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NFLPA Officially Files Tom Brady Lawsuit, Wants QB To Play In Week 1

The NFLPA officially filed Tom Brady’s lawsuit in Minnesota on Wednesday, beginning Brady’s battle against the NFL in federal court. There’s a lot of legal mumbo jumbo here, so we’ll try to break it down into simpler terms. Here goes: NFLPA lawyers filed Brady’s federal appeal in Minnesota, and asked that U.S. District Judge David Doty be assigned to the case. Doty has...
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Rick Porcello Getting Back On Track After Rough Start With Red Sox (Video)

Rick Porcello’s first season with the Boston Red Sox did not get off to a good start. Through 19 starts, Porcello has a 5-10 record and a 5.51 ERA. However, he has pitched better in his last three starts, including a seven-inning outing against the Detroit Tigers his last time out. “Now it has not been a good season for Porcello,” NESN’s Jerry Remy said on “Red Sox Gameday...
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Larry Lucchino Looks At Trade Deadline As ‘Opportunity’ For Red Sox (Video)

The Boston Red Sox are already active ahead of the July 31 MLB non-waiver trade deadline. The Red Sox traded outfielder Shane Victorino to the Los Angeles Angels for infielder Josh Rutledge on Monday, and they are looking at “all kinds of stuff” on the trade market, according to general manager Ben Cherington. “We look at July 31 every year as an opportunity for us to take...
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Red Sox Call-Ups On Horizon For Left-Handers Brian Johnson, Henry Owens

BOSTON — The Red Sox’s rotation will remain as is through this Sunday. After that, however, some changes could be coming. Manager John Farrell said Tuesday that while struggling right-hander Joe Kelly will keep his starting job “for now,” the team also plans on introducing to the fold two of its brightest young arms: left-handers Brian Johnson and Henry Owens. “We’re...
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Bruins-Canadiens Winter Classic Logos Unveiled At Gillette Stadium (Photos)

The 2016 Winter Classic logo was unveiled Wednesday at Gillette Stadium, where the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens will write another chapter in their history rivalry outdoors on Jan. 1, 2016. In addition to the event logo, the Bruins and Canadiens logos also were shown for the first time. Click the link below for a photo gallery of Wednesday’s Winter Classic press conference...
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Bruins Set To Host A Second Winter Classic, But At New Venue (Video)

The Winter Classic is coming back to New England, but this time it’s at a different stadium. The last time the Boston Bruins hosted the event, they won, 2-1, in overtime against the Philadelphia Flyers at Fenway Park. Now, the Bruins will travel down to Foxboro, Mass., where they will host the Montreal Canadiens in the 2016 Winter Classic at Gillette Stadium. However, no matter...
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Watch Pedro Martinez’s ‘Viva Dominicana Night’ Ceremony (Live Stream)

The Boston Red Sox aren’t quite done honoring Pedro Martinez. After retiring the former ace’s No. 45 on Tuesday, the club will pay tribute to Martinez’s fans from his native Dominican Republic during “Viva Dominicana Night” on Wednesday. Fans in attendance for the 7:10 p.m. game against the Chicago White Sox will receive Dominican flags and postcard replicas of Martinez’s...
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LeGarrette Blount Among Three Patriots Placed On Non-Football Injury List

LeGarrette Blount might not be on the practice field for the New England Patriots’ first training camp session Thursday. Blount, defensive tackle Alan Branch and offensive lineman Caylin Hauptmann were placed on the non-football injury list, according to the NFL transaction wire. Blount is expected to be the Patriots’ starting running back this season. The Patriots also officially...
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Patrice Bergeron: Bruins-Canadiens Winter Classic ‘Going To Be Something Special’

FOXBORO, Mass. — Patrice Bergeron is one of four remaining players from the Boston Bruins team that played in the 2010 Winter Classic against the Philadelphia Flyers at Fenway Park. The Bruins are going to host the league’s marquee outdoor event again on Jan. 1, 2016, this time against their longtime rivals the Montreal Canadiens in the 2016 Winter Classic at Gillette Stadium...
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How This New Hall Of Fame Rule Affects Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Etc.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame announced a new rule Tuesday that could have major ramifications on baseball history going forward. Hall of Fame decides BBWAA members more than 10 years removed from actively covering the game can no longer vote for Hall of Fame.— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) July 28, 2015 Previous tweet is a reminder that Hall of Fame, not BBWAA, sets rules...
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Ex-NBA Star Vin Baker Works At Starbucks After Battle With Alcoholism

If you are in need of a coffee and are in North Kingstown, R.I., there’s a four-time NBA All-Star who can help you with that. Vin Baker played 13 seasons in the NBA — two of which were with the Boston Celtics — and earned almost $100 million. But Baker struggled with alcoholism and finances toward the end of his career, resulting in the loss of most of his earnings. So where...
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Mookie Betts Placed On 7-Day Concussion DL; Jackie Bradley Jr. Recalled

BOSTON — Mookie Betts did indeed suffer a concussion during his tumble into the Boston Red Sox’s bullpen, manager John Farrell confirmed Wednesday afternoon. As a result, the Red Sox have placed the center fielder on the seven-day concussion disabled list and recalled outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. from Triple-A Pawtucket to fill the open roster slot. “Obviously, it was confirmed...
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Report: NFLPA Wants Ruling On Tom Brady Appeal By Week 1 Or Injunction

