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Bears Hire Marc Trestman of Canadian Football League in Hopes of Turning Around Offense, Jay Cutler

Marc Trestman became the 14th head coach in Chicago Bears history Wednesday morning, but who the heck is Marc Trestman? Trestman is an offensive genius, having spent over 22 years in the coaching business in both the NFL and CFL. Trestman specializes  in coaching great quarterbacks, coaching the likes of  Bernie Kosar, Steve Young, Jake Plummer and Rich Gannon, just to name a...
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January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge Doesn’t Expect to Make Any Radical Changes to Celtics, But Still Looking to Upgrade Roster

If you’re waiting for the Celtics to pull the trigger on a big deal, you might be waiting a while. Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said during an interview with CSNNE that he doesn’t foresee making any major changes to the C’s, who have suddenly won six in a row and are looking more and more like the contenders most fans expected them to be. “That doesn’t...
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January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Pep Guardiola Takes Bayern Munich Job, Will Lead Storied German Soccer Club in 2013-14 Season

MUNICH — Pep Guardiola, who led Barcelona to 14 titles over four seasons and turned the Spanish club into arguably the best team in the world, has agreed to become the coach of Bayern Munich starting next season. Bayern announced the deal Wednesday, after a meeting of the top management. Earlier in the day, Jupp Heynckes told Bayern he wanted to end his coaching career when his...
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Report: Eagles Hire Chip Kelly as New Head Coach

It looks like Chip Kelly is on the move after all. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that the Philadelphia Eagles have hired the now former Oregon head coach to become Philadelphia’s new head coach. That report was confirmed shortly thereafter by multiple reporters. Chip Kelly is the new coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, according to league sources. No announcement yet.— Chris...
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Doc Rivers Coaching Celtics Against Austin Rivers Puts Family Among Top 10 Father-Son Sports Duos (Photos)

Fathers playing ball with their sons is as old as sports itself, and many great athletes have passed on their love of the game to a child coming behind. Doc Rivers was certainly the proud dad on NBA Draft night this year, hugging his son, Austin, after he was picked by the New Orleans Hornets. Austin’s dream has long been to play in the NBA (as his father also did), and Doc was...
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January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Celtics-Hornets Live: Doc Rivers, Austin Rivers Meet for Family Reunion at TD Garden

12 p.m. ET: It is safe to say that Austin Rivers never envisioned his rookie year being like this. The New Orleans combo guard has had one of the roughest first seasons in memory for a lottery pick, averaging 6.2 points per game while shooting just 32.8 percent from the field. The 10th pick in the June draft has scored one whole point in his last five games and has made only three...
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Report: Vicente Padilla Agrees to One-Year Deal to Pitch in Japan

Vicente Padilla won’t be a part of the retooled Red Sox bullpen in 2013. MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez reports that the veteran right-hander has agreed to pitch in Japan this season. According to the report, Padilla has agreed to a one-year deal worth $3.25 million with the SoftBank Hawks. Source: Former Red Sox pitcher Vicente Padilla has agreed to a one-year deal for $3.25M with...
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Jason Terry Details Rajon Rondo’s ‘Long-Winded’ Pregame Routine, Considers Courtney Lee Celtics’ Best Dancer

Celtics fans should really start to focus on Rajon Rondo before games, because what they see could end up being just as eventful as the game itself. Jason Terry discussed a number of topics during a recent interview with ESPN.com, and the veteran guard was asked about which player on the Celtics has the most unique pregame routine. According to Terry, that honor belongs to Rondo...
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Ian Ayre Says Liverpool’s Mix of Youth and Experience Makes It Most Balanced Squad in Premier League

Ian Ayre believes the Liverpool squad is blessed with the ideal balance of world-class stars and fledgling talents — with more additions possible before the end of the month. The Reds’ managing director has assured supporters that Brendan Rodgers will have the means to enhance his playing options, which have already been boosted by the “immediate impact” of Daniel Sturridge...
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Stephen Strasburg Under ‘No Restrictions’ From Nationals for Innings Pitched Next Season

Certain members of Nationals management will never be forgiven for what they did with Stephen Strasburg during the 2012 season. With Strasburg mowing down opponents and the Nats postseason-bound, Strasburg’s year was clipped short due to an innings cap. The Nationals said it was to protect Strasburg’s health, since he was coming back from Tommy John surgery, but it looked more...
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Report: Canadiens, P.K. Subban Not Close to Deal, Defenseman May Not Start Season on Time

The Montreal Canadiens will do battle with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night, marking hockey’s return in front of a rabid Canadian national TV audience. When the Habs do so, it’s becoming more and more likely they’ll be doing so without one of their best players. Restricted free agent P.K. Subban has yet to sign a new contract with Montreal, and according to the Montreal...
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Jim Harbaugh Says Brother John Harbaugh Is Tops Among NFL Coaches With ‘Full Grasp’ of All Parts of Game

Jim Harbaugh has done pretty well for himself in the NFL, going 24-7-1 and making it to the NFC Championship Game in both of his years as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers. But when it comes to comparing himself to older brother John Harbaugh, who is 54-26 with three AFC Championship Game visits over five years with the Ravens, Jim won’t concede that he’s in the same class...
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Giancarlo Stanton Still Not Happy With Marlins’ Offseason Approach, But Says ‘You Deal With What You Got’

