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Report: Jose Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo Have Shouting Match in Real Madrid Dressing Room

According to Spanish sports website Sportyou, Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho had a heated encounter at the end of the Copa del Rey game against Valencia in the locker room. The verbal clash started with Mourinho’s continuous yelling at Ronaldo from the bench during the game because the manager was not happy with the way Ronaldo was playing. Sportsyou claims Mourinho was accusing...
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January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Red Sox Agree on One-Year Deal to Avoid Arbitration

The good news continues to roll in for Boston. After reports surfaced  this morning that the Red Sox had finally signed Mike Napoli, the team announced on Thursday that Jarrod Saltalamacchia has been signed to a one-year, non-guaranteed contract Last year, the 27-year old catcher hit .222 and set career highs with 25 home runs and 59 RBIs. Acquired from Texas in 2010, Saltalamacchia...
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January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers Admits ‘Strange’ Feeling of Watching Son Austin Beat Celtics (Video)

Doc Rivers was a man of many emotions on Wednesday night, coaching against his son Austin for the first time. With the Hornets beating the Celtics — snapping Boston’s six-game winning streak in the process — the elder Rivers was caught in a conundrum. Should he be happy that his son had played well? Or, did he have to be upset with the end result for his team? Luckily, Doc...
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Ian Ayre Says Liverpool Can Attract and Retain World’s Best Soccer Players

Ian Ayre gave an interview to the Liverpool Echo Thursday in which he discussed the club’s policy on player contracts, FFP regulations, progress on the field and provided an update on Anfield regeneration. Here’s what LFC’s managing director had to say: Ian Ayre on stadium redevelopment: We are very pleased with progress. A lot of work has gone on behind the scenes particularly...
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January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Revolution Acquire No. 1 Pick in MLS Superdraft, Highest Draft Position in Team History

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Revolution have obtained the No. 1 overall pick in the MLS SuperDraft from Toronto FC for the fourth pick and allocation money. It will be the highest pick for the Revolution, who missed the playoffs in each of the past three years. In 2002, the team picked Taylor Twellman, who retired as the franchise’s all-time leading scorer. The draft will...
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January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

‘Te’oing’ Meme Goes Viral on Social Media After Manti Te’o's Girlfriend Revealed As Hoax (Photos)

Manti Te’o’s girlfriend is not real. That fact hit the Internet like a ton of bricks on Wednesday afternoon, and it was not long before the web took said bricks and built something entirely new — but equally ridiculous — with them. The end product is something called “Te’oing,” a nod to the “Tebowing,” “Kaepernicking” and “Griffining” poses that have also...
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Bruins’ Bad Blood, Potential Roberto Luongo Return Highlight Reasons to Be Excited for 2013 Season

It’s tough to think that Bruins fans may need extra or added reasons to watch the Bruins now that hockey is back. Just seeing the game back on ice across the continent will be good enough for many. But if for some reason you need a little extra motivation or added incentive, here’s one reason (there are plenty more) to watch every single Bruins game this season, starting with...
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January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Post Chooses Easiest Headline Pun Ever Covering Manti Te’o Girlfriend Hoax (Photo)

The story of Manti Te’o and his hoax of a girlfriend is an unbelievable one, and one that seems to have shone a light on both the best and worst of sports journalism. On the one hand, the exhaustive detail apparent in Deadspin’s investigative report speaks to what can be accomplished when a couple of reporters catch on to a story and hunt for the truth. On the other, the truth...
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Manti Te’o Live Blog: Will Hoax Affect Te’o in 2013 NFL Draft?

Thursday, 9:42 a.m. ET: Some folks are saying that this will affect Te’o's draft grade. Check out that story here. 8:58 p.m.: So, since you’re tuning in, would you like my opinion? Of course you would. In short, something still smells fishy here — and that’s not a Catfish pun. Not coincidentally, ESPNews showed a multitude of interviews with Te’o leading up to their...
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Report: Mike Napoli, Red Sox Agree to One-Year Deal

After weeks of waiting, it appears that the Mike Napoli saga is about to come to a close. The Red Sox and Napoli have agreed to terms on a one-year deal, according to WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford. Originally, it was reported that the team had signed the first baseman/catcher to a three-year deal worth $39 million. However, apparent issues on a physical prevented the Red Sox from making...
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Pep Guardiola’s Personality, Bayern Munich’s Tradition Make for Perfect, Short-Term Marraige

Pep Guardiola shocked the soccer world when he stepped down as Barcelona’s head coach last spring. We received another jolt of Pep Wednesday, when Bayern Munich announced that Guardiola would become its new head coach starting next season. Of all the out-of-work managers soccer coaches out there, Guardiola was the most in-demand and high-profile. Chelsea, Manchester City, AC Milan...
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January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Austin Block Leads UNH on Ice, Helps Keep Locker Room Loose (Video)

With 10 goals in 18 games this year after 10 goals in his previous three seasons, suffice to say that UNH’s Austin Block is having a breakout season on the ice. But could be break out in front of the camera, too? Block’s probably given a few interviews in his day, but he recently tried his hand behind the microphone, querying a few teammates about some colorful topics. However...
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Celtics’ Loss to Hornets Does Not Necessarily Undo Encouraging Improvements, But Bad Habits Bear Watching

