO, Mass. — Tom Brady feels Robert Griffin III‘s pain — quite literally. Brady, who suffered torn ligaments in his left knee during the season opener in 2008, understands the pain and long road to recovery Griffin faces after suffering a partially torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and lateral-collateral ligament (LCL) during the Redskins’ wild card loss to the Seahawks...
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January Transfer Rumors Live: Frank Lampard’s Chelsea Exit Is Forgone Conclusion

Check here throughout the day, as we’ll be following the moving targets that are January’s transfer rumors. 2:45 p.m.: Everton star Marouaine Fellaini is having a good to great season, depending on who you ask. His Everton future is up in the air too. The BBC reports his contract contains a release clause – believed to be in the  £22m ($35.3 million) region. He could stay...
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Baseball Hall of Fame Results See No New Inductees for 2013 Voted in by BBWAA

Cancel your vacation to Cooperstown. Not one player on the 2013 ballot is getting inducted this year. Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa and Mike Piazza were among those denied enshrinement into the Baseball Hall of Fame when the voting results were revealed on Wednesday. The Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) decided that no one on this year’s ballot was worthy...
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DeMarcus Cousins Shocked By Sacramento Kings’ Reported Sale to Seattle Group

The ongoing saga between the Kings and the city of Sacramento appears to have come to a conclusion, although fans and mayor Kevin Johnson are unlikely to be happy about the result. The Maloof family was finalizing an agreement Wednesday to sell the Kings to a Seattle ownership group, sources told Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski. The group, headed by hedge fund manager Chris Hansen...
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Andre Wisdom ‘Honored’ to Sign New Liverpool Contract, Hopes to Continue Making Progress

As the ink was still drying on his new long-term Reds contract, Andre Wisdom sat down with Liverpoolfc.com at Melwood to explain why committing his future to the club was an easy decision to make. LiverpoolFC.com: Andre, congratulations — how does it feel to sign a new long-term deal with Liverpool Football Club? Wisdom: Thank you. It’s a great honor to sign a new contract at...
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Deion Branch Says Patriots Are ‘A Lot Better Than We Were Last Year,’ Warns That Texans Will Be Different This Time

The 2011 Patriots nearly won the Super Bowl. By simple reasoning, that means that the 2012 Patriots, if even a little better, should be able to win it all. With that in mind, veteran wide receiver Deion Branch‘s assessment of the current team bodes well. “Each year is going to be something different,” he told Tom E. Curran of Comcast Sportsnet. “We’re a lot better than...
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Minnesota-Indiana, Duke-North Carolina State Among Top Matchups As College Basketball Moves Into Conference Games

The college basketball season has moved into conference play, which means several good matchups are lined up this week. Minnesota will be highlighted in the Big Ten, challenging Illinois and then Indiana, both on the road. Meanwhile, the Duke Blue Devils will face a stiff test Saturday from an upstart North Carolina State team. Here’s a look at the four best matchups for this week...
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