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Greg Oden Charged With Felony Battery For Allegedly Punching Ex-Girlfriend

Former No. 1 NBA draft pick Greg Oden has been formally charged with battery for allegedly punching his ex-girlfriend during a fight last Thursday. According to the police report, which TMZ Sports obtained, Oden and his estranged girlfriend were out drinking at a nightclub together before returning to his mother’s home in Lawrence, Indiana, around 3:30 a.m. It was when they returned...
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Patriots Not Worried About Cary Williams’ ‘Cheaters’ Comments

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots don’t seem to be very bothered that Cary Williams is coming to Gillette Stadium for joint practices on Tuesday. The Philadelphia Eagles cornerback called the Patriots “cheaters” in an interview with CSN Philly. He didn’t back down from those comments when questioned about them by the News Journal last week. Patriots head coach Bill...
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Patriots Training Camp Observations: Jimmy Garoppolo Shines; Ryan Mallett Absent

FOXBORO, Mass. — It might be too early to declare that the New England Patriots have a backup quarterback controversy, but rookie Jimmy Garoppolo is making the most of his reps with Ryan Mallett absent at practice. Garoppolo completed 9-of-14 passes in 7-on-7s drills, and he went 16-of-24 in 11-on-11s. Garoppolo threw an interception in 7-on-7s, but his pass clanged off he hands...
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Tuukka Rask Accepts David Krejci’s Ice Bucket Challenge In Support Of ALS (Video)

Tuukka Rask became the latest Boston Bruins player to take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for ALS. The Boston Bruins goaltender and reigning Vezina Trophy winner had a jug of ice-cold water dumped on his head Monday at Shawn Thornton’s annual charity golf tournament at Ferncroft Country Club. .@NHLBruins' goalie Tuukka Rask accepts the #IceBucketChallenge...
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Carmelo Anthony Joins LeBron James In Slimming Down This Summer (Photo)

It is the summer of slimmed-down NBA superstars. Just last week pictures emerged of LeBron James looking significantly thinner than he did during the NBA Finals, thanks to the no-carb diet he’s been sticking to. Now it’s Carmelo Anthony’s turn to show that he’s shed some serious weight this summer too. The seven-time All-Star added the photo on Monday with the caption ...
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Loui Eriksson Eager To Prove His Worth In Second Season With Bruins

Loui Eriksson wasn’t able to perform at a top-six level in his first season with the Boston Bruins after he was the centerpiece of the package the team received from the Dallas Stars in the Tyler Seguin trade. Two concussions prevented Eriksson from staying healthy consistently, which resulted in him losing his second-line winger role to Reilly Smith and taking longer to learn...
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Patriots Training Camp Attendance: Aaron Dobson, Dominique Easley Return

FOXBORO, Mass. — Aaron Dobson and Dominique Easley made their triumphant return to the New England Patriots practice field on Monday. Their presence marked the first time either player has practiced in Patriots training camp this summer. Defensive tackle Easley, a 2014 first-round pick, is coming off a torn ACL suffered in September during practice with the Florida Gators. Dobson...
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Miroslav Klose Retires From International Soccer Holding Goals Records

FRANKFURT, Germany — Miroslav Klose, the top scorer in World Cup history, has retired from Germany’s national squad a month after the team won the title for the fourth time. The 36-year-old Klose scored twice in Brazil, making him the highest-scoring player in the tournament’s history with 16 goals, one ahead of Ronaldo. It was Klose’s fourth World Cup tournament. With a...
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Marshawn Lynch Being Investigated By Police For Alleged Assault

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Police in Bellevue, Washington, are investigating whether Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was involved in an assault and damage of personal property. The Bellevue Police Department released a statement Monday morning saying that the alleged incident took place around 2:30 a.m. Sunday and that Lynch is alleged to have been involved. Bellevue police...
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Warriors’ Harrison Barnes Spending His Summer Interning For Facebook

Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes hasn’t had much of an offseason. The 22-year-old went to Brazil to watch the World Cup and worked out with Team USA for a week in Las Vegas. But between all of that, Barnes also found the time to intern with social media giant Facebook. Barnes, an unpaid extern, is working with Facebook employees to gain knowledge of how the social...
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Ice Bucket Challenge Leads To Massive Surge In Donations To ALS Association

The Ice Bucket Challenge has been wildly successful in its aim to not only raise awareness, but also funds for ALS. According to the ALS Association, via FOX 25, the fundraising efforts have raised $1.35 million nationally from July 29-August 11. In comparison, the association raised just $22,000 during that time span in 2013, a spokesperson for the association told FOX. The viral...
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Report: NBA Fines Raptors $25K For Drake’s Kevin Durant Recruitment

Toronto Raptors global ambassador and rapper Drake has put the team in some hot water. Drake held a concert in Toronto earlier this month and Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant just happened to be in attendance. Drake made comments to the crowd about recruiting Durant to Toronto, which seemed harmless enough. The NBA felt otherwise, and fined the Raptors $25,000 for the...
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Clint Dempsey Trades Game-Worn Jersey For Young Fan’s Popcorn (Video)

