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Aaron Hernandez Goes On Trial On Murder Charges, Listens To Testimonies

FALL RIVER, Mass. — With his ex-teammates about to play in the Super Bowl, former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez went on trial on murder charges Thursday, watching from the defense table as prosecutors said DNA on a shell casing and security-camera video from his own home connect him to the crime. Hernandez’s lawyer countered that the NFL...
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Video: Coyotes score a shortie from center ice

Put the puck on net and good things happen. It turns out that motto is especially true when you’re about to kill a penalty and you’re facing the Toronto Maple Leafs. It really doesn’t get much easier than this. Shorty of the year, bar none. https://t.co/EcDkhafDQZ — NHL (@NHL) January 30, 2015 The post Video: Coyotes score a shortie from center ice appeared first on Puck Drunk Love.
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Tuukka Rask’s Amazing Save Helps Bruins Keep Lead Vs. Islanders (Video)

The Boston Bruins scored five goals Thursday night, and that’s pretty impressive. But the story of the night was Tuukka Rask. The Bruins goaltender was outstanding in his team’s 5-2 win over the New York Islanders, making a season-high 43 saves to keep Boston on top. None were more impressive then his second period robbery of New York’s Michael Grabner...
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Tom Brady on Peyton Manning: “I Certainly Hope He Comes Back”

Along with Denver Broncos’ teammates expressing their confidence that quarterback Peyton Manning will return, New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady has also jumped on the bandwagon. Manning has always been one of Brady’s biggest rivals, and it seems he would like to meet up a just a few more times with his competitor. “What a great player he’s been for this league...
Via Sportsnaut
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Stephen A. Smith responds to Josh Gordon’s letter

On Thursday, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon wrote an open letter to Charles Barkley, Cris Carter and Stephen A. Smith ripping them for discussing his NFL and legal troubles on the air without actually knowing him personally. Never one to remain silent, Smith went on Cleveland radio Thursday afternoon to respond, and he did so with an epic rant. Smith absolutely eviscerated...
Via Rumors and Rants
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Tuukka Rask Gives Another Great Performance In Bruins’ Win Over Islanders

The Boston Bruins began a tough stretch of games against playoff-caliber opponents with a 5-2 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday night. The B’s improved their record in January to 7-1-3 and have taken points from 14 of their last 16 games. Boston also has won seven of its last nine games and will host the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night...
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Joe Montana Indicates Tom Brady Had to be Behind Deflation of Footballs

Former NFL quarterback Joe Montana would know better than anyone what goes on behind the scenes as it relates to the under-inflation of footballs prior to the games themselves. The four-time Super Bowl winner, a player many consider the best quarterback in the history of the game, had some interesting comments regarding Deflate-gate (via Boston Globe). If I ever want a ball a certain...
Via Sportsnaut
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Tom Izzo: 'The Twitter' may have affected team's confidence

Whether we like to admit it or not, social media impacts how young athletes perform. And while social media tends to get a bad reputation, the effects can be either positive or negative. Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo seems to feel his team was being affected. The Spartans had lost two of their last three games heading into Thursday night’s matchup with Rutgers, and Izzo shared...
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NFLPA: New Conduct Policy Violates CBA, No Patriots Interviewed In DeflateGate

PHOENIX — NFL Players Association president Eric Winston says the league’s new personal conduct policy “violates the CBA in several ways and we’re going to be grieving this as far as we can.” The union filed a grievance against the NFL last week over changes to the policy. NFL owners unanimously approved the changes in December. “We have an...
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Joe Montana pins blame for Deflategate on Tom Brady

Joe Montana essentially stated it is his belief that if there’s anyone behind the entire “Deflategate” scandal, it can only be one person: Tom Brady. According to Montana, there’s only one person who would be allowed to authorize the manipulation of game balls, and that person is the quarterback. “If I ever want a ball...Read More The post Joe Montana pins blame for ...
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Bruins’ Perfect Passing Leads To Reilly Smith’s Goal Vs. Islanders (Video)

The Boston Bruins got on the scoreboard first against the New York Islanders on Thursday thanks to some good old-fashioned teamwork. During the first period, the Bruins took the puck out of their zone and to the net by executing five tape-to-tape passes. Defenseman Kevan Miller got things going with a pass to Torey Krug. Krug then sent the puck to David...
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Assabet Outlasts RI Sting 3-2 In TD Bank Mini 1-On-1 Finals (Video)

Assabet Valley is your new TD Bank Mini 1-on-1 girls under 10 champion. But it didn’t come easy. The Rhode Island Sting gave Assabet all it could handle but ultimately fell 3-2 in extra rounds. Assabet’s Avery McInery and RI’s Sara DeSousa traded goals in the first round but were stonewalled by some impressive saves from both goaltenders after that...
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Tuukka Rask Makes Incredible Stick Save To Deny Isles’ Michael Grabner (Video)

Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask has performed at a Vezina Trophy-caliber level in January and he continued his strong play through the first period and a half of Thursday’s game against the New York Islanders. With a little over five minutes played in the second period, Islanders forward Michael Grabner had a wide open net at the edge of the crease, but his shot was kept...
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Red Sox Give Five Players Minor League Deals, Spring Training Invites

The Boston Red Sox gave five players minor league deals with major league invites. Boston announced Thursday that it signed outfielder Quintin Berry, left-handed pitcher Dana Eveland, first baseman/outfielder Bryan LaHair, right-handed pitcher Felipe Paulino and catcher Humberto Quintero to minor league contracts. All five also received spring training...
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NBA All-Star Game Reserves: Three Atlanta Hawks, Kevin Durant Make Cut

NEW YORK — Al Horford, Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague were picked Thursday as reserves for the Eastern Conference All-Star team, giving the sizzling Atlanta Hawks three selections. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook were selected in the West, despite early season injuries for the Oklahoma City Thunder stars. The Miami Heat also had two reserves selected...
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Video: Katy Perry Makes #DeflateGate Joke About Her Chest In Super Bowl Press Conference

Pop superstar Katy Perry is set to perform the halftime show in Sunday’s Super Bowl, and apparently she’s been brushing up on her football. In her short press conference Thursday, she made references to both Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch’s refusal to answer questions from the media and the #DeflateGate scandal that’s been following the New England Patriots...
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Tom Brady hopes Peyton Manning comes back next season

Tom Brady and Peyton Manning have been considered rivals throughout their careers, and Brady is hoping that rivalry continues next season. Brady was asked about his counterpart Thursday and said he hopes Manning returns for another season. “What a great player he’s been for this league,” Brady said via NFL.com. “He’s a great competitor, and...Read More
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The Astros’ AAA team is bringing rainbow jerseys back

Remember those awesome rainbow jerseys that the Houston Astros rocked 30+ years ago? Well, they’re not coming back to the majors quite yet, but as Big League Stew notes, the Astros’ new AAA team is bringing them back for a theme night this year. All hail the Fresno Rainbow Grizzlies! A tequila sunrise is coming to Chukchansi Park on July 18. One of many theme jerseys planned...
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Katy Perry showcases NFL knowledge, cracks Deflategate, Marshawn jokes (vids)

Katy Perry is a pure entertainer, plain and simple. She also seems to have the keen ability to know her audience, as evidenced by her tour de force performance during a press conference ahead of her performance in the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show. Resplendent in a football-themed dress, the pop siren was able to...Read More The post Katy Perry showcases NFL knowledge, cracks Deflategate...
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Rasheed Sulaimon kicked off team over ‘recurring conduct issues’

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski shockingly announced Thursday that Rasheed Sulaimon had been kicked off the team for consistently being unable to live up to the standards of the program. There was no specific incident given as the reason for the junior guard’s dismissal, but it sounds like multiple issues led to this. “Rasheed has been...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Katy Perry Pays Homage To Marshawn Lynch At Super Bowl Presser (Video)

PHOENIX — Katy Perry says her Super Bowl XLIX halftime performance will make you “Roar” — with animals. The singer told reporters at a press conference Thursday that her performance Sunday will include “a lion and sharks.” “It’s going to be wild out there,” Perry teased. Perry, 30, said she feels blessed to perform on the Super Bowl stage “at such a young age...
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Kyrie Irving named to 2015 All-Star Team

Sources have told ESPN.com that Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving will be on the 2015 Eastern Conference All-Star team. Dave McMenamin broke the news on Twitter Thursday evening. Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving has been named an Eastern Conference All-Star reserve, source tells http://t.co/um7UORqDlt — Dave McMenamin (@mcten) January 29, 2015 The reserves...
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NFLPA boss: No Deflategate interviews until after SB

This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith indicated in a media session with reporters on Thursday that the league will not be interviewing players regarding Deflate-gate until after the conclusion of the Super Bowl.  With only a few days remaining until Super Bowl XLIX between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots, interviews...
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Johnny Boychuk Bringing Personality To Islanders In Move From Boston (Video)

New team, same old Johnny. Johnny Boychuk had a sudden change in surroundings in October when the Boston Bruins dealt him to the New York Islanders in exchange for draft picks. It’s worked out pretty well so far, as the 31-year-old defenseman already has a career high in points with 24 (four goals, 20 assists) while helping the Islanders to one of the...
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Rex Ryan: ‘Unfortunate’ DeflateGate Takes Away From Patriots’ Accomplishments

If it’s any consolation to the New England Patriots, it looks as though one of their biggest adversaries is on their side. Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan briefly spoke to reporters in Phoenix on Thursday, but it was still enough time for someone to ask a DeflateGate question. Ryan scoffed after being asked if he ever suspected the Patriots of deflating...
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