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Rob Gronokwski One Of Four ‘Madden NFL 16′ Cover Finalists

The next stop on Rob Gronkowski’s epic offseason tour could be the cover of “Madden NFL 16″. Rob Gronkowski is one of four finalists for the EA Sports video game cover. The New England  is joined by New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson and Pittsburgh Steelers wideout Antonio Brown. Gronkowski stayed healthy for the...
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Brock Holt Starts In Right Field As Red Sox Open Three-Game Series With Rays

The Boston Red Sox are hoping to have a little more success against Jake Odorizzi this time around. The Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays open a three-game series Monday night at Fenway Park where the Sox are looking to snap a three-game losing streak. To do so, they’ll likely have to figure out how to break through against Tampa Bay starter Jake Odorizzi. The 25-year-old is off to a...
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LeBron James Continues Habit Of Reading During Playoffs With ‘Divergent’ Series

Your little brother or sister might be reading the same book as LeBron James is right now. The Cleveland Cavaliers star has a tradition of reading to tune out distractions during the playoffs, and this season, he told TNT’s Rachel Nichols that he’s digging into the “Divergent” trilogy by Veronica Roth. The sci-fi series is written at a middle school...
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Report: Some Colts Players Upset With Team’s First-Round Draft Pick

The Indianapolis Colts had needs to address, and instead, they drafted another wide receiver. There’s no denying the Colts have stockpiled weapons for quarterback Andrew Luck this offseason, but adding running backs and wide receivers doesn’t do much to address the team’s biggest needs. Indy proved last season it has issues on both sides of the line...
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John Axford Watched Part Of Mayweather-Pacquiao Through Someone’s Window (Photo)

John Axford was one slightly creepy, but mostly resourceful, guy Saturday night. With the Colorado Rockies in San Diego over the weekend, the reliever had to get creative to watch the fight of the century between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao that was taking place in Las Vegas. The Rockies game didn’t end until just a few minutes before the bout was set to get underway, meaning...
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2015 NHL Draft Preview: Which Positions Should Bruins Target?

The Boston Bruins have drafted pretty well over the last few years, following a period from 2007 through 2009 that produced zero first-round picks currently making an impact for the team. Despite the B’s recent success through the draft, there are still a few positions throughout the organization that need more depth and skill. This is largely because many of the team’s better...
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Brady Poppinga: Draft Creates Uncertainty For Veteran NFL Players

The NFL draft is a thrilling time for young players, but it’s not all fun and games for the veterans around the league. The new crop of young talent spells bad news for those already in the fold, as they face the risk of being pushed out of their jobs. But it doesn’t have to be viewed as a negative situation, former NFL linebacker Brady Poppinga wrote in his latest post for...
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Red Sox Remain Favorites For Rays Matchup Despite Recent Struggles

The Boston Red Sox will be looking to rebound from a disappointing series sweep at the hands of the archrival New York Yankees when they return to action on Monday night as -137 moneyline favorites against the Tampa Bay Rays at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Red Sox dropped to 3-8 in their last 11 outings with three straight losses to the Yankees...
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Report: Jameis Winston’s Contract With Bucs Prohibits Him From Playing Baseball

There will be no debate about Jameis Winston as a two-sports star, at least not during the life of his first NFL contract. The No. 1 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft won’t be able to play professional baseball, even if he wanted to, according to Peter King of the Monday Morning Quarterback. According to King, there’s a clause in Winston’s contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers prohibiting...
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Torey Krug Scores In USA’s Win Over Russia At World Championships (Video)

Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug scored his first goal and fourth point of the 2015 IIHF World Championships in the United States’ 4-2 win over Russia in Monday’s preliminary round game. Krug, who was named Team USA’s player of the game, gave the Americans a 2-1 lead in the second period with a brilliant shot. In addition to his goal, Krug tallied four shots in 23:35 of...
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Vince Wilfork Gets Honorary Degree, Gives Speech At New England Tech

Just call him Dr. Wilfork. This year’s graduates of New England Institute of Technology were lucky enough to hear some words of wisdom from former New England Patriot Vince Wilfork, who gave the school’s commencement address and received an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters on Sunday. Best of luck to the Class of 2015. Let's attack this new chapter...
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Loui Eriksson Scores Hat Trick In Sweden’s Win Over Latvia At World Championships

Boston Bruins forward Loui Eriksson scored a hat trick for Sweden in its 8-1 win over Latvia in Monday’s preliminary round game at the 2015 IIHF World Championsips. His first goal was scored on a shot from a tight angle and gave Sweden a 1-0 lead. Loui Eriksson picks up his first goal at #IIHFWorlds http://t.co/Inh1STRfFq— Weekend at Bergy's (@weekendatbergys) May 04, 2015 Eriksson...
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Patriots Offensive Line Roster Reset: Tre Jackson Could Be Week 1 Starter

Hopefully Bryan Stork and Tre’ Jackson were friends at Florida State, because they represent the future of the New England Patriots’ interior offensive line. The Patriots used a fourth-round draft pick on a Florida State offensive lineman in consecutive years, which speaks to how much New England respects Seminoles position coach Rick Trickett. Stork was selected 105th overall...
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Who Will Be The Amica Pitcher Of The Week?

