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Liverpool-Bournemouth Live: Reds Visit Cherries In Capital One Cup Quarterfinal

Noon ET: Liverpool hopes a trip to England’s south coast will help revive its spirits and start a run of positive results. Liverpool visits Bournemouth Wednesday in a Capital One Cup (Football League Cup) quarterfinal game at the Goldsands Stadium. Liverpool can book its place in the semifinal and stay on course for a potential trip to Wembley Stadium with a win. Victory also would...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins-Wild Preview: Boston Aims To Even Season Series Vs. Minnesota

The Boston Bruins continue their three-game road trip with a Wednesday night matchup against the Minnesota Wild. Boston has only one win in December (1-4-2 overall) and is 0-5-0 in the second game of back-to-backs this season. The B’s played pretty well Tuesday night in Nashville, but they were only able to secure one point in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Nashville Predators. Minnesota...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Gronk makes awkward sausage joke on 'Top Chef'

Rob Gronkowski loves to eat and loves to joke, so he must have really enjoyed his “Top Chef” experience. The New England Patriots tight end will make an appearance on the Bravo cooking show Wednesday night, and the teaser clip the network released seems to indicate it might be worth watching. In the teaser clip, Gronkowski hangs with host Padma Lakshmi as a group of unsuspecting...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Rex Ryan doesn't want to get in trouble talking about Revis

FOXBORO, Mass. — New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan sounded deflated in what could be his final conference call with the New England Patriots media. And we’re not talking about weight-loss here. Of course, Ryan did begin with a joke. “No,” Ryan replied when asked if he would speak to what he’s seen from cornerback Darrelle Revis this season. “I’m just gonna go with...
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Bruins-Predators Notes: Patrice Bergeron Line Continues To Provide Offense

The Boston Bruins offense is being carried by the Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Reilly Smith line in the month of December. Boston’s offense has scored two goals or fewer in five of seven games this month and 12 of the last 15 games. The Bergeron line has given the team a consistent spark offensively with a combined 18 points (seven goals, 11 assists) in December. December G A...
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Chicago News Station: Cut Jay Cutler Or Cut Your Wrists (Photo)

There’s overreacting about just how bad the Bears are this season, and then there’s what one Chicago news station did. Jay Cutler isn’t exactly the most beloved guy in the Windy City right now, as the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL in 2014 has led the Bears to a miserable 5-9 record, while his 18 interceptions lead the league. Things are bad with Cutler and Co., no doubt...
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Walmart ripped for confusing Anthony/Lin doll

If your favorite NBA player is Carmelo Jeremy Anthony Lin, you’re in luck. Walmart has the doll for you. The retail giant was on the wrong side of the holiday headlines this week when it accidentally listed a New York Knicks Jeremy Lin doll as “Anthony Carmelo” on its website. Walmart claimed it was a mislabeled Lin doll, even though Lin hasn’t played for the Knicks in...
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Red Sox appear content with rotation despite lack of true ace

The Boston Red Sox’s rotation could be looked at in one of two ways: They either don’t have a No. 1 starter or they have five pitchers capable of being No. 1 starters. Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington and manager John Farrell are subscribing to the latter theory. While no one is going to mistake Clay Buchholz, Joe Kelly, Rick Porcello, Wade Miley or Justin Masterson for...
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Wizards’ Andre Miller Rejected By Rim On Putback Dunk Attempt (Video)

Give a 38-year-old man credit for believing in himself. Andre Miller, the veteran backup point guard for the Washington Wizards, tried to get on a highlight reel during Tuesday’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. When teammate Kevin Seraphin’s turnaround hook shot misfired, Miller tested the extent of his physical abilities by attempting a putback slam dunk. It didn...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Theo Epstein Willing To ‘Soak Myself In Deer Urine’ To Sign Jon Lester

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Patriots Film Review: Sealver Siliga Proves Last Year’s Dominance Was No Fluke

The New England Patriots are masters of disguise. One of the biggest reasons for the Patriots’ recent success on defense is their versatility and unpredictability. The Patriots swap from Cover-1 man coverage (one safety covering the deep half of the field) to Cover-2 (two safeties splitting the deep half) and Cover-3 (two cornerbacks and a safety dropping back into the deep half...
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Kings Unveil Stadium Series Uniforms Which Feature White Pants (Photos)

The Los Angeles Kings will have a unique look at the Stadium Series, to say the least. The Kings unveiled their Stadium Series uniforms Tuesday, and it’s unlike something we’ve ever seen before. Gone is the Kings black-heavy look. While there’s still some black, the new unis — to be worn Feb. 21 vs. the San Jose Sharks — feature plenty of white. The 2015 Stadium Series...
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‘Bull Durham’ Brings Heat At No. 8 In NESN.com’s Top 10 Sports Movies

