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Isaiah Thomas Shares Inspirational Message Of Perseverance In New NBA Ad

Isaiah Thomas is used to being doubted. At just 5-foot-9, he was the last selection in the 2011 NBA Draft and was written off as a role player with the Sacramento Kings and Phoenix Suns. After being dealt to the Boston Celtics in February 2015, Thomas began to flourish and has since blossomed into a full-blown superstar. He’s currently the fourth-leading scorer in the NBA, averaging...
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Chris Sale Looks Toward Upcoming Season At Red Sox’s Winter Weekend

It’s never too early to start thinking baseball. The 2017 Major League Baseball regular season still is a few months away, but the Boston Red Sox kicked things off early at Foxwoods Resort Casino at their annual “Baseball Winter Weekend.” One of the highlights from Friday’s events was when prized offseason acquisition Chris Sale donned a Red Sox jersey. Red Sox Winter...
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Claude Julien Says Bruins Have To ‘Toughen Up’ After Loss To Blackhawks

The Boston Bruins lost a heartbreaker on Friday night, as the Chicago Blackhawks stole a 1-0 victory with under two minutes remaining in the game. As the team is set to embark on the second half of the season, head coach Claude Julien says the team needs to “toughen up” and find ways to win. While he understands much of his team is comprised of young players, he hopes their growing...
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Scott Darling Denies Brad Marchand En Route To 30-Save Shutout Performance

The Boston Bruins had plenty of chances Friday night, but they just couldn’t find the back of the net. That was in large part due to Chicago Blackhawks backup goaltender Scott Darling, who turned in an impressive 30-save shutout performance. One of Darling’s stronger saves came against B’s winger Brad Marchand, who had a clear look on net coming down the off side. Marchand...
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Bruins Wrap: Marian Hossa Scores Only Goal in Blackhawks’ 1-0 Win Vs. Boston

If you’re a fan of goals, Friday night’s contest between the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks probably wasn’t for you. But there was one goal, and it was bad news for the B’s. Marian Hossa scored the game-winning tally 18:34 into the final period and lifted the Blackhawks to a 1-0 win at TD Garden. With the win, Chicago improved to 29-14-5, while Boston fell to 23-20...
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Frank Vatrano Nets Power-Play Goal Wednesday Night Vs. Red Wings

The Boston Bruins lost a tough one on Wednesday night at Joe Louis Arena. After a tremendous start on offense, the B’s squandered a three-goal lead and ultimately lost to the Detroit Red Wings 6-5 in a shootout. One of the bright spots from Wednesday night was Frank Vatrano, who tallied two goals in the contest. The second goal game on the power play, where Vatrano found the...
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Aaron Rodgers Throws Shade At Georgia Dome Ahead Of NFC Championship Game

The Green Bay Packers will be up against a tough opponent in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game. The Packers will have to try and withstand NFL MVP candidate Matt Ryan and the Falcons’ high-flying offense, as well as a raucous Georgia Dome crowd. While there’s no denying the volume level at the Falcons’ home stadium, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers insinuated that the noise...
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Poor Blackhawks Line Change Leads To Bruins First-Period Scoring Chance

The Boston Bruins offense came out firing on Friday night. After a sloppy Blackhawks’ line change, the B’s nearly found the back of the net in the first period thanks to an aggressive offense rush started by Zdeno Chara. To see a breakdown of the play, check out the Arbella Coverage Cam above.
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Artemi Panarin And Artem Anisimov Have Shined For The Blackhawks This Season

The Chicago Blackhawks will be well represented at the upcoming NHL All-Star Game. Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith and Corey Crawford will all be making the trip to Los Angeles to join the rest of the league’s premier players. While these four stars get most of the attention in Chicago, there are two other players who have been tremendous for the Blackhawks this season...
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AFC Championship Game Odds: Patriots Sizeable Favorites Vs. Steelers

The New England Patriots can clinch their third Super Bowl berth in six years with a win Sunday, when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game as steady six-point betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. New England faces a familiar foe in Sunday afternoon’s Steelers vs. Patriots betting matchup at Gillette Stadium, as the teams have clashed...
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Fans Choose Which Bruins Player They Think Is The Best At Video Games

The Boston Bruins roster is made up of many talented hockey players, but are there any good video gamers on the squad? Bruins fans at Hurrican O’Reilly’s in Boston gave their two cents on which B’s player they thought would be the best at video games. Brad Marchand was a popular choice among the fans, but other members of the black and gold got some love as well. To hear...
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Sam Kennedy Previews Red Sox’s ‘Baseball Winter Weekend’ At Foxwoods

Spring training is just a few weeks away, but you don’t have to wait until then to see some of your favorite current and former Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox’s annual “Baseball Winter Weekend” kicked off Friday night at Foxwoods Resort Casino. The weekend will have numerous events for fans to enjoy, including multiple player panels Saturday. “It’s a great chance for...
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Julian Edelman Recruits Patriots Fans’ Support With Chilling Pump-Up Video

