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Dustin Pedroia ‘Couldn’t Be Happier’ for Robinson Cano ‘And for Us’ After Former Yankee Signs With Mariners

Dustin Pedroia was a team guy when he signed an extension with the Red Sox for eight years and $110 million this summer, and he’s a team guy again now that his former Yankees counterpart, Robinson Cano, has signed for two years and $130 million more in free agency. There were no thoughts of how much Cano got or how much Pedroia didn’t get when the Sox second baseman was asked...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Jurgen Klinsmann Says Group of Death’ at 2014 World Cup ‘Couldn’t Get Any More Difficult’ For US Soccer

COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil — The United States will play Ghana, Portugal and Germany in a tough first-round group at next year’s World Cup that will take them on a lengthy 9,000-mile trip around Brazil. Making their seventh straight appearance at soccer’s showcase, the Americans were drawn Friday into Group G and will open on June 16 in Natal against Ghana, which eliminated the...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots’ Cornerbacks Have Excelled in Man Coverage This Season, Winning Their One-on-One Battles

FOXBORO, Mass. — For the first nine weeks of the season, when the Patriots’ defensive backs were healthy, New England mostly stayed in man coverage. Then, as injuries started to mount, the Patriots came out of the bye week flashing more zone looks against the Panthers, Broncos and Texans. Carolina and Denver were able to find some holes in New England’s zone in Weeks 11 and...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Yankees ‘in on Everyone’ Following Robinson Cano Deal, Including Stephen Drew, Carlos Beltran

The Yankees saved a whole bunch of cash by not re-signing Robinson Cano. It’s time to spend it. According to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, the Yankees say that they’re “in on everyone” now that Cano has signed with the Mariners on a deal reportedly worth $240 million over 10 years. Nightengale lists Shin-Soo Choo, Carlos Beltran, Stephen Drew and Omar Infante as potential...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Curtis Granderson, Mets Agree on Four-Year, $60 Million Deal

Shortly after his former Yankees teammate punched his ticket out of the Bronx, Curtis Granderson is moving on, as well. The free-agent outfielder has agreed to terms on a four-year, $60 million contract with the Mets, pending the outcome of a physical, multiple media outlets reported Friday. Joel Sherman of the New York Post was the first to report the news. Granderson’s deal...
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Report: Mike Napoli Talks ‘Picking Up,’ Reaching ‘Critical Stage’

Mike Napoli and the Red Sox might be entering a crossroad. According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, talks involving Napoli have reached a “critical stage.” The slugger reportedly has an offer from another club that the Red Sox need to match or exceed. It’s unclear which team offered Napoli said contract, but Rosenthal reported earlier in the day Friday that the Rangers and...
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Gary Kubiak Fired as Texans Head Coach, Wade Phillips to Take Over on Interim Basis

A loss to the lowly Jaguars on Thursday night was the last straw for Gary Kubiak. Kubiak has been fired as head coach of the Houston Texans, team owner Bob McNair announced at a press conference Friday. Entering the season as favorites in the AFC South after two consecutive division titles, the Texans have been the NFL’s greatest disappointment this year. Thursday’s loss to Jacksonville...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Did Zdeno Chara or Tomas Plekanec Win the Amica Coverage Play of the Week?

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 morning at 10 a.m. ET and conclude on Monday.  Vote for the Coverage Play of the Week and enter to win a $100 gift certificate to the Pro Shop at TD Garden. First read the official rules, then completely fill...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Rangers, Marlins Interested in Mike Napoli, Although Slugger Remains Priority for Red Sox

The Rangers’ acquisition of Prince Fielder isn’t stopping them from considering adding another first baseman. According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Rangers are interested in free-agent slugger Mike Napoli. Texas’ vision, according to Rosenthal, is to use Napoli as a first baseman/DH, thus creating a middle of the order comprised of him, Fielder and third baseman Adrian...
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Bill Belichick’s Dubious Fashion Choices With Browns Remembered As Coach Faces Former Team (Photos)

Bill Belichick seems to be in good spirits heading into this Sunday’s matchup with the Cleveland Browns, his former team (not the same Browns, but whatever). He had good memories of his time coaching in Cleveland (as well as a sick burn against the Jets) this week when asked about the organization, and everything that’s happened in his second head coaching job, in New England...
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Jimmie Johnson Recreates Scenes From ‘The Hangover’ During Trip to Las Vegas (Photos)

Jimmie Johnson seems to be fully enjoying the NASCAR offseason. The six-time Sprint Cup champion has been living it up in Las Vegas for the past few days as part of the circuit’s Champion’s Week, and he and his crew spent some of their free time recreating scenes from The Hangover for Johnson’s nearly 120,000 Instagram followers. “It started off Monday when I left L.A. to...
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Report: Robinson Cano, Mariners Agree to 10-Year, $240 Million Deal

Seattle got its man. Robinson Cano and the Mariners have agreed to a 10-year, $240 million contract, according to ESPNDeportes.com’s Enrique Rojas. The deal reportedly is pending a physical, which Cano will take in Seattle on Monday. Reports surfaced Friday morning stating that the Mariners and Cano had broke off talks after the second baseman’s representatives demanded a 10th...
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Josh Gordon Says He’s ‘Definitely Going to Make More Plays’ Than Aqib Talib During Sunday’s Patriots-Browns Game

All Aqib Talib was missing in his life was a second-year receiver from the 4-8 Browns bragging that he’ll outplay him when the two meet up this Sunday in Foxboro. Well, now he’s got it. Cleveland’s Josh Gordon exploded for his second straight 200-yard receiving game last week, a highlight reel-filled performance against the Jaguars that included a 95-yard scoring bolt and a...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Brandon Bolden, Aaron Dobson, Marcus Cannon, Alfonzo Dennard Missing From Patriots Practice on Friday

