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Royals’ Yordano Ventura, Ex-MLB Player Andy Marte Die In Separate Car Accidents

The baseball family is mourning the loss of two of its members, with news of Yordano Ventura’s and Andy Marte’s death casting a sadness over the sport. Ventura, the ace of the Kansas City Royals pitching staff, and Marte, a former major-league infielder, died Saturday in separate car accidents in their native Dominican Republic. The Kansas City Royals announced Ventura’s death...
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Berkshire Bank Hockey Night In New England: Projected Bruins-Penguins Lineups

The Patriots and Steelers aren’t the only teams playing in a New England vs. Pittsburgh game Sunday. The defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins will welcome the Boston Bruins to PPG Paints Arena on Sunday for a 3 p.m. ET matchup. These two teams appear to be heading in different directions, as the Penguins enter with three straight wins and 63 points, good for third...
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NFL Rumors: Packers’ Jordy Nelson Likely To Play Vs. Falcons In NFC Championship Game

Jordy Nelson is pulling out all the stops to play in the NFC Championship game. The Green Bay Packers wide receiver is expected to play Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game, NFL Media’s Ian Raporort and Stacey Dales reported on Twitter, citing Stacey Dales. Nelson suffered fractured ribs on Jan. 8 in the Packers’ win over the New York Giants in the...
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Chris Hogan, Malcolm Mitchell Reportedly Expected To Play For Patriots

The Patriots’ injury report might have looked a little concerning to New England fans this week with four key pass catchers listed as questionable. Wide receivers Chris Hogan and Malcolm Mitchell and tight end Martellus Bennett are expected to play Sunday in the Patriots’ AFC Championship Game matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Hogan (thigh...
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NFL Rumors: Antonio Brown Has Massive Contract With Facebook

Youthful exuberance might not have been the only reason Antonio Brown brought Pittsburgh Steelers fans behind the scenes. The Steelers wide receiver has a marketing contract with Facebook worth in the high six figures, NFL Media’s Ian Rappaport reported Sunday, citing sources. Brown shocked the NFL last week when he streamed live video from inside the Steelers’ locker room following...
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NFL Watch Guide: AFC, NFC Championship Game Kickoff Times, TV Listings

It’s conference championship week for the NFL, and we have two phenomenal games to be excited about. The New England Patriots will host the rival Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game, while the Atlanta Falcons will host the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game (and also the last ever NFL game at the Georgia Dome). Here’s everything you need to watch every...
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Steelers Vs. Patriots Betting Odds: Latest Spread, Prediction And Analysis

The winner of Sunday’s AFC Championship Game between the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers at Gillette Stadium will make an NFL record ninth Super Bowl appearance. The Patriots are in the AFC title game for a record sixth consecutive season, while the Steelers are here for the sixth time since 2000. As always, NESN.com’s Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian...
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Steelers’ Hotel Fire Alarm Blares On Night Before AFC Championship Game; Boston Man Arrested

This guy is no Paul Revere. A Boston man was arrested Sunday for pulling the fire alarm at the hotel in which the Pittsburgh Steelers were staying ahead of their clash with the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, according to ESPN. The alarm sounded around 3 a.m., and firefighters needed around 30 minutes to determine it to be false. The hotel was evacuated but the...
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Packers Vs. Falcons Betting Odds: Latest Spread, Prediction And Analysis

The NFC Championship Game between the Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers is a battle of two elite NFL quarterbacks. Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is trying to build his legacy with an appearance in his first Super Bowl, while Aaron Rodgers is eying a chance for his second Super Bowl ring. As always, NESN.com’s Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian are here to make...
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Patriots Vs. Steelers Live: Score, Highlights, Analysis Of AFC Championship Game

8 a.m. ET: The New England Patriots are one game away from their ninth Super Bowl appearance, and winning won’t come nearly as easy as it did last week. The Patriots take on the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday at 6:40 p.m. in the AFC Championship Game. Because the Patriots earned home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, the conference title game will be played at Gillette Stadium...
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Kevin Faulk Is Impressed, But Not Surprised By Tom Brady’s Level Of Play At 39

As you’ve probably heard, the New England Patriots will play the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday. And their seemingly ageless 39-year-old quarterback, Tom Brady, once again will be under center with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line. And his work ethic is a big reason why he has this chance, according to former teammate Kevin Faulk. “Very impressed...
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Xander Bogaerts Believes Young Red Sox Learned From Playoff Loss

The Boston Red Sox rode a young nucleus to an American League East title in 2016. Even though the Red Sox were swept in the American League Division Series by the Cleveland Indians, Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts told NESN’s Tom Caron at Red Sox’s “Baseball Winter Weekend” at Foxwoods Resort and Casino, that he and the rest of the young core learned from their playoff...
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Jackie Bradley Jr. Says Red Sox Being Close-Knit ‘Makes Us A Good Team’

