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Phil Hughes, Minnesota Twins Agree To 5-Year, $58 Million Contract

MINNEAPOLIS — Phil Hughes finished his first season in Minnesota one out shy of a $500,000 bonus. His new deal with the Twins more than takes care of that. The Twins and the 28-year-old right-hander agreed Monday to a $58 million, five-year contract that adds $42 million in guaranteed money from 2017-19. Hughes went 16-10 with a 3.52 ERA and led the major leagues among qualifying...
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Penguins having three more players tested for mumps

  PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins just can’t seem to shake the mumps.   The team sent backup goaltender Thomas Greiss and forwards Brandon Sutter and Steve Downie home from Florida on Monday to undergo testing for the virus. All three will remain in isolation until the test results are known. Teammates Sidney Crosby, Beau Bennett and Olli Maatta have already...
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Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana Praise Liverpool’s New Tactical Setup

Liverpool’s new look is working for Adam Lallana and Jordan Henderson — two players whose roles have changed under the Reds’ new tactical scheme. Henderson and Lallana both hailed Liverpool’s new 3-4-3 system following Sunday’s draw with Arsenal. The Liverpool midfielders say the setup manager Brendan Rodgers has employed in recent games have...
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Josh McDaniels: No Patriots ‘Played Or Executed Or Coached Particularly Well’

The New England Patriots’ offensive struggles are overshadowing the team’s win. Although the Pats squeaked out a 17-16 victory over the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium to secure a first-round bye, the focus remains on the many mistakes made by the New England offense. Tom Brady was sacked four times in the first half alone while he completed 23-of-35 passes for 182 yards, a...
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Martin Skrtel Posts Picture Of Stapled Head Wound On Instagtram (Photo)

Martin Skrtel is a bad, bad man. Skrtel, 30, suffered a massive head wound in the second half of Liverpool’s Premier League thriller with Arsenal on Sunday, but the injury didn’t prevent him from playing on and scoring the game-tying goal in the dying moments of the 2-2 draw. Skrtel posted a set of photos on Instagram on Monday, which show the fateful...
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Reilly Smith’s Stick Work Wins Amica Coverage Play Of The Week

NESN.com staff will pick the two or three best Amica Coverage Plays of the previous week for games played from Friday night to Thursday night. Voting will begin every Friday at 10 a.m. ET and conclude Monday. Vote for the Coverage Play of the Week, and you will be entered for a chance to win a team jersey courtesy of the Pro Shop at TD Garden. First read the official rules, then...
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Josh Smith released by Detroit Pistons in surprising move

The Detroit Pistons waived forward Josh Smith on Monday in surprising move, the team announced.   Smith, 29, was in the second season of a four-year, $54 million contract he signed with the Pistons in July 2013. He was averaging 13.1 points and 7.2 rebounds per game for the Pistons, who are last in the NBA’s Central Division with a 5-23 record. Smith has been subject to trade...
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Fantasy Football: Joseph Randle Among Week 17 Waiver Wire Pickups

It’s the final week of the NFL regular season, and we don’t know whether we feel good or bad for you. The good news, of course, is that you’ve made it to the fantasy football championships, with glory and bragging rights just one successful Sunday from your grasp. The bad news is that you now have to navigate the treacherous waters of Week 17, where...
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Marshawn Lynch Answers Post-Game Questions With ‘Thanks For Asking’

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is notorious for refusing to answer reporters’ questions after games, and Sunday night was no exception. Lynch didn’t start his team’s Week 16 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals because of an upset stomach, but went into the game in the second quarter and ended up rushing for 113 yards on 10 carries — including an incredibly...
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Broncos Hold As Road Favorite Over Bengals On ‘Monday Night Football’

The Cincinnati Bengals host the Denver Broncos on “Monday Night Football” to wrap up Week 16 of the NFL betting slate. The Broncos opened as a 3.5-point favorite for the primetime matchup and the line has barely moved, with most sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com still at 3.5 points. The Broncos are 11-3 and playing for home-field advantage in the AFC, but they have been...
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Anton Khudobin Struggles To Get Over Bench Much To Cam Ward’s Delight (GIF)

Nothing is easy for the Carolina Hurricanes these days. The bottom dwellers of the Eastern Conference were trailing by a goal to the New York Rangers late in the third period during Sunday’s game, which led to the most hilarious moment of the game for everyone not named Anton Khudobin. The Carolina goalie was pulled in the final minutes of the game for an extra skater, but skating...
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Bruins’ Loui Eriksson Should Remain On Line With Carl Soderberg, Chris Kelly

BOSTON — Loui Eriksson was the top candidate to replace Jarome Iginla at right wing on the Bruins’ first line to start the season, but that plan was put on hold when veteran center David Krejci was forced to miss 20 of the first 31 games because of an injury. Even though Eriksson has played well in the limited time he’s skated alongside Krejci and Milan Lucic since joining...
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Jim Kelly's nephew arrested after threatening to shoot up bar

Former Clemson quarterback Chad Kelly is facing a laundry list of charges after getting into a bar fight over the weekend. Kelly, the nephew of Buffalo Bills legend Jim Kelly, signed a letter of intent to play at Ole Miss on Wednesday and was arrested just four days later. According to The Buffalo News, the 20-year-old fought with bouncers while they tried to kick him out of a bar...
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Brady: Edelman might be Pat's Most Dependable Player

  Tom Brady can’t say enough good things about Julian Edelman. The relationship between the New England Patriots quarterback and wide receiver has only strengthened over their time together, and it’s clear Brady has unlimited trust in Edelman. Maybe that’s why it should be no surprise the Patriots struggled offensively without Edelman in the lineup Sunday before holding...
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Report: Padres Have Interest In Cole Hamels; Could They Flip Wil Myers?

