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VIDEO: Jeopardy Contestant Fails To Answer Easy Johnny Manziel Question Correctly

Sports questions are often difficult for Jeopardy contestants, and we have seen a few  examples of this over the last few months. The latest sports-themed question to stump the three contestants was of the college football variety, specifically Heisman Trophy winners. The category was named “Heisman Schools,” and it provided a past winner with the year he won the award. To...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

John Farrell ‘Firmly Believes’ That Sox Offense Will Pick Up (Video)

Although the Boston Red Sox’s starting rotation hasn’t been at its sharpest in the past week or so, it hasn’t helped that their batters have been stranding runners like crazy. Manager John Farrell addressed this concern before Thursday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays, in which the Jays finished off their three-game sweep of the struggling Sox. While leaving runners in...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski To Guest Star, Improvise On ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway’

Rob Gronkowski, who struggles to answer questions from the media without saying “day to day” at least once, is giving improv comedy a shot. The New England Patriots tight end will guest star on on the reboot of “Whose Line Is It Anyway” on June 2 (h/t to AwfulAnnouncing.com). The show returned from a 5 1/2-year hiatus in June 2013, hosted by comedienne Aisha Tyler. Each show...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Landon Donovan’s Greatest U.S. Men’s National Team Moments

Landon Donovan is one of the generational stars responsible for the immense growth and popularity of soccer in the United States, but the 32-year-old legend won’t be representing the red, white and blue at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil next month. U.S. manager Jurgen Klinsmann called leaving Donovan off his final 23-man roster one of the “toughest decisions” of his coaching...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Sox Closer Bob Stanley Nostalgic In His Return To Fenway (Video)

When the Toronto Blue Jays came to Fenway Park for their three-game series against the Boston Red Sox, they brought a Red Sox legend with them. Former Sox closer Bob Stanley was hired as the Blue Jays bullpen coach before the start of this season. Stanley spent his entire 13-year career with the Sox and led the team in saves (132) at the time of his retirement in 1989 until Jonthan...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Rangers’ Daniel Carcillo Ejected After Shoving Linesman In Game 3

Emotions were running high in the first period of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals between the New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens. After Canadiens winger Brandon Prust was not penalized for a dirty, late hit on Rangers center Derek Stepan, New York forwards Daniel Carcillo and Daniel Carcillo sought payback. Dorsett wound up fighting Prust a few minutes after the late...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots Work Out Free-Agent Cornerback Terrell Thomas

The New England Patriots either are building a roster, or forming a self-help group for football players who have suffered a torn ACL. The Patriots worked out veteran free-agent cornerback Terrell Thomas on Thursday, Howard Belzer reported. Thomas managed to play 16 games for the New York Giants in 2013 after missing two consecutive seasons with tears in his right ACL. Thomas mostly...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Brandon Prust Not Penalized For Late Hit On Rangers’ Derek Stepan

Montreal Canadiens winger Brandon Prust should have been ejected for a dangerous hit on New York Rangers center Derek Stepan in the first period of Thursday’s Game 3, but he escaped without a penalty. Prust hit Stepan with a late, high hit that knocked the 23-year-old forward out of the game for a few minutes. The puck was long gone when Prust made contact. It was a clear case...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Klinsmann: Leaving Donovan off team 'toughest decision'

The announcement of the United States’ final 2014 FIFA World Cup roster in Brazil was met with fan backlash when veteran forward Landon Donovan, arguably the face of American soccer, was not among the 23 players selected. “This is certainly one of the toughest decisions — the toughest decision in my coaching career — to tell a player like him with everything he’s done and...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Peterson: Richard Sherman’s Job ‘Much Easier Than Mine’

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson isn’t denying that Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is good. But Peterson believes Sherman wouldn’t be that good in another team’s defensive scheme. “If you look at their scheme and you look at our scheme, he’s a Cover-3 corner, period,” Peterson told Arizona Sports 98.7 FM, as reported by CBSSports.com. “A lot...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Jon Lester Roughed Up As Starting Pitching Again Fails Red Sox At Fenway

BOSTON — The Jon Lester who took the mound in the third through seventh innings Thursday afternoon was exactly what the Boston Red Sox want to see out of their ace: He was efficient, kept runners off the basepaths and got the big out when he needed it. The Lester fans at Fenway Park saw during the first and second innings, however, was something else entirely. The left-hander entered...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Wrigley Field Restoration Faces Setbacks, Lawsuits From Rooftop Venues

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs signaled that their contentious relationship with the owners of rooftop venues across the street from Wrigley Field is about to become what amounts to a bench-clearing brawl, with a proposal Thursday to erect more outfield signs than the city said it could. That triggered an immediate vow from the rooftop owners to fight in court what they see as a threat...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Jurgen Klinsmann Sticks To Plan With Choices For USA World Cup Roster

