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Rangers Infielder Fails When Ball Gets Stuck In His Jersey (Video)

Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor was prepared to throw to first base after making a nice play on a tough grounder Monday night. Apparently his uniform had other plans. In one of the weirdest plays of the young baseball season, Odor fell victim to the jersey monster when the ball managed to somehow get lodged in between the buttons of his uniform, preventing him from throwing...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Brendan Rodgers Wins LMA Manager Of The Year Award

Brendan Rodgers’ peers recognized his outstanding work as Liverpool manager with their most prestigious honor. England’s Football League Managers’ Association named Rodgers its “Manager of the Year” on Monday. The managers from 92 clubs in England’s top four divisions cast their ballots, and Rodgers received the majority of the votes. “There can be no greater tribute...
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Report: LeBron James Tried To Recruit Doc Rivers To Coach Cavaliers

Paul Pierce has 49 more reasons to dislike LeBron James after Game 6, but points aren’t all that irritates Pierce. The former Boston Celtics captain reportedly holds a grudge against James for once trying to steal his coach. Before “The Decision” that landed James with the Miami Heat, before last offseason’s blockbuster trade that sent Pierce to the Brooklyn Nets, James...
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Enter To Win Tickets For Bruins-Canadiens Game 7 At TD Garden

The Boston Bruins are preparing to take on the Montreal Canadiens in a Game 7 for the ninth time in their storied history, and the B’s are offering the chance for one lucky fan and a guest to watch the game in style. The team is raffling off two luxury-suite seats for Wednesday night’s series-deciding matchup at TD Garden, with all proceeds going to benefit the Boston Bruins...
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Celtics-Knicks Dividing Line Extends Deep Into Connecticut, New York

You know that friend of yours from Western Connecticut who you hate to visit during baseball season, because you know you’ll get into a Red Sox-Yankees argument? Well, it turns out you can feel much safer visiting that friend during basketball season. Boston Celtics fandom extends deep into New England’s southernmost state, almost all the way to Danbury, Conn., and even into...
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Doc Rivers: Donald Sterling Interview ‘Doesn’t Sound Like Much Of An Apology’

With the Los Angeles Clippers still very much alive in the NBA playoffs, Doc Rivers told reporters Monday that he hasn’t paid much attention to the news surrounding Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s disastrous interview with CNN. But when told of perhaps Sterling’s most controversial remark in the sit-down with Anderson Cooper — that Magic Johnson is a poor role model...
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Report: Michael Sam Kiss Nearly Didn’t Air On ESPN Due To Video Issues

Michael Sam’s reaction after getting drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the final round of the NFL draft will be remembered as one of the most historic moments in sports history. Due to some local weather issues, Sam’s reaction almost didn’t make it to the air at all. In a behind-the-scenes look at the iconic moment, The MMQB’s Richard Deitsch reports that ESPN had cameras...
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Umpire Taps Torii Hunter On Face After Benches Clear In Baltimore (GIF)

Tempers nearly boiled over Monday night at Camden Yards, as Detroit Tigers right fielder Torii Hunter took exception to an eighth-inning beaning courtesy of Baltimore Orioles starter Bud Norris. Norris had just surrendered a two-run home run to Ian Kinsler to break open a one-run game, so when Hunter was plunked two pitches later, the veteran outfielder apparently had a hard time...
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AFC North NFL Draft Grades: Browns Look To Win Now, Ravens Draft Smart

The AFC North could have competition from the Cleveland Browns after the 2014 NFL draft. The Browns obviously look to compete soon based on how they drafted last weekend. They selected six players in the first four rounds, but forgot to fill one very important need. The Ravens and Steelers continued to draft well, while the Bengals could have a quarterback controversy in the future...
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Adam Silver: Magic Johnson Subject Of ‘Malicious And Personal Attack’

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling participated in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Monday night to apologize for racist remarks he made nearly two weeks ago. When the subject turned to Magic Johnson, though, Sterling did anything but apologize. Sterling ripped the former NBA legend — who was the main subject of the owner’s initial racist remarks — telling...
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Mets’ Jenrry Mejia Dances Off Mound After Inning-Ending Strikeout (GIF)

New York Mets right-hander Jenrry Mejia has been godawful in his three most recent starts, prompting manager Terry Collins to shift him to the bullpen before the start of the team’s Subway Series against the Yankees. So, when Mejia pitched 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief Monday night to pick up the win, he was understandably excited. After mowing down Yankees center fielder...
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Claude Julien Goes To Bat For Bruins After Late Scrum In Game 6

It’s not unusual for Stanley Cup playoff games to get a little physical in the final minutes, and the Bruins-Canadiens matchup on Monday night was no different. The B’s and Habs had plenty of rough stuff in the final minute, which all seemed to start after Canadiens defenseman Andrei Markov appeared to pitchfork Bruins captain Zdeno Chara in the groin. That didn’t sit well...
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Canadiens Tweet ‘Stay Classy’ After Game 6 Win Over Bruins

