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Opening Statements In Aaron Hernandez Murder Trial Expected This Week

FALL RIVER, Mass. — Aaron Hernandez once seemed to be a man with a bright future. At age 23 he had a Super Bowl appearance under his belt and a $40 million contract as a star tight end with the New England Patriots. He and his fiancee had started a family, living in a mansion in the Boston suburbs with their 8-month-old daughter. This week, prosecutors...
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Pete Carroll empathizes with Belichick, Pats in Deflategate

I never checked on the whole process of how our footballs were handled until this week, and I can empathize with Coach Belichick in that same way,” Carroll told reporters in a press conference Sunday, via NFL.com. “I never have, so I can understand that he never has either.”   Belichick talked at length about that process in an impromptu press conference Saturday, adding...
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Celtics Notes: Brad Stevens Not Stressing Over C’s Free-Throw Struggles

The Boston Celtics hung tough Sunday night with the best the NBA has to offer. It didn’t result in a victory — the Golden State Warriors held on to win 114-111 — but Celtics players left Oracle Arena feeling optimistic about their squad. “I thought coach (Brad Stevens) had the perfect game plan,” forward Brandon Bass said, via MassLive.com’s Jay King. “… We can...
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Report: Patriots’ Footballs Might Have Been Under-Inflated By 1 PSI, Not 2

This embed is invalid" /> With the NFL yet to release any real information regarding DeflateGate, the rumor mill has continued to churn. A new report from ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio states that the footballs used by the New England Patriots in last Sunday’s AFC Championship Game were under-inflated, but perhaps not by as much as originally reported. ...
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Tom Brady Expects To Hear From NFL About DeflateGate After Super Bowl

According to Tom Brady, the NFL is putting its investigation into DeflateGate on hold until after Super Bowl XLIX. The New England Patriots quarterback joined ESPN’s Chris Berman for an interview at halftime of the 2015 Pro Bowl and had some interesting remarks when asked if the league has contacted him yet about his team’s ball-deflating controversy...
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Celtics Take Warriors Down To Wire But Fall Short in 114-111 Loss

This embed is invalid" /> The Golden State Warriors might not have looked like the best team in basketball Sunday night, but they still were too much for the Boston Celtics to handle. The Celtics stuck with the Western Conference-leading Warriors for the duration and trailed by just three with less than 10 seconds to play, but they ultimately fell just short...
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Seahawks’ Earl Thomas Vows To Play In Super Bowl Despite Shoulder Injury

PHOENIX — Seattle Seahawks All-Pro safety Earl Thomas promises he will play in Super Bowl XLIX and remain fearless when he gets on the field. Thomas pronounced his separated left shoulder “pretty good” when the team arrived Sunday for the Super Bowl. He was injured during the Seahawks’ overtime win over the Green Bay Packers in last week’s NFC...
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Reports: Browns’ Josh Gordon Again Fails Drug Test, Faces One-Year Ban

CLEVELAND — Josh Gordon’s troubles have deepened. He might be out of chances — and time. The Browns wide receiver has failed yet another drug test, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Sunday. Gordon, who twice has been suspended by the NFL for drug violations, could be banned for one year, said the person who spoke on...
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Nikita Gusev Scores Unreal Goal In KHL Super Skills Competition (Video)

The 2015 NHL All-Star Skills Competition provided several memorable moments, but none of the goals scored in any of the events were as incredible as Nikita Gusev’s in the KHL’s version Sunday. Gusev combines multiple moves and tricks into one spectacular effort that will be shown on highlight reels for a long time. This is the kind of creativity and skill that’s lacking...
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2015 NHL All-Star Game: Lineups, Score, Highlights And Recap

The 2015 NHL All-Star Game at Nationwide Arena in Columbus was all about offense. Team Toews and Team Foligno combined to score an All-Star Game record 29 goals, with Team Toews earning a 17-12 win. The teams produced so much offense that the famous Blue Jackets arena cannon stopped firing in the third period. The cannon did recover late in regulation, though. Here’s a recap and highlights...
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Patrice Bergeron Tallies Five Points In Team Toews’ NHL All-Star Game Win

Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron put on a show at the 2015 NHL All-Star Game at Nationwide Arena in Columbus on Sunday night. The veteran center tallied five points, including his first career All-Star Game goal in the first period. Former linemate Tyler Seguin set it up with a pass from behind the net. Bergeron also added four assists, all of which set up goals by New York...
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2015 Pro Bowl Live Blog: Team Carter, Team Irvin Face Off In Star-Studded Affair

7:50 p.m.: Richard Sherman is in the house. After making some rather inflammatory remarks about DeflateGate, the Seattle Seahawks cornerback made his way down to the field to check out the action. 7:46 p.m.: It’s not Super Bowl XLIX, but there will be plenty of talent on the field Sunday night. Team Carter and Team Irvin are less than 15 minutes away from squaring off in the...
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Richard Sherman Calls Out Robert Kraft, Roger Goodell For ‘Conflict Of Interest’

