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Bruins’ Zdeno Chara: No Updated Timeline On Return From Knee Injury

BOSTON — Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara spoke to the media Tuesday for the first time since suffering a PCL tear in his left knee against the New York Islanders on Oct. 23. The Bruins captain said there’s no updated timetable for his return to game action and that he feels “alright.” The initial expectation was that he’d miss four to six weeks. “There’s not a timeline...
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Cowboys use unfortunate hashtag to promote London game

The Dallas Cowboys could stand to work on their hashtag game. The Cowboys will look to snap their two-game losing streak when they head to London to face the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. In honor of their matchup across the pond, the team decided to create a special hashtag for the occasion, but they made a rather unfortunate choice in doing so, to say the...
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NFL Odds Roundup: Cowboys Open As Favorite Despite Tony Romo Injury

A week after getting several double-digit spreads, there are two to open Week 10 of the NFL season. Baltimore is a 10-point favorite at home against Tennessee. The Ravens are 1-5 against the spread in their last six games against the Titans. Denver is a 10.5-point road favorite against Oakland, and that line has already climbed to as high as 12 points at sportsbooks monitored by...
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Will Joe Maddon's shtick grow old in Chicago?

Joe Maddon’s feet are about to be held to the fire for the first time in his managerial career. Maddon, who was introduced as the new manager of the Chicago Cubs on Monday, is a long way from St. Petersburg, where the use of merengue bands and penguins to lighten the clubhouse mood is a cute touch. The skipper is tasked with achieving success in a place long known for its...
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Report: Celtics in no rush to trade Rondo

Boston Celtics starting point guard Rajon Rondo is a hot topic of early season trade rumors, but the Celtics don’t seem ready to give him up just yet. The questions the Celtics are faced with when it comes to striking a deal is, who would want Rondo and what would they be able to get in return? In fact, the best possible fit for Rondo could be the the team he already plays...
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Bruins’ David Krejci, Panthers’ Jonathan Huberdeau Won’t Play Tuesday

BOSTON — Two talented top-six forwards won’t play Tuesday night when the Bruins host the Florida Panthers at TD Garden. Bruins center David Krejci will miss his second consecutive game with an undisclosed injury, per head coach Claude Julien. Krejci, who also missed practice Friday and Monday, ranks second on the Bruins in scoring with nine points (three goals, six assists) in...
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Jackson backs anti-Redskins movement, criticizes Snyder

Phil Jackson is among the many who want to see the Washington Redskins change their name. The New York Knicks president tweeted his support Monday night for weekend protests in Minnesota outside the Redskins-Vikings game. Thousands of protesters came together in a continued effort to get the Redskins change their name. proud of Demonstrators at Vikings game yesterday. Keep the...
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Liverpool-Real Madrid Live: Reds Visit Champions League Title Holders

Noon ET: Liverpool visits one of European soccer’s cathedrals Tuesday when it faces Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. The Reds face Real Madrid in a Champions League Group B game that likely will be their stiffest single test of 2014. But the game also gives Liverpool an opportunity to demonstrate their quality in front of a global audience, and a positive result...
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Bill O’Brien References ‘Spacebook’ In Clowney Social Media Controversy

Bill O’Brien apparently went to the Bill Belichick School of Social Media. O’Brien was tasked with answering questions about injured Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney purportedly using Instagram while on the sidelines during Sunday’s game, and O’Brien went out of his way on Monday to highlight the ridiculousness of the story. “He and I, we tweeted back and forth...
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T.Y. Hilton Turns Would-Be Pick Into Touchdown By Wanting It More (GIF)

The “Monday Night Football” matchup between the New York Giants and Indianapolis Colts could have been summed up in one play. The Colts embarrassed the suddenly hapless Giants with a 40-24 win that wasn’t even as close as a 16-point deficit would indicate. The Colts jumped out to an early lead, a lead they certainly weren’t going to let go. That’s fitting, too, because...
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Patriots’ Dave DeGuglielmo: No Magic Formula To O-Line’s Improvement

FOXBORO, Mass. — Don’t feel bad if Dave DeGuglielmo never responded to your text message. The New England Patriots offensive line coach, a Cambridge, Mass., native, wasn’t only receiving criticism from the media when his unit struggled to start the season but also his friends and family. DeGuglielmo took over for longtime Patriots assistant Dante Scarnecchia, and after the...
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Florida’s Mike McNeely Celebrates Upset Win By Bagging Groceries (Photo)

Every football star celebrates an upset by bagging groceries, right? On Saturday, University of Florida fifth-year senior Mike McNeely became a hero on the field, running 21 yards for a touchdown on a fake-kick play in the Gators’ 38-20 upset win over the Georgia Bulldogs. On Sunday, McNeely was at his job as a cashier at Publix supermarket as scheduled. “I bag and cashier...
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Boston Red Sox Hold Private Workout For Cuban Outfielder Yasmany Tomas

Could the Boston Red Sox look to add a third Cuban outfielder? The Red Sox hosted a private workout for Yasmany Tomas, according to the slugger’s agent, Jay Alou. The workout took place Sunday at the Red Sox Academy in the Dominican Republic. Yasmany Tomas worked out at the Red Sox academy. Balls were punished over trees to all fields! #smellbaseball #Power http://t.co/1CJCmBoI6U—...
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NBA Notes: Chandler Parsons’ Defense Worth Close Look For New-Look Mavericks

