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NHL!Bitty, Part IX - ‘Loose Lips Sink Ships’

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Eric gets hit on in a hotel bar during All-Star weekend. For the first time in a long time, it’s not because he’s a famous hockey player.

It would be very flattering, except the man trying to seduce him works for Jack’s PR firm, and bro is playing fast and loose with some seriously confidential information. 

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It’s been a long, exhausting day. Between the flight, check-in, the press junket, the photo ops, all Eric wants is to get a little bit drunk with the guys, grab some dinner, and fool around in Jack’s hotel room. Hopefully in that order, but he’s open to fooling around whenever.

He must have a dopey smile on his face thinking about the debauchery he’s been looking forward to all week when he realizes someone is watching him from across the bar. 

Tall, nice hair, professional, and he’s looking at Eric, no, at the empty chair next to him. And he’s walking over. 

“Is this seat taken?”

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In another life…. 

In another life Stiles rolled over and the bed was still warm from where Derek had been sleeping just minutes before. The house smells like coffee and he can hear Derek talking to the dog while he makes breakfast. 

In another life Derek throws his head back in a laugh when Officer Stiles Stilinski accidentally set his fire alarm off one night while making popcorn and offers to teach him some fire safety tips when he’s off duty.

In another life two grad students bond over their TA positions and how much extra work they have. Stiles ends up bringing Derek a coffee the next morning and the rest is history. 

In another life Stiles falls for the tattooed barista. It turns out he’s a writer and the tattoos are for his family that died. It turns out they both found each other when they needed someone the most.

In another life professional baseball player Derek Hale ends up falling for a up and coming ESPN reporter. When he retires 15 years later he’s happily married to him and they cohost a new show for the network. 

In another life.

In another life they’re happy. In another life Derek stayed. In another life there are no werewolves and no dead family members. 

In another life Derek wakes to the sound of laughter and tiny feet. 

In another life Stiles catches a serial killer and goes home to his bearded husband making him dinner. 

In another life.

In another life.

But not in this life… at least not yet. 

Injured Football Player Ch 3

Originally posted by sithlordalice

Summary: Bucky had to get surgery to repair his collarbone after getting hurt at the reader’s ranch.

Word Count: 1296

A/N: Here is part 3! There is a little bit of angst, but still there is fluff! I hope you all enjoy!

(Chapter 2


 "Bucky Barnes has undergone surgery to put a plate in to repair his broken collarbone. The Cowboys say he is expected to be out for at least seven weeks,“ the ESPN reporter spoke on the TV.

 You were sitting in Bucky’s hospital room flipping through the terrible TV when you saw Bucky’s face on the screen. You turned the TV off and sighed.

 It had been three days since the horse pined Buck between the gate and the fence, causing Bucky’s fractured collarbone into a complete break, making surgery necessary. You knew he shouldn’t have been messing around with the horses, but you against your better judgment you didn’t push him.

 You stared at the sleeping football player and you felt even more helpless than you had when he first hurt his collarbone. You couldn’t let Bucky see you upset, because you didn’t want to have him trying to comfort you when he is the one who is hurt.

 You felt tears building in your eyes when you felt a hand on your shoulder. You jumped; you had not heard the door open. You turned and saw your dad standing tall with a smile on his face. He nodded his head for you to join him outside.

 The second the door was closed you began to cry. "Come here, sugar,” he wrapped you in his arms as you cried, “He is going to be fine, I promise. He will bounce back from this so quickly, it will make your head swim.”

 "Dad, he can’t be out for seven weeks, it will kill him,“ you looked up at your dad.

 "He will be back in five weeks, I promise. This is one of the injuries that football players bounce back quickly from,” he wiped the tears away from your face, “Jimmy is strong. And he has an amazing support team behind him.”

 You nodded, “He just looks so helpless in that hospital bed.”

 "When was the last time you went home?“

 You shook your head, "I haven’t been home. I don’t want to leave him alone.”  

 "You go home, get a shower and maybe get some sleep. I’ll stay here with Jimmy.“

 "I don’t know, Dad,” you hesitated at the idea of leaving Bucky’s side.

 "We will be fine. We can’t get into too much trouble in a hospital,“ he smiled at you, "Go home. I’ll hold the fort down.”

 You hadn’t been home since you brought Bucky to the hospital and you really did want a shower in your own shower and to sleep in your own bed, even if it was for a quick power nap. You let out a sigh, “You will keep me updated?”

 "Of course, sugar,“ he kissed your forehead.

