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Tom Brady And His Family Dressed Up As Dragons For Halloween (Photo)

Peyton Manning better watch out when the Denver Broncos take on the New England Patriots on Sunday because Tom Brady is looking downright ferocious. The quarterback, his wife Gisele Bundchen and their two children celebrated Halloween as dragons from the movie “How To Train Your Dragon” at the request of their 4-year-old son, Ben. ...
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Boston Marathon Winner Rita Jeptoo Failed Doping Test Before Chicago Marathon

Rita Jeptoo was set to collect $500,000 at the New York Marathon on Sunday as the women’s World Marathon Majors series leader, but a positive drug test is putting that on hold. The three-time Boston Marathon winner’s agent Federico Rosa told The Associated Press on Friday that Jeptoo tested positive for a banned substance in an out-of-competition doping test in Kenya on Sept...
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FOX Depicts Tom Brady As Superman, Rob Gronkowski As Incredible Hulk (Photos)

He’s faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive and able to leap tall buildings at a single bound. We’re talking about Tom Brady, of course. FOX Sports created a bunch of graphics Friday of athletes as superheroes, and the New England Patriots quarterback was depicted as his alter ego, Superman. It’s a bird…It’s a plane…It’s Tom Brady! #AthletesAsSuperHeroes...
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Goran Dragic Pranks Suns Teammates With Animatronic Dinosaur Puppet (Video)

Goran Dragic was all about the tricks this Halloween. The Phoenix Suns guard pulled an amazing prank on his teammates, and it involved a baby Tyrannosaurus rex. Well, obviously it wasn’t a real T-Rex, but the animatronic puppet that Dragic employed is unbelievably lifelike. Needless to say, when his teammates saw it run out from behind a curtain at US Airways Center, they went...
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Cubs Make Joe Maddon Hiring Official, Fire Manager Rick Renteria

CHICAGO — Joe Maddon was hired as manager of the Chicago Cubs on Friday, hours after the team fired Rick Renteria. Chicago, without a World Series title since 1908, announced the hiring about two hours after announcing the firing. Long regarded as one of baseball’s best managers, Maddon opted out of his contract with Tampa Bay after Andrew Friedman left the Rays’ front office...
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Bruins Notes: David Krejci Misses Practice Friday, Will Play Vs. Senators

WILMINGTON, Mass. — David Krejci was absent from Friday’s Bruins practice at Ristuccia Arena, but B’s head coach Claude Julien said that his first-line center will play Saturday night when Boston hosts the Ottawa Senators at TD Garden. Chris Kelly skated in Krejci’s normal spot alongside wingers Milan Lucic and Seth Griffith. Krejci was seen in the locker room after practice...
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Dez Bryant Confronts Joseph Randle After Hearing About Booking Comments

Joseph Randle’s shoplifting arrest reared its ugly head again Friday afternoon, hours after video of the booking showed the running back making comments about Dez Bryant’s misdemeanor family charge in 2012. Needless to say, the wide receiver wasn’t happy with his teammate asking police whether they thought he would get suspended or not and remarking, “Dez didn’t miss no...
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Paul Pierce Celebrates Halloween In D.C. With Captain America Costume

With Paul Pierce playing in the nation’s capital now, it’s only fitting that he catered to his new city and dressed up as someone patriotic for Halloween. The Washington Wizards forward busted through the door of his home Friday dressed up as Captain America ready to save the country — or at least his new team. Captain America reporting for duty http://t.co/olOYMwRwtI— Paul...
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Patriots Injury Report: Tom Brady Listed As Probable Vs. Broncos

FOXBORO, Mass. — Tom Brady was a full participant at New England Patriots practice this week, but his injured ankle still is banged up enough that the starting quarterback is listed as probable for Sunday. Cornerback Brandon Browner (ankle) also is probable to play against the Denver Broncos. Defensive end Chandler Jones has been ruled out after missing all three sessions this...
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Patriots Lead All NFL Teams In Interceptions Against Peyton Manning

Darrelle Revis, Brandon Browner and the rest of the New England Patriots’ secondary could have a field day against Peyton Manning on Sunday. The Patriots lead all NFL teams in interceptions against the all-time great QB with 24 in the regular season, via a study by Deadspin. That number increases to 30 interceptions when including the playoffs. Manning has played 18 regular season...
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DeAngelo Hall Slips, Tears Achilles Tendon During Late-Night Pizza Run

Another year, another pizza-related injury in the NFL. DeAngelo Hall got hungry and intended to grab a late-night slice of pizza. Instead, he slipped in his kitchen and re-tore the Achilles tendon that has been keeping him sidelined since Week 3, according to CSN Washington’s Tarik E-l Bashir. This injury comes a year after Nate Burleson broke his arm  in a car accident that...
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Dont’a Hightower: Jonathan Casillas, Akeem Ayers Raise Patriots’ Football IQ

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots went from having the NFL’s best linebacker depth to desperation mode in just one year. The Patriots were downright loaded at the position in 2013, with Jerod Mayo, Brandon Spikes and Dont’a Hightower as starters and Jamie Collins and Dane Fletcher serving as valuable depth — especially after Mayo and Spikes went down with season...
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Report: Daisuke Matsuzaka To Get Lucrative Offer From Japanese Team

