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One Direction Wears Patriots, Other NFL Jerseys To Announce World Tour (Video)

The popular boy band One Direction is hitting the road for a world tour in 2015, and it seems the group wanted to take advantage of the one thing it has in common with sports teams — their stadiums. Alison Smith has more on One Direction’s unique tour announcement in the video above. Thumbnail photo via Twitter/GilletteStadiumFiled under: Entertainment, MLB, NESN Video, NFL, Top Stories
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Rajon Rondo Cleared For Full-Contact Practice With Broken Hand

Rajon Rondo is just about ready to get back to playing basketball, with an assist from equipment reminiscent of a very different sport. Wearing what Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens called “almost a baseball mitt,” the point guard was cleared for full-contact practice Friday, Stevens told reporters at the team’s practice facility. Rondo’s promise that he would be ready...
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Craig Breslow: ‘I Would Be A Bargain For Somebody’ If Red Sox Decline Option

Craig Breslow understands it’s certainly possible that he won’t be suiting up in a Boston Red Sox jersey next season. The left-handed reliever told WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford he’s not confident the Red Sox will pick up his $4 million option for next season because of the down year he had in 2013 where he posted a 5.96 ERA in 54 1/3 innings. “If you were to strictly look...
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Report: Joe Maddon Leaving Rays Immediately After Exercising Opt-Out Clause

Joe Maddon might have just made his first step toward Hollywood. Maddon exercised an opt-out clause in his contract with the Tampa Bay Rays and leave the team immediately, ESPN’s Buster Olney reported Friday, citing sources. The Hazleton, Pa., native has been the Rays’ manager for the last 11 seasons. Maddon’s departure feeds speculation that he will join the Los Angeles Dodgers...
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Matt Chatham: Bears’ Offensive Problems Due To Greedy Decision Making

The Chicago Bears offense has not lived up to its billing in the 2014-15 season. Despite boasting a pair of dynamic receivers in Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall to go along with the highest paid quarterback in the league this season, Jay Cutler, the Bears have struggled mightily to put points on the board. Through seven games this season, the 3-4 Bears have failed to score 30...
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Amica Coverage Play Of The Week: Milan Lucic Or Bruins’ Strong Breakout?

NESN.com staff will pick the two or three best Amica 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. 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 then completely...
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Peter Chiarelli: Bruins’ Zdeno Chara Tore PCL In Knee, Out 4-6 Weeks

BOSTON — Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli confirmed reports that captain and No. 1 defenseman Zdeno Chara is out 4-6 weeks with a knee injury. Chiarelli said Chara tore his posterior cruciate ligament on a collision with New York Islanders captain John Tavares during the first period of Thursday night’s game at TD Garden. Chara doesn’t need surgery at this time, and it’s...
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Shane Vereen Absent From Patriots Practice; Alan Branch Still Missing

FOXBORO, Mass. — Shane Vereen fantasy owners, check your waiver wire. The New England Patriots running back was absent at practice on Friday for undisclosed reasons. The Patriots will release a practice participation and injury report around 4:30 detailing why the third-down back didn’t participate in the session. Defensive end Chandler Jones remains out of practice with a hip...
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NBA Replay Center readies for its debut on Opening Night

The NBA will institute a state-of-the-art facility called the Replay Center, which will assist referees on tough calls during video review. The Replay Center will debut on opening night of the 2014-15 season and it will be used to give referees numerous camera angles of plays on one screen simultaneously, the league announced. There will be 20 replay stations and 94 television monitors...
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Lane Kiffin’s Mom Concerned About Son’s Safety In Return To Tennessee

Like most mothers, Robin Kiffin probably freaks out when her son gets involved in a situation that could be even slightly dangerous. Lane Kiffin’s return to Tennessee is one of those moments. The concerned mother told TMZ Sports that she’s “praying for a guardian angel” when Kiffin’s Alabama Crimson Tide travel to take on Tennessee on Saturday. Kiffin, of course, is not...
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Broncos Cut Practice Squad Safety After Arrest Involving Shovel, Mulch

John Boyett can most likely kiss his NFL career good-bye. The safety was cut from the Denver Broncos practice squad after his arrest which police say involved him punching a cab driver, stealing a shovel from a construction site and covering himself in mulch to evade cops. That’s not all. During his arrest, the intoxicated Boyett repeatedly slammed his head on the window of the...
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Zdeno Chara’s Injury Reverberates Beyond Bruins’ Defense

BOSTON — “Irreplaceable.” That’s how multiple Bruins players described captain Zdeno Chara after Thursday night’s 3-2 loss to the New York Islanders. Chara, the team’s captain and No. 1 defenseman, left the Islanders game in the first period and didn’t return. He suffered a knee injury, according to reports, and is expected to miss at least a month as a result. “Like...
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Gregg Popovich Makes Michelle Beadle Cry With Birthday Message (Video)

It’s not often we get to see Gregg Popovich’s lighter side, but when we do, it’s pretty awesome. The San Antonio Spurs head coach took the time to record a birthday message and send it to ESPN’s Michelle Beadle, who celebrated her 39th birthday Thursday. Beadle, who is a diehard Spurs fan, was hosting “Sports Nation” and having an ordinary day talking about DeMarco Murray...
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Bruins Recall Joe Morrow, Zach Morrow From Providence With Zdeno Chara Out