 "Okay, let me go get my purse,” you quietly opened the door to see Bucky still sound asleep from the pain meds they gave him. You grabbed your purse, and walked to his side. You brushed the hair off his forehead and gave him a soft kiss, “I’ll be back in a little bit, baby. Dad is going to stay with you. I love you,” you whispered.

 Your dad patted your back, “Love you, sugar.”

 "Love you too, Dad. Call me if anything happens.“

 He gave you a thumbs up when you walked out of the room.


 After your shower, you decided you would take a nap for a couple hours before you would go back to the hospital. The moment your head hit the pillow, you were out.

 You were awoken by the sound of your phone ringing. It was dark outside; you had slept longer than you wanted to. You jumped up and answered it, "Hello? Hello!”

 "I woke up and instead of finding my beautiful fiancé, I found her father sleeping in the chair next to me,“ Bucky spoke in a low voice.

 "Bucky,” you let out a sigh, “I’m sorry. Dad sent me home to take a shower and I laid down for a minute and I just fell asleep. I’m-”

 Bucky cut you off with a chuckle, “Baby, it’s okay. I’m sure you needed the sleep. If you want, you can just sleep at home tonight, and-”

 "No,“ you interrupted him, "I don’t want you there alone. I’ll get dressed and be there in half an hour.”

 "So,“ his voice was barley loud enough to be a whisper, "what are you wearing right now?”

 "Bucky Barnes, my father is right there,“ you laughed.

 "He is dead asleep! But seriously, what are you wearing?”

 You shook your head as you laughed, “I’m wearing an old Baylor shirt and shorts.”

 "You know, you could have lied and spiced it up a little for me.“

 "Bucky Barnes, you are terrible,” you got up and walked to your closet to get dressed, “I’m going to change right now and be up there. Is there anything from home you want?”

 "Just you,“ he said.

 You stopped and sighed. It was stuff like that that made you fall more and more in love with him, "I love you. So much.”

 "I love you too.“

 "I’ll see you in a little bit. Bye, Buck.”

 "I will be counting the minutes, my love,“ he hung up. 


 You walked into Bucky’s dark room to see your dad asleep and Bucky flipping through the TV. When he saw you he smiled and opened his left arm for you. 

 You got into the bed with him and he held you close. You pulled his face to yours and kissed him. The last two days, he was pretty much out of it the whole time.

 "I missed you,” you whispered.

 "You have no idea, love,“ his left hand was running through your hair.

 You rested your head on his shoulder, gently holding his right hand that was in the sling.

 "You were right,” he whispered against your forehead.

 You looked up at him, “About what?”

 "I shouldn’t have been messing with those horses. I should have listened to you when you said it wasn’t the smartest idea. I’m sorry I didn’t listen to you.“ 

 You kissed his cheek, "Bucky, it’s okay.”

 "I really don’t deserve you. You are too good to me,“ you started to talk but he stopped you, "Let me finish. Y/N, I don’t know what I did to deserve you, but I thank God everyday for you. You really are my best friend and I don’t know what I would do without you.”

 You kissed him, “I love you Bucky Barnes.”

 "I love you Y/F/N Y/L/N,“ he kissed your forehead.

 The nurse came in and gave Bucky a dose of pain meds to help him sleep. Within minutes Bucky was high as a kite and dozing off. He was almost sleep when he whispered, "I’m gonna marry you.”

 "You already are marrying me,“ you chuckled.

 "I want to have a dozen babies with you,” he whispered again.

 "Okay, baby.“

 "I’m serious, you are going to be the best mother.”

 "Okay, Buck, go to sleep.“

 "Will you stay with me?” he asked you.

 "I’ll stay right here as long as you want me to,“ you pulled the covers up.

 "I want you here forever,” he sighed as he fell asleep.

 You smiled at his comment. You never questioned if he loved you, or how he felt about you. He always made it extremely well known how he was madly in love with you. Bucky always says you are the reason he does everything. He will tell anyone and everyone that when he saw you at the Baylor bookstore, he knew that you were the one he wanted by his side his whole life, and he didn’t even know your name. He likes to tell people that he never believed in soul mates until you smiled at him.


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Tyler Seguin - Cabbie Pranks

“Tyler Seguin is currently the leading scorer in the NHL. This guy is incredible on the ice.” The ESPN reporter said on TV. I had just come home from practice and I was hanging out at home waiting for my fiancé, Y/N to come home.

“Hello?” I said as I muted the TV and answered my buzzing phone. It was Y/N.

“So I have some news.” She said firmly.

“Okay… whats up?” I asked hesitantly.

