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Red Sox’s Mookie Betts Lands On Baseball America’s 2014 All-Rookie Team

Mookie Betts’ opening act was impressive. Betts’ major league success this season positioned him to be part of the Boston Red Sox’s 2015 Opening Day plans. It also landed him a spot on Baseball America’s 2014 All-Rookie Team. Betts earned the distinction of being Major League Baseball’s top rookie second baseman this season, according to the team unveiled Friday by Baseball...
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Loui Eriksson Scores First Goal Of Season, Ties Game Against Avs (Video)

Loui Eriksson scored his first goal of the 2014-15 season Monday afternoon against the Colorado Avalance, and tied the game 1-1 in the process. The Boston Bruins went back to the power play after Colorado took a penalty for having too many men on the ice during the second period — their second such offense of the game. The B’s took full advantage of the opportunity as Patrice...
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Panthers’ Kelvin Benjamin: ‘I Didn’t Know You Could Tie In The NFL’

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin was expecting more football to be played Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. The rookie was very caught off guard when the game was called a 37-37 tie after a missed field goal by Bengals kicker Mike Nugent in overtime. “I didn’t know you could tie in the NFL,” Benjamin told the Charlotte Observer. “I was like, what? I was...
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Avalanche Have Potential Go-Ahead Goal Waved Off Vs. Bruins (GIF)

BOSTON — The Colorado Avalanche thought they had scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period of Monday’s matchup with the Bruins. The officials disagreed. Avalanche forward Ryan O’Reilly got his stick on a slap shot in front of the Bruins’ Niklas Svedberg, deflecting the puck past the netminder, off the skate of teammate Dennis Everberg and into the Boston net...
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Union Moves Up, Boston College Moves Down In USCHO College Hockey Poll

With the first week of the season in the books, Minnesota maintained the top spot in the Oct. 13 edition of the U.S. College Hockey Online poll. Union jumped from fifth to second with wins against both American International and New Hampshire. Boston College went three spots in the opposite direction after suffering a 5-2 loss to UMass-Lowell. Providence (fifth) and Boston College...
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Larry Lucchino Looks Back At Dayton Moore’s Boston Red Sox GM Candidacy

Dayton Moore is making out just fine as general manager of the Kansas City Royals. The Boston Red Sox certainly aren’t complaining about their GM, Ben Cherington, either. Moore forever will be linked to the Red Sox, though, as the organization interviewed him for its general manager job following the 2005 season, when former Boston GM Theo Epstein briefly stepped away. “He was...
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Bruins In ‘Fly Mode’ During Successful Power Play Breakout (Video)

The Boston Bruins’ power play got a boost with the return of David Krejci to the lineup. Without the forward in the lineup for the first three games of the regular season, the B’s struggled mightily on the man-advantage, going just 1-for-10. But on the ice for Monday afternoon’s matchup against the Colorado Avalanche, the B’s power play looked much stronger, as they showed...
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Dave Beasant, 55, On Bench For Stevenage In Pro Soccer Game In England

Dave Beasant nearly shattered an old record last weekend. Instead, he took cues from his son and watched. English soccer club Stevenage put Beasant, 55, on the substitutes’ bench for its League Two (fourth division) game against Carlisle, but the former Wimbledon and England goalkeeper didn’t enter the game, according to the Mail. Had Beasant played, he would have become the...
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Bruins’ Adam McQuaid Trades Blows With Cody McLeod In Spirited Bout (Video)

BOSTON — After a somewhat sleepy first period Monday afternoon, things began to heat up between the Boston Bruins and Colorado Avalanche in the second. Jamie McGinn lit the lamp for the Avalanche to open the scoring, and Bruins winger Loui Eriksson followed with a goal of his own less than four minutes later to tie it up. Then came the fisticuffs. B’s defenseman Adam McQuaid...
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Large Blue Jackets Fan Downs Labatt Blue, Dances His Heart Out (Video)

Dancing Kevin is an inspiration to super-fans everywhere. The large Columbus Blue Jackets fan, who is perhaps the most popular regular at Nationwide Arena and probably the most popular fan throughout the league, didn’t disappoint during the team’s home opener against the New York Rangers on Sunday. Dancing Kevin did his part to get the crowd going as he unleashed some phenomenal...
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Royals’ Jarrod Dyson Turns Heads With Confident Comments About Orioles

Kansas City Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson sounds ready to write off the Baltimore Orioles. Dyson was asked Saturday after the Royals defeated the Orioles in Game 2 of the ALCS to take a 2-0 series lead whether he thought the teams would return to Camden Yards for a Game 6. The speedster was blunt in his response. “No, sir, I don’t,” Dyson said. “And I don’t think (the...
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Phil Jackson Says Spike Lee ‘Doesn’t Know Anything About Basketball’

Phil Jackson may or may not be a fan of Spike Lee’s cinematic work, but the Hall of Famer certainly isn’t a fan of Lee’s basketball acumen. Lee’s latest project is a look at the triangle offense, which Jackson has mastered over his long career in the NBA. Now serving as the president of Lee’s beloved New York Knicks, Jackson is bringing the triangle to the Big Apple. ...
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Jarome Iginla: My Year With Bruins Was ‘One Of My Favorite Years’ (Video)

