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Reports: Steven Gerrard To Join L.A. Galaxy From LFC After 2014-15 EPL Season

The Los Angeles Galaxy appear to have won the race for Steven Gerrard’s signature just days after it started. Gerrard will join the Galaxy from Liverpool after he agreed to terms of an 18-month contract with the reigning MLS champions worth £3.9 million ($6 million) per year, ESPN and the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday night. Gerrard will be eligible...
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January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Projected Lines, Pairings For Bruins-Hurricanes

The Boston Bruins are back on the road for a must-win game Sunday against a Carolina Hurricanes team that is one of the NHL’s worst. Carolina sits at the bottom of the Metropolitan Division with an 11-23-4 record, which is one point ahead of the Edmonton Oilers for the worst mark in the league. The Hurricanes lineup received a boost when top-six forward Jordan Staal made his regular...
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January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Rich Eisen Delivers Emotional Farewell To Stuart Scott On NFL Network (Video)

Rich Eisen no longer works for ESPN, but he’s still got plenty of ties to the network, perhaps none stronger than his relationship with Stuart Scott. Scott, Eisen’s former colleague on “SportsCenter,” passed away Sunday at the age of 49 after a long battle with cancer. The news shook the sports world and few took it as hard as Eisen who thrust into the national sports spotlight...
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January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Stuart Scott’s Death Brings Plenty Of Sympathy, Reflection From Sports World

Stuart Scott passed away Sunday, and the news shook the sports world. The 49-year-old lost his third battle with cancer, dying far too young at the age of 49. He leaves behind two daughters — whom he dearly loved — as well as countless friends, colleagues and fans. Despite the fact that Scott had been battling the awful disease for so long, the news of his death was no easier...
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ESPN’s Stuart Scott Dies At Age 49 After Battle With Cancer

ESPN’s Stuart Scott passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer, the network announced Sunday morning. He was 49 years old. Scott had been battling his third bout with cancer. The former “SportsCenter” anchor stole the show at last summer’s ESPY awards show where he was given the Jimmy V. Award for perserverance and delivered a moving speech. He leaves behind two daughters...
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NHL Salary Cap Website ‘CapGeek’ Shuts Down Due To Founder’s Health Issues

One of the hockey world’s most valuable assets is no more. CapGeek.com, the NHL’s premiere salary cap website and arguably the best of its kind in any sport, has ceased operations. The website made the announcement Saturday night, shocking hockey fans, media and likely front office people alike. The shutdown comes as CapGeek founder Matthew Wuest deals...
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John Harbaugh: Joe Flacco is the best QB in football

John Harbaugh loves his quarterback. The Baltimore Ravens advanced in the NFL playoffs with a 30-17 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday night, and Baltimore QB Joe Flacco was a big reason why. The veteran signal-caller completed 18 of 29 passes for 259 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the win. After the game, Harbaugh gushed about Flacco’s performance. “Joe Flacco...
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Terrell Suggs, Ravens Waste No Time Turning Attention To Tom Brady, Patriots

The Baltimore Ravens were impressive Saturday night, and to borrow a line from a familiar face … they’re on to New England. The Ravens pulled away late for a 30-17 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Wild Card round, and the Ravens will now take on the New England Patriots next weekend in the divisional round. The matchup is a familiar one for both clubs, and the Ravens...
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Patriots-Ravens Preview: Rob Gronkowski Should Be The Difference-Maker

The New England Patriots will host an all-too familiar foe on Saturday at Gillette Stadium. The Baltimore Ravens will face off against the Patriots for the fourth time in six postseasons. The Ravens beat the Patriots in 2009 and 2012, and New England squeaked past Baltimore in 2011. None of those matchups matter now, however. The Patriots open as 7.5-point favorites over the Ravens...
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UFC 182: Jon Jones Beats Daniel Cormier, Keeps Light Heavyweight Title

Jon Jones defeated Daniel Cormier by unanimous decision — each judge scored it 49-46 — at UFC 182 on Saturday night in Las Vegas, defending his light heavyweight title for the eighth consecutive time. It also was Jones’ 12th consecutive UFC win. The older brother of New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones is 21-1 in his career. Cormier suffered his first loss, falling...
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Hockey East Roundup: Jack Eichel Sits As BU, Union Skate To 3-3 Tie

If there’s one thing you don’t see very often in college hockey this season, it’s a box score without Jack Eichel’s name on it. But alas, that was the case Saturday night when Eichel’s top-ranked Boston University Terriers took on the unranked defending national champions in the Union Dutchmen. The freshman phenom was a healthy scratch for...
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Patriots To Play Ravens In Divisional-Round Playoff Game On Jan. 10

The New England Patriots will meet the Baltimore Ravens in the playoffs for the fourth time in six years. The Ravens beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-17 on Saturday night, which means Baltimore will travel to Foxboro on Saturday, Jan. 10 to take on the Patriots in the divisional round of the AFC playoffs. The Patriots had a first round bye with the No. 1 seed in the AFC. The two...
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January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Celtics Notes: Evan Turner’s Home Cooking Can’t Lead C’s Past Bulls

