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Report: Celtics Plan To Sign Guard Chris Babb To 10-Day Contract

The Boston Celtics plan to sign rookie guard Chris Babb to a 10-day contract on Friday or Saturday, a league source told Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. The Celtics initially signed Babb on Sept. 10, 2013. During his brief preseason stint in a green uniform, the 24-year-old tallied 16 points, three assists, and four rebounds over five games. Babb has been playing for the D-League’s...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Penguins, Rangers Among Teams Interested In Canucks’ Ryan Kesler

Shortly after it was reported Wednesday night that Vancouver Canucks center Ryan Kesler had requested a trade, his agent denied the rumors, but that hasn’t stopped teams from making offers for the two-way forward ahead of the March 5 NHL trade deadline. According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos and the Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch, at least four teams are interested in acquiring...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Islanders Seek First-Round Pick For Andrew MacDonald At Trade Deadline

The New York Islanders are likely to be an active team in the days leading up to the March 5 trade deadline, and one player expected to be dealt is veteran defenseman Andrew MacDonald. According to Chris Botta of The New York Times, the Isles are looking to acquire a first-round pick in return for MacDonald. Isles, justly, insisting on 1st rounder for A MacDonald. Low $550K salary...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Confused By Opening Day: ‘When The Lights Pop, Papi Pops’

FORT MYERS, Fla. — David Ortiz might not know when Opening Day is exactly, but the Boston Red Sox slugger is looking forward to it. Ortiz, who didn’t play in any spring training games last year as he worked his way back from an Achilles injury, was asked Thursday when he’ll find his groove this time around. The question led to a hilarious exchange in which Ortiz discovered...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Vote: Does Rajon Rondo Deserve To Be The Celtics’ Captain?

Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo’s leadership has been questioned over the last few days after he decided to stay in Los Angeles to celebrate his birthday following a loss to the Lakers instead of traveling with his teammates for their game in Sacramento on Saturday. Rondo wasn’t going to play against the Kings because the team is still giving him a rest in the second game...
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David Ortiz On Strikeout: Northeastern’s James Mulry ‘Can Party Tonight’

FORT MYERS, Fla. — David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia have 13 All-Star selections and five World Series rings between them. But the Boston Red Sox’s dynamic duo was no match for Northeastern University sophomore James Mulry during Thursday’s spring training exhibition. Mulry, a 6-foot-3 left-hander from West Roxbury, Mass., struck out Pedroia and Ortiz in back-to-back at-bats in...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

C.J. Wilson Challenged To Baseball Trivia While Flying Upside Down (Video)

Los Angeles Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson’s courage was put to the test when world champion pilot Kirby Chambliss challenged him to simple baseball trivia while flying upside down over Chambliss’ Arizona home. Wilson maintained his composure at the beginning of the flight, discussing his hope that his best moments in baseball are yet to come. But he could not hold it together for...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Hart Scores On ‘Cousin’ Joe Hart From Penalty Spot (Video)

We never would have guessed that Kevin Hart, one of the world’s funniest comedians, could score on Joe Hart, one of the world’s best goalkeepers, but that’s exactly what happened. Comedian Hart dropped by Manchester City’s practice facility this week and decided to test himself against Manchester City and England’s No. 1, whom he referred to as his “cousin.” Maybe...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Giants, NHL Had ‘Preliminary Discussions’ About Outdoor Game At AT&T Park

The success of the Winter Classic and the 2014 Stadium Series has created a lot of demand for outdoor hockey games, and the San Francisco Giants are the latest team to express interest in hosting one of them. “Our ballpark would be perfect,” Giants CEO Larry Baer recently told the Mercury News. “A lot has to happen with the NHL and how these things get planned, but we’d love...
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U.S.-Ukraine Game Offers Americans Abroad Chance To Impress Before World Cup

Next week will offer some Europe-based American soccer players one last chance state their case. Others will show why they’re shoe-ins to make the United States’ squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The March 5 U.S.-Ukraine exhibition soccer game is the second-to-last game the U.S. men’s national soccer team will play before head coach Jurgen Klinsmann names his provisional World...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Grady Sizemore Downplays Significance Of First Game With Boston Red Sox

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Grady Sizemore hadn’t played in an organized baseball game since 2011. Clearly, there was a moment of reflection Thursday, right? “You would think, but not really,” said Sizemore, who batted twice and played three defensive innings during the Red Sox’s spring training exhibition against Northeastern University. “I kind of just approached it like any...
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BC Wide Receiver Alex Amidon Puts Football Aside To Become Navy SEAL

Boston College wide receiver Alex Amidon has decided to set his football dreams aside after graduation in order to become a Navy SEAL. Amidon’s military aspirations were revealed at the 2014 BC recruiting dinner on Wednesday, according to BC Interruption. Amidon established single-season school records for receptions (78) and receiving yards (1,210) in 2012 and owns the school...
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Four contending teams that should make a move at the trade deadline

The NHL trade deadline is March 5, and for the 16 teams on the playoff bubble, this is the last opportunity to improve the roster with a marquee addition. There haven’t been many deals made in the trade market this season, and one reason why is the lack of teams completely out of the playoff race. Teams are often reluctant to become sellers until close to the deadline because it...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Boston Marathon Will Be Last For Dick and Rick Hoyt As A Team

