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How Tom Brady Can Set Himself Apart In MVP Race Without Rob Gronkowski

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was the odds-on favorite to win MVP just two weeks ago. Since then, Brady’s knee injury worsened and he lost his best receiving target, tight end Rob Gronkowski, to back surgery. There’s still hope Brady can stick it to the NFL and win MVP after serving a four-game suspension for Deflategate, but it’s fading. He’s competing with...
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Bill Belichick Likes What He’s Seen From Patriots’ Practice-Squad Receivers

The New England Patriots could be in the market for a wide receiver in the wake of Danny Amendola’s ankle injury. Might one of their two scout-team wideouts get the call? Devin Lucien and DeAndrew White both have been on New England’s practice squad since September. Lucien, a seventh-round pick of the Patriots this year, was signed to the squad shortly after final cuts, and...
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Meet Doris Miller, The Amateur Boxer Who Saved Lives At Pearl Harbor 75 Years Ago

You might not know who Doris “Dorie” Miller was, but you soon will. Miller, a former amateur boxer, was at Pearl Harbor 75 years ago Wednesday when Japan attacked the United States’ naval base, which resulted in thousands of American casualties. Miller, who was a cook and laundry attendant on the USS West Virginia, helped bring the ship’s captain to safety and later used...
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MLB Winter Meetings Day 3 Live: Latest News, Rumors And Analysis

8 a.m.: Tuesday was a wild day at the MLB winter meetings; can there be more fireworks on the way Wednesday? Day 2 of the winter meetings was a busy one, especially for Dave Dombrowski and the Boston Red Sox. The Sox stole the winter meetings show with a blockbuster trade, acquiring Chris Sale from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for four prospects. Boston also bolstered its bullpen...
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Bruins’ David Pastrnak Now Ranks Among NHL’s Best Young Players

Two years after being drafted, it’s hard to imagine how David Pastrnak fell to the Boston Bruins in the first round. Twenty-three teams passed on him, including the Vancouver Canucks twice, to allow the Bruins to select the small, speedy, highly skilled right winger at No. 25, just before the Montreal Canadiens’ pick. The 20-year-old forward has developed into one of the NHL’s...
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Will 2016 Red Sox Rotation Be Best In American League After Chris Sale Trade?

The Boston Red Sox were busy making moves Tuesday, and they might have built the best starting rotation in the American League in the process. The headliner Tuesday was Boston’s trade with the Chicago White Sox for left-handed ace Chris Sale, who will join a rotation that already has two former AL Cy Young Award winners in David Price (2012) and Rick Porcello (2016). Hear NESN’s...
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Jeff Fisher Explaining His Challenge Flag Mishap Will Make You Chuckle

The Los Angeles Rams-New England Patriots game Sunday at Gillette Stadium was borderline unwatchable for most of the afternoon, but at least Jeff Fisher provided some comic relief. GIFs and videos of the Rams head coach were all over social media Sunday after he struggled mightily to find his challenge flag during the third quarter of the Pats’ 26-10 victory. Jeff Fisher ...
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MLB Rumors: Yankees Interested In Aroldis Chapman, But Price Very High

The New York Yankees typically don’t lose out on top free agents because of money, but paying close to $100 million for a relief pitcher is far from normal. But ESPN’s Jayson Stark recently spoke to a general manager looking for bullpen help who believes the contracts of closers Aroldis Chapman and Kenley Jansen will end up in the five-year, $85 to $95 million range. MLB Network...
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Report: Cubs trying to acquire Wade Davis

The Chicago Cubs likely will lose closer Aroldis Chapman to free agency after he helped them win the 2016 World Series, but have they already found his replacement? Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports has reported that the Cubs and Kansas City Royals are talking about a trade that would send closer Wade Davis to Chicago. At first, the deal appeared to be progressing, but the latest report...
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David Ortiz Teases Comeback On Instagram After Red Sox’s Chris Sale Trade

Like many Boston Red Sox fans, David Ortiz appeared to be pretty happy following the team’s trade for Chris Sale on Tuesday. And this particular move got the retired designated hitter thinking. Hours after the Sox acquired the left-handed ace from the Chicago White Sox for four prospects, including infielder Yoan Moncada and pitcher Michael Kopech, Big Papi took to Instagram and delivered...
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Canuck takes brutal hit, caught up in melee while out cold

Vancouver Canucks defenseman Philip Larsen had to be stretchered off the ice Tuesday night at the Prudential Center after taking a massive hit from New Jersey Devils forward Taylor Hall. The play happened behind the net in the second period. As the Canucks came to the aid of their teammate, a few skates accidentally hit Larsen in the head, as seen in the GIF below. Larsen...
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John Farrell: Chris Sale’s Intangibles ‘Might Set Himself Apart From The Group’

The Boston Red Sox acquired more than just an elite starting pitcher when they traded for Chris Sale. Yes, the five-time All Star posted 200-plus strikeouts in each of the past four seasons and finished in the top six of the American League Cy Young Award voting five consecutive times, but his intangibles also should make Red Sox fans excited for what’s ahead, according to Boston...
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MLB Rumors: Red Sox, First Baseman Mitch Moreland Agree To One-Year Contract

The Boston Red Sox have been awfully busy Tuesday. Hours after trading for left-handed ace Chris Sale and reliever Tyler Thornburg in two separate deals, the Red Sox agreed to a one-year contract with first baseman Mitch Moreland, according to multiple reports. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal was the first to report the news, which later was reported by Today’s Knuckleball and FanRag...
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Patriots Work Out Rookie Wide Receiver, Host Two Free-Agent O-Linemen

The New England Patriots worked out rookie wideout Dez Stewart on Tuesday as they likely prepare to reshuffle their depth at receiver. The Patriots likely will add a wide receiver after Danny Amendola suffered an ankle injury in Week 12. The Patriots could choose to sign a free-agent receiver or promote a wideout from their practice squad. If they choose the latter, they could...
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Red Sox Rotation Reset: Chris Sale Gives Boston Big Three, But Who’s Left Out?

