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Derek Jeter Reveals He’s Scared Of Cats During Entertaining Twitter Q&A

Derek Jeter revealed more about himself in 45 minutes on Wednesday afternoon then he did throughout his entire 20-year career with the New York Yankees. The former Yankees captain took some time out for a Twitter Q&A just hours after launching his new website, the Players’ Tribune. Jeter promised that the online publication would provide unique access to athletes, showing a...
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Tom Brady: Patriots’ Tie For AFC East Lead Not ‘A Great Feat By Any Stretch’

FOXBORO, Mass. — Tom Brady stressed three times during his Wednesday afternoon news conference that his New England Patriots are 2-2. Perhaps Brady was trying to lessen some of the criticism chucked at the Patriots since their 41-14 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night. Brady even mentioned that the Patriots still hold the lead in the AFC East. “It’s not the time...
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Ryan Spooner Among Four Bruins Players Released From Training Camp

The Boston Bruins announced four roster cuts Wednesday. Forwards Ryan Spooner, Justin Florek and Alexander Khokhlachev, as well as goaltender Jeremy Smith have been released from training camp. They will join the Providence Bruins’ (AHL) camp. Smith needs to clear waivers before he can go to Providence. Spooner is the surprise member of this group. The former second-round draft...
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Bill Belichick’s ‘On To Cincinnati’ Quote Spawns Amusing Twitter Meme

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick out-Belichicked himself during his news conference at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday as he stubbornly insisted on answering all reporters’ questions with the phrase “We’re on to Cincinnati,” after his team’s blow-out loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night. Belichick clearly had no desire to dwell on the past, and his...
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MLB Will Test Pace-Of-Game Changes In Arizona Fall League

NEW YORK — Teams will be limited to three trips to the mound by managers, coaches and catchers during a game, except for pitching changes, under experimental speedup rules to be used during the Arizona Fall League. The pace of game committee established last month by baseball Commissioner Bud Selig announced a series of initiatives Wednesday that will be tried in the AFL, which...
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Tom Brady: ‘We’ll See’ If Patriots Have Enough Talent To Succeed

FOXBORO, Mass. — Tom Brady was noncommittal on Wednesday about his expectations for the 2014 New England Patriots. Coming off a 41-14 loss on Monday night to the Kansas City Chiefs, Brady was asked if he has enough talent around him for the Patriots to succeed this season. “We’ll see. We’ll see here in a couple months where we’re at, but we’ve got a lot of football to...
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Red Sox Offseason Primer: 10 Questions Facing Boston For 2015 (Photos)

The Boston Red Sox front office won’t be hibernating this winter. The Red Sox have a ton of work to do before spring training. Boston finished the 2014 season with a 71-91 record and in last place in the American League East. A massive roster overhaul already has begun and won’t end until a potential contender is assembled. Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington and manager John...
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Marcus Smart Opens Season With 14-1 Odds To Win Rookie Of The Year

The Boston Celtics tip off their preseason schedule next week, and they are already dealing with a significant injury. Point guard Rajon Rondo suffered a broken hand last week, and will miss 6 to 8 weeks. Marcus Smart, the Celtics’ 2014 first-round pick, will get a crack at the starting job. Smart has been installed at 14-1 to claim the Rookie of the Year Award at sportsbooks monitored...
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Manny Ramirez could be on Cubs coaching staff in 2015

The Chicago Cubs need all the help they can get, so the addition of a former MLB slugger to the coaching staff shouldn’t hurt. Ex-Boston Red Sox outfielder Manny Ramirez could get a coaching job next season with the Cubs, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Theo Epstein, former Sox general manager and current Cubs president, did not rule out the possibility of hiring Ramirez when...
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Patriots Practice Report: Brandon Browner, Brian Tyms Present For Walkthrough

FOXBORO, Mass. — Brandon Browner and Brian Tyms are back at Gillette Stadium after serving four-game suspension. Browner and Tyms were present in the New England Patriots’ locker room and at practice for Wednesday’s walkthrough. Tyms was not allowed at Gillette Stadium while he was serving a suspension for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy. Browner...
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Derek Jeter Starts Retirement By Launching Website To Connect Athletes To Fans

Derek Jeter isn’t sitting back and taking it easy during his first few days of retirement. Just three days after hanging up the cleats, the former New York Yankees shortstop announced his newest business venture, The Players’ Tribune — an online publication devoted to giving athletes a platform to interact with fans without the “filter” of media. The famously private Yankee explained...
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ACC Women’s Soccer, Field Hockey Featured Friday On NESNplus

NESNplus will be carrying a pair of ACC games this Friday. Virginia Tech visits North Carolina in a women’s soccer matchup at 4 p.m. The 6 p.m. time slot features field hockey with Louisville at Duke. Check out the list below for the NESNplus channel in your area. Channel listings subject to change. 2014 NESNplus CHANNEL LISTINGS NESNplus NESNplus HD CONNECTICUT AT&...
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U.S. Soccer Legend Brian McBride On Fulham’s Manager-Search Committee

