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Michael Sam, Missouri Star And NFL Prospect, Announces He’s Gay

Michael Sam, the SEC’s Defensive Player of the Year and Missouri’s All-American defensive lineman, told ESPN’s Outside the Lines and The New York Times on Sunday that he is gay. Sam came out to his teammates and coaches at Mizzou last year in August during preseason training camp. Their reaction was “awesome” and Sam hopes the support he received from the Tigers will...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadian Figure Skater Drug Tested Just Hours Before Competing in Sochi

Canadian figure skater Kaetlyn Osmond was drug tested just eight hours before competing in Sochi on Saturday night. “We know they can test any time, but we’ve never seen them on the day of competition,” said Skate Canada’s high performance director Mike Slipchuk to The Canadian Press. “I’ve never seen that in any competition.” Drug testing is a necessary part of Olympic...
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Jared Lorenzen Hurts Ankle; Four Teammates Carry Off All 320 Pounds Of Him (Video)

The Round Mound of Touchdown might be sidelined for some time just days after returning to the national spotlight. Jared Lorenzen, the 320-pound former NFL quarterback, popped back up on everyone’s radar when videos emerged of him playing for the Northern Kentucky River Monsters of the Continental Indoor Football League earlier this month. The big man’s skills quickly went viral...
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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Wants Windy City To Host NFL Draft And Super Bowl

Following Super Bowl XLVIII’s stint at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to continue the cold-climate football trend by hosting the NFL Draft and the Super Bowl in the Windy City. “Both would be great attractions for the city to bring national attention,” Emanuel said via the Chicago Tribune. “We’ll work on both. There’s something to the...
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Lionel Messi Breaks Record With Two Goals Against Sevilla (GIF)

Should Lionel Messi ever decide to leave Barcelona, he’ll take yet another Spanish soccer record with him. Messi set up one and scored two outstanding goals in his team’s 4-1 win over Sevilla in La Liga (Spain’s first division) action on Sunday. The win moved Barcelona to the top of La Liga (on goal difference), and Messi also ended a lengthy league-goal drought. But Messi’s...
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Vote: Should The New England Patriots Cut Danny Amendola?

The New England Patriots have plenty of question marks surrounding their receiving corps heading into the 2014 season, and what to do with wide receiver Danny Amendola is one of them. Although Amendola dealt with some injuries throughout the season that forced him to miss four games, he did show to have some chemistry with Tom Brady when he did take the field. In 12 games in 2013...
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Canadian Sisters Finish Top Two in Ski Event; Have Fun With Medals (Photo)

Montreal’s Dufour-Lapointe sisters won both the gold and silver medals at the women’s mogul competition on Saturday night in Sochi. Justine Dufour-Lapointe, who is just 19 years old, took home the gold, while 22-year-old Chloe snagged the silver. But it doesn’t end there. Another sister, 24-year-old Maxime, placed in the top 12 of the same competition — talk about impressive...
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Former Blackhawks Coach Alpo Suhonen Was Team Austria Member Who Face-Planted At Opening Ceremony (Photo)

After leading the Blackhawks to a 29-41-8 record in 2000-01, Alpo Suhonen went down quickly as the head coach in Chicago. But during the Olympic Opening Ceremony on Friday night, Suhonen went down even faster. On Friday, a picture began circulating of a member of Team Austria wiping out as they entered Fisht Olympic Stadium. Now, the Chicago Tribune via a Finnish newspaper, has...
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Indian Luger Falls Off Sled At 70 MPH, Makes Amazing Recovery (Video)

When Indian luger Shiva Keshavan crashed and nearly fell off his sled during a practice run on Friday morning, he made an astonishing recovery that you’ll have to see to believe. Keshavan briefly lost control and flipped onto his stomach, but he managed to flip himself back over and remain on his sled, all while moving at 70 mph. The record-setting Olympian has represented India...
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Report: Atlanta Hawks Pursuing Jeff Green Trade With Celtics

Jeff Green could become the latest player to fulfill the Atlanta Hawks’ fetish for inefficient and underachieving basketball players. Hey, we’ve all got our things. Less than two full seasons removed from ridding themselves of both Joe Johnson and Josh Smith, the Hawks are reportedly pursuing Green in a trade with the Boston Celtics. Green is being “shopped hard” by the Celtics...
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Johnny Quinn Broke Through Sochi Door Because Roommates Thought Noise Was Construction

American bobsledder Johnny Quinn reached all kinds of Internet fame on Saturday when he posted a picture of himself breaking through his bathroom after the door wouldn’t open. Now, more details of his legendary escapade are emerging thanks to the man himself. On Sunday, the former wide receiver for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League, spoke to Yahoo...
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Brazilian Soccer Player Maicon Dies In Car Accident In Ukraine Age 25

A pall has been cast over Ukrainian and Brazilian soccer Saturday after FC Shakhtar forward Maicon Pereira de Oliveira died in a car accident early Saturday morning. The accident which claimed Maicon’s life happened in Donetsk, Ukraine, according to a statement on Shakhtar’s website. “He was a talented footballer, open and friendly guy. Maicon loved life and knew how to make...
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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Red-Card Ban Lands Superstar, Referee In Trouble (GIFs)

