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Sidney Rice Returning to Seattle

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Seattle Seahawks and wide receiver Sidney Rice agreed to a one-year deal on Wednesday, reports ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter.

Rice visited last week with the New York Jets, but decided to stay in Seattle where he has spent the last three seasons.

"Aaayyyyooo 12s.. SEA you in a few.. IM COMIN' HOME! #Seahawks #12thman #Round2," Rice tweeted on Wednesday.

Rice caught 15 passes for 231 yards and three touchdowns in eight games last season before tearing his ACL against the Rams in Week 8.

Rice watched his team beat the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl from the sidelines in February.

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Montreal Defeats Lightning in OT, Take 1-0 Series Lead

Mike Carlson/Getty Images (TAMPA, Fla.) -- The 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs saw 20 first round games go to overtime, an all-time record. On the opening day of the 2014 postseason, Montreal and Tampa Bay began the quest to eclips that mark.

Both teams traded goals in regulation, sending the game into an extra session tied to four goals apiece. Then, with less than two minutes remaining in the first overtime, Dale Weise sniped a shot from the right point that gave the Canadiens a 5-4 victory and 1-0 series lead.

"I can't remember the last time I had an overtime goal," said Weise. "So that one feels good. I was surprised I was so wide open."

The win for Montreal is big because it was on the road and came after the Lightning tied the contest in the third period. The Canadiens trailed 1-0 in the first after Nikita Kucherov scored halfway through the opening frame. A mere 19 seconds later, Tomas Plekanec knotted the score. In the second period, Steve Stamkos again put Tampa Bay in front before Brian Gionta netted a shorthanded goal to even things up.

Montreal then took their first lead of the night in the third on Lars Eller's goal just five minutes in. That lead would be short lived when Alex Killorn tied the game two minutes later. After a Tomas Vanek score put the Canadiens back in front, Stamkos pushed his second goal of the playoffs past Carey Price to tie the game and force overtime.

In the extra session, both teams had chances to take an early series lead but neither could seem to capitalize. That was until Daniel Briere saw Weise from behind the net and fed him for the game winner, beating Anders Lindback over his shoulder.

Lindback saved 39 shots he faced while Price stopped 21 shots including nine in overtime.

Game Two of the series will be played Friday in Tampa.

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MLS Expanding to Atlanta in 2017

George Frey/Getty Images(ATLANTA, Ga.) -- In early February, Major League Soccer will send a provisional team to Miami for play in either 2016 or 2017. On Wednesday, MLS Commission Don Garber made the announcement that Atlanta would also receive a team that will open play in the 2017 season.

The Atlanta-based franchise will be owned by Arthur Blank, the current owner of the NFL's Atlanta Falcons. Blank had been lobbying for a soccer team for more than a full decade and was able to make the idea a reality on Wednesday.

What helped finalize the deal was the decision to build a new $1 billion facility in downtown Atlanta that will go next to the soon-to-be demolished Georgia Dome. The venue will primarily be home to the Falcons, seating approximately 71,000 fans, but will also accommodate the new MLS franchise. The retractable roof stadium will be adjusted to a near 29,000 capacity for soccer games using just the lower bowl.

"There will never be an MLS game in Atlanta where NFL lines are shown on the field," Blank said to a cheering crowd.

The MLS has been expanding rapidly, adding five teams in the last five years. Both Orlando and New York franchises are set to begin play next season while the team in Miami is contingent on a soccer-specific stadium being built. Nineteen teams were in the league at the start of the 2014 season and the league is hoping to reach 24 by the end of the decade.

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Red Sox Down Chicago in 14 Innings

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(CHICAGO, Ill.) -- Jackie Bradley, Jr. hit a double down the right field line to score two runs and give the Boston Red Sox a 6-4 lead in the top of the 14th inning against the White Sox on Wednesday night. Chicago ran out of pitchers in the game and was forced to send infielder Leury Garcia to the hill in the 14th.

Boston (6-9) took a lead in the first when Xander Bogaerts singled to drive in Dustin Pedroia for the first run of the game. The White Sox scored the next three runs, taking a 3-1 lead on Alexi Ramirez's two-run homer in the sixth. Ramirez went 1-for-6 and tied a franchise record for consecutive games with a hit to start the season at 15. That looked to be enough even after the Red Sox added a run on AJ Peirzynski's sacrifice fly in the top of the eight.

