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Tom Brady Had The Best Reaction To Rob Gronkowski’s Crazy Catch (Video)

The microphone embedded in Tom Brady’s jersey Sunday afternoon continues to provide us with some absolute gems. The New England Patriots quarterback has been known to have enthusiastic reactions to his teammates’ stellar plays, but after Rob Gronkowski’s ridiculous one-handed grab against the Denver Broncos, Brady was reduced to one pressing question. Thankfully, Showtime...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Peter Laviolette Takes Puck To The Head, Keeps Coaching (Video)

Peter Laviolette is as tough as the guys he puts on the ice. The Nashville Predators coach and Franklin, Mass., native took a puck to the face during the first period of Tuesday night’s game in Winnipeg after a pass went off the glove of Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba and into the bench. The puck caught Laviolette right above the eye and although he looked to be in obvious...
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Galatasaray Fans Face Attempted Manslaughter Probe After Dortmund Violence (Video)

Fans of Turkish soccer team Galatasaray are in trouble for nearly crossing the line between “fun and games” and “foul play.” German police arrested 21 Galatasaray fans Tuesday for their actions before, during and after the UEFA Champions League game between their team and host Borrusia Dortmund, German news outlet DW reports. Galatasaray fans threw flares, fireworks and...
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Darrelle Revis: ‘I Feel Sorry For’ Defenders Tasked With Covering Gronk

FOXBORO, Mass. — Darrelle Revis can sympathize with defenders who have had the unfortunate assignment to cover New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski in recent weeks. The Patriots cornerback and Gronkowski went 1-on-1 in training camp while the big tight end still was recovering from offseason knee surgery, and that was enough for Revis. “I feel sorry for them,” Revis...
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Red Sox Bill James Handbook Projections 2015: Mookie Betts To Shine

The Bill James Handbook is a great tool for sparking debate. The guide, which is published annually, provides a whole bunch of Major League Baseball statistics and information, including projections for the upcoming season. Some of the Boston Red Sox projections included in the recently released 2015 version are rather interesting. The book is published under Bill James, a Red Sox...
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Tom Brady now has .500 or better record against every team

Tom Brady recently has become quite adept at using social media. One thing he’s always been good at? Winning football games. After the New England Patriots’ win over the Denver Broncos last weekend, Brady now has a regular-season record of .500 or better against every team in the NFL. The Broncos were the last team on Brady’s checklist, as he entered Sunday’s game with...
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Vladimir Tarasenko’s Insane Goal Is Just As Amazing In Flipbook Form (Video)

If you’ve watched “SportsCenter’s” Top 10 Plays recently, then you’ve probably seen Vladimir Tarasenko’s unbelievable goal against the New York Rangers. But chances are that you haven’t seen it in cartoon form. Artist “The Flippist” created a flipbook of the St. Louis Blues forward’s goal, and it’s almost as awesome as the real thing. Tarasenko scored...
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Julian Edelman: Tom Brady’s ’20 Years Older Than Us’ But Still One Of The Guys

FOXBORO, Mass. — Julian Edelman had a big day on Wednesday. He took home AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors and was able to zing his legendary quarterback. The New England Patriots receiver, in typical Edelman-fashion, credited his award to the rest of his teammates. “It feels good,” Edelman said Wednesday in the Patriots locker room. “Especially — that’s a whole...
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Marc-Andre Fleury Signs Four-Year, $23M Extension With Penguins

PITTSBURGH — Marc-Andre Fleury isn’t going anywhere. The Pittsburgh Penguins signed the franchise’s all-time winningest goaltender to a four-year contract extension on Wednesday worth $23 million. The new deal, which begins next year, runs through the 2018-19 season. “I believe in Marc-Andre Fleury, as the team does,” general manager Jim Rutherford said. “He’s won before...
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Zach Trotman, Joe Morrow, David Warsofsky Impressing On Bruins Blue Line

WILMINGTON, Mass. — The hallmark of any winning organization is quality depth. That includes depth at the AHL level, so when an important NHL player is injured and out of the lineup, a young player is able to step in, contribute and not take too long to adjust to the increased speed and physicality of the top level. Good depth in Providence is one reason why the Boston Bruins have...
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Boston Red Sox 2015 Spring Training Schedule Released

The countdown is on. The Boston Red Sox announced their 2015 spring training schedule Wednesday. Pitchers and catchers will report to Fort Myers, Fla. on Feb. 20 and host their first workouts Feb. 21. Position players will hold their first workouts Feb. 25. The Red Sox will open their exhibition season March 3 with a single-admission doubleheader against the Northeastern University...
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49ers Running Back Marcus Lattimore Ends Comeback Bid, Announces Retirement

Marcus Lattimore is calling it a career. The San Francisco 49ers running back announced his decision to retire from the NFL on Wednesday, saying in a statement that a comeback from devastating knee injuries he suffered in college proved “insurmountable” to overcome. “After prayer and careful consideration, I have decided it’s time to end my professional football career...
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Bruins Practice Notes: David Krejci’s Status Vs. Oilers Unclear

