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Alfonzo Dennard, Alshon Jeffrey Had On-Field Fight During College Game (Video)

Let’s hope Alfonzo Dennard and Alshon Jeffrey match up Sunday because things could get very interesting. Denanrd’s New England Patriots and Jeffrey’s Chicago Bears will lock horns at Gillette Stadium in one of Week 8’s most intriguing matchups. Those two players have some history together dating back to a 2012 college football bowl game. The two were matched up during the...
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Tom Brady Trying To Improve Mobility, Extend Plays For Patriots

FOXBORO, Mass. — Tom Brady proved that you can teach an old quarterback new tricks on Thursday night in what wound up being the New England Patriots’ game-clinching play. Brady scrambled out to his left, which helped extend the third-and-19 play, allowing Danny Amendola to break off his route and get open in the end zone for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. The score put the...
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NCAA: Mo’ne Davis Won’t Lose Amateur Status For Starring In Chevy Ad (Video)

The spotlight continues to shine on Mo’ne Davis, star of this past summer’s Little League World Series. The 13-year-old female pitcher from Philadelphia, PA. starred in Chevy’s most recent television ad with an inspiring message about girls in sports. “I stand for girls who want to play sports with the boys and to be a role model for people young and old,” Davis says....
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Akeem Ayers Now A Patriot But Still Mr. October In Titans Calendar (Photo)

Akeem Ayers will be a Tennessee Titan for the rest of October in some people’s minds. That’s because the linebacker, who was traded to the New England Patriots on Tuesday, is the featured Titans player this month in the team’s calendar. You can scratch off the days - and player - on this month's @TennesseeTitans calendar. Go ahead, Albert Marks http://t.co/vi1ZFODuaE...
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Rams’ ‘Fake’ Punt Return Could Be Game-Changer For NFL Special Teams

The St. Louis Rams might have done something to revolutionize the NFL on Sunday. The Rams were the talk of the league for their upset win over the Seattle Seahawks, a win propelled by some gutsy special teams calls. St. Louis iced the game with a fake punt in the fourth quarter, but it was the “fake” punt return for a touchdown that had everyone buzzing. The return was a game...
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Tom Brady Pumped About San Francisco Giants’ World Series Run (Photo)

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady isn’t hiding his baseball allegiance this October. Brady, a native of San Mateo, Calif., showed support for the San Francisco Giants before Game 1 of the World Series via his Facebook page, which has been a hotbed for unique — often hilarious — activity in recent weeks. The Giants certainly made Brady proud Tuesday, defeating the...
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Akeem Ayers Passes Physical; Patriots Cut Ja’Gared Davis To Finalize Trade

FOXBORO, Mass. — Akeem Ayers officially has joined the New England Patriots. The Patriots announced that they acquired the 25-year-old linebacker from the Tennessee Titans on Wednesday morning. Terms of the trade were not disclosed, but CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reported on Tuesday that the Patriots swapped a sixth-round draft pick for a Titans’ seventh-rounder to pull off...
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Red Sox’s Rusney Castillo Suffers Hand Injury In Arizona Fall League

Boston Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo is a little banged up. Castillo, who currently is playing for the Surprise Saguaros of the Arizona Fall League, left Monday’s game against the Mesa Solar Sox with a bruised hand/thumb, according to WEEI.com’s Alex Speier. Castillo is considered day-to-day, so the issue doesn’t appear to be serious. Castillo reportedly got jammed while...
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Matthew McConaughey ‘Loves’ Redskins Nickname, Says Logo Gives Him ‘Oomph’

Matthew McConaughey, whose opinion apparently is relevant to the matter, favors keeping the Washington Redskins nickname and logo. Sure, all right. McConaughey, who hung out at Redskins camp last summer, sat down with GQ for a cover story in the November issue. The conversation turned to fatherhood, which naturally led to a discussion of the NFL team’s name controversy. (Don...
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Akeem Ayers, Alan Branch Will Help Patriots’ Run Defense At A Major Cost

The New England Patriots made the 2014 version of Chris Johnson look like vintage CJ2K just six short days ago, but after a major injury and two savvy acquisitions, their ability to stop the run might be the defense’s strength. Over the last week, the Patriots placed Jerod Mayo on injured reserve, gave up 218 rushing yards to the New York Jets and reportedly lost Chandler Jones...
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Brandon Marshall: Relationship With Jay Cutler Is Great, ‘We’re Like Brothers’

There is no rift between Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and wide receiver Brandon Marshall, at least not according to Marshall. The Bears’ locker room was not a fun place to be Sunday afternoon following their loss to the Miami Dolphins. According to reports, Bears players had it out in the locker room, with Marshall reportedly criticizing Cutler. After the game, Marshall...
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Flames’ Johnny Gaudreau Weaves Through Defense For Nifty Assist (Video)

So far, so good for Johnny Gaudreau at the NHL level. There was a question as to whether Gaudreau would be able to be a legitimate contributor at the highest level because of his 5-foot-9, 150-pound frame. However, he’s proved in the infancy of his NHL career that he has what it takes to stick. The Boston College product proved that again Tuesday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning...
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Large Antlers Not Enough To Rally Royals In World Series Opener (Photo)

