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Manny Ramirez not retired, says 'Super Manny' can still play

Manny Ramirez has not played in the major leagues since having two performance-enhancing drug-related suspensions in 2011 when he was a member of the Tampa Bay Rays, but he insists that he is not retired. “My qualities are still there, and I just need an opportunity to continue showing that the ‘Super Manny’ can help a team,” Ramirez said Thursday on “Grandes en los Deportes”...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Additions Of Andrej Meszaros, Corey Potter Bolster Bruins’ Defensive Depth (Video)

The Boston Bruins strengthened their depth on the blue line at the NHL trade deadline by acquiring defensemen Andrej Meszaros from the Philadelphia Flyers and Corey Potter off of waivers. The B’s depth has been tested throughout the season with so many defensemen having battled injuries. This has forced the team to call up several young players from the Providence Bruins. The acquisitions...
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David Warsofsky Living The Dream With Boston Bruins (Video)

David Warsofsky is living the dream as a Marshfield, Mass., native playing professional hockey for the hometown Boston Bruins. The 23-year-old defenseman played his college hockey at Boston University, and was selected in the fourth round of the 2008 NHL draft by the St. Louis Blues. Warsofsky made his NHL debut with the Bruins this season, and has tallied a goal and an assist in...
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Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Loui Eriksson Returns For Bruins Against Capitals

BOSTON — When the Bruins announced that Loui Eriksson would miss Tuesday’s game against Florida, the speculation began. It’s not often that a seemingly healthy player gets scratched with a “minor issue” less than 24 hours before the trade deadline. The deadline came and went, however, and Boston general manager Peter Chiarelli revealed Wednesday after the deadline that...
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Andrew Farrell To Grow Beard Until He Scores First Goal For Revolution

BOSTON — Whenever the New England Revolution take a corner kick in 2014, we’ll forgive Andrew Farrell if he has a little razor on his mind. Farrell, 21, has vowed to grow his beard until he scores his first Major League Soccer goal. The promise is the result of a friendly wager the second-year defender made with his older brother. “Me and my brother had a bet during the offseason...
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Report: Patriots, Julian Edelman Discuss Contract Prior To Start Of Free Agency

Julian Edelman hits the open market on Tuesday, but the New England Patriots got a head start on the rest of the league in discussing a new contract with the free agent-to-be wide receiver. The Patriots and Edelman started began contract talks on Thursday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The Patriots have exclusive negotiating rights with Edelman until Saturday at noon. Starting...
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Tony Hawk ‘Sorry’ To Say His Hoverboard Ride Was Just A Prank (Video)

Hoverboard dreams almost became a reality for “Back to the Future” fans on Wednesday, when a company called HUVr released a video of pro skateboarder Tony Hawk and wide receiver Terrell Owens riding a real-life version of Marty McFly’s floating skateboard. Unfortunately, the hoverboard is still too good to be true. Hawk confirmed Thursday that the revolutionary technology in...
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Tim Thomas ‘Upset’ About Trade To Dallas Stars

Tim Thomas seemed to be enjoying his time with the Florida Panthers this season, and according to the man who traded him to the Dallas Stars at Wednesday’s trade deadline, the 38-year-old goaltender wasn’t happy about the move. “It’s strictly business,” Panthers general manager Dale Tallon told Harvey Fialkov of the Florida Sun Sentinel. “We have to win games. …I don’t...
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U.S. Soccer Team To Play Azerbaijan, Turkey, Nigeria Before World Cup

The 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off in just over three months, and the U.S. men’s national team has announced the steps it will take en route to Brazil. On Thursday, the U.S. Soccer federation unveiled its World Cup “Send-Off Series.” The national team will face Azerbaijan, Turkey and Nigeria before flying to its World Cup base in Sao Paulo. “We are absolutely thrilled with...
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Wade Phillips Trolls Cowboys, Jason Garrett In Tweet Boasting Record

Wade Phillips wants the world to know that he’s a better head coach than the Dallas Cowboys’ Jason Garrett. Phillips sent out a trolling tweet on Thursday, boasting that he had a better record than Garrett as the Cowboys’ head coach from 2007 to 2010. Garrett took over as head coach of the Cowboys after Phillips was fired midway through the 2010 season. Jason Garrett is tied...
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Bill Belichick Doesn’t Categorize Patriots Draft Prospects By Round

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick doesn’t grade NFL draft prospects by round, instead taking a more football-minded approach. Former Cleveland Browns general manager Phil Savage worked with Belichick during the mid-’90s as a scout. Savage tweeted out Belichick’s approach to the draft. Under Bill Belichick in early 90's, he did not feel an area scout could know...
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NHL Returns First-Round Draft Pick Devils Lost For Circumventing Salary Cap

The NHL punished the New Jersey Devils for salary cap circumvention in 2010 when they re-signed star forward Ilya Kovalchuk to a 17-year contract worth $102 million, of which $95 million was front-loaded into the first 10 years. An independent arbitrator ruled against the Devils, and they were forced to relinquish a first-round pick in any draft from 2011-14, pay a $3 million fine...
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Which Former Bruins Goalie Won The Vezina Trophy With The Washington Capitals?

