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David Pastrnak Hoping To Improve Defense In Latest Bruins Stint (Video)

Boston Bruins rookie David Pastrnak made his NHL debut Monday, and he’s already been generating a lot of buzz. But even though the 18-year-old first-round pick has impressed, there’s obviously still room to improve. Pastrnak is just glad he can learn while playing on a line with winger Brad Marchand and center Patrice Bergeron. “I’m happy I can...
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Tuukka Rask Stepping Up His Game Since Being Pulled Vs. Maple Leafs (Video)

Even the best athletes need a wake-up call every once in a while, and that certainly seemed to be the case for Tuukka Rask. The Boston Bruins goaltender and last season’s Vezina Trophy winner wasn’t playing his best hockey to start this season, but after being pulled against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Nov. 12 — when he allowed four goals through one and a half periods — he’s...
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Bruins-Jets Live: Boston Ends November Against Improved Winnipeg Team

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Janay Rice Speaks Out On Domestic Violence Situation With Husband Ray Rice

Janay Rice is telling her side of the story. The wife of free agent NFL running back Ray Rice has stayed largely silent following the couple’s involvement in a domestic violence situation last spring, save for the press conference the two participated in with the support of the Baltimore Ravens. At the time, Janay Rice apologized for her role in the altercation, despite the fact...
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Shane Victorino Feels Good Despite Red Sox’s Uncertain Outfield Situation

With Hanley Ramirez being added to the Boston Red Sox’s already crowded outfield Tuesday, Shane Victorino’s situation became even more unclear. But the right fielder doesn’t seem to think so. Victorino played just 30 games in 2014 thanks to lingering back problems that led to season-ending surgery. Still, he told WEEI’s Rob Bradford on Thursday that not...
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Celtics Notes: Avery Bradley Bounces Back; Bulls Hold Block Party

BOSTON — The Celtics saw yet another double-digit lead shrivel up and disappear Friday in a 109-102 loss to the Chicago Bulls at TD Garden. Brad Stevens’ club led by as many as 16 points in the first half but was unable to hold on, with an 11-point fourth quarter ultimately doing the Celtics in. – Avery Bradley had a nice bounce-back game after an underwhelming shooting...
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Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Projected Lines, Pairings For Bruins-Jets

BOSTON — The Bruins aim to close out a successful month of November by ending a two-game losing streak (0-1-1) Friday night, but that challenge won’t be an easy one. The Winnipeg Jets have arrived to TD Garden for their only visit of the regular season, and former Bruins goaltender Michael Hutchinson will start in net. He went 13-13-3 with the Providence Bruins before joining...
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Celtics Left Frustrated Yet Again After Another Fourth-Quarter Collapse

BOSTON — Fourth-quarter collapses have been common occurrences for the Celtics this season. Few were more frustrating than Friday’s. The Celtics led the Chicago Bulls by as many as 16 points in their post-Thanksgiving matinee at TD Garden, carving up the normally stout Chicago defense for 60 points in the first half and another 31 in the third quarter. Then, the metaphorical...
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Patriots Injury Report: Chandler Jones Questionable To Play Vs. Packers

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots are saying there’s a chance. Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones is questionable to play Sunday against the Green Bay Packers after being limited in three consecutive practices. Jones hasn’t played since Week 7’s win over the New York Jets. Safety Nate Ebner (finger) was removed from this week’s practice report. Check out the...
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Eric Berry’s First Question After Cancer Diagnosis: Can I Play Against Broncos?

Eric Berry just wanted to play. The Kansas City Chiefs announced Monday that it’s believed Berry has lymphoma, and Berry’s first question after learning his diagnosis might surprise you; He asked the doctor if he could still play in Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos. “I wasn’t in the room at that particular time, but (trainer) Rick (Burkholder) and the doctors talked...
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Ray Rice Wins Appeal Of Suspension, Eligible To Return Immediately

Ray Rice could be back on the field this season. The former Baltimore Ravens running back has won his appeal and is eligible to play immediately, according to multiple sources. According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, citing a source directly involved in the situation, Rice had his indefinite suspension overturned and can now sign with any NFL team. Rice has been on the sidelines...
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Wisconsin’s Sam Dekker Celebrates Win By Punching Ball Into Teammate’s Head (Video)

Sam Dekker’s Wisconsin teammates should take cover when the Badgers forward is celebrating a win. Wisconsin defeated Georgetown 68-65 on Thanksgiving in Paradise Island, Bahamas, to advance to the Battle 4 Atlantis Finals. But it wasn’t sunshine and rainbows for all of the Badgers when Dekker began flexing, slamming the ball onto the court before eventually punching the ball...
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Bill Belichick: Chandler Jones’ Hip Injury Is ‘Day By Day By Day By Day’

FOXBORO, Mass. — Those looking for updates on Chandler Jones’ injured hip didn’t find out any new information from New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick on Friday. Jones has practiced three consecutive days after suffering the hip injury in Week 7 against the New York Jets. Jones hasn’t practiced since Oct. 16. “I think he’s along — I mean look, it’s a day...
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The most tone-deaf tweet ever?

