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Mike Brown-Aaron Volpatti Fight Turns Into Bloodbath (Video)

There are hockey fights, and there are hockey [expletive] fights! On Tuesday night, San Jose Sharks winger Mike Brown dropped the gloves with Washington Capitals winger Aaron Volpatti off a faceoff, and it wasn’t pretty. Brown and Volpatti exchanged blow after blow for just 11 seconds, but the damage was done by both combatants as Brown, Volpatti and the ice were all covered...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Amar’e Stoudemire Knocks Over Spectator’s Drink With Errant Pass (Video)

Amar’e Stoudemire might want to get his rec-specs checked after the awful pass he made during the New York Knicks’ matchup against the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday night. Stoudemire got the ball at the top of the key from Carmelo Anthony, pump-faked and made a quick pass down low to the corner. Maybe there was some miscommunication on the play, because not a single Knicks player...
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Report: Minnesota Vikings Hire Mike Zimmer as Head Coach

Another NFL head coaching vacancy has been filled, bringing the list of open positions down to just one (Cleveland Browns). The Minnesota Vikings finally concluded their search on Wednesday, hiring Mike Zimmer as their next head coach, according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. He will replace Leslie Frazier, who was fired by the Vikings shortly after a disappointing 5-10-1 season...
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Tom Brady Absent From New England Patriots Practice; Aaron Dobson Returns

FOXBORO, Mass. — There was only one quarterback on the New England Patriots’ practice field on Wednesday, and it was not Tom Brady. The future Hall of Famer was absent from the start of practice. Ryan Mallett was taking all snaps at quarterback. Brady was scheduled to have his regular Wednesday press conference earlier in the week. That was pushed back on Wednesday morning...
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Derek Holland Underwent Microfracture Surgery, Could Be Out Until All-Star Break

Derek Holland‘s knee procedure was a bit more serious than expected. The Texas Rangers on Tuesday acknowledged that Holland underwent microfracture surgery on his left knee last week, according to Gerry Fraley of The Dallas Morning News. Such a procedure requires a longer rehab time that routine arthroscopic surgery, and it’s possible that Holland could be out until the All-Star...
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Report: Celtics ‘Close’ To Jordan Crawford Trade; Nets, Clippers Interested

With Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo’s potential return to the court just around the corner, guard Jordan Crawford will be left without much of a role on the team. That means the Celtics could be giving Crawford up sooner rather than later. Rumors about a trade for Crawford have already started to swirl, and Peter Vecsey reports that a number of teams have shown interest in Crawford...
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Report: Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers Nearing ‘Record-Breaking Deal’

Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers might soon make history. Kershaw and the Dodgers could agree to a record-breaking deal this week, according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. The Dodgers reportedly want to sign the reigning National League Cy Young to a contract extension by Friday, which is when Major League Baseball clubs must exchange contract proposals with players who...
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Former Florida Quarterback Tyler Murphy Transfers to Boston College

After an unexpectedly impressive first season on the Heights, Boston College head coach Steve Addazio is doing everything he can to keep the program headed in the right direction. After putting together one of the Eagles’ best recruiting classes in nearly a decade, Addazio landed another potential big-impact player on Tuesday. Former Florida quarterback Tyler Murphy plans to transfer...
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Jack Clark’s Lawyer: Albert Pujols Steroid Comments Too Vague To Do Harm

ST. LOUIS — Jack Clark‘s comments implying that Albert Pujols used steroids were too vague to do any real harm, and a court should dismiss the lawsuit pitting the two former St. Louis Cardinals stars against each other, Clark’s attorney said Tuesday. A motion filed Monday on behalf of Clark seeks dismissal of the defamation lawsuit filed by Pujols in October. The suit followed...
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Parent Pulls Knife On Middle School Wrestling Coach Following Match

Two men were arrested following a middle school wrestling match on Saturday after the two got into a heated fight. John Dickson, a volunteer wrestling coach from Porter Middle School in Indian Trail, N.C. reportedly attacked Kenneth Kelly, a parent from Marvin Ridge Middle School after an area wrestling match at a local middle school, according to NBC Charlotte. Dickson approached...
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2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships (Photos)

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Who is the best team in the NFL playoffs?

