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Report: Louisville Football Recruit Arrested After Impregnating 14-Year-Old Cousin

Louisville football recruit Sharieff Rhaheed-Muhammad was arrested Monday and faces a felony charge of “lewd and lascivious conduct with a minor” after allegedly impregnating his 14-year-old cousin. “The pregnancy was aborted in November, and genetic testing of the remains showed on Feb. 11 a nearly 100 percent chance that Rhaheed-Muhammad, 17, was the father,” Scott T...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Collins’ Jersey Is NBA’s Top-Seller First Day It’s Made Available

Jason Collins hasn’t even had a chance to wear his No. 98 jersey yet, and it’s already the hottest jersey on the market. On Tuesday, the NBA decided to make Collins’ jersey available both at their official store in New York and on NBA.com after receiving a flood of inquiries, a league spokesman told ESPN New York’s Mike Mazzeo. That decision proved to be a valuable one as...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Elkington: PGA Tour Asked Me To Take Down Michael Sam Tweet

Former PGA Championship winner Steve Elkington was visited by the PGA Tour social media police Tuesday. The 10-time Tour winner raised some eyebrows earlier in the day after he tweeted an apparent gay joke that was directed at NFL draft prospect Michael Sam. The joke badly backfired, and soon afterward, the tweet disappeared. The deletion might not have been Elkington’s choice...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Rangers’ Ryan Callahan ’99 Percent Guaranteed’ To Be Traded

The New York Rangers and captain Ryan Callahan haven’t been able to work out a contract extension, and for the team to avoid losing him for nothing as a free agent this summer, it appears general manager Glen Sather will move the veteran forward before the March 5 NHL trade deadline. “I’m told it’s 99 percent guaranteed Ryan Callahan will get traded by the deadline by the...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks’ Eddie Lack Unveils Sweden-Themed Heritage Classic Mask (Video)

Vancouver Canucks goaltender Eddie Lack probably won’t start his team’s Heritage Classic outdoor game against the Ottawa Senators on Sunday, but he will still look good on the bench. The 26-year-old backup unveiled a special Sweden-themed mask he will wear for the game. Included in the design are pictures of former Swedish legends who played for the Canucks, including Markus...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Slapshot Classic: Andrew Miller Struggles Mightily In Competition (Video)

At 6-foot-7, Boston Red Sox reliever Andrew Miller would be a scary sight on the ice. Fortunately for all hockey teams everywhere, the left-hander won’t be trading in his cleats for skates anytime soon. Miller took his swings in the Slapshot Classic on Tuesday evening, looking pretty unnatural with a hockey stick in his hands. Miller’s struggles landed him in the bottom of the...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Trade Deadline Targets: Top 10 Players For Teams To Pursue (Photos)

The Winter Olympics roster freeze is over and the NHL trade market is open for business until the March 5 deadline. According to TSN, 17 trades were made at last year’s deadline and a total of 30 players changed teams. This year could be a bit quieter because the salary cap is about $6 million less than it was in 2013 and not many teams have an excess of room under the cap ceiling...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Sam Responds To D.C. Lobbyist Trying To Ban Gay Players From NFL

On Monday, Washington, D.C.., lobbyist Jack Burkman said he was preparing legislation to ban gay players from the NFL. On Tuesday, Michael Sam, who is looking to become the first openly gay player in the league, crafted a pretty great reply to the idea. Unlike Burkman, Sam didn’t need to draft mounds of paperwork to voice his opinion. Instead, the former Missouri linebacker kept...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Manchester United’s Greek Tragedy Preludes Champions League Absence

Manchester United’s failed season hit its latest, “lowest” point point Tuesday when dropped the first leg of its UEFA Champions League Round-of-16 series to Olympiacos by a score of 2-0. The Red Devils must win the second leg by at least two goals in order to reach the quarterfinals. Judging by Tuesday’s performance and its recent form, Manchester United’s European adventure...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Aaron Hernandez Attacked Fellow Inmate At Bristol County Jail

Aaron Hernandez reportedly attacked a fellow inmate at Bristol County Jail earlier today, TMZ is reporting. The former New England Patriots tight end, who is typically relegated to solitary confinement, was walking in an isolated hallway when he somehow came into contact with another inmate. Sources told TMZ Hernandez recognized the other man, went after him and “beat the guy up...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrice Bergeron’s Olympic Play Should Open Eyes To How Good He Really Is

BOSTON — We operate under the assumption that nobody is perfect, which is true. On the ice, though, Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron is as close as you get to the perfect hockey player. That’s not news for Bruins players, coaches, management or fans, who have watched him since he broke in with the B’s way back in 2003. The rest of the hockey world doesn’t see Bergeron the...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

4-Foot-1 Basketball Player Steals Spotlight On Senior Night (Video)

Seth Kraft of Laurel High School in Montana received one of the best birthday presents he could have asked for on Saturday night. Kraft, who has been the boys basketball student-manager and student-coach for four years, saw his first taste of game action when he got the opportunity to start for the Laurel Locos on senior night, which also happened to fall on his 18th birthday. Kraft...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox Take Batting Practice Inside JetBlue Park (Video)

