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Radko Gudas Hits Scottie Upshall With Dangerous Elbow (Video)

Stephane Quintal might not have to wait long before handing out his first suspension as head of the NHL’s Department of Player Safety. Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas hit Florida Panthers forward Scottie Upshall with a dangerous elbow to the head in Thursday night’s season opener for both teams. One of the more shocking aspects of this play was that no penalty...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts’ T.Y. Hilton Does LeBron James Celebration After Scoring TD (GIF)

King Hilton ruled Thursday night at Reliant Stadium. Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton went off as Indianapolis earned a 33-28 road win over the Houston Texans. Hilton caught nine passes, compiled 223 yards, scored one touchdown and provided an awesome celebration that was straight out of LeBron James’ handbook. Hilton mimicked James after hauling in a 33-yard touchdown pass from...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick: Brandon Browner Hasn’t Had Issue Learning Patriots Defense

Apparently Bill Belichick is in the business of denying reports these days. The New England Patriots head coach was asked Friday if Brandon Browner has had trouble picking up the team’s defense, as the Boston Herald reported — per a source — Thursday, and Belichick answered, “No.” Belchick was then asked if the Patriots’ decision not to activate Browner, coming off a...
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Edelman's routine: Arrive early, lead by example

Julian Edelman is the kind of guy who arrives to work early, and it’s probably much earlier than you think. The 5-foot-10, 196-pound New England Patriots wide receiver wouldn’t disclose what time he arrives to home games (“It’s early, though”), but Matthew Slater, Edelman’s closest teammate and a special teams captain, hinted at the answer. “I can tell you, I live...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Atlantic Division Preview: Raptors A Cut Above NBA’s Weakest Group

As the 2014-15 NBA season approaches, NESN.com will be taking a preseason look at each of the league’s six divisions. The final stop on our preview train is the Atlantic, which will try to shake the reputation it gained last season as the NBA’s worst division. Teams are listed in predicted order of finish (last year’s result in parentheses). 1. Toronto Raptors (first) ...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football: Zac Stacy, Andre Ellington Among Week 6 Sits, Starts

As the NFL settles in to its 2014 campaign, you’re settling in for another successful year on the fantasy circuit. That, or you’re freaking out at the fact that Calvin Johnson is screwing your team over. If you’re in the latter category, don’t worry. There’s still plenty of time left in the fantasy season to make up ground, as well as “Golden” opportunities to find...
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Bradley Cooper Trash Talks ‘Loudmouth’ Giants Fans In Eagles Hype Video

Bradley Cooper’s Philadelphia Eagles fandom in the movie “Silver Linings Playbook” wasn’t just an act. The actor grew up just outside of Philly and truly is a diehard Eagles fan. And he shows that off in the team’s latest hype video. The Eagles are taking on their rival New York Giants this week, and Cooper brings out his best trash talking for the matchup, calling Giants...
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Bruins-Red Wings Notes: Poor Special Teams Among Reasons For 2-1 Loss

One night after the Boston Bruins opened the new season with a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers thanks to excellent special teams, the Original Six club struggled in that area of the game Thursday night in a frustrating 2-1 loss to the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. Boston’s penalty kill was a perfect 3-for-3 against the Flyers, but they couldn’t sustain that level...
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Claude Julien: Bruins ‘Fell Apart’ Without Patrice Bergeron In Second Period (Video)

The Boston Bruins took a 1-0 lead over the Detroit Red Wings in the first period Thursday, but an injury to Patrice Bergeron took away their momentum. The Bruins center left the game in the second period after a hard crash into the boards. He ended up missing more than half of the period, and coach Claude Julien believed that was the reason for the team’s sloppy play during that...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmy Howard Robs Brad Marchand Of A Goal With Nice Glove Save (Video)

The Boston Bruins were in desperate need of a goal in the third period of Thursday night’s game against the Detroit Red Wings, but goalkeeper Jimmy Howard wouldn’t allow it. Bruins winger Brad Marchand had a few of shots on goal with the Bruins down 2-1, but Howard stopped them all. One save in particular was good enough to earn the DCU Save of the Game. Early in the third...
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Patrice Bergeron Gets Bruins On The Board With First-Period Goal (Video)

The Boston Bruins opened the scoring against the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday thanks to a heads-up play by Patrice Bergeron in the first period. The Boston center was all over a bad turnover by Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson and did a great job of finding open space to take it to the net. Bergeron placed the puck just out of reach of the glove of goalie Jimmy Howard for...
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Bruins’ Penalty Kill Changes Pace Of First Period Vs. Red Wings (Video)

The Boston Bruins didn’t put on the best show during the first period of their game against the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday, but a penalty kill certainly changed the pace for the B’s. The Red Wings got the first power play of the night, and a Detroit goal would have seriously affected the the pace of the game. Instead, the Bruins got some first-period momentum of their own...
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Reilly Smith Pumped To ‘Showcase’ Sibling Rivalry With Brendan Smith (Video)