The Kansas City Royals and their fans experienced the World Series on Tuesday for the first time since 1985. Things didn’t go as planned, as the San Francisco Giants rolled to a 7-1 win over James Shields and the Royals. That was an unfortunate ending to an otherwise jubilant night for Royals fans, a night that included one enormous pair of antlers. One clever KC supporter was...
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Liverpool-Real Madrid Preview: Reds Must Use Elements, Surprise To Advantage

Liverpool isn’t yet in a place where an opponent knows how the Reds will play but is powerless to stop them from winning. Liverpool still is developing as a team, but the 2014-15 season waits for no one. Liverpool now faces the toughest of tests, as Real Madrid comes to Anfield for a UEFA Champions League game Wednesday. The marquee game pits two of the most successful and prestigious...
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Bruins Notes: Strong Special Teams Propel Boston To Win Over Sharks

BOSTON — Special teams can often be the deciding factor when two Stanley Cup contenders square off, and that was the case Tuesday night in the Bruins’ 5-3 win over the San Jose Sharks at TD Garden. Boston won this battle and showed great improvement on the power play, where it scored twice in three opportunities. Brad Marchand opened the scoring in the first period with his first...
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Giants Make Statement With 7-1 Win Over Royals In World Series Opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants put a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals’ perfect postseason roll. Bumgarner pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, Hunter Pence homered early and the Giants showed off their October poise, shutting down the Royals 7-1 on Tuesday night in the World Series opener. From the get-go, the Giants simply did...
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Dining Playbook: Billy And Jenny Chat With Papagayo Owner Chris Damian

Assembly Square in Somerville is the place to be these days, as the recently-developed area along the Mystic River features a number of shops, restaurants and places of entertainment. Highlighting the new restaurants is Papagayo, a Mexican kitchen and tequila bar that boasts some delicious guacamole. Hear more about the exciting new restaurant from owner Chris Damian in the video...
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Gregory Campbell’s Go-Ahead Goal The Result Of Smart Play From Bruins (Video)

As they have in many games so far this season, the Boston Bruins found themselves in a hole entering the third period against the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night. This time, though, they dug themselves out. Seth Griffith evened the score early in the period with his first career NHL goal. A few minutes later, Gregory Campbell redirected a puck in front of the net for what would...
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Bruins’ Top Line Gives Best Performance Of Season In Win Over Sharks

BOSTON — The Bruins needed their top line to step up and play a solid 60-minute game Tuesday night against one of the NHL’s best teams in the San Jose Sharks. And the Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Seth Griffith trio answered the challenge in a 5-3 win. Patrice Bergeron’s line had its worst game of the season — combining for an even-strength shot differential of minus-20 and zero...
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Seth Griffith Capitalizes For Bruins After Near Misses In Montreal

BOSTON — As Tuukka Rask watched Seth Griffith score his first NHL goal from the other end of the TD Garden ice, one thought went through the goalie’s mind: What took him so long? “Well, he plays on the first line,” Rask said with a smile Tuesday night, “so it’s about time he scores, right?” Yes, that was an obvious joke from the goaltender. Rask was one of many Bruins...
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Milan Lucic Tallies Three Assists For Bruins In Win Over Sharks (Video)

The Boston Bruins have had a sluggish start to their 2014-15 season, but they broke out in a big way Tuesday night. Left winger Milan Lucic certainly did, too. Lucic tallied three assists in the Bruins’ 5-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks at TD Garden and thought it was an all-around great effort by the Black and Gold. “I think it was our best game of the season so far,”...
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Bruins Remember Reggie Lemelin’s Save In ’88 Wales Conference Finals (Video)

The Boston Bruins have a lot of great playoff memories as an Original Six team, and one earned the DCU Save of the Game in a look back during NESN30 Night at TD Garden. The B’s played the New Jersey Devils in the 1988 Wales Conference Finals, and the series went to a decisive Game 7. Luckily, the Black and Gold were on their A-game that night. Boston goaltender Reggie Lemelin...
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Kansas City, San Francisco Libraries Get In Most Polite Twitter Fight

Twitter arguments are rarely civilized, but they also rarely involve public libraries. The Kansas City and San Francisco public libraries squared off behind their computer monitors ahead of Game 1 of the Royals and Giants’ World Series matchup Tuesday, and you’ll never see a more polite argument. In fact, it starts with them recommending some light reading to one another Hey...
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Patrice Bergeron’s Goal Lifts Bruins Over Leafs In Overtime Thriller (Video)

If you’re a Boston Bruins fan, chances are you remember where you were on the night of May 13, 2013. That’s when the Bruins’ season appeared to be over after they fell behind 4-1 to the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. Yet Boston staged an improbable comeback, scoring three goals in just over 10 minutes of play to force overtime at the...
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Bruins’ Seth Griffith Scores First NHL Goal, Has Excellent Celebration (Video)

BOSTON — Welcome to the show, Seth Griffith. The Boston Bruins rookie, who made his debut with the B’s last Monday, beat San Jose Sharks goaltender Antti Niemi on Tuesday night for his first career NHL goal. <input type="hidden" name="fallback" value="This embed is invalid" /> ...
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