Vote for the Amica Pitcher of the Week and give yourself a chance to win a $100 gift card to the Yawkey Way Team Store. Voting begins every Monday, and winners are picked every Saturday, so make sure to come back every week to give yourself another chance to win. First read the official rules, then completely fill out the form below for your chance to win. Monday: Clay Buchholz vs...
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DraftKings: Felix Hernandez, Xander Bogaerts Make Tom Caron’s Lineup

Go ahead and kick off your week with some fantasy baseball. DraftKings offers one-day fantasy baseball games, allowing users to set a new lineup every day for the chance to win tons of cash prizes. This year, DraftKings has partnered with NESN to give fans a unique opportunity: Compete against Tom Caron in the sport he knows best. To see what you’re up against, here’s TC’s...
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Boston Red Sox Announce Family Events Schedule For May At Fenway Park

The Boston Red Sox have an eventful month in store for their fans. The club announced its schedule of family events for May on Monday, and it kicks off with a celebration of one of America’s favorite movie franchises. The Red Sox will recognize Star Wars Day on Monday with a “May the 4th Be With You” event. Fans can take photos with Darth Vader...
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Steven Stamkos Scores Ridiculous Goal Vs. Habs To End Playoff Drought (Video)

Steven Stamkos is on the board and in a big way. The Tampa Bay Lightning sniper broke through with his first goal of the Stanley Cup playoffs Sunday night, as he scored in the Lightning’s 6-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens. The decisive victory gave Tampa Bay a 2-0 series lead as things head to Florida. Perhaps just as importantly is that Stamkos has ended his postseason goalless...
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Flames’ Cinderella Season Crashing Down Against Better, More Experienced Ducks

The Anaheim Ducks are a runaway freight train with six straight wins to open the Stanley Cup playoffs — the first team since the 2008 Pittsburgh Penguins to accomplish this feat. There is little the Calgary Flames can do to stop them after two demoralizing Round 2 losses, most recently a 3-0 defeat Sunday night in Anaheim. The Flames have defied the odds and analytics all season...
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Brandon Prust rips referee, accuses him of on-ice trash talk

Brandon Prust on Sunday accused a referee of targeting him. The Montreal Canadiens forward had a frustrating night, as the Tampa Bay Lightning rolled to a 6-2 win over the Habs, giving the Bolts a 2-0 lead with the series shifting to Tampa Bay. Prust’s frustrations boiled over with a late fight, but he also had issues with one of Game 2’s referees. Prust ripped referee Brad...
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Patriots’ Post-Draft Roster Projection: Uncertainty Abounds At Cornerback

Bill Belichick looks at your draft needs, throws back his head and scoffs. His New England Patriots came out of the 2015 NFL Draft without a running back or wide receiver, and they first addressed their need at cornerback with the 247th overall pick. Because the Patriots didn’t select a quarterback early in the draft, they’re basically right back where they started when Darrelle...
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Red Sox Notes: Dalier Hinojosa’s Big League Debut Proves Very Eventful

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The Red Sox were overmatched this weekend. The Yankees completed a three-game sweep of the Red Sox with an 8-5 win Sunday night at Fenway Park. New York controlled Boston for much of the series, which dropped the Sox’s record to below .500 (12-13) for the first time this season. The Red Sox are 6-10 during their...
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Joe Girardi: Edward Mujica, Red Sox Drilling Jacoby Ellsbury Is ‘Fishy’

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi is skeptical. While Girardi didn’t directly accuse Red Sox reliever Edward Mujica of intentionally plunking Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury in the eighth inning of Sunday’s game at Fenway Park, the skipper wondered aloud when asked about the beaning following New York’s...
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Jacoby Ellsbury Takes Jabs At Red Sox After Being Plunked In Tense Game

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Jacoby Ellsbury waited until after the game to throw punches. Red Sox reliever Edward Mujica plunked Ellsbury on the back side in the eighth inning of Sunday’s game at Fenway Park. It seemed like retaliation for Yankees starter Adam Warren drilling Hanley Ramirez in the sixth inning, and Ellsbury took some shots...
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Red Sox Staying Levelheaded Amid Quest To Find Elusive Winning Formula

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — A winning formula is elusive right now, yet the collective mindset remains consistent. The Red Sox will go as far as their on-field execution dictates this season. Such is sports, and such is what separates contenders from pretenders, and all that jazz. But there were no tantrums, no negativity and no upheaval in...
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Brewers Fire Manager Ron Roenicke After League-Worst Start

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Brewers fired manager Ron Roenicke on Sunday night, hours after their 5-3 victory over the Cubs in Chicago. The Brewers are a major league-worst 7-18 after a 2-13 start. The team said it will announce a replacement Monday. “This has been a difficult start to the season, something that we certainly didn’t anticipate,” president...
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