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Bill Belichick Laughs Off Question About Tom Brady, QB Controversy (Video)

Bill Belichick was not a happy camper Monday night, but he was still able to crack a smile in his postgame news conference. Belichick took the podium just moments after his New England Patriots were embarrassed 41-14 at the hands of the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football. As is usually the case, Belichick divulged very little of any substance in his media briefing. Predictably...
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Brandon LaFell, Jimmy Garoppolo Among Few Bright Spots For Patriots

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The New England Patriots got demolished on Monday night, but in the 41-14 loss were tiny glimmers of hope. The Patriots were outmatched and outclassed on both sides of the ball by the Kansas City Chiefs, allowing 443 total yards while gaining just 290. The Patriots’ defense allowed four plays of over 20 yards after allowing just six in their first three games...
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Patriots’ Loss To Chiefs Proves Issues Run Deeper Than Originally Assumed

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The most excited players in the New England Patriots’ locker room should be the offensive linemen. The heat is off for at least five days. Everything went wrong for the Patriots on Monday night in their 41-14 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Everything. Even Patriots players who garnered the most confidence heading into the 2014 season, like quarterback Tom...
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MLB Playoff Predictions 2014: Who Will Win This Season’s World Series?

There’s one guarantee entering the 2014 Major League Baseball playoffs: A new champion will be crowned. The defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox stumbled to a 71-91 finish, pinning them in last place in the American League East. The New York Yankees still hold the honor of being baseball’s last repeat champion, winning three straight titles from 1998-2000. Anything...
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Bill Belichick Right To Laugh Off QB Controversy After Tom Brady’s Struggles

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There’s no quarterback controversy for the New England Patriots — yet. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick laughed when asked if the quarterback position would be evaluated after New England was exposed in a 41-14 drubbing by the Kansas City Chiefs. Honestly, it was a fair question to ask, even if the reaction was obvious. Quarterback Tom Brady completed...
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Fantasy Football: Jerick McKinnon Among Week 5 Waiver Wire Steals

Scouring the waiver wire can be a winning strategy, but it’s far from foolproof. If you were among the many (like me) who hopped on the Kirk Cousins bandwagon after his stellar Week 3 performance, you were treated to one-touchdown, four-interception clunker in Week 4. The same can be said for Donald Brown, who laid an egg against the worst rushing defense in the NFL on Sunday....
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Rajon Rondo In Good Spirits During Celtics Media Day Despite Injury (Video)

Rajon Rondo won’t be playing for six to 10 weeks, but he was in high spirits during Boston Celtics media day Monday. Rondo, who explained that he sustained his injury after a slip at home and not at a trampoline park, wore a sling on his left hand and will be sidelined to start the season. The point guard also answered questions regarding his future in Boston and expressed his...
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Celtics Media Day Notes: ‘Opportunity’ Awaits For Boston’s Young Guns

WALTHAM, Mass. — The Boston Celtics’ practice facility was abuzz with activity Monday afternoon as the team tipped off the 2014-15 season with its annual media day. Come along as we sift through a grab bag of news and notes from the event. – Rajon Rondo gave a very thorough explanation of how he suffered the broken hand that will sideline him for the next two months or so....
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Reports: Raiders Fire Dennis Allen After 0-4 Start To 2014 Season

Dennis Allen started the 2014 season with his job on the line. After four consecutive losses, it appears Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis has had enough. The Raiders informed Allen that he was fired as head coach of the team Monday night, according to FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport confirmed the firing, via a source. The #Raiders have fired coach Dennis Allen...
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2014-15 Florida Panthers Preview: Summer Additions Bring Optimism

The Florida Panthers want to make the playoffs in 2014-15 after finishing with the second-worst record in the Eastern Conference last season. In an effort to improve a roster lacking veteran talent, the Panthers opened their checkbook and signed several experienced players in the summer. Dave Bolland, a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Chicago Blackhawks, signed a five-year...
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John Farrell: 2013 World Series Title ‘Seems Farther Than It Is’ (Video)

After finishing on top in 2013, the Boston Red Sox became the cellar dwellers of the American League East less than a year later. “To think that 11 months ago we were world champions, that seems farther than it is,” John Farrell said Monday as the team cleaned out its clubhouse. “My view on it is that the wide swing, the drastic change, has not only been a surprise to what...
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Torey Krug, Reilly Smith Happy To Be Back On Ice After Signing (Video)

Defenseman Torey Krug and forward Reilly Smith were back on the ice Monday after signing matching one-year deals to stay with the Boston Bruins. After missing all of training camp and the team’s first four preseason games, Krug and Smith were glad to return. “It helps us a lot,” Krug said. “I’m very happy with how things worked out.” The communication between both parties...
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Chiefs Fans Break World Record For Crowd Noise At Arrowhead Stadium

Arrowhead Stadium is the loudest stadium in the world once again. Kansas City Chiefs fans brought their A-game Monday night at Arrowhead as they broke the crowd noise record Seattle Seahawks fans set last season at CenturyLink Field. The noise level reached 142.2 decibels during the second quarter of their game against the New England Patriots, crushing the previous record of 137...
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Joseph Fauria Sprains Ankle Trying To Stop Dog From Urinating In Home

