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Kenny Dalglish: Glen Johnson Easily Fits Into Left Back Position in Jose Enrique's Absence

Liverpool and England right back Glen Johnson is no stranger to the left back spot, as he played a handful of games there last season. Kenny Dalglish has no qualms about deploying him at left back again, as he did in Monday's draw against Tottenham. "Glen was excellent but that wasn't a surprise ," Dalglish told LiverpoolFC.tv. "It wasn't the first time...
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February 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Wes Welker 'Too Perfect' for Patriots' Offense, And Adding Reggie Wayne or Brandon Lloyd Would Increase Depth

Fasten your seatbelts, Patriots fans. Because although you may not want to think about football following New England's Super Bowl loss to the Giants, we're in store for an interesting offseason, to say the least. At the forefront of it all is Wes Welker, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent, leaving many to wonder whether or not he'll return, and what exactly...
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February 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Sox Need to Sign Roy Oswalt to Maintain Chances for World Series

Does new Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington know something that the rest of us don’t? Or is this just a new, frugal version of the Red Sox? Something seems amiss in Beantown considering how quiet the franchise has been in free agency this offseason and with an apparent gaping need for starting pitching behind the Big 3 of Josh Beckett, Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz. Pitchers...
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Kate Upton Joins Victor Cruz at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (Photos)

What's a UMass kid and a Jets fan doing at Fashion Week's ribbon cutting ceremony at Lincoln Center in New York City? Oh, right -- one is a supermodel and the other is a Super Bowl champion. Victor Cruz and Kate Upton helped kick off the Fall 2012 season at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, as seen in the photos below.
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Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey Admits Team 'Should Have Kept' Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin is making a lot of people in the NBA look bad these days -- from opponents, to the other 29 teams that passed on him before he burst onto the scene with the New York Knicks. One of those people is owning up to his mistake. Rockets general manager Daryl Morey admitted that he made a mistake waiving the point guard earlier this season to make room on the team's roster...
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Orioles Banned From South Korea After Signing 17-Year-Old Pitching Prospect

The Baltimore Orioles are in hot water with a governing body that does not want their organization near their premises. In South Korea that is. The Orioles have been banned from attending games by the South Korea governing body of baseball after signing 17-year-old pitching prospect Kim Seong-min for $550,000 in January. In an attempt to stop Major League Baseball from draining its...
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Report: Peyton Manning Practicing With Duke University Football Team

Peyton Manning is on the comeback trail. The quarterback is reportedly practicing with the Duke University football team while recovering from neck surgery. Matt Skura, a lineman for the Blue Devils, actually broke the story inadvertedly by tweeting, "Got to stretch next to Peyton Manning today and say hello." After a little investigating, the Raleigh NBC affiliate confirmed...
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Dirk Kuyt Praises Craig Bellamy's 'Unbelievable' Form in Second Spell at Liverpool

Dirk Kuyt praised Liverpool teammate Craig Bellamy's recent play. The Welshman has shown an extra jump in his step as of late, and it has not gone unnoticed among his teammates. "Craig has been unbelievable," said Kuyt in an interview published in LFC magazine. "He came late in August and we did not pay a transfer fee." Bellamy played a key role in pushing...
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Jalen Rose Calls Rob Gronkowski 'White Boy Wasted,' Quickly Apologizes

Jalen Rose is one of ESPN's most notable basketball analysts, but when appeared on Mike and Mike in the Morning on Thursday, he decided to talk a little football. Specifically, he wanted to talk about Rob Gronkowski partying after the Super Bowl. The move didn't pay off. Rose's comments on the matter sparked an immediate apology after the former NBA player said that Gronkowski...
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BenJarvus Green-Ellis' Contract Situation, Kevin Faulk's Status Could Shape Patriots' Running Backs in 2012

Editor's note: Jeff Howe will review each position on the Patriots' roster every day through Feb. 13. This edition highlights the running backs. Despite having one of the greatest passing offenses in NFL history, the Patriots also had a stable of talented young running backs in 2011, and the outlook could be bright in 2012. Still, the running game left something to be desired...
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Egypt Soccer Violence Is Among 10 Deadliest Incidents at Soccer Stadiums Worldwide (Photos)

The violence at a soccer game in Port Said, Egypt, on Feb. 1 left over 70 dead and hundreds more injured. It was one of the deadliest incidents to take place at a soccer stadium anywhere in the world. In fact, the Egypt violence was the deadliest such incident in over a decade. Most tragedies like these involve some sort of panic, followed by a stampede or crowd crush. Mismanagement...
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Jeremy Lin Guarded Better By Cornell Than Wizards, Jokes Washington Coach's Son Ryan Whitman

Jeremy Lin has been a revelation for the New York Knicks, tearing it up with three straight 20-point games, including 23 against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night. Lin was so impressive, he caught the eye of Ryan Wittman, son of Wizards head coach Randy. The younger Wittman -- a former Cornell basketball player who played against Lin while the Knicks star was at Harvard ...
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Watch 2013 Winter Classic Announcement News Conference Live Stream (Video)

The Red Wings will host the Maple Leafs in the 2013 Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium. Follow the NHL's official announcement live below.
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February 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: David Ortiz's Arbitration Hearing With Red Sox Scheduled for Monday

A date is finally in place for David Ortiz's arbitration hearing. The designated hitter and the Red Sox are scheduled to go to court next Monday to determine his contract situation, according to the Boston Globe. In the meantime, both parties will continue negotiations to settle and avoid a hearing. When Ortiz submitted his salary request, he filed for $16.5 million while the...
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February 09, 2012  |  Discuss
CAPTAIN TRIPS?

