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Thunder’s Serge Ibaka Could Play In Game 3 Against Spurs Despite Injury

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka was expected to miss his team’s Western Conference finals matchup against the San Antonio Spurs with a calf injury, but he may be on the verge of making a stunning return to the lineup. The 24-year-old could play in Game 3 and is considered day-to-day, the team announced Friday. “The abundance of blood and therefore swelling in Serge’s...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Middlebrooks Focused On Rehab, Understands Stephen Drew Signing

Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks knows what’s most important to him right now and that’s getting healthy. Once that happens, the young infielder has to assume everything will somehow work itself out. Middlebrooks is working his way back from a finger injury while, the Red Sox have made one really big move that could affect Middlebrooks in a big way. The Sox signed...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NHL Mock Draft: Updated Projections, Conference Finals Edition

The 2014 NHL draft will be held in Philadelphia on June 27-28, and with Memorial Cup and Calder Cup action heating up over the last few weeks, it’s time to look at an updated mock draft. This year’s draft class doesn’t have the franchise cornerstone-type of prospects such as Nathan MacKinnon or Seth Jones (both from the 2013 draft), but there’s lots of depth at all three...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Sealver Siliga Could Be Vince Wilfork’s Perfect Backup For Patriots (Mailbag)

Vince Wilfork and Jerod Mayo’s season-ending injuries ravaged the New England Patriots’ defensive depth in 2013, but there could be a silver lining to those losses in the future. Defensive tackles Sealver Siliga and Chris Jones and linebacker Jamie Collins received increased playing time last season after Wilfork and Mayo went down. Those young players will need to be counted...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

David Desharnais Says Brandon Prust’s Hit Was Legal, ‘Set The Tone’ In Game 3

Montreal Canadiens forward Brandon Prust will have a hearing with the NHL on Friday to discuss his nasty-looking hit on Derek Stepan on Thursday night. Prust’s teammate David Desharnais is probably confused as to why that’s the case. Prust is likely facing some sort of supplemental discipline after he laid out Stepan during the first period of Montreal’s 3-2 overtime win in...
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Stepan to have surgery on jaw, Prust to have NHL hearing

NEW YORK — Rangers forward Derek Stepan has a broken jaw and is undergoing surgery following a hit by Montreal’s Brandon Prust during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. Rangers coach Alain Vigneault made the surprising announcement Friday on the first of two off days in the series New York leads 2-1. Prust wasn’t penalized in the first period of Montreal’s 3-2 overtime...
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Milan Lucic, Chris Kelly Undergo Surgery, Both Expected To Be Ready For Camp

The Boston Bruins’ offseason fixes have started, but they have nothing to do any sort of roster moves. The Bruins announced Friday that forwards Milan Lucic and Chris Kelly underwent successful surgeries. Lucic had surgery done on an ailing right wrist, while Kelly had a herniated disc fixed. Both players are expected to be ready for training camp, general manager Peter Chiarelli...
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Yu Darvish Scrambles Torii Hunter’s Brain With 55-mph Eephus Pitch (GIF)

Detroit Tigers right fielder Torii Hunter had a processing error in the batter’s box when Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish dished a 55-mph eephus pitch during Thursday’s game. With two outs and an 0-2 count against Hunter, Darvish threw the low-speed curve ball at the perfect time: The Rangers led by seven runs and there was no one on base. The pitch didn’t cause a strikeout...
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Red Sox Examine Clay Buchholz’s Mechanics In Search For Answers

Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz is not right, and the Sox are doing all they can to figure out why. They think they might have found the answer. The solution, Red Sox manager John Farrell believes, lies in Buchholz’s mechanics and delivery. Farrel said Thursday that he and pitching coach Juan Nieves studied Buchholz after another rough outing Wednesday, and they’re hoping...
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Johnny Manziel’s Agent: $25M Sexual Harassment Lawsuit ‘Insanity’

A person by the name of Samantha Schacher filed for a restraining order against Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel. The plaintiff is seeking $25 million in damages, claiming the former Texas A&M quarterback has been sexually harassing her since February 14, 2013 and has sent her nude pictures and videos of himself, according to reports. The document was filed...
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Reports: Donald Sterling Signs Clippers Over To Wife To Negotiate Sale

It seems that disgraced Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling sees the writing on the wall. He has reportedly agreed to let his wife, Shelly, negotiate a sale of the team. The decision would end the weeks-long drama surrounding the NBA’s attempt to force the pair to give up control of the team after Sterling was caught on tape making racially insensitive remarks. Sterling...
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David Ortiz Compares Red Sox’s Offensive Woes To ‘Disease Going Around’

The Boston Red Sox are struggling in all aspects of the game right now, which is exactly how you find yourself in the middle of a seven-game losing streak. Boston will try to end that skid on Friday night, and an offensive awakening certainly would help. Scoring runs has been an issue for the Red Sox lately. The Sox have scored just 16 runs in those seven losses. They scored just...
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Push To Ban On-Street Basketball, Hockey Nets Is Latest Proof That People Stink

