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Reports: Bruins’ Zdeno Chara Could Miss 4-6 Weeks With Knee Injury

Boston Bruins captain and No. 1 defenseman Zdeno Chara reportedly suffered a knee injury in Thursday night’s 3-2 loss to the New York Islanders. TSN’s Aaron Ward first reported that Chara could miss 4-6 weeks with the injury. ESPN Boston’s Joe MacDonald confirmed the report. Bruins Zdeno Chara suspected left knee ligament injury.Expected out 4-6 weeks at which time they'...
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Broncos Add To Commanding Lead In AFC West With 35-21 Win Over Chargers

DENVER — Emmanuel Sanders waited six long weeks to join the list of players who have caught a touchdown pass from Peyton Manning. Now, he has four in less than a week. Manning and Sanders connected for a trio of touchdowns Thursday night in the Denver Broncos’ 35-21 victory over the San Diego Chargers. With the Chargers’ banged-up secondary double-teaming red-hot receiver Demaryius...
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Billy Jaffe: Should Bruins Be Concerned About The Bergeron Line? (Video)

Patrice Bergeron is one of the best defensive forwards in the NHL, but that hasn’t shown so far this season. The reigning Selke Trophy-winner has been minus-two in the past two consecutive games for the Boston Bruins, which hasn’t happened since 2012. Still, Bergeron isn’t the only one to blame. Bergeron’s entire line, which includes Brad Marchand and Reilly Smith, hasn...
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Andrew Hawkins’ Son Calls A.J. Green Favorite NFL Player In Hilarious Video

A.J. Green is Andrew Hawkins’ son’s favorite NFL player, but don’t tell Andrew Hawkins that. In a hilarious Instagram video posted by the Cleveland Browns wide receiver, Hawkins’ 2-year-old son Austin learns that picking Green and fellow Cincinnati Bengals wideout Mohamed Sanu over his dad will get him kicked out of the house. ...
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Bruins-Islanders Notes: Patrice Bergeron Line Struggles In 3-2 Loss

BOSTON — Patrice Bergeron failing to play at an elite level is a rare sight for Bruins fans. Although to be fair, his linemates Brad Marchand and Reilly Smith haven’t fared much better. After a poor performance in a 5-3 win over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night, the Marchand-Bergeron-Smith line failed to bounce back in a 3-2 loss to the New York Islanders on Thursday night...
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Claude Julien: Bruins ‘Have To Be Better Prepared To Start Games’ (Video)

The Boston Bruins lost to the New York Islanders 3-2 on Thursday, and a sluggish start was the reason for that yet again. The B’s didn’t play to their strengths in the first or second periods, and it was too late by the time they kicked up the aggressiveness in the third period. The fact that they lost big defenseman Zdeno Chara at the end of the first period didn’t help...
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Chad Johnson Makes Timely Save To Give Islanders 3-2 Win Over Bruins (Video)

The Boston Bruins gave it all they had in the final minutes of their matchup with the New York Islanders, but Isles goalkeeper Chad Johnson kept his team out of trouble. With just over 20 seconds on the clock, the B’s were down by one goal and were being aggressive at the net. Forwards Carl Soderberg and Reilly Smith each made a shot on goal, but Johnson wasn’t letting anything...
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Milan Lucic Sets Up Prime Scoring Opportunity For Bruins Vs. Isles (Video)

The Boston Bruins were trailing the New York Islanders by two scores in the second period Thursday, but it wasn’t because they didn’t have any opportunities to score. In fact, left winger Milan Lucic set the B’s up perfectly on one particular play. Lucic was speeding his way up the ice when two Islanders came to put an end to that. However, Lucic spotted an opportunity...
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Zdeno Chara Won’t Return To Bruins-Islanders Due To Undisclosed Injury

BOSTON — The Bruins announced during the second period of Thursday night’s home game against the New York Islanders that captain Zdeno Chara will not return. He left the game in the first period with about 8:12 remaining, shortly after a collision with Islanders captain John Tavares. The replay below shows that Chara’s knee bangs into Tavares’, but the Bruins have not made...
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Bruins Sing ‘O Canada’ To Honor Those Affected By Ottawa Tragedy (Video)

Rene Rancourt took his usual place at center ice before the Boston Bruins’ matchup against the New York Islanders on Thursday night at TD Garden, but he didn’t perform his usual song. Instead, Rancourt started by singing “O Canada,” the Canadian national anthem, to honor those affected by Wednesday’s shooting at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, where a gunman opened...
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Johnny Boychuk: It ‘Feels Different,’ But It’s Good To Return To Boston (Video)

New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk is back on the TD Garden ice for the first time this season, but this time, it’s as an opponent. But the former Boston Bruin doesn’t have any hard feelings toward his old club. In fact, he’s happy to be back. “It feels different, but it feels good to come back and see familiar faces, even through the media,” Boychuk told NESN’s...
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Father auctioning off infant son's soccer club allegiance

The highest bidder will decide whether Eddie Charters’ devotes the love of his soccer life to Manchester City or Manchester United. Ian Charters, the father of seven-month-old Eddie, is auctioning off his son’s lifetime soccer allegiance with the proceeds going to charity. Ian Charters, a 30-year-old resident of Greater Manchester, England, set up an auction site on eBay in which...
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Phillies Sign Ex-Red Sox Grady Sizemore To One-Year, $2 Million Deal

