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TNT Gives Craig Sager Emotional Tribute During Christmas NBA Games (Video)

Legendary sideline reporter Craig Sager was diagnosed with leukemia in April, and since then, TNT’s NBA broadcasts have been a little less colorful. That’s why on Christmas Day, one of the league’s biggest game days, TNT aired an 18-minute tribute to Sager. The video goes through Sager’s journey, from his initial diagnosis to his road to recovery after a successful bone...
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Young Flyers Fan Wants Nothing To Do With Sidney Crosby Jersey Gift (Video)

When someone gives you a bad gift, it’s usually nice to at least pretend you like it. However, there sometimes are exceptions to that rule. In what was apparently a Christmas Day prank, one young Philadelphia Flyers fan received a Sidney Crosby jersey from a Pittsburgh Penguins-loving relative. The boy, naturally, was downright disgusted and didn’t even want to be within...
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Report: Yankees Starting Pitcher Hiroki Kuroda Will Return To Japan

Hiroki Kuroda is going back to the Land of the Rising Sun. The free agent right-hander reportedly will return to Japan next season, per Yahoo! Japan’s Daisuke Sugiura. Kuroda, who turns 40 in February, spent the past three seasons with the New York Yankees. Kuroda’s status for 2015 had been up in the air even before he hit free agency. The starting...
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Jack Eichel Shines In USA’s Win Over Finland In WJC Preliminaries (GIF)

There’s a reason why Jack Eichel was named captain of Team USA for the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship. The 18-year-old Boston University forward showed the world why he’s projected to go between the first two picks of this year’s NHL draft in the USA’s 2-1 shootout win over Finland in the WJC preliminaries Friday. Eichel contributed an impressive...
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Celtics Notes: Marcus Smart Gets Props From KG After Hustle Play (GIF)

BOSTON — One play Friday afternoon epitomized everything the Celtics want to see from Marcus Smart. During the third quarter of an eventual 109-107 loss to the Brooklyn Nets, Jared Sullinger poked the ball out of the hands of Nets point guard Jarrett Jack. Smart, who had been double-teaming Jack with Sullinger on the play, dove after it. The rookie managed to corral the ball and...
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Adam Schefter: Darrelle Revis’ Future With Pats Will ‘Come Down To Money’

Darrelle Revis has proved to be an invaluable addition to the Patriots this season, but the cornerback’s future is more uncertain than any other player in New England. Revis’ one-year, $12 million contract has a team option for the 2015 season, but the Patriots backloaded the deal, so it’ll take $20 million to bring him back. If the Pats don’t...
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Kevin Garnett Forever Appreciative Of Celtics Fans As Retirement Looms

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Friday afternoon’s Celtics-Brooklyn Nets game was one of those rare occasions when a visiting player receives by far the loudest ovation during pregame introductions. As that player lifted his hand to the TD Garden crowd, applause raining down around him, Celtics coach Brad Stevens leaned over to newly acquired forward Jae...
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Kevin Garnett: ‘Very weird’ to see Celtics without Rajon Rondo

    This embed is invalid   " /> BOSTON — Friday afternoon was not Kevin Garnett’s first time returning to Causeway Street as a member of the opposition. That homecoming came last season, and he was, of course, welcomed back with open arms. It wasn’t even the first time Garnett had visited TD Garden this season; his Brooklyn Nets were in Boston for the...
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Patriots Injury Report: Jonas Gray, Alfonzo Dennard Ruled Out Vs. Bills

FOXBORO, Mass. — Rookie running back James White could have a chance to shine Sunday. Running back Jonas Gray (ankle) already has been ruled out for the New England Patriots’ regular-season finale against the Buffalo Bills. Cornerback Alfonzo Dennard also was ruled out on Friday’s injury report because of a hamstring injury suffered in practice...
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Brendan Rodgers: Liverpool’s Character, Resilience Keys To Win Over Burnley

Brendan Rodgers didn’t see Liverpool’s win over Burnley on Friday the same way many others did. After Liverpool labored to a 1-0 win against the the Clarets at Turf Moor, Rodgers praised the mentality his team showed in the victory. Burnley was more positive than Liverpool throughout, out-possessing and creating more goal-scoring chances than the visitors...
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Jimmy Garoppolo Should Benefit From Patriots’ Early Clinch Of No. 1 Seed

FOXBORO, Mass. — Jimmy Garoppolo should be ready to see his first real NFL challenge Sunday. The New England Patriots rookie quarterback is expected to play a considerable amount of snaps against the Buffalo Bills in what is technically a meaningless game. The Patriots have locked up the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs, and it’s not worth risking injuries by keeping starters...
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Tom Brady Shares ‘TB12 Days Of Christmas’ On Facebook (Photo)

Tom Brady is enjoying the holidays with his family, but his focus remains on the task at hand with the New England Patriots. The legendary quarterback and his team are primed for another Super Bowl run after clinching the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs with the Denver Broncos’ loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 16. Brady made another post to his Facebook page Friday showing...
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Philippe Coutinho Creates Raheem Sterling’s Goal With No-Look Pass (GIF)

