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Celtics-Nets Live: C’s Return To TD Garden For Final Preseason Tuneup

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Liverpool-Real Madrid Verdict: European Champions Outclass Reds At Anfield

The good news is that Liverpool will play Real Madrid again in two weeks and won’t face another team that good before February at the earliest. The bad news is that Liverpool won’t reach Real Madrid’s level within the next four months. In fact, it’ll take much longer than that. Liverpool lost to Real Madrid by a score of 3-0 in a UEFA Champions League Group B game Wednesday...
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Breaking Down Game 2 Pitching Matchup: Peavy v. Ventura (Video)

The Kansas City Royals get another chance at taking down the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night, and a big factor in the game is the pitching matchup. Verteran Jake Peavy squares off against Yordano Ventura, and NESN.com Red Sox beat writer Ricky Doyle gives insight on the matchup in the NESN Newsroom video above. Thumbnail photo via Brad Mills/USA TODAY Sports ImagesFiled under...
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Buster Posey, Nine Other Candidates To Become ‘Face Of MLB’ (Photos)

The Buster Posey hype train is reaching new speeds this October. As the San Francisco Giants seek their third World Series title in five seasons, some pundits, including ESPN’s Jayson Stark, are dubbing Posey the new face of Major League Baseball. A popular belief is that someone needs to fill the role vacated by longtime New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter, who retired this season...
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Poll: Which Boston Red Sox Outfielder Is Most Likely To Be Traded?

The Boston Red Sox have a lot of rebuilding to do this offseason, and they’ll likely have to make at least one trade to get exactly what they need. But who will be the one to get sent away? Boston currently has a logjam in the outfield, so it wouldn’t be surprising if that’s where a majority of their trade pieces comes from. It seems unlikely that utility man Brock Holt will...
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NFL Week 8 TV Schedule: Colts-Steelers Highlights Football-Filled Sunday

Make sure you grab your favorite seat on the couch Sunday. You might not be moving for a while. Week 8 features the normal slate of games, with an added twist — the Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons will square off across the pond at London’s Wembley Stadium on FOX at 9:30 a.m. ET. The usual 1 p.m., late afternoon and primetime games are still on the schedule, which means you...
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Reports: Bruins Linked To Chris Stewart, Whom Sabres Could Trade

The new NHL season is just two weeks old, and trade rumors already are heating up. One team to watch before the trade deadline: The Buffalo Sabres, who are in a full rebuild and have nine players eligible for unrestricted free agency at the end of the season. According to multiple reporters, including ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun and TSN’s Bob McKenzie, Sabres right winger Chris Stewart...
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Chandler Jones’ Hip Injury Confirmed On Patriots’ Practice Report

FOXBORO, Mass. — Chandler Jones’ hip injury was confirmed on Wednesday’s New England Patriots practice participation and injury report. Jones is likely to be out for about a month with the injured hip, a league source told The Boston Globe’s Shalize Manza Young on Tuesday. Jones was the lone Patriots player absent from Wednesday’s practice. Offensive linemen Dan Connolly...
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Belichick sent Revis home on Tuesday for being late

Darrelle Revis’ undisclosed absence has been explained. Revis was late to the New England Patriots’ facility Tuesday, so head coach Bill Belichick sent him home, multiple sources told The Boston Globe’s Ben Volin. CSNNE’s Tom E. Curran also reported that Revis missed practice for tardiness. This is standard-operating procedure for Belichick, who previously has sent players...
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Boston Sports Odds Roundup: Celtics Face Longshot Odds To Win NBA Championship

The Celtics remain a 200-1 longshot to win the title on the NBA championship futures at the sportsbooks, and at 75-1 to win the Eastern Conference. They have been installed at +3300 to win the Atlantic Division, with only Philadelphia behind them at +10000 on that odds list. The Celtics’ win total is set at 27, and the UNDER has moved from -120 to -125. The OVER changed from even...
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Wade Davis’ Wife Left World Series Ticket In Lieu Of Tip For Waiter

Royals pitcher Wade Davis’ wife was feeling very generous on Tuesday before Game 1 of the World Series. After dining at Rock & Brews in Overland Park, Kan., with a couple of other players’ wives, Katelyn Davis left her waiter, Ryan O’Connor, a World Series ticket as a tip. The act of generosity too O’Connor by surprise. “I started to walk away when I dropped off their...
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Bruins Practice Notes: ‘Highly Skilled’ Islanders Good Challenge For Boston

WILMINGTON, Mass. — The Bruins won back-to-back games for the first time this season with a 5-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night, and their schedule doesn’t get any easier with the New York Islanders visiting TD Garden on Thursday night. The Islanders have been one of the surprise teams over the first two weeks of the season. The additions of defensemen Johnny...
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Boston Red Sox’s Future Closer: Who Could Fill Role After Koji Uehara?

