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Explosion at Boston Marathon Finish

Explosion at the Boston Marathon

Dozens of people have been seriously injured after two reported explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

  • Wayne Gretzky: 'I've Told DJ He Has to Be More Like Tiger'

    The NHL’s all-time leading scorer told GOLF Magazine if Dustin Johnson, his future son-in-law, wants to maintain his winning ways, he should try to emulate golf’s great one. “I’ve told Dustin he has to be more like Tiger,” Gretzky said. “I don't mean he has to be Tiger — you only get a few athletes like that a century.

    Golf
  • David Ortiz teases return after Red Sox trade for Chris Sale

    Retired Red Sox star David Ortiz reiterated all season and continued promising after the fact that he has no intentions of playing again in 2017 or beyond. Could it be though that Boston’s monumental trade for Chicago White Sox Chris Sale on Tuesday has Big Papi rethinking his decision? “Thinking” can be interpreted any number of ways, of course, but if Ortiz is seriously thinking about what Red Sox fans hope he’s thinking about, then now might be a good time for them to start praying.

    Big League Stew
  • People Won’t Stop Messing With This UFC Fighter’s Cars

    Anthony Pettis doesn’t seem like the sort of guy you’d want to mess with. Pettis, 29, is a professional mixed martial arts fighter, meaning his chosen occupation is ceremoniously beating other men to a bloody pulp. Between August 2013 and March 2015, Pettis was the UFC Lightweight Champion.

    The Drive
  • Larry Bird always knew his style of play would break his body, but he couldn't stop

    This summer will mark the 25th anniversary of Larry Bird’s retirement from professional basketball. The Legend remains one of the most revered and decorated players in the history of the sport — a 12-time All-Star, three-time champion, a three-time Most Valuable Player and one of the greatest shooters ever to set foot on a basketball court. Thirteen seasons of hard-charging play against some of the best big men and wingmen the NBA had to offer — plus another two full seasons of postseason games, which most players will tell you take an even greater toll on you than regular-season contests — did a number on the Boston Celtics magician’s body, most notably his back, forcing him to step away from the sport at age 35, just 209 points shy of 22,000 for his illustrious career.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Charity Auction: Bid to win 2016 Reading Royals Kiss-themed jersey

    The Reading Royals are one of those minor league hockey teams that continuously come up with unique specialty jerseys for their players to wear. From Halloween looks to ugly Christmas sweater designs, the ECHL side are one of the best in the business at the jersey game. As we’ve done on two previous occasions, we’re teaming up with the Royals for a charity auction featuring an authentic Kiss-themed jersey (not game worn) that the team wore during their Nov. 26 win over the Cincinnati Cyclones.

    Puck Daddy
  • Novak Djokovic splits with coach Boris Becker

    (CNN)Another chapter was added to Novak Djokovic's tumultuous year when the Serb announced he was parting company with coach Boris Becker, ending a fruitful partnership that produced six grand slam titles in three years. Speculation that the German wouldn't be part of Djokovic's team next year has been rife and when the retired six-time grand slam winner couldn't confirm to CNN late last month with the campaign over that an agreement was in place to continue their collaboration, a split seemed the inevitable conclusion. Indeed, Djokovic took to social media to break the news late Tuesday. "After three very successful years, Boris Becker and I have jointly decided to end our cooperation," Djokovic said on his official Facebook page.

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  • Pablo Sandoval is in the best shape of his life

    For a guy who won a World Series MVP Award and has been to a couple of All-Star Games, it’s amazing how many stories have been written about Pablo Sandoval‘s off-the-field exploits compared to his on-the-field exploits. Specifically, stories about his conditioning. Or lack of conditioning. Of him getting into shape, falling out of shape and getting back into shape again. It’s been this way since he emerged as an everyday player in 2009. And it continues anew: There is no claim here that Sandoval is, in fact, in The Best Shape of His Life. However, longtime BSOHL fans know that the claim is not about the magic words being used. The idea is that, in the offseason, players with something to prove

    HardballTalk
  • Despite winning record, Rangers ‘very aware’ they must be better

