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Marshall Faulk Among Running Backs Enraged by NFL’s Proposed Rule Change, Calls it ‘Joke’

The NFL competition committee makes changes every year to try and enhance player safety on the field. But their newest rule proposal isn’t being received very well by some players, past and present The league proposed a new rule that would make it illegal for a running back to lower his helmet when making contact outside the tackle box. So, naturally, running backs are the ones...
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Marvin Lewis Rips Chad Johnson, Randy Moss in Explaining His Free-Agent Choices

Marvin Lewis can build his team without your help, OK? The Bengals coach got defensive Sunday when talking about what Cincinnati has done in the free-agent market so far. While the Bengals signed several of their own players before free agency opened Tuesday, they have signed only one player — also one of their own — since. Lewis said the team has looked at several players and...
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Predators Forward Sergei Kostitsyn Quits on Play, Leads Directly to Oilers Shorthanded Goal (Video)

That is not a good look for you, Sergei Kostitsyn. The Nashville Predators forward made arguably the most bone-headed play of the NHL season on Sunday night, and it cost his club dearly. When he wasn’t able to control a puck in his offensive end on the power play, Kostitsyn was forced to get back on defense. He started to do and then inexplicably stopped. The end result? A shorthanded...
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Woody Johnson ‘Would Be Open to a Conversation’ to Trade Darrelle Revis

PHOENIX — New York Jets owner Woody Johnson says the team is open to listening to trade offers for Darrelle Revis, but adds that the star cornerback is not being shopped around. Johnson tells reporters at the NFL meetings Sunday that the Jets would like to keep Revis, the subject of rampant trade rumors, “but we’re trying to make the team better. He’s on the team right now...
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Kevin Garnett Is ’50/50 at Best’ As Heat Try to Extend 22-Game Win Streak Against Celtics at Garden

The Heat have won 22 games in a row, tying them for second all-time with the Rockets, who won 22 straight in 2008. The Celtics, meanwhile, have a streak of their own going, winning 11 in a row at TD Garden, where they will host the Heat on Monday night. But a certain 6-foot-11 player (not 7 feet, mind you) who could be the determining factor in the game may not be available for this...
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Marathon Runner Dies in Barcelona After Heart Attack, Marking Second Racing Death This Week in Competition

A 47-year-old marathon runner racing in Barcelona died Sunday of a heart attack, the second time a runner died in competition this weekend. The runner had a heart attack right after finishing the Barcelona marathon and died soon after arriving at a nearby clinic, according to The Associated Press. It was the second time in the space of three days that a runner has died in a race...
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Claude Julien Gives No Update About David Krejci’s Injury Following Loss to Penguins

The Bruins have been lucky when it comes to injuries this season, but that trend seems to be reversing a bit. First, the Bruins lost center Chris Kelly indefinitely with a broken tibia suffered last week. Now the Bruins are hoping center David Krejci avoids joining Kelly. Krejci left Sunday’s loss to the Penguins with an apparent knee or leg injury after he took a Johnny Boychuk...
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Bench Brawl Leads to 27 Penalties Between Canucks, Blackhawks Affiliates (Video)

The Blackhawks-Canucks rivalry doesn’t just involve the teams in Chicago and Vancouver. On Sunday night the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs (Chicago’s affiliate), and the Chicago Wolves (Vancouver’s affiliate) showed hockey fans that the bad blood between the franchises trickles down into the AHL, too. Pointed out by Yahoo! Sports’ Puck Daddy, the two teams had a bench brawl on...
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Rex Ryan Avoids Calling Mark Sanchez Jets’ Starting Quarterback on NFL AM

It appears we’re headed for a good ol’ fashioned quarterback controversy in New York once again. Rex Ryan appeared on NFL AM on Monday morning and avoided referring to Mark Sanchez, or any of the Jets’ quarterbacks, as the starter, according to Albert Breer of NFL.com. New York as five quarterbacks on its roster: Sanchez, newly-signed David Garrard, Greg McElroy, Tim Tebow...
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Ryan Miller Blasts Teammate Patrick Kaleta, Says Forward ‘Needs to Just Grow Up’

The Buffalo Sabres continue to find new meanings for the term “rock bottom,” hitting the latest low point on Sunday night in Washington. The Sabres lost 5-3 to the Capitals, and they have just 24 points this season, which is the second-worst total in the entire league. Things are starting to get a little tense in the Buffalo dressing room as well apparently. The frustration...
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Tyler Seguin Wins This Week’s Amica Coverage Play of the Week

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 morning and conclude on Monday.  Tyler Seguin wins this week’s Amica Coverage Play of the Week. Check out the winning video below. Amica Play of the Week: Tyler Seguin:
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KENTUCKY FRIED IDIOT

Chicken evades security during soccer match

You’ve heard of a game of cat and mouse, right? Well, what about chicken and security guard? A chicken got on the pitch at Ewood Park during an English First Division match between Burnley and Blackburn on Sunday. This is the second time this has happened, according to Yahoo! Sports. The first came last season when fans released a chicken to protest Blackburn’s owners, Venkateshwara...
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Report: Jake Long Picks Four-Year Deal With Rams Over Re-Signing With Dolphins

