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Pittsburgh Penguins v Boston Bruins - Game Four

BOSTON, MA - JUNE 07: Nathan Horton #18 of the Boston Bruins handles the puck against Beau Bennett #19 of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the third period in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the TD Garden on June 7, 2013 in Boston, United States. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
  • Tom Wilhelmsen kicks all of the Pirates out of his bar after they refuse to pay tab

    Baseball, like all sports, is a team game. Baseball, like other sports, can sometimes be taken over by just one player who wills their squad to victory. For the Seattle Mariners, for so many years, that player was Felix Hernandez, who would put the team on his back and try and drag them kicking and screaming to a 1-0 victory. Saying Happy Felix Day doesn’t ring necessarily as loudly and as enthusiastically as it once used to. Don’t get me wrong, I still love seeing the King take the mound, but he is a different King this year. And from the get go of the game, it looked like he was going to be a bad king who needs to be overthrown. The Pirates jumped out to a quick and tidy three run lead in the

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  • Brett Favre picked a rare but familiar Hall of Fame presenter

    After a 20-year career with four NFL teams, Brett Favre certainly had many options for his presenter for his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction in August. Brett Favre and wife Deanna have been through tough times, but she’s presenting him at the Hall of Fame . Favre chose his wife, Deanna, to present him at the induction ceremony in Canton, Ohio on Aug. 6.

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  • Pirates fan makes a perfect barehanded grab

    On Sunday at PNC Park, one Pittsburgh Pirates fan performed a public service for everyone watching. On the 3-2 pitch, catcher Elias Diaz hit the ball foul, and it careened toward the stands on the first base side. It sailed over the Phillies’ dugout, and it was headed right for a Pirates fan sitting with his son.

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  • Chris Sale doesn’t regret protesting wearing White Sox retro uniform

    White Sox ace Chris Sale was scratched from Saturday night’s start against the Tigers due to a confrontation he had with White Sox coaches and front office staff over the 1976 retro uniforms the club was to wear. Sale used a knife to cut up his uniform as well as the uniforms of some other players, protesting the club’s decision to wear them. The White Sox suspended Sale five games “for violating team rules, for insubordination, and for destroying team equipment.” Sale spoke about the incident for the first time, as MLB.com’s Scott Merkin reports. The lefty apologized to fans who came to see him pitch and said he regrets “not being there for my guys,” referring to the bullpen, which had to cover

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  • Rudy Gay: Kings aren’t handling trade rumors right way

    Rudy Gay has come up again and again in trade rumors. The Kings forward doesn’t seem thrilled with that. Gay, in a Q&A with Blake Ellington of Sactown Royalty: You mentioned people are wondering if you are going to be here next season. I imagine you are like most of the guys in the league and try not to pay attention to that stuff, but do you pay attention to trade rumors and does it bother you? I mean it’s been pretty loud as of late so it’s hard not to pay attention to it. I think it just goes to, I don’t know, I think there’s always ways to do things and in this situation I don’t think it’s going about the right way. No matter what your intentions to do with your players, I would think the

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  • Aaron Rodgers reveals the true meaning of Peyton Manning's 'Omaha' call

    Thanks to Aaron Rodgers, the mystery of Peyton Manning's 'Omaha' call has finally been solved. For years, football fans everywhere have tried to solve the riddle of the 'Omaha' call, only to come up empty. The frustration has finally come to an end though because Rodgers spilled the beans during a recent appearance on the HBO show Any Given Wednesday. During the interview, host Bill Simmons asked Rodgers who he tries to emulate at the quarterback position. The Packers quarterback mentioned that he'll occasionally watch film on guys like Manning, Drew Brees, and Tom Brady. During an extra segment after the show, Rodgers went into even more detail on what he likes about Manning "I like watching

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  • Blue Jays walk off on wild pitch

    Devon Travis breaks for home on a wild pitch by Paul Clemens and scores the game-winning run in the bottom of the 12th for a walk-off win

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  • Funniest Photos in Golf: RBC Canadian Open

    Each week, we bring you the funniest and most entertaining photos from around the golf world. Last week, players headed to Oakville, Ontario to compete in the RBC Canadian Open. 

