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Reports: Jordan Henderson To Succeed Steven Gerrard As Liverpool Captain

Jordan Henderson has big shoes to fill both on and off the field. Liverpool will appoint Henderson as its new captain as early as Friday, The Liverpool Echo and The Telegraph reported Thursday. Henderson will succeed Steven Gerrard, who left Anfield for the Los Angeles Galaxy last week, as Liverpool’s skipper. Brendan Rodgers named Henderson Liverpool’s vice-captain before last...
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July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Dana White: Jose Aldo Would’ve Made Almost $4M Fighting Conor McGregor

Jose Aldo’s rib injury has proved quite costly, in more ways than one. The UFC featherweight champion was forced to withdraw from his July 11 title fight with Conor McGregor at UFC 189 after suffering a rib injury in training. By backing out of the fight, Aldo has lost his chance to defend his title against a very strong challenger in McGregor. Apparently he’s also losing out...
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Watch UFC 189, All Other UFC Pay-Per-View Events Online On NESN.com

It’s no longer a true title fight, but UFC 189’s featherweight matchup between Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes still should be an exciting one. Saturday’s main card will be an interim title fight after champion Jose Aldo broke his ribs, forcing him to pull out of the fight. But Mendes is no slouch, and McGregor’s wrestling, which is Mendes’ specialty, is unproven in the...
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Pedro Martinez Hoping Red Sox Fans Vote Xander Bogaerts To All-Star Game

Never mind “Vote for Pedro,” soon-to-be Baseball Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez is ready to cast a vote for Xander Bogaerts. Boston Red Sox fans have some work to do if they’re going to get Bogaerts to the All-Star Game as Bogaerts is one of five players in the running for Major League Baseball’s Final Vote contest for a spot on the American League All-Star team. Martinez seems...
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Report: LeBron James To Sign Two-Year Contract With Cavs Worth $46.9M

The Decision was a pretty simple one this time around. The only issue was money. And LeBron James is getting a lot of it. The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar will re-sign with the team on a two-year contract worth roughly $46.9 million, according to ESPN’s Chris Broussard. James will earn $22.97 million during the 2015-16 season and has a player option for the 2016-17 season, during...
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Robin Van Persie, Fenerbahce In Transfer Talks; EPL Great Nears Man United Exit

ISTANBUL — Fenerbahce is in talks to sign Manchester United striker Robin van Persie, the Turkish club said Thursday. Fenerbahce has begun to transfer talks with Robin Van Persie and his club Manchester United.—   (@Fenerbahce_EN) July 09, 2015 The Netherlands international joined United three years ago in a surprise move from Arsenal for £24 million pounds (then $38 million...
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Keith Olbermann Done At ESPN For Second Time After Network Won’t Renew Contract

Keith Olbermann’s tenure at ESPN is coming to an end. Again. The network announced Wednesday that it wouldn’t be renewing the “Olbermann” host’s contract when it ends on July 31. Olbermann had previously worked for ESPN from 1992 until 1997 before returning in 2013. “Keith is a tremendous talent who has consistently done timely, entertaining and thought-provoking work...
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Serena dominates Sharapova in Wimbledon semifinal

By Nicholas Goss Maria Sharapova couldn’t have started any worse in Thursday’s Wimbledon semifinal against Serena Williams. Three double faults gave Williams an early break point in the first game and it was all downhill from there for the Russian superstar. Williams cruised to a victory in straight sets (6-2, 6-4) to reach the Wimbledon final for the eighth time in her...
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Fake Umpires Re-Enact Calls At Giants-Mets Game, Are Awesome (Videos)

Being a major league umpire is a very difficult job. Fortunately, Andy Fletcher had plenty of help Wednesday. Fletcher was the home plate ump for the San Francisco Giants’ contest against the New York Mets at AT&T Park. But he wasn’t the only one dressed for the occasion, as two umpire superfans proved when they reached their front-row seats. Today’s FAKE umpires sitting...
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Wimbledon 2015: Serena Williams Beats Maria Sharapova In Two Sets, Will Play Garbine Muguruza In Final

LONDON — Serena Williams is just one win away from another Grand Slam milestone. The top-ranked Williams maintained her 11-year dominance over Maria Sharapova, beating the Russian 6-2, 6-4 on Thursday to reach her eighth Wimbledon championship match and 25th career Grand Slam final. In beating Sharapova for the 17th straight time, the five-time Wimbledon champion won her 26th consecutive...
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Reports: Iker Casillas Agrees To Join FC Porto, Leave Real Madrid After 25 Years

We always thought Iker Casillas and Real Madrid belonged together, but they apparently have come to the end of the road. Casillas has agreed to join FC Porto from Real Madrid, Spanish newspaper Marca reported Wednesday. The clubs have agreed to terms of a transfer for Casillas, who looks set to end his Real Madrid career after 25 years, 17 of which were spent in the first team. Real...
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Bruins 2015 Development Camp Preview: Five Players To Watch

The Boston Bruins’ 2015 Development Camp begins next Tuesday, July 14 and concludes Friday, July 14. All on-ice practices are open to the public and held at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington. This will be the ninth development camp for the B’s, and it’s also one of the most anticipated camps in years. Among the reasons for the excitement is the expected attendance of all 10 players the...
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Conor McGregor Tried To Bet UFC $3M He’d Knock Out Chad Mendes In UFC 189

