1. Sportscenter's Top 10 NHL Plays of the 2008-09 Season

    Sportscenter recently released their top 10 plays of the 2008-09 NHL season. That is, the top 10 plays of the regular season. There are still four rounds of playoff hockey to be played, and there will likely be some great plays during that time as well...

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  2. World Baseball Classic Has Lasting Effect on Daisuke Matsuzaka

    The World Baseball Classic is a much bigger deal in Japan than it is here in the United States. By the time the tournament is in motion, most American players are preparing for the Major League Baseball season...

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  3. Josh Beckett's Intentions Weren't Malicious, But Suspension Still Justified

    As a Red Sox fan, I’ll inevitably be accused of homerism when I say that Josh Beckett did not intend to throw at Bobby Abreu’s head in Boston’s 5-4 loss Sunday...

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  4. Great Moments in Press Conference History: Jim Mora Sr.

    To Jim Mora Sr.’s credit, he did coach some very good football teams in his NFL career. He had a 125-106 record, including two division championships...

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  5. Bigger Balls: Ray Allen or Anderson Varejao?

    After watching this video, I think it’s a legitimate argument. After a Glen “Big Baby” Davis' free throw, the Celtics’ Ray Allen and the Cavaliers’ Anderson Varejao ...

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  6. With Jed Lowrie Out, Nick Green Gets Opportunity To Start For Red Sox

    After a 1-for-18 start, it turns out Jed Lowrie wasn't playing at 100 percent. The Boston shortstop found himself on the DL this morning (retroactive to April 12) with a sprained left ...

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  7. Remembering Harry Kalas

    For fans outside of Philadelphia, it may be hard to comprehend just how much Harry Kalas meant to the city and the Phillies ballclub. But if you don’t instantly recognize his name, you will definitely recognize his voice...

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  8. My Picks for the 2009 NHL Awards

    The NHL regular season is over, and now the real season is about to begin. With the grueling schedule, propensity for epic multiple-overtime games, and amped-up style of play, the Stanley Cup playoffs is a whole season in and of itself...

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  9. Red Sox-Angels: Boston Gets Better End of Bench-Clearing Deal In Loss to Angels

    The Red Sox, specifically Josh Beckett, were the catalyst for baseball’s first bench-clearing affair of the 2009 season...

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  10. Red Wings Sign Johan Franzen Through 2020

    The Detroit Red Wings have done a fine job retaining the talent that helped them win the Stanley Cup last season and today took another step to lock up their future talents for the remainder of their careers...

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  11. Angels Play Inspired Baseball in Tribute to Fallen Teammate Nick Adenhart

    Last night’s game between the Los Angeles Angels and Boston Red Sox was about much more than baseball. The Angels lost a teammate in Nick Adenhart, but more importantly, a family has lost a son and a brother...

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  12. Brad Penny Tries To Stop Early Red Sox Slump

    It's unlikely Brad Penny viewed himself as any kind of a stopper as he prepared for his first start as a member of the Boston Red Sox. But with the early mini-slump the Red Sox find themselves in, he has acquired that very role...

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  13. Bruins and Canadiens Need To Play the Next Winter Classic

    Imagine the atmosphere. Fenway Park, in the 30-degree cold, filled with roaring Bruins fans, combining with the wind to make the park rumble like the old Boston Garden...

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  14. LA Angels to Resume Play Against Boston Red Sox Following Adenhart's Death

    As contradictory as it may sound, tonight's game between the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Boston Red Sox is not about baseball. But with Boston coming to town, the Angels are forced to press on in the face of overwhelming adversity...

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  15. Great Moments in Press Conference History: OSU Head Coach Mike Gundy

    The national sports media always has the most powerful outlet possible to express their feelings on games, teams, players, and coaches...

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  16. Allen-to-Allen for Alley-Oop in Celtics Win

    The Celtics have to work much harder to win games these days, finishing the regular season minus the ailing Kevin Garnett...

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  17. Joba Chamberlain Denigrates New York Citizens In DUI Video

    It’s unlikely Yankees pitcher and Nebraska native Joba Chamberlain won over many friends in New York with his recent behavior...

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  18. Red Sox Can Succeed With Set-Up-by-Committee Approach

    Hideki Okajima came into Tuesday's season opener against the Rays with the bases empty—not a situation to which he was accustomed in 2009...

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  19. Red Sox-Rays: Josh Beckett Dominates, Dustin Pedroia Homers in Opening Day Win

    The Boston Red Sox opened their 2009 season with a 5-3 victory over the defending AL Champion Tampa Bay Rays and a strong all-around team performance...

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  20. Linus Omark Considering Playing in Russia Next Season

    Swedish Elite League player and Edmonton Oilers prospect Linus Omark has made a name for himself in America by innovating a move in a recent shootout...

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  21. Game Preview: Tampa Bay Rays (0-0) @ Boston Red Sox (0-0)

    Season Series: Tied 0-0 TAM Starter: James Shields (0-0) BOS Starter: Josh Beckett (0-0) Weather Forecast: 49 degrees, partly cloudy First Pitch: 4:06 p.m...

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  22. Great Moments In Press Conference History: Mike Singletary

    In this new series, I will examine classic moments from the annals of sports press conference history, as the title indicates. We all have an affinity for these types of moments, about which I’ve already posted...

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  23. Opening Day Rainout Reminds Us Why Boston Red Sox Usually Start On The Road

    The anticipation had built to excruciatingly high levels. Millions of Red Sox fans had their TVs, radios, or computers ready. People at work found ways to get up-to-the-minute updates of the Red Sox-Rays ALCS rematch that was finally about to happen...

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  24. Sean Avery At It Again, Latest Incident Was Not An Accident

    Rangers uber-agitator Sean Avery is like the passive-aggressive bully at school; he’ll put the “Kick Me” sign on your back, but never admit to doing it. It may take a serious ass-kicking for Avery to ever learn his lesson...

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  25. Jason Collins' Play "Borderline Dirty," Says LeBron James

    There are few players in the NBA who can confidently say their defensive abilities are up to the task of stepping in front of the freight train that is LeBron James when he charges toward the hoop in hopes to derail his drives...

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