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Derick Brassard Hammers Slap Shot On Breakaway Past Dustin Tokarski (Video)

The Montreal Canadiens might know where New York Rangers forward Derick Brassard is injured, but on Sunday night, it was Brassard dishing out some hurt to the Habs. After Carl Hagelin scored on a breakaway to open the scoring in the first period, Brassard gave the Rangers the lead with less than a minute remaining in the second period of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final with...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Pitcher Kicks Comebacker Directly Into First Baseman’s Glove (GIF)

Houston Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel clearly can’t wait for the World Cup. The southpaw tossed a four-hitter as he threw his second complete game in three starts Sunday, and he’s on such a roll of late that he’s even making seemingly impossible plays look easy — not to mention smooth. During his team’s 4-1 win over the Seattle Mariners, Keuchel took a line drive off...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon Defends Yunel Escobar, Points Out Red Sox Not Innocent Either

The Boston Red Sox certainly took offense to Yunel Escobar stealing third base with his team leading by five runs in the seventh inning of Sunday’s game. But Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Madden had no problem with the swiping. Frustration boiled over for the Red Sox, who were about to be handed their 10th consecutive loss, as words were exchanged and benches cleared. It might be...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Hunter-Reay Wins Indy 500; Son Wants Nothing To Do With Milk (Video)

Ryan Hunter-Reay became the first American since 2006 to win the Indianapolis 500, pulling off the feat in dramatic fashion. Hunter-Reay and Helio Castroneves traded the lead four times during the last six laps, but it was the American who pulled ahead at the last second to win by 0.0600 seconds — the second-closest finish in the race’s history. “I’m a proud American boy...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather, T.I. Brawl Over Instagram Photos At Las Vegas Fatburger

What happened in Vegas this past weekend, certainly did not stay in Vegas. While Johnny Manziel and Rob Gronkowski were enjoying Memorial Day Weekend by bro-ing out poolside in Sin City, rapper T.I. and Floyd Mayweather were engaging in a brawl at a Fatburger on the Las Vegas strip. The undefeated boxer exchanged some words with T.I. before the situation escalated and both punches...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

David Ross: Our ‘Whole Team’ Took Exception To Yunel Escobar Stealing (Video)

Tempers flared during the bottom of the seventh inning of Sunday’s Boston Red Sox-Tampa Bay Rays game when Yunel Escobar stole third without a throw. Some members of the Red Sox took exception to Escobar’s baserunning with a five-run lead, and it didn’t take long for the benches to clear. The scrap was the product of the team’s collective frustration, catcher David Ross said...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Three players ejected during Rays-Red Sox brawl

The intensity in Sunday’s game between the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field reached its apex in the seventh inning when the benches emptied and three players were ejected. It all started when Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar stole third base while no one was covering it. He then started shouting at the Red Sox dugout and pointed his finger in the same direction...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Russia Defeats Finland To Win Gold At 2014 IIHF World Championships

Russia followed its disappointing finish at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi with a gold-medal triumph at the 2014 IIHF World Championships in Belarus. The Russians defeated Finland 5-2 to claim their second title in the last three years and fourth in the last seven years. They were led by superstar forwards Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals and Evgeni Malkin of the...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Prospect’s First Home Run Of Season Caught By His Dad (Video)

It was a great day to be a member of the Gregor family on Saturday. Houston Astros prospect Conrad Gregor launched his first home run of the 2014 season for the Quad Cities River Bandits, and his blast couldn’t have landed in the hands of a better — or more proud –  fan. At the time, most people thought a very enthusiastic man impressively corralled the homer, but after the...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Beckett tosses no-hitter against Phillies

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Josh Beckett picked up his third win of the season in dramatic fashion Sunday by throwing his first career no-hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies. The 21st no-hitter in #Dodgers history belongs to Josh Beckett. A Memorial Day Weekend to remember.— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 25, 2014 Josh Beckett throws a no-hitter against #Phils...
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Red Sox’s Brandon Workman To Make First 2014 Start Against Rays (Video)

Brandon Workman will make his first start of the 2014 regular season Sunday afternoon when the Boston Red Sox look to end their nine-game losing streak against the Tampa Bay Rays. Workman was called up from Triple-A Pawtucket when Mike Napoli was placed on the 15-day disabled list. He has a 3.18 earned run average, 10 strikeouts and a 1.15 WHIP in three appearances this season. Check...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Place Mike Napoli On 15-Day Disabled List (Video)

The Boston Red Sox placed first baseman Mike Napoli on the 15-day disabled list Sunday after he sprained his left fourth finger. Napoli is a key part of the Red Sox offense with a .260 batting average, five home runs and 22 RBI. Starting pitcher Brandon Workman was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket. Check out the video above to watch manager John Farrell comment on Napoli’s trip...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Drew Doughty Making Case As NHL’s Best Defenseman In Stanley Cup Playoffs