“Your mom. She’s off the list for the wedding. She’s being uninvited.”

“No. You can’t uninvite my own mother our wedding!” I said back. “What even happened?”

“It’s happening, Tyler. I don’t want someone like her ruining our special day together!” She yelled into the phone.

“What did she even do to you?” I questioned again.

“She is SO nosey when it comes to the wedding plans. She is being very controlling and is making me do everything her way… I can’t handle it anymore. We finally had a falling out today. I’m over it. She’s making this more about her than anyone us.” She explained.

“Wow. Okay, um, I’ll talk to her. Just promise me you’ll let me talk to her, okay?” I pleaded.

“Fine. Whatever. I seriously don’t like her, though.” She said.

“Ughh.” I groaned. “Bye.” I hung up, going to text my mom immediately. Before I could even type out a text, my phone starting buzzing again. It was my mom this time.

“Hey Mom.” I said.

“The wedding is off, Tyler. It’s not happening.” She stated angrily.

“What do you mean?” I questioned.

“You’re not marrying that girl. I won’t allow it to happen! She’s awful. It’s done. Pack her things and have her out of your home immediately. And make sure you get the ring back.” She said directly.

What the hell was going on?

“Absolutely not.” I told her with a sarcastic laugh.

“Excuse me?” She asked.

“No. I’m not going to break off marrying the girl of my dreams because you are being controlling about the wedding. We’re getting married whether you like it or not, and whether you’re there or not.” I yelled into the phone. “I don’t even know what happened that made you guys hate each other! Things were fine last weekend when you were here!”

“Tyler, relax.” I heard her say, a calm in her voice. I also heard giggles in the background.

“What?” I asked, but the line went dead.

A few seconds later my front door opened. My mom, Y/N, Cabbie, and his entire crew walked in.

“So today we learned that Tyler Seguin doesn’t pay much attention to what cars are parked in front of his house, and that he truly is in love. Sorry for this one, buddy.” Cabbie said to the camera. Damnit!

“I seriously hate you!” I said, standing up and shoving Cabbie lightly. “You guys scared the shit out of me!” I said pulled my mom and Y/N in for a hug.

“Sorry, babe.” Y/N said as she kissed me.

“Just for the record, I love Y/N. And I’m so excited that she’s going to be a part of the family.” My mom said to the camera.

“So, the wedding is still on?” I whispered to Y/N.

“Of course.” She said with a laugh as I tickled her sides.

Houston Rockets now reportedly 'turning full attention' to acquiring Carmelo Anthony

(The Rockets want Carmelo Anthony, but a deal won’t be easy.Mary Altaffer/AP)
The Houston Rockets appear to be going all-in in their efforts to become the NBA’s next super-team, and now they have their sights clearly set on adding one more All-Star: Carmelo Anthony.

After the Rockets previously traded for point guard Chris Paul and on Saturday signed MVP-runner-up James Harden to the richest extension in NBA history, Adrian Wojnarowski and Brian Windhorst of ESPN reported that the Rockets have turned their “full attention” to completing a trade for Anthony.

“The Rockets have fast-tracked the Harden extension with the arrival of All-Star guard Chris Paul and are turning full attention to completing a deal with the New York Knicks to acquire eight-time All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony in a trade, league sources said.”

Wojnarowski previously reported that Anthony was willing to waive his no-trade clause with the New York Knicks, but only if he were traded to the Rockets or the Cleveland Cavaliers.

However, a deal with the Rockets would not be easy.

Wojnarowski reported that the Cavs are “a preferred destination” for Anthony because of LeBron James. However, the Rockets also have a disadvantage because they are already over the salary cap and Anthony is owed $54.2 million over the next two seasons, including $26.3 million in 2017-18 salary and an $8.1 million “trade kicker." 

While Anthony could waive some or all of the trade kicker, if he chose not to, he would be owed $34.4 million next season and the Rockets would be required to also give up the same amount in 2017-18 salaries in any trade.

It is not an impossible task for the Rockets. They could include players like Ryan Anderson, who has a 2017-18 salary of $19.6 million. However, Wojnarowski also reported that the Knicks have been "reluctant” to even consider Anderson in a trade as he is owed more than $60 million over the next three seasons. 

The Rockets also do not have a first-round pick in 2018 to offer the Knicks as it was included in the recent trade with the Los Angeles Clippers for Chris Paul. 

There is also the issue of Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni who previously coached Anthony with the Knicks for parts of two seasons. D'Antoni eventually resigned midway through 2011-12 season, at least in part, due to a well-publicized butting-of-heads between himself and Anthony. 