However, Maikel Cleto walked the first two batters he faced in the top of the ninth before being relieved by Matt Lindstrom who promptly got David Ortiz to fly out. After a Johnny Gomes infield single loaded the bases, Grady Sizemore hit a sacrifice fly to tie things up and help force extra innings.

Chicago (8-7) rallied in extras after Gomes' sac fly gave the Red Sox a 4-3 lead in the top of the 11th inning. Travis Flowers singled off reliever Edward Mujica to plate Jor Danks and ensure that the contest would continue. Garcia took the mound in the top of the 14th, retiring the first two batters he faced. Boston then worked two walks before Bradley recorded his first hit of the game to break the tie.

Chris Capuano (1-0) got the win going two and two-thirds innings in relief as Burke Badenhop got the final out of the game, replacing Capuano in the bottom of the 14th, for his first save of the year. Garcia (0-1) took the loss as White Sox pitchers walked 15 batters in the game.

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Bucks Owner Sells Team for $550 Million

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Milwaukee Bucks owner Herb Kohl announced on Wednesday an agreement to sell the team to investors Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry for approximately $550 million. A condition of the sale was for the buyers to keep the franchise in Milwaukee.

Kohl originally purchased the team in 1985 for $18 million and had been searching for new owners that would not move the Bucks from its longtime home. A U.S. senator from 1989-2013, Kohl is reported to still maintain ownership of a significant percentage of the team.

The Bucks were hopeful for a playoff appearance this season but fell way short of expectations, finishing with the league's worst record at 15-67. Milwaukee was valued by Forbes magazine at $405 million in January, which was dead last of the NBA's 30 teams.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told reporters that the sale of the team is "a big deal" and that he will work with the new owners to help team "flourish in the state". The sale now goes to the NBA and its board of governors for approval.

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Scoreboard Roundup - 4/16/14

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(NEW YORK) -- NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs – First Round: Montreal Canadiens 5 – Tampa Bay Lightning 4 OT (Montreal leads series, 1-0)

Pittsburgh Penguins 4 – Columbus Blue Jackets (Pittsburgh leads series, 1-0)

Anaheim Ducks 4 - Dallas Stars 3 (Anaheim leads series, 1-0)

MLB:  New York Yankees 3 (8-6) – Chicago Cubs 0 (4-9) Game One

New York Yankees 2 (9-6) – Chicago Cubs 0 (4-10) Game Two

Cincinnati Reds 4 (6-9) – Pittsburgh Pirates 0 (7-8)

Baltimore Orioles 3 (7-7) – Tampa Bay Rays 0 (7-8)

Milwaukee Brewers 5 (11-4) – St. Louis Cardinals 1 (9-6)

Cleveland Indians 3 (7-7) – Detroit Tigers 2 (6-5)

New York Mets 5 (8-7) – Arizona Diamondbacks 2 (4-14)

Texas Rangers 3 (8-7) – Seattle Mariners 2 (7-7)

Atlanta Braves 1 (10-4) – Philadelphia Phillies 0 (6-8)

Washington Nationals 6 (9-6) – Miami Marlins 3 (6-10)

Toronto Blue Jays (8-6) @ Minnesota Twins (6-7) (postponed due to inclement weather)

Kansas City Royals 6 (6-7) - Houston Astros 4 (5-10) 11 Innings

San Diego Padres 4 (7-8) - Colorado Rockies 2 (7-9)

San Francisco Giants 2 (10-5) - Los Angeles Dodgers 1 (9-6)

Boston Red Sox 6 (6-9) - Chicago White Sox 4 (8-7) 14 Innings

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 5 (7-8) - Oakland Athletics 4 (10-5) 12 Innings

NBA: Charlotte Bobcats 91 (43-39) – Chicago Bulls 86 (48-34) OT

Indiana Pacers 101 (56-26) – Orlando Magic 86 (23-59)

Memphis Grizzlies 106 (50-32) – Dallas Mavericks 105 (49-33)

