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Bruins Practice Notes: Malcolm Subban Joins Team; Lines Same From Thursday

Malcolm Subban returned to the Boston Bruins on Friday and practiced with the team as the second goaltender along with starter Tuukka Rask. The reigning AHL Player of the Week was recalled Friday from the Providence Bruins, but he doesn’t know if he’ll get any game action with the NHL club. Subban said the plan is for him to stay for the weekend, which includes a game against...
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Roger Goodell Doesn’t Know If NFL Has Point Of Reference In DeflateGate

PHOENIX — Roger Goodell knows how to give a stock answer. Roger Goodell doesn’t know the intimate details of the NFL’s DeflateGate investigation. The NFL commissioner was asked a direct question about the DeflateGate controversy and could not answer it. Check out the exchange below: Has the NFL ever tested the air pressure of footballs in the middle of the game, and how important...
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Peyton Manning Says He’s Still Mulling Future With Denver Broncos

This embed is invalid" /> PHOENIX — Peyton Manning is still mulling his NFL future. The five-time MVP said Friday at a breakfast to receive the Bart Starr Award that he still hasn’t made a decision about whether he’ll return to the Denver Broncos next season. After a season-ending 24-13 loss to the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC divisional playoffs...
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Roger Goodell grilled on Deflategate during presser

PHOENIX — Roger Goodell held a 45-minute news conference Friday and was asked six questions about the New England Patriots’ DeflateGate controversy. Goodell also addressed the issue during his opening statements, which came two days before the Patriots’ Super Bowl XLIX matchup against the Seattle Seahawks. Check out what Goodell had to say on DeflateGate below. “On the...
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Aaron Hernandez Jurors Told To Avoid Discussing Case During Super Bowl

FALL RIVER, Mass. — The judge overseeing former New England Patriots standout Aaron Hernandez’s murder trial says jurors can watch this weekend’s Super Bowl but must walk away or otherwise distance themselves if his name is mentioned. Bristol County Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh gave jurors instructions Friday before dismissing them for the weekend...
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Nationals’ Jayson Werth Sentenced To Five Days In Jail For Reckless Driving

This embed is invalid" /> FAIRFAX, Va. — Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth has pleaded guilty to reckless driving. Werth has been sentenced to five days in jail for driving 105 mph on the Capital Beltway. He was convicted last month in Fairfax County and sentenced to 10 days in jail, but he appealed his conviction to Circuit Court. The...
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LeGarrette Blount’s Marijuana Charge Dropped Before Super Bowl XLIX

This embed is invalid" /> PITTSBURGH — Prosecutors have dropped a marijuana charge against New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount that stemmed from an August arrest with former Pittsburgh Steelers teammate Le’Veon Bell. West View District Judge Richard Opiela told Blount at a court appearance last month that the misdemeanor marijuana...
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Bill Belichick, Pete Carroll Trade Wits In Super Bowl Joint News Conference

PHOENIX — The mood Friday was a little lighter than most Bill Belichick news conferences. The New England Patriots head coach and Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll held a Super Bowl XLIX joint news conference. Carroll made a few jokes about being fired by the Patriots in 2000, which led to Belichick’s hiring. Belichick mentioned that Patriots owner and CEO Robert Kraft...
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Roger Goodell Press Conference Live: Commissioner Talks State Of NFL

1:15 p.m. ET: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has some ‘splainin’ to do. Goodell is scheduled to deliver his state of the league address Friday at 1:30 p.m. ET. It will mark Goodell’s first press conference since the DeflateGate controversy started to unravel, and it should be interesting given the number of issues the NFL has faced this season. First, there was the Ray Rice...
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Bruins-Islanders Notes: Boston Overcomes Poor Second Period For 5-2 Win

The second period has been a problem area for the Boston Bruins all season and it was again an issue in Thursday night’s road game against the New York Islanders. The Islanders scored twice in a seven-minute span to tie the score 2-2 after the Bruins built a 2-0 lead after an impressive first period. Boston’s second-period goals against total now stands at 48, which is 13 more...
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Bill Belichick gives understated scouting report of Tom Brady

PHOENIX — Tom Brady could go down as the greatest quarterback of all time, but Bill Belichick still seems to view him as the New England Patriots’ 2000 sixth-round draft pick. Belichick was asked to compare Brady to Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson during a Super Bowl XLIX joint news conference with Pete Carroll. Belichick chose not to touch on Wilson, whom he only...
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Daniel Nava ‘Grateful’ For Career: New Red Sox Contract ‘Means A Lot’

This embed is invalid" /> Daniel Nava started from the bottom. Now, he’s a millionaire. Nava avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract with the Boston Red Sox reportedly worth $1.85 million. It represents the first seven-figure contract of Nava’s career, which is a big deal considering the Red Sox once purchased the outfielder...
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Pete Carroll Can’t Wait To See Richard Sherman’s Son ‘Little Petey’

