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Nets Guard Joe Johnson Nails Fan With Errant Pass During London Game (Video)

One British fan received a jarring introduction to the National Basketball Association on Thursday. The Brooklyn Nets and Atlanta Hawks traveled across the pond to play a game at London’s O2 Arena, and Nets guard Joe Johnson, who otherwise played one of his best games of the season, airmailed a pass into the stands late in the third quarter. The heave was intended for Alan Anderson...
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NFL Championship Weekend Thoughts: Tom Brady, Peyton Manning Love Nail-Biters And More

The final four have arrived, and Sunday is shaping up to be an epic day of football. The NFL couldn’t have asked for a better lineup of games either. Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning in the matinee and the archrival 49ers and Seahawks in the night cap. It’s going to be ratings galore. If Brady-Manning XIV was any indication of the fireworks set to go off in Denver, then Sunday might...
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Canadiens, Senators Fans Brawl In Stands After Game In Ottawa (Videos)

A relatively clean game between the Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators on Thursday was not nearly as civilized in the stands. After Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban scored in overtime to give the Habs a 5-4 win in a game that featured just four combined penalty minutes, a scuffle broke out in the lower level at Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Centre. It’s not clear what prompted the...
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Celtics Sign Guard/Forward Chris Johnson To 10-Day Contract

The Boston Celtics made a depth signing Friday, inking D-League player Chris Johnson to a 10-day contract. Johnson, a 6-foot-6 guard/forward out of Dayton, has played in 20 games for the Rio Grande Vipers this season, averaging 19.4 points and 6.8 rebounds. He has played just eight games at the NBA level, all with the Memphis Grizzlies in 2012-13. Johnson also spent training camp...
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Should Tuukka Rask, Brad Marchand Or Gregory Campbell Win The Amica Coverage Play Of The Week (Video)

NESN.com staff will pick the two or three best Amica Coverage Plays of the previous week for games played from Friday night to Thursday night. Voting will begin every Friday at 10 a.m. ET and conclude Monday. Vote for the Coverage Play of the Week and enter to win a $100 gift certificate to the Pro Shop at TD Garden. Play 1: Tuukka shuts down San Jose Play 2: Marchand strikes...
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Jamaican Bobsled Set To Qualify For Sochi, But Money Woes May Dash Olympic Dreams

Winston Watts feels the rhythm. He feels the rhyme. He just might not have the money. Watts and teammate Marvin Dixon make up the Jamaican two-man bobsled team that, barring disaster, will qualify for the 2014 Winter Olympics this weekend in St. Moritz, Switzerland. It would be the island nation’s first Olympic bobsled bid since 2002, but due to drastic funding cuts that have already...
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Five Memorable Plays By Unsung Players During The Patriots’ Season So Far

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New England Patriots Practice: One Player Absent Before AFC Championship Game

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots came so close to having two straight days of perfect attendance at practice. Only rookie linebacker/special teamer Steve Beauharnais was absent from practice on Friday. The session was on the Gillette Stadium practice field in sweats and shells. It’s unclear why Beauharnais was missing in action, though there has been a bug going around...
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Julian Edelman: It's fun to be the villain; hopes to quiet Denver fans

FOXBORO, Mass. — While the rest of the New England Patriots jog out of the tunnel during pregame introductions at Gillette Stadium, wide receiver Julian Edelman is at a full sprint. The shifty, versatile receiver races a full 100 yards down the field to greet the fans sitting in the south end zone with a leaping fist pump. Outwardly, no one on the team is more excited to play...
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Chiefs Receiver Dwayne Bowe: Everybody Wants A Piece Of Dwayne Bowe

The five-year, $56 million contract extension was supposed to bring Kansas City Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe some sense of security. Instead, it seems to have made him paranoid. Bowe, 29, got the money he was looking for last offseason and was able to remain in Kansas City, Mo., where he’s made his home during his seven seasons in the NFL. However, this season turned out to be one...
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Browns Receiver Davone Bess Arrested For Assaulting Officer At Airport (Photo)

It’s been nearly three weeks since the Cleveland Browns played their final game of the season, but wide receiver Davone Bess continues to take hits. Bess, who made headlines Thursday when he tweeted out a photo of what appeared to be marijuana, was arrested early Friday morning on charges of assaulting an officer/firefighter at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport. The...
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Shaun White Wipes Out, Lands Face-First During Olympic Qualifier (Video)

The Flying Tomato went splat Thursday during a slopestyle qualifying run at California’s Mammoth Mountain. Shaun White, the face of U.S. snowboarding, wiped out during a run and stayed down for about five minutes as he was clearly shaken up from landing face-first after catching an edge on his landing. The goofy-footer was OK after the crash, though — he regrouped and got the...
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UMass Dubbed Worst College Football Team Of Last Decade By USA Today

