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NFL Playoff Picture: Cowboys, Chiefs Both Sliding, Fall Out Of Current Field

One week can make a world of difference in the NFL. If Week 13 was any indication, we’re in for a thrilling stretch run as the playoff picture is far from set with four weeks to play in the regular season. We saw in Week 13 how fragile a playoff spot can be. Teams that were in the playoff field last week — teams like Dallas and Kansas City — suddenly...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski, Patriots Hang With Justin Bieber In Clippers Locker Room

Apparently the New England Patriots don’t “Beliebe” in curses caused by pop singers. Tight end Rob Gronkowski, running backs Jonas Gray and Shane Vereen and linebackers Akeem Ayers and Darius Fleming posed for pictures with Justin Bieber in the Los Angeles Clippers’ locker room Monday night. The Patriots were invited by Clips head coach Doc Rivers after Los Angeles’ 127...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Power Play Shows Improvement Vs. Ducks Despite Lack Of Goals

The Boston Bruins offense is struggling to score more than two goals per game over the last three weeks and the lack of power-play success is one reason why. Boston’s power play dominated at times last season and finished with the third-best success rate at 21.7 percent. The 2014-15 campaign has been a different story. The B’s were 0-for-3 with the man advantage in Monday night’s...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins-Ducks 3 Stars: Frederik Andersen Makes 32 Saves In 3-2 Anaheim Win

The Boston Bruins probably deserved a point with their effort against the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night, but they left the Honda Center with a 3-2 regulation loss. The schedule doesn’t get any easier for the Bruins (14-10-1) as they make the short trip from Anaheim to Los Angeles for a Tuesday night matchup with the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings. Here are the “3 Stars”...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks’ Frederik Andersen Denies Bruins’ Joe Morrow On Breakaway (Video)

The Boston Bruins had a golden opportunity to take the lead Monday night, but Frederik Andersen was having none of it. Boston was knotted in a tie with the Anaheim Ducks in the second period at the Honda Center when Bruins defenseman Joe Morrow came free behind the defense after emerging from the penalty box at the end of a Ducks power play. Morrow...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Hoyer: I’m Still Browns’ Starter; 7-5 Record ‘Doesn’t Happen By Luck’

After Brian Hoyer’s disappointing performance Sunday, there’s a good chance the Cleveland Browns could start rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel next Sunday. Just don’t tell that to Brian Hoyer. The Browns starter was benched in favor of Manziel during the fourth quarter of an eventual 26-10 loss to the Buffalo Bills. Johnny Football scored the team’s...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

76ers Graphic Uses Photo Of Rajon Rondo Instead Of Michael Carter-Williams

Someone on the Philadelphia 76ers broadcast crew has wishful thinking. A television graphic during the Sixers game Monday showed the team’s starting five, and once you see it, you’ll immediately notice that something is very wrong. That's not MCW http://t.co/Vch9bEnwk6— Chris Itz (@Chris_Itz1) December 02, 2014 Yup, that’s a photo of Boston Celtics...
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December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Effective On First Period Power Play Despite Not Scoring (Video)

The Boston Bruins were unable to capitalize on two early power plays against the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night, but they were highly effective both times they had the man advantage. The B’s recorded five shots on net during their first try and added two more in their second attempt. They tried to get some bodies up front in order to screen the goaltender and get deflections...
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December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Says He’ll Never Hit Rob Gronkowski Up High Again

Despite the New England Patriots’ loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Rob Gronkowski had himself a decent game, making seven catches for 98 yards. But Ha Ha Clinton-Dix made several big plays on the tight end late in the game, one of which included him knocking the football out of Gronkowski’s hands in the endzone to prevent the Patriots from taking...
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December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Spending Week In San Diego Before Game Vs. Chargers (Photo)

The New England Patriots have skipped town for warmer weather. After Sunday’s 26-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, the Patriots just kept on going, flying to Southern California to spend the week in San Diego ahead of next Sunday’s game vs. the Chargers. Fresh off game in Green Bay, the Patriots will fly straight to San Diego and spend...
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December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Young: I’ll Score 46,000 Points By My 20th Season In The NBA

Nick Young is planning to become the greatest basketball player of all time. After calling himself the greatest 3-point shooter ever, the Los Angeles Lakers guard said he will reach the 46,000 point mark in his 20th season playing in the NBA. Swaggy P’s teammate, Kobe Bryant, is not too far from surpassing Michael Jordan for third place on the all-time...
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December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins, Ducks Both Trying To Overcome Injury-Plagued Seasons (Video)

The Boston Bruins have had to play through numerous injuries to key players throughout the first quarter of the season, but Monday they’ll be facing the Anaheim Ducks — a team that’s actually more banged up than the Bruins. The Bruins visit the Ducks, who won’t have Sheldon Souray, Ben Lovejoy, Francois Beauchemin, Clayton Stoner, Dany Heatley,...
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December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Bills Fan Celebrates Team With Crazy Christmas Light Display (Video)

