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Report: Charles Woodson Drawing Interest From Raiders, Broncos, Panthers in Free Agency

It’s unclear what took so long, but interest in Charles Woodson is finally picking up. The veteran defensive back has received interest from the Raiders, Broncos and Panthers, according to Josina Anderson of ESPN. Oakland even sent an initial offer to Woodson. The former Heisman winner was drafted No. 4 overall by the Raiders in the 1998 NFL draft. He played in Oakland for seven...
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Shane Victorino Back in Lineup As Red Sox Look to Get Back on Winning Track in Tampa Bay

Shane Victorino is one tough guy. Just two days after being sent to the hospital to have X-rays on his ribs after a nasty collision with Fenway’s low right field wall, he’s already back in the lineup, ready to go. Victorino got the benefit of an off day on Monday to get his health in order, and that’s something that could help the Red Sox as a whole. After winning just two...
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Memphis Grizzlies Fan Dons Terrifying Facepaint Job for Game 4 Against Oklahoma City Thunder

You know that episode of Seinfeld where Elaine almost dumps David Puddy because Puddy, as a New Jersey Devils fan, is a “face-painter”? Let’s just say Elaine would not be able to sustain a relationship with at least one fan in Memphis. A highly dedicated Grizzlies rooter went to extremes for Game 4, using his entire head as a canvas for a horrifying facepaint job. The result...
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Report: Jerry Sloan Under Consideration for Milwaukee Bucks’ Coaching Position

Jerry Sloan has been out of coaching since 2011, when he resigned in the middle of his 23rd season as head coach of the Utah Jazz. At the time of his resignation, he was the longest-tenured head coach in major American pro sports, but despite his name coming up in numerous rumors since then, Sloan so far has not found a job on another team’s bench. That could soon change. The Milwaukee...
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Mike Napoli, Justin Upton Among Early Favorites for MLB’s MVP Awards

Is Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli the best free-agent bargain in baseball this season? Napoli originally was to sign with Boston for $39 million over three years, but that deal was scuttled when the team learned of Napoli’s avascular necrosis, a serious hip condition, during a physical. Instead, Napoli got a one-year, incentive-laden $5 million deal. Should Napoli continue hitting...
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Jack Edwards Barely Remembers Bruins’ Overtime Goal, Talks Comeback on ‘Matty in the Morning’ (Audio)

Did you wake up this morning, unsure whether Monday night’s Bruins comeback was real? Is it already a hazy memory? Well, Jack Edwards feels the same way, too. On Tuesday morning, Edwards called into the Matty in the Morning show on KISS 108, to talk about the Bruins’ amazing effort a good night’s sleep away from the craziness. It turns out his emotions probably aren’t all...
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Paul Pierce’s Attractiveness as Trade Target for Other Teams Has Nothing to Do With Playing Abilities

Imagine you are an NBA general manager. You hate Paul Pierce‘s game. You think he is sloppy, inefficient and that he has lost a step. You would never want him on your team, whether that team is up-and-coming, rebuilding or one piece away from title contention. You should still put some long, serious thought into trading for Pierce before June 30. And it has nothing to do with his...
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Joffrey Lupul Says Game 7 Loss to Bruins Will ‘Haunt Me Until the Day I Die’

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul had himself a solid first-round series against the Bruins. He scored three goals and added an assist, but it wasn’t quite enough as the B’s won Game 7 in overtime. The forward was held pointless in the deciding game, a game in which the Leafs blew a 3-1 third-period lead. Lupul had a chance to change the nature of the game, but he was...
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Donald Jones Says Patriots’ New Wide Receivers Are Helping Each Other Learn Difficult Playbook

FOXBORO, Mass. — It’s no mystery that new wide receivers — veterans and rookies alike — have had trouble learning the Patriots’ playbook in the past. Joey Galloway, Taylor Price, Chad Johnson and countless others have come to Foxboro and seen an early exit because of difficulty grasping the complex system. This year, the new players are taking a group approach to learning...
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Shane Vereen Has Become Diehard Bruins Fan, Found New Respect for Hockey Since Moving to Boston

FOXBORO, Mass. – Shane Vereen wasn’t much of a hockey fan growing up. Moving to Boston has changed that for him. Vereen grew up in Valencia, Calif., about 30 minutes outside of Los Angeles, but he never really became all that enamored with the LA Kings or the sport in general. But, when the Patriots drafted him in the second round of the 2011 NFL draft, Vereen was thrown right...
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Peter Chiarelli Gives No Update on Dennis Seidenberg, But Bruins Recall Torey Krug From Providence

The Bruins have to once again turn to Providence for some potential help on the blue line. B’s general manager Peter Chiarelli met with the media Tuesday afternoon just a little more than 12 hours after his team knocked out the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 7 of their first-round series. As the Bruins shift their attention from the Leafs toward the New York Rangers, they may be left...
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Celtics Analyst Does Not Think Paul Pierce Will Return to Team for 2013-14 Season

Paul Pierce‘s future is the No. 1 discussion topic among Celtics fans this offseason. The all-time great is only guaranteed to receive $5 million of his $15.3 million salary next season, and the team could get some salary cap relief by buying him out or an infusion of new talent by trading him. Going off a hunch, a longtime Celtics observer does not think Pierce will be back. “I...
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Donald Jones Says Playing With Tom Brady Is ‘Dream Come True,’ But Doesn’t Want to Sound Starstruck

