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Ryan Kalish’s Injury an Unfortunate Blow to Red Sox, But No Reason to Spark Josh Reddick Lovefest

The news of Ryan Kalish‘s most recent setback was met with moans, groans and a lot of cries for Josh Reddick. But while it’s easy for us all to start playing the role of Monday morning quarterback, we’d be wise to pump the brakes on the Reddick lovefest. Kalish and Reddick will forever be linked because of the Red Sox’ decision to trade away Reddick — rather than Kalish...
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January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Celtics Making Franchise-Altering Move Might Not Be Wisest Response to Rajon Rondo’s Season-Ending Injury

BOSTON — Kevin Garnett was trying to offer consolation. He wanted to calm everyone in the wake of the devastating news that Rajon Rondo would miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL in his right knee, and reassure anyone who would listen that the Celtics are not about to panic. In doing so, however, he offered up imagery from one of the darkest eras of Celtics basketball. The...
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January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers Says ‘I Still Like Our Team,’ Celtics’ Chances in Eastern Conference, Even With Loss of Rajon Rondo

It’s a refrain Celtics coach Doc Rivers has offered plenty of times before, but it has another level of importance at this point in the season, when the Celtics are not only 21-23 but are also suddenly without point guard Rajon Rondo. “I still like our team,” Rivers said Sunday after the C’s gutted out a double-overtime win against the Heat in the same window during which...
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January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Anton Khudobin Likely Starting Against Carolina, Hoping to Replicate His First Start With Bruins (Video)

Anton Khudobin is likely to make his first start of the season for the Bruins on Monday night in Carolina, and if he can continue to do anything like he did in his first start with the B’s last  year, Boston could be looking at one of the game’s best backups. That’s a pretty bold claim, of course, but Khudobin did show flashes of brilliance in his first start with the Bruins...
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January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Scott Pioli Ranks Luke Joeckel, Dee Milliner, Sharrif Floyd as Top Underclassmen in 2013 NFL Draft

Scott Pioli may be out of a job after being let go by the Chiefs following their dismal 2-14 season, but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t working to prepare for the 2013 NFL draft while still under employment. The former Kansas City general manager and Patriots vice president of player personnel ranked his Top 10 underclassmen in the 2013 draft as part of Peter King‘s Monday Morning...
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January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Jenny Dell, Danny O’Connor Among Celebrity Judges for Revs Girls Auditions at Game On! Thursday Night

The Red Sox might still be in the offseason, but NESN’s Sox reporter Jenny Dell is already hard at work. Dell, Hot 96.9 FM’s Pebbles, boxing champ Danny O’Connor and others will serve as celebrity guest judges for the New England Revolution’s Rev Girls audition finals on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 9 p.m. ET at Game On! in Boston. The Rev Girls serve as the team’s official promotional...
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January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Jose Mourinho Promises to Win Another Champions League Title, Vows Never to Coach in Germany

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho gave an interview to Italian television to mark his 50th birthday, making controversial declarations as always. “I will win another Champions [UEFA Champions League],” he said. “The third one will come. I can’t say I will obtain it this season, but in the fifteen or twenty years I have left in my coaching career, I will win it.” Mourinho...
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January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Colin Kaepernick Says He Doesn’t ‘Feel Pressure,’ Isn’t Nervous About Playing in Super Bowl

Colin Kaepernick will be making just his 10th start in the NFL in Super Bowl XLVII, but the second-year quarterback says he’s not the least bit nervous about the big stage. Kaepernick and the 49ers arrived in New Orleans on Sunday night, excited for the week of festivities but also ready to get to work. When asked about his level of excitement and the nerves involved in such a...
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January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Alex Smith Will Ask for Release Before March 12 Free Agency Start Date

Unless Alex Smith has to relieve Colin Kaepernick in Super Bowl XLVII this Sunday, the former No. 1 overall pick has likely played his last game with the 49ers. Now, San Francisco has to pick between trading Smith and his $8.5 million contract, or releasing him. The quarterback would prefer the latter. Smith will ask for his release before the start of free agency, March 12, according...
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January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Join Beanpot Viewing Parties at The North Star, The Greatest Bar, Sports Grille and Sullivan’s Tap

Every February, four of the best college hockey teams congregate at the TD Garden to participate in the annual Beanpot Tournament. For fans that can’t make it into the Garden to watch the first-round action in person, Bud Light will be hosting four viewing parties for fans to gather and watch great hockey. Join the Bud Light team at either The North Star, The Greatest Bar, Sports...
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January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Athletics Considering Signing Former Red Sox Reliever Hideki Okajima

Hideki Okajima had a rather peculiar MLB career, sometimes looking unhittable and other times looking like garbage. It might not be time for us to get off the roller coaster just yet. The Oakland A’s are considering signing Okajima, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Okajima, who turned 37 on Christmas Day, spent 2012 pitching in Japan, where he first made a name for himself...
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January 28, 2013  |  Discuss
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D-League team wants Iverson?

A report says a D-League team is interested in signing former NBA MVP Allen Iverson, who hasn't played in the NBA since 2010. 