    The New York Rangers may be winning, but their head coach, Alain Vigneault, knows they need to be better. Hmmm…this feels familiar for some reason. Oh right, that’s because it was the same story last season, when the Rangers got off to a great start before tailing off then fizzling out in the playoffs. The Rangers head into tonight’s game in Brooklyn with a record of 17-8-1. That’s the good news. Here’s the bad — in five of their last six games, they’ve been held to 25 shots or fewer. On the season, their score-adjusted Corsi has fallen to 26th in the league. “We’re very aware and very conscious of the areas we need to be better at,” Vigneault said, per the New York Post. “We’re playing a team

    ProHockeyTalk
  • Oklahoma Supreme Court rules tape of OU RB punching woman must be released

    Joe Mixon missed the 2014 season after the punch. The public has a right to see the surveillance tape of Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon punching a woman in the summer of 2014 according to the Oklahoma Supreme Court. Mixon was suspended for the 2014 season after the incident, which left the woman with reported facial fractures.

    Dr. Saturday
  • Chris Sale joins Red Sox in blockbuster trade

    Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan explains how the acquisition of the starting pitcher puts Boston in the driver's seat in the American League.

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  • Dustin Johnson Used to Play for Himself, But Now He's Playing With a Purpose

    Now, with the support of his fiancée, Paulina, and guidance from Wayne Gretzky, he plays with a purpose, a family at his side, and a U.S. Open already in the bag. The sun is beginning to drop behind the foothills that frame Sherwood Country Club, the Southern California enclave the Gretzkys call home and to which Johnson was recently bestowed an honorary membership.

    Golf
  • Rich Hill's $48M deal is risky, but the Dodgers are well-equipped to gamble

    In a reunion that makes a ton of sense for both sides, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced Monday that they’ve reached a three-year, $48 million agreement with veteran left-hander Rich Hill. Hill proved to be an excellent addition to the Dodgers rotation last season after being acquired from the Oakland A’s at the trade deadline. Overall, Hill posted a 1.83 ERA over six regular starts for Los Angeles, and a 2.12 ERA when expanded to include his 14 starts with Oakland.

    Big League Stew
  • Russell Westbrook Triple-Double Watch: Game 22, in Atlanta

    Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook is threatening to become the first NBA player to average a triple-double since Cincinnati Royals Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson achieved the double-figure points, assists and rebounds mark during the 1961-62 NBA season. A lot has changed in the league since then, which is why Westbrook’s current averages of 32 points, 11.3 assists and 10.8 rebounds would make such a feat a remarkable achievement in line with some of the greatest individual seasons in NBA history. As Westbrook takes on each new opponent while the OKC season drawls on, we’ll be updating his chances at matching the Big O’s feat.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Brazil will play Colombia in friendly for air crash victims

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Brazil will play Colombia in a friendly match at the end of January to help victims of the air crash that killed most of the players, staff and directors of soccer club Chapecoense last week. Spokesman Douglas Lunardi also said on Monday that the Brazilian football confederation will donate about $ 1.5 million to Chapecoense. Nineteen of Chapecoense’s players were killed in the crash just outside Medellin, Colombia, as the Brazilian team headed to the first of two matches against Colombian club Atletico Nacional to determine the champion of the Copa Sudamericana – Latin America’s No. 2 club tournament. Earlier, South America’s football confederation Conmebol officially gave

    ProSoccerTalk
  • Orioles won't sign Jose Bautista because their fans don't like him

    The Orioles were brutally honest with Jose Bautista. Well, we found out Tuesday that the Baltimore Orioles are the spiteful ex of baseball. After meeting with Jose Bautisa’s camp Tuesday, the Orioles offered up a cold-blooded reason for passing on the outfielder.

    Big League Stew
  • HScott Motorsports shuttering operations for the near future

    Michael Annett (L) was 36th in 2016 while Clint Bowyer was 27th. After the departures of drivers Michael Annett and Clint Bowyer to other teams for the 2017 season, HScott Motorsports won’t be competing in NASCAR for the upcoming season. Annett is set to drive for JR Motorsports in the Xfinity Series next season while Bowyer is replacing Tony Stewart at Stewart-Haas Racing.

    From The Marbles
  • ‘Canes recall Murphy from conditioning stint

    The Carolina Hurricanes have recalled defenseman Ryan Murphy from his AHL conditioning stint. Murphy ended up playing seven games and registering one assist during his latest stint with the Charlotte Checkers. The 23-year-old was the 12th overall pick in the 2011 draft, but he has yet to establish himself as an everyday NHL player. Prior to his AHL assignment, Murphy played four games for the ‘Canes, logging an average ice time of just 13:06. He had one assist and was minus-6. Carolina starts a three-game California road trip Wednesday in Anaheim.

