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Bruins Prospects Getting Valuable Experience While Injuries, Flu Impact Team’s Depth (Podcast)

The Boston Bruins battled through several injuries and the flu bug in their latest road trip through Canada and remained atop the Atlantic division by winning three of four games. One of the primary reasons for the team’s recent success has been the quality performances from young prospects called up from Providence who were asked to play important roles filling in for injured...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Seahawks corner Brandon Browner suspended indefinitely by NFL

RENTON, Wash. — Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner was suspended indefinitely by the NFL on Wednesday for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. The suspension is the second in two seasons for Browner. He was suspended four games last season and is the second Seahawks player to be suspended for violating the substance abuse policy this season. Fellow cornerback...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Bruins-Sabres Live: B’s in Buffalo to Begin Home-and-Home Series With Lowly Sabres

8 a.m.: The Bruins are a really good hockey team. The Buffalo Sabres are a really bad hockey team. Their two worlds will collide Thursday night in Buffalo beginning a home-and-home series that present a great chance for the B’s to pick up four points by week’s end. Boston is in Buffalo for the first half of that home-and-home where the Bruins will take on the Sabres on Thursday...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics, Rockets Trade Talks Overblown, Boston ‘Has Made No Move’ for Omer Asik in Days

BOSTON — Courtney Lee sounded resigned to his fate with trade rumors swirling on Wednesday, with several reports all but putting the veteran guard in Houston, along with Brandon Bass and a first-round draft pick, in a deal that would bring Omer Asik to Boston. Lee and Bass may not want to start packing their bags quite yet, though. A report by Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Jared Sullinger Kicking Himself Over Missed Free Throw, Vows to Be ‘Up All Night’ Agonizing Over Celtics Loss

BOSTON — It wasn’t a fun night to be in the Celtics locker room on Wednesday. Jeff Green was upset with himself over missing the potential game-winning shot, Avery Bradley was frustrated with failing to stop Pistons guard Brandon Jennings and Jared Sullinger was kicking himself over missing a free throw with 46 seconds left that would have tied the game. The second-year big...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Brandon Jennings Frustrates Avery Bradley And Other Impressions From Celtics’ Loss to Pistons

BOSTON — On a scale from zero to 10, zero being not at all frustrating and 10 being the most frustrating, Brandon Jennings is an 11. When it comes to NBA players who have the ability to baffle everybody in the building, including their own teams, few can match Jennings for exasperation. He is capable of nights when he looks nearly unstoppable and nights when he almost single-handedly...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Peter Chiarelli Explains Tough Decision to Send Kevan Millar to Providence, Says Next Call-Up ‘Will Be for Good’ (Video)

The Bruins were forced to make a tough decision this week as they sent Kevan Miller back down to Providence, but in the long run, it was ultimately the right one. The big defenseman has impressed during his short tenure with the B’s, but Miller is approaching his 10th game with the club, meaning if they tried to send him down later, they would need to put him through waivers. General...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Sending Recruits 477 Pieces of Mail as Part of ‘Pot of Gold’ Program (Photo)

The Notre Dame football program isn’t worried about saving any trees. Brian Kelly and Co. are pulling out all the stops in their latest recruiting scheme, sending prospective players 477 pieces of mail as part of their “Pot of Gold” program. While mailmen across the country probably aren’t thrilled with the heavy packages, the number does hold some significance for the Fighting...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Joe Flacco has mild MCL sprain, will wear knee brace

Fear not, fans of the Patriots-Ravens rivalry, Joe Flacco will suit up on Sunday. The Baltimore quarterback had an MRI on his left knee that revealed a mild MCL sprain, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com. Flacco will play on Sunday against New England with a knee brace. Flacco was hit low by Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy on Monday night but stayed in the game for Baltimore...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

LeBron James Angrily Gets in Mario Chalmers’ Face During Timeout in Heat-Pacers Game (Video)

Emotions were running high on Wednesday night when the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers met in an early-season showdown featuring the Eastern Conference’s top two teams. During a timeout in the first quarter, Heat point guard Mario Chalmers was saying something to LeBron James, and at the end of the conversation, the reigning NBA MVP angrily stood up and got in Chalmers’ face. Luckily...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Fresno State, USC Highlight First Day of NCAA Bowl Action

NCAA Football fans anxious to usher in the 2013-14 bowl season have every reason to be excited for the Saturday contest between No. 20 Fresno State and No. 25 USC. Not only does the matchup serve as the first ranked battle on the college football moneyline, it pits a pair of dueling quarterbacks against one another with bragging rights up for grabs. For Cody Kessler and the Trojans...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

NFC South Takes Center Stage When Panthers Host Saints in Week 16

The New Orleans Saints managed to stave off the Carolina Panthers when the two NFC South foes battled in Week 14, but this Sunday at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, there’s divisional supremacy on the line. Can Cam Newton and Charlotte’s stellar defensive unit show why they’re the NFL moneyline favorite heading into the late season contest? While New Orleans’ victory...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Koji Uehara’s High-Five Assault on Shane Victorino, Astros’ Buttfumble Fail Among Funniest GIFs of 2013 (Gallery)

‘Tis the season to look back at all of the shenanigans the sports world has provided us this year and laugh. While athletes are capable of wowing us on a pretty standard basis with their impressive feats, their entertainment occasionally spills over into the comedic department, and when it does, there is nothing quite like a GIF to capture those humorous moments. Mark Sanchez didn’t...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Jaromir Jagr Passes Steve Yzerman For Eighth Place on NHL’s All-Time Goals Scored List (Video)