The Detroit Lions have had some awful luck over the past two seasons when it comes to strange injuries. Last season, wide receiver Nate Burleson broke his arm after he crashed his car while trying to save a pizza box from falling. This year, linebacker Stephen Tulloch tore his ACL celebrating a sack. Add Joseph Fauria and his little dog to the list of freak accidents. The Detroit...
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Jim Harbaugh: Rumors About Players Wanting Me Out Are ‘A Bunch Of Crap’

The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday to improve to 2-2, but Deion Sanders isn’t convinced everything is all right in the Bay Area. After the game, Sanders went on NFL Network’s “NFL Gameday Final,” and claimed that 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh has lost the team. “(The players) want him out,” Sanders said. “They’re not on the same page...
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Bruins Player Preview: Johnny Boychuk’s Expected Role, Projected Season Stats

Editor’s note: NESN.com will preview every NHL-level Bruins player over the next few weeks, leading to the Oct. 8 season opener. Click here for the full schedule and to read other player profiles. Johnny Boychuk is one of the most underrated defensemen in the NHL as a strong two-way player. He’s entering his sixth season with the Boston Bruins and will play a top-four role on...
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Adrian Peterson’s Text To Coach Inspired Vikings Teammates Before Win

Adrian Peterson can only watch the Minnesota Vikings from his couch right now as he waits for his Oct. 8 court date after allegedly abusing his 4-year-old child. But while the running back can’t help his team on the field with his rushing prowess, he’s doing everything in his limited power to lend a hand. Peterson texted Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer prior to the Vikings’...
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Celtics Hire Leon Powe For ‘Whatever Danny (Ainge) Wants Me To Do’

Leon Powe is back in Boston, but he’s trading in his jersey for a suit. Powe has been hired by the Boston Celtics to work in the team’s front office doing “whatever (Celtics owner) Danny (Ainge) wants me to do,” he told the Boston Herald’s Mark Murphy on Monday. CSN New England’s A. Sherrod Blakely added that Powe will work in a “community/player related position....
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Ben Cherington, Red Sox Striving For Long-Term, Sustainable Success

BOSTON — Worst to first to worst. The Red Sox have been all over the map the last three years. A World Series triumph, like the one Boston enjoyed in 2013, can go a long way toward easing the pain of two last-place finishes in a three-year span. But a frenetic organization isn’t what the Red Sox aspire to be. “It’s hard, and it’s been hard on us — the extreme outcomes...
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LeBron James Showed Bald Spots At Practice Amid Hair Plug Rumors (Photo)

When LeBron James unveiled his “LeBron 12″ sneakers earlier this month, he surprised everyone by sporting a full head of hair, which made NBA fans who like to make fun of James’ receding hairline a little upset. On Monday, however, bald spots were visible again on LeBron’s head during practice. Somehow, LeBron mysteriously lost his hair again, and everything was back to...
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Drew Bledsoe Makes Quality Wine, Has New Fan In LeBron James (Video)

Drew Bledsoe has a new job, and it helped him gain a new fan. The former New England Patriots quarterback returned to his roots after football and now produces wine in his native Walla Walla, Wash. Bledsoe’s Doubleback Cabernet Sauvignon has received rave reviews from publications like Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast and was featured on ESPN’s “Monday Night Countdown....
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Boston Bruins Roster Outlook With Torey Krug, Reilly Smith Signed

BOSTON — Signing restricted free agents Torey Krug and Reilly Smith to one-year contract worth just $1.4 million per season was a work of brilliance by Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli. He had limited salary cap space and two quality players who deserved raises after impressive performances in the 2013-14 campaign. The Bruins weren’t forced to make a substantial trade in...
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Red Sox Wrap-Up Notes: Mookie Betts-Rusney Castillo Logjam Not Problem

BOSTON — The Red Sox’s 2014 season officially is over. While most players packed up their stuff Sunday, a few others returned to the Red Sox’s clubhouse Monday to finish cleaning out their lockers. Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington and manager John Farrell then addressed the media at Fenway Park, discussing both Boston’s disappointing World Series defense and the interesting...
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Map Shows Most Popular NFL Team By State Based On Jersey Sales (Photo)

Dick’s Sporting Goods figured out the most popular teams by state based on their own jersey sales, and some of what they found was actually a bit puzzling. Most teams took their home state, and some of those that didn’t were able to grab a bordering state, like the Cincinnati Bengals did with Kentucky. But after that, things got a little weird. For some reason, the Cleveland...
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Rajon Rondo: Celtics Fans Make Me Want To Stay In Boston Past 2014-15

WALTHAM, Mass. — A reporter asked Rajon Rondo on Monday whether he wanted to remain with the Boston Celtics beyond this season. He could barely finish his question before the point guard gave his answer. “Yes,” Rondo told the throng of reporters at Celtics media day. The Celtics are not expected to contend for a championship this season — Rondo said as much himself Monday...
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