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Report: NHL Could Announce Expansion Teams for Quebec City, Toronto Once Lockout Ends, But League Denies Claim

The NHLPA may still be working through the details of the owners' latest offer to the players, but if and when the lockout ends, they may begin talking on another topic of importance. There is "strong speculation" that the NHL could announce two expansion franchises headed for Quebec City and Toronto once the lockout ends, according to Jason Kay of...
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October 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Asante Samuel Seems to Take Jab at Andy Reid in Wake of Juan Castillo's Firing

Asante Samuel must be having himself a good laugh over the current panic in Philadelphia. The Eagles shipped Samuel to the Falcons during the offseason for just a seventh-round pick, which the Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane said at the time was due to the cornerback falling out of favor with head coach Any Reid, who reportedly thought Samuel was in "...
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Tom Brady Says Hit to Head Didn't Hurt His Production, Praises Wes Welker's Toughness

Tom Brady and the Patriots have been poor in the fourth quarter, but the New England quarterback at least appeared to have an excuse after Sunday's 24-23 meltdown against the Seahawks. Brady took a hard hit on the last play of the third quarter, and some people wondered whether the blow rattled him up enough to cause his 5-for-13 fourth quarter, in which he threw an interception...
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Mike Wallace Says He's Only Concerned With Winning Super Bowl, Not New Contract With Steelers

If you were anywhere near the Steelers training facility during the offseason, chances are Mike Wallace was not nearby. The Pro Bowl wide receiver was in a bit of a rift with the Steelers front office well into this postseason because of a continuing contract dispute. Since signing a one-year, $2.7 million offer, though, all of Wallace's thoughts about a new...
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Tyreke Evans' Star Continues to Fade, But Reinvention Still Possible for Former High School Phenom

Remember Tyreke Evans? He was the next LeBron James, or at least the next Tracy McGrady, when he attracted national attention as a high school freshman. He was a big deal. To understand just how big a deal Evans was, consider my first interaction with Evans almost a decade ago, when I covered a game between Evans' American Christian Academy and powerhouse Episcopal...
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Gary Bettman, NHL Propose 50-50 Split of Hockey-Related Revenue, 82-Game Season

Maybe the NHL season won't be lost. In fact, we could still have a full 82-game season of hockey this year. The NHL raised some eyebrows on Tuesday afternoon when it announced its latest proposal, a proposed 50-50 split of hockey-related revenue. The league is also hopeful that the 82-game season could be saved, ensuring that no games would be lost. The season...
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Report: Delonte West Suspended by Mavericks Following Locker Room Outburst

Delonte West has always been a valuable role player, but there are plenty of bells and whistles that come with his contributions. West, whose off-the-court antics have often overshadowed his production as a player, is once again in hot water. The veteran guard has been suspended by the Dallas Mavericks for conduct detrimental to the team, head coach Rick Carlisle...
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David Freese Says He Expected to Sign With Red Sox Before MLB Career Sent Him to Postseason Fame With Cardinals

Think the Red Sox could use a solid infielder who bats almost .300? Would they want a guy who had 20 home runs this year? Maybe a clutch hitter who comes up big in playoff games? There's no way to tell whether history could have turned out differently, of course, but Boston fans can be thinking about it again as Cardinals star David Freese continues to make his mark in the postseason...
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October 16, 2012  |  Discuss
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Beyonce performing in SB halftime show

A source told The Associated Press that the Grammy-winning diva reportedly will be performing during the halftime show at Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3, 2013.

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Drew Bledsoe Played Golf With Alan Embree, Former Red Sox Reliever's Driver Ended Up in Pond (Photo)

Two big figures in recent New England sports history got together to play golf a couple of weeks ago, and one of them lost a driver -- in a pond. There isn't much information, but according to the Twitter page of former Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe, he recently played golf with former Red Sox reliever Alan Embree. The two are apparently friends, as the...
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Steven Gerrard Enjoys Role of England Captain, Says Wayne Rooney Must Wait to Take Armband

As he prepares to lead out England as captain on his 99th international appearance, Steven Gerrard insists representing his country is as exciting as it has ever been -- and has told Wayne Rooney he'll have to wait to take his armband. The Liverpool skipper will move within one cap of a century for the Three Lions -- an achievement only accomplished by five players -- when England...
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Eric Decker Jokes He Was Victim of 'Trip Wire' During Embarrassing Fall Against Chargers

It's amazing what winning can do. Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker looked like a huge goat on Monday when he tripped over his own feet with a clear path to the end zone. But after Denver came roaring back to snatch victory away from the jaws of defeat, the clumsy wideout was able to laugh off the embarrassing play. Decker issued the following tweet shortly...
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Report: Mike Tyson to Release Memoir, Just in Case He Hasn't Already Shared Everything About Himself

You had to know the memoir was coming. At this point, though, it's fair to wonder what's left to say. Mike Tyson will be releasing a "tell-all memoir" called Undisputed Truth, set to be released next summer by Blue Rider Press, according to hollywoodreporter.com. The memoir is being billed as a telling of Tyson's journey from a rising boxer...
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Bob Knight Assigned to Call Kentucky Games After Not Saying School's Name in Broadcasts Last Year

