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Poll: Which MLB Team Will Jon Lester Be Playing For In 2015?

The MLB Winter Meetings are here, and the Jon Lester sweepstakes are in full swing. The annual confluence of front-office executives, general managers and countless reporters always seems to produce plenty of rumors, but the hot stove seems to be at an especially high temperature this time around. On the front burner is lefthanded pitcher Jon Lester. After...
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Aaron Ramsey’s Wonder-Goal Vs. Galatasaray Shocks Teammates (Video)

Arsenal’s Yaya Sanogo and Wojciech Szczesny play with Aaron Ramsey every day, but the second goal he scored Tuesday shocked them as much as it did observers around the world, who only see him once or twice each week. Ramsey scored a sensational volley in Arsenal’s 4-1 win over Galatasaray in the UEFA Champions League. The goal was one of the best of the Arsenal midfielder’s...
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Giants Official: Red Sox, Cubs Likely Front-Runners For Jon Lester

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs have something the San Francisco Giants simply can’t compete with in the Jon Lester sweepstakes: History. Giants assistant general manager Bobby Evans told reporters Tuesday at the Major League Baseball winter meetings in San Diego that he thinks San Francisco has fallen behind both Boston...
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Joe Kelly ‘Double Dog Dares’ Jon Lester To Return To Red Sox Via Twitter

Joe Kelly isn’t at the Major League Baseball winter meetings, so he took to Twitter to try to make some moves. The Boston Red Sox pitcher tweeted at Jon Lester, asking the free agent to return to his baseball roots. He even offered to be the southpaw’s best friend. I double dog dare ya @JLester31 to come back to @RedSox #Iwillbeyourbestie— Joseph Kelly Jr. (@JosephKellyJr...
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Bill Belichick To Talk Potential AFC East Title For ‘About 15 Seconds’

Division titles aren’t exactly new for the New England Patriots, and Bill Belichick never has been one to pontificate about the future. So how much time will the Patriots head coach devote to telling his team that a win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday would clinch their sixth straight AFC East title? Roughly the same amount of time it took you to...
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Justin Masterson A Solid Buy-Low Free-Agent Option For Boston Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> Jon Lester isn’t the only familiar face the Boston Red Sox should consider inviting back to the party. The Red Sox offered free-agent pitcher Justin Masterson a one-year contract, according to multiple reports. Masterson, who was drafted by Boston in 2006, is coming off a disappointing season but represents a solid buy-low...
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Seattle Seahawks Fan Puts On Extremely Impressive Christmas Lights Display (Video)

Move over, Buffalo Bills fan, this Seattle Seahawks fan has one-upped you in the Christmas light competition. One Seattle fan went above and beyond this holiday season with lights display on their house. Really, the only thing that can do it justice is to watch the actual video. Yes, there were references to the Washington Huskies, the Seahawks, the Seattle Mariners AND the team...
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Tim Tebow Makes Holiday Season For Shoppers By Paying Off Layaway Bills (Video)

Never mind that the NFL playoffs are almost upon us, Tim Tebow is busy putting smiles on people’s faces this holiday season. The former NFL quarterback recently paid off holiday layaway tabs for a number of shoppers at an Orlando Walmart on behalf of “Good Morning America,” and the video is just as heartwarming as you would imagine. This embed is invalid" /> ...
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Cam Newton suffers two lower back fractures in car accident

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton didn’t walk away from Tuesday’s car accident completely unscathed. Newton, who was involved in a two-car accident near the team’s stadium this afternoon, suffered two transverse process fractures in his back and “no further internal injuries,” the Panthers announced. Preliminary tests initially indicated that Newton did not suffer...
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Anaheim Ducks Forward Corey Perry Out 3-4 Weeks With Knee Injury

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry will be out for three to four weeks with a knee injury. The NHL-leading Ducks announced the prognosis Tuesday for the 2011 NHL MVP. Perry was injured when Wild defenseman Keith Ballard hit him with a low hip check during the Ducks’ 5-4 win at Minnesota last Friday. Perry leads the Ducks with 14 goals despite missing six games...
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San Jose Sharks Release Ridiculous Rap Video For ‘Holiday Sweater’ Song

You’ve seen them play, but now you can see them … Rap? The San Jose Sharks released a terrible music video entitled “Holiday Sweater,” featuring members of the team wearing ugly Christmas sweaters and, yes, rapping. There has yet to be an NHL player who has dominated the rap game. In 2012, Washington Capitals forward Alexander Ovechkin was featured in a Russian rap song...
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NHL Approves Season Ticket Drive To Test Las Vegas Market

BOCA RATON, Fla. — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman confirmed that the Board of Governors had no objection to billionaire businessman Bill Foley exploring the level of interest in an expansion team coming to Las Vegas. Bettman was adamant that nothing more should be read into the league’s consideration of Foley’s request in terms of any advancement in expansion discussions. He...
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Andrew Miller: Yankees Offered Better ‘Total Package’ Than Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> Andrew Miller took everything into consideration during his free agency process. It’s why he chose the New York Yankees. Miller, who recently signed a four-year contract with New York reportedly worth $36 million, told reporters during a conference call Monday that he definitely considered the Boston Red Sox during negotiations...
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Claude Julien: David Pastrnak ‘Has Bright Future’ With Boston Bruins