Well, that didn’t take long. Richard Sherman and the Seattle Seahawks landed in Glendale, Ariz., on Sunday a week before their Super Bowl showdown against the New England Patriots on Feb. 1. Sherman held a press conference upon his arrival, and naturally, he was asked about DeflateGate; specifically, whether he thought New England would be punished. Naturally...
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Pistons’ Brandon Jennings To Miss Rest Of Season With Ruptured Achilles

This embed is invalid" /> AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Jennings will miss the rest of the season after he ruptured his left Achilles tendon. Jennings was injured in the third quarter of Saturday night’s 101-86 loss at Milwaukee. It’s a huge blow for Detroit, which had rebounded after a terrible start. Jennings had an MRI on Sunday...
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Patriots To Have Super Bowl Send-Off Rally Monday At City Hall Plaza

The New England Patriots are heading to Super Bowl XLIX in style. The team will depart on a flight for Glendale, Ariz., on Monday to begin a week of preparation leading up to their showdown with the Seattle Seahawks on Feb. 1. Before they take off, however, they’ll stop in Boston to thank the fans who helped get them there. Boston mayor Marty Walsh will...
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NFL: Marshawn Lynch Crotch Grab Would Be 15-Yard Penalty In Super Bowl

If fining Marshawn Lynch won’t stop him from making obscene gestures, maybe an actual penalty will do the trick. NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino told ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio on Saturday that the Seattle Seahawks will be assessed a 15-yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct if Lynch makes an obscene gesture in Super Bowl XLIX against...
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Kelly Olynyk, Marcus Smart Out Sunday For Celtics Vs. Warriors

This embed is invalid" /> As if taking on the team with the NBA’s best record wasn’t a tall enough task, the Boston Celtics will have to do so shorthanded. Center Kelly Olynyk and guard Marcus Smart both have been ruled out for Boston’s Sunday night matchup with the Golden State Warriors. Smart left the Celtics upon learning Saturday of a death in his family...
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Patrice Bergeron Scores First All-Star Game Goal, Assisted By Tyler Seguin (Video)

Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron made his NHL All-Star Game debut Sunday at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, and it didn’t take him long to score his first goal. Bergeron received a pass from former Bruins teammate Tyler Seguin and beat Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price to give Team Toews a 3-2 first-period lead at the 12:17 mark. Bergeron finished the first period with...
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Red Sox Notes: Updates, Takeaways From Special Baseball Winter Weekend

This embed is invalid" /> MASHANTUCKET, Conn. — Optimism was the common theme surrounding the Boston Red Sox this weekend. The Red Sox hosted their first ever Baseball Winter Weekend at Foxwoods Resort Casino. Approximately 6,000 fans attended the three-day event, which featured appearances by a bunch of players and members of the Red Sox front office...
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Heat’s Hassan Whiteside Dominates Bulls With 12 Blocks, Triple-Double

World, say hello to Hassan Whiteside. The Miami Heat big man, whom most causal NBA fans probably hadn’t heard of until this weekend, looked like the second coming of Dikembe Mutombo and Hakeem Olajuwon on Sunday. Whiteside finished with 14 points, 13 rebounds and 12 blocks in a win over the Chicago Bulls — and he needed just 25 minutes to do so. The last guy to block that many...
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Tom Brady Shifts Focus To Super Bowl In Chill-Inducing Facebook Post (Video)

Raise your hand if you’re tired of hearing about DeflateGate. Unless you’re Bill Nye “The Science Guy,” we’re guessing your hand is in the air. Fortunately, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady feels the same way, and he did his best to change the subject by posting a goosebump-inducing video on his Facebook page to get fans ready for New England’s Super Bowl showdown...
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Watch Boston Celtics-Golden State Warriors Game Online (Live Stream)

The Boston Celtics continue their road trip Sunday night with a visit to the Western Conference-leading Golden State Warriors. Tipoff is scheduled for 3:30 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 Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports ImagesFiled...
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Chandler Jones: Containing Marshawn Lynch, Russell Wilson Key For Patriots

Lost in the DeflateGate narrative is the fact that the New England Patriots still are headed to Arizona to take on the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX. And it’s certainly not going to be easy. Defensive end Chandler Jones spoke Sunday about the challenges the Patriots face, and they start with Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and running back Marshawn...
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Dustin Pedroia: Jon Lester Choosing Cubs Over Red Sox ‘Definitely Tough’

This embed is invalid" /> MASHANTUCKET, Conn. — Jon Lester said upon signing with the Chicago Cubs this offseason that his phone call to Dustin Pedroia was the hardest to make. The conversation wasn’t exactly fun for Pedroia, either. Pedroia and Lester developed a special bond during their time together in the Boston Red Sox organization. So while...
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Bill Nye: Bill Belichick’s DeflateGate Explanation ‘Doesn’t Make Any Sense’ (Video)

Wasn’t this story supposed to be over with? Even though many were hoping New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick’s Saturday afternoon press conference would put DeflateGate stories to rest for a while, Bill Nye the Science Guy had to chime in Sunday. Apparently, the fact that people jokingly made “Bill Belichick the Science Guy” memes was enough to merit further...
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