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Watch Women’s Beanpot Hockey Action Streaming Live on NESN.com

If it’s February in Boston, that means it’s Beanpot time. The Women’s Beanpot is set to get under way on Tuesday at Northeastern, and you’ll be able to follow all the action with NESN.com’s live streaming of the action. The action gets under way at 5 p.m. when Boston College takes on Harvard. That’s followed up by Boston University-Northeastern, which is slated to begin...
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February 04, 2013  |  Discuss

John Harbaugh Says Brother Jim Harbaugh Is ‘Best Coach in NFL’

For the better part of a decade, Bill Belichick has been the consensus pick as the NFL’s best coach. But that title might be passing on, at least according to John Harbaugh. Harbaugh, who took home his first Super Bowl title with the Ravens’ 34-31 win over the 49ers on Sunday, isn’t putting himself on that pedestal, though. Instead, he’s talking up his younger brother, Jim...
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February 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Leandro Barbosa Asks for Fans’ Help to Name His Buzzer-Beater in Two Languages (Video)

Leandro Barbosa wants your help. Also, Leandro Barbosa está querendo sua ajuda. The Brazilian Blur took to Twitter on Monday to ask fans for their suggestions about a nickname for his buzzer-beating shot on Sunday. Right before the end of the third quarter, Barbosa slid around two Clippers defenders and tossed up a floating jump shot as time expired. It was that kind of day for...
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Rangers Trade Mike Rupp to Minnesota for Darroll Powe and Nick Palmieri

NEW YORK — The New York Rangers traded rugged forward Mike Rupp to the Minnesota Wild on Monday for forwards Darroll Powe and Nick Palmieri. The deal was announced hours before the Wild faced the Phoenix Coyotes in Arizona. The Rangers have been looking for depth at forward to complement their top line of Rick Nash, Brad Richards and former Wild star Marian Gaborik. New York is...
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Randy Moss ‘Alligator Armed’ Colin Kaepernick Interception, According to Bill Romanowski

Randy Moss took a lot of heat for his performance in Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday. The legendary wide receiver caught just two passes for 41 yards on five targets. That unimpressive stat line may have been due to lack of effort, according to four-time Super Bowl champion Bill Romanowski. “Randy Moss, he alligator armed it. He didn’t go up for the ball,” Romanowski said emphatically...
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Report: Brandon Webb Decides to Retire From Baseball, Ending Interesting, Injury-Plagued Career

Brandon Webb hasn’t pitched since 2009, but his name has come up frequently as a potential low-risk, high-reward pitcher. We can finally end the speculation, though, as it appears the right-hander is calling it quits. According to ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick, agents Jonathan Maurer and Mike Montana of Millennium Sports revealed that Webb is retiring from baseball, officially ending...
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Report: Edinson Cavani to Be Object of £40 Million Transfer Tussle Between Manchester City and PSG

Two of European soccer’s financial heavyweights will duke it out for Edinson Cavani in the summer. Manchester City and PSG want to sign the Napoli striker in the summer transfer window, and both clubs are willing to spend at least £40 Million ($62.9 million) to do so, according to The Star. “The French club [PSG] signed [David] Beckham, 37, on deadline day last Thursday and...
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Report: Nike Is Redesigning Jaguars Logo, Uniforms in 2013

The first team to overhaul their uniforms with a Nike edge was the Seattle Seahawks in 2012. It appears the Jacksonville Jaguars will be next. The Jaguars will introduce a new logo on Tuesday at 4 p.m., according to Uni Watch. The new uniforms will be unveiled in mid-April and will feature “a Nike edge with a lot more gold,” according to Pete Prisco of CBS Sports. Prisco also...
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Report: Red Sox Have Been Contacted by a Few Teams About Franklin Morales

Franklin Morales proved to be a valuable asset to the Red Sox last season, and his versatility didn’t go unnoticed. According to The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo, a few teams have contacted the Sox about Morales this offseason and a few others have the left-hander on their list of pitchers to watch closely in spring training. Morales went 3-4 with a 3.77 ERA in 37 appearances...
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Jimmie Johnson Favored Over Reigning Champ Brad Keselowski for Sprint Cup Title

The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season is right around the corner. The Shootout at Daytona is a week from Saturday, with the Super Bowl of NASCAR, the Daytona 500, officially kicking off the new season Feb. 24. The circuit introduces a Gen-6 car this year, which is drawing raves as an upgrade on the Car of Tomorrow. Few people saw Brad Keselowski’s run to a Sprint Cup Championship last...
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Report: Haloti Ngata’s Knee Is Feeling Better After Super Bowl XLVII Injury

The Ravens suffered a scare on the way to winning Super Bowl XLVII when Haloti Ngata went down with a knee injury. The five-time All-Pro defensive lineman did not return. Ngata is feeling better now, though, according to Mike Garafolo of the USA Today. Ngata was seen jogging through the Ravens’ hotel lobby on Monday, according to Lindsay Jones of the USA Today. Ngata didn’t know...
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Shawn Thornton Skates Before Bruins Practice, Claude Julien Says Forward Is Symptom-Free

Shawn Thornton may be getting closer to returning from his concussion. The Bruins forward skated at B’s practice Monday, a sign that he is progressing well and getting closer to returning. Thornton has been out since Jan. 31 when he suffered a concussion following a first-period fight with Buffalo enforcer John Scott. Thornton’s return to the ice is an encouraging one, as is...
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Jon Lester, Andrew Bailey, Jarrod Saltalamacchia Among Red Sox Players Arriving Early to Spring Training

