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Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane Sign Eight-Year Contract Extensions With Blackhawks

Two of the NHL’s best players are staying with one of the NHL’s best teams. The Chicago Blackhawks announced Tuesday afternoon that they have signed forwards Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane to eight-year contract extensions. Both players were set to become unrestricted free agents after the 2014-15 season. The financial terms of the deal were not revealed by the team, but TSN’s...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Sea Dogs to wear Chewbacca unis on Star Wars Night

If there’s one thing minor league baseball teams know how to do, it’s come up with awesomely creative uniform designs. The Portland Sea Dogs will host “Star Wars Night” when they take on the Richmond Flying Squirrels on Aug. 16, and there are many paths the team could’ve taken for a Star Wars-themed jersey. They went with Chewbacca, and the results are amazing. @PhilHecken...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Aaron Dobson Could Return To Field For Patriots Training Camp

When Aaron Dobson missed mini-camp in June after undergoing foot surgery in March, chances appeared slim that he’d return to the field for training camp in July. Not anymore. With the New England Patriots’ first training camp practice just two weeks away, there is now “optimism” that the second-year wide receiver will be ready to go in time, a source told Masslive.com...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Celtics-Cavaliers-Nets Trade: Who Gets What In Reported Deal?

The Boston Celtics played the role of facilitator Tuesday, assisting in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ effort to clear salary-cap space and landing three potentially valuable assets in the process. The three-team trade, which also includes the Brooklyn Nets and first was reported by ESPN, cannot be made official until 12:01 a.m. Thursday, but here are the reported terms: Celtics receive...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge Scores Major Victory For Celtics In Three-Team Trade

Even if you are not a huge fan of Marcus Thornton or Tyler Zeller, Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics came out as winners for their supporting role in Wednesday’s three-team trade. By taking on Thornton’s $8.6 million expiring salary, the Celtics acquired another first-round draft pick to add to their stable, plus a 24-year-old 7-footer who could still have room to grow. And...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Jon Lester On Red Sox Contract Talks: ‘No Reason Not To Have Hope’

It’s not that Jon Lester isn’t confident he can work out a new contract with the Boston Red Sox. He just doesn’t want to talk about it right now. The Red Sox lefthander, who will hit the free agent market at the end of the season, has said multiple times that his contract talks with the team are an “added distraction” that he hopes to table until the offseason. In an interview...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Aqib Talib Holds No Grudge: Dallas Police ‘Were Just Doing Their Job’

Aqib Talib is a forgiving man. The Denver Broncos cornerback found his name in the news for an unsavory reason last week when Major Max Geron of the Dallas Police Department mistakenly reported that Talib had been arrested for public intoxication. In fact, the man taken into custody was Talib’s older brother, Yaqub. The younger Talib said Tuesday that people don’t often confuse...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlie Moore Hangs Out With Predators Coach Peter Laviolette (Video)

Nashville Predators coach Peter Laviolette is a Franklin, Mass., native, and Charlie Moore got a chance to hang out with Laviolette and his family in central New Hampshire to do some fishing. On the trip, The Mad Fisherman had a chance to get the inside scoop on Laviolette’s coaching style from his family, and the details were revealing. Check out scenes from “Charlie Moore Outdoors”...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Cleveland Cavaliers Pursuing Ray Allen

The Cleveland Cavaliers appear to be going all in for LeBron James, and they’re doing so by making some necessary roster shake-ups. The Cavs shed salary cap space with a reported three-team trade on Wednesday morning, and shortly after that news broke, another interesting tidbit surfaced. ESPN’s Chris Broussard reported that the Cavaliers are now making a run at veteran guard...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: Celtics Receive First-Round Pick, Players For Basically Nothing

Danny Ainge has netted another valuable asset in his offseason efforts to turn around the Boston Celtics, and it cost him virtually nothing. By helping the facilitate a trade between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Brooklyn Nets, Ainge and the Celtics will acquire Cavs center Tyler Zeller, Nets guard Marcus Thornton and a future Cavs first-round draft pick, ESPN’s Marc Stein reported...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Kiermaier Hits Line Drive Through Eric Hosmer’s Glove (Video)

Ever hear the old baseball cliché, “if he hit that ball any harder it would’ve went through his glove”? Well, Kevin Kiermaier just hit the ball that much harder. In the seventh inning of a game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Kansas City Royals on Tuesday, the Rays outfielder ripped an 0-1 pitch in the direction of Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer. The ball entered Hosmer’s...
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Report: Sidney Crosby To Undergo Surgery On Injured Wrist

The Pittsburgh Penguins experienced another early exit from the Stanley Cup playoffs this past season, falling to the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Now, it appears their star was not 100 percent healthy during the playoff run. Sidney Crosby, who managed just one goal in the Penguins’ 13 playoff games, was playing with a wrist injury that “impeded his...
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LeBron James Recaps Brazil-Germany Blowout In Ruthless Vine (Video)