    ProHockeyTalk
  • What did you think about the Jets' game?

    While the Jets have remained noncommittal about their plans to address the quarterback position, Bryce Petty is hoping to get a chance to prove himself as the franchise's quarterback of the future. "You know what? I don't know," Petty told New York Daily news about being the team's QB next season. "I can only control so much. I hope so. I really do. I love it here. I love this team. I love Coach. Shoot, it'd blow my skirt up if that was the case… I'm going to work to make that happen. You got to go out and get it." Petty started against the Rams in Week 10 when Ryan Fitzpatrick was out with an injury, and completed 19 of 32 passes for 163 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. It was the

    SNY
  • Conor McGregor reportedly considered for role in HBO's 'Game of Thrones'

    Conor McGregor of Ireland warms up in his locker room prior to his lightweight title fight against Eddie Alvarez during the UFC 205 event at Madison Square Garden on November 12, 2016 in New York City. UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor may be taking some time off from the Octagon, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be out of the spotlight. The only person in the UFC to hold world titles in two different weight classes simultaneously is reportedly scheduled to make an appearance in HBO’s “Game Of Thrones.” According to a report by Belfast Live, one of the directors of HBO’s popular show is a huge fan of McGregor and thought that the Irishman would be a perfect fit on the show.

    Cagewriter
  • Caddie dies during Dubai golf tournament

    Mohamed Juma Buamaim, vice chairman and chief executive of golf in Dubai, said: "We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of this caddie. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time. May his soul rest in peace."

    CNN
  • Report: White Sox, Nationals making “strong progress” on a Chris Sale deal

    Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the White Sox and Nationals are making “strong progress” on a trade involving ace Chris Sale. Most reports coming out on Monday night suggest that a deal isn’t likely to be consummated until Tuesday at the earliest. Sale, 27, has pitched in the majors over parts of seven seasons. He owns a career 74-50 record with a 3.00 ERA and a 1,244/260 K/BB ratio in 1,110 innings. The lefty will earn $12 million in 2017, then has a club option for 2018 worth $12.5 million with a $1 million buyout as well as a 2019 club option worth $13.5 million with a $1 million buyout. Relative to what he would earn if he were a free agent today, Sale’s remaining salary is a bargain.

    HardballTalk
  • Bryce Harper, Nats at odds over $400M contract demands

    Bryce Harper could leave the Nationals in two years. Start putting away extra money in your piggy banks now, MLB teams, because Bryce Harper is going to be a free-agent after 2018 … probably. Harper is reportedly seeking a record-breaking 10-year, $400 million deal, and that might be outside what the Washington Nationals are willing to pay for his services, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today.

    Big League Stew
  • Should short week concern Raiders, Chiefs fantasy owners?

    Yahoo Sports' Andy Behrens answers a social media question regarding the short turnaround for players before Thursday Night Football in Week 14.

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  • Report: MLB not willing to make exception for Shohei Otani

    The Shohei Otani vs. MLB saga continues. The will they, won’t they situation involving Major League Baseball and Japanese superstar Shohei Otani may have reached its conclusion Tuesday. Despite some rumors to the contrary, the league does not seem inclined to offer an exception for Otani should he choose to come over to MLB next offseason, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. MLB officials met today with int’t scouting directors.

    Big League Stew
  • Wolff on Alonso to Mercedes rumors: ‘You have to consider Fernando’

    Toto Wolff has responded to speculation about Fernando Alonso moving to Mercedes for the 2017 Formula 1 season by saying that officials at the team “have to consider” the Spaniard. Just five days after winning his maiden F1 title with Mercedes in Abu Dhabi, Nico Rosberg shocked the motorsport world by announcing his immediate retirement from racing. The news has left Mercedes in need of a driver for 2017, but after boasting the best car on the grid for the past three years, the seat is highly coveted. Alonso has one year to run on his McLaren contract, but has been linked with the drive for 2017 as he looks to win his first World Championship since 2006. Speaking to British broadcaster Sky Sports,

    MotorSportsTalk