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Bryce Harper Receives UFC Championship Belt, Promises to Hit Home Run While Wearing It (Photo)

Bryce Harper is a man who knows what he wants. The 21-year-old Washington Nationals phenom decided after seeing Clayton Kershaw‘s and Max Scherzer‘s WWE championship belts — which they received after winning the NL and AL Cy Young Awards, respectively — that he wanted one from the UFC. So, Harper tweeted at the mixed martial arts circuit’s big wigs to see if they could...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Special Olympics Massachusetts Hosts Annual Boston Polar Plunge on Feb. 22 (Video)

The next Special Olympics USA Games will take place June 14-21, 2014 in Princeton, New Jersey but members of the Massachusetts community can support the athletes as soon as today. Special Olympics Massachusetts provides year-round sports training, athletic competition and other health-related programming for athletes with intellectual disabilities throughout the state. The biggest...
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Hockey Player Attempts to Throw Dirty Check, Goes Flying Into Boards Instead (Video)

Getting caught delivering a cheap shot is never a good look. It looks even worse, however, when you whiff on the hit, fly face-first into the boards and get laughed at by the entire arena. That’s what happened here, when one player on the red team skates nearly halfway across the ice to throw an after-the-whistle check, only to have his opponent nonchalantly step out of the way...
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Patriots Sign Speedy Wide Receiver Reggie Dunn, Promote Linebacker Ja’Gared Davis to 53-Man Roster

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots have filled linebacker Brandon Spikes‘ roster spot. The Patriots promoted practice squad linebacker Ja’Gared Davis to the 53-man roster. Davis had previously been signed to the active roster in Week 5 to play special teams. That was the only game Davis played during his regular season. He spent the rest of the season on the practice...
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Florida State Athletics Website Advertising Official T-Shirt That Says Seminoles Lost National Championship (Photo)

You had one job, T-shirt-printing people. The Florida State Seminoles pulled out a win in the final seconds of Monday night’s BCS National Championship game, beating Auburn 34-31. If you’d have the official championship T-shirt tell it, though, it was the Tigers that beat the ‘Noles 34-31. In the rush to get championship gear to the fans, a mixup occurred somewhere along the...
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Thomas Vanek Sets Up John Tavares With Nifty Between-the-Legs Pass (Video)

Plays like this make you wonder how the New York Islanders have been so bad this season. John Tavares and Thomas Vanek teamed up Monday night on a sensational goal that Rich Peverley and Kari Lehtonen would probably like to forget. Trailing the Dallas Stars 2-1 midway through the second period, Tavares picked Peverley’s pocket in front of the Dallas net and dropped a pass back...
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Report: Bruins Assistant General Manager Jim Benning Among Four Finalists for Buffalo Sabres’ GM Job

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A person familiar with the Buffalo Sabres’ general manager search has told The Associated Press that Jim Benning and Tim Murray are among four finalists for the job. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Tuesday because the Sabres have not revealed the list of candidates to succeed Darcy Regier, who was fired in November. The search is led by Pat LaFontaine...
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Kolo Toure Says Raheem Sterling Can ‘Beat Any Player’ in Premier League With Speed, Skill

Kolo Toure has singled Raheem Sterling out as one of Liverpool’s current stand-out performers — and backed the youngster to enjoy a sparkling career in the game. Sterling now has nine consecutive starts under his belt since returning to the lineup in December last year, and the winger was instrumental in the Reds’ most recent success. The 19-year-old took matters into his...
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Bill O’Brien Calls Tom Brady ‘Ideal Quarterback,’ Wants ‘Partner’ Like Him to Build Around With Texans

Thirty one NFL teams can only dream what it would be like if Tom Brady were their quarterback, but Bill O’Brien actually knows the feeling. Now he wants his own version of Brady in Houston. O’Brien was named the Houston Texans’ new head coach last week, leaving Penn State in pursuit of his dream in the NFL. The former Patriots offensive coordinator did wonders with the Nittany...
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Milan Lucic, Martin St. Louis, Joe Thornton Headline 2014 Canadian Olympic Snubs

Team Canada announced Tuesday which 25 players will head to Russia next month to defend their country’s gold medal at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi. No national team can be compiled without leaving a few deserving names off the roster, but for country with talent pool as deep and competitive as Canada’s, the selection process is particularly rigorous. Many players who would...
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Don Orsillo Tweets Photo of College Self on Boston Garden Ice With Cam Neely (Photo)

It’s not Thursday, but that won’t stop Don Orsillo from dropping gems from yesteryear on Twitter. The Red Sox play-by-play man tweeted a photo Tuesday of a much younger Orsillo posing next to a young Cam Neely at ice level at the old Boston Garden. Neely looks to be in full Bruins game attire, while Orsillo stands in khakis and a half-zip sweatshirt. Orsillo didn’t give any...
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Celtics Complete Courtney Lee-Jerryd Bayless Trade, Waive Ryan Gomes As Part of Deal

The much-rumored trade that sends guard Courtney Lee from the Boston Celtics to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for guard Jerryd Bayless has been completed, the Celtics announced Tuesday. The deal also included the Celtics acquiring forward Ryan Gomes from the Oklahoma City Thunder to make salary figures match up. Gomes was waived by the Celtics after the trade, the team announced...
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Report: Red Sox Looking to Add Outfield Depth, Exploring Non-Roster Options