It’s already obvious that last season left a bad taste in the mouths of some Red Sox players. A number of players were spotted at the team’s complex in Fort Myers on Monday, even though official team activities don’t begin until next week. Among those spotted were Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Daniel Nava, Daniel Bard, Jon Lester, Andrew Bailey, Andrew Miller, Clay Buchholz, John...
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Will Ferrell Makes Out With Older Woman, SodaStream Takes Shots at Soda Giants in Widely Unaired Super Bowl Ads

Will Ferrell stole the Super Bowl commercials show this year, despite barely anyone knowing. Ferrell starred in an Old Milwaukee spot that aired in three markets: Glendive, Mont., Sherman, Texas and Ardmore, Okla., according to Sports Crackle Pop. Check it out below.
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Eastern Kentucky Guard Marcus Lewis Converts One-Handed Alley-Oop Dunk Off Inbounds Pass (Video)

Here are some fun facts about Eastern Kentucky University: It is located in Richmond, Ky. It has roughly 15,000 undergraduate students. It is the alma mater of Jets coach Rex Ryan. It has a basketball player named Marcus Lewis who has crazy hops. Lewis showed off his ups in an impressive alley-oop dunk that was unfortunately only captured on a brief, grainy video. The EKU Colonels...
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Ed Reed Told John Harbaugh After Super Bowl That He Wants to Be Back With Ravens Next Season

Ray Lewis‘ career finished on a high note on Sunday, but another defensive superstar from the Ravens’ Super Bowl XLVII win appears primed for a return. Ed Reed, whose name was swirling around the rumor mill this week, wants to finish his career right where it began in Baltimore. Ravens coach John Harbaugh said during his Monday morning news conference that he and Reed chatted...
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John Farrell Praises John Lackey, Thinks Pitcher Could Make Big Impact for Red Sox in 2013

John Lackey will enter the 2013 season as one of the Red Sox’ biggest question marks. Manager John Farrell also thinks he could be one of the team’s most important pieces. “I think he has a chance to have as big an impact on our club as anyone on our roster,” Farrell said on WEEI’s Red Sox Hot Stove Show. “He looks great. I think when people see him for the first time...
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Brad Marchand Misses Bruins Practice, But Claude Julien Says Forward ‘Progressing Very Well’

The Bruins enjoyed a well-deserved day off Sunday, but they were back to work on Monday at Ristuccia, where they hit the practice ice in Wilmington. They did so without a couple of big names. Most notable was the absence of Brad Marchand. The agitating forward missed practice just a couple of days after leaving Boston’s game with the Maple Leafs. He took a nasty-looking spill into...
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J.J. Redick Might Annoy the Heck Out of Many Fans, But Valuable Player Would Be Intriguing Trade Deadline Pickup

BOSTON — Seven years removed from his last 3-pointer with Duke, J.J. Redick does not receive the same relentless treatment from fans as he did early in his career. Back then, the anti-Duke armies at certain arenas would boo loudly whenever the former NCAA Player of the Year touched the ball or kinda, sorta exaggerated contact whenever a defender bumped him. Although he never averaged...
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Report: Jose Valverde Close to Signing One-Year Deal With Marlins

Jose Valverde led the league in saves two years ago and finished fifth in Cy Young voting. Now he’s without a home, although it appears that is about to change. Valverde is close to signing a one-year deal with the Marlins, according to ESPN.com’s Enrique Rojas. Valverde, who is a three-time All-Star, has reached the 40-save plateau on three separate occasions, leading the league...
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Steven Gerrard Named 2012 England Player of the Year, Jordan Henderson Wins U-21 Honor

Steven Gerrard was named England’s Player of the Year for the second time in his career while Jordan Henderson scooped the U-21 accolade at the inaugural FA England Awards on Sunday evening. The Liverpool midfielders were honored with the awards at a special ceremony at St. George’s Park following a fans’ vote over the past few months. Gerrard beat Ashley Cole and Danny Welbeck...
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Report: Astros, Mets ‘Kicking Around the Possibility’ of Signing Daisuke Matsuzaka

Daisuke Matsuzaka‘s career has been an interesting one, but there are apparently two teams at least considering taking a flier on the right-hander. According to The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo, the Astros and Mets are “kicking around the possibility” of adding Matsuzaka, whose six-year stint in Boston wasn’t exactly illustrious. Matsuzaka won 18 games in 2008, compiling...
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Joe Flacco’s Chevrolet Corvette Stingray MVP Prize Could Cost Him $25,000 in Taxes (Video)

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is expecting a big payday this offseason, as the Super Bowl MVP enters free agency. Flacco may need the big pay raise, because if he accepts his MVP prize — a 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray — he could owe more than $25,000 on taxes, according to Forbes.com. If he donates the flashy new ride to charity, he could save. “Flacco will owe about ...
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Volkswagen ‘Get In. Get Happy.’ ‘Coke Chase’ Among Top 10 Most Talked-About 2013 Super Bowl Commercials (Videos)

Sure, plenty of people are talking about the great Super Bowl game that occurred last night with the 49ers’ epic comeback, just to be thwarted at the last minute by poor playcalling and officiating. But we’re here to talk about the commercials. There were plenty of ads that had people yapping leading up to the Super Bowl, on social media during the game and even into Monday morning...
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Grant Hill Praises Celtics Coach Doc Rivers, Calls Him ‘Great Communicator,’ ‘Good Man’

In 18 years as an NBA player, Grant Hill has seen every shape and style of coach. He was reunited, briefly, with one of his former coaches on Sunday afternoon. Doc Rivers, whose Celtics handed Hill and the Los Angeles Clippers a 106-104 defeat, coached Hill for three-plus seasons in Orlando. Although Hill’s time with the Magic was marred by injuries and Rivers’ final season with...
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