In the end, Jake Long picked St. Louis over Miami — it’s not often you hear those words. The former No. 1 overall pick in the 2008 draft signed a four-year, $34 million deal with the St. Louis Rams, according to Pro Football Talk. With incentives, Long can earn up to $36 million. The deal includes $16 million fully guaranteed with another $4 million guaranteed in 2014. Albert...
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Red Sox Should Use Forward-Looking Approach With Jackie Bradley Jr., Even If Decision Proves to Be Unpopular

Two more weeks. As you St. Patrick’s Day party animals shake off the hangover, just keep that little factoid in mind. Two weeks from Monday, the Red Sox will battle the Yankees in a baseball game that actually counts in the standings. Sure, spring training is all fine and good, but as the exhibition games come and go, it’s hard not to get antsy about the start of the regular...
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Celtics-Heat Live: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade Look to Keep Streak Alive in Boston

8 a.m. ET: Kevin Garnett would not miss this one, would he? Garnett, who sat out Saturday’s game against the Bobcats with a strained muscle in his left thigh, has not said whether he will play Monday. The Celtics (36-29) sure would like him to, since their opponent is none other than LeBron James and the streaking Heat (51-14). The Heat come into Boston with something to prove...
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

‘Ugly’ Goal Propels Penguins Past Bruins in St. Patrick’s Day Matinee (Video)

The Pittsburgh Penguins are known for their explosive offense, but Sunday’s tilt with the Bruins was a defensive affair. The two teams combined for just three goals, and the game-winner came courtesy of an unlikely source. Northeastern alum Joe Vitale scored for just the sixth time in his NHL career — and the first time since last February — with 32 seconds remaining in the...
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March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Mid-Majors Will Provide Tournament Excitement, But Proven Powerhouse Will Emerge As Champion

This season in college basketball has been hailed as the year of the upset. The year a mid-major finally breaks through. The year Gonzaga finally earns a No. 1 seed after a decade of bracket-busting. The NCAA tournament bracket was released Sunday night, and a look at this year’s field of 68 reveals a remarkable level of parity. The crumbling Big East leads all conferences with...
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March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade Says Heat ‘Will Have a Dog Fight on Hands’ Monday Night Against Celtics

The Miami Heat won’t be the only team riding into Monday night’s game against the Celtics on a streak. The C’s will suit up at TD Garden looking to extend their 11 home-game win streak to 12 games — a streak that started Jan. 27 against the Heat, coincidentally. The Heat charge ahead, looking to extend their win streak to 23, which would surpass the 2008-09 Houston Rockets...
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March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Marshall Henderson, Ole Miss Among the Upset-Minded Heading Into NCAA Tournament (Photos)

Marshall Henderson and Ole Miss are in the tournament. This could spell trouble for second-round opponent Wisconsin. The Badgers earned a No. 5 seed in the West Region while the Rebels come storming in after taking the automatic bid from the SEC. Against a shooter like Henderson, Bo Ryan and his Badgers can be one of several teams to get bounced early. This is a wide-open field...
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Report: Freddy Adu Close to Completing Bahia Transfer, Taking Talents to Brazilian Soccer Scene

Freddy Adu‘s long, strange journey as a professional soccer player is about to take another twist. The Philadelphia Union outcast is close to completing a transfer to Brazilian club Esporte Clube Bahia (better known as “Bahia”). He will travel to Brazil this week to finalize the move, according to Soccer By Ives. Clubs in South Korea, Japan, Mexico and Australia were reportedly...
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March 17, 2013  |  Discuss
OF COURSE

Chad Johnson seeking comeback

In news that should surprise no one, the receiver formerly known as Chad Ochocinco is looking for another shot in the league, and has expressed interest in a particular team.

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Download 2013 College Basketball Tournament Printable Bracket

The field of tournament hopefuls has been trimmed to 68 teams, triggering the official start of March Madness. But while the selection committee’s job is done, the fun of filling out your bracket is just beginning. Keep track of all your picks with NESN.com’s printable tournament bracket. You can download and print your bracket by clicking below, and be sure to follow along with...
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Saint Louis Watches Tournament Selection Show From Best Buy After Missing Flight (Photo)

Most tournament-bound college basketball teams watched Sunday’s selection show from arenas or banquet halls, but the Saint Louis Billikens watched the announcement of their No. 4 seed from an odd location — a Best Buy in Secaucus, N.J. After defeating Virginia Commonwealth University in the Atlantic 10 championship game at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the team found itself stuck...
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How Did That Ball Stay Out? Unlucky Greek Striker Hits Post Four Times With One Kick (Video)

Today might be St. Patrick’s Day, but all of the Irish luck in the world couldn’t help this Greek striker when he attempted the most impressive non-goal in recent memory. In a game played on the Greek island of Lesvos, an unknown striker for lower-division team Egeas Plomariou advanced toward the opposing goalie and sent a shot that appeared to be heading into the net. However...
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March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots Sign Offensive Tackle Will Svitek

With Sebastian Vollmer currently unsigned, the Patriots added some insurance on their offensive line Sunday afternoon. ESPN.com’s Field Yates reports that the team has signed offensive tackle Will Svitek, who spent the entire 2012 season on injured reserve. A defensive end/tight end at Stanford, Svitek was converted to tackle when Kansas City drafted him in the sixth round in 2005...
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March 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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