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Report: Celtics Will Receive 2016 Second-Round Draft Pick In Addition to Jerryd Bayless in Courtney Lee Trade

The proposed trade that would send Courtney Lee to the Memphis Grizzlies and bring Jerryd Bayless to the Boston Celtics isn’t the biggest blockbuster, and this detail won’t change that. Still, it is an extra sweetener to make this deal even more of a win for the Celtics. The Celtics will receive a 2016 second-round draft pick from the Grizzlies in addition to Bayless, ESPN.com’s...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers Receiver Steve Smith Says Friend Ric Flair ‘Burned Bridge’ by Rooting for 49ers

Ric Flair is a Charlotte, N.C., native, so it wouldn’t be all that surprising to catch The Nature Boy shouting “woooo” at the top of his lungs inside Bank of America Stadium. But, it did come as a shock to receiver Steve Smith that Flair would be doing so for the visiting 49ers instead this weekend. Smith told reporters on Monday that he and Flair have become friends during...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron James Shoots Huge Machine Guns With Wife in Miami (Videos)

LeBron James spent some extra time working on his shooting last week. The reigning NBA MVP visited Lock & Load Miami Machine Gun Experience and Range with his wife, Savannah, and the two had the chance to test out some serious heavy artillery. Check out an up-close view of LeBron and Savannah’s day at the range in the videos below. Filed under: Headlines, Miami Heat, NBA...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Andrew Bynum Subject of More Trade Talk With Cavaliers, New Rumors Have Center Heading to Utah Jazz

The clock is ticking on the Cleveland Cavaliers’ attempts to trade Andrew Bynum before the big man’s contract becomes fully guaranteed. They are working right down to the wire to get something done. The final $6 million of Bynum’s $12.5 million contract becomes guaranteed if he is still on an NBA roster as of 5 p.m. Tuesday. Bynum, who was suspended one game for conduct detrimental...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant Doesn’t Want Fans’ All-Star Votes, Says Damian Lillard, Other Young Stars Deserve Recognition

LOS ANGELES — While Kobe Bryant heals from his latest injury, he has an unusual message for the fans who select the NBA All-Star game’s starters: Don’t vote for me. After playing just six games in an injury-plagued season, the Los Angeles Lakers’ 15-time All-Star guard is hoping fans elect younger, more deserving players to start next month’s showcase in New Orleans. ...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

DeSean Jackson Already Lobbying for New Contract, Two Years After Signing $48.5 Million Deal With Eagles

DeSean Jackson just finished his best season in the NFL, and now he wants the Eagles to show him the money. Jacskon set new career bests in receptions (82) and receiving yards (1,332) and tied a career high with nine touchdown catches (2009) in Chip Kelly‘s up-tempo attack in 2013. He finished among the top 10 in each of those statistical categories and helped the Eagles close...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Labatt Blue Honors USA Hockey History With Olympic Cans Depicting Team Jerseys (Photo)

The Winter Olympics are just over a month away, and the collectable memorabilia is already popping up. Brewing company Labatt debuted some patriotic cans for its Blue and Blue Light brands that feature past and present Team USA hockey jerseys. The cans showcase jersey styles from the 1960, 1980, 2002 and 2010 Olympic squads. The oft-critcized 2014 Team USA jerseys are not represented...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins Fire Offensive Coordinator Mike Sherman After Two Seasons in Miami

Some changes were in order for the Dolphins this offseason, and the first one came down on Monday. The Dolphins fired offensive coordinator Mike Sherman on Monday, the team announced. Sherman, who took over as the Dolphins offensive coordinator in 2012, spent just two seasons with the team. Sherman, 59, was the head coach at Texas A&M for four seasons before being fired after...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: AHL fan catches puck with one hand while holding a baby

One hockey fan pulled off the rare winter web gem on Saturday. While holding his young child in one arm, a man reached up with his bare hand to snag a puck that had soared over the boards during a game between the Norfolk Admirals (the Anaheim Ducks’ American Hockey League affiliate) and Bridgeport Sound Tigers (New York Islanders). The home fans in Norfolk gave the guy a nice...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals Should Start Looking for New Quarterback, Because Andy Dalton Has Serious Playoff Problems

The Bengals looked primed for a deep playoff run heading into wild card weekend. They had all the ingredients of a Super Bowl team: the top-tier defense, the bruising offensive line, the play-making receiver, the dynamic backfield, even a capable quarterback. But, just as optimism for Cincinnati’s first playoff win in 14 seasons reached an all-time high, Andy Dalton happened. Dalton...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans Ask Wade Phillips to Renew Reliant Stadium Suite After Firing Him

After you get fired from a job, you probably aren’t too eager to spend time hanging around the old office. That’s why it’s no surprise that Wade Phillips, who was fired as defensive coordinator of the Houston Texans last week, revealed in a tweet Monday that he has declined the team’s inquiry about renewing his suite at Reliant Stadium. To Texan suite sales-I am sorry,but...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

FIFA President Sepp Blatter Blasts 2014 World Cup Preparations, Says Brazil Started ‘Too Late’

GENEVA — FIFA President Sepp Blatter criticized Brazil’s slow preparations for the World Cup, calling the country further behind than any other hosting the international event during his tenure. Brazil has completed only six of the 12 World Cup stadiums despite a FIFA deadline to finish by the end of 2013. “Brazil has just realized what it means to organize a World Cup,”...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

David Krejci’s 100th Career Goal Wins Amica Coverage Play of the Week (Video)