It’ll be a family affair at Joe Louis Arena on Wednesday night. Boston Bruins forward Reilly Smith will go up against his older brother, Brendan Smith of the Detroit Red Wings, as their proud parents watch on from the stands. The two also faced off in the playoffs last season with Reilly notching a goal and an assist in the first-round series, but it was Brendan who provided the...
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Heisman Contender Todd Gurley Suspended Indefinitely For NCAA Rules Violation

Georgia tailback and Heisman contender Todd Gurley has been suspended indefinitely for an alleged violation of NCAA rules, the school announced Thursday. The case is pending investigation, but multiple sources are reporting that it centers around allegations that Gurley accepted extra benefits for autographs or use of his likeness. “I’m obviously very disappointed,” Bulldogs...
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Bruins-Red Wings Live: Division Foes Meet For First Time Since 2014 Playoffs

6:30 p.m.: The Detroit Red Wings open their 2014-15 season against the Boston Bruins on Thursday night at Joe Louis Arena. It’s the first meeting between these Atlantic Division teams since Boston eliminated Detroit from the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs with a Game 5 win in Round 1. The B’s enter this matchup with a 1-0-0 record after a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

NESN’s 30th Anniversary Special Full Re-Air Schedule For Month Of October

NESN’s 30th Anniversary Special is set to debut Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m., but if you can’t catch the documentary on the history of the network then, NESN has you covered. NESN will re-air the hour-long special hosted by Tom Caron six more times in the month of October, starting Sunday, Oct. 19 at 3 p.m. The behind-the-scenes look at the history and growth of the company will...
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Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Pavel Datsyuk To Miss Bruins-Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings will be without their best player when they play the Boston Bruins on Thursday night at Joe Louis Arena. Superstar center Pavel Datsyuk (shoulder) didn’t skate Wednesday and won’t be in the lineup for Detroit’s season opener, per the team. It’s the first season opener the Russian forward will miss since he entered the NHL in 2001. Datsyuk’s absence...
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NESN’s 30th Anniversary Special To Debut Tuesday, October 14 At 8 P.M.

October 9, 2014 – NESN continues its year-long 30th anniversary celebration with a one-hour documentary on the history of the network that will debut on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at 8 pm. NESN’s 30th Anniversary Special presented by the New England Honda Dealers will look back at the network’s launch in March of 1984 as a fledgling startup with only a few viewers, to today as...
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Adrian Peterson Could Have Bond Revoked, Be Arrested For Drug Violation

Adrian Peterson is out of jail on $15,000 bond, but that might not be the case for much longer. Prosecutors in the Minnesota Vikings running back’s case are asking that his bond be revoked and he be arrested again for a drug violation. According to their motion, which was posted by Deadspin, Peterson admitted during a urine test Wednesday that he “smoked a little weed.” ...
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Red Sox Shortstop Outlook: Xander Bogaerts Looking To Silence Doubters

The Boston Red Sox’s shortstop situation turned into a mess this season. Xander Bogaerts started at shortstop, shifted to third base and then started at short again after the Red Sox traded Stephen Drew to the New York Yankees at the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline. Essentially, the Red Sox are back to Square 1 as they enter a crucial offseason. Bogaerts only has...
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Colin Kaepernick Fined $10K For Wearing Beats By Dre Headphones

Colin Kaepernick and his Beats by Dre headphones aren’t going down without a fight. The NFL recently struck a deal with Bose that prohibits players from wearing or using other types of headphones while on camera, but that didn’t stop the San Francisco 49ers quarterback from wearing what he likes. Kapernick, who is a spokesman for Beats, said he was fined $10,000 by the league...
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Fan who shined laser pointer at Bills players caught by police

The Detroit Lions fan who shined a laser pointer in the faces of Buffalo Bills players during Sunday’s matchup won’t be watching anymore games from Ford Field. The fan has been identified by the Lions and effective immediately will be banned indefinitely from events at Ford Field, the team announced, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The individual admitted to using the laser pointer...
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Patriots Injury Report: Brandon Browner (Ankle) Did Not Practice

FOXBORO, Mass. — Brandon Browner’s undisclosed absence from New England Patriots practice has been explained. The cornerback missed Thursday’s session with an ankle injury. Center Bryan Stork (head) also was added to the practice participation and injury report. If Stork has to miss Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills, the Patriots will have to shake up their starting...
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Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren Injured While On International Duty With Croatia

Dejan Lovren is the latest victim of the international injury bug, which has afflicted Liverpool this season. Lovren, 25, suffered a groin injury while practicing with Croatia’s national team Wednesday. The central defender withdrew from international duty and returned to Liverpool for further assessment. Gordon Schildenfeld will replace injured Dejan Lovren in Croatian squad...
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Danica Patrick opens up about dating fellow driver

Danica Patrick admits there are some occupational hazards to dating a fellow NASCAR driver. In a column for Derek Jeter’s new sports website, The Players’ Tribune, Patrick wrote that racing against boyfriend Ricky Stenhouse Jr. can create “Montagues and the Capulets” moments — a reference to the feuding families of the star-crossed lovers in Shakespeare’s “Romeo and...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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