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Patriots Take Lessons From 2010 Playoff Loss to Jets to Prepare for Rematch With Texans

Bill Belichick knows how valuable it is for his players to learn from their mistakes, and he’s making sure to take that advice himself heading into this weekend’s rematch with the Houston Texans. Two postseasons ago, the Patriots welcomed the rival New York Jets to town for a divisional round matchup. After laying a 45-3 whooping on the Jets just weeks earlier, the Patriots entered...
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January 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Bruins Can’t Afford Another Slow Start, Must Play More Consistent in Shortened Season

The Bruins dropped a 4-2 decision to the Canadiens on Oct. 29 of last season, a setback that hurt reasons extending beyond the fact that it was a loss to the hated Habs. The loss dropped the Bruins 3-7 on the young season, leading everyone to the assumption that the Bruins had fallen victim to the dreaded Stanley Cup hangover. The good news, though, was that 10 games represented...
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January 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Ray Lewis Being Nervous Before Playoff Game Was ‘Pretty Amazing Sight,’ Brendon Ayanbadejo Says

When Ray Lewis took the field in Baltimore on Sunday for what could have been his final NFL game, fans were treated to the usual Ray Lewis histrionics. After riding through cheering crowds on his way to the stadium that morning, Lewis growled, screamed and danced out of the tunnel and into the end zone, revving up the Ravens for a playoff win over the Colts. The only hiccup in what...
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January 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Football-Carrying Cameraman Channels Inner Adrian Peterson, Runs Over Female TV Reporter (Video)

Lee Valsvik probably didn’t expect to have to make any open field tackles when she arrived on the scene at a local Minnesota restaurant. Looking back, though, perhaps she should have slapped on a pair of shoulder pads. Valsvik, reporting for a local NBA affiliate, interviewed the executive chef of Union Restaurant in Minneapolis prior to Saturday’s Vikings-Packers playoff game...
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January 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Dirk Nowitzki Criticizes Mavericks’ Front Office Decisions, Says ‘You Don’t Want to Build Your Franchise on Hope’

There’s hope based on possibilities, and then there’s wishful thinking. Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki now says his team has slid into wishful thinking territory. Dallas, which won the NBA championship in 2011, has fallen far from the top of the league since taking the crown — and it’s not hard to see why. Rather than restocking the title-winning team, owner Mark Cuban instead...
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January 07, 2013  |  Discuss

The North Star’s Joey Chestnut Sampler Earns Title of Boston’s Best Sports Bar Dish

Boston is the world’s biggest sports city so it should be no surprise that the town’s biggest appetizer sampler has claimed the title of Boston’s Best Sports Bar Dish. In one of the closest votes from the entire five-week feature, The North Star’s Joey Chestnut Sampler edged CBS Scene’s Pastrami Burger by less than one percent. With voting ending on Monday afternoon at...
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January 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Robert Griffin III Appreciates Criticism, But Tweets ‘Few Have Been in the Line of Fire in Battle’

Robert Griffin III appreciates the support he’s receiving in the wake of the Redskins’ playoff loss to the Seahawks. He also appreciates the criticism. Griffin took to Twitter on Monday, a day after he exited Washington’s playoff loss early as a result of a knee injury. Some have criticized Griffin’s stubbornness in playing despite clearly being hobbled, while others consider...
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Report: DeMarcus Cousins Will Not Be Traded to Celtics As Kings Say Center Is Not Available

The flurry of so-called “news” surrounding a potential trade for DeMarcus Cousins, which went so far as the predict a deal could bring the Sacramento Kings center to Boston by the end of Sunday night, appears to be over. Cousins will not be coming to Boston, at least not before the Kings visit the TD Garden at the end of the month. Sam Amick of USA Today completely shut the door...
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JaVale McGee Dunks on Teammate Andre Miller During Nuggets’ Win Over Lakers (Video)

JaVale McGee owes a lot of his highlights this season to Andre Miller. The heady Nuggets point guard has made a lot of big men like McGee better over the years, and the athletic young center has been the beneficiary of quite a few alley-oop dunks off perfectly placed lobs from the 14-year veteran. Miller made a highlight possible for McGee in a different manner on Sunday. During...
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Daniel Sturridge Thanks Liverpool Teammates Welcoming Him, Vows to Improve Sharpness and Fitness

Daniel Sturridge has pledged to become more clinical for the Reds as he works toward 100 percent fitness. The striker needed just seven minutes of his debut at Mansfield to claim a first Liverpool goal, showing composure to find the corner after being found in space by Jonjo Shelvey. Sturridge had several further opportunities to add to his early tally, only to be thwarted by home...
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Report: Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard Had ‘Heated Exchange’ Following Recent Lakers Loss

The NBA’s best soap opera just keeps getting better and better. The Los Angeles Lakers, who are struggling to win basketball games this season, are also struggling to just get along right now, too. The New York Daily News reports that Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard were involved in a “heated exchange” following the Lakers’ loss to the Knicks on New Year’s Day. According...
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Seattle-Area Native Avery Bradley Taunts Teammate, Maryland Native Jeff Green on Twitter Following Seahawks’ Win Over Redskins

Avery Bradley loves his Seattle Seahawks, and he has never been shy about it. Jeff Green, a native of the Washington, D.C., area, is just as shameless about his support for his beloved Redskins. The Celtics teammates saw their favorite teams face off on Sunday in the NFC Wild Card round. After the Seahawks were done finishing off the Redskins and their gimpy quarterback, Robert Griffin...
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Robert Griffin III Should Take Responsibility for Injury, Career, Not Mike Shanahan

