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Report: New York Yankees Considering Signing Stephen Drew

Stephen Drew might be a possibility for the New York Yankees after all. The Yankees are considering signing Drew, according to CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman. The Yanks exceeded the $189 million luxury tax threshold by signing Japanese ace Masahiro Tanaka earlier this week, and there’s a belief that New York now might keep spending in free agency, with Drew reportedly emerging as...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Cherington, Boston Red Sox Open-Minded About Grady Sizemore’s Role

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox are keeping an open mind in regard to Grady Sizemore. Sizemore signed a one-year contract with the Red Sox on Wednesday, and the expectation is that the injury-plagued outfielder will compete with Jackie Bradley Jr. for playing time in center field. Nothing is etched in stone, though, as general manager Ben Cherington said Thursday that the Red Sox are...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Gary Payton On No. 1 Pick Anthony Bennett: ‘You Came In Overweight, You Look Fat’

Anthony Bennett‘s rookie season has been historically bad when compared to previous players taken No. 1 overall in the NBA draft. The Cleveland Cavaliers forward is averaging 2.4 points, 0.2 assists and 2.2 rebounds in 10.1 minutes per game this season. Aside from his disappointing production, Bennett has also received criticism for coming into the season in less than ideal shape...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant Headline 2014 NBA All-Star Starting Lineups

The starting lineups for the 2014 NBA All-Star Game were announced on Thursday and Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant was selected to the Western Conference squad despite playing in just six games this season because of injuries. The starting lineups for the Eastern and Western conferences are determined by a fan vote, and given Bryant’s worldwide popularity, it’s not a surprise...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Jon Lester ‘Absolutely’ Would Accept Hometown Discount To Stay With Boston Red Sox

BOSTON — Jon Lester doesn’t want to trade in his threads. Lester, who is slated to hit free agency next offseason, made it abundantly clear Thursday that he wants to remain a member of the Boston Red Sox, even saying that he’s willing to accept a hometown discount. “These guys are my No. 1 priority,” Lester said. “I want to be here until they have to rip this jersey off...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Landon Donovan: US Expects to Advance Out Of World Cup ‘Group of Death’

SAO PAULO — Landon Donovan says the United States will head to the World Cup with its most experienced group of players, giving the Americans a “real chance” to do well at this year’s tournament. As the U.S. finishes a week-and-a-half training camp in the host country, Donovan said American players have enough confidence and experience to confront more traditional World Cup...
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Iowa Tight End Credits Aaron Hernandez’s Brother For His Development

Iowa senior C.J. Fiedorowicz‘s development into one of the top 10 tight end prospects ahead of the 2014 NFL draft might not have been possible without the help of assistant coach D.J. Hernandez. D.J.’s brother is former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who’s currently in jail awaiting trial on several charges, including first-degree murder. According to Eric...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevan Miller’s Strength Well-Known By Teammates, As Are His Shirtless Ways

WILMINGTON, Mass. — Boston Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller is a very strong man, and that strength is one of the reasons the B’s recently gave him a new two-year contract. Miller’s strength is well-known in the Boston dressing room, and the University of Vermont alumni apparently isn’t very shy about showing off his muscular build. After signing a new contract Tuesday, Miller...
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Kevan Miller’s Confidence Boosted By New Contract, But Journey ‘Not Done Yet’

WILMINGTON, Mass. – Boston Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller is 26 years old, which means he’s actually one of the older members of the Bruins’ defensive corps. Miller may be older than players like Dougie Hamilton, Torey Krug and Matt Bartkowski, but entering this season, Miller didn’t have the NHL experience that trio did. Injuries on the Boston blue line changed that rather...
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Drunk Manchester United Fan Calls Police After Loss, Asks For Sir Alex Ferguson (Audio)

Sir Alex Ferguson isn’t walking through that door, and as soon as one Manchester United fan gets that through his head, greater Manchester will be a little safer. Shortly after United’s shock elimination from the League Cup by Sunderland on Wednesday, a United fan called the police emergency line, 9-9-9 (Britain’s answer to 9-1-1), with only one thing on his mind. The fan,...
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Men’s Olympic Hockey Schedule Features 18 Preliminary Games In Five Days

Like hockey? You’ll love this — as long as you’re an early bird, that is. The men’s hockey schedule for the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi was released recently, and with times ranging from 3 a.m. (ET) to 12 noon, hockey fans on the East Coast will have plenty of puck to watch and plenty of coffee to drink. The tourney kicks off with a wild 18-games-in-five-days preliminary...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

USA Basketball Announces 28-Player Roster For 2014-16; No Celtics Included

The construction of the next ‘dream team” has begun with USA Basketball announcing a 28-player pool that will be used to select the rosters for the 2014 World Championships and 2016 Summer Olympics. The United States is the defending gold medalist in both events. Here’s the 28-player pool for the next three years. Guards: Deron Williams, Chris Paul, Derrick Rose, Klay Thompson...
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College Goalie Gets Distracted By Fans, Lets In Easy Goal To Lose Game (Video)