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  • Did Red Wings overpay Danny DeKeyser with 6-year deal?

    The Detroit Red Wings signed 26-year-old defenseman Danny DeKeyser to a six-year, $30-million deal on Tuesday that carries a $5 million cap hit. Did the Red Wings overpay here? DeKeyser, 26, has established himself as a top-four regular since being signed out of university in the spring of 2013.

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  • Yoenis Cespedes caught a fly ball with his barehand for a fantastic recovery

    Yoenis Cespedes turned a potential embarrassing outfield mishap into an impressive display of hand-eye coordination. He deserves to be recognized for that. During the sixth inning of Tuesday’s game against the Cardinals, Randal Grichuk hit a fly ball to left-center field. There seemed to be some miscommunication between Mets center fielder Michael Conforto and Cespedes. Conforto let the ball fly by him as it hit off a running Cespedes’ glove. Cespedes managed to make the catch not with his glove, but instead, he did so with his barehand off a bobble. That catch’s degree of difficulty cannot be emphasized enough. For Cespedes to be able to focus on the baseball as Conforto ran by and to catch

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  • Michael Bennett's contract complaints could signal trouble for Seahawks

    It’s still in the early stages but there might be some contract trouble brewing in Seattle. Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett is unhappy with his current deal. Bennett made that clear in a recent interview with the Huffington Post.

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  • Cavaliers center is retiring after one season in the NBA, and he is going out a champion

    In the midst of the Cleveland Cavaliers' historic championship win, Sasha Kaun was definitely lost in the middle of all of the excitement. To be fair, Kaun spent the previous seven seasons with CSKA Moscow, winning five Russian League titles and five VTB United League titles, as well as a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics.

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  • Giants balldude gets a hard reminder that baseball isn’t easy

    During Monday night’s contest between the San Francisco Giants and the Cincinnati Reds, a Giants balldude had an experience that many infielders can relate to. It was the top of the eighth inning, and Adam Duvall was batting for the Reds. The balldude (who the Giants announcers identified as Paul Robinson) ran after it, covering his head with his arms as he went.

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  • John Tavares pledges loyalty to Islanders

    Islanders Captain John Tavares suggested on Tuesday that he wants to remain in New York for the long haul. Early in the day, he made a guest appearance Tuesday at the Gatorade GCamp, taking part in a light skate with 14-to-19 year olds who represent the best the amateur game has to offer. Afterwards, word got out on Twitter from Joe Buono, who runs IslesBlog, that the captain spoke to Sportsnet 590 - The Fan about his much discussed future, even though the captain is two years removed from unrestricted free agency. Needless to say, as I waited for my day to end in the financial market, I didn't expect anything other than a lighthearted summer conversation about one of Tavares' passions, his hometown

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  • Iowa State DB Nigel Tribune arrested for OWI

    Iowa State dB Nigel Tribune (34) has started 26 games in three seasons. A starter on Iowa State’s defense was arrested over the weekend. According to the Des Moines Register, defensive back Nigel Tribune was booked for OWI early Sunday morning in Ames.

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  • Rudy Gay has 'no idea' what the Sacramento Kings are doing

    Rudy Gay’s no stranger to trade rumors. The latest round of rumors came a couple of weeks back courtesy of ESPN.com’s Marc Stein, who reported that the Sacramento Kings “are actively seeking to move Gay as well as big man Kosta Koufos and guard Ben McLemore” as they look to shuffle up their roster in pursuit of better results — like, say, a .500 record and outside shot at the West’s No. 8 seed — for what feels like the umpteenth year in a row.