Rules are rules and they apply to everyone, even Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo is serving a three-game, La Liga (Spanish first division) ban for his actions in Real Madrid’s 1-1 draw at Athletic Bilbao last weekend. Ronaldo, 29, had an altercation with Bilbao’s Carlos Gurpegi in the 75th minute, during which he lightly slapped or scratched (or some mix of the two) the Athletic Bilbao...
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Seven-Foot High School Basketball Star Makes Dunking Look Easy (Video)

Thon Maker may only be a sophomore in high school, but he is 7-foot-1 and the No. 1 college basketball prospect in the class of 2016. Maker was born in Sudan and grew up in Australia before moving to Martinsville, Va., where he currently plays for Carlisle High School. He averages 21.5 points per game, according to Lost Letterman. “He’s so unique and gifted,” former Wright...
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Olympic Medal Count After Day 2

Medals at the Sochi Olympics have already been handed out in some sports, and heading into the third day of competition, here are the standings. Filed under: NESN Staff, Olympics, Top Stories
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U.S. Takes Bronze Medal In Team Figure Skating Event, Russia Nabs First Gold

Russia tallied its first gold medal of the Sochi Olympics on Sunday when 15-year-old Julia Lipnitskaia and national favorite Evgeni Plushenko each won their free skates to clinch the top spot in figure skating’s inaugural team event. Canada took silver, while Ashley Wagner and Team USA settled for bronze. Team USA Olympic newcomers Jason Brown and Gracie Gold turned out solid performances...
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Detroit Pistons Fire Head Coach, Players Find Out On Twitter

The Detroit Pistons have fired Maurice Cheeks after just 50 games as head coach, but interestingly enough, they neglected to inform the players. Teammates Brandon Jennings and Charlie Villanueva erupted in disbelief on Twitter, where they (along with the rest of the world) first heard the news. Wait what— BRANDON JENNINGS (@BrandonJennings) February 09, 2014 Is it true?— Charlie...
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Czech Snowboarder Splits Helmet In Nasty Final Round Fall (Photo)

Czech snowboarder Sarka Pancochova fell so hard in the women’s slopestyle finals on Sunday that her silver helmet split in half. The crash occurred after Pancochova missed a landing, which caused her head to snap back and hit the slope. The medical team immediately tended to Pancochova, who was immobile for a few moments until she somehow mustered up enough strength to finish the...
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Wojciech Szczesny, Olivier Giroud Apologize For Arsenal’s ‘Embarrassing’ Defeat By Liverpool

Wojciech Szczesny and Olivier Giroud couldn’t run away and hide while Liverpool was trouncing Arsenal for 90 minutes on Saturday, and they didn’t sulk in the quiet corner after game either. The Arsenal duo used social media to apologize to Arsenal fans for the 5-1 defeat their team suffered against Liverpool. Liverpool stunned visiting Arsenal with an early game barrage of goals...
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Martin Skrtel Hails Liverpool’s ‘Perfect Win’ Against Arsenal

To say Martin Skrtel achieved his aim of helping Liverpool “start the game well” when it hosted Barclays Premier League rivals Arsenal on Saturday would be quite the understatement. Before the Gunners had the chance to catch their collective breath during a blistering first 10 minutes at Anfield, the Slovakian defender had twice guided the ball expertly beyond Arsenal goalkeeper...
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USA Bobsled Teammates Both Soldiers In Army National Guard

Olympic athletes are usually at their peak of physical fitness and toughness, but few will be tougher than U.S. bobsled teammates Nick Cunningham and Dallas Robinson. The U.S. Olympic selection committee announced Saturday that Cunningham and Robinson will paired for the two-man bobsled competition in Sochi, set to kick off on Feb. 16. Olympinc bobsled dreams are not the only thing...
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Dennis Seidenberg Injury Among Bruins’ Defining Moments From Pre-Olympic Schedule

The Boston Bruins took a huge hit on Dec. 28, and it was a hit that some think will end up coming back to hurt the B’s when it really matters most. Boston saw one of its most important players go down late in a blowout win over the Ottawa Senators when Dennis Seidenberg got tied up with Cory Conacher behind the Bruins net. It was a seemingly harmless play, but the result was anything...
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New Hampshire Native Hannah Kearney Settles For Bronze In Sochi

The most decorated freestyle skier of all time stumbled her way to a bronze medal in the moguls competition in Sochi. Hannah Kearney said her bronze medal in women’s moguls “represents a battle, more than an accomplishment” and that it felt like she gave away gold, according to The Boston Globe. The New Hampshire native took home the gold medal four years ago in Vancouver,...
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Bruins Three Stars: Reilly Smith’s Emergence Puts Him Among Top Performers

The Boston Bruins don’t have high-end star power. They don’t have anyone who’s going to crack the top 10 in scoring, and they don’t have anyone who’s going to make the highlight reels every night, but that’s part of what makes the B’s so impressive. The Bruins are heading into the league’s two week Olympic break as one of the best teams in all of hockey. They’re...
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Texas Tech Fan Who Taunted Marcus Smart: ‘I Said Something I Shouldn’t Have’

Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart let his emotions get the best of him Saturday night when he fell into the stands and shoved a Texas Tech fan who taunted him after the fall. The All-American was given a technical foul with six seconds left in the game, and Jeff Orr — the reported fan who had been taunting Smart — admits he said something inflammatory to the guard that set him...
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