Koji Uehara and the Boston Red Sox are going to part ways at some point in the near future. It might not be this offseason. It might not even be next offseason. But Uehara is a free agent who is turning 40 before Opening Day. The good times can’t last forever. The Red Sox need to start planning for Uehara’s inevitable departure. There’s obviously a chance Boston could sign...
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ESPN Proposes Wildly Hypothetical Tom-Brady-To-Texans Trade Rumor

Somewhere, in an alternate universe where Bill Belichick oozes colorful quotes like a behoodied Rex Ryan, Tom Brady has been traded to the Houston Texans. Under the header of “four explosive, albeit unlikely, hypothetical deals,” ESPN’s Hot Read blog proposes a deal that would send Brady to the Texans in exchange for wide receiver Andre Johnson and a 2015 first-round draft...
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Patriots’ Darrelle Revis Has Dominated Bears’ Brandon Marshall In The Past

FOXBORO, Mass. — New England Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis has faced some new challenges this season, but he matches up against a familiar foe on Sunday when the Chicago Bears come to town. Revis and Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall have lined up across from one another on four separate occasions, and the cornerback has bested the 6-foot-4, 230 pound receiver in their...
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Amateur Boxer Sucker-Punches Unsuspecting Referee (Video)

A recent amateur boxing match ended in a knockout — but without a clear winner. The match’s referee was sucker-punched by one of the boxers who was unhappy with being declared the loser. The video is reported to be from the European Youth Boxing Championships taking place in Croatia this week, and shows a Croatian boxer reacting angrily to losing the contest by knocking out...
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Carlo Ancelotti Takes Picture With Iconic ‘This Is Anfield’ Sign (Photo)

Carlo Ancelotti won’t soon forget the first time he took Real Madrid to Liverpool for a game at Anfield. Ancelotti, Real Madrid’s head coach, posed for a photo next to the iconic “This Is Anfield” sign at Liverpool’s venerable stadium. The Italian tactician used Twitter to share the photo with the world Tuesday. 'This is Anfield' It's an honour to play in a...
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Royals’ Yordano Ventura Learning, Growing From Pedro Martinez’s Wisdom

Yordano Ventura is turning to former major league ace Pedro Martinez as a source of wisdom. Ventura, like many pitchers who grow up in the Dominican Republic, idolizes Martinez. The Kansas City Royals’ young fireballer has a unique connection with Martinez that already has proven beneficial. “For me, Pedro Martinez has always been that player for me from the Dominican that I...
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Johnny Boychuk Trade Among Most Notable Bruins Deals Of Past Decade (Photos)

The Boston Bruins aren’t afraid to pull the trigger on blockbuster deals. Their latest trade of defenseman Johnny Boychuk to the New York Islanders on Oct. 4 backs up that claim. Boston received three draft picks in the deal that sent the 30-year-old to Long Island. The former Bruin will revisit TD Garden on Thursday, when Boston and New York face off for the first time since...
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Jonas Gray Ready To Take On Bigger Role Bill Belichick Has Planned

Spoiler alert: The Jonas Gray story just hit a surprise twist. The New England Patriots running back saw his first regular-season action on Thursday night after spending two seasons on NFL practice squads with the Baltimore Ravens and Miami Dolphins. It was Gray’s first meaningful snaps since he tore his ACL while playing for Notre Dame on Nov. 11, 2011 against Boston College....
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NHL postpones Senators/Leafs game after Ottawa shootings

Tragedy struck Canada’s capital Wednesday. A gunman shot and wounded a Canadian soldier standing guard in Ottawa on Wednesday morning. The gunman then entered Parliament and fired more shots, according to reports. The Ottawa Senators were scheduled to play a home game Wednesday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs. That game was postponed, the league announced. “The National...
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Luiz Adriano Ties Lionel Messi’s Record With Five Goals In Champions League Game

Shakhtar Donetsk forward Luiz Adriano isn’t as good as Lionel Messi, but he you’d be forgiven for thinking he was the Argentine’s equal Tuesday. Adriano scored five goals in Shakhtar’s 7-0 win over host Bate Borisov in the UEFA Champions League. Adriano, 27, tied Messi’s record for most goals in a single game in European soccer’s elite club competition. Adriano started...
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David Ortiz: Chili Davis ‘Good Choice’ As Red Sox’s New Hitting Coach

Chili Davis has David Ortiz’s stamp of approval. Ortiz is pleased with the Boston Red Sox’s reported decision to hire Davis as their new major league hitting coach, according to The Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham. Apparently, Davis would have been Ortiz’s choice to replace Greg Colbrunn, who opted not to return in 2015. “Very nice move. He knows so much,” Ortiz told Abraham...
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Knicks’ Willis Reed Really Fought Lakers’ Entire Bench In 1966 (Video)

Yes, folks. Willis Reed really did fight the entire Los Angeles Lakers bench in 1966. Newspaper accounts detailed the Oct. 18, 1966 rumble involving Reed, a New York Knicks great known mostly for his gritty performance in Game 7 of the 1970 NBA Finals. But there had been no visual evidence until Michael Rapaport revealed video footage of the fight during Tuesday’s premier of the...
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Patriots Practice Report: Darrelle Revis Returns After Undisclosed Absence

FOXBORO, Mass. — We might never know what kept Darrelle Revis out of practice on Wednesday, but New England Patriots fans can breath a sigh of relief. The All-Pro cornerback returned on Wednesday. Defensive end Chandler Jones was the lone Patriots player missing from practice. Jones reportedly is likely out for a month with a hip injury. Newly acquired linebacker Akeem Ayers was...
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