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Rookie Evan Gattis Belts First-Career Home Run While His Dad Gets Interviewed on Live TV (Video)

Talk about good timing. Braves rookie catcher Evan Gattis dug in for his second-career at-bat in the fourth inning of Wednesday night’s game against the Phillies and future Hall of Famer Roy Halladay. What happened next was miraculous. During the at-bat, Gattis’ father was being interviewed on live TV. His old man began talking about his son’s rough past (which included drug...
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April 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Russian Soccer Team Chernomorets Novorossiysk Subdues Drunken Airline Passenger (Video)

Soccer teams win together, lose together and they apparently save the day together as well. Players from Russian third division club Chernomorets Novorossiysk became heroes when they subdued a drunk passenger during an airplane flight on Thursday. The incident took place on a flight from Istanbul, Turkey, to Krasnodar, Russia and was recorded by a witness. A man reportedly caused...
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Patriots’ Preseason Schedule Includes Heavy Dose of NFC Opponents

The NFL’s preseason schedule has officially been release and the Patriots will have a heavy dose of the NFC to start their year. The Patriots will face four NFC opponents over the four-week preseason slate, which includes games against the Philadelphia Eagles, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Detroit Lions and their annual showdown with NFC East foe New York Giants. They will travel to Philadelphia...
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Fired Rutgers Coach Mike Rice to Receive $100,000 Bonus For Finishing the 2012-13 Season

There are plenty of college basketball coaches who deserve some extra money for leading their respective teams this season, but that list probably does not include recently fired Rutgers coach, Mike Rice. After footage of Rice physically and verbally abusing his players aired on ESPN, the school dismissed him on Wednesday, but he won’t be walking away empty-handed. For lasting...
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Red Sox Look to Begin Season in Sweeping Fashion Against New York Yankees

Here we are, just two games into the season, and yet it already feels light years removed from 2012. In two games thus far in the 2013 campaign, the Red Sox are safely on pace to go 162-0, and they can continue that pace by sweeping the Yankees to begin the year in the third game of this three-game set. To do that, the Red Sox will give a fairly straightforward look in the lineup...
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Rays Mascot Holds Up Inappropriate Sign Mocking Steve Irwin’s Death (Photo)

Let’s go ahead and give Tampa Bay Rays mascot Raymond a free pass and assume he can’t read. Raymond recently held up an inappropriate sign (which was likely made by a fan) during a Rays game that read: “Rays to do list: 1. Steve Irwin. 2. World Series.” Steve Irwin, also known as “The Crocodile Hunter,” passed away in 2006 when he was killed by a stingray while snorkeling...
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Chris Bosh’s Miami Home Robbed of $340,000 in Jewelery, Purses on 29th Birthday (Video)

It wasn’t a happy birthday for the Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh. According to NBC 6 South Florida, Bosh and his wife returned home on Thursday night after celebrating Bosh’s 29th birthday that evening and found that about $340,000 in items had been stolen from their home. Among the items missing were watches, jewelery and purses, said the Miami Beach Police. However, in one stroke...
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Jim Boeheim Gives Syracuse the Edge Over Michigan in Final Four Matchup

For the first time in the history of the NCAA tournament, a pair of No. 4 seeds will face off in the Final Four as Syracuse faces Michigan on Saturday night in Atlanta. The Wolverines are two-point favorites at Bovada. History would seem to favor the underdog Orange. It’s the fourth time that coach Jim Boeheim has led Syracuse to the Final Four, and Syracuse won its previous three...
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Report: Vincent Kompany’s Rift With Roberto Mancini Could Pave Way to Manchester City Exit

Vincent Kompany‘s decision to play for his country could derail Manchester City’s plans for world domination. Kompany defied City manager Roberto Mancini when he appeared for Belgium on March 26 after two months out with a calf injury. It caused a conflict between the two, and a trio of leading European clubs are monitoring the situation in case the rift widens, according to...
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Jaromir Jagr Not Dominant Force He Once Was, But Brings Hall of Fame Resume to Boston (Gallery)

OK, so we all know that the Bruins aren’t getting the Jaromir Jagr that terrorized opposing goalies, defensemen and coaches for nearly two decades beginning in the early 1990s. Instead, the B’s are bringing in a complementary player, who at 41, should still be able to give Boston a boost offensively and on the power play. But just because Jagr no longer dominates hockey games...
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Lithuanian Hockey Player Fires Stick at Referee’s Neck Following Loss (Video)

When the Under-18 Lithuanian hockey team loses, keep your head on a swivel … or you just might lose it. After the final horn of the Lithuania-Great Britain game at the U-18 World Championship in Estonia, Lithuania’s Danielius Nomanovas fired his stick at one of the referees as his team skated off the ice following the 3-2 defeat. Check it out below. S/T to The Big Lead
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Manny Ramirez Crushes First Home Run as Member of CPBL’s EDA Rhinos (Video)

Love him or hate him, Red Sox fans never get sick of watching Manny Ramirez hit home runs. On Wednesday night, ManRam hit his first tater for the EDA Rhinos of the Chinese Professional Baseball League, when he crushed a two-run homer off Kao Chien-san of the Uni-President Lions. It also happened the be the 7,000 homer in CPBL history. The 40-year-old was 3-for-4 with a walk and...
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Report: Washington Cornerback Desmond Trufant Visiting With Patriots

