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John Farrell: Curt Schilling ‘A Tenacious Competitor’ In Cancer Fight (Video)

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell joined the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon on Wednesday afternoon to talk about things that are bigger than baseball. Farrell, whose first memories of the Jimmy Fund come from being a visiting player in the late 1980s, spoke about Curt Schilling’s battle with mouth cancer. The former Boston Red Sox pitcher opened up about his struggles earlier...
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John Farrell On Curt Schilling’s Battle: ‘He’s A Tenacious Competitior’ (Video)

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell joined the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon on Wednesday afternoon to talk about things that are bigger than baseball. Farrell, whose first memories of the Jimmy Fund come from being a visiting player in the late 1980s, spoke about Curt Schilling’s battle with mouth cancer. The former Boston Red Sox pitcher opened up about his struggles earlier...
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Jim Kelly’s Follow-Up Exams Reveal ‘No Evidence’ Of Sinus Cancer

Jim Kelly shows no evidence of sinus cancer three months after the Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback completed radiation and chemotherapy treatments. Dr. Peter Costantino says in a release issued by New York City’s Lennox Hill Hospital that the treatments have “completely eliminated” any pain Kelly was experiencing. He says Kelly’s level of function has “essentially...
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Islanders Prospect Josh Ho-Sang Scores Unbelievable Shootout Goal (Video)

The New York Islanders selected forward Josh Ho-Sang with the 28th overall pick in the 2014 NHL draft, and he displayed his impressive offensive skills at the Biosteel hockey camp shootout earlier this week. Ho-Sang beat Boston Bruins goaltender prospect Malcolm Subban with a sweet spin-o-rama move, which earned him a perfect score from the judges. The Islanders were 9-6 in shootouts...
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Will Middlebrooks On Jimmy Fund Involvement: ‘We Learn A Lot About Life’ (Video)

A close friend of the Jimmy Fund stopped by the telethon on Wednesday afternoon. Boston Red Sox third baseman and Jimmy Fund co-captain Will Middlebrooks joined the radio-telethon to discuss his involvement with the great organization. The 25-year-old explained how rewarding it is to meet and hang out with the young patients, adding that he feels like he gets more out of it than...
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NHL Announces Draft Lottery Changes, More Teams Have Chance At Top Pick

Tanking for Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel in the 2015 NHL draft won’t be as easy as anticipated thanks to a few changes that the league has made to the lottery system. The odds of winning the top pick have decreased for the teams with the four worst records, including the worst team having a five percent less chance of getting the No. 1 selection. Teams finishing fifth through...
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David Ross Returns As Red Sox Shake Up Lineup Against Angels

Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross will return to the lineup on Wednesday when they play the third game of a four-game set with the Los Angeles Angels. As Ross returns, third baseman Will Middlebrooks will sit with an injury of his own. Middlebrooks left Tuesday’s game with a hamstring pull, and while he says it’s not serious, he’ll get at least one night off. Utility man Brock...
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Michael Jordan Completes Ice Bucket Challenge, Calls Out Dream Team (Video)

Michael Jordan became the latest high-profile athlete to complete the Ice Bucket Challenge. The Chicago Bulls legend and current Charlotte Bobcats owner answered the call from Derek Jeter, Ray Allen and David Beckham as he took the chilly plunge Wednesday morning. Almost as great as Jordan’s effort to raise money and awareness for ALS, though, is who he called out next. MJ nominated...
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Celtics Rookie Marcus Smart Gets Warm Welcome At Fenway Park (Video)

Boston Celtics rookie point guard Marcus Smart looks like he’s going to fit in just fine in Boston. The Oklahoma State product has yet to step on the parquet floor at TD Garden, but he got a warm welcome to Boston in a recent trip to Boston’s other hallowed sporting grounds, Fenway Park. The Celtics’ first-round draft pick recently attended a game where he threw out the ceremonial...
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Aaron Dobson: Gaining Trust From Tom Brady ‘Big’ For A Patriots Receiver

FOXBORO, Mass. — Aaron Dobson is back on the New England Patriots practice field, but it could be a while before the wide receiver makes his preseason debut. Dobson is only participating in wide receiver drills and 7-on-7s while he recovers from offseason surgery to repair a stress fracture in his foot. Dobson was a starter by the end of his rookie season in 2013, but he’s playing...
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Patriots’ Brandon Browner Adjusting Physical Play After Barrage Of Flags

FOXBORO, Mass. — Brandon Browner knows that he has to change his physical style of play after NFL officials called 55 illegal contact penalties in the first two weeks of the preseason. NFL officials told players they would put an emphasis on illegal contact and defensive holding, but Browner took a wait-and-see approach when training camp began a month ago. Browner, who was known...
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Turkish Soccer Fans Support Michael Brown, Ferguson Protests (Photo)