It would seem that Anthony is now willing to put aside his beef with D'Antoni for a shot at a ring, but the Rockets are going to have to get creative in order to outbid the Cavs.

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Baseball Community Sadden by Passing of Shannon Forde

Yesterday the baseball community lost one of the truly genuine and wonderful people. Shannon Forde, 44, a beloved member of the New York Mets media relations department for over two decades, passed away after a long battle with breast cancer.

Shannon, a graduate of St. John’s University, came to the Mets in 1994 and rose to the ranks of Senior Director. She was a pioneer for women in baseball’s public relations and was a professional that impacted everyone she met. Many took to social media hours after learning of her passing to share their thoughts about what Shannon meant to them. Take a look at the overwhelming reaction on social media.

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Mike Piazza

Baseball Hall of Famer/Catcher for the New York Mets from 1998-2005

Buster Olney 

Columnist, ESPN 

Ken Rosenthal 

Field reporter, Major League Baseball on FOX 

Cliff Floyd 

OF, New York Mets from 2003-2006

Dillion Gee

RHP, New York Mets from 2010-2015

Even other New York sports teams shared their condolences.

New York Jets

New York Rangers

Even our cross-town rival showed their support by holding a moment of silence for Shannon.

Shannon will always be in our hearts. 

Houston Rockets now reportedly 'turning full attention' to acquiring Carmelo Anthony

(The Rockets want Carmelo Anthony, but a deal won’t be easy.Mary Altaffer/AP)
The Houston Rockets appear to be going all-in in their efforts to become the NBA’s next super-team, and now they have their sights clearly set on adding one more All-Star: Carmelo Anthony.

After the Rockets previously traded for point guard Chris Paul and on Saturday signed MVP-runner-up James Harden to the richest extension in NBA history, Adrian Wojnarowski and Brian Windhorst of ESPN reported that the Rockets have turned their “full attention” to completing a trade for Anthony.

“The Rockets have fast-tracked the Harden extension with the arrival of All-Star guard Chris Paul and are turning full attention to completing a deal with the New York Knicks to acquire eight-time All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony in a trade, league sources said.”

Wojnarowski previously reported that Anthony was willing to waive his no-trade clause with the New York Knicks, but only if he were traded to the Rockets or the Cleveland Cavaliers.

However, a deal with the Rockets would not be easy.

Wojnarowski reported that the Cavs are “a preferred destination” for Anthony because of LeBron James. However, the Rockets also have a disadvantage because they are already over the salary cap and Anthony is owed $54.2 million over the next two seasons, including $26.3 million in 2017-18 salary and an $8.1 million “trade kicker." 

While Anthony could waive some or all of the trade kicker, if he chose not to, he would be owed $34.4 million next season and the Rockets would be required to also give up the same amount in 2017-18 salaries in any trade.

It is not an impossible task for the Rockets. They could include players like Ryan Anderson, who has a 2017-18 salary of $19.6 million. However, Wojnarowski also reported that the Knicks have been "reluctant” to even consider Anderson in a trade as he is owed more than $60 million over the next three seasons. 

The Rockets also do not have a first-round pick in 2018 to offer the Knicks as it was included in the recent trade with the Los Angeles Clippers for Chris Paul. 

There is also the issue of Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni who previously coached Anthony with the Knicks for parts of two seasons. D'Antoni eventually resigned midway through 2011-12 season, at least in part, due to a well-publicized butting-of-heads between himself and Anthony. 

It would seem that Anthony is now willing to put aside his beef with D'Antoni for a shot at a ring, but the Rockets are going to have to get creative in order to outbid the Cavs.

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Houston Rockets now reportedly 'turning full attention' to acquiring Carmelo Anthony

(The Rockets want Carmelo Anthony, but a deal won’t be easy.Mary Altaffer/AP)
The Houston Rockets appear to be going all-in in their efforts to become the NBA’s next super-team, and now they have their sights clearly set on adding one more All-Star: Carmelo Anthony.

After the Rockets previously traded for point guard Chris Paul and on Saturday signed MVP-runner-up James Harden to the richest extension in NBA history, Adrian Wojnarowski and Brian Windhorst of ESPN reported that the Rockets have turned their “full attention” to completing a trade for Anthony.

“The Rockets have fast-tracked the Harden extension with the arrival of All-Star guard Chris Paul and are turning full attention to completing a deal with the New York Knicks to acquire eight-time All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony in a trade, league sources said.”

Wojnarowski previously reported that Anthony was willing to waive his no-trade clause with the New York Knicks, but only if he were traded to the Rockets or the Cleveland Cavaliers.

