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Amica Coverage Play Of The Week: Reilly Smith Or Craig Cunningham?

NESN.com staff will pick the two or three best Amica Coverage Plays of the previous week for games played from Friday night to Thursday night. Voting will begin every Friday at 10 a.m. ET and conclude Monday. Vote for the Coverage Play of the Week and you will be entered for a chance to win a team jersey courtesy of the Pro Shop at TD Garden. First read the official rules, then completely...
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Patriots’ Defensive Stats Don’t Tell Whole Story Of Unit’s Dominance (Mailbag)

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton could become a folk hero in New England with a win Monday night. Patriots fans will be watching intently as the Denver Broncos travel to Cincinnati to play the Bengals. The Patriots can lock up home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with a win over the New York Jets on Sunday and a Broncos loss. Locking up the No. 1 seed early would...
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Report: Ex-Red Sox Jake Peavy, Giants Agree To Two-Year, $24M Contract

This embed is invalid" /> Jake Peavy will look to add to his cable car collection. Peavy has agreed to a two-year, $24 million contract with the San Francisco Giants, according to multiple reports. The veteran pitcher finished his 2014 season with the Giants, who won their third World Series title in five years. Peavy will earn base salaries of $7...
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Tom Brady, Patriots Huge Favorites Over Rex Ryan, New York Jets

The New England Patriots will play their final road game of the regular season when they face the New York Jets in Week 16. The Patriots are around an 11-point favorite at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The moneyline opened with New England at -470, but it is now at -550. New York opened at +400, and is now between +415 and +430. The total is set...
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Keith Olbermann: Mark Cuban Finalized Rajon Rondo Trade On ‘Colbert Report’ Set

If you watched the final episode of “The Colbert Report” on Thursday night, you might have caught Mark Cuban among the random assemblage of famous people singing “We’ll Meet Again” to the show’s host. As it turns out, Cuban was multi-tasking. From #Colbert Farewell: @MarkCuban finalized Rondo deal in green room, sitting w/Waterston, Daniels, me + dismaying UN Amb. Samantha...
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Rajon Rondo After Trade: My Love For Boston Celtics Fans Is ‘Unmatched’

This embed is invalid" /> A reflective Rajon Rondo took to Twitter late Thursday night. Rondo, who was traded to the Dallas Mavericks hours before, professed his love for the Boston Celtics organization and its fans through a series of tweets. The All-Star point guard spent the first eight-plus years of his career in Boston, winning an NBA championship...
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‘Hoosiers’ Ranked Sixth Among NESN.com’s Top 10 Sports Movies

Editor’s note: In the spirit of holiday movie-watching, we asked NESN.com readers to vote for their favorite sports film of all time. The debate was fierce, but the votes spoke for themselves. Finishing sixth among NESN.com readers’ top 10 sports movies of all time: “Hoosiers.” This embed is invalid" /> Why it’s a top-10 sports movie: Basketball...
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Fantasy Football: Matt Ryan, Peyton Manning Among Week 16 Starts, Sits

Winning your fantasy football league requires a good amount of skill and a whole lot of luck. It also requires taking risks. If you’ve come this far, chances are you’ve had all three of those things. But your toughest task might come in Week 16. A general tenet in fantasy football is to stick with your star players and avoid the temptation of swapping...
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Bill James’ 2015 Red Sox Predictions: Mookie Betts Could Have Bright Future (Video)

Bill James has made a name for himself with his annual Major League Baseball predictions, and this year he’s got an interesting look at the Boston Red Sox’s 2015 season. NESN.com Red Sox writer Ricky Doyle gives his take on some of James’ predictions in the video above. Thumbnail photo via Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports ImagesFiled under: Boston Red Sox, NESN Video, Ricky...
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Red Sox’s Holiday Wishlist Includes Ace Pitcher, Backup Catcher (Video)

The holidays are here, so now is the perfect time to take a look at what the Boston Red Sox might want under the Christmas tree this year. NESN.com Red Sox writer Ricky Doyle takes a look at a couple of things the team could benefit from in the video above. Thumbnail photo via Tim Heitman/USA TODAY Sports ImagesFiled under: Boston Red Sox, NESN Video, Ricky Doyle, Top Stories
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Liverpool’s Holiday Wishlist Includes Answer To Goalkeeper Woes (Video)

Liverpool almost went out on top of the Premier League last season, but sputtered this season as they tried to reclaim their glory. There are a few glaring necessities for the team if they intend to bring back their winning ways. NESN.com soccer editor Marcus Kwesi O’Mard details a few items that should be on the Reds’ holiday wishlist in the video above. Thumbnail photo via...
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Writer Sums Up Titans-Jaguars Game With Hilarious Game Preview (Photo)

It’s no secret that America loves it some NFL football, but the league’s final installment of “Thursday Night Football” might seriously put their love to the test. Thursday night’s game features an AFC South matchup between the Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars, two squads who at 2-12 are tied with the Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers...
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Rajon Rondo’s Reported Trade Unfortunate For Celtics, But Necessary

