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Rob Gronkowski Expects To Be Ready For Patriots’ 2017 Season Opener: ‘No Doubt’

Hamstring and back injuries limited Rob Gronkowski to just eight games during the 2016 NFL season, but the New England Patriots tight end believes he’ll be at full strength by the time the 2017 campaign begins in September. “Yes, for sure,” Gronkowski said in a recent interview with ESPN’s Cari Champion when asked if he expects to play Week 1. “No doubt.” Gronkowski was...
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NBA Rumors: Danny Ainge’s Offseason Confidence ‘Scares The (Expletive)’ Out Of Exec

The Boston Celtics didn’t do anything to get better at Thursday’s NBA trade deadline, but they might have their eyes on bigger and potentially better things this summer. The Celtics stood pat at the deadline, making exactly zero deals despite being tied in rumors to Indiana star Paul George and Chicago’s Jimmy Butler. Neither players moved, and Boston didn’t make any other...
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Roger Goodell Not Welcome At Gillette Stadium, Rob Gronkowski Says

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, president Jonathan Kraft and quarterback Tom Brady all have offered diplomatic responses to questions of whether NFL commissioner Roger Goodell would be welcome at Gillette Stadium. Rob Gronkowski? Not so much. The Patriots tight end was asked during a recent interview with ESPN’s Cari Champion whether Goodell, who remains a villain in New...
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Draymond Green Goes In Hard On Paul Pierce — But The Truth Gets Last Laugh

Draymond Green the Instigator was in full effect Thursday night. The Golden State Warriors forward was all over the place against the Los Angeles Clippers, delivering one of his patented kicks to Blake Griffin in the first quarter and yelling at head coach Steve Kerr in the third. But Green managed to spark a third controversy less than a minute into the game. As Griffin shot free...
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Patriots Offseason Preview: Offensive Line Looks Solid Heading Into 2017

The New England Patriots will look to defend their Super Bowl title in 2017. But first, they have some questions to answer. Before the NFL Scouting Combine kicks off next week, marking the unofficial start of the NFL offseason, we’re taking a position-by-position look at the Patriots’ roster. We’ll examine which players stood out in 2016, which ones have some work to do this...
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Patriots Mailbag: Why Limiting Rob Gronkowski In 2017 Isn’t Crazy

It’s February and Tom Brady should be able to live his life just like any other red-blooded American, but it’s a little crazy that the guy who doesn’t eat strawberries or nightshades is out in Montana risking his body on ski jumps. But good for the New England Patriots quarterback. Everything he does in life is to make himself a better quarterback. So maybe Brady’s body coach...
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Bruce Cassidy Cites Bruins’ Physicality As Key Factor In 4-1 Win Over Kings

On the second night of a back-to-back, the Bruins could have come out sluggish, but the B’s earned a gritty 4-1 road win over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday. Boston interim head coach Bruce Cassidy was impressed with his team’s effort, acknowledging their resiliency and will to win. Cassidy believes the Bruins’ physicality was a key proponent to the victory, as well as the...
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Anton Khudobin Denies Kings’ Drew Doughty With Sweet Glove Save

Boston Bruins starting goaltender Tuukka Rask had Thursday night off, but backup netminder Anton Khudobin filled in just fine. Khudobin turned in a stellar performance in the Bruins’ 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings, turning away 27 of 28 Kings’ shot attempts. Arguably his best save of the night came at the expense of Los Angeles forward Drew Doughty, who was robbed of...
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Bruins Wrap: Boston’s Anton Khudobin Shines In Net In 4-1 Victory Over Kings

After dropping a 5-3 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday, the Boston Bruins responded with a gritty performance Thursday night against the Los Angeles Kings and came out with an impressive 4-1 road victory. Bruins backup goaltender Anton Khudobin shined in net, turning away 27 of 28 Kings’ shot attempts. Boston’s defense turned in a strong performance as well, including killing...
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Brad Marchand’s Slick Wrist-Shot Goal Gives Bruins Early Lead Vs. Kings

On the second night of a back-to-back, the Boston Bruins needed a spark, and they got one from Brad Marchand. Just over three minutes into Thursday’s game against the Los Angeles Kings, Marchand fired a wrist shot in the top corner to give the Bruins an early 1-0 lead. The tally was Marchand’s 26th of the season. To see the goal, check out Berkshire Bank Exciting Rewind above.
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Brad Marchand Gives Bruins Early Advantage Vs. Kings With Sweet Wrist Shot

The Boston Bruins struck first Thursday night against the Los Angeles Kings with a wrist shot from Brad Marchand in the first period. Marchand won the battle for the puck and created a 2-on-1 chance. He then shot a twisted wrist shot past Kings netminder Peter Budaj. For more on Marchand’s goal, check out the Arbella Coverage Cam in the video above. Thumbnail photo from Kim...
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Brad Keselowski’s Cow-Loving, Beef-Eating Daughter Is In For Surprise

Cows are cool. Beef is yummy. But try telling a toddler that they are the same thing. Brad Keselowski will know what that’s like sooner rather than later, as his daughter, Scarlett, loves cows. “We’ll watch videos of cows, and she just loves it,” Keselowski said Wednesday at Daytona International Speedway, via For The Win’s Michelle R. Martinelli. “She just sits there...
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Jeff Carter Presents Challenge For Bruins’ Defense In Matchup Vs. Kings