Last Friday was not the greatest day to be Keagan McHenry. The Utah State goaltender failed to notice that play had resumed during an overtime game, and the result was a loss to the University of Denver and a heavy dose of embarrassment for McHenry. With his Aggies on the power play, the faceoff in the opposite end and just 15 seconds left on the clock, McHenry skated toward the...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Rodriguez Offered $5,000, Free Donuts To Coach Summer League Team

Alex Rodriguez has been given a chance to get back into baseball. It’s just not the level of baseball he’d probably prefer. The Torrington Titans of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League announced Thursday that they are willing to offer an assistant coaching job to the suspended third baseman, promising him a modest salary and free baked goods. “We can offer him $5,000 for...
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Steven Stamkos Takes Part In Drills For First Time Since Injury, Calls It A ‘Big Step’

Steven Stamkos is progressing well in his recovery from a broken tibia, and after returning to the ice about a month ago, the Tampa Bay Lightning center took part in drills for the first time since his injury during Friday’s practice. #tblightning star Steven Stamkos said today was a "big step" for him, participating in all the drills, even having a "spill" on the ice.— Joe Smith...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Sean Taylor’s convicted killer Eric Rivera gets 57 years in prison

MIAMI — The man who prosecutors say fired the shot that killed Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor during a botched 2007 burglary was sentenced Thursday to more than 57 years in state prison. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Dennis Murphy imposed the sentence on Eric Rivera, 23, one of five Fort Myers-area men charged with Taylor’s death after they broke into his house looking to steal...
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Tony La Russa won't have any team's logo on Hall of Fame plaque

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Greg Maddux and Tony La Russa will not have logos on their Hall of Fame plaques. The decision was announced Thursday by the Hall, which said Joe Torre’s plaque will have the logo of the New York Yankees. Plaques for Tom Glavine and Bobby Cox will have Atlanta Braves logos, and Frank Thomas‘ will have the logo of the Chicago White Sox. The six will be inducted...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Darrelle Revis: Richard Sherman Put Himself Ahead of Team After NFC Title Game

Richard Sherman‘s post-game interview with Erin Andrews in which he called out San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree put him in the spotlight immediately after the All-Pro cornerback helped put the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII with a game-deciding play. According to Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis, Sherman acted selfishly following the NFC Championship...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Greg Maddux Will Not Wear Atlanta Braves Cap In Hall Of Fame Plaque

Most baseball fans associate Greg Maddux with the Atlanta Braves’ run of NL East dominance in the 1990s, but that won’t be reflected in Cooperstown. Maddux, a four-time Cy Young winner, will not wear a Braves cap  – or any cap, for that matter – in his Hall of Fame plaque. Instead, his cap will be blank, a nod to what he called his equal allegiances to the Braves and Chicago...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Heading To Olympics Putting Family First After Recent Attacks, Threats

WILMINGTON, Mass. — The Boston Bruins will be one of the best-represented NHL teams at the upcoming Winter Olympics, which means these few weeks leading up to Sochi could be a pretty stressful time for that group. Preparing for the Olympics in the midst of an NHL season is probably tough enough. That process is likely even more difficult this time around when weighing all of the...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson: Kobe Bryant Told Michael Jordan He’d Whip Him In 1-on-1 (Video)

Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest NBA players of his generation — a fact he evidently knew from Day 1. Legendary head coach Phil Jackson, owner of 11 NBA championship rings and former mentor to both Bryant and Michael Jordan, was a guest on FOX Sports Live this week, and the Zen Master shared an interesting anecdote about one of Bryant’s first seasons in the league. Jackson...
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Browns Finally Hire Head Coach Mike Pettine; Josh McDaniels Sticks With Patriots

The Cleveland Browns finally found their head coach. The Browns hired former New York Jets and Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine on Thursday. It took nearly a month and 10 interviews to find Rob Chudzinksi‘s replacement. Chudzinski was fired on Dec. 29. The Browns will hold a press conference at 4:45 p.m. Pettine spent just one season as Bills defensive coordinator...
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Sandro Rosell Resigns As Barcelona President Over Neymar’s ‘Missing’ $55 Million

Neymar’s transfer from Santos to FC Barcelona was supposed to prolong a dynasty, but it brought down an emperor — Sandro Rosell — instead. Rosell resigned as Barcelona’s president Thursday after an emergency meeting of the club’s board of directors. Rosell’s resignation comes amid a potential embezzlement scandal, which is tied to last summer’s purchase of Neymar last...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Richard Sherman, Erin Andrews Reunite For Super Bowl Interview (Photos)

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman left FOX Sports reporter Erin Andrews looking afraid and speechless after last Sunday’s NFC Championship Game, but the two were all smiles when they sat down for a Super Bowl reunion Thursday. Andrews, who said afterward that she never felt threatened by Sherman’s rant, drew a follow-up interview with the All-Pro corner. It will be...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Injury Report: Chris Kelly, Dougie Hamilton Return To B’s Practice

WILMINGTON, Mass. – Boston Bruins forward Chris Kelly practiced with the team on Thursday in the latest step in his ongoing recovery from a fractured fibula. While it’s still unclear when the B’s center will return to action, he certainly appears to be getting closer to playing in game action for the first time since Dec. 7 against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Bruins coach Claude...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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