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Carl Edwards Posts Top-5 Finish, Greg Biffle Finishes 21st In Coca-Cola 600

In honor of Memorial Day weekend, Greg Biffle’s No. 16 Ford was part of a three-car tribute to our American heroes by Fastenal with his Roush teammates for the Coca-Cola 600, the longest race of the season. Biffle qualified his Fastenal Ford 24th and struggled with grip throughout the entire 600 mile race, hanging on until the very end for a 21st-place finish. Being the longest...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Landon Donovan Breaks MLS All-Time Goals Record After World Cup Snub

CARSON, Calif. — Landon Donovan broke the Major League Soccer goal record Sunday night, scoring his 135th and 136th regular-season goals in the Los Angeles Galaxy’s 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Union. Playing for the first time since being cut from the U.S. World Cup team, Donovan broke a tie with Jeff Cunningham in the 49th minute with his first goal of the season, then...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots OTAs Preview: Jimmy Garoppolo, Justin Jones Rookies To Watch

Former New England Patriots tight end Zach Sudfeld was the star of 2013 organized team activities, which shows both how valuable and overblown that first glimpse at a new team can be in OTAs. Sudfeld continued to shine through training camp and the preseason, but once the regular season rolled around, the undrafted tight end burnt out quickly and appeared to lose confidence every...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Brady: ‘I Had A Pretty Good Idea (Patriots) Would Take A Quarterback’

Some were surprised when the New England Patriots used their second-round pick in this year’s NFL draft on a quarterback — Eastern Illinois’ Jimmy Garoppolo. Tom Brady wasn’t one of them. “I felt like I had a pretty good idea we’d take a quarterback,” the longtime Patriots signal-caller told TheMMQB.com. “Coach (Bill) Belichick doesn’t care who the quarterback...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Study: Patriots’ Franchise Among Top Five Best Investments Of Decade

The New England Patriots have been one of the most successful professional sports teams of the last decade, compiling a regular-season record of 124-36 since 2004 and advancing to three Super Bowls in the process. Not surprisingly, that success on the field has translated into lucrative returns on the business end for team owner Robert Kraft. In a recent study, Business Insider...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins To U.S. Senate: Team Name Is ‘Respectful’ To Native Americans

WASHINGTON — Washington Redskins President Bruce Allen said in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Saturday that the football team’s nickname is “respectful” toward Native Americans. On Thursday, half the U.S. Senate urged NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to change the club’s name, saying it is a racist slur and it is time to replace it. The franchise responded...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Martin St. Louis' hits Game 4 overtime winner

NEW YORK — Martin St. Louis put New York within one win of the Stanley Cup Final, scoring 6:02 into overtime to give the Rangers a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final Sunday night. A loose puck came to St. Louis, the Rangers’ inspirational postseason leader, alone in the right circle and he fired a snap shot over goalie Dustin Tokarski’s...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Robin Ventura on Derek Jeter farewell tour: 'He's not dying'

Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura said what a lot of people are probably thinking regarding the fanfare Derek Jeter has received on his farewell tour. On Sunday, it was the White Sox’s turn to bestow some meaningful, but ultimately ridiculous, gifts on the retiring New York Yankees shortstop, and Ventura voiced a thought that even Jeter admitted has crossed his mind. “He’s...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Team Red, White, And Blue Helps Soldiers Transition Into Civilian Life (Video)

When those who serve and protect our freedom return to civilian life, the transition can be tough, but luckily they aren’t alone. For Jim Buzzell, who joined the army in 2004 and medically retired in 2012 due to wounds he suffered in Iraq, one of the hardest parts of Army life was leaving it. Last year Jim and his wife returned to Massachusetts and he returned to an organization...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Derick Brassard Hammers Slap Shot On Breakaway Past Dustin Tokarski (Video)

The Montreal Canadiens might know where New York Rangers forward Derick Brassard is injured, but on Sunday night, it was Brassard dishing out some hurt to the Habs. After Carl Hagelin scored on a breakaway to open the scoring in the first period, Brassard gave the Rangers the lead with less than a minute remaining in the second period of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final with...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Pitcher Kicks Comebacker Directly Into First Baseman’s Glove (GIF)

Houston Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel clearly can’t wait for the World Cup. The southpaw tossed a four-hitter as he threw his second complete game in three starts Sunday, and he’s on such a roll of late that he’s even making seemingly impossible plays look easy — not to mention smooth. During his team’s 4-1 win over the Seattle Mariners, Keuchel took a line drive off...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon Defends Yunel Escobar, Points Out Red Sox Not Innocent Either

The Boston Red Sox certainly took offense to Yunel Escobar stealing third base with his team leading by five runs in the seventh inning of Sunday’s game. But Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Madden had no problem with the swiping. Frustration boiled over for the Red Sox, who were about to be handed their 10th consecutive loss, as words were exchanged and benches cleared. It might be...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Hunter-Reay Wins Indy 500; Son Wants Nothing To Do With Milk (Video)

