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Darrelle Revis: Winning Super Bowl Was No. 1 Priority In Free Agency (Video)

Darrelle Revis unquestionably is one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL, but he hasn’t been able to turn his individual success into team glory yet. That was Revis’ prime concern as he entered free agency for the second time during his seven-year NFL career. Revis signed a one-year, $12 million contract this offseason to win a Super Bowl with the New England Patriots. “I think...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Ottawa Senators Trade Jason Spezza To Dallas Stars

NHL free agency begins on Tuesday, but it was a blockbuster trade that was the day’s first big move. The Ottawa Senators traded center Jason Spezza to the Dallas Stars on Tuesday morning, according to multiple reports.The Dallas Morning News’ Mike Heika reported that Alex Chiasson, Nick Paul, Alex Guptill and a 2015 second-round pick will head back to Ottawa in exchange for...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Aaron Hernandez Featured In 2014 Florida Gators Wall Calendar (Photo)

Florida Gators fans who own the football team’s wall calendar for 2014 are about to get a surprise on Tuesday when they turn the page from June to July. That’s because former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is Mr. July. @CutlerRidgeLAZ Check out this huge whoops from the UF marketing department: pic.twitter.com/iveDlTT3ud — Jimi Kunkel (@JimiKunkel) June 30...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: LeBron James, Big Three Will Give Pat Riley Time To Improve Heat

Perhaps no NBA team has more work to do this offseason than the Miami Heat — a strange concept for a squad that has reached the Finals four years running. The decision by LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh (as well as Udonis Haslem) to opt out of their contracts left the Heat’s roster completely gutted when free agency opened Tuesday. How gutted? Norris Cole is the lone...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Rajai Davis Hits Walk-Off Grand Slam To Hand A’s Stunning Loss (Video)

The Oakland Athletics seemed poised to earn their major league-best 52nd victory when they took a comfortable 4-1 lead into the ninth inning against the Detroit Tigers on Monday night. Rajai Davis changed all that with one swing of the bat. In one of the most dramatic plays possible on a baseball diamond, Davis came up with the bases loaded and one out and lifted a pitch from A...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Manziel parties with Justin Bieber, Floyd Mayweather

In a party that’s an SEO dream, Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel apparently partied with singer Justin Bieber and boxer Floyd Mayweather on Monday night. The Internet click bait power trio joined forces at Bieber’s place in Beverly Hills on Monday night into Tuesday morning, according to TMZ. Things got so out of hand, apparently, that the Beverly Hills Police was...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Film Review: Brandon Browner Competing For Starting Cornerback Role

The New England Patriots have the best kind of problem on their hands. With only two starting roles and five talented cornerbacks on the roster, there’s going to be a few great defensive backs sitting on the sidelines when the Patriots are using their “regular” defense. The Patriots, after years of trotting out defensive units built to stop the run first, finally decided to...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch The 2014 FIFA World Cup Live Online (Live Stream)

It’s do-or-die time for Team USA at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The U.S. men’s national team takes on Belgium in the Round of 16 at 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, with a chance to advance to the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time since 2002 on the line. To get you ready for that game, Lionel Messi and Argentina square off against Switzerland at noon ET. Check out the full knockout...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Canucks To Make ‘Big Push’ For Jarome Iginla

Jarome Iginla is expected to have a lot of formal interest when the clock strikes noon on Tuesday, and the Vancouver Canucks are expected to be one of the teams interested in the veteran winger. TSN’s Farhan Lalji reported early Tuesday morning (with a stick tap to ProHockeyTalk.com) that the Canucks will be making a “hard push” for Iginla when the free-agency period opens...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NBA Free Agency Primer: LeBron James Heads Top-Heavy Field

The NBA Finals seem like they just ended, newly drafted players have barely been introduced by their teams, and already it is free agency time. Doesn’t the NBA season ever end? The answer to that is, no, not really. It’s an around-the-clock, year-round affair, and before you know it, we’ll be preparing for training camp and wondering where the summer went. If it seems like...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NBA Free Agency Rumors Recap: Clippers Interested In Paul Pierce

Now that the 2013-2014 NBA season is in the books, it’s time to take a break from some basketball news until the preseason starts in early October. Right? Wrong. The NBA’s free agent period officially began at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, and this year’s crop of free agents is packed with a laundry list of big names, including LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: Celtics Reach Out To Free Agents Isaiah Thomas, Kent Bazemore

The NBA’s free-agency period officially opened at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, and the rumor mill already is churning at full speed. The Boston Celtics have been active during these first few hours of free agency, reportedly engaging in talks with two Western Conference guards. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported early Tuesday morning that the Celtics are among the teams that have reached...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Manny Ramirez Smacks First Homer As Player-Coach For Iowa Cubs (Video)

When Manny Ramirez signed a minor-league contract with the Chicago Cubs in May, there’s a reason he signed on as a player as well as a coach. The 42-year-old proved that point on Monday, launching a two-run homer to straight-away center field to help the Triple-A Iowa Cubs earn a 7-6 win over the Omaha Storm Chasers. Manny’s blast came in just his second game with the Triple...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Free Agency Live: Jarome Iginla, Thomas Vanek Headline 2014 Class