You might not know it watching the second half of Monday’s game against the Boston Celtics, but the Dallas Mavericks look like arguably the best team in basketball. Yes, it’s early, and yes, the Mavericks’ 3-1 record only qualifies them for ninth place in what is shaping up to be a brutally tough Western Conference. They’re currently tied with the vaunted Sacramento Kings...
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Report: New York Yankees Don’t Plan To Pursue Jon Lester In Free Agency

The New York Yankees might tone it down for a change. The Yankees, who splurged in free agency last winter, don’t plan to pursue Jon Lester, Max Scherzer or James Shields on the open market this offseason, a source told Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News. Third baseman Pablo Sandoval reportedly isn’t on New York’s radar, either. Lester, Scherzer and Shields are considered...
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Which Team Did Shawn Thornton Score His 2012 Penalty Shot Goal Against?

Shawn Thornton will become the latest ex-member of the Boston Bruins to return to TD Garden on Tuesday night. Earlier this season, defenseman Johnny Boychuk made his first Garden appearance in another uniform with the New York Islanders. On Tuesday night, Thornton will bring the Florida Panthers to Boston for the first time since signing a two-year deal in the offseason. Thornton’s...
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Brandon Browner Wants To Be Like Rob Gronkowski, Energize Patriots Defense

FOXBORO, Mass. — Brandon Browner doesn’t only bring size, speed, length and versatility to the New England Patriots’ defense, he also adds a much-needed edge. Browner, at 6-foot-4, 225 pounds, is the biggest cornerback in the NFL, and he plays like it, laying the lumber on wide receivers, tight ends, running backs, and pretty much anyone who gets in his way. He’s the only...
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Terry Francona Agrees To Two-Year Contract Extension With Indians

Manager Terry Francona has been rewarded. Francona agreed to a two-year contract extension with the Cleveland Indians, the team announced Tuesday. The skipper’s deal, which now runs through 2018, also includes club options for 2019 and 2020. Francona’s previous four-year contract with the Indians ran through the 2016 season. He’s enjoyed success in his two seasons at the helm...
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AHL Goaltender Dislodges Net To Avoid Facing 2-On-0 Breakaway (Video)

Bridgeport Sound Tigers goaltender David Leggio came up with an ingenious way to stop a 2-on-0 chance from the Springfield Falcons on Sunday night. The rush was the result of a bad neutral zone turnover and the veteran Leggio knew that he didn’t have a chance of stopping the play, so he got creative. Leggio knew that if the net was out of position it would force a stoppage of...
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‘Monday Night Football’ National Anthem Moves Reggie Wayne To Tears (Video)

The New York Giants had one of the best pregame presentations of the season Monday night. Unfortunately for them, that was one of a just a few highlights. The Giants’ struggles continued, as the Indianapolis Colts came into MetLife Stadium and hammered the Giants 40-24, New York’s third straight loss. It was a disappointing performance for the Giants on a night that featured...
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Nerlens Noel Rejects James Harden With Block Of The Year Candidate (Video)

Nerlens Noel is healthy, and that’s bad news for the rest of the NBA. The Philadelphia 76ers big man missed all of last season with an injury, but he’s back and making a big impact already. Where Noel’s been at his best is around the rim as a defensive presence — just ask James Harden. The Houston Rockets guard tried to attack the basket Monday night, but Noel was having...
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Nets Owner Mikhail Prokhorov Vows To Get Even With Jason Kidd — On The Court

In hindsight, it takes a lot of, um, basketballs, to do what Jason Kidd did this past summer. Kidd, after completing just one season as Brooklyn Nets  head coach, ultimately decided he no longer wanted to be in Brooklyn. The club eventually acquiesced, trading Kidd to the Milwaukee Bucks for a pair of draft picks. Kidd had to know that sort of decision might upset Nets owner Mikhail...
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Celtics Notes: Jeff Green, Avery Bradley Most Potent Duo Since Ray Allen Era

A seemingly sure blowout turned into one of the most exciting games of the young NBA season Monday night, with the Boston Celtics falling just short of a miraculous comeback. The Dallas Mavericks, who led by as many as 31 points in the first half and as little as one in the fourth quarter, managed to hold off the Celtics for a 118-113 win. – How unlikely would a Celtics comeback...
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Celtics’ Marcus Smart Compiles Personal Highlight Reel In Homecoming (GIFs)

Think Marcus Smart was fired up to play in front of his friends and family? After a nondescript start to his first NBA regular season, Smart found a new gear Monday night, helping the Boston Celtics engineer a furious comeback attempt that ultimately fell just short in a 118-113 loss to the Dallas Mavericks. As the Celtics got to within striking distance early in the fourth quarter...
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Celtics Not Interested In Moral Victory After Comeback Bid Falls Short

For the Boston Celtics, the events of the final 24 minutes Monday night could not erase the debacle that preceded them. The Celtics nearly completed a stunning comeback at Dallas’ American Airlines Center, taking the Mavericks down to the wire after trailing by 26 points at halftime and as many as 31 in the first half. But after that rally ultimately fell short in a 118-113...
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