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Patriots More Well-Equipped To Overcome Latest Rob Gronkowski Injury

When the reports started swirling about Rob Gronkowski needing surgery on his back, there was a faint hope that he could return in time for the Super Bowl if the New England Patriots made it. But that no longer is the case. The Pats placed the tight end on injured reserve Saturday, which means his 2016 season is over. So how will the New England offense survive without Gronk? The...
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Celtics Wrap: Isaiah Thomas Helps Boston Escape With 107-106 Win Vs. 76ers

Every game seems to be a struggle for the Boston Celtics right now, although they managed to win their second straight game against an inferior oopponent Saturday night. The Celtics overcame a double-digit first-half deficit to beat the lowly Philadelphia 76ers 107-106 at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday night. Isaiah Thomas led the way for Boston with 37 points and seven assists...
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Red Sox’s Outfield Victory Dances Will Be Featured In ‘MLB The Show 17’

Dancing and the Red Sox’s outfield went hand in hand following a 2016 Boston win, and that trend will continue in the video game world, too. A new trailer for “MLB The Show 17” was released Saturday, and the “Retro Mode” has been getting much of the attention. However, Red Sox fans will be happy to know that Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Andrew Benintendi all were...
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It Wasn’t Pretty, But Bruins Find Way To Win On Road Against Sabres

The Boston Bruins’ bench was short Saturday. Zdeno Chara and John-Michael Liles both were out again, and Patrice Bergeron played against the Buffalo Sabres after sitting out Friday’s practice with a non-injury issue. So, as the saying goes, a win is a win. “Well, it was a good effort,” coach Claude Julien told NESN’s Andy Brickley and Jack Edwards on “Bruins Overtime...
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Tuukka Rask’s Dominant Performance In Net Lifts Bruins To Win Vs. Sabres

The Boston Bruins needed Tuukka Rask to have a big afternoon Saturday, and that’s exactly what he did. The Bruins goalie stopped 35 of 36 shots in Boston’s 2-1 road victory over the Buffalo Sabres, and his biggest one came on an excellent Ryan O’Reilly chance in the slot, which he stopped with his glove. Hear NESN’s Andy Brickley and Jack Edwards break it all down in the...
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Rob Gronkowski placed on IR, ending his season

Rob Gronkowski’s 2016 season reportedly is over. The New England Patriots placed Gronkowski on injured reserve Saturday, a league source told ESPN’s Field Yates. That means the Patriots tight end won’t play again this season, even if New England reaches the Super Bowl. Each NFL team can place one player on short-term injured reserve/designated to return, but the Patriots...
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Bruins Wrap: Boston’s Defense Holds Up Late In 2-1 Road Win Vs. Sabres

The Boston Bruins weren’t deterred by Jack Eichel and the re-energized Buffalo Sabres on Saturday. The Bruins stepped up their defense at First Niagara Center, holding a Sabres team with nine goals in its last two games to just one tally in a 2-1 road win. David Krejci and Patrice Bergeron lit the lamp for Boston, which improves to 14-10-1 with the victory. CLAMPDOWN D The Bruins...
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David Krejci’s Good Positioning Leads To Early Goal For Bruins Vs. Sabres

David Krejci was in the right place at the right time Saturday, and that was by design. The Boston Bruins forward found great position in front of the net late in the first period against the Buffalo Sabres, and it paid off. Krejci deftly deflected a Brandon Carlo shot from the blue line past Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner for his fourth goal of the season that put Boston up 1-0...
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Carlos Beltran, Astros Reportedly Agree To One-Year, $16M Contract

Another big-name Major League Baseball free agent reportedly is off the market. The Houston Astros have agreed to terms on a one-year, $16 million contract with Carlos Beltran, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported Saturday. ESPN’s Buster Olney was the first to report the agreement, which reportedly also includes a full no-trade clause. Beltran was high on the list of several...
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Bruins’ Tim Schaller Excited To Face Sabres, Who Gave Him NHL Start

Tim Schaller returns to where his NHL career began Saturday in Buffalo. The Boston Bruins forward and New Hampshire native signed with the Sabres in 2013 as an undrafted free agent out of Providence College. After two seasons in Buffalo, Schaller has found a new home with Boston in 2016, but he’ll get to reunite with some old mates Saturday afternoon when the two teams meet at...
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Zdeno Chara Update: Bruins Defenseman ‘Getting Pretty Close’ To Return

The Boston Bruins have treaded water without Zdeno Chara, but they might not be undermanned for much longer. Chara has been out since Nov. 22 with a lower body injury and will miss Saturday’s game against the Buffalo Sabres. The Bruins defenseman practiced Friday, however, and head coach Claude Julien believes we could see Big Z back in the lineup sooner rather than later. ...
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49ers Vs. Bears: Odds, Analysis, Picks For NFL Week 13 Game

Editor’s note: NESN.com’s Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian deliver their NFL picks every Thursday of the season, and here’s who they like in the San Francisco 49ers-Chicago Bears Week 13 game, with the line from OddsShark. San Francisco 49ers at (-1) Chicago Bears, Sunday, 1 p.m.Mike: Bears. Don’t watch this football game.Andre: Bears. For a bad team, the...
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Chiefs Vs. Falcons: Odds, Analysis, Picks For NFL Week 13 Game

