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Bruins Potential Trade Targets: B’s Likely To Look For Defensive Depth

Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli is in his busy season now. The Boston GM will likely be looking to add to his team before the upcoming March 5 trade deadline. He’s gone on record saying that he’d like to add defensive depth, but adding that or any other piece won’t be an easy task. The trade market is seemingly more limited than it is in most years, which means...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Louis Nix can't stick landing of broad jump at combine

Notre Dame defensive tackle Louis Nix made the broad jump look easy at the NFL Scouting Combine Monday. It was just the landing part that proved difficult for him. The 6-foot-2, 331-pound Nix did all he could to stay on his feet after completing the jump, including some impressive arm circles, but gravity was not on his side. The Notre Dame standout fell to the ground hard and terrified...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Burke Badenhop Breaks Down History Of ‘The Hopper’ Nickname

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Burke Badenhop’s nickname should play well in Boston. Badenhop, who was acquired by the Red Sox in late November, goes by the nickname “The Hopper,” which the reliever told NESN.com was given to him by former Marlins manager — and current Atlanta Braves skipper — Fredi Gonzalez during the pitcher’s first major league camp. “In college, it was interesting...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Rajon Rondo, Draft Picks Give Celtics Valuable Summertime Trade Assets (Audio)

Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics could be headed for a busy summer. They are armed with draft picks, a number of soon-to-be-expiring contracts and a desirable All-Star point guard in Rajon Rondo. Yet that favorable situation was not enough to satisfy some fans, who think Ainge should have been more active at the NBA trade deadline. Two straight Celtics losses since then should...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Erik Karlsson On Silver Medal Value: ‘You’ll See When I Put It Out On eBay’

Sweden’s Erik Karlsson isn’t leaving the 2014 Winter Olympics empty-handed, but he might as well be. The Ottawa Senators defenseman was understandably upset after falling to Canada 3-0 in the gold medal game on Sunday, but his loss might be the Internet’s gain. Following the game, Karlsson was asked what the silver medal means to him and it turns out he’s not too keen on...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

David Krejci Would ‘Love’ For NHL To Continue Olympic Participation

BOSTON — Bruins center David Krejci wants to play in the 2018 Winter Olympics. That’s assuming, of course, NHL players actually participate when the puck drops in Pyeongchang, South Korea. That’s far from a given at this point. There’s an ongoing debate as to whether NHL players will play at the Olympics in four years. Concerns over potential injury and a lack of profitability...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Cliff Lee Receives Package Of Fingernail Clippings In Mail From Fan

There’s fan mail and then there’s fan nails. Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee reportedly received fingernail clippings in the mail from a fan, Anthony Castrovince of MLB.com reported Sunday via Twitter. While it remains uncertain whether the nail package was a gift of praise or disdain, it is safe to say that the 35-year-old lefty could probably live without donated body parts in the...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Celtics-Jazz Live: Jared Sullinger Sits Again With Concussion

4:30 p.m. ET: Two of the league’s finest young big men are likely to watch from the sidelines in a battle of team with two of the worst records in the NBA. Boston Celtics center/forward Jared Sullinger will be out for the second straight game after suffering a concussion Friday. Utah Jazz center Derrick Favors, who has missed seven of the last 13 games with a hip injury, is questionable...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara Faces Dustin Pedroia, Mike Napoli During Live BP (Video)

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Koji Uehara brought his usual energy to the mound during Monday’s Boston Red Sox spring training workout at JetBlue Park. Uehara faced Dustin Pedroia and Mike Napoli during a live batting practice session on one of Fenway South’s six fields. Most fans at Monday’s workout made their way over to the diamond to soak up the action, and it turned out to be perhaps...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Combine Monday Winners And Losers: Jadeveon Clowney, Aaron Donald Stand Out

The NFL Scouting Combine went as planned on Monday. South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald shined while Missouri defensive end Michael Sam struggled. Clowney looked like the best player in the draft despite failing to participate in positional drills due to a tight hip flexor. Find out which linebackers and defensive linemen were...
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Jon Lester, Red Sox Pitchers Face Comebackers During ‘Rag Ball’ Drill (Video)

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Perhaps the most terrifying drill of Boston Red Sox spring training took place Monday. Red Sox pitchers, including Jon Lester, John Lackey and Clay Buchholz, participated in a “rag ball” drill in the left field bullpen of one of Fenway South’s six fields. Pawtucket pitching coach Rich Sauveur and Portland pitching coach Bob Kipper were present for the drill...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Participate In ‘Larry Bird’ Rundown Drill At Spring Training (Video)

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Boston Red Sox, donning their home white jerseys because of photo day, participated in rundown drills at Sunday’s spring training workout at JetBlue Park. Third base/infield coach Brian Butterfield led Sunday’s rundown drills, which simulated various situations in which rundowns could take place. The workout even included the “Larry Bird” rundown...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Venezuela Protests Hit Home For Edward Mujica, Others In Red Sox Clubhouse

