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Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Projected Lines, Pairings For Bruins-Oilers

BOSTON — The Bruins have a chance to extend their winning streak to four games Thursday night against an Edmonton Oilers team that sits at the bottom of the Western Conference standings. For the B’s to maintain their recent success at TD Garden, they will need better puck movement to start the rush up ice toward the attacking zone. Boston struggled in this area during its 2-1...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Dustin Pedroia Joins Arizona Fall League Hall Of Fame (Video)

Dustin Pedroia doesn’t need to wait until his career’s over to call himself a Hall of Famer. Pedroia officially joined the Arizona Fall League Hall of Fame during a pregame ceremony Wednesday at Scottsdale Stadium. The Boston Red Sox second baseman played for the Scottsdale Scorpions back in 2004. “It’s a great honor,” Pedroia told MLB.com. “I’m excited to be here....
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LeBron, Kyrie 'exchanged words' after loss

The start of the 2014-2015 season isn’t going as planned for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Apparently, Cavs superstar LeBron James and teammate Kyrie Irving exchanged words in the locker room after the team’s 20-point loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday. The conversation led to Irving leaving quickly without speaking to the media, according to ESPN.com. It’s unclear...
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Bruins’ Claude Julien: Torey Krug’s Injured Finger ‘Much Better’

BOSTON — Bruins defenseman Torey Krug took part in the team’s optional skate Thursday morning as the team prepares for its home matchup with the Edmonton Oilers later at night. Krug is progressing — he’s now able to grip his stick while skating — after suffering a broken finger late in the third period of Boston’s 5-4 loss to the Minnesota Wild on Oct. 28. “Yeah he’s...
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Bill Simmons Fires Back At ESPN’s Mike Golic With Angry Twitter Rant

Bill Simmons isn’t happy. Simmons flew off the handle Thursday via Twitter after learning of some critical comments made by ESPN “Mike & Mike” co-host Mike Golic. Simmons called Golic’s actions “absolute garbage” amid his social media rant. The beef stems from Simmons’ appearance on ESPN Radio’s “The Herd” on Wednesday. While discussing LeBron James and the...
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Brendan Rodgers Defends Liverpool Lineup Choices Against Real Madrid

Brendan Rodgers knows his Liverpool team better than anyone else. Rodgers defended his decision to field a nominally weakened starting lineup in Tuesday’s 1-0 loss to Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League. The Liverpool manager gave several squad players a chance to perform at Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and was happy with their display. “I know there has been...
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Johnny Manziel, Archie Griffin Among Greatest Heisman Winners Ever (Videos)

Heisman Trophy winners are rewarded for their outstanding individual seasons, but only some leave a lasting impact. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota and Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott are front-runners for the prestigious award as the 2014 college football regular season nears its end. Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston earned the honor last season. While their...
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Allen Iverson: 'Practice' would be a problem if he coached

Don’t expect Allen Iverson’s successful career handling the basketball to transition into a career handling a clipboard. The former Philadelphia 76ers guard, who’s infamous practice rant went down as one of the best press conferences ever, has made it clear that he never wanted to become a head coach in the NBA. Things are probably better off this way, as he also confirmed...
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Bengals Favorite Over Browns In ‘Thursday Night Football’ AFC North Clash

The Cincinnati Bengals host the Cleveland Browns on “Thursday Night Football” starting at 8:25 p.m. ET. First place in the AFC North is on the line. The Bengals opened as a six-point favorite, and the line has climbed up modestly to 6.5 points or a touchdown at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. You can get the Bengals at -260 on the moneyline, while the Browns are at +220...
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Jerry Jones ‘Anticipating’ Tony Romo Will Play Week 10 Vs. Jaguars

LONDON — Tony Romo practiced Thursday for the first time since arriving in London, and the Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback says his injured back is getting better. Romo missed last Sunday’s loss to the Arizona Cardinals because of his third back injury in 18 months. He skipped Wednesday’s practice following the team’s arrival here Tuesday. “We’ll keep taking it day by day...
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Bruins Morning Skate Notes: Oilers Seeking First Win In Boston Since 1996

BOSTON — The Bruins held an optional skate Thursday morning ahead of their game against the Edmonton Oilers scheduled for 7 p.m. Center David Krejci (undisclosed injury), as well as defensemen Kevan Miller (dislocated right shoulder) and Torey Krug (broken finger) all skated. Bruins head coach Claude Julien said there’s a “chance” Krejci could return to the lineup if he participates...
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OHL Suspends Players 15 Games For Inappropriate Social Network Behavior

The Ontario Hockey League isn’t going to tolerate any Internet tomfoolery. The OHL announced Wednesday that Greg Betzold of the Peterborough Petes and Jake Marchment of the Belleville Bulls each has been suspended 15 games for what the league determined to be “inappropriate” social network behavior. “These suspensions follow recent social networking activity that has come...
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Marcus Smart Finding Early Rival, Model In Raptors’ Kyle Lowry

BOSTON — It didn’t take long for Celtics rookie Marcus Smart to find his first NBA nemesis. Smart already has squared off against Kyle Lowry three times in his young professional career, and three times, the Toronto Raptors point guard has come out on top. Wednesday’s defeat — a 110-107 Raptors win at TD Garden in the teams’ first regular-season meeting — stung the...
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Mia Hamm Garciaparra: Play Women's World Cup on grass

Mia Hamm Garciaparra wants FIFA to let the stars of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup show their class on grass. Hamm, 42, weighed in on FIFA’s controversial decision to stage the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada on artificial turf fields Wednesday. The retired soccer legend told Sports Illustrated that the showcase tournament should be played on natural grass. “Am I surprised...
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Which Current Bruins Player Was Born In Edmonton?

