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Bruins Morning Skate Notes: Projected Lines, Pairings Vs. Sharks

BOSTON — The Bruins didn’t have an extra defenseman at Tuesday’s morning skate because of Kevan Miller’s absence. Miller suffered an upper-body injury after fighting Buffalo Sabres forward Nicolas Deslauriers on Saturday night, and the team announced Monday that the veteran D-man is out indefinitely. Matt Bartkowski is expected to fill in for Miller on the third pairing...
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David Ortiz Surprises Military Members With World Series Tickets (Video)

The season might be over for the Boston Red Sox, but David Ortiz isn’t done coming up clutch. The Red Sox slugger, who is set to join FOX’s World Series broadcast team for the first two games between the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants, recently gave the surprise of a lifetime to three Massachusetts-based military members. Big Papi hooked up Iraq and Afghanistan...
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Gareth Bale Out Of Wednesday’s Liverpool-Real Madrid Game Due To Injury

Gareth Bale won’t charge with Real Madrid’s white brigade Wednesday. A muscle injury Bale suffered while on duty with Wales’ national team last week also will keep him out of Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League game between host Liverpool and visiting Real Madrid. Real Madrid has excluded Bale from its 20-man traveling squad for the game, the BBC reports. Madrid said Bale “‘has...
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Patriots Practice Report: Darrelle Revis, Chandler Jones Lone Absentees

FOXBORO, Mass. — Don’t hit the panic button just yet, but two of the New England Patriots’ best defensive players were absent from practice. Cornerback Darrelle Revis and defensive end Chandler Jones were the lone Patriots missing from Tuesday morning’s practice. Jones was listed on last week’s injury report with a shoulder ailment, but he played, and finished, Thursday...
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Tim Hudson Was Destined For World Series Regardless Of Giants’ Signing

Tim Hudson was wise to clear his schedule for October. Hudson, who signed a two-year, $23 million contract with the San Francisco Giants last offseason, might have been destined for the World Series even if he didn’t land in the Bay Area. According to the 39-year-old hurler, the Kansas City Royals — San Francisco’s opponent in the Fall Classic — made him a “very good offer”...
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NFL Week 9 Odds: Patriots Are Touchdown Favorite Over Bears

The New England Patriots will host the Chicago Bears in a Week 8 inter-conference matchup on Sunday. The Patriots opened as a touchdown favorite, with the line holding steady thus far at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The total is set at 49.5. The Patriots are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games, and have gone OVER in seven of their last eight home games. The Bears are 4-2 ATS...
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Sidney Crosby Trolls Flyers Fans With ‘Rocky’ Halloween Costume (Photo)

All Hallows’ Eve  is still more than a week away, but the Pittsburgh Penguins have kicked off the festivities early. Evgeni Malkin uploaded photos from the annual Penguins’ Halloween party Sunday night. In case Philadelphia Flyers fans didn’t have enough reasons to hate him, Sidney Crosby decided to go as the city’s beloved character, Rocky Balboa. Perhaps Crosby was trying...
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Having Success At NFL Level In Hostile Environments Is Matter Of Choice

There were times on Monday night when the Houston Texans looked bothered by the crowd noise. At other times, they looked like a team playing in a bubble of silence. The Texans ultimately lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers in front of a rowdy Heinz Field crowd on “Monday Night Football,” but the game offered the latest example of how difficult it can be to play in a hostile environment...
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Royals’ Ned Yost Grew Up Giants Fan, Once Spent Vida Blue Autograph

Clearly, this World Series is going to be an inside job. OK, maybe not. But Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost revealed Monday he grew up a huge San Francisco Giants fan, making this year’s Fall Classic extra special for the veteran skipper. “I bet you I’ve wore out 15 San Francisco Giant hats as a kid growing up,” Yost told reporters in Kansas City. “That was my team...
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Jake Peavy Could Buy Cable Car If Giants Beat Royals, Win World Series

Jake Peavy, who famously purchased a duck boat following the Boston Red Sox’s 2013 World Series win, isn’t entirely sure what he’ll buy if his San Francisco Giants defeat the Kansas City Royals in this year’s Fall Classic. But he has at least one idea. “Everybody thought the duck boat was an impulse buy, but I had the check in my pocket during the parade,” Peavy said...
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Ryan Callahan’s Massive Hit On Taylor Hall Breaks Camera On Glass (Video)

Tampa Bay Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan doesn’t know his own strength. Early in the first period of Monday’s game against the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place, Callahan threw a huge hit on forward Taylor Hall in the Lightning’s defensive zone. The impact of the crushing hit created so much force that the camera behind the goal cut out. Aside from the camera, no...
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Major Sports Leagues File Suit In Attempt To Stop New Jersey’s Sport Betting

NEWARK, N.J. — The four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA filed papers in court Monday to stop New Jersey’s plan to allow legal sports betting beginning this weekend, when gamblers could become the first in the nation outside Nevada to wager on single games. The leagues filed a motion in federal court in Trenton seeking an injunction that would stop the state from...
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Which Hall Of Famer Scored His First Career Goal On NESN’s First Bruins Telecast?

