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Bernard Pollard’s Wikipedia Page Calls Ravens Cornerback ‘Satan’s Servant Walking the Earth’ (Photo)

Though it was changed in a matter of minutes, Bernard Pollard’s Wikipedia entry echoed the sentiments of Patriot Nation, calling the Ravens cornerback “Satan’s servant walking the Earth.” Pollard delivered the crushing blow on Patriots running back Stevan Ridley in the fourth quarter on Sunday that forced a fumble, knocked Ridley from the game and set up Baltimore’s final...
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Report: Greg Oden to Attempt NBA Comeback; Celtics Among Teams Interested in Former Top Pick

If you’re compiling a list of the biggest NBA draft busts, there’s a good that Greg Oden would be featured prominently. The No. 1 overall selection in 2007 has been ravaged by injuries and hasn’t taken the court since 2009. But the seven-foot center is mulling a comeback, and the Celtics are reportedly one on several teams giving Oden serious consideration. Sam Amico of FOXSports...
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Colin Kapernick Still Owns a Now-115-Pound Tortoise He Got When He Was 10 Years Old (Photo)

Well, in this case, our headline pretty much says it all. When Colin Kaepernick was a child of just 10 years old, he got a pet tortoise. However, unlike the reptiles (No, tortoises are no amphibians. Trust us, we looked this up.) of many children which have since been flushed down the toilet, Sammy — as the tortoise is named — is still very much alive, and has grown to a whopping...
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Report: Russell Wilson Representative Asking Seahawks for Pay Raise Despite New CBA Rules

First, let’s make this point clear: The NFL’s new collective bargaining agreement clearly states that rookie contracts can’t be renegotiated until three of the mandatory four years of the contract have been completed. Moving on: ESPN’s Chris Mortensen has reported that an “unnamed representative” of Russell Wilson has called the Seahawks “insisting that something be...
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Steven Gerrard Praises Luis Suarez, Says LFC Star Is Best Player He’s ‘Ever Played With’

Steven Gerrard joined former Red Gary McAllister on the sofa for Sky Sports’ Goals on Sunday program to reflect on Liverpool’s 5-0 win over Norwich. The skipper covered a wide range of topics including the arrival of Daniel Sturridge, the brilliance of Luis Suarez, life under Brendan Rodgers and the fortunes of his old teammate Fernando Torres. And here we bring you a selection...
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Report: Manti Te’o to Have Sit-Down Interview With Katie Couric, to Air Thursday on ABC

Manti Te’o has finally decided who he would like to talk with for his first sit-down interview since that whole dead girlfriend with cancer who is really alive but isn’t actually real at all thing broke. Just one question: Did he see Katie Couric interview Sarah Palin? ABC News has announced that Te’o will talk with Couric in an interview set to air Thursday on Couric’s daytime...
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Earl Weaver’s Hall of Fame Career Highlighted by Ejections, Animated Moments (Photos)

Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver, who died Saturday at 82, was famous for his electrifying yet cartoon-like rants on the field. Weaver was ejected 91 times over his 17-year managerial career. Weaver made his presence known quickly in the major leagues after becoming the manager of the Baltimore Orioles in 1968, just a few months after he started with the Orioles organization. The...
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Bruins Winger Milan Lucic Gives His Keys to Victory for Patriots on Sunday (Video)

With the AFC Championship Game set to kick off in just a few short hours, a star of one of Boston’s other teams took the chance to weigh in on the Patriots’ chances against the Ravens. Sporting a Pats cap, Bruins forward Milan Lucic gave his three keys to a New England victory in a video posted on the team’s website Sunday afternoon. Check out the big winger’s predictions...
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Colin Kaepernick’s Parents Get Photo in Front of Statue of Son Getting Wedgie From Falcons (Photo)

We’ve all seen those graduation photos for the ages, where mom and dad stand next to their proud son, with dad all stoic and mom lovingly putting her hand on the son’s shoulder. That’s what happened outside the Georgia Dome on Sunday — except, in this one, it’s a statue of the son (Colin Kaepernick), and mom and dad are capturing the moment while their son is getting a...
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Zdeno Chara Gives Jersey to Woman Whose Husband Was Happy to See Bruins Win Stanley Cup Before Passing Away

It wasn’t the first time the Bruins literally gave fans the shirts off their backs. But this time, maybe it was extra special. When Bruins captain Zdeno Chara handed over his game-worn jersey after the Bruins’ 3-1 season-opening victory against the Rangers on Saturday night, he found an appreciative fan who had a story to tell. “I introduced myself, the lady introduced herself...
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Report: Jets May Be Interested in Tarvaris Jackson, But Not Michael Vick, to Take Over for Mark Sanchez

Mark Sanchez hasn’t been demoted from the Jets’ starting quarterback spot yet. But, oh, if he is…. With the Jets finally hiring a new general manager in John Idzik, speculation has begun about what the team will do at quarterback. Tim Tebow is all but certainly gone, and Greg McIlroy doesn’t look like the quarterback of the future. While the organization may once again roll...
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Muteba Kidiaba’s Wacky Goal Celebration Breathes Life, Awesomeness Into Africa Cup of Nations (Video)

The Africa Cup of Nations (ACN) is a premier tournament, but it’s often overlooked because of its timing and lack of star power. The 2013 edition kicked off Saturday with a pair of scoreless draws that did the ACN no favors. But Muteba Kidiaba came to the rescue and brought the tournament a bit of much-deserved attention with his unique goal celebration Sunday. The DR Congo...
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Chris ‘Birdman’ Anderson Getting Another Shot in NBA With Heat