The Buffalo Bills spirit has his Western New York, just in time for the holidays. After a win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, the Bills improved to 7-5, one of their best records in recent history and good for second place in the AFC East. And for one Lancaster, N.Y., resident, the Bills’ success inspired an epic Christmas light display. According to the Powers Lights...
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December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick Defends Patriots’ Pass-Heavy Game Plan Vs. Packers

After averaging nearly 40 points per game during a seven-game winning streak, the New England Patriots mustered just 21 points in a loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. With a performance like that, it’s easy to place the blame of Sunday’s defeat on New England’s offense. Some have done exactly that, pointing to the Patriots’ decision to...
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December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Hockey Starts, Sits: Tuukka Rask Among Top Goalies To Play This Week

Editor’s Note: This fantasy hockey feature will run each Monday on NESN.com. It will showcase which players fantasy owners should sit and start on their team. We also will post a weekly fantasy recap each Sunday highlighting the stars, duds and best waiver wire pickups. As always, superstars such as Sidney Crosby and P.K. Subban should always be started regardless of recent performance...
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December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins-Ducks Live: Boston Begins Four-Game Road Trip In Anaheim

The Boston Bruins are aiming to build on the improvements they made in November after a lackluster start to the season. Boston went 8-3-1 last month to vault into a wild card playoff spot in the Eastern Conference standings. The team’s offense, defensive play and goaltending also took positive steps forward. Building on that success in December won’t be easy, though. The Bruins...
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December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron James Endorses Johnny Manziel For Browns’ Starting QB Job

Mike Pettine hasn’t decided who the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns will be when they host the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, but LeBron James didn’t hide his feelings about wanting Johnny Manziel under center. LeBron asked about Hoyer/Manziel: "I'm one of (Manziel's) biggest supporters ... He's part of the family so of course I want him out...
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December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox To Make Select April And May Game Tickets Available On Dec. 13

Thanksgiving is over, but there’s still plenty to be thankful for, as the Boston Red Sox announced Monday that tickets for select April and May games and “Sox Pax” will go on sale Saturday, Dec. 13 at 10 a.m. ET. Single-game tickets will be available to all home games in April and May with the exception of Opening Day, Patriots’ Day and games against...
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December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Unveil Plans, Images For Exclusive Field-Level Lounge (Photo)

Are you a New England Patriots season ticket holder with an extra $3,000 to spare? If so, the team has a plan for you. The Patriots sent out brochures to fans this week revealing plans for an exclusive field-level lounge, via The Boston Globe. The future Optum Field Lounge will be behind the south end zone, in the place of 1,500 seats. The lounge — which is available to current...
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December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Getzlaf-Corey Perry Duo Great Challenge For Bruins’ Improving Defense

The Boston Bruins will not oppose a better duo than the Ryan Getzlaf-Corey Perry tandem that the Anaheim Ducks will deploy to the Honda Center ice on Monday night. You could argue that Penguins forwards Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin are a more talented pair, and Boston witnessed their world-class talent first hand in a 3-2 overtime loss to Pittsburgh last week, but these superstars rarely...
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December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Poll: What Will Be Patriots’ Biggest Key To Victory Against Chargers?

The winning streak is over, but now is no time for the New England Patriots to hang their heads. The Green Bay Packers snapped New England’s seven-game streak with a 26-21 win at Lambeau Field on Sunday. Yet the Patriots still are in the driver’s seat atop the AFC, and if they hope to stay there, they’ll need to defeat a tough San Diego Chargers...
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December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Julian Edelman: Pats Are ‘Never Satisfied With Losing,’ Have To ‘Turn The Page’

There’s a difference between acknowledging the positives of your game in a loss and being satisfied with losing. That’s what New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman stressed during his weekly appearance on WEEI’s “Middays with MFB” on Monday after coach Bill Belichick was abnormally optimistic following the Patriots’ 26-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers. “Around...
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December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Steven Gerrard, Brendan Rodgers Deny Rumors Of Rift At Liverpool

Rumors of a fall-out between Steven Gerrard and Brendan Rodgers are wide of the mark, according to the two titans of Liverpool FC. Gerrard and Rodgers each denied reports of a breakdown in their relationship this week, after rumors of discord between the Liverpool captain and manager circulated over the weekend. Liverpool has struggled in 2014-15, and some are speculating that Gerrard...
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December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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

The Boston Bruins begin a four-game road trip Monday night against one of the best teams in the NHL. Boston is in Anaheim to take on the Ducks, who despite having to deal with several players battling injuries and illnesses, find themselves tied for the second-best record in the league with 33 points. These teams split the season series 1-1 in 2013-14 with each club winning on home...
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December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Brendan Rodgers Updates Status Of Steven Gerrard, Glen Johnson Contract Talks

The futures of Steven Gerrard and Glen Johnson hang in the balance, as the veterans attempt to agree to new contracts with Liverpool. Manager Brendan Rodgers updated the media Monday on the status of contract talks between Gerrard, Johnson and the club. Gerrard and Johnson are among Liverpool’s top earners, and both are on expiring contracts. Rodgers said Liverpool has offered...
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December 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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