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Rex Ryan ‘Happy for’ Tim Tebow, Says ‘That’s Fine’ if Patriots Want to Replace Tom Brady With Him

While the football world continues to figure out why the Patriots signed Tim Tebow, his former head coach, Rex Ryan, already has his wishes on how the former Jet will be used in the Pats offense. “If they want to replace [Tom] Brady with him, that’s fine,” he told the media on Tuesday morning — the same day Tebow arrived to his new office in Foxboro. Tebow played under...
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June 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Maurice Cheeks Named New Head Coach of Detroit Pistons

DETROIT – Maurice Cheeks is getting a third shot to be an NBA head coach. The Detroit Pistons are desperately hoping he makes the most of the opportunity he was given Monday, when they announced the hiring and did not disclose the length of his deal. Cheeks was 284-286 in the regular season and 5-11 during three postseasons while leading the Portland Trail Blazers and Philadelphia...
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Jonny Gomes, Red Sox Show Support for Bruins Before Stanley Cup Final (Video)

With the Bruins heading to the Stanley Cup final, all of Boston is taking notice. Some Red Sox even decided to trade in their familiar blue and red caps for the black and gold. The gesture of solidarity came as Sox players such as Jonny Gomes, Daniel Nava and Jarrod Saltalamacchia boarded a bus before heading off to St. Petersburg, Fla. for a date with the Rays. Gomes especially...
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Report: ‘Super Bowl Boulevard’ in New York City to Include 180-Foot-Long Toboggan Run

New York City couldn’t host just any little Super Bowl. The greatest city in the world (as David Letterman likes to call it) is going to make the most of the Super Bowl coming to MetLife Stadium, even if the home of the Giants and the Jets isn’t anywhere near Manhattan. The NFL plans to put a “Super Bowl Boulevard” down between 34th and 44th streets in New York City in time...
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Tim Tebow Is ‘Talented Player That’s Smart and Works Hard,’ According to Bill Belichick

FOXBORO, Mass. — Bill Belichick has faced the Tim Tebow circus and he’s handling the new signal caller just like any other player on the Patriots roster. Belichick was faced with countless Tebow questions and didn’t give out much information. The most he had to say is that Tebow is a “talented player that’s smart and works hard.” Belichick saw the media conglomerate and...
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Liverpool Prospect Conor Coady to Captain England at U-20 World Cup

Liverpool midfielder Conor Coady will captain England’s charges as they attempt to win the U20 World Cup in Turkey this summer. The 20-year-old wears the armband for the Reds’ U-21s team and will transfer his leadership qualities to Peter Taylor‘s aspiring outfit. Jon Flanagan has also been selected for the tournament. England begins its assault on the title with a Group E...
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Wes Welker Commits Potential Recruiting Violation on Behalf of Texas Tech

While many of the NCAA’s rules regarding student-athletes are often arbitrary and tone deaf at best, and asinine at worst, recruiting is definitely one area that if rife with violations, and needs policing. So someone might want to tell Wes Welker that, as an alumni, he’s still considered a representative of Texas Tech. Community college wide receiver Nick Kurtz is currently...
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Rays Third Baseman Evan Longoria One of Many Subway ‘Boys In The Hall’ Hall Of Fame Hopefuls

SUBWAY® is celebrating ‘The Boys in the Hall’ all summer long to spotlight potential future Baseball Hall of Famers. Kicking off the feature is one of the game’s hottest third baseman, Evan Longoria. Since breaking into the MLB as a 22-year-old in 2008, Longoria has made three All-Star Game appearances, has won the AL Rookie of the Year Award and is almost always an MVP candidate...
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Joe Maddon Says John Lackey Was Out of Line in Hitting Matt Joyce, Questions Whether He Is ‘Good Teammate’

Monday night was interesting, to say the least. The five-hour, 24-minute game that went 14 innings featured 32 hits and 18 runs, but that was just the beginning of the fireworks between Tampa Bay and Boston. Red Sox starter John Lackey sent a pitch into Rays outfielder Matt Joyce‘s back in the sixth inning, clearing both benches. While Lackey said afterward that the pitch was not...
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Lionel Hollins Fired by Grizzles Despite Team’s First Appearance in Western Conference Finals

The Memphis Grizzlies have decided to part with the winningest coach in the franchise’s history, telling Lionel Hollins they will not be renewing his contract as head coach coming off their first trip to the Western Conference finals. Hollins confirmed Monday night to The Associated Press that he had been told his contract would not be renewed. He had no further comment. The Commercial...
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Tim Tebow Circus May Be Mitigated by Timing of Arrival at Minicamp (Video)

The New England Patriots are the kind of organization that likes to keep a low profile, and handles its business internally. That begs the obvious question: With that kind of modus operandi, why would the Pats want to sign Tim Tebow and take on the circus that follows him? According to former Patriot Matt Chatham, Tebow may not bring quite as much attention to the team as some may...
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Report: Tebow's deal is for two years

The New England Patriots made it official on Tuesday, signing Tim Tebow to a contract that reportedly is a two-year deal with no guaranteed money.

