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Gerald Wallace Done For Season With Knee, Ankle Injuries

BOSTON — If you’re able-bodied and can hit a jump shot, you had better keep your phone on. The Boston Celtics might need to give you a call to ask you to play soon. Another one has possibly bitten the dust for the Celtics, as coach Brad Stevens told reporters at practice Friday that Gerald Wallace has been playing with bone spurs in his ankle and also has a torn meniscus in his...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Adam McQuaid Suffers Setback With Leg Injury, Will Not Play This Weekend

Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid has suffered another setback in his recovery from a leg injury, Bruins coach Claude Julien told reporters Friday. McQuaid, who has not played since Jan. 19, missed his second straight practice Friday morning, and Julien said he will not be available for this weekend’s games. The Bruins host the Washington Capitals in a Saturday matinee before...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Workman ‘Definitely Had Some Adrenaline Going’ In First Spring Outing

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The pressure was a little less intense Thursday than when Boston Red Sox pitcher Brandon Workman last took the mound, during the eighth inning of Game 6 of the 2013 World Series. You’d never know it listening to the 25-year-old after his two innings against Northeastern University. “Honestly, not as much as you’d think,” Workman said of the difference...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Stars Announcer Compares Jamie Benn Goal To Goose Poop (Video)

Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn split two Carolina Hurricanes defenders to score a beauty of goal Thursday night, and Start color commentator Daryl “Razor” Reaugh commemorated the occasion with one of the more … umm, colorful calls of the NHL season. “And then,” Reaugh explained as Benn sliced through the Carolina defense before beating former Boston Bruins goalie Anton...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Richie Incognito checks into rehab to deal with ‘severe mental stress’

A day after taking a baseball bat to his own Ferrari, former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito is reportedly seeking treatment. Incognito has checked himself into a rehab facility in Arizona to seek “professional help in wake of severe mental stress,” NFL.com’s Jeff Darlington reported Friday. After a very long few weeks, I can report Richie Incognito has accepted...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Corey Brown Checks Out OK After Injuring Hand Against Boston College

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Boston Red Sox outfielder Corey Brown left Thursday’s spring training exhibition against Boston College after fouling a ball off his left hand. Everything has since checked out OK, according to manager John Farrell. “He’s a little swollen today,” Farrell said before Friday’s game against the Minnesota Twins at JetBlue Park. “He’ll go through a normal...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Northeastern’s James Mulry On Striking Out Ortiz, Pedroia: ‘Just Trying To Have Fun’

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Northeastern pitcher James Mulry has a leg up on many major league hurlers. That’s because the college sophomore got the best of both Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz on Thursday. Mulry, a native of West Roxbury, Mass., struck out Pedroia and Ortiz in back-to-back at-bats during Thursday’s Red Sox-Northeastern spring training exhibition at JetBlue Park. It...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron James On Black Face Mask: ‘It Went With The Uniform’

LeBron James’ black protective face mask was a hit Thursday night, with the Miami Heat star drawing more than a few Zorro, Batman and The Lone Ranger comparisons on social media. But had the Heat worn their usual home whites for the game against the New York Knicks rather than their Alonzo Mourning-era black throwbacks, James’ dark-colored mask might have remained in his gym...
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Richie Incognito On Smashing His Ferrari: ‘Just Me Venting’

Richie Incognito told police Thursday that he was the one who smashed up his $300,000 black Ferrari with a baseball bat. It wasn’t a fit of rage that prompted Incognito to give the car the Babe Ruth treatment, though. He was just blowing off some steam, the former Miami Dolphins lineman said Thursday. “Oh, that was that was just me venting,” Incognito told FOX Phoenix in an...
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Red Sox-Twins Live: Boston, Minnesota Kick Off Grapefruit League Action At JetBlue Park

10:35 a.m.: The Boston Red Sox’s lineup card has been posted. Jonny Gomes appears in the leadoff spot. Red Sox manager John Farrell said Friday morning that Gomes’ ability to put up good at-bats against both lefties and righties last season has earned him consideration for the leadoff role on occasion. Friday’s complete lineup is below. Jonny Gomes, LF Dustin Pedroia, 2B David...
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Olympic Figure Skater Gracie Gold Says Yes To Prom Proposal (Video)

High school senior Dyer Pettijohn might have finally landed the date of his dreams. Pettijohn used a very public display of YouTube affection to ask U.S. figure skater Gracie Gold to his prom during the 2014 Winter Olympics. Gold responded by tweeting that Pettijohn’s proposal “melted her heart,” but she didn’t have an answer until Wednesday — when he surprised her by appearing...
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Tim Tebow Involved In Self-Reported Ohio State Recruiting Violation

Of the 42 recruiting violations Ohio State self-reported to the NCAA in 2013, most are so innocuous as to not even warrant mentioning. This one probably wouldn’t either, had it not involved the lightning rod for news that is Tim Tebow. According to documents obtained by Cleveland.com, Tebow was eating lunch with Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer, his former coach at the University of...
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Joba Chamberlain’s Creative Tattoos Make Smile Out Of Scar (Photo)

