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Gallery: Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith goes to Disney World

The Super Bowl MVP made his annual trek to the Magic Kingdom. Seattle Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith flew down to Florida on the Monday morning after Super Bowl XLVIII to cruise down Main Street USA in a Disney World parade with Mickey Mouse. The Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos 43-8 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Sunday. Smith, 24, is the fourth-youngest Super...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Richard Sherman: Seahawks’ Defense Figured Out Peyton Manning’s Hand Signals, Audibles

The Seattle Seahawks’ top defense effectively shut down the Denver Broncos’ top offense, and held Peyton Manning and Co. to just eight points on Super Bowl Sunday. Some of it was pure physical skill on the Seahawks’ end, but Richard Sherman and his crew might have gotten some additional help from Manning, unbeknownst to the quarterback. The Seahawks defense swarmed on the Broncos...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers GM: Russell Wilson At Spring Training Would Be ‘Great Experience’

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson might not seriously consider a baseball career any time soon. But Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels insists there’s a lot to be gained from the Super Bowl champion attending spring training with the club. Wilson, who guided the Seahawks to a 43-8 victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday, was selected by the Rangers from the Colorado...
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Russell Wilson Plays Catch With David Letterman, Jokes About Height (Video)

Russell Wilson threw to an unexpected target on Monday night. Certain perks come with winning the Super Bowl. Wilson’s Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. During the Seattle Seahawks quarterback’s appearance on Late Show With David Letterman, Wilson completed a pass to the talk show host. Wilson...
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Sochi Olympic Lodging Less Than Ideal For Athletes, Reporters (Photos)

The accommodations at Sochi’s Olympic Village will not exactly be the picture of luxury. In fact, based on photos that have emerged, the world’s best winter sports athletes will be staying in what appears to be a mix between a hostel and a freshman dorm. Boston Bruins captain (and Slovakia flag bearer) Zdeno Chara is going to have a fun squeezing his 6-foot-9 frame into one of...
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Richard Sherman: People Don’t Have Right To Bash Peyton Manning (Video)

Peyton Manning has been pegged as the scapegoat for the Denver Broncos’ blowout loss in Super Bowl XLVIII, getting plenty of hate from fans and media alike for a subpar performance. Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman seemed confused by the negativity, though, and was quick to back the future Hall of Famer. “People don’t have the right to bash him,” Sherman said on...
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Report: Ashley Wagner To Lead U.S. Figure Skating Team In First Event

Amid some controversy, figure skater Ashley Wagner found her way onto the U.S. Olympic figure skating team, and the 22-year-old will lead Team USA in the first team figure skating competition of the Sochi Games. Wagner, who beat out Mirai Nagasu for the final spot on the U.S. squad, will perform the short program Saturday night, and 2014 national champion Gracie Gold will skate the...
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Liverpool To Return To U.S. In Summer 2014 For Guinness International Champions Cup

Liverpool Football Club today announced the club will return to the United States this summer to take part in the Guinness International Champions Cup as part of its 2014 preseason tour. The Reds will join the likes of AC Milan, Inter Milan, Manchester City, Manchester United, Olympiacos, Real Madrid and AS Roma in competing in the tournament. “We were last in the USA in 2012 and...
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LeBron James Flops Twice In One Play, Gets Called For Foul (GIF)

This, LeBron James, is why the majority of the nation cannot bring itself to root for you.  James is undoubtedly the best basketball on the planet, and probably will be for some time, but he has a reputation for theatrical embellishment that would make even a Montreal Canadien cringe.  That was on full display Monday night against the Detroit Pistons, when King James flopped not...
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Wes Welker: Broncos Weren’t Prepared For 12th Man To Make Noise

The Denver Broncos didn’t expect Seattle Seahawks fans to be so loud at the start of Super Bowl XLVIII. On the Broncos’ first offensive snap on Sunday, the MetLife Stadium crowd was rocking, leading to a safety after center Manny Ramirez’s snap flew over quarterback Peyton Manning’s head. Wide receiver Wes Welker said the Broncos didn’t prepare for the noise in the Seahawks’...
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Patrick Kane Honors Late Grandfather In Emotional Blackhawks Win (Video)

Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane took the ice with a heavy heart Monday night. Shortly before puck drop, Kane was informed that his grandfather, with whom he was very close, had died. “Just a tough day overall,” Kane told reporters after the game. “He was one of my great friends growing up. Just a really sad day. It was important to get the win, but any time you get...
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Who Was The Last Vancouver Canuck To Lead The NHL In Goals Scored?

