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Raul Ibanez, Dave Martinez Among Rays’ Eight Managerial Candidates

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Bench coach Dave Martinez and long-time major league player Raul Ibanez are among eight candidates the Tampa Bay Rays are considering for their next manager. President of baseball operations Matt Silverman released what he described Thursday as a preliminary list of possibilities. Others include former Washington and Cleveland manager Manny Acta, Milwaukee...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Robert Kraft: 'I was definitely worried' after loss to Chiefs

  The New England Patriots’ blowout loss to the Kansas City Chiefs created some stress in Foxboro. The Patriots haven’t tasted defeat since being dismantled by the Chiefsin Week 3. The loss forced the Pats to take a long look in the mirror, though, and no one knows that better than owner Robert Kraft. “I was definitely worried, because you don’t know. And remember, this...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Amica Coverage Play Of The Week: Loui Eriksson Or Bruins’ Strong Cycle?

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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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Brady’s Facebook Shows QB With Mark Wahlberg On ‘Ted 2′ Set (Photo)

Tom Brady could be on to something if his movie career ends up being half as good as his NFL career. Brady is set to make cameos in the “Entourage” movie and “Ted 2,” both of which are scheduled to come out next summer. The New England Patriots quarterback offered a glimpse of himself in action — kind of — in a Facebook post Thursday. Brady posed for a photo alongside...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers Rips Clippers, Lets Them ‘Blow Smoke’ After Loss To Warriors

Doc Rivers pulled no punches while criticizing his team. The Los Angeles Clippers held a players-only meeting Wednesday following a 121-104 loss to the Golden State Warriors. The defeat dropped the Clippers’ record to 3-2, and Rivers wasn’t pleased with his team’s overall effort. “I didn’t say much. I just let them blow smoke up each other’s asses,” Rivers told reporters...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Depth Chart Reset: Akeem Ayers Immediately Takes Starting Role

The Tennessee Titans might want to double check their self-scouting department. It’s not exactly normal for a player to ride the bench on a 2-6 squad, be traded to a 7-2 team for what will amount to a hill of beans, and immediately start and make an impact. That’s what happened to Akeem Ayers when the New England Patriots gave up a sixth-round pick to the Titans for the linebacker and...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Julian Edelman, Gronk Hang With Jerry Ferrara On ‘Entourage’ Set (Photo)

Tom Brady’s New England Patriots entourage is coming to a big screen near you. Actor Jerry Ferrara, who played “Turtle” on the television show “Entourage,” also will be starring in the feature-length version of the HBO series. He’ll be joined in the film by Brady, Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman and Stevan Ridley. Ferrara has visual evidence to prove the Patriots’ cameos...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors To Wear Purple Dinosaur Throwbacks Friday Night (Photo)

We’re sure you hate the Boston Celtics’ new alternate uniforms, because they’re awful, but it’s not all bad news on the NBA uni front. The Toronto Raptors will wear their original, bright purple “dinosaur” throwbacks when they host the Washington Wizards on Friday night, according to Paul Lukas of UniWatch. Raptors breaking out the throwbacks tomorrow night to celebrate...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Jon Lester’s Red Sox Return More Likely Than Andrew Miller’s (Mailbag)

You know it’s a bad season when the fan base can’t wait for the offseason to begin. The Boston Red Sox never looked like contenders in 2014, forcing general manager Ben Cherington to make forward-looking changes in the middle of the season. The fun is about to pick up following the dismal campaign, though, as the Sox are in position to have an interesting winter. The Red Sox...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football: Bobby Rainey, Jay Cutler Among Week 10 Starts, Sits

The good news — all of those players on the six teams that had byes last week are back in action. The bad news — six more teams are off this week. We’re in the midst of the dreaded “bye week gauntlet,” which means you’re likely dealing with a similarly depleted lineup entering Week 10. With fantasy playoffs looming on the horizon, though, now is no time to concede defeat...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Notes: Carl Soderberg-Loui Eriksson Duo Propels B’s To Win Over Oilers

BOSTON — The Edmonton Oilers came into Thursday night’s game without a win at TD Garden since 1996. Thanks to a fantastic third-period performance by Bruins forwards Carl Soderberg and Loui Eriksson, the Alberta club’s losing streak in Boston will continue for another season. The Swedish forwards combined for four points (two goals, two assists) in a third period that saw the...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals Donate $1.3M For Pediatric Cancer In Leah Still’s Name (Photos)

The Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns played one of their most important games in years Thursday, but all eyes were on Leah Still. The Bengals honored the 4-year-old daughter of Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still with an on-field ceremony after the first quarter at Paul Brown Stadium, where they donated $1.3 million to the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in Leah’s name...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Dougie Hamilton Helps Bruins Keep Winning With Zdeno Chara Sidelined

BOSTON — Dougie Hamilton needed to play at a high level for the Bruins to win games without No. 1 defenseman and captain Zdeno Chara in the lineup for over a month. The 21-year-old defenseman has done just that, and he starred again in Thursday night’s 5-2 come-from-behind win over the Edmonton Oilers at TD Garden. Hamilton scored a goal and picked...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Claude Julien: It’s ‘Refreshing To See’ Young Bruins Stepping Up (Video)

