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White Sox sign relief pitcher Mitchell Boggs

getty The Chicago White Sox have signed relief pitcher Mitchell Boggs to a major league contract. Boggs, 27, managed to land a major league contract dispute a hideous 2013 season that saw him post a 8.10 ERA and a 2.06 WHIP in 23 1/3 innings of work. Source: Free-agent RHP Mitchell Boggs to #WhiteSox. Major-league deal. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) February 7, 2014 The White...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins and Santana Moss have talks regarding contract

The Washington Redskins and wide receiver Santana Moss have had talks about a new contract. Moss, 34, wants to stay with the Redskins according to Mike Jones of the Washington Post. Last season Moss caught 42 passes for 452 yards and two touchdowns. #Redskins have had talks with Santana Moss' camp about re-signing. Moss, a 34-yr-old, 13-yr vet, has said he wants to stay here. ...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Sochi Olympic Rings Fail at Opening Ceremony (Video)

GIF BuzzFeedUK During the Opening Ceremony at the Sochi Olympics, one of the rings failed to bloom. (The Opening Ceremony will be on NBC tonight.) First it was the stray dog, now this, Sochi?
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Kris Letang Suffers Stroke, Career not in Jeopardy

creative commons The Pittsburgh Penguins announced on Friday that defenseman Kris Letang suffered a stroke last week. Letang, 26, will miss at least the next six weeks as he recovers. The good news is that Letang’s career does not appear to be jeopardy. The Penguins released the following statement: Further testing also revealed that Letang, 26, has had a very small hole in the...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Stray Dog Makes Its Way Into Sochi Opening Ceremony

This dog just wanted to join the fun! Sochi knew the issues they would have with stray dogs, and even with strong efforts to rid the dogs from interfering with the 2014 Sochi Olympics – one managed its way into the Opening Ceremony (which will be on television tonight on NBC.) “Sup, y’all?” MT @jellingworth: A stray dog just strolled into the stadium ahead of the Sochi opening...
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Get to know the USA Women’s Figure Skaters: Ashley Wagner, Gracie Gold and Polina Edmunds (Photos)

Women’s Figure Skating has long been one of the Winter Olympics favorite events, it will be no different in 2014. The USA has fielded a three woman squad who will be competing for medals in Sochi – but really Ashley Wagner, Gracie Gold and Polina Edmunds have already won gold in our hearts. We take a look at the three women who make up the USA Women’s Figure skating team. Ashley...
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Lesbian snowboarder Cheryl Maas shows rainbow glove to camera in Sochi

Cheryl Maas, a Dutch snowboarder is the first Olympic athlete to make a statement regarding her stance on gay rights at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Maas was on her second run during slopestyle when she messed up. The camera’s cut to her anticipating her score. Upon scoring, she resigned to the fact that she did not make the finals and would have to try again during the semis on Saturday...
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Phillies add utility player Brian Bixler

The Philadelphia Philies have added infielder/outfielder Brian Bixler via a minor league contract. Bixler, 31, should offer the Phillies some organizational depth but probably will not make the team out of spring training. Last season he appeared at the Triple-A level in the New York Mets system hitting .259./323/.372 over 101 games. In Bixler’s big league career he has seen action...
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Derek Jeter looks 'amazing' during practice according to teammate

getty images How will Derek Jeter preform upon his return to the ball field in 2014? According to one New York Yankees teammate there should be no cause for concern. Pitcher David Phelps told the New York Daily News that he had seen Jeter practicing and delivered some encouraging news. “Derek looks amazing. That’s awesome.” Jeter is working his way back from breaking his ankle...
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Stephen Drew seeking opt-out clause in contract

Stephen Drew will cost a draft pick if he signs with a team but his agent is also seeking an opt-out clause. Scott Boras reportedly wants Drew to have the option to opt-out of any contract he signs after just one season according to ESPN New York. If granted an opt-out clause, Drew could simply become a free agent again next season and not have draft pick compensation tied to him...
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Knicks owner met with Carmelo Anthony to discuss coach Mike Woodson

Mark Runyon | BasketballSchedule.net The Knicks are 19-30 this season under Mike Woodson and ownership appears divided on whether or not he has lost the locker room. According to the New York Daily News, owner James Dolan visited with Carmelo Anthony on Wednesday. At-least one other player was present as a discussion was held on the future of Woodson. “There may be players that...
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Farrah Abraham Releasing New Porn Video: Backdoor & More

Farrah Abraham has made a new porn tape. Yes, a new tape. It will be available just before Valentines Day, on February 13 and will be titled,’ Farrah 2: Backdoor and More!’ The former, ‘Teen Mom’ made her porn debut last year with James Deen, who she claimed was her ‘boyfriend’ and tried to pass the tape off as a leaked sex tape. Former Teen Mom Star Set to Release New...
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Bob Costas has pink eye, says ***** Riot

