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NFL Picks Week 4: Dolphins Vs. Bengals ‘Thursday Night Football’ Odds, Analysis, Predictions

Editor’s note: NESN.com’s Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian deliver their NFL picks every Thursday of the season, and here’s who they like in the Miami Dolphins-Cincinnati Bengals Week 4 game, with the line from OddsShark. Miami Dolphins (1-2) vs. (-7) Cincinnati Bengals (1-2), 8:30 p.m. ETMike: Bengals. This feels like a bad matchup for the Dolphins, who opened...
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Rex Ryan Expects Negativity From Patriots Media: ‘Nobody Likes Anything In Boston’

Rex Ryan’s relationship with the New England Patriots’ media corps is nearly as contentious as his with team itself. For the second time in two years, Ryan’s mid-week conference call with New England reporters became a tense affair Wednesday after one disputed the Buffalo Bills bench boss’s claim that he is an “above-average” NFL coach. Ryan was asked about this exchange during...
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Angry Jose Aldo Seems Serious About Leaving UFC, Willing To Go To Court

Jose Aldo will have to continue to wait a bit longer to get a chance for a rematch against Conor McGregor. That is, if he still wants to stay in the UFC. The interim featherweight champion requested his release from the UFC after Dana White announced McGregor will headline UFC 205 in a lightweight championship bout against Eddie Alvarez rather than trying to unify the 145-pound...
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LeGarrette Blount Credits Blockers, Patriots ‘Family’ For Player Of The Month Award

FOXBORO, Mass. — LeGarrette Blount again credited the men blocking for him after being selected as the AFC’s Offensive Player of the Month for September. “It’s an honor, man, but it was a group effort,” the New England Patriots running back said after Wednesday’s walk-through. “It wasn’t all me. I know I get a lot of the recognition — I know I get most of the...
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Cubs 2016 World Series tickets on StubHub are crazy expensive

The Chicago Cubs are the betting favorites to win the National League pennant and the World Series. This might be the best Cubs team in a very, very long time. Expectations are high as a result, even though this team has come up short in so many key postseason moments since it last won the World Series in 1908. Every Cubs fan will want to be a part of a once-in-a-lifetime championship...
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Bill Belichick Is Just One Of The Guys With Patriots’ LeGarrette Blount

FOXBORO, Mass. — Bill Belichick doesn’t exactly come off as one of the boys with his public surly demeanor, but when it comes to LeGarrette Blount, the New England Patriots head coach addresses the running back like a teammate. Belichick could be heard calling Blount “LG” during his mic’d up segment Tuesday on “Inside The NFL”. That resonated with New York Jets wide...
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Rafael Nadal Helps Lost Child During Tennis Match, Bolsters ‘Nice Guy’ Image

Rafael Nadal reaffirmed his status as a hometown hero Wednesday by keeping tennis in proper perspective. The Tennis star briefly halted the match in which he was playing in order to allow a distressed mother to find her lost child in Mallorca, Spain. Cameras were rolling during Nadal’s act of kindness, and hte crowd crowd warmly applauded when the family united again. Rafael...
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European Ryder Cup Team Challenges Heckler To Make Putt; He Answers In Big Way

Is it too late to add Dave Johnson to Team USA’s Ryder Cup squad? There’s no chance you know who Dave Johnson is — well, you might know a Dave Johnson, but not this guy — but he should be the next American hero. Johnson stole the show at the Ryder Cup on Thursday, one day before the actual international golf tournament got under way. The (presumably) American golf fan was...
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Joe Kelly Didn’t Know Red Sox Clinched AL East When He Gave Up Grand Slam

Joe Kelly walked off the mound Wednesday night in New York thinking the Red Sox had just squandered a chance to lock up the American League East, when in reality, a celebration was about to take place inside the visitors’ clubhouse at Yankee Stadium. Kelly surrendered a walk-off grand slam to Mark Teixeira in the bottom of the ninth inning after Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel gave...
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Fantasy Football Week 4: Start, Sit Lineup Advice For Bengals Vs. Dolphins ‘Thursday Night Football’

Week 4 of the NFL season kicks off with a “Thursday Night Football” matchup between a pair of AFC teams in the Cincinnati Bengals and Miami Dolphins. If you’re not sure which players in this game are worth starting and sitting on your fantasy football team, then you’ve come to the right place. Here’s our fantasy advice for Bengals-Dolphins. Cincinnati BengalsQuarterback...
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Terrell Suggs Wishes There Were ‘More Drew Bledsoes’ In Today’s NFL

They just don’t make ’em like Drew Bledsoe anymore. Pocket passers like Bledsoe are a dying breed in the modern NFL, with many teams instead favoring mobile quarterbacks who are more adept at evading pass rushers and making plays with their feet. Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr falls into this category, and veteran Baltimore Ravens defensive end Terrell Suggs doesn’t sound...
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Red Sox Win AL East: Ranking Who’s Most Responsible For Boston’s Turnaround

The Boston Red Sox are 2016 American League East champions. What a difference a year makes, huh? In reality, it’s hard to say how much more important one person or one thing is than another. Baseball is a game centered on individual performances, but success over a 162-game season is more the sum of the parts than anything else. But it’s Sept. 29 and there are four relatively...
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Patriots Practice Report: Perfect Attendance In Walk-Through Setting

