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Super Bowl XLIX: Patriots-Seahawks Matchup Likely To Be Won In Red Zone

Football is a game of inches, but Super Bowl XLIX might be decided on two 20-yard plots of land at University of Phoenix Stadium on Sunday night. More specifically, one of the most important matchups will come between the New England offense and the Seattle defense when the Patriots have the ball in the red zone. Ex-NFL linebacker Matt Chatham wrote Sunday...
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Milan Lucic Picks Patriots Over Seahawks, Rob Gronkowski As Super Bowl MVP

BOSTON — Bruins forward Milan Lucic grew up in Vancouver, a city with a growing Seattle Seahawks fanbase, but he will be rooting for the New England Patriots to win Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday. “I hope that it’s going to be a good game,” Lucic said after Saturday night’s 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings at TD Garden. “Obviously, the two top teams of each conference going...
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Tom Brady’s ‘Wake Up’ Video Facebook Post Will Gave Patriots Fans Goosebumps

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are ready to go. Everything the Patriots have worked so hard for culminates Sunday night in the desert when New England squares off with the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX. With a fourth Super Bowl title on the line, it’s probably safe to say Patriots fans don’t need any extra motivation to cheer for their club. However, if Patriots...
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What Time Is The Super Bowl On?

The Super Bowl is upon us. Super Bowl XLIX will kick off Sunday night in Arizona, as the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks will battle it out with a chance to hoist the Lombardi Trophy on the line. Football fans likely will be glued to their TV all day long with round-the-clock coverage beginning bright and early. The game doesn’t kick off until...
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What Channel Is The Super Bowl On?

Happy Super Bowl day, NFL fans. The day we’ve been anticipating since the season kicked off back in September is here, as Super Bowl XLIX will be played Sunday night in Arizona between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks. That’s big news for just about anyone in New England and Seattle, but it’s safe to say there will be plenty of eyeballs...
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What Channel Is The Kitten Bowl On?

The Puppy Bowl gets most of the attention, but don’t forget about the feline fest that is the Kitten Bowl. The second annual Kitten Bowl is set to take place Sunday afternoon, and it will serve as a nice preulde to the Puppy Bowl (and yeah, the Super Bowl, too). The Kitten Bowl gets underway at noon ET on the Hallmark Channel. Get more information on...
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What Channel Is The Puppy Bowl On?

Finally, it’s the day fans all over the world have been waiting for: It’s Puppy Bowl Sunday. Puppy Bowl XI, everyone’s favorite Super Bowl appetizer, takes place Sunday afternoon. The “game” will “kick off” at 3 p.m. ET, and like every year, this year’s installment can be seen on Animal Planet. If you want even more Puppy Bowl in your life...
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UFC 183 Results: Anderson Silva Downs Nick Diaz In Unanimous Decision

Nick Diaz did a little first-round taunting and joking, but it was Anderson Silva who got the last laugh Saturday night at UFC 183. Silva’s return was a wildly successful one as the 39-year-old won a unanimous decision over Diaz. The three judges scored the fight as 50-45, 50-45 and 49-46, obviously all in favor of Silva. The fight was Silva’s first...
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Ex-Seahawk Brandon Browner Gives Patriots’ Secondary An Edge, Even In Practice

PHOENIX — Brandon Browner didn’t look out of place this season when he was shifted over to linebacker. That’s a pretty good indication of the New England Patriots cornerback’s size. Browner was difficult to spot at times during OTAs and minicamp when Patriots players didn’t wear numbers, because he doesn’t resemble a defensive back. NBA small forward? Maybe. Cornerback...
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Torey Krug’s Third-Period Goal Delivers Dagger For B’s Vs. Islanders (Video)

The bad news: The Boston Bruins blew a two-goal lead against the New York Islanders on Thursday night. The good news: Thanks to Torey Krug, they quickly got it back. Early in the third period, B’s forward Milan Lucic won a battle behind the net in the offensive zone and dug it out to linesmate Riley Smith. Smith found Krug at the blue line, and the defenseman...
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Hockey East Roundup: UMass-Lowell Beats Merrimack, Earns Weekend Split

UMass-Lowell threw the kitchen sink at Rasmus Tirronen on Friday night but couldn’t come away with the win. On Saturday night, though, things went a bit better. The No. 10 River Hawks (16-8-3) scored in all three periods and held tight on defense to bounce back for a 4-1 win over No. 19 Merrimack at the Tsongas Center. After being stymied by Tirronen on Friday, UMass-Lowell needed...
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Bruins Goaltender Tuukka Rask Regains Top Form In Stellar January

BOSTON — January was Tuukka Time. Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask finished a fantastic month with 30 saves on 31 shots in a 3-1 win over the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night. He went 7-1-3 in 11 January starts and his .949 save percentage over that span is his highest in a single-month since the start of last season. Rask also finished January...
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Claude Julien: Bruins Showed ’60-Minute Commitment’ In Win Vs. Kings (Video)