8 a.m.: The NHL is open for business starting on Tuesday, and there could be a flurry of action. Tuesday at noon ET will mark the beginning of the 2014 free-agent frenzy, as a handful of quality players across the league become free agents. Those players can finally start putting pen to paper on Tuesday. There will be plenty of storylines and some big names to keep an eye on when...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Awesome USA-Belgium World Cup Hype Video Will Get Fans Fired Up (Video)

After a 1-0 loss to Germany became the most celebrated defeat in U.S. Soccer history when it helped the United States advance to the Round of 16, the Americans get ready to take on dark horse Belgium on Tuesday for a chance to advance to the quarterfinals of the World Cup for the first time since 2002. That sentence alone is enough to get most of the nation jacked up for the...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyrie Irving, Cavaliers Agree To Five-Year, $90M Maximum Contract

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers have made the first big move of the new NBA year, agreeing to terms with Kyrie Irving on a new five-year contract extension. Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert tweeted the agreement early Tuesday morning, just a couple of hours after the market opened. Gilbert did not announce the terms of the deal, but several outlets reported that it was a maximum...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Cameroon To Investigate 2014 World Cup Match-Fixing Allegations

There might be something rotten in the state of soccer. A cloud of doubt was cast over the 2014 FIFA World Cup after German soccer magazine Der Spiegel claimed that a convicted match fixer accurately predicted the score of Cameroon’s 4-0 loss to Croatia and said that one of the African nation’s players would be sent off during the game, according to the Guardian. On Monday, Cameroon’s...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Jake Peavy, Offense Again Don’t Line Up In Loss to Cubs

BOSTON — The Red Sox returned home Monday following a 4-6 road trip with reason to be optimistic. The Red Sox ended their trip with back-to-back victories over the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium, and Boston’s offense showed life in Sunday’s series finale with an eight-run, 12-hit output. Jake Arrieta stopped the Sox dead in their tracks. Arrieta nearly tossed a no-hitter...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Jake Arrieta Gets ‘Goosebumps’ From Fenway Park Standing Ovation (Video)

BOSTON — The Fenway Park crowd sure knows how to show a worthy adversary some love. Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta received a standing ovation Monday upon walking off the mound after nearly tossing a no-hitter against the Boston Red Sox. It was interesting to see an opposing pitcher garner such an ovation, but it certainly was well-deserved given how well Arrieta pitched in...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Twitter Map Shows Entire World Thoroughly Engaged In World Cup Game

Twitter proves to us that the World Cup does, indeed, get the entire planet revved up for soccer. This Twitter map shows the amount of activity on the social media site talking about the Germany-Algeria Round of 16 game on Monday. Germany won a thriller 2-1 in extra time, with Algeria scoring in the final minute as it sought the tying goal. Notice how the entire globe lights up during...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Finish June With 12-16 Record, Still Alive In AL East Race (Video)

After failing to get a hit off Jake Arrieta until the 8th inning and losing, 2-0, the Boston Red Sox finished the month of June under .500 with a 12-16 record. That said, they still find themselves within striking range in the scuffling AL East. The team is only 6.5 games behind the Toronto Blue Jays for first place in the division. The problem? Boston’s bats can’t seem to come...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Tip Cap To Jake Arrieta Following Near No-Hitter At Fenway Park

BOSTON — Jim Bunning will remain a trivia answer for at least one more day. Chicago Cubs starter Jake Arrieta made a bid Monday to become the first pitcher to no-hit the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park since Bunning accomplished the feat back in 1958. Arrieta fell four outs shy, but the Red Sox couldn’t help but tip their cap following a 2-0 loss. “Their guy was really, really...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony Among Top 15 Free Agents To Hit Market (Gallery)

It’s an exciting time in the NBA. With free agency kicking off Tuesday, it’s time to see who’s out there fetching for a new contract. From big time names like LeBron James to lesser-known value guys like Jordan Hill, the next month will undoubtedly be scintillating as teams try to restructure their rosters and work their way around the league’s stringent salary cap rules...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Avalanche Center Paul Stastny Will Test NHL Free Agent Market

The Colorado Avalanche and Paul Stastny were not able to come to terms on a new contract, which will result in the veteran center testing the NHL’s free-agent market at noon ET on Tuesday. Paul Stastny and the Avalanche were not able to get a deal done. He'll hit the market tomorrow. #tvasports— Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) July 01, 2014 Stastny will be the top center available...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

American Outlaws of Boston Bring Passion And Excitement To World Cup

The American Outlaws and the U.S. National team have made this an exciting World Cup to watch. Team USA has not only set TV ratings records, it has made dreams come true for soccer fans everywhere. Let’s just hope the excitement continues after the World Cup and into the rest of the 2014 MLS season. See the video below to get acquainted with the Boston chapter of the American...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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