Not many wide receivers can say they’ve played with a quarterback on the same level as Tom Brady. Donald Jones definitely can’t, though. The new Patriots wide receiver took a strange route to the NFL that had him going from junior college at Lackawanna College to FCS-level ball at Youngstown State to the NFL with the Buffalo Bills. That means Jones played with junior college...
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Patrice Bergeron Becomes Latest of Long Line of Bruins Game 7 Heroes (Gallery)

It may have been just one victory in an opening-round playoff series, but the Bruins’ overtime win over the Maple Leafs on Monday night will be remembered for a very long time both in Toronto and Boston. Patrice Bergeron buried the game-tying and game-winning goals in Game 7 to send the Leafs packing. In doing so, Bergeron now joins a long list of B’s Game 7 heroes — a list...
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Shane Vereen, Stevan Ridley Live Next to Each Other, Use Their Strong Bond as Motivation With Patriots

FOXBORO, Mass. — Shane Vereen and Stevan Ridley will always be connected, whether they like it or not — but, don’t worry, they do. The Patriots chose Vereen (second round) and Ridley (third round) with back-to-back picks in the 2011 NFL draft, immediately connecting the running backs in Patriots draft lure. That connection hasn’t pitted them against one another, though, instead...
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Donald Jones Says Hit From Vince Wilfork Didn’t Hurt, But It Was One of First Things Patriots Brought Up on Visit

Donald Jones remembers the shot he took from Vince Wilfork well. And even if he didn’t, his new Patriots teammates and coaches will never let him forget it. As Jones was running a route in the middle of the field during the Bills-Patriots Week 4 matchup, Wilfork caught wind of him, dropped into coverage and collided with the new Patriots wide receiver just as he was receiving the...
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New Vikings Stadium Has See-Through Roof, Will Host Other Sports and Not Collapse Under Snow (Photos)

When the Vikings set about building a new stadium for their football team and other local sports, they had a few basic criteria they needed to fulfill. One, it would be preferable if this stadium did not collapse under the weight of snow, of which Minnesota gets quite a bit. Second, it needed to be enclosed in some way, so that many types of sports could be played within year-round...
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Peter Chiarelli Tuesday Afternoon News Conference Live Stream (Video)

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Bruins May Have Avoided Major Changes With Game 7 Comeback Win Against Maple Leafs

BOSTON — The failure to live up to expectations in sports breeds change. It always has and always will. So as the Bruins looked ready to choke away a 3-1 series lead to Toronto with a Game 7 loss on Monday night, it was far from unnatural to think that changes may be coming for the B’s. And while the roster may be retooled in the offseason, it’s unlikely that seismic changes...
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Who Will Be the Amica Pitcher of the Week?

Vote for the Amica Pitcher of the Week and give yourself a chance to win a $100 gift card to the Yawkey Way Team Store. Voting begins every Monday and winners are picked every Saturday, so make sure to come back every week to give yourself another chance to win. First read the official rules, then completely fill out the form below for your chance to win. The Red Sox are back out...
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Toronto Church Tells Maple Leafs Fans to ‘Keep Breathing,’ Not Shave After Loss to Bruins (Photo)

The Bible doesn’t have verses saying this, so one Toronto church had to make up its message of comfort on the fly. Kingsway Lambton United Church in Etobicoke, Ont., changed the inspirational message on the board in its lawn after the Maple Leafs lost to the Bruins in heartbreaking fashion Monday night. The new advice? Well, a little bit of everything. Check it out in the tweet...
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Dennis Seidenberg Leaves Game 7 With Apparent Injury, Claude Julien Offers No Update on Defenseman

BOSTON — The Bruins were shorthanded on the blue line entering Game 7 of their first-round series against the Toronto Maple Leafs. They were already without both Andrew Ference and Wade Redden, which forced B’s head coach Claude Julien to insert two rookies into the defense corps. Then just 1:44 into the do-or-die, win-or-go-home showdown, the B’s were down yet another veteran...
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ESPN Unveils Digital Rendering of Huge New $125 Million Studio (Video)

When you have all that money and technology, why not use it? On Tuesday, ESPN unveiled a digital rendering of its “Digital Center 2,” which reportedly will end up costing the sports media giant $125 to construct. Included in the 193,000 square foot space are four brand new studios and six production control rooms. The brand new building will open in 2014, and will be the Bristol...
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Maple Leafs Fans Watching Loss to Bruins on Big Screen in Square React With Mixture of Dejection, Disbelief (Video)

Losing in five would have stunk. Watching James Reimer let through a few more goals after his rough beginning to the postseason would have hurt. Seeing the team’s first trip to the playoffs since 2004 end in the first round was going to be painful enough. But the Maple Leafs had to do this to their fans. They had made the Bruins look more than underwhelming in Game 5, then again...
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Drunk High School Umpire Fights First Responders, Reportedly Tasered Twice During Arrest

This time, the umpire was, in fact, drunk. Daryl Jacobson, 49, an umpire for a Stark County High School baseball game, was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated battery and two counts of resisting arrest. Jacobson was serving as the infield umpire last Friday, when, according to witnesses, he passed out on the field. Jacobson was said to be visibly under the influence...
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