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Barack Obama, Joe Biden Jog Around White House In Dress Clothes For Tutorial (Video)

When First Lady Michelle Obama called on Americans to show her how they stay in shape, did she think her husband would answer? In a video released Thursday, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden can be seen getting a quick workout in the form of a jog around the White House. Their running path is pretty standard — past the Rose Garden, down the halls of the West Wing...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron James, Jimmy Fallon Team Up In ‘Wastepaper Basketball’ Rap (Video)

Jimmy Fallon recently recruited LeBron James to help him in a spoof of Kurtis Blow’s 1984 classic, “Basketball.” This version, however, is a work-related song titled “Wastepaper Basketball.” The new “Tonight Show” host’s latest production features Fallon and a group of standard office guys battling LeBron in a competitive game with crumpled pieces of paper. The...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

George Karl, Daryl Morey Way Ahead Of Curve In NBA Innovations

BOSTON — When the Boston Celtics hired Brad Stevens to be their coach last summer, a number of observers wondered aloud whether a college coach could succeed in the NBA. Accepted logic holds that most college concepts do not apply at the professional level. George Karl’s response to that would be an adamant, why not? Even among some of the most forward-thinking minds in sports...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Former NFL Safety Darren Sharper Turns Himself In On Warrant In Rape Case

LOS ANGELES — Former NFL safety Darren Sharper has turned himself in to Los Angeles police after being named in a warrant involving a rape case in New Orleans. Sharper’s surrender Thursday night had been arranged in advance, LAPD Officer Bruce Borihan said. Sharper was being held at the downtown Metropolitan Detention Center. Another man facing rape charges in the case turned...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

John Farrell: Jacoby Ellsbury Handled Exit From Red Sox ‘With A Lot Of Class’

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Jacoby Ellsbury made sure he left the Boston Red Sox on good terms. Ellsbury, who signed a seven-year, $153 million contract with the New York Yankees over the offseason, contacted Red Sox manager John Farrell shortly after inking his new deal, the Boston skipper said Friday at JetBlue Park. “He called after the deal was agreed upon. To his credit, he called...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Zack Greinke Throws Just Four Pitches In First Start, Leaves With Calf Strain

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke didn’t make it a full inning in his first start of the exhibition season. Greinke left Thursday’s spring training game against the Arizona Diamondbacks after throwing just four pitches for what the Dodgers later called “precautionary reasons — right calf strain.” Greinke retired Tony Campana on a flyout to left field and was on...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Agent: Patriots To Release Safety Steve Gregory

Patriots safety Steve Gregory is on his way out of New England. The team plans to cut Gregory on Friday, a league source told ESPN’s Field Yates. The report was confirmed by Gregory’s agent, David Canter. Patriots will be releasing starting #TeamDEC client Safety Steve Gregory today.— David Canter (@davidcanter) February 28, 2014 Gregory, who spent the last two seasons in New...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Gerald Wallace Done For Season With Knee, Ankle Injuries

BOSTON — If you’re able-bodied and can hit a jump shot, you had better keep your phone on. The Boston Celtics might need to give you a call to ask you to play soon. Another one has possibly bitten the dust for the Celtics, as coach Brad Stevens told reporters at practice Friday that Gerald Wallace has been playing with bone spurs in his ankle and also has a torn meniscus in his...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Adam McQuaid Suffers Setback With Leg Injury, Will Not Play This Weekend

Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid has suffered another setback in his recovery from a leg injury, Bruins coach Claude Julien told reporters Friday. McQuaid, who has not played since Jan. 19, missed his second straight practice Friday morning, and Julien said he will not be available for this weekend’s games. The Bruins host the Washington Capitals in a Saturday matinee before...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Workman ‘Definitely Had Some Adrenaline Going’ In First Spring Outing

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The pressure was a little less intense Thursday than when Boston Red Sox pitcher Brandon Workman last took the mound, during the eighth inning of Game 6 of the 2013 World Series. You’d never know it listening to the 25-year-old after his two innings against Northeastern University. “Honestly, not as much as you’d think,” Workman said of the difference...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Stars Announcer Compares Jamie Benn Goal To Goose Poop (Video)

Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn split two Carolina Hurricanes defenders to score a beauty of goal Thursday night, and Start color commentator Daryl “Razor” Reaugh commemorated the occasion with one of the more … umm, colorful calls of the NHL season. “And then,” Reaugh explained as Benn sliced through the Carolina defense before beating former Boston Bruins goalie Anton...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Richie Incognito checks into rehab to deal with ‘severe mental stress’

A day after taking a baseball bat to his own Ferrari, former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito is reportedly seeking treatment. Incognito has checked himself into a rehab facility in Arizona to seek “professional help in wake of severe mental stress,” NFL.com’s Jeff Darlington reported Friday. After a very long few weeks, I can report Richie Incognito has accepted...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Corey Brown Checks Out OK After Injuring Hand Against Boston College