When Robert Griffin III wrenched his knee on the chewed-up Soldier Field turf on Sunday night, it was a fluke. He has charged into much worse situations before, and the leg-twisting that happened as he looked for a fumbled snap was one of those unfortunate accidents that come from a bad mix of a mistake and a quick reaction. But, while the play that finally knocked Griffin out of...
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Harvard Forward Jimmy Vesey Makes Big Impact in Russia While Family Enjoys USA’s Gold Medal Back Home (Video)

Jimmy Vesey is no longer just a standout freshman at Harvard and a third-round pick of the Nashville Predators. He’s a gold medalist. Vesey helped lead Team USA win the title at the World Junior Championship in Russia, even jumping to the squad’s first line after some solid play. The North Reading, Mass., native could have NHL glory in his future, but Saturday’s victory in...
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Tyler Seguin’s Superstar Potential, Rick Nash’s New Home Among Top 10 Things You May Have Forgotten During the Lockout (Photos)

The NHL is back, and fans can barely wait before teams officially drop the puck. With games reportedly scheduled for Jan. 19, the clock is ticking on the NHL season, with players, coaches and fans all playing catch-up to get back up to speed. After 113 days, the lockout is over, but there’s still work to be done before the games resume. When they do, however, there are plenty of...
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Kevin Durant Calls Kendrick Perkins ‘Bad Influence’ After Thunder Star Picks Up String of Technical Fouls

Kevin Durant is showing his fiery side of late, and he places the blame firmly on his scowling teammate, Kendrick Perkins. Durant spat a four-letter word at a referee last week to draw his first career ejection, but his misbehavior did not end there. Over the last three games, the Thunder star has accumulated three technical fouls. Such Rasheed Wallace-like behavior is out of character...
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Bruins, Canucks and Rangers All Chasing Penguins Among Top 10 Stanley Cup Favorites (Photos)

Hockey is finally back and as the initial exultation begins to subside, NHL fans are looking forward to the new season. Of course, the lockout ends with a fair share of casualties, which will likely lead to either a 48- or 50-game schedule. That will undoubtedly change the way teams look at the season, and it will put a different emphasis and importance on each game. However, the...
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January 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Governor Dan Malloy Forms Group to Bring NHL Back to Hartford, Has Approached Buyers

Hartford hockey fans are probably very happy that the NHL has returned, but they won’t be completely satisfied until the “Brass Bonanza” is blasting once again. Connecticut governor Dan Malloy is doing everything he can to make that happen, according to The New York Post. The Post’s sources are indicating that Malloy has formed a group to look into bringing a team back to...
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NHL Lockout’s End Like ‘Christmas Morning’ for Hockey Fans Eager to Drop the Puck (Video)

The NHL lockout’s impact stretched far and wide, with players, employees, fans and business owners all feeling the effects of the labor stoppage. So now that hockey is back, it’s understandable that people are a little excited. NESN’s Jamison Coyle caught up with some excited hockey enthusiasts over near TD Garden on Sunday, and he found there to be a common theme amongst them...
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Bruins in Great Shape to Begin Season, As Depth Should Allow Boston to Overcome Any Early Rust (Video)

Hockey is back, and the season will be starting up before you know it. The biggest questions now are all related to the on-ice product, which is a breath of fresh air for hockey fans tired of hearing about labor negotiations. So how will the Bruins fare coming out of the lockout? Well, while some teams might suffer some ill effects of the layoff, NESN’s Andy Brickley thinks the...
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January 07, 2013  |  Discuss
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Chip Kelly holding out for Patriots job?

According to a report in The Oregonian, Ducks head football coach Chip Kelly is waiting for his dream job, the head coaching gig with the Patriots, to open up.

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Vote: Who Is the Most Undervalued Catcher in the History of Major League Baseball?

When we think of great catchers in Major League Baseball history, Bill Dickey and Johnny Bench come to mind. More recent players such as Ivan Rodriguez and MikePiazza could join their ranks in the Hall of Fame. But who are the backstops behind them who don’t get as much recognition? Who are the undervalued catchers in the annals of baseball history? Lance Parrish Originally drafted...
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Help NESN Decide Major League Baseball’s All-Time Undervalued Team

We all know names like Babe Ruth, Ted Williams and Hank Aaron, but what about the lesser stars of Major League Baseball. What about the players who contributed a lot to the game, but are now practically forgotten for doing so? Well, NESN hasn’t forgotten those players. Over the course of nine weeks, NESN is going to determine baseball’s all-time undervalued team, a team made...
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January 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Marlins ‘Are Not Moving’ Giancarlo Stanton Despite Trade Speculation

After the Marlins traded away basically their entire team, the biggest question surrounded Miami’s most prized possession: Giancarlo Stanton. But despite all of the talk about whether or not the Marlins will consider trading Stanton, a source reportedly told The Miami Herald’s Clark Spencer flat-out that the Fish “are not moving him.” Stanton, who is entering his fourth big...
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Chandler Williams, Former NFL Wide Receiver, Dies While Playing in Flag Football Tournament

Chandler Williams, a former college standout who was drafted in the seventh round of the 2007 NFL draft, died Saturday at age 27. Williams, a wide receiver who was twice named Second Team All-Sun Belt while at Florida International, died while playing in a flag football tournament in South Florida. The league did not release the cause of death, but WPLG Channel 10 in Florida reports...
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