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Brendan Rodgers Says There’s ‘Nothing to Report’ About Philippe Coutinho’s Rumored Move to Liverpool

Brendan Rodgers insisted he was hopeful of making additions to his Liverpool squad before the transfer window shuts on Thursday night. The manager said he felt Sunday’s 3-2 defeat to Oldham highlighted the need for further depth to be added to the set-up. Speaking at his pre-Arsenal news conference, Rodgers said “Yesterday highlighted that when we do change the team around,...
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January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Carl Pavano Has Spleen Removed After Falling in Snow, Rupturing Organ

Carl Pavano‘s spleen was removed last week after the pitcher was injured when he fell in the snow. The 37-year-old right-hander was hurt in mid-January at his home in Vermont and has been in a Connecticut hospital for nearly two weeks. “He lost a lot of blood. It was very, very serious,” agent David Pepe said Monday. Pepe said Pavano didn’t think he was seriously injured...
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January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Daniel Nava Hasn’t Been Asked to Play First Base, But Willing to Be Red Sox’ ‘Water Boy’ If Necessary

Daniel Nava didn’t make his big league debut until he was 27, and he has since spent plenty of time bouncing back and forth between Boston and Triple-A Pawtucket. So when it comes to carving out a role for the Red Sox this season, the outfielder is willing to do anything it takes to stay in The Show. The Red Sox apparently haven’t approached Nava about playing first base, though...
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January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Roger Goodell Gets Disapproval Rating From 61 Percent of NFL Players

The city of New Orleans has been grinding its teeth about Roger Goodell all season and promising to make this year’s Super Bowl less than comfortable for the NFL commissioner. Now, with the big game just days away, Goodell is also facing the increased ire of the league’s own players. While NFL players have long shown displeasure for Goodell and the way he is running the league...
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January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Milan Lucic’s Goal Wins Amica Coverage Play of the Week

Milan Lucic‘s goal against the Rangers in the season opener topped Dougie Hamilton‘s aggressiveness and physicality against the Jets to earn the Amica Coverage Play of the Week. Check out both videos below. Play 1: Milan Lucic Play 2: Dougie Hamilton NESN.com staff will pick the two or three best Amica Coverage Plays of the previous week for games played from Friday...
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January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox Unlikely to Pursue Bobby Abreu as Backup First Baseman/Outfielder

The Red Sox were willing to give Bobby Abreu a look,  but that might be the extent of their interest. According to The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo, the Red Sox are unlikely to pursue Abreu as the backup first baseman/outfielder they’ve been seeking this winter. On the surface, Abreu — if capable of playing an adequate first base (a big “if”) — would seem to make some...
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January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Josh Reddick Decides Slick-Backed Mullet Isn’t Enough, Goes for Frizzy Beard, Too (Photo)

Red Sox fans may still be bemoaning the loss of Josh Reddick to the Oakland A’s in the trade that brought Andrew Bailey to Boston. But, while comparing stats may leave Sox fans feeling down, the comparative grooming of the players should not. Reddick, who has grown one of the best mullets in the business, is now going the beard route, too, and it’s quite the interesting look...
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January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots Could Target Ed Reed This Offseason, Fulfill Bill Belichick’s Fantasies on Defense

It’s no secret that Patriots coach Bill Belichick is a giant fan of Ed Reed. From Belichick musing with Tom Brady about Reed’s defensive skills in A Football Life to the lovefest that Reed gets every time Belichick is asked about him before a Ravens game, it’s obvious that Reed is among the players Belichick most admires, if he’s not the favorite. Now, there’s a chance...
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January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Randy Moss Doesn’t Want to Retire After Super Bowl, Plans to Play One More Year in NFL

Randy Moss finally got his fourth second chance, and he plans to make the most of it. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that Moss plans to play at least another year after the 49ers and Ravens face each other in the Super Bowl this Sunday. The 49ers signed Moss this season after the veteran wide receiver spent more than a year out of the game. He had failed to draw interest...
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January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Rajon Rondo ‘Shocked’ by ACL Tear, Was Walking Around, Thought He Had Hamstring Injury

When reports first came Sunday that Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo had an ACL tear, the initial reaction was heavy skepticism. Rondo had finished the Celtics’ game against the Hawks just two days before, and he had been at the team’s shootaround Sunday morning. He was even walking around TD Garden as the C’s battled the Heat while he waited for the results of an MRI. Within...
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January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Bradley Cooper Denies Lance Armstrong Movie Rumors, Says He Hasn’t Asked for Role

Bradley Cooper may say he’s not in line to play Lance Armstrong in a new biopic, but then again, Armstrong also said for years that he wasn’t using performance-enhancing drugs. So, if Cooper is indeed getting the job and fibbing about it now, he may just be studying up for the part. Rumors have arisen in recent days that Armstrong’s story is headed to the big screen via a J...
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January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Vote: Who Is the Greatest Quarterback in Jaguars History?

Editor’s note: As part of NFL’s Greatest Quarterback, fans will decide the best quarterback in team, division, conference and league history. Mark Brunell: Brunell was the face of the Jaguars for the first nine years of their existence. He still owns most of Jacksonville’s major passing records. Brunell played from day one in Jacksonville after the team traded a third- and...
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January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Vote: Who Is the Greatest Quarterback in Texans History?

David Carr: Carr was drafted No. 1 overall by the expansion Texans in 2002, but floundered in the NFL, leading the Texans to a 22-53 record in his five years starting with the team. Carr led the league in completion percentage, starting 16 games in 2006, but also threw just 11 touchdowns to 12 interceptions with 2,767 yards and 6.3 yards per attempt. Carr led the league in times...
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January 28, 2013  |  Discuss
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