Since joining the NHL in 1970, the Vancouver Canucks have won three conference championships, two Presidents’ Trophies and 10 division championships. But zero Stanley Cups. In fact, the Canucks are one of just three franchises to be in the NHL for at least 40 seasons that don’t have a Stanley Cup. Despite the lack of success they’ve had as a team, though, the Canucks have...
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Report: Texans to pick Blake Bortles or Johnny Manziel with No.1 pick

Johnny Football could be staying in Texas. The Houston Texans are “initially leaning toward” selecting Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel or Central Florida signal-caller Blake Bortles with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft, according to former NFL scout Russ Lande. It seems a little early in the process for the Texans to have their minds made up. Texans owner...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Reyes Doesn’t Let Snow Put Damper On Offseason Training (Photo)

Jose Reyes isn’t going to let a little snow stand in the way of his offseason preparation. The East Coast got hit with a winter storm Monday, forcing many residents to shovel, plow or otherwise remain confined to their homes. Reyes had other ideas, though, as the Toronto Blue Jays shortstop posted a photo to his Instagram account of him playing catch in the snowy conditions. Reyes...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Jared Lorenzen, 320-Pound Quarterback, Still Lining Up Under Center (Videos)

For a man his size, Jared Lorenzen has been very hard to find in recent years. The hefty quarterback, who weighed in at around 260 pounds during his senior season at Kentucky and 285 during his NFL days, has been off the radar since being released by the New York Giants in 2008 and failing to make the Indianapolis Colts’ roster the following training camp. Lorenzen has since upped...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins-Canucks Live: B’s Renew Rivalry With Struggling Canucks At TD Garden

10 a.m.: The word hatred is thrown around a lot in sports, perhaps a little bit too much. However, when it comes to the Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks, that word certainly seems to apply to the rivalry these two teams have built. “I think there’s definitely some hatred for that team,” Bruins forward Brad Marchand told reporters Monday after B’s practice. “And they...
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Report: Stephen Drew Received Two-Year Offer From Boston Red Sox

Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington has said multiple times this offseason that the team has maintained an open dialogue with shortstop Stephen Drew and his agent, Scott Boras. The details of a potential reunion get hazy beyond that. ESPN.com’s Jim Bowden reported Monday that Drew has received a two-year offer from the Red Sox, although it’s unclear when the offer was...
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New England, Chicago Among Cold-Weather Cities Interested In Hosting 2019 Super Bowl

The game wasn’t all that exciting, but the elements held off and the first cold-weather Super Bowl turned out to be a smashing success. With the success of  that game in New York/New Jersey now locked in the bag, other cold-weather cities are interested in bringing the big game to their stadiums. Denver and Philadelphia have already expressed interest in hosting the game in the...
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Report: Officials In Sochi Hired Extermination Company To Kill Stray Dogs

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, are set to kick off on Friday, and it seems officials are still pulling things together to make sure their city appears at its best on the world stage. That means finding a place for the city’s 2,000-plus stray dogs and cats around the Olympic sites. What seems like the perfect opportunity to create shelters for the many homeless animals...
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Patriots 2014 Offensive Blueprint: Tom Brady Could Have New Backup Next Season

The New England Patriots’ offense could get a new look for the second straight year. In 2013, receivers Wes Welker, Brandon Lloyd and Deion Branch departed, and tight end Aaron Hernandez sat in Bristol County Jail for the entire season. There likely won’t be as many high-profile departures, but wide receiver Julian Edelman and running back LeGarrette Blount are free agents. The...
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Joe Namath’s Super Bowl Fur Coat Made Of Coyote, Fox Fur

Joe Namath made waves Sunday night when he showed up to do the ceremonial coin toss for Super Bowl XLVIII in a bulky, two-tone fur coat. Social media exploded with people applauding Namath’s keen fashion sense, and others decrying Broadway Joe for daring to wear fur. PETA, of course, was none too pleased with Namath’s choice of coat, and it certainly won’t be happy to hear...
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Johnny Gaudreau Leads Boston College To Fifth Straight Beanpot Final With Win Over BU

The best line in college hockey propelled Boston College (20-4-3) to a school record fifth straight Beanpot final with a 3-1 victory over arch-rival Boston University (8-15-3) at TD Garden on Monday night. The sensational trio of Kevin Hayes, Bill Arnold and Johnny Gaudreau combined for two goals and three assists to set up a rematch of last year’s title game with Northeastern...
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Boston College Advances To Beanpot Final For Fifth Straight Year With Win Over BU (Video)

Boston College rolled past Boston University 3-1 on Monday night as the Eagles advanced to the Beanpot final for the fifth straight year. BC added a goal in each period and fought off a late Terriers rally in the waning minutes of the game to seal their victory. Boston College junior sensation Johnny Gaudreau added to his nation-leading point total with an empty-net goal late in...
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Michael Vick Is Misinformed About Who Was Named MVP Of Super Bowl XLVIII

Michael Vick obviously watched Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday — but his Twitter account reveals that he might not have been watching very closely. Vick appeared to be under the impression that Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin won the MVP award. And while Baldwin had a respectable game with five receptions and a touchdown, it was Seattle’s defense that truly impressed. Epitomizing...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Jack Parker, Nick Bonino Among 10 Hockey Greats Who Played In Beanpot (Gallery)

Legacy, rivalry and tradition — that’s what the Beanpot tournament is all about. The 62nd annual Beanpot tournament is well under way as Boston hockey’s best suit up and face off in a hometown competition that dates back to 1952. Boston College, Boston University, Harvard and Northeastern have always attracted some talented players and this year is no different — combined...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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