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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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Andrew Benintendi Gained About 20 Pounds To Prepare For 2017 Red Sox Season

Andrew Benintendi already was a new face on the Boston Red Sox, and now he has an even newer look. The 22-year-old left fielder weighed around 165 or 170 pounds at the end of the season, and he told reporters Saturday at the Red Sox’s “Baseball Winter Weekend” at Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Mashantucket, Conn., that he’s bulked up to 185. Gaining weight was one of Benintendi’s...
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Roberto Firmino’s Two Goals Not Enough In Liverpool’s 3-2 Loss To Swansea City

Liverpool suffered their first home Premier League defeat in over a year as Swansea City claimed a 3-2 victory at Anfield on Saturday. After a goalless first half of few chances, the game came to life in the second period when Fernando Llorente gave the visitors a shock two-goal lead by netting from their first two opportunities — a poke home from a corner and a thunderous header...
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Rick Porcello Channels Bill Belichick, Is ‘On To 2017’ After Early Playoff Exit

The reigning American League Cy Young Award winner isn’t going to let a bad playoff performance keep him from achieving even more in 2017. Boston Red Sox right-hander Rick Porcello enjoyed the best season of his career in 2016, but he and the other starters faltered in the American League Division Series, getting swept by the Cleveland Indians in three games. But Porcello took...
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Red Sox Winter Weekend Gives Team Unique Opportunity To Meet Before Spring Training

The Boston Red Sox’s “Baseball Winter Weekend” isn’t just a great time for fans to interact with the players, but it gives the players a chance to meet each other, too. When the Red Sox get together at Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Mashantucket, Conn., not everyone knows each other thanks to offseason trades and acquisitions. And the third-annual event gives the guys a...
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There’s Probably Going To Be A Deflategate Documentary, Unfortunately

Tom Brady served his four-game Deflategate suspension to start the 2016 season. The New England Patriots have a chance to go to — and possibly win — Super Bowl LI if they get past the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on Sunday. And then, it seems as though Deflategate finally will be over and done with. No more revenge tour. No more looming...
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Patriots’ Keys Vs. Steelers Include Dominating Inside Red Zone

The New England Patriots’ defense exudes confidence as they prepare for their toughest test to date Sunday in the AFC Championship Game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The unit has etched a chip in their shoulder based off comments made midway through the season that the defense wasn’t passing the eye test nor playing up to their ranking. They’ve only improved since and still...
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Caroline Wozniacki Fires Back At Rory McIlroy Over Relationship Comments

If you were a bit puzzled by Rory McIlroy indirectly taking shots at his previous relationships with celebrities, you weren’t alone. His ex-fiancée is right there with you. In a recent in-depth interview with the Irish Independent’s Paul Kimmage, the golf superstar reflected on his “no bulls—” relationship with fiancée Erica Stoll, as well as this: “I thought at the...
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Isaiah Thomas Shares Inspirational Message Of Perseverance In New NBA Ad

Isaiah Thomas is used to being doubted. At just 5-foot-9, he was the last selection in the 2011 NBA Draft and was written off as a role player with the Sacramento Kings and Phoenix Suns. After being dealt to the Boston Celtics in February 2015, Thomas began to flourish and has since blossomed into a full-blown superstar. He’s currently the fourth-leading scorer in the NBA, averaging...
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Chris Sale Looks Toward Upcoming Season At Red Sox’s Winter Weekend

It’s never too early to start thinking baseball. The 2017 Major League Baseball regular season still is a few months away, but the Boston Red Sox kicked things off early at Foxwoods Resort Casino at their annual “Baseball Winter Weekend.” One of the highlights from Friday’s events was when prized offseason acquisition Chris Sale donned a Red Sox jersey. Red Sox Winter...
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Claude Julien Says Bruins Have To ‘Toughen Up’ After Loss To Blackhawks

The Boston Bruins lost a heartbreaker on Friday night, as the Chicago Blackhawks stole a 1-0 victory with under two minutes remaining in the game. As the team is set to embark on the second half of the season, head coach Claude Julien says the team needs to “toughen up” and find ways to win. While he understands much of his team is comprised of young players, he hopes their growing...
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Scott Darling Denies Brad Marchand En Route To 30-Save Shutout Performance

The Boston Bruins had plenty of chances Friday night, but they just couldn’t find the back of the net. That was in large part due to Chicago Blackhawks backup goaltender Scott Darling, who turned in an impressive 30-save shutout performance. One of Darling’s stronger saves came against B’s winger Brad Marchand, who had a clear look on net coming down the off side. Marchand...
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Bruins Wrap: Marian Hossa Scores Only Goal in Blackhawks’ 1-0 Win Vs. Boston

If you’re a fan of goals, Friday night’s contest between the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks probably wasn’t for you. But there was one goal, and it was bad news for the B’s. Marian Hossa scored the game-winning tally 18:34 into the final period and lifted the Blackhawks to a 1-0 win at TD Garden. With the win, Chicago improved to 29-14-5, while Boston fell to 23-20...
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Frank Vatrano Nets Power-Play Goal Wednesday Night Vs. Red Wings

The Boston Bruins lost a tough one on Wednesday night at Joe Louis Arena. After a tremendous start on offense, the B’s squandered a three-goal lead and ultimately lost to the Detroit Red Wings 6-5 in a shootout. One of the bright spots from Wednesday night was Frank Vatrano, who tallied two goals in the contest. The second goal game on the power play, where Vatrano found the...
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Aaron Rodgers Throws Shade At Georgia Dome Ahead Of NFC Championship Game

The Green Bay Packers will be up against a tough opponent in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game. The Packers will have to try and withstand NFL MVP candidate Matt Ryan and the Falcons’ high-flying offense, as well as a raucous Georgia Dome crowd. While there’s no denying the volume level at the Falcons’ home stadium, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers insinuated that the noise...
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Poor Blackhawks Line Change Leads To Bruins First-Period Scoring Chance

The Boston Bruins offense came out firing on Friday night. After a sloppy Blackhawks’ line change, the B’s nearly found the back of the net in the first period thanks to an aggressive offense rush started by Zdeno Chara. To see a breakdown of the play, check out the Arbella Coverage Cam above.
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Artemi Panarin And Artem Anisimov Have Shined For The Blackhawks This Season

The Chicago Blackhawks will be well represented at the upcoming NHL All-Star Game. Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith and Corey Crawford will all be making the trip to Los Angeles to join the rest of the league’s premier players. While these four stars get most of the attention in Chicago, there are two other players who have been tremendous for the Blackhawks this season...
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AFC Championship Game Odds: Patriots Sizeable Favorites Vs. Steelers

The New England Patriots can clinch their third Super Bowl berth in six years with a win Sunday, when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game as steady six-point betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. New England faces a familiar foe in Sunday afternoon’s Steelers vs. Patriots betting matchup at Gillette Stadium, as the teams have clashed...
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Fans Choose Which Bruins Player They Think Is The Best At Video Games

The Boston Bruins roster is made up of many talented hockey players, but are there any good video gamers on the squad? Bruins fans at Hurrican O’Reilly’s in Boston gave their two cents on which B’s player they thought would be the best at video games. Brad Marchand was a popular choice among the fans, but other members of the black and gold got some love as well. To hear...
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