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Patriots Mock Draft: How New England Can Fill Biggest Remaining Needs

The New England Patriots’ biggest remaining needs, if you even want to call them that, were highlighted and ranked Wednesday. Now let’s fill them in our third Patriots mock draft of the offseason. Round 3, 72nd Overall Pick: DE Trey Hendrickson, Florida Atlantic Hendrickson fits what the Patriots typically look for in a defensive end from a size and testing perspective. He...
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Fantasy NASCAR Racing Picks: Who We’re Buying, Selling For STP 500

After a lengthy trip out west, The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is heading back east for a date with one of NASCAR’s most iconic tracks. Drivers will lineup Sunday for the STP 500 to compete for the grandfather clock trophy at Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Va. The track, which is the shortest on the NASCAR circuit, always makes for exciting, close-quarters racing. However...
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NFL Mock Draft 2017: First-Round Pick Predictions In Weak Quarterback Class

NFL teams in need of a franchise quarterback probably won’t find what they’re looking for in April’s draft. This year’s QB class is pretty weak. There’s no Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III kind of A-level prospect. The better option for QB-needy teams is to wait a few rounds and take a signal caller in the mid-to-late rounds. Maybe you get lucky and draft the next Dak...
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Watch Jarome Iginla Fight Deryk Engelland As Part Of Gordie Howe Hat Trick

Jarome Iginla is 39 years old, but he still plays the power forward-style of hockey that has made him one of the NHL’s most exciting players for nearly two decades. That was evident Wednesday night when the Los Angeles Kings winger notched a Gordie Howe hat trick against the Calgary Flames. Iginla, of course, played for the Flames from 1996 to 2013. The fight portion of his Gordie...
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Brad Stevens Knows Celtics Must ‘Find Some Answers’ For Talented Bucks

BOSTON — The Boston Celtics had only seen the Milwaukee Bucks once before their 103-100 loss Wednesday night, but the Bucks clearly present a challenge to the Celtics. The Bucks ability to put rangy, athletic lineups on the floor bothered the Celtics for most of the night, especially during the first half. And if the two teams were to meet in the NBA playoffs, the Celtics will...
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Charlie McAvoy Signs Amateur Tryout With Providence Bruins, Expected To Be In Lineup Saturday Night

Boston Bruins prospect Charlie McAvoy will forego his last two seasons at Boston University and has signed an amateur tryout with the Providence Bruins on Wednesday. In McAvoy’s two year career at BU, the defenseman had eight goals, 43 assists, and a plus-19 rating.  He is expected to be in the lineup in Providence’s next game on Saturday night. For more information on McAvoy...
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Julian Edelman serves as hype man for Martellus Bennett's new mixtape

Martellus Bennett is one of the most creative players in the NFL, and the charismatic tight end furthered that notion with a new project Wednesday.Bennett released a mixtape to his SoundCloud page bluntly titled, “I’m Not A Rapper But Some Of My Friends Are…”The five-track EP was a fun, artistic outlet for Bennett, as he explained in a message on his SoundCloud profile....
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Russell Westbrook Makes History With Incredible Triple-Double For Thunder

Wednesday night is one Russell Westbrook, the Oklahoma City Thunder and NBA fans throughout the world won’t soon forget. The Thunder superstar made history, as he set the record for most points in a triple-double with his 57 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists  in Oklahoma City’s 114-106 overtime win in Orlando against the Magic. Three of Westbrook’s biggest points came at...
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Celtics Wrap: Celtics Can’t Solve Bucks During 103-100 Loss

The Boston Celtics’ first game as the top team in the Eastern Conference didn’t go as planned. The Celtics never got in a rhythym during a 103-100 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday nigth at TD Garden. The Celtics were cold for most of the night as they hit on just 12 of 37 attempts from 3-point land. Boston trailed by only one with 30 seconds to play, but Bucks rookie...
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NHL Odds: Bruins Look To Continue Winning Ways As Favorite Vs. Stars

The Boston Bruins will look to close out March with a third straight victory when they host the Dallas Stars on Thursday as -225 home betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Boston is coming off a 4-1 win over the Nashville Predators as -170 home chalk Tuesday to move three points up on the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference wild-card race going into...
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Isaiah Thomas becomes sixth Celtic to break 2,000-point mark in season

Isaiah Thomas has had a fantastic season.The All-Star point guard has piloted the Boston Celtics to the No.1 spot in the Eastern Conference while leading the league in fourth-quarter scoring.And during the Celtics’ game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, Thomas added another accolade to his incredible season.Thomas scored 20 points during the first half and with the final...
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Michael Bennett Has Interesting Take On Tom Brady’s Stolen Jersey Saga

Super Bowl LI was one of the most captivating games in NFL history, but the drama didn’t end for the New England Patriots after they hoisted the Lombardi Trophy. Following the conclusion of the game, it was revealed that Tom Brady’s jersey had been stolen. After nearly two months of mystery, an extensive search for the jersey led to an international media member, who actually had...
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Bill Belichick wears perfect South Florida attire for Miami's Pro Day