MIAMI — Chris Andersen is getting another chance in the NBA. The Miami Heat have signed Andersen to a 10-day contract. The Heat also brought forward-center Jarvis Varnado back for a second 10-day deal. Andersen worked out for the Heat about two weeks ago and remained in the team’s plans. Andersen has averaged 5.4 points and 5.2 rebounds in his NBA career. His last appearance...
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Dougie Hamilton’s Dream Comes True in Solid Debut on Bruins’ Blue Line

BOSTON — With the TD Garden lights dimmed, smoke machines shooting and music blaring, Dougie Hamilton took the ice for the first time as an NHL player. The 19-year-old Bruins defenseman skated out to a thunderous ovation from a sellout TD Garden crowd. Moments later, he would hop over the boards and make his NHL debut in Boston’s 3-1 win over the Rangers. All in all, not a bad...
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Report: Kaka Itching to Leave Real Madrid, Join AC Milan or Fluminense on Loan

Milan vice president Adriano Galliani met with Kaká’s agents to discuss the possibility of a return to Italy for the former “Rossoneri” player, Italian Sport magazine Gazzetta dello Sport reports. The figure that is being considered is a loan transfer. Milan does not seem eager to buy him for now, but may be willing to pay his salary until the end of the season. According...
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Jack Edwards Welcomes Fans Back to Hockey, Announces Return of Boston Bruins (Video)

For some, winter is a cold time to endure. For Bruins fans, it’s the best time of the year. Perhaps no one is better at describing what Bruins season means than Jack Edwards, who has been NESN’s voice along with Jack Brickley as the B’s have played to some of their greatest heights in recent years. Edwards welcomed fans back with a special preview of his own this week. Check...
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Jeremy Jacobs Issues Statement to ‘Personally Apologize’ for Lockout, Calls Slow Agreement ‘Disappointment’

With the lockout over at last and the Bruins preparing to take the ice Saturday night, Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs issued a statement to welcome fans to the season and apologize for the long wait for hockey. Read Jacobs’ entire statement below: Last week we announced that we reached an agreement on a new CBA, and tonight the Bruins are back on the ice. When the puck drops, we put...
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Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge Forming Devastating Partnership, Lead Liverpool’s Rout of Norwich City

Daniel Sturridge marked his Anfield debut with another goal as Liverpool conjured up a comprehensive 5-0 victory over Norwich City at Anfield on Saturday. The new signing netted his third goal in as many games for the Reds shortly after half-time as Brendan Rodgers‘ men secured an impressive victory in freezing conditions. Jordan Henderson’s 26th minute strike gave Liverpool...
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Massive AHL Brawl With 13 Ejections Erupts From Breast Cancer Research Night (Video)

Yes, they raised money for breast cancer research. No, they did not do much to improve the trajectory of greater mankind. An AHL game between the Blackhawks’ Rockford IceHogs and the Red Wings’ Grand Rapids Griffins devolved into quite the scrum on Saturday night. Rockford was losing, 6-3, and had just taken a bunch of penalties when fights began to break out. The fighting didn’t...
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Henrik Lundqvist Proves Capable at Translating Muppets’ Swedish Chef (Video)

Henrik Lundqvist is pretty great at stopping shots (minus that whole season-opener thing with the Bruins). But his far-reaching talents don’t stop there. When it comes to translating Swedish — especially the obscure dialect spoken only by The Muppets’ Swedish Chef — Lundqvist is the man. He gave a hand in the lunch line over at ESPN the other day for a SportsCenter commercial...
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Lance Armstrong Cries While Telling Oprah Winfrey About Doping Confession With Children (Video)

Lance Armstrong was as methodical in confessing to doping with Oprah Winfrey this week as he was in his rampage to seven Tour de France titles. But in the second part of his interview with Winfrey, which aired Friday night, Armstrong finally let a little emotion creep in. When Winfrey asked him how he had handled the accusations while talking to his children, Armstrong got tears...
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Wrigley Field Plans Upgrades, Wants ‘A Little More Flexibility’ in What Can Be Done With Historic Ballpark

CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs plan on restoring Wrigley Field, with or without the city’s help. The team announced a five-year, $300 million plan to rebuild the Friendly Confines at the annual Cubs Convention on Saturday, and owner Tom Ricketts said his family is willing to foot the entire bill — but only if some long-standing restrictions are lifted. “[We would] like to be...
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Manti Te’o ‘Saturday Night Live’ Skit Has Him Saying Hoax ‘Is Even More Devastating for My Girlfriend Lennay’ (Video)

The sports world has spent several days trying to make sense of the Manti Te’o hoax situation. Writers and fans are struggling to wrap their heads around what happened, how much Te’o was involved and what it all means. Saturday Night Live, meanwhile, had no trouble capturing the essence. The show turned to a Piers Morgan sketch this weekend to take on both Te’o and disgraced...
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Celtics-Pistons Live: Paul Pierce Aims to Shoot C’s Out of Slump in Detroit

8 a.m. ET: Two straight losses have given the Celtics reason to worry, so it may help to get away for a while. A two-game road trip against teams mired near the bottom of the standings therefore could be the perfect antidote. Of course, an opponent that was overmatched on paper managed to halt the Celtics’ six-game winning streak, so the Pistons (14-25) should not be taken lightly...
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Patriots-Ravens Live: Tom Brady Looks to End Ray Lewis’ Career Tour in AFC Championship Game

8 a.m. ET: The day of reckoning is upon us, at least for those of us who intently follow the NFL. The NFL’s conference judgment day will begin with the San Francisco 49ers’ visit to Atlanta for the NFC crown, but all eyes will be peeled for the Ravens’ trip to Foxboro to mark a repeat of last season’s AFC title game. Tom Brady has been preparing for his chance at a sixth...
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