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Kawhi Leonard, Rob Dyrdek Don Giant Hands To Play ‘Giant Basketball’ (Video)

Just when you thought you’d seen it all, you realize you haven’t. Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs and skateboarder Rob Dyrdek threw on some giant hands (not too sure why Leonard needed to) to play giant basketball. This endeavor proved to be troublesome for Dyrdek, but a breeze for the 2014 NBA Finals MVP.  Filed under: NBA, Top Stories
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals Pay Homage To Washington Senators With Winter Classic Jersey (Photo)

On Tuesday the Washington Capitals revealed their logo and uniforms for the 2015 Winter Classic. Appropriately, this ceremony took place at Nationals Park, where the game will be played on New Year’s Day. If you were expecting red, you would be correct. If you were anticipating a red version of the jersey worn in the 2011 Classic at Pittsburgh, you shouldn’t become a psychic...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Peterson graded himself an A+ father in 2012 interview

Adrian Peterson’s parenting skills have come under fire following his indictment on a felony charge of injury to a child. But in 2012, the Minnesota Vikings running back had all the confidence in the world in his abilities as a father. During a 2012 interview with Yahoo’s Graham Bensinger, Peterson gave himself an “A+” when he was asked to grade himself as a parent. The...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Remain Favorites Over Chiefs In Week 4

The New England Patriots get the prime time treatment in Week 4, as they travel to face the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football. The Patriots opened as 3-point favorites, with the line then climbing to 3.5 points and 4 points at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. New England defeated Oakland in Week 3, but came up a touchdown short of the huge 14-point spread. The Patriots...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Notes: Projected Lines, Pairings For Preseason Game Vs. Canadiens

BOSTON — The Bruins’ training camp practices Tuesday at TD Garden consisted of two separate groups, one of which is expected to travel to the Bell Centre for the preseason opener against the Montreal Canadiens tonight. There’s a chance that the other group will suit up for Wednesday’s home matchup against the Washington Capitals. Bruins head coach Claude Julien did not confirm...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers Bring Back 2012 Winter Classic Sweater (Photo)

The Philadelphia Flyers unveiled a third jersey for the 2014-15 season shortly after their rivals to the west revealed theirs. It should look familiar because it’s the same jersey the Flyers wore at the 2012 Winter Classic. Get your 3rd jersey at Gear Zone at @FlyersSkateZone or Fan Zone at @WellsFargoCtr. Hours: nhlflye.rs/BJ1Q5 http://t.co/Oa4Hrmy4NZ— Philadelphia Flyers ...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

FIFA To Change Soccer’s Concussion Rules; Team Doctors Have ‘Final Decision’

ZURICH — FIFA wants to improve soccer’s concussion protocol by stopping games for three minutes while team doctors assess players with head injuries. After high-profile incidents of injured players staying on the field at the 2014 World Cup, FIFA said Tuesday its executive committee will confirm a proposal that gives referees new powers to halt play at its two-day meeting starting...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Brady Sympathizes With Robert Kraft On High-Five Fail (Photo)

Basically, you’re not cool until you’ve gotten snubbed on a high five. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft joined the elite club that Tom Brady is the president of on Sunday afternoon when Mark Wahlberg momentarily left him hanging following a Rob Gronkowski touchdown. Brady, who has been rejected in the high-five department more times than not it seems, knew just how his...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Anfield Expansion Plans Given Green Light By Liverpool City Council

Liverpool FC’s proposed stadium expansion plans took another important step Tuesday with a resolution by Liverpool City Council’s Planning Committee to grant planning permission, subject to conditions and legal agreement. The proposed expansion is just one element of a major regeneration plan, which was announced by Liverpool City Council in October 2012, to transform the Anfield...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers Register Seven Fights In Split-Squad Games (Video)

There were five fights in the Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals game Monday night. Yes, you read that right. Five. The first one broke out just a little more than two minutes after the start of the game between Derek Mathers and Liam O’Brien after Mathers plowed O’Brien over. The Flyers led the league in penalty minutes last season and it looks like they aren’t ready...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Liverpool-Middlesbrough Live: Capital One Cup Scores, Highlights, Analysis

Noon ET: Liverpool is going through a rough patch, but a League Cup game against Middlesbrough could provide the tonic it needs to cure its recent woes. Liverpool hosts Middlesbrough in the third round of the Capital One Cup (League Cup) on Tuesday. The Reds have lost two of their last three games in all competitions, and manager Brendan Rodgers is looking to bring the good feeling...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Pavel Datsyuk Leaves Game With Shoulder Injury, Does Not Return

Detroit Red Wings star Pavel Datsyuk left Monday’s preseason game with a shoulder injury and did not return. The star center known as the “Magic Man” took a hit from Pittsburgh Penguins’ defenseman Rob Scuderi late in the third period as Red Wings fans held their breaths. He skated off the ice without assistance but did not finish the game. Mlive reported he would likely...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge: Celtics Still ‘Contemplating Punishment’ For Vitor Faverani