Measles alert issued for Super Bowl Village attendees

According to reports, health department officials in Indianapolis and Massachusetts have issued a measles alert after one case was detected in Super Bowl Village on Feb. 3.

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Dennis 'Oil Can' Boyd Reveals He Used Cocaine Throughout Major League Career

Former Red Sox pitcher Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd has revealed in a recent interview that he used cocaine for a significant amount of his career. While talking to WBZ's Jon Miller Wednesday afternoon, Boyd admitted that he was under the influence of the drug for more than two-thirds of his starts. "Oh yeah, at every ballpark," Boyd said. "There wasn’t one...
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February 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Did Milan Lucic, Brad Marchand or Tyler Seguin Score the Captain Morgan Goal of the Week?

The Bruins hit a bit of a rough patch this past week as they scored just five goals in four games and were shut out in twice, including Wednesday night's 6-0 defeat in Buffalo. There were, however, some bright spots. In Washington, the B's potted four tallies and three of which are candidates for Captain Morgan Goal of the Week. Check out the tallies and vote below. Milan...
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February 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Jack Edwards Mailbag: Bruins Should Look to Bolster Defensive Depth Before Trade Deadline

The Bruins continue their march toward the playoffs and hope to quickly brush off Wednesday night's 6-0 shutout loss to the Sabres. There's still plenty of playoff positioning to be done, and there's a chance the B's will enter the playoffs with a different look than they're offering right now. With the trade deadline just around the corner, NESN's Jack Edwards...
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Wes Welker, Patriots Fit Too Perfectly to Let Super Bowl Drop Affect Contract Extension

Wes Welker was guilty of not hauling in a spectacular catch to help the Patriots win Super Bowl XLVI. But, you know what makes him great? He'll make the next one, and it will happen in a New England uniform. There's no realistic scenario that involves Welker skipping town this offseason, as his contract expires for the first time since joining the Patriots in 2007. The two...
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February 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Will Ferrell Announces Bulls, Hornets Starting Lineups, Tells Crowd Carlos Boozer 'Still Lives With His Mother' (Video)

You want to put butts in the seats? Ask Will Ferrell to help you out. The Hornets hosted the Bulls on Wednesday night for "80s Night" and asked the legendary comedian/actor to announce both teams' starting lineups. As expected, Ferrell put his own hilarious twist on it, making up hilarious fictional statements about each player. Ferrell claimed that Bulls starters Carlos...
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Tom Brady Still Has Years Remaining in Prime, Patriots Could Swing Offseason Deal for Brian Hoyer or Ryan Mallett

In one of the great understatements in the sports universe, the Patriots are pretty well set at the quarterback position right now. Tom Brady has three years left on his contract, and he's been playing like a guy who could stay on the field a lot longer than that. Behind him, they've got a pair of quarterbacks who could evolve into starters down the road in another NFL city...
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February 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Celtics Live Blog: Longtime Rival Lakers Make Lone Visit to Boston This Season

8 a.m.: The last two weeks have been a time of celebration for the Celtics, who have won nine of their last 10 games and on Tuesday saw forward Paul Pierce move into second place on the franchise's career scoring list. Life isn't as pleasant for the Lakers, who have to deal with being overshadowed in their own building by the Clippers. More importantly, the Lakers have lost...
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Is Kobe Bryant Still the Most Despised Player Among Celtics Fans?

Four or five years ago, Kobe Bryant's status as the most hated basketball player among Celtics fans was undisputed. He was in his prime and still seemed to be the No. 1 obstacle to the Celtics' championship hopes. Bryant still won't be receiving many free meals at Boston eating establishments any time soon, but it's possible that he's no longer public enemy No...
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Boston Celtics Odds to Win NBA Title Heating Up

Despite a four-game winning streak, the Boston Celtics haven’t been able to move out of seventh place in the Eastern Conference. Their 14-10 record going into Thursday night’s game has them one back of Orlando, but a healthy three ahead of Milwaukee. Odds to Win 2012 NBA Championship (Bovada Sportsbook): Miami Heat 7/4 Oklahoma City Thunder 9/2 Chicago Bulls 5/1 L.A. Lakers 9...
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Rajon Rondo Provides More Value for Celtics Than Pau Gasol Ever Could

During the Boston Celtics 2007-08 championship season, Rajon Rondo was merely a wide-eyed youngster trying to help three future Hall of Famers achieve their NBA dreams. Flash forward four years, Rondo has transformed into a perennial all-star and at this point may even be more important to the Celtics than any of the Big 3 -- although Paul Pierce's recent resurgence would suggest...
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February 09, 2012  |  Discuss
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