Daisuke Matsuzaka wants to start and he might be getting the opportunity to do so in his native country. The free agent reportedly will be offered a four-year deal worth $3.58 million (400 million yen) from the Pacific League’s Fukuoka Softbank Hawks. Matsuzaka made it clear that he wants to be a starting pitcher after making just nine starts in 2014 with the New York Mets. ...
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Red Sox Decline Contract Option On Craig Breslow, Reinstate Shane Victorino

Craig Breslow won’t be suiting up in a Boston Red Sox uniform in 2015. The Red Sox have declined Breslow’s 2015 contract option, executive vice president/general manager Ben Cherington announced Friday. The left-hander had a down year in 2014, going 2-4 with a 5.96 ERA in 54 1/3 innings. Breslow said last week that he would be “a bargain” for another team willing to pick...
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Buttfumble, Baby Russell Wilson Top Halloween Sports Costumes (Photos)

Halloween is the one day when people get really creative in coming up with disguises, and sports fans really brought the heat this year. Below are some of the best sports-related Halloween costumes that floated across social media Friday. Hey @JJWatt, I think my friend Natalie nailed her Halloween costume. Your thoughts? http://t.co/sruvt8f5sV— Ryan Phillips (@RumorsandRants) October...
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Bill Belichick’s Hoodie Style Might Hint At Patriots’ Odds Of Winning

Bill Belichick is known for cutting the sleeves off hoodies he wears during games, but he might want to save them, based on some recent research. Bleacher Report’s Mike Dussault compiled a Belichick hoodie database, which shows game-by-game results based on what type of sweatshirt the New England Patriots coach wore. Here’s the breakdown, dating from 2003 until the end of last...
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LaVar Arrington: I Didn’t Use ‘White Face’ For J.J. Watt Costume (Photo)

LaVar Arrington had a very realistic Halloween costume, one that might have been too realistic for some. The former linebacker appeared on NFL Network’s “NFL AM” on Friday morning dressed as Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt. Arrington depicted Watt with a bloody nose, mimicking photos from when Watt played through a gruesome nose injury. Catch me on @NFL_AM as the man...
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Patriots Re-Sign Deontae Skinner To Practice Squad, Cut Jonathan Krause

FOXBORO, Mass. — Deontae Skinner is back with the Patriots after being left without a spot on the New England Patriots’ 53-man roster after fellow linebackers Jonathan Casillas and Akeem Ayers were acquired via trade. The Patriots re-signed Skinner to the practice squad, the team announced Friday. The Patriots cut wide receiver Jonathan Krause to make room for the rookie linebacker...
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Analysis: Alex Gordon wouldn't have scored on Game 7 error

Mike Jirschele held Alex Gordon at third base during the final moments of Game 7. Otherwise, the Kansas City Royals’ World Series would’ve ended at home plate, not on Salvador Perez’s foul pop in the next at-bat. Fangraphs examined the much-discussed play, in which Gordon singled and advanced all the way to third base on an error. When San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon...
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College Football Odds: BC Eagles Are Underdog With Bowl Eligibility On Line

With just one win needed to secure bowl eligibility this season the Boston College Eagles travel to Virginia Tech as 3.5-point betting underdogs in their Week 10 matchup on Saturday with the ACC rival Virginia Tech Hokies. The 5-2 Eagles improved to 2-2 in conference play last weekend with a 23-17 victory over the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, but failed to cover as 13.5-point favorites...
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Aqib Talib ‘Definitely Came Close’ To Re-Signing With Patriots In Offseason

The NFL offseason was close to playing out in an entirely different manner. Much of the league’s hot stove action was dictated by the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots. When the Broncos poached cornerback Aqib Talib from the Patriots via free agency, New England shot back by signing Darrelle Revis. However, Talib says it almost didn’t happen like that. He almost re-signed...
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Russell Westbrook Fractures Right Hand, Extends Thunder’s Injury Woes

The Oklahoma City Thunder are limping back to the Sooner State defeated and injured. Not only did the Thunder drop two road games to start the season, but they’ll be without their two best players after Russell Westbrook fractured his second metacarpal in his right hand Thursday night against the Los Angeles Clippers. The All-Star point guard left in the second quarter after his...
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State Farm Insures ‘Discount Double Check’ Safety Despite NFL Injuries

State Farm’s “Discount Double Check” went from ad campaign to popular NFL celebration in just a few years. However, it’s also ending players’ seasons. Stephen Tulloch of the Detroit Lions and Lamarr Houston of the Chicago Bears suffered ACL injuries after performing the celebration this year. State Farm doesn’t believe the “Discount Double Check” is a problem, though...
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Browns Defenders Dig Dog Bone Charms As Reward For High Performance

Cleveland coaches developed an interesting way to reward defensive players who “Play like a Brown” this season. The Browns’ defensive staff gave players spiked dog collars before the season and reward them with dog bone charms every time they get interceptions, sacks or simply show strong effort during a play. While it sounds like a rewards system a first-grade teacher might...
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Patriots Practice Report: Alan Branch Returns After One-Day Absence

FOXBORO, Mass. — Alan Branch was back on the New England Patriots’ practice field after missing Thursday’s session for non-injury related reasons. Friday marked Branch’s second practice with the Patriots, and since he returned to the field, there’s a chance he could suit up on Sunday against the Denver Broncos. Branch’s absence on Thursday remains unexplained, though...
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