The Red Sox’s rotation just got really, really good. Boston acquired ace Chris Sale from the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday in exchange for prospects Yoan Moncada, Michael Kopech, Luis Alexander Basabe and Victor Diaz, giving the club a fearsome Big Three on the mound at Fenway Park. Sale joins a starting five that includes reigning American League Cy Young winner Rick Porcello...
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New Red Sox Pitcher Tyler Thornburg’s Twitter Bio Is Pretty Entertaining

Baseball season is long. Baseball as a game itself is long. So in order to survive, most teams need some vibrant personalities to keep things fun and loose. The Boston Red Sox found one of those Tuesday when they acquired relief pitcher Tyler Thornburg from the Milwaukee Brewers. Here’s a look at Thornburg’s current Twitter bio, which gives a bit of insight into the type of character...
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Chris Sale To Red Sox Was Over A Year In The Making, White Sox GM Says

The Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox shocked everybody Tuesday with a blockbuster trade. But maybe we shouldn’t be so surprised. The Red Sox sent four prospects to Chicago in exchange for left-handed ace Chris Sale in a move that makes them a serious World Series contender in 2017. In a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Boston president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski...
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Pablo Sandoval Appears To Be In Excellent Shape, Judging By This Photo

Pablo Sandoval has been criticized in the past for rather unflattering photos, so it’s only fair the internet acknowledge when the Boston Red Sox third baseman is on the other side of the spectrum. Sandoval, whose dealt with questions regarding his weight over the years, appears to be in tremendous shape, judging by this photo tweeted Monday by WBZ’s Dan Roche: Dave Dombrowski...
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Dave Dombrowski Reveals Simple Thinking Behind Chris Sale Trade: ‘Win Now’

There are some baseball executives who would hesitate to mortgage the future for a chance to achieve short-term success. Dave Dombrowski is not among them. The Boston Red Sox’s president of baseball operations proved as much Tuesday, acquiring left-handed ace Chris Sale from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for four top prospects in a blockbuster trade that shocked Major League...
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Are Red Sox The Warriors Of MLB? Yankees GM Brian Cashman Believes So

The Boston Red Sox’s trade for left-handed ace Chris Sale drew lots of reaction, including from their biggest rival. New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman commented Tuesday on the Red Sox giving up four prospects for Sale, going as far as comparing them to the NBA’s latest super team. Cashman on the Sale trade: "That's a big one. Boston's like the Golden State...
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Rashaan Salaam, Former Heisman Winner And NFL First-Rounder, Found Dead

The football community lost a special member Monday night. Former Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam was found dead in Boulder, Colorado in a local park on Monday night. He was 42. Boulder police said they did not believe foul play was involved, according to the Colorado University Athletics website. Salaam won the 1994 Heisman Trophy after leading Colorado to an 11-1 record and...
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Magic Johnson Set To Return To ESPN’s ‘NBA Countdown’ On Christmas

NBA fans will have another gift under the tree this Christmas, as a familiar voice will be returning to the television coverage for the annual NBA Christmas marathon. ESPN announced on Twitter that Magic Johnson will be rejoining ESPN’s “NBA Countdown” as a studio analyst after a three-year hiatus. The Hall of Famer will make his debut on the show on Christmas Day before...
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Champions League Group Stage: Matchday 6 Scores, Highlights, Results

Several teams wrapped up their Champions League group stage campaigns on Matchday 6 Tuesday, and there were some surprising results. Chief among them was Paris Saint-Germain drawing 2-2 with Ludogorets, which coupled with Arsenal’s 4-0 win over FC Basel gave the Gunners the top spot in the group. It’s Arsenal’s first No. 1 finish in the group stage since 2011-12. Here are...
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Chris Sale Trade: Reaction, Thoughts, Analysis On Red Sox’s Huge Move

The Boston Red Sox shook the Major League Baseball landscape Tuesday by acquiring left-hander Chris Sale from the Chicago White Sox for prospects Yoan Moncada, Michael Kopech, Luis Alexander Basabe and Victor Diaz. The Red Sox already were a good team, evidenced by their American League East division title in 2016, but adding one of the best pitchers in baseball to a rotation that...
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Travis Shaw, Michael Kopech Bid Farewell To Red Sox Amid Busy Day In Boston

The Boston Red Sox just landed one of the best pitchers in baseball and a solid back-end reliever. But they didn’t get them for free. President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski acquired left-handed ace Chris Sale from the Chicago White Sox and right-handed bullpen man Tyler Thornburg from the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday in a flurry of activity. He parted with a host of...
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