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Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady and the Patriots

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New England Patriots Film Room: Denver Broncos’ Run Game Can Be Contained

The New England Patriots will have a hard time looking back at the film of their Week 12 victory over the Denver Broncos to find clues on how to win on Sunday. A lot has changed since these two teams met back in November. The Broncos have lost linebacker Von Miller, cornerback Chris Harris and defensive end Derek Wolfe but gained tight end Julius Thomas. The Patriots have lost...
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‘R.B.I. Baseball’ is making a comeback

Hot on the heels of news that 2K Sports canceled its Major League Baseball video game series, Major League Baseball Advanced Media announced the return of a classic. MLB Advanced Media will revive the hit 1980s video game “R.B.I. Baseball,” according to MLB public relations. The original game was released in 1986 for the original Nintendo console, but R.B.I. Baseball14 will debut...
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Celtics-Raptors Live: Boston Looks To Snap Nine-Game Skid With Toronto In Town

8 a.m.: In what is expected to be their last game before Rajon Rondo’s return, the Boston Celtics welcome the Atlantic Division-leading Toronto Raptors to town Wednesday night. After a pleasantly surprising start to the season, the Celtics have nosedived of late and enter Wednesday’s tilt carrying the weight of a nine-game losing streak. Brad Stevens’ team was winless on a...
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Marquice Cole Will Help Broncos Prepare For Patriots; Won’t Aid Pass Defense (GIF)

For the second straight week, the New England Patriots’ playoff opposition signed a familiar face off the street. The Denver Broncos signed former Patriots cornerback Marquice Cole on Tuesday in preparation for Sunday’s AFC Championship Game against New England. Last week, the Indianapolis Colts signed wide receiver Deion Branch prior to their divisional round playoff matchup...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Difficulties In Playing Catch-Up Hockey Made Worse By Slumping Special Teams

BOSTON — The Bruins are a team that is built to get a lead and protect that lead. They’re built to be able to get out in front and using a defensive-minded style of play, suck the life out of their opponent on the way to victory. That works real well when they actually have that lead. When they’re playing from behind, however, it’s a totally different story. That’s been...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Patriot Matt Light, Wes Welker Raffling Off AFC Championship Game Tickets For Good Cause (Video)

Former New England Patriot tackle Matt Light is teaming up with another ex-Patriot, Wes Welker, for a good cause. Light, who spent his entire 10-year NFL career with the Pats, is offering fans a chance to see the Patriots and Denver Broncos square off in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game. The Wes Welker Foundation and the Light Foundation will raffle off a pair of tickets to the...
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Claude Julien Says Bruins ‘Just Weren’t Good Enough Tonight’ (Video)

The Boston Bruins got off to a good start Tuesday night, but they weren’t able to maintain their high level of play through the final two periods of the game. The B’s dropped a tough one to a struggling Toronto Maple Leafs group after jumping out to an early lead. Although their special teams play was not up to par, finishing 0-for-3 on the power play and allowing two goals on...
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Chicago Bears Fan Who Used Taser On Packers Fan-Wife Fined $250

Don’t drink and use a Taser on your wife, folks. Back in November, a Chicago Bears fan won a bet against his wife, a Green Bay Packers fan, and used a stun gun on her as part of the deal. The Bears might have won that Monday Night Football game, but John Grant of Tinley Park, Ill., is certainly losing the war. Grant pleaded no contest to disorderly conduct charges, and the 42-year...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Boychuk Sends James van Riemsdyk’s Glove Flying Into Stands After Mammoth Hit (Video)

Welcome back, Johnny Boychuk. After returning to Boston to see the birth of his twin daughters during the the last leg of the Bruins’ West Coast road trip, the tough defenseman came away with the play of the game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Boychuk unleashed the hit to end all hits on James van Riemsdyk late in the third period. Boychuk’s hip check rocked the Leafs forward...
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Maple Leafs’ First Goal Of Game Was Dangerously Close to Being Offside (Video)

The Toronto Maple Leafs’ first goal of the game was dangerously close to being whistled offside. Karl Gunnarsson released a blast from the point that Tuukka Rask was able to save, but Tyler Bozak had good positioning in front of the net and he was able to knock the rebound home. Gunnarsson’s original shot looked to be offside, though, and after taking a closer look at the play...
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Bruins Establish Forecheck; Brad Marchand Scores First Goal Of Game (Video)

The Boston Bruins’ first-period goals would not have been possible without their strong forechecking. The B’s second line established their forecheck early and created plenty of scoring chances off of it. The Bruins forced the Toronto Maple Leafs to move the puck around the boards in the first period and Zdeno Chara was able to take the puck away and send it in deep. Brad Marchand...
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Brad Marchand Nets First Goal of Game Off Reilly Smith Rebound (Video)

The Boston Bruins’ second line came out firing in the first period against the Toronto Maple Leafs, and their hard work was rewarded. Patrice Bergeron, Reilly Smith and Brad Marchand did a terrific job of controlling the puck and getting it in deep during the first frame, and the B’s benefited from their work as Marchand got the B’s on the board early. Smith found an open path...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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