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MLB Awards 2014: Predictions On MVP, Cy Young, ROY, Top Manager (Photos)

A World Series champion has been crowned. Now, it’s time to dish out individual hardware. This year’s Rawlings Gold Glove winners were announced Tuesday, kicking off a stretch in which Major League Baseball’s best individual performers of 2014 will be recognized for their accomplishments. The finalists for the Baseball Writers’ Association of America awards — Most Valuable...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Film Review: Patrick Chung Has Breakout Game In Hybrid Role

Once upon a time, New England Patriots fans had a hearty laugh when Patrick Chung signed a one-year contract as a free agent this offseason. They’re not laughing anymore after the Patriots’ 43-21 win over the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Chung had a breakout game and was targeted 10 times by Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, allowing just four catches for 56 yards with three...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Shawn Thornton: Standing Ovation From Bruins Fans Was ‘Pretty Touching’

Shawn Thornton returned “home” on Tuesday, and it was a special night for the former Boston Bruins enforcer. Thornton played at TD Garden as a visitor for the first time as an opponent, as his Florida Panthers fell 2-1 to the Bruins in overtime. The outcome wasn’t what Thornton hoped for, but the night was still a memorable one. Thornton was honored with an in-game video tribute...
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Seventeen Boston Bruins Growing Mustaches To Celebrate ‘Movember’

The mustaches are back. The calendar has hit November, which means it’s time for “Movember,” as men across the country will grow mustaches to raise awareness for men’s health issues. The Boston Bruins are once again participating, as 17 members of the Black and Gold will grow a little extra lip foliage. Bruins center Patrice Bergeron will captain the Bruins’ Movember team...
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Bruins-Panthers Notes: Roberto Luongo Winless In Last Five Games At TD Garden

BOSTON — Years from now, when we look back at a highlight reel of Roberto Luongo’s best NHL moments, there’s a good chance none of them will have happened at TD Garden. The Florida Panthers’ starting goaltender entered the 2014-15 season with an 0-4-0 record, an .816 save percentage and a 6.35 goals against average in his last four starts in Boston (including the playoffs...
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James Harrison Does Pushups With Maurkice Pouncey On His Back (GIF)

James Harrison has been a beast for the Pittsburgh Steelers in their last two games, and we might know the reason why. The Steelers linebacker registered four sacks and nine combined tackles between Weeks 8 and 9, and apparently, he’s also been doing pushups with giant men sitting on his back. Teammate Marcus Gilbert posted an Instagram video Tuesday of Harrison and 304-pound center...
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Claude Julien: Brad Marchand ‘Starting To Get His Chances’ For Bruins (Video)

Brad Marchand got off to a slow start this season, but he’s certainly put that behind him over the past week. The Boston Bruins winger deposited the game-winning goal in overtime Tuesday night to give his team a 2-1 win over the Florida Panthers at TD Garden. Marchand added an assist on Boston’s other goal, giving him six points in his last three games — all Boston wins. For...
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Brad Marchand Extends Scoring Streak With Awesome OT Goal (Video)

BOSTON — The Bruins didn’t play particularly well Tuesday night against the Florida Panthers, but they were rescued by a resurgent Brad Marchand in overtime. He scored the game-winning goal — his fifth of the season and fourth in the last three games — with a highlight-reel effort at 3:27 of the overtime period to help Boston secure two points and improve to 8-6-0. ...
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Brad Marchand Gives Bruins Linemates Credit For His Hot Streak (Video)

Brad Marchand added to somewhat of a hot streak Tuesday night by scoring the overtime game-winner in the Boston Bruins’ 2-1 victory over the Florida Panthers. But he’s not taking the credit for it. “I think it’s just getting a few lucky bounces,” Marchand said after the game. “(Patrice Bergeron) and (Reilly Smith) are great right now and making a lot of really good...
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Bruins Use Strong Cycle Game To Create Open Chances Vs. Panthers (Video)

The Boston Bruins have turned their fortunes around by getting back to fundamentals. Boston spoiled Shawn Thornton’s homecoming Tuesday night with a 2-1 overtime win over the Florida Panthers, their third victory in a row. The B’s out-shot Florida 25-19 in the win, and they created those extra chances thanks to some strong cycles in the offensive zone, particularly from Patrice...
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Bruins-Panthers 3 Stars: Patrice Bergeron Line Shines In Overtime Win

Editor’s Note: This short feature will be posted after every Boston Bruins game. It will highlight the three-best players from that day’s matchup (both teams included).  The Bruins didn’t play a strong 60-minute game Tuesday night against the Florida Panthers at TD Garden, but they found a way earn two points and secure their first three-game win streak of the season. Boston’s...
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Roberto Luongo Thwarts Great Scoring Opportunity For Brad Marchand (Video)

Brad Marchand scored the game-winner for the Boston Bruins against the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night, but that was after a being denied a few times by Roberto Luongo. The Bruins winger had the perfect opportunity to score in the third period, if it wasn’t for a great save by Luongo. Marchand was wide open in front of the net, but the Panthers goaltender laid out to make...
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Tom Brady, Julian Edelman Prove They’re Best Friends In Best Way Ever (Video)

