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Mitch Moreland Chose Red Sox For Environment, ‘Gritty Group Of Guys’

Mitch Moreland isn’t worried about fitting in with the Boston Red Sox. The former Texas Rangers first baseman agreed to a one-year contract with the Red Sox on Tuesday worth a reported $5.5 million. And Moreland said in a conference call on Thursday that he chose Boston for the players and the atmosphere. “I had a couple options, but really just the whole fact that it’s a place...
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Bears’ John Fox, Like All Of Us, Enjoys Saying Jim Bob Cooter’s Name

The NFL season is long and grueling, so sometimes it’s important to step back and appreciate the little things. Chicago Bears coach John Fox apparently got that message. In a conference call Thursday with Detroit reporters ahead of his team’s matchup with the Lions, Fox admitted to a guilty pleasure: He likes saying the name of Lions offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter. ...
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Report: Patriots ‘Strong Candidate’ To Play In London Or Mexico Next Season

The 2017 NFL schedule will feature no fewer than four games played outside the United States. There’s a good chance one of those will feature the New England Patriots, according to a report from Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald. Howe reported Friday that New England is “a strong candidate to play in either London or Mexico next year.” ESPN’s John Sutcliffe offered a similar...
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Gregg Popovich Uses Great Plumber Analogy To Blast Spurs After Loss

Gregg Popovich is a pretty transparent guy. If his team plays poorly, he’ll let his players know. Well, that certainly happened Thursday night, and Pop lived up to his reputation. The San Antonio Spurs suffered their first road loss of the season, falling 95-91 to the Chicago Bulls after scoring just 32 points in the first half. Popovich called out his team after the game, pointing...
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Griff Whalen Signing Gives Patriots Fill-In Returner With Danny Amendola Out

FOXBORO, Mass. — Bill Belichick announced the New England Patriots’ latest roster move Friday morning, confirming the team had signed free-agent wide receiver Griff Whalen. Belichick declined to offer a detailed scouting report on Whalen, who previously spent time with the Indianapolis Colts and San Diego Chargers. “We’ll see how it goes,” Belichick said. “We’ll see...
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Arbella Coverage Play Of The Week: Pick The Best From Bruins’ Recent Games

NESN.com staff will pick the best Arbella Coverage Plays of the previous week for games played from Friday night to Thursday night. Voting will begin every Friday at 10 a.m. ET and conclude Monday at 11:59 a.m. ET. Vote for the Coverage Play of the Week and you will be entered for a chance to win a team jersey courtesy of the Pro Shop at TD Garden. First read the official rules,...
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Kevin Garnett Forgets To Use His Cuss Button, Promptly Swears On Live TV

It was only a matter of time before notorious trash talker Kevin Garnett got a little carried away in his new TV gig. It took just a couple of months, as the former NBA superstar used a cuss word on live TV as a member of TNT’s studio show. Coincidentally, the S-bomb came as Garnett and Rasheed Wallace were showing off their “cuss button,” with which they apparently need some...
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Is Donald Trump Considering Bobby Valentine For Ambassador To Japan?

Boston Red Sox fans probably don’t have the fondest memories of Bobby Valentine. But the man who lasted just one season as the Red Sox’s manager might end up being a high-ranking United States diplomat. Valentine is on a short-list of candidates whom president-elect Donald Trump is considering for the U.S. Ambassador to Japan, WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford reported Thursday night...
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NBA Odds: Celtics Look To Slow Down Red-Hot Raptors Squad In Boston

The Boston Celtics return home from a three-game road trip Friday night looking to gain ground in the Atlantic Division standings as they play host to the Toronto Raptors. Boston picked up a pair of wins on its recent road trip, improving to 7-3 straight up in its past 10 outings, but continues to trail Toronto by two games in the division going into Friday night’s Raptors vs...
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Tyreek Hill’s Punt Return TD Sparks Travis Kelce-Marquette King Mini-Feud

Marquette King has danced his way into NFL fans’ hearts this season. But Thursday night, he got a little taste of his own medicine. In the second quarter of an AFC West showdown against the Kansas City Chiefs, the Oakland Raiders punter boomed a kick to the speedy Tyreek Hill, who toasted everyone for incredible 78-yard punt return touchdown. .@ImFasterThanYa… Yes, yes he...
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Patriots Mailbag: What Griff Whalen Brings To Patriots’ Offense, Special Teams

The number of fully healthy New England Patriots wide receivers quadrupled Thursday. The Patriots’ injury report brought positive news as quarterback Tom Brady and wide receivers Julian Edelman and Chris Hogan were removed. The Patriots also signed receiver Griff Whalen. Rookie Malcolm Mitchell previously was the only fully healthy receiver. Obviously all NFL players are banged...
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Patriots and Ravens Have A Deeply Rooted and Interesting Rivalry

Monday night is going to be a good one. The New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens meet again, both currently atop their respective divisions. As fans know, the Pats and the Ravens are very familiar with each other. From playoff games, to bizarre plays, to lobbying for rule changes, the two teams go way back. To hear everything you need to know about this rivalry, check out the...
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Patriots Take AFC’s No. 1 Seed After Chiefs Beat Raiders In Week 14 Opener

