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Jimmy Garoppolo, Chris Harper Star In Patriots’ 26-24 Preseason Win

The New England Patriots looked helpless 28 minutes into their second preseason games. The New Orleans Saints’ first-team offense moved the football with ease on the Patriots’ first-team defense, New England’s offense line couldn’t open a hole for a field mouse, and Tom Brady was just 2-of-5 passing for 13 yards. Then the Saints’ starters came off the field, Jimmy Garoppolo...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Brady Starts, Plays Limited Snaps In Patriots-Saints Preseason Game

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady started Saturday night’s preseason game against the New Orleans Saints, but he didn’t receive many reps in the 26-24 win. Brady played on three drives before being replaced by backup Jimmy Garoppolo late in the first quarter. He threw just five passes, with one completion to tight end Jimmay Mundine and another to running back Dion...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Wrap: Matt Barnes Falters As Royals Down Boston 6-3 At Fenway

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Guess you can’t win them all. It looked like the Red Sox would never lose to the Royals again after taking the first two games of the teams’ weekend series at Fenway Park to improve their record against Kansas City to 10-2 over the last two seasons. But the Royals defeated the Red Sox 6-3 on Saturday night to end Boston’s...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge considering a 'big and powerful' trade?

By Pat Bradley Stop us if you’ve heard this before: Danny Ainge is trying to pull off a big trade. Crazy, right? Joking aside, the Boston Celtics president of basketball operations appears to be pushing hard to shake up the team that improved its win total by 15 games and made the Eastern Conference playoffs last season. The Boston Herald’s Steve Bulpett reported the news...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Jimmy Garoppolo Makes Nice Play To Avoid Sack, Throw Touchdown Pass (Video)

The New England Patriots played poorly for most of the first half during Saturday night’s preseason game against the New Orleans Saints, but the second quarter ended on a high note thanks to Jimmy Garoppolo. The Patriots backup quarterback made a very nice play to evade a sack, roll out of the pocket and find Chris Harper in the endzone for his team’s first touchdown of the...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night Saskatoon Weigh-In Results (Video)

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the featherweight bout between Max Holloway and Charles Oliveira and the welterweight bout between Neil Magny and Erick Silva, airs live on FOX Sports 1 from the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada at 9 p.m. ET. Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 7 p.m. ET, and two early prelims may be viewed on UFC FIGHT PASS at...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Don Orsillo Takes Foul Ball Off Finger During Red Sox Broadcast (Video)

This embed is invalid" /> The NESN broadcast team must always be prepared. Omar Infante hit a foul ball during the second inning of Saturday night’s Boston Red Sox-Kansas City Royals game at Fenway Park that headed right for the NESN booth. The hot shot forced both Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy to react, with Orsillo managing to lay a finger on the baseball before...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Drew Brees, Brandin Cooks Connect On 45-Yard TD Vs. Patriots (Video)

Brandin Cooks is one of the most talented young wide receivers in the NFL, and he showed his full array of skills on a first-quarter touchdown in the New Orleans Saints’ preseason matchup against the New England Patriots on Saturday night. The Saints wideout used his speed to run past Patriots defensive backs Devin McCourty and Duron Harmon for a 45-yard score that extended New...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Up-And-Coming Tennis Player Donna Vekic Turning Heads (Photos, Video)

Donna Vekic was thrust into the public spotlight recently thanks to Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios. During a match with Stan Wawrinka in Montreal, Kyrgios talked some trash about the French Open winner’s girlfriend. Kyrgios told Wawrinka that his girlfriend slept with Australian tennis player Thanasi Kokkinakis, but with some different words. The girlfriend Kyrgios...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Dombrowski tried to trade for Bradley Jr. while with Tigers

By Ricky Doyle Jackie Bradley Jr. wowed Dave Dombrowski with an amazing catch during the new Boston Red Sox president of baseball operations’ first night on the job at Fenway Park earlier this week. It wasn’t the first time Bradley caught Dombrowski’s attention. Dombrowski discussed several topics Friday on MLB Network’s “The Rundown.” When asked about Bradley, Dombrowski...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Travis Shaw, Red Sox Youngsters Providing Much-Needed Spark (Video)

Call it a bad season. Call it a bridge year. Call it whatever you want. But for the Boston Red Sox, it’s been an important five months in 2015. Six young position players have logged significant time both in the field and at the plate, and all six are coming into their own. Xander Bogaerts was nearly an All-Star — and probably should have been. Mookie Betts has proven to be a...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes Looks To Rebound After Rough First Start For Red Sox (Video)

Matt Barnes’ first start of the year for the Boston Red Sox did not go well. The 25-year-old lasted five innings and allowed six earned runs in an 8-2 loss at Fenway Park. While he struggled throughout, he did strike out seven batters. “Of course Barnes making that adjustment from the bullpen to the starting rotation, he started that in Triple-A and now moving to the big leagues...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Showing New Life, Could Be Dangerous Team To Face Down Stretch

