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Bruins Earn Commanding Win Over Islanders By ‘Keeping It Simple’ (Video)

The Boston Bruins earned a 5-2 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday night, but it almost didn’t end as well for the Black and Gold. After taking a 2-0 lead, the B’s turned in a sloppy second, allowing the Isles to tie things up until defenseman Kevan Miller saved the day by scoring with four seconds to spare in the frame. Boston then got back...
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Patriots Practice Report: Akeem Ayers Added As Limited With Knee Injury

The Seattle Seahawks appear to be fully healthy entering Super Bowl XLIX. The same can’t be said for the New England Patriots. The Patriots added Akeem Ayers to their practice report after Thursday’s session in Tempe, Ariz., as the linebacker was listed as a limited participant with a knee injury. Acquired from the Tennessee Titans via trade before...
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Seahawks Focus On Defense, Forcing Turnovers In Second Day Of Practice

TEMPE, Ariz. — The Seattle Seahawks finished a spirited second practice of Super Bowl week with a tremendous individual play by nickel back Jeremy Lane, who knocked a long pass away from wideout Bryan Walters on the final play of the day, causing a score of defensive teammates to sprint on the field and mob Lane inside the Arizona State Sun Devils football...
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Reilly Smith Ends Goal Drought, Tallies Three Points In Bruins’ Win Over Islanders

Reilly Smith has been plagued by inconsistency this season, but his performance in Thursday night’s 5-2 win over the New York Islanders could serve as a catalyst for a strong second half of the regular season. The Boston Bruins right winger entered Thursday with an 11-game goalless drought and just one tally in his last 17 games. His drought ended with a first-period goal that...
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Bill Belichick: Patriots Had ‘Good Tempo’ In More Situational Practice

TEMPE, Ariz. – You might expect to see Bill Belichick in his signature hoodie at any given practice. On Thursday, as the New England Patriots conducted their second practice of the week since arriving in Arizona for Super Bowl XLIX, it was team owner Robert Kraft sporting a hoodie on the sideline. Kraft donned a sweatshirt during the latter half of the...
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Bruins’ Reilly Smith Scores Vs. Isles After Nice Pass From Milan Lucic (Video)

The Boston Bruins proved Thursday why teamwork makes the dream work. During the first period of their matchup with the New York Islanders, the B’s showed off some nifty passing en route to a goal from winger Reilly Smith. The Bruins kept the puck moving as they brought it up the ice, making pass after pass to keep the Isles on their toes. Center David Krejci made one crucial...
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Claude Julien: Bruins ‘Finished It Well’ In Win Over Islanders (Video)

It was a back-and-forth affair at Nassau Coliseum, but the Boston Bruins got the last laugh. Boston blew a two-goal lead in the second period but scored three consecutive goals after that to earn a 5-2 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday night. While head coach Claude Julien understandably wasn’t pleased that his team let New York back in the...
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Aaron Hernandez Goes On Trial On Murder Charges, Listens To Testimonies

FALL RIVER, Mass. — With his ex-teammates about to play in the Super Bowl, former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez went on trial on murder charges Thursday, watching from the defense table as prosecutors said DNA on a shell casing and security-camera video from his own home connect him to the crime. Hernandez’s lawyer countered that the NFL...
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Tuukka Rask’s Amazing Save Helps Bruins Keep Lead Vs. Islanders (Video)

The Boston Bruins scored five goals Thursday night, and that’s pretty impressive. But the story of the night was Tuukka Rask. The Bruins goaltender was outstanding in his team’s 5-2 win over the New York Islanders, making a season-high 43 saves to keep Boston on top. None were more impressive then his second period robbery of New York’s Michael Grabner...
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Tuukka Rask Gives Another Great Performance In Bruins’ Win Over Islanders

The Boston Bruins began a tough stretch of games against playoff-caliber opponents with a 5-2 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday night. The B’s improved their record in January to 7-1-3 and have taken points from 14 of their last 16 games. Boston also has won seven of its last nine games and will host the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night...
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NFLPA: New Conduct Policy Violates CBA, No Patriots Interviewed In DeflateGate

PHOENIX — NFL Players Association president Eric Winston says the league’s new personal conduct policy “violates the CBA in several ways and we’re going to be grieving this as far as we can.” The union filed a grievance against the NFL last week over changes to the policy. NFL owners unanimously approved the changes in December. “We have an...
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Bruins’ Perfect Passing Leads To Reilly Smith’s Goal Vs. Islanders (Video)

The Boston Bruins got on the scoreboard first against the New York Islanders on Thursday thanks to some good old-fashioned teamwork. During the first period, the Bruins took the puck out of their zone and to the net by executing five tape-to-tape passes. Defenseman Kevan Miller got things going with a pass to Torey Krug. Krug then sent the puck to David...
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Assabet Outlasts RI Sting 3-2 In TD Bank Mini 1-On-1 Finals (Video)

