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Jose Canseco Attends Boston International Film Festival

Former MLB star Jose Canseco was in Boston on Sunday night to attend the Boston International Film Festival. An award for Best Documentary was presented to Bill McAdams Jr. for his film “Jose Canseco: The Truth Hurts.” The documentary, which was screened at the AMC Loews Theater in the Boston Common, was about Canseco’s life and career both on and off the field. He was spotted...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Cooke Knocks Tyson Barrie Out Of Game With Knee-On-Knee Hit (GIF)

Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke added yet another questionable hit to his resume Monday night in Game 3 against the Avalanche. Early in the second period, Cooke collided with Avs defenseman Tyson Barrie in the neutral zone, delivering a knee-on-knee hit in the process. The 22-year-old blueliner was in obvious pain and laid on the ice for several moments before leaving the game...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Delino DeShields Jr. On Injury: ‘If I Get Hit In The Face Again, So Be It’

When Houston Astros prospect Delino DeShields Jr. took a 90-mph fastball to the face recently, his first reaction was to check his teeth. “If anyone knows me. they know how much I love my teeth and my smile,” DeShields said in an interview with FOXSports.com. “It’s my money maker. But I was on the ground, felt for my teeth took a huge breath of relief and said, ‘at...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Chara-Smith Encounter One Of Many NHL Fight Mismatches (Videos)

Zdeno Chara rarely looks up at a player in the NHL, so it was understandably amusing when Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith attempted to challenge the much larger Chara. Chara seemed to realize Smith’s mistake even before Smith did, and it prompted a look back at some of the most mismatched fights from the NHL. From heavyweights beating down on an unfortunate victim, to...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Bombing Survivors Celeste, Sydney Corcoran Cross Finish Line Together (Video)

The Corcoran family returned to the finish line Monday afternoon and finished what they started last year. During last April’s tragic Boston Marathon bombing, Celeste and Sydney Corcoran were standing near the finish line to cheer on Celeste’s sister, Carmen Accabo, when the bombs went off. Celeste, Sydney’s mother, lost both of her legs as a result while 18-year-old Sydney had...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Team Hoyt Completes Their Final Boston Marathon (Photos)

The father-son team of Dick and Rick Hoyt has crossed the Boylston St. finish line for the last time. After years of running together, the inspiring duo completed their 32nd and final Boston Marathon on Monday Dick, 73, has been pushing his son Rick, 51, in a special wheelchair in races for most of the past four decades. Rick has cerebral palsy, leaving him unable to use his...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Still Playing Big Role In City’s Ongoing Healing Process

David Ortiz’s speech on April 20, 2013 forever will be remembered for the Red Sox slugger’s bold declaration, “This is our (expletive) city.” But those five words piggybacked on another fitting gesture. The Red Sox donned uniforms that day — the first game at Fenway Park after last April’s Boston Marathon bombing — with “Boston” written across the chest, a tweak...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Meb Keflezighi, Rita Jeptoo Among 118th Boston Marathon Winners

The 118th running of the Boston Marathon was a momentous occasion for the city, but it also was an important day for the world-class runners trying to win one of the most revered races. Meb Keflezighi won the Elite Men’s division, becoming the first American to claim the Boston Marathon since 1983. Rita Jeptoo of Kenya claimed the women’s title for the second year in a row. She...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

New York City FC To Call Yankee Stadium ‘Home’ In 2015

NEW YORK — New York City FC will play homes games at Yankee Stadium during its first season in 2015. Yankees chief operating officer Lonn Trost said at a news conference Monday he anticipated the upper deck would be closed off, leaving capacity at 33,444, down from the ballpark’s baseball capacity of 49,642. Trost said it will take three days to convert field from baseball to...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Tyler Seguin Buys Texas Mansion From Hall Of Famer Mike Modano (Photos)

Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin recently bought his new Texas mansion from a Hockey Hall of Famer. The 22-year-old purchased his Dallas home from Stars legend Mike Modano, TMZ Sports reported Sunday. The fully equipped Dallas mansion originally was listed at $2.295 million, but it ended up selling for $1.925 million. The 7,250 square-foot home includes a full gym, game room and...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason McElwain finishes Boston Marathon under three hours

Eight years ago, Jason McElwain was the autistic student-manager who scored 20 points in just four minutes during his only high school basketball game and won the hearts of many. Video of McElwain’s scoring spree for Greece Athena High School went viral, and now, he’s inspiring with his athletic feats once again — this time at the Boston Marathon. After running two Rochester...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Neymar: Foot Injury Won’t Affect Me At 2014 World Cup

Neymar could miss the rest of Barcelona’s season, but Brazil can still count on him when the 2014 FIFA World Cup rolls around. Neymar suffered a deep bruise on his left foot during Barcelona’s loss to Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey final (Spanish Cup) last week. Barcelona expects the injury to sideline Neymar for four weeks. While there is a chance Neymar could return for Barcelona’s...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Burke Badenhop Briefly Saves Boston; Other Notes From Red Sox’s Loss