The University of Massachusetts’ 2012 football season was, as one might expect, a struggle. It was the school’s first in the Football Bowl Subdivison, and the Minutemen were clearly overmatched, going 1-11 and losing 10 games by double digits. UMass’ first foray into the FBS was so brutal, in fact, that For The Win, an offshoot of USA Today Sports, on Thursday declared it the...
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Aaron Dobson: Injured Foot Feeling Better, Preparing to Play Sunday

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots could get a boost in their wide receiver corps. Rookie wideout Aaron Dobson has practiced this week for the first time since Week 17. Dobson injured his foot in the Patriots’ season finale against the Buffalo Bills. The Patriots could be getting their deep threat back in the AFC Championship Game against the Denver Broncos. “It...
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Celtics-Lakers Live: Rajon Rondo Expected to Make Return as Celts Close Homestand

10:00 a.m. ET: A nine-game losing streak in the rearview mirror, the Celtics get some reinforcements Friday. Rajon Rondo is expected to make his return to game action after nearly a year on the sideline when the Celtics (16-22) host the Los Angeles Lakers (14-25) at TD Garden. The All-Star point guard’s return has been a horribly kept secret, with reports leaking a week ago that...
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Stanley Cup Final Game 6 Relived: How Bruins, Blackhawks Saw 17 Historic Seconds

Championship teams are built over weeks, months and years. Championship bids are earned over the course of games, series and a season. And championships sometimes are won — or lost — in the course of just seconds. The 2013 Stanley Cup Final featured the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks, two top-notch organizations who had been there before. The margin of difference between...
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NESN TV Schedule For Friday, Jan. 17 (Listing)

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Kobe Bryant Attends Boston College Business Classes While Lakers Visit Boston (Photos)

Kobe Bryant is still on the sidelines awaiting his return from a knee injury, but, in the meantime, the former NBA MVP is spending his time wisely. The Los Angeles Lakers were in Boston on Thursday, preparing for a showdown with the rival Boston Celtics. So, while his teammates rested up for Friday’s big game, Bryant decided to take in a few classes at Boston College. Bryant, 35...
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Wes Welker Could Become Latest Ex-Patriot To Exact Revenge Against Bill Belichick (Photos)

Wes Welker‘s first matchup against his former team didn’t go so well — individually or for the Denver Broncos. The ex-New England Patriots wide receiver caught four passes on eight targets for just 31 yards as the Broncos fell 34-31 in overtime. A good performance from Welker in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game would go a long way toward the Broncos changing their fortunes...
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Chad Johnson Bleeds From Eye After Taking Stick To Face (GIF)

It’s not often that NHL goalies get to prove to the sporting world that, just like their teammates, they are the toughest athletes out there. Boston Bruins netminder Chad Johnson (unfortunately?) got that opportunity on Thursday night in Dallas when he took a stick to the face in the second period against the Dallas Stars and continued to play despite blood gushing from his left...
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PHOTO: Seahawks biggest tiny fan is Marshawn Pinch, a hermit crab

Seattle fans are crazy about their Seahawks, no matter big or small, human or crustacean. While Seattle fans are boiling over with excitement as the Seahakws are just one win away from a Super Bowl berth, fans of all shapes and sizes are showing their support in some interesting ways, including the biggest little fan in the city. Marshawn Pinch, named after the Seahawks bulldozing...
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Boston College’s Johnny Gaudreau Leads Nation In Scoring During Impressive Junior Season (Video)

Boston College is once again among the top contenders to win college hockey’s national championship, and one major reason for the team’s success this season has been the incredible offensive performance from junior forward Johnny Gaudreau. He leads the nation in scoring with 40 points (19 goals, 21 assists) in 21 games, and his line that includes Bill Arnold and Kevin Hayes is...
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Bruins Show Improvement In Recently Struggling Areas On Way To Win Over Stars

The Boston Bruins have made it a point to say that attention to detail and keeping things simple would help them get out of the funk they’re in right now. That was certainly the case Thursday night. The Bruins got back to their winning ways with a 4-2 win over the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center. The win not only helps the B’s bounce back after a loss to Toronto on Tuesday...
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Kari Lehtonen Stops Torey Krug Slap Shot To Earn DCU Save Of The Game Honors (Video)

Dallas Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen gave up three goals in Thursday’s loss to the Boston Bruins, but he also made some quality saves to ensure the score didn’t get out of hand. In the third period with the Bruins leading 2-1, the veteran goaltender made a tremendous save to stop a one-timer shot by B’s defenseman Torey Krug from the left faceoff circle. Check out the DCU...
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Claude Julien Praises Chad Johnson’s Performance In Bruins’ Win Over Stars (Video)

Chad Johnson gave the Boston Bruins a quality performance in the team’s 4-2 win over the Dallas Stars on Thursday night. The veteran goaltender stopped 32 of the 34 shots he faced and did a fine job keeping the Bruins in the game during Dallas’ six power-play opportunities. Johnson improved his record to 7-3 with Thursday’s victory. Check out the video above to watch Claude...
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