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The most dangerous teams often are those with nothing to lose. Meet the 2015 Red Sox. Torey Lovullo, God love him, probably went a bit overboard Friday night by suggesting the Red Sox still could make the playoffs. But what else was the acting manager supposed to say? And you know what? The reinvigorated Red Sox...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots-Saints Live: Tom Brady Reportedly Expected To Play Saturday

5:45 p.m. ET: Injuries continue to ravage the New England Patriots’ roster as they prepare for their second preseason matchup of 2015. There are 19 players not expected to suit up against the New Orleans Saints on Saturday night. Wide receivers Julian Edelman, Aaron Dobson, Brandon LaFell and Brian Tyms; cornerback Darryl Roberts; fullback Eric Kettani; running back Travaris...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch UFC Fight Night Saskatoon Weigh-In Online (Live Stream)

There will be plenty of UFC action north of the border this weekend. Max Holloway and Charles Oliveira will square off in a five-round featherweight bout Sunday night at UFC Fight Night Saskatoon. Ahead of that matchup, Holloway and Oliveira will hit the scales Saturday for an official weigh-in. The weigh-in starts at 6 p.m. ET. Check out the live stream below to catch the action...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Brock Holt Back In Lineup, Matt Barnes On Mound For Red Sox Vs. Royals

The Boston Red Sox have had the Kansas City Royals’ number of late. The Red Sox got the best of Royals ace Johnny Cueto in a 7-2 win at Fenway Park on Friday night, improving their record against the defending American League champs to 10-2 since the beginning of last season. Brock Holt sat out that contest with what interim manager Torey Lovullo said were some minor bumps and...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant surprises Taylor Swift with banner at Staples Center

By NESN Staff There already was plenty of star power at the Staples Center on Friday night. Then Kobe Bryant walked onstage. The home of the Los Angeles Lakers played host to Taylor Swift, whose concert sold out the venue for the 16th consecutive time, a Staples Center record. So during a break in the action, Bryant decided to surprise Swift with some personal congratulations....
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Dining Playbook: Stephanie’s, G2O, Amorino Among Best Newbury Street Spots

Did you work up an appetite doing all that shopping? Don’t worry. Dining Playbook has you covered. Newbury Street in Boston is well-known in the fashion industry, but there also are plenty of delicious places to eat and things to do along the way. First up is Stephanie’s on Newbury, where you can start your day with some delicious breakfast in a sophisticated setting. From there...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Dining Playbook: Billy And Jenny With Davio’s Owner Steve DiFillippo

Football season is right around the corner, and there’s no better place to kick things off than at Davio’s. Located at Patriot Place in the shadow of Gillette Stadium, Davio’s is the perfect place to go before, during or after a New England Patriots game. Billy and Jenny paid a visit on this week’s episode of “Dining Playbook” and chatted with owner Steve DiFillippo...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Dining Playbook VIP Seat: Rosaria’s In Saugus

On the latest edition of Dining Playbook’s “VIP Seat,” two lucky siblings got to check out a delicious steakhouse on the North Shore. Chris and Joanne visited Rosaria’s in Saugus, Mass., and were very pleased with their experience. Hear what they had to say in the video above and visit rosariasaugus.com for more information.  Filed under: Dining Playbook, NESN Video, VIP Seat
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Dining Playbook Shape Up: Jenny Does Rooftop Yoga At Colonnade Hotel

If you’re going to do yoga, why not do it on a Boston rooftop with arresting views of the city? That’s exactly what Jenny Johnson did on this week’s episode of “Dining Playbook,” joining omgal Rebecca Pacheco on the rooftop of the Colonnade Hotel in Boston for a special yoga experience. Check it out in the video above and visit colonnadehotel.com for more information...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Dining Playbook Training Camp: Jeff Gabel Of Kitchen Kibitz

Jenny Johnson got an up-close look at a traditional Jewish meal on this week’s episode of “Dining Playbook,” teaming up with Jeff Gabel of Kitchen Kibitz to make some matzo ball soup. Check it out in the video above and visit kitchenkibitz.com for more information.Filed under: Dining Playbook, NESN Video, Training Camp
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Dining Playbook: J-Tox With Bulletproof Coffee

Bulletproof Coffee offers the best of both worlds. The unique twist on a classic beverage promotes healthy weight loss and increases energy without the crash that other coffees cause. Watch Billy and Jenny give it a shot in the video above, and visit bulletproofexec.com for more information.Filed under: Dining Playbook, J-Tox, NESN Video
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Dining Playbook Review: Red Bird In Waltham

Looking for a new favorite restaurant outside the Boston city limits? Check out Red Bird in Waltham, which offers different dining experiences centered around its seasonal menu and cocktail program. See more in the video above and visit redbirdwaltham.com for more information.Filed under: Dining Playbook, NESN Video, Review
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Dining Playbook: Where They Ate Season 2, Episode 20

Dining PlaybookSeason 2 Episode 20 NESN’s Dining Playbook features two of America’s favorite pastimes: food and sports with help from the region’s best known hosts, athletes and tastemakers. Emmy award winning duo Billy Costa and Jenny Johnson leverage their considerable following and bring NESN viewers a fresh new approach to enjoying the best of what the region has to offer...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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