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Cubs introduce Joe Maddon

Joe Maddon will be calling the Windy City home for the next five years. The Chicago Cubs officially announced Monday afternoon that Maddon agreed to terms on a five-year contract that will run through the 2019 season. The team announced the news via Twitter a couple hours before introducing their newest manager during a press conference Monday afternoon. The #Cubs have agreed...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Browner’s Versatile Play Among Takeaways From Patriots-Broncos

The New England Patriots’ defense can hold its head high after limiting the Broncos to 21 points — statistics be damned. Peyton Manning threw for 438 yards on Sunday evening, but that will happen when facing one of the greatest quarterbacks who has ever lived, playing from behind without the threat of a running game. Throw in a great arsenal of wide receivers, and yeah, a 400...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins’ David Krejci ‘Day-To-Day’ After Missing Monday’s Practice

BOSTON — Bruins forward David Krejci missed practice Monday at TD Garden and is considered “day-to-day” according to head coach Claude Julien. Julien wouldn’t comment on what kind of injury Krejci is dealing with. The first-line center missed practice Friday and was a late scratch before Saturday night’s 4-2 win over the Ottawa Senators. Krejci missed the first three games...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

NESN’s 30th Anniversary Special Full Re-Air Schedule For November

NESN’s 30th Anniversary Special will re-air throughout the month of November, beginning with the first showing on Sunday, Nov. 2 at 5 p.m. Hosted by NESN’s Tom Caron, the hour-long show gives a behind-the scenes look at the history and growth of the company. Check out the full re-air schedule of NESN’s 30th Anniversary Schedule below. Date Day Time November 2, 2014 Sunday...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Shawn Thornton On Return To Boston: ‘It’ll Be Interesting’

Another familiar face will visit TD Garden on Tuesday. Former Boston Bruins enforcer Shawn Thornton will take the ice as a member of the Florida Panthers when the two teams faceoff against one another. The reunion comes just over a week after ex-Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk returned to Boston in a New York Islanders uniform. Thornton, who won the 2011 Stanley Cup with the Bruins...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Ference Suspended Three Games, Won’t Play Thursday Vs. Bruins

Andrew Ference will not be on the ice when the Edmonton Oilers come to town on Thursday to take on the Boston Bruins. The NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced Monday that the Oilers defenseman has been suspended three games for an illegal check to the head of Vancouver Canucks forward Zack Kassian on Saturday night. As director of player safety Patrick Burke explained...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Esteban Ramirez Volley Sure-Fire ‘Goal Of The Year’ Candidate (GIF)

Esteban Ramirez is bound to make us pay more attention to Costa Rican soccer than we otherwise would. Ramirez scored one of the best goals we’ve seen this year Sunday, helping hosts Club Sport Herediano beat Deportivo Saprissa 3-2 in a Primera Division (Costa Rican first division) game. Herediano was leading 2-1 in the first half when a Saprissa defender’s clearing header fell...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL’s Unpredictable Nature Can Make Early Season Hot Takes Look Silly

The NFL landscape looks a lot different right now than it did two months ago. That seems like a simple premise. Things change over time, especially when you’re talking about professional sports. Yet, that’s something fans and media — particularly in the NFL — often forget. Former NFL linebacker Matt Chatham has seen it from both sides. He’s been in an NFL locker room riding...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football: Mark Sanchez Among Week 10 Waiver Wire Must-Adds

As we hit the home stretch of the fantasy football season, your banged-up team desperately needs a spark. Who better to provide that boost than… Mark Sanchez? No, you didn’t accidentally stumble upon a two-year-old fantasy article. It really is Nov. 3, 2014, and Sanchez really is a fantasy-relevant quarterback once again. For that, The Sanchize can thank Nick Foles, who is out...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Giants Are Home Underdog Against Colts On ‘Monday Night Football’

The New York Giants host the Indianapolis Colts on “Monday Night Football” to wrap up Week 9 of the NFL season. The Colts opened as field goal favorites, and the line has stuck around there at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The total is sitting at 50 points. The Colts are coming off their first lost since September. They won five straight games both straight up and against...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Referee Unexpectedly Gets Caught In Dolphins’ Ice Bath, Freaks Out (Video)

The most dramatic referee in the NFL was working Sunday’s game between the Miami Dolphins and the San Diego Chargers. In the final moments of the Dolphins’ dominant 37-0 win, the team decided to drench head coach Joe Philbin with a Gatorade ice bath to celebrate the shutout victory. Unfortunately, though, a referee was in the wrong spot at the wrong time, and he unwillingly...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Repelling Army Dog Steals The Show During Cowboys-Cardinals Game (Photo)

Sunday’s game between the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals was a great matchup between two top NFL teams, but perhaps the best highlight came beforehand, when an army dog repelled from the scoreboard. Photo via SB Nation Video of the Day A couple of high school football players got a bit too excited for their game, hilariously falling down during the team’s pregame run...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

