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Supreme Court Health Care Ruling Draws Interesting Twitter Response From Spencer Hawes

No matter where you stand on the Supreme Court's decision to uphold President Barack Obama's health care mandate, it's impossible to ignore the fact that there are some people who are very passionate about the topic. Among those passionate citizens is Sixers big man Spencer Hawes, who took to Twitter to offer up his views on the decision that will affect the way Americans...
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June 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Alexander Khokhlachev Expects to Return to Russia to Play in KHL, But Will Attend Bruins Training Camp

WILMINGTON, Mass. -- The Bruins opened their annual development camp Thursday at Ristuccia Arena, with talented young forward Alexander Khokhlachev among the top prospects on hand. Khokhlachev, Boston's second-round pick in 2011, is from Moscow, but has spent the past two seasons in North America, playing his junior hockey with the Ontario Hockey League's Windsor Spitfires...
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June 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Tom Brady's NFL 'Top 100' Ranking Makes Sense, But Vince Wilfork Deserves Better

Tom Brady ranked fourth on the NFL Network's Top 100 list, which is understandable given the trio ahead of him. Vince Wilfork, meanwhile, sits 77 spots below, likely left wondering what more he could have done. The Patriots are an offensive-minded, pass-first team. That's going to be the case when you have one of the best quarterbacks in the history of the game on your side...
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June 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Sportscaster Gerry Sandusky Getting Tormented on Twitter by People Mistaking Him for Jerry Sandusky

Jerry Sandusky is the former Penn State assistant football coach who was convicted on child rape charges. Gerry Sandusky is a sportscaster in Baltimore and the voice of the Ravens on WBAL-TV. These are two entirely different people, but the steam from the public is making Gerry’s life on social media a tough one to tackle. Gerry asked why people did not take the time to read his...
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Euro 2012 Headlines 'Summer of Soccer,' Fuels Game's Growing Popularity in United States

Soccer is alive and well in America. Occasional, isolated sparks have combined with other elements to fuel a wildfire. Now, professional soccer events take place across the United States throughout summer months. These events coincide with major international tournaments like the FIFA World Cup and the UEFA European Championship to create legions of new soccer fans. Not too long...
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Report: Dodgers Sign Cuban Prospect Yasiel Puig to Record Seven-Year, $42 Million Deal

We've recently seen teams gamble on Cuban defectors Yoenis Cespedes and Jorge Soler. Now, the Dodgers are getting in the mix and rolling the dice on Yasiel Puig. The Dodgers have reached an agreement with Puig on a record seven-year, $42 million contract, according to ESPN.com. Puig's deal is reportedly pending a physical exam, but it would be the largest dollar figured given...
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Gilles Simon Says Men Should Be Paid More Than Women at Tennis Tournaments

WIMBLEDON, England -- Roger Federer avoided wading into the subject of equal prize money for men and women at Grand Slams events. After his second-round victory at Wimbledon on Wednesday, Federer was asked about comments by 13th-seeded Gilles Simon of France, who is on the ATP Player Council and said men should be paid more than women at tennis tournaments. "I hope it doesn...
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GETTIN' PAID, GETTIN' RICH

Report: Crosby to ink $100M+ deal

Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins are reportedly putting the final touches on a deal worth in excess of $100 million with a term of between 12 and 13 years in length.

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Robert Kraft Pushing for London NFL Franchise, Wants Patriots to Be Permanent Visiting Team

The Patriots will travel to London again this season, and if Robert Kraft had things his way, they'd be doing so every season hereafter. Kraft is a major advocate of putting an NFL franchise overseas, and he even would welcome the chance to have the Pats become the permanent visiting team for the NFL's annual London trip. "I personally think we should have a franchise...
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Aaron Rodgers Voted Top NFL Player, Tom Brady Comes in at No. 4

After the departure of Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers instantly became the face of the Green Bay Packers franchise. Now,the NFL Network released its Top 100 Players Poll on Wednesday night and as many expected, Rodgers was on top. Rodgers led the Packers to an NFL-best 15-1 record while leading the NFL with a 122.5 passer rating. After winning the Super Bowl XLV, the Packers were a favorite...
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Report: Bruins Close to Re-Signing Tuukka Rask

Tuukka Rask becomes a restricted free agent on Sunday, but it likely won't mean much. The Bruins are close to re-signing Rask, according to ESPN.com. As it stands, any team can extend an offer sheet to the Finnish netminder starting Sunday. The Bruins would then have the opportunity to match any offer, which it's long been assumed they'd do. However, the B's could...
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Report: Celtics Aggressively Working to Move Up in First Round of NBA Draft

The Celtics hold the No. 21 and 22 selections in Thursday's NBA draft, but it's no guarantee they'll stay in those spots. The C's are aggressively working to move up into the late lottery, if not higher, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. If Boston was to move up into the lottery field, that would mean the Celtics would own a top-14 pick. The luxury...
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Giancarlo Stanton to Participate in Home Run Derby at Kauffman Stadium

Giancarlo Stanton has quickly evolved into one of the game's premier power hitters, and he'll have a chance to show off his talent on the big stage in July. Stanton has accepted an invitation to participate in this year's Home Run Derby at Kauffman Stadium, joining captains Matt Kemp and Robinson Cano as participants already selected. Stanton, who hit 34 home runs last...
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Doc Rivers to Be With Son Austin During Draft, Will Offer Team Opinions by Phone