The word “team” is a misnomer when describing the United States Men’s National Soccer Team under head coach Jurgen Klinsmann. For decades, fans in America have spoken of the U.S. national team in a literal sense — one in which players establish themselves, form bonds and hierarchies and perform their roles until the coach tells them their time is up. Under Klinsmann, the...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers’ Henrik Lundqvist Leading List Of Conn Smythe Trophy Candidates

After the first two games of the Eastern and Western conference finals, it’s time to review the top candidates for the Conn Smythe Trophy, an award given annually to the most valuable player of the Stanley Cup playoffs. There are many players making a strong case to be among the top candidates for this year’s award. In fact, this might become one of the tightest races in a long...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick: Patriots Not ‘That Interested’ In Trading Ryan Mallett

Ryan Mallett is stuck playing second fiddle to Tom Brady for one more season, it seems. New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick expressed his disinterest in dealing the backup quarterback on Thursday afternoon during an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “That’s not really something that we’re that interested in,” Belichick said to Jim Miller and Pat Kirwan about...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers’ Prince Fielder To Undergo Season-Ending Neck Surgery

The Texas Rangers’ recent woes just got worse. The team announced Thursday that first baseman Prince Fielder will undergo season-ending surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck. The surgery is scheduled for Tuesday. Fielder was part of a blockbuster trade between the Rangers and the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers acquired second baseman Ian Kinsler in the deal. Fielder was supposed...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

United States Reveals 2014 World Cup Roster; Landon Donovan Excluded

The United States announced the roster of players it will take to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil next month. It includes a mix of seasoned veterans and young players hoping to make their mark on the sport’s biggest international stage. One seasoned veteran who won’t be there is Landon Donovan, the Americans’ all-time leader in goals and assists. “It’s an exciting moment...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks Minor Leaguer Hits Four Home Runs Over Five Innings

Jon Griffin, a 25-year-old first baseman for the Mobile BayBears, isn’t a very highly-ranked prospect, but that didn’t stop him from getting some national attention. The Arizona Diamondbacks’ Double-A affiliate was taking on the Tennessee Smokies (a Chicago Cubs affiliate) on Wednesday night, and it was a standard baseball game going into the fifth inning, with the BayBears...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Sign Two, Release Two, Including Rutgers Safety Jeremy Deering

The New England Patriots’ game of undrafted free-agent musical chairs rages on. The Patriots released undrafted free-agent safety Jeremy Deering and fifth-year wide receiver Greg Orton and signed undrafted free-agent defensive tackle LT Tuipulotu and second-year safety Dax Swanson on Thursday, the team announced. Deering, a Rutgers product, was signed by the Patriots just six days...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Islanders Agree To Sign Jaroslav Halak, Keep 2014 First-Round Draft Pick

The New York Islanders announced two moves on Thursday, both of which will greatly impact the immediate future of the team. The first was the decision to keep their first-round pick in the 2014 NHL draft and send their 2015 Round 1 selection to the Buffalo Sabres, which completes the Thomas Vanek trade made on October 27. As part of that deal, the Isles had to send their first-round...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Collegiate baseball team unveils awesome tuxedo uniform

The Gastonia Grizzlies are advertising themselves as the “best-dressed team in sports,” and they’re probably right. For unexplained reasons — other than the fact that they look awesome — the summer collegiate baseball team unveiled tuxedo uniforms Thursday that they plan on wearing during their home opener Saturday. The jerseys have yellow ties and black vests printed...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Stars GM Feels ‘There Could Be A Lot Of Moves’ At 2014 NHL Draft

The anticipation surrounding the 2014 NHL Draft might be greater for the trades that could go down before and during the event than for the actual players who will be drafted. At least one general manager thinks that there could be a flurry of moves in Philadelphia, where this year’s draft will be held on June 27-28. “Some teams are going to be looking to move some salaries...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Jurgen Klinsmann Waiting To Make Final Cuts From USA World Cup Roster

STANFORD, Calif. — While other World Cup coaches have pared down their 23-player rosters as they prepare for Brazil, Jurgen Klinsmann prefers to wait. He has brought 30 U.S. hopefuls to Stanford for training camp to ensure he gets his selections just right before the team’s June 8 departure to Sao Paulo. For now, each man playing for Klinsmann knows he must perform each day —...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Browner Snubbed By President Obama, Vows To Return To White House

Barack Obama added a presidential-sized chip to Brandon Browner’s shoulder. Browner was snubbed by Obama when the newly signed New England Patriots cornerback was at the White House, celebrating the Seattle Seahawks’ Super Bowl XLVIII victory. Browner played on the 2013 Seahawks but missed the Super Bowl after being suspended for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins Wants To Play Against LeBron James, Kevin Durant (Video)

Aaron Gordon has yet to play an NBA game, but he has already mastered parrying questions like a pro. The Arizona forward asked which player he is most looking forward to guarding after he is drafted (presumably very early) in the 2014 NBA draft. Deftly, the 18-year-old essentially said that every player is really good, and that no single person stood out. Very smart, young Mr. Gordon...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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