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Fan wears custom Mark Sanchez jersey

We’re not sure if this is more notable due to the utter hatred of Mark Sanchez currently taking place in New York, or the sheer speed that Nike can apparently make custom jerseys, but its funny nonetheless. A New York Jets fan wore a custom Sanchez “Buttfumble” jersey to the team’s game against the Cardinals. Clearly, the jersey was referencing Sanchez’s unforgettable play...
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December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Six NHL Players Will Meet With Six NHL Owners Tuesday to Try to Solve Lockout (Video)

As the NHL lockout lumbers on, the league and its players’ association are finally trying something different this week to try to hash the remaining issues out. Six NHL players will meet with six NHL owners on Tuesday in New York City to take a new approach to solve the lockout. The six owners meeting will be Jeremy Jacobs of Boston, Ronald Burkle of Pittsburgh, Mark Chipman of...
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December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Kevin Faulk, Matt Chatham Say Romeo Crennel’s Decision to Play Sunday Should Not Be Questioned (Video)

The Jovan Belcher murder-suicide may have taken place in Kansas City, but it hit home for many current and former Patriots who played under both head coach Romeo Crennel and general manager Scott Pioli. Matt Chatham said the decision to play was rightfully on Crennel, and that in times of tragedy its best to trust your leader. Chatham also said that different players handle these...
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December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson Plows Through Packers Defense for 82-Yard Touchdown Run (Animation)

There are few things Adrian Peterson hasn’t done in the NFL at an individual level. An 82-yard run was one of them, and now he’s checked that off his rushing bucket list. The current best running back in the league had a monster day on the ground for the Vikings, totaling 210 yards on 20 carries and a touchdown, despite a loss to the Packers. “AD” now has 1,446 yards on the...
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Dwayne Bowe Tweets Picture Memorializing Jovan Belcher on Shirt (Photo)

The Chiefs chose not to honor Jovan Belcher publicly prior to Sunday’s game against the Panthers, but that’s not stopping one players from sending out a tribute to his former teammate. Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe tweeted out a picture honoring Belcher on a t-shirt, dedicating the Chiefs’ 27-21 victory to the linebacker. This one was for you. twitter.com/DwayneBowe82/s…...
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December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Patriots Gain No. 2 Seed in AFC With Steelers Win Over Ravens

Who knew that Charlie Batch would wind up a savior in New England on Sunday. The Steelers’ third-string quarterback helped lead his team past the Ravens — despite some accuracy issues — which helped the Patriots vault into the No. 2 seed in the AFC. At 9-3, the Patriots, Ravens and Broncos are all tied in the AFC standings, but the tiebreakers currently work in New England’s...
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December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Wes Welker’s Continued Dominance in Patriots’ Offense Strengthens Case for Future in New England

A little over 10 months ago, the Patriots were once again left at the alter with no ring to tie around their figurative fingers. The biggest play of the night was a devastating drop by Wes Welker late in the fourth quarter that would have all but sealed up a fourth Super Bowl for the franchise. The drop left many to wonder about the free agent to be’s future in New England —...
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Report: Anzhi Could Provide Fernando Torres Escape Route From Chelsea

Fernando Torres has one last chance to succeed at Chelsea FC. Failure could land him in a war-torn region Russia. Anzhi Makhachkala is interested in signing Torres — either in January or next summer. Such a move is not out of the question, as Anzhi is one of few clubs in world soccer that can afford the Spanish striker, according to the Mirror. “Anzhi Makhachkala are pushing...
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Arsenal and QPR Eye Frank Lampard for January Transfer, Chelsea Star Wants to Stay in Premier League

Frank Lampard‘s Chelsea career is coming to an end, but speculation about his next move is starting to heat up. Arsenal and Queens Park Rangers (QPR) have identified the veteran midfielder as a transfer target ahead of the January transfer window. His Chelsea contract expires at the end of the 2012-13 season, but he could move to a rival club before then, according to the Mirror...
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AFC East Title Is Nice Feat, But Patriots Have Much Bigger Goals in Mind

The Patriots did it again on Sunday. The win didn’t come easy, and it definitely didn’t look pretty, but New England went into Miami and took down their division rivals. But that’s not all. With the 23-16 win, the Patriots clinched the AFC East title on Sunday, their fourth consecutive and ninth in the past 10 years. Another divisional crown may not seem like much to a team...
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Report: Red Sox Need Mike Napoli to Agree to Three-Year Dead, Not Four-Year

The winter meetings are starting on Monday, but some news is already coming out of Nashville. Larry Lucchino said the Red Sox are still trying to sign first baseman/catcher Mike Napoli, but the team needs him to agree to a three-year deal, not four years, according to Jim Bowden of ESPN. Rumors have abounded this offseason that the Red Sox’ No. 1 free agent priority to fill their...
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December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Charlie Batch Hits Bullseye on Microphone, But Can’t Hit Wide Receiver (Animation)

Charlie Batch is starting meaningful NFL games, and no, you were not transported back to 1998 in a DeLorean — or a hot tub time machine. Because Batch is playing, we get to see fun things, like audio guys ducking for cover because of just how inaccurate the 37-year-old’s passes are. The longtime Steelers’ backup missed Mike Wallace entirely in the back of the end zone, but...
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December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox Are ‘In’ On Josh Hamilton, But Won’t Sign Free Agents to Long-Term Deals