The Boston Bruins are missing some key veterans on their blue line, but you wouldn’t notice with the way the young guns have stepped up. Dougie Hamilton in particular has been a force since defensemen Zdeno Chara and Kevan Miller went down with injuries. The 21-year-old D-man has tallied eight points in the last six games, and coach Claude Julien applauded his and the rest of the...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins-Oilers 3 Stars: Carl Soderberg, Loui Eriksson Shine In 5-2 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). BOSTON– The Bruins extended their season-best win streak to four games with a 5-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night at TD Garden. It was a difficult game at times for the B’s, but their offense...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Loui Eriksson Takes Advantage Of Line Change To Tie Game Vs. Oilers (Video)

The Boston Bruins were down 2-1 midway through the third period of Thursday’s matchup against the Edmonton Oilers, and fresh legs were all it took to get them back in the game. During a line change, the B’s immediately filled all three lanes with four men going up the ice. Defenseman Dougie Hamilton’s presence as the fourth man in that situation proved to be vital, as he was...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Reilly Smith’s Goal Vs. Oilers Product Of Much Improved Bergeron Line (Video)

The fact that Reilly Smith was the one to get the Boston Bruins on the board against the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night shows how far the Patrice Bergeron line has come since the beginning of the season. Smith’s goal, which came at the end of the first period and tied the score at one apiece, was perfectly executed by the the Bergeron line. Winger Brad Marchand received a...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers’ Ben Scrivens Raises Mental Health Awareness With Goalie Helmet (Video)

Empathy is something that’s not usually associated with professional hockey, but Edmonton Oilers goaltender Ben Scrivens is trying to change that. Scrivens is wearing series of masks designed by artists living with schizophrenia in order to raise awareness for mental health. The one he wore against the Boston Bruins on Thursday features the words empathy and hope on either side...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Celtics Unveil New Gray Alternate ‘Parquet Pride’ Uniforms (Photos)

It looks like the Boston Celtics are going gray. The C’s unveiled Thursday night their new alternate uniforms for the 2014-15 season. (Video screenshots via @celtics) New #Celtics alternate uniforms. Just unveiled. twitter.com/celtics/status… http://t.co/Pry7iDAVPJ— Zack Cox (@ZackCoxNESN) November 07, 2014 Rear view: http://t.co/PhFWdPAI8h— Zack Cox (@ZackCoxNESN) November...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Ference: Being Back In Boston Is ‘Like I Was Here Yesterday’ (Video)

Andrew Ference doesn’t get to visit Boston often since signing a four-year contract with the Edmonton Oilers in 2013, but when he’s back in town to play the Bruins, it’s as though he never left. “It’s great. It doesn’t feel weird,” Ference said before Thursday’s Bruins-Oilers game at TD Garden. “Everybody’s good. Everybody’s still friends. It’s not like you...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

David Krejci Returns To Bruins Lineup After Missing Previous Two Games

BOSTON — David Krejci is back. The first-line center will return to the Bruins’ lineup for Thursday night’s game against the Edmonton Oilers at TD Garden. He missed the two previous games with an undisclosed injury. Krejci participated in the pre-game warmups and took line rushes with his usual linemates, wingers Milan Lucic and Seth Griffith. Chris Kelly will shift from Krejci’s...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlie Moore Signs New Multiyear Agreement With NESN

NESN, New England’s most-watched sports network, announced that they have re-signed Charlie Moore to a multiyear agreement that will ensure that “The Mad Fisherman” will continue to deliver his unique brand of entertainment to NESN viewers. The Emmy Award-winning “Charlie Moore Outdoors,” which has been one of the most successful programming partnerships in the network’s...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Shoot, Kelly: Celtics Want Olynyk To Unleash Offensive Potential

WALTHAM, Mass. — The Celtics don’t want Kelly Olynyk to suddenly morph into Philip Seymour Hoffman’s character from “Along Came Polly.” But if he took a few cues from Sandy Lyle, it wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world. You see, Olynyk has shown a tendency to sometimes pass up open looks. That would be fine if the second-year center was a poor shooter, but he...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Orlando City SC Unveils Purple Uniforms Ahead Of Inaugural Season (Photos)

Orlando City SC will have a unique look when it debuts in Major League Soccer in 2015. Orlando City unveiled its striking, new home uniform Wednesday. The primary color is purple, which sets the MLS expansion team apart from the rest of the league in terms of color schemes. Orlando City’s home uniform also includes white and gold trimming and “Orlando Health” — the team’s...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Devon Still had a tea party with his daughter before her first NFL game

Devon Still is preparing for the most important Cincinnati Bengals-Cleveland Browns matchup in years, but he also has something else to prepare for: his daughter Leah’s first live NFL game. Doctors determined that 4-year-old Leah, whose battle with stage 4 neuroblastoma has captured the nation, was healthy enough to make the trip to Cincinnati to watch her dad play. So after all...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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