Dick and Rick Hoyt are an inspiration to all who meet them, and on Patriots’ Day, the legendary father and son duo will race in the Boston Marathon for the 32nd and final time. “It’s going to be unbelievable, this is going to be our 32nd Boston Marathon,”  Dick Hoyt told CBS Boston. “Last year we did not go across the finish line, we were stopped at the 25-mile marker...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobby Valentine ‘Pulling For’ Jacoby Ellsbury, Calls Him ‘One Of The Best’

Bobby Valentine is a fan of Jacoby Ellsbury. The former Boston Red Sox manager showed some love for the New York Yankees’ new center fielder on Thursday, calling the longtime Sox leadoff hitter “one of the best.” Ellsbury played just 74 games for Valentine’s Red Sox in 2012 due to a shoulder injury. Ellsbury kicked off his Yankees career on Wednesday by reaching base in all...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Former NHL Agitator Sean Avery Joining ‘Dancing With The Stars’

Sean Avery knew how to ruffle opponents’ feathers during his 10 years in the NHL. Now, he’ll be shuffling, sliding, shaking and shimmying on the upcoming season of “Dancing With the Stars,” according to the New York Post. Avery joins the long list of former professional athletes to trade in their sports gear for tights and sparkly shoes but he’ll become the first ever...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Carl Crawford Comes Up Way Short On Slide, Eats Mouthful Of Dirt (Video)

Carl Crawford has given us the first basepath blunder of the 2014 baseball season. The Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder was trucking into second base during a spring training game against the Arizona Diamondbacks when he dove headfirst in what should have been a routine slide. Crawford started that slide way, way too early, though, smacking his face down on the dirt before skidding...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Boston College Live: Garin Cecchini, Brock Holt In Lineup For Boston

3:42 p.m.: Alex Hassan is batting second and playing left field for the Red Sox. Hassan, a native of Quincy, Mass., was a four-year letter winner at Boston College High School. Boston College’s lineup is below. Blake Butera, 2B Joe Cronin, SS Chris Shaw, RF John Hennessy, 1B Tom Bourdon, CF Geoffrey Murphy, DH Travis Ferrick, LF Stephen Sauter, C Gabriel Hernandez, 3B 3:30 p.m...
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Sydney Leroux’s Happy Gilmore Impression Needs Some Work (Video)

Sydney Leroux is one of the best women’s soccer players in the United States. Her golf game, however, is not quite up to par. The 23-year-old USWNT member tried out the famous “Happy Gilmore” club swing during a trip to the driving range Thursday. The results were … not favorable. Check it out in the video below. ...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Nicolas Anelka Banned, Fined For ‘Quenelle’ Goal Celebration

LONDON — Nicolas Anelka was banned for five games by the English Football Association on Thursday and immediately suspended by West Bromwich Albion for a racially aggravated goal celebration. The French striker performed the gesture, which is known in his homeland as a “quenelle” and has been described as an “inverted Nazi salute,” during a Premier League match in December...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Celtics To Wear Gold-Trimmed, Sleeved Green Jerseys For St. Patrick’s Day (Photo)

The Boston Celtics will be giving the Boston Red Sox a run for their green when it comes to sleeved jerseys this St. Patrick’s Day. The Celts are riding the sleeved NBA jersey trend for the holiday this year, wearing a gold-trimmed version for their game against the Dallas Mavericks. The Chicago Bulls also will break out green-tinted tops. Check out the special jerseys in the photo...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Bills, Giants To Open NFL Preseason In Hall Of Fame Game

NEW YORK — The Buffalo Bills and New York Giants will kick off the 2014 NFL preseason in the Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio. The league announced Thursday the matchup for the Aug. 3 game. The contest will be played a day after the Hall of Fame inducts seven new members, including one each from the Bills and Giants. Wide receiver Andre Reed played 15 of his 16 seasons with the...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Cristiano Ronaldo Humiliates Schalke With Triple Step-Over Goal (GIF)

Cristiano Ronaldo couldn’t let Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale have all the fun against Schalke on Wednesday. The Portuguese superstar scored two goals, including his latest addition to his personal highlight-reel, in Real Madrid’s 6-1 demolition of Schalke in the first game of its UEFA Champions League Round-of-16 series. Real Madrid was already leading 2-0 when Ronaldo put his...
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College Guard Throws Down Crazy, In-Game, Between-The-Legs Dunk (Video)

Talladega College guard Snap Peters has a tremendous name, perhaps the best in all of college basketball. He also has tremendous hops, which were on full display Monday night. Despite standing just 6-foot-2, Peters — who, as his YouTube resume proves, can dunk with the best of them — unleashed a between-the-legs, dunk contest-worthy slam during open play in a game against Fisk...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Toledo Mud Hens To Wear ‘Ghostbusters’ Uniforms May 30 (Photo)

The Toledo Mud Hens ain’t afraid of no ghost. The Mud Hens recently announced they will wear ”Ghostbusters” uniforms when they host the Charlotte Knights on May 30 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the iconic movie. The jerseys will be part of a silent auction during the game to benefit the Northwest Ohio Relay for Life. Harold Ramis, who starred in “Ghostbusters,...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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