Ex-Boston Bruins forward Jarome Iginla will visit his former team Monday as a member of the Colorado Avalanche. The 37-year-old, who signed a three-year, $16 million deal with Colorado during the offseason, spoke highly of the one year he spent in Boston before Monday’s game. “It was an amazing year for me and my family,” Iginla told NESN’s Guerin Austin. “One of my favorite...
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Bill Belichick: Jerod Mayo’s Role Will Be Filled By Multiple Patriots

Bill Belichick made one thing clear on Monday: There isn’t a player on the New England Patriots who can fill Jerod Mayo’s role. The Patriots must turn to multiple players to replace Mayo’s presence on the field and in the locker room after the All-Pro linebacker went down with a potentially season-ending knee injury on Sunday in New England’s 37-22 win over the Buffalo Bills...
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Brian Hoyer's endorsements not as flashy as Johnny Manziel's

Just call him Mr. Hero. Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer isn’t the flashiest quarterback in the league, and his latest endorsement deal isn’t exactly extravagant either, reports ESPN’s Darren Rovell. During the spring, Hoyer signed a deal with Mr. Hero, a Cleveland-based sandwich shop that boasts 95 stores — all located in Ohio — while Johnny Manziel was off inking...
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Trump: ‘I would have produced a winner' in Buffalo

Business magnate Donald Trump is doing what he does best — getting his name in headlines. Trump was in a group of prospective buyers for the Buffalo Bills over the summer, but the team was recently sold to Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula. Naturally, Trump is being the sorest of losers, and took to Twitter to let people know that the Bills had missed out.
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Kolten Wong’s Jersey Torn In Half During Cardinals’ Celebration (Photo)

Kolten Wong’s walk-off home run in Game 2 of the NLCS came at a price. Wong launched a solo homer off Sergio Romo in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday to propel the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-4 win over the San Francisco Giants. Wong’s teammates promptly mobbed him, literally tearing the jersey off the second baseman’s back. The photo below perfectly displays the damage...
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Doug Baldwin Confronts Russell Wilson During Seahawks Loss (Video)

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin wasn’t thrilled with the result of Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys. Baldwin was spotted having an animated discussion with Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson on the sideline before suffering a 30-23 loss. While the context of the exchange is unclear, Baldwin expressed his dissatisfaction with the Seahawks’ offensive struggles...
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49ers Hold As ‘Monday Night Football’ Favorite Over Rams

The St. Louis Rams host the San Francisco 49ers on “Monday Night Football” to wrap up Week 6 of the NFL season. San Francisco opened as a 4-point favorite, and the line has hovered near there most of the week. Most sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com have the line around 49ers -3.5 or -4. The total opened at 43.5, and is ranging between that and 44.5. The 49ers are 8-1 against...
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Brazilian Soccer Player Pulls Own Jersey In Shameless Cheat Act (Video)

Leandro Damiao showed the difference between an average, run-of-the-mill form of cheating in soccer and something far more ridiculous and sinister Sunday. Damiao, a striker for Brazilian Serie A (first division) club Santos, appeared to pull his own jersey during his team’s 3-0 loss to host Criciuma. It looks like Santos was taking a corner kick when Damiao reached back and started...
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Tom Brady’s Improved Deep Ball Among Takeaways From Patriots’ Win Over Bills

The New England Patriots very easily could have lost Sunday’s game to the Buffalo Bills, and unlike in past seasons, it wouldn’t have been an embarrassment. Ralph Wilson Stadium was rocking as new owner Terry Pegula was introduced to the crowd during a pregame ceremony, and the Bills were riding high after a comeback win over the Detroit Lions last week. The Patriots also lost...
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Mookie Betts ‘Not Going To Worry About’ Boston Red Sox Trade Rumors

Mookie Betts is blocking out the noise. As the Red Sox embark on a busy offseason, it’s a near certainty that teams across the league will inquire about Betts, especially if Boston intends to land a big name on the trade market. Betts is unfazed by the inevitable trade rumors, though. The 22-year-old instead is focused on building on his strong 2014. “I’m not going to worry...
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Celtics Injury Update: Jeff Green Practices; Gerald Wallace Out Two Games

Monday was a busy day on the injury front for the Boston Celtics. Head coach Brad Stevens offered updates on a number of the team’s hobbled players as the Celtics prepare for their fifth preseason game Wednesday night. Let’s dive in: – Jeff Green, who has yet to suit up for a preseason game as he recovers from a calf injury, returned to practice Monday. The forward’s status...
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Bruins-Avalanche Live: David Krejci Cleared To Play Vs. Colorado

BOSTON — The Bruins aim to snap their first losing streak of the season Monday afternoon when they take on another struggling team in the Colorado Avalanche at TD Garden. Boston has scored just three goals through three games, while the Avalanche have yet to find the back of the net after two losses to the Minnesota Wild by a combined score of 7-0. The Bruins offense should receive...
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Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Bruins Take On Jarome Iginla, Avalanche At TD Garden

BOSTON — The Bruins will welcome a former teammate to TD Garden on Monday afternoon when they take on Jarome Iginla and the Colorado Avalanche. Iginla played in Boston during the 2013-14 campaign and tied Patrice Bergeron for the team lead in goals scored with 30. He left in the summer to join the Colorado Avalanche as an unrestricted free agent, leaving a hole on the Bruins first...
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