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Boston Red Sox outfielder Corey Brown left Thursday’s spring training exhibition against Boston College after fouling a ball off his left hand. Everything has since checked out OK, according to manager John Farrell. “He’s a little swollen today,” Farrell said before Friday’s game against the Minnesota Twins at JetBlue Park. “He’ll go through a normal...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Northeastern’s James Mulry On Striking Out Ortiz, Pedroia: ‘Just Trying To Have Fun’

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Northeastern pitcher James Mulry has a leg up on many major league hurlers. That’s because the college sophomore got the best of both Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz on Thursday. Mulry, a native of West Roxbury, Mass., struck out Pedroia and Ortiz in back-to-back at-bats during Thursday’s Red Sox-Northeastern spring training exhibition at JetBlue Park. It...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron James On Black Face Mask: ‘It Went With The Uniform’

LeBron James’ black protective face mask was a hit Thursday night, with the Miami Heat star drawing more than a few Zorro, Batman and The Lone Ranger comparisons on social media. But had the Heat worn their usual home whites for the game against the New York Knicks rather than their Alonzo Mourning-era black throwbacks, James’ dark-colored mask might have remained in his gym...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Richie Incognito On Smashing His Ferrari: ‘Just Me Venting’

Richie Incognito told police Thursday that he was the one who smashed up his $300,000 black Ferrari with a baseball bat. It wasn’t a fit of rage that prompted Incognito to give the car the Babe Ruth treatment, though. He was just blowing off some steam, the former Miami Dolphins lineman said Thursday. “Oh, that was that was just me venting,” Incognito told FOX Phoenix in an...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Twins Live: Boston, Minnesota Kick Off Grapefruit League Action At JetBlue Park

10:35 a.m.: The Boston Red Sox’s lineup card has been posted. Jonny Gomes appears in the leadoff spot. Red Sox manager John Farrell said Friday morning that Gomes’ ability to put up good at-bats against both lefties and righties last season has earned him consideration for the leadoff role on occasion. Friday’s complete lineup is below. Jonny Gomes, LF Dustin Pedroia, 2B David...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Olympic Figure Skater Gracie Gold Says Yes To Prom Proposal (Video)

High school senior Dyer Pettijohn might have finally landed the date of his dreams. Pettijohn used a very public display of YouTube affection to ask U.S. figure skater Gracie Gold to his prom during the 2014 Winter Olympics. Gold responded by tweeting that Pettijohn’s proposal “melted her heart,” but she didn’t have an answer until Wednesday — when he surprised her by appearing...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Tim Tebow Involved In Self-Reported Ohio State Recruiting Violation

Of the 42 recruiting violations Ohio State self-reported to the NCAA in 2013, most are so innocuous as to not even warrant mentioning. This one probably wouldn’t either, had it not involved the lightning rod for news that is Tim Tebow. According to documents obtained by Cleveland.com, Tebow was eating lunch with Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer, his former coach at the University of...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Joba Chamberlain’s Creative Tattoos Make Smile Out Of Scar (Photo)

Joba Chamberlain lost nearly all of the 2011 baseball season to Tommy John surgery. But now, he’s turned the aftereffects of that injury into a little comic relief. The Detroit Free Press posted a photo sequence of photos Wednesday revealing that Chamberlain, who signed with the Tigers in the offseason after spending his entire career with the New York Yankees, used four small...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

College Hoops Court Storming Leads To Fight Between Fans, Players (Video)

For those of you who think college sports should outlaw rushing the court/field, here’s all the ammunition you need. A court storming after Utah Valley’s upset, overtime win over New Mexico State on Thursday resulted in a wild brawl involving fans, coaches and players from both sides. It all got started when frustrated New Mexico State guard K.C. Ross-Miller fired a basketball...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Scout: Greg Robinson Is Best Player In 2014 NFL Draft And Patriots, NFL Notes

The draft is still over two months away, but now that the NFL Scouting Combine is over, some opinions have been set in stone. Perhaps the biggest surprise that came out of Indianapolis this week is that South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney isn’t the consensus “best player in the draft.” I spoke with an NFL team’s scout on the phone after the combine, and he said...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Rubby De La Rosa Looks Relaxed And Other Red Sox Spring Training Notes

FORT MYERS, Fla. — It now should feel like baseball is back — if it didn’t already. The Boston Red Sox started their spring training slate of games Thursday with a doubleheader against Northeastern University and Boston College. The Red Sox won both portions of the twin bill by a 5-2 final. Northeastern actually gave Boston a run for its money in the first game before the Red...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron James Wears Batman Style Mask After Breaking Nose (Photo)

Miami Heat forward LeBron James returned to the court on Thursday night against the New York Knicks after suffering a broken nose last week, and he sure knows how to make a grand entrance. James emerged from his week-long absence wearing a black mask similar to that of Batman. James had complained about the appearance and comfort of his protective mask earlier this week and even...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins Suspended For Punch, Fined $20K For Outburst

The NBA suspended Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins for one game and fined him $20,000 on Thursday for his behavior in two separate incidents during the Kings’ 129-103 loss to the Houston Rockets on Tuesday. Cousins received his suspension after punching Rockets guard Patrick Beverley in the stomach at the beginning of the first quarter. He was fined for his ejection in...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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