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Boston Fans Still Echoing ‘Thank You, Kessel’ Refrain With Dougie Hamilton Joining Tyler Seguin in Spotlight (Video)

The Phil Kessel trade might have been over three years ago, but that won’t stop Bruins fans from bringing it up again and again and again. With the B’s heading to Toronto to play the Maple Leafs with Tyler Seguin and Dougie Hamilton in tow, Boston and Toronto fans took a trip down memory lane — with mixed results. While all of New England might have been thrilled with the deal’s...
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February 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson Tops Peyton Manning for NFL MVP, J.J. Watt Dominates Defensive Player of the Year Voting

The battle for NFL Most Valuable Player was expected to be a tight race, as Adrian Peterson and Peyton Manning both made strong cases for their candidacy. But in the end, it was the Vikings tailback who ran away with it, taking home both MVP and Offensive Player of the Year honors from the Associated Press. Peterson not only recorded one of the most statistically impressive seasons...
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February 02, 2013  |  Discuss

LeBron James Takes in First Hockey Experience at Maple Leafs-Bruins Game in Toronto

Normally, the hardwood is down and the Toronto Raptors are in the building when LeBron James makes his way into the Air Canada Center. However, the Heat do not take on the Raptors until tomorrow afternoon, so LeBron decided to spend his night off in Toronto doing something many people would not expect. James decided to catch some hockey Saturday night, posting a picture of his seats...
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February 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Robert Griffin III, Luke Kuechly Take Home NFL Rookie of the Year Honors

Just over a year after winning the Heisman Trophy, Robert Griffin III will take home some hardware in his first professional season, as well. Griffin was named the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press on Saturday, capping an impressive debut campaign for the Redskins quarterback. The Baylor product completed 65.6% of his passes for 3,200 yards, 20 touchdowns...
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Former Patriots Coach Bill Parcells, Warren Sapp Among Seven Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

The Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2013 was announced on Saturday with Bill Parcells, Warren Sapp, Cris Carter, Larry Allen and Jonathan Ogden receiving the honors. Defensive tackle Curley Culp, who played for the Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Oilers as well as linebacker Dave Robinson, who played for the Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins, make up the two senior...
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Bruins Look to Bounce Back Against Maple Leafs After ‘Uncharacteristic’ Loss (Video)

The last time the Bruins took the ice, they were dealt their first regulation defeat of the season after allowing four third-period goals in a 7-4 loss to Buffalo. That performance, Bruins players say, was an aberration. “[We made] some poor decisions that we don’t usually do,” defenseman Adam McQuaid said during W.B Mason Bruins Face-Off Live on Saturday. “Usually we’re...
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Milan Lucic Relishes Role as Leader, Exemplifies ‘Bruins-Style Hockey’ (Video)

Since his days of challenging the NHL’s elite enforcers as a 19-year-old rookie, Milan Lucic has been a fan favorite in Boston. As a big, bruising winger, Lucic immediately drew comparisons to Bruins great Cam Neely, whom Lucic says revolutionized the role of a power forward. That’s a lot of pressure to be placed on a player in his first season, but the Vancouver native has lived...
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Bruins Looking to Make Groundhog Day Like ‘Groundhog Day’ for Maple Leafs, Continue Run of Success (Video)

Rise and shine campers, and don’t forget to wear your booties because the Bruins bullied the Maple Leafs around last season. After going 6-0-0 against Toronto last season, Boston heads north on Saturday looking to keep that streak alive. However, the way that things have played out this year, anything’s possible. NESN Nation’s Dan Duquette is hoping the Leafs are stuck in their...
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INTIMIDATING BUNCH

Blackhawks gave Luongo a scare

The Canucks beat the Blackhawks in a shootout, but the win didn't come without some worry from Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo.

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Vote: Should the Celtics Sign Greg Oden?

After meeting with a group of Celtics executives on Saturday, it appears that Boston could be the landing spot for Greg Oden. The Celtics are in desperate need of another big man after losing rookie Jared Sullinger for the rest of the season, as he will undergo back surgery. Oden, who hasn’t played the last two seasons due to injuries, is attempting an NBA comeback and the 25...
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Auburn to Remove Famed Toomer’s Corner Trees Two Years After Poisoning

One of college football’s most storied traditions will come to an end this spring. The oak trees at Toomer’s Corner on the campus of Auburn University, which are ceremoniously covered in toilet paper (or “rolled”) after each Tigers win, are scheduled to be removed, more than two years after they were poisoned by Alabama fan Harvey Updyke Jr. after the 2010 Iron Bowl between...
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Vote: Is Phil Kessel for Tyler Seguin and Dougie Hamilton the Best Trade in Boston Sports History?