The New England Patriots are the No. 1 seed in the AFC entering Sunday’s slate of Week 14 games. The Patriots, at 10-2, have vaulted over the Oakland Raiders after the Silver and Black lost 21-13 to the Kansas City Chiefs on “Thursday Night Football.” The Chiefs and Raiders now are 10-3, but Kansas City holds the tiebreaker at the moment in the AFC West division race. Oakland...
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Sloppy First Period Was Costly For Bruins In Loss to Avalanche

Three-goal deficits are hard to overcome. That’s the hole the Bruins dug themselves into in Thursday night’s matchup against the Colorado Avalanche. Despite a pair of goal’s from David Pastrnak, the B’s eventually fell short by a score of 4-2. Head coach Claude Julien cited a poor first period performance as one of the key factors of the loss. To hear more from Julien, check...
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Giants FB has home vandalized with swastika, Trump's name

New York Giants fullback Nikita Whitlock has become the latest person to be victimized by a string of hate crimes sweeping through the tri-state area. When Whitlock returned home Tuesday night, he discovered that his Moonachie, N.J., apartment had been broken into and several items had been stolen. But the most disturbing part of the break-in is what the perpetrators left behind...
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Calvin Pickard Denies Patrice Bergeron A One-Time Goal

It was a tough night offensively for the Bruins. Down two goals, the B’s had a chance to cut the deficit to just one early in the third period when Brad Marchand found Patrice Bergeron alone in front of the net. Unfortunately for the B’s, Avalanche goaltender Calvin Pickard made a slick blocker save to deny the black and gold a goal. Pickard’s impressive stop was good enough...
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MLB Rumors: Dexter Fowler Staying In NL Central, But With The Cardinals

Dexter Fowler reportedly is remaining in the National League Central, but he isn’t staying with the Chicago Cubs. Fowler agreed to a contract with the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday, according to MLB insider Jon Heyman, citing sources. The center fielder’s physical will occur Friday, KSDK-TV’s Frank Cusumano confirmed with the Cardinals. No specific numbers have been reported...
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David Pastrnak Rips Home A Slap Shot For His Second Goal Of The Game

“David Pastrnak scores” is becoming a pretty common phrase in Boston. One minute and 20 seconds after his first goal, Pastrnak ripped home a slap shot off of a Brad Marchand feed to cut the Colorado Avalanche lead to 3-2. The goal was Pastrnak’s 18th of the season which leads the team. To see the goal, check out the video above, part of the Arbella Coverage Cam.
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Tom Brady Has High Praise For Terrell Suggs Ahead Of Patriots-Ravens

Baltimore Ravens defensive end Terrell Suggs has refused to mention New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady by name when talking to the media this week as the teams prepare for a Monday night showdown at Gillette Stadium in Week 14. Suggs is no stranger to talking trash or doing these kinds of things in the media, but it doesn’t bother Brady one bit. After all, he has to focus...
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Reports: Uehara, Cubs close to agreement on one-year deal

The Chicago Cubs lost a bullpen piece but added two new ones. The Cubs are close to an agreement with former Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Koji Uehara, according to multiple reports. The Boston Herald’s Evan Drellich was the first to report the Cubs and Uehara were nearing a deal, and Nikkan Sports since has said the contract is for one year and $4.5 million, pending a physical...
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David Pastrank Scores Sweet Breakaway Goal

David Pastrnak knows how to put the puck in the net. With the Bruins down 3-0 to the Colorado Avalanche in the second period, Tim Schaller found Pastrnak streaking up the center of the ice with no defenders in sight. After a silky move, Pastrnak put in the rebound to put the Bruins on the scoreboard. To see the goal, check out the clip above, part of the Berkshire Bank Exciting Rewind.
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Lamar Jackson, Deshaun Watson take home college football awards

The Heisman Trophy is the most well-known college football award, but it’s hardly the only one. The rest of the awards were handed out Thursday night at the Home Depot College Football Awards at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. The front-runner for the Heisman and his competition were among the big winners. Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson was named the winner...
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Carey Price Gets Run Over By Kyle Palmieri And Made Him Pay For It

Former NHL All-Star goaltender Artus Irbe once said “The goalie is like the guy on the minefield. He discovers the mines and destroys them. If you make a mistake, somebody gets blown up.” Kyle Palmieri made a mistake, and he got blown up. Late in the first period of Thursday night’s matchup between the New Jersey Devils and Montreal Canadiens, the Devils’ right-winger took...
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Report: Raiders to prioritize re-signing Carr before Mack

The Oakland Raiders have drafted pretty well over the last few years, which is a stark contrast for most of their post-2000 drafts. But with good drafting eventually comes the challenge of re-signing these quality players to fair contracts, and Oakland has to do that with its two best players after this season -- quarterback Derek Carr and linebacker Khalil Mack. The Raiders probably...
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Bruins Wrap: Avalanche Ride Early Offensive Success To 4-2 Win Vs. Boston

Something about the early part of games and the Boston Bruins just doesn’t mix well right now. The B’s found themselves in a three-goal deficit for the second straight night Thursday, and while they once again mounted a comeback, they ultimately fell 4-2 to the Colorado Avalanche at TD Garden. With the win, the Avalanche improved their record to 10-14-1, while the Bruins dropped...
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