Some people’s lives suck, and because of that, they feel the need to try and make other people’s lives suck, even if those other people are children. That’s apparently the case for some people in Peabody. Some fed-up citizens are working to ban basketball and hockey nets from the city’s streets because the goals are apparently becoming too much of a nuisance. The Salem News...
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Madden NFL 15 Cover Vote: Richard Sherman Among Final Four Players

The cover of Madden NFL video game franchise has often been a blessing and a curse. It’s good for a player’s brand to be associated with the best-selling and most popular NFL video game franchise of all time, but being on the cover has brought some bad luck to several players. The famous “Madden Curse” has been blamed for a player’s poor performance or injury during the...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Bud Bash Homers Of The Week: Xander Bogaerts Homer Leads To Happy Dance

Xander Bogaerts went up and over Boston’s famous Green Monster this week for this third home run of the year. While thousands of Red Sox fans inside Fenway Park were excited to see the tater, no one was more excited than the parking attendant who ended up snagging the ball on top of the parking garage on Lansdowne Street. Check out the happy dance below, along with the other Bud...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick, Patriots Not Worried About Dominique Easley’s Torn ACL

The New England Patriots’ medical and training staff better be getting paid time and a half this offseason. Bill Belichick is ahead of the curve, once again, in finding devalued bargains in the NFL draft and free agency, and his latest attempt has him signing and drafting players with knee injuries that once were thought of as catastrophic. This offseason, Belichick hasn’t seen...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Habs’ Brandon Prust Has Hearing With NHL To Review Late Hit On Derek Stepan

The intensity and hatred in the New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens Eastern Conference finals series was lacking until the first period of Thursday night’s Game 3. The first incident was Canadiens forward Brandon Prust delivering a late, high hit on Rangers forward Derek Stepan. Prust answered for the hit a few minutes later by fighting Rangers winger Derek Dorsett, but he...
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Report: Kevin Garnett Expected To Return To Nets For 2014-15 Season

Kevin Garnett struggled for most of his first season as a member of the Brooklyn Nets, but it doesn’t appear that the future Hall of Fame forward is ready to retire. “Still, all indications have been — despite the drop in production this season — Garnett will be back in Brooklyn for what would be the 20th season of his stellar NBA career,” writes Tim Bontemps of The New...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Caroline Wozniacki Takes Comfort In Being Liverpool Fan After Rory McIlroy Break-Up

One of the reasons sports are so great is that they allow us some sort of escape when things aren’t going very well, and to say things aren’t going very well for Caroline Wozniacki this week would be an understatement. The world-class tennis player was dumped earlier this week by world-class golfer Rory McIlroy as McIlroy called off their engagement shortly after the then couple...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban Apologizes To Trayvon Martin’s Family After ‘Hoodie’ Comments

Mark Cuban has never been on to back down from something he’s said, but the Dallas Mavericks owner has apologized after comments he made came to light on Wednesday. Cuban apologized Thursday to the family of slain Floridan teenager Trayvon Martin after Cuban referenced “a black hoodie” in a discussion about prejudice and bigotry. Cuban elaborated on Twitter on the thoughts...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Dan Carcillo Could Be Facing Big Suspension For Shoving Linesman

New York Rangers forward Dan Carcillo might be handed a very long suspension for his actions in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. Carcillo was ejected on Thursday night in the first period of the Rangers’ 3-2 overtime loss to the Montreal Canadiens. Carcillo committed a no-no when he put his hands on a linesman, as the linesman tried to get Carcillo to go to the penalty...
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Yasiel Puig Makes Jaw-Dropping Catch, Gets Standing Ovation From Mets Fans (Video)

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is one of those players that comes around every so often with the ability to do simply unbelievable things on the baseball field. He was at it again on Thursday night. Puig made arguably the best catch of Major League Baseball’s young season against the New York Mets. New York infielder Wilmer Flores took a Zack Greinke offering in the...
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Arizona Diamondbacks Minor Leaguer Hits Fifth Straight Home Run

Arizona Diamondbacks minor leaguer Jon Griffin picked up on Thursday right where he left off on Wednesday, hitting baseballs out of the park. On Wednesday, the first baseman for the D-Backs’ Double-A affiliate Mobile BayBears, hit four home runs in just five innings in the 17-7 BayBears win. Griffin launched solo shots in the fifth and six innings, a three run shot in the seventh...
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Derek Stepan Unhappy About Brandon Prust’s ‘Bad Hit’

New York Rangers forward Derek Stepan was seething mad in the first period of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals on Thursday night. He was worked up, of course, over the fact that Montreal Canadiens forward Brandon Prust almost decapitated him. Prust laid a late and somewhat high hit on Stepan in the opening minutes of the Habs’ eventual 3-2 overtime win, and it’s a hit...
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Julian Edelman To Rob Gronkowski In T-Shirt Battle: ‘Checkmate’ (Photo)

The meta T-shirt contest between New England Patriots teammates Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski continues. Just a few days after Gronk donned a shirt bearing a photo of Edelman wearing a shirt of Gronk, Edelman has declared “checkmate.” Edelman took to Facebook to thank fans for their birthday wishes, and along with the “thank you” was a photo of himself wearing a T-shirt...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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