Editor’s note: In the spirit of holiday movie-watching, we asked NESN.com readers to vote for their favorite sports film of all time. The debate was fierce, but the votes spoke for themselves. Finishing eighth in NESN.com readers’ No. 10 sports movie of all time: “Bull Durham.” Why it’s a top-10 sports movie: Kevin Costner and Tim Robbins steal the show in this 1988 film...
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Heat-Nets Game Sees 31-Minute ‘Rain Delay’ Because Of Leaky Roof (Video)

The Barclays Center in Brooklyn cost $1 billion to build, but that apparently doesn’t make it immune to a leaky roof. The Nets and Miami Heat had to sit through a 31-minute delay Tuesday night when officials stopped the game because a leaky roof was dripping on the court. The referees made the call to delay the game with 1:47 to play in the first quarter after a puddle started...
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Panthers Outlast Capitals In Longest Shootout In NHL History (Video)

The Florida Panthers and Washington Capitals worked overtime Tuesday night — and then some. The Panthers and Caps set an NHL record for the longest shootout in league history, as the two teams endured a 20-round, 11-goal skills competition to settle things. Florida eventually came away with the extra point when forward Nick Bjugstad scored the game-winnner — on his second attempt...
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Tuukka Rask’s Quality Performance Not Enough For Bruins In Shootout Loss To Predators

The Boston Bruins played well defensively and received quality goaltending from Tuukka Rask, but they still failed to secure two points from Tuesday’s game against the Nashville Predators. It’s an all too-familiar storyline for the B’s this season, who with a 3-2 shootout loss in Nashville are now one point behind the Florida Panthers for the second wild card playoff spot...
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Report: Bucks’ Jabari Parker Out For Season After Suffering ACL Tear

MILWAUKEE — A person with direct knowledge of the situation says Milwaukee Bucks rookie Jabari Parker will miss the rest of the season with a left knee injury. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday on condition of anonymity because no one was authorized to make an announcement before Wednesday. Parker hurt the anterior cruciate ligament...
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Claude Julien: Bruins Battled ‘From Start To Finish’ Vs. Predators (Video)

The Boston Bruins came up short in the win column against the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night, but not all was doom and gloom at Bridgestone Arena. The Bruins fought hard against a talented Predators team with a hot goaltender in Pekka Rinne, taking them all the way to a shootout before falling 3-2. While it was Boston’s third consecutive loss, Tuesday night also was the...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Chad Johnson leaves huge tip because 'Sundays are slow'

Chad Johnson hasn’t changed a bit since moving to the Great White North. The former NFL wide receiver, who now plays in the CFL for the Montreal Alouettes, made headlines Sunday after he tweeted about a random act of kindness. Johnson left a $300 tip for a server on a $351.92 bill, simply because “Sundays are slow.” The tip is in the message not the money... pic.twitter...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Reilly Smith Beats Predators’ Pekka Rinne With Nifty Stick Work (Video)

It takes a lot to beat Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne, but Reilly Smith was up to the task. With his team trailing the Predators by one goal in the third period, the Boston Bruins forward received a pass from linesmate Brad Marchand and skated up the right side of the ice. Marchand drove to the net, but Smith opted to keep the puck himself. It turned out to be a good...
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Bruins-Predators 3 Stars: Tuukka Rask Makes 38 Saves In Shootout Loss

Finland’s two two goaltenders put on a show Tuesday night in Nashville, where Pekka Rinne propelled the Predators to a 3-2 shootout win over countryman Tuukka Rask and the Boston Bruins. Offense was hard to come by as both goaltenders made at least 33 saves and kept their teams in the game with fantastic stops in the third period and overtime. Here are the “3 Stars” from Bruins...
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Tuukka Rask Makes Sweet Glove Save On Predators’ Eric Nystrom (Video)

The Nashville Predators had a chance to get on the board minutes into their matchup with the Boston Bruins, but Tuukka Rask made sure that wasn’t the case. Nashville winger Eric Nystrom gathered the puck right in front of the Bruins goaltender just 2:50 into the first period and sent a hard shot that would have sailed past Rask’s left side had it...
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Reports: Rays ‘Very Close’ In Trade Talks To Send Wil Myers To Padres

The San Diego Padres already have acquired one big-name outfielder, but apparently they don’t plan on stopping there. The Padres and Tampa Bay Rays are discussing a potential trade that could involve several players, including Rays outfielder Wil Myers, sources told FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal on Tuesday night. San Diego acquired All-Star outfielder Matt...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Milan Lucic, Bruins Strike First Vs. Predators With Second-Period Goal (Video)

The Boston Bruins definitely wanted to be the first on the board against a tough Nashville Predators team Tuesday night, and that’s exactly what they did. Immediately after a Bruins power play early in the second period, Chris Kelly won a faceoff in the Predators’ zone, and a battle ensued. The B’s had two shots on Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne...
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Yankees GM: Alex Rodriguez To Serve As Full-Time Designated Hitter

NEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez faces a diminished role in his return to the New York Yankees, who have stripped A-Rod of his third-base job and plan to limit his role to full-time designated hitter — at most. General manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday that A-Rod’s days as an everyday fielder are over in the Bronx and Chase Headley will start at third after...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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