The Boston Bruins closed out an impressive month with one more impressive performance Saturday night. The B’s skated to a 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings at TD Garden, giving them an 8-1-3 record in the month of January. Boston got a strong effort on both sides of the ice to defeat the defending Stanley Cup champs. Goaltender Tuukka Rask stopped 30 shots — including a Nick...
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Bruins’ Tuukka Rask Stones Kings’ Nick Shore On Breakaway Attempt (Video)

The Los Angeles Kings had a great chance to score in a game where goals were at a premium. But Tuukka Rask had other plans. The Kings and Boston Bruins were locked in a scoreless tie in the second period when Los Angeles forward Nick Shore got behind the Bruins’ defense on a breakaway. Shore closed in on Rask and made a quick move to his forehand, but...
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Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski Wins 2014 NFL Comeback Player Of The Year

PHOENIX — New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has won The Associated Press NFL Comeback Player Of The Year award for 2014. Gronkowski easily outdistanced seven others receiving votes from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the league. The unanimous All-Pro received 27 selections, followed by Philadelphia Eagles receiver...
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Bruins Defeat Kings 3-1, Finish January With 8-1-3 Record

BOSTON — The Bruins closed a very successful month of January with a 3-1 win over the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night. Bruins forward Carl Soderberg scored the game-winning goal at 14:36 of the third period, just 1:36 after Kings forward Jordan Nolan tied the score at 1 with his first goal since Nov. 29. The B’s lost just once in regulation...
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Ex-Patriot Junior Seau Headlines 2015 Pro Football Hall Of Fame Class

PHOENIX — Junior Seau, Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Charles Haley and Will Shields have been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The class of 2015 also includes a pair of contributors, Bill Polian and Ron Wolf, along with senior selection Mick Tingelhoff. The announcement was made Saturday, a day before Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks. Seau...
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KP Walpole Beats Parkway 1-0 In TD Bank Mini 1-On-1 Peewee Opener (Video)

The peewee (boys 12-and-under) bracket of the TD Bank Mini 1-on-1 tournament began in earnest Saturday night, and KP Walpole was the first team to punch its ticket to the next round. KP Walpole edged Parkway 1-0 thanks to a first-round goal from Jack Coulter, who sniped one under the top left crossbar to give his team the early advantage. Walpole goaltender...
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Bruins Show Strong Defensive Effort In First Period Vs. Kings (Video)

It’s been a defensive battle between two strong, physical teams at TD Garden. The Boston Bruins and Los Angeles Kings squared off Saturday night, and neither side could find the net in the opening period. Yet the blank score was far from the product of missed opportunities. Both squads came out of the gate by playing strong in their defensive zones and limiting opponents’ chances...
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Liverpool-West Ham Verdict: Reds Overpower Hammers, Confirm Revival

For Liverpool FC, revenge rarely has tasted this good. Liverpool beat West Ham United 2-0 in a Premier League game Saturday at Anfield. Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge scored second-half goals, which gave the Reds a comfortable, comprehensive and utterly deserved win that propelled them over the Hammers into seventh place in the Premier League standings...
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Stevan Ridley Captures Rare Bill Belichick Smile In Classic Selfie (Photo)

On the eve of Super Bowl XLIX, Bill Belichick got ready for the big game by flashing his trademark smile. Wait, what? OK, so the New England Patriots head coach isn’t exactly known for his jovial side — the Wall Street Journal reported that he smiled just seven times at press conferences during the 2014 season. But give Belichick a photo op with his...
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Bruins Showing Strength On Penalty Kill During Recent Hot Streak (Video)

The Boston Bruins have done a lot of things right over the last few weeks. Near the top of the list? Killing off penalties. Boston has successfully killed off 40 of its last 42 penalties and owns a 95.2 percent success rate on PKs in the month of January, good for second-best in the NHL behind the Carolina Hurricanes (96 percent). The B’s were successful while shorthanded again...
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Patriots Hold Meetings, Take Team Photo In Final Super Bowl XLIX Preparations

TEMPE, Ariz.— Upstairs at the New England Patriots’ team hotel in Chandler, Ariz., the lobby was buzzing with fans, friends and family. After two weeks of anticipation, kickoff finally was just a day away. Down a flight of stairs, meanwhile, the organization quietly went about final preparations for Super Bowl XLIX, its seventh NFL title game since...
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Leon Powe: Marshawn Lynch Once Tackled Player In High School Basketball

This embed is invalid" /> Beast Mode from the beginning. That’s how Leon Powe describes Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch. Powe, who played three seasons with the Boston Celtics and now works in the team’s community relations office, was a high school teammate of Lynch’s on the basketball team at Oakland Technical. Lynch is three years younger...
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Bruins Showing Resiliency During Impressive Stretch In January (Video)

The New Year has brought wonders for the Boston Bruins. After struggling in December, the B’s have earned at least a point in all but two of their 11 games in January while winning seven of their last nine contests. Some of these victories haven’t come easy, including Thursday night’s 5-2 win over the New York Islanders, in which New York erased a two-goal Boston lead in the...
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