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Watch Jimmy Garoppolo Attempt Passes In Practice With Shoulder Injury

FOXBORO, Mass. — It’s confirmed: Jimmy Garoppolo can throw a football despite the AC joint sprain in his right shoulder. Garoppolo attempted multiple passes during Wednesday’s practice. Garoppolo also practiced Tuesday, but the media wasn’t permitted to stick around to see him throw. We saw Jimmy Garoppolo attempt multiple passes in practice. Here are two. Looked fine...
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NHL Rumors: Islanders, Dennis Seidenberg Agree To One-Year, $1 Million Contract

Dennis Seidenberg has found a new home. The 37-year-old defenseman had his contract bought out by the Boston Bruins after the 2015-16 season, making him an unrestricted free agent. After going through the summer unsigned, Seidenberg reportedly has agreed to terms on a one-year contract worth $1 million with the New York Islanders. #Isles have agreed to terms with Dennis Seidenberg...
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Rex Ryan crashes Julian Edelman's conference call

Rex Ryan is up to his old tricks again. The Buffalo Bills head coach made a surprise appearance Wednesday during’s Julian Edelman conference call with Buffalo media members, posing as a reporter to ask the New England Patriots wide receiver if he’ll be playing quarterback against the Bills this Sunday. New media member "Walt Patulski from the Buffalo News" jumps in with...
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Jose Fernandez’s Marlins Teammates Declined Invite To Go On Boat Night Of Crash

With Jose Fernandez’s tragic death still fresh in their minds, the Miami Marlins can at least be thankful that more players weren’t involved in the horrific boat accident early Sunday morning. Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna said he and at least two other teammates declined invitations to go on Fernandez’s boat the night it crashed into a rock jetty just off South Beach, killing...
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Watch Tim Tebow Hit Home Run On First Pitch He Sees In Mets ‘Debut’

Say what you want about the guy, but Tim Tebow’s baseball career is off to an impressive start. The former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner played in his first instructional league game Wednesday for the New York Mets and made an immediate impact. Like, right away. Tebow hit a home run on the very first pitch he saw. . BOOM! @TimTebow hits a homer during instructional...
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Ryder Cup Odds: Team USA Favored To Snap Europe’s Win Streak

International bragging rights will be at stake starting on Friday as the Ryder Cup returns to the United States with the Americans pegged as -185 favorites to win the event at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The biennial event pits America’s best golfers against the top pros from Europe, who are gunning for a fourth straight tournament crown this weekend at Hazeltime National...
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Here’s Why Isaiah Thomas Thinks Tom Brady Is ‘Coolest Dude’ He’s Ever Met

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas quite literally looks up to most NBA players. But the Celtics’ offseason pursuit of Kevin Durant allowed Thomas to look up to one of the world’s most famous athletes — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Thomas talked at Celtics media day Tuesday about his first impressions of Brady, who joined the team for their meeting with Durant...
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David Ortiz Tells Seth Myers He Expects ‘100,000 Butt-Cheeks’ In Final Yankee Stadium Visit

David Ortiz knows what to expect from his last regular-season visit to Yankee Stadium. The Boston Red Sox slugger was a guest on “Late Night With Seth Myers” on Monday. He told Myers he’s aware some Yankees fans plan to moon him as a farewell gesture and he’s not exactly looking forward to what he’ll see, according to Boston.com’s Kevin Slane. “Well, last time I heard...
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Bill Belichick Unsure Of Role For Versatile John Hughes With Patriots

FOXBORO, Mass. — It’s a mystery what kind of response a question about a New England Patriots new addition will elicit out of Bill Belichick on a given day. Sometimes Belichick is willing to wax poetic about a new player, disclosing a player’s biggest strengths. Other times, Belichick sticks with the trusty old, “we’ll see how it goes.” He went with the latter Wednesday...
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Carolina Panthers Player Got Last Laugh, Paid Auto Shop In Coins

Carolina Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert took his car to a custom car shop to have some motor work done, and it didn’t go as planned. Going to an auto shop can be a real pain in the neck, but Tolbert’s dispute with Motion Lab Tuning in south Charlotte, N.C., is unlike most. Tolbert took to Instagram on Monday, claiming even though he was quoted a price and told the work would...
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Here’s Why You Should Watch NESN’s ‘The David Ortiz Era’ Tonight

The final chapter has yet to be written, but oh, what a story it’s been so far. David Ortiz’s career has been the stuff of legends, so as the Boston Red Sox slugger prepares to ride off into the sunset after this season, NESN decided to commemorate his greatness with two special presentations, the second of which will premiere Wednesday night. The second film, “The David Ortiz...
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Fantasy Football Rankings: Five Must-Start Defenses For Week 4

Defenses can make a huge difference in fantasy football, and Kansas City Chiefs owners found that out in Week 3 when they scored a ton of points from eight turnovers and two touchdowns. Here are five must-start defenses for Week 4. Houston Texans Sure, the Texans didn’t look good against the New England Patriots’ third-string quarterback in a 27-0 loss last Thursday. They also...
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Aledmys Diaz Returns From Visiting Jose Fernandez’s Family, Hits Grand Slam

