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Copa America 2015 Draw: Mexico-Chile, Brazil-Colombia Among Marquee Games

Soccer fans will turn their attention to Chile next summer to watch Mexico, Jamaica and South America’s 10 nations compete for the 2015 Copa America crown. The draw for the 2015 Copa America group stage was held Monday night in Chile — the tournament’s host nation. The 12 teams were divided into three groups of four, and the draw produced some enticing matchups. The top two...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Releases First Week Of 2015 All-Star Game Voting Results

The NHL All-Star Game will return this season after a two-year absence. The first week of fan voting has concluded and the league released the results Tuesday afternoon. There aren’t too many surprise at each position. Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban leads all players with a little more than 100,000 votes. Here’s a voting breakdown by position, courtesy of NHL.com...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Hulk Hogan Has Quite The Extensive Air Jordan Collection (Video)

Hulk Hogan has a tendency of popping up in random, semi-sports-related videos. Earlier this year, the pro wrestling legend was offering words of encouragement to Matthew Mulligan during the tight end’s short-lived stint with the New England Patriots. On Thursday, Hogan took a trip into the basketball realm, showing off his extensive — and we mean extensive — collection of Air...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Milan Lucic’s Play With Carl Soderberg, Loui Eriksson Encouraging For Bruins

BOSTON — One challenge for Bruins head coach Claude Julien this season has been trying to find lines that will provide consistent offensive production with all of the injuries to key forwards testing the team’s scoring depth. Milan Lucic, in particular, has struggled to score goals this season — four in 23 games. One of the main reasons for this lack of scoring is the absence...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs To Honor Pat Quinn With Memorial Jersey Patches

The Toronto Maple Leafs will be wearing patches on their sweaters Wednesday night during their game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in memory of player and coach Pat Quinn. The #Leafs will wear a patch in honour of Pat Quinn tomorrow night. http://t.co/lDRGfgwSeU— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) November 25, 2014 Quinn died Sunday at age 71 after battling health problems...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval Shouts Out Hanley Ramirez, Red Sox In Goofy Instagram Post

Pablo Sandoval is coming to Boston. Kung Fu Panda took to Instagram on Monday night to convey his enthusiasm for new teammate Hanley Ramirez and his deal with the Red Sox. This embed is invalid" /> Sandoval agreed to a five-year contract with the Red Sox — worth a reported $95 million — with a club option for 2020, while Ramirez reportedly agreed...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Hanley Ramirez’s Best Plays Include Multi-Homer Games, Great Catches (Video)

The last time Hanley Ramirez wore a Boston Red Sox uniform, he was a September call-up with a bright future. Ramirez had two at-bats late in the 2005 season and he struck out both times. Since then, the 30-year-old has compiled 1,403 hits, 822 runs and nearly 200 home runs. He’s also made a handful of incredible plays from the shortstop position. Despite having some injury woes...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval’s 2014 Season Marked By Clutch Hits, Towering Homers (Videos)

With the reported signing of Pablo Sandoval, the Boston Red Sox add a player who has shown he can get it done in crunch time. After winning his third World Series with the San Francisco Giants and breaking the record for most hits in a single postseason, Sandoval demonstrated he’s earned the money his new team will be giving him. The 28-year-old hit .279 with 16 home runs and...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval, Red Sox officially agree to contract

It’s official: The Panda is in Boston. The Red Sox announced Tuesday that third baseman Pablo Sandoval officially agreed to a five-year contract with the team. The deal also includes a club option for 2020. The Red Sox designated catcher/first baseman Ryan Lavarnway for assignment to make roster room. Sandoval, 28, spent his first seven seasons with the San Francisco Giants...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Welcome Pablo Sandoval To Boston With Panda Poster (Photo)

Welcome to Boston, Pablo Sandoval. The Red Sox officially announced Tuesday their signing of the former San Francisco Giants third baseman to a five-year contract and gave fans a glimpse at the locker that will belong to the man they call Kung Fu Panda. New addition to the clubhouse
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Week 13 NFL Odds: White-Hot Patriots Open As Underdog Vs. Packers

The New England Patriots will head to Lambeau Field to face the Green Bay Packers in a Week 13 matchup of division leaders. The Packers opened as a four-point favorite, but the line has come down to a field goal at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The point total is set at 58.5. The Patriots are 7-4 against the spread this season, but they are 5-1 ATS in their last six games...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch Red Sox Press Conference Online (Live Stream)

The Boston Red Sox will hold a news conference at Tuesday at Fenway Park. Check back at 1 p.m. to watch live. Thumbnail photo via Greg M. Cooper/USA TODAY Sports ImagesFiled under: Boston Red Sox, Live Stream, NESN Staff, Top Stories
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval, Hanley Ramirez Deals Create More Questions For Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> In the words of Happy Gilmore, it ain’t over yet, McGavin. The way I see it, we’ve only just begun. The Red Sox put their money where their mouth is this week by reportedly signing Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez to contracts totaling nearly $200 million. The moves undoubtedly boost Boston’s offense and reflect the...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Paul Pierce signs autograph during game

