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Bill Russell Hospitalized After Feeling Faint At Speaking Event

Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell is expected to be OK after being hospitalized Thursday due to feeling faint at a corporate speaking event in Lake Tahoe. The Hall of Fame center reportedly collapsed on stage while giving his speech, according to WCVB’s Scott Isaacs, but the team confirmed to him that Russell was doing fine and would be flying back to his home in Seattle as early...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Release Rookie Wide Receivers Reese Wiggins, Jeremy Johnson

The New England Patriots are a week away from training camp and now have three open spots on their 90-man roster The Patriots announced they released rookie wide receivers Jeremy Johnson and Reese Wiggins on Thursday. Johnson signed with the Patriots as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Southern Methodist on June 12. The Patriots signed Wiggins on May 27 as an undrafted free...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Tiger Woods Finishes Strong After Rough Start At 2014 British Open (Photos)

After recovering from back surgery, Tiger Woods is back at it again. Woods completed his first round of the 2014 British Open at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club on Thursday. The three-time Open winner started a bit shaky on the front nine, but picked up the slack and had a much better result on the back nine to end the first round with a 3-under-par 69. It wasn’t the most impressive...
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Shane Victorino’s Rehab Continues Thursday With Pawtucket, Game To Air On NESN

Shane Victorino is inching closer to his return to the Boston Red Sox. The outfielder will continue his minor-league rehab assignment Thursday night with the Pawtucket Red Sox, batting second and playing right field against the Buffalo Bisons at 7:05 p.m.. The game will air on NESN. The PawSox are back at McCoy tonight at 7:05. Shane Victorino batting 2nd playing RF http://t.co...
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Patrice Bergeron To Receive Community Service Award At The Tradition

Patrice Bergeron is one of the best players in the NHL, a claim that was supported when he won the Selke Trophy at the league’s awards show last month. He’s also a star off the ice and in the community, something that will be recognized in a couple of months. The Boston Bruins forward will be honored by The Sports Museum with the Community Service Award at “The Tradition”...
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Germany No. 1 In FIFA Rankings; USA Falls To No. 15 (Photo)

ZURICH — Germany climbed to the top of the FIFA rankings on Thursday after winning the World Cup for the first time in 24 years, while several European rivals paid the price for their dismal performances in Brazil. Germany, which beat Argentina 1-0 on Sunday to win a fourth FIFA World Cup, replaced deposed champion Spain in first place. Argentina jumped three places into second...
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CBS Sports Chairman: Up To Announcers Whether Or Not To Say ‘Redskins’

The Washington Redskins name controversy continues. CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus said the company won’t tell announcers to use or not use the Redskins’ name this coming season. Rather, McManus said it will be up to the broadcasters and producing teams themselves. “We haven’t talked to them yet,” McManus told The Hollywood Reporter. “Generally speaking, we do not tell...
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Transgender Sibling Of Clippers Guard Reggie Bullock Found Slain In Baltimore

BALTIMORE — A transgender woman found slain in Baltimore is the sibling of an NBA player. Reggie Bullock of the Los Angeles Clippers confirms to WJZ-TV that Mia Henderson, who was born Kevin Long, was his brother. Bullock also sent a tweet on Wednesday paying tribute to Henderson, with the hashtag “RIPKEVIN.” Baltimore police say the 26-year-old Henderson was found dead early...
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Report: Pistons, Kings Resume Trade Talks For Josh Smith, Could Impact Celtics

The Sacramento Kings were engaged in talks with the Detroit Pistons in late June about acquiring forward Josh Smith, and it appears as though those conversations have resumed. The Pistons and Kings are talking again about a deal that would send Smith, a 28-year-old forward, to Sacramento, according to ESPN sources with knowledge of the talks. Initial talks from last month called...
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Agent: Matt Kemp not opposed to trade, wants to play in center

The Los Angeles Dodgers have been dealing with the issue of a crowded outfield all season long, which only worsened when Carl Crawford came off the disabled list last week. That’s why Matt Kemp’s agent, former major league pitcher Dave Stewart, isn’t asking for his client to be traded, but isn’t opposed to the idea, either. Kemp just wants to play everyday, Stewart said...
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Poll: LeBron James Overtakes Michael Jordan As Most Popular Male Athlete

LeBron James can say, for at least the next year, that he has overtaken Michael Jordan. James is now the most popular American male athlete in a recent Harris Poll, according to ESPN.com. According to the report, findings were based on a representative sample of 2,241 people polled last month. Jordan topped the list last year. This is the first time that James — who recently signed...
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Fan Who Claimed Giancarlo Stanton HR Bruised His Hand Admits It’s A Hoax

Miami Marlins star Giancarlo Stanton did some serious damage during the first round of the 2014 MLB Home Run Derby at Target Field — but no physical damage as originally thought. Jordan Jacobson, a fan who was on hand for the Derby, posted a photo on Twitter of his hand, saying it was the result of attempting to barehand one of the six blasts the All-Star launched in the opening...
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Revolution Suffer Heavy Loss To L.A. Galaxy, Drop Sixth Straight MLS Game

