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‘SportsCenter’ Bids Farewell To Stuart Scott With Moving Segment (Video)

Stuart Scott, in many ways, was the face of ESPN’s “SportsCenter.” Scott, a longtime ESPN anchor who died of cancer at age 49 on Sunday, was well-known for his passion, his hip catchphrases and his infectious personality. Bristol certainly lost a great one, and Scott’s colleagues paid tribute on Sunday night’s edition of the show he revolutionized. Steve Levy and Scott...
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January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Mankins: First year away from Patriots was tough

Logan Mankins’ career has changed significantly over the last four months. Mankins, once a stalwart on the New England Patriots’ offensive line, was shipped to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers back in August after nine seasons with the organization that drafted him. The Bucs subsequently went 2-14 while the Patriots continued to thrive, adding to a difficult situation for the 10-year...
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January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Brady downplays Patriots' past with Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens are a familiar opponent for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, but at that same time, they’re not. It might sound confusing, but it’s exactly how Brady and the Patriots are approaching this weekend’s AFC Divisional Round matchup, the two teams’ fourth postseason meeting since 2010. While there’s plenty of familiarity between the two franchises...
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January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Dont’a Hightower, Jamie Collins Stand Out In Patriots’ 2014 Pass-Rush Stats

An NFL linebacker would probably blitz on every snap if it was their choice. That’s why it was no surprise to hear New England Patriots linebackers Dont’a Hightower and Jamie Collins express the desire over the offseason to rush the quarterback more in 2014. Head coach Bill Belichick granted their wish, and it paid off for his defense Hightower and Collins were the Patriots’...
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Reports: James Shields Market Strong; Boston Red Sox Unlikely Suitors?

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox have been tied to free-agent pitcher James Shields several times in the past, yet it appears the connection is cooling. A number of executives told FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal they expect Shields to land a contract of at least five years and $100 million, with two executives indicating the right-hander has...
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New Hampshire Women’s Ice Hockey Game Canceled Due To ‘Ice Malfunction’

Making ice usually isn’t very difficult, particularly in northern New England. But for the second time in 43 days, the University of New Hampshire had to call off a game for an “ice malfunction” at the Whittemore Center, the university’s athletic department announced Sunday. The women’s ice hockey game, an exhibition against the Boston Blades...
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Panthers coach Ron Rivera, family okay after fire in home

To say Ron Rivera’s had a stressful month or so would be a drastic understatement. The Carolina Panthers head coach and his family are OK after a two-alarm fire broke out in their Charlotte home early Monday morning. The relative good news is that, according to WBTV in Charlotte, the house was just “partially burned.” Despite that, the family “won’t be able to live there...
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Andrew Luck Yells ‘Oh, Stop It!’ At Bengals After Using Hard Count (Video)

Andrew Luck is kind of hilarious. The Indianapolis Colts quarterback has a weird reputation of being one of the NFL’s most polite players. He was profiled in a recent article in The Wall Street Journal for his unique way of trash talking. Instead of insults and the like, Luck actually compliments opposing players for hard hits. His goofy ways were caught on a hot mic Sunday afternoon...
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Erotic Fiction Novel About Rob Gronkowski Surfaces, Is Obviously Hilarious

When you think of Rob Gronkowski, you think of erotic fiction, right? … right? Well even if you don’t, you might now, as the Internet has discovered “A Gronking To Remember,” an erotic fiction novel with some sort of premise centering around the New England Patriots tight end. “I’ll never forget the first time I saw Gronk spike a football. It changed my life forever,”...
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Rams owner reveals plans to build stadium in Los Angeles

The artists formerly known as the Los Angeles Rams might be on the verge of heading back to Los Angeles. St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke is planning to build a new football stadium in Inglewood, according to The Los Angeles Times. Kroenke reportedly bought 60 acres of land a year ago and the plans reportedly include an 80,000-seat NFL stadium in addition to a 6,000-seat performance...
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Rich Eisen Uses Stuart Scott Catchphrases To Honor Late Friend (Video)

Rich Eisen showed he’s the consummate professional Sunday. The NFL Network anchor must have had an extremely emotional day. A day filled with NFL action started on a somber note as Eisen and the rest of the world learned that his former ESPN colleague Stuart Scott died after a lengthy bout with cancer. Eisen delivered the news in a poignant, emotional way during NFL Network’s...
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Ndamukong Suh Cries In Postgame News Conference After Loss To Cowboys (Video)

Ndamukong Suh might have seen his Detroit Lions career come to an end Sunday, and it had him a little choked up. The Lions defensive tackle and his team were eliminated from the playoffs in a controversial Wild Card Game against the Dallas Cowboys. Suh, who’s going to be a free agent this offseason, had trouble keeping it together during his postgame news conference. Midway through...
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Referee Explains Decision To Take Back Cowboys’ Pass Interference Call

The Detroit Lions felt they were slighted by the referees in their NFC Wild Card loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, and they (sort of) received an explanation. Midway through the fourth quarter with the Lions leading 20-17, referee Pete Morelli announced a defensive pass interference call on the Cowboys, only to immediately reverse it. The non-call forced Detroit to punt, and...
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January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jerry Jones, Chris Christie share awkward hug

