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How Max Holloway’s UFC 206 Victory Potentially Impacts Conor McGregor

UFC fans are always wondering who Conor McGregor will be fighting next. The result of the Max Holloway and Anthony Pettis bout at UFC 206 may have set up a couple of interesting potential rematches for The Notorious down the road. Holloway, who McGregor defeated in his UFC debut back in 2013, won the interim featherweight belt after pummeling Pettis in a third-round TKO in the main...
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UFC 206 Results: Max Holloway Wins Interim Featherweight Title With TKO Victory

In the lead-up to his UFC 206 main event against Anthony Pettis, Max Holloway walked with the quiet confidence of a champion, and Saturday at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre, he earned the hardware to go with it, stopping Pettis in the third round to win the interim UFC featherweight belt. But the 25-year-old Holloway, Hawaii’s first UFC champion since BJ Penn, won’t be satisfied...
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Chris Sale’s Stats Vs. Yankees Among Reasons For Red Sox Fans To Be Excited

If you’re a Boston Red Sox fan, you have to be feeling pretty good about your team following this week. The Sox made multiple moves, including a trade with the Chicago White Sox for Chris Sale, who has some pretty impressive statistics against the New York Yankees and just about every other team in Major League Baseball. Hear more about Sale’s career numbers against the Yankees...
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Bruins’ Offensive Struggles Dominate Storyline In Loss Vs. Maple Leafs

The Boston Bruins didn’t have any problems creating chances in Saturday’s 4-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs — they had a 33-20 advantage in shots on goal — but their offense struggled to finish. “I think, when you look at what’s happening to us right now, when you can’t score, you can’t win hockey games,” coach Claude Julien told NESN’s Andy Brickley and Jack...
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Frederik Andersen Comes Up Big For Maple Leafs With 32 Saves Vs. Bruins

Frederik Andersen was busy in net for the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night, and his best save might have come with some help from the post. Andersen stopped 32 of the 33 shots he faced, including one on a David Pastrnak one-timer, which Andersen slid across and saved just in time in Toronto’s 4-1 win at TD Garden. Hear NESN’s Andy Brickley break down the stop in the DCU...
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Auston Matthews’ Goal Sparks Maple Leafs’ Offense In 4-1 Win Vs. Bruins

After a scoreless first period, both the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins got on the board in the second, starting with hockey phenom Auston Matthews. Matthews’ goal came 1:44 into the second frame, and it was his 12th of the season. And Toronto didn’t stop scoring from there en route to a 4-1 win at TD Garden. Hear NESN’s Andy Brickley break down the goal in the Berkshire...
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Bruins’ Set Plays Lead To Offensive Opportunities In Game Vs. Maple Leafs

The Boston Bruins had plenty of offensive chances Saturday night, some of which came on designed set plays. One of those came on a faceoff, and it was the same exact play the Bruins scored on earlier in the week. They weren’t successful this time, though, and they lost 4-1 to the Maple Leafs at TD Garden. Hear NESN’s Andy Brickley break down the Bruins’ set plays in the Arbella...
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Bruins Wrap: Boston’s Tough Stretch Continues With 4-1 Loss Vs. Maple Leafs

This past week could have been worse for the Boston Bruins, but it still wasn’t pretty. The B’s dropped their third straight game Saturday night in a 4-1 defeat at the hands of the Toronto Maple Leafs at TD Garden. Boston secured three points this week with an overtime win Monday against the Florida Panthers and an OT loss to the Washington Capitals on Wednesday. But they had...
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Louisville's Lamar Jackson wins 2016 Heisman Trophy

By Cameron McDonough. Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson was named the 2016 Heisman Trophy winner Saturday night. Jackson beat out Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield and wide receiver Dede Westbrook, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson and Michigan linebacker Jabrill Peppers. Jackson: 2,144 pointsWatson: 1,524Mayfield: 361Westbrook: 209Peppers: 208#Sooners — Eric Bailey...
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Celtics’ Plane Reportedly Involved In Bomb Scare On Way To Oklahoma City

The Boston Celtics reportedly received some very scary news when they landed in Oklahoma City on Saturday. A bomb threat was made against the Celtics and their plane Saturday night, according to multiple reports. WBZ’s Scott Sullivan was the first to report the bomb threat, and MassLive.com’s Jay King and FOX25 Boston’s Tim Martin provided further details. Police told KOCO...
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NHL’s Salary Cap Discussed At Board Of Governors Meeting; Will It Go Up?

The NHL’s salary cap has risen every season since the 2013-14 campaign, but with it happen again for 2017-18? The cap, which recently was discussed at the annual NHL Board of Governors meeting, was $64.3 million in 2013-14, $69 million in 2014-15 and $71.4 million in 2015-16, before being raised to $73 million for he current season. Hear NESN’s Billy Jaffe and Dale Arnold speak...
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Auston Matthews Leads Maple Leafs’ Young Core Into Matchup Vs. Bruins

If a team sinks to the bottom of the standings in the NHL or any sport, it has a better chance at drafting future stars. And that’s exactly what the Toronto Maple Leafs have done. Leading Toronto’s young core is Auston Matthews, who has 11 goals and eight assists in 25 games this season. But he’s far from the only young player opposing teams, like the Boston Bruins on Saturday...
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Donald Trump Compliments Bill Belichick, Throws Shade At Army Vs. Navy Football

