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Pedro Martinez’s Hall Of Fame Candidacy Was Slam Dunk In Every Sense

This embed is invalid" /> The 1999 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Fenway Park painted the perfect picture. In what technically was the least important start of Pedro Martinez’s 18-year career, the flamboyant right-hander showed exactly why he’s now going into the National Baseball Hall of Fame with flying colors. Barry Larkin, Larry Walker...
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January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerry Jones: Chris Christie Key To Cowboys’ Success, ‘Part Of Our Mojo’

The Dallas Cowboys have a lot of people to thank for their recent success, which culminated in a win over the Detroit Lions in the NFC Wild Card Round. If you ask Jerry Jones, New Jersey governor Chris Christie is one of them. Christie has attended two Cowboys games this season — Dallas’ playoff-clinching win over the Indianapolis Colts in Week 16...
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Ex-Patriots Linebacker Jermaine Cunningham Arrested In New Jersey

Former New England Patriots linebacker Jermaine Cunningham was arrested at his Summit, N.J., apartment on Dec. 29, and now faces a series of criminal charges, according to the Union County prosecutor’s office. Cunningham, who was signed by the New York Jets in November 2013 after being released by the Pats, was arrested after police responded to a domestic dispute at his home...
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Wojciech Szczesny Caught Smoking In Showers, Fined $30K By Arsenal

Wojciech Szczesny’s bad start to 2015 stretched from the field to the showers to his wallet. Szczesny, Arsenal’s first-choice goalkeeper, was caught smoking in the dressing-room showers Thursday at Southampton’s St. Mary’s Stadium following the Gunners’ 2-0 loss to the Saints. Szczesny’s puffs angered manager Arsene Wenger, and Arsenal fined...
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Joel Embiid Trolls LeBron James On Twitter (Again) After 76ers Beat Cavaliers

When LeBron James joined forces with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love on the Cleveland Cavaliers last summer, he probably wasn’t envisioning many losses to the Philadelphia 76ers. But with James and Irving out of the lineup, that’s exactly what the Cavs did Monday, falling to the Sixers in Philly 95-92. It was so bad for the Cavs, Sixers rookie center Joel...
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Pedro Martinez Among Four Players Elected To Baseball Hall Of Fame

Four players were elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in the largest class since the modern voting process began in 1958. Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio comprise the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame class. Johnson led the way with 97.3 percent of the vote. Martinez (91.1 percent), Smoltz (82.9 percent) and Biggio (82.7 percent) also surpassed the...
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Phil Kessel Asked If He’s Uncoachable, Calls Reporter ‘Idiot’ (Video)

Phil Kessel reached his breaking point Tuesday. Things got a little awkward when the quiet Toronto Maple Leafs forward faced questions from the media just hours after the Leafs announced the firing of head coach Randy Carlyle. Carlyle became the second coach fired during Kessel’s time in Toronto. Ron Wilson, who was coaching the Leafs when Kessel was acquired from the Boston Bruins...
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FA Cup Draw: Liverpool To Host Bolton At Anfield In Fourth Round

Liverpool FC almost can see its next FA Cup opponent from it’s own backyard. Liverpool was pitted against Bolton Wanderers on Monday when England’s Football Association held the draw for the fourth round of the FA Cup. The Reds will host the Wanderers either on Jan. 24 or Jan. 25 at Anfield, LiverpoolFC.com reports. Liverpool progressed to the fourth...
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Brady Quinn: SEC West’s Struggles Prove Division Has Lost Elite Status

Prior to the 2014 season, the last eight college football national championship games featured SEC teams. In six of those games, at least one team came from the SEC West. Yet this is a different season, and times have changed. The top five teams in the seven-school division all lost their bowl games this season, highlighted by No. 1 Alabama’s letdown...
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Charlie Jacobs: All Bruins Under Evaluation; Play ‘Completely Unacceptable’

The Boston Bruins have been put on notice. On the day he was announced as the new CEO of Delaware North’s Boston holdings — including the Bruins — Charlie Jacobs called his team’s performance this season “unacceptable.” Additionally, Jacobs vows changes could be on the horizon if things don’t get better. “For us to be a team that’s...
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NYTimes asks readers for new basketball team to cover

By Ben Watanabe The New York Knicks have given up on this season, and now The New York Times appears to be giving up on the Knicks. The Knicks are floundering at the bottom of the Eastern Conference with a 5-32 record and signaled that they intend to stay there Monday by trading J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert to the Cleveland Cavaliers. With the Knicks’ atrocious brand of basketball positioned...
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Darrelle Revis: Bill Belichick, Tom Brady And I Have ‘A Sickness To Be The Best’

It only took 14 years, but Darrelle Revis might have cracked the New England Patriots’ code for success. Revis sat down with The MMQB’s Greg Bedard last month to discuss how he wound up with the Patriots and how he’s enjoyed his time in New England. The cornerback explained why he thinks quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick have dominated for so long. “Just...
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Report: Johnny Manziel Flips Off Hecklers After Nightclub Altercation

When it comes to Johnny Manziel and making headlines, there is no offseason. Believe it or not, the Cleveland Browns quarterback was at the center of yet another incident over the weekend, according to a report from TMZ Sports. According to the site, Manziel had drinks thrown on him at a Houston nightclub after he flipped off some hecklers who were “aggressively” attempting...
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Pedro Martinez Hall Of Fame Fate: Boston Red Sox Or Montreal Expos Hat?