Drew Doughty isn’t a finalist for this year’s Norris Trophy, but few players at any position have performed at a higher level in the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs than the Los Angeles Kings defenseman. In fact, Doughty has been so impressive in the playoffs that one of his teammates has compared him to probable Hall of Famer Nicklas Lidstrom. That’s right, the Lidstrom who won...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Alain Vigneault rips Canadiens for booting Rangers assistant

Montreal Canadiens head coach Michael Therrien was unhappy that New York Rangers assistant coach Ulf Samuelsson was watching his team’s Saturday practice and asked him to leave. Samuelsson eventually got up and left, but Rangers general manager Glen Sather and assistant coach Dan Lacroix showed up a short while after that to watch Montreal skate. Therrien said Saturday that there...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Sign Manny Ramirez As Triple-A Player-Coach

The Chicago Cubs announced Sunday that they have signed 12-time All Star Manny Ramirez to be a player-coach for Triple-A Iowa. “We are excited to welcome Manny to the Cubs organization and look forward to him working with our young hitters,” Cubs general manager Theo Epstein said in a statement. “Manny is not only one of the best hitters of all time, he is also a dedicated...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Rays Live: Brandon Workman Hopes To End Sox’s Nine-Game Skid

12:30 p.m.: We’re just over an hour away from the first pitch as the Red Sox hope to snap a nine-game losing streak in the final game of a three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays. Boston’s hopes will rest on the shoulders of starting pitcher Brandon Workman, who was just recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket to start in the place of injured pitcher Felix Doubront. Workman has...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers’ Alain Vigneault Responds To Michel Therrien’s Derick Brassard Injury Comments

New York Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault was not happy with Montreal Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien’s comments about Derick Brassard’s injury during Saturday’s media availability. Therrien said his team knows where the Rangers center is injured. #canadiens Michel Therrien in french:"we expect Derick Brassard to play and we know exactly where he's injured. Hockey is...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Placed On 15-Day Disabled List; Brandon Workman Recalled

The injuries are starting to pile up for the Boston Red Sox. One day after sending right fielder Shane Victorino to the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring, the Red Sox announced that they have placed first baseman Mike Napoli on the 15-day DL with a sprained left fourth finger. While his sprained finger is the official reason for Napoli’s trip to the DL, the...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

David Ortiz In Lineup, Mike Napoli Out Again For Red Sox Against Rays

The Boston Red Sox will have a little more firepower in their lineup on Sunday as they look to get back on track against the Tampa Bay Rays. Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was not in the starting lineup for the team’s 6-5 extra-innings loss on Saturday but returns to the batting order on Sunday for the series finale against the Rays at Tropicana Field at 1:40 p.m. Ortiz will bat...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers’ Daniel Carcillo Appeals 10-Game Suspension For Abusing Official

New York Rangers forward Daniel Carcillo will appeal the 10-game suspension he received from the NHL for physically abusing a linesman in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. The date and time of the suspension appeal, which will be heard by league commissioner Gary Bettman, has not been announced. Bettman has reviewed two suspensions this season (Shawn Thornton and Patrick Kaleta’s...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski, Johnny Manziel Party With Bikini-Clad Girls (Photos)

The NFL’s two biggest bros joined forces Saturday afternoon in the bro capital of the world. New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel were spotted partying together in Las Vegas this weekend. It appears the Patriots gave Gronkowski Memorial Day weekend (or Bromorial Day weekend) off to rest his ailing knee. Yup. That...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonathan Toews Lone Bright Spot For Blackhawks In Loss To Kings (Video)

The Chicago Blackhawks had no answer for the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night, as the Kings scored three unanswered goals en route to a 4-3 win in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals. On the bright side, the Kings had no answer for Jonathan Toews. The Blackhawks captain was in top form on Saturday, scoring two goals in the first period to run his postseason total to eight...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 French Open: Rafael Nadal Begins Quest For 5th Consecutive Title

Few athletes in the history of sports have dominated one tournament as much as Rafael Nadal has found success at the French Open. The 27-year-old has won eight titles on the clay courts of Roland Garros and enters this year’s event looking for his fifth straight championship. The No. 1 ranked player in the world has won three singles titles this season and is 34-6 overall in singles...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Ray Allen’s Clutch Shooting Gives Heat Game 3 Win Over Pacers

Ray Allen is the second-oldest player in the NBA, but he still shoots 3-pointers as well as he did 10 years ago. The veteran shooting guard helped the Miami Heat pull away from the Indiana Pacers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals Saturday night with four 3-point shots in the fourth quarter. Here’s his shot chart from the final 12 minutes. Miami likely would not have won...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Sanchez’s ‘Butt Fumble’ Jersey Sells For $820 At Auction (Video)

Mark Sanchez is probably ready to put his infamous “butt fumble” in the past. Apparently the fans of his former team are not. The former New York Jets quarterback’s fateful play resurfaced yet again this week when the jersey he wore during that game — a 49-19 blowout at the hands of the New England Patriots on November 22, 2012 — was auctioned off by the NFL for a grand...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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