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Red Sox Odds: Boston Favored To Beat Yankees, Clinch AL East Title

The Boston Red Sox can clinch the American League East title with a win Tuesday as they open a three-game series with the New York Yankees as -190 betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Boston completed a sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays with a 3-2 victory on Sunday, extending its current winning streak to 11 games heading into Tuesday night’s Red Sox vs. Yankees...
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John Hughes Adds Versatility, ‘Bulk Strength’ To Patriots’ Defensive Line

The New England Patriots went back to the Cleveland Browns well once again Monday, when they signed defensive tackle John Hughes, filling their newly vacant roster spot left by Anthony Johnson’s release. Hughes is now the 14th (!) player signed by the Patriots who spent time on the 2013 Browns roster, when now-former Patriots exec Michael Lombardi was general manager. Lombardi...
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NFL Week 4 Power Rankings: Patriots Back On Top After Beating Up On Texans

Here’s a look at where each team stands in NESN.com’s NFL power rankings as we head into Week 4. (To see our Week 3 rankings, click here.) 1. New England Patriots (Week 3: 3): We dropped the Patriots out of this spot after Jimmy Garoppolo went down. They responded by destroying the Texans with a third-string rookie under center. Lesson learned. 2. Denver Broncos (5): Trevor...
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Jose Fernandez Among Nine MLB Stars Who Tragically Died Too Young

The sad and sudden death of 24-year-old Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez shocked the entire sports world Sunday morning. Remembered as much for the joy and passion he brought to baseball as he was for his incredible talent, Fernandez already is sorely missed. Unfortunately, Fernandez’s death isn’t the first time a baseball player’s life has been taken far too soon, and...
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Bag Containing Jose Fernandez Signed Baseballs Mysteriously Washes Ashore In Miami

While the entire sports world is still processing the tragic passing of Jose Fernandez, a small bag washed ashore in Miami on Monday that offered a chilling reminder of what’s still so difficult to believe. A Miami beachgoer discovered a bag that contained four baseballs autographed by the deceased Miami Marlins pitcher, as well as Fernandez’s checkbook, according to WSVN TV...
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Sam Gagner’s Nifty Shootout Goal Lifts Blue Jackets Over Bruins In Preseason Opener

The Boston Bruins fought through 65 minutes of timed hockey, but it wasn’t enough to come away from Monday’s preseason opener with a victory. Boston lost to the Columbus Blue Jackets in a shootout, 3-2, after Sam Gagner’s nifty goal ended things following a scoreless five-minute overtime period. Sam Gagner in the shootout is unfair #CBJ pic.twitter.com/i4WtQMB1Bj — Marina...
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16 Best Photos From Marlins’ Emotional Jose Fernandez Ceremony On ‘Jose Day’

The baseball world suffered a devastating loss Sunday when 24-year-old budding star Jose Fernandez was killed in a boating accident. His Miami Marlins canceled their Sunday game against the Atlanta Braves in the wake of the incident, but decided to play Monday and begin their series with the visiting New York Mets. Before the game began, both teams honored Fernandez’s memory with...
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Tom Brady On Bill Belichick’s Historical Greatness, Vacation To Italy

What do you ask Tom Brady three weeks into a four-game suspension? Jim Gray of Westwood One answered that question Monday during his weekly conversation with the New England Patriots quarterback. Brady talked Bill Belichick, Arnold Palmer, his trip to Italy and more. Here are the highlights: On vacation to Italy: “We had a great time. It was a great chance to get away. I’ve...
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Marlins’ Dee Gordon Hits Home Run, Cries Rounding Bases In Jose Fernandez Tribute

What a tribute. The Miami Marlins held an emotional pregame ceremony to honor Jose Fernandez, their 24-year-old ace who died Sunday in a boating accident. Fernandez’s teammate, left-handed second baseman Dee Gordon, led off the bottom of the first inning by stepping into the right side of the batter’s box, wearing Fernandez’s helmet, in his honor. He took the first pitch before...
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Bill Belichick Got ‘A Lot Of Insight’ From Brad Stevens In Chat About Coaching

Basketball and football are two very different sports, but that doesn’t mean two coaches successful in their respective crafts can’t learn from one another. Bill Belichick and Brad Stevens proved that this weekend, as the New England Patriots coach and the Boston Celtics coach got to chat Friday during an event for Belichick’s charity at Boston’s Seaport World Trade Center...
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Al Horford Reveals Why He Joined Celtics Instead Of Staying With Hawks

WALTHAM, Mass. — The process of recruiting Al Horford to Boston began well before his Atlanta Hawks knocked the Celtics out of the playoffs last season. Horford, after all, had been on the Celtics’ radar for a while as one of its big-name free agent targets. So, when Boston officially signed the 30-year-old big man to a four-year, reported $113 million contract in July, it symbolized...
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Brad Marchand Thrilled About New Bruins Contract, Calls Boston ‘Second Home’

Brad Marchand is in for the long haul. The Boston Bruins announced Monday that they signed Marchand to an eight-year, $49 million contract extension that runs through the 2024-25 season. It’s a huge move for the Bruins in that they locked up one of their best players, and Marchand sounds enthusiastic about his future with the only NHL franchise he’s ever known. “Boston has...
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WATCH: Ryan mocks Belichick during press conference

Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan isn’t afraid of putting himself out there and taking a chance. Usually it happens on the football field, but Monday it came in front of the Buffalo media in a news conference, when he tried out his new Bill Belichick impression. Sometimes risks don’t pay off. Ryan probably expected uproarious laughter. He got crickets. It happens to the best...
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Patrice Bergeron’s worries go away with Brad Marchand’s contract signed

Patrice Bergeron woke up from his nightmare. The Boston Bruins announced Monday that the team signed Brad Marchand to an eight-year, $49 million contract extension through the 2024-25 season. The deal has Bergeron’s stamp of approval, as you’d expect, especially since it ends speculation about whether Marchand would consider leaving in free agency after this season and signing...
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Why Danny Ainge Doesn’t Buy That Paul Pierce Is Retiring Next Season

WALTHAM, Mass. — Paul Pierce pulled a Kobe Bryant on Monday, announcing this upcoming season will be his last. But his former boss believes it could be more of a Michael Jordan situation. Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge was asked Monday at the team’s media day what he thought of Pierce stepping away after the 2016-17 campaign, but he didn’t sound too...
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Manti Te’o Injury: Chargers Linebacker Out For Season With Torn Achilles

Season-ending injuries are becoming an unfortunate weekly tradition for the San Diego Chargers. Chargers head coach Mike McCoy confirmed Monday that linebacker Manti Te’o will be out for the remainder of the 2016 campaign after tearing his Achilles in Sunday’s 26-22 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. This is the third significant injury blow to the Chargers this season, as wide...
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Larry English, Nicole Williams Engaged On ‘WAGS’ Season Two Finale

Larry English’s football future is uncertain, but Nicole Williams solidified his personal life with a simple word: yes. English successfully proposed to Williams during shooting of the season two finale of E!’s hit show “WAGS.” News of their engagement has been sweeping across the Internet on Monday. English, a free-agent NFL player, flew to Thailand and surprised Williams...
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Jared Dudley Was Interested In Joining Celtics Before Signing With Suns

Jared Dudley was open to a homecoming of sorts. Dudley, a product of Boston College, signed a three-year, $30 million contract with the Phoenix Suns earlier this offseason. But before inking the deal, the veteran forward informed the Boston Celtics that he was interested in potentially donning green, according to the Boston Herald’s Steve Bulpett. “Boston never contacted me,...
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Patriots Reportedly Sign D-Lineman John Hughes, Release Anthony Johnson

The New England Patriots made a change to their defensive front Monday, reportedly signing one D-lineman and cutting ties with another. First, the Patriots released Anthony Johnson, a source told NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. Johnson made New England’s 53-man roster after a surprisingly strong preseason and played in Week 1 against the Arizona Cardinals, but he was inactive for each...
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Arnold Palmer Reference Marks ‘Simpsons’ Premier On Night Of Golfer’s Death

Arnold Palmer’s death serves a stark reminder that timing remains critically important to “The Simpsons'” brand of comedy. The legendary golfer was the subject of a joke on Sunday’s episode of “The Simpsons” — the premier of its 28th season. The Palmer reference comes when Homer Simpson explains to his wife, Marge, his plans for a prank on one of his friends. There...
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Fantasy Football Week 4 Waiver Wire: Five Must-Drop Players To Replace

Week 3 of the NFL season saw many surprise performances, and many of them were shockingly bad ones from players who fantasy football owners expect much better production from. If you’re 0-3 or 1-2 through three weeks, it’s time to make some changes before it’s too late. Here’s a list of five players to consider dropping entering Week 4. Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, New York Jets...
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Marlins players will all wear No. 16 as Jose Fernandez tribute

There figures to be no shortage of Jose Fernandez tributes at Marlins Park in Miami on Monday night. The Marlins will try to play their first game since learning of the shocking death of their teammate in a boating accident in the early-morning hours Sunday. Major League Baseball canceled Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Braves, but ultimately, the show must go on, which means...
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Shane Vereen Injury: Giants Running Back Out For Season With Hurt Triceps

The New York Giants will have to compete in a tough division without one of their best backfield options. Giants running back Shane Vereen has a triceps injury that will require season-ending surgery, the team announced Monday. Vereen suffered the injury during the team’s Week 3 loss to the Washington Redskins but played the entire game. Vereen’s injury is a tough blow for New...
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Steven Adams Pulled The Best Move To Avoid Kevin Garnett’s Trash Talk

Kevin Garnett is kind of a scary dude. Between his yelling and his trash talk, even some NBA veterans couldn’t help but be intimidated by The Big Ticket throughout his illustrious career. Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams, for example, was willing to bend the truth just to avoid having a verbal confrontation with Garnett. The big New Zealander’s strategy? Telling KG...
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LeGarrette Blount Has Been Much-Needed Workhorse For Patriots This Season

With the amount of attention that’s been paid to New England’s quarterback situation, it’s easy forget the Patriots’ No. 1 running back also has yet to see the field this season. They haven’t needed him so far. With Dion Lewis sidelined until at least Week 7 after undergoing a second knee surgery, LeGarrette Blount has thrived as the Patriots’ feature back, leading all...
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