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Share this: Photo via Jaime Valdez/USA TODAY Sports Images Will Arjen Robben bring his unique soccer talents stateside? The veteran Bayern Munich winger told German sports website sportbuzzer.de he’s mulling over whether to play in Major League Soccer before he retires. “That’s exactly the topic right at my home, at the kitchen table,” Robben told …

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Share this: Photo via Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports Images You might not want to pencil Eduardo Nunez into the Boston Red Sox’s opening-day lineup just yet. Multiple reports surfaced Thursday indicating the Red Sox and Nunez had agreed to a one-year contract with a player option for 2019, pending a physical. But while Nunez was …

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Share this: The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame soon will open its doors to a few more legends. The Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., announced 13 finalists for the 2018 class, and the list is stacked. Former NBA sharpshooter Ray Allen headlines the group, which also includes retired point guards Steve Nash and …

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Share this: Photo via Kelley L Cox/USA TODAY Sports Images Kevin Durant found something troubling by reading between the lines of Laura Ingraham’s rant. The Golden State Warriors star characterized the FOX News anchor’s criticism of his and LeBron James’ opinions on Donald Trump as “ignorant” and “racist” on Friday in an interview with USA …

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Share this: Photo via Timothy T. Ludwig/USA TODAY Sports Images The New England Patriots must really like Lawrence Guy. The defensive end had an incentive in his 2017 contract that would’ve paid him $500,000 if he played in 55 percent of the team’s defensive snaps. Guy, though, played in just 54.8 percent of snaps last …

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Share this: Photo via Kelley L Cox/USA TODAY Sports Images For better or for worse, the NBA is vastly different than it was 40 years ago. Many basketball fans can’t imagine life without the 3-point line, but such a time did exist until 1979. The NBA adopted the 3-point line prior to the 1979-80 season, …

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Share this: Don Cherry is timeless. The former Boston Bruins head coach (1974-1979) and current hockey analyst for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation was honored along with members of the 1978 Boston Bruins this past week. Cherry went one-on-one with NESN’s Andy Brickley in a three-part interview during his visit to TD Garden. Cherry touched on …

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Share this: Photo via Andrew Nelles/USA TODAY Sports Images Russia’s hockey team apparently has carried a chip on its shoulder for the last four years. Ilya Kovalchuk, a forward on the Olympic Athletes from Russia team, celebrated their 4-0 win over the United States by throwing shade at their defeated opponents. In an interview with …

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Share this: Does NASCAR have an amphetamine problem? Well, it’s complicated, and currently impossible to know for sure. But the question now is being floated around, thanks to comments made by Denny Hamlin on Friday. During an appearance on Barstool Sports’ “Pardon My Take” podcast, Hamlin was asked whether NASCAR drivers use drugs such as …

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Share this: Ronie Leon might not know how to finish a fight, but he sure knows how to start one. The Brazilian MMA fighter began his bout with Ross Richardson on Friday at Bellator 194 by running like a cheetah out of his corner. But while Leon’s antics certainly looked cool, they ultimately served no …

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