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Watch UFC 191 Demetrious Johnson-John Dodson Weigh-In Online (Live Stream)

Demetrious Johnson and John Dodson will battle it out once again this weekend. The two fighters will meet Saturday night at UFC 191 in Las Vegas in a rematch to determine the men’s flyweight champion. Before they step into the Octagon, though, Johnson and Dodson will step on the scales for an official weigh-in Friday at 7 p.m. ET. Follow along with all the action in the live stream...
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September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Torey Lovullo: Joe Kelly ‘Doing Something Right’ After Strong August (Video)

Joe Kelly is unstoppable on the mound right now. The Boston Red Sox right-hander is 6-0 in his last six starts with a 2.68 ERA and 28 strikeouts. He will look to make it seven in a row when he faces the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday. “He is throwing pitchers that are unpredictable,” Red Sox interim manager Torey Lovullo said on “Friday Night Fenway” before the game. ...
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September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Rich Peverley Always Will Have Special Place In Bruins’ 2011 Stanley Cup Story

Rich Peverley announced his retirement Friday after an eight-year NHL career. He spent his last two seasons as a member of the Dallas Stars, but didn’t play in 2014-15 after recovering from a cardiac incident suffered in a March 2014 game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Peverley spent a little more than two seasons with the Boston Bruins after being acquired at the 2011 trade...
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September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots Work Out Eight, Including British Olympic Discus Thrower

The New England Patriots bid farewell to 10 players Friday, and they also updated their rolodex by reportedly bringing in eight players for tryouts. The Patriots worked out wide receivers Nathan Palmer and Marquez Clark, fullbacks Joe Don Duncan and Joey Iosefa, defensive ends Derrick Lott and Lawrence Okoye, defensive tackle Jimmy Staten and quarterback Jeff Tuel, ESPN’s Mike...
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TC’s DraftKings Value Picks: Yankees’ Luis Severino A Steal Vs. Rays

Luis Severino is looking more like the ace the New York Yankees hope he can be with each passing start. The 21-year-old right-handed pitcher has gone 2-2 in his first five career starts with a 2.17 ERA and 29 strikeouts. He hasn’t allowed more than three runs in any game all season. Thursday, he faces a Tampa Bays Rays offense that, frankly, isn’t very good. That bodes well for...
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Peyton Manning: Tom Brady Friendship ‘Won’t Change No Matter What Happens’

Peyton Manning really appears to have a future in politics, if he so chooses. The Denver Broncos quarterback has mastered the art of giving usable sound clips without really offending anyone at all in the process. The latest example of that has to do with his old pal, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. The two players have been rivals for just about their entire careers...
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Joe Kelly Aims To Continue Winning Ways In Red Sox-Phillies Opener

The Boston Red Sox will begin their final interleague series of the season Friday night at Fenway Park against the Philadelphia Phillies. Joe Kelly will take the mound of the Sox. He’s won six straight starts and finished August with a 2.68 earned run averaged, 28 strikeouts and 11 walks in 37 innings pitched. He’ll face a Phillies team that ranks 13th out of 15 National League...
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Reports: Eagles’ Matt Barkley Traded To Cardinals; Tim Tebow Wins Job?

All signs point to Tim Tebow winning a roster spot with the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles traded quarterback Matt Barkley to the Arizona Cardinals on Friday, according to multiple reports. Barkley seemingly had been in direct competition with Tebow for Philadelphia’s third-string quarterback job behind starter Sam Bradford and backup Mark Sanchez. The Cardinals will send a conditional...
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Jeffrey Kessler: Tom Brady Just ‘Wants To Play Football’ After Ruling

It’s not like Tom Brady has been sitting on his hands since Super Bowl XLIX. The New England Patriots quarterback still has been working hard to prepare for the 2015 season. But now that Brady’s four-game suspension related to his alleged involvement in Deflategate has been nullified by U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman, the future Hall of Famer can focus entirely on the...
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NFL owners to discuss changing Goodell's disciplinary role

The Deflategate fallout could signal a change in Roger Goodell’s workload. The Washington Post reported Friday that NFL owners will discuss potential changes in the NFL commissioner’s disciplinary role. This comes one day after Federal District Judge Richard Berman ruled against Goodell and the NFL by lifting New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension...
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Former Bruins Center Rich Peverley Retires, Takes Job With Dallas Stars

Rich Peverley’s NHL playing career came to a formal end Friday. The Dallas Stars forward announced his retirement, according to The Dallas Morning News. Peverley collapsed on the bench during a March 10, 2014 game and had yet to return. The collapse was the result of a cardiac incident. The forward has since attempted a comeback, but he finally put that to rest Friday. “It was...
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Patriots 53-Man Cuts Tracker: Tony Creecy, Chris Martin Released

The New England Patriots began whittling their 75-man roster down to 53 players Friday. The Patriots cut running back Tony Creecy, according to a source. Creecy signed with the Patriots on Aug. 10 but didn’t see any action in the preseason. The Patriots also cut offensive lineman Chris Martin, who started at left tackle Thursday against the New York Giants, according to his agent...
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Aaron Rodgers: Tom Brady Deflategate Ruling ‘A Good Day For The Players’