The New England Revolution’s woes continued Wednesday night when they fell to the Los Angeles Galaxy by a score of 5-1. Robbie Keane scored two goals and set up two more, as the Galaxy consigned the Revs to their sixth straight defeat in Major League Soccer play. Keane opened the scoring in the 10th minute with a blistering shot from outside the Revolution penalty area. L.A. doubled...
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Tracy McGrady Retires From Baseball After Recording First, Only Strikeout

Tracy McGrady’s days as a professional baseball player have come to an end. The former NBA star, who signed with the Sugar Land Skeeters in April, hung up the cleats on Wednesday after he started the Atlantic League’s All-Star Game. McGrady pitched 1 1/3 innings, striking out the last batter he faced, which also happened to be the only K of the 35-year-old’s baseball career...
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Bruins Sign Jordan Caron To One-Year Deal Reportedly Worth $600K

Jordan Caron and the Boston Bruins came to terms on a new deal Tuesday. The two sides came to terms on one-year, one-way deal for the restricted free agent reportedly worth $600,000. It’s actually a pay decrease for Caron who made $640,000 last season, according to CapGeek. Caron primarily served as the team’s 13th forward during the 2013-14 season. The winger appeared in...
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Timberwolves Owner Says He Still Wants To Keep Kevin Love, Wants To Win

Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor is sticking to his stance. Taylor, along with head coach and president Flip Saunders, has indicated in the past that he does not wish to trade Kevin Love, and he told NBATV on Wednesday that nothing has changed. “My preference is that Kevin will come to (training) camp — and I’m sure he will — and play with the team,” Taylor said...
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David Pastrnak Hopes To Make Most Of Opportunity Bruins Have Given Him

David Pastrnak has an opportunity in front of him. It might be a bit of a longshot, but it’s an opportunity nonetheless. He’s looking forward to trying to make the most of that chance. The Boston Bruins’ 2014 first-round just wrapped up his first development camp and is back in his native Czech Republic. When he returns to Boston later this summer, he’ll be given his chance...
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Marshawn Lynch Could Not Care Less About Being At The ESPYs (Photo)

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch didn’t accompany his team on its post-Super Bowl White House visit. Why? He didn’t want to. Lynch did make an appearance Wednesday night at the ESPYs — where the Seahawks were honored with the award for Best Team — but he did so in the most Marshawn Lynch way possible. As ESPN’s cameras panned the crowd during the show, one caught...
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Mesut Ozil donates World Cup winnings to sick kids in Brazil

Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil understands the definition of giving back. Before the 2014 FIFA World Cup began, the Arsenal star helped fund the surgeries for 11 sick Brazilian children, but after Germany defeated Argentina in the final, Ozil used his Cup winnings to increase that number to 23 kids in honor of the number of players that made up his winning team. Ozil made the generous...
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N.C. State Football Coaches Rescue Teen Girl Trapped After Car Crash (Photo)

N.C. State defensive coordinator Dave Huxtable and wide receiver coach Frisman Jackson helped rescue a 16-year-old girl from a car crash Tuesday night in Raleigh. Jackson and Huxtable, who live down the street from one another, according to ESPN, were driving home when they found the car flipped over on the side of the road. “We both jumped out of our car and ran over to aid the...
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Armond Armstead’s Retirement Won’t Affect Patriots’ Defensive Plans

The Armond Armstead saga isn’t so funny anymore. The young defensive tackle never made it onto an NFL field after being signed by the New England Patriots out of the CFL last February, announcing his retirement on Wednesday. Armstead was affectionately referred to as “The Sasquatch” by Patriots fans and media when he would disappear for stretches at a time during the 2013...
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ESPYs Gift Bag Worth $23,000, Includes Breathalyzer, Cordless Massager (Video)

The 2014 ESPYs nominees and presenters went home with quite the gift bag after Wednesday night’s show. The incredible list of items inside of the bag included a Dirt Devil Vacuum, a Kohler showerhead with a wireless speaker and a plethora of gift cards. The bag even came with a breathalyzer, in case attendees had to much to drink at the show. Take a look, as Washington Redskins...
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Steven Gerrard, Lazar Markovic In Liverpool’s Squad For 2014 US Tour (Photo)

Liverpool FC won’t be short of star power when it comes to America next week. Liverpool named its travelling squad for its upcoming 2014 U.S. Tour on Thursday. The 33-man travelling party includes captain Steven Gerrard, striker Daniel Sturridge and a host of other names that are familiar to Reds fans. It also includes new signings, such as Adam Lallana and Lazar Markovic, and...
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UCLA's alternate unis designed to make tackling harder

The UCLA football program’s new alternative uniforms aren’t just a tribute to the city of Los Angeles, they’re actually designed to help out the football team, as well. The new TECHFIT uniforms designed by Adidas, which were released Wednesday, “are rendered in rich dark onyx grey and feature ultra-light metallic embellishments that shimmer, paying tribute to the bright...
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40-Year-Old Mother Of Two Nabs Spot As Saints Cheerleader (Photo)

The New Orleans Saints cheerleading squad makes dreams come true for 36 young women every season. This year, though, they’re turning one special, rather unique dream into a reality. The Saintsations have added Kriste Lewis, a 40-year-old mother of two boys, to its roster. 40-year old mother of 2 earns spot on 2014 New Orleans @Saintsations roster bit.ly/1t5z1jN #Saints http:/...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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