Ben Cherington is trying hard to construct another deep squad for 2014. The Boston Red Sox are looking to add to their outfield depth and are exploring non-roster options, according to MassLive.com’s Jason Mastrodonato. Boston’s outfield mix already includes Shane Victorino, Jackie Bradley Jr., Daniel Nava, Jonny Gomes and Mike Carp, but the Red Sox lost Jacoby Ellsbury to the...
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Ex-NBA Player Has ‘Remorse’ Over North Korea Exhibition Game, Says Dennis Rodman’s Statements Have ‘Tainted Efforts’

PYONGYANG, North Korea — Former NBA star Charles D. Smith says he feels remorse for coming to Pyongyang with Dennis Rodman for a game on the North Korean leader’s birthday because the event has been dwarfed by politics and tainted by Rodman’s own comments. Smith and other former NBA players are scheduled to play with Rodman against a team of North Koreans on Wednesday that...
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Johnny Manziel could stay at A&M, says he's still undecided about future

Johnny Manziel couldn’t wait to leave Texas A&M as of last summer, but now the 2012 Heisman trophy winner isn’t so sure about what his future holds. Manziel, who just finished his sophomore season with the Aggies, said on Monday that he was still undecided about his future and that he plans to meet with his family in the coming days to discuss his options. “I want to make...
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Aaron Dobson Remains Missing From Patriots Practice With Foot Injury; New Wide Receiver Spotted

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots are going into Saturday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts mostly healthy, but one key player remains missing from practice. Rookie wide receiver Aaron Dobson was absent from practice on Tuesday. He reinjured his foot during the Patriots’ Week 17 34-20 win over the Buffalo Bills. He missed three weeks earlier in the season with...
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Report: Mets Reluctant to Offer Stephen Drew More Than One-Year Deal Despite Interest in Shortstop

Stephen Drew continues to be the subject of extensive debate. The Mets remain interested in Drew, but are reluctant to offer the shortstop more than a one-year deal, according to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News. ESPN.com’s Adam Rubin reports that the Mets view Drew as a “possibility” rather than a “probability.” There hasn’t been much of a market for Drew this...
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Zdeno Chara, Loui Eriksson Earn Winter Olympic Bids for Slovakia, Sweden

There was never any doubt that Zdeno Chara would be representing his country at the 2014 Winter Olympics. But for teammate Loui Eriksson, a ticket to Sochi was much less of a certainty. Both will be headed to the Winter Games, however, as Slovakia and Sweden announced their Olympic rosters Tuesday. Chara, competing in his third Olympics, will captain a Slovakian squad that finished...
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Team Canada Roster Announcement Live Blog: Patrice Bergeron, P.K. Subban Heading to Sochi

11:22 a.m.: Habs defenseman P.K. Subban has been named to the team, he’ll be joining a strong defensive corps.  11:22 a.m.: Goalies: Roberto Luongo, Vancouver Canucks; Carey Price, Montreal Canadiensp; Mike Smith, Phoenix Cotoyes. 11:15 a.m.: One of Sochi’s most talented groups is being assembled. Team Canada is announcing its roster on Tuesday morning and the team is expected...
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Former Patriots Receiver Reche Caldwell Arrested, Charged With Running Illegal Gambling Operation

Former New England Patriots wide receiver Reche Caldwell was arrested and charged in connection with an illegal gambling operation in Tampa Bay over the weekend.  Caldwell, 34, was among eight men arrested in an illegal gambling sting by Tampa police on Sunday, according to the Tampa Bay Times. He was listed as one of three leaders of the group by police. After spending the night...
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Dennis Rodman Has Meltdown, Gets Emotional When Talking About Friendship With Kim Jong Un (Video)

Dennis Rodman put together a team of former NBA players to compete in North Korea, and he joined CNN on Tuesday morning to talk about the event. The interview quickly devolved into an argument about politics in the secretive country, with Rodman coming close to tears in the discussion. Rodman has become close with North Korean dictator Kim Jon Un, and defended their friendship ...
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Tuukka Rask Joins Kari Lehtonen, Antti Niemi on Finland Olympic Roster Stacked at Goalie Position

The biggest problem Team Finland might face in Sochi is who to start in net. Finland announced its roster for the 2014 Winter Olympics on Tuesday, and while the Finns lack the all-around depth of teams such as Canada and Russia, they are loaded with goaltending talent. Boston Bruins netminder Tuukka Rask, who ranks fourth in the NHL in goals against average and second in save percentage...
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Report: Rob Gronkowski to Have ACL Surgery on Thursday; MCL Has Healed

A month after tearing his ACL and MCL, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is set to go under the knife. Gronkowski is having surgery on his ACL on Thursday, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The tight end suffered the injuries to his right knee on Dec. 8 when Cleveland Browns safety T.J. Ward went low and took out Gronkowski’s legs after a 21-yard reception...
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Report: Robert Griffin III Bragged to Teammates About Influence Over Owner Dan Snyder, Future of Redskins

Any coaching candidate making his way through the carwash at Redskins Park over the next few weeks should beware that the job will require more than just answering to owner Dan Snyder. Because Robert Griffin III apparently now has influence over the franchise’s future as well. Griffin has “bragged to teammates” about his close relationship with Snyder and his influence over...
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Lindsey Vonn will not compete in Sochi Olympics due to injuries

Lindsey Vonn seemed like she was on the comeback trail and would be ready to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics but injuries will keep her from representing Team USA in Sochi. Vonn posted on her Facebook page Tuesday that she is “devastated” she will not be able to compete in Sochi because she is not physically ready. “I did everything I possibly could to somehow get strong...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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