Not many people were thankful for the Washington Redskins’ Twitter account on Thanksgiving. The team received plenty of backlash after sending out this tone-deaf tweet on Thursday morning: From our family to yours, have a very safe and Happy #Thanksgiving. #HappyThanksgiving #HTTR http://t.co/TZ0fBzbEm2 — Washington Redskins (@Redskins) November 27, 2014 I keep having...
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Patriots Release Xavier Grimble, Charley Hughlett From Practice Squad

FOXBORO, Mass. — Hopefully Xavier Grimble and Charley Hughlett didn’t buy property in Massachusetts. Grimble and Hughlett were released from the New England Patriots’ practice squad, the team announced Friday, after being signed Wednesday. Grimble, a tight end, wore No. 86 during his brief time with the Patriots. He practiced just twice with the team. Hughlett’s release likely...
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Marcus Smart Taking Cautious Approach In Rehab From Ankle Injury

BOSTON — Marcus Smart originally was expected back on the court Friday afternoon. Now, it’s looking like his return won’t come until next week at the earliest. The Celtics rookie, who hasn’t played since spraining his ankle Nov. 7, said before Friday’s matchup with the Chicago Bulls that it is highly unlikely he will play Sunday, when Boston hosts the San Antonio Spurs...
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Tom Brady Vs. Aaron Rodgers Matchup Primed For Near-Record Point Total

The New England Patriots are on the road for Week 13 of the NFL season, facing the Green Bay Packers. Green Bay opened as a four-point favorite, and then settled in as a field goal favorite at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The point total is 58, which is just shy of the record-setting 61.5-point total for a 2000 Rams-49ers game. The OddsShark Computer predicts a 41-40 Patriots...
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Week 14 College Football Odds: BC Eagles Hold As 11-Point Favorite Over Syracuse

The Boston College Eagles will look to close out their regular season on a high note when they take on the Syracuse Orange as a strong 11-point favorite Saturday. The 6-5 Eagles enter Saturday afternoon’s Orange vs. BC betting matchup at Alumni Stadium in search of their first straight up win in their last three games, following losses to ACC rivals Louisville and Florida State...
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Report: Cardinals Have No Meeting With Jon Lester Scheduled

The list of teams pursuing Jon Lester might have just gotten a little shorter. It was reported last week that the St. Louis Cardinals had joined the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves in expressing interest in the free-agent lefty. Lester has already met with those three ballclubs with reports emerging that a meeting would take place with the Cards in the near future...
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Celtics-Bulls Live: C’s Kick Off TD Garden Double Dip With Matinee

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Police, Family: Ohio State Senior Lineman Kosta Karageorge Missing

A senior on the Ohio State football team was reported missing just days before his final game at Ohio Stadium. Police in Columbus, Ohio, and the family of Kosta Karageorge say the linemen went missing and hasn’t been seen since the early morning hours on Wednesday, according to The Columbus Dispatch. Karageorge reportedly went for a walk around 2 a.m. Wednesday morning, and that...
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Who Is The Thrashers/Jets Single-Season Leader In Assists?

The Winnipeg Jets as there currently constituted haven’t been around very long. The Jets, of course, started out as the Atlanta Thashers, an expansion team which played its first season in 1999 before eventually moving to Winnipeg to re-assume the Jets brand prior to the 2011-12 season. No matter where they’ve played their hockey, the Thrashers/Jets have had talented offensive...
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Watch Boston Celtics-Chicago Bulls Game Online (Live Stream)

The Boston Celtics host the Chicago Bulls on Friday in the first of two Thanksgiving weekend matinees for the C’s at TD Garden. Tipoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET, and NBC Sports Live Extra is streaming the game online and through their app for Xfinity and Time Warner Cable customers. You can watch it by clicking the photo below. Photo via Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports ImagesFiled...
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Bills center Eric Wood gained 7.4 pounds at Thanksgiving

No matter how much turkey and mashed potatoes you scarfed down on Thanksgiving, Buffalo Bills center Eric Wood probably ate more than you. Wood began the holiday weighing in at 302.2 pounds, but by the time all of his eating was done for the day, he had gained a whopping 7.4 pounds. How do we know this, you ask? Wood apparently has started a new Thanksgiving tradition that isn’t...
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Brady Quinn: Geno Smith Must Seize Second Chance, Prove Himself As Starter

Geno Smith is getting another shot. The New York Jets have turned back to the second-year quarterback, announcing Smith will get the start Monday night against the Miami Dolphins after he took over for Michael Vick in the third quarter of the 38-3 loss to the Buffalo Bills in Week 12. Smith’s second chance to prove himself as a starter in the NFL is something he must take full...
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