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Andrew Bailey ‘Has to Get the Job Done,’ Glad to Be Picked Up by Bullpen Mates in Win (Video)

Up by two runs in the tenth inning, the Red Sox turned to Andrew Bailey to close the game and send Boston home with a win. Unfortunately, things didn’t work out quite so easily, as the Red Sox closer suffered an inexplicably loss of control, walking three on the way to yielding two runs and earning the blown save. However, thankfully for Bailey and Boston, Koji Uehara and Franklin...
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Report: Tim Tebow to Only Play Quarterback With Patriots

All those fantasies of Tim Tebow playing halfback, kick returner, tight end and waterboy in New England? They may be for naught. Ed Werder of ESPN reports that the Patriots intend to have Tebow practice only at quarterback. He will attend quarterback meetings and approach the New England system in that mindset to avoid the “chaos” of the past two years, Werder says. While Tebow...
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Tiger Woods’ New Nike Ad Compares Golf to Competition of Other Major Sports (Video)

The U.S. Open is nearly upon us, so that means it’s time for a new Tiger Woods Nike commercial, right? With the resurgence of Woods’ game has certainly come the resurgence of his fame, as the world No. 1 ranked golfer was also ranked No. 1 among highest-paid professional athletes by Forbes for the first time in years. So, despite a deal with golf’s other primetime star at the...
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Report: Katie McHugh, Judge Who Sentenced Chad Johnson to 30 Days in Jail, Is Legally Blind

Well here’s a plot twist. The judge who sent Chad Johnson away to jail for 30 days for slapping his attorney’s rear end, Katie McHugh, is legally blind, according to Gossip Extra. The rookie judge has said she suffers from Stargardt’s Disease. McHugh can’t obtain a driver’s license due to the disorder. Johnson was set to receive a plea deal when McHugh told Johnson to...
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Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia Shake Hands at U.S. Open Driving Range, Appear to Make Up for ‘Fried Chicken’ Feud (Photo)

The water all over Merion Country Club on Monday was joined by some water under the bridge. The Tiger Woods-Sergio Garcia feud that marked the recent weeks in golf appeared to end Monday with a simple handshake between the two golfers, who met on the driving range at the site of this year’s U.S. Open. Neither Woods nor Garcia would discuss what they talked about when they met up...
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Tim Tebow Lands on Cover of Boston Herald With ‘Good God!’ Headline, on Daily News With ‘God Help Us’ Tag (Photos)

Expectations may be decreased for Tim Tebow as he starts Phase III of his career in New England, but that doesn’t mean headline writers in the region won’t have to step up their game. With Tebow coming to town, tabloids in the Northeast are ready to bust out their best puns. While Tebow isn’t expected to have the media access he had with the Jets, he’ll still be the main...
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Report: JaMarcus Russell Says He Has Workout Scheduled With Ravens, But Team Won’t Admit It

It’s the age-old question: who to believe, unspecified people talking to a player or anonymous sources with the league? JaMarcus Russell told “unspecified people” that he has a workout scheduled with the Ravens, according to ESPN. When the Baltimore Sun asked league sources, though, they said no workout is currently scheduled between Baltimore and Russell. Russell worked out...
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Red Sox-Rays Live: Jon Lester, Roberto Hernandez Lead Tired Clubs in Tampa

8 a.m. ET: Monday night was a long one at Tropicana Field. The Red Sox and Rays played nearly five and a half hours of baseball, with the Red Sox giving away a six-run lead in regulation and another two-run lead in extra innings before Daniel Nava finally won it with an RBI single in the top of the 14th. The game was so long, in fact, that the fact that the teams nearly came to blows...
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Jarrod Saltalamacchia Leads Red Sox to ‘Extra-Inning Winning’ Against Never-Say-Die Rays (Video)

We have a winner! Finally, we have a winner. After 14 long innings, the Red Sox emerged victorious over the Tampa Bay Rays in one of the most hard-fought games all season. The Sox gave back a six-run lead from the first inning onward and a two-run lead in the tenth, but ultimately they came out on top, and that’s all that matters. Jarrod Saltalamacchia is our “Extra-Inning Winning”...
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Red Sox, Rays Battle Late Into Night With No End in Sight During Extra Innings (Video)

This isn’t quite “Game of the Year” material, but it’s … something. The Red Sox and Rays are playing on late into the night/early into the morning at Tropicana Field, and every time that it looks like one team has been ready to win, they haven’t. Still, they’ll need a winner eventually, and when they find one, NESN Nation’s Dan Duquette will be there. See more in...
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City cuts Blackhawks fan's 'Playoff Lawn'

Playoff beards are a pretty common way for athletes to keep their mojo going during the postseason. Some fans even get in on the action to stand in solidarity with their team. But one Chicago Blackhawks fan took his playoff growth to unique heights. Frank Miller, a resident of Park Ridge, Ill., had the misfortune of dealing with a flooded basement in his house. Through the process...
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June 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Fenway Park’s Record Sellout Streak Remembered in Ketel One Honorable Moment

Exactly one year ago, on June 10, 2012, the Red Sox made history. That date, the Sox played in front of a sellout crowd at Fenway Park, marking the 745th straight full house for the Sox at their home ballpark during the regular season. That mark set a major pro sports record, breaking the previous record held by the Portland Trail Blazers. The Red Sox’ streak eventually ran to...
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June 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Roll on 5-Game Win Streak Thanks to ‘Rally Sauce’ (Video)

Baseball has forever been a game filled with superstition and lore. Some teams rely on rally caps or chewing tobacco to continue dominant performances, but the the Kansas City Royals have their own unique rally item — barbecue sauce. The Royals have won five straight games heading into Monday night while rallying around their sweet and sticky talisman, which came courtesy of slugger...
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June 10, 2013  |  Discuss
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