The city of Edmonton is home to many notable NHL players over the years, including some current and future Hall of Famers. Edmonton also is home to one of the greatest players in Boston Bruins history. Bruins legend Johnny Bucyk was born in the northwest Canada city before going on to have an incredible career as a hockey lifer. There have been plenty of Edmontonians to wear the...
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Draymond Green Almost Licks Blake Griffin During Warriors’ Win (Video)

Draymond Green was aggressive in his celebration Wednesday night. Green, whose Golden State Warriors dismantled the Los Angeles Clippers 121-104, stuck out his tongue at Blake Griffin while running up the court in the third quarter. He then kept it out. And kept it out. And kept it out. It really looked like Green was going to lick Griffin before making it down the other end of the...
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Milan Lucic: Bruins ‘Not Satisfied’ Despite Three-Game Win Streak (Video)

The Boston Bruins have won three straight games, but they’re anything but satisfied. The Bruins improved to 8-6-0 on the season after Tuesday’s overtime win against the Florida Panthers. They’ve come out victorious in six of their last eight games, but the players has made it very clear that this isn’t the time to get comfortable. “We’re moving things in the right...
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Jared Sullinger: Celtics’ Turnovers Make It ‘Impossible’ To Win (Video)

It’s difficult to win basketball games when you hand the ball over to the other team. Just ask Jared Sullinger. The Boston Celtics forward wasn’t thrilled with his team’s ball security in its 110-107 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday. The Celtics turned the ball over a whopping 27 times while Toronto coughed the ball up on just seven occasions, so Sullinger’s blame...
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‘NFL Blitz’ Prototype Originally Had Blood, Even More Violent Hits

Believe it or not, the original “NFL Blitz” video game was almost even more violent than the version you played in the late 1990s. Early prototypes of the classic video game, which were actually tested in some arcades, featured splattered blood, a “neck-breaker” tackle and other ultra-violent animations, the game’s developers recounted in an interview with Vice Sports....
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Reports: New York Jets, Miami Dolphins To Play Game In London In 2015

The 2015 London slate is beginning to take shape. The New York Jets and Miami Dolphins will play a game in London next season, according to multiple reports. The matchup will be the first intradivision NFL game played in London. I'm told Jets vs Dolphins in London in 2015 will be 1st division game ever as part of international series. It is a Dolphins home game.— Kimberly Jones...
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Jack Johnson Suspended Three Games For Illegal Check To Head (Video)

Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson was suspended for three games without pay by the NHL on Wednesday for an illegal check to Carolina Hurricanes forward Jiri Tlusty’s head. Johnson was assessed a minor penalty for an illegal check to the head in the Blue Jackets’ 4-2 home loss Tuesday night. The suspension will cost Johnson $70,277.Filed under: NHL, The Associated Press, Top Stories
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NFL Week 10 Picks: Brent Grimes, Dolphins Look To Pick Off Lions In Detroit

 Wait, we’re still playing football? Contrary to how it might have felt around New England, last week’s Patriots-Broncos showdown was not the Super Bowl. True, Tom Brady asserted his dominance and Peyton Manning admitted he “stunk,” but the NFL season marches on. OK, not for the Patriots. They’re on a bye this week. But just about everyone else is back on the gridiron...
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Barack Obama Takes Hack At Michael Jordan Over Recent Golf Critique

Barry O wasn’t going to let MJ show him up. President Barack Obama was asked during a radio interview about Michael Jordan recently criticizing his golf game. The commander in chief responded with a few zingers directed toward the NBA legend. Obama said Jordan, who recently called the president a “hack” golfer, “wasn’t very well-informed” when it came to his golf critique...
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John Farrell: Dustin Pedroia Ready For Rebound Season After Surgery (Video)

For the first time in what seems like an eternity, Dustin Pedroia isn’t battling any injuries. The Boston Red Sox second baseman — who captured his fourth career Gold Glove on Tuesday — recently said he’s 100 percent after undergoing successful thumb/wrist surgery in September. Red Sox manager John Farrell recently sat down for a one-on-one interview with NESN’s Tom Caron...
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Rob Gronkowski, Not Tom Brady, Is Patriots’ Midseason MVP (Mailbag)

The New England Patriots beat the best team in the NFL, and somehow they’re still not Super Bowl favorites. Bovada released their latest Super Bowl odds and the Patriots are 6/1 to win, while the Denver Broncos remain the favorites at 7/2. That’s after the Patriots dismantled the Broncos 43-21 on Sunday at Gillette Stadium. Hmm, something isn’t adding up here. At least the...
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