Assabet Valley is your new TD Bank Mini 1-on-1 girls under 10 champion. But it didn’t come easy. The Rhode Island Sting gave Assabet all it could handle but ultimately fell 3-2 in extra rounds. Assabet’s Avery McInery and RI’s Sara DeSousa traded goals in the first round but were stonewalled by some impressive saves from both goaltenders after that...
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Tuukka Rask Makes Incredible Stick Save To Deny Isles’ Michael Grabner (Video)

Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask has performed at a Vezina Trophy-caliber level in January and he continued his strong play through the first period and a half of Thursday’s game against the New York Islanders. With a little over five minutes played in the second period, Islanders forward Michael Grabner had a wide open net at the edge of the crease, but his shot was kept...
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Red Sox Give Five Players Minor League Deals, Spring Training Invites

The Boston Red Sox gave five players minor league deals with major league invites. Boston announced Thursday that it signed outfielder Quintin Berry, left-handed pitcher Dana Eveland, first baseman/outfielder Bryan LaHair, right-handed pitcher Felipe Paulino and catcher Humberto Quintero to minor league contracts. All five also received spring training...
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NBA All-Star Game Reserves: Three Atlanta Hawks, Kevin Durant Make Cut

NEW YORK — Al Horford, Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague were picked Thursday as reserves for the Eastern Conference All-Star team, giving the sizzling Atlanta Hawks three selections. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook were selected in the West, despite early season injuries for the Oklahoma City Thunder stars. The Miami Heat also had two reserves selected...
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Katy Perry Pays Homage To Marshawn Lynch At Super Bowl Presser (Video)

PHOENIX — Katy Perry says her Super Bowl XLIX halftime performance will make you “Roar” — with animals. The singer told reporters at a press conference Thursday that her performance Sunday will include “a lion and sharks.” “It’s going to be wild out there,” Perry teased. Perry, 30, said she feels blessed to perform on the Super Bowl stage “at such a young age...
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Johnny Boychuk Bringing Personality To Islanders In Move From Boston (Video)

New team, same old Johnny. Johnny Boychuk had a sudden change in surroundings in October when the Boston Bruins dealt him to the New York Islanders in exchange for draft picks. It’s worked out pretty well so far, as the 31-year-old defenseman already has a career high in points with 24 (four goals, 20 assists) while helping the Islanders to one of the...
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Rex Ryan praises Patriots, calls Deflategate 'unfortunate'

If it’s any consolation to the New England Patriots, it looks as though one of their biggest adversaries is on their side.   Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan briefly spoke to reporters in Phoenix on Thursday, but it was still enough time for someone to ask a DeflateGate question. Ryan scoffed after being asked if he ever suspected the Patriots of deflating footballs while he...
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Watch Boston Bruins-New York Islanders Game Online (Live Stream)

The All-Star break is over and the Boston Bruins are on the road for a Thursday night matchup against the New York Islanders Puck drop is scheduled for shortly after 7 pm. The game will be broadcast live on NESN and can be heard on 98.5 The Sports Hub. Bruins fans outside of the New England region will be able to watch a live stream through NHL GameCenter live on your computer...
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Daniel Nava, Red Sox Agree To One-Year Contract Reportedly Worth $1.85M

Daniel Nava once again will get the chance to compete for a spot in the Boston Red Sox’s outfield. Nava and the Red Sox avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, non-guaranteed contract Thursday. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that Nava’s deal is worth $1.85 million, quite the far cry from the $1 Boston signed him for in 2008. The 31-year...
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Vince Wilfork: Steve Belichick Will Be ‘A Good Coach In The Future’

CHANDLER, Ariz. — The only assistant coach on the New England Patriots’ staff who isn’t allowed to speak to the media is listed broadly as a “coaching assistant.” Steve Belichick, the head coach’s son, is usually seen at Patriots practice working with special teams or defense. It’s unknown what exactly he does on staff, but he’s well respected, especially among...
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Josh McDaniels: Tom Brady Is Like A Big Brother To Jimmy Garoppolo

CHANDLER, Ariz. — Forget DeflateGate, ineligible receivers or Brandon Browner’s comments urging New England Patriots teammates to further injure the Seattle Seahawks. The most absurd controversy of the Patriots’ Super Bowl XLIX season was when quarterback Tom Brady didn’t congratulate his backup Jimmy Garoppolo for throwing a meaningless touchdown against the Kansas City...
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Earl Thomas Blasts NFL For Giving Him Drug Test After Shoulder Recovery

Earl Thomas’ shoulder appears to be healing quite well. As for his feelings? Well, that’s a different story. The Seattle Seahawks safety was a full participant in his team’s practice Wednesday, a week and a half after dislocating his shoulder in the NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers. He appears ready to go for Super Bowl XLIX against...
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Tom Brady Dresses As Joe Montana In Adorable Throwback Thursday Post (Photo)

Tom Brady will be looking to catch up to Joe Montana on Sunday when he goes against the Seattle Seahawks for his fourth Super Bowl ring, but it won’t be the first time the New England Patriots quarterback tried to be like Joe Cool. Brady added to his history of amazing Facebook posts with a “Throwback Thursday” photo of himself dressed as the San Francisco 49ers quarterback...
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