FOXBORO, Mass. — Perhaps we’ll see Stevan Ridley this week. Brandon Bolden was not at Patriots practice on Friday. He had been dealing with a knee injury earlier in the season but has not been on the injury report recently. If Bolden cannot go on Sunday, Ridley would likely be active against the Browns. Aaron Dobson and Marcus Cannon missed practice for the sixth straight...
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Report: Talks Between Robinson Cano, Mariners Still Alive Despite Hiccup in Negotiations

This is getting messy. According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, talks between the Seattle Mariners and Robinson Cano are still alive. The Mariners reportedly were willing to offer Cano a nine-year, $225 million contract until Seattle apparently broke off talks due to “excessive demands” made by the second baseman’s agent, Jay Z. This initially created a sense that the Mariners...
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Claude Julien Won’t Seek Suspension for Max Pacioretty, Says Hit Was ‘Deserving’ of Two-Minute Penalty

Bruins head coach Claude Julien was honest with his assessment of the hit that knocked Johnny Boychuk from the game Thursday night in Montreal. Julien told reporters after Boston’s 2-1 loss that he agreed with the referee’s decision to hand Max Pacioretty a boarding minor for the hit, but that he does not believe the Canadiens winger deserves any further punishment from the...
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Gary Kubiak to Address Media at Noon, Leading to Speculation That Texans Coach Could Be Fired

A lot of people in Texas are thinking that taking a team from being a Super Bowl contender to losing a franchise-record 11 games in a row the next season is reason enough to fire the head coach. The Texans’ 27-20 loss to the once-woeful Jaguars, the final piece of evidence in that exhibit, could be the deciding factor — or Gary Kubiak, who has kept the trust of Houston’s ownership...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Bald Tom Brady a Truly Disturbing Sight, But Other NFL Quarterbacks Look Normal Without Hair (Photos)

Photoshopping can get out of hand sometimes. Other times, though, it provides answers to all of life’s great “What if?” questions, such as the important musing of what modern, model-like NFL quarterbacks would look like without hair. Mandatory.com has done the heavy lifting on this one, taking clippers to the top of the heads of some of the NFL’s biggest names to see what...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Blues’ Patrik Berglund Wipes Out, Falls on Face in Botched Slap Shot Attempt (Video)

Someone forgot to clean up the banana peels at the Scottrade Center. As St. Louis’ Patrik Berglund wound up for a slap shot during a game against the Islanders on Thursday, the center lost his balance, causing him to miss the puck by a mile and leaving him with a mouth full of ice shavings. It’s been that kind of season for the sixth-year veteran, who has managed just one goal...
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2014 World Cup Draw Live: Pele to ‘Wow’ Audience in Surprise Appearance, Nations Hope to Avoid ‘Group of Death’

10 a.m. ET: The 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off on June 12, but World Cup fever is starting to creep across nations. The World Cup draw, which determines matchups and venues for next summer’s soccer showcase, takes place on Friday starting at 11 a.m. ET. An $11 million tent in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia, Brazil, will be the epicenter of the world for a few hours, as soccer heroes, national...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Max Pacioretty Says He ‘Felt Terrible’ About Hit That Hurt Johnny Boychuk, Who May Have Back Injury

The hit that sent Johnny Boychuk to the ice and then the hospital on Thursday night may not have been dirty, but it was still scary. While Boychuk has recovered to the point that he traveled back to Boston with the Bruins and will be further examined there, Bruins coach Claude Julien and the Canadiens’ Max Pacioretty, who laid the hit that downed Boychuk, were still trying to piece...
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Report: Robinson Cano Likely Won’t Sign With Mariners Due to Jay Z’s ‘Excessive Demands’

It was reported Thursday that the Mariners were willing to offer Robinson Cano a nine-year deal worth upward of $220 million. Apparently, that wasn’t enough for Jay Z. Talks between Seattle and Cano have now broken off due to “excessive demands” made on the second baseman’s behalf by the rapper turned sports agent, according to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News. The...
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Nelson Mandela Picture Replaced by Alex Rodriguez Photo As Detroit TV Station Screws Up Tribute (Video)

WDIV-TV in Detroit used the appropriate hushed tones. The news team put together a respectful package. The anchors gave an intro and sent the story to a reporter in downtown Detroit. They just forgot to make sure their on-screen graphic was actually that of revered South African leader Nelson Mandela — not commonly loathed human being and Major League Baseball scapegoat Alex Rodriguez...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Derrick Rose Says He Could Return for Playoffs Despite Team Saying He’s Out for Rest of Year With Knee Injury

CHICAGO — Derrick Rose isn’t wavering. He still sees himself as a star, a cornerstone player, despite another major knee injury that brought his long-awaited return to a screeching halt. So he wasn’t quite sure what to make of the idea. Is it time for the Chicago Bulls to move on, to abandon the idea of building around him, given his injuries? “What can I say to that?”...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Celtics-Nuggets Live: Ty Lawson Leads White-Hot Nugs Into Boston Looking to Start Another Win Streak

8 a.m. ET: If only the Nuggets didn’t have the bad luck to be placed in the Western Conference. In the East, the Nuggets would have the third-best record in the conference and be just three games behind the Heat for second place. In the West, they currently hold the sixth spot and are just two losses away from being outside the early playoff picture entirely. The Nuggets (11-7...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss
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