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John Elway Waited Over A Year To Troll Trevor Siemian Hater On Twitter

The Denver Broncos’ win Sunday was 511 days in the making for John Elway. That might seem like a peculiar statement; the Broncos’ 29-17 road victory over the Cincinnati Bengals was impressive, sure, but it’s only Week 3. Yet Sunday’s win also saw a breakout performance by quarterback Trevor Siemian, who threw for 312 yards and four touchdowns with zero interceptions. Elway...
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NFL Week 3 Stock Watch: Is It Possible Bill Belichick Is Actually Undervalued?

We’re just about through three weeks of the NFL season, and one thing certainly stands out when you look around the NFL: The road to the Super Bowl almost certainly still runs through Foxboro. The New England Patriots stand out as one of — if not the best — team in the entire league after three games. And, of course, they’re doing it without Tom Brady, arguably the greatest...
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Patriots’ Starting QB Remains Question Mark Ahead Of Week 4 Game Vs. Bills

Get ready for another week of quarterback questions, New England Patriots fans. With Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) and Jacoby Brissett (thumb) both dealing with injuries and one game still remaining on Tom Brady’s Deflategate suspension, it remains to be seen who will start under center when the Patriots host the Buffalo Bills this Sunday afternoon at Gillette Stadium. “I don...
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Hillary Clinton Vs. Donald Trump 2016 Presidential Debate Prop Bets Roundup

The much-anticipated first 2016 Presidential debate featuring Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump will take place Monday night at 9 p.m. ET at Hofstra University. It’s part of an exciting night of television that also includes a “Monday Night Football” game between the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints. There are many prop bets for Monday...
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Jalen Ramsey Rips ‘Old Man’ Steve Smith, Who Fires Back In Big Way

Welcome to the NFL, kid. Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. has been engaging in trash talk for his entire 16-year career. On Sunday, he got under the skin of Jaguars rookie cornerback Jalen Ramsey, who ripped Smith after Jacksonville fell to Baltimore 19-17. “Ya’ll tell me who got in whose head,” Ramsey said, according to ESPN.com. “He came up to me after the game, you...
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Jose Fernandez’s Death Eerie Reminder Of Indians’ Boating Tragedy 23 Years Ago

Jose Fernandez’s death has put the Miami Marlins in tragic company with the Cleveland Indians. The Marlins pitcher died early Sunday morning in a boating accident off the coast of Miami Beach. The circumstances of his death prompted both an outpouring of grief around Major League Baseball and resurfaced memories of a similar boating accident, which claimed the lives of two Cleveland...
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AL Playoff Picture: Examining Matchups, Seeding Entering Final Week

After a long summer, the Major League Baseball season has boiled down to one week. Just seven days remain in the 2016 campaign, with the regular season ending Sunday, Oct. 2. The last few weeks have seen plenty of movement in the American League, most notably from the Boston Red Sox, who have rattled off 11 consecutive wins to all but clinch an AL East title. But the impact of the...
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Reports: Brad Marchand, Bruins Agree To Eight-Year, $49 Million Contract Extension

Brad Marchand is going to be staying in Boston, much to the delight of Bruins fans everywhere. The 28-year-old left winger has come to terms on an eight-year deal worth $49 million with the Bruins, per TSN’s Bob McKenzie and Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. There’s also no-movement and no-trade provisions in the deal, per ESPN’s Craig Custance. Brad Marchand deal has full...
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Report: McDaniels plans to leave Pats, pursue head-coaching job

No member of the New England Patriots organization has improved his own stock more this season than Josh McDaniels has. McDaniels’ innovative and ever-changing offensive game plans have helped New England maintain its status as one of the NFL’s top teams even without star quarterback Tom Brady, who has one week remaining on his four-game Deflategate suspension. The Jimmy...
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Bruins Vs. Blue Jackets: What To Watch For In First Preseason Game

Hockey returns to TD Garden on Monday night as the Boston Bruins open their preseason schedule against the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7 p.m. ET. The Bruins won’t have all of their veterans available because forwards Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand, along with defensemen Zdeno Chara remain at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey in Toronto. This will allow the B’s to give some of their...
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Pat Riley Says Chris Bosh’s Heat Career Likely Is Over; Retirement Next?

The last remaining holdover from the Big Three finally might be leaving town. Heat president Pat Riley said Monday he believes Chris Bosh’s tenure in Miami is over and that the team is “not working toward his return.” “We feel that, based on the last exam, that his Heat career is probably over,” Riley told reporters at the team’s media day, via the Miami Sun Sentinel...
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Kevin Garnett Kicks Off Retirement In Fine Style With Vacation Cigar

Kevin Garnett normally is preparing for an NBA season at this time of year, but 2016 is no ordinary year in the life of “The Big Ticket.” The recently retired NBA legend is beginning a new chapter in his life and seems to be doing so in fine style. Garnett on Sunday shared a photo of himself on Instagram in which he holds a cigar in his mouth while embarking on some kind of trip...
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‘Behind The B’ Season 4 Premiere Features NHL Draft, David Pastrnak And More