News travels far and fast in 2014, as does the reaction to it. The protests in Ferguson, Mo., over the police killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown are making headlines around the world, and some Turkish soccer fans showed their solidarity with the American demonstrators at a UEFA Champions League soccer game in Istanbul, Turkey on Tuesday. Fans of Turkish soccer club Besiktas...
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Former Titans LB Tim Shaw Reveals He Has ALS During Ice Bucket Challenge Video

Former NFL linebacker and special teamer Tim Shaw completed an inspirational Ice Bucket Challenge on Tuesday. The 30-year-old revealed in a short video that he has recently been diagnosed with the disease before pouring a cooler of ice water on his head. “A year ago, I was playing NFL football,” Shaw said in the video. “I’ve recently been diagnosed with ALS. I’m here...
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John Lackey Gave Babe Ruth Autographed Ball To Teammate For Jersey Number (Photo)

John Lackey is universally regarded as a good teammate, and the St. Louis Cardinals pitcher showed why to one of his new teammates. When Lackey was traded from the Boston Red Sox to St. Louis, there was a problem: Lackey’s No. 41 jersey was already being worn by Cardinals reliever Pat Neshek. Of course, jersey numbers are often for sale and could be had for the right price. Lackey...
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Nebraska Football Team Sends Powerful Message To Young Cancer Patient (Video)

The University of Nebraska football team is well aware of how tough of a young man Jack Hoffman is. The courageous youngster was at the center of a tremendous moment back in April of 2013 when he joined the Cornhuskers at a spring practice. Nebraska allowed him to join them on the field where Jack — dressed in a full Nebraska uniform — took a handoff and ran 69 yards for a touchdown...
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FIFA Upholds Barcelona’s Transfer Ban, Forbids New Signings In 2015

ZURICH — Barcelona will be barred from signing any players in 2015 after FIFA rejected the club’s appeal against a one-year ban for breaching transfer regulations. FIFA said Wednesday that its appeal committee confirmed that the signing of 10 players to Barcelona’s renowned La Masia program violated rules designed to prevent child trafficking. Because the Spanish giants launched...
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Patriots Ranked Second Most Valuable NFL Franchise By Forbes Magazine

The New England Patriots haven’t won a Super Bowl since the 2004 season, but they still rank as the second most valuable NFL franchise. The Patriots are worth $2.6 billion, according to Forbes Magazine — second only to the Dallas Cowboys, who are valued at $3.2 billion. The Patriots generated $428 million in revenue last season, and their operating income was $147 million. The...
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Yasiel Puig Shows Off Crazy Reflexes After Slamming Helmet Down (GIFs)

Even when Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig isn’t trying to be impressive, he is. The Dodgers star turned his frustration into a downright spectacular feat after striking out during Tuesday night’s game against the San Diego Padres. Puig slammed his helmet down only to have it come flying back toward him. But without missing a beat, Puig casually caught it with his...
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Patriots Practice Report: Sealver Siliga Works On Conditioning

FOXBORO, Mass. — Sealver Siliga could be close to returning from injury for the New England Patriots. The third-year pro was spotted working on conditioning during Wednesday’s practice with a splint on his left arm. Siliga injured his arm during joint practices with the Washington Redskins two weeks ago in Richmond, Va. Siliga, in sweats, worked alongside tight end Michael Hoomanawanui...
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Cubs’ Ground Crew Struggles With Tarp Leading To Rain-Shortened Game (Video)

Being a baseball grounds crew member is a pretty thankless job, as the Chicago Cubs’ crew was reminded on Tuesday night. A quick, but strong storm swept through the North Side on Tuesday night, hammering Wrigley Field with sheets of pouring rain. The storm — which didn’t affect the White Sox game on the South Side — popped up quickly and forced the grounds crew to scramble...
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Liverpool Hasn’t Made Transfer Bid For Mario Balotelli, AC Milan Says

Mario Balotelli is no closer to Anfield than he was when he played for Manchester City — just 35 miles north-east of Liverpool. Reports claiming Liverpool had made a £17.5 million ($29 million) transfer bid for Balotelli emerged in the Italian media on Tuesday, according to the Manchester Evening news. The Mirror reports AC Milan denied those rumors Wednesday when club vice president...
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Kevin Hayes Reportedly Signs With Rangers; What Does It Mean For Bruins?

The Boston Bruins were unable to acquire college free agent Kevin Hayes, who signed a contract with the New York Rangers, Mark Divver of the Providence Journal reported Monday. Hayes, a former Boston College Eagles forward and Dorchester, Mass., native, drew interest from several NHL teams after he turned down an offer from the Chicago Blackhawks and hit the open market. Divver reported...
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Bryan Cranston Was Positively Giddy For Meeting With Vin Scully (VIDEO)

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Bo Pelini, Nebraska Players Record Special Video For Jack Hoffman

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WATCH: Jeter does Ice Bucket Challenge, challenges MJ

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is a guy who’s pretty private, despite the fact that he plays shortstop for one of the most famous sports teams in the world. Yet even The Captain couldn’t escape the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Jeter got his on Tuesday, as he finally accepted the chilly challenge and had ice-cold water dumped all over him — right in the middle of the Yankees’...
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