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Venezuela protests are hitting close to home in the Boston Red Sox clubhouse. Several Red Sox players from Venezuela, including Edward Mujica, Jonathan Herrera and Felix Doubront, are keeping tabs on the current political unrest in their native country. The players even posed for a photo before Monday’s spring training workout at JetBlue Park, sending a...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara Stars In Commercial For Japanese Beer (Video)

Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara said Monday that “nothing has changed” since he helped lead the Sox to a World Series championship four months ago. But Uehara’s surprise success has led to some added notoriety in his native Japan. The 38-year-old right-hander recently parlayed his 2013 accomplishments into an endorsement deal with Suntory, a Japanese beer company. Check...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Zdeno Chara, David Krejci Back With Bruins, Rave About Olympic Experiences

BOSTON — Bruins captain Zdeno Chara has been a very busy man the last couple of weeks, but now he’s really ready to “get back to business.” The B’s defenseman was back on the ice Monday at TD Garden wearing the spoked-B for the first time Feb. 4. He left the team after that day’s game against the Vancouver Canucks and headed to Russia to represent Slovakia at the 2014...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara Downplays Popularity Despite World Series Heroics With Red Sox

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Koji Uehara was a World Series hero for the Boston Red Sox in 2013. Surely, his life has changed drastically since last October, right? Not according to Koji. “Nothing has changed at all,” Uehara said through translator C.J. Matsumoto after the Red Sox’s spring training workout at JetBlue Park on Monday. “I don’t realize any changes,” Uehara continued...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Aussie Rules Football Player Does His Best To Spark Full-Field Brawl (Video)

Australian rules football is known to be a rough sport, but Brodie Grundy went a bit overboard with his violence Saturday. Grundy, who plays for Collingwood in the Australian Football League, appeared to let his frustration boil over in an eventual blowout loss to Richmond, prompting him to fling one opponent to the ground after a play before grappling with — and eventually shaking...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski To Pair Up Again, Cover Oscars Fashion

Figure skating veterans Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski took Olympic fashion to a whole new level when they commentated the 2014 Winter Games in bright, coordinated outfits. The dynamic duo is set to return sooner than expected, as next week they will report on Oscars fashion for Access Hollywood, Weir told USA Today Sports. “We already have people pulling clothes,” Weir said....
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Fabian Johnson To Join Borussia Moenchengladbach After World Cup

MOENCHENGLADBACH, Germany — Borussia Moenchengladbach has signed U. S. midfielder Fabian Johnson from Bundesliga rival Hoffenheim as of next season. Moenchengladbach says Johnson has received a four-year contract that becomes valid in the summer. Johnson comes as a free agent. Moenchengladbach’s sports director Max Eberl says Johnson is a “very interesting player … who can...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Lehigh Valley IronPigs Unveil Bacon-Inspired Alternate Uniforms (Photos)

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs’ new alternate uniforms get an A+ for creativity. After a week-long campaign — dubbed #SmellTheChange — the Philadelphia Phillies’ Triple-A affiliate added a sizzling new wrinkle to their duds for the upcoming season: bacon. Only one of the team’s unis (the Saturday home version) will actual feature the delectable breakfast food, but that’s...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Babe Ruth’s 1923 World Series Watch Sells For $717,000 (Photo)

NEW YORK — Babe Ruth’s watch from the 1923 World Series has sold for $717,000 at auction in New York City. Heritage Auctions says the watch was bought Saturday by a telephone bidder who is remaining anonymous. The watch was part of a set given to Ruth and his Yankees teammates after they beat their rivals the New York Giants in the 1923 Series. Another highlight of the auction...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Erin Andrews To Co-Host New Season Of ‘Dancing With The Stars’

Erin Andrews will be returning to “Dancing With The Stars” this season, but not as a contestant. Andrews confirmed Monday that she has signed on to co-host the ABC hit show alongside Tom Bergeron. She replaces Brooke Burke-Charvet, who co-hosted the previous seven seasons. Very excited! I have HUGE shoes to fill RT @GMA: #DWTS Announcement: Joining @Tom_Bergeron as a co-host...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Figure Skater Evgeni Plushenko Plans To Broadcast Spine Surgery Live

Legendary Russian figure skater Evgeni Plushenko wants to give fans an inside look at his recovery from the spine injury that forced him out of the 2014 Winter Olympics early — a very, very inside look. Plushenko told Russian media members Monday that he plans to show his upcoming spinal surgery to the world as it happens via “some kind of live broadcast.” “I think everybody...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Bart Scott To Join CBS’ ‘The NFL Today’ Pregame Show As Analyst

Tony Gonzalez won’t be the only new face on CBS’ NFL pregame coverage this season. The network announced Monday that former Baltimore Ravens and New York Jets linebacker Bart Scott will join the cast of “The NFL Today” after spending last season as an analyst on CBS Sports Network’s “The Other Pregame Show.” “Bart joining ’The NFL Today’ is a natural progression...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Prospect Leaves Combine, Says God Told Him He’ll Play For Seahawks

While most NFL prospects are running the 40-yard dash and counting bench press reps in front of NFL scouts, former San Diego State running back Adam Muema is missing out. Muema was invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, but left on Sunday without working out, citing religious reasons, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune. The running back didn’t participate in any position-specific...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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