BOSTON — The Red Sox overcame a five-run deficit Sunday to earn a walk-off win. They nearly upped the ante Monday. The Red Sox’s ferocious late-game rally fell just short, as the Baltimore Orioles squeaked out a 7-6 victory in the teams’ series finale at Fenway Park. Mike Carp grounded out with two runners in scoring position in the bottom of the ninth inning to end the game...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz, Coach Tyrone Corbin Part Ways After Dismal Season

SALT LAKE CITY — Head coach Tyrone Corbin won’t be returning for another season with the Utah Jazz. The Jazz announced Monday that the team won’t be offering Corbin a new contract. The team said in a release that it will begin searching for a new coach immediately. Corbin became the head coach on Feb. 10, 2011, following the resignation of Jerry Sloan. Corbin ends his stint...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen Cheer On Boston Marathon Runners (Photos)

A New England treasure came out on Monday to support those running in the 118th Boston Marathon. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was spotted along the marathon’s path both with and without wife Gisele and their two boys. Whenever an important event occurs in Boston, it seems Brady is never too far from the action. He was recently seen watching the tragic Beacon St...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Timberwolves Coach Rick Adelman Retires After 23 Years In NBA

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman has decided to retire after 23 seasons in the NBA. The decision Monday brings to an end a celebrated coaching career that includes 1,042 victories, eighth on the NBA’s career list. He coached Western Conference powers in Portland and Sacramento and also had stops in Golden State and Houston. Adelman said the time is right...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Marathon runners carry collapsed man across finish line

Four runners in the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon exemplified what it means to be “Boston Strong.” In a special scene captured by the Washington Post’s Wesley Lowery, one runner collapsed just shy of  the finish line. But instead of moving right past the man, four other runners stopped, picked him up and carried him across the finish line so they all finished the grueling...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Offense Showing Encouraging Signs Despite Boston’s Slow Start

BOSTON — If the Red Sox’s offense stared itself in the mirror right now, it wouldn’t see the same unit that produced an MLB-best 853 runs (5.3 runs per game) last season. But it also shouldn’t be mortified by its appearance. The 9-11 Red Sox have endured struggles this season, and their inability to produce with runners on base has been a big reason why. Boston has begun...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Couple Finishes Boston Marathon Together After Losing Legs In 2013 Bombing

On April 15, 2013, the lives of Patrick Downes and Jessica Kensky changed forever. The recently engaged couple were spectators at the 2013 Boston Marathon when two bombs exploded near the finish line on Bolyston Street. Downes and Kensky each lost their left leg in the first blast. A year later, the newlyweds turned tragedy into triumph. Downes and Kensky competed in the handcycle...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: Greg Robinson, Teddy Bridgewater To Visit Houston Texans

The Houston Texans finally are getting around to hosting the 2014 NFL draft’s top prospects. The Texans will host Auburn offensive tackle Greg Robinson on a pre-draft visit Wednesday and Thursday, CBSSports.com’s Jason La Canfora reported Monday. Teddy Bridgewater also has a visit scheduled with the Texans, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Monday. Robinson is expected to...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Will Begin Announcing Award Finalists April 22

The NHL will start announcing the finalists for the major end-of-the-season awards on Tuesday, April 22. The winners will be unveiled during a special ceremony in Las Vegas on June 24. The list of awards that will be presented include the Hart Trophy, Vezina Trophy, Norris Trophy, Selke Trophy, Calder Trophy and Jack Adams Award. Here’s when the finalists for each award will be...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Tedy Bruschi Finishes Boston Marathon In 4:47:44, Improving Time From 2012

New England Patriots Hall of Fame linebacker Tedy Bruschi completed his second Boston Marathon on Monday. Bruschi finished the marathon in 4:47:44 , improving his time in 2012 of 5:26:02. Bruschi told ESPN, with whom he works as an NFL analyst, that he got the idea of running the marathon while he was training next to Tom Brady on a treadmill. “We should run that race,” Bruschi...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz’s Early-Season Woes Becoming Troublesome For Red Sox

BOSTON — Clay Buchholz might be sleepwalking. Buchholz joined first baseman Mike Napoli and pitcher John Lackey in sleeping at Fenway Park on Sunday night because of the Red Sox’s short turnaround between games. Buchholz said after Monday’s loss, in which he got shelled over 2 1/3 innings, that his Fenway slumber had nothing to do with his poor performance against the Baltimore...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Shalane Flanagan Posts Fastest Time For U.S. Woman At Boston Marathon

The records keep on coming for U.S. runners at the 2014 Boston Marathon. In a day that saw American Meb Keflezighi become the first male U.S. runner to win the Boston Marathon since 1983, Marblehead, Mass., native Shalane Flanagan made history by posting the fastest time ever for an American woman on the Boston course. The 32-year-old finished seventh overall, crossing the finish...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Captain David Backes Ruled Out For Game 3 Of Blues-Blackhawks Series

The St. Louis Blues will be without their first-line center for Game 3 of the team’s first-round playoff series against the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday night. David Backes has been ruled out after taking a vicious head shot from Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook in Game 2. The NHL suspended Seabrook three games for the hit. Backes is out tonight, Berglund is in. #stlblues...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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