BOSTON — Doc Rivers saw the danger level rising Monday, when the Celtics escaped an uneven performance with a win over the dreadful Bobcats. His concern grew Tuesday, when he sensed trouble in an uninspired practice stuck directly between two games against opponents who did not exactly stir echoes of legends. Then the Celtics showed up for Wednesday’s game against the Hornets...
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January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Austin Rivers Follows Father’s Example of Resilience to Get Through Rough Rookie Season Thus Far

BOSTON — Austin Rivers is not having a rough start to his NBA career, in his eyes. It only looks that way. As far as the Hornets’ rookie is concerned, rough times are what his father, Celtics coach Doc Rivers, endured early in his coaching career, before bringing a 17th championship banner to Boston in 2008 and ascending to his current status as one of the best coaches in the...
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January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Chris Bourque Was ‘Best Player on the Ice’ During Scrimmage, According to NESN’s Andy Brickley (Video)

Chris Bourque has been arguably the most talked about Bruins player in this year’s compressed training camp, garnering praise from everyone from his teammates to head coach Claude Julien to NESN’s own Andy Brickley. “He was outstanding, best player on the ice for the Bruins tonight,” Brickley said after Bourque’s two-point showing for the B’s in Tuesday’s Black and...
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January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett Calls Anthony Davis ‘Freak of Nature,’ Says Hornets Rookie Makes Him Feel ‘Like a Midget’

BOSTON — On the surface, Anthony Davis seems to have a lot in common with a young Kevin Garnett. The lithe rookie for the New Orleans Hornets is just as freakishly athletic at 6-foot-10 as Garnett was as a 19-year-old for the Minnesota Timberwolves in 1995. Just like a young Garnett, Davis’ potential is clear despite a mostly up-and-down rookie campaign. Playing against Davis...
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January 16, 2013  |  1 Comment
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Arizona FB: Te'o's girlfriend was real

Arizona Cardinals fullback Reagan Maui'a reportedly has claimed that Manti Te'o's girlfriend was real even though it's a hoax.

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January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter Cleared to Resume Baseball Activity; Alex Rodriguez Undergoes Successful Hip Surgery

By the end of last year’s postseason, the Yankees’ two biggest stars were battered and bruised. Now the rehabilitation of both Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez is going as planned, though you can expect to see the former on the diamond much sooner than the latter. The Associated Press reports that Jeter, who broke his ankle in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series...
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Zoltan Mesko Gets Yelled at For Making Snowman at Patriots Practice

If you’ve ever watched an NFL practice, the first thing you notice is just how hard almost all of the players are working  in their drills. The second thing you notice is just how little the special teamers have to do. That’s why it’s not surprising that Patriots punter Zoltan Mesko tweeted that he got yelled at for making a snowman at practice on Wednesday. It snowed about...
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January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Stevan Ridley Rocks Moon Boots, Footie Pajamas to Stay Warm in Cold, Snowy Boston

FOXBORO, Mass. — Most, if not all, of New England woke up to a snow surprise on Wednesday morning, and Stevan Ridley made sure he was ready for the inclement weather. Ridley, who has shown off his unique style in the past by sporting the footie pajamas jump suit in the past, was rocking an even more outlandish outfit in lieu of the storm at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday. Beyond...
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Marc Trestman, Doug Flutie, Joe Theissman Among Top 10 CFL Figures With NFL Ties

The move from the CFL to NFL or vice versa is seldom done in professional sports, but there have been a surprising number of cases where it has gone very well. In the NFL today, Pro Bowlers Brandon Browner and Cameron Wake both had to find success in the CFL before starring in the NFL. Browner played with the Calgary Stampeders for four seasons before signing a three-year deal with...
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Chip Kelly’s Marriage With Eagles is Game-Changer in Philadelphia, for Better or for Worse

When a bride and groom finally get to that fateful moment of truth, the couple is always forced to exchange vows in which they commit to one another “for better” or “for worse.” Well, Chip Kelly and the Philadelphia Eagles are about to test the strength of that idiom. Kelly was a widely sought-after coaching commodity this offseason, and after a chaotic game of stay or leave...
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January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Brian Wilson Not Offered Major League Contract by Mets After Disappointing Workout

It’s been awhile since we’ve seen the black beard of Brian Wilson on the mound in a major league game. The former Giants closer is attempting to return to the big leagues after undergoing Tommy John surgery last April, but was dealt another setback in his road to recovery. The World Series-winning hurler worked out for members for the Mets organization this past weekend in California...
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January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Manti Te’o's Girlfriend Hoax Will Affect 2013 NFL Draft Grade to General Managers

Since character is such a major part of NFL draft evaluations, you would have to assume that lying about a girlfriend could affect draft status. The Manti Te’o reports regarding his girlfriend will have a “major impact” on his draft grade, according to Tony Pauline of SI.com. Deadspin released a report saying the girlfriend of Te’o, who was originally reported to have died...
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January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Conference Live Blog: Monti Te’o Girlfriend Revealed as Hoax

8 p.m. EST: We just got word of this press conference, so excuse us if we’re scrambling to catch up a little bit. However, for those who aren’t in the loop yet, the ongoing story of Monti Te’o's girlfriend has been revealed as a hoax by Deadspin, unraveling a whole year’s worth of lies on the part of … someone. Catch up on the story by reading our summary article on...
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January 16, 2013  |  Discuss
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