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Liverpool-Stoke City Verdict: Win Pulls Reds Back From Brink Of Abyss

All was looking bleak for Liverpool until Glen Johnson put himself in harm’s way. Liverpool was toiling toward a disappointing draw — or worse — against Stoke City in the Premier League on Saturday when Johnson became the unlikely hero of the moment. Johnson’s late, game-winning goal gave Liverpool a much-needed victory and ended the Reds’ painful seven-game winless streak...
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November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Referees slip and fall while trying to break up a scuffle

Everyone gets a good laugh when someone slips and falls (without breaking a bone). When it’s someone with authority like a football referee, though, it’s even funnier. Two officials ran toward the sideline during the West Virginia-Iowa State game on Saturday and they both simultaneously slipped and fell on the wet field.   Fortunately, neither referee was hurt after losing...
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Celtics Players Play Football With A Basketball During Warmups (Video)

The Boston Celtics have had their struggles on the hardwood this season, so prior to their loss against the Chicago Bulls on Friday, they gave another sport a try when they played a little football — with a basketball — during warmups. First off, Brandon Bass’ play-action fake didn’t fool anyone. After getting away from the pressure, the power forward then completed...
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Louisville, Kentucky Get Into Pregame Scuffle That Involves Coaches (Video)

When people are reminded of the Louisville and Kentucky rivalry, they most likely think of basketball rather than football. But before Saturday’s game between the two schools, the rivalry spilled onto the football field as players and coaches from both sides started pushing and shoving at midfield. It’s not clear what started the scuffle, but even Louisville head coach...
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Glen Johnson’s Diving Header Helps Liverpool Beat Stoke City (Video)

Glen Johsnon doesn’t score many goals, but his strikes always are dramatic and significant. Johnson scored the game-winning goal in Liverpool’s 1-0 victory over Stoke City on Saturday. The goal, Johnson’s first since December 2012, could have come at a better time, as Liverpool was facing the prospect of a winless November. The game was goal-less in the 85th minute when Rickie...
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Ohio Governor Names CFP Committee Members As ‘Honorary Ohioans’

With the college football season winding down, the Ohio State Buckeyes sit in sixth place in the College Football Playoff rankings and they’ll need more than just a win against rival Michigan to crack the top four. The Buckeyes will have to win the Big 10 title game and get some help from other teams in order to earn some love from the selection committee. Ohio governor John Kasich...
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Bruins Recall Defenseman Zach Trotman From Providence On Emergency Basis

The Boston Bruins recalled defenseman Zach Trotman from the Providence Bruins on an emergency basis, general manager Peter Chiarelli announced Saturday. The 24-year-old has bounced back and forth between Providence and Boston plenty this season, as the Black and Gold have dealt with their fair share of injuries to its blue line. Trotman has skated in nine games with Boston this...
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Don Jones Claimed Off Waivers By Dolphins After Being Cut By Patriots

Special-teams ace Don Jones won’t be returning to the New England Patriots. Jones, who was released by the Patriots on Thanksgiving, was claimed off waivers by the Miami Dolphins. Jones had six tackles for the Patriots in nine games this season. He originally was added to the Patriots’ roster after they claimed him off waivers from the Dolphins in September. Jones originally...
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Johnny Manziel addresses hotel fight incident

CLEVELAND — No, he’s not Johnny Footbrawl. Johnny Manziel said he did everything he could to escape a “very aggressive” fan before an altercation in the lobby of the Browns rookie quarterback’s apartment building. Speaking on Friday for the first time since last week’s incident, Manziel said the man, identified in a police report as Chris Gonos, was “a very intoxicated...
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Giannis Antetokounmpo Goes From 3-Point Line To Rim In Three Steps (Video)

The Milwaukee Bucks won their 10th game on Friday night — something they weren’t able to accomplish until February 18th last season. The team has improved because they have a plethora of young stars like Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is developing into an extremely tough player to guard because of his size and mobility. The Greek Freak exemplified both of those attributes in the...
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Bruins Embark On Tough Road Trip After Successful November

BOSTON — The Bruins will face one of their most difficult challenges of the season next week when they begin a four-game road trip — their longest of the campaign so far — that includes matchups against three of the NHL’s best teams. The Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks are among the league’s most talented and experienced clubs. The Arizona Coyotes...
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Liverpool-Stoke City Live: Reds Host Potters In Premier League Clash At Anfield

9:30 a.m.: Liverpool hopes home comforts can cure what ails it. The Reds face Stoke City at Anfield on Saturday in a Premier League game that can help turn around their fortunes. Liverpool has lost three consecutive league games, but its pursuit of a top-four finish continues. Liverpool sits 12th in the Premier League standings, but only five points separate it from fourth-placed...
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Bruins Defenseman Zdeno Chara Not Traveling On Upcoming Road Trip

BOSTON — Bruins captain and No. 1 defenseman Zdeno Chara has begun skating on his own, but he’s not yet ready to join his teammates for game action. Chara, who hasn’t played since suffering a PCL tear in his left knee on Oct. 23, will not join the B’s for their upcoming four-game road trip against the Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks and Phoenix Coyotes....
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Jack Edwards: Bruins Should Have Played In Black Friday Matinée Game