The NFL Players Association reportedly doesn’t want to waste any time in getting a ruling once they file their appeal for Tom Brady’s four-game suspension. The NFLPA will ask the judge presiding over the lawsuit to either make a ruling by September 4 or to issue an injunction, which would allow Brady to play while the court case is ongoing, a source ProFootballTalk on Wednesday...
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Brock Holt Leading Off In Red Sox Lineup After Mookie Betts’ Injury

With Mookie Betts on the seven-day concussion list, the Boston Red Sox had to shuffle their lineup Wednesday as they continue their four-game series against the Chicago White Sox. Betts took a hard fall into the bullpen trying to catch a Jose Abreu home run during Boston’s 9-4 loss Tuesday, so Brock Holt will return to action and lead off after hyperextending his knee Sunday. Holt...
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Bruins, Canadiens Taking Epic Rivalry Outdoors On Winter Classic Stage

FOXBORO, Mass. — There’s no better rivalry in the history of hockey than the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens. They’ve played more than 900 times, have squared off in a record 34 playoff series and own a combined 30 Stanley Cup championships. These Original Six teams have met on just about every stage imaginable, but one setting they’ve never played in is outdoors. That...
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Brady, agent contacted AT&T in attempt to retrieve deleted texts

Tom Brady’s agent, Don Yee, went on the offensive Wednesday. Just one day after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell upheld Brady’s four-game suspension, Yee went on the record with CSNNE.com’s Tom Curran and CBSSports.com’s Jason La Canfora. Yee detailed the steps he and Brady took to inform the NFL why there was a gap in the Patriots quarterback’s texting records and how...
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Spectators Pitch In To Buy Gear For Haitian Special Olympics Soccer Team

When Haiti’s soccer team took the field at UCLA on Saturday during the first day of the Special Olympics, something was very clear to the crowd. It was a match to determine the Haitians’ competition in the elimination rounds, and despite the fact their opponents weren’t far more talented, the Haitian team was being beaten badly. And from their white plain T-shirts, non-uniform...
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Bruins-Canadiens Winter Classic details announced

FOXBORO, Mass. — One of the staples of the Winter Classic spectacle is the alumni game featuring former players of the two teams involved in the outdoor game. The Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens will meet in the 2016 Winter Classic on Jan. 1, 2016 at Gillette Stadium, the home of the NFL’s New England Patriots. It will be the venue for the alumni game as well, which NHL...
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TC’s DraftKings Value Picks: Xander Bogaerts’ Hits Keep On Coming

Xander Bogaerts has been on fire since his All-Star Game snub, and NESN’s Tom Caron believes that will pay off big in his DraftKings daily fantasy baseball lineup. The Boston Red Sox shortstop is one of TC’s three value picks, and it seems like a smart choice. Bogaerts is batting .360 in 12 games in Boston’s second half. Think you know better than TC? Visit DraftKings and challenge...
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Boston Mayor Marty Walsh Tweets Support For Tom Brady, Patriots

Tom Brady now is moving toward what could be a lengthy legal battle with the NFL, but he has the City of Boston on his side. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell upheld the New England Patriots quarterback’s four-game suspension Tuesday, and Brady later authorized the NFL Players Association to appeal his case in federal court. And Brady has a government friend in Boston mayor Marty...
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Watch Bruins Winter Classic Press Conference Online (Live Stream)

The 2016 Winter Classic will take place at Gillette Stadium as the Boston Bruins are set to host the Montreal Canadiens. Watch the official announcement of the game below in the live stream below: Filed under: Boston Bruins, Live Stream, Montreal Canadiens, NHL
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NFL Asks Police To Protect Roger Goodell’s Maine Home From Patriots Fans

Roger Goodell’s decision to uphold Tom Brady’s four-game suspension unsurprisingly hasn’t gone over so well with New England Patriots fans. So just how much did Goodell upset the fan base? Enough that the NFL decided to take extra steps to protect its commissioner’s property. The league on Tuesday contacted local police in Scarborough, Maine, asking them to “keep an...
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Bethe Correia: I’ll Knock Ronda Rousey Out In First Round Of UFC 190

RIO DE JANEIRO — With a calm voice but a supremely confident air, Bethe Correia said Monday she and her coaches have studied weaknesses in Ronda Rousey’s game, and she now knows exactly how to realize her dream to be a UFC champion. “Saturday she will see a fighter who is 10 times more evolved in the game than Ronda,” Correia said in her native Portuguese, during a conference...
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Matthew Slater Backs Tom Brady, Calls Him ‘The Heartbeat Of This Team’

FOXBOROUGH — Bill Belichick set the tone for his players Wednesday by explicitly telling reporters the decision to uphold Tom Brady’s four-game suspension had “already been addressed” by team owner Robert Kraft. But that didn’t stop New England Patriots captain Matthew Slater from making one thing clear: He and the team have Brady’s back. “I think it’s safe to...
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Devin McCourty: Tom Brady Has Patriots’ Belief and Support

FOXBORO, Mass. — Devin McCourty was back to work Wednesday, and as a New England Patriots captain, that meant being asked questions the safety understandably didn’t want to answer. McCourty was fresh off his conditioning test — don’t worry, he passed — when he stepped to the podium and had the unfortunate task of following a heated Robert Kraft and typically tight-lipped Bill...
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