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Newton Tigers Take on NESN Connects in Floor Hockey, Provide Athletic Outlet for Special Needs Kids (Video)

The Newton Tigers are an incredibly competitive bunch, and when they took on a crew from NESN Connects on Saturday in floor hockey, the matchups didn’t disappoint. The Tigers are a local organization that gives special needs kids the opportunity to play sports, be active and have fun. The group has been going strong for 13 years now, and was the brainchild of two Newton dads. The...
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

OSU’s Justin Gilbert Suplex-Tackles Oklahoma’s Jalen Saunders, Forgets He’s Not in WWE (GIF)

In the words of former WWE commentator Jim Ross, “OH MY GAWD!” It’s conference championship day in college football and across the country, tempers are flaring. Some teams are not only fighting for some divisional hardware, but a berth in a BCS bowl game. The stakes are high, especially in the Big 12 Conference, where inter-state rivals No. 6 Oklahoma State University are...
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Marcus Mariota, Oregon Football Team Get Snow Day, Go Sledding On Campus Ahead of Bowl Game (Video)

Neither the snow nor the fleeting chances of a Rose Bowl berth could keep the Ducks from having a little fun. Much of Oregon and especially the Willamette Valley is digging out from some heavy Friday snow. Oregon’s campus in Eugene saw more than half a foot of snow, and instead of clearing off the field at Autzen Stadium, quarterback Marcus Mariota and his teammates chose to embrace...
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Robinson Cano Reportedly ‘Didn’t Want to Play for’ Yankees Manager Joe Girardi Before Accepting Offer From Seattle

Maybe Robinson Cano knew what he was doing all along, letting rumors swirl about his desired $300 million contract. The Yankees balked at the idea of paying Cano $310 million over 10 years, and it’s just as well, because Cano didn’t want to play in Pinstripes anymore anyway. Cano signing with the Mariners didn’t surprise the Yankees, since the second baseman apparently didn’t...
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski Opening up Middle for Tom Brady, Aqib Talib Blanketing Josh Gordon Among Keys for Patriots-Browns

The last time the Patriots and Browns met, back in 2010, Rob Ryan‘s aggressive tactics caught the Patriots’ offense off guard and Cleveland ran away with a 34-14 win. Bill Belichick is trying to avoid a similar fate this season. The Patriots are a much more well rounded team this time around, and Tom Brady reemergence as one of the NFL’s most efficient quarterbacks should offer...
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Which BC Alum Ranks Fifth on the Penguins All-Time Goals List With 260 Regular-Season Goals?

Just one look at the Penguins’ all-time offensive leaders would give any netminder nightmares, but Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr are only the beginning. In addition to Jagr and Super Mario, the Pens have had many other legendary snipers call Pittsburgh home. Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin are the current squad and both of whom are nearing the franchise’s top 5 scoring list...
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings Goalie Jonas Gustavsson Makes Behind-the-Back Matrix-like Save on Devils’ Adam Henrique (Video)

One year ago, Jonas Gustavsson couldn’t stop a beach ball as a netminder for the Toronto Maple Leafs. However, a short drive across the border and a change of scenery in Detroit has quietly restarted the 29-year-old’s career. Nobody knows that better now than Devils’ center Adam Henrique. Gustavsson split time with current Leafs goaltender James Reimer for three seasons...
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Jonny Boychuk Diagnosed With Lower Back Sprain, Could Return to Bruins Within Week

Jonny Boychuk plays a hard brand of hockey, and just days after being stretchered off the Bell Centre ice on Thursday, it appears that No. 55 could be back to playing sooner rather than later. It only took 4:28 into the first period for the highly anticipated Bruins-Habs game to change from a hotly contested game to several tense minutes of concern for Boychuk as the defenseman...
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Seahawks Cornerback Brandon Browner Rejects NFL’s Offer to Shorten Suspension

Brandon Browner was hit with a one-year suspension by the NFL a few weeks ago for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. He certainly has a case for an appeal, though. Browner’s suspension stems from a recent failed drug test, but, as a “repeat offender,” he was hit with the full-year ban rather than the usual four-game suspension. The Seahawks cornerback is disputing...
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions Linebacker DeAndre Levy Fined $15,750 for ‘Joke’ Hit

The NFL’s new safety regulations have caused many defenders to open up their checkbooks this season. On Friday, another player was added to that list. Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy was hit with a $15,750 fine by the NFL for his hit on Packers tight end Ryan Taylor on Thanksgiving, according to Pro Football Talk. Levy, who leads the NFL in interceptions (six), was flagged for the...
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Bruins-Penguins Live: B’s, Pens Finish Season Series As Pittsburgh Returns to Boston

8 a.m.: The Bruins probably should have won Thursday night and retained first place in the Atlantic Division against the Montreal Canadiens. That wasn’t in the cards, though, with the B’s tripping over themselves in the second period on the way to a 2-1 loss. If they take a period off on Saturday night, things could end up being much worse. The schedule-makers didn’t do the...
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Gerald Wallace Understands Fans’ Hesitation And Other Impressions From Celtics’ Win Over Nuggets

BOSTON — Don’t worry, Celtics fans. Gerald Wallace gets it. Like everyone else, Wallace was glued to the TV throughout the Red Sox’ run to the World Series — when the team that pays his salary, the Celtics, wasn’t playing, of course. So even with an announced attendance of 17,263 on Friday that felt like less than two-thirds that total, Wallace still feels the love of the...
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Kris Humphries Seizes Opportunity, May Have Played His Way Into More Minutes With Celtics