The tragic death of Jose Fernandez took a toll on everyone in the baseball world, but it hit few players harder than Aledmys Diaz. In the days since Fernandez died in a boating accident in Miami, countless players, coaches and broadcaster spoke about how friendly and welcoming Fernandez could be. For Diaz, though, the St. Louis Cardinals shortstop has seen and lived that truth for...
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Andrew Shaw Tries To Pump Up Crowd During Fight After Nasty Hit Vs. Caps

The Montreal Canadiens added a little toughness by acquiring Andrew Shaw this offseason, and the agitating forward is wasting no time getting acclimated. The Canadiens acquired Shaw from the Chicago Blackhawks in June, and in his first preseason game with his new team, Shaw looked to send a message. As he’s known to do, Shaw walked the line of aggressive and dirty with a nasty...
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Belichick paying no mind to Ryan's antics in Pats-Bills week

FOXBORO, Mass. — Bill Belichick and Rex Ryan are sticking to their respective scripts ahead of Sunday’s New England Patriots-Buffalo Bills matchup at Gillette Stadium. While Ryan has played the role of the boastful prankster — even opening his Monday news conference with a cringe-worthy Belichick impression — Belichick has declined to engage him, saying he doesn’t...
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DraftKings Week 4 Lineup: Best Player Picks In DFS Fantasy Football

Fantasy football season is four weeks in, but it’s never too late to start playing and winning prizes with one-week fantasy games on DraftKings. Here’s our Week 4 DraftKings lineup. Quarterback: Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins ($6,500) Cousins has thrown for 296 or more yards in all three games this season, and he’s coming off a Week 3 win over the New York Giants in which...
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Watch Bill Belichick Mic’d Up In Patriots’ Week 3 Win On ‘Inside The NFL’

New England Patriots fans received an inside look at some of Bill Belichick’s sideline decision making Tuesday night on Showtime’s “Inside The NFL”, when the head coach was mic’d up. Only one clip from the segment has been posted to the internet, and it features Belichick making the final decision in New England’s Week 3 win over the Houston Texans on whether Patriots...
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Three Bruins Storylines To Watch In Preseason Game Vs. Red Wings

The Boston Bruins lost their preseason opener in a shootout to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night, and they’re back at TD Garden on Wednesday night for a clash with the Detroit Red Wings. Here are three things to watch for in Boston’s second preseason contest. Zach Senyshyn Makes 2016 Debut The Bruins took Senyshyn with the No. 15 pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, and he has...
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How Will Chris Long Be Affected When Rob Ninkovich Returns To Patriots?

The New England Patriots suffer from one of those good problems: They’ll have three — maybe four — starting caliber defensive ends when Rob Ninkovich returns from his four-game suspension next week. Jabaal Sheard is a near-certainty to stay at starting right defensive end, where he leads the Patriots with two sacks this season. Based on his performance so far, Chris Long shouldn’t...
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MLB Postseason Picture: Red Sox Would Play Indians If Season Ended Monday

The Boston Red Sox had an opportunity to clinch the American League East on Tuesday night in the Bronx, but the New York Yankees continued to play spoiler. A night after New York came from behind to defeat the Toronto Blue Jays and cut Boston’s magic number to clinch the AL East to just one, the Yankees struck again with three home runs off Red Sox ace David Price to take home...
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Mookie Betts Explains What Happened On Wild Catch-Turned-Double Play

Mookie Betts made one of the weirder plays of the season Tuesday night in the Bronx. It was also one of the most impressive. The Boston Red Sox’s right fielder lost a liner off the bat of Chase Headley in the Yankee Stadium lights and went into his slide a bit prematurely. He somehow managed to reach across and over his body and make the catch anyway before jumping up and quickly...
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Red Sox Notes: David Price’s Rough Outing Still Is No Reason To Panic

Those hoping David Price and the Boston Red Sox never would lose again were sorely disappointed Tuesday. It was a night of broken streaks in the Bronx, as the New York Yankees beat the Red Sox 6-4 to end Boston’s 11-game run while also handing Price his first loss in his last 10 starts. Price’s outing was anything but pretty. He gave up six runs in 6 1/3 innings and tied a...
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Dunkin’ Donuts Poll Results: Will Red Sox Finish With Best Record In AL?

The Boston Red Sox entered Tuesday’s game against the New York Yankees with a half-game lead over the Texas Rangers for the best record in the American League. With less than a week remaining in the regular season, we asked fans if they thought Boston would wind up with home field advantage throughout the American League playoffs in the Dunkin Donuts poll question. Check out how...
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J.J. Watt Injury: Texans Star Reportedly Hurt Back Vs. Patriots, Could Miss Season

Houston, you have a problem. The Houston Texans defense reportedly is suffering a major blow this week, after news broke that star defensive end J.J. Watt is likely headed to injured reserve after re-injuring his back, per NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. Watt, 27, had surgery for a herniated disc in July and missed all of preseason, but was on the field in Week 1 and hasn’t missed...
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WATCH: Yankees fan loses ring during proposal attempt

No division titles were clinched at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night, but there still was plenty of action to keep the home crowd entertained. The Boston Red Sox’s matchup with the rival New York Yankees temporarily took a back seat in the fifth inning, when a Yankees fan’s proposal to his girlfriend went horribly wrong. Just as the Jumbotron began showing the young couple...
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