It is still unclear what punishment will be handed down to Boston Celtics center Vitor Faverani from the team. Faverani was arrested for drunk driving after running a red light and colliding with a bus in Valencia, Spain, in early August. The 26-year-old reportedly registered a blood alcohol content that was three times the legal limit. No one was injured in the accident. The Celtics...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Rob Bironas Tried To Run Someone Off The Road Before Fatal Crash

Former Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas attempted to run another car off the road shortly before his fatal car crash, a woman told a 911 dispatcher, according to The Tennessean. Bironas, 36, died Saturday night after he lost control of the SUV he was driving while traveling at a high rate of speed. Police said there was no evidence of alcohol or drugs at the scene, but more information...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Broncos’ Brandon Marshall Takes Twitter Heat Meant For Bears’ Brandon Marshall

The only thing worse than people tweeting at players about fantasy football would have to be people tweeting at the wrong players about fantasy football. When Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall left Monday night’s game against the New York Jets with an ankle injury. some upset fans took to the Twitter machine to let their feelings be known. Unfortunately, no one told...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Adam Henrique’s Last-Minute Goal Powers Devils To Win Over Rangers (Video)

The New Jersey Devils scored both in the opening minute and the closing minute of Monday’s preseason game against the New York Rangers. Reid Boucher got the Devils on the board just 59 seconds into the game and Michael Ryder added a tally of his own later in the first period to double their lead, but New Jersey saw its advantage slip away in the final 20 minutes of play. The Rangers...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Youth Football Team Defeated By Own Banner, Hilarity Ensues (Video)

The Wallkill (N.Y.) Mighty Mites are not all that mighty, as it turns out. The youth football team got bested before playing a single down thanks to a banner their parents had made for them to run through to mark the first home game of the season. The little guys were no match for the vinyl banner, as a massive pileup occurred on the field after the first few players were clotheslined...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Altuve Shows Off Jump Swing, Makes Contact On Pitch Over His Head (GIF)

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve could have used a stepladder Monday night. The 5-foot-5 All-Star is having a monster season, leading the league in batting average (.345) and hits (221) while ranking third in steals (54). But he’s also the shortest active player in Major League Baseball, so sometimes he has to get a little wild and crazy in the batter’s box to make...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers’ Guilder Rodriguez Collects First MLB Hits After 13 Seasons In Minors

The wait was well worth it for Texas Rangers utility infielder Guilder Rodriguez. The 31-year-old played 13 seasons and 1,095 games in the minor leagues before the Rangers called him up earlier in September. Rodriguez’s 1000-plus games with ten different teams in the minors were the most games played without an appearance in the bigs, but Monday night, his perseverance paid off...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football: Donald Brown Highlights Week 4 Waiver Wire Adds

With three NFL weeks in the books, you should have a good idea of what your fantasy team will look like going forward. Injuries, suspensions and non-exempt commissioner’s lists have already taken a toll on the fantasy world this season. That’s the bad news. The good news is that three weeks of NFL action is usually enough to determine your team’s strengths and weaknesses....
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Silver: NBA will take 'fresh look' at domestic violence policies

NEW YORK — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Monday his league will “take a fresh look” at its domestic violence procedures in the wake of the NFL’s rash of incidents. Silver said during a community service event in Staten Island that the league has been discussing with the NBA Players Association ways to further educate players and provide programs to them and their families...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephen Gostkowski Shows Off Bowling Skills At Splitsville (Video)

When Stephen Gostkowski isn’t booming 50-yard field goals on Sundays, he likes to bowl. In fact, the New England Patriots kicker used to be a part of a bowling league in North Attleboro, Mass., several years ago, and he used to bowl with former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi. Gostkowski and several Patriots players from past and present were on hand at the grand opening of...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Staples Center Ice Found Its Way To All Of LA Kings’ Road Game 7’s

The Los Angeles Kings might have received some superstitious help during their Stanley Cup run this past spring. Staples Center event crew supervisor Joe Laughlin did everything in his power to make sure there was some Staples Center ice sprayed onto the playing surfaces in San Jose, Anaheim and Chicago during the Kings’ Game 7s at each arena. How did he do this? According to LA...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Claude Julien: Simon Gagne Is ‘Getting Better All The Time’ (Video)

Simon Gagne hasn’t played an NHL game since April 2013. Still, that’s not stopping him from making a strong push to make the Boston Bruins roster this training camp. With preseason games beginning Tuesday at Montreal for the Bruins, Gagne has a huge couple of weeks coming up as he tries to impress the coaching staff and crack Boston’s roster. So far, head coach Claude Julien...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Brady Jokes About Tuck Rule Facebook Post: ‘Great Day For Patriots’

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots squeaked past the Oakland Raiders with a 16-9 win Sunday, but it certainly wasn’t the first time they’ve had a close call against the team in Black and Silver. We’re referring, of course, to the infamous “Tuck Rule” game in 2002, when an obscure call in the AFC Divisional playoffs allowed New England escape with a 16-13 win. Brady...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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