BOSTON — Jared Sullinger has quickly emerged as the Celtics’ best player this season, but for him, the best win of the season may have been one in which he was hardly needed. With a Sunday afternoon game looming and the second-year forward still working himself back into shape after offseason back surgery, Sullinger had the luxury of watching most of the second half from the...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

United Center Uses ‘Bandwagon Cam’ to Show Miami Fans on Jumbotron During Bulls-Heat Game (Photo)

It’s still early in the 2013-14 NBA season, but the frontrunner for most clever jumbotron entertainment goes to the United Center in Chicago. During Thursday’s Bulls-Heat game, the United Center displayed a “bandwagon cam” on the jumbotron to poke a little fun at some Miami fans in attendance. Many Heat fans have been labelled as bandwagon supporters who first started following...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Bruins Still Searching for 60-Minute Effort Following Loss to Canadiens (Video)

The Bruins have started the 2013-14 season with a strong 18-8-2 record, but what’s even more impressive is that the Original Six club has been among the Eastern Conference leaders all year without giving a complete, 60-minute effort. Boston will need a three-period effort on Saturday night when it hosts the Eastern Conference-leading Pittsburgh Penguins at TD Garden. The Penguins...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Yankees, Carlos Beltran agree on 3-year deal

The New York Yankees’ offseason spending spree continued on Friday as the team has reportedly signed free-agent outfielder Carlos Beltran to a three-year contract. Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News broke the story, and Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the deal is worth a total of $45 million. The Beltran contract with Yankees is $15m per year, three years, source...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Mike Napoli, Red Sox Agree on Two-Year Deal

Mike Napoli is not leaving the Boston Red Sox as a free agent. The 32-year-old first baseman has reportedly agreed to a two-year contract with the defending World Series champions, according to Rob Bradford of WEEI.com and CSNNE.com’s Sean McAdam. Napoli deal is for two years, $32 million. Signing first reported by @bradfo.— Sean McAdam (@Sean_McAdam) December 07, 2013 Ken...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Kelly Olynyk Nearing Return From Sprained Ankle, Could Be Day-to-Day By Next Week

Kelly Olynk is back on the practice court and could be playing in games again by this time next week. Olynyk has been out since Nov. 22 with a sprained right ankle and will stay out at least through the weekend, Brad Stevens said prior to the Celtics’ game against the Nuggets. Olynyk went through a light workout Friday morning and will try to go lightly in practice on Saturday...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Aaron Dobson, Marcus Cannon Ruled Out for Patriots Against Browns, Kenbrell Thompkins, Alfonzo Dennard Questionable

FOXBORO, Mass. – Aaron Dobson and Marcus Cannon will not be suiting up on Sunday as the Patriots take on the Browns. It’s unknown who Dobson’s replacement will be, too. Kenbrell Thompkins is questionable with a hip injury. Dobson was declared out with a foot injury while Cannon continues to miss time with an injured ankle. Joining Thompkins on the “questionable” list...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Dwyane Wade’s Knee Issues Forcing Miami Heat to Explore Trade

The Heat could be looking for a new guard to take his talents to South Beach. With Dwyane Wade continuing to battle knee issues, the Heat have begun to explore trades for backcourt help, ESPN.com reports. Wade missed Thursday’s game against the Bulls, and although that DNP was due to an illness, it was the All-Star’s fifth absence this season for health-related reasons. Miami’s...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Jon Lester Hopes to Remain With Red Sox Beyond 2014, Says Playing in Boston ‘All I Want to Know’

Jon Lester understands the reality that this could potentially be his last season with the Red Sox. The lefty hopes that it isn’t, though, as Boston is where he wants to be. Lester is slated to become a free agent following the 2014 season, and Jacoby Ellsbury‘s recent departure reminded everyone that the business side of baseball often prevents teams from keeping their homegrown...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Rajon Rondo’s High School Coach Says Carmelo Anthony is Recruiting Celtics Star to Join Knicks

Now that LeBron James is a two-time NBA champion and four-time league MVP, one superstar receiving a lot of criticism about his inability to win in the playoffs is New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony. Anthony has reached the second round of the playoffs just once in his 10-year career, which came in the 2008-09 season when his Denver Nuggets were eliminated by the eventual champion...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant Will Make Season Debut for Lakers Sunday Against Raptors (Video)

Kobe Bryant will return to the court this weekend, although he picked a weird way of announcing it. In a two-minute long video featuring a No. 24 Lakers jersey blowing in the wind and getting pelted by rain — with nothing visibly holding the jersey up in the air — Bryant declared on his Facebook page that he would make his season debut Sunday against the Raptors. Well, actually...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Jenny Dell Teams Up With Hyatt Regency for Boston Children’s Hospital Toy Drive (Photos)

NESN’s Red Sox reporter Jenny Dell is getting into the holiday spirit. On Wednesday, Jenny stopped by Hyatt Regency Boston to support the hotel’s annual toy drive to benefit the Boston Children’s Hospital. Hyatt Regency Boston is once again partnering with the Boston Children’s Hospital in an effort to provide toys for over 400 families spending their holidays at the hospital...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies Trying to Trade Jonathan Papelbon

Jonathan Papelbon, the man who pitched and danced his way into Red Sox fans’ hearts, might soon move and shake his way out of Philadelphia. According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Phillies are trying to trade Papelbon, likely in an effort to find a cheaper closer. Papelbon has spent the last two seasons in Philadelphia after spending his first seven seasons in Boston. Papelbon...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss
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