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Report: Michael Bush To Visit New England Patriots

Former Chicago Bears running back Michael Bush is slated to visit the New England Patriots, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported on Monday night, citing a source. Former #Bears RB Michael Bush is set to visit the #Patriots, source says. Still trying to find that RB after Blount, Moreno signed.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 01, 2014 The Patriots are still looking to fill the void...
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Joakim Noah Closes Door; Impressions From Celtics’ Loss To Bulls

Rajon Rondo was calling the action for TV and Avery Bradley was dealing with another issue involving his troublesome right ankle, but the Boston Celtics still had a chance — until they didn’t. With the Celtics once again achingly close to a victory, Joakim Noah snuffed out Boston’s hopes with a dominating fourth quarter for the Chicago Bulls. In 12 virtually flawless minutes...
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Patrice Bergeron Named NHL’s Second Star Of Week After Five-Goal Outburst (Video)

Patrice Bergeron is one of the best two-way forwards in hockey, but it has been his offensive production of late that has thrust the Bruins center into the spotlight. Bergeron was named the NHL’s second star of the week, the league announced Monday. The 28-year-old has scored in seven straight games, making him the first Bruin to do so since Cam Neely in 1990. On the year, Bergeron...
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CBS Sideline Reporter Allie LaForce Continues To Shine At NCAA Tournament (Photos)

Like George Clooney and fine wine, Allie LaForce just keeps getting better with age. It has been two years since basketball fans were introduced to the CBS sideline reporter, and today, it seems like the NCAA tournament just wouldn’t be the same without her. LaForce is a former Miss Ohio Teen USA, but don’t let her gorgeous looks fool you. LaForce played for the Division I...
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43-Year-Old NHL Emergency Backup Goaltender Signs With Wild In Same Role

Rob Laurie is becoming an NHL journeyman, and he’s never been signed to more than an emergency goaltender contract. Laurie’s services were most recently required by the Minnesota Wild when starting goaltender Darcy Kuemper suffered an injury during practice. Laurie will serve as a backup to Ilya Bryzgalov when they take on the Los Angeles Kings. The 43-year-old California resident...
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Jackie Bradley Jr. Shakes Off Rough Ending; Other Red Sox Opening Day Notes

The Boston Red Sox’s World Series defense started off on a sour note Monday. The Red Sox dropped a 2-1 decision to the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards on Opening Day. Jon Lester pitched well for Boston, but the Red Sox’s offense couldn’t produce big hits in key spots. Losing one game in baseball isn’t anything to get worked up about. There are 161 more for the Red Sox to...
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Tico, West End Johnnie’s Among Chris Tierney’s Favorite Boston Restaurants (Video)

When Chris Tierney isn’t scoring goals for the New England Revolution, the Wellesley, Mass., native can probably be found grabbing some food or some drinks at one of his favorite Boston restaurants. Tierney turns to Blue Ginger in his hometown for family dinners, Tico, which can be found on Berkeley St., for date night, The Brahmin for drinks with the guys after the game, the Greatest...
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New York Mets Sign Bobby Abreu To Minor League Contract

The Mets have signed 40-year-old outfielder Bobby Abreu to a minor league contract, the team announced Monday night. The Mets signed OF Bobby Abreu to a minor league contract. He will report to Las Vegas.— New York Mets (@Mets) March 31, 2014 Abreu, who last appeared in the majors with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2012, hit .244 with 2 RBI in 17 games with the Phillies during spring...
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Reports: Kenny Britt Signs One-Year, $1.4 Million Deal With St. Louis Rams

Former Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt has reportedly signed a one-year deal worth $1.4 million with the St. Louis Rams, ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Pro Football Talk report. Rams signed former Titans WR Kenny Britt to a one-year, $1.4M deal, including $550K, per source. Max value of deal is $2.9M.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 31, 2014 Rams sign WR Kenny Britt...
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Rickie Fowler Hangs Out With Lolo Jones At Ultra Music Festival (Photo)

Rickie Fowler knows how to keep himself entertained off of the golf course. The 25-year-old golf star recently spent the weekend at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami, where he stayed at the Red Bull Guest House and enjoyed some pretty popular company. Fowler posed for a picture with track stars Dominique Darden and Lolo Jones while at the event. If there was an award for wearing...
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Lions Quarterback Matthew Stafford Gives Girlfriend Massive Engagement Ring (Photo)

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford signed a six-year contract extension worth $53 million in 2013, and it appears he has cashed in. Stafford recently became engaged to longtime girlfriend Kelly Hall, who was a cheerleader at Georgia where Stafford played quarterback, and he certainly did not skimp on the ring. Hall posted a picture to Instagram of her and Stafford enjoying...
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Jonny Gomes’ Absence From Red Sox’s Opening Day Loss Sparks Debate

Let the second-guessing begin. The Boston Red Sox suffered an Opening Day loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Monday. The big story was the Red Sox’s inability to produce key hits, but a couple of curious decisions also highlighted Boston’s 2-1 loss at Camden Yards. Jonny Gomes never saw the field in Monday’s loss despite two separate instances in which the Red Sox probably should...
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Dining Playbook Review: Tavolino (Video)