Either Kentucky basketball games will become a sports version of What's the Magic Word?, or Bob Knight is going to have to start calling the Wildcats by name. Knight, who works as an analyst for ESPN, will be calling SEC games this year, including two Kentucky games, according to USA Today. That isn't too unusual, except for the giant problem Knight has...
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Hulk Hogan Sues Bubba the Love Sponge, Website Gawker Over Recently Released Sex Tape

Hulkamania is about to run wild. Hulk Hogan on Monday sued popular disc jockey Bubba the Love Sponge, the DJ's ex-wife and the online gossip website Gawker, according to The Associated Press. The two lawsuits filed stem from a sex tape that surfaced recently featuring Hogan -- whose real name is Terry Bolea -- and Heather Clem. Heather Clem was married to...
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Patriots to Wear Red Throwback Uniforms This Week Against Jets

Pat Patriot will replace flying Elvis for at least one week when the Jets come to Foxboro this Sunday afternoon. The Patriots announced via Twitter on Tuesday morning that they will be wearing their red throwback uniforms on Sunday for their AFC East matchup with the Jets. Patriots will wear the red throwback uniforms this Sunday vs. the Jets. #PatPatriot — New England Patriots...
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Eagles Fire Defensive Coordinator Juan Castillo, Replace Him With Secondary Coach Todd Bowles

The Philadelphia Eagles are once again underachieving, and we now have the season's first casualty. The Eagles announced Tuesday that defensive coordinator Juan Castillo has been dismissed from his duties. Todd Bowles, who had been serving as the team's secondary coach, has been named the new defensive coodinator. The move is somewhat surprising, as Castillo...
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Don Wilberg, 76, Tries Out For Golden State Warriors' D-League Team to Complete Bucket List (Video)

For just $100 and a few hours out of his day, 76-year-old Don Wilberg was able to make one of his dreams come true. Wilberg was one of 68 who participated in an open tryout for the Golden State Warriors D-League affiliate, the Santa Cruz Warriors. Wilberg-- who confessed that he didn’t even make his high school team -- played one year of college basketball...
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Marco Scutaro Avenges Hard Slide With Hit That Skips Through Matt Holliday's Legs (Video)

Revenge could not be sweeter. Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro was knocked down by a vicious slide from the Cardinals' Matt Holliday in the first inning of Monday night's National League Championship Series game, but he wouldn't let St. Louis have the final word. Scutaro came up to bat in the fourth inning and smacked a two-run single as the Giants...
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Report: Jason Giambi to Interview for Rockies Managerial Opening, Will Retire If Chosen to Take Job

Jason Giambi isn't quite ready to call it quits from playing, but if he does decide to hang 'em up, it appears he would do so in exchange for an excuse to keep a uniform on. Giambi is interviewing to be the manager of the Colorado Rockies, according to the Denver Post, despite having undergone offseason hernia surgery in the hopes of playing one more season. ...
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Matt Holliday Claims He Meant No Harm on Questionable Slide Into Marco Scutaro That Fired Up Giants (Video)

Matt Holliday has quickly become Public Enemy No. 1 in the Bay Area. Holliday slid hard into second base in Game 2 of the NLCS on Monday night, taking out Marco Scutaro while trying to break up a potential double play. The slide was rather late and left Scutaro in pain, forcing the Giants second baseman out of the game with a hip injury in the sixth inning. The...
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Report: Alex Rodriguez Was Hitting on Two Women During Game 1 of ALCS After Being Lifted From Game

Excuse Alex Rodriguez for his postseason struggles, baseball fans. He's got other things on his mind: women. The struggling Yankees third baseman, who has done absolutely nothing on the field during these playoffs, is apparently trying his damndest to get around the bases off the field. The New York Post reports that Rodriguez actually started flirting with...
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Sports Illustrated Swimwear 2012 Thailand Hits the Shelves (Video)

Because the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue just isn't enough. Sports Illustrated has launched yet another publication that's designed for both men and women interested in scantily clad women and the minimal threads that clothe them. SI's Swimwear 2012 -- Thailand issue hit the shelves on Monday, Oct. 15. Check out the teaser video for it below...
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Bob Knight Selling Championship Rings, Gold Medal to Help Pay for Grandchildren's Education

NEW YORK -- Hall of Famer Bob Knight is selling his championship basketball rings and Olympic gold medal for what he considers a very good reason: the education of his grandchildren. A collection of the former coach's memorabilia will be auctioned by Steiner Sports Memorabilia. It's part of a sale that features the jersey Yankees pitcher Don Larsen wore...
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Abby Wambach Gets Free Burritos for Life From Chipotle, Which Is Obviously Better Than Olympic Gold

Abby Wambach may not have a World Cup title, but that's OK. She has something even better now. One of the most decorated women's soccer players in American history is the proud owner of a Chipotle gold card, which means she gets all the free burritos she wants. Granted, she'll probably find that there's only so many free burritos you can physically...
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