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  • Report: Heat gave Dion Waiters player option in two-year contract

    The Heat got Dion Waiters cheaply. Just not as cheaply as initially reported. Turns out, Waiters didn’t sign a one-year deal. It’s a two-year deal with a player option. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports: Waiters holds a player option on the 2017-18 season If Waiters received the full room exception and maximum raise, his 2017-18 salary is slated to be $3,028,410. Given his self-confidence, there’s a good chance he’ll opt out. But Miami loses flexibility by putting the decision in his hands. The Heat now project to have just about $14 million of cap space in 2017. That counts the guaranteed salaries of Chris Bosh, Hassan Whiteside, Goran Dragic and Tyler Johnson, player options for Josh McRoberts,

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  • What is Petr Mrazek worth to the Detroit Red Wings?

    The Detroit Red Wings and goaltender Petr Mrazek are far apart in their contract negotiations. According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, Mrazek is looking for $10 million over the next two years in his arbitration asking price. The Red Wings have countered with a total of $5.85 million ($2.7 million in the first year and $3.15 million in the second season) over two seasons.

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  • The World's First Pokémon Trainer to Catch 'Em All Reveals His Poké-Hunting Secrets

    From CosmopolitanDo you remember a time before Pokémon Go? A time when our lives were dictated by anything other than (Poké) balls, (Zu) bats, and (incu-) 'bators? I don't. And probably neither does tacotuesday123, an Imgur user who posted his or her

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  • Packers' Eddie Lacy on his weight: 'Do I look like I lost a few pounds?'

    If it was up to Eddie Lacy, the talk of his weight would be shed by now. Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy appears to have lost weight but doesn’t want to talk about it. After averaging 1,158.5 rushing yards and 10 rush touchdowns his first two seasons, Lacy fell back to 758 yards and three scores with a long run of 29 yards on 187 carries.

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  • Report: Athletes at Rio Olympics 'will literally be swimming in human crap'

    Seven years ago the Rio de Janeiro government promised to clean up the water before the 2016 Olympics. Not only did they fail to clean it up -- it has actually gotten worse. According to the New York Times, recent tests by government and independent scientists have found the city's waters to be full of diarrhea-causing rotaviruses and drug-resistant "super bacteria," among other pathogens. This is the same water in which Olympians will sail, windsurf and -- yes -- swim starting on Aug. 5. "Foreign athletes will literally be swimming in human crap, and they risk getting sick from all those microorganisms," local pediatrician Dr. Daniel Becker told the Times. "It's sad, but also worrisome." The

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  • High school player steals home by sliding through teammate's legs

    High school player Graham Tews went between his teammate’s legs on this steal of home. (@DrewEich14 Screenshot) Stealing home is already pretty cool. It’s the ultimate swagger move. You’re not only going to steal a base, but you’re going to beat the pitch

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  • Romine hits go-ahead double in eighth, Yankees top Astros

    Catcher Austin Romine hit a go-ahead double in the eighth inning to break a 1-1 tie and give the New York Yankees a 2-1 win over the Houston Astros on Monday at Minute Maid Park. Read more Romine went 2 for 3 and drove in Chase Headley with an RBI double in the eighth inning off Astros starter Dallas Keuchel. Headley also went 2 for 3 and drove in Didi Gregorius with an RBI single in the fifth inning to tie the game at 1. Michael Pineda struck out eight batters in seven innings, giving up one run, five hits and two walks. He settled down after surrendering a leadoff home run to Houston's George Springer by retiring 11 of the next 12 batters he faced. Pineda (5-9) pitched out of a bases-loaded,

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  • Durant Starts With a Bang

    Immediately off the tip, Kevin Durant hits the three-pointer to start the game against China for Team USA.

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  • Video: Dudes can't stop dunking on Andre Drummond at the Drew League

    Andre Drummond hasn’t had this much pie on his face since the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards. Maybe it was payback for the vicious block Andre Drummond unleashed on a Danish child in June. Andre Drummond is a savage.

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