Donald Trump’s relationship with Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots received plenty of attention during the election, and that continued Saturday during the president-elect’s appearance at M&T Bank Stadium for the Army-Navy game. Trump stopped by the CBS booth to talk with Verne Lundquist and Gary Danielson at the tail end of halftime and the beginning...
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Berkshire Bank Hockey Night In New England: Projected Bruins-Maple Leafs Lines, Pairings

The Boston Bruins will have a few different faces in their starting lineup Saturday night. The Bruins recalled forwards Danton Heinen and Noel Acciari on Saturday, and both are expected to be on the ice for Saturday night’s clash with the Toronto Maple Leafs at TD Garden. Goalie Tuukka Rask also is expected to be back in net after having Thursday’s loss to the Colorado Avalanche...
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Patriots Injury Report: Martellus Bennett, Four Others Listed As Questionable

A few notable New England Patriots were listed on the team’s injury report Saturday. Five players were listed as questionable and one was listed as out for the Patriots’ “Monday Night Football” contest against the Baltimore Ravens. Tight end Martellus Bennett (ankle/shoulder), safety Jordan Richards (knee), linebacker Elandon Roberts (hamstring), cornerback Eric Rowe (hamstring...
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Griff Whalen Excited For Opportunity With Patriots, Hasn’t Gotten Grief For Fake Punt

FOXBORO, Mass. — Griff Whalen had the misfortune of being a part of one of the most ill-conceived plays in recent NFL history: the fiasco of a fake punt the Indianapolis Colts attempted during a lost to the New England Patriots last season. The play remains fresh in the minds of Patriots fans, but Whalen said he hasn’t heard any trash talk from his new teammates since signing...
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South Dakota State Befuddles North Dakota State With Wacky Trick Play

Outside Army vs. Navy, there wasn’t much FBS college football action Saturday. But there still was no shortage of highlights thanks to an incredibly bizarre trick play at the FCS level. South Dakota State entered its matchup with North Dakota State as a big underdog, as the Bison have won five straight FCS championships. In short, the Jackrabbits had nothing to lose, which perhaps...
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Watch Bill Belichick Diagram A 58-Year-Old Navy Football Play From Memory

The New England Patriots don’t play Saturday, but it still is one of Bill Belichick’s favorite days of the year. That’s because Saturday marks the 117th installment of the Army vs. Navy football game at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. There are few things Belichick loves more than football — except for perhaps the U.S. Naval Academy, where his father, Steve, was an assistant...
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Fighter literally loses his hair over UFC Fight Night Albany win

There’s dedication to your craft, and then there’s what Shane Burgos did Friday night. The featherweight fighter was matched up against Tiago Trator at UFC Fight Night Albany in a preliminary card bout, but after two rounds, Burgos identified a problem: His ponytail was getting in his face. So, when the second bell sounded, Burgos acted on impulse, telling his corner to cut...
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John Farrell Likes Makeup Of Red Sox’s Bullpen After Tyler Thornburg Trade

The Boston Red Sox’s trade for a certain left-handed ace dominated headlines at Major League Baseball’s winter meetings. But a quieter move the Red Sox made that Tuesday also has the team excited. Boston acquired relief pitcher Tyler Thornburg from the Milwaukee Brewers to bolster the back end of its bullpen. Thornburg struck out a career-high 90 batters in 67 innings last season...
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Patriots Practice Report: Danny Amendola Lone Absence On Frigid Saturday

FOXBORO, Mass. — Danny Amendola was the only player absent as the New England Patriots took the field for a rare Saturday practice. Amendola suffered a high ankle sprain during Sunday’s win over the Los Angeles Rams and is expected to miss the rest of the regular season, so his absence did not come as a surprise. Saturday’s practice was one of the coldest of the season, with...
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Here’s Dave Dombrowski Behind-The-Scenes Account Of Chris Sale Trade

On paper, it’s just a one-line transaction: Chicago White Sox trade Chris Sale to Boston Red Sox for four prospects. But there’s so much more that goes into a Major League Baseball trade, especially a blockbuster like the one Dave Dombrowski pulled off Tuesday to acquire one of the best pitchers in baseball. So, how did Sale wind up in a Red Sox uniform? Boston’s president...
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Saints Vs. Buccaneers: Odds, Analysis, Picks For NFL Week 14 Game

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 New Orleans Saints-Tampa Bay Buccaneers Week 14 game, with the line from OddsShark. New Orleans Saints at (-2.5) Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, 4:25 p.m.Mike: Saints. Three of the Saints’ starting offensive linemen...
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Chargers Vs. Panthers: Odds, Analysis, Picks For NFL Week 14 Game

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 San Diego Chargers-Carolina Panthers Week 14 game, with the line from OddsShark. San Diego Chargers at (-1.5) Carolina Panthers, Sunday, 1 p.m.Mike: Chargers. There aren’t a lot of teams over which the Panthers...
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Jets Vs. 49ers: Odds, Analysis, Picks For NFL Week 14 Game

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 New York Jets-San Francisco 49ers Week 14 game, with the line from OddsShark. New York Jets at (-2.5) San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, 4:05 p.m.Mike: Jets. There are so many good games, and if you willingly choose to...
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