Ryan Hunter-Reay became the first American since 2006 to win the Indianapolis 500, pulling off the feat in dramatic fashion. Hunter-Reay and Helio Castroneves traded the lead four times during the last six laps, but it was the American who pulled ahead at the last second to win by 0.0600 seconds — the second-closest finish in the race’s history. “I’m a proud American boy...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather, T.I. Brawl Over Instagram Photos At Las Vegas Fatburger

What happened in Vegas this past weekend, certainly did not stay in Vegas. While Johnny Manziel and Rob Gronkowski were enjoying Memorial Day Weekend by bro-ing out poolside in Sin City, rapper T.I. and Floyd Mayweather were engaging in a brawl at a Fatburger on the Las Vegas strip. The undefeated boxer exchanged some words with T.I. before the situation escalated and both punches...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

David Ross: Our ‘Whole Team’ Took Exception To Yunel Escobar Stealing (Video)

Tempers flared during the bottom of the seventh inning of Sunday’s Boston Red Sox-Tampa Bay Rays game when Yunel Escobar stole third without a throw. Some members of the Red Sox took exception to Escobar’s baserunning with a five-run lead, and it didn’t take long for the benches to clear. The scrap was the product of the team’s collective frustration, catcher David Ross said...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Three players ejected during Rays-Red Sox brawl

The intensity in Sunday’s game between the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field reached its apex in the seventh inning when the benches emptied and three players were ejected. It all started when Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar stole third base while no one was covering it. He then started shouting at the Red Sox dugout and pointed his finger in the same direction...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Russia Defeats Finland To Win Gold At 2014 IIHF World Championships

Russia followed its disappointing finish at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi with a gold-medal triumph at the 2014 IIHF World Championships in Belarus. The Russians defeated Finland 5-2 to claim their second title in the last three years and fourth in the last seven years. They were led by superstar forwards Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals and Evgeni Malkin of the...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Prospect’s First Home Run Of Season Caught By His Dad (Video)

It was a great day to be a member of the Gregor family on Saturday. Houston Astros prospect Conrad Gregor launched his first home run of the 2014 season for the Quad Cities River Bandits, and his blast couldn’t have landed in the hands of a better — or more proud –  fan. At the time, most people thought a very enthusiastic man impressively corralled the homer, but after the...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Beckett tosses no-hitter against Phillies

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Josh Beckett picked up his third win of the season in dramatic fashion Sunday by throwing his first career no-hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies. The 21st no-hitter in #Dodgers history belongs to Josh Beckett. A Memorial Day Weekend to remember.— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 25, 2014 Josh Beckett throws a no-hitter against #Phils...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Brandon Workman To Make First 2014 Start Against Rays (Video)

Brandon Workman will make his first start of the 2014 regular season Sunday afternoon when the Boston Red Sox look to end their nine-game losing streak against the Tampa Bay Rays. Workman was called up from Triple-A Pawtucket when Mike Napoli was placed on the 15-day disabled list. He has a 3.18 earned run average, 10 strikeouts and a 1.15 WHIP in three appearances this season. Check...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Place Mike Napoli On 15-Day Disabled List (Video)

The Boston Red Sox placed first baseman Mike Napoli on the 15-day disabled list Sunday after he sprained his left fourth finger. Napoli is a key part of the Red Sox offense with a .260 batting average, five home runs and 22 RBI. Starting pitcher Brandon Workman was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket. Check out the video above to watch manager John Farrell comment on Napoli’s trip...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Drew Doughty Making Case As NHL’s Best Defenseman In Stanley Cup Playoffs

Drew Doughty isn’t a finalist for this year’s Norris Trophy, but few players at any position have performed at a higher level in the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs than the Los Angeles Kings defenseman. In fact, Doughty has been so impressive in the playoffs that one of his teammates has compared him to probable Hall of Famer Nicklas Lidstrom. That’s right, the Lidstrom who won...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Alain Vigneault rips Canadiens for booting Rangers assistant

Montreal Canadiens head coach Michael Therrien was unhappy that New York Rangers assistant coach Ulf Samuelsson was watching his team’s Saturday practice and asked him to leave. Samuelsson eventually got up and left, but Rangers general manager Glen Sather and assistant coach Dan Lacroix showed up a short while after that to watch Montreal skate. Therrien said Saturday that there...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Sign Manny Ramirez As Triple-A Player-Coach

The Chicago Cubs announced Sunday that they have signed 12-time All Star Manny Ramirez to be a player-coach for Triple-A Iowa. “We are excited to welcome Manny to the Cubs organization and look forward to him working with our young hitters,” Cubs general manager Theo Epstein said in a statement. “Manny is not only one of the best hitters of all time, he is also a dedicated...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Rays Live: Brandon Workman Hopes To End Sox’s Nine-Game Skid

12:30 p.m.: We’re just over an hour away from the first pitch as the Red Sox hope to snap a nine-game losing streak in the final game of a three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays. Boston’s hopes will rest on the shoulders of starting pitcher Brandon Workman, who was just recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket to start in the place of injured pitcher Felix Doubront. Workman has...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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