The Bruins-Canadiens rivalry might be spilling over into at least one of the team-run Twitter accounts. The Canadiens evened the second-round Stanley Cup playoffs series with a convincing 4-0 win over the Bruins on Monday night, and there will now be a Game 7 on Wednesday in Boston. The one-sided win didn’t come without a little bit of controversy, though. The two teams got tangled...
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Bruins Must Put Ugly Game 6 Letdown Behind Them; Shift Focus To Game 7

The Boston Bruins played Monday night played like a team that was content with having a Game 7 on home ice in their back pocket. Now they will have to empty those pockets on Wednesday night with their season on the line. The Bruins knew they were going to get a handful from the Montreal Canadiens in Game 6. The Habs gave them that handful and then some, as a fired-up Montreal team steamrolled...
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Bruins Need More From Top Line To Avoid Elimination In Game 7 Against Canadiens

The Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens are headed for another dramatic Game 7 climax. The Canadiens were facing elimination Monday night in Montreal and responded with one of their best performances of the season in a 4-0 victory, sending this second-round Stanley Cup playoff series back to Boston, where the winner will earn a spot in the Eastern Conference finals. There were many...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Tuukka Rask: Canadiens’ First-Period Goal ‘Took The Energy Out Of Us’ (Video)

The Montreal Canadiens shut out the Boston Bruins Monday night at the Bell Centre 4-0, ensuring a Game 7 in the second-round series. With their backs against the wall, the Habs came out flying and got on the board just 2:11 into the game with a goal by Lars Eller. The B’s never managed to dig themselves out of the early hole as the Canadiens tacked on two more goals in the second...
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Canadiens Fans Celebrate Game 6 Win By Carrying Bear Skin Through Streets (Photo)

Montreal Canadiens fans are apparently not worried about poking the bear — mostly because they’ve already skinned it. Moments after the Habs blanked the Boston Bruins 4-0 on Monday night to force a Game 7 back in Boston in the second-round series, fans flooded the streets outside of the Bell Centre. But they weren’t alone. Fans ran outside and carried around a giant bear skin...
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WATCH: Andrei Markov spears Chara in groin, starts melee

The Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens didn’t let the final moments of Thursday’s Game 6 without a little bit of controversy. The Habs cruised to a 4-0 win to force a Game 7 in their second-round Stanley Cup playoffs series, but despite the one-sided final score, the game ended with tempers flaring. The rough stuff really started when Montreal defenseman Andrei Markov and Bruins...
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Canadiens Fans Throw Garbage At Milan Lucic As He Exits Ice (GIF)

The end of Monday night’s Game 6 between the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre featured several scrums, many penalties and a lot of frustration shown by the visiting team. When the game had finally ended with the Canadiens earning a 4-0 victory to force a decisive Game 7, the Bruins quickly made their way to the exit. As Milan Lucic and Zdeno Chara were leaving...
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Donald Sterling Rips Magic Johnson, Questions His Status As Role Model (Video)

Disgraced Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling didn’t do himself any favors in his interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, which ran Monday night. In his first sit-down interview since audio recordings of him making racist comments were leaked, the now-banned owner told Cooper he was “asking for forgiveness.” “I’m not a racist,” Sterling told Cooper. “I made a...
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Andrew Luck Crashes Indianapolis Wedding, Joins Couple For Pictures (Photos)

What does Andrew Luck do in the offseason? Well, he crashes weddings, of course. A couple in Indianapolis upped the ante on wedding pictures when they added the Indianapolis Colts quarterback to their shots after they spotted him downtown and he graciously agreed to jump in and join their group. Madeline & Jason got a wedding photo of a lifetime yesterday when we ran into @Colts...
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Henrik Lundqvist Fined $5,000 For Squirting Water At Sidney Crosby

New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist was fined $5,000 by the NHL for “unsportsmanlike conduct” during Game 6 against the Pittsburgh Penguins, the league announced Monday. The incident occurred at the end of the second period in New York’s 3-1 win over Pittsburgh when Lundqvist dumped water on Sidney Crosby’s face as he skated off the ice during a scrum. Lundqvist’s...
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Report: Marlins’ Jose Fernandez Expected To Need Season-Ending Surgery

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez felt some discomfort in his right elbow after his most recent start on Friday, and we have now learned that he is expected to require season-ending surgery to correct the problem. Source: #Marlins anticipate Fernandez will require season-ending elbow surgery.— Juan C. Rodriguez (@JCRMarlinsbeat) May 13, 2014 The 21-year-old ace has...
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Texas A&M Regent Wants Kyle Field Named ‘House That Johnny Built’

Johnny Manziel might be leaving College Station, but his legend could be living on in a very permanent manner. The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner made Texas A&M football relevant during his two seasons as a starter for the Aggies, and now, one university official wants to honor Manziel by attaching his name to the redeveloped Kyle Field. Texas A&M regent Jim Schwertner told...
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GIF: Tuukka Rask Robs Brendan Gallagher With Epic Stick Save On Goal Line

Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask kept the Montreal Canadiens from doubling their 1-0 first-period lead in Monday night’s Game 6 with a sensational stick save to rob Brendan Gallagher of a goal. The Canadiens brought a lot more energy to the first period, and as a result, they generated several quality scoring chances and spent a lot of time in the attacking zone. Check out...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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