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots took it easy Thursday, holding a walk-through in their third practice of the week. The Patriots had perfect attendance for the practice session as players donned sweats rather than jerseys and pads. The media only was permitted to watch players and coaches walk onto the practice field, so there are no updates on Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder...
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Between The Tackles: QB Uncertainty Likely No Problem For Patriots

Jimmy Garoppolo or Jacoby Brissett? No matter who’s under center, with Bill Belichick and Josh McDaniels calling the shots, the New England Patriots will probably be just fine. In this week’s edition of the “Between the Tackles” football podcast, NESN.com’s Michaela Vernava, Doug Kyed and Zack Cox break down how the Patriots’ secrets to success. Also, Buffalo News Bills...
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Danny Willett’s Brother Rips USA Ryder Cup Fans As ‘Fat, Stupid, Classless’

Pete Willett might have just written a check that his brother, Danny, can’t use his golf clubs to cash. Pete Willett penned an incendiary article on NationalClubGolfer.com in which he doubted the United States’ chances of defeating Europe at the 2016 Ryder Cup and blasted American fans of the tournament as “fat, stupid, greedy, classless, b—ards.” “For the Americans to...
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C.J. Spiller Signs With Seahawks: Fantasy Impact Of Seattle’s Move

The Seattle Seahawks addressed their need for a running back Wednesday by signing veteran free agent C.J. Spiller. Spiller, who was drafted ninth overall in 2010, recently was cut by the New Orleans Saints, who signed the running back to a four-year, $18 million contract before last season. He rushed for 112 yards on 36 carries and caught 34 passes for 239 yards and two touchdowns...
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LeGarrette Blount Recognized By NFL After Dominant September For Patriots

The NFL recognized LeGarrette Blount’s strong start to the season Thursday, selecting the New England Patriots running back as the AFC’s Offensive Player of the Month for September. Through three games, Blount leads the league in carries (75) and rushing yards (298) and is tied for first in rushing touchdowns (four). He’s topped the 100-yard plateau in each of his last two...
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Ryder Cup Rosters 2016: Strengths, Weaknesses Of U.S., Europe Golfers

The Ryder Cup is back and it’s on American soil in 2016. The bi-annual battle between the United States and Europe has come to Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. Here are the rosters for both teams, along with strengths and weaknesses for each squad. The tournament starts Friday. United States Davis Love III (captain) Rickie Fowler J.B. Holmes Dustin Johnson Zach Johnson...
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College Football Odds: Louisville, Florida State Among ACC Favorites In Week 5

A pair of top-ranked ACC rivals clash on Saturday night as the Louisville Cardinals visit the Clemson Tigers as 2-point road favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Louisville has rocketed to No. 3 on the AP Top 25 rankings with four lopsided victories and is  unbeaten in its last six games heading into Saturday’s Cardinals vs. Tigers betting matchup at Memorial...
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Curt Schilling Considering White House Run, Might Start With 2018 U.S. Senate Bid

Curt Schilling wants to get into politics, and his goal extends all the way to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. He told TMZ on Wednesday “I’d love to give the White House a try,” while also hinting that a 2018 United States senate run against Democratic incumbent Elizabeth Warren is possible. It’s not the first time Schilling has expressed some sort of desire to run for Warren’s...
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College Football Week 5 Picks, Predictions Against Spread For Top 25 Teams

Week 5 of the college football season features plenty of exciting matchups for sports fans to enjoy, with the highlight of the weekend being an ACC showdown between No. 3 Louisville and No. 5 Clemson. The winner will have the inside track on the ACC Atlantic Division title and a spot in the conference championship game in December. Here are my predictions for Week 5 of the 2016...
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How the BoSox went from fringe contenders to AL East champs

The last time the Boston Red Sox were in New York, a playoff appearance wasn’t out of the question. But this? Even for the most optimistic Red Sox fan, this seemed like a stretch. Boston was 51-39 on July 17 after a three-game series at Yankee Stadium, two games behind the Baltimore Orioles in the American League East. Fast forward to Wednesday night in the Bronx, where the Red...
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Patriots Who Could Be Moved To Make Room For Tom Brady, Rob Ninkovich

New England Patriots fans really want to know which two players will be released when quarterback Tom Brady and defensive end Rob Ninkovich’s four-game suspensions end next week. How do I know this? Because I write a mailbag column every week, and each time I’ve solicited questions since roster cuts, someone inevitably asks which players will be released when Brady and Ninkovich...
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NFL Week 4 Picks: Betting Lines, Analysis, Predictions For Every Game

The top performer of Week 4 in the NFL wasn’t Carson Wentz, it wasn’t Devonta Freeman, it wasn’t even Marvin Jones. No, Week 4 MVP honors belong to Indianapolis Colts radio announcer Bob Lamey. Lamey in an uncharacteristic slip-up dropped this bomb on the live broadcast as the game concluded. “The Colts win it, 26-22. The game is finally f–king over. Colts win, 26-22,...
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The Hurry-Up: Patriots-Bills Analysis, Week 4 NFL Picks, Fantasy Tips And More

Against a mountain of odds, the New England Patriots march into Week 4 undefeated despite Tom Brady being suspended and using two different starting quarterbacks in three weeks. More impressively, they’ve looked excellent during their run, beating the highly touted Arizona Cardinals on the road, taking care of the Miami Dolphins in their home opener and then shutting out the Houston...
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