Grady Sizemore came back into Major League Baseball in 2014 after missing two seasons due to injury, and the three-time All-Star’s numbers certainly weren’t what they used to be. But they were good enough for the Philadelphia Phillies. HarballTalk reported Thursday that the Phillies signed Sizemore to a one-year, $2 million deal before he could hit free agency. The outfielder joined...
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Bruins-Islanders Live: Johnny Boychuk Returns To TD Garden

BOSTON — Johnny Boychuk will take the ice Thursday night at TD Garden as an opposing player for the first time in his NHL career when his New York Islanders take on the Bruins. It’s been almost three weeks since Boychuk was traded to the Islanders for draft picks, and he’s helped them start the campaign 4-2-0, good enough for first place in the Metropolitan Division. Bruins...
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Report: Patriots Work Out Two, Including Defensive End Scott Solomon

The New England Patriots reportedly are checking out available free agents at running back and defensive end after Stevan Ridley and Chandler Jones suffered injuries in consecutive weeks. The Patriots worked out running back David Fluellen and defensive end Scott Solomon, ESPN’s Mike Reiss reported Thursday. Solomon was waived by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Tuesday. He recorded...
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Tottenham’s Erik Lamela Ridiculous Rabona Goal In Europa League (Video)

Take a bow, Erik Lamela. You just became the darling of the Internet. Lamela scored one of the best goals of the 2014-15 season Thursday during Tottenham Hotspur’s 5-1 win over Asteras Tripolis in the UEFA Europa League. In the 30th minute, Lamela used a “rabona” technique — in which the shooter strikes the ball by wrapping one leg behind the other — to fire his shot past...
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Source: Patriots Re-Signing Linebacker Ja’Gared Davis To Practice Squad

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots are finally adding a ninth player to their practice squad. The Patriots are signing linebacker Ja’Gared Davis to their practice squad after the second-year pro cleared waivers on Thursday, a source familiar with the situation told NESN.com. Davis was signed to the active roster on Oct. 4 when the Patriots waived wide receiver Kenbrell...
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Boston College-Wake Forest Featured In College Football Tripleheader On NESNPlus

The Boston College Eagles will fly south for the weekend to take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Saturday, and local fans will be able to catch all the action as part of a college football tripleheader on NESNPlus. The day will start with a CAA tilt between Maine and Rhode Island at noon, followed by BC at Wake Forest at 3:30 p.m. ET. In Conference USA action, the University...
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Chili Davis Named Red Sox’s Hitting Coach; Victor Rodriguez To Return

Chili Davis is the guy. The Red Sox officially named Davis their new major league hitting coach Thursday. The club also announced Victor Rodriguez will return for his third season as Boston’s assistant hitting coach. Davis spent the last three seasons serving as the Oakland Athletics’ big league hitting coach. The A’s finished third among American League teams in runs scored...
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Patriots Tweet Adorable ‘Throwback Thursday’ Photo Of Vereen Brothers

Thursdays on social media mean an influx of your friends’ childhood photos, whether you want to see them or not. But every once in a while, “Throwback Thursday” will produce a real gem. Take this photo that the New England Patriots posted of Pats running back Shane Vereen and his younger brother, Chicago Bears safety Brock Vereen, for instance. #TBT: @ShaneVereen34 & little...
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Patriots Injury Report: Chandler Jones Remains Out With Hip Injury

FOXBORO, Mass. — Chandler Jones’ injured hip continues to keep the New England Patriots defensive end out of practice. Jones was the lone Patriots player held out of practice on Thursday. The team’s full-pads session was held in the Dana-Farber Field House because of wind and rain. Offensive linemen Dan Connolly (concussion), Bryan Stork (concussion) and Cameron Fleming (finger...
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U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team To Face Colombia On Nov. 14 In London

CHICAGO — The U.S. men’s soccer team will play third-ranked Colombia in an exhibition game Nov. 14 in London at Craven Cottage, the home stadium of Fulham. The game, announced Wednesday, will be four days before the 17th-ranked U.S. plays Ireland in Dublin. Croatia’s federation had announced Oct. 11 that its team would play the U.S. at Craven Cottage on Nov. 12, but the U.S...
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Junichi Tazawa Taking Pride In Being Shutdown Reliever With Red Sox

Being a middle reliever/setup man often is thankless. Some bullpen stalwarts, like Junichi Tazawa, are OK with that reality. Tazawa, who has been a key cog in the Boston Red Sox’s bullpen the last three seasons, takes pride in his work. The right-hander might not know whether he’s going to pitch the sixth, seventh or eighth inning on a given day, but he can rest assured he...
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College Football Odds: BC Opens As Favorite After Clemson Loss

The Boston College Eagles fly south this weekend to take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons as 12-point road favorites in a battle of ACC Atlantic Division rivals. The Eagles came up short in a late fourth-quarter drive last weekend, dropping a 17-13 decision to the Clemson Tigers, but covered as 5.5-point home underdogs. The loss dropped BC to 4-3 straight up on the season, but improved...
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Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Expected Lines, Pairings For Bruins-Islanders

BOSTON — The New York Islanders are in town and two former Bruins will play key roles in their chances of defeating the Original Six club Thursday night at TD Garden. Veteran defenseman Johnny Boychuk will face the Bruins for the first time since he was traded to the Islanders on Oct. 4. He’s already made a strong impact on the Isles blue line with two goals and four assists...
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