BOSTON — The Bruins sent highly skilled right winger David Pastrnak back to the Providence Bruins (AHL) on Sunday, but there’s a still a chance he could return to Boston before the end of the season. “I think if he was right now, I think we as a group would have kept him here,” B’s head coach Claude Julien said when asked if Pastrnak is able to be an NHL regular right...
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Nets put Williams, Lopez and Johnson on trade block

Boston Celtics fans are in dire need of some good news this season, and this might be just what they were hoping for. The Brooklyn Nets, who owe the Celtics two first-round draft picks over the next four years, have been reaching out to other NBA teams looking to gauge trade interest in Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez, ESPN.com reports. Those three players were the...
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Reports: Francisco Liriano, Pirates Agree To Three-Year, $39M Contract

This embed is invalid" /> Francisco Liriano will remain in the Steel City. Liriano and the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a three-year, $39 million contract, a source told MLB Daily Rumors’ Robert Murray. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman has since confirmed the deal. Liriano spent the last two seasons in Pittsburgh, where he revitalized a career that...
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Carl Soderberg, Daniel Paille Miss Bruins Practice; Simon Gagne On Personal Leave

The Bruins had only 10 forwards for Tuesday’s practice at TD Garden. First-line center David Krejci returned to practice, but center Carl Soderberg and winger Daniel Paille were absent because of a virus, per Bruins head coach Claude Julien. Julien said the team was tested for the mumps virus that is affecting a few teams around the NHL. He didn’t say what specific virus Soderberg...
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Ex-Red Sox David Ross: Free Agency Process ‘Humbling’ Late In Career

This embed is invalid" /> David Ross will turn 38 in March. He’s coming off a bad season and his impact offensively has been minimal the last two years. So why, then, is Ross reportedly garnering plenty of interest in free agency? Well, Ross is one of the most respected players in Major League Baseball. Even though he’s unlikely to post big numbers...
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Youth Football Coach Paralyzed At Team’s End-Of-Year Celebration

A celebration turned scary real quick for a youth football coach in Union City, Ga. Jonathan Magwood, head coach of the 10-and-under Union City Eagles, was paralyzed after a freak accident at his team’s end of the year banquet on Nov. 30. The 28-year-old jumped into a foam pit and suffered two broken vertebrae, according to Jeremy Campbell of USA Today Sports. Magwood was immediately...
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Rob Gronkowski Does His Best Backstreet Boys Impression On ESPN Cover (Photo)

Backstreet’s back, alright. New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski graces the cover of this year’s ESPN The Magazine’s interview issue, and he does his best impression of a primetime boybander in his closeup. The chain with the word “sexy” on it just pushes things to another level. The magazine hits newsstands Friday. Photo via Twitter/@RobGronkowskiFiled under...
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Zdeno Chara, David Krejci Return To Bruins Practice; Status Vs. Blackhawks Uncertain

BOSTON — Zdeno Chara practiced with his Bruins teammates Tuesday for the first time since he tore the PCL in his left knee against the New York Islanders on Oct. 23. Chara took part in contact and the 2-on-2 battle drills during practice, but head coach Claude Julien did not confirm his No. 1 defenseman’s status for Thursday night’s showdown against the Chicago Blackhawks at...
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Cam Newton involved in car accident in Charlotte

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was injured after being involved in an automobile accident Tuesday in Charlotte, according to multiple reports. The Charlotte Observer first reported the initial details of the two-car crash. Newton’s injuries are unknown at this point, but the quarterback was taken to the hospital around 12:50 p.m. ET, according to the paper. Jonathan...
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Nets Coach Lionel Hollins Not ‘Crazy’ About Prince William, Dutchess Kate

Lionel Hollins doesn’t understand why everyone is making such a darn big deal over Prince William and Dutchess Kate’s visit to the U.S. Like most of the players and coaches at Monday’s game between the Brooklyn Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers, Nets coach Lionel Hollins was asked what he thought of the royals’ visit. His response: Not much. “I don’t...
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Green Bay Police Arrest 11, Eject 36 From Monday’s Falcons-Packers Game

There were almost more ejections Monday night at Lambeau Field than points scored by the home team. While the Green Bay Packers were busy holding off the Atlanta Falcons in a 43-37 shootout victory, the Green Bay police had their hands full ejecting 36 people and arresting 11 more, the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports. Those are the second-highest totals of the season, falling...
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Liverpool-Basel Live: Reds Must Win To Progress In Champions League

12:30 p.m. ET: Liverpool has been here before. The Reds face Basel FC on Tuesday in a must-win UEFA Champions League game at Anfield. The hosts will leapfrog the visitors from Switzerland into second place in Group B and ensure progression to the Round of 16 with a victory in the group-stage finale. Liverpool’s fans will be roaring on their heroes — just as they did in 2004...
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