Back in March, Julian Edelman signed a four-year contract to stay with the New England Patriots. His reasoning? “I couldn’t leave (Tom Brady). He’s my dog.” In case you couldn’t tell, the wide receiver and his quarterback basically are best friends at this point. On Sunday afternoon, however, microphones caught what might be the best moment ever between the two following...
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Patrice Bergeron’s Second-Period Goal Evens Bruins’ Score With Panthers (Video)

The Boston Bruins let the Florida Panthers get on the board first Tuesday, but they made up for it less than four minutes later. Jussi Jokinen netted the first goal four minutes into the second period. Luckily for the Bruins, defenseman Dougie Hamilton got the puck into the neutral zone on a Panthers turnover a little over three minutes later, and Patrice Bergeron, Reilly Smith and...
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College Football Playoff Rankings: Oregon Replaces Ole Miss At No. 4

It might be a long several weeks for college football teams fighting for a playoff spot. The playoff rankings released Tuesday night by a 12-member selection committee already feature a change in the top four teams, as Oregon slides into the No. 4 spot to replace Ole Miss. The Rebels drop to No. 11 in the Top 25 after falling to No. 3 Auburn on Saturday for their second straight...
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Liverpool-Real Madrid Verdict: Brendan Rodgers Gambles In Reds Loss

Brendan Rodgers rolled the dice Tuesday. The Liverpool manager fielded a weakened starting lineup in a UEFA Champions League road game against Real Madrid — the strongest opponent his team will face this year. Rodgers made seven changes to the Liverpool team that lost to Newcastle on Saturday, and many expected Real Madrid to steamroll over Liverpool when they saw the latest starting...
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Brittney Griner Fine After Being Cut In Random Knife Attack In China

WNBA star Brittney Griner was cut on the elbow in a knife attack in China but didn’t need to go to the hospital, her agent told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Agent Lindsay Kagawa Colas said Griner sustained a small cut as her team was boarding a bus after practice Monday in what she called a random attack. Colas said the 6-foot-8 player was wearing a winter coat and that the...
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WATCH: Bruins welcome Shawn Thornton back to Boston

Shawn Thornton might not wear the Black and Gold anymore, but Boston will always be home to No. 22. In his first game back at the TD Garden on Tuesday night since signing a two-year deal with the Florida Panthers over the summer, the fan favorite received a tribute and thunderous standing ovation from the Bruins faithful, who were thrilled to see the enforcer back in Beantown, during...
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Dustin Pedroia Wins Fourth Career Gold Glove, Jackie Bradley Jr. Denied

Dustin Pedroia didn’t have his best year at the plate, but his defense was as stellar as ever. A similar statement could be made about Jackie Bradley Jr., but he didn’t quite make the cut. MLB on Tuesday night announced its 2014 Gold Glove Award winners, and Pedroia captured his fourth career award at second base, placing him in elite company in Boston Red Sox history. Pedroia...
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Shawn Thornton: Tuukka Rask Said He’s Not Going To Let Me Score (Video)

Former Boston Bruins enforcer Shawn Thornton said Monday that he hopes to score on friend and B’s goaltender Tuukka Rask when he returns to TD Garden, but Rask wasn’t having any of it. Thornton was back in Boston for the first time Tuesday for the Florida Panthers’ matchup with the Bruins, and he told NESN’s Guerin Austin before the game that Rask told him he wasn’t going...
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NASCAR Issues Punishment For Jeff Gordon-Brad Keselowski Pit-Row Brawl

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Brad Keselowski and Jeff Gordon avoided any penalty from NASCAR on Tuesday for their post-race pit-row fight at Texas, but two crew chiefs and four crew members from Hendrick Motorsports were punished for their roles. NASCAR suspended three Hendrick crew members for six races for being “involved in a post-race physical altercation” and fined them each $25...
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Anaheim Ducks goalie out six weeks with groin injury

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson will be out for six weeks with a groin injury. The NHL-leading Ducks announced the rookie’s injury Tuesday. They also recalled goalie Igor Bobkov from the AHL. Gibson was hurt during warmups before Anaheim’s game at Colorado last Saturday. He is 2-2-0 with a 2.28 goals-against average and a .927 save percentage in his first...
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Mike Trout, Clayton Kershaw Among 2014 AL, NL MVP Award Finalists

The 2014 MLB season officially is in the books, which means one thing: It’s time for awards season. The Baseball Writers Association of America on Tuesday revealed its finalists for baseball’s four major awards — Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young and Most Valuable Player. Not surprisingly, no Boston Red Sox players made the cut after a disappointing season for...
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Tom Brady Wishes Vince Wilfork Happy Birthday In Delightful Facebook Post (Photo)

Tom Brady’s Facebook page is incapable of disappointing. The New England Patriots quarterback continued his streak of brilliant posts by wishing Vince Wilfork a happy 33rd birthday Tuesday, complete with a photoshopped party hat on the hulking defensive tackle. We hope Wilfork was feeling more festive on his big day than he did while that picture was being taken. Wilfork wasn’t...
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Shaquille O’Neal, Charles Barkley Audition For ‘True Detective’ Season 3 (Video)

Not all fans of HBO show “True Detective” are thrilled with Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn being cast as the lead roles in season 2, but they might be happy to hear that Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley could sign on for the third season. Well, not really. Bleacher Report made a fake audition tape for the former NBA stars, and the results were interesting, to say the...
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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