This embed is invalid" /> At least we can rule out the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies. Pedro Martinez, who played for five teams throughout his 18-year career, soon will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. ESPN’s Buster Olney thus raised the question Tuesday of whether the three-time Cy Young will don...
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Report: Dallas Residents Renting Out RVs, Stripper Poles For Ohio State-Oregon Game

The entire college football world will descend upon Dallas, Texas, for Monday’s national championship game. Surprise, surprise: Dallas will be ready. Hoping to cash in on those seeking lodging before the national title clash between Ohio State and Oregon at AT&T Stadium, Dallas-area residents have been posting ads on Craigslist for a variety...
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Patriots Practice Report: Brandon LaFell Returns On Injured Leg

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots are looking healthy after a much-needed bye week. Starting wide receiver Brandon LaFell returned to practice after missing last week’s sessions with an injured lower leg. The Patriots had perfect attendance in Tuesday’s full-pads practice in frigid and snowy conditions on the practice field behind Gillette Stadium. LaFell did seem slightly...
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Marchand, Krug Tussle At Bruins Practice; Claude Julien Says It’s No Issue

The Boston Bruins are feeling the heat right now, and that spilled into practice Tuesday. Bruins winger Brad Marchand and defenseman Torey Krug were involved in an on-ice altercation, according to reports. It’s unclear what started the spat, but both the players had to be separated. B’s coach Claude Julien downplayed the tussle after practice. The head...
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Keith Olbermann Praises Stuart Scott’s Courage To ‘Be Different’ (Video)

Keith Olbermann knew Stuart Scott from the very beginning of his time at ESPN, and then right to the end. A day after Scott’s death, Olbermann eulogized his fellow former “SportsCenter” anchor Monday, lauding Scott’s “professional courage” in addition to the personal courage so many of Scott’s friends and associates have talked about since his death. Olbermann recalled...
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Bill Belichick On Jacoby Jones: ‘Any Time He Walks On The Field, You Have To Respect Him’

FOXBORO, Mass. — Special teams often plays an important role in NFL playoff games and Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones is capable of making game-changing plays on kick returns with his speed and strength. Jones is one of the best returners in the league, whether it’s on kickoffs or punts. He’s not afraid to return any kick, even if the ball lands in his arms deep...
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Bill Belichick Shrugs Off Familiarity With Ravens Coordinator Dean Pees

FOXBORO, Mass. — Bill Belichick seemed focused, to put it politely, Tuesday during his morning news conference. The New England Patriots head coach wasn’t in the mood to expound with reporters as he prepares his team for a tough playoff matchup Saturday with the Baltimore Ravens. Belichick didn’t have much to say when asked about preparing for Ravens defensive coordinator Dean...
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January NESNplus TV Schedule Features ACC Hoops, Big Ten College Hockey

College hoops have a home on NESNplus during the month of January. Plenty of ACC matchups will be featured on NESNplus, including Boston College at Miami on Jan. 10, while the Patriot League will also be represented well with Army taking on Holy Cross on Jan. 14 and Lehigh battling Bucknell on Jan. 28. The month will also feature some college hockey action, as Ohio State squares...
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Ryan Howard will accept trade to nine teams

By NESN Staff Not that any such deal would ever happen, but if the Boston Red Sox were to have trade interest in Ryan Howard, they would be in luck. The Red Sox are one of only nine teams the Philadelphia Phillies “slugger” can be traded to without his consent, ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick reported Tuesday, citing a source familiar with Howard’s contract. That means two-thirds...
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Charlie Jacobs Named CEO Of Delaware North’s Boston Holdings

Charlie Jacobs was named the new CEO of Boston holdings, Delaware North announced Tuesday. Those holdings include the Boston Bruins, New England Sports Network (NESN) and TD Garden. “Since 2001 I have called Boston and the TD Garden home, and I am humbled by the opportunity to lead Delaware North’s Boston Holdings,” Jacobs said in a statement. ...
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Seahawks Open As Double-Digit Favorites Over Panthers In Divisional Round

The NFC bracket of the 2015 NFL playoffs contains a pair of sizable favorites in the second weekend of games. The Seattle Seahawks host the Carolina Panthers on Saturday, while the Green Bay Packers host the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. The winners will advance to face each other in the NFC Championship Game. The Seahawks are the biggest favorite of divisional round weekend. Seattle...
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Peter Chiarelli: Bruins ‘Still Treading Water And That’s Not Acceptable’

Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli has just about seen enough. The Bruins are coming off arguably their worst game of the season — no small feat given how 2014-15 has played out so far — and all indications are that Chiarelli is looking to retool his roster. Until he’s able to make any sort of a move, though, he can only wait and see if...
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