NESN.com staff will pick the two or three best Amica Coverage Plays of the previous week for games played from Friday night to Thursday night. Voting will begin every Friday morning at 10 a.m. ET and conclude on Monday.  Vote for the Coverage Play of the Week and enter to win a $100 gift certificate to the Pro Shop at TD Garden. Voting begins every Friday at 10 a.m. ET and ends...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks’ Zack Kassian Takes Skate to Face From Teammate During Loss to Ducks (Video)

Vancouver Canucks winger Zack Kassian caught heat earlier this season for apparently mocking a face shield worn by Edmonton Oilers center Sam Gagner. In what Oilers fans might see as karma — a high stick by Kassian broke Gagner’s jaw in the first place — it was Kassian who could have benefited from some facial protection Sunday night. The 22-year-old forward took a skate...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Iago Aspas Feeling ‘Wonderful’ After Scoring First Liverpool Goal at Anfield

Iago Aspas reflected on his first goal for Liverpool with tremendous pride after setting the Reds on the way to a 2-0 victory over Oldham Athletic in the FA Cup third round on Sunday. The Spaniard struck in the 55th minute at Anfield to open his goal-scoring account for the club — and might have had a second two minutes later, but for the post. Liverpool had been largely frustrated...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Vancouver Canucks Signed 43-Year-Old Former Minor League Goalie as Backup Before Game Against Ducks

Rob Laurie has been out of hockey for more than 10 years, but he’s become somewhat of a goalie-for-hire in the Southern California area. The Vancouver Canucks signed the 43-year-old to a professional tryout contract Sunday to backup the team’s backup goaltender Eddie Lack. Canucks starter Roberto Luongo didn’t dress for Sunday night’s tilt with the Anaheim Ducks because he...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Southern Illinois Team Bus Gets Stranded in Blizzard for More Than Five Hours

What should have been a routine four-hour bus ride turned into quite the odyssey for the Southern Illinois men’s basketball team. The bus carrying the team from Norman, Ill., where the Salukis dropped a 66-48 decision to Illinois State on Sunday night, to the SIU campus in Carbondale got caught in a blizzard on Interstate 57, stranding the players on the side of the highway for...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Brady 'not worried' about Andrew Luck, focused on Robert Mathis

Andrew Luck led the Colts to an incredible 28-point comeback win against the Chiefs on Saturday to push Indianapolis into a divisional round meeting with the New England Patriots. But as the two teams prepares for an epic quarterback battle in Foxboro on Saturday, Tom Brady isn’t even thinking about the Colts quarterback. “Truthfully, I’m not worried about the opposing quarterback...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers Kicker Graham Gano Trolls Cam Newton Ahead of BCS Title Game (Photo)

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will clearly be rooting for Auburn when his alma mater squares off against Florida State in the BCS National Championship Game on Monday night. You wouldn’t know it by looking at his locker, though. In a nice bit of pregame trash talk, Panthers kicker — and FSU alum — Graham Gano tweeted a photo Monday morning of a Seminoles sweatshirt...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Florek Recalled by Bruins One Day After Being Re-Assigned to Providence

Justin Florek‘s latest stint in the American Hockey League didn’t last long. The Boston Bruins announced Monday that they have recalled the 6-foot-4 winger one day after sending him back down to Providence. Florek made his NHL debut Saturday afternoon, logging 10:14 of ice time in place of Jordan Caron in Boston’s 4-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets. He will travel with the team...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh Says He Would Put Life in Michael Crabtree’s Hands, Calls Receiver ‘Greatest Catcher of All Time’

With Sunday’s NFC wild card playoff game on the line, Jim Harbaugh trusted kicker Phil Dawson to make the game-winning kick. If his life depended on it, though, Harbaugh would apparently put his trust elsewhere. After the 49ers’ 23-20 win against the Packers on Sunday night, Harbaugh was in a giddy mood, applauding his team for their effort and even bestowing some high praise...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Arkansas State Sucessfully Runs ‘Hide the Midget’ Trick Play En Route to GoDaddy Bowl Game Win (Video)

Arkansas State rallied late Sunday night to stun Ball State in the 2014 GoDaddy bowl. Ball State was poised to take the game, up 20-16 with 90 seconds on the clock, but a last-minute touchdown drive sealed the deal and the Red Wolves picked up their eighth win of the season. The win itself was impressive, but the Red Wolves also pulled a tricky play from the playbook en route to...
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Report: Unhappy Mario Balotelli Could Leave AC Milan for Chelsea for $34 Million

Mario Balotelli expected to bring the glory days back to AC Milan, but he may be ready to defer that dream and return to the Premier League. Balotelli’s relationship with AC Milan has reportedly soured recently, and the two could part ways in the coming months. Chelsea is thought to be Balotelli’s most likely destination should AC Milan decide to sell him. Reports of friction...
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Patriots Will Look to Slow Surging Colts During Divisional Round of Playoffs at Gillette (Video)

The New England Patriots will host the Indianapolis Colts in the divisional round of the playoffs on Saturday night. The Colts, who were able to overcome a 28-point deficit to pull off the unbelievable 45-44 win against the Kansas City Chiefs in the wild-card round, will look to build off that momentum when they come into Gillette this weekend. With Andrew Luck at the helm, the Pats...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Corey Perry nets overtime goal to lift Ducks over Canucks

The Anaheim Ducks needed 4:59 of overtime to stun the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday night. As the Ducks were on a 4-on-3 power play with time winding down, Nick Bonino was able to track down a clearing attempt and send it up-ice to Ryan Getzlaf, who dished it to a streaking Corey Perry. Perry then beat Eddie Lack five-hole with a wrist shot that came with just 0.6 seconds remaining...
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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