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers has been excused from the team's draft room this year so he can concentrate on more pressing matters. "He's heading to New York with Austin," general manager Danny Ainge said Wednesday, "which is where he should be." Rivers has a dual role at this year's draft: He's not only helping Ainge figure...
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June 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Mike Trout Has Catch of the Year, Robbing J.J. Hardy of Home Run (Video)

Mike Trout pulled a Torii Hunter on Wednesday afternoon in Baltimore, and fittingly, Torii Hunter was the first one to congratulate him for it. Trout robbed Baltimore's J.J. Hardy of a home run by leaping well over the right-center fence at Camden Yards, right in front of the Southwest Airlines sign. Talk about flight. Check out the catch of the year below. Your browser does...
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June 28, 2012  |  Discuss

David Beckham, Tim Tebow Among Athletes Women Most Want to Cheat With, According to Recent Poll

The ladies love David Beckham. The soccer star is the athlete who married women most want to have an affair with, according to a recent poll on AshleyMadison.com. Tim Tebow ranks second. The poll on the controversial cheaters website asked more than 13,500 women which athletes they would likely cheat on their spouse with. The women were asked to provide a top three list, and Beckham...
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Bobby Valentine Criticized for Being Opposite of Terry Francona, But His Methods Are Working

He likes his team to bunt. A lot. When he goes to the bullpen, he goes to everyone in the bullpen. He's not afraid to head out to the mound to talk to a pitcher in the first inning, and he's even less afraid to jump front and center into a baseball moment. In three months, we've learned a lot about Bobby Valentine -- and we're still learning. His players are still...
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June 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Nyjer Morgan Argues With Reds Fan Over Foul Ball (Video)

Nyjer Morgan and Steve Bartman probably wouldn't see eye to eye. Morgan got into it with a Reds fan at Great American Ball Park on Wednesday after the fan interfered with a foul ball that the Brewers outfielder thinks he could have caught. Morgan chased after the foul ball during the ninth inning with the Brewers leading the Reds 8-4. As he approached the right-field wall in...
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A.J. Hawk Tackles Guy Into Lake at Charity Golf Tournament (Video)

A.J. Hawk is a physical force -- even on the golf course. The Packers linebacker proved such at a recent charity tournament when he was seen playing football with former Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith, among others. A guy, identified on YouTube as "The Cable Guy" Bill Griffin, hauled in a pass, but Hawk made sure the man didn't get comfortable. Hawk tossed the guy...
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Jenny Dell Offers Inside Look at Red Sox Players Family Room (Video)

Red Sox players spend a lot of time at Fenway Park, and as to not miss their family too much while they're home the Sox have a nice setup to help accomodate players and their loved ones at the ballpark. NESN's Jenny Dell took a behind-the-scene tour of the Red Sox Family Room inside Fenway Park and decided to take Red Sox Nation along for the journey. Check out the video...
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June 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Brett Favre Thinks Tony Romo Is NFL Quarterback Most Like Himself

Brett Favre and Tony Romo now share a bound that goes beyond being consistent subjects of scrutiny. Favre sat down with Deion Sanders on the NFL Network to discuss a number of topics, including some of the league's current quarterbacks. During his discussion, Favre praised Romo, and said that he sees a lot of himself in the Cowboys quarterback. "Romo is probably more like...
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Seth MacFarlane's Movie Career May Ride on 'Ted,' Pixar Caps Big Week With 'Monsters University' and More Movie Thoughts

The creator of Family Guy is making his big-screen debut this weekend, but it might be tad unfair to suggest that Seth MacFarlane's future in movies is riding with this one film. After all, this is a guy who knows all about second chances. A short 10 years ago, MacFarlane was nowhere near the entertainment superstar that he undeniably is now. Family Guy had been cancelled, it...
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June 28, 2012  |  Discuss

NBA Draft Live Blog: Judgement Day Arrives for Anthony Davis, Austin Rivers, Other Lottery Hopefuls

8 a.m. ET: By the end of the day, all those mock drafts and rumors will no longer be needed, which is a shame. For now, though, we still have some time to have some fun wondering what sort of crazy trades or shocking picks might be made. Finally, we will learn exactly what the heck the Charlotte Bobcats plan to do with the second pick and whether all those in-draft trades everyone...
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June 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Sox Live Blog: Franklin Morales Ready to Kick Off Sox' West Coast Trip in Seattle

8 a.m. ET: For the third straight time, Franklin Morales will make a start for the Red Sox (40-35). The team is cruising, having won nine of their last 11 games and have won five straight series entering this matchup. Morales hopes to continue turning heads in the starting rotation like in his past two starts, when he fanned 17 batters in his last 11 innings. In his last outing,...
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June 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Miami Heat Preseason Favorites to Win the 2013 NBA Championship

The Miami Heat just completed its victory parade on Monday as the 2011-12 NBA champions, with the proverbial championship monkey finally off LeBron James’ back. So while there were a few days of celebrations in South Beach, Heat officials no doubt already are preparing for next season, starting with this Thursday’s NBA draft. The Heat were the preseason NBA title favorites in...
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June 28, 2012  |  Discuss
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