Any time the Bruins travel to Toronto, Peter Chiarelli must have a tiny smirk on his face. In September of 2009 Chiarelli, sent forward Phil Kessel (and his six million dollar contract) to the Leafs for their first-round picks in 2010 and 2011, with a second-round pick tossed in for good measure. The next year, Boston drafted former Plymouth Whalers forward Tyler Seguin with the...
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Chris Culliver Will Attend Sensitivity Training After Issuing Anti-Gay Remarks

NEW ORLEANS — San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver will begin sensitivity training and education immediately after the Super Bowl following his anti-gay remarks this week, then start volunteer work with at-risk homosexual youth nationwide. Culliver is scheduled to begin working with “The Trevor Project,” an organization that provides crisis and suicide intervention...
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S.W.A.T.S. Owner Mitch Ross Apologizes to Ray Lewis for Antler Spray Allegation

There are always two sides to the story. And in this instance, for Ray Lewis, it’s good news that he is temporarily off the hook for allegedly taking deer antler velvet spray. According to CBS Sports, S.W.A.T.S. owner Mitch Ross has publicly apologized to Lewis for the Sports Illustrated article this past week. “I never saw Ray put [the spray] in his mouth,” Ross said during...
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February 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Greg Oden Meets With Celtics to Discuss Potential Signing

Boston is looking more and more like the venue for the Greg Oden comeback tour. Oden met with a group of Celtics executives including president of basketball operations Danny Ainge on Saturday to discuss a potential contract, the Boston Herald reports. The Celtics’ roster is suddenly lacking presence in the paint after it was announced Friday that rookie forward Jared Sullinger...
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Eli Manning Disagrees With Joe Flacco, Thinks Cold-Weather New York Super Bowl Will Be ‘Really Good’

On Monday night, Joe Flacco got into some hot water calling the idea of a cold-weather Super Bowl “retarded.” Eli Manning disagrees with both the term Flacco used and the idea behind his statement. The Giants quarterback said he likes the idea of a New York Super Bowl, and thinks that it offers a unique location for the NFL’s biggest event. “I disagree with a lot of things...
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Caron Butler Tricks Jonas Valanciunas, Stealing Ball After High Five (Video)

Caron Butler taught Jonas Valanciunas an important lesson on Friday night — never trust a crafty veteran. With Butler’s Clippers down 98-71 with 17 seconds remaining, Valanciunas dribbled the ball to half court to run out the clock. Butler went to high five the Raptors center, and pried the ball out of his hands. Valanciunas fouled Butler before he could get to the hoop for a...
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Bill Parcells Says New England Fans Are Spoiled by Bill Belichick, Patriots

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before. Bill Parcells says Patriots fans are spoiled due to their success over the past twelve years. The former New England coach would know, he coached the team out of the dark days of the early 90s. “You guys are spoiled,” Parcells told Dan Shaughnessy of the Boston Globe. “Really, you are. You’ve got to remember how the other half lives...
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Andrew Bynum Could Be Close to Making 76ers Debut After Receiving Knee Injections

76ers newly acquired big man Andrew Bynum hasn’t taken a step onto the hardwood yet during the 2012-13 season. But it appears he is headed in a positive direction in the healing process. Doctors injected lubrication into both knees, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. The 2012 NBA All-Star, who tore his MCL against the Grizzlies in 2009 and tore his meniscus in 2010, is close...
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Russell Westbrook Has Meltdown on Bench After Argument With Thabo Sefolosha (Video)

Despite the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 35-11 record, Scott Brooks‘ team is currently facing some adversity both on the court and in the locker room regarding their star point guard Russell Westbrook. During Thursday’s contest against the Memphis Grizzlies, Westbrook experienced a meltdown on the sidelines after an offensive possession where Thabo Sefolosha, who was seeking...
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Richard Sherman Asks Bourbon Street Who’s Better Shutdown Corner, He or Darrelle Revis (Video)

For years, Darrelle Revis has been considered the best shutdown cornerback in the NFL, but after tearing his ACL three weeks into the season, he may have to fight to regain that title. Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman may have been a Pro-Bowl snub, but the first-team All-Pro picked off eight passes this year and allowed just a 44.9 quarterback rating against this season. He allowed...
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Robert Kraft Hopeful on Wes Welker Deal as Long as Agents ‘Don’t Mess It Up’

Perhaps the biggest question the Patriots will face this offseason is whether or not they decide to resign Wes Welker. To owner Robert Kraft, it may not be completely up to New England, though. Kraft said he wants the star slot receiver back, but there could be other elements that prevent a deal from getting done. “I’d love him to be around, he’s a great guy,” Kraft told...
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Dikembe Mutombo Blocks Laundry, Trash, Groceries in Geico ‘Happier Than’ Commercial (Video)

Throughout the course of Dikembe Mutombo‘s career, the eight-time NBA All-Star was known for blocking basketballs. But recently, he is denying other materials in everyday life. Geico has been a hit lately for their “happier than” commercials, and the company’s latest one featuring the emphatic shot blocker may be the best yet. Mutombo is back to his finger-wagging ways,...
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February 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Jared Sullinger’s Season-Ending Back Surgery Forces Celtics to Learn to Play Differently Once Again

BOSTON — The red-flaggers had just about put up the white flag. The back issues that caused Jared Sullinger to drop out of the lottery in last year’s NBA draft were nearly forgotten, with Celtics coach Doc Rivers regularly joking about the diagnosis that Sullinger would struggle with back problems throughout his career.  The anonymous scouts who believed Sullinger lacked the...
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Nick Van Exel’s Son Convicted of Murder After Shooting Friend in 2010

DALLAS — A North Texas jury has found the 22-year-old son of former NBA player Nick Van Exel guilty of murder in the shooting death of a longtime friend. A Dallas County jury deliberated about 2 1/2 hours before returning its guilty verdict Thursday against Nickey Maxwell Van Exel. The penalty phase begins Friday. Prosecutors had sought a capital murder conviction. They say Van...
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