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Boston Red Sox have taken plenty of swings since the full squad reported to spring training last Thursday. David Ortiz and Co. swung for the fences inside JetBlue Park on Tuesday. The Red Sox’s previous batting practice sessions at camp took place on one of Fenway South’s six fields located outside of JetBlue Park, home of Boston’s spring training games...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Aaron Donald, Jadeveon Clowney Among Top Performers At NFL Combine

Workout warriors don’t always become stars in the NFL after shining at the scouting combine, but they do raise eyebrows around the league. Most of this year’s top performers at at the NFL Scouting Combine already came into the event among the top rated players at their position. The combine can only help improve their stock, and they’ll likely be boosted in experts’ draft...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins’ Paul Martin Out 4-6 Weeks With Hand Injury Suffered At Olympics

The Pittsburgh Penguins blue line was hit hard by another injury at the 2014 Winter Olympics when defenseman Paul Martin suffered a broken hand, which according to head coach Dan Bylsma will force the veteran to miss four-to-six weeks, per Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Martin didn’t play in Team USA’s final two games in Sochi, which were losses to Canada in the...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets Trainers Save Woman’s Life On Way To NFL Scouting Combine

New York Jets assistant trainers Josh Koch and Dave Zuffelato got a headstart on the NFL Scouting Combine, putting their training to use before even arriving in Indianapolis. On the way to the combine last Monday, the two trainers helped save an elderly woman on an airplane at Newark Airport. According to the The Star-Ledger, the door had just closed on Koch and Zuffelato’s flight...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Jake Peavy Explains Intensity, Clarifies ‘Great Friendship’ With A.J. Pierzynski

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Everything changes for Boston Red Sox starter Jake Peavy the second he steps between the lines. Peavy, a laid-back player off the field, has approached pitching with a distinct level of intensity and competitiveness throughout his 12-year major league career. The 32-year-old doesn’t plan to change any time soon. “I do get a little bit emotional, and that’s...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Combine Tuesday Winners And Losers: Justin Gilbert, Jason Verrett Shine

The defensive backs ended the NFL Scouting Combine with a bang. NFL Network brought out Deion Sanders and Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden to discuss this year’s cornerback class, and each did a great job of discussing what they were seeing and why it was important. Sanders and Haden were impressed with Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert, who they said did a nice job...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Peter Chiarelli, Ken Holland Among Best Hockey Canada GM Candidates

Steve Yzerman made it known he would be stepping down as Hockey Canada’s executive director after his team won back-to-back Olympic gold medals in Vancouver and Sochi. Yzerman just told me he's not going to be Canada GM again. "Time to move on," he smiled.— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) February 23, 2014 Yzerman was serious. He's stepping down as Canada's Olympic executive...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Lombardi’s Combine Paperwork Causes Browns Fans To Freak Out

The New England Patriots’ new assistant to the coaching staff Michael Lombardi attended the NFL Scouting Combine and held a piece of paper that contained a Cleveland Browns logo. This made Browns fans very suspicious. Lombardi was fired by the Browns earlier in the month after one season as the team’s general manager. He was quickly scooped up by the Patriots, in part to help...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Russell Wilson Says He Showered, Stretched During Super Bowl Halftime

When all of America was yelling at the Denver Broncos to hit the showers during Super Bowl XLVIII, fans weren’t being mean. They were trying to help. The Seattle Seahawks apparently broke out the suds while Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers were taking care of halftime duties, and Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson says it helped. “This is what I did at halftime, and...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Claude Julien Energized By Olympic Gold, Insists ‘I’m Not Tired’ After Sochi

BOSTON — Bruins head coach Claude Julien would never be characterized as a curmudgeon, but he was noticeably more jovial and peppy than usual after his team’s practice Tuesday at TD Garden. Apparently winning gold at the Olympics will do that to you. Julien didn’t get a medal as a member of the Canadian men’s hockey team that won gold at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: March 5 USA-Ukraine Soccer Game Moved To Cyprus

The U.S. men’s national soccer team will play an exhibition game against Ukraine on the road next month, but it won’t be going anywhere near Ukraine itself. The FFU, Ukraine’s national soccer federation, has decided to move March 5 Ukraine-USA game to Cyprus, instead of playing it in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Reuters reports. The U.S. Soccer Federation reportedly asked the FFU to move...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Edward Mujica On Joining Boston Red Sox: ‘Trying To Get My Ring’

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Edward Mujica, who pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals last season, had a front-row seat for the Boston Red Sox’s World Series victory. The veteran reliever carried his admiration into the offseason. Mujica, who signed a two-year, $9.5 million contract with the Red Sox in December, said after the club’s workout at JetBlue Park on Tuesday that he immediately...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrice Bergeron, Loui Eriksson To Play Wednesday; Tuukka Rask Won’t Travel To Buffalo

BOSTON — The Bruins will end a long layoff Wednesday night when they take on the Buffalo Sabres, but they’ll do so without their No. 1 goalie. Tuukka Rask will not make the trip to Buffalo to take on the Sabres, B’s head coach Claude Julien announced Tuesday after his team’s practice at TD Garden. Rask will get a little extra rest after he helped lead Finland to a bronze...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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