New Jersey Devils winger Jaromir Jagr moved past former Detroit Red Wings captain Steve Yzerman and into eighth place on the NHL’s all-time goals scored list Wednesday night with a second-period tally (the 693rd of his career) against the Ottawa Senators. Jagr needs one more goal to tie Mark Messier in seventh place, and it’s also possible that he could reach Mike Gartner...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Courtney Lee Tunes Out Trade Talk Even as Rumors of Celtics-Rockets Deal Intensify

BOSTON — Courtney Lee has been traded three times in his NBA career, so he has gotten used to tuning out any rumors that pop up  involving him. As he prepared to play the Pistons on Wednesday as a member of the Celtics — for now — the veteran guard insisted it isn’t that difficult for him to ignore the noise. “It’s very easy,” Lee said. “I became a pro at it. You...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues, Alexander Steen Agree on 3-Year, $17.4 Million Contract Extension

St. Louis Blues forward Alexander Steen is enjoying the best start to a season in his eight-year NHL career, and on Wednesday, the team announced that it had reached a three-year contract extension worth $17.4 million with its top goal scorer. Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada has reported that Steen’s new deal also includes a no-trade clause. The 29-year-old winger...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Ronaldinho Scores Trademark Free Kick, Surrenders Cleats to Opponents at Club World Cup (VIDEOS)

Ronaldinho can still score jaw-dropping goals and make his fans do crazy things — even when those fans are on the other team. On Wednesday, the eyes of the world were once again on the Brazilian soccer star, as his team, Atletico Mineiro, faced Raja Casablanca in the semifinals of the 2013 FIFA Club World Cup. Hosts Casablanca booted Mineiro out of the tournament with a 3-1...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Steelers Linebacker Terence Garvin Fined $25,000 for Hit on Bengals Punter Kevin Huber

The NFL acknowledged on Tuesday that Steelers lineabcker Terrence Garvin should have been penalized for his vicious hit on Bengals punter Kevin Huber on Sunday night. And on Wednesday, the league took action against Garvin for the hit. The NFL fined Garvin $25,000 on Wednesday for his hit on Huber, according to WLWT in Cincinnati. Huber suffered a broken jaw and cracked vertebrae...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

MetLife Super Bowl Armed With 60,000 Tons of Salt, More Than 800 Vehicles to Combat Weather

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Transportation and football officials say they’re armed with thousands of trucks and more than 60,000 tons of salt to combat weather that could jeopardize the Super Bowl from kicking off as scheduled in February. Officials held a press conference on Wednesday at a snowy MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., to assure the public that snow or ice will...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Nate Solder Held Out of Practice After Suffering Second Concussion of Season on Sunday (Injury Report)

FOXBORO, Mass. — Suspicions were correct — Patriots tackle Nate Solder suffered his second concussion of the season. Solder went to the sideline after taking a knee to the head from Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake with 14 minutes left in the fourth quarter. Solder flopped to the ground after receiving the inadvertent blow. Solder suffered a concussion in the previous...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Joe Flacco Has Tom Brady’s Number, Philip Rivers Is Historically Good in December and Other NFL Thoughts

Aside from the Chiefs, who clinched a playoffs spot with a win on Sunday, none of the NFL’s contenders did much to help their case last week. It all started in Denver, where Peyton Manning and the Broncos came back down to earth for the second time in a month, falling to the Chargers and failing to clinch the AFC West and a first-round bye. Instead, Kansas City is hot on their...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Texas Is College Football’s Most Valuable Team, SEC Teams Dominate Top 20 Spots

For all of its coaching drama, the Texas Longhorns football team has a pretty solid business plan. The team came in at No. 1 on Forbes 2013 list of most valuable college football squads. On the field, Texas went just 8-4, but behind the scenes the team is worth $139 million, according to Forbes. The Longhorns took the top spot on the list for the fourth consecutive year, with the...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Omer Asik, Celtics Trade Rumors Heat Up With Brandon Bass, Courtney Lee, Draft Pick Now on Table

It looks like Brad Stevens might have a new, 7-foot toy to play with this Christmas. Omer Asik, the disgruntled and underutilized center for the Houston Rockets, is the subject of serious talks between the Rockets and the Celtics, according to multiple reports. Whether the Celtics are the aggressors in the discussions or are sitting back and waiting for the Rockets to finalize their...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Tom Brady Pokes Fun at Terrell Suggs, Says He Won’t Bother Sending Disgruntled Ravens Player a Christmas Card

Terrell Suggs talks a lot, especially about the Patriots and Tom Brady. Sometimes Brady fires back, and sometimes he doesn’t. Sometimes, he waits until after the game, letting the results speak for themselves. Brady dipped his toe in the water Wednesday but mostly held back when it came to the Ravens’ veteran linebacker. Someone asked Brady whether he planned to send his combative...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Tom Brady Says Maybe Patriots Should Go Up-Tempo More Often Since Team Has Had Success in Two-Minute Offense

FOXBORO, Mass. — The last time the Patriots were set to take on the Ravens, former Baltimore linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo made headlines when he tweeted New England was doing some “suspect stuff” on offense. Ayanbadejo is gone from the Ravens and some of that “suspect stuff” has disappeared from the Patriots’ offense. Ayanbadejo was referring to plays where Tom Brady snapped...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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