The Red Sox are being smart and cautious this offseason, and that includes staying away from long-term contracts for free agents. Still, Larry Lucchino said the Red Sox are “in on Josh Hamilton,” according to Jim Bowden of ESPN. Bowden also tweeted that the Red Sox are not going to sign players to six, seven or eight-year deals moving forward. The Red Sox famously went long-term...
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December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Julian Edelman Seen After Game With Crutches, Walking Boot After Injuring Foot Against Dolphins

The Patriots’ offense keeps chugging along despite numerous injuries, and they might have lost one more player on Sunday against the Dolphins. Julian Edelman left the game against Miami in the fourth quarter after injuring his foot. He was seen briefly leaving the locker room in a walking boot with crutches, according to Field Yates of ESPN. Edelman also suffered a concussion in...
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December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Patriots Celebrate AFC East Title in Style With Hats, Shirts (Photos)

The Patriots didn’t put on their best performance of the season on Sunday, but it got the job done. And the result was a division title. With a 23-16 win over the Dolphins in Miami, New England locked up their fourth straight division title and their ninth in the last 10 seasons. The win was a big one as it officially locked up a playoff spot for the now 9-3 Patriots — their...
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December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Vote: Should the Chiefs Have Played on Sunday After Jovan Belcher’s Murder-Suicide?

Almost immediately after all the details were confirmed over Jovan Belcher‘s tragic murder-suicide, word came down from the NFL for the Carolina Panthers to still make their flight to Kansas City on Saturday. Debate raged on over whether Sunday’s Panthers-Chiefs game should still be played, but the NFL left the decision up to Kansas City players and coaches. The Chiefs’ captains...
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December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson, Drew Carey, U.S. Soccer Stars Thank David Beckham for Changing Face of Sport in America

David Beckham made a huge splash when he landed in Los Angeles back in 2007. Now that he is leaving the L.A. Galaxy, we can begin to understand the depth of his impact. Beckham went out a winner on Saturday, helping the Galaxy to a 3-1 victory over the Houston Dynamo in MLS Cup 2012. The 37-year-old was hailed by fans, teammates and opponents for changing Major League Soccer and...
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December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Mark Sanchez Benched for Greg McElroy As Jets Beat Cardinals

Rex Ryan finally figured out what everyone else in the world already knew — if you bench Mark Sanchez, the Jets will win. And win they did. Granted, the Jets’ 7-6 victory came over the lowly Cardinals — led by overwhelmed rookie Ryan Lindley — but at this point, a win is a win. The Jets were trailing 3-0 midway through the third quarter when Ryan made the change from Sanchez...
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December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Rasheed Wallace Plays One Minute for Knicks, Gets Ejected on Technical Fouls (Video)

Rasheed Wallace may not have actually earned this ejection. The Knicks forward was called for a questionable technical foul in Sunday’s game against the Suns — a play that certainly didn’t look technical-worthy. But Wallace, who is well known for his ability to collect techs in style, didn’t let it rest. With a little bit of jawing, he had his second technical, which sent...
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December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Daniel Agger Heads Liverpool to Victory Over Southampton, Reds Back to Winning Ways

A Daniel Agger header was enough to return Liverpool to winning ways, as Southampton was dispatched 1-0 at Anfield. On a day when Lucas Leiva returned from three months on the sidelines, the Reds were worthy winners. They twice hit the woodwork before Agger found the net, and could have had a penalty when Luis Suarez was dragged back in the box. The Reds controlled the first half...
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December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Ryan Lavarnway Happy to Hear About Addition of Backup Catcher David Ross

The pecking order behind the plate for the Red Sox is getting pretty full. But that doesn’t worry current starter Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who seems to be greeting the addition of new backup catcher David Ross with a “the more the merrier” approach. “When I did see him sign, I was kind of excited,” Saltalamacchia said Saturday, according to ESPN Boston. “I’ve gotten to...
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December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Scott Atchison, Rich Hill Expected Back for Red Sox, With Franklin Morales Coming Into Spring Training as Starter

While most of the focus this offseason on the Red Sox pitching staff will be on adding members, the team has some versatile pieces from within the fold that it’s still looking to make the most of. Relievers Scott Atchison and Rich Hill, who were both released Friday, aren’t necessarily off the Red Sox’ radar. General manager Ben Cherington said Saturday that both would be offered...
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December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Andres Iniesta Named Finalists for FIFA Ballon d’Or Award

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Andres Iniesta are the finalists for FIFA’s world player of the year award. They were picked from a list of 23 candidates for this year’s Ballon d’Or, with Messi looking to become the first player to win the award four times. The Argentina and Barcelona playmaker won the award the last three years. “I think they are perfect picks. There...
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December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa Fail to Get Enough Hall of Fame Votes in Survey

NEW YORK — Baseball’s all-time home run king and the game’s most decorated pitcher likely will be shut out of the Hall of Fame in January. A survey by The Associated Press shows that Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, as well as slugger Sammy Sosa, don’t have enough votes to get into Cooperstown. With steroid scandals still very much on the minds of longtime members of the Baseball...
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December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Wes Welker Says Mammoth Performances Against Dolphins Are ‘Completely Random and Accidental’

While Patriots coach Bill Belichick has made plenty of brainy moves while at the helm in New England, his biggest coup by far had to be snatching slot receiver Wes Welker from the AFC East rival Dolphins. Welker has since gone on to put up franchise records in New England as well as set regular-season league benchmarks for catches. If that weren’t enough, against the Dolphins —...
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December 02, 2012  |  Discuss
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