Clint Dempsey thrilled Team USA fans with his performance in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Dempsey made another young fan happy on Sunday, but not for his performance on the field. Dempsey was held without a goal during the Seattle Sounders’ 2-0 win over the Houston Dynamo. His absence on the score sheet might have made him a little hungry for a post-game snack. Dempsey headed over...
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Tony Stewart Drops Out Of Upcoming Indiana Sprint Car Race

In the wake of this weekend’s tragic events, Tony Stewart has pulled out of a sprint car race at Plymouth Speedway in Indiana this weekend. Stewart, whose sprint car struck and killed 20-year-old Kevin Ward Jr. during Saturday night’s dirt track race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park, was scheduled to race in the Bob Newton Classic. But on Monday morning, the speedway released...
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Jets Rookies Play Dizzy Bat At Training Camp; Rex Ryan Explains (GIF)

Rookies have a hard enough time getting oriented during the first weeks of NFL training camp. After Sunday’s practice, though, first-year players on the New York Jets found it almost impossible to gain their bearings. That’s because Jets head coach Rex Ryan decided to spice things up by making his rookies participate in a game usually reserved for lawn parties — dizzy bat...
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Liverpool Squad Breakdown: Simon Mignolet Leads Cast Of Goalkeepers

Simon Mignolet has the chance of a lifetime. Mignolet enters the 2014-15 season as Liverpool FC’s starting goalkeeper. If the Belgian shot-stopper raises his game in his second season at Anfield, he could retain that status for years to come. Mignolet came to Liverpool from Sunderland last summer to provide competition for Pepe Reina but soon supplanted the Reds’ longtime starter...
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Blue Jays, Tigers Play Rock, Paper, Scissors During 19-Inning Marathon (Video)

Baseball is tiring enough after nine innings. During an extra-inning game, players start to get a little delirious. The Toronto Blue Jays and Detroit Tigers battled in the second 19-inning game of the weekend on Sunday, as the Boston Red Sox dueled with the Los Angeles Angels for 19 frames on Saturday night. Tigers infielder Nick Castellanos and Toronto second baseman Ryan Goins...
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Les Miles Chugs Grass Smoothie To Prepare For College Football Season (Video)

There’s a little extra buzz around college football this season. 2014, of course, will mark the first year of the NCAA’s new playoff format following the death of the BCS in 2013. As you might expect, players and coaches across the country are champing at the bit to begin their quest for playoff glory, and ESPN had a little fun with the anticipation by rolling out a pretty entertaining...
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Mikhail Grabovski Challenges Former Coach, GM To Ice Bucket Challenge

New York Islanders forwards Nikolai Kulemin and Mikhail Grabovski might still hold a grudge against their old team. The pair of forwards played together with the Toronto Maple Leafs from 2008 through the end of the 2013 season. Grabovski had his playing time cut by coach Randy Carlyle toward the end of  the 2013 campaign, and general manager Dave Nonis bought out the remainder...
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Top 10 All-Time Greatest Athlete-Sponsored Food Products (Photos)

Big-time professional athletes have their names stamped on just about everything. From shoe deals to television advertisements, players endorse a variety of products. But one thing athletes never shy away from is a good food sponsorship. New England Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski has his own line of cereal called Gronk Flakes. Gronkowski was inspired to make his own cereal...
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Joe Castiglione: First Ballot Red Sox Hall Of Famer (Video)

“Can you believe it?!” Remember that night? Remember that line? Radio broadcaster Joe Castiglione belted it on WEEI after the Boston Red Sox swept the St. Louis Cardinals to win their first World Series in 86 years. No one in New England could believe it. But Castiglione’s call made it a reality. Castiglione’s passion for the Red Sox and baseball transmitted through airwaves...
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College Football ‘Hate Map’ Highlights Cross-State Rivalries (Photo)

Over the last two weeks, Reddit user KMHokies35 has garnered headlines with his professional sports “hate maps,” which provide visuals for a sport’s most hated team, based on survey results, in each U.S. state. Some results were surprising, but most were to be expected, as there appears to be fairly clear lines of demarcation in pro sports fandom. The latest hate map turns...
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Clayton Kershaw’s Diving Catch Turns Squeeze Attempt Into Double Play (Video)

Clayton Kershaw is having a ridiculously dominant season, but he proved on Sunday that his skills aren’t limited to atop the pitching mound. Kershaw improved his record to a sparking 14-2 with a tidy eight-inning, one-run performance against the Milwaukee Brewers. That was thanks in large part to a fantastic defensive play from Kershaw himself that ended a potential rally in the...
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Female Pitcher Pitches Shut Out, Leads Team To Little League World Series (Videos)

The Taney Youth Baseball Association Little League from Philadelphia is much like any other successful team that makes the coveted Little League World Series: they have timely hitting and strong starting pitching. The only difference? Their star player is a girl. Pitcher Mo’Ne Davis threw the game of her life against the Newark National Little League team of Delaware during Sunday’s...
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Allen Iverson Takes Selfie With Woman Who Has No Idea Who He Is (Photo)

Back in the day, Allen Iverson used to be a household name. Apparently those days have come and gone. Iverson, aka The Answer, aka one of the best guards in NBA history, was out at a nightclub this weekend and encountered a young woman named Bella Serrano, who decided to snap an Instagram photo with the former Philadelphia 76ers star. Unfortunately, her caption got her in a bit...
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