Boston Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. had a breakout season in 2016. Bradley was named to his first All-Star team while playing otherworldly defense in center field that included 13 outfield assists. Bradley admitted earlier in the week that the 2016 season was the first time he had ever felt like part of the team, and the All-Star center fielder told NESN’s Tom Caron...
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Watch Gregg Popovich Rip Donald Trump, Eloquently Speak About Women’s March

Saturday was quite the day in the world of politics, and depending on your point of view, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich summed it up perfectly. While Popovich often can be brief, to say the least, during in-game interviews, that hasn’t been the case when it comes to President Donald Trump. And that trend continued Saturday when he was asked prior to the Spurs’ contest...
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Dave Dombrowski: Tangible Importance To Red Sox Winter Weekend For Players

While many Major League Baseball players still are partaking in offseason activities, the Boston Red Sox are at the team’s annual “Baseball Winter Weekend” at Foxwoods Resort Casino. And, as Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski pointed out, there are multiple benefits to having such an event. “To be involved in an activity like this at this time of...
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Mookie Betts Calls New Red Sox Pitcher Chris Sale ‘One Of The Best’

Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts had a phenomenal 2016 season batting .318 with 31 home runs and 113 RBI. The electric right fielder was one of the keys to the Red Sox success in 2016 and is excited that he won’t have to face newly acquired left-hander Chris Sale anymore. “Facing him you know what he brings,” Betts told NESN’s Tom Caron on Saturday at Red Sox’s “Baseball...
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John Farrell Feels Good About ‘Core Group’ Of Red Sox Starting Rotation

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell is excited about the workhorses at the front of his 2017 starting rotation. The Red Sox traded for left-hander Chris Sale in December to add to a rotation that includes the 2016 American League Cy Young winner Rick Porcello and former Cy Young winner David Price. Farrell, who finished fourth in the voting for American League Manager of the Year...
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Celtics Wrap: Boston Suffers 127-123 Overtime Loss Vs. Trail Blazers

For the second straight game, the Boston Celtics lost to a struggling opponent they were expected to beat at home. The Avery Bradley-less C’s fell the Portland Trail Blazers 127-123 in overtime at TD Garden on Saturday in Evan Turner’s return to Boston, just a few days after they lost in disappointing fashion to the New York Knicks. Isaiah Thomas led the way for the C’s with...
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Drew Pomeranz Received Stem Cell Injection In Elbow After Playoffs

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz received a stem cell shot in his elbow/forearm following the Red Sox ALDS loss to the Cleveland Indians. The Red Sox lefty was scratched from a start at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 29 and pitched out of the bullpen during the playoffs. Pomeranz discussed the shot with MassLive on Saturday at the Red Sox’s “Baseball Winter Weekend” at...
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David Price On Red Sox Rotation: ‘All Five Guys Capable Of Dominating’

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price had an up-and-down first year in Boston eventually finishing with a 17-9 record and a 3.99 ERA. Price, who signed a seven-year $217 million contract in 2015, pitched well down the stretch and is focused on being consistent during the 2017 campaign. “I try to focus on the positives,” Price told NESN’s Tom Caron on Saturday at the...
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Chris Sale Feeling Welcomed By Teammates, Fans Since Joining Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox’s annual “Baseball Winter Weekend,” isn’t just an opportunity for fans to meet their favorite current and former players. It’s also an opportunity for new players, like starting pitcher Chris Sale, to get their first glimpses at Red Sox Nation and interact with their new teammates. And Sale already is liking what he’s seeing. “A couple of the...
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Red Sox Mitch Moreland On David Ortiz: ‘There’s No Replacing Him’

The Boston Red Sox signed first basemen Mitch Moreland to a one-year contract worth $5.5 million in December in order to add some offensive production to a lineup that will be without the recently retired David Ortiz. Moreland, who hit .233 with 22 home runs last season, spoke with NESN’s Tom Caron on Saturday at the Red Sox’s “Baseball Winter Weekend” at Foxwoods Resort...
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Russell Westbrook On All-Star Starting Snub: ‘I Play To Win Championships’

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook was not named to the starting lineup for the Western Conference All-Star team, but that didn’t seem to bother him. Westbrook lost out to Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry and Houston Rockets guard James Harden despite coming in first in the media and player vote. The star point guard is averaging 30.6 points, 10...
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Colts Reportedly Fire GM Ryan Grigson After Back-To-Back Disappointing Seasons

The Indianapolis Colts reportedly are making a change. After back-to-back 8-8 seasons in the putrid AFC South with Andrew Luck, arguably one of the most talented quarterbacks on the planet, under center, the Colts have fired general manager Ryan Grigson, a league source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Saturday. Grigson became the team’s general manager in 2012, and the team had...
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Pedro Martinez Doesn’t Believe David Ortiz Is Retired, Thinks He’ll Return In 2017

David Ortiz says he’s done with baseball. Like, really, truly done. But despite the fact that the former Boston Red Sox designated hitter has reiterated approximately 700 times that he’s retired, one of Ortiz’s closest friends isn’t so sure. Hall of Famer and former Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez joined “Trenni and Tomase” on Saturday during “Baseball Winter Weekend”...
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