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Raekown McMillan, a top-rated linebacker headed to Ohio State in 2014, reports that head coach Urban Meyer told him he has "a linebacker butt."

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May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

LeBron James Sounds Like the Only Person Who Wasn’t Blown Away by His Game-Winning Layup

The NBA world has been slow to anoint LeBron James unequivocally throughout the years, but after he zipped through the Indiana Pacers’ defense Tuesday night to easily score on a layup and nab the overtime win for the Miami Heat, the compliments started flowing. James did look superb on the play, moving past Paul George and going through the nonexistent (or, as most people noted...
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May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Nate McLouth Gets Beer Thrown at Him After Making Amazing Catch Into Rogers Centre Seats (Video)

Remember, folks, just because you buy a ticket to the game, it doesn’t give you the right to behave however you want. During Thursday night’s contest between the Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre, Nate McLouth made one heck of a catch in the sixth inning on a Colby Rasmus slicing fly ball. The ball ended up foul, and McLouth had so much inertia chasing...
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May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Ray Lewis Announces Plan to Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, Aims to Raise Money for Clean Water Projects

Let’s just get the deer antler spray jokes out of the way early: If it’s good for playing football, it’s got to be good for climbing mountains. Now, seriously: Ray Lewis has announced that he will be climbing a mountain soon — and not any old mountain. The former Ravens linebacker says he plans to hike the famed Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. The goal is to raise money and...
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May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Stan Musial’s $1.795 Million Home Is As Old-School, Classy As Late Hall-of-Famer (Photos)

Stan Musial had a noteworthy, Hall of Fame career, but the ballplayer known in St. Louis and beyond as “Stan the Man” was revered just as much for his demeanor off the field as he was for how he played on it. Musial roamed the Cardinals outfield in the days when ballplayers mingled more with the common folk, but even among those who were more likely to interact with fans, Musial...
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May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Indians Live: John Lackey Tasked With Slowing Down Indians After Rough Series Opener for Sox

8 a.m. ET: Terry Francona’s return to Fenway Park on Thursday was special, but the end result was a far cry from what the Red Sox anticipated. The Indians jumped all over Ryan Dempster and pounded out 16 hits en route to a 12-3 victory. It was the third straight shaky outing for Dempster, who has failed four times to record his third win of the year. Now, John Lackey will be asked...
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May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

‘Gift’ Goals, Sloppy Mistakes Cost Bruins Chance to Close Out Rangers in Game 4 (Video)

The Eastern Conference semifinals will not end in a sweep. The Bruins entered Madison Square Garden on Thursday with the chance to send the Rangers home for the summer, but they could not recreate the inspired play that was a hallmark of Games 1 through 3. Those struggles included uncharacteristic mistakes from two of the team’s best players, as Tuukka Rask tripped in the crease...
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May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox Honor Terry Francona With Well-Deserved ‘Touch of Class,’ But Focus Needs to Be on Stopping Indians

BOSTON – The Red Sox won’t want to remember the end result of Terry Francona’s return to Fenway Park on Thursday. And if they do, it should only be to serve as motivation going forward. There was a nice moment prior to the second inning of what was eventually a 12-3 Indians win. The Red Sox honored Francona, who won two World Series titles during his eight years as Boston...
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May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Will Middlebrooks ‘Day-to-Day’ After Leaving Game With Back Tightness, Injury Unrelated to Earlier Rib Issue

Will Middlebrooks already dealt with a rib injury this season. Now, he’s dealing with a back issue. Middlebrooks left Thursday’s game with lower back spasms following an at-bat in the fourth inning. Red Sox manager John Farrell said after the game that Middlebrooks is day-to-day, and that the injury suffered Thursday is unrelated to the rib injury Middlebrooks suffered when colliding...
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May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Ryan Dempster Hopes to Cut Down on ‘Unnecessary Walks’ After Another Shaky Start (Video)

Ryan Dempster did not have his best stuff Thursday night, allowing four runs on five hits and four walks in what turned into a 12-3 win for the Indians. The three innings pitched were a season-low for the veteran right-hander, who was critical of his performance in the clubhouse after the game. “My command’s been terrible,” Dempster said. “I’ve walked 10 guys in my last...
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May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Bruins Blow Golden Opportunity With Ugly Game 4 Loss, But All Is Far From Lost for B’s

The Bruins were 60 minutes of good hockey away from finishing off the Rangers and getting themselves some much-needed rest. They had a chance to bury New York and sit around all weekend to wait for the Eastern Conference finals to start. With 13:19 to play in the second period, the Bruins had a 2-0 lead against a Rangers team down 3-0 in the series. Inexplicably, the B’s let the...
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May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Tyler Seguin Takes Responsibility for Costly Too Many Men Penalty (Video)

Tyler Seguin turned in his best performance of the postseason Thursday night, tallying a goal and an assist and tying for the team lead with six shots on goal, but a mental error on his part proved costly in the Bruins’ 4-3 loss to the Rangers. Just 49 seconds after giving Boston a 3-2 midway through the third period, Seguin jumped out early for his next shift, drawing a two-minute...
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May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Vendor Fired After Fan Tapes Him Bringing Snowcones Into Bathroom (Video)

