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Report: NHL Will Cancel Winter Classic, All-Star Game in Announcement Coming Monday

The NHL has already cancelled many games this season as victims of the NHL lockout. The next two will arguably be the most important ones. The league will cancel the Winter Classic and the All-Star Game in an announcement on Monday, according to ESPN's John Buccigross. It was previously reported that the NHL was cancelling all games scheduled through the end...
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October 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Andrew Bailey Will Be Red Sox' Closer in 2013 If Healthy, According to John Farrell

While it's not exactly earth-shattering news, Andrew Bailey will likely be the Red Sox' closer in 2013. John Farrell revealed such during a WEEI interview on Thursday. Bailey, of course, was expected to be Boston's closer after coming over from Oakland, but injuries sidelined him for a good portion of the 2012 season. The 28-year-old was then eased back...
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October 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: NHL to Cancel All Regular Season Games Through November

The deadline for a full NHL season has come and gone, and with it has passed the opportunity for any games until at least December. The league will be cancelling all games scheduled for November, according to the Sports Business Journal, possibly signaling that they aren't expecting any significant talks with the union. NHL canceling all November games. NHL had said one week...
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October 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Mariano Rivera Considering Retirement Over Return to Yankees in 2013

Mariano Rivera vowed some months ago that despite tearing his ACL, he would return to pitch again in the major leagues. Now, it appears that he's not so sure. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman spoke with ESPN.com's Andrew Marchand on Friday, and he indicated that Rivera still hasn't decided on his future. "He wasn't certain on what he is...
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October 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Ray Allen Left for Heat Despite Celtics Adding No-Trade Clause to Contract Offer

Ray Allen's departure from the Celtics has led to some controversy, especially since Boston offered the 37-year-old more money than Miami did. Perhaps the Celtics' offer was even sweeter than originally believed, though. Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said Thursday that in addition to offering Allen twice as much money (two years...
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October 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Jason Aldean's 2013 Fenway Park Show Becomes Fastest Concert Sellout in Park History

Jason Aldean is bringing a little country to Fenway Park in 2013, and the public couldn't be happier. Just how happy are New England's country music fans for the big show next July? Record-breaking happiness, if there's such a thing. Thet CMA Entertainer of the Year nominee made history last week when he announced he’d be the first country act a Fenway Park and this...
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October 26, 2012  |  Discuss

KHL's Big Hits, Dirty Play Compromising Safety of NHL Players During Lockout

Hockey as a game is universal. Its rules, however, are apparently up to interpretation. While NHL fans sit waiting for CBA negotiations to start up again, the league's brightest stars are playing overseas. But the trip to the other side of the pond may be doing more harm than good. On Oct. 18, the KHL released a video of their top 10 hits through the first...
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October 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Torey Lovullo Named Red Sox Bench Coach

John Farrell has named his right-hand man. On Friday, executive vice president/general manager Ben Cherington and Farrell announced that Torey Lovullo has been named the team's bench coach. Lovullo, who served as first base coach on Farrell’s staff in Toronto for the 2011-12 seasons, returns for his second stint in the Red Sox organization after managing...
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October 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Aaron Hernandez Did Not Travel With Patriots to London, Will Not Play Sunday Against Rams

The Patriots are abroad this week to take on the St. Louis Rams in London, and they reportedly will do so without the services of a starting tight end. Aaron Hernandez did not make the trip to England, according to NFL Network's Albert Breer, after the 22-year-old was noticed missing from the team's Friday walkthrough. Safeties Patrick Chung and Steve Gregory were also absent...
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October 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Tim Bogar Informed He Will Not Be Retained by Red Sox in 2013

New Red Sox skipper John Farrell will be bringing in one of his own to be Boston's bench coach next season. According to ESPN.com, Tim Bogar said that he has been informed by the club that his services will not be retained in 2013. The widespread belief is that Torey Lovullo, who spent two seasons as Farrell's first base coach in Toronto and managed Triple...
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October 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Boston College's Best Chance at Salvaging Season Looming Against Banged-Up Maryland

The Boston College football team wasn't supposed to be this bad, were they? Almost all hope is gone for the Eagles, who welcome the Maryland Terrapins this Saturday in a do-or-die game against an opponent with whom they have some history. Boston College is on the verge of being eliminated from bowl contention, sitting last in conference play with an 0-4 record. They'...
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October 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Doug Fister 'OK' After Line Drive to Head, But Close Call Stirs Pitching Helmet Debate (Video)

Doug Fister, you animal. Everyone who watched Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday night probably had the same reaction when Fister was drilled in the head by a line drive in the second inning: "Oooooh!" That "Oooooh!" was probably then followed by, "How the hell is he still standing?" (And if you didn't have that reaction, well...
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October 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Stephen A. Smith Denies Using Racial Slur on ESPN's 'First Take,' Claims Words Were Misconstrued

Stephen A. Smith, as he suggests, might have to slow down when speaking. The boisterous ESPN analyst took some heat on Thursday after saying what many believed was a racial slur during a conversation with Dahntay Jones of the Dallas Mavericks on ESPN's First Take. According to Smith, however, he never said such. Smith -- speaking in his usual loud, opinionated...
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October 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Relive the 2011 Bruins' Incredible Overtime Game 7 Victory Over the Canadiens Friday on NESN

