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Joshua Morgan's Boneheaded Penalty Against Rams May Have Cost Redskins Game (Video)

Stupid football is the worst, especially when it might have cost a team the chance at winning. The Washington Redskins fell victim to stupid football on Sunday against the Rams when a costly 15-yard penalty made a potential game-tying field goal much, much more difficult than it should have been. The culprit was Joshua Morgan whose unsportsmanlike conduct penalty turned what would...
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September 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Who Will Be This Week's Amica Pitcher of the Week?

On Sunday night, the Boston Red Sox were officially eliminated from playoff contention in 2012. However, with 15 games remaining against the Tampa Bay Rays, Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees, the Red Sox are in position to wreak a little havoc and play spoiler in both the American League East and AL wild card races. The stretch against American League contenders begins tonight...
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September 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Greg Schiano, Buccaneers Really Anger Giants With 'Cheap Shot' on Eli Manning That 'Won't Be Forgotten'

It didn't take long for Greg Schiano to start ruffling feathers. Schiano, in just his second game as head coach of the Buccaneers, drew the ire of Tom Coughlin and the Giants on Sunday when the Bucs' defensive line knocked down Eli Manning as the quarterback was taking a game-ending knee. Coughlin confronted Schiano on the field following the incident, which capped off a...
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September 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Alex Smith Holds a 49ers Record That Joe Montana and Steve Young Can't Touch

Name the 49ers quarterback who has thrown the most consecutive passes without an interception. Joe Montana? Wrong. Steve Young? Also wrong. The record-holder is none other than the current, much-maligned San Francisco quarterback. Alex Smith marked his 185th regular-season attempt without a pick Sunday, setting the new record. Young held the record for the 49ers going into Sunday...
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September 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Tom Brady Blames Patriots' Offensive Struggles on 'Up and Down' Nature of Play

The Patriots were out of sync in just about every aspect of the game on Sunday, but the struggles really stood out on the offensive side. The usually high-powered offense was neutralized by the Arizona Cardinals defense, and the upstart Cardinals escaped with a 20-18 win. It was an odd game for the Patriots, with the defense outperforming the offense. New England's offense was...
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September 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Sox Live Blog: Bobby Valentine Ready to Throw Monkey Wrench Into Joe Maddon's Playoff Plans

8 a.m. ET: The Red Sox have 15 games left to play in 2012. At 66-81 and 17 1/2 games back in the AL East, they have to win out to finish at .500. Don't bet the mortgage, kid's college fund or lunch money that Boston will run the table. In fact, betting anything more than a handshake is a bad idea. The Red Sox have not had a three-game winning streak since July 30 after failing...
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September 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Bobby Valentine Cites Strategy Over Feelings in Decision to Pinch-Hit For Jose Iglesias

Editor's note: NESN.com is going to tell the story of the 2012 Red Sox in Bobby Valentine's words. Each game day, we will select a Valentine quote that sums up the day for the Red Sox. It was another day, and another decision that Bobby Valentine would have to explain to everyone else after the Red Sox lost 5-0 to the Blue Jays on Sunday afternoon. During the top of the seventh...
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September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

NHL Players Signing to Play in Europe Following Start of Lockout (Video)

The first day of the lockout has passed and players are already planning for a future with no NHL season. Many notable NHL players have already begun signing contracts to play in Europe in case the lockout extends into the regular hockey season. Evgeni Malkin and Jaromir Jagr are among those players planning ahead. Dale Arnold spoke to Sean Kelly -- former Executive Director of the...
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September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Ras-I Dowling Receives Zero Snaps in Patriots Week Two Loss

When Bill Belichick drew up his defensive gameplan this week, he completely omitted one of the most promising, young players on the Patriots defenes. Ras-I Dowling was one of three New England players that received zero snaps against the Cardinals on Sunday in what can best be described as a puzzling decision. Backup quarterback Ryan Mallett and guard Dan Connolly were the other...
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September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Eli Manning Knocked Down After Taking a Knee, Tom Coughlin Lets Greg Schiano Have It (Photo)

Welcome to the NFL, Greg Schiano. In a back-and-forth battle between the Giants and Buccaneers on Sunday afternoon, the G-Men came away with an eight point victory over Tampa thanks in large part to Eli Manning. After Ahmad Bradshaw was knocked out of the game early, it all came down on Manning to lead the charge against head coach Schiano and the Bucs. While he did throw three interceptions...
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September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Replacement Officials Blow Steven Jackson Touchdown Call, NFL Lucky Rams Still Win (Video)

The replacement officials were at it again on Sunday. When will this national nightmare end? With the Rams trailing 14-3 midway through the second quarter, Steven Jackson scored a touchdown from one-yard-out. At least, that's what he thought. That's what it looked like on replay too, but according to the NFL's replacement officials, he hadn't. That's when Steven...
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September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Patriots Need to Keep Focus in Preparation, Remember That Practice Makes Perfect

Overlooking an opponent is not in the Patriot way. Yet it seems that's exactly what happened to the Pats on Sunday. The Patriots had a long week of practice heading into Sunday's tilt with the Cardinals, but apparently not a very good one. New England's defense allowed Arizona to score on their first two possessions -- although one started in Patriots territory as a result...
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September 16, 2012  |  Discuss
MAN DOWN

Report: Hernandez has ankle sprain

Aaron Hernandez reportedly suffered a high ankle sprain, which could force him to miss a significant amount of time and present a huge obstacle for the Patriots offense.