“Behind the B” returns Monday night with the Season 4 premiere debuting on NESN after the Boston Bruins take on the Columbus Blue Jackets in their first preseason game of 2016. The season’s first episode takes a look at the Bruins drafting Boston University defenseman Charlie McAvoy in June, David Pastrnak and Matt Beleskey visiting China, and new free-agent signing David Backes...
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Red Sox Slugger David Ortiz Was Jose Fernandez’s Favorite MLB Player

The tragic death of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez on Sunday touched all of Major League Baseball, including Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz. Ortiz was a huge fan of Hernandez, and the admiration was mutual. Fernandez fell in love with Ortiz in middle school, and a moment during the 2006 World Baseball Classic cemented the Cuban pitcher’s love for the Boston slugger. ...
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Palmer's death brings heartfelt statements from Woods, Obama

The golf world — and the entire sports world — lost one of the greatest of all time Sunday with the passing of Arnold Palmer at the age of 87. The seven-time major winner’s death wasn’t totally unexpected given his age and failing health, but his death still was met with sadness across the world. Shortly after the unfortunate news broke, some of golf and sports’ most...
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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 4: Best Pickups At Every Position

Week 3 of the NFL season almost is over, so it’s time for fantasy football owners to look ahead to Week 4 and which players should be targeted on the waiver wire. With the Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles on a bye week, there are plenty of players who need to be replaced over the next week. Here are the best waiver-wire pickups for fantasy owners to pursue entering Week...
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Paul Pierce’s Final Season: NBA Legend Announces 2016-17 Season Is His Last

Paul Pierce’s NBA career, which began in Boston and almost certainly will end in Springfield, is coming to an end. The NBA veteran announced Monday that the 2016-17 season will be the final of his career. Pierce is gunning for one more world championship with the Los Angeles Clippers, the team with which he played last season, the third stop in his tremendous career after playing...
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Vin Scully’s Final Game Made Memorable By Dodgers’ Tributes, Thrilling Walk-Off

Sunday marked the end of an era in Los Angeles and all of baseball. Legendary broadcaster Vin Scully said good-bye to Dodgers fans in his final game behind the microphone at Dodger Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The 88-year-old is wrapping up the final season of his Hall of Fame career, a season that’s been filled with tributes from all over baseball. With Sunday marking Scully...
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NFL Week 4 Odds: Early Spreads, Betting Lines For All 15 Games

Week 3 of the NFL season featured a few surprising upsets, creating some must-win games (well, almost) for teams that are close to hitting the panic button. A pair of teams, the Green Bay Packers (2-1) and Philadelphia Eagles (3-0), have a bye week after earning victories on Sunday. They are the first teams to go on a bye this season. Here are the early spreads for all 15 Week 4...
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David Ross Saves Best For Last, Homers In Final Home Game To Cubs Fans’ Delight

From the outside looking in, David Ross seems like one of baseball’s most legitimately likable players. So it was nice to see the Chicago Cubs catcher get a proper send-off and rise to the occasion Sunday night on the North Side. The veteran backstop is calling it a career after this season, and he and the Cubs obviously hope there’s a lot more baseball left. The Cubs honored...
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Rex Ryan Doesn’t Care Who Plays QB For Patriots ‘Because (Tom) Brady Ain’t’

Minutes after upsetting the Arizona Cardinals, Bills head coach Rex Ryan already had the New England Patriots, Buffalo’s next opponent, on his mind. Despite saying last season he’s not obsessed with the Patriots, this behavior isn’t exactly off-brand for Ryan. Midway through an answer about Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor’s athleticism, Ryan mentioned the possibility of wide...
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NFL Picks: Falcons Vs. Saints ‘Monday Night Football’ Game Odds, Predictions

Editor’s note: NESN.com’s Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian deliver their NFL picks every Thursday of the season, and here’s who they like in the Atlanta Falcons-New Orleans Saints Week 3 game, with the line from OddsShark. Atlanta Falcons (1-1) at (-3) New Orleans Saints (0-2), 8:30 p.m.Mike: Saints. The Saints, overall, are overvalued at home, going 4-9...
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Jose Fernandez’s Recent Message To Fan Is Haunting After Tragic Death

Jose Fernandez, by all accounts, was as vibrant a personality off the field as he was on the mound. But for all his fame and bubbling stardom, he never took himself too seriously. That wasn’t any more evident than in the message he recently gave a Miami Marlins fan just days before the 24-year-old All-Star ace of the Miami Marlins was tragically killed in a boat crash around 3...
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Patriots Reportedly ‘Comfortable If They Have To’ Start Julian Edelman At QB

The New England Patriots’ Week 4 matchup with the Buffalo Bills still is a week away, which gives quarterbacks Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett valuable time to heal. But what if injuries to Garoppolo’s shoulder and Brissett’s thumb don’t allow them to take the field next Sunday against the Bills? “Signing another quarterback is regarded, as I’m told, a last resort...
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Russell Wilson Injury: Seahawks Quarterback Sprains Knee, Leaves Blowout Win Vs. 49ers

Russell Wilson was already nursing an ankle injury. Now, that’s the least of his worries. The Seattle Seahawks quarterback left Sunday’s blowout 38-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers twice due to what the team is calling a sprained left knee. Wilson’s knee bent horrifically in the wrong direction during one play in which he was scrambling to his right, and he left the...
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