WILMINGTON, Mass. — David Krejci skated before the Boston Bruins took the ice for practice Wednesday at Ristuccia Arena. He’s missed the last three practices and the previous two games because of an undisclosed injury.   “I don’t know yet,” B’s head coach Claude Julien said when asked if Krejci would play Thursday against the Edmonton Oilers. “Today was his first...
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Red Sox’s Dustin Pedroia: I’m Back To 100 Percent After 2014 Surgery

A weight has been lifted off Dustin Pedroia’s shoulders. Pedroia’s 2014 season ended prematurely in September because of a thumb/wrist injury that required surgery. The Boston Red Sox second baseman provided an update on his status Wednesday and sounded very optimistic about his 2015 outlook. “I feel great. I’m back to a hundred percent,” Pedroia said on WEEI’s “Middays...
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Klay Thompson Introduces Himself To Clueless Fan As Stephen Curry (Video)

Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson might be the the “Splash Brothers,” but they’re certainly not the “Splash Twins.” But don’t tell that to one gullible fan, who might not be the biggest diehard around. One half of the Golden State Warriors backcourt, Klay Thompson, recently made a trip to a local Chipotle, where he was recognized as an NBA player and that’s about it....
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David James Bankrupt; Former Liverpool Goalkeeper Auctioning Memorabilia

The thousands of saves David James made during his professional soccer career weren’t enough to keep him out financial distress. James, 44, declared bankruptcy earlier this year, despite earning an estimated £20 million ($32 million) during his 25-year playing career. James now is auctioning off his soccer memorabilia and other personal items in order to raise money, according...
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Red Sox Podcast: Will Andrew Miller Join Koji Uehara In Boston Bullpen?

The end of the World Series marked a new beginning. The Major League Baseball offseason officially is upon us. The next few months will be more interesting for some teams than others, but the Boston Red Sox figure to be among the most active organizations. Free agency is in full swing and the Red Sox wasted no time in re-signing closer Koji Uehara to a two-year contract reportedly...
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Ex-NHLer quits off-Broadway show after meltdown over pizza?

Former NHLer Sean Avery will not be making his off-Broadway debut this week and it’s all pizza’s fault. The enforcer, who made his career ruffling opponents’ feathers during his 12 years in the NHL, took his agitating ways to the acting world and it cost him his job. Avery was set to star in a production of “Negative Is Everything,” but quit the production just two days...
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MLS Fines Jermaine Jones For Diving In Revolution’s Playoff Win Over Crew

NEW YORK — The MLS has fined New England Revolution midfielder Jermaine Jones for diving. Jones fell to the field in the 70th minute of a playoff game against the Columbus Crew on Saturday. Crew defender Waylon Francis raised an elbow but did not appear to strike Jones forcefully before he went down. The amount of the fine was not disclosed. The Revolution and Crew are in the midst...
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Patiots Practice Report: Dominique Easley Leaves Field With Trainers

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots’ bye week might have started out on a sour note. Patriots defensive tackle Dominique Easley left the practice field with a trainer during warmups, when the team stretches and jogs. Easley walked gingerly to a cart at the end of the field, and sat talking with trainers for the rest of the portion of practice open to the media. Easley has...
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Ryan Mallett named Texans starting QB week 11 vs. Browns

Two former New England Patriots quarterbacks will face off next time the Houston Texans take the field. The Texans, who are on a bye this week, have named Ryan Mallett their starting quarterback for Week 11 against the Cleveland Browns. Fellow ex-Patriots backup QB Brian Hoyer is expected to start for the Browns. Mallett will replace Ryan Fitzpatrick, who is 4-5 as the Texans’...
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Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin Puts End To His Kickoff Team’s Dance Routine

The Pittsburgh Steelers kickoff team just wants to dance, but head coach Mike Tomlin just wants them to stop. Tomlin announced Wednesday that he’s told his kickoff team to quit it when it comes to the on-field dancing. The unit would dance prior to the kicks in the past, but that’s all done after Jacoby Jones and the Baltimore Ravens took a kickoff back for a touchdown last...
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BU’s Jack Eichel Named National Rookie Of The Month For October

Boston University phenom Jack Eichel’s extraordinary start to the college hockey season has earned him national Rookie of the Month honors. Eichel helped the Terriers to a perfect 4-0-0 record in October by averaging two points per game. The 18-year-old forward recorded four goals and four assists over the course of his first collegiate month, including two of each in his...
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Towson-Villanova Featured In College Football Tripleheader On NESNplus

NESNplus will be carrying a pair of Conference USA games Saturday as part of its college football tripleheader. Louisiana Tech and the University of Alabama at Birmingham will kick off the action at noon, while Florida International University and Old Dominion will do battle at 3:30. The day will wrap up with a CAA tilt between Towson and Villanova at 7 p.m. Check out the list...
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Tom Brady: Julian Edelman ‘A Special Person, Player, Friend; I Love That Guy’

FOXBORO, Mass. — It takes a “special person” for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to sprint 84 yards. Brady ran down the Gillette Stadium sideline on Sunday to meet Julian Edelman in the end zone after the receiver weaved 84-yards down the field on a punt return touchdown. Brady admitted he was “kind of winded” after the meeting his buddy in the end zone. ...
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