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Clippers Intend To Make Doc Rivers ‘Full-Fledged Partner’ In Organization

The Los Angels Clippers will do anything to keep Doc Rivers from leaving. Apparently, that includes moving his name up the masthead. The Clippers intend to make Rivers a “full-fledged partner” in the franchise, new team CEO Dick Parsons said Friday, according to ESPN.com. Parsons, who was appointed to take control of the organization after owner Donald Sterling was banned from...
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Brad Meester Announces Jaguars’ Second-Round Draft Pick In Camo Suit (Photo)

Several NFL teams had former players announce their second-round pick at the 2014 draft Friday night in New York. The Jacksonville Jaguars invited former center Brad Meester, who retired after 14 seasons with the team following the 2013 campaign. Meester stole the show with his incredible texedo jacket, which featured a camo design. It wouldn’t be surprising if many fans didn...
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Patriots Draft Jimmy Garoppolo, Quarterback Out Of Eastern Illinois

With their second-round pick, the New England Patriots might have found the heir to Tom Brady’s throne. The Patriots selected Jimmy Garoppolo, a quarterback out of Eastern Illinois, with the 62nd overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft on Friday. The 6-foot-2, 226-pound quarterback is one of only two quarterbacks in Football Championship Subdivision history to throw for more than 5...
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Johnny Manziel Buys Everyone At His Favorite Bar A Round After Draft

After a wait that was probably much longer than he expected, former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel was drafted 22nd overall by the Cleveland Browns in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night. And he celebrated in the most Johnny Football way by buying everyone of legal age at Chimy’s Cerveceria, his favorite bar in College Station, Tex., a Miller Lite and a...
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Brian McCann: I Respect Carlos Gomez Despite 2013 Braves-Brewers Brawl

Brian McCann and Carlos Gomez looked like enemies last season. Their beef apparently hasn’t lingered into 2014. McCann (then with the Atlanta Braves) got in Gomez’s face between third base and home plate in a game last season after the Milwaukee Brewers outfielder admired a home run at Turner Field. The incident kicked off a bench-clearing brawl between the two teams, but it...
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A.J. Pierzynski Looking Forward To Facing Rangers Ace Yu Darvish (Video)

The Boston Red Sox will begin a three-game series with the Texas Rangers on Friday night, and their first test is a difficult one against star pitcher Yu Darvish. The Rangers ace uses four pitches effectively, including a four-seam fastball that often reaches 95 mph. Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski, who was Darvish’s teammate in Texas last season, knows exactly what Boston is...
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Josh Beckett Winless In Last 14 Starts For Los Angeles Dodgers (Video)

When the Boston Red Sox traded starting pitcher Josh Beckett to the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of a multi-player, blockbuster trade in 2012, his new team expected him to make a strong impact in its rotation. That hasn’t been the case. Beckett is winless in his last 14 starts, which is halfway to the MLB record for the most consecutive starts without a victory. Check out the video...
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Doug Flutie Selling Natick, Mass. Mansion For Just Under $1.7 Million

Former Boston College and New England Patriots quarterback Doug Flutie is no stranger to moving. The Heisman trophy winner played for nine different teams in three different leagues during his career, before he eventually found his way back to Natick, Mass. where he went to high school. But like many New England residents, Flutie packed up and moved to the sunny shores of Florida...
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Dustin Pedroia’s Foul Ball Tears Hole In Ad At Fenway Park (Video)

Dustin Pedroia is starting to do some damage — quite literally, in fact — atop the Boston Red Sox’s lineup. Pedroia enters Friday’s series opener against the Texas Rangers hitting .333 (10-for-30) with a .429 on-base percentage in seven games this month. He went 4-for-10 in the Red Sox’s recent two-game series against the Cincinnati Reds, and the All-Star baseman even tore...
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Report: Browns WR Josh Gordon Facing One-Year Suspension

Just one day after the Cleveland Browns selected former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel with the 22nd pick in the 2014 NFL draft, their offensive game plan for next season might need to be completely overhauled. Citing sources, ESPN’s T.J. Quinn and Don Van Natta Jr. reported Friday that 23-year-old Browns receiver Josh Gordon faces a one-year suspension after...
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Red Sox’s Henry Owens Turns Heads By Nearly Tossing No-Hitter At Double-A

Henry Owens spun a six-inning no-hitter in the Portland Sea Dogs’ rain-shortened season opener. The Boston Red Sox pitching prospect went a step further Thursday, tossing 7 2/3 innings of no-hit ball before finally surrendering a double. Owens exited Thursday’s game against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats after yielding a two-out double to Andy Burns in the eighth inning. The 21...
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Report: Toronto Maple Leafs ‘Eager To Talk’ Trade

The Toronto Maple Leafs are always a team to watch in the offseason because of their willingness to make bold moves in the free agent and trade markets. The summer of 2014 should be no different, and according TSN’s Darren Dreger, the Original Six club is “eager to talk” with teams about potential trades. Some trade discussion with teams on a number of Leafs players. Kadri...
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Plaxico Burress Doesn’t Understand Hockey, Takes Shot At Tom Brady