If the Boston Celtics had it their way, Rajon Rondo would not be going anywhere. He’d be the franchise cornerstone. The one they build around. The first man to hoist the Larry O’Brien Trophy when they finally make it back to basketball’s promised land. Unfortunately, that’s not always how things work out in the NBA. The Celtics, according to numerous reports, agreed to part ways...
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Boston College Extends Steve Addazio’s Contract Through 2020 Season

Steve Addazio has led Boston College to back-to-back winning seasons since taking over in December 2012. He’ll have plenty of chances to continue that success going forward. BC has extended the contract of its head football coach through 2020, athletic director Brad Bates announced Thursday. “In just two years, Steve Addazio has done an amazing job...
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Reports: Celtics Agree To Trade Rajon Rondo To Mavericks For Three Players, Picks

The last remaining piece of the Boston Celtics’ 2008 championship squad reportedly has played his final game in green. The Celtics and Dallas Mavericks have reached an agreement that will sent Rajon Rondo to Dallas in exchange for point guard Jameer Nelson, center Brandan Wright and forward Jae Crowder, multiple news outlets reported Thursday night. ESPN’s Marc Stein was the...
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Mario Balotelli banned match for offensive Instagram post

LONDON — Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is banned from Sunday’s match against Arsenal as punishment for posting racially offensive comments online.   The FA on Thursday imposed the one-match ban and a fine of 25,000 pounds ($39,000), while also ordering Balotelli to attend an education program for the “aggravated breach” of its discrimination rules. Balotelli uploaded...
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Reports: Celtics Reject Lakers’ Offer For Rajon Rondo; Kings Still Off Table

Rajon Rondo soon could find himself in a new city, but it’s looking less likely that that city will be in California. The Boston Celtics reportedly are engaged in “serious” trade talks with multiple teams regarding their star point guard, including the Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings. According to the latest reports, though, Boston isn’t...
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Patriots Injury Report: Julian Edelman Remains Limited By Concussion

FOXBORO, Mass. — There’s $500,000 riding on Julian Edelman’s playing status in the New England Patriots’ final two games. Edelman, who was limited during Thursday’s practice with a concussion and thigh injury, can earn a $500,000 bonus if he or his team can accomplish one of the following criteria, as pointed out by PatsCap.com: 85 more receiving yards, three more receiving...
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Brad Stevens: ‘My Door’s Always Open’ During Trade Rumor Season

This embed is invalid" /> WALTHAM, Mass. — If Brad Stevens could change one thing about the Boston Celtics’ practice facility, he’d move his second-story office down a floor. “So that I’d get a chance to see everybody every day when they walk by before practice,” Stevens said Thursday, shortly after his players did just that.  Trade season in the...
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Darrelle Revis: ‘I Think I’m A Better Player Than I Was A Couple Years Ago’

FOXBORO, Mass. — Darrelle Revis believes he’s in the peak of his career: in that sweet spot where talent and knowledge collide. Ask any receiver who Revis has followed this year, and none of them will or have said that his skills are eroding. At 29 years old, Revis is probably still a couple years away from age catching up to foot speed and agility. The All-Pro cornerback already...
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Barack Obama’s Cuba Plan Could Have Impact On Major League Baseball

This embed is invalid" /> The United States and Cuba are starting a new chapter. It could have major implications for Major League Baseball. President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced significant changes to the United States’ diplomatic relations with Cuba. Eventually, the changes could create a smoother path to the U.S. for Cuban-born baseball...
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Manny Ramirez Shanks Ball On First-Ever Golf Swing (GIF)

Manny Ramirez hit 555 home runs in his Major League Baseball career, but that doesn’t mean he’s got the swinging motion down for every sport. Ramirez recently took part in David Ortiz’s 7th Annual Golf Classic, where he swung a golf club for the first time, according to CBSSports.com. It wasn’t pretty. Keep those elbows in, Manny. At least it was for a good cause, though...
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Celtics Coach Brad Stevens Sidesteps Rajon Rondo Trade Questions

WALTHAM, Mass. — Brad Stevens isn’t fretting about things he can’t control. Even as trade rumors swirled Thursday regarding Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, Stevens said his preparation for Friday’s matchup with the Minnesota Timberwolves has not changed. “It’s part of the NBA, but again, I don’t want to focus on things that aren’t there,” Stevens said...
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Rob Gronkowski jokes about Tom Brady saying he's grown up

FOXBORO, Mass. — We’ll take Tom Brady’s word for it that Rob Gronkowski has grown up on the football field. The New England Patriots tight end proved that he’s still an overgrown teenager during his appearance on “Top Chef” Wednesday night, however. Gronk doesn’t seem very convinced by Brady’s comments either. “I grew up a lot,” Gronkowski said laughing. “I’m...
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Spice Adams Debuts Comical ‘Between Two Helmets’ Spoof Webseries (Video)

Chicago Bears fans finally have something to smile about. The Bears sport a dismal 5-9 record on the season, but former Bears d-lineman Anthony “Spice” Adams can cheer fans up with his version of comedian Zach Galifianakis’ “Between Two Ferns” webseries. Adams’ spoof is called “Between Two Helmets.” Adams, who played for the Bears from 2007-2011 and now co-hosts...
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