After Brazil’s stunning 7-1 loss to Germany in the semifinals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup on Tuesday, Brazilian fans could probably use some consoling. If that’s the case, they definitely shouldn’t watch this video. In a hilariously cruel Vine created by Barstool Sports on Tuesday, LeBron James helps give his own rendition of Brazil’s World Cup catastrophe. ...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Carmelo Anthony’s ‘Dream’ Is For LeBron James To Join Him In New York

LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony are the two biggest free agents this summer, and they are taking their time to make their decisions. Maybe it’s because they’re waiting on  New York Knicks president Phil Jackson to pull off some sort of miracle so they can play together in New York. The New York Post reported Tuesday that a friend of Anthony has said his “dream” is to...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Should Fill Forward Vacancies From Within Organization

The Boston Bruins will have at least two forward spots to fill before the 2014-15 NHL season. Given the lack of talent on the free agent market, combined with the Bruins’ lack of salary cap space, the best route is to fill the vacant spots on the bottom two lines from within the organization. Luckily for the B’s, most of these young players already have NHL experience, and some...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: LeBron James Will Meet With Heat President Pat Riley Wednesday

Amid the rapidly-growing rumors that LeBron James will return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat president Pat Riley will make one more pitch to his star player to convince him to stay in South Beach. James and Riley will meet face-to-face on in Las Vegas on Wednesday, league sources told ESPN’s Chris Broussard. Earlier reports stated that the two would meet sometime ‘this...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Gordon Hayward, Hornets Agree On Four-Year, $63M Offer Sheet

It appears there will be no Butler University reunion for Gordon Hayward and Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens. Hayward has agreed to a four-year offer sheet worth a maximum of $63 million to sign with the Charlotte Hornets, a source told ESPN late Tuesday. Hayward is expected to sign on Thursday at 12:01 a.m., the source said. The former Utah Jazz forward had been heavily pursued...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Red Sox Named To MLBPipeline.com’s First-Half All-Prospect Team

The Boston Red Sox can be happy about their minor league development. The Red Sox entered this season with one of the best farm systems in Major League Baseball, and things continue to trend in the right direction for many of the organization’s top prospects. Mookie Betts, Blake Swihart and Henry Owens on Tuesday were named to MLBPipeline.com’s First-Half All-Prospect team for...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Jake Peavy’s Love For Boston ‘Unbreakable’ Amid Rumors

BOSTON — The Red Sox continued their limp toward the All-Star break Tuesday. The Red Sox were handed an 8-3 loss by the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park. Boston now is 12 games below .500 (39-51) with five games remaining before the break. The Red Sox have a lot to figure out before the July 31 trade deadline. Let’s go over Tuesday’s developments. – Brandon Workman tossed...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

John Farrell, Red Sox ‘Fully Recognize’ Odds Are Stacked Against Them

BOSTON — The Red Sox aren’t blind to the situation. There’s a shared understanding that things aren’t going well and that changes are possible if the club continues down its current path. The Red Sox suffered an 8-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday that dropped Boston to 1-7 on its 10-game homestand and to 12 games under .500 overall (39-51). It’s hardly where the...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

John Farrell: David Ortiz’s Success A Result Of ‘Hard Work And Talent’

BOSTON — Red Sox manager John Farrell has David Ortiz’s back. Ortiz responded with displeasure Monday to claims he was given a “free pass” following a report several years ago that identified him as someone who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs during Major League Baseball’s 2003 survey testing. The slugger told WEEI.com he wasn’t given a “free pass,...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Rubby De La Rosa Called Up To Red Sox; Brandon Workman Sent To Pawtucket

BOSTON — Rubby De La Rosa will start Wednesday for the Red Sox against the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park. Red Sox manager John Farrell announced after Tuesday’s 8-3 loss that De La Rosa will be called up to face Chris Sale in the third game of the teams’ four-game series. The skipper wasn’t ready to announce a corresponding roster move immediately following the game, but...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Lose Second Straight Game To White Sox (Video)

The Boston Red Sox fell to 1-7 on their current homestand after an 8-5 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night at Fenway Park. Sox starter Brandon Workman pitched pretty well. He tossed eight innings, giving up eight hits and three earned runs. He’s now 1-3 on the season. Boston will face Chicago ace Chris Sale in Wednesday night’s game. Check out the video above for more...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

New England Revolution Eliminated In Open Cup By Philadelphia Union

For the second straight season, the New England Revolution have been eliminated from the Open Cup in the quarterfinal round. The Revs lost 2-0 to the Philadelphia Union on Tuesday night, a game that was delayed in the 61st minute because of an intense dust storm. Play was halted for 64 minutes. Conor Casey opened the scoring for Philadelphia in the ninth minute. Sébastien...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Former UConn Star Doron Sheffer Beat Cancer, Now Living Spiritual Life

Many moons ago, Doron Sheffer was a basketball star at the University of Connecticut playing alongside Ray Allen and Kevin Ollie for head coach Jim Calhoun. During his tenure from 1993 to 1996 at UConn, Sheffer became the first Husky with 1,000 points and 500 assists over a span of three varsity seasons. He was eventually drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers in the second round of...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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