Things got super awkward in Jerry Jones’ box at AT&T Stadium on Sunday. After the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Detroit Lions 24-20 in their NFC wild-card round matchup, the team’s owner was obviously ecstatic. And from that excitement, one of the most awkward group hugs of all time was born, thanks to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Christie, a lifelong Cowboys fan...
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Ref Calls Late-Game Pass Interference On Cowboys, Picks Up Flag (Video)

The Dallas Cowboys’ win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday came with plenty of controversy. The ‘Boys rallied from a 10-point deficit at halftime to pull out a 24-20 NFC Wild Card Game victory, but they did it thanks in part to a pass interference call midway through the fourth quarter that was mysteriously taken back. Detroit held a 20-17 lead and faced a third-and-1 at the Dallas...
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Tony Romo, Cowboys Rally Past Lions For 24-20 NFC Wild Card Game Win

ARLINGTON, Texas — Tony Romo has a stirring playoff comeback to go with all the late-season disappointments. Romo threw two touchdown passes to Terrance Williams, the second for the lead late in the fourth quarter, and the Dallas Cowboys rallied for a 24-20 wild-card win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday in their first playoff game in five years. The Cowboys...
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Report: MLB unlikely to institute pitch clock after trial

Major League Baseball has vowed to make changes to speed up the game, but for now, a pitch clock won’t be one of them. MLB is “highly unlikely” to adopt a pitch clock for the 2015 season after a trial run in the Arizona Fall League, sources told FOX Sports Arizona on Sunday. The clock used in the AFL allotted a pitcher 20 seconds from the time he received the ball to the...
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Kevin Millar, John Lackey Rock Cowboy Hats At NFC Wild Card Game (Photo)

Kevin Millar and John Lackey made their NFL allegiances pretty clear Sunday. The two former Boston Red Sox went to the NFC Wild Card Game in Dallas between the Cowboys and the Detroit Lions, and they wore some sweet cowboy hats to show their support. They even ran into fellow Cowboys fan and former Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster, who elected to wear something much more subtle. ...
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Joe Buck Jinxes Cowboys Kicker Before Missed Field Goal (Video)

The Joe Buck jinx was all too real for Dallas Cowboys fans Sunday night. While Dan Bailey was lining up for a 41-yard field goal against the Detroit Lions in the third quarter of their wild-card game, the FOX announcer was busy heaping praise on the Cowboys kicker. Buck noted that Bailey was the NFL’s most accurate kicker, making 114 of the 127 field-goal attempts in his four...
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WATCH: Sergio Brown channels inner Ric Flair in locker room

Sergio Brown has a flair for the dramatic. The Indianapolis Colts defensive back was pretty fired up after his team downed the Cincinnati Bengals 26-10 in the AFC Wild Card Round on Sunday. So in the locker room after the game, Brown decided to channel a guy who’s always fired up — legendary WWE wrestler Ric Flair. #ColtsNation Sergio Brown sums up the feeling in the locker...
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Alex Ovechkin Takes Out Roberto Luongo In Wild Collision (Video)

Roberto Luongo took a painful, painful gamble Sunday afternoon. The Florida Panthers goaltender wandered way out of his crease to chase a loose puck that Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin was also pursuing, and it didn’t end particularly well for either of them. The two collided pretty viciously with Ovechkin barreling into the goaltender and leaving him in a world...
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Report: Larry Fitzgerald will be asked to take pay cut

Larry Fitzgerald might have taken his last snap with the Arizona Cardinals after their NFC Wild Card Game loss to the Carolina Panthers on Saturday. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that the Cardinals likely will ask the veteran wide receiver to take a pay cut from his $15 million salary in 2015. Fitzgerald has a $23.6 million cap hit for next season and is signed through...
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Tuukka Rask: First Period Was ‘Embarrassing;’ ‘Never Seen Anything Like That’ (Video)

Something clearly needs to change for the Boston Bruins, and goaltender Tuukka Rask has an idea or two that might help his team out. The Bruins fell to the lowly Carolina Hurricanes in a 2-1 shootout loss Sunday afternoon that marked the team’s third straight loss. The B’s came out slow and struggled to get anything going, which prompted one reporter to ask Rask if the B’s...
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Andrew Luck Gives Up On Snap Count Vs. Bengals In Best Way Ever (Video)

The Indianapolis Colts beat the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, which is good, because that means the world gets at least one more week of Andrew Luck. Luck’s efforts with a football in his hand are well-documented, but the Colts quarterback treats his audiences to so much more, from congratulating his opponents after they sack him to getting left hanging on high-fives. Apparently...
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January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Four Takeaways From Bruins’ 2-1 Shootout Loss To Hurricanes

The Boston Bruins extended their point streak to four games with a 2-1 shootout loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday. Boston secured just one point in three of those four games, though, which leaves the Bruins one point behind the Washington Capitals and Toronto Maple Leafs for the two wild card playoff spots in the Eastern Conference with 40 games played. Here are four takeaways...
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