The Bruins face the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night, and Boston’s defense must contain the Kings’ Jeff Carter if it wants to win. Jeff Carter is third in the NHL in goals scored with 29 entering Thursday night. Only Sidney Crosby and Patrik Laine are ahead of him, respectively. For more information about Jeff Carter, check about the video above from “Bruins Face-Off...
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Bruins Fans Share Name Of Their First Car On Latest ‘Ultimate Bruins Show’

Nikki Reyes was at Sylvan Street Grille in Peabody, Mass., asking fans the Bud Light Ultimate Question of the Week on Thursday night during a new episode of the “Ultimate Bruins Show.” The question this week? “What was your first car?” Hear some of the answers fans gave Nikki in the video above from the “Ultimate Bruins Show.”   Filed under: Boston Bruins, Top Stories...
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ACC College Basketball Odds: North Carolina, Duke Headline Huge Weekend

The No. 8 North Carolina Tar Heels have won and covered the posted spread in each of their last three games as they prepare to take on the struggling Pittsburgh Panthers on Saturday as road betting favorites on the college basketball odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. North Carolina has lifted its conference record to 12-3 and extended its lead atop the Atlantic Coast...
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Fantasy NASCAR Racing Picks: Who We’re Buying, Selling For Daytona 500

The 2017 NASCAR season finally is here, and with it comes another season of NASCAR fantasy. For all its spectacle, the Daytona 500 is one of the most difficult races to predict for fantasy purposes. The race is a bit of an equalizer. Sure, the top-tier teams are the favorites to lead the way, but probably no one would be surprised to see a driver from an underfunded crew claim victory...
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NBA Rumors: Deron Williams Headed To Cavaliers If Waived By Mavericks?

The Cleveland Cavaliers are in desperate need of a playmaking guard, and help could soon be on the way for the defending NBA champions. Dallas Mavericks point guard Deron Williams, who was not dealt before Thursday’s trade deadline, could be an unrestricted free agent very soon, per ESPN’s Marc Stein. Williams appears to be headed to Cleveland, too. Williams, who’s averaging...
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With Daytona 500 Pole, Duel Win, Chase Elliott Proving He’s Worthy Of Hype

One of NASCAR’s youngest, brightest stars looks primed for greatness. Chase Elliott, who will start on the pole Sunday at the Daytona 500, won the first of two NASCAR Can-Am Duels Thursday night in dominating fashion, capping off quite a successful week leading up to the Great American Race. The Hendrick Motorsports driver will bring 10 points with him into Sunday’s race, as...
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Danica Patrick, J.R. Smith Share Crazy Celebrity Interactions, Dating Stories

Danica Patrick and J.R. Smith are pretty busy at the moment. Patrick is preparing for Sunday’s Daytona 500, while Smith is recovering from thumb surgery and might soon have a chance to help the Cleveland Cavaliers win another NBA title. But in the meantime, you can watch them go “Face 2 Face” in a DraftKings lightning round segment. In the video, the two athletes interview...
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Berkshire Bank Hockey Night In New England: Projected Bruins-Kings Lineups

The Boston Bruins will continue their West Coast trip with a Thursday night date with the Los Angeles Kings. After winning four straight games, the B’s dropped their first game under interim coach Bruce Cassidy with a 5-3 loss on Wednesday night against the Anaheim Ducks. They’ll look to rebound against a Kings team that’s been struggling as of late, losers of five of their...
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Paul George Ominously Calls Trade Deadline ‘Dark Moment Of Uncertainty’

If you think the never-ending rumors on NBA trade deadline day are confusing as a fan, imagine what it’s like to be one of the players whose name keeps coming up. No name was brought up more Thursday than Paul George. The Indiana Pacers ultimately kept the superstar forward, but they reportedly were involved in trade talks, including with the Boston Celtics. So how did George...
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Danny Ainge Says Adding Players Can Sometimes Mess Up Team Chemistry

The 2017 NBA trade deadline came and went, and the Boston Celtics are staying put. After there were rumors that the Celtics were gearing up for a blockbuster trade, neither Jimmy Butler nor Paul George will be making their way to Boston. However, despite the trade deadline having passed by, that doesn’t mean the Celtics can’t make additions to their roster. As part of the trade...
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Dale Earnhardt Jr., Joey Logano Among Must-Watch Drivers At Daytona 500

Now that the Advanced Auto Parts Clash and the Can-Am Duels are out of the way, racing fans can look forward to Sundays 59th running of the Daytona 500. Daytona International Speedway is the ultimate proving ground for NASCAR drivers. Over the course of 500 laps, legacies are cemented, hearts are broken and stars are born. This year’s 500 is loaded with champions, fresh faces...
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Rusney Castillo’s Mistake Looms Large In Red Sox’s Spring Training Opener

Rusney Castillo’s spring training didn’t get off to a good start. A lot of eyes are on Castillo, as he’s no longer on the 40-man roster, and he’s entering Year 4 of a seven-year, $72.5 million contract. And those eyes saw an unfortunate thing Thursday. The outfielder didn’t run out a ground ball on a double play during the Red Sox’s 9-6 win over Northeastern at JetBlue...
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NBA Rumors: J.J. Redick Will Likely Re-Sign With Clippers In Offseason

J.J. Redick has been a valuable role player for the Los Angeles Clippers since his arrival to the team in 2013, and it sounds like he’ll continue to do that for years to come. Redick is set to be an unrestricted free agent at season’s end, but Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders is reporting that the sharp-shooting guard has already committed to re-signing with the Clippers in...
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