Phillippe Coutinho and Raheem Sterling helped rescue Liverpool on Friday with a moment of pure genius and a little bit of composure. Sterling scored the only goal in Liverpool’s win over Burnley on Friday after Coutinho set him up with a fine no-look pass. Liverpool struggled mightily against the newly promoted Clarets, but the Coutinho-Sterling combination gave the visiting Reds...
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Russell Wilson Dances With His Grandma At Christmas (Video)

Russell Wilson has quick feet on the football field, but apparently he can also shuffle them on the hardwood. The Seattle Seahawks quarterback spent some time with his family over the Christmas holiday, and cut it up on a makeshift dance floor with his grandmother Carolyn. Really, is there anything he can’t do? Photo via Jeff Curry/USA TODAY Sports ImagesFiled under: NESN Staff...
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Brady Poppinga: Seahawks Putting Things Together At Right Time For Playoff Run

The Seattle Seahawks have been up-and-down all season, but former NFL linebacker Brady Poppinga thinks that things could be clicking at just the right time for the ‘Hawks to make a run for the Super Bowl. In his latest column on FootballByFootball.com, Poppinga makes his case for why the everything is coming up roses for the Seahawks right now. One of the biggest reasons is because...
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Liverpool-Burnley Verdict: Reds Earn ‘Smash-And-Grab’ Win On Boxing Day

Liverpool’s Premier League win over Burnley on Friday was neither pretty nor encouraging. However, it was utterly necessary. Liverpool trudged through 90 minutes of Boxing Day soccer, impressing few, if anyone, with a flat performance. Yet, Liverpool somehow left Turf Moore with a 1-0 win and three more points in the standings. Liverpool fans were hoping...
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Report: New Jersey Devils fire head coach Peter DeBoer

Peter DeBoer has become the third NHL head coach to be fired during the 2014-15 season. TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports the New Jersey Devils have parted ways with DeBoer, who helped lead the team on an improbable run to the 2012 Stanley Cup Final, where they lost in six games to the Los Angeles Kings. DeBoer finishes his Devils tenure with a record of 102-66-34. New Jersey missed...
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Lionel Hollins: 'Honored and blessed to coach Kevin Garnett'

BOSTON — Lionel Hollins knows greatness when he sees it. The Brooklyn Nets bench boss has coached Kevin Garnett for just a few short months, but he could not praise the veteran big man enough when speaking with reporters Friday morning. “I’m honored and blessed to have had the opportunity to coach Kevin,” Hollins said before the Nets’ matchup with Garnett’s former...
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Belichick: Garoppolo has better understanding of NFL

It’s only right that three days after Christmas, the New England Patriots will get to play with their shiny new quarterback. Since Sunday’s matchup against the Buffalo Bills means nothing to the New England Patriots  — they’ve already clinched the No. 1 seed in the AFC — keeping their starters in the game for all four quarters seems like a ticking time bomb for injuries...
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Curt Schilling gives Johnny Manziel advice on Twitter

Have you ever wondered what advice Curt Schilling would give to Johnny Manziel? No? Well, now we know anyway. The former Red Sox pitcher reached out unsolicited to Manziel on Twitter to give the Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback a bit of a Christmas gift. Some sage advice, if you will — at 1 o’clock on Christmas morning. @JManziel2 Didn't ask for it, but I'll throw it out...
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Celtics-Nets Live: Kevin Garnett Returns For Perhaps Final Game In Boston

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Patriots Practice Report: Jonas Gray Lone Player Absent

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots’ string of practices with perfect attendance ended at five. Running back Jonas Gray was absent from Friday’s session as the Patriots prepare for the Buffalo Bills in their final regular season game. Gray was added to the Patriots’ practice report Wednesday with an ankle injury. He participated in Tuesday...
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Watch Boston Celtics-Brooklyn Nets Game Online (Live Stream)

After taking Christmas Day off, the Boston Celtics are back in action. The Brooklyn Nets visit TD Garden for a Friday matinee. Tipoff is scheduled for 1 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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Amica Coverage Play Of The Week: Brad Marchand or Andrej Meszaros?

NESN.com staff will pick the two or three best Amica Coverage Plays of the previous week for games played from Friday night to Thursday night. Voting will begin every Friday at 10 a.m. ET and conclude Monday. Vote for the Coverage Play of the Week and you will be entered for a chance to win a team jersey courtesy of the Pro Shop at TD Garden. First read the official rules, then completely...
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2015 World Junior Championship Schedule: Jack Eichel, David Pastrnak Highlight Day 1

Boston Bruins top prospect David Pastrnak will make his 2015 World Junior Championship debut Thursday when his Czech Republic team takes on Sweden at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Pastrnak has left the Providence Bruins to join his Czech teammates after tallying 27 points (10 goals, 17 assists) in 23 games at the AHL level this season. He also tallied and assist and 14 shots...
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