The Washington Capitals were in the market for a goaltender leading up to Wednesday’s trade deadline, and they acquired one when they traded for Jaroslav Halak. Hours later, Washington allowed six goals in a loss to the Philadelphia Flyers, which isn’t anything new for one of the league’s worst combinations of defense and goaltending. The Caps are hopeful they can eventually...
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Avery Bradley’s MRI On Ankle Negative, Celtic Diagnosed With Bone Bruise

Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley got some positive news with a negative MRI on Wednesday. Bradley was originally diagnosed with a sprained ankle, but after the negative MRI result, it’s been downgraded to a bone bruise, according to the Boston Herald. Bradley might still be out of action for two weeks, despite the positive diagnosis. Bradley last played nearly a month ago on...
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‘LeBron James Of Hockey,’ Connor McDavid’s Beautiful Goal Goes Viral (GIF)

Whether you refer to him as “the LeBron James of hockey” or “the next Sidney Crosby,” Connor McDavid will be on the minds, mouths and fingertips of NHL fans, general managers and media members over the next 16 months. McDavid, 17, will likely be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NHL entry draft and he’s been spinning out highlight-reel goals over the last few years to...
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Claude Julien Taking Wait And See Approach With Andrej Meszaros, Defensive Rotation

Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien saw his club add to its blue line prior to Wednesday’s trade deadline. He just doesn’t know exactly what his plan is now moving forward. Things have to play out for Julien and the B’s after Boston general manager Peter Chiarelli acquired defenseman Andrej Meszaros from the Philadelphia Flyers and claimed defenseman Corey Potter off waivers...
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Astros, Marlins Among MLB Clubs Vying For Title Of Worst Team In Baseball

Spring training is underway, which means World Series projections have begun. While most people are focusing on the race for first, though, there’s another competition: the race for last. Here’s a look at the five teams that will be battling it out for the dubious honor of being the worst team in baseball this season. Chicago Cubs Regular season wins total: over/under 66.5 The...
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Kevin Garnett Will Sit Out Against Celtics With Back Spasms

Kevin Garnett will not travel with the rest of his Brooklyn Nets teammates to play the Boston Celtics on Friday. Garnett will sit out against Boston with back spasms that have already kept the former Celtic out for three games, according to The Associated Press. “It’s tough for him,” Paul Pierce told the Brooklyn media on Wednesday night. “We had a chance to see him get out...
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Blaise Matuidi Scores Flying Volley For France Against Netherlands (GIF)

This goal will help Blaise Matuidi earn a spot on France’s squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Matuidi scored his first international goal Wednesday in France’s 2-0 win against the Netherlands. Matuidi had already provided the assist for Karim Benzema’s opener when he scored a wonder-goal in the 41st minute. Matuidi ran unmarked into the Netherlands’ penalty area and turned Mathieu...
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Red Sox pitcher reveals infant son has died after battling illness

Boston Red Sox reliever Rich Hill’s absence from spring training has been explained in the saddest of ways. The pitcher, who signed a minor league deal to return to the team this offseason, arrived in Fort Myers on Wednesday night. His late arrival, he told reporters Thursday morning, was due to the illness and death of his infant son. “We had a son on Dec. 26, and he was born...
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Jon Lester Tweets That 6-Year-Old World Series Inspiration Is Cancer Free

Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester got some good news on Tuesday. Zein Youssef, a 6-year-old boy that Lester bonded with during the Red Sox’s World Series last season, is cancer free. Youssef first met Lester — also a cancer survivor — last August when the Red Sox were in Los Angeles to play the Dodgers. Lester and Youssef formed a emotional bond when the boy’s illness took...
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Baylor Raises NCAA Tournament Jersey Game With ‘Sic-Em’ Uniforms (Photos)

Baylor is doing well at making itself the Oregon of college basketball uniforms. The Bears (via Adidas) have a new look for this year’s March Madness, with the fresh design continuing the sometimes eye-crossing tradition of other Baylor jersey alterations. This time, Baylor is taking it one step further and changing the lettering across its players’ chests, replacing the school...
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Test of Red Sox Burst

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Nevada’s Deonte Burton Unleashes Dunk Of The Century (Video)

Deonte Burton has taken posterizing to another level. On Wednesday night, the Nevada guard unleashed the dunk of the century during a Mountain West tilt. After receiving a bounce pass on the right side, Burton soared sky-high toward the rim, drawing Boise State’s Ryan Watkins in for a block attempt. Watkins, even at 6-foot-9, didn’t stand a chance as Burton slammed the rock home...
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Chelsea Handler Bashes Alex Rodriguez: ‘He Is A Pile Of (Expletive)’

Talk show host and comedian Chelsea Handler is not a fan of suspended New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, and she’s not afraid to say it to his face. Handler was a guest on The Howard Stern Show on Wednesday, and she described a chance encounter with Rodriguez. Rodriguez approached Handler and asked, “Chelsea, why do you have to make fun of me all the time?” Handler...
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