This embed is invalid" /> Something about playing in the United Center just kicks Evan Turner into a different gear. The two best games of the Boston Celtics guard’s season have come in his hometown. The first was enough to help lead the Celtics to victory over the Chicago Bulls. The second — a 29-point, six-assist, five-rebound performance Saturday night...
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NFL Explains Referee Ed Hochuli’s Mysterious ‘Jungle Boy’ Remark

NEW YORK — Referee Ed Hochuli referred to replay official Tom Sifferman by his nickname “Jungle Boy,” which was heard on the in-stadium microphone during the Arizona Cardinals-Carolina Panthers NFC Wild Card Game on Saturday. NFL spokesman Michael Signora said Hochuli intended to communicate that information to the officiating crew through the official...
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City Of Oregon, Ohio, To Change Name For College Football Title Game

Oregon, Ohio, couldn’t have a more unfortunate name when it comes to this year’s college football national title game. That’s why when Ohio State takes on Oregon on Jan. 12, the Toledo suburb is going to change its name for the day. Per the Toledo Free Press, Oregon residents Matt Squibb and Mark Rabbitt started an online petition to rally support...
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Blackhawks Dominate All-Star Voting; Five Chicago Players Chosen By Fans

NEW YORK — The first batch of NHL All-Stars has a distinct Windy City feel as five members of the Chicago Blackhawks are among the initial six selections for the midseason showcase. Blackhawks forwards Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews, defensemen Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook and goaltender Corey Crawford earned spots Saturday based on fan voting. The...
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Panthers Hold Cardinals To 77 Yards In 27-16 NFC Wild Card Game Win

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Cam Newton threw for 198 yards and two touchdowns, Carolina’s defense set an NFL record for fewest yards allowed in a postseason game and the Panthers defeated the Arizona Cardinals 27-16 on Saturday. It was Carolina’s first playoff win in nine years and Newton’s first playoff victory since entering the league as the No. 1 overall...
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Reports: Raheem Sterling To Sign New LFC Contract By End Of January

Raheem Sterling soon could ease the sense of sadness around Liverpool Football Club with the stroke of a pen. Sterling and Liverpool are close to agreeing on terms of a new contract, which will give the young star a hefty raise and potentially tie him to the club until 2020. Sterling is expected to sign the new deal by the end of January, according to the...
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Andrew McCutchen, Adam Jones Make Twitter Bet On Steelers-Ravens Game

The stakes are high for Saturday’s AFC Wild Card Game between the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers. Or at least they are for Andrew McCutchen and Adam Jones. The Pittsburgh Pirates and Baltimore Orioles outfielders made a Twitter bet on the outcome of the playoff game between the two AFC North rivals. It was based on a bet made earlier in the...
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Lionel Messi Does Amazing Juggling Trick On Japanese Game Show (Video)

As far as entertainment goes, it doesn’t get much better than Japanese game shows. As far as soccer goes, it doesn’t get much better than Lionel Messi. Combine those two, and you have yourself an awesome video. The FC Barcelona star graced a Japanese game show recently, and he apparently was tasked with the casual feat of booting a soccer ball 18 meters into the air and controlling...
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Celtics-Bulls Live: Jameer Nelson, Marcus Thornton Out For C’s In Chicago

6:45 p.m. ET: Two bruised and battered basketball teams will take the court Saturday night at Chicago’s United Center. The Boston Celtics will enter their second game of a back-to-back without the services of guards Marcus Thornton (calf) and Jameer Nelson (sprained ankle) and rookie swingman James Young (D-League assignment). “Jameer has some soreness in his ankle, so he’s...
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Steven Gerrard: I Want To Win, ‘Cheer Up Fans’ In LFC Finale (Video)

Steven Gerrard speaks for himself in times like these. Gerrard, 35, rocked the soccer world Friday by announcing his impending departure from Liverpool. Gerrard will leave the Reds when his contract expires after the 2014-15 season, ending a 25-year playing career with his hometown club. Gerrard’s announcement prompted an outpouring of support and tributes in the immediate aftermath...
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High School Girl Misses Free Throw, Takes Basket Down With It (Video)

It’s kind of hard to play a real basketball game with only one basket. Or at least that’s what two high school teams in Pennsylvania found out Tuesday during a Hickory girls’ basketball tournament consolation game. During the first quarter of the matchup with General McLane High, Mercer High’s Kelsey Swartz went to the line, and she missed her second shot. However, she took...
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Watch Boston Celtics-Chicago Bulls Game Online (Live Stream)

The Boston Celtics look to get back in the win column Friday night when they visit the Chicago Bulls. Tipoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET, and NBC Sports Live Extra is streaming the game online and through their app for Xfinity and Time Warner Cable customers. You can watch it by clicking the photo below. Photo via Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports ImagesFiled under: Live Stream
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UFC 182 Picks: Dan Downes Previews Jon Jones-Daniel Cormier Headliner

That’s right boys and girls, it’s time for the first Downes Side of 2015! Much like all your New Year’s resolutions, it’ll be well-intentioned and overly optimistic. Unlike your pledges to eat better and lose weight, it’ll actually be successful. Instead of hopping on the treadmill (you know that gym membership is a waste of money), park yourself...
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January 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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