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Chad Johnson Gets Burned Playing Defense In Flag Football Game (Video)

Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson hasn’t played in the NFL since his stint with the new England Patriots in 2011, but it looks like he’s been keeping busy on the flag football field. Johnson took to his Instagram to showcase two short clips of him playing in a recent game, and one clip showed why he should always play on the offensive side of the ball — no matter what league he’s...
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Thomas Vanek Traded To Montreal Canadiens At Trade Deadline

Thomas Vanek has landed in the worst possible spot for Boston Bruins fans. Multiple media outlets reported Wednesday that Vanek has been traded from the New York Islanders to the Montreal Canadiens. The Islanders will receive forward prospect Sebastian Collberg and a second-round pick in return, according to Newsday’s Arthur Staple. Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports that the...
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2014 NHL Trade Deadline Winners And Losers

The trade deadline has passed and it’s now time to grade NHL teams for the moves that were made and the ones that didn’t come to fruition. With trades being announced past the 3 p.m. ET deadline, this article will be updated according to the moves that come in late. Check out our notable winners and losers from the 2014 NHL trade deadline below. Winners Anaheim Ducks The Ducks...
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Jon Lester Faces Red Sox Minor Leaguers During Simulated Game (Video)

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Jon Lester faced some Boston Red Sox farmhands Wednesday as part of a simulated game at Fenway South. Lester threw 38 pitches over 2 2/3 innings Wednesday in what the left-hander described as a positive outing. Lester pitched a career-high 213 1/3 innings during the regular season last year before compiling another 34 2/3 innings over five playoff starts, so...
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Report: Bruins Acquire Defenseman Andrej Meszaros From Flyers

The Boston Bruins reportedly have added another defenseman in the final minutes before the trade deadline. Sportsnet’s Dan Murphy reported Wednesday that the Bruins have acquired Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Andrej Meszaros in exchange for a third-round draft pick. The team has yet to confirm the deal. Meszaros, a 28-year-old Slovakian native, has played 38 games for the Flyers...
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Jared Allen On Free Agency: I Want A Chance To Win And A Fair Contract

Money won’t be the deciding factor for defensive end Jared Allen in free agency this offseason. Allen, who has played with the Minnesota Vikings for the past six seasons, wants to latch on with a winner. The Vikings have missed the playoffs in three of the last four seasons. “I think for my next team it will come down to a chance to win, a good organization, as well as getting...
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Marian Gaborik Traded To Kings By Blue Jackets For Matt Frattin, Draft Pick

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Los Angeles Kings have acquired veteran goal-scorer Marian Gaborik from the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Blue Jackets get right wing Matt Frattin and a second-round pick in the 2014 draft, plus a conditional third-rounder if the Kings win their first-round playoff series or re-sign Gaborik. The 32-year-old Gaborik will be a free agent after the season. He was...
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Jake Peavy Doesn’t Expect Finger Injury To Linger Into Regular Season

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Boston Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy doesn’t expect his injury to linger. Peavy, who cut his left index finger during a fishing knife accident over the weekend, threw a bullpen session Wednesday at JetBlue Park. The bullpen marked Peavy’s first significant step since suffering the injury, which the veteran hurler said shouldn’t be an issue by the time Opening...
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Report: Tim Thomas Traded To Dallas Stars For Goalie Dan Ellis

The Tim Thomas-Roberto Luongo reality show is over before it began. TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported shortly before Wednesday afternoon’s NHL trade deadline that Thomas has been traded from the Florida Panthers to the Dallas Stars, where he will reunite with former Boston Bruins teammates Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverley. The Panthers will receive goaltender Dan Ellis in return, CBC’s...
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Buffalo Bills: We’re Not Playing North Of The Border in 2014

The Buffalo Bills will not play in Canada during the upcoming 2014 NFL season. The team postponed their annual Bills Toronto Series for one year on Wednesday. The 2013 game held at the Rogers Centre in Toronto between the Bills and Atlanta Falcons drew just 38,969 fans — including Mayor Rob Ford. The Rogers Centre’s capacity for football is 54,000. Check out the Bills’ and...
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Canada Women's goalie Shannon Szabados practices with Oilers

With Ilya Bryzgalov on his way to Minnesota and newly acquired goaltender Viktor Fasth yet to arrive in Edmonton, the Oilers brought in an unlikely netminder Wednesday. Joining starter Ben Scrivens on the ice at practice was Shannon Szabados, an Edmonton native who backstopped the Canadian women’s team to Olympic gold last month in Sochi. With Fasth arriving later today, #TeamCanada...
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Jared Allen, Michael Johnson Among Top Free Agent Defensive Ends Patriots Could Sign

The New England Patriots need immediate help rushing the passer, so spending money on a defensive end in free agency might make more sense than using a top draft pick. This is the year to need a top pass rusher, too. There are some elite names still available, like the Cincinnati Bengals’ Michael Johnson, the Seattle Seahawks’ Michael Bennett and the Minnesota Vikings’ Jared...
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Senators Acquire Ales Hemsky From Oilers, Re-Sign Chris Phillips