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress may be known for accidentally shooting himself in the leg, but now he’s taking shots at Tom Brady. On Twitter, that is. Burress took to Twitter to showcase what is apparently a new hockey fandom because he doesn’t seem to know anything about the sport. He tweeted about the Pittsburgh Penguins’ win over the New York Rangers on...
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A.J. Pierzynski In Lineup Versus Former Team As Red Sox Visit Rangers

The Boston Red Sox and Texas Rangers will begin their three-game series at Globe Life Park in Arlington with a very intriguing pitching matchup. Yu Darvish and Clay Buchholz will square off Friday in Texas as the Red Sox look for their first three-game winning streak of 2014. The Sox enter the series on the heels of back-to-back wins over the Cincinnati Reds at Fenway Park. Tuesday’s...
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Red Sox-Rangers Live: Clay Buchholz, Yu Darvish Go Toe-To-Toe In Series Opener

5:55 p.m.: There aren’t any major lineup changes for the Red Sox against Yu Darvish. Shortstop Xander Bogaerts returns after getting the night off Wednesday. He’ll bat sixth behind Grady Sizemore, who is in left field against the right-hander. Friday’s complete lineups are below. Boston Red Sox (17-17) Dustin Pedroia, 2B Shane Victorino, RF David Ortiz, DH Mike Napoli, 1B Grady...
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NFL Draft day two live blog!

5:45 p.m.: Day 2 of the 2014 NFL draft is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., when the Houston Texans will be back on the clock. The Texans still need to acquire a quarterback after making South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney the first overall pick on Thursday. The Texans have just Case Keenum, T.J. Yates and Ryan Fitzpatrick at quarterback, so their need is very, very great....
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Patriots’ Goal In Day 2 Of NFL Draft Should Be To Find Tom Brady Help

The New England Patriots addressed the defensive side of the ball on Day 1 of the 2014 NFL draft, and now it’s time to find Tom Brady some help on offense. The Patriots have plenty of needs on offense, where they need to fill depth at tight end, running back and offensive line. There still are some top wide receivers available — including USC’s Marqise Lee — and if he continues...
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Tyler Seguin Trade Benefiting Boston Bruins In 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs

The Boston Bruins took a chance when they traded former No. 2 overall draft pick and supremely talented forward Tyler Seguin to the Dallas Stars last summer. The B’s had holes in their roster to fill, and trading Seguin was one way of fortifying the group with players who are able to excel in a specific role. The playoffs are all about depth, and the Bruins simply didn’t have...
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Cleveland Browns Ticket Sales Have Skyrocketed After Drafting Johnny Manziel

To say that Cleveland Brown fans are excited for Johnny Manziel to don the orange and brown next season would be a great understatement. Team president Alec Scheiner told ESPN’s Darren Rovell on Friday that the Browns have sold more than 2,000 season tickets in the time since Manziel was selected with the No. 22 overall pick in the NFL draft. And according to Mary Kay Cabot of...
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Bruins Insist They Can Be Even Better After Evening Series In Montreal

BOSTON – One of the traits of a winning team is the ability to win games when you’re not playing your best. That’s certainly been the case for the Bruins through four games of their second-round Stanley Cup playoffs series with the Montreal Canadiens. The Bruins were able to escape Montreal with a split after tying the series 2-2 on Matt Fraser’s overtime goal in Game 4 on...
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Ducks’ Corey Perry Breaks Stick In Middle Of Shot Attempt On Empty Net (GIF)

Anaheim Ducks winger Corey Perry has been quite unlucky in the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs, and that misfortune continued Thursday night in Game 2 of his team’s second-round series against the Los Angeles Kings. In the final minute of the game, Perry was in the act of shooting on an empty Kings net after goaltender Jonathan Quick had gone to the bench for the extra attacker. As Perry...
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Kings’ Drew Doughty Flips Into Ducks Bench After Taking Huge Hit (GIF)

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty got up close and personal with some Ducks players in Thursday night’s Game 3 at Staples Center when he took a hit from Matt Beleskey and went flying into the Anaheim bench. This is a great example of finishing your check with a hard, clean hit. Being physical with Doughty is one of the top priorities for the Ducks in this second-round...
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Jimmy Howard Surprises Young Fan Before She Undergoes Mastectomy (Video)

Jimmy Howard gave one remarkable fan the surprise of her life Thursday night at Joe Louis Arena. On Wednesday, 20-year-old Kelly Rothe, a native of Ann Arbor, Mich., announced her plans to undergo a preventative double mastectomy on Friday. The Eastern Michigan University junior lost her mother to breast cancer when she was 9 years old, and she has since discovered that she also...
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Johnny Gaudreau Scores On Absolute Snipe At World Championship (Video)

Move over, Johnny Football. It’s Johnny Hockey’s turn. Team USA opened the 2014 IIHF World Championship against host nation Belarus on Friday, and former Boston College standout Johnny Gaudreau has stolen the show thus far. Gaudreau, who made his NHL debut with the Calgary Flames just last month, received a pass from Edmonton Oilers defenseman Jeff Petry at the blue line and...
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Reports: Bills Trade Receiver Stevie Johnson To 49ers For 2015 Draft Pick

After adding a new wide receiver Thursday night, the Buffalo Bills shipped one out of town on Friday. The Bills have traded wideout Stevie Johnson to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for a mid-round pick in the 2015 NFL draft, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter and NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. Schefter, the first to break news of the trade, quotes sources as saying the pick Buffalo...
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