Tuesday will be a special night at TD Garden. In addition to the Boston Bruins taking on the San Jose Sharks, Tuesday’s game will host a celebration of sorts, as it will be NESN night at the Garden. New England’s most watched sports network is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Way back on March 21, 1984, NESN televised its first Bruins game, starting a long marriage...
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Lawrence Timmons Vomits On Field During ‘Monday Night Football’ (GIFs)

Lawrence Timmons could have used some Pepto-Bismol on Monday night. The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Houston Texans on “Monday Night Football,” but it wasn’t all fun for the Steelers linebacker. Timmons was seen on more than one occasion vomiting on the field during the game. That wasn’t the only time Timmons lost his lunch Monday night, either.  The veteran linebacker also...
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Patriots Film Review: Brandon Browner Has Up-And-Down Start To Season

Maybe Bill Belichick was having a rare candid moment when he hinted that Brandon Browner’s New England Patriots debut was delayed because of conditioning, not knowledge of the defense. Browner admitted that he was tired on Thursday night against the New York Jets, and he looked winded as he sat on the bench in between defensive series’. Browner played 41 of a possible 87 defensive...
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Daniel Sturridge’s Latest Injury Will Prolong Liverpool’s Scoring Woes

Fact: Liverpool is much better with Daniel Sturridge in the lineup than it is without him. The Reds score more goals, win more games and earn more points when Sturridge, their leading man in the attack, plays. Sturridge, 25, suffered a calf injury last Thursday, which probably will sideline him for the next month. Simply put, Liverpool will be worse off than it otherwise would have...
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Tom Brady’s Son Reveals Father’s Halloween Costume In Adorable Fashion (Audio)

Tom Brady’s Halloween costume is going to include barf, and it has nothing to do with his early-season play. The New England Patriots quarterback will be celebrating the holiday as Barf and Belch from “How To Train Your Dragon.” That piece of news was broken by Brady’s son, Ben, on Jim Gray’s Westwood One Sports radio show. During Brady’s weekly interview, 4-year-old...
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Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison

Track and field star Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday was sentenced by a South African judge to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa cited “gross negligence” after the double-amputee shot Steenkamp multiple times through a bathroom door in the 2013 death. In September, Pistorius was found not guilty of murder but still faced these...
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LeBron James: Bulls’ Chemistry Makes Them ‘Much Better’ Than Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Chicago Bulls in Monday night’s preseason game 107-98, but prior to the matchup, LeBron James wasn’t convinced that his team is superior. “(The Bulls) are a team that’s much better than us right now just off chemistry,” James told ESPN. “They’ve been together for a while; we’ve got a long way to go.” A preseason victory over the...
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Seth Griffith Looking To Improve Skills In Second Stint With Bruins (Video)

After a brief three-game stint with the Boston Bruins this season, Seth Griffith was sent back down to Providence. But now, he’s back with the big boys after being recalled Monday, and he’s looking to make his stay in the NHL more permanent. That said, Griffith knows that he’s going to have to put in a lot of work. “They just want me to keep improving everyday,” Griffith...
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Two Oklahoma State Football Players Arrested After Falling Asleep In Drive-Thru

Two Oklahoma State football players were arrested early Sunday morning after falling asleep in a Whataburger drive-through lane. Police in Stillwater, Okla., responded to a call at 4 a.m. and found 20-year-old sophomore wide receiver Jhajuan Seales and 18-year-old freshman cornerback Juwan Offray “totally asleep and oblivious,” according to the Tulsa World. The police report...
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Oilers’ Ben Scrivens Raises Awareness For Mental Health With New Mask (Video)

If only more professional athletes were like Ben Scrivens. The Edmonton Oilers goaltender, a Cornell graduate who recently adopted a dog from the Edmonton Humane Society, has always tried to exemplify intelligence and goodwill. Now, he has joined a year-long campaign to raise awareness for mental health. The goalie had the words “Empathy” and “Hope” painted on the back...
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Paul George Shoots Jumpers Just Three Months After Breaking Leg (Video)

When the country saw Paul George break his leg in a gruesome injury during a Team USA scrimmage this past summer, it was difficult to imagine that the Indiana Pacers forward would play this season. Fans might want to rethink that notion. Less than three months removed from the terrible injury, George is somehow back on the court taking jumpers. No, they’re not the type of jumpers...
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Lightning’s Victor Hedman To Miss At Least A Month With Broken Finger

The Tampa Bay Lightning are off to a strong start, but they’ll have to go at least a month without one of their top defensemen. Victor Hedman will undergo surgery Tuesday and miss 4-6 weeks after breaking his finger while blocking a shot Saturday night, the team announced Monday. The former second overall pick in the 2009 NHL draft had a career year last season, scoring 13 goals...
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Antonio Brown Throws Lefty Touchdown Pass On Crazy Reverse Play (Video)

The Houston Texans held a comfortable 13-3 lead over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night with less than two minutes remaining in the first half. Then, all hell broke loose. After Ben Roethlisberger’s 35-yard touchdown pass to Martavis Bryant cut the deficit to 13-10, a botched kickoff return and an Arian Foster fumble gave the Steelers the ball on Houston’s three-yard line...
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