LONDON — Fulham’s American chairman Shahid Khan has formed a five-man committee to help to find a new manager, including former captains Danny Murphy and Brian McBride. Khan fired Felix Magath earlier this month following a dire seven months in charge that saw the London club relegated from the Premier League. Now the businessman will take advice from a panel that also includes...
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Russell Wilson, Colin Kaepernick Could Change Teams’ Quarterback Philosophies

The Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers have been two of the NFL’s model franchises in recent years. It’s no surprise that success coincides with consistent quarterback play. Russell Wilson and Colin Kaepernick have been two of the better quarterbacks in the league since they were drafted for their respective teams. That’s because both players have undeniable talent, a...
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FXFL Action Featuring Boston Brawlers To Air On NESNplus On Oct. 8

There’s a new football team in town. The Boston Brawlers of the newly formed Fall Experimental Football League will make their debut on Oct. 8. The Brawlers will head to Nebraska where they’ll take on the Omaha Mammoths. The game will be broadcast on NESNplus at 8 p.m. ET. Check out the list below for the NESNplus channel in your area. Channel listings subject to change. ...
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Red Sox 2014 Superlatives: Breaking Down Boston’s Second Half (Photos)

The Boston Red Sox’s 2014 season was disappointing from start to finish. The Red Sox’s World Series defense ended with a 71-91 record and a last-place finish in the American League East. Boston started off on the wrong foot in April and never got its bearings, ending up in the division’s basement for the second time in three years. If there was one saving grace, it was the...
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Pittsburgh-Virginia Featured In Saturday’s NESNplus College Football Tripleheader

NESNplus will feature a college football tripleheader this Sunday starting at noon. Southern Mississippi and Middle Tennessee will kick off the action with a Conference USA matchup. The slate continues with yet another pair of Conference USA teams at 3:30 p.m. ET, when the New Mexico Lobos takes on the University of Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners. The tripleheader wraps up with Virginia...
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NHL, GoPro Sign Deal To Provide Player’s POV Footage For Fans

From amazing saves to glorious goals, the NHL provides a constant highlight reel of spectacular moments. Soon, fans will be able to watch these kinds of plays from the players’ points of view. Starting Oct. 8, the NHL will use footage from GoPro cameras in promotional campaigns for the new season. The new deal will allow the footage to be implemented in game telecasts, illustrating...
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Royals Fan Behind Home Plate Sleeps Through Team’s 12th-Inning Comeback (Photo)

Kansas City Royals fans had been dreaming about a night like Tuesday night for 29 long years, but apparently one poor sap forgot to wake up from his dream. While Kauffman Stadium was absolutely rocking during the bottom of the 12th inning of the winner-takes-all wild card game against the Oakland Athletics, a Kansas City fan sitting behind home plate was preoccupied taking a little...
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Tom Brady defends not congratulating Garoppolo on TD

Tom Brady inadvertently stirred up some controversy on Monday night when he ignored Jimmy Garoppolo after the rookie quarterback threw his first NFL touchdown. Brady stayed sitting on the bench after Garoppolo came to the sideline as the New England Patriots trailed the Kansas City Chiefs 41-14. Brady eventually started looking over plays with the rookie signal-caller and offensive...
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Kansas City Police Asks Citizens Not To Commit Crimes During Royals Game (Photo)

We all know that crimes are bad, and there’s no proper time to commit one. But if you’re planning on it, just make sure it isn’t during the wild card game between the Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics. That was the message the Kansas City Police Department conveyed when they tweeted out this important statement during Tuesday night’s thrilling game. We really need...
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Bill Belichick Won’t Address Patriots’ Loss: ‘We’re On To Cincinnati’

Bill Belichick had no interest in dwelling on the past during his news conference on Wednesday at Gillette Stadium. The New England Patriots head coach repeatedly interrupted reporters with, “We’re on to Cincinnati” when asked about the team’s recent troubles, specifically Tom Brady’s age and the talent around him. The Patriots were embarrassed on Monday night against...
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Kentucky Suspends Four Football Players After Airsoft Pistol Incident

Four University of Kentucky football players will be sitting out Saturday’s game against South Carolina after being involved in an incident involving an airsoft pellet gun late Sunday night. Running back Stanley “Boom” Williams, wide receiver Dorian Baker, quarterback Drew Barker and defensive end Tymere Dubose have all been suspended for one game and will also receive ...
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Rajon Rondo Targeting Opening-Night Return For Celtics (Video)

Rajon Rondo is not content to sit back and wait for anything, even if he promised a more patient version of himself at media day Monday. His latest injury is no different. Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said the team would be cautious with Rondo’s recovery from a broken left hand, which could force the four-time All-Star to miss at least the first...
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Jarrod Dyson Steals Third, Celebrates, Scores Game-Tying Run In Ninth (Video)

The Kansas City Royals did a whole lot of dancing after defeating the Oakland A’s in the American League wild-card thriller Tuesday night, but Jarrod Dyson got the party started a little early on the basepaths. After the Royals rallied to score three runs in the eighth inning to cut the A’s lead to one, the speedster came in the game in the bottom of the ninth inning to pinch...
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