The San Diego Padres’ wild offseason might not be done. The Padres have loaded up on bats this hot stove season, and now they could be looking to add an ace pitcher. The Padres have spoken with the Philadelphia Phillies about a possible trade for Cole Hamels, according to multiple reports. Philly.com cited a baseball source saying the Padres have had...
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Darrelle Revis Allows Two Catches; Other Takeaways From Patriots-Jets

Darrelle Revis is turning opposing No. 1 wide receivers into a player every New England Patriots fan complained about last season. Kenbrell Thompkins caught fewer than 50 percent of his passes last season for the New England Patriots, totaling just 466 yards. Revis has turned opposing No. 1 wide receivers into thos 2013 version of Thompkins, and that’s not ideal for those players...
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Dominic Raiola insists he didn't intentionally stomp opponent

Dominic Raiola hasn’t earned the benefit of the doubt, but the Detroit Lions center needs it more than ever right now.   Raiola is a notoriously dirty player, and he did nothing to help his reputation when he stomped on Chicago Bears defensive lineman Ego Ferguson during the Lions’ eventual win at Soldier Field. Raiola insisted after the game that the stomp was not done...
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‘Field Of Dreams’ Comes In Third Among NESN.com’s Top 10 Sports Movies

Editor’s note: In the spirit of holiday movie-watching, we asked NESN.com readers to vote for their favorite sports film of all time. The debate was fierce, but the votes spoke for themselves. We’re down to the top three, with “Field of Dreams” finishing No. 3 among NESN.com readers’ No. 10 sports movies of all time. This embed is invalid" /> ...
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Rex Ryan: We’re The Team That Gives Tom Brady ‘The Biggest Challenge’

Rex Ryan is going out talking. Everyone assumes the New York Jets head coach will soon be the ex-head coach soon, but Ryan isn’t changing his ways before leaving. That includes dialing up a mean game plan for Tom Brady and then letting everyone know about it. Ryan and his Jets defense did a solid job Sunday in slowing down Brady, limiting the quarterback...
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NFL Playoff Picture: Patriots Should Have Close Eye On Monday Night Game

The New England Patriots don’t play Monday night, but they should have a lot of interest in the prime-time matchup. The Patriots won Sunday to run their record to 12-3. If the Denver Broncos lose Monday night to the Cincinnati Bengals, the Patriots will clinch the No. 1 seed in the AFC. The Patriots, who clinched at least a first-round bye with Sunday’s...
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Fantasy Football: Ryan Tannehill, Andrew Luck In Week 16 Studs, Duds

This was it. The moment you were waiting for. Andrew Luck had carried you to the championship game, and now he was going to lead your fantasy team to glory. And then he got outscored by his backup quarterback. Welcome to the cold world of fantasy football, where unexpected results only happen when you don’t want them to. Entering Sunday as fantasy football’s...
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Brad Marchand: Bruins Can Build Off ‘Character Win’ Vs. Sabres (Video)

The Boston Bruins played the last-place Buffalo Sabres on Sunday, but it was still a must-win game. Luckily, the B’s pulled out a 4-3 overtime victory are are looking to keep rolling. With the win over the Sabres, the Bruins have only taken three of their last 10 games, collecting just eight of 20 possible points. And winger Brad Marchand recognized...
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Sabres’ Andrej Meszaros Scores Against Former Team To Tie Score (Video)

Andrej Meszaros scored just two goals in 14 games during his brief stop in Boston last season, but that didn’t stop the Buffalo Sabres defenseman from getting a little revenge against his former team Sunday night. With the Bruins ahead by a goal early in the second period, Buffalo broke free on a three-on-one rush. Johan Larsson made a quick drop pass to Chris Stewart, who connected...
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Bruins-Sabres 3 Stars: Dougie Hamilton Scores Twice In 4-3 OT Win

BOSTON — The Bruins escaped Sunday night’s game against the Buffalo Sabres with a much-needed win. A goal from Dougie Hamilton (his second of the game) with 1:31 remaining in regulation tied the score 3-3 and forced overtime, where Loui Eriksson scored at 2:15 of the period to secure two points for the B’s. Boston will host the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night at TD Garden...
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Brad Stevens shoots down rumors he's headed to Hoosiers

  This embed is invalid   " /> The head coaching job at Indiana University is one of the most coveted positions in college basketball, but it’s not one Brad Stevens will be pursuing anytime soon. The Boston Celtics coach — and Zionsville, Ind., native — told SB Nation’s Paul Flannery this week that he has no intention of leaving Causeway Street to return...
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