The Boston Bruins have traditionally played a matinée game on the Friday after Thanksgiving for as long as most fans can remember. Like the Boston Red Sox playing on Marathon Monday or the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions playing on Thanksgiving, the Bruins playing on Black Friday has become a tradition for Boston fans. So when NBC decided to broadcast the New York Rangers and Philadelphia...
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Sabres’ Tyler Ennis Scores Highlight-Reel No-Look Backhand Goal (Video)

Are you serious, Tyler Ennis? The Buffalo Sabres forward scored an unreal leaping, no-look backhand goal during the first period of Friday night’s game against the Montreal Canadiens. It was even more impressive than it sounds. The 25-year-old’s highlight-reel goal kicked off when he blew past defenseman Alexei Emelin along the right wing. Ennis didn’t give himself much...
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Hockey East Roundup: No. 12 BC Takes 6-2 Beating From No. 3 Minnesota

The Golden Gophers went to the Eagles’ house Friday, and they tore it down. No. 3 Minnesota (8-3-0) turned in a very convincing 6-2 win over No. 12 Boston College (7-6-0) at Kelley Rink, but despite the lopsided score, the game didn’t look as though it would be a runaway until late in the third period. Minnesota and BC were deadlocked at 0-0 until...
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Bruins’ Tuukka Rask Ends Successful November With Great Performance Vs. Jets

BOSTON — The Bruins’ offense is struggling but the team still is managing to collect important points in the standings because of Tuukka Rask’s brilliant performance in net. The reigning Vezina Trophy goaltender capped a fantastic November with an impressive showing Friday night against the Winnipeg Jets at TD Garden. Rask made 35 saves on 36 shots (24-for-24 at even strength...
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November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

A’s Trade Josh Donaldson To Blue Jays For Brett Lawrie, Three Prospects

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics traded All-Star third baseman Josh Donaldson to the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night for third baseman Brett Lawrie, left-hander Sean Nolin, right-hander Kendall Graveman and minor league shortstop Franklin Barreto. The 28-year-old Donaldson hit .255 with 29 home runs and 98 RBIs in 158 games last season. In four...
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Claude Julien: Bruins Earned ‘Ugly Home Win’ Against Jets (Video)

The Boston Bruins beat the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on Friday, but it wasn’t very pretty. The Jets took the lead in the first period, and the Bruins couldn’t get anything going until the third period before ultimately winning in overtime. Bruins head coach Claude Julien was happy about the win, but not about the first or second frames. “I thought in the...
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Bruins-Jets 3 Stars: Dougie Hamilton Scores Overtime Goal in 2-1 Win

BOSTON — The Bruins didn’t play at a high level for most of Friday night’s game against the Winnipeg Jets, but they still left TD Garden with two important points. The victory snaps Boston’s two-game losing streak (0-1-1) as it prepares to travel west for a difficult four-game road trip against the Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks and Phoenix Coyotes. Here...
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Milan Lucic, Carl Soderberg Set Up Perfectly, Get Bruins On Board Vs. Jets (Video)

The Boston Bruins desperately needed a goal against the Winnipeg Jets on Friday, and luckily, Carl Soderberg and Milan Lucic executed the perfect setup to score. After a nice pass up the ice from defenseman Dougie Hamilton, Soderberg and Lucic criss-crossed through the neutral zone. Lucic then got himself open in front of the net and simply needed to tip Soderberg’s pass past...
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Tuukka Rask’s View Of Puck Blocked On Dustin Byfuglien’s Goal (Video)

Winnipeg Jets winger Dustin Byfuglien played a little game of hide-and-seek with Tuukka Rask, and unfortunately for the Boston Bruins, their goaltender lost. Byfuglien got the Jets on the board first during the opening period of the teams’ matchup at TD Garden by getting the puck out of Rask’s line of view. With a few battles going on in front of the...
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Nebraska Punter Kicks Ball Into Lineman; Iowa Scores Touchdown (Video)

If you wanted to watch some good post-Thanksgiving college football, then Nebraska’s matchup with Iowa was not the game for you. Friday’s game in Iowa City saw the Hawkeyes cough up the ball three times before halftime, but it was the Cornhuskers who possibly had the most embarrassing play of the game. With Nebraska down 17-7 in the third quarter, punter Sam Foltz failed miserably...
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David Pastrnak Hoping To Improve Defense In Latest Bruins Stint (Video)

Boston Bruins rookie David Pastrnak made his NHL debut Monday, and he’s already been generating a lot of buzz. But even though the 18-year-old first-round pick has impressed, there’s obviously still room to improve. Pastrnak is just glad he can learn while playing on a line with winger Brad Marchand and center Patrice Bergeron. “I’m happy I can...
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Tuukka Rask Stepping Up His Game Since Being Pulled Vs. Maple Leafs (Video)

Even the best athletes need a wake-up call every once in a while, and that certainly seemed to be the case for Tuukka Rask. The Boston Bruins goaltender and last season’s Vezina Trophy winner wasn’t playing his best hockey to start this season, but after being pulled against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Nov. 12 — when he allowed four goals through one and a half periods — he’s...
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November 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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