With Zdeno Chara expected to be on the shelf for a significant amount of time, the Boston Bruins recalled defensemen Zach Trotman and Joe Morrow from the Providence Bruins, general manager Peter Chiarelli announced Friday. The Bruins captain reportedly suffered ligament damage to his left knee during Thursday night’s game against the New York Islanders following a knee-on-knee...
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Jeanie Buss: Anyone Afraid To Play With Kobe ‘Is Probably A Loser’

Jeanie Buss is standing by her star player. In a SportsCenter interview, the president of the Los Angeles Lakers said that she doesn’t agree with reports that players don’t want to work with Kobe Bryant. And if that’s actually the reason keeping some free agents away from L.A., Buss doesn’t want them anyway. “Any free agent that would be afraid to play with Kobe Bryant...
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Peyton Manning Rips Scoreboard Operator After Win At Home (Video)

Peyton Manning has a bone to pick with the Denver Broncos’ scoreboard operator. With the Broncos leading 35-21 late in the fourth quarter, Manning was visibly frustrated after his many attempts to quiet the crowd failed, resulting in a false start by one of his offensive lineman just before the two-minute warning. But Manning wasn’t upset with the crowd at Sports Authority Field...
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Belichick declines to address Revis' reported tardiness

In one of the least surprising plot twists of the 2014 New England Patriots season, Bill Belichick wouldn’t comment on the reported punishment doled out on Tuesday to cornerback Darrelle Revis. Belichick was asked what transpired when Revis reportedly was told not to come to Gillette Stadium after oversleeping. “Anything between me and the players is between myself and the players...
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OHL Coach Drops F-Bombs On Reporter Following Tenth Straight Loss

From start to finish, Wednesday night was an ugly night for the Ontario Hockey League’s Sudbury Wolves. Following the Wolves’ 7-2 blowout loss to the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds that dropped them to a league-worst 1-10-0-0 on the season, head coach Paul Fixter managed to make a bad situation worse. Fixter was heated after the game, but his anger turned into a full-on meltdown...
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Dining Playbook Gala With Billy Costa, Jenny Johnson Is Nov. 15 At Park Plaza

The Dining Playbook Gala, hosted by Billy Costa and Jenny Johnson, is set for Nov. 15, 2014 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Park Plaza Castle in Boston. Sponsored by Herb Chambers, the high-end tasting event will feature 30 premier New England restaurants. Guests will have the opportunity to taste a variety of dishes, drink wine, beer and cocktails, and dance to the music of award...
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Zack Kassian Tries To Hop Into Wrong Bench During Botched Line Change (Video)

Vancouver Canucks forward Zack Kassian was an unwelcome guest on the St. Louis Blues bench Thursday night. After a mess of a line change by Vancouver, Kassian went to great lengths to ensure his team didn’t get whistled for too many men on the ice. The forward was too far away from his own bench so he figured any ol’ bench would do, as he attempted to jump into St. Louis...
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Red Sox Podcast: Yoenis Cespedes Facing Johnny Boychuk-Like Situation?

Could the Yoenis Cespedes era already be nearing its conclusion? Cespedes hasn’t even been with the Red Sox for three months, yet there’s a rumor circulating that Boston could look to trade the Cuban slugger as it retools for the 2015 season. After all, the Red Sox have a crowded outfield and several holes to fill before Opening Day. Red Sox manager John Farrell laughed off the...
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Steve Nash To Miss Entire 2014-15 Season Due To Back Injury

LOS ANGELES — Steve Nash hoped for one more chance to show off his playmaking skills after fighting injuries and time for two miserable years with the Los Angeles Lakers. Instead, Nash couldn’t even make it to opening night in the 19th season of his remarkable career. Nash will miss the entire season because of a back injury, the Lakers announced Thursday, putting the two-time...
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Fantasy Football: Jerick McKinnon, Matt Ryan Among Week 8 Sits, Starts

If you own Stevan Ridley, Zac Stacy or anyone in the Buffalo Bills backfield, you’ve likely had a busy past few days scanning the waiver wire. But guess what: Your work isn’t done yet. There were plenty of intriguing waiver wire targets on the market this week, but just because you grabbed them doesn’t mean they’re a lock for your starting roster. Anthony Dixon and Bryce...
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Reports: Bruins’ Zdeno Chara Could Miss 4-6 Weeks With Knee Injury

Boston Bruins captain and No. 1 defenseman Zdeno Chara reportedly suffered a knee injury in Thursday night’s 3-2 loss to the New York Islanders. TSN’s Aaron Ward first reported that Chara could miss 4-6 weeks with the injury. ESPN Boston’s Joe MacDonald confirmed the report. Bruins Zdeno Chara suspected left knee ligament injury.Expected out 4-6 weeks at which time they'...
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Broncos Add To Commanding Lead In AFC West With 35-21 Win Over Chargers

DENVER — Emmanuel Sanders waited six long weeks to join the list of players who have caught a touchdown pass from Peyton Manning. Now, he has four in less than a week. Manning and Sanders connected for a trio of touchdowns Thursday night in the Denver Broncos’ 35-21 victory over the San Diego Chargers. With the Chargers’ banged-up secondary double-teaming red-hot receiver Demaryius...
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