The next time you head out to a New England Patriots game, think about stopping by Tavolino in Foxboro, Mass. The restaurant, which is just a stone’s throw from Gillette Stadium and right in Patriot Place, offers thin crust pizza as well as plenty of delicious Italian offerings. Billy and Jenny check out the chorizo pizza, the Bolognese, and their three-layer lemon squares....
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Dining Playbook: Shape Up At Reebok CrossFit Back Bay (Video)

CrossFit is the hot new fitness trend that is taking the world by storm, so Billy and Jenny decided to see what the hype was all about. The “Dining Playbook” hosts headed to Reebok CrossFit Back Bay to try out the national phenomenon. They got the scoop on the new fitness craze from Josh, the co-owner of the gym, and gave the workout a try for themselves. Check it out in...
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Reports: Ryan Clark, Redskins Agree To Terms On One-Year Deal

Former Pittsburgh Steeler Ryan Clark has reportedly agreed to terms with the Washington Redskins on a one-year deal, according to sources. Redskins agreed to terms with ex-Steeler safety Ryan Clark, per club source. He'll be coming in shortly.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 31, 2014 Ryan Clark had agreed to terms on a 1yr deal with the Skins. Expected to start immediately...
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Grady Sizemore Provides Bright Spot In Red Sox’s Opening Day Loss (Video)

The Boston Red Sox dropped their season opener to the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 on Monday afternoon, but Grady Sizemore’s successful day at the plate certainly provided a bright spot in the loss. The center fielder, who was playing in his first regular-season game since 2011, wrote the next chapter in his comeback story as he singled in his first at-bat against the O’s and followed...
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Grady Sizemore Homers In His First Regular-Season Game Since 2011 (Video)

Grady Sizemore on Monday played in his first regular-season game since Sept. 22, 2011. The 31-year-old celebrated the occasion by going 2-for-4 with a home run. Sizemore, whose tremendous spring training earned him the Red Sox’s starting center field job, homered in his second at-bat of Boston’s Opening Day loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Monday. It was Sizemore’s first regular...
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David Booth Kisses Grizzly Bear, Captions Photo With Taylor Swift Lyrics (Photo)

Vancouver forward David Booth is apparently ready to make nice with bruins — the animal, not the Canucks’ heated rival. The avid outdoorsman drew the ire of animal activists when he posted a picture of a “Chara-sized” bear he killed back in 2012. But now, Booth is making up with the furry creatures, as he posted a picture on Twitter Monday afternoon of him kissing the...
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Mexican Soccer Team Won’t Allow Americans To Play Against Mexico on Wednesday

Mexican soccer club Puebla FC is disrupting the U.S. men’s national soccer team’s preparations for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. On Sunday, Puebla refused to grant American defenders DaMarcus Beasley and Michael Orozco permission to join the U.S. national team ahead of Wednesday’s game between the United States and Mexico. Beasley and Orozco were included in the original U.S. squad...
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Coyotes Winger Paul Bissonnette Rips Mike Milbury: ‘Guy’s A Zero’

Phoenix Coyote Paul Bissonnette might be more well known for his Twitter posts than his rather limited time on the ice. Bissonnette’s latest charade on social media came when he issued the below statement on former Bruins defenseman and current broadcaster Mike Milbury. Knowing Mike Milbury has a job talking hockey makes me feel good about life after I'm done playing. Guy's a zero...
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Report: U.S. Marines Stabbed Breaking Up Fight Between Angels And Dodgers Fans

Three U.S. Marines were stabbed early Monday morning in an attempt to resolve a fight between Angels and Dodgers fans. The altercation occurred at 1:45 a.m. in Huntington Beach, Calif., when a woman wearing an Angels jersey reportedly made a remark about the Dodgers to two other women, according to The Los Angeles Daily News. The two Dodgers fans then attacked the Angels fan...
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Eagles Coach Chip Kelly Replies To Wedding Invite From Fans (Photo)

Chip Kelly is a popular man in his new city, and the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles took time recently to respond to a pretty unique request. Diehard Eagles fans Thomas Froschle and Maryanne Goslee invited Kelly to their wedding on May 10, and Kelly very kindly took the time to RSVP. Unfortunately for the happy couple, their wedding falls on a pretty important weekend in the...
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NFC Executive: 2014 Tight End NFL Draft Class ‘Not Good At All’

The New England Patriots will have a hard time finding a top-tier tight end in the 2014 draft, according to one NFL evaluator. This year’s crop of tight ends doesn’t stack up to the 2013 class, an NFC scouting director told The Times of Trenton’s Mark Eckel. “It’s not good at all,” the “personnel man” told Eckel about the 2014 class. “I wish it was. But it...
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German Soccer Team Augsburg Scores Comical, ‘Knockout’ Own Goal (Video)

Marwin Hitz might want to think about changing his last name. The FC Augsburg goalkeeper scored a hilarious, yet painful-looking, own goal in his team’s 3-0 defeat against FSV Mainz 05 on Saturday. In the 38th minute, Mainz’s Maxim Choupo-Moting took a shot, which Hitz saved off off the post. Hitz’s teammate Matthias Ostrzolek got to the loose ball first but smacked his clearance...
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San Diego Padres Ball Girl Saves Dodgers Fan With Highlight-Reel Catch

Sunday’s Opening Night matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres at Petco Park already has given us an amazing highlight reel play. Just not from who you’d expect. A Padres ball girl made the best play of the young season when she leaped to snare a line drive that appeared to be making a bee-line toward a Dodgers fan in the second row of the right field...
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