LeGarrette Blount rips Terrell Suggs for 'dirty' hit

Terrell Suggs didn’t do much to help his reputation Sunday night. The Baltimore Ravens linebacker was at the center of controversy after a questionable hit on Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount in the third quarter. Blount was stood up by a host of Ravens after gaining a chunk of yards and was left in a vulnerable position. That’s when Suggs came in from behind...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Maddon's agent calls tampering allegations against Cubs 'silly'

Manager Joe Maddon’s signing with the Chicago Cubs isn’t sitting well with his former team. The Cubs fired former manager Rick Renteria and hired Maddon on Friday, but the Tampa Bay Rays think there might have been some foul play involved in the deal. Tampa Bay is considering filing tampering charges against Cubs general manager Theo Epstein, according to the Tampa Bay...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: Nick Foles Out Indefinitely With Broken Collarbone

The Philadelphia Eagles suffered a big loss during Sunday’s win against the Houston Texans. Quarterback Nick Foles is out indefinitely with a broken collarbone, according to several reports. Although NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, citing a source, reports Foles will be out at least one month, the quarterback will undergo an MRI on Monday that will determine how long he’ll be sidelined...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Posts References Michael Vick’s Past With ‘Dog Daze’ Headline (Photo)

You knew this was coming. Michael Vick made his first start in over a year on Sunday as he took over under center for the New York Jets. He didn’t fare much better than Geno Smith, as the Jets fell to 1-8 with a 24-10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. In that game, Vick took a hard hit that left him with an apparent head injury. Apparently the injury wasn’t enough to keep Vick...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning Looked Confused, Frustrated By Patriots’ Defense (Video)

The New England Patriots’ most anticipated game of the regular season went in their favor Sunday. The Patriots took down Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos 43-21 in an AFC heavyweight matchup. Tom Brady threw for 333 yards and four touchdowns, outdueling Manning who had two touchdown passes with 438 yards, but threw two costly interceptions which turned into 14 points for...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Brady: Rob Gronkowski’s One-Handed Catch Was One Of Greatest He’s Seen

Tom Brady knows a thing or two about sensational catches. The New England Patriots quarterback has been blessed with some incredibly talented receivers over the years, which has made for some incredible catches. One on Sunday, however, immediately jumps toward the top of the list. Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski made a ridiculous one-handed catch in the third quarter of the Patriots’...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Broncos’ Chris Harris Jr.: It Will Be ‘Different Game’ When Patriots Go To Denver

Peyton Manning ready to look forward Sunday night, but one of his Denver Broncos teammates was more than willing to do so. Manning didn’t to discuss another potential meeting with the New England Patriots, but cornerback Chris Harris Jr. already has a hypothetical rematch with the Patriots circled on his calendar after New England blew Denver’s doors off Sunday. “€œWhen...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Billy Jaffe: Claude Julien Brings Stabilizing Presence To Bruins (Video)

Sunday afternoon, the Boston Bruins announced that head coach Claude Julien will be in Boston for a long time after signing a multi-year contract extension. Julien is the longest-tenured coach in Bruins history and has been behind the bench for eight seasons, a fact that NESN’s Billy Jaffe points out is key to the team’s recent success. “Coaching is something often times that...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Nik Wallenda Completes Daring Tightrope Walks Between Chicago Buildings (Video)

Daredevil tightrope walker Nik Wallenda went high above the streets of Chicago on Sunday evening and set two world records in the process. Wallenda, who became the first person to cross the Grand Canyon on a high wire in June 2013, followed up his act with two daring walks between Chicago buildings. The first walk he took was at a 15 degree incline, the steepest walk he has ever...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football: Jeremy Hill, Philip Rivers Among Week 9 Studs, Duds

The unpredictable NFL has struck yet again. With more than half the season in the season in the books, you thought you had it figured out. DeMarco Murray was a lock for 100 yards and a touchdown every game, Philip Rivers was good for 20 fantasy points a week and Jerick McKinnon was the back of the future in Minnesota. Then Week 9 rolls around, and Ryan Tannehill and Jeremy Hill...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Akeem Ayers, Patrick Chung Among Patriots’ Unlikely Defensive Heroes

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots’ pass defense ranking might take a hit after Sunday’s 43-21 win over the Denver Broncos, but sometimes, as Bill Belichick once succinctly put it, “stats are for losers.” The Patriots walloped the Broncos, and their defensive performance was spearheaded by newcomers to head coach Bill Belichick’s squad. Cornerback Darrelle Revis...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning Takes Blame For Julius Thomas’ Quiet Night Vs. Patriots

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots’ star tight end went off Sunday at Gillette Stadium. His Denver Broncos counterpart? Not so much. Though Julius Thomas did come down with a touchdown catch in the Broncos’ 43-21 loss, he finished with just two receptions for 33 yards and was not targeted once in the first half. That’s not the way it’s supposed to be, said quarterback...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots, Broncos Not Bothered By Mother Nature As Morning Storm Fades

FOXBORO, Mass. — Another Snow Bowl? Hardly. Though the white stuff swirled Sunday morning in Foxboro, the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos kicked off their 4:25 p.m. matchup under sunny skies. That’s not to say it was a beautiful fall day at Gillette Stadium — temperatures dipped into the low 40s, with steady winds — but the elements ultimately played a rather minor...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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