Need another reason to love Paul Pierce? OK, here you go. With Pierce’s Washington Wizards well on their way to a victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, the former Boston Celtics forward decided to make the day of one C’s fan in attendance. Check out that face. Think she’s excited? The gesture capped off a banner day for Pierce, who finished with 25 points and 10...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins-Penguins Notes: Sidney Crosby-Evgeni Malkin Duo Excels In 3-2 Win

BOSTON — Shutting down two of the top-five forwards in the NHL always is a difficult challenge, but it’s even tougher when key defensive players are out of the lineup. The Bruins were without No. 1 defenseman Zdeno Chara, as well as quality defensive forwards David Krejci and Chris Kelly in Monday night’s 3-2 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins because of injuries. It...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Celtics Hangout: Kelly Olynyk’s Shooting Among Early-Season Uncertainties

Are the Boston Celtics a playoff team this season? Probably not. But they’re not as bad as their 4-8 record would indicate, either. Join NESN.com’s Zack Cox and MassLive’s Jay King for a Google Hangout at noon Tuesday as they answer fan questions and give their impressions from the first 12 games of the Celtics’ season. Watch the Hangout in the player below, and submit your...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Notes: Steve Blake, Chris Kaman Stabilize Blazers’ Bench

Stats are for losers, but for the last two seasons, the lack of stats coming from their bench prevented the Portland Trail Blazers from being winners what it mattered. The Blazers look like a shoo-in for the NBA playoffs, but thanks to a revitalized bench they could do more than just make the postseason field. Steve Blake and Chris Kaman have filled a...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Evgeni Malkin Can’t Believe Marc-Andre Fleury Has Won 300 Games (Video)

Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury secured his 300th career NHL win Monday night with a 3-2 overtime win over the Boston Bruins, becoming the third-fastest netminder to reach the milestone. When Penguins center Evgeni Malkin was asked about his goalie’s accomplishment, he said that he couldn’t believe it. This embed is invalid" /> ...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli Hopeful Zdeno Chara Can Return In 10 To 14 Days

The Boston Bruins might be getting an early gift ahead of the holidays. Bruins captain Zdeno Chara returned to the ice Monday, skating in public for the first time since suffering a PCL tear in his left knee back on Oct. 23 in a game against the New York Islanders. That should mean Chara’s return to game action is right around the corner. Boston general...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: Jon Lester, Red Sox still engaged in contract talks

The Boston Red Sox haven’t put away their wallets just yet. The Red Sox still remain engaged in contract negotiations with free-agent pitcher Jon Lester despite reportedly signing Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez to contracts totaling nearly $200 million, multiple sources told WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford on Monday. A source told The Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham that the process...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Smith Fights With Saints’ Kenny Vaccaro, Nearly Sparks Brawl (Video)

Steve Smith’s dislike of the New Orleans Saints didn’t disappear when he left the NFC South. The longtime Carolina Panthers receiver, now with the Baltimore Ravens, nearly kicked off a full-team brawl Monday night when he and Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro got into it along the Ravens’ sideline. Smith appeared to instigate the scuffle when he knocked the second-year D-back...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL MVP Power Rankings: Aaron Rodgers-Tom Brady Matchup Pits Top Two Contenders

These matchups are the reasons we watch sports. On Sunday afternoon in Green Bay, two of the hottest teams in the NFL will meet when the Green Bay Packers host the New England Patriots at Lambeau Field. Many are calling it a Super Bowl preview, with New England riding a seven-game winning streak going up against a Green Bay team that’s 5-0 at home this...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Made Right Choice In Trading Clay Matthews Pick To Packers

An alternate universe exists where Clay Matthews is racking up double-digit sack seasons at outside linebacker on the New England Patriots’ defense. Sounds pretty exciting, right? Well, consider this: Rob Gronkowski also is playing elsewhere in this universe, which suddenly doesn’t sound so fun anymore. The Patriots once held the No. 26 overall pick in the 2009 NFL draft ...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Bills’ Scott Chandler Honors Buffalo With Snow Shoveling TD Celebration (Video)

A weird, stressful week came to a very satisfying end for the Buffalo Bills and their fans Monday night. With the city of Buffalo continuing its clean-up efforts after feet and feet of lake-effect snow pounded the area last week, the Bills pounded the New York Jets in a rescheduled, relocated game Monday night in Detroit. The snow forced the NFL to move the game to Monday night at...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

SI’s Peter King Apologizes For Poorly Timed Tweet During Ferguson Saga

Peter King’s timing was as bad as it could get Tuesday night. The Sports Illustrated NFL writer, who also runs the Monday Morning Quarterback blog, thought he sent out an innocent tweet about the New York Jets. So he might have been surprised to see his mentions flooded with people questioning his taste, timing and tact. Here’s the tweet that had Twitter users up in arms. This...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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