Tom Brady had the support of a fellow elite quarterback. Aaron Rodgers is among those pleased with U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman’s decision Thursday to vacate Brady’s four-game suspension related to the New England Patriots quarterback’s alleged involvement in Deflategate. The Green Pack Packers QB seemingly views Brady’s victory over the NFL in court as a win...
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T.J. Ward’s Reason For Being Suspended: ‘My Last Name’s Not Brady’

One NFL suspension might have been vacated Thursday, but the leagued doled out another — and that’s apparently causing an uproar. On the same day New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady saw his four-game suspension vacated by a federal judge, Denver Broncos safety T.J. Ward was suspended one game. The suspension is in response to misdemeanor charges from a bar incident back...
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Source: Patriots Hosting Fullback Joey Iosefa On Free-Agent Visit

The New England Patriots have begun looking at their options at fullback after placing James Develin on injured reserve. The Patriots are hosting free-agent fullback Joey Iosefa on a visit Friday, according to a source. Iosefa was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the seventh round of the 2015 NFL draft out of Hawaii. He was released by the Bucs on Aug. 30. The 6-foot, 245-pound...
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Tom Brady Sr. happy 'Kangaroo Court' no longer in session

Tom Brady’s father is jacked and pumped about his son’s four-game suspension being lifted. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman ruled Thursday to vacate Brady’s suspension related to the New England Patriots quarterback’s alleged involvement in Deflategate. The news delighted Pats fans, as you’d imagine, and perhaps no one was happier than Tom Brady Sr. “We’re...
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Tom Brady’s MVP, Passing Leader Odds Spike After Suspension Vacated

Will Tom Brady win his third career MVP award this season? Who knows, but it’s a lot easier to be the best player in the league when you’re actually on the field. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman confirmed that’d be the case Thursday when he ruled to nullify the New England Patriots quarterback’s four-game suspension for his role in Deflategate, making Brady eligible...
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NASCAR Goes Old School With Throwback Paint Schemes At Darlington (Photos)

NASCAR is turning back the clock this weekend at Darlington. One of the sports’ most historic tracks will be celebrated by multiple teams, as a handful of cars will feature throwback paint schemes. Up and down the roster, teams and drivers will be honoring the past with paint schemes resembling cars of the past. The cars aren’t the only things that will make this weekend feel...
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Red Sox’s Andrew Benintendi Hits Walk-Off Homer For Greenville (Video)

Andrew Benintendi has demolished minor league pitching since the Boston Red Sox drafted the outfielder in the first round (No. 7 overall) out of the University of Arkansas back in June. The 21-year-old outfielder showed Thursday night he also has a flair for the dramatic. Benintendi crushed a walk-off home run for the Red Sox’s Single-A affiliate in Greenville. The Drive were trailing...
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Join Budweiser At Cask ‘N Flagon In September For Chance To Win Fan Of The Game

Join Budweiser at Cask ‘N Flagon before every Boston Red Sox home game in September for a chance to be selected the Budweiser Fan of the Game. Winners will receive four right field roof tickets at the Budweiser Brewhouse, four Bud baseball jerseys and a shot of their group on the center field scoreboard. Fans 21 and over can participate. Budweiser, brewed the hard way! Great...
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Watch France-Portugal International Soccer Friendly Online (Live Stream)

A pair of European soccer powers will square off Friday when Portugal hosts France at Estadio Jose Alvalade in Lisbon. France, the host of next summer’s Euro 2016 tournament, is aiming to improve on its recent lackluster form. Les Bleus have lost three of their four friendlies, and they face a tough test against a Portugal squad featuring Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo...
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Bruins Individual Game Tickets For 2015-16 Season On Sale At 11 A.M. Today

Fear not, Boston Bruins fans. Hockey season is right around the corner. The Bruins have announced that individual game tickets for the 2015-16 season will go on sale Thursday, Sept. 4, at 11 a.m. ET. Fans can purchase tickets on the team’s official website, through the Bruins’ official mobile app, by calling Ticketmaster (1-800-745-3000) or by visiting the TD Garden box office...
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Colts’ Adam Vinatieri: Tom Brady Ruling A ‘Big Victory’ For NFLPA, Players

The Indianapolis Colts helped start this whole Deflategate mess. So when U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman ruled Thursday to nullify Tom Brady’s four-game suspension stemming from that incident, you’d forgive the Colts if they were a little ticked off. If the Colts players held any resentment for Berman’s decision though, they didn’t express it. Indy’s locker room...
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Jake Butt Catches Michigan’s First Touchdown, Internet Has Some Fun (Video)

If you were caught up in the fallout of Tom Brady’s big win in federal court Thursday, you might have missed this little tidbit: College football is BACK. Thursday night marked the first slate of Division I games, and it didn’t disappoint. How do we know this? Because a player named Jake Butt caught a touchdown pass, and the Internet reacted accordingly. Butt, a junior tight...
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September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-Giant Lawrence Tynes Somehow Trolls Both NFL, Patriots In Tom Brady Tweet

Since U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman ruled to nullify Tom Brady’s four-game suspension Thursday, we’ve seen all sorts of reactions from around the league. But few managed to accomplish as much in one tweet as Lawrence Tynes. The former New York Giants kicker, who won two Super Bowls at the expense of the New England Patriots in 2007 and 2011, expertly trolled both...
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September 04, 2015  |  Discuss
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