UFC fans know that Conor McGregor is confident. But apparently, he’s confident enough to bet his paycheck on a knockout finish in UFC 189. UFC president Dana White was a guest on “The Jim Rome Show” on Tuesday, and he told the host that McGregor predicted he’d knock Chad Mendes out in the second round of Saturday’s featherweight bout. In fact, the Irishman tried to bet...
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Brandon LaFell, out of walking boot, supports Jimmy Garoppolo

By Darren Hartwell Brandon LaFell and the New England Patriots will be ready to go in Week 1, regardless of which quarterback is under center. LaFell missed the beginning of New England’s organized team activities in June and was seen sporting a walking boot on his left foot. In an interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio on Wednesday, though, the wide receiver gave a promising update...
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Mark Cuban, ESPN’s Chris Broussard Have Twitter Feud Over DeAndre Jordan Report

Wednesday was a surreal night in the NBA world, thanks primarily to DeAndre Jordan. Jordan dramatically altered the short- and perhaps long-term future of at least two franchises when he went back on his word to reportedly sign with the Dallas Mavericks and instead re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers. The whole saga was much more complicated than that, though. Both teams — including...
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Coyotes, Mikkel Boedker Avoid Arbitration With One-Year Contract

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Arizona Coyotes have signed left wing Mikkel Boedker to a one-year, $3.75 million deal. Boedker filed for salary arbitration on Sunday, but the sides were able to iron out a deal Tuesday before they went before a mediator. The 25-year-old from Denmark has been one of Arizona’s most creative scorers during seven seasons with the team. Boedker had 14 goals...
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Roger Goodell: Tom Brady’s Deflategate Ruling Could Come Next Week

According to Roger Goodell, the wait almost is over. The NFL commissioner has yet to rule on Tom Brady’s appeal after the New England Patriots quarterback made his case more than three weeks ago. At a media and tech conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, though, Goodell told CNBC’s Julia Boorstin that could change in the near future. A ruling on #DeflateGate is coming soon- could...
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Mark Cuban Claims DeAndre Jordan Didn’t Speak To Him At All Wednesday

It didn’t take long, but Mark Cuban has started to weigh in on the DeAndre Jordan saga, and it sounds like there’s plenty more to come. The Dallas Mavericks owner likely isn’t in a very good mood Thursday after Jordan went back on his word after reportedly agreeing to a deal with the Mavericks. Instead of following through and signing with Dallas, Jordan got cold feet and ultimately...
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Boston Bruins Announce 37-Player 2015 Development Camp Roster

The Boston Bruins released a 37-player roster on Wednesday for their 2015 Development Camp. The roster is subject to change, however. Development camp will take place from Tuesday, July 14 through Friday, July 17 at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington, Mass. This camp is an opportunity for the organization’s prospects and recent draft picks to familiarize themselves with the Bruins culture...
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Carl Edwards’ ‘Minions’ No. 19 Toyota Toast Of NASCAR In Kentucky (Photos)

The Minions are awesome, driving fast is awesome and NASCAR night racing is awesome. Given those three incontrovertible facts, Carl Edwards’ stock car for this weekend’s race defies superlatives. Edwards’ No. 19 Toyota will be decked out with everyone’s favorite “Despicable Me” underlings for the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night. By the looks of...
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Andy Brickley: Matt Beleskey’s Future Looks Bright With Bruins (Video)

Matt Beleskey is excited to be playing for the Boston Bruins. The feeling is mutual. The 27-year-old signed a five-year contract with Boston last week, giving the B’s a solid boost at the forward position. Speaking to reporters after inking the deal, Beleskey said Boston is an “extremely attractive place to be,” and that the Original Six squad’s reputation precedes it. That...
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Mavs’ Chandler Parsons Had Fantastic Tweet During DeAndre Jordan Saga

DeAndre Jordan is heading back to Los Angeles, and that means the Dallas Mavericks are left picking up the pieces. Despite the fact that Jordan reportedly agreed to a deal with the Mavs, he had a change of heart Wednesday and ultimately signed a new contract to return to the Clippers. The entire ordeal played out via Twitter, which made for some high-level entertainment, including...
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DeAndre Jordan Spurning Mavs For Clippers Has Implications For Celtics

DeAndre Jordan reportedly backing out on the Dallas Mavericks to return to the Los Angeles Clippers is good for the Clips, bad for the Mavs and just plain weird to everyone else. But what about the Boston Celtics? Well, it’s not quite as simple as calling it “good” or “bad” — but it’s probably good. This whole ridiculous saga does indeed impact the Celtics, who own...
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Robert Kraft, Roger Goodell spotted together at conference

By Darren Hartwell If one photo is any indication, the relationship between Robert Kraft and Roger Goodell is alive and well. The New England Patriots owner and NFL commissioner both were in attendance at an annual media and tech conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, which attracts some of the biggest billionaires and moguls in the country. CNBC reporter Jess Golden has proof, as she...
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Paul Pierce’s Hilarious Tweets Were Best Part Of DeAndre Jordan Saga

Paul Pierce has plenty of NBA experience. Twitter experience? Not so much. The Internet found that out in hilarious fashion Wednesday night in the midst of the ridiculous battle between the Los Angeles Clippers and Dallas Mavericks for the services of big man DeAndre Jordan. Reports that Jordan was having second thoughts about signing his agreed contract with the Mavs sparked a...
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