However, a deal with the Rockets would not be easy.

Wojnarowski reported that the Cavs are “a preferred destination” for Anthony because of LeBron James. However, the Rockets also have a disadvantage because they are already over the salary cap and Anthony is owed $54.2 million over the next two seasons, including $26.3 million in 2017-18 salary and an $8.1 million “trade kicker." 

While Anthony could waive some or all of the trade kicker, if he chose not to, he would be owed $34.4 million next season and the Rockets would be required to also give up the same amount in 2017-18 salaries in any trade.

It is not an impossible task for the Rockets. They could include players like Ryan Anderson, who has a 2017-18 salary of $19.6 million. However, Wojnarowski also reported that the Knicks have been "reluctant” to even consider Anderson in a trade as he is owed more than $60 million over the next three seasons. 

The Rockets also do not have a first-round pick in 2018 to offer the Knicks as it was included in the recent trade with the Los Angeles Clippers for Chris Paul. 

There is also the issue of Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni who previously coached Anthony with the Knicks for parts of two seasons. D'Antoni eventually resigned midway through 2011-12 season, at least in part, due to a well-publicized butting-of-heads between himself and Anthony. 

It would seem that Anthony is now willing to put aside his beef with D'Antoni for a shot at a ring, but the Rockets are going to have to get creative in order to outbid the Cavs.

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Patriots owner Robert Kraft reportedly bought a team in the upcoming Overwatch League

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It looks like some big names from the world of sports are going to be involved in the upcoming Overwatch League.

ESPN is reporting that Blizzard Entertainment has secured agreements from both Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Mets owner Fred Wilpon on their intent to participate in the new e-sports league. The story also went on to note that Overwatch League has come to agreements with ownership groups for all six teams that will be active when the league debuts.

For its initial season, teams will be located in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Boston, Shanghai, and Seoul, South Korea, with Kraft tied to the Boston team and Wilpon leading the New York franchise. The two California-based franchises will be led by two already established e-sports teams — Immortals and NRG Esports.

Immortals, who will take charge of the Los Angeles team, was founded in 2015 and has a roster of investors that includes Memphis Grizzlies co-owner Stephen Kaplan, rock band Linkin Park’s venture capital fund Machine Shop Ventures, and Lionsgate Entertainment. Another sponsor of theirs just announced in June, AEG, runs the L.A. Live entertainment complex which will serve as the team’s home base.

NRG Esports also has ties to the sporting world. Founded by Sacramento Kings co-owners Andrew Miller and Mark Mastrov in late 2015, the team has since brought in investments from Shaquille O'Neal, Alex Rodriguez, and Jimmy Rollins. ESPN is reporting that both NRG and Immortals bought into the Overwatch League for $20 million per spot.

The e-sports space is growing rapidly and it’s no surprise that those close to the sports world would want to get in on the potential investment early. In League of Legends, Counter-Strike, and DOTA2, competitive e-sport events are already being held annually with millions of dollars in winnings on the line. Blizzard’s Overwatch League could mark a big push for the legitimacy of e-sports into more mainstream coverage.

Just a year old, Overwatch already has over 30 million players worldwide, and has already established an impressive competitive culture. If the game figures out a way to become more spectator-friendly, it could potentially become one of the biggest draws in e-sports.

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The Most Memorable Game

For today’s submission, have some married basketball dorks. :) 

Seirin Week: Day 2 - History/Memories

The Most Memorable Game

Pairing: KagaKuro 

“Tetsu…”

Kagami Taiga looked down at his side, where the small light-blue haired young man was nuzzled against his shoulder, eyelids fluttering between open and closed. The yellow fabric of last season’s L.A. Lakers uniform was bunched around his fragile frame, hanging down to his knees like a dress. Taiga slipped a hand around Tetsuya’s back, careful to move slowly so that Tetsu could continue using his side as a pillow. He set his hand where the number 10 was printed in bold white letters, just underneath where it read Kagami in purple, and gently rolled his fingers along Tetsuya’s spine, massaging soft, pale skin underneath the jersey. His fingers and his silver wedding band occasionally tangled with threads and imperfections that reminded Taiga just how many times Tetsu had run his jersey through the wash. Taiga smiled and used the hand on Tetsuya’s back to shake him gently side-to-side.

“Wake up, Tetsu!” he said, forcefully. “It’s getting to the best part.”

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ESPN Reporter #BrittMcHenry goes off and belittles ans berates parking lot attending. I guess a college education doesn’t make you a better person. This is disgusting.