Winger Ales Hemsky scored two goals against the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday. One day later, he’ll be playing for them. Hemsky, a career Edmonton Oiler, was traded to Ottawa less than three hours before Wednesday afternoon’s NHL trade deadline. In return, the Oilers will receive a fifth-round pick in this year’s draft and a third-rounder in 2015. Hemsky has nine goals and 17...
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U.S.A.-Ukraine Live: Oguchi Onyewu, John Brooks Start In U.S. Defense

Pregame: Here are the lineups: U.S.A. Tim Howard, goalkeeper Edgar Castillo, left back John Brooks, center back Oguchi Onyewu, center back Geofff Cameron, right back Jermaine Jones, midfielder Sacha Kleijstan, midfielder Fabian Johnson, midfielder Alejandro Bedoya, midfielder Clint Dempsey, forward Jozy Altidore, striker Substitutes Brad Guzan, goalkeeper Jonathan Spector, defender...
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Jon Lester On Contract Talks With Red Sox: ‘Nothing Has Gone On Recently’

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester had nothing new to report Wednesday regarding a possible contract extension. Lester’s agents, Seth and Sam Levinson, were in Fort Myers last week, which increased the buzz surrounding the 30-year-old’s contract situation. But Lester, who is slated to become a free agent next offseason, said Wednesday at JetBlue Park that...
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ECHL Goalie Cody Reichard Makes Ridiculous Diving Save (Video)

ECHL goalie Cody Reichard channeled his inner Tim Thomas on Monday to make a ridiculous, flailing save against the Kalamazoo Wings. Reichard was behind the net to play the puck when it took a weird bounce off the boards and slid right in front of the Solar Bears’ empty net. It appeared all the Wings had to do was tap it in, but they didn’t account for Reichard’s ridiculous...
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Hockey Fight Between Penguins, Predators Quickly Turns Bloody (Photo)

Although Tuesday night’s fight between Robert Bortuzzo and Colin Wilson wasn’t lengthy, it sure was bloody. Bortuzzo and Wilson traded blows for only a few seconds during the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 3-1 win over the Nashville Predators, but it was enough to mangle the faces of both combatants and create some extra stain-removal work for the teams’ equipment staffs. The scrap...
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Terrell Owens, Tony Hawk Ride Hoverboard In Ad (Video)

“Back to the Future” trilogy fans will remember that the “future” in the movies was the year 2015. Well, 2015 is next year, which means that flying cars and hoverboards should be standard occurrences in society by then. While flying cars might not be just around the corner, hoverboards could be. A company called HUVr released a video claiming to have developed technology...
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Jason Collins Signed To Second 10-Day Contract With Brooklyn Nets

NEW YORK — Jason Collins’ second stint with the Brooklyn Nets will last at least 10 more days. The Nets signed Collins to a second 10-day contract Wednesday, and he will be in uniform when they host the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night. Collins became the NBA’s first openly gay player when he signed his first deal Feb. 23. Teams can sign players to two 10-day contracts...
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Adam Vinatieri, Jay Feely Oppose NFL’s Longer Extra Point Proposal

Adam Vinatieri isn’t a fan of the longball. One of the NFL’s most successful kickers is voicing his opinion on the league competition committee’s proposal to move point after attempts from the traditional 2-yard line to the 25. “I don’t understand the logic. Will it make the game safer for people by moving the extra point back to a 43-yarder? If anything, players are going...
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Bruins Claim Defenseman Corey Potter Off Waivers

The Boston Bruins’ first move at the NHL trade deadline was to add some defensive depth, claiming 30-year-old blueliner Corey Potter off waivers from the Edmonton Oilers. #NHLBruins claim defenceman Corey Potter off waivers.— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) March 05, 2014 Potter, a right-shot defenseman, has played just 16 games for Edmonton this season, tallying zero goals...
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Man Suing Casino After Losing $500K Gambling During Super Bowl Weekend

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas — unless your name is Mark Johnston and you lost half a million dollars gambling during Super Bowl weekend. Johnston is suing Las Vegas’ Downtown Grand casino for allowing him to gamble after he had too much to drink, according to a report by Sergio Avila of KSNV in Las Vegas. “I feel like they picked my pockets,” Johnston told Avila...
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Red Sox-Cardinals Live: Chris Capuano Makes Spring Debut In World Series Rematch

11:45 a.m.: Several Red Sox players stayed back in Fort Myers on Wednesday. Jon Lester was among those who didn’t make the trip to Jupiter. Instead, the left-hander threw 38 pitches as part of a simulated game at Fenway South. Jake Peavy also tossed his first bullpen session since Saturday’s fishing knife accident. Peavy wore a glove during the bullpen but didn’t receive throws...
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Reports: Martin St. Louis Traded To Rangers For Ryan Callahan, Picks

The Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers have reportedly pulled off the biggest trade-deadline blockbuster yet. According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie and TVA Sports’ Renaud Lavoie, the Lightning have traded captain Martin St. Louis to New York in exchange for forward Ryan Callahan, a first-round draft pick in 2015 and a second-rounder in 2014. The deal has not been confirmed, and...
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Allen Iverson Spoofs Famous ‘Practice’ Rant In New Commercial (Video)

Always entertaining to watch on the basketball court, Allen Iverson’s off-court antics garnered almost as much attention, the most famous example being his “practice” rant. It looks like Iverson, whose number the Philadelphia 76ers retired over the weekend, is ready to poke fun at his most popular press conference — and probably make some money in the process. In a new Reebok...
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