In case you haven’t heard, the New England Patriots have a pretty important game on Sunday. The Patriots will host the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game with a trip to Super Bowl LI on the line. New England will have the luxury of the playing the game at Gillette Stadium in front of its home fans. Julian Edelman understands the significance of fan support, especially...
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Celtics’ Jaylen Brown Mulling Offer To Be In 2017 NBA Slam Dunk Contest

The Boston Celtics could be represented in the 2017 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. Celtics rookie Jaylen Brown recently revealed during an interview with CSN New England that he was asked to participate in this year’s event. He said he was unsure if he’ll take part in the festivities, though, as he’s currently deciding whether he wants to put his body through the process. That said...
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Eric Rowe, Jadeveon Clowney Fined For Penalties During Patriots-Texans Game

Eric Rowe’s misguided unsportsmanlike conduct penalty Saturday night did not cost the New England Patriots the game, but it did cost the cornerback a bit of money. Rowe was fined $12,154 for pulling Houston Texans tight end Ryan Griffin out of a post-whistle pileup during the Patriots’ 34-16 victory in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs, according to reports from The Boston...
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Berkshire Bank Hockey Night In New England: Projected Bruins-Blackhawks Lineups

The Boston Bruins’ offense will get a boost Friday for their tough home game against the Chicago Blackhawks. Winger Matt Beleskey is expected to play for the first time since suffering a knee injury Dec. 3. Based on Friday’s morning skate, it appears he’ll join Dominic Moore and Austin Czarnik on the fourth line. That’s good news for Boston, which is coming off back-to...
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Among Many Highlights, Here Are Our Favorites From Detroit Auto Show

After two exciting weeks, 2017 The North American International Auto Show comes to a close this weekend, and to say there’s much to digest would be a grand understatement. Just about every automaker brought their best to Detroit, Michigan for the annual vehicular extravaganza, but some really stood out among the pack. Whether the engines ran on fuel, electricity or Lego Bricks...
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Patriots Notes: Why Trying To Eliminate Antonio Brown Won’t Work

FOXBORO, Mass. — One final package of New England Patriots notes ahead of Sunday’s AFC Championship showdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers: — One of the biggest storylines throughout this week — Antonio Brown’s Facebook fiasco notwithstanding — has centered around how the Patriots will defend Brown, arguably the NFL best wide receiver. “It’s tough,” Patriots...
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Johnny Manziel Reveals Immediate Goal In Inspirational Message To ESPN

Are we witnessing the beginning of Johnny Manziel’s redemption story? History suggests we should be skeptical of his newfound optimism, as the former Cleveland Browns quarterback has an infamous track record when it comes to keeping his nose clean. But Manziel at least sounds like he’s on the right path, and it appears he’s not ready to put football behind him. Manziel, who...
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Patriots Injury Report: Seven Players Questionable For AFC Championship Game

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots have listed seven players, including three wide receivers, as questionable to play Sunday in the AFC Championship Game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Here’s the Patriots’ injury report. QUESTIONABLEWR Danny Amendola (ankle) TE Martellus Bennett (knee) RB Brandon Bolden (knee) LB Dont’a Hightower (shoulder) WR Chris Hogan (thigh...
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David Ortiz Gives Important Update On Post-Retirement Exercise Habits

Big Papi is making sure he doesn’t get any bigger in retirement. David Ortiz is enjoying his time off to the absolute fullest, whether it be trying out new sports for commercials or pumping up New England Patriots fans for Sunday’s AFC Championship Game. And on Friday, the former Boston Red Sox designated hitter took to Instagram to show his followers the importance of keeping...
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Logan Ryan Motivated By Desire To Provide For Family, Young Daughter

FOXBORO, Mass. — Logan Ryan spoke earlier this week about how he plays defense with a chip on his shoulder. On Friday, he elaborated on why that is. “I think everyone does,” the New England Patriots cornerback said. “I feel like you have to to play defensive back, to play at this level. You’re not just going to go out there and just think, ‘Just because No. 26 is on the...
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Logan Ryan Reveals Key To Preventing Big Plays In Patriots Secondary

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots’ pass defense must continue what they did best all season Sunday in the AFC Championship Game against the Pittsburgh Steelers: prevent big plays. The Patriots allowed just five passing plays of 40 or more yards this season, tied for second best in the NFL. The Steelers generated 10 passing plays of The Patriots were able to prevent big...
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Le’Veon Bell’s Secret To Success Also Is Patriots’ Best Weapon In Stopping Him

FOXBORO, Mass. — What word best describes Le’Veon Bell’s distinctive skill set? Let’s start with the one Malcom Brown used six times when praising the Pittsburgh Steelers’ All-Pro running back: Patient. “He’s a great back,” Brown said after Friday’s New England Patriots practice. “Many accolades, and he’s a patient back. You have to be on your game to play against...
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Jackie Bradley Jr. Reveals Jersey Change, Will Wear No. 19 For Red Sox

After a career year in 2016, Jackie Bradley Jr. is changing things up in 2017. The Boston Red Sox center fielder revealed Friday he’s changing his uniform number from No. 25 to No. 19. He made the announcement in unorthodox fashion, signing his new number on the wall of an elevator at Boston’s Hotel Commonwealth. .@JackieBradleyJr stopped by to sign our elevator today &...
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