Joba Chamberlain lost nearly all of the 2011 baseball season to Tommy John surgery. But now, he’s turned the aftereffects of that injury into a little comic relief. The Detroit Free Press posted a photo sequence of photos Wednesday revealing that Chamberlain, who signed with the Tigers in the offseason after spending his entire career with the New York Yankees, used four small...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

College Hoops Court Storming Leads To Fight Between Fans, Players (Video)

For those of you who think college sports should outlaw rushing the court/field, here’s all the ammunition you need. A court storming after Utah Valley’s upset, overtime win over New Mexico State on Thursday resulted in a wild brawl involving fans, coaches and players from both sides. It all got started when frustrated New Mexico State guard K.C. Ross-Miller fired a basketball...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Scout: Greg Robinson Is Best Player In 2014 NFL Draft And Patriots, NFL Notes

The draft is still over two months away, but now that the NFL Scouting Combine is over, some opinions have been set in stone. Perhaps the biggest surprise that came out of Indianapolis this week is that South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney isn’t the consensus “best player in the draft.” I spoke with an NFL team’s scout on the phone after the combine, and he said...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Rubby De La Rosa Looks Relaxed And Other Red Sox Spring Training Notes

FORT MYERS, Fla. — It now should feel like baseball is back — if it didn’t already. The Boston Red Sox started their spring training slate of games Thursday with a doubleheader against Northeastern University and Boston College. The Red Sox won both portions of the twin bill by a 5-2 final. Northeastern actually gave Boston a run for its money in the first game before the Red...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron James Wears Batman Style Mask After Breaking Nose (Photo)

Miami Heat forward LeBron James returned to the court on Thursday night against the New York Knicks after suffering a broken nose last week, and he sure knows how to make a grand entrance. James emerged from his week-long absence wearing a black mask similar to that of Batman. James had complained about the appearance and comfort of his protective mask earlier this week and even...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins Suspended For Punch, Fined $20K For Outburst

The NBA suspended Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins for one game and fined him $20,000 on Thursday for his behavior in two separate incidents during the Kings’ 129-103 loss to the Houston Rockets on Tuesday. Cousins received his suspension after punching Rockets guard Patrick Beverley in the stomach at the beginning of the first quarter. He was fined for his ejection in...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Play Doubleheader Against Boston College, Northeastern (Video)

The Boston Red Sox played a spring training doubleheader on Thursday against Boston College and Northeastern. Newly acquired outfielder Grady Sizemore made his Red Sox debut in his first game in over two years. He played three innings and felt good physically after the game, which is an encouraging sign for a player who’s dealt with several injuries since 2011. The doubleheader...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Love Recreates LeBron James’ Shirtless Off-The-Wall Dunk Show (Video)

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love went shirtless and executed an impressive off-the-wall slam dunk at a recent practice. Does this story sound familiar? Love was actually paying tribute to LeBron James, who hosted his own dunk show featuring the same exact move at Miami Heat practice just a few weeks ago. The 25-year-old All-Star seems to have James’ viral dunk sequence...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Tim Thomas Falls Down During Capitals Breakaway, Still Makes Amazing Save (Video)

Florida Panthers goaltender Tim Thomas entered the save of the year discussion in Thursday night’s game against the Washington Capitals. With the score tied 4-4 and less than five minutes remaining in the third period, Capitals defenseman Mike Green was all alone on a breakaway when Thomas lost his balance and fell in the crease. Despite being on his back, Thomas was still able...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics Plan To Sign Guard Chris Babb To 10-Day Contract

The Boston Celtics plan to sign rookie guard Chris Babb to a 10-day contract on Friday or Saturday, a league source told Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. The Celtics initially signed Babb on Sept. 10, 2013. During his brief preseason stint in a green uniform, the 24-year-old tallied 16 points, three assists, and four rebounds over five games. Babb has been playing for the D-League’s...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Penguins, Rangers Among Teams Interested In Canucks’ Ryan Kesler

Shortly after it was reported Wednesday night that Vancouver Canucks center Ryan Kesler had requested a trade, his agent denied the rumors, but that hasn’t stopped teams from making offers for the two-way forward ahead of the March 5 NHL trade deadline. According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos and the Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch, at least four teams are interested in acquiring...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Islanders Seek First-Round Pick For Andrew MacDonald At Trade Deadline

The New York Islanders are likely to be an active team in the days leading up to the March 5 trade deadline, and one player expected to be dealt is veteran defenseman Andrew MacDonald. According to Chris Botta of The New York Times, the Isles are looking to acquire a first-round pick in return for MacDonald. Isles, justly, insisting on 1st rounder for A MacDonald. Low $550K salary...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Confused By Opening Day: ‘When The Lights Pop, Papi Pops’

FORT MYERS, Fla. — David Ortiz might not know when Opening Day is exactly, but the Boston Red Sox slugger is looking forward to it. Ortiz, who didn’t play in any spring training games last year as he worked his way back from an Achilles injury, was asked Thursday when he’ll find his groove this time around. The question led to a hilarious exchange in which Ortiz discovered...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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