Giancarlo Stanton wasn’t a happy camper when the Marlins traded away basically their entire team earlier this offseason, and it doesn’t appear time has healed his wounds. Stanton, who has been the subject of trade rumors amid Miami’s firesale, understands there isn’t a whole lot he can do about the club going in a much different direction than last offseason, when the Marlins...
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Chargers to Stay in San Diego, Leaving Los Angeles Without NFL Team for at Least One More Year

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Chargers aren’t moving to Los Angeles or anywhere else — at least not for another year. Newly elected Mayor Bob Filner said in his first State of the City address Tuesday night that the Chargers will not opt out of their lease at Qualcomm Stadium in 2013, nor will they file an application to explore a move to Los Angeles. Chargers special counsel Mark...
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Lance Armstrong Joins Barry Bonds, Marion Jones on List of Sports’ Tainted Record-Setters (Photos)

Lance Armstrong is finally coming clean, but his titles won’t be. After denying for years that he ever used performance-enhancing drugs, the seven-time Tour de France winner is finally expected to own up to his misdeeds in an interview with Oprah Winfrey airing Thursday night. However, that likely won’t be enough to wash away the grime of the tainted titles Armstrong has been...
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Johnathan Joseph Clearly in Denial, Still Thinks Texans Were Better Team Than Patriots

Johnathan Joseph is in denial. That’s the only logical explanation for his comments in the wake of his Texans falling to the Patriots in the AFC divisional round on Sunday. The cornerback not only can’t believe his team lost, but he also thinks the Texans are still better than the Patriots, who earned themselves a date with the Ravens in the AFC Championship Game with Sunday’s...
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January 16, 2013  |  Discuss
GOOGLE DOODLE

Google celebrates b-day of Zamboni inventor

Those crazy kids at Google are at it again. Wednesday marks the birthday of the late Frank Zamboni, the man who invented the Zamboni, and Google is celebrating in the Google-est way possible. The search engine website is using its wildly popular Google Doodle tool to celebrate the occasion and waste time in cubicles across the world with the addicting game. Zamboni’s birthday comes...
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January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant Dunks on Marcin Gortat, Gets Slapped by Kendrick Perkins (Video)

Oklahoma City is rolling as of the late. The Thunder own the best record in basketball and have won four in a row. On Monday night, in a 102-90 win against the Phoenix Suns, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook combined for 77 points, 13 less than the entire Suns team. Westbrook had another outstanding performance on the floor with 36 points, eight rebounds and five assists. However...
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Bobby Robins Opens Eyes in Spirited Fight With Adam McQuaid During Bruins Scrimmage (Video)

Bruins fans who don’t know about Bobby Robins got a pleasant surprise if they attended Tuesday night’s scrimmage or caught the live stream online at the Bruins’ website. Robins, is a self-described hard-nose scrapper, has been dropping his gloves all year in the AHL with the Providence Bruins, and he was just as edgy on Tuesday night, even during the P-Bruins’ scrimmage with...
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January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Transfer Rumors Live: Pep Guardiola’s Likely Destination Is Manchester City

Check here throughout the day, as we’ll be following the moving targets that are January’s transfer rumors. 8:30 a.m. ET: Pep Guardiola is in the process of choosing his next job, and all signs point to Manchester City. The former Barcelona manager expressed his desire to lead an English club Wednesday. He said English soccer presents a unique challenge he hopes to face duing...
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Colin Kaepernick’s Deserves Comparisons to Cam Newton, Which Should Terrify the Falcons

There is only one Cam Newton, that’s for sure. But if you were going to draw comparisons to the immensely talented sophomore quarterback, you’d have to start just 35 selections down the very same draft board. Colin Kaepernick didn’t draw the same hype as Newton when coming out of Nevada nearly two years ago. He didn’t have the Heisman credentials or national title to tout...
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Ravens Eager for AFC Title Game Rematch Against Patriots on Sunday (Video)

The Patriots are familiar opponents to the Baltimore Ravens, these two teams having met on this exact stage last year and again in Week 3 of this season. Ravens nose tackle Haloti Ngata wouldn’t want it any other way. “I think we personally kind of wanted to play the Patriots again,” Ngata said. “If we were to go to the Super Bowl, it would be great to go through Foxboro...
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Report: Chris Wilcox Could Return From Thumb Injury Wednesday Against Hornets (Video)

The Boston Celtics will look to resume their winning streak to seven games on Wednesday against New Orleans Hornets, and this contest may feature high-flying power forward, Chris Wilcox. Wilcox may be set to return after suffering a right thumb injury in the 100-89 loss to the Chicago Bulls on December 18. Doc Rivers told the media on Tuesday that the Celtics aren’t rushing Wilcox...
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Chris Bourque Relishes First Chance to Wear Bruins Jersey in Black and Gold Scrimmage (Video)

It has always been a dream of Chris Bourque’s to take the ice at the Garden in a Bruins sweater — just as his father Ray did for 21 years. The 26-year-old got that opportunity Tuesday night, when he suited up for the B’s in the team’s annual Black and Gold scrimmage. The Providence Bruins — Boston’s AHL affiliate — pulled out a 7-5 victory over the big league club...
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January 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Kevin Johnson Continues to Fight to Keep Kings in Sacramento by Looking for Buyers

Sacramento’s Mayor Kevin Johnson is taking his fight to keep the Kings in California’s capital city to NBA owners. Again. Speaking at the annual State of Downtown breakfast on Tuesday, Johnson said he has received approval from NBA Commissioner David Stern to present a counteroffer to the league from buyers who would keep the team in Sacramento. He said the city is in a “six...
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January 15, 2013  |  Discuss
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