The Bruins' road to the team's first Stanley Cup in 39 years was not an easy one, but it was certainly memorable. The first leg of that journey came to a close in Boston, with the B's hoping to beat the Montreal Canadiens in a winner-take-all Game 7. It would be the first of several Game 7's that Boston would face in their quest for the Cup, but there was no way...
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October 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Patriots in Preparations for 'London Calling,' Seeking to Stop Rams Across the Pond

"London calling at the top of the dial, an' after all this, won't you give me a smile?" That line from the Clash's 1979 hit "London Calling," which you'll likely hear an inordinate amount until kickoff on Sunday, might have best summed up Patriots fans' feelings heading into this weekend's showdown just across the pond. A few early...
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October 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Giants Exploit National League Advantage in World Series to Great Effect in Taking 2-0 Lead

The conventional wisdom in Major League Baseball is that the American League is the vastly superior group of teams. When considering that deep clubs like the Angels, Rays and White Sox didn't make the playoffs, while the Dodgers were the only notable NL team to come close without getting in, it's not a difficult argument to make. The Interleague record clearly...
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October 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Patriots Prepared to Take on Rams in London, Know Going Won't Be Easy (Video)

The Patriots are scheduled to be the road team on Sunday against the Rams, but they won't be playing in St. Louis. Instead, they'll be playing in London. Playing overseas takes more preparation since the flight is considerably longer and teams frequently leave the United States earlier than usual. The Patriots played in London against Tampa Bay back in 2009 -- winning 35...
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October 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Former LSU Cornerback Tyrann Mathieu Arrested for Possession of Marijuana

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Former LSU football standouts Tyrann Mathieu and Jordan Jefferson were among four ex-players arrested Thursday after police found them with marijuana at Mathieu's apartment, police said. Lt. Don Kelly, a Baton Rouge Police spokesman, said officers were called to the apartment complex about 3:30 p.m. after receiving a complaint about a man...
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October 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Detroit Columnist Doesn't Like AT&T Park Cuisine, Calls San Francisco 'Strange Baseball Town'

San Francisco is known as one of the most progressive cities in the world, famous not only for its water-adjacent beauty but for everything from its art, music, general culture and food. Detroit? It may have its automobile, blue-collar charm, but otherwise -- not so much. So maybe Detroit Free Press columnist Jeff Seidel is just jealous? In a hacky column printed...
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October 25, 2012  |  Discuss

San Francisco, AT&T Park Prove to Be Picture-Perfect Location for World Series (Photos)

The atmosphere around AT&T Park in San Francisco was very surreal going into Wednesday night's Game 1 of the World Series bewtween the hometown Giants and the Detroit Tigers. The Giants had just pulled off an incredible comeback down 3-1 in the National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, only to have one day off before the Tigers...
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October 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Giants Support Game 2 Starter Madison Bumgarner With #RallyBum Hashtag

Throughout the 2012 postseason, Giants fans have willed their team to win through social media. Given San Francisco's proximity to Silicon Valley, perhaps it shouldn't surprise anyone that Giants fans are a bit more tech savvy than the rest of Major League Baseball, so thus their Twitter creativity is second to none. On Wednesday night, with Barry Zito...
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October 25, 2012  |  Discuss

NHL Announces Plan to Withdraw Latest CBA Offer From NHLPA, 82-Game Season in Doubt

Sorry hockey fans, but a full, 82-game season looks like it's officially out of the question. On Thursday, the NHL announced that it would withdraw its existing offer to the Players' Association, per the deadline laid out with the current proposal. In that offer, the NHL proposed a "50-50" revenue split between both sides. WIth a shred of optimism about a full...
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October 25, 2012  |  Discuss

NHL Fans Will Miss Fights, Jack Edwards as Full-Season Chances Remain Slim

The NHL and NHLPA are ready to agree on something, but it's not a good thing. They're about to agree that they won't be playing a full 82-game season in 2012-13 as collective bargaining agreement issues remain. The NHL plans to withdraw its most recent proposal to the NHLPA after Thursday's deadline passes, thus ending any hope that a full season would be played,...
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October 25, 2012  |  Discuss

10 controversial moments from the David Stern era

David Stern stepping down as NBA commissioner effective in 2014 is either a massive shame or the best news in weeks, depending on where fans stand on the man who has presided over professional basketball since 1984. Stern made several league-altering decisions in his tenure, which will continue for another two years before deputy commissioner Adam Silver takes over the top job. Many...
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October 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Former Boston College Baseball Captain Battles Through Lou Gehrig's Disease

During his prime, Pete Frates was a leader of Boston College baseball -- one of the team's captains, in fact. Frates grew up in Beverly, Mass. and attended St. John’s Preparatory School, graduating in 2003, and played all four years on the baseball, hockey and football teams, and was an honor student. He then moved on to BC's 2007 class, majoring in communications and...
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October 25, 2012  |  Discuss
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