Another potential first-round pick is in New England for a visit. Washington cornerback Desmond Trufant is visiting with the Patriots on Thursday and Friday, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Trufant is viewed as one of the top cornerbacks in this year’s draft class and is projected as a pretty firm first-round pick. He was on the cusp of the first round early in the draft...
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Jaromir Jagr Was ‘Shocked’ to Join Bruins, But Is Excited to Get Going With B’s (Video)

Jaromir Jagr is no stranger to joining new teams, as his debut with the Bruins on Thursday night will mark the sixth team in his Hall of Fame career. However, that doesn’t mean the forward is used to changing teams. Jagr got his first taste of his new team on Thursday morning when he hit the ice for morning skate in advance of his first game in Black and Gold on Thursday night...
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Tigers Sign Former Closer Jose Valverde to Minor-League Contract

After finishing the 2012 season on a sour note, the Tigers may give former closer Jose Valverde a chance to redeem himself in 2013. Although Valverde had 35 saves during the regular season, he blew two during the Tigers’ playoff run and was removed from the role in favor of a closer-by-committee approach. A free agent after the season, Valverde had been unable to find work despite...
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Danilo Gallinari, Nuggets Bench Have Best Basket Celebration in Both America and Italy (Animation)

Bench reactions to huge baskets are one of the most entertaining scenes on hardwood, but the Nuggets’ bench and Danilo Gallinari have what could be the best reaction to crucial baskets. The Italian and his teammates have a pre-planned celebration where the small forward sends a kiss to the bench, which then reacts with what can only be described as … actually, it can’t be described...
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Report: JaMarcus Russell Has ‘Good Chance’ at Second Shot in NFL, According to NFC Scout

JaMarcus Russell has been getting tons of attention this offseason, but it’s not for the reasons a former NFL quarterback hoping to return to the league would like. First were the reports that he was returning, albeit at 308 pounds (later rounded up to 315). Then news came this week that he had dropped 27 pounds, meaning he was at least making progress. Rapid weight loss — or...
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Tyler Seguin Centering Jaromir Jagr, Brad Marchand, While Kaspars Daugavins Expected to Make Bruins Debut

Tyler Seguin is sliding back to center and he’ll be doing so with one of the greatest wingers ever flanking him. With center Patrice Bergeron out with a concussion, head coach Claude Julien is moving Seguin to center — a position he played all his life before joining the Bruins, according to The Boston Globe. Seguin will be skating with recently acquired Jaromir Jagr on his wing...
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Red Sox-Yankees Live: Ryan Dempster Makes Red Sox Debut As Boston Looks to Complete Three-Game Sweep

12:55 p.m. ET: The Red Sox got what they wanted out their top two starters, Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz, to begin the season. Now, it’s time to see if the new guy can keep the Sox rolling in the Bronx. Ryan Dempster will make his Red Sox debut on Thursday as Boston tries to complete a sweep of the Yankees to begin the season. Dempster joked on Wednesday that he’s shooting for...
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Ryan Hollins Puts Goran Dragic in Chokehold in David-Versus-Goliath Skirmish During Clippers-Suns Game (Video)

When a 7-foot center picks a fight with a 6-foot-3 point guard, nobody wins. On Wednesday night, the Clippers held a significant lead over the Phoenix Suns, but that didn’t stop L.A.’s big man, Ryan Hollins, from doing a little instigating. With 8:59 remaining in the fourth quarter, Hollins grabbed Goran Dragic and put him in a headlock with seemingly no intention of letting...
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President Obama Goes 2-for-22 Shooting Basketball at White House Easter Egg Roll Event (Video)

Just call him B-rick Obama. Ever year on Easter, the White House celebrates with its annual Easter Egg Roll event. This year’s edition welcomed 30,000 children and parents to the White House lawn to partake in all sorts of traditional Easter celebrations, including an egg hunt, of course. Joined by some WNBA stars and a group of boys and girls in partnership with NBA Cares, President...
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Jenny Dell Prepares for Run-Walk to Home Base With Visit to Fenway Park (Photos)

The annual Run-Walk to Home Base may be a month away, but NESN’s Jenny Dell and the Red Sox Foundation’s Jack A. Hammond are making sure everything is set for the cause. They stopped by Fenway Park for a walk-through and site survey. The event, presented by New Balance, will take place Saturday, May 4. It takes runners (and walkers) throughout Boston and culminates with the ultimate...
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Marshall Henderson Apologizes to Ole Miss Fans for Behavior, Admits He ‘Can Take Things Too Far’

Marshall Henderson’s tumultuous season was full of taunts, trash talking and even middle fingers. He responded with the obscene gesture after receiving boos when Ole Miss fell to La Salle in the NCAA tournament in Kansas City. But throughout it all, the controversial yet amusing point guard never showed remorse for his unpredictable behavior — until now. In an open letter to...
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Andy Enfield’s Model Wife, Amanda, Approached for Reality Show (Video)

Andy Enfield is the new head coach of the USC men’s basketball team, but it seems like his wife, Amanda, is already stealing the spotlight in Tinseltown. Amanda, who was a former model, was asked if she’d consider getting back in front of the camera — either as a model or as an actress, even. “I’m so far removed from modeling, it’s been so long,” she replied. ”Having...
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Brendan Rodgers Uses Liverpool’s History As Source of Motivation, Commitment for Future

Brendan Rodgers is hopeful of bolstering his Liverpool squad with players that can make an immediate impact this summer — just as Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho have since arriving in January. The boss has been delighted with the form of the duo, who have scored seven goals between them since moving to Merseyside in the last transfer window. Rodgers will be looking for...
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