@dkitendaugh Longtime time host Bob Costas is dealing with a case of pink eye as the 2014 Winter Olympics begin from Sochi. While Costas is hoping to get over the condition by this weekend there has been no shortage of jokes about the water in Sochi getting the better of him. “According to NBC doctors here, it’s some kind of minor infection which should resolve itself by the...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Mardi Gras: Rob Ryan to reign as Krewe of Argus’ grand marshal

Rob Ryan and Mardi Gras, a match made in New Orleans. Ryan, the defensive coordinator for the New Orleans Saints, will serve as the Krewe of Argus’ 2014 grand marshall on March 4. “We are so excited to announce that Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan will be riding as our grand marshal this year! Who Dat!!!” the krewe wrote on a Jan. 16 post on its Facebook page, announcing...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Lindsey Vonn coping with not being in Sochi Olympics

getty images Lindsey Vonn is not competing at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia and the 29-year-old is in beginning to accept it. Vonn will be serving as an Olympic correspondent for NBC’s “Today.” She is unsure if she will watch the events she would have competed in. Vonn pulled out of the Olympics after re-injuring her right knee. Julia Mancuso: Skier appears in GQ...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Sochi Olympics Alpine Skiing List of Medal Events, Results

Alpine Skiing at the 2014 Sochi Olympics kicked off on Thursday, Feb 6 with Mens Downhill Training. Below is the schedule and results for Alphine Skiing Medal Events. Results will be posted once the event is completed. February 9 2:00 AM ET – Men’s Downhill MEDAL EVENT February 10 6:00 AM ET – Womans Super Combined Shalom MEDAL EVENT February 12 2:00 AM ET- Womans Downhill...
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NBA announces Slam Dunk Contest Participants

@MattKryger The NBA released rules for a revised Slam Dunk Contest as well as the six players who will participate. For the first time ever, the dunk contest will have two teams. With awards going to the winning team and individuals at the end of the night The Slam Dunk Contest will be East vs. West. East (Terrence Ross, Paul George and John Wall) West (Harrison Barnes, Damian Lillard...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers talking with Tommy Hanson

getty images The Texas Rangers are in talks with free agent pitcher Tommy Hanson according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports. Hanson, 27, was non-tendered by the Los Angeles Angels after a rough 2013 season. Hanson had a 5.42 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP in 73 innings of work last season. Source: Rangers are in talks with free agent starter Tommy Hanson. @FOXSports1 — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi...
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Jonathan Vilma concerned about sharing locker room with gay teammate

Multiple NFL players spoke with Andrea Kremer in a recent interview about how they would feel about an openly homosexual teammate. “There’s such a stigma with gay and homosexuals within male sports,” London Fletcher, Washington Redskins linebacker, said during the session with Kremer. “It would be very difficult for that first person to come out.” Jonathan Vilma was one...
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Cardinals give minor league deal to Pat Neshek

The St. Louis Cardinals have given relief pitcher Pat Nesek a minor league deal according to both Keith Olbermann and Derrick Goold. Neshek, 33, will also be invited to spring training where he will compete for a bullpen spot with the Cardinals. The sidearm tossing right hander spent last season with the Oakland Atheltics compiling a 3.35 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP over 40 1/3 innings of work.
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Jack Del Rio given two-year extension by Broncos

The Denver Broncos have given defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio a two-year extension. Del Rio, 50, took over the defensive coordinator role of the Broncos in 2012. The deal should be finalized on Friday according to the Denver Post. “Jack did a nice job with our defense,” said John Elway, the Broncos’ executive vice president of football operations. “We had a lot of injuries...
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Cowboys to sign quarterback Mike Kafka on Friday

The Dallas Cowboys are set to sign veteran quarterback Mike Kafka. Kafka, 26, appeared in four games for the Philadelphia Eagles during the 2011 regular season. The Cowboys do not have a need for Kafka, other than an arm to throw some footballs while Tony Romo rehabs. Look for the Cows to sign QB Mike Kafka on Fri, per source; they at least need a qb to get through the offseason...
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Phoenix Racing changes name of team

Phoenix Racing is now a name of the past, as on Wednesday new team owner Harry Scott Jr. announced on Facebook that Phoenix Racing has been renamed ....  
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Kluwe outraged that Mike Priefer still has job with Vikings, threatens legal action

Mike Priefer was kept on the Minnesota Vikings staff by new coach Mike Zimmer and that is not setting well with former punter Chris Kluwe. “My one word description is ‘outrageous,’ ” Kluwe’s laywer Clayton Halunen said in an interview with the Pioneer Press. “It’s almost unimaginable that there’s a pending investigation regarding whether or not this guy engaged in...
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Irina Shayk posts topless photo of herself with Sochi Olympics gear

With all the problems to start the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sochi has gotten a bad name. Ah but a campaign to restore the games image is underway and has been spearheaded by Russian supermodel Irina Shayk with her Instagram account. Some may know the 28-year-old Shayk as the girlfriend of soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo. She’s obviously giving Julia Mancuso a run for her money. Gotta...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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