Editor’s note: NESN.com’s Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian deliver their NFL picks every Thursday of the season, and here’s who they like in the Kansas City Chiefs-Atlanta Falcons Week 13 game, with the line from OddsShark. Kansas City Chiefs at (-3.5) Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, 1 p.m.Mike: Chiefs. The Falcons’ offensive line is sneaky leaky, which is bad...
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Dolphins Vs. Ravens: Odds, Analysis, Picks For NFL Week 13 Game

Editor’s note: NESN.com’s Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian deliver their NFL picks every Thursday of the season, and here’s who they like in the Miamie Dolphins-Baltimore Ravens Week 13 game, with the line from OddsShark. Miami Dolphins at (-3) Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, 1 p.m.Mike: Ravens. Miami keeps finding ways to win, but this is a big test, especially...
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Broncos Vs. Jaguars: Odds, Analysis, Picks For NFL Week 13 Game

Editor’s note: NESN.com’s Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian deliver their NFL picks every Thursday of the season, and here’s who they like in the Denver Broncos-Jacksonville Jaguars Week 13 game, with the line from OddsShark. (-5) Denver Broncos at Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, 1 p.m.Mike: Broncos. Denver now finds itself on the outside looking in of the playoff...
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Berkshire Bank Hockey Night In New England: Projected Bruins-Sabres Lineups

The Boston Bruins are riding high after beating the Carolina Hurricanes in a shootout Thursday, but earning their next win will be no easy task. The Bruins are in Buffalo on Saturday to take on the Sabres, who have won two straight since phenom forward Jack Eichel returned to the lineup. The Mass. native and former Boston University star already has netted three goals and an assist...
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Patriots’ Alan Branch Reportedly Wins Appeal, Will Not Be Suspended

The New England Patriots’ defensive line received a huge boost Saturday. Patriots defensive tackle Alan Branch has won his appeal and will not be suspended, a source told ESPN’s Field Yates. Branch was facing a four-game ban for reportedly violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. Branch has been one of New England’s most consistent defensive players this season, starting...
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Steve Kerr admits using marijuana to treat chronic back pain

The campaign for allowing the use of marijuana in professional sports got another advocate Friday. Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, in an appearance on CSN Bay Area’s “The Warriors Insider” podcast, admitted he recently smoked marijuana as a way to treat his chronic back pain. “I guess maybe I could even get in some trouble for this, but I’ve actually tried...
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West Ham Vs. Arsenal: Watch Premier League Game Online

West Ham and Arsenal are close geographically but occupy different ends of the Premier League standings. The Hammers will host the Gunners on Saturday at London Stadium in a clash of between clubs who both hail from Great Britain’s capital city. West Ham is in 16th place, having earned 12 points from its first 13 games of the season. The East London club’s preseason hopes of...
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Texans Vs. Packers: Odds, Analysis, Picks For NFL Week 13 Game

Editor’s note: NESN.com’s Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian deliver their NFL picks every Thursday of the season, and here’s who they like in the Houston Texans-Green Bay Packers Week 13 game, with the line from OddsShark. Houston Texans at (-6.5) Green Bay Packers, Sunday, 1 p.m.Mike: Packers. I liked the Packers’ matchup last week, and I like it even more...
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Patriots’ Keys Vs. Rams Include Staying Healthy, Delivering Statement Win

The easiest three-game stretch of the New England Patriots’ schedule wraps up Sunday when the Los Angeles Rams come to Gillette Stadium. The Patriots should beat the Rams handily despite losing Rob Gronkowski to a herniated disc in his back and in spite of the many other injuries ailing the Patriots’ offense. Here are the Patriots’ keys to not only beating the Rams but keeping...
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Rams Vs. Patriots: Odds, Analysis, Picks For NFL Week 13 Game

Editor’s note: NESN.com’s Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian deliver their NFL picks every Thursday of the season, and here’s who they like in the Los Angeles Rams-New England Patriots Week 13 game, with the line from OddsShark. Los Angeles Rams at (-13.5) New England Patriots, Sunday, 1 p.m.Mike: Rams. Just too many points, in my humble opinion. A late score...
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Lions Vs. Saints: Odds, Analysis, Picks For NFL Week 13 Game

Editor’s note: NESN.com’s Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian deliver their NFL picks every Thursday of the season, and here’s who they like in the Detroit Lions-New Orleans Saints Week 13 game, with the line from OddsShark. Detroit Lions at (-5.5) New Orleans Saints, Sunday, 1 p.m.Mike: Saints. At some point, the Lions losing in the fourth quarter of literally...
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Eagles Vs. Bengals: Odds, Analysis, Picks For NFL Week 13 Game

Editor’s note: NESN.com’s Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian deliver their NFL picks every Thursday of the season, and here’s who they like in the Philadelphia Eagles-Cincinnati Bengals Week 13 game, with the line from OddsShark. (-1.5) Philadelphia Eagles at Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, 1 p.m.Mike: Bengals. Both teams are dead, so let’s take the points and...
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Bills Vs. Raiders: Odds, Analysis, Picks For NFL Week 13 Game

Editor’s note: NESN.com’s Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian deliver their NFL picks every Thursday of the season, and here’s who they like in the Buffalo Bills-Oakland Raiders Week 13 game, with the line from OddsShark. Buffalo Bills at (-3) Oakland Raiders, Sunday, 4:05 p.m.Mike: Raiders. Rex Ryan’s team already went to California and won a game this season...
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