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September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Vote: What was to Blame for the Patriots Loss to the Cardinals?

Just when fans had accepted defeat, the Patriots reeled us back in for heart break. But where did it all go wrong? There were key moments in the Patriots loss to the Cardinals that fans will be able to point to for days, weeks and months to come. One area that will likely evade blame will be the defense, which was impressive for a second week in a row, especially against the Cardinals...
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September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Mitt Romney Gets a Call from Charlie Moore, Helps End Fishing Drought (Video)

When you are having trouble fishing, there is only one man to call, Mitt Romney. The Republican presidential candidate is who Charlie Moore called upon when he found himself in a fishing drought on a rerun of Charlie Moore Outdoors from back when Romney was a Governor in Massachusetts. Romney shared his feelings on fishing, living in the outdoors and the Utah Olympics with NESN&...
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September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Brazilian Soccer Coach Walter Knario Begs Police to Handcuff Him After Red Card (Video)

The wacky world of Brazilian soccer served up another gem last week. Walter Knario, head coach of third division club Cambe, begged police officers to handcuff him after he was sent off by the referee. The scene took place during the first half of Cambe's scoreless draw with PSTC. Knario reacted angrily to a call the referee made, and the official dismissed the protesting head...
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September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Joe Castiglione Honored for Thirty Years Broadcasting the Red Sox, Hopes for Many More (Video)

The long time radio voice of the Red Sox got his due this week. On Wednesday, the Red Sox held a celebration prior to their game against the Yankees to honor Joe Castiglione for thirty years in the booth. Former broadcast partner Jerry Trupiano and NESN broadcaster Don Orsillo were among those present to honor Castiglione. The WEEI broadcaster was looking ahead during the ceremony...
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September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Wes Welker's New Place as Patriots All-Time Leading Receiver Underscored by Loss of Starting Job and Game

Wes Welker started Sunday's game standing on the sidelines, but by the end of the afternoon he was running into the history books. Welker, who was replaced in the starting lineup by Julian Edelman on Sunday, stood by and watched as the Patriots offense struggled to combat a stringy Arizona defense for much of the first half. Just when it seemed that Tom Brady and the passing...
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September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Eli Manning Knocked Down After Taking Knee, Tom Coughlin Lets Greg Schiano Have It (Photo)

Welcome to the NFL, Greg Schiano. In a back-and-forth battle between the Giants and Buccaneers on Sunday afternoon, the G-Men came away with an eight point victory over Tampa thanks in large part to Eli Manning. After Ahmad Bradshaw was knocked out of the game early, it all came down on Manning to lead the charge against head coach Schiano and the Bucs. While he did throw three interceptions...
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September 16, 2012  |  1 Comment

Alex Morgan Walks Runway, Opens New York Stock Exchange During Whirlwind Tour of Big Apple

Alex Morgan has taken advantage of some time off from the United States national team to take over New York City. Could Washington D.C. be next in line? On Tuesday night, the Olympic gold medalist gave modeling a shot in an event for Dance 4, a video game which she is sponsoring. Joining her in the promotion where Keeping up with the Kardashians stars Kris Jenner and Kendal Jenner...
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September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Jose Iglesias Reacts to Bobby Valentine's Decision to Pinch Hit in Middle of At Bat (Video)

We're still left with more questions than answers following Bobby Valentine's bizarre decision to pinch hit for Jose Iglesias in the middle of an at bat. Iglesias spoke to the media following the game and told them there were no plans in place prior to his plate appearance for him to be lifted. To see the full story on the at bat, check it out here. Watch Iglesias' full...
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September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Alex Smith’s Success More Than a Mirage as He Continues Rise to Elite Level of Aaron Rodgers

Two inches, 23 selections and one man's vote of approval separated one of the most gifted quarterbacks prospects in recent memory and one of the greatest quarterbacks in what could be NFL history. Ahead of the 2005 NFL draft, Alex Smith and Aaron Rodgers were stuck in a head-to-head competition to lock down the No. 1 overall pick. Neither had really set themselves far apart from...
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September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Bobby Valentine Pinch Hits for Jose Iglesias in Middle of At-Bat, 2-2 Count

It just keeps getting more and more bizarre. During the top of the seventh inning in Sunday's afternoon matchup between the Blue Jays and Red Sox, Boston third baseman Pedro Ciriaco singled with two outs facing Toronto reliever Brandon Lyon. Ciriaco then stole second with shortstop Jose Iglesias at the plate. Here's where it gets weird. Iglesias worked a 2-2 count -- and...
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September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Michael Owen Watches Burglar Sneak Around Property, Tweets Live Updates As Police Arrive

Michael Owen has made a lot of money playing professional soccer, which allowed him to buy an impressive mansion with an even better security system. On Friday evening, Owen used one of his security cameras to watch a man snooping around his property. He called the police, took to Twitter and gave his 1.5 million followers live updates. Owen's £1.6million ($2.6 million) mansion...
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September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Aaron Hernandez's Ankle Not Likely Broken After Patriots Tight End Injured

The Patriots have one of the best offenses in the league and are especially stacked in the receiving corps. Unless, that is, those receivers and tight ends are on the sidelines, bandaged up. New England's passing attack took a hit Sunday afternoon when Aaron Hernandez hurt his ankle in the first quarter against the Arizona Cardinals. Hernandez, who was blocking on a screen play...
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September 16, 2012  |  Discuss
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