Atlanta Hawks 111 (38-44) – Milwaukee Bucks 103 (15-67)

Utah Jazz 136 (25-57) – Minnesota Timberwolves 130 (40-42) 2OT

New Orleans Pelicans 105 (34-48) – Houston Rockets 100 (54-28)

Oklahoma City Thunder 112 (59-23) – Detroit Pistons 111 (29-53)

Los Angeles Lakers 113 (27-55) – San Antonio Spurs 100 (62-20)

Washington Wizards 118 (44-38) – Boston Celtics 102 (25-57)

Cleveland Cavaliers 114 (33-49) – Brooklyn Nets 85 (44-38)

Philadelphia 76ers 100 (19-63) – Miami Heat 87 (54-28)

New York Knicks 95 (37-45) – Toronto Raptors 92 (48-34)

Phoenix Suns 104 (48-34) - Sacramento Kings 99 (28-54)

Golden State Warriors 116 (51-31) - Denver Nuggets 112 (36-46)

Portland Trail Blazers 110 (54-28) - Los Angeles Clippers 104 (57-25)

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N.Y. Jets Sign RB Chris Johnson

Andy Lyons/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Free agent running back Chris Johnson agreed to a contract with the New York Jets on Wednesday. The two-year deal is worth up to $9 million, according to ESPN.

Johnson was originally selected out of East Carolina with the 24th overall pick in the 2008 NFL draft by the Titans. In 95 games with Tennessee, the three-time Pro Bowler rushed for 7,965 yards and 50 touchdowns on 1,742 carries. In 2009, he rushed for 2,006 yards.

Johnson, who turns 29 in September, is expected to share duties in the backfield with Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell.

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Tanaka Strikes Out 10 In Yankees' 3-0 Win Over Mariners

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka struck out ten over eight scoreless innings as New York (8-6) blanked the Chicago Cubs (4-9), 3-0, in the first game of a day-night doubleheader on Wednesday.

The 25-year-old right-hander allowed just two hits, both bunt singles, en route to his second victory of the season.

Outfielder Carlos Beltran gave Tanaka an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning with a solo home run off of Cubs starter Jason Hammel.  The Bronx Bombers would tack on another run in the fourth on a Dean Anna sacrifice fly and one in the fifth on a Jacoby Ellsbury groundout, which scored Brett Gardner.

Hammel finished the day allowing five hits and three earned runs in seven innings of work.

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Astros Call Up George Springer

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(HOUSTON) -- The Houston Astros called up highly touted outfielding prospect George Springer on Wednesday.

"We've got a Springer in our step! Welcome @gspringer_4 to the Houston Astros!," the team tweeted on Wednesday.

Springer was selected 11th overall by the Astros out of UConn in the 2011 amateur draft and had 37 homers and 108 RBIs with 45 stolen bases while in Double-A and Triple-A last year. Springer continued his hot streak this year and was batting .308 with three homers and eight RBI's.

The Astros are five games back of the Oakland Athletics and 5-9 in their first season in the A.L. West division.

Springer will make his debut Wednesday night against the Kansas City Royals at home.

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Bud Selig Backs MLB Instant Replay

Patrick McDermott/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB Commissioner Bud Selig believes the new replay system is working and isn't worried about future calls down the road being an issue.

Selig spoke on Tuesday at the MLB Diversity Business Summit and backed the new system that launched on March 30.

"We've had really very little controversy overall," Selig said.  "Everything in life will have a little glitch here and there where you do something new. And are our guys on top of it? You bet. But I'm saying to you again, you'll hear about the one or two controversies, but look at all the calls that have been overturned."

MLBAM chief executive officer Bob Bowman said despite some errors by the umpires, mistakes happen.

"Technology takes a while to work," Bowman said. "I don't know if you ever bought a new car. You don't know how all that stuff works right away. And if you ever get a new phone, it takes you awhile to learn it. We're under 30 days old, and I know we've arrived because ESPN is already criticizing us. And it must be great to be perfect the way ESPN is."

Calls by umpires on the field have been confirmed in 33 of 89 challenges through Monday and overturned in 30, reports USA Today Sports. Twenty five other calls have stood due to lack of "clear and convincing" evidence.

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