Kids are often told not to eat the yellow snow. That bit of advice hit a little too close to home (plate) for Houston Astros fans this week after a Minute Maid park vendor was fired for bringing his wares with him into the bathroom. Apparently, the dirty vendor brought his snowcones with him into the men’s room, placing them on the ground in the stall while he did his business...
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May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Tyler Seguin’s Breakthrough Goal Not Enough to Prevent Game 4′s Final ‘Broadway Bummer’ Result (Video)

New York has new life. That’s the diagnosis after a tough Game 4 loss for the Bruins, who allowed a couple of bad goals and squandered a couple of leads in letting the Rangers extend the series for at least one more game. With a chance to close out the Eastern Conference semifinals on the road, the B’s let the Blueshirts capitalize on a couple of big mistakes. That means the...
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May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Chris Kreider’s Game-Winner Highlights Best Images From Rangers’ Series-Extending Win in Game 4 (Photos)

This series is not over just yet. Chris Kreider‘s game-winning goal 7:03 into overtime allowed the Rangers to stave off elimination in their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Bruins. After goals by Nathan Horton and Torey Krug gave Boston a 2-0 advantage in the second period, consecutive goals by the Rangers knotted the score just over a minute into the third. Tyler...
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May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates’ Brandon Inge Dons Penguins Jersey, Full Hockey Gear During Rain Delay (Video)

The Pittsburgh Pirates will be wearing Penguins jerseys to support their Steel City neighbors on their road trip to Milwaukee starting Thursday night, but Brandon Inge couldn’t wait until they boarded the buses to unleash his hockey spirit The veteran infielder, who has never played a game of hockey in his life, showed up to PNC Park prior to a game with the Cubs dressed head to...
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May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Tuukka Rask’s Tumble Opens Window for Rangers Comeback, But Bruins Have Ability to Slam It Shut (Video)

The Rangers scored one of the strangest goals you’ll ever see in the second period of Thursday’s Game 4 against the Bruins, and it energized the team. Luckily, the Bruins had an “energy” line waiting to help neutralize the threat. Now, as the Blueshirts head into the third period of what could be their last game of the year, Tuukka Rask and the B’s have a lead — but the...
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May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Ben Cherington Looks Back at 2009 Justin Masterson-Victor Martinez Trade, Agrees With Theo Epstein’s Decision

Justin Masterson has been excellent this season, which is understandably difficult for some Red Sox fans to watch. Masterson was traded from Boston to Cleveland, along with Nick Hagadone and Bryan Price, in exchange for Victor Martinez just before the trade deadline in 2009. Martinez played well during his season and a half in Boston, but he signed with the Tigers as a free agent...
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May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Terry Francona Says He Never Rooted Against Red Sox When Visiting Fenway Park, But Now He Will ‘Like Crazy’ (Video)

Terry Francona might not have ended his time as Red Sox manager in storybook fashion, but he didn’t let that spoil his feelings toward his former team when he visited. Now, it’s a different story. While speaking with the media before his first return to Fenway as an opposing manager, Tito spoke about his feelings coming back to the ballpark where he helped lead a team to two...
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May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson Says He Would Take Bill Russell Over Michael Jordan When Building a Team (Video)

Phil Jackson has coached four players whose places among the NBA’s all-time greats are undisputed. Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal all had sizable roles in bringing Jackson his 11 championship rings, and most of the “Who was better?” debates Jackson is asked to weigh in on revolve around Jordan and Bryant (or Jud Buechler versus Jason Caffey...
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May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Tyrann Mathieu Signs Four-Year Contract With Cardinals

TEMPE, Arizona — Former LSU defensive back Tyrann Mathieu has signed a four-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals. The team’s third-round draft pick, Mathieu did not play last season after repeated off-field issues. Nicknamed “Honey Badger,” Mathieu was a Heisman Trophy finalist in 2011. He was kicked off LSU’s team before the start of last season for failed drug tests...
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May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox Among Teams Closely Watching Japanese Phenom Masahiro Tanaka

It’s time to start focusing on a new Japanese pitcher. We’ve seen many pitchers make the jump from Japan to Major League Baseball in recent years. That includes Yu Darvish, who has evolved into an ace since signing with the Rangers before last season. The next big thing to come from the East could be Masahiro Tanaka. According to The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo, the Red Sox...
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May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox Sign Lefty Reliever Rafael Perez to Minor League Contract

The Red Sox have been forced to deal with injuries to their bullpen this season, and they’re apparently trying to add more depth to the mix. According to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Red Sox have signed left-handed reliever Rafael Perez to a minor league contract. MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian reported earlier in the day on Thursday that Perez was in Boston, but...
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May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Chance to Sweep Rangers Even More Important When Considering Boston’s Drama With 3-0 Leads (Video)

The Bruins now have four chances to beat the New York Rangers and advance to the next round of the NHL playoffs. Please, oh please, we hope they only need one. Because if they need any more than that, that’s when the rumblings start — and the Bruins don’t need any rumblings to distract them right now. With a chance to close out a series now, Bruins fans should be hoping more...
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May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Baseball Keeps Things Interesting With Inventive Postgame Interview Routines (Video)

College baseball teams have long been known for their wacky antics during rain delays, but the University of Cincinnati extends those shenanigans to postgame interviews, as well. While one Bearcats player answers questions about pitching mechanics or plate discipline, his teammates steal the show in the background with some surprisingly well-choreographed routines. We just hope Bearcats...
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May 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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