Bill Belichick sure looks like he’s enjoying life, one pro day at a time.The New England Patriots coach continued his pro day tour ahead of the 2017 NFL Draft with a Wednesday afternoon visit to Miami, one day after he skipped the NFL’s annual coaches breakfast for Florida’s showcase.And he dressed pretty appropriately for a March trip to South Florida. No shoes, no problem...
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How Kelly Olynyk helped Gonzaga reach first ever Final Four

Gonzaga advanced to the school’s first-ever Final Four when it defeated Xavier last week during the Elite Eight.The trip to college basketball’s promised land has been years in the making for Mark Few and Co.And this team’s success has a lot to do with a recruiting pitch few programs can utilize, and it all started with Boston Celtics big man Kelly Olynyk, according to Yahoo...
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NFL Safety T.J. McDonald Suspended 8 Games For DUI, Drug Charges

NFL safety T.J. McDonald currently is a free agent, and if he does sign with a team, he will be forced to miss the first half of the 2017 season. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the league suspended McDonald for the first eight games of the upcoming campaign in response to his arrest on DUI and drug charges from May of last year. Jones pleaded guilty to a reckless...
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NFL QB Prospect Patrick Mahomes’ Dad, LaVar Ball (Sort Of) Have Something In Common

There are few more polarizing people in sports right now than LaVar Ball. Ball’s son, Lonzo Ball, is expected to be one of the top picks in the 2017 NBA Draft out of UCLA, but most of the attention has been on LaVar’s outlandish comments rather than Lonzo’s NBA future. Like Lonzo, Patrick Mahomes is a draft prospect, albeit in the NFL, and he has a pretty famous dad, too ...
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Jerry Jones sets deadline for decision on Tony Romo’s future with Cowboys

We’re several weeks into the new NFL year, but Tony Romo’s future in the league remains very much uncertain.While it’s expected the Dallas Cowboys will move on from the veteran quarterback either by trade or release, Romo currently still resides on the Cowboys roster.It appears team owner Jerry Jones simply is holding out for a trading partner, but considering Romo’s age...
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NBA Rumors: Lance Stephenson Agrees To Deal To Return To Pacers

The Indiana Pacers reportedly are about to welcome back an old friend. According to ESPN’s Chris Haynes, citing league sources, the Pacers have agreed to a three-year deal with veteran guard Lance Stephenson. Stephenson spent the first four years of his career in Indiana before he bolted for Charlotte during free agency in 2014. The Pacers still are battling for an Eastern Conference...
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Giants coach Ben McAdoo has idea of who could be Eli Manning’s successor

The New York Giants have made some interesting moves this offseason.The Giants brought in veteran wide receiver Brandon Marshall, who will join an already loaded offensive attack in New York.Marshall wasn’t the only former New York Jet the Giants signed in free agency either. The team acquired quarterback Geno Smith to serve as Eli Manning’s backup.While many perceived the Smith...
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Jason Kidd believes Isaiah Thomas is in NBA MVP race

The NBA MVP race seemingly has come down to Russell Westbrook and James Harden.And while those two certainly should be considered the front-runners, Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd believes that Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas deserves to be in the running as well.“He’s one of the best in the league,” Kidd said. “He’ll be in the MVP race and that’s well...
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Tuukka Rask Returns To Form, Bruins Defense Solid In Big Win Over Nashville Predators

The Boston Bruins defeated the Nashville Predators 4-1 on Tuesday night at TD Garden in a great team win. Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask and the defense came up big and limited the Predators seventh ranked scoring offense to just 25 shots on net. Rask allowed just one goal and the defense had 24 blocked shots. To hear Billy Jaffe break down the Bruins win check out the video above...
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NFL Rumors: ‘Big-Time Opportunity Looms’ For Tony Romo As Phil Simms’ Replacement

Tony Romo’s NFL future appears to be up in the air as the drama continues to roll on with Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys, but the same apparently can’t be said for his post-football plans. Recent reports surfaced saying FOX and CBS are interested in adding Romo to their broadcast teams, and it appears CBS might already have a specific job in mind for the Cowboys quarterback...
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Why Bill Goldberg Has Been ‘Absolutely Miserable’ Since Returning To WWE

It sounds like Bill Goldberg can’t wait to ride off into the sunset. Goldberg, one of the biggest wrestling stars of the late 1990s and early 2000s, returned to WWE in October after 12 years away from the squared circle. He’s now the WWE Universal champion and is slated to main event WrestleMania 33 this Sunday at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. Life must be good, right...
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Dan Quinn Spoke To Steve Kerr, Terry Francona After Super Bowl LI Loss

To say the Atlanta Falcons suffered a heartbreaking loss in Super Bowl LI would be putting it mildly. The New England Patriots overcame a 25-point, second-half deficit en route to a miraculous 34-28 overtime victory. The Falcons looked well on their way to victory when they held a 28-3 lead with just over two minutes to go in the third quarter. But Tom Brady and the Patriots’ heroics...
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Carolina Martinez Explains How You Can “Feast With 45” At Fenway Park

Pedro Martinez has retired from the game of baseball, but he hasn’t stopped giving back to his community. The Boston Red Sox legend along with the Pedro Martinez Charity will be hosting a special fundraiser event at Fenway Park called “Feast with 45,” where fans can savor the tastes of more than 40 of Boston’s leading chefs with the legend himself. Carolina Martinez, the...
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