PHOENIX — Richard Sherman couldn’t really miss Super Bowl XLIX for the birth of his son, could he? The Seattle Seahawks certainly seem to be entertaining the thought. Sherman’s girlfriend is due sometime in early February, and the Seahawks cornerback hasn’t confirmed this week whether he would skip the birth, if it comes on Super Bowl Sunday, or the big game against the New...
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Boston Police Put In Parking, Access Restrictions For Super Bowl Sunday

The city of Boston is preparing for a rowdy Super Bowl Sunday. Boston Police Commissioner William Evans issued a statement Friday, announcing temporary parking and access restrictions to several parts of the city due to the New England Patriots-Seattle Seahawks matchup, as well as Winter Storm Juno, which recently dumped feet of snow on Beantown. Evans writes the restrictions...
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Bruins Recall Goalie Malcolm Subban, Send Niklas Svedberg To AHL On Conditioning Loan

The Boston Bruins recalled top goaltending prospect Malcolm Subban on Friday and sent backup goaltender Niklas Svedberg to the Providence Bruins (AHL) on a conditioning loan. Boston plays Saturday at TD Garden against the Los Angeles Kings and then it has three days off before a Wednesday night road game against the New York Rangers. After that game Boston doesn’t play against...
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Boston Marathon Champ Rita Jeptoo Banned Two Years For Failed Drug Test

This embed is invalid" /> Rita Jeptoo, a three-time Boston Marathon winner, won’t be able to defend her crown in 2015. Jeptoo received a two-year ban for testing positive for the blood-booster EPO in an out-of-competition test last September, Athletics Kenya announced Friday. Both “A” and “B” samples tested positive. Jeptoo, who is coming...
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Super Bowl XLIX Coaches Press Conference Live: Bill Belichick, Pete Carroll Speak

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll spoke jointly Friday before facing off in Super Bowl XLIX. Watch live video of their press conference below from WCSH-TV. Filed under: Live Stream, New England Patriots, NFL, Seattle Seahawks, Super Bowl
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Rob Gronkowski, Marshawn Lynch On ‘Conan’ Is Must-See Televison (Video)

It’s really a darn shame Marshawn Lynch doesn’t talk to the media because the dude’s hilarious. Before the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots do battle in Super Bowl XLIX, Lynch and Rob Gronkowski squared off to play “Mortal Kombat X” on “Conan.” A short preview of the two guys, featuring no shortage of hilarious moments, was released Wednesday, but the entire...
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Seahawks praise Tom Brady's trash-talking ability

    This embed is invalid   " /> Tom Brady can really flap his gums.   Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, who has a history with Brady, said earlier this week that the New England Patriots quarterback is more “fiery” than the rest of the NFL signal-callers. Several of Sherman’s teammates agree, making it clear that Brady is a fantastic trash...
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Joe Montana: Tom Brady Ordered Footballs To Be Deflated But Not A Big Deal

Tom Brady is going to want to earmuff it for his boyhood idol’s DeflateGate theory. San Francisco 49ers legend Joe Montana believes the New England Patriots quarterback is responsible for the under-inflated footballs that were used in the Pats’ rout of the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship Game. According to Montana, if the footballs were changed, it was per Brady...
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Nate Solder’s Touchdown In AFC Championship Game Was Illegal, Says NFL

This embed is invalid" /> Nate Solder’s touchdown catch in the AFC Championship Game seemed too good to be true. Probably because it was. Dean Blandino, the NFL’s vice president of officiating, said Thursday that Solder’s improbable TD grab against the Indianapolis Colts shouldn’t have counted because the New England Patriots used an illegal...
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Matt Damon, Ben Affleck defend Patriots on Kimmel

Some of Boston’s most famous men are coming in clutch and clearing Tom Brady’s name. Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, John Krasinski, Chris Evans, Steven Tyler and Bill Simmons, among others, came together on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Thursday to take the fall for the entire DeflateGate ordeal, insisting their beloved New England Patriots quarterback had nothing to do with the under...
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Roger Goodell Faces A Bunch Of Important Questions As NFL Commissioner

This embed is invalid" /> NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will deliver his annual state of the league address Friday. There simply won’t be enough time for him to answer every single question facing the NFL. It’s been a tumultuous year for The Shield. Goodell has had his hands full with several situations — Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, DeflateGate...
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Super Bowl XLIX Picks: Patriots, Seahawks Face Off In Matchup For Ages

There’s so much that goes on during the two weeks leading up to the Super Bowl, it’s easy to forget there’s even a game. That’s been multiplied tenfold this season, thanks in large part to the ongoing debate over how much air was or wasn’t in some footballs and the fallout that’s accompanied that national nightmare. On Sunday, hopefully that...
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Tom Brady’s Legacy Will Not Be Defined By Result In Super Bowl XLIX

PHOENIX — Tom Brady is one of the greatest quarterbacks who has ever lived. He will be one of the greatest quarterbacks who ever lived if the Patriots win Sunday, and he will still be one of the greatest quarterbacks who has ever lived if they lose Sunday. Let’s not even play the game. Tom Brady is great. The end. No, wait. That’s a terrible idea. NFL, do not cancel the Super...
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